Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

Secrets of the Pros: 24 Cannabis Cultivation Tips

From HVAC and harvesting to pruning and pest control, six expert growers share their advice by Omar Sacirbey Life isn’t easy for marijuana growers these days. Cannabis cultivation is becoming ruthlessly competitive in some markets, while falling wholesale prices and an increased focus by regulators … [Continue]

Limited Options

Given the small number of equipment manufacturers, hemp farmers must jury-rig their own solutions or pony up for pricey harvesting gear by Margaret Jackson More than 30 states allow hemp cultivation under provisions spelled out in the federal 2014 Farm Bill. But farmers are struggling … [Continue]

An International View of Marijuana

Five Questions with Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico by John Schroyer Vicente Fox served as commander-in-chief of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, but now the 74-year-old ex-president is spending some of his golden years stumping on the international stage for marijuana legalization in both … [Continue]

Get Benched!

A look at how cannabis growers can use automated rolling benches to lower costs, maximize space by Omar Sacirbey “Benches” usually don’t come to mind when one thinks of cannabis cultivation. But while they have been increasing efficiency, maximizing space and reducing labor costs in … [Continue]

What’s Happening

Industry Developments By Roger Fillion National and International News Report: U.S. Cannabis Industry Employs 165,000-Plus Workers The U.S. cannabis industry has quickly become a major job generator, employing 165,000-230,000 full- and part-time workers, according to estimates in the newly released Marijuana Business Factbook 2017. Cannabis-related … [Continue]

Northern Explorers

U.S. businesses eyeing Canada’s upcoming rec market will find immense opportunities – and many potential pitfalls by Omar Sacirbey Forget California and other states that legalized recreational marijuana last year. Instead, look north. Some U.S. cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs and investors see greener opportunities in Canada, … [Continue]

10 Business Takeaways From MJBizCon

Tips & insights for marijuana entrepreneurs from the DC spring conference by Marijuana Business Magazine staff What are the best sectors for investing in the cannabis industry? What’s the best way to operate a small grow room? What should you ask yourself before launching an … [Continue]

When Less Is More

With more cannabis products on the market than ever, retailers must avoid overwhelming consumers by Omar Sacirbey Consumers shopping for items like toothpaste or cereal can feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices on a grocery shelf. The result: A frustrated shopper moves on … [Continue]

Canada’s Cannabis Industry Landscape

Five Questions with Anne McLellan, chair of the Canadian Government’s Marijuana Legalization Task Force Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked lawyer and politician Anne McLellan in June 2016 to head a task force to issue recommendations for legalizing recreational cannabis. Many cannabis advocates and industry … [Continue]

What’s Happening

By Roger Fillion National and International News MMJ Businesses Get Breathing Room After Congress Extends Key Protections Congress’ decision to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes key protections for legal medical marijuana businesses is a sign the federal government will take a hands-off … [Continue]