One of the loudest pro-cannabis voices in Sacramento for the past four years has been the executive director of the California Growers Association (CGA), Hezekiah Allen. But Allen is moving into the private sector to focus on promoting marijuana farming cooperatives with the holding company Emerald Grown, where he’s the chairman. Marijuana Business Daily spoke with Allen […]Read More
In a Savannah, Georgia, warehouse, Smoke Cartel employees file through rows of vaporizers, dab rings and torches, hustling to fill online orders from head shops, dispensaries and consumers across the United States. It’s an operation that less than five years ago began as wishful thinking – launched from the living room of Smoke Cartel co-founders […]Read More
As a co-founder of MJ Freeway, one of the best-known names among cannabis seed-to-sale companies, Jessica Billingsley is widely seen as an industry pioneer.
When she and Amy Poinsett co-founded the Denver firm in 2010, seed-to-sale tracking wasn’t a thriving sector.
Today, it’s an indispensable element of the marijuana industry, and the firm has processed more than $10 billion in legal cannabis transactions.Read More
The former chief executive of one of North America’s top beer makers says it’s only a matter of time before all alcohol companies are involved in the cannabis industry.Read More
John Poss is a self-described rough-water sailor who has made a career of righting the ship for sinking companies.
With three decades of experience consulting for companies undergoing major upheavals, he decided three years ago to dive into the cannabis industry.
Since then, as CEO of Las Vegas-based cannabis company GB Sciences, Poss has partnered with universities in the United States and abroad.Read More
India’s medical marijuana industry will blossom if companies use science to convince regulators that MMJ is an effective medicine. That’s the view of the country’s only licensed medical cannabis cultivator. Avnish Pandya, co-founder of Bombay Hemp Company, said the best way to develop India’s medical marijuana industry is for companies to work with regulators to […]Read More
Erica Dhawan wants to help cannabis professionals connect in intelligent ways, including focusing on collaboration among employees and building alliances with other businesses. That way, as your business grows you don’t have to rely on your organization alone to scale up, you have partnerships and networks to help you expand. “Those that really think about […]Read More
In the patchwork world of U.S. cannabis laws, California’s move toward a more highly regulated market is a “rodeo” worth watching, says Kristin Nevedal. The chief compliance officer at SunFed, the parent company of California-based Humboldt’s Finest, has been on the front line of the Golden State’s transition to a fully legal market. While California […]Read More
U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett isn’t the most likely congressional member to embrace federal marijuana reform. The first-term Republican is from a state – Virginia – that has yet to legalize medical marijuana, although its laws provide protections for people who use cannabidiol oils for medical conditions. Why did Garrett introduce the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act […]Read More
April Pride originally wanted to sell “beautiful products” for storing and sharing marijuana. She launched her Seattle-based company, Van der Pop, in January 2016 with the aim of putting together a cannabis paraphernalia business. But she quickly pivoted to a female-focused lifestyle brand. Van der Pop’s website offers women: Marijuana-related advice. An online store selling […]Read More
Billions of dollars in investment capital are waiting on the sidelines, watching the global marijuana industry boom. And that money will continue sitting the game out until Congress takes action to resolve the fact that marijuana is illegal at the federal level.Read More
Alcohol companies should be watching their backs. That’s the warning from Torsten Kuenzlen, a former executive for The Coca-Cola Co. and Molson Coors. In his opinion, legal cannabis has an obvious competitive advantage over alcohol products. “All alcohol is consumed only as a liquid. Cannabis meets more consumer needs and motivations in the way that it’s […]Read More
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