Coworkers Become Enemies As Cannabis Consultants Feud In Cutthroat Market

The CEO of SIVA Enterprises has filed suit against start-up Cirrata and five executives in that company, previously employed at SIVA, over alleged civil and criminal acts committed in a supposed effort to undermine SIVA’s business, Marijuana Business Daily reports. Avis Bulbulyan of SIVA is pitting himself against Lance Ott, Steve Baghoomian, David Yeager, Colton Lasater and […]

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Ontario Delays Launch of Private Cannabis Stores Until 2019

On Monday, Ontario’s government announced that it would start legal cannabis sales as online-only when it becomes legal on Oct. 17 and would delay brick and mortar sales until April of 2019, Bloomberg reports. In the meantime, Ontario has partnered with Shopify to provide a government-run, online-only platform for the sale of legal cannabis. Once private brick […]

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Specialty Paint Marketed in Colorado for Controlling Cannabis Odors

A paint that conceals odors is being marketed in Colorado as a cannabis odor-blocking product. The paint, which was developed by Denver-based ECOBOND and is called OdorDefender, is designed to lock in the residue that builds up on walls and furniture — sometimes called third-hand smoke — in rooms where people smoke. “We don’t make […]

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Canadian Company Developing First Beer Brewed From Cannabis

Toronto-based Province Brands is developing the world’s first beer brewed using raw materials from the cannabis plant, The Guardian reports. Other companies have undertaken similar projects, but those companies typically create a beer from barley and hops and then infuse the beverage with cannabis or hemp oils, according to Province Brands’ Dooma Wendschuh. “That’s not what […]

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New Grow Light Technology Being Tested in Canada

A new, broad-spectrum light that mimics sunlight more closely than others is being tested in Canada, the Edmonton Journal reports. The light is manufactured by Edmonton-based G2V Optics and was originally designed to test solar cells at the University of Alberta. Michael Taschuk, the developer of the light, previously managed a team of researchers at the […]

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Anthony Franciosi: Being a Master Grower in Colorado’s Cannabis Market

Anthony Franciosi is Head Grower for Honest Marijuana Company, a Colorado-based producer of medical and adult-use cannabis. Colorado is often considered the pioneer state for cannabis legalization — so we recently checked in with Anthony to see how things are going in the state and talk about what it takes to grow top-shelf products in […]

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Franco Brockelman: Collecting and Analyzing Cannabis Patient Data

Franco Brockelman is the CEO and co-founder of Releaf App, a digital cannabis journal that enables users to record and share their cannabis consumption experiences so they can better experiment, track, and understand their relationship with the plant. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Franco joins our host TG Branfalt to tell the personal […]

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MassRoots Pivots Business Model, Targets Dispensaries

MassRoots announced in a press release on Wednesday that they are releasing a new product, MassRoots for Business. The company expects that this pivot will create its primary source of income for the year. MassRoots’ previous income was primarily from direct-to-consumer ads, though the company has had trouble meeting revenue goals in the past and in […]

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How to Survive in the Increasingly Competitive Cannabis Industry, According to Data

That the cannabis industry is growing by leaps and bounds is not new news. Over half the United States has legalized some form of medical marijuana, with nine states enjoying full adult-use legalization. All of Canada is set to enjoy recreational cannabis in a few short months. However, while it’s fun to read the reports […]

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Coffee Shops Selling CBD-Rich, Low-THC Cannabis Now Open in Paris, France

The first two coffee shops serving high-CBD cannabis products in Paris, France opened last week, according to a Telegraph report. The openings follow a softening of French drug laws to allow the sale of cannabis containing less than 0.2% THC, and Parisians lined up outside the businesses to make their purchases. Controversially (considering scientific support for the […]

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Non-Cannabis Sourced CBD Cafe Opens in Portland, Oregon

A cafe serving drinks and chocolate infused with CBD not extracted from cannabis plants has opened in Portland, Oregon, according to local news outlet KATU. The cafe is owned and operated by Grön Chocolate, an existing licensed edibles manufacturer in Oregon. The cafe sources CBD from evergreen tree bark from southeast Asia — not from cannabis or […]

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Steep Hill Offers Compliance Consulting as California Approaches July 1 Regulatory Launch

California’s adult-use cannabis marketplace opened for business in January, and although regulatory compliance has been mandatory for cannabis goods produced in 2018, many have avoided state-mandated testing. The second phase of regulations come into effect July 1, and cannabis companies in California are expected to be 100 percent compliant with all state and local laws. […]

