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[embedded content] Employment and Human Resources in the Cannabis Industry Cannabis HR software is critical when establishing your cannabis business. When building your cannabusiness it’s easy to get caught up in your product, funding, and licenses but don’t let staffing take a back seat. This week we spoke with Heather Smyth from Würk to get a better understanding of employment and human resources in the cannabis industry. What is Wurk? Wurk’s responsibility is to protect the people and businesses of the cannabis industry so they can focus their energies on making social change in the world we live. At Wurk,…
[embedded content] What Banking Solutions are Available to Dispensaries? Cannabis banking has challenges that have ravaged the industry since the beginning. For an industry that is estimated to generate $19.3 billion in 2020, cannabis businesses have a tough time securing bank accounts. Cannabis is still federally illegal which makes most banks fearful to work with any cannabis business. The proposed SAFE Banking Act would protect financial institutions and cannabis businesses but many people are skeptical of its chance in the Senate. This week Miggy and Tom are joined by Orleatha Smith, Co-Founder of InclusivePay, to discuss banking and…
[embedded content] What Can We Do About the Cannabis Industry’s Waste Problem? Hemp packaging could be the environmental savior the cannabis industry needs. It’s clear the cannabis industry has a packaging and waste problem – hard to recycle plastics like flower packaging and vape cartridges run rampant in the market. There are recycling programs like TerraCycle and waste services like EcoWaste who are doing their best to fight our waste problem but some would say that our environmental efforts should be proactive rather than reactive. This week Miggy and Tom were joined by James Eichner, Co-Founder and CSO of Sana
[embedded content] What Does Cannabis Legalization Look Like in 2020? 2020 could be huge for cannabis legalization. With progressive measures like the MORE Act and the SAFE Banking Act being penned and individual states with their own initiatives, we could significant legislative changes sweep across America. This week we were joined by Jared Moffat, Campaign Coordinator at Marijuana Policy Project to discuss what we can expect from cannabis legalization on a state and federal level in 2020. Which states are next for legalization? Arizona The Smart and Safe Arizona Act could appear on the ballot in 2020. This would…
[embedded content] Cooking with Cannabis In charge of the menu this holiday season or trying to think of something to bring to your next potluck? This week Tom and Miggy are joined by Chef Jazz from Green Panther Chef to discuss cooking with cannabis, gut health, and a little bit of DC’s weird cannabis laws. Professional chefs and homecooks alike have embraced cannabis in their cooking. Not only does it offer tremendous health benefits, it also gives you quite a buzz. Find out why. What is Green Panther Chef? Offers culinary experiences Personal chef services Full-service cannabis catering Cannabis cooking…
Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry What are the Biggest Threats to the Cannabis Industry? When creating a SWOT analysis of the cannabis industry, Strengths and Opportunities are probably the easiest to fill out. While there are challenges like public housing and healthcare, the threats to the industry have some folks apprehensive. This week we were joined by Michael Patterson, CEO, US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development to discuss the biggest threats to the cannabis industry going into 2020. What is the US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development? A resource for organizations focused on moving society…
[embedded content] How to Promote Your Cannabis Brand Marketing and advertising for cannabis brands can be an arduous task and businesses sometimes have to rely on alternative forms of promotion. This week, Miggy and Tom were joined by Lisa Buffo, Founder and CEO of the Cannabis Marketing Association, to discuss marketing challenges and opportunities cannabis brands face. Marketing Cannabis Rules and Regulations Marketing options for cannabis businesses are limited and regulations differ from state to state. In Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, billboards and location-based advertising are prohibited. In Washington State, wrapped advertising on cars…
Decarbing Cannabis Right Why no public housing, doctors, banking or guns for marijuana users? These questions come up all the time with people in states where cannabis is legal – but not all businesses are as accepting of the new state laws.  The 5 Cannabis Industry Challenges for 2020 are: banking, health care, even public housing, veterans, and guns. How come every single one of these are locked out of the cannabis industry?  We’re going to explore that today. Public Housing Cannot Have Marijuana on It By Law Federal law prohibits public housing from possessing or using a schedule 1…
