Marijuana Business Magazine February 2020

2 Marijuana Business Magazine | February 2020 FEATURES On Our Cover The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said vitamin E acetate is likely to blame for an epidemic of vaping-related illnesses, but other causes are possible. Photo by Pavel Kant TABLE OF CONTENTS $12.95 Dust Settles Cannabiscompaniesemerge from deadlyoutbreakwithgreater focuson technology, testingand transparency VOL7 • ISSUE2 •February2020 Insights forcannabisexecutives, investors&entrepreneurs EngageConsumers WithRetailPop-Ups PopularSale-leasebacks OfferFundingFast MJBizDailyAwards WinnersSpotlighted HumidorCompany FindsCannabisNiche on Vape Crisis Marijuana Business Magazine February 2020 • Volume 7 • Issue 2 February Marijuana companies increasingly are obtaining a key source of funding by selling off real estate through sale-leaseback deals. DUST SETTLES ON VAPE CRISIS Cannabis companies are emerging from the deadly outbreak with a greater focus on technology, testing and transparency. 44 Cannabis product suppliers are using pop-up venues within marijuana retailers to engage consumers and pitch their merchandise. 64 MAKING YOUR PRODUCTS POP 72 CASH COW MJBizDaily Awards honor cannabis industry leaders and induct inaugural Hall of Fame members. 80 WINNERS’ CIRCLE