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InstantGMP, Inc. Announces Annual Greenfield Grant for Cannabis and Hemp Processors

InstantGMP, Inc. and their partners are excited to announce the annual Greenfield Grant designed to take Cannabis processors, CBD and Hemp manufacturers from zero to production superstars for brands within investor portfolios. The Grand Prize winner will receive a comprehensive system that will instantly establish their Good Manufacturing Practices. Fulfilling a Brand’s Vision Starting a […]

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Beth Stavola: Operating a Multi-State Cannabis Company

Beth Stavola is a serial cannabis industry entrepreneur who owns dispensaries in Arizona and Nevada; she is also the founder and CEO of Stavola Medical Marijuana Holdings and CBD For Life, and is a member of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association‘s Board of Trustees. Beth recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to talk about […]

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The Sprinkles of Cannabis Offers Consumers a New Kind of Edible: Cupcakes

DENVER, CO, May. 23, 2018 — Cannabis cupcake company Jade & Jane broadens consumer’s choices in the edibles market with the recent introduction of single serving, recreational, 10mg THC-infused cupcakes. Jade & Jane’s products are available to retail customers through licensed Colorado recreational dispensaries. Wholesale dispensary customers may contact Jade & Jane to place orders. Ordering […]

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State Regulators, Canna Operators and Testing Experts Gather to Evaluate the Cannabis Industry at the Canna West Summit

After three successful Cannabis Compliance Summits on the east and west coasts, Infocast is proud to announce the return of the Canna West: Compliance, Testing & Product Safety Summit, taking place June 5-7, 2018 in Redondo Beach, CA. The Summit will bring regulators, policymakers and testing experts together with cannabis operators to share industry best practices. […]

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Creating Pro-Forma Financial Statements for Your Cannabis Business

Part of being an entrepreneur is having to wear many hats. As a business owner, you’re also the head of HR, chief marketing officer, and – for better or worse – the head accountant. Many business owners find accounting and preparing financial statements one of the most difficult and confusing parts of running a company. And, […]

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Kristina “Kay” Garcia: Fostering Cannabis Industry Leaders with Women Grow

Kristina “Kay” Garcia is the CEO of Women Grow, an international organization created in 2014 to be a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast interview, Kay joined our host TG Branfalt to discuss her role at Women Grow and to weigh in on the state of […]

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Growers Network Documents Large Scale Production in Episode Two of ‘Canna Cribs’

Following the popular reception of Episode 1 of Canna Cribs, Growers Network went to Grow Op Farms, owners of the Phat Panda, Hot Sugar!, and Sticky Frog brands for the second episode of Canna Cribs. Grow Op Farms is a major cannabis producer in the state of Washington and Growers Network took the opportunity to […]

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Ricky Williams Launches ‘Real Wellness’ Cannabis Line in San Diego, California

Former National Football League running back Ricky Williams has unveiled his Real Wellness line – available today at five dispensaries in his hometown of San Diego, California. The line is organized into three categories: Solutions, which includes Head Ease and Serenity vape cartridges; Everyday, including Serenity Tonic and Ricky’s Choice vape cartridge; and Sport, which […]

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Tim Fair: Launching Vermont’s First Cannabis Law Firm

Tim Fair is a Vermont-based cannabis consultant and the owner/founder of Vermont Cannabis Solutions, the state’s first cannabis law practice. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Tim joins our podcast host TG Branfalt in his Vermont studio for a conversation about the landmark cannabis reform law passed earlier this year by Vermont’s legislature, the […]

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Pam Marrone: Creating Bio-Based Pest Management for Cannabis Growers

Pam Marrone is the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company offering bio-based pest management and plant health solutions that are effective, efficient, and environmentally responsible. As the cannabis industry takes off, we’re seeing a continual and deliberate push away from the stigmatized days of old and towards the general acceptance of cannabis […]

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Michael Brubeck: How to Identify a Winning Cannabis Investment

Michael Brubeck is the founder and CEO of Centuria Foods and author of Tipping the Scales, a book about cannabis industry financing that helps canna-curious investors identify characteristics of a successful venture. For this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Michael joined our host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early time in the industry — where he […]

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Marketing Decisions: The Value of Casting a Wide Net for Your Cannabis Brand

When it comes to marketing your cannabis brand, you need to cast the widest net you possibly can — but what does that mean? How do you navigate an ocean of marketing choices without drowning in the clutter? As a cannabis business, there are so many ways to get discovered, collaborate, advertise, and associate yourself, […]

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