Archive: cannabis industry
By Allison Brickell on April 20, 2022
It’s April 20, which means cannabis enthusiasts around the country are celebrating what Ronald Reagan once called “probably the most dangerous drug in the United States.” Today, that remark seems pretty outdated. A full 37 states have legalized marijuana in some form (medically or recreationally). Eighteen states have legalized recreational marijuana. And an overwhelming majority of Americans support legalization. A 2021 Pew Research poll shows a staggering 91% of Americans…
By Andy Gordon on April 14, 2022
We recommended Bloomstack last June. We liked founder and CEO Eric Delisle’s idea of combining all the systems and platforms cannabis operators use into a single platform. Not only was it a great idea, but it also seemed to be working. Bloomstack was…
By Early Investing on October 25, 2021
Last week, one of the leading marijuana business conventions — MJBizCon — took place in Las Vegas. And First Stage Investor’s own Vin Narayanan was there to see firsthand what’s going on in the cannabis industry. Many people have been disappointed by…
By Early Investing on October 17, 2019
The cannabis industry is taking it too personally when just one or two companies have a bad day. Fortunately, there are buying opportunities amid the bad news.
By Vin Narayanan on August 9, 2019
Cannabis businesses need to learn from Icarus: Don’t fly too close to the sun. It could be your downfall.
By Adam Sharp on November 30, 2018
Just before Thanksgiving, Adam attended the largest U.S. cannabis industry conference. Speaking with all these entrepreneurs reinforced his belief that cannabis could be the most transformative industry of this century.