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Urbn Leaf: Spreading San Diego Chic

Urbn Leaf was among the first cannabis retailers to recognize the outsized role sharp interior design would play in the burgeoning adult-use market. The...

Beyond / Hello Is Reimagining the Cannabis Retail Experience

In March 2020, as states initiated hurried responses to the raging coronavirus pandemic, the cannabis industry was thrown a lifeline. As all kinds of...

HERBL Is on a Mission to Educate Every Node along the Supply Chain

HERBL chief executive officer Mike Beaudry clearly remembers the day he saw the true scale of the mountain he and his distribution company had...

Edition: Intrigue & Curiosity

Ryan Roebuck started in cannabis as a money guy. His early success in investment banking led to a lucrative stint at XDL Capital Group,...

The Leaf El Paseo: Bringing Rodeo Drive to the Desert

Every company that seeks to introduce cannabis to affluent or more conservative demographics confronts negative stigma. This is heightened for retailers whose fixed locations...

The Luxury Cannabis Market: An Original, Survey-Based Report

Just a few short years ago, the notion of luxury might have seemed completely incompatible with cannabis’s dank aesthetic and anti-establishment roots. Yet today,...

Dalwhinnie Farms’ Upmarket Boutique Pays Homage to Its Ranching Heritage

On Labor Day weekend, a new kind of dispensary opened its doors to the affluent alpine community of Aspen, Colorado. Following the lead of...

Synchronicity Holistic: An Elevated Dispensary Catering to Senior Women

Every major cannabis municipality in the country has an “elevated” dispensary acting as an access point for consumers historically intimidated by the green cross...

Posh Green Cannabis Boutique: When Social Equity Works

In June 2020, San Francisco native Reese Benton smashed through a long-lingering glass ceiling in the local cannabis industry. After three years of turbulence...

Going Platinum with Father-Son Team George and Cody Sadler

As the landscape of mergers and acquisitions changes in the cannabis industry, so too has the criteria used to determine a sound investment. The...