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The Inside Out of Magic-Flight

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This segment of Inside Out, Christina spends a day at Magic-Flight. Magic-Flight, the inventors of the Launch Box & Muad-Dib portable vaporizers for herbs & concentrates. Handmade with Love in San Diego, CA. Some unique facts about Magic-Flight: PROUDLY USA All of Magic-Flight kits are crafted by skilled, local artisans in San Diego, California. The Launch Box® vaporizer is a green product sourced...

Are You Exposed? Insure Your Cannabusiness

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With any business in any industry, the various types and amounts of insurance coverage are going to differ depending upon the operations of the business and what exposures those operations create. When it comes to the cannabis industry, this point cannot be stressed enough because it emphasizes the need to have a full understanding of your operations and what...

Why Cannabis Entrepreneurs Need Good Mentors

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Paula Young-Libby is the CEO of MycoCann, Inc. an ag-tech startup with sights on revolutionizing how cannabis is grown.  Join us here once a month as Paula gives us an exclusive peek into the entrepreneurial experience. Every movie has one: The wise old man, woman, or child who knows exactly what to do at a critical point. The person who’s...

How to Choose and Shop for the Right Commercial Cannabis Greenhouse

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Foreword: In this Growers Spotlight, we interviewed Shane Hutto, owner, and CEO of Horticultural Solutions Ltd. Shane currently consults for commercial cannabis grow operations on greenhouse designs. On Greenhouses Most people have a picture in their head of what a greenhouse is. However, there are several variations on greenhouse designs and building materials. At its core, a greenhouse is a structure...

Reefer: Loyalty Platform for Dispensaries

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The value of a loyal patient is 10 times more important compared to a first time patient, referrals are the second most important when it comes to choosing a dispensary. Reefer Loyalty, founded by USC students Brian Zatulove, Zach Wise, Jordan Wise and Shaun Edalati, quickly seized on the opportunity provided by the sudden “green rush.” What issue is Reefer...

Entrepreneur of the Week: Kurt Akers

Each week we highlight entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry so our viewers can learn who is behind the team of the upcoming and leading businesses, organizations, and non-profits in the industry. This week we would like to introduce Kurt Akers, CEO of Kannatopia. Kurt Akers is the co-founder and CEO of Kannatopia, a social network for modern cannabist's aged 21 and older. Kannatopia...

Hood Incubator Brings More Diversity to the Cannabis Industry

I had the pleasure of meeting Ebele Ifedigbo at The ArcView Investor Forum in Los Angeles this past January. Ebele presented in front of a room full of prospective investors and cannabis entrepreneurs about their company, The Hood Incubator. Similar to last week’s piece on Sara Gullickson, I like to share the story of people I’ve encountered on my...

Interview: Tasia Mercadente of Santiago and Dunbar Extracts

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Foreword: In this Growers Spotlight, we interview Tasia Mercadente, who runs Santiago and Dunbar Extracts. Tasia performs many extractions for her company, producing a wide variety of concentrates, from waxes to crumbles, shatters, oils, and more. Since learning about cannabis in her teenage years, Tasia has formed a company and made a career out of making extractions for both recreational...

The Grobo strives to make growing plants indoors effortless

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People make several mistakes when they first start growing plants indoors. For example, they either get the incorrect lights, forget to water the plant, or don’t cultivate the plant for long enough. Grobo One Smart Grow Box is the solution to growing plants indoors from the experienced to the most inexperienced person, each will feel like they can grow...

Baker Announces Additional Funding Bringing Total to $3.5M

Founded in 2015, Baker initially launched as an “order ahead” web app that allowed customers to reserve and pick up their cannabis product they wanted. With expertise in retail, technology and cannabis Baker evolved and developed an industry-specific tool not only for dispensaries but brands as well to build brand loyalty and increase engagement with their customers by focusing...