What Is a Cannapreneur?

Inside an unassuming Lake Oswego apartment a 30-year-old Oregonian is doing what he considers his passion: growing cannabis. The time is right for entrepreneurs looking for the next best thing. That next best thing is quickly growing legalization status state-by-state, and the future of cannabis looks to be a lucrative one.

These are today’s cannapreneurs. Savvy marketers can take a new cannabis idea to market quickly in the digital age, given the right resources and background. And on the other end, an ambitious home grower can now expand his or her business with new technologies and eager financial resources.

Just a state north, in Washington, Cale Burkhart, longtime fan of “the naturopathic and herbal thing,” who started using cannabis extracts in 2009, has become an entrepreneur, developing Vita Verde, a collection of pot-infused topical creams now sold at 45 dispensaries around the Puget Sound region.

These are today’s cannapreneurs. Savvy marketers, with the help of cannabis public relations, can take a new cannabis idea to market quickly in the digital age, given the right resources and background. And on the other end, an ambitious home grower can now expand his or her business with new technologies and eager financial resources.

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David Standard: GrowBuddy

These are the cannapreneurs listed on LinkedIn. And you can bet that list will quickly grow.

They meet in person, and in virtual summits. Over 28,100+ people from over 104+ different countries tuned in LIVE to watch the first Cannabis Health Summit in January 2016.

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The cannapreteur is quickly becoming recognized. Find one at a Meetup near you.

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Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.

Based in San Francisco, he can be contacted via his social channels and at: andrefbourque@gmail.com

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