Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

A Decade of Opportunity

Cannabis executives welcome an era of expanded legal markets while anticipating challenges  Light years. Dog years. The first inning of a nine-inning baseball game. The speed at which the marijuana industry grows has been measured with many idiomatic units—justifiably. Every new year brings seismic shifts … [Continue]

Speed It Up

Whether they’re in candy, beverage or tincture form, cannabis companies are developing an increasing number of rapid-onset, THC-infused products that give consumers more control over how quickly they feel the effects and how long the sensation lasts. San Francisco-based Olo, Seattle-based Zoots and Palo Alto, … [Continue]

The Big Year

Cannabis companies are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on Colombia’s emerging cannabis industry, betting the Latin American country will become a major production and export hub. But 2019 wasn’t the year in which these businesses began churning out medical cannabis products. This year will … [Continue]

Minor Cannabinoids, Major Profits

Will 2020 be the year of the cannabinoid CBG? That’s what some hemp producers are betting after a year of overproduction of CBD, especially after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim final rules for federal hemp production under the 2018 Farm Bill. The … [Continue]

Countries to Watch in 2020

International medical marijuana markets continue to develop at their own pace and within the social and economic boundaries of each country. Some markets, including Canada, took more than 10 years to report a substantial number of medical cannabis patients. Others, such as Germany, are developing … [Continue]

Banking on Reform

Congress makes progress on banking reform legislation, but odds of passage in the Senate are up in the air Will 2020 be the year when Uncle Sam makes it easier for cannabis-related companies to do business with banks and credit unions? Perhaps. But marijuana industry … [Continue]

Belt-Tightening

A headline-grabbing development that began in the second half of 2019—big cannabis companies cutting employees—is almost certain to continue well into 2020, as the U.S. and Canadian marijuana markets continue to encounter financial headwinds. (For tips about how to avoid layoffs, see “Dodging Downsizing” on … [Continue]

Clean Cannabis

 Consumers are becoming increasingly selective about how the marijuana they’re buying is grown and packaged, and cultivation companies should be thinking about how to appeal to this niche market. More and more, savvy consumers are asking for cannabis that is: Pesticide-free. Organically grown. Packaged in … [Continue]

Concentrated Effort

Consumers are increasingly demanding a greater variety of concentrate products, particularly goods that are made without solvents and/or are easy to use. It’s a shift that’s gaining speed and offers opportunities for extraction and manufacturing companies and retailers wanting to capitalize on it. According to … [Continue]

Point & Click

Just as they’ve taken to shopping for dog food, books and clothing online, consumers are increasingly turning to the convenience of the internet to order cannabis products. Online shopping enables people to browse and research products at their leisure, and, in some locations, their orders … [Continue]