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StaffStaffFebruary 12, 2021
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Scott Bryant is Co-Founder and CEO of Pineworx, the nation’s premier white-label pre-roll manufacturer, and Tree-Rolls® Hemp Company, a premium hemp CBD pre-roll brand created for the convenience store market. Scott has worn many hats, including accounting, marketing, Sales, brand and product development, and industrial automation engineering. 

Mentored by his father in executive business management, Scott had a vision early on to create new, innovative companies. After graduating from Washington State University with a B.A. in Marketing, Scott worked for a top 10 beverage distributor, Columbia Distributing, where he gained knowledge and experience in the three-tier distribution system. With anticipation for exponential growth within the craft brewing industry he joined Hopunion (now YCH Hops) and became the company’s highest grossing Regional Manager – managing over 1000+ accounts across the Western U.S.. Over a 5-year period, Scott played an integral role in developing a nationwide sales force and worked side-by-side with top breweries, helping to introduce many of the world’s most popular hop varieties to the market.

While visiting a San Diego medical cannabis dispensary in 2012, Scott recognized the industry’s need for high quality branded products and utilized his background in Marketing and hops (a close relative to cannabis) to launch one of the nation’s first branded multipacks of pre-rolled joints, Jay’s Pre-Rolls, with co-founder Victor Berrio. Through the company’s success across California, the product helped to de-stigmatize the pre-rolled joint and became a pioneer of the product category.

Identifying a complete lack of product consistency in the market and the non-existence of pre-roll manufacturing equipment, Scott and his team acted on the opportunity to create industry quality standards. In 2014, Pineworx was born as a technology-driven white-label manufacturer focused on producing the finest quality pre-rolls possible. 

After the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Pineworx transitioned into the hemp space to capitalize on the much broader, national CBD market. As the market emerged, Scott and his fellow entrepreneurs founded Tree-Rolls® Hemp Company in 2019 with an aim to normalize smokable hemp and obtain nationwide distribution into convenience stores, smoke shops, gas stations and other retail locations across the country. Through a passion for giving back to the community, Tree-Rolls® partnered with Trees For the Future (Trees.org) – planting one tree for every product sold.

Executive Spotlight Interview:

Full birth name: Scott Bryant

Title: Co-Founder / CEO

Company: Pineworx

Years at current company: 5+

Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: 

Prior to the cannabis industry, I spent most of my adult life in beer, wine and spirits – working for distributors and raw material suppliers. From 2010 – 2015, I worked to develop a nationwide sales force for what is now the largest global distributor of hops to craft breweries. Our team led the 25 year old grower-owned company from ~$25MM in annual sales, to over $100MM in under 5 years. Through our hop breeding program and worldwide sourcing, our sales team was a driving factor in the worldwide IPA boom. 

Company Mission:

At Pineworx, Our mission is assist our clients in developing the finest pre-rolled products possible – continuously innovating new ways of improving product quality, convenience, sustainability and appeal for the ultimate benefit of our clients and the end consumer.

Company’s most successful achievement:

In 2013, Pineworx’ first project was one of the first branded multi-packs of pre-rolled smokable cannabis products in the U.S. – creating a new product category and spreading distribution throughout the state of California. At the time, there was an underlying stigma that any pre-rolls sold in a dispensary were low quality and not worth the money. We worked for years to eliminate that stigma and show the world that machine-manufactured pre-rolls can match and exceed the quality of hand-rolled products. Today, pre-rolled joints are a standard product in every cannabis retail location.

In tandem with our consumer facing products, Pineworx continued the development of proprietary pre-roll production technology and entered the B2B market, becoming the country’s first marketed white-label pre-roll manufacturer. Existing manufacturing equipment at the time was extremely primitive, forcing our engineers to start from scratch. Through years of R&D and continuous prototyping, Pineworx has set the standard for premium pre-roll smokables and solidified itself as the industry leader in product quality, consistency, and innovation. To-date our company has worked with many industry leaders to develop brands, expand on their production capacity and deliver their customers with the best pre-rolls possible.

Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): 

No, we are completely self-funded.

Any plans on raising capital in the future?

