The Cannabis Reporter principals are proud to announce that it accepted an invitation to become a vetted partner of the Growers Network, a private online platform where cannabis industry professionals can collaborate, exchange ideas and support one another by sharing knowledge and resources. As a vetted partner, The Cannabis Reporter will share with its online networks Growers Network’s content including Growers Spotlight, a collection of articles featuring interviews with leading commercial cannabis professionals, and Canna Cribs, a video series featuring in-depth profiles of successful growing operations and insights by top industry producers.
“We were honored to align with the Grower’s Network,” said Star Simmons, publisher of The Cannabis Reporter. “It represents the highest standards of integrity and professionalism we value in our partners. We look forward to exploring ways in which working together will support our common a common goal, to help the industry grow and thrive.”
Unlike other cannabis-forums and communities that are open to the public, Growers Network membership is not offered to non-commercial growers, hobbyists and consumers since their interests and knowledge of cannabis cultivation differ greatly from business pros who are already working in the field. Instead, Growers Network thoroughly vets its members to ensure they can build valuable alliances, share ideas and learn from others who have overcome challenges, tested best practices and proven success at the commercial level.
Ancillary companies applying for the Vendors Membership must also undergo a strict vetting process. As with cannabis companies, vendor applicants must currently serve commercial cannabis producers, processors, or retailers. In addition to maximizing the quality of the member forum, the vetting process ensures participants will make relevant and valuable contributions to forum conversations from across the board.
Vetted members are selected from nearly every sector of the industry. Membership is free to licensed cannabis producers, processors, labs, researchers and thought leaders. Equipment suppliers, product manufacturers and other product and service providers catering to the cannabis industry are welcome to apply for an annual Vendors Membership, which ranges in cost from $750, which allows individual professionals full access to the professional forum, to $1200 for the Industry Leader subscription package, which includes unlimited seats to the forum and access to a dedicated Success Coach.
“I have met thousands of entrepreneurs, risk takers, and pioneers all over the world who are all too familiar with the uncertainty of running a cannabis business,” said Nick Morin, CEO and founder of Growers Network. Leveraging relationships with Growers Network members, the beta generates accurate, consistent data reports that help professionals make educated choices about their operations and market trends. “I created Growmetrics to bring back certainty to running a business and provide insights about market trends on everything from LED lights to nutrients and everything in between.”
Cultivators and producers can also apply for an invitation to access the “Growmetrics” beta, a new tool that analyzes data and generates reports on productivity, revenue, ROI and market demand by state, by brand or by product. As for the real value of the tool, Morin said, “My mission is to provide you market intelligence quickly and easily.”
“These tools and resources will be extremely valuable to us at The Cannabis Reporter as well,” said Snowden Bishop, editor-in-chief and host of the publication’s award-winning syndicated radio broadcast, The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show. “We are constantly looking for reliable information and knowledgeable sources to contribute insights and quotes for our written content and show. The Growers Network offers all that and more.”
In addition to promoting the Growers Network’s content and assisting with resources and information for the benefit of their members, The Cannabis Reporter will provide written and audio content that the Growers Network can share with its network online and offer its members collaborative marketing opportunities that provide massive exposure and leverage industry relationships to make value-minded connections.
“When you are at the top of your industry, you need a community that can support your growth,” Morin said. The Growers Network invites industry professionals to join its growing membership. Learn more online here.