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Jon Hiltz

Jon Hiltz
Jon Hiltz has been a journalist in the cannabis industry since 2016 when he became the international correspondent for the Weedmaps-owned Marijuana.com. In 2018, he published a book about the ongoing legalization of cannabis in North America and around the world. For over four years, Jon was the Director of Business Development for a leading cannabis manufacturer in Canada, and he is now a consultant and broker in the industry.
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United Weed Stand: Managing the Growing Presence of Unions

In September, an administrative court ordered a Massachusetts dispensary operator to bargain with a labor union. Employees of the Insa dispensary in Salem voted...
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We Have Some Odd Cannabis Laws Across the United States

The lack of federal guidance has led to a patchwork of state laws and outright oddities around cannabis. While some of these regulations have...
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What Have Americans Been Drinking This Summer?

No matter how you pour it, beverage revenue across alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, hot drinks, and cannabis-infused drinks has been growing each year since...
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How to Find Your Next Job in Cannabis

Despite consistent industry expansion through ongoing legalization efforts across the United States and abroad, news of a turbulent job market in the cannabis sector...
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The Unionization of Cannabis

Teamsters Local 777 members walked off their jobs at two of Green Thumb Industries’ Rise Cannabis shops in Illinois the day before 4/20. For...
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Lift Toronto Programming Tackles Difficult Issues

Professionals have many reasons for attending cannabis events both domestically and internationally. The obvious: expanding business into new markets, meeting clients in person, and...
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If You’re Not Selling to Budtenders, You’re Doing It Wrong

Targeting the right people along the supply chain, as opposed to focusing on the end user, is an essential part of gaining market share...
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Drying and Curing Don’t Get the Attention They Deserve

When people talk about improving the quality of flower, the discussion is dominated by everything that happens before the harvest. Lighting, soil types, nutrients,...
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How to Build a Successful Collaboration

When global advertising trade publication Adweek discusses your campaign in a positive light, you know you’ve hit your mark. When the magazine hosts a...
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6 Key Considerations When Optimizing New and Existing Grows

The ability to optimize cultivation for cost, quality, and yield in a new market increases a brand’s opportunity to launch with attractive and sustainable...