Cannabis Business Minds

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Smoke the Ocean Clean

Cannabis businesses and consumers are producing a lot of environmental waste and much of it is plastic. With strict packaging regulation and an industry that is expected to be $30 billion by 2025 in the U.S. alone, this is an issue that must be addressed. On this episode, we hear from a family...

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​The 6 Cannabinoids Labs are Testing for

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds secreted by the cannabis plant that imitate those naturally produced by our bodies. These compounds, called endocannabinoids, help maintain our internal stability and health. Upon consuming cannabis, cannabinoids bind to receptor sites in our brain and body. ...

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​The real reason why entrepreneurs and startups should create business plans

You’ve got that million dollar idea, thought of the company name, designed the logo, are starting your social media campaign, and now realize you need investment. So what’s the logical next step? To create a business plan to get funding. A business plan should not be a means to an end, but a...

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Investing, Valuations, and Cannabis Startups

It's not as easy as you might think to launch a cannabis business, and it's even more difficult to land funding for a cannabis business today than it was a few years ago. With the punitive tax code IRC 280E, the shocking yet predicted cost of cannabis regulation, and a market that within the...

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Need some help with anxiety and sleep, try cannabis!

Susan Marks, RN, BSN, PHN, is a cannabis nurse and a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. She works with medical patients who want to include cannabis therapeutics in their health management program. Susan educates and consults with clients on: The endocannabinoid system and...

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The biggest myth in cannabis

It’s time to address the tie-dyed elephant in the room... “Wow! You work in the weed business? You must be killing it!” If you have ever said that, or thought that, you too, have fallen prey to the misconception. News coverage and reality TV shows make the cannabis industry appear as either the...

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Getting Started in the Cannabis Industry

There are several ways to become a cannabis entrepreneur or work with a cannabis business. Here are 5 important things to consider before making the jump! 1. Understand where you can do legal business Cannabis is regulated by the states and still remains federally illegal. As of September 2019,...

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The secret to applying for a cannabis license

Starting a licensed cannabis business doesn't happen overnight - thousands of hours are invested into the planning, building, and launching of a cannabis business. If you're thinking of starting a cannabis businesses here are four steps to taking action today. 1. Do your research Many...

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Successful Cannabis Businesses do these 5 things

Starting up is hard. Starting up a successful business in the cannabis industry is even more challenging because of a highly competitive marketplace, high barriers to entry, constantly changing regulation, restrictions to banking and access to capital, and punitive taxes and regulation. 80% of...

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Building a Global Cannabis Brand? Here’s One Law You Need to Know

Many US brands are already working in the international cannabis market, through licensing their product/service to other countries. But beyond the glory of carrying an international brand, there are certain risks of taking your cannabis brand global. Barriers to entry are tough in a foreign...

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