Category Archives: business

Mexico To Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Week, Former President Says

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would mark a major shift in a country bedeviled […]

U.S. Cannabis Sales Hit Record $17.5 Billion As Americans Consume More Marijuana Than Ever Before

The coronavirus was good for some industries and ruinous for others. For cannabis, 2020 was a breakout year. Legal sales across the U.S.—14 states allow adult use, 36 allow for medical sales—hit a record of $17.5 billion, a 46% increase from 2019, according to a new report. Most of the sales growth came from adult-use […]

Scholarships Available for Cannabis Job Training at HCC

The Cannabis Education Center at Holyoke Community College is offering scholarships to students who enroll in its March 2021 core cannabis training program. The intensive, two-day “Cannabis Core” training runs on Sat., March 20, and Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program costs $595 but scholarships covering up to the full […]

From GrubHub To Cannabis: An Entrepreneur’s Life-Long Bet On Home Deliveries

“This is my life,” says cannnabis industry CEO Adam Berk. And it is true: Berk is in fact passionate about his job. He has always been. Last year, the vertically-integrated cannabis company he headed, Stem Holdings, acquired Driven Deliveries, the world’s first publicly-owned cannabis delivery company. The resulting corporation, Driven by Stem, boasts a market […]

Hide Your Stash In High Style With This New Cannabis Furniture Line

When it comes to cannabis accessories, brands have evolved alongside legalization — maturing from the basic paraphernalia of the early aughts to today’s widely accessible aesthetically elevated pieces. But as connoisseurs collect covetable wares like designer bongs, high-tech vaporizers, 24-karat gold grinders and refined rolling papers, it’s still a challenge to find a functional, safe […]

Seth Rogen Is Launching His Own Cannabis Brand In The U.S., And He’s ‘Never Been More Excited About Anything’

‘I’m Seth Rogen, and if you know anything about me at all, I’m going to assume it’s that I really love weed’. Seth Rogen’s new cannabis company, Houseplant, has been a decade in the making. The actor and his creative partner, Evan Goldberg, are launching their brand in California starting Thursday, March 11. This follows […]

What Can, Can’t You Do With Cannabis in New Jersey Now?

New Jersey’s recreational marijuana market is now voter approved and in effect under legislation signed last week by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. New Jersey residents voted by a 2-to-1 margin in November to join 14 other states and the District of Columbia with legal marijuana for recreational use. Only those 21 and older can legally […]

‘Giving Back Is Not Even A Question;’ Cannabis Shop New Dia Plans To Open In Worcester With $5,000 Community Donation

Ross Bradshaw has plenty of memories from the plaza at 118 Cambridge St. in Worcester. In the mornings, Bradshaw’s father used to take him and his sister to a since-closed cafe there. Now, that plaza is home to New Dia, a cannabis shop Bradshaw is opening with sights set on giving back to the community, […]

Responsibly Scaling Your Cannabis Business Is A Win-Win for the Whole Industry

As the cannabis industry continues rapidly growing, we’re continually learning how to scale cannabis businesses the right way. As cannabis executive recruiters, we have a front row seat to how this is playing out. The reality of the cannabis industry is there’s an ever-changing long list of to-do’s. Cannabis businesses are doing their best to […]

New Jersey finally legalizes | Cannabis Culture

This week was dominated by the news that New Jersey finally legalized cannabis, months after over two-thirds of New Jerseyans voted to legalize. The state’s difficulty in passing overwhelmingly popular legislation offers a cautionary tale to other states that are hoping to legalize to pave over budget deficits and spur criminal justice reform. It’s a […]