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2022 Preview: What to watch for in DC and Key Markets

Date: December 17, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Register to attend

 

 

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

Sponsored By: Paybotic

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2022 Preview: What to watch for in DC and Key Markets

2021 has been a year of consolidation and steady growth in the domestic legal cannabis industry while being largely uneventful at the federal level — but that could all change soon. What does 2022 have in store for the industry? What states should we be watching? Will the CAO Act, MORE Act or States Reform Act advance in Congress? Steven Hawkins, CEO of the US Cannabis Council and Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, joins the Cannabusiness Key for a sneak preview of what to watch for in 2022. Join the event live at Noon ET on December 17th to ask Steven your questions or watch the recording later at your convenience.


Meet the Speaker:

Steven Hawkins | CEO of the United States Cannabis Council & Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project

Steven Hawkins is President and CEO of the US Cannabis Council, a first-of-its-kind strategic alliance that combines the collective resources of leading cannabis companies and prominent advocacy organizations to speak in one voice to end federal cannabis prohibition and create an equitable and values-driven cannabis industry. Until recently, he also served as Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a leading national organizations advancing legalization of cannabis for adult use and medical treatment.

Hawkins began his career as a civil rights attorney and has served in national leadership roles at organizations advancing civil and human rights and criminal justice reform. He was previously Executive Vice President of the NAACP, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, President of the Coalition for Public Safety and Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. He is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.

Host:

Jason Klein |Partner @Rimon Law

 

Jason Klein is a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces.

 


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Taking a Strategic Approach to Cultivation

Date: November 19, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Register to attend

 

 

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.


About This Event:

Growing a growing business takes more than just knowing how to grow! On November 19th, the Cannabusiness Key will be hosting Ryan Douglas to talk about a variety of key topics to consider in designing your strategic approach for new and expanding cultivation operations. This conversation, which will include plenty of opportunities to ask Ryan your own questions, will cover all those subjects that impact a cultivation operation’s bottom line besides the science of growing cannabis plants. Whether you are writing a business plan for a new grow or just looking to get a leg up on your competition by optimizing your bottom line, this webinar will give you a lot to consider!

 


Meet the Speaker:

Ryan Douglas | Founder of Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC

Ryan helps new cultivation businesses come to market quickly and spend less money getting there. He is the founder of Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC and author of From Seed to Success: How to Launch a Great Cannabis Cultivation Business in Record TimeRyan has worked in commercial horticulture for 23 years and specializes in legal cannabis start-ups.

Before entering the cannabis industry, Ryan spent 15 years as a commercial greenhouse grower of ornamental and edible crops, growing up to 600,000 plants annually. As Master Grower from 2013 to 2016, he directed cultivation for Tweed Inc., the flagship subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation. Ryan now offers cultivation advisory services to cannabis operators worldwide, and he can be reached through his website, douglascultivation.com.


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Host:

Jason Klein |Partner @Rimon Law

 

Jason Klein is a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces.

 

 

Using IP to Build Value in Early-Stage Cannabis Companies

Date: October 22, 2021
Location: FREE Previously recorded WEBCAST - Register to attend

About the Event:

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

Using IP to Build Value in Early-Stage Cannabis Companies

Dr. Steven Colby will join your host Jason Klein to discuss how patents can be used as a value multiplier in start-up cannabis businesses. The added value that patents can provide will be contrasted with a summary of the most common IP mistakes that can kill a growing company before it can get off the ground. Early-stage direct and ancillary cannabis industry companies with technology can learn more about the patent process and some useful tips on how to develop a patent portfolio that will be the foundation to the long-term growth.

Speaker:

Dr. Steve Colby | Partner @Rimon Law

Dr. Colby is a Partner at Rimon Law based out of the Menlo Park Office. As a former CTO and CEO who has lead venture backed companies, combined with his 20 years of practicing patent law, Dr. Colby is uniquely situated to advise early stage companies on the development of patent portfolios ranging from scientific instruments, manufacturing equipment, medical devices, software, and more.

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Host:

Jason Klein |Partner @Rimon Law

Jason Klein is a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces.

