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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 64 with Kevin Brooks of Conception Nurseries

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 64 with Kevin Brooks of Conception Nurseries

On this episode of the Cannacurio podcast, host Ed Keating interviews Kevin Brooks, the CEO of Conception Nurseries, the world's largest cannabis plant provider. They discuss his transition from Silicon Valley to the cannabis industry, how they are revolutionizing the cannabis industry with their innovative tissue culture techniques, and so much more!

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 63 with Shahbaaz

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 63 with Shahbaaz

On this episode of the Cannacurio Podcast, Ed Keating chats with Shahbaaz Kara-Virani, Principal at SKVentures. They dive into Shahbaaz's unique career journey from Salesforce to the cannabis industry and discuss the key challenges and trends in cannabis business operations and technology. Learn about the importance of actionable data, the evolving cannabis tech stack, and how to navigate the fast-paced cannabis market.

Cannabiz Media Is Coming to New York City for CWCBExpo

Cannabiz Media Is Coming to New York City for CWCBExpo

The Cannabiz Media team will be at booth 224 on the expo floor during the 10th annual CWCBExpo in New York City at the Javits Convention Center from June 5-6, 2024. The 2024 CWCBExpo in New York will feature two days of hands-on workshops, educational sessions led by world-renowned experts, an expo floor where exhibitors are poised to showcase innovations for the cannabis industry, and high-end networking opportunities like rooftop & yacht parties.

Cannacurio #96: 2024 Q1 Licensing Round-Up

Cannacurio #96: 2024 Q1 Licensing Round-Up

2023 was a unique year for cannabis licensing. The industry contraction continued with license counts dropping, fewer new licenses being issued, and Oklahoma’s moratorium finally took effect. This post will explore how things changed during the first quarter of 2024 and what the next few quarters may bring.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 62 with Patricia Rosi

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 62 with Patricia Rosi

On this episode of the Cannacurio Podcast, Ed Keating chats with Patricia Rosi, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Acreage Holdings. Their conversation touches on the evolution of cannabis brands, operational excellence, and the impact of federal policy changes. Tune in to learn about the key factors driving growth and innovation in the cannabis sector.

Cannacurio #95: Manufacturing 2024 Q1 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #95: Manufacturing 2024 Q1 Leaderboard

In the last of our Q1 license recaps, we turn to manufacturing, the least volatile of the three activities we cover in these quarterly posts - and as we see with other activities, most new licenses were issued by a handful of states.

Cannacurio #94: Cultivation 2024 Q1 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #94: Cultivation 2024 Q1 Leaderboard

Following up on our recent review of dispensaries and retailers, we now delve into the Q1 2024 cultivation licenses. These “census” snapshots derived from our Cannabiz Business Intelligence platform show where new licenses are being created. As a result of moratoriums and market pressures, the rate of adding new cultivation licenses is down in most jurisdictions.

Cannacurio #93: Dispensary and Retailer 2024 Q1 Leaderboard

Cannacurio #93: Dispensary and Retailer 2024 Q1 Leaderboard

Now that Q1 has wrapped up we want to share our quarterly round-up of which states issued the most dispensary/retailer licenses. We tallied 333 new dispensary/retailer licenses were issued in the quarter and New Jersey and Michigan each accounted for about 20% of the 333. In Q1 2023 there were 699 licenses issued.

Cannabis Email Marketing: Do's & Don'ts

Cannabis Email Marketing: Do's & Don'ts

Email marketing can be a powerful tool for those who wish to put in the work, or it can be white noise to your recipients if you aren’t careful or try to take the “easy” way out. Especially if you’re in cannabis, where there are even more considerations to be wary of! So let’s review some do's and don’ts for email marketing, specific to the cannabis & hemp industry.

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2024 Report

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2024 Report

Cannabiz Media’s sixth annual Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry report is now available! The 2024 report provides updated information on point-of-sale (POS) software market share across the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 61 with Chris Violas

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 61 with Chris Violas

On this episode of the Cannacurio podcast, host Ed Keating sits down with Chris Violas, CEO and founder of BLAZE. Chris shares his journey into the cannabis industry, dating back to 2010 when he co-founded his first dispensary with his father during California's Prop 215 days. Drawing from his firsthand experience, Chris discusses how his time as a cannabis operator inspired him to create BLAZE®, a company dedicated to improving operational efficiency for cannabis businesses.

Visit Cannabiz Media at Booth 702 During MJ Unpacked in Atlantic City

Visit Cannabiz Media at Booth 702 During MJ Unpacked in Atlantic City

Cannabiz Media is proudly sponsoring MJ Unpacked taking place in Atlantic City April 9-11! The Hard Rock Hotel is hosting this distinctive event exclusively for license holders and accredited investors to connect, collaborate, and prepare for expansion.

Celebrating a Decade of Cannabiz Media: A Journey of Growth, Innovation, and Industry Leadership

Celebrating a Decade of Cannabiz Media: A Journey of Growth, Innovation, and Industry Leadership

This year, 2024, marks a significant milestone for Cannabiz Media – we're proudly celebrating our 10th anniversary!‍ Over the past decade, Cannabiz Media has evolved from a vision into a powerhouse in the cannabis industry, and as we reflect on the journey, it's inspiring to see the impact of our growth, innovation, and leadership in such a young industry.

Cannacurio #92: When & Where Will New Cannabis Licenses Drop?

Cannacurio #92: When & Where Will New Cannabis Licenses Drop?

Since we founded Cannabiz Media, we have often looked back to report on the licenses that had been issued by state, activity and status. In this post we are taking a look forward at jurisdictions that will “likely” be issuing tranches of new licenses in the coming year.

Building an Email Marketing Funnel for Sales

Building an Email Marketing Funnel for Sales

Not everyone is ready to buy from you at the moment they receive your email marketing message. That’s a fundamental truth that you need to accept or your email marketing initiatives will never deliver the results your business wants and needs. It’s also why creating email marketing funnels designed to move prospects from being unaware of your brand to being ready to buy are critical to your success.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 60 | Managing Cannabis Businesses in 2024

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 60 | Managing Cannabis Businesses in 2024

Cannabiz Media’s Chief Data Officer, Ed Keating, leads a discussion with industry leaders, on how they survived 2023 and what they plan for 2024 for the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Series.

Cannacurio #91: Diving into Cannabis Industry Violations and Recalls

Cannacurio #91: Diving into Cannabis Industry Violations and Recalls

Cannabiz Media has been tracking license violations and product safety recalls as part of its market intelligence platform for nearly a decade. With years of industry data at our fingertips, our research team recently undertook an effort to organize and categorize compliance data into a cohesive, digestible tool: a violations and recalls dashboard. This post dives into that dashboard.

Cannacurio #90: 2023 Yearly Round-Up

Cannacurio #90: 2023 Yearly Round-Up

2023 was a unique year for cannabis licensing. The industry contraction continued with license counts dropping, fewer new licenses being issued, and Oklahoma’s moratorium finally taking effect. In this post, we compare key figures of 2023 with past years.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 59 | 2023 Licensing Leaderboard Recap

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 59 | 2023 Licensing Leaderboard Recap

Cannabiz Media’s Chief Data Officer, Ed Keating, does a recap of the 2023 Licensing Leaderboards and shows you what we've seen in looking back at all the licenses that were issued.

Cannacurio #89: Manufacturing 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

Cannacurio #89: Manufacturing 2023 Year-End Leaderboard

In the last of our 2023 license recaps, we turn to manufacturing, the least volatile of the three we cover. At the end of 2023, there were 744 new manufacturing licenses issued in 2023, and as we see with other activities, most new licenses were issued by a handful of states.