Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

A New Day

The landmark Farm Bill offers hemp companies billions in new business opportunities—plus banking, tax and insurance help It was no ordinary White House news conference. It started with a video from the 2006 Emmy Awards of President Donald Trump singing the theme song from the … [Continue]

Alphabet Soup

Acronyms that newly legal hemp producers should know FOTO … FSA … NASS … What? Hemp growers—especially those new to the space—will need to study up on an alphabet soup of acronyms that are newly important for doing business after the Farm Bill’s passage. Here’s … [Continue]

New Opportunities, Some Headaches

The Farm Bill’s passage presents marijuana cultivators, extractors, manufacturers and retailers with a boatload of federally legal business opportunities by way of hemp-derived CBD. But the pivot from a mainly marijuana company to a CBD company is fraught with regulatory hurdles, gray areas and logistical … [Continue]

Farm Bill Considerations

RETAIL:  Five Tips for Landing Distribution Deals The passage of the Farm Bill has hemp-derived product manufacturers exploring distribution deals that will move their merchandise beyond local head shops and into mainstream retail outlets. Suddenly, widespread national distribution of hemp products to convenience stores, natural … [Continue]

10 Killer Technologies

Marijuana is largely thought of as an agricultural industry serving medical and recreational consumers. But that image belies the technological advances that are revolutionizing every sector of cannabis. In this issue, we look at “10 Killer Technologies” in the marijuana space. Not the “10 Best … [Continue]

Women to Watch in 2019

Cannabis professionals from all facets of the industry are set to make big strides The 22 women selected for Marijuana Business Magazine’s Women to Watch list have crafted companies from the ground up, forged new woman-focused alliances and upended traditional business models as they’ve paved … [Continue]

Growing Ambition

Companies leverage capital, partnerships and diversification to expand beyond state lines   When the U.S. marijuana industry was getting off the ground two decades ago, the business landscape consisted of mom-and-pop stores and amateur extractors. Product was sold in Ziploc bags, and 20,000-square-foot grows were … [Continue]

Oil Slick

Organa Brands relies on a large distribution network and diverse product lineup to leapfrog into new markets  Organa Brands Headquarters: Denver Year Founded: 2010 About: Organa Brands develops and manufactures vape pens, vape oils and vape oil cartridges, extracts and infused products. States: Arizona, California, … [Continue]

Learning From Mistakes

Columbia Care learned the importance of being ready for a market – not first to market Columbia Care Headquarters: New York City Year Founded: 2012 About: Columbia Care specializes in vertically integrated medical marijuana businesses in most markets. States: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, … [Continue]

On Their Mari Way

A medical marijuana business leverages partnerships and licensing deals to enter new markets  MariMed Headquarters: Newton, Massachusetts Year Founded: 2011 About: A publicly traded company that partners with local groups in various states to own and operate marijuana businesses. The company creates and brands its … [Continue]