The Pace of Social Change and What it Means for the Legalization of Cannabis

  One of my favorite slides in my investor deck is titled “The Pace of Social Change” which features a great graphic from Bloomberg, that is pictured above in edited form. While it’s common knowledge that government policy follows public opinion, it’s also often the case that federal laws don’t change until the states themselves […]

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CBD: Still A Restricted Substance

On December 20th the 2019 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Trump, with overwhelming bipartisan support from both the House (386 to 47) and the Senate (87 to 3). This $867 billion bill will provide needed subsidies for American farmers, strengthens the food stamps (SNAP) program, and, most importantly for the cannabis industry, […]

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How to Avoid Investor Disconnect When Pitching

  I recently was asked to judge a pitching competition for CannInvest NJ. The format was familiar; each participant was given eight minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges and an audience of on-lookers. The judges gave feedback and voted to determine a winner. Most of the presentations missed the mark. […]

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