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Quarterly Report: 2019 Cannabis Investment Outlook

Investments in cannabis have surged at a breakneck pace, with a host of transformational deals and developments over the last 12 months. This special report provides the deep analysis, insights and actionable data for investors and operators looking to capitalize on this blossoming industry.

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A Conversation with Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy

In this Executive Webcast, CEO Kevin Murphy shares actionable insight into opportunities for multistate operators, why corporate governance should matter to cannabis investors and the importance of developing a brand strategy for growth.

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Massachusetts robotics company testing automated cannabis trimming solution

Bloom Automation, a Massachusetts robotics startup, is bringing decades of experience in military and agricultural robotics and autonomous navigation to cannabis cultivators and processors. Through research on cannabis operations, Bloom Automation’s founder and CEO, John Gowa, discovered that cultivators largely trim cannabis manually or semi-manually, with some trimmers using motorized handheld devices or machines. In […]

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Five Ways to Keep Talent

Avoiding layoffs, careful staffing and cross-training are among the ways to retain staffers and build loyalty during market delays By Joey Peña In new cannabis markets where compliance, scarce supply or testing logjams can delay cultivation and retail operations, it’s critical to retain talent during slowdowns and shutdowns. Delays bogged down the launch of cannabis […]

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Preventative Medicine

A well-equipped grow, a watchful eye and friendly critters can help growers ensure their product passes state testing requirements By Joseph Peña Cannabis that fails to pass state requirements can be salvaged to avoid a costly catastrophe. But preventive measures – including investments in infrastructure and increased vigilance in cultivation operations – are a better […]

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10 Takeaways from MJBizConNEXT

Tips to prepare yourself and your business for the future By Marijuana Business Magazine staff Specialists in the areas of cannabis cultivation, finance, infused products and more shared their professional trials and triumphs with more than 3,000 attendees at the inaugural MJBizConNEXT conference held this May in New Orleans. Entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry […]

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Investing in Relationships

LeafLink CEO credits funding success to personal introductions, a mix of investors and asking the right questions By Margaret Jackson As someone who has successfully created three businesses from the ground up, Ryan Smith knows plenty about raising money. Last November, the 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive of the cannabis-focused e-commerce platform LeafLink raised a […]

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Licensed to Thrive

A Washington state edibles company uses licensing to expand its Zoots brand nationwide, allowing it to avoid pricey construction and marketing costs By Adrian D. Garcia The brothers behind the Seattle-based Zoots brand initially considered taking their lozenges, baked goods and other cannabis-infused products national by getting licensed in each state and setting up shop. […]

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Investing & Finance Insight: Jeanne Sullivan

Q&A with a general partner at Arcview Venture Fund By Lisa Bernard-Kuhn Longtime venture capitalist Jeanne Sullivan spent nearly three decades investing and raising millions for tech startups and investment funds in New York before making the switch to cannabis four years ago. “The social justice issues are what really pulled me over to the […]

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