Niche Marijuana Ventures Starting 2016

Niche Marijuana Ventures

Anthony Franciosi would like to recommend five niche marijuana ventures that entrepreneurs should check out starting 2016. Anthony, now 26, has grown from 14-year-old pot smoker to professional cannabis farmer. He is an outspoken advocate for organic crops and sustainable production practices.

His company,, has a 7000 sq. ft marijuana grow space outside of Steamboat Springs Colorado. Honest Marijuana aims to use the latest technology in lighting, water use and waste management to minimize resource use while growing organic cannabis. Anthony expects to produce 900-1200 pounds of marijuana in 8-10 strains in 2016, employing 8-10 people depending on the season.

Niche Marijuana Ventures

As an early entrepreneur in the growing Colorado market for legal marijuana, he’s watched the industry develop, and recommends these niche marijuana ventures.

Marijuana Breeding:

High quality genetics are hard to come by (legally) for cultivators. Companies in the position to create unique strains for the legal side of this industry could have a strong influence in the market.

Marijuana Testing:

Each cultivator and product manufacturer has to do comprehensive testing for residual contaminants and currently, results can vary. Reliable, high quality test results are in high demand and folks in the industry are seeking out labs who can meet their needs.

Marijuana Packaging:

Companies are turning to packaging to help stand out as more and more competition enters the market. The regulations for cannabis packaging are strict and there are few available options. Distinct packaging that meets all legal requirements is in high demand.

Marijuana Legal Services:

Cannabis industry lawyers have many hoops and hurdles to jump through and over. Having the right legal team behind you can help tremendously in the cannabis industry. Cannabis-friendly lawyers are being sought out for everything from license acquisition to deal structuring for the opening of new opportunities.

Marijuana Extraction Chemistry

With the concentrate side of the cannabis industry booming, marijuana professionals are seeking out people and equipment with lab science backgrounds to aid in the production of concentrates.

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