High Country: A New Local Leaf Leader

High Country: A new local leaf leader

Get to know Point Seven Group founder and CEO Ashley Picillo. Shortly after High Country honored six local women in cannabis last year, where I referenced the book “Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business,” a colleague connected me to its co-author, Ashley Picillo, who just happened to have relocated from Denver to Snowmass Village for the summer (and stayed for …

How and Where Ohio Will Distribute the Medical Marijuana Licenses

How and Where Ohio will Distribute the Medical Marijuana Licenses

The state of Ohio recently announced they will be issuing 73 medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Therefore, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will award provisional dispensary licenses through a drawing process. The Board established thirty-one dispensary districts to utilize RFA II. The order in which the district drawings will occur is as follows: Moreover, below is the map of …

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The Importance of Sustainability in Cannabis

As regulated cannabis markets and licensed businesses emerge and mature, refining operations to focus on sustainability is necessary. Cannabis businesses must pay attention to environmental factors when measuring their performance and success. Additionally, licensure application prompts are requesting an explanation of (1) protocols for reduction of resource consumption; (2) efficient and conservative equipment; and (3) energy usage plans the business …

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Your First Trip to a Cannabis Dispensary: How to do it Right

Visiting a cannabis dispensary for the first time can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. This guide will give you some insight into making the most of your first visit by combating overstimulation with information. Being armed with information before you go is sure to make your first visit a success! Know the Lingo In order to eliminate …

Destigmatizing Cannabis

Sea of Green

You may be wondering, what exactly is a sea of green approach? This term is often used when cultivators share their perspectives on the horticultural portion of the business. Although these cultivation facilities and sprawling plant production areas certainly do appear to be a sea of green, the terminology is rooted in pre-regulated cannabis cultivation. This phrase references a specific …

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5 Key Elements of Design for a Superior Dispensary Experience

When thinking of a design for your dispensary, make sure your customers feel safe and comfortable using strategies that stretch beyond just materials and layout. With increasing professionalism and competition in the cannabis industry, shoppers now make snap judgments about stores as soon as they walk through the door. You’ll want to create a total experience, one that encourages patients …

New York Hemp Laws

Know Your CannaTerms: Hemp

The word ‘hemp’ tends to turn heads in the United States due to its association with the cannabis plant. In 1970, the Controlled Substances Acct passed, deeming any form of the cannabis species a Schedule 1 drug in the United States. Although hemp is a part of the cannabis family, they are not the same. The hemp plant contains trace …

Branding Companies: Logos, Guidelines, and Other Assets

Why are branding assets considered important for companies? Because they safeguard the investment you made when you developed your brand by ensuring consistency. They equip employees, partners, and others with the information and tools needed to implement your company’s visual identity appropriately. Vector Logo One of the most basic components of a legitimate brand is a logo. If you hired …

Know Your CannaTerms: Terpenes

Effects of using Terpenes Some believe high potency and cannabinoids are what one should seek when selecting and buying cannabis products. What if you knew there is much more to it? There is another major factor in the aroma and effect of your cannabis experience called terpenes. Potency, cannabinoid profile, cultivation or production methods, and even price play major roles …

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Microdosing – What Is It and Why Is It Beneficial?

So, where did the term microdosing become prominent? Many cannabis consumers report enjoying their high, but consuming too much THC can cause short-term, undesirable feelings. These effects can make it difficult to consume cannabis and carry on with the normal demands of a busy life. Thankfully, a consumption trend has been around for ages but is now gaining momentum within …