Blazing Ahead

Blazing Ahead

Starting a cannabis business from scratch is hard and expensive work. Fortunately, there are two companies in Sacramento working to make things easier for would-be cannabis entrepreneurs.

Infusion Factory, located in a discreet warehouse in South Sac and run by veteran cannabis activist Landon Long, has just about everything a person needs to get their business off the ground. Need a commercial kitchen to make your edibles? Got it. Need fancy new state-compliant packaging? No problem.


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“Mother Company” Creates Opportunities for Women in Cannabis

“Mother Company” Creates Opportunities for Women in Cannabis

Year after year, women-founded businesses capture just 2 to 3 percent of all venture capital dollars in America. The cannabis industry follows the same pattern.

“It is more difficult for women to get investment capital,” says Kimberly Cargile, owner of A Therapeutic Alternative. “Older white gentlemen are taking over this industry, and a lot of racial minorities and women aren’t able to transition.”


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Cannabis Entrepreneur Plans Manufacturing Accelerator in Sacramento

Cannabis Entrepreneur Plans Manufacturing Accelerator in Sacramento

Kimberly Cargile, owner of the cannabis dispensary A Therapeutic Alternative in midtown, is preparing to launch a new venture: a business accelerator in Sacramento that would help small cannabis product manufacturers get off the ground and scale to do business statewide.

The business plan calls for housing up to 30 cannabis manufacturers in a single commercial space, Cargile said. The space would be tailored to help upstart manufacturers of cannabis products — especially ones with therapeutic uses. The accelerator space would provide the businesses with a licensed facility, capital and business development services. In exchange, the accelerator would receive an equity stake in each of the startups.


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