How To Stay Atop In A Crowded Retail Market

Sound advice from Oregrown Co-Founder Chrissy Hadar on how to differentiate your cannabis retail brand. January 23, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Where is the best cannabis in the legal industry? It’s a contentious subject. Many cannabis industry folks in the U.S. say the best marijuana in the legal industry is grown in Oregon. Why? Oregon is lush, it’s home to the Cultivation Classic, a highly-regarded cannabis cultivation competition, and it has over 600 licensees. The state is so abundant in cannabis that legislators passed the Oregon cannabis export bill last year in hopes that Oregon cannabis can be exported and enjoyed nation-wide. RELATED: 20 Bold Predictions for the Cannabis Industry in 2020 One highly-regarded Oregon brand to watch is Oregrown Industries. Founded in 2013, Oregrown is bringing a new retail storefront to Portland.  To kick off opening day, progressive cannabis advocate U.S Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democratic congressman of the state’s third district, […]

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Behind the Scenes At The CBD Saturday Farmers Market

January 16, 2020 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The first Green Entrepreneur CBD Farmers Market on Saturday, January 11, 2020, welcomed 3,000 cannabis enthusiasts to Academy LA in Hollywood, California. Consumers, as well as business owners, enjoyed food, smokable hemp, yoga, massages, and pets for adoption, all while interacting with and learning from some of the top brand ambassadors in CBD today. Read five highlights from the first-ever CBD Saturday Market, and stay tuned for the next experience coming this Spring. Read_More Related posts: North Carolina Farmers Embrace Hemp as the Market for Tobacco Dwindles Should You Be Worried About a Market Crash in 2020? Where to Shop to Support Small Business Saturday 5 Last-Minute Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday Canada Makes Marijuana Farmers Eligible for Government Agriculture Programs SPI 197: Behind the Scenes of Writing Will It Fly? Behind the Scenes […]

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Five Best Brands For The Canna-Curious

From tea to dark chocolate-covered espresso beans, these cannabis products will convert you. January 15, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Your curiosity has been piqued by the modern marijuana possibilities. A parade of new cannabis brands has come to the market in your legal state (if you’re lucky enough to live in one, or visiting one). But you haven’t dipped your toe into cannabis for years. Where to begin? Whether it be for recreational enjoyment, nostalgia, pain relief, inflammation, sleep aid, anxiety, the stress of everyday life, depression and PTSD, or all of the above — cannabis may be the right choice for you.  RELATED: To Get Into The CBD Game, You Must Know These 8 Things The accessibility and sheer possibility for types of marijuana to imbibe are seemingly endless. To help you sort through the clutter, here here are five brands that I would recommend to welcome […]

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How To Know What Dosage Of CBD To Take

It really depends on your tolerance and what conditions you are treating, but here we remove some of the dosing mystery. January 13, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The brave new world of cannabidiol or CBD-infused products is growing. That means more product choices and accessibility for the consumer. It also means a wide array of recommended doses.  One of the most important components of any CBD product’s ingredient label is the potency in milligrams that product contains. This potency, when divided by one serving, will equal one dose. So what does this CBD milligram potency mean? And how do you know you’ve found the right dose for your body and particular ailment? CBD affects everyone differently because everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different. Your perfect dose depends on your body size, weight, age, gender, and even how much food and water you have […]

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To Get Into the CBD Game, You Must Know These 8 Things

Actionable pieces of advice for entrepreneurs seeking to enter one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world January 3, 2020 10 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. CBD may promise to ease your worries and chill you out, but being an entrepreneur in CBD industry is anything but mellow.  There is a bevy of hungry competition and new hemp-derived brands entering the market every day. They all want a piece of the CBD pie that is predicted to balloon to $20 billion by 2024. You have your business plan, check. But what does it really take to start your own CBD company?  It’s not easy. You need to set yourself apart. You need to stay up-to-date compliant with a mountain of constantly-shifting regulations. Most importantly, you need to source hemp that is well-produced. The quality — how the hemp is grown, rigorous testing, pesticides, and generations of hemp phenotypes […]

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What Travelers Need To Know About Flying With Weed

Before crossing through security, make sure you know the rules about packing your cannabis products. December 2, 2019 15 min read This story originally appeared on Weedmaps With the laws surrounding cannabis — both marijuana and hemp — constantly changing, confusion for cannabis consumers arises when it comes to traveling to and from states where weed is legal. This is especially true when it comes to flying with weed.  Cannabis consumers should empower themselves with an understanding of the laws and regulations concerning cannabis so that they can consume weed legally and fly safely. First and foremost, that means knowing that marijuana possession is illegal under federal law.  Consumers need to know that if they walk into an airport, they can be walking into federal jurisdiction territory or land overseen by airport police in local jurisdictions. Even states with adult-use markets do not all have cannabis-friendly airports. Weed purchased by consumers in a legal cannabis state […]

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