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CANNABIS CULTURE – While the corporate cannabis industry boasts huge revenues, government handouts and unlimited potential – reality is often a struggle – especially for smaller, independent, unconnected cannabis brands.
Alyssa Angell, Owner of Blazing Jane in Maine, has experienced many of these small business struggles first-hand. “On a daily basis I’m seeing big cannabis companies allowed to advertise publicly and be traded on the NYSE, but I can’t even store my money with local banks. I h...
As more states join the legal cannabis industry, many are choosing Metrc as their state’s seed-to-sale tracking system.
This is a Metrc 101 guide for dispensary owners and staff, including how Metrc works, why Metrc compliance matters, about Metrc package tags, getting started with Metrc, and how to track events in Metrc.
Disclaimer: This is not official Metrc training. See metrc.com for state-specific training requirements and Metrc user guides.
What is Metrc?
Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tr...
A successful budtending team is one of the most influential aspects of any dispensary. Budtenders, or sales associates, are the people who engage customers, educate them on your store’s cannabis products, and ultimately make sales.
Budtenders need to be welcoming, well-versed in the cannabis industry, experts on your product catalog, and capable of handling whatever the day may throw at them.
We sat down with four successful budtenders across different cannabis markets to find out what they'r...
Choosing seed-to-sale software over a “best-in-class” software ecosystem is like using a swiss army knife to build a house.
Wouldn't you rather have the best tool for every part of the job?
To run a best-in-class cannabis business, you should be choosing the BEST software to serve each individual part of your business.
What is seed-to-sale software?
A seed-to-sale solution is an all-in-one system that tracks every stage of the cannabis supply chain. It literally tracks the entire process from...
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in October 2019 and updated to reflect current cannabis industry trends and expectations.
For cannabis dispensaries, effectively managing inventory is a top priority.
Knowing where your inventory is, how much you have on hand, and when you need to reorder products is essential for serving your customers and competing in an increasingly crowded industry.
What is inventory?
Inventory refers to all the products, goods, materials, or merchandise h...
The world of cannabis retail is constantly changing. The future is uncertain and now more than ever, we have no idea what tomorrow or next month may bring.
While it may feel stressful and overwhelming, what we do know is that change and uncertainty often bring opportunity and new ways of operating. This happens in every industry — where either you adapt or your business doesn’t survive.
The cannabis industry specifically has seen nothing but growth and change in recent years as legalization p...
Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code states that businesses selling cannabis (or any other federally illegal controlled substance) cannot deduct any expenses incurred in the production, distribution, and sale of that product.
As long as marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, cannabis companies are forced to abide by 280E.
What 280E means for your legal cannabis business
It means federal law doesn’t allow you to deduct many of the same expenses that...