Yes, we are preparing for a series A funding.

Most important company 5 year goal:

Continue expanding operations throughout the country and enter the international market, becoming the Phillip Morris of pre-roll manufacturing. We also have plans to re-enter the recreational cannabis space, partnering with select companies across the U.S. 

 


Brenda LougheryBrenda LougheryJanuary 22, 2021
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Beth Stavola laughs when she recalls the early days of her cannabis career almost a decade ago, landing back in her home state of New Jersey after one of countless trips to her cannabis businesses in Arizona. She lived in a state that had what was widely considered at the time the most restrictive medical cannabis program in the entire country, worked in a state thousands of miles away that had a growing MMJ market and its own risks — and did it all in a country where her entire business was considered criminal. She was blazing new trails as one of the few  women in an exciting new industry — but couldn’t openly share her successes with her children and friends. 

“It was my dream, every time I landed at Newark,” she says now. “I would say ‘it would be great to have an amazing program in New Jersey to see my friends, family and my fellow New Jersey-ians able to reap the many benefits of medical cannabis treatment.” 

Now with New Jersey having approved cannabis for adult (“recreational”) use and expected to see its first retail sales by later this year, Beth Stavola is seeing her dream come true, and then some. In the span of less than a decade, Stavola has gone from a passive investor in Arizona and other states to a true cannabis trailblazer, as the first (and currently only) woman to be awarded a cannabis license in New Jersey. She is currently in court in regards to her abrupt departure from iAnthus (OTC: ITHUF), the troubled management company she joined earlier in 2020 before leaving in August. As a New Jersey court weighs its decision, Stavola looks back at her early days in Arizona and forward at New Jersey adult use and the challenges her home state will face. 

From the Jersey Shore to the Green Rush 

A self-described “proud Jersey Shore mom,” Stavola has built her career on Wall Street as senior vice president of Institutional Equity Sales at Jefferies New York while raising her six children, including twin girls. It was after the birth of her twins that she decided to retire from Wall Street, while keeping an eye out for other opportunities that looked promising. “I can’t lie, I love to work,” she says. “And I wanted something to keep my mind sharp.

At the time Chris Christie was serving as governor of the Garden State, and while New Jersey did have a medical marijuana program, he made little effort to expand access or even work towards destigmatizing the medicine, referring to it as simply a “front” for legalization efforts.

“Back then it was NOT popular in New Jersey or really anywhere on the East Coast. It was thought of as a California thing or a Colorado ‘experiment,’” says Stavola. But then a deal broker brought her an opportunity to invest in medical marijuana in Arizona, and “I decided to jump in with both feet.” 

“My biggest concern back then was discussing this with my children and then how would I be viewed by others. Would I be viewed as the “pot mom” and my daughters would be ostracized because of my new profession?”

In addition to the social risks back home; in Arizona, the risks of working in a federally prohibited industry started to become part of Stavola’s new reality. “These were things that kept me up at night, like the many concerns that the pioneers of this industry had every day, she says.

“Will all of my employees be safe today, given the fact that we can’t deposit any of this cash in the bank?  I slept with a phone in my bed for a very long time, for my children (anyone with teens knows that feeling) but also for my other family out in Arizona — wanting to make sure that everyone was able to lock up the stores safely and return safely from work to their families.  These were the days where individuals were taking real risks in even deciding to take a job in the industry, whether it was being denied a mortgage for their first home or loan for their first car, to the stigma attached for their own children – the same the way I was feeling about protecting my own family.”

An Accidental Activist 

The more involved Stavola became in her cannabis business, she began to see the impact that cannabis medicine was having on the lives of the people she served in Arizona. Veterans and other patients who had been prescribed countless pharmaceuticals (“oxy-everything,” Stavola says) mothers desperate to save their children’s lives — Stavola became more involved in the value of cannabis as medicine. Suddenly, she says, cannabis went from a passive financial investment to the “true passion” of her life. She went on to found Stavola Medical Marijuana Holdings, Health for Life Inc., Melting Point Extracts, GreenMart of Nevada and CBD For Life. By 2017, she had built a multi-million-dollar portfolio, which she sold to a Canadian company later known as MPX Bioceutical and joined the company to run its US operations. It is under a separate WBE entity, MPX New Jersey, that Stavola holds her license to grow, manufacture and sell cannabis that is the subject of the current litigation with iAnthus.   

