April 3, 2017 / Cannabis Consulting, Home Slider

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

March 31, 2017 / Cannabis Information

Understanding the Science and History of Cannabinoids

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

March 30, 2017 / Cannabis Business Tips, Cannabis Laws

Starting a Dispensary: How to Advertise Cannabis According to Your State

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

March 15, 2017 / Cannabis Information, Home Slider

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

February 22, 2017 / Cannabis on the Ballot

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

February 14, 2017 / Cannabis in the News, Cannabis Laws, Cannabis on the Ballot, Home Slider

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

February 13, 2017 / Avis Bulbulyan, Cannabis Consulting, Cannabis in the News

“Preparing Your Business for Trump” – MJ Business Magazine, featuring Avis Bulbulyan

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

February 1, 2017 / Avis Bulbulyan, Cannabis Business Tips, Cultivation

Cultivation Budget: Your Sharpest Tool Should Be Your Pencil

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

February 1, 2017 / Cannabis Health, medical marijuana

Does Medical Marijuana Kill Cancer Cells? The Truth About Cannabinoids

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