Marijuana Business Magazine March 2019

2 Marijuana Business Magazine | March 2019 FEATURES 44 A NEW DAY The landmark Farm Bill offers hemp and marijuana companies billions in new business opportunities—plus banking, tax and insurance help. SPECIAL REPORT $12.95 Day A New VOL6 • ISSUE3 •March2019 Insights forcannabisexecutives, investors&entrepreneurs SPECIALREPORT TheFarmBilloffersnewbusiness opportunities forhemp—plus banking, taxand insurancehelp Plus Checking in withColorado’s Adult - UsePioneers ProsandConsof Vertical Integration Join theGMPParade PropagateWith TissueCulture U On Our Cover William Hilliard, CEO of Atalo Holdings, examines the company's hemp crop growing in a Kentucky field. To learn how the 2018 Farm Bill will affect Atalo and other hemp companies, turn to our Special Report on page 44. Photo by Media Collaboratory March TABLE OF CONTENTS 86 SCALING NEW HEIGHTS Growers are turning to tissue culture to increase propagation levels and genetic preservation. 96 GOING GLOBAL? JOIN THE GMP PARADE Good Manufacturing Practice certification is key for medical marijuana companies with international ambitions. 66 PIONEERING ADVICE Colorado cannabis business owners offer tips on what they’ve learned during five years of adult-use legalization. 76 JACK OF ALL TRADES … OR MASTER OF ONE? Vertical integration can give marijuana businesses tight control over their supply chain and the ability to leverage economies of scale—but is it the only formula for success? Marijuana Business Magazine March 2019 • Volume 6 • Issue 3