Manufacturing Facility – Set-Up for Success

April 3, 2017

Manufacturing Facility – Set-Up for Success

As the cannabis industry continues to grow, more entrepreneurs are seeking opportunities to set up shop as commercial growers. In this business, the hurdles can be high – and frequent – but the payoff is often Read more

Understanding the Science and History of Cannabino …

March 31, 2017

Understanding the Science and History of Cannabino …

For thousands of years, healers around the world have used cannabis to help their patients. In more recent times, scientists have discovered the chemical properties and biological functions that make cannabis Read more

Starting a Dispensary: How to Advertise Cannabis A …

March 30, 2017

Starting a Dispensary: How to Advertise Cannabis A …

As anyone starting a dispensary knows, the dance between state and federal law is a delicate one that reaches into many aspects of the business, including advertising. Naturally, cannabis entrepreneurs want to Read more

Why Is So Much Cannabis Grown in Humboldt County?

March 15, 2017

Why Is So Much Cannabis Grown in Humboldt County?

With mountains, forests, and 110 miles of coastline, California’s Humboldt County could be a destination for its scenery alone. But a 1960s back-to-the-land movement planted the seeds, quite literally, for Read more

Yes on M, says LA Times

February 22, 2017

Yes on M, says LA Times

The Los Angeles Times has come out strongly in favor of Measure M on the March 7th ballot initiative. At SIVA, we wholeheartedly agree: Yes on M. The Times says it best: “[Measure M] would give the City […] Read more

SIVA Cannabis Update: State-by-State

February 14, 2017

SIVA Cannabis Update: State-by-State

Here’s a lighting-quick summary of a mere fraction of recent cannabis legislative activity across the US: New Jersey: “N.J. migraine, chronic pain patients seek OK to use medical marijuana” New Mexico Read more

“Preparing Your Business for Trump” &# …

February 13, 2017

“Preparing Your Business for Trump” &# …

Cannabis business consultant and SIVA CEO Avis Bulbulyan is featured in the Feb. 2017 issue of Marijuana Business Magazine, "Preparing your Business for Drumpf":   "As the calendar flipped to 2017, marijuana execs Read more

Cultivation Budget: Your Sharpest Tool Should Be Y …

February 1, 2017

Cultivation Budget: Your Sharpest Tool Should Be Y …

As cannabis growers know all too well, the cultivation budget process can be one of their biggest challenges. SIVA CEO Avis Bulbulyan has penned an important “Cannabis Economics 101” editorial in the ... Read more

Does Medical Marijuana Kill Cancer Cells? The Trut …

February 1, 2017

Does Medical Marijuana Kill Cancer Cells? The Trut …

Although cannabis has long been used to treat patients with cancer, scientists have a loftier goal in mind for the plant: curing certain forms of cancer entirely. New cancer research is looking at cannabinoids, the […] Read more