How to Keep Extraction Costs Low

Extraction companies looking to stay competitive in a sector growing more crowded by the minute need to consider how to keep costs as low as possible. An extraction company executive looking for ways to save should think about: Automation to lower labor costs. Asking for … [Continue]

Cannabis Aficionado

After 10 years of distributing its humidity-control products to the premium-cigar industry, Boveda, a manufacturer based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, saw the opportunity to increase business by selling its moisture-regulating packets to cannabis companies. In 2007, Boveda President and CEO Sean Knutsen received a call from … [Continue]

Gearing Up

When buying new extraction equipment, anticipate scaling up, look at reputation and seek out great customer service Equipment is one of the costliest purchases a cannabis extraction company can make, with some machines fetching hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many extraction-equipment suppliers promise high efficiency, … [Continue]

Financial Normalization on the Horizon

Rebel Rock executive looks at current trends and makes predictions for the near-term future of the industry Melissa Diaz is the co-founder and CFO of Rebel Rock, a woman-owned accounting and consulting company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and focused on the cannabis industry. Along with … [Continue]

Polling Public Opinion

Massachusetts’ top cannabis regulator talks about the vape crisis and federal legalization Steve Hoffman voted against the 2016 referendum to legalize, tax and regulate recreational cannabis in Massachusetts, so when Gov. Charles Baker appointed the former Bain & Co. partner and Exchange Solutions C-suiter to … [Continue]

Growth Spurt

Denver-based Hoban Law Group expands its national and international footprint via partnerships, acquisitions Hoban Law Group (HLG) is undergoing a growth spurt of global proportions—literally. The Denver-based group, which focuses on marijuana, hemp and CBD legal issues, is opening offices or partnering with other law … [Continue]

Andy Williams Medicine Man Technologies CEO charts a path

As one of the self-described pioneers in the first state to implement recreational marijuana sales, Andy Williams has been thinking for years about how he and other Colorado cannabis entrepreneurs will be able to survive the influx of Wall Street capital and economies of scale. … [Continue]

Bryant Park Capital CEO Joel Magerman on cannabis investing

As CEO of Bryant Park Capital, a New York-based investment bank that provides services to both the cannabis and traditional investment banking markets, Joel Magerman sees cannabis companies showing increased business discipline. And this, he said, is good news for all parties involved. Bryant Park … [Continue]