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Co-Founders Named Cannabis Industry Power Couple

Canna Advisors Co-Founders Diane and Jay Czarkowski have been named one of twelve cannabis industry power couples by Cannabis Business Times.

The article profiles couples who work in the industry and have supportive partnerships and successful businesses. It highlights how these dynamic duos really are better together and how they’ve managed to leverage their personal relationships to elevate their businesses.

From high tech and real estate to building and running their own dispensary and cultivation facility, Diane and Jay have worked well together for years. Their passion for the cannabis industry and vision for building businesses came together when they founded Canna Advisors five years ago to help clients all across the country live their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs in this exploding industry.

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Marijuana Business Daily Election Article Quotes Diane Czarkowski

Diane Czarkowski was quoted in Marijuana Business Daily about the passage of Amendment 2 by voters in Missouri. The article calls Amendment 2 the “business-friendly medical marijuana initiative” and projects the state will see $175 million-$275 million annual medical sales within a couple of years of the first dispensaries opening.

Diane was an advocate for Amendment 2 and notes that no fewer than 60 cultivation, 80 processing and 192 dispensary licenses will be issued based on Missouri’s population. It also imposes a low tax rate of 4% that will go to the Missouri Veterans’ Health and Care Fund.

“It also really holds the state to issuing the applications within a certain amount of time – the very latest for licensing would be December of next year.” “All too often we’ve seen states stall out in putting together a plan.” -Diane Czarkowski

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Canna Advisors Named a 2018 “Champion of Change”

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) named Canna Advisors a 2018 “Champion of Change” in the Small But Mighty category. The Champions of Change award is given to companies that are leading the charge to advance women in business.

The organizations chosen for this award are those that have made it a priority to increase diversity, provide family-friendly benefits, and address the wage gap. They make it an integral part of their strategy to encourage more women in leadership and develop a pipeline for emerging female leaders. Canna Advisors is proud of our company culture and our fearless females who make it a priority to mentor, guide, and support women inside and outside of the cannabis industry.

Several of our women will be attending the award ceremony in Denver on November 13, 2018 which recognizes and celebrates all of the organizations that are championing women in Colorado. As a small business, our company is defined by our culture, and we are delighted to be recognized for our efforts in creating a positive, supportive, and encouraging environment for our team members.

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Greg Huffaker III Interviewed by Denver 7 News on Canadian Legalization

Our Director of Client Services, Greg Huffaker III, headlined Denver Channel 7 News on October 17, 2018. Greg gives his thoughts and expertise on what Canadian cannabis legalization means for Colorado’s cannabis companies and the potentially negative effect it will have on the industry.

“I think you could see a loss of business of people who decide to never come here, who are thinking about starting a cannabis business and Colorado was at the top of that list until today.” -Greg Huffaker III

Another drawback that we could see in the U.S. due to Canada legalizing cannabis on the federal level is a “brain drain,” with talented industry leaders and innovators leaving the U.S. for our Northern neighbors’s cannabis-friendly market.

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Cannabis Facility Design Tips from Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson, our Director of Field Operations, shares his tips and expert consulting insight on building your cannabis facility the right way in an interview with Ganjapreneur.

The right approach entails spending smart money for detailed design engineering on the front end, which ensures a smoothly executed construction project on the backend. -Luke Wilson

As Director of Field Operations, Luke directs the team that serves as an extension of the client/owner, representing their best interests through engineering, construction, staffing, and operational startup/improvement. His experience leading the buildout and construction of Tilray, the 1st cGMP certified pharmaceutical-grade cannabis facility and research center, provided Luke with his first major cannabis facility design lessons.

Learn more about what you should and shouldn’t be doing with your cannabis facility design, and contact our expert cannabis consultants if you need help building a cannabis facility the right way.

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Lisa Jordan Interviewed on Cannabis Social Media Marketing

Lisa Jordan, our newly-promoted Vice President of Marketing, was recently quoted in WikiLeaf about the difficulties that cannabis brands face when trying to advertise cannabis products or services on social media platforms. Social media platforms are major marketing tools for companies in this digital age, but with the federal government’s classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug, many companies are hesitant to take money from cannabis businesses.

“There is no guarantee that any type of marijuana message won’t be taken down on the social media platforms,” said Jordan. “LinkedIn is the only cannabis-friendly platform, the only one that hasn’t given us problems with sponsored posts.” -Lisa Jordan

While there are tips and tricks to fly under the radar with advertising on some platforms, Lisa maintains that “You can fly under the radar for a while with those tricks, but sooner or later, they’re going to notice and they’re going to shut you down,”…“Any action is fair game to be taken down.”

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