The Meadow Blog

Meadowlands 2021: Updates from the DCC with Director Nicole Elliott

Meadow CEO David Hua sits down with DCC Director Nicole Elliott to understand the new California agency regulatory consolidation and what's coming next for California cannabis.

Read and listen to the full Meadowlands conversation with Director of the DCC, Nicole Elliott

CEO Whitney Beatty on Launching Josephine & Billie's

Whitney Beatty shares her experience as the CEO of Josephine & Billie's, the first dispensary in the country to focus on women of color.

Whitney shares her story of navigating the many hurdles of Los Angeles's social equity program to open her new dispensary.

Meadowlands Returns: Join Us for Our 2021 Cannabis Industry Retreat

Join this gathering designed to build a more united, collaborative and equitable cannabis industry.

See the full agenda for the 2021 cannabis industry retreat at Camp Navarro

The Dabbies Awards, presented by The Hood Incubator

The Dabbies Awards, presented by The Hood Incubator, are designed to recognize companies in the cannabis industry who have made sustained effort to support and champion social equity.

View the shortlist of awards and submit your vote!

Serving Cannabis: Q&A with Old Pal CEO, Rusty Wilenkin

In this Q&A, the Old Pal CEO shares about his long journey with cannabis, creating a team and company around this plant, and the importance of building an inclusive community within this industry.

Read more about Rusty's journey building the Old Pal company

Q&A With Weldon Angelos: Highlighting The Weldon Project and Mission Green

This activist is using his personal experience of being incarcerated for cannabis to advocate for and secure the release of other incarcerated, nonviolent drug offenders and help rebuild their lives through reentry programs.

Learn about Weldon's efforts to help end cannabis prohibition and reform our federal criminal justice system

Why Cannabis: A Digital Summit Highlighting Y Combinator Cannabis Portfolio Companies

This invite-only digital summit brought together a selection of Y Combinator cannabis startup founders and investors to showcase our unique technology and innovative solutions to streamline this emerging industry.

Hear the opening conversation with Y Combinator CEO & Partner Michael Seibel on investing in cannabis startups, plus a guest visit from Viola CEO Al Harrington

How Compliance and Dispensary Inventory Management Dictates Your Cannabis Retail Store Flow

Because the cannabis retail space is so highly regulated, it's essential to consider how compliance and inventory management will affect the way customers shop with you.

Review the three of the most common dispensary store models, including the pros and cons of each

Sell More Cannabis: How to Boost Basket Sizes at Your Dispensary

Even when you have a busy shop or there's a line out the door, you want to ensure your team is doing everything they can to keep customers happy, ask them questions, and recommend additional products for they'll love.

Discover six tips to build a winning dispensary sales team that naturally sells more cannabis.

Serving Cannabis: Q&A with Nabis CEO, Vincent Ning

In this Q&A, the Founder and CEO of Nabis shares about his leadership philosophy of building a cannabis company and team, and where he hopes to see the industry go in the future.

Read more about Vince's journey and insights into starting one of the biggest cannabis distribution companies in California with his childhood best friend