[embedded content] How Does Decarboxylation Make My Cannabis Last Longer? Many people wonder how they can make their cannabis last so they can save their money. The best way to make your cannabis last is to properly decarboxylate (or activate) it so that you can use your cannabis for psychoactive properties. If you decarb your cannabis correctly, you need to use much less of it and therefore it lasts longer. There are many ways consumers are able to decarboxylate their cannabis but many of the methods don’t get the most out of your bud. This week Miggy and Tom were…
Why no public housing, doctors, banking or guns for marijuana users? These questions come up all the time with people in states where cannabis is legal – but not all businesses are as accepting of the new state laws. The 5 Cannabis Industry Challenges for 2020 are: banking, health care, even public housing, veterans, and guns. How come every single one of these are locked out of the cannabis industry?  We’re going to explore that today. Public Housing Cannot Have Marijuana on It By Law Federal law prohibits public housing from possessing or using a schedule 1 substance in federally…
[embedded content] We Know the Difference Between Hemp and Weed, Do Cops? NYPD cops confused hemp for marijuana. Earlier this month the NYPD confiscated $17K worth of legal hemp from a CBD business owner. When the brother of the business owner went to the police station to work things out – they arrested him. This week Tom and Miggy were joined by brothers Oren and Ronen Levy from Green Angel CBD and That Pet Cure to discuss the events that occurred to them. How Cops Confused Hemp for Marijuana: Oren Levy of Green Angel CBD ordered 106 pounds…
420-Friendly Social Networks From deleting pages with hundreds and thousands of followers to picking and choosing what analytics cannabis brands are allowed to access – it’s clear social media isn’t a fan of cannabis. It’s obvious consumers want a space to connect, whether it’s in person with cannabis social groups, dating apps, or online. This week Tom and Miggy sat down with Kurt Akers, Co-Founder and CEO of Kannatopia.com, to discuss the hoops cannabis consumers and brands have to jump through to connect with like-minded people on social media. Tons of cannabis businesses and brands always get shut down…
Michigan Cannabis Business Lawyer Michigan Cannabis Business Lawyer Scott Roberts ​Michigan cannabis business is gearing up when the State begins taking applications for recreational businesses on November 1, 2019. Michigan legalized adult use in 2018 with 56% of the vote but it’s predicted that the first recreational business won’t open until the Spring of 2020. This week Miggy and Tom were joined by cannabis business attorney Scott Roberts from Scott Roberts Law to discuss Michigan’s cannabis landscape. Here in Michigan, cannabis laws and regulations are constantly evolving and the implementation of laws will change without any notice. The MRA (Michigan
Cannabis Industry Jobs with THC Staffing Group Call Now Get a job in the cannabis industry? What a dream. The saying goes, “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” 20 years ago working in the cannabis industry may have felt like a distant pipe dream but the industry is growing exponentially offering opportunities to pipe dreamers left and right. As the industry booms the demand for talented, dedicated workers increases making the landscape a little competitive. Where Should I Look for Cannabis Jobs? Looking for a job in cannabis has never been easier –
[embedded content] How is Cannabis Portrayed in the Media? You’ve probably seen it, headlines around mid-to-late October warning parents that people are sneaking cannabis into their kids Halloween candy. You and I both know that in this economy – no one is giving away free weed. But this is one of many wild stories that the media pushes into the zeitgeist that drums up fear and spreads confusion about cannabis. It’s clear the media doesn’t know how to talk about cannabis but are they using scare tactics to get views and clicks or do they just lack the vocabulary to…
[embedded content] How Do I Win a Cannabis License? It’s application season in Illinois and competition is fierce! With only 75 licenses to award, every point in an application counts. Applying for a license is costly, competitive, and in most cases a one time opportunity. This week Miggy and Tom were joined by expert Jay Czarkowski, Founding Partner at Canna Advisors, to discuss exactly what it takes to have a successful application. Canna Advisors has an incredible history of producing winning applications for their clients. Learn what makes for a winning application in this weeks episode: How to Win…