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Franchising in the Cannabis Industry

Franchising in the Cannabis Industry

Franchising in the cannabis industry has been gaining widespread interest over the past few years. Today, Cannabiz Media is tracking a growing number of licensed cannabis franchise businesses in the Cannabiz Intelligence business intelligence base.

Cannacurio #47 – Software Stack Summer 2021

Cannacurio #47 – Software Stack Summer 2021

The number of companies in the cannabis software stack continued to grow during Covid. Learn the key findings and see which brands are big and where in the new Cannabis Software Stack Summer 2021 report.

Georgia Announces Winners of 6 Medical Marijuana Licenses

Georgia Announces Winners of 6 Medical Marijuana Licenses

Georgia finally announces the six winners of these vertically integrated licenses. Only two Multi-State Operators (MSOs) won while key companies lost out entirely. Lawsuits are expected to be filed.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 37 with David Rula of Gold Leaf Packaging

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 37 with David Rula of Gold Leaf Packaging

Gold Leaf Packaging founding partner David Rula joins Ed Keating to talk about how the company sprang up in Alabama to become a nationwide distributer, how they're able to stand apart in the cannabis industry, how they utilize the Cannabiz Media database, and more!

Cannacurio #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

Cannacurio #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

Cannabis manufacturing licenses are important assets for companies because the products are often powerful brands. These brands, unlike license assets, can cross state lines and will undoubtedly help well-established companies thrive and build market share.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 36 with Kevin Hart of Green Check Verified

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 36 with Kevin Hart of Green Check Verified

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, how Ed Keating speaks with Kevin Hart, CEO and Founder of Green Check Verified, a leading provider of cannabis banking solutions and expert advisory services for financial institutions.

Cannacurio #44: Cultivation License Leaderboard January – May 2021

Cannacurio #44: Cultivation License Leaderboard January – May 2021

During the first five months of 2021, here's where the new cultivation licenses have been issued, what it means for the total number of licenses, and what might it translate into in terms of expanded canopy size.

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.