While Stavola won’t discuss details surrounding her tenure and departure from iAnthus or the NJ lawsuit, she does say that the experience, as well as her early days in Arizona, has further informed her understanding of the industry and some of its continuing issues. 

“I want to focus on women and minority (owned) businesses being able to successfully participate — not just put forth and then wiped out after the big win: all of a sudden you have a staff that’s fabulous –looks like the model of true diversity — and then having it (become) a bunch of white men in suits. The switcheroo.”

“One of the things that I think overall in the industry that needs to be addressed is that people say, “Oh isn’t cannabis so great, so inclusive to women!” And I say, “well sure, if you want to be a pastry chef or run a trim room. But look in the C-suite of a lot of these big companies, and there’s only one female CEO among all of the big MSOs.” 

Looking to the Future of New Jersey Adult Use

In regards to leadership for state cannabis operators, Stavola is confident that New Jersey regulators and leaders are highly motivated to ensure diversity in the new adult use market. With adult use on the near horizon, New Jersey operators will be finding a more competitive cannabis landscape than ever going forward. The adult use bill allows for more licenses to be issued for recreational sales — and Stavola is looking forward to losing her distinction as the only woman license holder in New Jersey cannabis to make way for more women and minority owned businesses to get a piece of the legal cannabis pie.

Moreover, she acknowledges that more licenses are absolutely necessary to meet the demand of the adult use market in a state of 9 million people. “I’ve never been one who’s fearful of competition; I think it’s healthy,” she says.

However, she acknowledges that entry into the adult market must be gradual, and only as long as the medical market’s need can be met. “We can’t as a state be pulling the rug out from medical patients,” she says. Stavola says she has full confidence in the rollout being overseen by Jeff Brown at the NJ Dept of Health. “He’s very thoughtful in the way that he is thinking about rolling this out, and he’ll be front and center.”

On Becoming the “First Lady” of New Jersey Cannabis

Stavola’s cannabis journey came full circle in 2018, when she was awarded one of the current 12 licenses in the state of New Jersey as the only woman owned cannabis business in the state. She says it represents for her the pinnacle of not only her career and accomplishments in the cannabis  industry, but also as a mother.

“It brings tears to my eyes now to even discuss, I made my daughters so proud after all the years of feeling that I had to keep my passion somewhat hidden for their protection, Stavola says. “My daughters were so proud to see their mom lead the charge in this industry in our home state of New Jersey for women!.  Currently MPX NJ is the only women owned cannabis license in the state of New Jersey and I want to be a huge part of leading the charge for women and minority groups to participate in this incredible industry.  I went from shielding my daughters from the stigma and harm that I felt my involvement in the legal cannabis business could create for them to being a role model for these young girls and women looking to become entrepreneurs and BOSSES in this industry.”

 


StaffStaffOctober 28, 2020
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Lucky Box Club announced the launch of their “Seasonal Collections”, featuring pre-curated Lucky Boxes filled with California’s favorite cannabis brands.

The quarterly releases are available for one-time purchase and feature products perfect for the season for $199.

“The great thing about the Winter Collection Box is that it features a curated assortment of brands and products that offer a really, fun unboxing experience. We work with craft and hard- to-find brands to curate a unique experience for our members,” said co-founder Eliza Maroney.

Featured brands in the upcoming Winter Collection include House of Saka, Pure Vape, Mellows, Somatik, Panacea, Weekenders, lolo, Garden Society, Z’s Life, and Cannabolish.

Each box also comes with our seasonal zine featuring product information, editorial content, recipes, and “the Magic in the Box.”
As a licensed delivery service, Lucky Box Club also offers on-demand delivery in addition to its premium cannabis subscription program.

Lucky Box Club Subscription and Seasonal Collection Boxes and products are available for delivery in the greater Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area.

