The Trials And Tribulations Of Obtaining A Medical Card In Florida

The Trials And Tribulations Of Obtaining A Medical Card In Florida

Florida is gradually making the transition into medical cannabis for patients who can benefit. Their first medical marijuana law, passed in 2014, allowed only limited patients to use high-CBD and low-THC (0.8% or less). The first dispensary for this type of cannabis opened in July of 2016.

The legislature then passed HB 307 in 2016, which would allow terminally ill patients to use cannabis with higher THC. But that law was flawed, placing a heavy...

Vendtek: The Future Of Vending Machines Is Now

Vendtek: The Future Of Vending Machines Is Now

Imagine walking into a local recreational retail location and bypassing the lines of people waiting for customer service. You approach a vending machine, put your money in, and make your selection. The machine dispenses your cannabis product and you are out the door in no time. All without standing in the queue. 

Great dream right? Well, VendTek Wholesale Equipment, Inc., is working to make this dream a reality by breaking into the cannabis industry.

VendTek...

The Birth Of Cannabis Story Lab

The Birth Of Cannabis Story Lab

Celeste Miranda, already one of the busiest people in cannabis, has a new agency. The founder and CEO of The Cannabis Marketing Lab - the oldest and largest cannabis-specific marketing agency - has banded together with two veteran public relations executives - John Sidline and Karen Blondell - to form a new cannabis-focused PR agency: The Cannabis Story Lab (www.thecannabisstorylab.com). Together, the trio possess a unique combination of cannabis industry and non-cannabis PR experience. 

Over...

Hemp Seed Market In The US: The Challenges And Realities

Hemp Seed Market In The US: The Challenges And Realities

In 1994, Canada started issuing research licenses to grow industrial hemp on an experimental basis. Prompted by field results and lobbying by the agriculture and business communities, Canada passed legislation in 1998 that allowed for the full production of hemp for seed and seed oil. The first year approximately 6000 acres were planted. Year two that number jumped to 35,000—driven by the promise of large-scale fiber plants. Those plants didn’t materialize, leaving many farmers...

Delta 8 Force: Better Living Through Cannabis Chemistry

Delta 8 Force: Better Living Through Cannabis Chemistry

While most of the world is just discovering terpenes and cannabidiol (CBD), a small group of cannabis extractors are literally transforming the plant.

The cannabis industry has been coming out of the shadows during the last two decades of reduced prohibition and medical program expansion across the United States. While the industry still faces many roadblocks for banking, research, and law enforcement, there has been an increase in experimentation and diversification driven by independent groups.

Your Marketing Plan: If You Build It, They Will Come

Your Marketing Plan: If You Build It, They Will Come

In the movie Field of Dreams, a rookie corn farmer named Ray hears a voice telling him to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field. He isn’t sure why the voice is telling him to do it, but he does it anyway—much to the amusement of the fellow farmers in his county. Many times, new business owners are a lot like Ray. They have a dream about starting a business.

Taxes And Your AirbnBud

Taxes And Your AirbnBud

We all have stayed at a hotel or Bed and Breakfast, and you may have heard about the service called Airbnb, where homeowners rent a room, or even their whole house, for short term rentals. Now there is a new kid on the block called Bud and Breakfast or the Airbnb of Weed. In areas where marijuana is legal, the Bud and Breakfast concept is a similar arrangement, but it is special because the accommodation...

Cannabis Mover And Shaker Farmer Tom

Cannabis Mover And Shaker Farmer Tom

CannaBiz Journal recently visited Farmer Tom’s farm to speak with Farmer Tom about his contributions to Washington’s BHO concentrate laws, how he came to the cannabis industry—including work and safety in the industry, and how he has contributed to setting the standards for that as well.

Farmer Tom credits his wife for bringing him into the cannabis industry. “I got into the industry through my wife. She was part of one of the first...

Can National Investment Connection Help Cannabis Companies Legally Turn Cash Into Bankable Revenue?

Can National Investment Connection  Help Cannabis Companies Legally Turn Cash Into Bankable Revenue?

National Investment Connection brings together a network of licensed professionals across the nation to assist cash investors with creative ways to manage their money with turn-key real estate channels. That is their claim and they say it is all legal. 

Shane Blocker was not originally involved in any type of cannabis venture, but he was involved in the real estate and banking industries. He considered himself a bit of an entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed problem solver.

Citizen CBD: Vets Healing Through Cannabis, Martial Arts, Service

Citizen CBD: Vets Healing Through Cannabis, Martial Arts, Service

This Veteran’s Day, if you want to put your money where your mouth is, Citizen CBD might be the place to shop for your cannabidiol (CBD).

Citizen CBD is a veteran-owned and operated company that specializes in hemp-derived CBD products. Hemp and marijuana are both the same species of plant. The cannabis plant is identified as marijuana when it has over .3% THC, but the same species with below .3% THC (regardless of CBD content) is considered hemp.