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Benzinga Cannabis Conference Returns Just When the Industry Needed It Most

Last week, the cannabis industry’s decision-makers descended on downtown Chicago for the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference. The bi-annual event is hosted and produced by...

Tailoring Retail Spaces to Demographics

“If you try to be all things to all people, you won’t be anything to anybody.”​​ For product brands, this old adage has felt...

WYLLOW: Tiny but Mighty Dispensary

Newly opened WYLLOW can lay claim to being one of the most visually striking dispensaries in Los Angeles, a city home to no shortage...

The Threshold of Tomorrow: NFTs, Crypto, and the Metaverse

Early in the pandemic, Lincoln Barnett III began dabbling in cryptocurrency and got some exposure to early-stage non-fungible tokens (NFTs). “I went down the...
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Design and Purpose Stand Out at Woody Harrelson’s The Woods

Celebrity cannabis brands work best when the figures behind them are known consumers of the product and earnest in their vision of bringing something...
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Divide and Conquer the Market

At the beginning of 2022, the economy took a turn for the worse. A number of factors contributed — the end of pandemic economic...

Art and Craft Define 3C Farms’ Coast to Coast Dispensary

The so-called “green zone” in downtown Los Angeles’s Arts District is home to some of the most popular legacy names in flower. Jungle Boys,...

Hazy and LUCHADOR MOTA-MANIA Photo Gallery

Latina-owned cannabis brand LUCHADOR teamed up with LA event producers Hazy to throw Motamania: a huge cannabis-themed Lucha Libre show on a rooftop in...
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A New York State of Unwind

When Standard Dose opened its doors on Broadway in New York City in May 2019, the hemp craze hadn’t yet hit peak saturation. Curiosity...
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Planet 13 OC Believes in the Marketing Magic of Spectacles

Only a handful of cannabis retailers in the United States enjoy what could be considered national recognition. The select few have achieved their status...