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Growing Green

Growing hemp is a lot like growing tomatoes and poinsettias—but it’s not entirely the same. As a dioecious plant that doesn’t self-pollinate, there is a certain learning curve to mastering hemp production that makes it unique. That’s what the team at Greenhouse Growing System (GGS) … [Continue]

Served With a Twist

Recreational cannabis use is legal in 10 states, but sipping an alcoholic drink is still more acceptable in most social settings than lighting a joint. It’s a social phenomenon that cannabis-infused beverage makers are eager to capitalize on, including Kalvara. The Tempe, Arizona-based company is … [Continue]

Best Practices: Light Speed

In addition to water and nutrients, indoor-grown cannabis plants need the proper amount of light to grow and thrive. Ensuring your marijuana receives optimum light allows plants to conduct photosynthesis efficiently and produce healthy, robust flower. Other factors need to be accounted for, including temperature … [Continue]

Executive Page: Kim Rael

A former Intel exec and startup veteran, the CEO of infused product company Azuca shares tips for launching a new business A former executive at computer chip giant Intel, Kim Rael also has a deep background in technology startups. She co-founded the energy company Qynergy … [Continue]

Money Matter: Christopher Galvin

The founder and managing director of Hypur Ventures decides to ‘go big’ with a $500 million fund focusing on long-term value Christopher Galvin founded Hypur Ventures just over five years ago. With a background in corporate finance and hedge funds, his initial target was providing … [Continue]

Five Questions: Polling Public Opinion

Pennsylvania’s pro-marijuana lieutenant governor tours counties to get citizen input on recreational legalization Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been traveling the state in recent months, holding “listening” sessions on the pros and cons of legalizing adult-use marijuana. The town hall-style tour reflects a change … [Continue]

CBD Chic

Come Back Daily pulls off the look and feel of a cool Manhattan cafe, but the owners have built their model around cannabinoids rather than coffee. Located near Chinatown and Tribeca, Come Back Daily opened its doors in November to capitalize on the booming CBD … [Continue]

How to Grow Better Cannabis for Extraction

Cultivating marijuana that’s ideally suited for extraction requires a specified approach beyond simply growing the best possible plants. A grower looking to dial in best practices when optimizing plants for oil production should consider: The quality of the source material and genetics. Which cultivation methods … [Continue]

Luka Freyer

The CEO of dispenser maker Patron and co-founder of Freyherr talks business opportunities in Macedonia and Slovenia   Luka Freyer is an economist who specializes in entrepreneurship and management. He established Patron, a producer of easy-to-use dispensers for natural extracts such as oil, wax, paste … [Continue]

Expanding Beyond Cultivation

As more companies consider entering Canada’s cannabis cultivation industry, some are starting to look past the country’s current marijuana shortage to plot their exits from farming altogether. These executives foresee a hypercompetitive cultivation market developing at some point (exact date to be determined), resulting in … [Continue]