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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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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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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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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…

Read More »
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…

Read More »

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

Read More »

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