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Five Questions: Building a Medical Marijuana Program to Last

Denmark’s former health minister, Ellen Trane Nørby, is “very confident” the country’s trial program for medical cannabis will be expanded beyond its initial four-year period. “I think there will be some changes. We have all parties and 179 members of parliament backing the scheme (plan) … [Continue]

Executive Page: Chris Husong

Elixinol’s vice president of marketing and communications, Chris Husong, is a branding and marketing expert with more than 20 years of experience in regulated industries such as telecom and finance. At Elixinol, Husong has applied those skills to the health and wellness space. He’s been … [Continue]

Infused Business Strategies: Sweet Strategy

New York City-based Azuca is using tiny, infused sugar granules as the building blocks for its rapidly growing cannabis company. The company claims its patent-­pending granules allow Azuca’s CBD- and THC-infused sweets and cookies to take effect in two to 15 minutes, while traditional edibles … [Continue]

Best Practices: Stop Making Scents

Even if you love the smell of cannabis, your neighbors or nearby business owners might not. Depending on where a marijuana cultivation operation is located, local ordinances might require business owners to mitigate or control the odor. Businesses also might want to control odors just … [Continue]

Money Matters: Troy Dayton

Troy Dayton wants to make the world a better place through cannabis. The co-founder and CEO of  San Francisco-based investment group Arcview wants to make profitable investments in the cannabis industry, for sure, but there is also a large social component linked to his business … [Continue]

Executive Page: Patrick Vo

The CEO of BioTrackTHC discusses the importance of being transparent with employees and operating a multistate business An accountant who planned to become an academic, Patrick Vo was about to begin studying for a Ph.D. when he met the founders of a small software company … [Continue]

Five Questions: Capitalizing on Canada’s First Nursery License

The co-founder of InPlanta says company aims to meet demand for starting material in the consumer retail market and for large cultivators The number of federal cannabis license holders in Canada continues to soar, as does the demand for more diverse starting materials. InPlanta Biotechnology … [Continue]

Retail Business Strategies: Local Booster

Michigan dispensary transitions from marginal to Main Street via community involvement   For eight years after launching in 2010, The Om of Medicine operated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from a third-floor space that was barely visible from the street. The location allowed patients to buy … [Continue]

Money Matters: Jeffrey Howard and Michael Gruber

Since launching in 2016, Illinois-based Salveo Capital has invested in more than a dozen companies across cannabis sectors, from biotech and tech startups to multistate operators. The firm’s 15-company portfolio comprises a number of rapidly growing cannabis firms, including: Denver-based Würk, a tech firm focused … [Continue]

Best Practices: Microbial Matters

How cannabis growers can fight mold and mildew Mold and powdery mildew can ravage a cannabis grow and lead to destroyed plants, lost time and money and even total eradication of the crop. Vigilant growers can take these steps to guarantee that microbials don’t contaminate … [Continue]