What Cannabis Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Outsmart the Black Market

What Cannabis Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Outsmart the Black Market The cannabis industry is becoming increasingly competitive, but there’s still room for everyone to benefit. Mom and pop operations, dispensaries, and Big Cannabis can all thrive alongside each other. The problem lies in the black market. Whether your business…

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Hemp taking off as viable product, and Colorado entrepreneurs are at the forefront of industry

Rianna Meyer doesn’t like talking about herself. When prompted, she ticks off a list of milestones: joining the Air Force, becoming a firefighting captain, finding her way to the Antarctic by way of Thailand. Her words tumble out with quick cadence, ready to talk about her latest adventure: hemp farming.…

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Of cannabidiol and chai: Intrepid entrepreneurs ready to bring CBD-enriched products to health food stores

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 7:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. — Selling Americans on chai, a spiced black tea with roots in herbal medicine, was a heavy lift for Colorado entrepreneur John Simmons. Nearly 25 years after the founder…

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The top 12 social media platforms for cannabis enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to connect

Published: Mar 21, 2017, 9:09 am • Updated: Mar 21, 2017, 9:10 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian For the weed-loving community, photos of flowers, profiles of dispensaries and lists of upcoming cannabis events aren’t tough to track down on mainstream social media platforms. But Facebook and other giants…

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Why so many entrepreneurs with real estate and finance backgrounds are getting into legal marijuana

Published: Sep 28, 2016, 7:59 am • Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 7:59 am By The Cannabist Staff In 2009, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Mike Leibowitz was having a hard time renting out his Denver warehouse. Then he reached out to lawyers to explore another option: growing marijuana.…

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NCIA To Launch Knowledge-Sharing Platform Connecting Industry Experts With Entrepreneurs

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Brainsy, Inc., are collaborating to launch the Cannabis Expert Calling Network (ECN®), a knowledge-sharing platform connecting cannabis industry experts with entrepreneurs and information-seekers online and via paid telephone consultations. NCIA members who are experts in their area of the cannabis industry will be invited…

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National Cannabis Industry Association Hosts Cannabis Caucus Event For Industry Entrepreneurs Tonight In PDX

I will be there tonight and hope that you will be too. See the press release below: The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association for legal marijuana businesses in the U.S., will host an Oregon Cannabis Caucus tonight in Portland. The Cannabis Caucus is an educational and networking event designed…

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