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Map: The definitive guide to Vancouver's medicinal marijuana dispensaries

Vancouver city council is debating how to best control the over-the-counter sale of medicinal marijuana. A proposed regulatory framework will eventually bring dozens of illegal businesses out of the shadows.

Exactly how many dispensaries exist and where they are located has been something of a mystery.

Thu
07
May

Networking 101: How to make a lasting impression

Networking can feel like the professional equivalent of speed dating. And, like speed dating, you don't just want to make a good impression — you want to make a lasting one. So, how can you present yourself well and make meaningful connections when it feels like you're making small talk with people who are only half-listening?

The first step is to reframe your concept of networking. At your next event, remind yourself that it's less about empty chit-chat and more about making connections.

How do you make those?

By forgetting everything you thought you knew about networking small talk and, instead, tapping into the science of good conversation! Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to at your next networking event.

Thu
07
May

4 Critical Things to Look For in a New Graduate Hire

As May approaches and thousands of college and university students enter the workforce, you are faced with an amazing opportunity: hiring a rookie that could turn into an all-star.

In professional sports, high draft picks are endlessly analyzed and coveted because of their relatively cheap salaries and high potential. In the business community, we don’t do nearly as much to determine the upside of a rookie. Most employers actually spend considerably less time interviewing and vetting a new graduate than they do a much more seasoned and proven professional.

Thu
07
May

Harvesting hemp

Manitoba firm says plant a vital part of 'right-fat' diet

It was 20 years ago when Mike Fata's desire to find a healthier lifestyle planted the seed that led him to co-found what has become the world's largest hemp food manufacturer.

"I was uneducated about health, fell prey to the fast food movement, and found myself weighing 300 pounds when I was 18," Fata recalled Wednesday.

Fata's brother helped him lose weight by getting him into a gym, but his diet still needed work.

"I learned the hard way about fatty acids," said Fata, who tried to cut fats from his diet. "I lost weight, but my health really turned negative from cutting key nutrients out of my diet."

Then Fata discovered the benefits of hemp foods.

Wed
06
May

Bill establishing Marijuana Control Board in Alaska signed into law

A bill signed into law Monday creates a Marijuana Control Board that will take the lead in crafting Alaska's marijuana laws. 

Now signed by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, House Bill 123 creates a five-member volunteer board that will craft Alaska’s marijuana regulations. It will address a wide array of issues, from the amount of THC allowed per edible product to business license types to security and safety requirements. 

Walker’s signing of the bill is no surprise, as he had said he supported the version that lawmakers passed.

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Wed
06
May

West Australian gold explorer turns to marijuana investment to help weather resources downturn

When times are tough for the resources industry, companies often turn to and invest in biotechnology.

But for West Australian gold explorer International Goldfields Limited, the decision to buy into a company that develops mass market, non-synthetic cannabis products, is a little more unusual.

Director, David Tasker, said the heavy national regulation of growing marijuana in Uruguay, where their investment; Winter Garden is based, makes it a perfect agribusiness diversification.

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Wed
06
May

Why You Need A Persona-Based Content Marketing Strategy

Each member of a buying team has different challenges and interests. Columnist Arnie Kuenn tells you how to home in on those needs to help close a deal.

You’ve heard it before: To be successful with content marketing, your content must be catered to the customer. More specifically, content should speak to customer pain points and challenges throughout the buyer’s journey.

However, to create content that is truly targeted, you need to understand exactly who your buyers are and what their journey looks like.

Enter persona-based content marketing: creating and promoting content with a specific buyer persona in mind.

Wed
06
May

Watch: 'Regulate Rhode Island' installs marijuana billboard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A group supporting the legalization of marijuana got their message across to thousands of Rhode Islanders — by putting it on a billboard.

On Tuesday, “Regulate Rhode Island” unveiled a new billboard on Orms Street in Providence.

The board touts the potential economic impact of legalized marijuana — the group claims regulating and taxing the drug would attract new business and jobs to the state.

The group cited a similar law in Colorado.

Wed
06
May

Kentucky hemp production up in 2nd year of crop's comeback

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's second hemp crop in decades is expected to surpass 1,700 acres, up from about three dozen acres a year ago, as the versatile crop's comeback starts to attract interest from processors looking to turn it into products, state agriculture officials said Tuesday.

Hemp advocates led by state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer touted the crop at an event in an old tobacco warehouse that could symbolize the past and future of Kentucky agriculture. Tobacco production has plunged in the past decade, and farmers have looked for alternative crops to maintain income. Hemp, which once flourished in Kentucky, is seen by some as one potential option on the farm.

Wed
06
May

Watch: How Black Farmers Are Getting Left Out Of The Medical Marijuana Industry

A provision of a Florida medical marijuana law has caused much controversy among black farmers in the state who say it’s shutting them out of the potentially lucrative industry. This group has now taken their fight to the Florida legislature in the hopes of passing an amendment that takes the regulation out of the bill.

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