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Is vertical integration the right approach for your cannabis business?

Kevin Currier has lost sleep over the prospect of vertically integrating his new marijuana business in Michigan.

A Michigan resident, Currier applied for a medical cannabis retail license in Grand Rapids while the state transitions to a recreational market.

But he often wonders whether vertical integration – having a cultivation and retail component to a company – would better position him for success.

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Despite rough 2018, California’s cannabis industry might have reason for optimism

“The year of stability.”

That’s what Lindsay Robinson, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, is hoping 2019 will become in the Golden State.

And it very well could play out that way, especially compared to the roller-coaster turbulence California’s cannabis market experienced in 2018.

But there are many who would scoff at that notion.

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