Industry News

Three Best Practices for Starting a Cannabusiness

There are few, if any, retail industries that have more oversight and regulation than cannabis. To that end, best practices will prepare you and your operation to perform better in every aspect of your business operations...

How consultants provide value for cannabis business, licensing, and real estate transactions

In July 2022, two well-established industry leaders, Cannabis Real Estate Consultants (CREC) and WeCann, have recently merged companies...

Things you need to know about the New York Cannabis Market

In this article, we will discuss the legalization status within the state of New York for cannabis cultivation and retail dispensaries, and how a business owner might simplify their operational control requirements...

Project Management: Nuisance or Not?

Many of today’s cannabis operators wonder if they need project management. A common misconception is project managers are an unnecessary overhead because they "don’t deliver" and often "get in the way"...

How much retail space is enough for a cannabis dispensary?

There has been a lot of discussion lately on nearly all industry platforms and by industry folks themselves regarding the evolving shopping environments for retail purchase of cannabis...

Top three best practices for hiring and managing your dream team

Turnover is a big issue in the cannabis industry. The average ratio for dispensaries is 55% in the first year, 30% within the first two months. Finding the right people to join your team can be difficult. Implementing best practices for hiring and managing your staff is a step in the right direction...

Three must-have types of technology to operate in the cannabis industry

When we first think of cannabis, technology might not be the first thought out of the gate. The role of technology in the cannabis industry has increased significantly in the last few years. With more states legalizing the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis, the market is turning to cutting-edge technology to optimize all aspects of their business...

Experiences / Lessons Learned in 2022 and Looking Forward to 2023

With 2023 around the corner, everyone is wrapping up their 2022 calendars and reflecting on the past year...

Is Your Cannabis Business Compliant?

Cannabis business owners and operators have plenty to worry about; bringing in revenue, keeping customers and employees happy, paying taxes, and securing inventory are usually top of mind...

MJBizCon 2022 Survival Kit: Top 10 things you need to know before attending (with resources)

As everyone is finalizing their travel plans for MJBizCon 2022 and starting to build their schedule for the conference, check out these tips! We polled people in the cannabis industry who have attended multiple MJBiz conferences and these are their words of wisdom...

Five ways a Cannabis Operator can get involved in early Cannabis Policy Development

A cannabis business begins with the community interest and the public process of government public hearings, community meetings, staff and attorney regulation development, actions leading to deep discussion of policy development...

Women in Cannabis: AnamiTech Welcomes a New Member of the Board of Directors

Kathryn Blackwell joined the AnamiTech team as a member of the board of directors in October 2022 to help shape the direction of the company and push the growth forward for the investors and the team...

How to find a Cannabis Banking System in an Underserved Industry

Since cannabis is federally illegal, big banks will not accept business from a cannabis operator. As a cash-based industry, what is a licensee suppose to do with all of that cash?!...

Not your mama's cannabis license application process

Sapphire Risk Advisory Group and GreenSpacePro are coming together once again to share with you the denied cannabis license application horror stories...