Marijuana Business Daily 2019 Award finalists announced

Drumroll, please. Finalists for the MJBizDaily Awards are now public. The editorial staff of Marijuana Business Daily and Hemp Industry Daily teamed with a panel of industry experts to select companies from Alaska to Australia as leaders in the categories of Regional Game Changer, Community … [Continue]

How cannabis vape businesses can avoid legal liability

Cannabis vape manufacturers should be preparing for a long legal fight in the coming months. The biggest news in the cannabis industry for 2019 has been the vaping health scare, which has seen hundreds of people fall ill across the country and more than two … [Continue]

Ancillary company banking obstacles in the cannabis industry

Most financial institutions remain leery of providing checking and savings accounts as well as loans to ancillary cannabis companies—even as more states adopt recreational and medical marijuana programs. To improve their odds of securing a banking relationship, ancillary operators can work exclusively with licensed cannabis … [Continue]

Avoiding greenwashing with environmentally friendly practices

Cannabis companies across the country are discovering it’s not easy being green. But in an era that sees consumers increasingly demanding sustainability, the industry is trying to figure out ways to minimize its impact on the environment. Whether they’re growing marijuana or making edibles, cannabis … [Continue]

Compensation plan for your cannabis company to attract talent

A cannabis company’s perk package could mean the difference between attracting the employees and executives needed to grow the business—or losing that talent to industry competitors. Compensation planning forces cannabis companies to take a strategic look at their hiring needs, develop a comprehensive approach around … [Continue]

Cannabis influencers can get around advertising restrictions

Influencers are individuals who engage with potential customers on behalf of a company via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other online platforms. “Cannabis brands cannot utilize social advertising currently—meaning no Facebook ads, no Instagram ads, no LinkedIn ads, no Pinterest ads, etc.,” said Natalie Cupps DiBlasi, … [Continue]

Recreational marijuana business owners in Washington state look back

A half-decade ago, Washington state’s cannabis business owners took the reins of the country’s second recreational marijuana market behind Colorado, and they’ve learned plenty from their mistakes in that time. Washington state began sales of adult-use cannabis July 8, 2014. Since then, the pioneering executives … [Continue]