Status of Social Equity in Cannabis

A Voice For The Voiceless Long pie-in-the-sky goals for activists, calls for social justice and social equity measures in the cannabis industry are growing, and that change can’t come fast enough. The movement to incorporate initiatives that redress the devastation experienced by vulnerable individuals and communities as a result of America’s drug war has blossomed […]

Welcome to Cannabis Year 2019!

The new year is upon us, and I believe that 2019 will usher in significant developments for the cannabis industry.  2018 laid the foundation for a new level of efficiency and prosperity, despite federal obstacles. A growing number of Americans support legalization, robust growth has created more industry jobs, and two additional states approved recreational […]

Big Tobacco Buys into the Cannabis Industry

Last week, the Altria Group, parent company of tobacco company Philip Morris and producers of MARLBORO cigarettes announced an 1.8 billion investment into the cannabis industry, the first of what will likely be many such businesses entering this lucrative sector. You know that the Green Rush is a big deal when even big tobacco is […]

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 […]

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, […]

3 Must-dos to Prepare for When Cannabis is Federally Legal

(Originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 9/5/17) On August 1, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The Marijuana Justice Act, an unprecedented bill that, if passed, would legalize marijuana nationwide. Although most regard the bill as “unpassable”, current cannabis industry entrepreneurs should have at least been prompted to consider the possibility of operating a cannabusiness within a more mainstream […]

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 […]

Flower Review: Nature’s AZ Lucid Dream

💁🏾‍♂️New strain alert! No really, I actually found a new strain that I’ve never heard of: LUCID DREAM. Given my line of work, it is rare to come across a strain that I’ve never remotely heard of. Needless to say I was excited to check it out via Nature’s Medicines of AZ, one of the […]