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SweetWater Brewing launches in Colorado

SweetWater Brewing Company today announced its expansion into Colorado. SweetWater’s West Coast style brews, including flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale and a newly launched year-rounder H.A.Z.Y IPA, will be available at bars, restaurants and stores starting February 1, 2021.

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THC soda in Michigan

Michigan poised to enter THC beverage market

After months of discussions among stakeholders, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (the “MRA”) released a regulatory process that will govern the manufacture and sale of THC-infused beverages in Michigan. The good news for consumers?

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Sustainable packaging for cannabis

Cannabis packaging and the search for a sustainable solution

For an industry that’s big on green, we have a dirty little secret. Single-use consumer packaged goods containers are responsible for a quarter of waste generated in the United States, most of the materials used for packaging are not recycled, and the cannabis industry is part of the problem. In fact…

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Retail Insights: Colorado’s Smokin’ Gun Apothecary

“I’m really particular about our employees,” said Brittany Pittel, general manager of the shop in the Denver suburb of Glendale. “When I interview someone, I make it very informal. I want people to show me that they can interact with people confidently, comfortably and politely. You need to have respect for customers, and you need to want to help them.”

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Smokin' Gun Apothocary

Top ten innovative dispensary designs

Opening a dispensary in today’s rapidly growing cannabis economy isn’t for the faint of heart. Where rigid drug laws once restricted the market, the current pervasiveness of cannabis is driving the need for increasingly specialized branding strategies. As such, savvy dispensaries are pushing the creative envelope beyond…

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SweetWater Brewing launches in Colorado

SweetWater Brewing Company today announced its expansion into Colorado. SweetWater’s West Coast style brews, including flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale and a newly launched year-rounder H.A.Z.Y IPA, will be available at bars, restaurants and stores starting February 1, 2021.

Read More »
THC soda in Michigan

Michigan poised to enter THC beverage market

After months of discussions among stakeholders, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (the “MRA”) released a regulatory process that will govern the manufacture and sale of THC-infused beverages in Michigan. The good news for consumers?

Read More »
Sustainable packaging for cannabis

Cannabis packaging and the search for a sustainable solution

For an industry that’s big on green, we have a dirty little secret. Single-use consumer packaged goods containers are responsible for a quarter of waste generated in the United States, most of the materials used for packaging are not recycled, and the cannabis industry is part of the problem. In fact…

Read More »

Retail Insights: Colorado’s Smokin’ Gun Apothecary

“I’m really particular about our employees,” said Brittany Pittel, general manager of the shop in the Denver suburb of Glendale. “When I interview someone, I make it very informal. I want people to show me that they can interact with people confidently, comfortably and politely. You need to have respect for customers, and you need to want to help them.”

Read More »
Smokin' Gun Apothocary

Top ten innovative dispensary designs

Opening a dispensary in today’s rapidly growing cannabis economy isn’t for the faint of heart. Where rigid drug laws once restricted the market, the current pervasiveness of cannabis is driving the need for increasingly specialized branding strategies. As such, savvy dispensaries are pushing the creative envelope beyond…

Read More »
Sustainable packaging for cannabis

Cannabis packaging and the search for a sustainable solution

For an industry that’s big on green, we have a dirty little secret. Single-use consumer packaged goods containers are responsible for a quarter of waste generated in the United States, most of the materials used for packaging are not recycled, and the cannabis industry is part of the problem. In fact…

Read More »
2021 Predictions

2021 predictions from industry leaders

As 2020 winds to an end, It’s difficult to know what lies ahead for the world at large, but a little easier to make predictions for an industry we know so well. To that end, we reached out to some of our favorite speakers from MJ Unpacked and other industry luminaries and asked what they foresee for the year ahead.

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cannabis infused cocktails

Cannabis cocktails to go? Yes, please.

Artet is launching two canned cannabis cocktails, Rosemary Jane and Tet & Tonic. The cocktails are an extension of the Los Angeles-based beverage brand’s original non-alcoholic aperitif, which debuted in 2019.

