Business of Marijuana

The cannabis craze has sparked hopes for budding entrepreneurs looking to make it big in the potential multi-billion dollar marijuana economy.

I’ve noticed an emerging trend in the marijuana industry in Colorado. There are an awful lot of women running these businesses—whether it’s retail pot shops, manufacturing edible products infused with cannabis or running testing labs. At this week’s first-ever Colorado Cannabis Summit in Denver, the entire panel of local experts on safety and technology was …

Head up the road 60 miles northeast of Denver and you come to a place of cattle ranches and oil fields. In many ways, it’s like stepping into the Old West. And just like in the Old West, neighbors here don’t always see eye to eye. In the conservative farm town of Greeley, Colo. residents are leery …

As legalized marijuana sales take off in Colorado, here’s what a pot business model and mature marketplace might look like. Twenty states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana—and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a medical marijuana plan in his State of the State speech last week. But voters in Colorado and Washington state went a …

It looks like any other business conference—lots of suits, name badges, a long line to the buffet—except that the 700 people who each paid $599 to be in this conference hall south of Seattle are in an industry unlike any other: marijuana. “This conference is 100 percent focused on business,” said Chris Walsh, editor of …