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20 People to Watch in 2018

A look at some North American cannabis business executives who could make waves – for one reason or another – in the year ahead
by Marijuana Business Magazine staff
The cannabis industry is poised for huge growth in 2018 thanks in part to the expected … [Continue]

Distressed Opportunities

Tips for finding businesses on the block at fire-sale prices by John Rebchook Marijuana businesses are a hot property. Scores of new grows, retailers, ancillary firms and infused product manufacturers are opening their doors as recreational and medical markets sprout up across the nation. Real … [Continue]

10 Business Takeaways from MJBizCon

Tips & insights from the largest gathering of cannabis professionals in the world by Marijuana Business Magazine staff From learning how to start a marijuana company to discovering strategies for expanding an existing business, the 18,000-plus attendees at MJBizCon in November got loads of actionable … [Continue]

Preparing for the Worst

Marijuana growers can tap crop insurance, other options to protect their plants against loss by Margaret Jackson The deadly wildfires that ravaged Northern California last fall torched more than 30 marijuana farms. The devastation delivered a harsh reminder to the cannabis industry: Most growers lack … [Continue]

The Executive Page: Shanel Lindsay

President and founder of Ardent Cannabis, a Boston biotech firm that provides at-home decarboxylators by Kristen Nichols What was your biggest business “aha” moment? I’ve been a cannabis patient for more than 15 years to treat an ovarian cyst. I had always relied on at-home … [Continue]

Cash Crop?

Why 2018 could see the hemp market soar … or fizzle by Kristen Nichols It’s going away. Or maybe it’s taking over the world. When it comes to hemp, the plant’s tantalizing potential is a huge mystery. And 2018 is going to see many clues … [Continue]

Investing & Finance Insight: Hadley Ford

Q&A with the Co-Founder and Managing Director of iAnthus Capital Before co-founding iAnthus Capital Holdings in 2014, Hadley Ford spent 14 years on Wall Street with companies such as Goldman Sachs. That experience has been pivotal to the growth of iAnthus, a New York-based marijuana … [Continue]

What’s Happening

National & International News Developments by Roger Fillion Sessions Confirms Status Quo on Marijuana Policy – for Now Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decidedly anti-marijuana statements since he took over the U.S. Department of Justice, it appears cannabis businesses are safe from his agency for … [Continue]

Building Credibility to Succeed in the Long Term

Five Questions with George Blankenship, Former Tesla, Apple and Gap Executive by Kristen Nichols Steve Jobs was so impressed by George Blankenship that he hired him to develop a line of retail stores for Apple. Tesla’s Elon Musk did the same. A pioneer in innovative … [Continue]