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]

Curing cannabis and trimming marijuana for a quality end product

After months of growing and caring for their cannabis plants, diligent cultivators pay close attention to the curing and trimming processes to ensure the product delivered to consumers is of the utmost quality. “It’s like running a race,” said Ryan Gomez, co-founder and head of … [Continue]

John D. Wagner discusses the high-growth cannabis industry

In some ways, cannabis companies are no different from businesses in more mature industries. Both need to focus on things such as revenue growth and gross-margin control. That said, John D. Wagner, managing director of Colorado-based 1stWest Mergers & Acquisitions, believes there are certain factors … [Continue]

Mazakali CEO Sumit Mehta discusses cannabis investment space

Sumit Mehta founded Mazakali to counteract the negative consequences of business practices that deplete resources by making investments in sustainable cannabis and hemp. The cannabis investment firm is based in San Francisco, with offices in Denver and Chicago. Mazakali offers capital-placement services to family offices, … [Continue]