Cody Stevenson: Working Hard for the Right Reasons

Cody Stevenson is a serial entrepreneur with an emphasis in the digital space, and he is the current Director of Business Development for seonganjuk. Before coming to seonganjuk, Cody served in the U.S. Marine Corps, founded several media-based startups, and worked on digital marketing campaigns with many different Fortune 500 brands; he also built and […]

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Dave Peck: Adapting Social Media Marketing Strategies to the Cannabis Space

Dave Peck is the Chief Marketing Officer for KIND Financial, a business offering seed-to-sale software technology to help cannabis companies stay compliant in the evolving marketplace. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, TG Branfalt hosts Dave for an interview just two short weeks after he left an executive position with PayPal to join KIND’s […]

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Last Brand Standing: Creating an Authentic Cannabis Brand

Apple. Nike. Disney. The most famous brands in the world all have one thing in common; their brands are authentic. What does that mean exactly? How can you build an authentic brand for your own company and why is an authentic brand essential in the cannabis industry? Your brand is a way to immediately convey […]

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Former PayPal Exec Joins Cannabis Compliance Firm

The former Global Head of Social and Digital Marketing at PayPal has taken his talents to KIND Financial as Dave Peck has joined the cannabis compliance technology firm as Chief Marketing Officer. In addition to overseeing PayPal’s social strategy and influencer relations, Peck also helped develop social media strategies for Coca-Cola, the Grammys, and Wells […]

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Defining Your Cannabis Brand

Recently I was vending at a popup sesh in Sacramento. One of the things I love about doing these is checking out the other vendors and all the innovative cannabis products coming out. During the evening someone gave me a bottle of something – a tincture or syrup. It sounded great while the guy told […]

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Hemp Oil Regulations Are More Complicated Than You Might Think

Legal cannabis sales in the U.S. last year reached $6.7 billion, a growth of 30 percent, according to an ArcView Group market research report outlined by the International Business Times. The growth is faster than the dot-com boom of 2000. However, most of those jumping in are doing so without first seeking competent cannabis counsel, without […]

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David Barakett: Growing a Multi-State Dispensary Chain

David Barakett is the CEO of ShowGrow, a culture-focused dispensary chain with California locations in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Ramona. ShowGrow also runs a dispensary in Las Vegas, Nevada. David recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for a chat about participating in the widening cannabis markets in California and Nevada. In this episode, […]

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Ethical Imperatives in Cannabis Advertising: How the Right Branding Can Change the World

People tend to have a lot of mixed feelings when it comes to advertising. They think of Mad Men – a bunch of bourbon-drunk suits staggering around some forty stories in the air, ogling secretaries and trying to put a friendly face on cigarettes or napalm. Normally, concepts like “ethics” and “morality” aren’t the first […]

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Advanced Email Marketing Techniques for Cannabis Companies: A/B Testing

Because of its low cost and high efficiency in building trust and bringing in new leads, we hope your organization has taken steps to add email marketing to your outreach efforts. This article will supply tips and recommendations to give you a more advanced understanding of what is possible with email marketing and help you […]

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Why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Matters to Dispensaries

Search Engine Optimization, when implemented correctly, can increase the online visibility of your business in organic search results. Depending on where you are located, you may be competing with numerous other companies for search traffic related to your business. For example, the phrase “Portland Dispensaries” is searched for over 10,000 times monthly in Google, and […]

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Email Marketing Ideas for Cannabis Companies

Setting up and using an email marketing platform for your company is a simple and inexpensive process that, if done correctly, can generate long-term repeat customers. Since the recipients of your emails have opted in to receive them, email marketing speaks directly to a loyal audience that wants to hear from you. This holds true […]

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Susan Rust: Why Cannabis Companies Should Invest in Their Brand

Susan Rust is Founder of 4blooms, a California-based boutique marketing firm serving cannabis industry clients. Susan brings 20+ years of enterprise web development, creative design, operations, sales & marketing experience to the cannabis space. We recently interviewed Susan about marketing strategies for cannabis companies. In our discussion, she describes the problems faced by cannabis companies and […]

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How Dispensaries Can Pursue Positive Local News Coverage

Opening a new business in an emerging and often controversial industry can present all kinds of challenges, but a positive write-up in a local publication can do wonders to break the stigma that your neighbors may have about the cannabis industry while bringing new customers or patients through your doors in the process. In order […]

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Kirsten Nelson: Reaching Your Cannabis Customer

Kirsten Nelson is co-founder of cannabis branding agency Blunt Branding, a Pacific Northwest marketing firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. Kirsten recently joined our podcast host Shango Los for a conversation about the unique situation that cannabis producers and retailers face now that the market has been normalized and regulated. Many entrepreneurs still believe the […]

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Aeron Sullivan: Creating a Wholesale Cannabis Marketplace

Aeron Sullivan is the founder of Tradiv, an online marketplace for wholesale licensed cannabis in Colorado. Tradiv has been recognized as an innovator in the cannabis industry, changing the way that cannabis commerce happens at this pivotal moment where a traditionally opaque and informal market has been pushed into the realm of transparency and formality. […]

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Marijuana Tourism: Prioritizing Connoisseurs over Stoners

Any major tourist destination has its own complex infrastructure designed to deal with and capitalize on out-of-town traffic.  There is even a measurable science to the seemingly ramshackle explosions of growth and economic activity that accompany major regional events such as the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, or World Cup –  and now it’s all been […]

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  • Moriconi Flowers Ltd.

