The Challenges of Being in the Cannabis Industry: the Politics, the Business and the Associations

On The Green Rush live this week, Jimmy and David discuss the current state of cannabis business associations, and the challenges within the industry with panelists from D.C., NY, AZ, MA, MI, NJ, Canada and more. At the top of the hour we hear from Morgan Fox, the Media Relations Director at the NCIA to talk about the recent republican bill that was introduced to the House. 30 minutes into the show we hear from Debra Borchardt, Co-Founder/CEO/Editor-In-Chief of Green Market Report, Jeff Smith, Legal and Regulatory Reporter at Marijuana Business Daily, and Jay Rosenthal, Co-founder & President of Business of Cannabis. These guests discuss the Trulieve acquisition of Harvest Health.


The second panel begins 60 minutes into the show with Ed DeVeaux, President of New Jersey CannaBusiness Association, Matt Simon, Senior Legislative Analyst at Marijuana Policy Project, Tom Nolasco, Director of Legal and Strategic Initiatives at the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), and Rick Thompson, Owner of Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group (MICBD).

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