“Economics of Legal Cannabis: Opportunities in the New Normal”
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Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 AM (PST) – 11:05 AM (PST)
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Please join us for our free webinar, “Economics of Legal Cannabis: Opportunities in the New Normal” on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 AM (PST) – 11:05 AM (PST). Legal cannabis could be the engine to help mitigate the economic structural changes that have developed as a result of Covid-19, but it will take a significant push by both legal and legalizing states to make that possibility a reality.
Learn what the governors are being called to do to right-size the economics of legal cannabis and how changes to the regulatory framework will impact operators, investors, and consumers.
Host, Matthew J. Nordgren, Founder & Managing Partner, Arcadian Fund Management
Matthew J. Nordgren is an ambitious executive, dedicated philanthropist, and accomplished athlete who brings a unique passion, breadth, and depth of experience in finance, corporate development, and capital sourcing to the cannabis industry. He currently serves as CEO and Founder of ARCADIAN Fund and ARCADIAN Capital Management, a venture fund/private equity strategy focused on the ancillary service providing companies in and around the cannabis and hemp industries. He was recently name one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Cannabis Industry” by High Times Magazine and ranked number 3 globally by Business Insider in terms of investment companies focused on the emerging cannabis and hemp sectors.
Moderator, Kimberly Kovacs, CEO, The Arcview Group
As CEO of The Arcview Group, Kimberly brings over 20 years of executive leadership and experience across technology services and investment companies. In 2018, as the founder and CEO of MyJane, Kim built a cannabis wellness technology platform which was acquired in January, 2019 by ManifestSeven. Prior to MyJane, Kim founded or co-founded six additional companies, raised more than $100M in equity capital and has been an active angel investor for more than ten years. Most recently, she served as President of the Los Angeles Venture Association where she launched the CannaLAVA strategic group designed to bring cannabis industry leaders together in Los Angeles.
Panelist, Lincoln Eckhardt, Managing Director, FTI Managing Director in the FTI Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment. Mr. Eckhardt is co-leader of FTI’s cannabis practice and specializes in valuation and the measurement of economic damages. Mr. Eckhardt uses his experience in valuation, finance, and accounting to provide consulting, analysis and expert testimony in complex disputes involving breach of contract damages, shareholder oppression claims, employee termination, intellectual property infringement damages, business interruption and destruction, and antitrust, among others. Mr. Eckhardt has extensive experience in the valuation of businesses, ownership interests, intangible assets, and non-publicly traded securities for mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax reporting, financial reporting, corporate planning purposes, and litigation and conflict resolution.
Panelist, Adam J. Smith, Founder & Director, Alliance for Sensible Markets The Alliance for Sensible Markets is dedicated to fixing the economics of legal cannabis to create a more economically, environmentally, and ethically sustainable industry. In 1996 Adam founded The Week Online, the first news magazine devoted to national and international drug policy reform. Later he launched the Higher Education Act Reform Campaign, the first successful effort to reform federal drug war legislation in the US, winning back the right to financial aid for students with prior drug convictions. From that campaign, he and others launched Students for Sensible Drug Policy, now a UN-recognized NGO active in 40+ US states and more than 30 countries.
Panelist, Paul Rosen, Executive Chairman, Global Go Rosen is an early pioneer in the globalized cannabis industry, having been a co-founder of PharmaCanCapital Corp and served as its first CEO and President. Under Rosen’s leadership, PharmaCan/Cronos Group acquired ownership interests in a number of the initial cannabis licenses awarded in Canada, and was the 3rd cannabis company to go public in Canada. Rosen sat on the board of iAnthus Capital Holdings, a multi-state operator of cannabis assets in the United States, and has advised and/or invested in more than 150 companies in the cannabis industry.
Panelist, Beau Whitney, Founder & Chief Economist, Whitney Economics Beau Whitney is the founder and Chief Economist at Whitney Economics, a business management and supply chain consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. As a recognized analytics expert and cannabis economist, Whitney brings extensive experience and sophistication on every aspect of the supply chain in a vertically integrated cannabis economy. His expertise on elasticity of cannabis demand, multiplier effects, pricing and inventory modeling as well as the modeling of illicit to legal consumer conversions, and the economic impact on jobs and taxes in the cannabis industry have been recognized throughout the economics community.
Led by industry experts, this webinar will address key questions including:
What role could legal cannabis play in responding to the current economic crisis?
Why is this the right time push for state driven changes to the cannabis regulatory framework?
What impact would the States Cannabis Commerce Act have on the economics of cannabis operators?
How can investors capitalize on these proposed changes?
Why might interstate commerce be a smarter ask in 2021 than full federal legalization?