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Jushi thinks corporate weed can be cool
When the self-appointed guardians of cannabis culture deride corporate weed, they have companies like MSO Jushi in mind.Among other reasons:In 2018, Jushi was a power point presentation. Today it has about 1,200 employees across six states. Jushi's four officers all have Read More...

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In California, calls for a tax revolt grow louder

Officials have made at least two significant concessions to the many many grievances of California operators, but calls for more drastic action appear to be spreading.Following a spate of burglaries targeting dispensaries, San Francisco supervisors approved an ordinance to suspend...
business

SuperNet: A new credit card for dispensaries

SuperNet, a new credit card which expects to launch in January, caters to the needs of dispensaries and their customers. The service expects to launch in January at 100 California pot shops. The cards work like normal credit cards. Consumers apply...
business

Harborside acquiring Urbn Leaf and Loudpack

California dispensary chain Harborside said it would acquire SoCal-focused retailer Urbn Leaf and cultivator, manufacturer and distributor Loudpack. The combined company, to be called StateHouse Holdings, will be among the largest vertically integrated operators in California.   Harborside will issue subordinate...
politics

Some Calif. cos. call for tax relief

Following a spate of pot shop robberies in Oakland, the women's equity group Supernova Women held a press conference Monday calling for state and local tax relief for impacted businesses. The group argued lower taxes will better enable businesses to take...
business

The future of e-commerce is…SMS?

A new Bay Area service called Johnnie thinks customers feel nostalgic for the old days. The software as a service platform is an AI-powered budtender, that enables ordering via text, like with a dealer."It's innovative but it's not," Johnnie founder...
business

Uber Eats to support weed pickup orders in Ontario

Consumers in Ontario, Canada will be able to place cannabis orders through Uber Eats, the company said Monday. The app now features dispensary Tokyo Smoke, which is owned by Canopy Growth.ReutersOther tech giants, such as Facebook and Google have steered...
career-advice

How to Become a Bud Trimmer

If you’re wondering how to become a bud trimmer, it’s probably in part because you appreciate great flower. The cannabis you buy at the local dispensary (or even on the corner, probably) is a collection of properly trimmed and cut,...
business

Berner and Weedmaps’ social venture is a go

Cannatech is a hot sector. But while there have been several attempts to whip up a 420-themed social network, none, to the best of my knowledge, has had any success.(Last we heard from  MassRoots, a high profile effort turned fiasco,...