Rare Air with Choice Consolidation Corp. CEO Joe Caltabiano

Date: October 1, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend

Sponsored By: Paybotic

 

 

About the Event:

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

Rare Air with Choice Consolidation Corp. CEO Joe Caltabiano

Jason Klein, the host of the Cannabusiness Key, continues the monthly webinar series with a Fireside Chat with Joe Caltabiano, the CEO of Choice Consolidation Corp. (CCC) Before launching CCC, Caltabiano, Co-Founded and helped build multiple state operator Cresco Labs.

There are only a few people in this world with a diversity of experience and success in the cannabis industry that can match Joe Caltabiano’s track record. Join Joe and Jason as they discuss topics including managing M&A growth and rightsizing opportunities, the decoupling of cannabis sector public equities markets from underlying company fundamentals, and his vision for Choice Consolidation.

About Joe Caltabiano:

Joseph “Joe” Caltabiano is the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Consolidation Corp., where he is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic vision to uncover and advance opportunities within the cannabis market.

Prior to launching Choice, Caltabiano co-founded Cresco Labs, one of North America’s largest vertically integrated cannabis operators. He helped grow Cresco Labs from a start-up to a Multi-state Operator with annualized revenue over $250 million and operations spanning nine states.

Caltabiano was crucial in helping the company expand its footprint into strategic U.S. markets and sourced multiple M&A transactions. He guided Cresco through numerous rounds of multimillion-dollar capital raises, including the company’s initial raise.

 

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The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

From Wall Street to the Grow House

Date: August 27, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend

About the Event:

 

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

How Ayr Wellness’ Jonathan Sandelman is Growing a Powerhouse Cannabis Company

Jason Klein, the host of the Cannabusiness Key, continues the monthly webinar series with a Fireside Chat with Jonathan Sandelman, the CEO of Ayr Wellness. Sandelman, a three-decade veteran of Wall Street, executed the first cannabis industry SPAC in 2019 and Ayr Wellness has been on a tear since as one of the fastest growing MSO’s in the United States.

Klein and Sandelman will cover a lot of ground in August’s episode and plan on discussing:

  • What it will take for Ayr to become the a leading producer of high quality flower in the US
  • How Ayr is solving the cultivation talent crunch at scale
  • Ayr’s growth model, target markets, and building a cohesive company culture in a dynamic, acquisition-led environment; and
  • Jonathan’s thoughts on pending federal legislation and the eventual end of federal prohibition in the US.

About Jonathan Sandelman:

Jonathan Sandelman is a 30-year veteran of banking and finance, with a history of generating shareholder value. He served as president of Bank of America Securities after building its capital markets businesses through the early 2000s, building Bank of America beyond its roots as a consumer and corporate lender, and subsequently founded and served as CEO of the multi-billion-dollar asset manager Sandelman Partners.

 

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The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

About the Event:

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

Join us for a conversation with Josh Genderson, CEO of Holistic Industries, to learn more about how he started the company in 2011 and grew it into the largest private multi-state operator in the U.S. From a recent $55 million raise to a new cashless payments and rewards app, we’ll discuss how Holistic is delivering on its mission to be a great place to work, shop and invest in cannabis.

About our Guest Speaker

Josh Genderson has become one of the luminaries in the medical marijuana industry, having grown Holistic Industries into a national medical and consumer goods company and retail dispensary chain.
He directly oversees operations in Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and California. Holistic’s facilities in Washington, D.C. breed the high-CBD strains that parents have come to rely upon to treat their children’s seizure disorders.

Josh launched Holistic based on the expertise he gained serving as President of Schneider’s of Capitol Hill, the Gendersons’ third-generation, family-owned liquor store that is a staple of Washington, D.C.

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The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

Curious about Curio – A Conversation with Michael Bronfein

Date: June 18, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend
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About the Event:

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

Host Jason Klein and Curio Wellness CEO Michael Bronfein discuss issues faced by the Cannabis Industry in this edition of the Cannabusiness Key. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Evaluating strategic partnerships for your growing business
  • Why federal lobbying matters and how to stay involved and relevant without breaking your bottom line
  • Curio’s Diversity Investment Fund and how franchising may play a part

About the Speaker:

Michael is an entrepreneur and investor focused on innovation and competitive advantage in healthcare services, healthcare technologies, software, and distribution. A true visionary, Michael is known for assembling highly effective management teams that result in market-leading, high-growth organizations with clear brand propositions and strong financial returns.

