Cannabis (drug)

Analysis How Cannabis Retailers Like Namaste Technologies Are Leveraging Digital-First Strategies

These four brands are using a tech-driven approach to make cannabis products, services and information more accessible and personalized for consumers

Health Op-Ed: State-By-State Breakdown Of Marijuana's Retail Potential

Author Jeff Hill provides an in-depth overview of the rapid pace of legislation state-by-state and at the federal level, offering insight into the possibility of selling marijuana for retailers across the country

Features Interview: How A CBD Retailer Engages Consumers With A Narrative On Plant-Derived Wellness

Standard Dose provides research-backed resources for its CBD customers, aiming to generate conversation as well as community around its curation of wellness products while setting standards in a yet unregulated space

Beauty Las Vegas Retail Highlights: PSFK's Picks For Travelers At Shoptalk 2019

PSFK rounds up the top retail and hospitality destinations for those headed to Sin City to attend the 2019 edition of the big event

Brand Activation & Immersion Interview: How Fleur Marché Converts The CBD-Curious Luxury Customer With Quality And Curation

PSFK speaks to the luxury CBD platform's founders to get a glimpse at how the site differentiates itself in the quickly evolving cannabis retail space, combining consumer needs with CBD's best applications for a curated and quality experience

Luxury Barneys Offers Luxury Shoppers 'High-End' Cannabis Shop

Called The High End, the department store's shop will feature a collection of cannabis-infused and wellness items from chocolate to joints

Food & Beverage Interview: How A Hemp Beverage Co Builds Its Brand Around A Solution, Not Ingredients

PSFK speaks to Benjamin Witte, founder of hemp-infused drink brand Recess, about his approach to functional beverage, focusing on the solutions that consumers want—relaxation, productivity, creativity—rather than CBD hype

Fashion & Apparel DSW Soon To Offer Shoppers CBD Products Alongside Footwear

The discount shoe chain is set to carry items that contain CBD oil, attempting to corner the market as a major retailer selling the once-controversial product as laws and perceptions around the substance change

Fitness & Sport Op-Ed: Why Cannabis/CBD Is One Of The Fastest Growing Categories Of Our Lifetime

Jeffrey Hill, CEO of Hill-3 Investments, explains the enormous potential within the cannabis and CBD space, and how increasing understanding of its use across health and fitness industries combined with its financial impact at state and federals is driving its meteoric growth

Packaging & Product Engagement Op-Ed: How Will The 2018 Farm Bill Affect The Beauty World?

Cannabis researcher Colleen Quinn on the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S., which loosens restrictions on hemp usage, on the skincare, wellness and beauty industries, and why securing sustainable, authentic supply chain will become brands' top priority

Advertising Interview: How The 'Apple Store Of Weed' Aims To Dominate The Cannabis Retail Market By Changing The Stoner Narrative

As MedMen's new chief marketing officer, former Visa executive David Dancer wants to make the nation's biggest pot merchant a household name, with a strategy that hinges on destigmatizing usage via upscale stores and a cultural branding campaign that positions marijuana as a lifestyle

Loyalty & Membership Cannabis Business Focuses On Building Strong Customer Relationships

A marijuana dispensary is using CRM software to make friends with its customers, deploying data to cultivate brand loyalty

Retail This Cannabis Company Aims To Make The Drug Mainstream

MedMen is pushing hard for the continued legalization and de-stigmatization of marijuana, focusing on the quality and transparency of their products and providing cannabis education

Wellness 5th Ave Weed Dispensary Looked At Target For Retail Inspiration

California-based MedMen brings its chain of sleek cannabis stores to New York City, anticipating future legalization for recreational use