Interviews and Guest Posts

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Introducing Derwin Wallace, NisonCo Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Investor Relations

Written by Derwin Wallace, NisonCo Investor Relations

My name is Derwin Wallace and I am the manager of NisonCo’s Investor Relations team. Here is my story of entering the cannabis, hemp and CBD sectors.

I was born in one of the most notorious ghettos in Chicago – Maplewood Courts / Rockwell Gardens. My father worked at the railroad and had a side business fixing people’s homes. After six years of living in the ghetto, my father finally saved enough money to move our family to the west suburbs of Chicago. My father was extremely strict and demanded I work to help pay bills when I was only in the sixth grade, so I got a job at a local dry cleaner cleaning clothes, sweeping, and mopping. My father required I donate half of my pay to the family bill fund, so I did. The balance of my pay was used for school fees, books, supplies, clothes, and lunch. I did not have much time for extracurricular activities and never attended a high school football or basketball game. I finally graduated from high school and my father assumed at that point I was a man and should leave the nest. I wondered around for several years with really no direction before I decided to attend college.Read More »Introducing Derwin Wallace, NisonCo Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Investor Relations

COVID-19 Data Breach Response Considerations for the Cannabis Industry

Guest post written by Beckage

In the cannabis industry, where some state governments have determined access to cannabis as an essential service, the resulting mix of some employees working from home while others are on site and serving patients and customers in dispensaries, has added a complicated situation for data security managers and response plans.Read More »COVID-19 Data Breach Response Considerations for the Cannabis Industry

11 Must-Have Partners for Cannabis Startups

Guest article by Olivia Solero at Cannabis Stack

If you’re looking to start a business in the cannabis industry, you can’t even think about opening your doors until you have partnered with the right team of professionals to keep the company afloat. In an industry full of regulations, laws, and monitoring, you do not want to be caught in error. Before you start your new business, be sure to build a team of these must-have partners for cannabis startups. Read More »11 Must-Have Partners for Cannabis Startups

10 Best Practices for Commercial Cannabis Cultivators in 2020

Guest article by Eric Rosen, Dark Heart Nursery

Follow these 10 best practices for strong, healthy cannabis plants.

1. Maximize your resources

As the cannabis industry continues to mature, many indoor, greenhouse and outdoor cultivators are all re-examining their business practices to identify areas of inefficiency. Cultivators that outsource clones in their supply chain yield 2-3x the ROI of their limited canopy/real estate. Like every other business, this includes asking the question ‘Should we be doing this ourselves in-house, or would it make more sense to outsource?” As a cannabis farmer, taking clones yourself used to be a necessary evil because you simply couldn’t afford not to or didn’t have an alternative. Now, with legalization and the proliferation of clones, seedlings and teens available at scale via commercial cannabis nurseries, every cultivator should be objective from a business perspective about why they continue to clone in-house and not maximize profitability from a real estate perspective. Simply put, every square foot dedicated to flowering cannabis plants yields more dollars annually than the same square foot that is being squandered on a cannabis plant in a vegetative state.  Read More »10 Best Practices for Commercial Cannabis Cultivators in 2020

Home CBD & Cannabis Extraction For Creating Recipes While Stuck At Home

Guest Post from Troy Ivan, CEO & Founder of ExtractCraft 

With a lot of time on our hands, some might find this is a good time for experimenting with different ways to infuse foods from home with different devices. 

Enter ExtractCraft, and their Source Turbo, with improved processing time, Turbo Mode, altitude-specific tuning, and upgraded crucible design. Source Turbo makes it easy for you to quickly and safely create botanical oils and concentrates, infused butters, and other CBD-infused oils for cooking and baking in the comfort of your own home. Troy Ivan, CEO of ExtractCraft, has provided a novel way to use CBD in cooking and baking.Read More »Home CBD & Cannabis Extraction For Creating Recipes While Stuck At Home

Why Cannabis Will Boom During the “New Normal”

Article written by Michael Sassano, the founder and CEO of Solaris Farms, one of the largest and most high tech cannabis growers in Nevada, and Head of the Board at Somai Pharma, a medical cannabis product distributor in the European Union.
The world came to a standstill when COVID-19 came about, but that doesn’t mean cannabis stood still. As a medicinal and agricultural product, cannabis was deemed essential. Lines at dispensaries and shelves looked just like supermarkets the first week. Clearly, things will slow down from the initial rush, but guess what? The world will return to a new normal and cannabis proved to be a bright spot for the important financial recovery ahead of the entire world.

Read More »Why Cannabis Will Boom During the “New Normal”

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