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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Implement These Tips to Quickly Fortify Cannabis Dispensaries

In the past year, more than 120 burglaries at dispensaries occurred in Portland, Oregon. With a number of cannabis thefts hitting the news recently, it’s clear that retailers need to have more robust security measures in place.

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National Ag Day: An Interview with Industry Leaders Disrupting Agriculture in Positive Ways

National Agriculture Day is an event held by the Agriculture Council of America to promote awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. In this piece, Aaron Green interviews three industry leaders to gain an industry perspective on agricultural innovation in cannabis and hemp.

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The Ten Biggest Mistakes When Building a Cultivation Facility

Here are ten of the biggest and most common mistakes that companies tend to make when building out a new cannabis cultivation facility.

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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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Recent Developments in Supercritical CO₂ Winterization

Green Mill Supercritical recently announced a technology advance that enables winterization onboard the extraction machine during extraction. In this article, Aaron Green interviews Jeff Diehl, Director of Marketing at Green Mill Supercritical, to learn more about the new process.

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Navigating Compliance: Practical Application of Fit-For-Purpose

In this piece Millard explains the concept of “fit-for-purpose” and how this can be applied to navigating regulatory compliance in the US cannabis/hemp marketplace.

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GMPs & Cannabis Manufacturing

Kathleen May, Founder of Triskele Quality Solutions, provides a roadmap to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) compliance for manufacturers in the cannabis industry.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 1: A Q&A with Sam Ghods, CEO of Connected

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 1, Green chats with Sam Ghods, CEO at Connected, to learn more about how he got into cannabis and Connected’s product and branding strategy.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 2: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain and Vertical Integration, with a Grain of Salt

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 Two, we take a look at how regulation defines vertical integration in California.

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