How to hire and manage a social media specialist

By Bart Schaneman Promoting and marketing your cannabis business with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram can be fraught with peril. You can spend months building up a loyal fan base, only to have a social medial platform shutter your account overnight. … [Continue]

Infused Business Strategies: Seeing Green

Sophisticated manufacturing, strategic product development and pricing, and vertical integration are keys to Green Gorilla’s success in the CBD market By Joey Pena Type CBD into a search engine and it will populate with new brand names every day, said Steve DeForest, the chief operating … [Continue]

Cultivation Business Strategies: Going for Growth

Florida-based AltMed relies on indoor grows, ‘premium genetics’ and licensing deals to nurture, expand its brand By Margaret Jackson Flush with $35 million in new funding, Alternative Medical Enterprises is expanding in Florida and Arizona – and it has eyes on new markets across the … [Continue]

Fighting Prohibition … Again

Five questions with Ben Kovler, CEO of Green Thumb Industries and Jim Beam heir By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn As more states legalize cannabis and the industry charts a path to explode globally, it’s “Prohibition 2.0” according to Ben Kovler, CEO of Green Thumb Industries (GTI) and … [Continue]

Q&A with the co-founder and CEO of CanopyBoulder

By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn In the high-risk, high-reward world of cannabis investing, those pondering where to place their bets have a growing field of opportunities to consider. When it comes to handicapping the countless startups looking to break into the booming industry, few investors can match … [Continue]

Andy Joseph Talks Hiring and Growth

Andy Joseph is President of Apeks Supercritical, an Ohio company that makes extraction equipment By Kristen Nichols Your company has been around since the early days of the cannabis industry. Is there anything you would do differently if you started over? We grew extremely fast … [Continue]

Massachusetts robotics company testing automated cannabis trimming solution

Bloom Automation, a Massachusetts robotics startup, is bringing decades of experience in military and agricultural robotics and autonomous navigation to cannabis cultivators and processors. Through research on cannabis operations, Bloom Automation’s founder and CEO, John Gowa, discovered that cultivators largely trim cannabis manually or semi-manually, … [Continue]

Discussing growth with Bharat Vasan, CEO of PAX Labs

Your company is growing quickly. What lessons can you share about how to double your staff without the company losing its focus? When you’re having fairly substantial growth, you need really great management. We have folks coming from some of the best companies in Silicon … [Continue]