Q&A with Cannabis Industry Leaders

Capitalizing on marijuana markets with limited rivals: Q&A with Tilt Holdings interim CEO Mark Scatterday

Cannabis cultivation companies with a foothold in “constrained” markets – those with relatively few licenses such as Massachusetts – have a natural advantage, thanks to limited competition and marijuana supplies. Massachusetts-based Tilt Holdings is one such company. Tilt has multiple businesses that, among other things, offer cannabis-related technology and operate cultivation centers and retail stores […]

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New proposals could aid small growers in saturated market: Q&A with Washington state’s top regulator, Rick Garza

Washington state regulators are considering several proposals to help cannabis growers – particularly smaller cultivators – compete in a market beset by challenges, including low wholesale prices and overproduction. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), which regulates the marijuana licensees, recently announced draft legislation the agency is considering requesting for the upcoming 2020 legislative […]

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Craft cannabis, capitalism & for-profit co-ops: Q&A with Flow Kana CEO Michael Steinmetz

In a time when giant multistate marijuana companies dominate the U.S. cannabis landscape, legitimate concerns exist that they will drive craft and small cultivators out of the legal cannabis industry. But Michael Steinmetz, who founded California cannabis company Flow Kana in 2015, believes big-time capitalism – or at least his business model – can save […]

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The similarities between liquor and cannabis: Q&A with ex-Mike’s Hard Lemonade exec Anat Baron

Self-described “natural born risk-taker” Anat Baron made her mark as an executive with Mike’s Hard Lemonade and helped drive the startup beer competitor to national prominence between 2001 and 2004. For the past seven years, the entrepreneurial-minded Baron has been working on a new technology platform that she’s hoping will be ready to launch by […]

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