Five Things Every Cannabis Business Needs Before They Open

From licensing and bank accounts to installing the right shelves, here are a few things you should know before you open your doors to the public. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of other hurdles and requirements that come with starting a business – but by remembering these five things, you’ll be off to a much better start than many others.

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Political & Corporate Lobbying Influences Emerge in Cannabis

Two new lobbying coalitions have emerged recently in the cannabis legalization movement, sparking some support, some backlash and mounting skepticism. One is backed by the Koch family and conservative thinktanks and another by the tobacco and alcohol industries.

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Digital Marketing Tips to Help Grow Your Cannabis Business

With the cannabis industry booming, following rules and regulations of marketing and advertising can be tedious, but there are organic ways to use digital marketing to reach more customers.

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A Q&A with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital

In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital to learn more about his investment philosophy and get his perspective on recent trends in the cannabis industry.

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Cannabis Revival and Year of the SPAC’s: What’s To Be Expected the Rest of 2021?

The rise of the SPAC-era and Canadian entry into the U.S. market will cause asset increases, but it is only the second chapter in the market expansion of cannabis.

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Mark Your Calendars: The Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference Returns

On March 23, 2021, Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting our annual Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference. From Noon EST to 5 pm, you’ll get access to nine veterans of the cultivation market.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill to legalize and regulate cannabis this week. Polling showed a majority of Wyoming residents support cannabis legalization, shortly after two neighboring states legalized cannabis in 2020.

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Jane & Leafly Join Forces: An Interview with Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane

Aaron Green sits down and interviews Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane, about their recent strategic partnership with Leafly. The partnership combines two of the largest online tech platforms in the North American cannabis market.

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New Jersey Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Following voters passing a ballot measure back in November, Governor Phil Murphy has signed three bills into law, which legalizes adult use cannabis in the state of New Jersey. The legislation creates a commission tasked with issuing regulations by June this year.

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Learning from The First Wave Part 3: Seven Basic Questions About Local Cannabis Ordinances & Real Estate

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In Part Three, we analyze local regulations.

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