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The Evolution of HR in The Cannabis Space

The Evolution of HR in The Cannabis Space

Cannabis has become a multi-billion-dollar business. As legalization spreads, one can already envision future global corporations seizing on the many opportunities that lay ahead. To face these challenges, the way the budding industry deals with human resources has had to evolve, and it will...

7 Most Common Cannabis Compliance Pitfalls

7 Most Common Cannabis Compliance Pitfalls

Compliance is key for marijuana businesses. The law is continually evolving, and companies must always be adapting, or they might risk losing their license. I have had the opportunity to hear one of the top compliance experts in the business, Joe Hodas, COO of General Cannabis, who is also a...

How to Avoid the Rising Tide of Cannabis Lawsuits

How to Avoid the Rising Tide of Cannabis Lawsuits

The cannabis market is shaping up to be the major sector it was long expected to become. Currently, its global market is estimated at around $7.7 billion. Some projections estimate that the international market could top $31 billion by 2021.
Such staggering growth is sure to bring about...

Top Cannabis Stock Surpasses Apple Among Millennial Investors

Top Cannabis Stock Surpasses Apple Among Millennial Investors

If there’s a battle between the iPhone and weed, guess which one is winning among millennials? The green rush is on, especially for those under 40. Robinhood is one of the top trading apps for millennial investors, and the top stock held by millennials on this app is Aurora Cannabis. More...

Cannabis HR is (Mostly) Just Like Any Other Industry

Cannabis HR is (Mostly) Just Like Any Other Industry

By and large, the cannabis industry’s approach to human resources is like any other industry. At its heart, companies must remain compliant to state and federal regulations. However, due to its legal status, cannabis presents hurdles that other industries don’t have to...

High Times Acquires Spannabis

High Times Acquires Spannabis

High Times first started publication in 1974, making it the most venerable of all cannabis magazines, but it originally began as a one-off spoof on Playboy, with marijuana substituted for sex. Richard Nixon was president, and he was waging war on weed.
Yes, its initial funding came from the...

No Medical Marijuana Ad for Super Bowl

No Medical Marijuana Ad for Super Bowl

What do California and Massachusetts have in common, other than the fact that their teams are facing off in the Super Bowl on February 3? In both states, both medical and recreational cannabis are legal.
Along with the game, the commercials are among the event’s biggest attractions for...

Cannabis Is “The New Tech” Right Down to the Bubble

Cannabis Is “The New Tech” Right Down to the Bubble

Major players in the burgeoning cannabis industry seem to be channeling the 1990s with references to the pot business as “the new tech” and an admission that the market for cannabis stocks might be overinflated and ready to burst.
To the first point, Carol Bartz, former Yahoo! CEO...

Hemp Legalization Clears the House

Hemp Legalization Clears the House

In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 2018 Farm Bill, whose provisions include removing hemp as a U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Until now, hemp has been treated the same as its cousin, cannabis. If President Trump signs the farm bill, hemp will become a legal crop for...

Tobacco Giant Investing in Cannabis

Tobacco Giant Investing in Cannabis

We’re all familiar with the iconic Marlboro Man – is he soon to become the Cannabis Man? Richmond, Virginia-based Altria - the parent company of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes - recently bought 45 percent of Cronos Group, to the tune of $2.4 billion.
Cronos Group, a...