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How to target cannatech influencers

It’s back to the future when it comes to business development and innovation in the cannabis technology space. With in-person business gatherings returning, several readers have asked “Where can I meet cannabis technology influencers?” The cannabis industry is...

Cannabis Retail  Data Mastery

Cannabis Retail Data Mastery

Props to Henry Finkelstein at Cannabis Big Data for bringing a purpose-built, hands-on and first-to-market “earned” certification in cannabis analytics withhis Cannabis Retail Data Mastery program. I recently audited the six-week, 13-session certification series and...

Orchestrating dispensary technology workload

Orchestrating dispensary technology workload

This months column is in response to readers consistently asking me how all the technology workloads integrate for dispensaries.  With the help of Craig Owenby, co-founder of Purple Fog Enterprises, we present the following article and graphics that answer the " how...

UPDATED 3q2021 CannaTech Ecosystem Stack!

UPDATED 3q2021 CannaTech Ecosystem Stack!

A leading way to assess the cannabis technology space is to keep a close eye on the " logo chart" that I publish quarterly.  A few predominant trends are emerging.  The first is that cannatech solutions are accelerating.  The other trend is that this fast-moving...

A look at some leading canna-tech influencers

A look at some leading canna-tech influencers

Readers will recall that I've published the CannaTech Ecosystem Stack in past issues of Marijuana Venture.  The natural progression from the "logo chart" is to identify the people who are influencers in the canna-tech space. WHAT IS AN INFLUENCER? An influencer is a...

Leading CannaTech Influencers 2021

This was a fun column contribution to research and write. Readers will recall that I’ve published the CannaTech Ecosystem Stack in CannaTech Corner column in Marijuana Venture magazine. The natural progression for the “logo chart” is to identify who are the...

What is an MSP and why should you care?

What is an MSP and why should you care?

A managed service provider (MSP) is a technology professional who provides solutions and services to clients.  It's a rebranding of the "computer person" you've seen running around for years fixing printers, rebooting servers and replacing laptops.  But the tech...

Start Here: Cannabis Technology Ecosystem Basics

Start Here: Cannabis Technology Ecosystem Basics

It’s well-documented and well discussed in the RSPA Cannabis Community that this vertical presents amazing opportunities! And I realize the that the RSPA’s mission is about supporting POS VARs. However I want to share my CannaTech Ecosystem Stack for you to study....

Why Compliance and Security are King

Why Compliance and Security are King

As we continue to geek out on cannatech, we will now explore compliance and security matters. Let’s start with compliance. What is compliance?  “Business owners think (and wish) that compliance requirements don’t affect them. My definition of compliance is ‘anything...