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CBD is the Cannabis Industry’s Path to Mainstream America

CBD is the Cannabis Industry’s Path to Mainstream America

With the Senate’s vote to pass the 2018 Farm Bill — which would effectively legalize production of hemp and CBD — the cannabis industry is expecting to see quite a bump in the demand for CBD production. That’s not to say that all of the new CBD business will happen...

Cannabis is One Step Closer to Legalization Thanks to CBD

Cannabis is One Step Closer to Legalization Thanks to CBD

Eventually, we’re going to reach a point where cannabis is legalized across the country. It’s more a matter of “when” than “if” at this point, and it seems like that time is coming sooner than later. This month, the Senate took a step toward full legalization by...

The Cannabis Black Market Isn’t What You Think

The Cannabis Black Market Isn’t What You Think

By Ryan Elmore As the legal cannabis industry grows, it’s no surprise that the shady black market has changed directions as well. Instead of the image of a sketchy “drug deal” going down on a street corner or in an alleyway, much of the cannabis black market is now...

What Big Tobacco’s Investment Means to the Cannabis Industry

What Big Tobacco’s Investment Means to the Cannabis Industry

By Ryan Elmore The moment that so many cannabis industry entrepreneurs and experts have been waiting for has finally arrived. Big Tobacco is sinking its teeth into the cannabis industry. More specifically, Altria (who most famously owns Marlboro) just announced that...

Michigan’s Legalization Shows the Spread of Cannabis

Michigan’s Legalization Shows the Spread of Cannabis

By Ryan Elmore At this point, states legalizing medical and recreational cannabis usage isn’t exactly an uncommon thing to see in the headlines, but the most recent one has made quite a splash. With Michigan officially becoming the latest state to legalize — although...

Avoiding the Scams and Swindlers of the Cannabis Industry

Avoiding the Scams and Swindlers of the Cannabis Industry

By Ryan Elmore There’s no doubt about it, the legal cannabis industry is full of swindlers, scammers, used car salesmen, and snake oil. It’s the nature of the beast when you’re dealing with a market that has generally only previously existed in illegal spaces and is...

CBD is the Cannabis Industry’s Path to Mainstream America

As Cannabis Companies Specialize, Terpenes Emerge as an Opportunity

By Ryan Elmore For companies looking to break into the cannabis industry, launching into the market as another generic cannabis company generally isn’t the way to do it. Even the bigger and more established businesses are shifting their business models to focus on one...

Why Cannabis Companies Should Invest in Themselves, Not Stocks

Why Cannabis Companies Should Invest in Themselves, Not Stocks

By Ryan Elmore As the cannabis industry grows, investors should be prepared to see more and more of the new startups spectacularly implode or at least fall by the wayside. But whereas a small cannabis business failing may not make too many headlines, the downfall of...

A Cannabis Industry Myth Explained

A Cannabis Industry Myth Explained

A lot of people think they know the ins and outs of the cannabis industry, but there's one aspect of it most companies are currently taking for granted.