Straight Dope

People in Seattle like to talk about pot. All the time. Whether it’s discussing what strains they like or debating our understanding of the current laws and various loopholes, the chronic seems to be a chronic topic of conversation around these parts.

I have a fairly informed take on the business side of cannabusiness. (For those out of the loop, “cannabusinesss” is the catch-all term for the business of all cannabis products and services – medical marijuana, recreational, retail, production, processing, edibles, etc.)  I was involved in managing a medical cooperative grow (totally legal) prior to and during the transition in […]

August 25th, 2015|Cannabusiness, Consulting|

It’s a Family Affair

Disclaimer: I am not currently in a family business. I used to be, but I’m not now. Sure, I ask my husband to consult when I’m working with clients in either the cannabis or culinary spaces. And sure, my mother provides incredible insights when I am working with boards or with educational institutions. But part of growing a family business is including a long-term sustainability provision. And my business is not sustainable over the long haul.

When I say “sustainability” here, I’m not talking about ecological sustainability or ethical consumerism. I’m talking about the scientific understanding of sustainability: the ability to continue indefinitely. […]

August 15th, 2015|Consulting, Family Business, Free Advice|