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Kate Lavin, Magazine Editor

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.

Cannabis experiences replacing traditional advertising

January 1, 2020 · Updated June 6, 2021

Cannabis companies use tours, silent discos and coffee carts to replace traditional advertising and get in front of customers Tupperware parties introduced 1950s housewives to the company’s food-storage containers, Ikea has hosted sleepovers to engage its customers, and the vodka brand Smirnoff created a comic book-themed party decorated with full-sized illustrations. Now, cannabis companies are […]

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Stars of marijuana and hemp sectors honored at MJBizCon in Las Vegas

December 13, 2019 · Updated December 1, 2020

LAS VEGAS – From a Dutch cultivator of medical cannabis to one of the handful of retailers to open for Canadian Legalization Day, Marijuana Business Daily recognized leaders of the hemp and MJ industries Thursday night during the inaugural MJBizDaily Awards gala at The Cosmopolitan Hotel. Setting the stage for the new awards program, MJBizDaily […]

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Marijuana executives offer strategies and insights on salaries and recruitment

May 23, 2019

Salaries and benefits are tools to recruit top talent that will facilitate your company’s success, as well as barometers of your company’s health and culture. Marijuana Business Magazine spoke with executives from four cannabis companies that have made top-places-to-work lists and asked them about salaries and recruitment. Here’s what they said:  Eunice Kim Title: Vice […]

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The total (compensation) package

May 22, 2019 · Updated January 20, 2020

Cannabis pays. From trimmers, stock clerks and budtenders to master growers, chief extractors and C-suite executives, all are more likely to make at least as much or more money than comparable positions in mainstream industries such as consumer goods, alcohol and agriculture. That’s what Marijuana Business Magazine number crunchers—led by research and data analyst Maggie […]

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Regional and state compensation differences

May 22, 2019

Marijuana Business Magazine’s salary data reveals regional trends that were echoed by cannabis industry observers. Perhaps the most significant: East Coast cannabis companies in search of candidates with marijuana industry experience are pulling employees away from West Coast rivals by offering better pay and perks.

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