An End to Medical Marijuana for Washington State?

Posted by Will Denman
Founder's Blog

The movement to re-legitimize cannabis to it’s pre-prohibition state has always been a ground up affair. In the late 70’s, when Robert Randall challenged the federal government’s stance on marijuana, citing medical necessity–a legal basis that allows citizens to break federal law when the harm of following it outweighs the alternative–he became the Rosa Parks …

Keeping the Planet in Your Bottom Line

Posted by Alex Cooley
Founder's Blog

Growing “greener” cannabis has been making the news. Or rather, the cannabis industry’s habit of scaling up largely unsustainable grow methods in big cannabis production facilities is on the national radar. One widely circulated quote equates the carbon footprint of producing a gram of hydroponically grown cannabis to that of “driving seventeen miles in a …

Alex Cooley Talks Hempfest

Posted by Alex Cooley
Founder's Blog

Solstice Vice President Alex Cooley has had several lives in cannabis– as a patient, advocate, consultant, access-point owner, and large-scale grower– and he has brought each of these incarnations to Hempfest. Here Cooley riffs on this year’s theme, “Time, Place and Manner,” his newest role as guest speaker, and how he thinks the Seattle Hempfest …

Sustainability in Canna-Business

Posted by Will Denman
Founder's Blog

The rapid growth of the cannabis industry can make timely communication with our community a bit of a challenge. When Solstice co-founder Alex Cooley or I have a rare moment to stop and reflect, it seems new information is available and the conversation has shifted. Our fundamental mission has always been to offer the highest …

Alex Cooley on Cannabusiness

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

Solstice is proud to showcase this Leafly article about professionalism in “cannabusiness” (which is a great name for the burgeoning cannabis industry). The article cites a Hempfest Hemposium panel featuring our very own Solstice co-founder and Vice President Alex Cooley. Panel topics include trademarking, holding companies, and banking. Leafly is an excellent resource for cannabis …