Start A Cannabis Business

Years ago, long before big business and politics changed the California cannabis landscape forever, Casey O’Neill and his family began tilling the earth in northern Mendocino County. It was simple and good work, but it wasn’t easy. With time and sweat, the family took 20 acres of marginal land on a sloping grade and turned […]

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PARAMUS, N.J., April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — To assist entrepreneurs interested in starting a cannabis business, The Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) shares a step-by-step process for launching a cannabis business. The Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition hosts threecannabis trade shows per year. The next trade show will be held in New York City […]

It’s no secret that indoor cannabis cultivation is energy intensive, requiring significant lighting, ventilation and climate control, for starters. A well-known study published in 2012 in Energy Policy journal found that legal indoor growing operations accounted for 1 percent of the nation’s total electricity use and produced 15 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2), […]

An Illinois bank stops serving Illinois medical marijuana businesses, Massachusetts begins its recreational cannabis licensing process, and a Florida MMJ company takes the state to court. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Illinois banking issue The Bank of Springfield’s decision to quit working with Illinois […]

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 print issue of Cannabis Business Times. To subscribe, click here. Despite the remarkable scientific and social progress we’ve seen with cannabis in recent years, the language we use to discuss its vast and varied effects is still stuck in the past. In some ways, this disconnect between common vernacular and […]