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Eight cannabis brands that are nailing holiday marketing

Best pot and CBD stocking stuffers? A handful of savvy cannabis brands are positioning themselves to appeal to holiday shoppers on the lookout for THC beverages, edibles, and topicals. Here’s to shaking the legacy of prohibition and working within packaging restrictions to…

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2021 Predictions

2021 predictions from industry leaders

As 2020 winds to an end, It’s difficult to know what lies ahead for the world at large, but a little easier to make predictions for an industry we know so well. To that end, we reached out to some of our favorite speakers from MJ Unpacked and other industry luminaries and asked what they foresee for the year ahead.

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virtual cannabis trade show

The future of cannabis events

Will we ever return to business as usual in the events space? Is the virtual event a lost cause? A seasoned trade show producer and cannabis industry insider looks at what we’ve learned from 2020 and where we go from here.

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SweetWater Brewing launches in Colorado

SweetWater Brewing Company today announced its expansion into Colorado. SweetWater’s West Coast style brews, including flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale and a newly launched year-rounder H.A.Z.Y IPA, will be available at bars, restaurants and stores starting February 1, 2021.

Read More »
THC soda in Michigan

Michigan poised to enter THC beverage market

After months of discussions among stakeholders, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (the “MRA”) released a regulatory process that will govern the manufacture and sale of THC-infused beverages in Michigan. The good news for consumers?

Read More »
cannabis delivery in Colorado

Recreational cannabis delivery in Colorado hinges on equity program

Two Colorado cities that are planning to allow recreational cannabis delivery in 2021 will require the businesses to obtain social equity licenses from the state. The state legalized cannabis delivery in 2019, allowing for medical deliveries in 2020 and recreational deliveries in 2021. So far, only a handful of…

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Good News THC edibles

Cresco brings Good News to Michigan

Thanks to Cresco Labs, Michigan cannabis lovers are about to get some much-needed good news going into the new year. As of December 2020, Cresco has extended their edibles brand Good News, which is designed to elevate moods, into Michigan’s fast growing cannabis market.

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Retail Insights: Colorado’s Smokin’ Gun Apothecary

“I’m really particular about our employees,” said Brittany Pittel, general manager of the shop in the Denver suburb of Glendale. “When I interview someone, I make it very informal. I want people to show me that they can interact with people confidently, comfortably and politely. You need to have respect for customers, and you need to want to help them.”

Read More »
Smokin' Gun Apothocary

Top ten innovative dispensary designs

Opening a dispensary in today’s rapidly growing cannabis economy isn’t for the faint of heart. Where rigid drug laws once restricted the market, the current pervasiveness of cannabis is driving the need for increasingly specialized branding strategies. As such, savvy dispensaries are pushing the creative envelope beyond…

Read More »
2021 Predictions

2021 predictions from industry leaders

As 2020 winds to an end, It’s difficult to know what lies ahead for the world at large, but a little easier to make predictions for an industry we know so well. To that end, we reached out to some of our favorite speakers from MJ Unpacked and other industry luminaries and asked what they foresee for the year ahead.

Read More »

The truth about Green Wednesday

Cannabis businesses across the country are gearing up for a surge in customers on what’s become known as Green Wednesday — the day before Thanksgiving. Due to people stocking up on munchies-inducing treats before the ultimate food holiday, Green Wednesday now rivals Black Friday…

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Emerald Leaves

Retail Spotlight: Tacoma’s Emerald Leaves

Leroy Duane Dunn of Tacoma’s Emerald Leaves on the importance of building community, how Washington’s high tax rates make it harder for small minority-owned businesses to succeed, and what needs to happen to…

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Trend Watch: The move toward “premium” products

As the cannabis industry matures, consumers are growing up along with it and gravitating toward more sophisticated products. Most cannabis data-tracking companies don’t distinguish premium brands from the rest of the products available on the market, but

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