He has founded, co-founded, invested in, and rapidly grown a number of leading healthcare service companies, including NeighborCare, Remedi SeniorCare, and Sterling Partners. Michael was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1994 for his development of the NeighborCare business model and brand. Prior to founding NeighborCare, he led commercial finance lending for Signet Bank.

Michael served as the inaugural chairman of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, a Washington, DC-based advocacy organization representing long-term care pharmacy groups. He formerly served on the advisory board of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and the Harvard Medical School. He is also the past Chairman of the Board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a former director of Bioscript (NASDAQ: BIOS). He currently serves as a board member on the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC).


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The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

California Cannabis Market Trends

Date: May 21, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend
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About the Event:

As the largest and most disjointed cannabis economy in the country, California can be a confusing, intimidating, and overwhelming marketplace even for the most experienced industry operators and investors. But for those who are serious about driving enterprise value, California and the opportunities this vast economy offer cannot be avoided. In this webinar, Justin Keller will bring his considerable experience advising cannabis businesses on how to navigate the state to give you a summary of where California stands today, and he will share some key trends effecting brand development, M&A, licensing, and an outlook for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Sign up today to join Justin and Jason for this exciting conversation!

About the Speaker:

Justin Keller is a partner in the Rimon’s Los Angeles office, whose practice primarily focuses on transactional cannabis law. Mr. Keller helps his cannabis industry clients, who span from farmers to tech start-ups, from industry advocates and legacy operators to publicly-traded cannabis companies, with regulatory compliance, corporate formation, administration, and governance, commercial and supply chain transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investments and fundraising, as well as guidance and counsel on a wide variety of legal and business issues that arise in the nascent cannabis industry.


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                                                                                                                                                          The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

The Accelerating Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions Climate

Date: April 23, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend
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About the Event:

2021 is off to a strong start in Cannabis M&A. Between large capital raises of the publicly traded MSO and a host of SPACs that have sourced merger partners there is an increase in both transaction volume and valuations. Get an up to the minute overview of trends and opportunities in the competitive US cannabis market.

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

About the Speaker:

Erik Ott is a co-founder of KO Acquisitions. He began his career as an Associate at the Venture Capital firm Covato/Lipsitz in Pittsburgh, PA in the late 80s. His primary role at the firm included Venture Analysis as well as post-investment business development support to existing portfolio companies. In early 1990 Erik took one of C/L’s portfolio companies into the European market and ran that business in Spain until the formation of a Joint Venture with a Spanish partner in 1992. In 1995, Erik co-founded Rainmaker Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in Corporate Development and M&A. At Rainmaker, Erik spearheaded the M&A team completing numerous transactions in the technology market. Erik also managed the corporate development arm of Rainmaker, assisting international companies entering the US and California markets to form partnerships with large tech companies.

 


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The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

Quality as a Profit Center in Your Cannabis Business

Date: March 26, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend
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Standards are a critical cog in the wheel of a healthy business – while they may seem of small significance, they are functionally necessary. In our March episode of the 2021 CBE/Rimon Law webinar series, Lezli Engelking, the Founder of Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) and host Jason Klein will discuss how to leverage internal standards best practice to turn quality into a profit center in a cannabis business. During their conversation they will explore:

  • The Cost of Quality
  • The Cost of Poor Quality
  • Why Quality is a Profit Center
  • The Ancillary Benefits of Qualityon Safety, Repeatability, and Certification

About the Speaker:

Lezli Engelking is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS), located in Scottsdale, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Statistics from Arizona State University. Ms. Engelking brings over two decades of experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. Her keen understanding of the pharmaceutical industry gained during her 12-year tenure with Eli Lilly, prompted her to pivot and apply her expertise to the burgeoning cannabis industry.

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About these Events:

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

 

 

Hemp USA – New USDA Rules, 1% Cutoff, and State Updates

Date: February 19, 2021
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attend

 

About the Event:

The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike.

