Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

Renaissance Woman

DC dispensary owner Chanda Macias used her scientific and business know-how to land a license and launch a successful company
By Omar Sacirbey
Take a peek at Chanda Macias’ diverse educational and professional background, and it’s easy to see why she’s been able to … [Continue]

Cannabis Crossover

Hemp farmers mulling a move into marijuana need to know the differences in regulations and growing techniques by Margaret Jackson On the surface, it might seem like a no-brainer for a farmer who is growing hemp to cross over to marijuana, given the growing number … [Continue]

Room to Tinker

To remain competitive, set aside space in your grow to experiment with new cultivation methods and technologies by Bart Schaneman With technology and cultivation techniques developing all the time, it’s imperative for cannabis growers to experiment with new growing methods to stay ahead of competitors. … [Continue]

Speedy Strains

Growers in competitive markets are turning to strains that mature more quickly and can be harvested sooner by Omar Sacirbey Time is money in any business. And the marijuana business is no different – particularly when it comes to cultivation. In large, competitive markets with … [Continue]

Preparing for a Sea Change in Canada

Five Questions with Neil Closner, CEO of MedReleaf by Matt Lamers MedReleaf is locked, loaded and ready to grow. The Ontario company is flush with money as it prepares for the anticipated rollout of Canada’s recreational marijuana market next summer and the major changes sweeping … [Continue]

What’s Happening: October 2017

by Roger Fillion National & International News Developments Task Force Tells Sessions to Keep Status Quo for Legal Cannabis A task force assembled by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is giving him no ammunition to go after the legal marijuana industry, according to documents obtained … [Continue]

5 Lessons Learned From Women Grow’s Stumbles

Company’s troubles offer a valuable case study for cannabis entrepreneurs by John Schroyer As a for-profit endeavor, Women Grow expanded incredibly quickly during its first 18 months in existence, growing from a Colorado startup in 2014 to a network of 44 chapters across North America. … [Continue]

No Apologies

Adam Bierman has transformed MedMen into a marijuana industry powerhouse — despite ruffling feathers along the way
by Omar Sacirbey
On a recent June afternoon, MedMen CEO Adam Bierman fielded questions from 47 deep-pocketed investors seated at white-cloth tables inside Manhattan’s swank 21 Club. His … [Continue]

Let’s make a (Real Estate) Deal

Financial sweeteners and a professional approach can help win over a wary landlord by John Rebchook Marijuana retailers and growers have sometimes been forced to pay two to four times the market rate when leasing a building. At first blush, negotiating a reasonable deal may … [Continue]

Alternative Advertising

Barred from social media advertising, hemp-based CBD companies use education, SEO and physicians to reach consumers by Margaret Jackson With the market for hemp-based CBD products booming, dozens of companies have surfaced across the country to pump capsules, oils and other goods into a market … [Continue]