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After Prohibition

As of September 2022, thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia regulated medical cannabis sales; nineteen states housed recreational markets. More than two-thirds of...

Selling the Sizzle and the Steak

It used to be so easy to buy cannabis: Call your source, or maybe drop in on a neighbor. Then head shops became a...
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Which Is the Better Extraction Method: Solvent or Solventless?

Both solvent-based and solventless extraction methods have their defenders and detractors. For now, methods that use hydrocarbons like butane, propane, and ethanol are the...
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Extracting the Bottom Line

Consumers may know the brand, strain, and strength of their favorite vape, topical, or tincture, but they are unlikely to know much about the...
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Sustainability: Green Commerce

Cannabis may be the ultimate natural medicine, but it has a terrible reputation for environmental destruction. The myths range from partially true to borderline...
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California Looks to Spare Cultivators from Suffocating Taxes

California’s cannabis cultivators celebrated the idea of temporary reprieve from high taxes after warning for years that onerous levies, low prices, and suffocating regulations...

Beyond the Basics of Branding

Red Antler, named for the fastest-growing cells in the animal kingdom, is a brand-building agency that focuses on startups. In fact, the company often...
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Feds Request New Cultivators to Supply NIDA Researchers

NEW YORK, NY - A federal agency this month took steps to end a decades-long monopoly on cannabis grown for research, issuing a call...
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SEC Puts SPACs on Notice for More Regulations to Protect Investors

The financial world was aflutter in early April when the Securities and Exchange Commission took aim at special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), saying additional...
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Show Me the Money in the Wave of Fat-Capital Investing

Mergers and acquisitions are a lot like royal marriages: They’re founded not on affinity but on long-term mutual benefit, and a successful coupling in...