Founded by canna-couple Eliza and Luke Maroney in 2017, Lucky Box Club is the oldest, fully-licensed, continually run cannabis subscription box company in California (and potentially the world).

“We started Lucky Box Club to fill a need for busy, sophisticated cannabis consumers and newcomers alike. People don’t always have time to stop by the dispensary and discover new brands,” said Luke Maroney. “LBC is about giving our members exactly what they want… they set their preferences and we deliver awesome products. It’s cannabis, smarter. Whether it’s a top-notch flower or the best new edible on the market, you’re going to love what’s in your box.”

Lucky Box Club customers can sign up for a monthly cannabis subscription box via the company’s website and receive premium and craft cannabis products delivered right to their doorstep each month. Upon signup, customers set their cannabis preferences and only receive products from the categories they’ve selected. Not into concentrates or edibles? Not a problem.

You only receive products from the categories you select. After discovering a great new product, customers can also reorder products a la carte. Lucky Box Club offers a monthly box at $149/mo, a 3-month Trial subscription at $349, and a pre-curated Seasonal Collection Box at $199 for one-time purchase.


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehOctober 22, 2020
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Women Grow, the largest professional network for women in the cannabis industry, is uncertain if their annual Leadership Summit will return in 2021.
“We’re still uncertain if we will return next year. When we considered the risk and our protocol is everyone’s safety is first. Yes, we are a business but our community is important to us,” said Gia Morón, President of Women Grow. “But with no Leadership Summit this year, we had to come up with other creative ways to stay engaged so we shifted to social media LIVE talks. Meet them where they are,” said Morón.
In March at the start of the pandemic, the company shut down all of its Signature Networking Events (SNE) before lockdowns began. The shift to social media joined Women Grow with the ranks of their peers but it was during the lockdown the company launched its #adulthomeschooling program.
Women Grow took all the elements it used at its SNE and applied it through various education options.
“We wanted to keep our community engaged just as they would at SNE or summit except virtually. We’ve partnered with some amazing companies like Green Flower Arcview, Curaleaf, and M4MM with more partnerships to come. The idea of a virtual conference is still on the table but we’re still in talks,” said Morón.

StaffStaffOctober 13, 2020
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Drop Delivery, the all-in-one cannabis delivery management solution, raises $1M through equity crowdfunding.

The Drop Delivery platform offers advanced technology that empowers cannabis retailers with their white-labeled mobile app, a dashboard to manage inventory, dispatch and driver logistics, automated marketing tools, and a built-in digital loyalty program.

“We are extremely excited to have raised capital through equity crowdfunding,” said Drop Delivery’s CEO, Vanessa Gabriel. “We have always wanted to offer the opportunity for people to join us on this journey. This route was a better fit for us than traditional capital. “

Drop Delivery was the first company to raise $1 million on the crowdfunding platform Equifund. Funds from this round will be used for product development, accelerate sales efforts, and fuel expansion into new markets in 2021.

Equity crowdfunding has been fully legal since 2016, and it allows a business to secure capital from unaccredited investors in the United States. Like with any investment, crowdfunding is a risk, but those who provide capital can stand to profit if the business succeeds.

Drop Delivery is the first all-in-one delivery management platform designed to help cannabis retailers safely – and compliantly – sell cannabis products, collect digital payments, handle supply chain management, and manage last-mile delivery. It provides retail cannabis companies with a fully branded solution to grow their business and re-engage customers.


StaffStaffSeptember 22, 2020
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El Planteo, a Spanish-language media outlet dedicated to delivering news on cannabis, hemp, CBD, psychedelics, gender issues, ecology, investing, local culture, trends, and more, announced its official launch in partnership with Benzinga, a dynamic and innovative financial media outlet that empowers investors with high-quality, unique content, coveted by Wall Street’s top traders.

“We noticed a lack of good financial content related to emerging industries and progressive topics in the Spanish-speaking world. Being from Argentina, I felt like we had to be pioneers in this space, providing a young readership in Latin America and Spain with information on business, finance, and culture,” said Javier Hasse, CEO, and Co-Founder of El Planteo. “We want to engage our readers with interesting, diverse content, while also empowering them to build their own businesses and invest in others.”

