Open For Business: California Market Launches

California’s full legal cannabis market officially opened its doors for business on January 1st, 2018. Following a relatively short time frame when they announced the first licenses awarded less than a month ago, retail stores were open for business in counties throughout California. Customers came out in full force, with […]

Medical Cannabis & The Vernacular Of Maturity

Marijuana. Mary Jane. Pot. Reefer. Ganja. Weed. Joint. Grass. The variety of terms used to describe cannabis are as diverse as the potentials of the plant itself – as well as the opinions of its proper nomenclature. A quick web search came up with a number of articles about how […]

The Catalonian Crisis & Cannabis: The Quick Death Of A Newly Regulated Club Scene?

The politics of pot have always been strange. Everywhere. In the modern age of legalization, the battle lines around reform always seem to find expression in the faults if not flames of other highly divisive issues. It has certainly been true in the United States. And now that has come […]

Colorado To Begin Requiring Potency Testing For Medical Infused Products

After a delay due to their proficiency testing program roll out, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) will now require all medical infused products and concentrates be tested for potency and homogeneity, starting November 1st, 2017. After November 1st, all production batches of concentrates from medical product manufacturers will need […]

The Future of California’s Regulations: Q&A with Josh Drayton

Josh Drayton, deputy director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, has an extensive career in local and state-level politics, with his origins in Humboldt County as a political organizer. As a coffee shop owner about ten years ago in Humboldt, he let city council candidates use his space for community […]

Consumer Education: Transparency is King

Making Cannabis Transparent: The Future of the Industry is Information and Data The last decade has been marked by great strides in the cannabis industry, as public awareness surrounding the health benefits of marijuana-infused products has spread and products have become increasingly well researched and scientifically advanced. Despite this significant […]

Harborside, CanPay Announce Partnership, Launching Debit Payment System

CanPay, a debit payment solution for the cannabis space, announced today their partnership with Harborside, the largest medical dispensary brand in the United States. The partnership will allow Harborside’s more than 200,000 patients to use a mobile debit app when purchasing cannabis through their delivery service, instead of bringing cash. For […]

Wana Brands Dominates Oregon Market, Expands to East Coast in 2018

Wana Brands launched their products in Oregon’s market in July 2016, about a year ago. Since then, their brand presence has grown considerably and their products are now in 240 of Oregon’s 375 dispensaries, according to a press release issued this morning. Wana Brands is an infused products company; they […]

Marketing Automation for Dispensaries

What is Marketing Automation? Typically when most people think of marketing automation, they imagine a platform that automates activities such as lead scoring, customer segmentation, cross-selling and campaign management. Well that type of automation is primarily for B2B companies, who are looking to reach a mass audience at once. Plus, […]