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Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier, Editorial Director

Jenel’s journalism experience began two decades ago at her hometown newspaper in Wahpeton, North Dakota. For the past decade, she wrote and edited for a B2B publication and focused on analyzing management, strategy and trends for business owners and executives, ranging from best practices around M&A to how businesses can adapt to demographic shifts in the workforce. Her work earned several editorial excellence awards from the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

Report: Female, minority executives lose ground in marijuana industry

October 4, 2021

The percentage of executive positions held by women and minorities in the U.S. cannabis industry fell between 2019 and 2021, according to a new report now available from MJBizDaily. Notably, in 2021, the percentage of women who hold executive positions, 22.1%, fell below the average recorded across the larger U.S. business landscape, 29.8%, according to […]

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What cannabis companies should know before going public

October 1, 2021 · Updated October 26, 2021

When a company goes public, it is usually to access a broader pool of capital. But not all public channels are equal—and they’re not equally accessible. Senior exchanges Senior exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange, have the broadest reach when it comes to capital markets. They also have the […]

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Total capital raised already up 118% over 2020 with months to spare

October 1, 2021 · Updated October 26, 2021

After a lackluster 2020 amid the pandemic and an economic downturn, investment in the cannabis industry has reawakened, with the amount of capital raised up 118% over 2020 as of Sept. 10. Year-to-date 2021 activity has equaled or even surpassed investment in 2019 in four of the top five sectors, according to data from New […]

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MJBizDaily launches survey on women and minorities in cannabis

July 9, 2021

As the cannabis industry evolves and expands in the U.S., more focus has been placed on social equity and diversity. But to understand where the industry is going, it’s important to understand where it already is. With that goal in mind, MJBizDaily has launched a survey to assess the state of women and minority leadership […]

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Why the cannabis industry can beat inflation & making sense of MedMen’s moves

May 26, 2021 · Updated June 14, 2021

In the days after the Great Recession (2008-09), the U.S. government implemented a policy of quantitative easing to boost the recovery. In 2010, after the first round of QE, Mike asked Warren Buffett about his views on inflation and investing. The Oracle of Omaha replied: “Equity in a good business is a claim on future […]

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Expert tips to improve cannabis cultivation in 2021

March 10, 2021 · Updated March 19, 2021

All cannabis products are dependent on one thing: the ability to grow a reliable and quality crop. Growers need to pick plants that will deliver the characteristics they need and provide inputs that support the end goals.

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Hackers steal information on cannabis growers

November 3, 2020 · Updated November 4, 2020

This article has been updated to include a response from GrowDiaries.  Hackers exposed roughly 3.4 million user records, including usernames, email addresses and IP addresses, of marijuana cultivators at, an online community where growers blog about their plants and can sell seeds to other growers. The security breach happened Sept. 22 and was reportedly […]

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