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G&D Chillers Transformed Extraction with Brewing Technology

As cannabis emerged from the shadows into the warm light of legalization, standards improved dramatically across the industry. The transformation was helped, in no...
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Face Time at Cannabis Trade Shows Makes Events Worthwhile

Tens of thousands of visitors and more than 1,100 exhibitors swarmed the Las Vegas Convention Center over four days in October for MJBizCon 2021....
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Chad Bronstein Hit the Suite Spot with Cannabis MarTech Fyllo

“Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been an entrepreneur,” said Chad Bronstein. The affable 34-year-old founder and chief executive officer of...
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5 Takeaways from MJBizCon 2021

LAS VEGAS – Following hot on the heels of September’s Hall of Flowers in Santa Rosa, California, the cannabis industry’s other big trade show,...
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Apothecarium Berkeley Is a Study in Elegant Simplicity

While intentional, welcoming design has become a necessity for new dispensaries, some stores have been creating and defining elevated cannabis shopping experiences for a...
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Affordable Cannabis Flower Brands Find Enthusiastic Market

Over the past year, blockbuster indoor exotics have been the biggest buzz in the cannabis flower category. Brands like Cookies, Connected, Alien Labs, and...
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Alchemy: Reimagining the Retail Experience in Toronto

As the Canadian dispensary market heats up and standards continue to accelerate, a new wave of independent retailers is blazing a path forward with...
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To Create Fans, Give Cannabis Branding a ‘Soul’

We’ve said it many times on these pages: A brand is more than the sum of its collateral parts. Logo, packaging, marketing materials, advertising...
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Canadian Ingenuity Informs International Dispensary Designs

As the industry matures, one of the most noticeable trends is a shift toward high-end dispensary designs. In many jurisdictions, shops no longer are...
Tre Hobbs, founder, Neighborhood Essentials, an Equity Trade Certified producer of cannabis products.

Equity Trade Certification Provides Banner for Communities of Color

“I’ve always been around the business of cannabis. My family grew weed in the basement and sold it on the street,” said Tre Hobbs,...