10 Ways to Maximize Your Time at the Next Cannabis Conference

(Originally Published on Greenentrepreneur.com on August 29, 2018) I attend and speak at many cannabis industry conferences, seminars and events around the world. They provide attendees an awesome opportunity to network, build and promote brands while making powerful new connections. Attending conferences also offers an opportunity for individuals to expand their industry knowledge. Conferences generally […]

How to Start and Market Your CBD Company

(Originally published on GreenEntrepreneur.com August 21, 2018) Cannabis is big business and big news. The public is being inundated with information– whether it’s about legalization in a new state or an entire country (Hey, Canada!), products or investment opportunities – “green” is the new black. When it comes to cannabis and its many benefits, THC [Tetrahydrocannabinol], […]

5 Reasons Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Essential in the Cannabis Industry Business

(Originally published Entrepreneur.com on August 13, 2018) The cannabis sector is one of America’s fastest growing industries. Thirty states have passed medical marijuana laws, and nine of those allow adult use. Nearly two-thirds of Americans support legalization. Despite the influx of consumer interest and cash, people of color are increasingly being left out of the green […]

Why Your Cannabis Business Is Failing & How You Can Fix It

(Originally published on GreenEntrepreneur.com October 27, 2017 ) When it comes to cannabis, most entrepreneurs have a major benefit — it’s an easy sale. If you grow it (then trim it, process it and market it) they will come. With the ever-expanding cannabis industry comes the proliferation of vendors and subsequently, competition. This problem prompts the question, […]

Product Review: High Hemp Wraps

The Urban Dictionary defines a “blunt” as a cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana. Essentially, you are rolling your cannabis with a tobacco-based wrap instead of another form of rolling paper. Who here smokes blunts? *raises hand* 🙋🏾‍♂️ Who here smokes cigarettes? What do those two things have in common? Tobacco. Now everyone is entitled […]

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In Arizona Cannabis, Black Excellence Equates to Fraud

** Undo the Untruths ** People who believe in the importance of pulling oneself up by his/her own bootstraps should try living in poor urban neighborhoods; like the one in which I grew up. There, survival of the fittest is the code of the streets.  Twenty five years ago, East New York embodied the concrete […]

Recreational marijuana: Arizona voters get say this Nov. 8th

If you are local to Arizona — time to get out and vote!   As a rising cannabis executive, I am definitely eager to get through the upcoming elections. In June, shortly after arriving in Phoenix, I provided my signature in support of getting adult-use marijuana fully legalized in Arizona. Essentially, we are looking to […]