Cannabis & Tech Today Fall 2019

With the growing legalization and de-stigmatization of marijuana comes a new wave of innovation in the science and business of the industry. That’s where we come in, providing you with inspiring business profiles, exclusive interviews with thought leaders in the field, new product revolution, and insight on new legislation and growth in the market in our innovation hot spots.

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who makes up the cannabis industry?

This is one of my favorite questions to think about whenever a conversation about the cannabusiness comes up. It’s a question that doesn’t have one exact answer and I think that’s what makes it so interesting. It’s a question that has evolved over time and something that our team ponders quite a bit. You see, Cannabis & Tech Today has always made it a focus to look beyond what many in the media look at when they see cannabis. We never wanted to ask important people in the industry questions like, “What’s your favorite strain?” or “Do you remember the first time you smoked?” That just didn’t fit the mission we created with this publication. We wanted to know something deeper about the people we feature. We want to know the…

since last issue…

A BEER WITH BELUSHI Jim Belushi’s cover feature in our summer issue was one of our all-time highlights at Cannabis & Tech Today. Belushi invited our own Associate Editor Patricia Miller to stay at his cannabis farm in Oregon, where she got to see firsthand how the comedy superstar has entered the budding cannabusiness. Well, as it turns out, that wouldn’t be the last connection we would have with the According to Jim star. When he made an appearance at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in San Jose, our team brought him a beer onstage, meeting up for a conversation after his speech.To put it bluntly, Jim Belushi is one cool dude. CANNABIS & TECH & PODCASTS Considering the droves of cannabis leaders we speak with, we want as many people…

by the numbers

Saying that the cannabusiness has grown over the years is almost cliché at this point. Thanks to consistently advanced legalization and increasingly diversified products, marijuana has become a multibillion-dollar industry. But, with this notable success, it’s easy to forget the companies themselves that have contributed to these numbers. What major companies are fueling the cannabis economy? Where does the retail side of cannabis stand up? Let’s look at the statistics that detail this retail revolution and the companies behind it. U.S. Cannabis Revenue (Quarterly Sales) Source: / As of 8/16/19 Cities Where Marijuana Stores Outnumber Starbucks and McDonald’s (per 100,000 residents by city) Where Does Retail Cannabis Rank? (Billions) U.S. Depository Institutions Banking Marijuana-Related Companies Cannabis Recreational/Medical Retail Sales Through the Years (Billions)…

event wrap-ups

MJBizConNEXT Taking place as usual in New Orleans, MJBizConNEXT was in full force in 2019! The event, which carries a theme of disrupting the cannabis industry, gave over 250 exhibitors the opportunity to make themselves known in the space. Our publication has a bit of history with the event, having premiered at the convention last summer. Featuring a keynote speech by Stashwall Founder and CEO Anat Baron (who graced the summer cover of Cannabis & Tech Today) and over 150 speakers from around the cannabusiness, MJBizConNEXT was an insightful event that reflected an industry of innovators. NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo San Jose Just walking around the incredible event by NCIA, you can tell why the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo has won the Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award in both…

what to know before opening a dispensary

So, maybe cannabis just recently became legal in your state. Maybe you’re a long-time enthusiast or you’re an entrepreneur looking for your next big venture. No matter your reasoning, the fact is, you’re thinking about opening up your very own dispensary. However, opening a dispensary isn’t as easy as starting your very own corner store. As you may or may not know, the cannabis industry is riddled with a number of regulations you might not be aware of. Here are some key things you should consider before starting your new business: 1) Know Your Local Legislation Even if cannabis is legal in your state, you still have to look at how your city or county views the substance. If your local government has passed legislation allowing for dispensaries, great! If your city…

temporary talent

In the United States, there are more workers employed in the legal cannabis industry than there are dental hygienists. That’s according to a 2019 study conducted by Leafly and Whitney Economics. Per their report, the largest sector of new job creation in the U.S. is legal cannabis. With all of these workers, it may come as a surprise that finding skilled temporary labor is still a challenge. Do they have the proper experience, certifications, and mindset to work effectively within your organization? More importantly, can you trust them to be a valued member of your team, even if it’s just for a few weeks or months while seeking a long-term fit? Finding a qualified consultant to assist with a short-term project or expansion can also be difficult. Who can you trust? How…