About the Speaker:

Eric Steenstra is a hemp industry pioneer, co-founding hemp clothing and lifestyle brand Ecolution with Steve DeAngelo in 1992. Eric was a founding member of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and served as Executive Director from 2008 to 2016. Eric now serves as the president of Vote Hemp, the political advocacy organization that he co-founded in 2000 and Vice President of the California Hemp Council. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a trusted source to the media, including CBS, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Rolling Stone, Reuters and the Washington Post.

Vote Hemp lead the effort to pass hemp farming legislation nationwide. In 2005, Steenstra worked with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) to draft the first modern U.S. hemp legislation introduced in Congress (H.R. 3037). In 2012 he worked with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to get companion hemp legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 3501). Steenstra worked with Congressman Polis (D-CO) and Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) to have hemp legislation included in the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the first legal hemp farming in over 50 years and resulted in 78,176 acres of hemp being planted across 24 states in 2018. Vote Hemp also played an integral role in the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill including fully removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.


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The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.

 

The Growing Demand of CBD

Date: November 10, 2020
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Please register to attend

High Yield Insights, a leading consumer market research agency focused on cannabis consumer insights, has partnered with InnovateMR to survey 4,000 Americans on their attitudes and behaviors surrounding cannabis and CBD. Previously seen as a fringe product category, consumer brands large and small are exploring how CBD can set the path for innovation and expand existing product offerings to capitalize on this quickly growing market. Key presentation takeaways include:

  • Define and measure CBD users and prospective users – identify the key drivers for adoption.
  • Identify mass market opportunities for CPG firms to integrate CBD into products and innovate against this category.
  • Discuss various CBD consumer personas defined by custom analytics.
  • Understand the unique dimensions of the fragmented cannabis market, including insights on CBD usage and attitudes across states with adult use, medical, and limited cannabis programs.
  • Identify the impact of COVID-19 on the CBD consumer and provide recommendations on how the pandemic-response can help acquire new customers focused on health and wellness.
  • Shed light on consumer preferences for specific categories.

Join insights experts Lisa Wilding-Brown (CRO, InnovateMR), Mike Luce (President and Co-Founder, High Yield Insights), and High Yield Insights Senior Consultants Alexandra Curley, and Maggie Cowee for this special presentation!

 

Smart Expansion: How to Build a Scalable MSO with Jason Klein and Joe Caltabiano

Date: October 9, 2020
Location: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Please register to attend

 

 

Multi-state operators (MSOs) are the darlings of the cannabis industry, but not all MSOs have performed the same. Some have beat all expectations, while others lost their way and are scrambling to survive. In this webinar, cannabis entrepreneur and Cresco co-founder Joe Caltabiano will take a deeper look at what separates the winners from the losers and how that knowledge may help investors and MSOs as they scale up. Big opportunities are on the horizon with eventual federal legalization and new investors coming on board, but success boils down to the work MSOs are doing now to build the right business models that can scale, adapt and thrive even when things don’t go according to plan.

This webinar will be presented in video format and will feature broader engagement opportunities for attendees to interact with the Mr. Caltabiano and Mr. Klein.

Meet the Speaker

Joe Caltabiano is a respected and important voice in today’s emergent cannabis industry and regularly provides guidance to startups and established companies alike. Uncovering opportunities even during a bear market, Caltabiano draws from his extensive financial expertise in retail, real estate, operations and the regulated cannabis industry.

As co-founder of Cresco Labs, Caltabiano expanded the company from a small start-up with big ideas to one of the most influential and profitable Multi-state Operators in the U.S. Cresco Labs is now a public company operating in eleven states with more than 1,800 employees. During his tenure there, Caltabiano helped the company expand its footprint into strategic U.S. markets and sourced multiple M&A transactions. He guided Cresco through numerous rounds of multimillion-dollar capital raises, including the company’s initial financial support that helped it launch. In addition to running all the revenue-generating activities at the company, Caltabiano oversaw all construction development and real estate matters Caltabiano launched the Sunnyside retail brand and applied its wellness theme to Cresco’s existing dispensaries and their consolidated product offerings. He also led brand building at Cresco Labs, launching the operator’s house of industry-leading brands including Cresco, Remedi, Reserve and Mindy’s edibles.

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