Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

Cover Story: Raising Capital

Raising money in the U.S. cannabis industry today is far different than it was one year ago—and unrecognizable from three or four years ago, when the United States had barely 20 medical marijuana markets, and Colorado and Washington were the only states selling recreational cannabis. … [Continue]

Cover Story: Crowdfunding 101

Upstart and small marijuana businesses needing a financial shot in the arm may want to consider crowdfunding—raising capital through a significantly larger pool of investors who wager relatively small amounts of money. Investors might be family, friends, members of the local community or complete strangers. … [Continue]

Cover Story: Landing a Bank Account

Getting a bank account remains one of the most difficult challenges of running a marijuana business, despite greater public, political and legal acceptance of cannabis. While banking pickings are slim—roughly 630 banks and credit unions were serving U.S. marijuana-related companies as of March 31, according … [Continue]

Cover Story: From Wall Street to Green Street

A growing number of marijuana companies are filling their C-suites with financial professionals—analysts, bankers, money managers, investors and others—who previously worked at top investment banks. These professionals bring with them high-value experience analyzing companies, negotiating deals and navigating the necessary steps to raise capital. What … [Continue]

Cover Story: The Canada Option

U.S. cannabis companies needing to raise a large pot of capital can’t list on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq. Both exchanges continue to bar U.S. plant-touching companies. Blame it on the federal government’s ban on marijuana. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), however, … [Continue]

Cover Story: What’s Next for Infused Products

Shaking up your cannabis-infused product line is one way to appeal to new consumers and excite loyal brand enthusiasts. But where do you start? Consistently dosed, cannabis-infused food and beverage products with inventive flavor profiles will continue to win with consumers, manufacturers agree. But leveraging … [Continue]

Cover Story: Building A Multistate Brand

A growing number of cannabis-infused product manufacturers are using licensing agreements and manufacturing partnerships to have their products produced and sold in new marijuana markets. It’s a sound strategy for growth, said Kristi Knoblich Palmer, co-founder of Kiva Confections, an Oakland, California-based infused product manufacturer … [Continue]

Cover Story: Science Project

By nature, cannabis oil is hydrophobic. In other words, it doesn’t mix with water. And that presents an obvious and difficult challenge for manufacturers that want to create a THC- or CBD-infused beverage without an oil slick on the surface. “You have to take the … [Continue]

Cover Story: The Latest Canadian Intel

Infused product manufacturers will get a crack at selling edibles, beverages, extracts and topicals in Canada when those items likely become legal later this year. But the proposed rules unveiled last December by the country’s health department present multiple challenges, too. Below, Matei Olaru, the … [Continue]

Cover Story: Elevating Edibles

For years, a number of award-winning and deeply experienced chefs have been curating private, cannabis-infused meals for high-rolling clients. Now, more of these trained chefs are leveraging their know-how to craft branded lines of infused edibles and beverages, either on their own or in partnership … [Continue]