New Cannabis Markets: Show Us the Money!

A bevy of new territories began selling legal cannabis in 2018, including Canada, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, and Oklahoma. How well these new markets are faring gives us a sense of the strength of the cannabis market and how closely actual results are meeting expectations. Great Expectations for Canada   As…

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Cannabis Hits a Tipping Point and Crosses the Chasm

The cannabis market has reached a tipping point and is showing all the signs of an unstoppable juggernaut. The signs are many, including: Legalization is spreading at an accelerating pace. The number of dispensaries is increasing exponentially. Deals and investments are multiplying. Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco, Big Finance, and Big…

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Power BI Gives Curio Wellness a Big Competitive Edge

In the highly competitive world of cannabis manufacturing, Curio Wellness has gained advantages by deploying a MaxQ Cannabis management solution that includes Power BI analytics.  Brad Friedlander, CIO of Curio Wellness, described how his company is deriving a wealth of benefits from Power BI. End-to-End BI Value “Our executive team…

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Cannabis Sparks a Beverage Revolution

The infusion of cannabis into beverages is transforming the beverage industry and consumers' drinking habits. Consumers today can find THC and CBD infused into beers, wines, coffees, teas, sodas, waters, elixirs, and energy drinks. Wellness drinks, in particular, is a significant new category that is bringing  the health benefits of…

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Finally, a Cannabis Management System That Fits the Bill

After working with 10-15 different cannabis management systems, cannabis accounting specialist Andrew Hunzicker found the solutions were “filled with bugs, have had significant downtime, and have many features that simply don’t work.” He found further that among the existing cannabis management solutions there was not one that was “reliable, effective, or…

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As Legalization Looms, Canadian Cannabis Players Make Moves

With recreational cannabis on the brink of becoming legal in Canada, major Canadian cannabis companies are making strategic moves to strengthen their positions. While the Canadian market for recreational cannabis will be sizable, big Canadian cannabis producers like Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth Corp., Tilray, and Aphria are positioning to become…

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