Dispensary

Data: The Key to Keeping Your Dispe...

24th August 2016

Every day, your dispensary generates a wealth of data that can drive better decision-making and help build a better business. How you gather and use this data—as well as how you encourage data... Read More

Is a Delivery Service for You?

24th August 2016

With the expansion of legal cannabis, a delivery service might be the next logical business step for dispensaries or new entrepreneurs. Although delivery would provide a vital service to many... Read More

Federal Appeals Court to DOJ: Back ...

23rd August 2016

LegalIn United States v McIntosh, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made a decisive ruling that helps bolster protection for dispensaries and medical marijuana professionals. The ruling... Read More

Cannabis and Social Media: Are Site...

23rd August 2016

Editor’s note: This three-part series explores the status of cannabis and social media today and what you can do to make sure that you don’t see your hard work on social media evaporate with... Read More

Time to Expand or Add a License?

16th August 2016

Business is good, perhaps even booming. So you begin considering expansion of your retail cannabis business, either opening another store or expanding your existing one. It seems like a simple... Read More

Cannabis and Social Media: A Rocky ...

16th August 2016

For businesses to succeed in the 21st century, they must harness the power of social media. Even plumbers and farmers promote their businesses through social media. Cannabis businesses are no... Read More

Look for Industry Experience in an ...

16th August 2016

Understanding insurance coverage can be tricky, particularly in the emerging cannabis industry. As a business owner, you must know what kind of coverage meets your unique needs. As your operation... Read More

Store Manager Watching Video Halts ...

12th August 2016

Sometimes it pays to keep an eye on business, even when you’re at home. Damon Martinez, manager of the Have a Heart cannabis store on the north side of Seattle, was watching the store’s... Read More

What You Need to Know About the New...

12th August 2016

Overtime pay: It can be costly to dispensary operators, and most try to structure their staffing and scheduling to avoid it if possible. But new regulations on the overtime rule from the Department... Read More

Effective Ways to Buy from Patients...

12th August 2016

If you’re in a state that allows or virtually requires you to buy from patients and caregivers, you may find that acquiring product can be as time-consuming and difficult as selling it. How can... Read More

Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Investment i...

9th August 2016

Scotts Miracle-Gro has continued to follow up on its promise to make cannabis a major area of focus for the company. Earlier this summer, the firm announced an agreement to purchase Dutch lighting... Read More

BEING A BETTER MANAGER
What is...

9th August 2016

How do you know if your dispensary or rec store is successful? You’re open during normal business hours and you have a steady flow of customers. You also sell enough product to warrant ordering... Read More

Trained Nurses Can Be a Critical As...

9th August 2016

The endocannabinoid system, which responds to cannabis when a patient ingests it, is one of the most extensive receptor systems in the human body—yet many trained nurses and other health care... Read More

Hiring Budtenders

What You Need to Know to Hire a Gre...

5th August 2016

Running a dispensary or rec store requires you to do dozens of things, often simultaneously: buy product, process cash, make sure you’re in compliance with state and local regulations and a myriad... Read More

Patient Incentives

The Art of Patient Incentives and D...

5th August 2016

As dispensary owners and managers, we are making a difference every day. There is unique satisfaction in getting to know a patient and offering cannabis knowledge to help them. There are many types... Read More

Change Agent

BEING A BETTER MANAGER
Your Role...

5th August 2016

BEING A BETTER MANAGER - As a cannabis store owner, manager, assistant manager or supervisor, you are a change agent. You are constantly called on to initiate, implement and manage change. The change... Read More

Assessments, Software Can Help Disp...

2nd August 2016

Your dispensary risks paying a steep price if you fall out of compliance with state law. You can be locked in months-long administrative holds, your products and bank accounts can be seized, and you... Read More

Laying Out Your Dispensary with the...

2nd August 2016

Why is your bud counter where it is? How come your T-shirts and pipes are over there? And what’s up with your lobby area? Chances are that the layout of your store has evolved over time. Maybe... Read More

Marketing Your Dispensary Without C...

29th July 2016

When retailers want to increase sales, they just advertise on television, radio or the internet, or do something like putting leaflets on cars. But it’s not so easy if your are looking for ways of... Read More

Should You Use a Patient Intake For...

29th July 2016

Does your dispensary use a patient intake form for all new customers? If not, maybe you should. Intake forms can be a powerful way to quickly learn about the patient so you can provide personalized... Read More

Learn, Share and Don’t Be Secreti...

29th July 2016

TACOMA, Wash.—New or prospective cannabis cultivators should learn as much as they can and not be afraid to share their knowledge with others, the Cultivation Panel told its audience here at the... Read More

Taking Large Cash Payments? What Yo...

26th July 2016

If you’re in the cannabis industry, chances are you deal with large cash payments as a part of your daily work. But are you aware that the IRS requires you to file a special form anytime you... Read More

Spinning Trash into Community Relat...

26th July 2016

The next time you’re in Oakland, Calif., on a Saturday morning, keep an eye out for James Anthony. He’ll be the one in the yellow vest picking up trash. So why would one of the cannabis... Read More

Training Is Key to Security for Cas...

26th July 2016

Running a cash-only business is risky. And the key to mitigating that risk, according to Derek Porter, is staff-wide training. “Strictly enforced security regiments with the overall staff:... Read More

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