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From Wall Street to the Grow House

Date: August 27, 2021

Time: 12-1 PM EST

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.


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