Flawed Cannabis Tax Structure in California

July has truly been a learning experience for everyone in the newly licensed recreational cannabis industry here in California. The guidelines and regulations are stiff and taxes are high! So high in fact it has stunted commerce for a good majority smaller non-vertically integrated cultivators, manufacturers and distributors. California law makers have taken a different […]

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2018 Farm Bill Update

Opportunity is on the horizon. The 2018 Farm Bill will enable the tremendous growth of the hemp industry.  Think banking, interstate commerce, import / export of hemp, the “new” agricultural commodity. This year we expect a 5x of production of Hemp. This doesn’t include production from many states like California who have yet to issue […]

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California Extraction Material Shortage

Over the past month, one thing has become clear. There is a shortage of compliant extraction material on the California market. If you ask any large processor / extractor in the state of California you’ll quickly notice the scale of this problem. Everyone is having it. This is a problem. Let me briefly break down how […]

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5 Sales Tips for Hemp Farmers

Working as a buyer with hundreds of farmers, I have learned a lot about how a farm starts from the ground up, and what the best in the business.  In this article, we address 5 tips and tricks to prepare for the 2018 harvest, and to get the best price for your 2018 harvest. Create […]

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California Cannabis Industry Structural Challenges

The time is upon us folks and the new California regulated cannabis industry is underway and booming! With that said there are some normal growing pains and challenges facing the industry as farmers try to retool their processes to fall in line with the new rules set in place. For example, no one is used […]

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Washington Wholesale Cannabis Price Analysis July / August

See All Marketplace Deals Our data is getting better! I’m going to do my best to let it speak for itself in this post. I will provide an opinion when I think we have access to special information, but it’s probably better to make your own assumptions. So Let’s begin! Supply still outpaces demand: In […]

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Why California Weed Prices Will Tank

The same thing that happened to wholesale cannabis prices in Washington & Oregon will happen in California but worse. Here’s the situation, not only is California huge, but California’s black market is larger than the combined black markets of Washington and Oregon when they legalized. Legal weed is the enemy of black markets because they simply cannot […]

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5 Tips to Grow your Cannabis Business

Track Sales and Build Retention An existing customer is worth as much as 5 prospects or more. Remember to reach out to them with best customer service, and additional products and services to support their business growth. Always invest in tools to manage and track sales and customers to build major retention and upselling strategies. […]

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Is There a Hemp Shortage?

Since the 2017 harvest, prices of Biomass have risen from $4.00 / % pt to $6.50+ / % pt.  This Biomass shortage is driving the prices up due to competitively  priced supply  dwindling in the major markets such as Oregon, Colorado and Kentucky. We track changing in pricing through average rates of Isolate, which is a […]

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Light Dep. Flower Soon To Arrive – Fluctuations in Marketplace Price Points

  Light dep flower will hit the marketplace as soon as next week. This will mean an influx of freshly cured flower which will most likely lead to a dip in flower prices for lots that were harvested during the preceding year. These prices will most likely last for the next 4-10 weeks, presuming that […]

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