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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 35 with Bryan Passman of Hunter + Esquire

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 35 with Bryan Passman of Hunter + Esquire

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, host Ed Keating speaks with Bryan Passman, CEO and Founder of Hunter + Esquire, a full-service, retained executive recruitment and human capital advisory firm focused solely on the cannabis and psychedelics industries.

Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

While many focus on the big license producing states like California, Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon where over 83% of the nation’s licenses are issued, we miss out on other states that are quietly issuing licenses or are evaluating their programs. 

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 34 with Ryan Fleming and Paul Clifford of Sage Intacct

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 34 with Ryan Fleming and Paul Clifford of Sage Intacct

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, host Ed Keating speaks with Ryan Fleming, account executive, and Paul Clifford, senior solution consultant, at Sage Intacct, a cloud accounting and financial management solution for the cannabis industry.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 33 with Tony Repanich of Shield Compliance

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 33 with Tony Repanich of Shield Compliance

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, we speak with Tony Repanich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Shield Compliance, a comprehensive compliance management platform for banking cannabis-related businesses.

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

So far this year, 14 states have added a total of 276 new cannabis dispensaries/retailers. The largest contributor was not California nor Oklahoma - it was Arizona. Read on for more details.

Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

Georgia’s Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will bestow only six cannabis business licenses. The state has received almost 70 applications already, but the applicant information is not public. We've deduced some of the likely applicants.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Robert Mohr, Cannabis Channel Manager, and Haley Hayes, Sales Executive, from PeopleGuru, a cloud-based and cannabis-friendly HR payroll, human capital management, and technology provider.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Lews Koski, Chief Operating Officer of Metrc, a leading seed-to-sale track-and-trace technology company for the cannabis and hemp industries.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

After waiting for some late Oklahoma license renewals to settle, we wanted to show the growth in cultivation licenses over the last three years. As we shared throughout 2020, the license growth has primarily occurred in California and Oklahoma. They account for 70% of the active cultivation licenses in the US, up from 67% in 2019 and 51% in 2018.

Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

Since starting the Cannacurio series last year, the leaderboard blog posts have garnered a significant amount of interest. We have been crunching and adjusting the numbers to show what happened in 2020 and focused on the total number of active licenses in effect because this view takes into account terminated and non-renewed licenses.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new adult-use cannabis licenses from Arizona and Colorado license expiration data as well as hemp licenses North Carolina. We also speak with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith, co-founders of Sana Packaging, a sustainable cannabis and hemp packaging company.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss cannabis licenses from Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Colorado as well as 2020 trend data. We also speak with Lisa Jordan, VP of Marketing for Canna Advisors, a cannabis industry consulting company that helps cannabis entrepreneurs win licenses and grow their businesses.

New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

A year ago, I started writing Cannacurio blog posts where I dug into the “data vault” and shared what I hoped were interesting insights about the data. Topics included new hemp programs, violations as well as the more straightforward license tracking.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 28 with Colton Griffin of Flourish

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 28 with Colton Griffin of Flourish

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new cannabis licenses from Oklahoma, Washington, California, Rhode Island, Michigan, and Canada as well as testing lab and distributor license trends in 2020. We also speak with Colton Griffin, CEO of Flourish Software, a seed-to-sale software solution for the cannabis and hemp industries.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 27 with Zach Gordon of Grassi CPA

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 27 with Zach Gordon of Grassi CPA

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss 2020 cannabis license leaderboards as well as license growth in 2020. We also speak with Zach Gordon, Tax Senior Manager at Grassi CPAs, an accounting and professional services company with a long history supporting clients operating in and with the cannabis industry.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

We last looked at cannabis cultivation licenses in early fall and today’s post is an update on new licenses issued as well as total licenses. In September California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 89% of the new cultivation licenses.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 26 with Karen Mayberry of Trym

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 26 with Karen Mayberry of Trym

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss retailer and dispensary license updates from the past 11 months as well as new license data for California, Oregon, and Oklahoma that has been added to the Cannabiz Media License Database.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Since our last update in late summer, dispensaries and retailers have continued to enter the marketplace adding 1,422 new licenses since January 1. Those licenses represent a 20% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

This summer we published our first Cannabis Software Stack Report. We juxtaposed state license counts against the 320 companies that connect to METRC and Leaf Data Services in WA.

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is the entity responsible for providing support to industrial hemp growers, seed producers and handlers. The Department defines these categories as follows: