Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for human health and well-being. While the ‘superfood’ label carries no legal, scientific or medical significance, superfoods can deliver large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals while promoting healthy human physiology. Blueberries, salmon, kale and acai are a few examples of foods that have garnered […]
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Diversification is known as the only ‘free lunch’ on Wall Street. While risk and return typically walk arm in arm, portfolio diversification allows for risk reduction without a corresponding decline in expected return. Diversification into a non-correlated asset class can further dampen volatility while boosting expected portfolio return. The cannabis industry is experiencing a blistering […]
A due diligence process can range from a gut feeling to years of highly structured audits and stress tests. While it is inefficient for cannabis startups to prepare for institutional due diligence, there are focal points that can help extract an investor’s attention from their innate curiosity. An entrepreneur’s focus is on what makes their company […]
Bhang is a traditional Indian cannabis infused beverage. Primarily associated with the worship of Lord Shiva, Bhang is now widely used and known as the official drink of Holi festivals and celebrations. Lord Shiva is believed to have used bhang to focus inward and harness divine powers. Bhang is legally sold to celebrants by government sanctioned shops […]
There was a time in American history when hemp was such an important resource that is was illegal to NOT grow it. While those laws date back to 1619, over 41,000 acres of hemp were still being harvested in the United States as recently as 1917. The laws of supply and demand were effectively eliminated starting […]
The past two decades saw the closing of half of Amsterdam’s coffee shops and the emergence of Spain as perhaps the most cannabis-friendly country in Europe. Today, Amsterdam has fewer than 175 coffee shops while Spain has over 750 cannabis clubs. A key distinction between the two types of businesses is that coffee shops are […]
While a business certainly does not need capital to be successful, many entrepreneurs find themselves in search of the perfect balance between the receipt of outside capital and the loss of internal equity. An effective business plan can mean the difference between a conversation with an investor and an investment in your emerging business. A […]
Given approximately appropriate climatic conditions, cannabis grows like many other plants. An experienced cultivator can grow fields of cannabis much like they would spinach or kale with one key difference in outcome – a pound of spinach retails at $3.83 while a pound of cannabis retails at over $5,100. A hop farm can fetch $25,000/acre, while the […]
One of the primary reasons startups fail is that they run out of money. Cash is the fuel that allows a business to grow. Growth is challenged by too little cash and, ironically, also by too much cash. Effective cash management is thus crucial to a startup’s growth and success. Access to capital can […]
In the United States, one can only legally purchase cannabis at a dispensary. The cannabis industry continues to evolve as the legalization trend continues, and dispensaries are undergoing major makeovers as well. It is becoming increasingly common to see dispensaries look more like high-end retailers than in years past, and notable San Francisco examples include Apothecarium, Harvest and Medithrive. […]