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Top 5 SEO Mistakes a Cannabis or Psychedelics Company Can Start Correcting Today

Top 5 SEO Mistakes a Cannabis or Psychedelics Company Can Start Correcting Today

How many of these top 5 SEO mistakes are you unknowingly making? Search Engine Optimization can do wonders for companies small and large. Being at the top of search engine results can give your business a boost both from a social proof perspective and drive more traffic to your website, where you can impress them. It’s even more critical in regulated industries where promotional prospects are limited. Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a digital marketing tactic that …

Canada’s Fight for the Medical Use of Psilocybin Could Move to Court, Reminiscent of Cannabis

Canada’s Fight for the Medical Use of Psilocybin Could Move to Court, Reminiscent of Cannabis

Canada's officials are facing a possible lawsuit over the right of dying patients to access psilocybin therapy.Before “magic mushrooms” became synonymous with hippies and flower power, scientists used them for cutting-edge medical research and treatments. But, unfortunately, prohibition quickly drove common usage of mushrooms and other psychedelics to the fringes and all but cancelled all studies into these entheogens. Now, in stark contrast to this recent history, researchers worldwide are ramping up the testing of …

Mary AG, Maker of Canada’s Best-Performing Grow Box Featured in Postmedia’s The GrowthOp

Mary AG, Maker of Canada’s Best-Performing Grow Box Featured in Postmedia’s The GrowthOp

Journalist, Sam Riches, of Postmedia recently spoke to Frank Qin and David Byer of Mary Agrotechnologies for Weekend Dispensary and The GrowthOp. In the article, Riches highlighted some of the newest developments in the Mary AG story. The data-driven agri-tech company is now developing systems for both at-home consumers and commercial operators. The company is developing a 150,000-sq-ft facility in Yunnan, and it will be China’s only facility with European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP) certification. The …

How Does ESG in Cannabis Work? Featuring Mika Unterman of Apical Ethical Cannabis Collective

How Does ESG in Cannabis Work? Featuring Mika Unterman of Apical Ethical Cannabis Collective

What does it take to commit to ESG? Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is an actionable commitment that companies can invest in to make the world a better place. ESG investing relies on independent ratings that assess what a company says and does for the environment, social justice and governance issues.Here’s a closer look at the three criteria used to evaluate companies for ESG impact.Environment. What kind of impact does a company have on the environment? This …

Business of Cannabis Live Connects with Frank Qin, CEO of Mary Agrotechnologies

Business of Cannabis Live Connects with Frank Qin, CEO of Mary Agrotechnologies

Jay Rosenthal recently spoke to Frank Qin of Mary Agrotechnologies for Business of Cannabis Live.The data-driven agri-tech company is now developing systems for both at-home consumers and commercial operators. The company is developing a 150,000-sq-ft facility in Yunnan, and it will be China’s only facility with European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP) certification.The company is ramping up production and distribution of its signature Model Z grow box, an enclosed system for growing plants indoors or in small areas. Watch the …