From First Grade Teacher to Dispensary Owner

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The Story of One Michigan Mother, Wife, and Entrepreneur

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Written by CannaLance

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Security Company

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7 Awesome Benefits Cannabiz Members Love

7 Awesome Benefits Cannabiz Connection


2019 is shaping up to be the year for cannabis business in Michigan. The state is currently processing and issuing licensing for the commercialization of medical marijuana and working on the regulations for the adult-use program. With that comes a lot of opportunity for those interested and in starting or growing a cannabis business in Michigan. Here at Cannabiz Connection, it's our goal to help you succeed with the effort through networking and education. Here are some of the awesome new benefits we have lined up for the new year!

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Growing Green: Insights from a Leading Energy Expert on Taking Your Cultivation Off the Grid

Bratic Enterprises Cannabiz Connection
Written by: Kevin Currier, Word Currier

With the massive amount of buildout needed to accommodate cultivators in the post MMFLA landscape, one thing on many people’s minds is energy consumption. When dealing with a plant that requires a great deal of indoor and outdoor lighting, added to the humidifiers, dehumidifiers, destratification, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), carbon filters, anything needed for offices, parking, security, you can see the electrical needs add up pretty quickly. Parallel that to our relatively slow-moving climate of renewable resources (LED lights won't cut those types of costs), you have the potential for a money pit.

Steve Bratic, the managing director at Bratic Enterprises LLC, says the potential for a complete off-the-grid grow operation is exactly what they do. “People are unaware there are alternatives," Steve says. He and his team are currently in talks to scale an 80,000 sqft. Class C facility (1,500 plants) OFG (off-the-grid) completely. “There are options (for renewable energy), you just have to structure it properly.” So, there is more than hope, there are actionable steps.

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West Michigan Safety Compliance Facility Rolls with the Punches Through the State's Slow-Going Licensing Process

Michigan Cannabis Testing Facility

Written by: Kevin Currier, Word Currier

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