420 Ready?

By |April 19th, 2018|

It’s almost here. To some, it is the ultimate marijuana meet-up of the year. To others, just another Friday. This day in question is of course, April 20th, known more commonly as 420. According to marijuana sales records collected by the Colorado Department of Revenue, exponential growth continues every year. Retail sales alone from the month of April grew […]

Marijuana Regulations in Massachusetts

By |April 16th, 2018|

The western part of the U.S., namely Washington, Oregon and Colorado have led the way in cannabis legislation. Each state has taken varying policy approaches. Massachusetts is now taking on recreational sales. The Commonwealth legalized cannabis in 2016 but has opted to take a slightly different approach to the rules. July 1st of this year […]

Medical Marijuana OK for Panhandle State?

By |April 13th, 2018|

Will Oklahoma become number 30? Voters take to the ballot box June 26th for State Question 788 – and will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana. But the campaign has not been without controversy.

Considerable effort has been put forth to oppose SQ 788. Although the purpose of the bill is to legalize the medical variety, […]

Be a Better Dispensary Manager

By |April 9th, 2018|

How do you know as a dispensary manager if your store is successful? You’re open during normal business hours and you have a steady flow of customers. You also sell enough product to warrant ordering more. But all of these business essentials give you only an anecdotal assessment. Determining actual level of success requires a […]

Selling Marijuana Legally

By |March 27th, 2018|

Compliance starts and ends with identification.
Checking a customer’s I.D. seems pretty straightforward: a quick look at the birthday to be sure they’re 21 or older, and they’re good to go. Not so fast. How do you know whether the I.D. is recognized by the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED)? How do you know you are staying legal […]

You’re Safe for Now from Sessions

By |March 14th, 2018|

The Federal Government announced on Saturday that they won’t take on small-time marijuana cases. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this decision stands even though the Justice Department recently lifted policy speaking to the contrary. Authorities didn’t pursue cases in states that had legalized marijuana during the Obama years.

The marijuana industry clearly recalls that back in […]

Marijuana Edibles: The Ever Rotating Carousel of Sales

By |August 9th, 2017|

Marijuana Edibles in the Beginning
At the onset of medical cannabis the edible market was the Wild West. Early on in the industry, Colorado producers had trouble nailing down the exact dosage of medicine as well as the shelf life. Products like Cheeba Chews became extremely popular due to their reliable dosage and shelf stability. After […]

Game of Clones: The Many Ways to Root a Clone

By |July 30th, 2017|

Game of Clones: The Basics
There are several ways to cut, root and grow a clone. The traditional method is to make a diagonal cut on a stalk of new growth on a plant. To identify the new growth, look for a stalk with a light color cluster of new leaves. These stalks of new growth […]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana

By |July 29th, 2017|

Details of bill
Thursday of this week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill to go forward to the senate to extend protections for states with medical marijuana. This bill is in direct contradiction to Jeff Sessions’ as well as the DOJ’s position on marijuana. This bill is still far from law at this point. The […]

Opportunity for Mexican Cannabusiness after June Announcement

By |July 25th, 2017|

Medical Marijuana in Mexico
Last month Mexican President Peña Nieto legalized medical marijuana for the country. This opens up new opportunities for Mexican cannabusiness. There are a few catches however. The first catch is that THC will be limited to 1% or lower as the bill stands. High CBD strains will be the focus of cultivation […]