Cannabis in the News: Week of May 13

May 21, 2018 |

Last week was a good one for several states with significant strides made in the cannabis industry. Here’s what was a-buzz: The economics of commercial cannabis often have a significant barrier to entry, and a new license in California could help smaller cannabis startups by enabling them to co-work – something small-scale caterers and boutique bakers […]

Everyone is Watching the California Cannabis Industry: What Needs to Change Now for Us to Get it Right

December 30, 2017 |

In October 2017 Napa and Sonoma counties were devastated by the Tubbs fires, which left 42 people dead, and scorched more than 8,400 structures. The inferno has dealt the California cannabis industry a particularly savage blow, one which is being compounded by new state regulations ushering in an era of recreational cannabis use. Unanswered questions […]

The Cannabis Industry in 2018: It’s Not About the High, It’s About the Healing

December 27, 2017 |

Next year will be a big year for cannabis as recreational legalization in California will take effect on January 1. This is certainly a big step forward for the industry and one that will also shine a light on the medicinal cannabis industry that has been operating here since 1996. Despite more than 20 years […]

Greenstate awards both SAVA and Octavia Wellness in Best Service – Greenstate Cannabis Awards 2018

December 08, 2017 |

 Two Big Rock portfolio companies were recognized today in the Greenstate Cannabis Awards Best Services category. SAVA’s curated box delivery was awarded Best Delivery in Northern California while Octavia Wellness‘s wellness consultant program was honored with Best Personalized Services. We are proud of both of these teams and their hard work at the brink of a new age […]

The Power and Potential of Cannabis: Why Now is the Most Exciting Time in the Industry

September 28, 2017 |

Earlier month I had the good fortune of sitting on a New West Summit panel with some like-minded individuals that believe, as I do, in the power and potential of the cannabis plant. What Dave Morin, Roger McNamee, and I discussed left me with renewed vigor that the time is now to grow this industry, to educate […]

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