    Moriconi Flowers Ltd. is a law firm dedicated to applying decades of legal expertise to the emerging commercial and medical cannabis and hemp markets in the United States and abroad. Building off of careers in commercial litigation, transactional debt instruments, oil and gas regulation, liquor licensing, insurance coverage, and catastrophic loss, the attorneys at Moriconi Flowers Ltd. routinely navigate regulated markets.

  • Weed Pay LLC

    Weed Pay is a cannabis banking and merchant services company. We think differently than conventional credit card processing companies due to our history of handling high-risk accounts. We are experts in the field of alternative payment options, merchant accounts, and banking. Our mission and vision are to provide needed customer support services to the cannabis industry within these areas.

  • Steep Hill

    Steep Hill is the world's leading cannabis science and technology company with significant footprints in lab testing, research and development, licensing, genetics, and remote testing. No other company brings these sectors into one synergistic whole. With the goal to provide "best practices" in cannabis testing, we provide expert consulting services to legislators and regulators in many countries around the world. Steep Hill: Leading the Science of Cannabis. Globally.

  • Accounting For Cannabis

    Accounting for Cannabis proudly assists clients with Marijuana-based businesses to stay compliant with complex cannabis-based accounting regulations. Accounting for Cannabis utilizes technology that not only helps our clients comply with local and federal rules and regulations but also gives them the freedom to do the work they love. We specialize in IRC 280e as well as Cash Management and Internal Control.

  • Craft Cannabis Marketing

    We offer two decades of experience providing advertising, branding, and web design solutions to the most recognizable brands from around the globe. Simply put, we decided to take the expertise we gleaned working with big-name companies you know and love and bring it to the emerging cannabis industry. We’re more than a mere agency – we’re cannabis advocates.

  • New Approach Bookkeeping LLC

    New Approach Bookkeeping provides cannabis companies with their day-to-day, monthly, quarterly, and yearly financials. Our services include full cycle bookkeeping, HR business consulting, cash management, and payroll services for the cannabis industry. We have over 3 years experience and understand the 280e publication and how it affects all entities of the cannabis industry.

  • Smokin’ Hot Solutions

    Smokin’ Hot Solutions was started seven years ago by three entrepreneurs from Philadelphia. From various entrepreneurial backgrounds, we came together with one cohesive goal; to build a cannabis marketing agency with an innovative and thoughtful approach. At a time when there were few specialty cannabis marketing agencies, and few willing to take the risk, we seized the opportunity. We cemented ourselves as the go-to agency for digital marketing in the cannabis industry.

  • seonganjuk.com

    seonganjuk is a news and networking resource for cannabis professionals. Our ultimate mission is to help the cannabis industry grow, by advancing the cause of cannabis normalization through responsible business.

  • Emerald Elite Consulting

    We are cannabis cultivation specialists. With over 40+ years of combined experience from the heart of American cannabis history and innovation, the Emerald Elite team and its network of cultivators offer a truly unparalleled depth of experience for our clients' advantage. Production of the cleanest, highest quality cannabis in the world is our passion.

  • Dispensary Permits

    DispensaryPermits.com offers “seed to sale” consulting services with hands on support to medical marijuana entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking to break into the industry or you have previous experience with owning or operating a dispensary, cultivation, manufacturing or testing facility; our custom crafted solutions provide support and guidance for both novice and expert medical marijuana entrepreneurs.

  • AlphaRoot

    AlphaRoot is a full-service, tech-enabled insurance platform built for the cannabis community. AlphaRoot's portfolio of cultivators, dispensaries, seed-to-sale technologies, venture capital firms, and publicly traded companies provides unique insight and the ability to manage risk for virtually any cannabis business.

  • CORE Security Solutions

    CORE Security Solutions, Inc. provides security services to a wide array of clients, including the rapidly growing cannabis industry. We are fully licensed and insured by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). We currently provide security services to several local cannabis dispensaries in the Bay Area and secure transport and delivery services for cannabis products and proceeds throughout California. Our security specialists are all licensed and our transport vehicles are equipped with secure storage and GPS tracking.

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