Cannabis Interviews

A Snapshot Of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: Arizona

In 2010, Arizona voters passed Proposition 203, legalizing medical cannabis use, by a razor-thin 50.1% margin. December 2012 would see the first dispensary open in the state. read more

States Left With Much To Consider When Neighbors Legalize Cannabis

Thirty-three states and Washington, D.C. currently have some form of cannabis legislation on its books. Seventeen states, primarily located in the Midwest and Southeast, do not. For these 17 states, the spread of legalization created an impact that can affect businesses, travelers and families. According to some, the current situation reflects similar instances in recent history. read more

Cannabis Industry Gathers In Davos: 'No Silver Bullet Gets Rid Of An Illegal Product'

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, took place this week and alongside the main event there was a cluster of small cozy cannabis gatherings hosted in the Alps. read more

CEO: Companies That Don't Embrace Cannabis Culture Are Going To Have 'A Hard Time Surviving'

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse. CLAB, which stands for Cannabis LAB (Law, Accounting & Business), is a membership-based networking and education organization for cannabis business professionals. read more

Expert: There's Money To Be Made In Undervalued Cannabis Companies

Greg Chin is a partner at CohnReznick, one of the largest advisory and public accounting firms in the country. As a member of the firm’s national cannabis industry practice, he performs due diligence on cannabis deals throughout the U.S. on behalf of investors and leading multi-state operators (MSOs). read more

MedMen CEO Adam Bierman Talks Brand Positioning: 'Locking Up The Real Estate'

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (OTC: MMNFF) has the premier brand and pre-eminent footprint in the U.S. cannabis industry, CEO Adam Bierman said in an interview with Benzinga. read more

Berner's Cookies Cannabis Dispensary Coming To Detroit's 8 Mile Road

Gage Cannabis Co. is bringing Berner’s Cookies brand to Detroit.  A flagship, 3,500 square-foot cannabis provisioning center will open Jan. 31 at 6030 E. 8 Mile Road, the thoroughfare made famous globally by Eminem.  read more

5 Drivers Of The Correlated Growth Of Cannabis, Herbal Medicine

In the past 20 years, cannabis went from an illegal substance to a $1-billion industry with virtually unlimited growth potential. Legal cannabis sales reached $10.3 billion in 2018, according to New Frontier Data, a cannabis research firm.   read more

What Investors Should Know About Vaping Hardware

On Nov. 15, Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) removed all vape apps from the iOS App Store. This shift is one of the latest developments in corporate and government efforts to mitigate the negative public health consequences from vaping both nicotine and cannabis.  read more

MedMen CEO On Recent Layoffs: 'We're On Chapter Two, Where Execution Means Profitability'

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse. In late November, the cannabis dispensary chain Medmen Enterprises Inc (OTC: MMNFF) was sailing in rough seas after reporting losses of $79 million over a one-year period ended June 29.  read more

Making Sense Of The CBD Craze With CrossFit Legend Mat Fraser

I’m not typically one to get star struck. This is probably because, over the years, I’ve worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, and have taken meetings with some of the most powerful politicians in the world. read more

What Does Instagram's Ban On Vaping Influencers Mean For Cannabis?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) recently announced an advertising ban system for Instagram aimed at prohibiting posts that promote the use of read more

Poseidon Co-Founder Emily Paxhia On The Cannabis Hedge Fund's 2020 Outlook, Investment Criteria

Emily Paxhia, a co-founder of what is thought to be the longest-running cannabis investment fund, Poseidon Asset Management, had the courage to take a chance on a new industry when she decided to pursue a career in cannabis.  read more

Examining The Cannabis Sexual Wellness Market

Sexual wellness is a subject sweeping the globe that is expected to trend upwards in the years to come. read more

NatGeo's Jason Silva On Cannabis, Psychology And 'The Psychedelic Renaissance'

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse. Jason Silva is a TV personality, filmmaker, speaker and futurist. He’s best-known to the world for hosting the “Brain Games” TV show on the National Geographic channel for five consecutive seasons. read more

NBA Vet Turned Cannabis Exec Al Harrington Talks $16M Funding Round, Social Equity

Al Harrington, a 16-year NBA veteran, was inspired to enter the cannabis space in 2011 due in part to the plant's ability to help ease his grandmother Viola's glaucoma symptoms. After seeing her cry tears of joy as she read her Bible for the first time in over three years, Harrington said he too shed tears and soon went to work researching the plant. read more