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Reach Without Regulations

Rusty Wilenkin’s California-based cannabis flower and oil brand, Old Pal, might be the envy of his professional peers, but it’s for a slightly unorthodox reason: The business is structured in such a way that he doesn’t hold any state or local marijuana business permits. That … [Continue]

Tax Issues and Slow Congress Burden Cannabis Companies

Nick Richards joined Greenspoon Marder, a national law firm based in Denver, in January as a partner specializing in tax law and compliance for cannabis businesses. Richards’ extensive background in what he dubs “tax controversy” issues—he formerly worked both in the private sector and for … [Continue]

Maximizing Extraction Yields

A cannabis extraction company aiming to achieve the best yields possible must first consider the quality of the starting material and the product being created. Once that’s established, extraction firms need to focus on: Sourcing the correct strains to create the optimal yield for a … [Continue]

Growing Up

East Fork Cultivars is a respected cannabis cultivator in the Pacific Northwest, and in the months ahead, the family behind the company wants to win over the rest of the country. Brothers Nathan and Aaron Howard started East Fork Cultivars in 2015 to relieve their … [Continue]

Working Backward

Quality in, quality out. Without good starting material, cannabis extractors don’t have much to work with. Ensuring cultivators provide excellent flower in a consistent manner is an important part of the process for any successful extraction company. In order to establish that a cultivator is … [Continue]

Not by Design

When Flint, Michigan-based Common Citizen set out to transform a dilapidated former sports bar into a dispensary, it didn’t anticipate becoming the first cannabis retailer to receive a prestigious design award. Yet in December, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), a retail real estate association … [Continue]

Macro Conditions Improve for Long-Term Investment

Tim Seymour is the owner and manager of the New York-based Amplify Seymour Cannabis Exchange Traded Fund. The ETF, which has about $7.5 million in assets, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CNBS. The fund, which launched July 23, 2019, … [Continue]

The Future of Cannabis Retail

As Planet 13 Holdings’ vice president of sales and marketing, David Farris leads the company’s creative process. He spearheads all design and conceptual projects related to product displays and branding for both the company’s Las Vegas superstore and its house of brands. Plus, he works … [Continue]

How to Design an Extraction Facility

The design of a facility can dramatically impact how efficiently—or inefficiently—a cannabis extraction company operates. When designing a marijuana extraction lab, it helps to focus on: Ensuring safety when working with dangerous gases. Creating a smooth workflow and reducing the opportunity for contamination. Leaving adequate … [Continue]

Care for a Pre-roll With Your Parmesan Fries?

Los Angeles-based Lowell Herb Co. grabbed headlines in October by opening a cafe in California where customers can legally consume cannabis while taking in a meal or a cup of coffee. Original Cannabis Cafe in West Hollywood is one of the first regulated locations in … [Continue]