ANCHORAGE – On Thursday, the state will meet to begin approving marijuana licenses for cultivation and testing facilities. There are 30 potential businesses up for review, including Arctic Herbery in Anchorage. Real estate agent Bryant Thorp hopes to open the small boutique grow operation on Arctic Boulevard near 71st Avenue. For many, the dream of opening a […]

Racial diversity a key focus for entrepreneurs Last week’s event was held in the headquarters of Marley Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis product line, and focused on the importance of diversity in the cannabis industry. Much of the panel focused on how to increase racial diversity alongside gender equity in the industry as it grows. The […]

Racial diversity a key focus for entrepreneurs Last week’s event was held in the headquarters of Marley Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis product line, and focused on the importance of diversity in the cannabis industry. Much of the panel focused on how to increase racial diversity alongside gender equity in the industry as it grows. The […]

Vator is always looking for the smoking-hot sectors. So what better industry to focus on than the weed-like weed business? It’s a space that is expected to be as big as the $100 billion tobacco industry by 2029, according to the U.S. Cannabis Investment Report 2016 from Ackrell Capital. With the market for legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana standing […]

by Carole Brodsky, June 8, 2016 By the time this article is read, the California Primary will be history. On Wednesday, political pundits will be steering their follower’s click-throughs and eyeballs toward the dedicated soldiers digging the candidate’s protective political moats, dissecting the height and viability of their respective financial battlements and naming the Important […]

Tweet One of the major benefits touted by proponents of cannabis legalization is job creation. Currently in Seattle, there are 46 licensed retailers, 19 producer/processors, 20 processors, and numerous ancillary businesses. But as my column last week about Uncle Ike’s violating the minimum wage shows, there are concerns about the quality of these jobs. Curious […]

By Raymond Lesniak With an intensifying national debate about marijuana laws, four states and the District of Columbia legalizing its use and 16 other states enacting various forms of decriminalization, the issue is taking on greater urgency here in New Jersey. I believe that more research is needed to determine the full impact legalization could have before […]

Tacoma will end its hands-off approach to unlicensed marijuana retailers starting July 1, city officials said. Tacoma tax and license compliance officers will begin that day with inspections of all known marijuana retailers in Tacoma and issue suspension letters to those operating without a state license, forcing them to shut down immediately. In a memo […]