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3 Key Factors B2B Buyers Look for When Choosing Service Providers in 2021

3 Key Factors B2B Buyers Look for When Choosing Service Providers in 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, the traditional B2B buyer journey has changed significantly. As a result, the way B2B service providers market their brands to buyers changed, and businesses that adapted have gained a measurable competitive advantage.

Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

Today, the illegal cannabis market continues to thrive – even in states that have legalized adult-use cannabis. As more states work to roll out new recreational cannabis programs this year and others are expected to approve adult-use cannabis through legislation, it’s essential to consider what’s happening in the illegal markets within states that have operational adult-use cannabis programs.

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Sana Packaging

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Sana Packaging

Sana Packaging a leading sustainable packaging company in the cannabis industry focused on solving the packaging waste problem by developing innovative solutions using materials designed to help heal the environment, including 100% plant-based hemp packaging and reclaimed ocean plastic. Cannabiz Media recently spoke with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith, the founders of Sana Packaging, to learn more about how their team uses the Cannabiz Media License Database to support its sales, marketing, and business growth initiatives.

States that Could Legalize Cannabis in 2021

States that Could Legalize Cannabis in 2021

We’ve seen some significant developments in cannabis legalization in the United States during the first six weeks of 2021. The five states that legalized recreational and/or medical marijuana during the 2020 election have already started on their program implementation processes with Arizona aggressively approving more than 100 adult-use licenses.

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.

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Canna Advisors

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Canna Advisors

Canna Advisors is a cannabis industry consulting company that helps entrepreneurs win licenses, optimize facility design, standardize operations, maximize business development, and grow their businesses. The company’s experienced team of experts acts as investing, advocacy, and mentoring partners to clients in all stages of the business lifecycle. Cannabiz Media recently spoke with Lisa Jordan, VP of Marketing at Canna Advisors, to learn more about how her team uses the Cannabiz Media License Database to support its business development, sales, and marketing initiatives.

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.

3 Months after Election 2020 – What’s Happening in the Cannabis Industry?

3 Months after Election 2020 – What’s Happening in the Cannabis Industry?

It’s already been three months since the 2020 General Election. US voters elected a new president, Congress, state legislatures, and governors — most of whom are already settling into their positions for the legislative year. Additionally, five states’ voters made cannabis history by legalizing cannabis to some degree, either establishing medical or adult use markets, or in one case, launching both at the same time.

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

In recent years, there has been a greater focus on social equity issues in terms of cannabis business license distribution and laws that affect individuals and communities, including decriminalization, records expungement, and more. As a result, researchers have already been analyzing the effects of cannabis legalization on society in multiple studies that have already legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana.

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.

Email Marketing Post-Pandemic: Here’s What You Need to Know

Email Marketing Post-Pandemic: Here’s What You Need to Know

While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, we’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s amazing how far-reaching the effects of a global health crisis truly are. For businesses, the pandemic even affected how companies sell and promote their products and services, including how they use email marketing.

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.

The Rise of Cannabis Brands

The Rise of Cannabis Brands

The growing importance of cannabis brands is not a new phenomenon. In all new industries, the importance of branding follows a specific path. As a new industry launches, the priorities are production and distribution, but as the market grows, more companies enter, saturation becomes a reality, and the emphasis for businesses shifts to focusing on products and differentiation – the foundation of which is branding.

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

Things You Need to Do to Get a Cannabis Business License

In 2020, five states’ residents voted to allow recreational and/or adult-use cannabis. Specifically, Arizona, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota voters approved recreational cannabis, and South Dakota and Mississippi voters approved medical cannabis.

Cannabiz Media Spotlight – Grassi CPAs

Cannabiz Media Spotlight – Grassi CPAs

Grassi CPAs is an accounting and professional services company with a long history of supporting clients operating in and with the cannabis industry. Grassi CPAs’s staff of over 300 auditors and tax professionals has a deep understanding of the cannabis and hemp industries.

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.

Email Marketing Trends for 2021

Email Marketing Trends for 2021

Email marketing trends for 2021 across all industries (including the cannabis industry) are heavily influenced by the impact of COVID-19 throughout 2020. As more people worked from home in the past year, entire states went on lockdown, and quarantining became the new normal, communication changed – including email communication.

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.

Top 5 Cannabis Business Resolutions for 2021

Top 5 Cannabis Business Resolutions for 2021

We made it through 2020! Whether you’re a cannabis license holder or you operate an ancillary cannabis business, January marks the time to focus on improvements, and after the year we just went through, business resolutions are a must for 2021 – particularly branding and marketing resolutions.

Cannabis Technology Opportunities: What’s Coming This Decade?

Cannabis Technology Opportunities: What’s Coming This Decade?

Cannabis technology opportunities will continue to grow in the coming years with Gartner reporting that current technology trends across all industries fall under three unique themes: people centricity, location independence, and resilient delivery.