Category Archives: entrepreneur

A Snapshot Of Colorado’s Cannabis Market For Investors, Entrepreneurs

Colorado was first-to-market in the cannabis space, and the stability in the market could mean fewer opportunities for significant returns. But there’s no denying Colorado cannabis is booming. The state saw a 26% increase in 2020 sales for a total of $2.2 billion, according to BDSA data. BDSA forecasts Colorado sales will reach $2.7 billion […]

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 […]

Weed Porn: Focus On Cannabis Photography

In 1974, High Times published its first marijuana centerfold in its Fall issue, only the second edition ever of the groundbreaking magazine covering all things cannabis. Depicting a 20-pound brick of Colombian pot on a white silk sheet, the image was the first in a series of iconic marijuana photographs that continues to this day. […]

Black-Owned Cannabis Accessory Company Working To Change The Industry

3 Halifax entrepreneurs started Fumes Rolling Papers and Accessories last summer. Three Halifax entrepreneurs who founded a cannabis accessory company last year are working to promote Black ownership in an industry that lacks diversity. Brothers Josh Creighton, Treno Morton and Tyler Morton began selling naturally made rolling papers last summer when the pandemic meant many […]

Jay-Z Joins Push to Boost Minority-Owned Cannabis Businesses

Rapper creates $10 million fund for startups, saying people of color have missed out on marijuana boom. Jay-Z is launching a fund to invest in minority-owned cannabis startups to bolster Black participation in the industry. The rapper and entrepreneur says he is motivated by an imbalance in the marijuana business: People of color, who have […]

African Cannabis Innovators to Watch in 2021

CANNABIS CULTURE – Clever cannabis entrepreneurs across Africa are steaming ahead with niche trends like cannabis software and canna-infused drinks — now they look to cash-in in 2021. For eagle-eyed Africa cannabis investors/observers, here are top niche trends to grab onto.  Cannabis software  Cannabis software, a potential money-maker is an often over-looked startup sector that […]

Carlos Santana Talks Mirayo, Handling Covid Fatigue And How ‘Cannabis Opens Doors To Divine Wisdom’

Carlos Santana has openly shared his respect towards the plant throughout the years. A magician on the guitar, the music legend and entrepreneur has often touted the healing properties of marijuana ever since he was a little kid. Santan credits his mother for shaping his outlook, as well the appreciation of his native Mexican culture, […]

Cannabis Activist Says Missouri’s Medical Market Needs More Black Entrepreneurs

Medical marijuana dispensaries are starting to open across Missouri, but some activists say there’s a big problem — a lack of racial diversity. Marne Madison, Missouri chapter president of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, takes issue with the fact that most dispensary owners are white, even at locations planning to open in predominantly Black communities. She […]

Jay-Z Launches His Very Own Cannabis Line Called Monogram

You could say that Jay-Z is on fire. To be blunt, there’s not much that the Grammy Award-winning billionaire rapper and entrepreneur doesn’t have his hand in. From streaming service founder to music executive to memoir writer, the 50-year-old is adding yet another title to his repertoire. He launched a cannabis line called Monogram Friday. […]

Wu-Tang’s Raekwon On His New Weed Venture: ‘Cannabis For The People, By The People’

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, born Corey Woods, has gotten into the cannabis game. His project is as unprecedented as it is cool – and just. The rapper turned entrepreneur has invested in CitizenGrown, a company that defines itself as “cannabis for the people, by the people.” With a unique business model, CitizenGrown’s mission is to provide […]