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Kate Lavin

Kate is the editor of Marijuana Business Magazine, which provides tips and actionable advice to marijuana business executives. She joins the MJ Biz team with nearly 20 years of full-time journalism experience, including a decade managing a wine industry trade magazine in California. Kate graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in print journalism, and her career has included the newsrooms of daily newspapers across the United States.

Articles by Kate Lavin :

5 questions to avoid when interviewing potential cannabis hires

Recruiters and executives who do a lot of hiring can spend hours crafting the perfect interview questions.

But some questions are better left unasked, especially those that are overly personal or put your company at risk of an employment discrimination suit.


Meticulous scaling plans helped Maryland cultivator become a greenhouse-growing giant

In 2002, Jake Van Wingerden bought 45 acres of land that included a 60,000-square-foot greenhouse in Earleville, Maryland, where he started Tidal Creek Growers. The company produces bedding plants that are sold at local and national gardening centers, including Home Depot and Lowe’s. Today, Tidal Creek has 620,000 square feet of heated greenhouse plus 17 acres of shade houses and outdoor fields between two facilities.