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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.

Marketing Silver CBD

September 4, 2018

Talking about CBD in a nursing home? You’d better bring extra chairs and slices of cake for the overflow crowd. Your audience will be all ears. That was the case at one northern Colorado nursing home that offered a lecture about cannabis and Alzheimer’s. The crowd listened intently to a physician describe what happens to […]

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New Kind of Medicine

September 4, 2018

In addition to less regulatory and tax baggage, some marijuana entrepreneurs are drawn to CBD’s medical potential and the opportunity to diversify their businesses. “It’s truly the evolution of the cannabis industry,” said Tim Gordon, founder and president of Functional Remedies, a Boulder, Colorado, company that grows hemp for CBD extraction. Gordon owned a medical […]

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New Frontiers for Retail

September 4, 2018

Cannabis in Kansas City, Kansas? Sure, if it’s CBD. CBD is creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to enter the cannabis space in states where marijuana isn’t legal. Vince Sanders of Kansas City is one of them. He started making homemade hemp extracts from hemp growing wild in Kansas ditches in 2012 to help an uncle dying […]

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Setting the right price on infused products and accessories

September 1, 2018

You can be competitive on wholesale prices for infused products and accessories such as vaporizers without fighting a price war. The key: finding the sweet spot so your products are competitive with those of your rivals – without deep-sixing the bottom line. Lowering wholesale prices to compete with other manufacturers could do more harm than […]

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Q&A with the co-founder and managing partner of Merida Capital Partners

September 1, 2018

For nearly two decades, Mitch Baruchowitz spent his time as a corporate attorney who helped growing companies stay compliant within the ever-changing regulatory landscape. In the past decade, Baruchowitz leveraged that legal and financial acumen to help a host of cannabis firms launch and grow. A co-founder of licensed cultivation and dispensary firms in Colorado, […]

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Namaste Technologies relies on early mover advantage to expand global reach

September 1, 2018

After co-founding Toronto-based Namaste Technologies as a modest e-commerce site more than a decade ago, Sean Dollinger made a series of moves that propelled the company from a garage-based vaporizer shop to what some have dubbed the “Amazon of cannabis.” Today, the company sells vaporizers and smoking accessories through more than 30 websites in 20-plus […]

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Blockchain offers companies an alternative to seed-to-sale tracking and traditional banking

September 1, 2018

Could blockchain technology be the cannabis industry’s silver bullet? Struggling with payment and banking barriers and facing heavy government regulation, cannabis industry executives are on the prowl for solutions that can make their lives easier. Blockchain, typically associated with bitcoin and the cryptocurrency phenomenon, is among the newest “solutions” being floated in the marijuana industry, […]

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Oregon MJ grower closes the loop

September 1, 2018

While there are many ways for indoor and greenhouse cannabis growers to be sustainable, few grow types are more environmentally friendly and inexpensive to run than an outdoor, closed-loop farm, where everything used on the farm goes back into the land. For example, plants are grown on the farm to be used in nutrient mixes, […]

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How to hire and train an accountant for your cannabis company

September 1, 2018

Numbers are what run good companies. And in a highly regulated industry like cannabis, it’s imperative that your business always has its books in order. Finding that accountant or bookkeeper you can rely on is one of the most important moves you can make. That person could save you a run-in with the IRS or […]

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Getting Ready for Rec

August 1, 2018

Physician-owned dispensary leverages experience, health and wellness approach to enter Massachusetts’ adult-use market By Adrian D. Garcia Garden Remedies runs its medical marijuana dispensary in New England with a simple ethos: “Compassionate relief. Rooted in medicine.” The Newton, Massachusetts-based company plans to double down on its health and wellness approach — expanding its medical marijuana operations […]

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A Prescription for Growth

August 1, 2018

Owners of a California infused-product company cultivate relationships with retailers and delivery companies and anticipate market trends to expand their brand By Joey Peña Infused product makers eager to expand their brand can heed a doctor’s advice. Dr. Norm’s, a Southern California cannabis-infused cookie producer, started by selling its products in three Los Angeles dispensaries […]

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