With a potential adult-use market of over 500 million people, a patient population close to 5 million, and low production costs, Latin America is quickly becoming one of the most significant cannabis markets in the world. According to a 2018 study by Prohibition Partners, the combined adult-use and medical cannabis market in Latin America is expected to reach $12.7 billion by 2028. El Planteo is headquartered in Argentina, with offices in Detroit and Los Angeles. The outlet is bridging the gap in knowledge and technology between first-world countries and developing nations in regards to sustainability and green alternatives.

Recognizing the importance of this rapidly developing market, Benzinga teamed up with cannabis journalist and best-selling book author Javier Hasse, who currently serves as Managing Director of Benzinga Cannabis, to create a platform where Latin American readers and entrepreneurs can stay up to date about industry news and trends, culture, investing tips, and much more more.

“When we brought up the idea of expanding into the Spanish-language market, Javier mentioned he had a project of his own that needed funding. After analyzing the idea, market potential and necessary budget, we decided this would be a great course of action to supplement our larger Spanish offering through Benzinga España, with a more locally-focused media outlet, El Planteo,” added Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick.

Initially released as a beta test, El Planteo has proven to be extremely successful, with very strong traffic (doubling consistently month over month over the last six months) and a large amount of content, both original and translated from a long list of media partners around the world.

El Planteo’s content has been republished on Benzinga, High Times, Forbes Argentina, Investing.com, Ámbito Financiero, Flipboard, Yahoo, and others. Content partners include Benzinga, DoubleBlind Magazine, Confident Cannabis, Goldleaf, Pick Up The Fork, Flowertown, Green Market Report, Aunt Zelda’s, The Medical Cannabis Community, Weedmaps, The Cannigma, Hoban Law Group, Cannabis & Tech Today, and others.

Green Market Report provides some content to El Planteo.


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 18, 2020
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Haus of Jane announces Women in Plant Medicine Virtual Summit! to be held on September 30, 2020. The online event brings together women working in the stigmatized plant medicine industry to build community, network for business and inspire political activism. Tickets are on sale now: http://hausofjane.com

“By bringing women together on a global level we have the opportunity to make our voices heard politically, find the support we need in growing our businesses and strengthen the women’s movement at home,” Kyra Reed, Co Founder, Haus of Jane. ‘The event will be packed with opportunities to network, make friends and build community.”

What: Haus of Jane is hosting women in a virtual environment that facilitates networking, education and engagement on a dynamic platform.
When: September 30, 2020 –10 am PT to 6 pm PT
Where: Online, sign up now: http://hausofjane.com

Guests will find a DJ on the Main Stage, Salons type group networking and over 30 presentations to learn about how women in plant medicine are advancing the industries in which they work.

“Whether you are new to plant medicine as a career and you’ve been leading the charge against prohibition for decades, you’ll find inspiration, new information and a community of like minded women to explore how plant medicine can heal the world,” added Reed.

Haus of Jane Co-Founder, Lisa Snyder, adds, “It is imperative as women that we take this opportunity to strategize and unify with an intentional desire to connect with like minded individuals who support global health and the well-being of all humans on this planet.”

Many well-respected industry leaders are showing resounding support for the Haus of Jane community including White Buffalo SpiritMCS Accounting ServicesCannasitePotencyACS LaboratoryNternal / XternalClark Howell & Barbari.

“The Women In Plant Medicine Summit is produced and curated by women working in cannabis with the goal of creating a virtual conference that fosters conversation, establishes unity among women in the industry and informs with real, raw presentations on science, policy and what it means to be a woman working in stigmatized plant medicines,” explained Snyder. “Whether you’re new to plant medicine as a career or you’ve been leading the charge against prohibition for decades, you’ll find inspiration, new information and a community of like minded women to explore how plant medicine can heal the world.”

Haus of Jane is an events series focused on creating networking experiences for women in cannabis. Founded as a collaboration between Women Empowered in Cannabis and Tokeativity.


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 16, 2020
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National Expungement Week (N.E.W.) 2020, the third annual week of awareness across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms of legal relief to some of the 77 million Americans with criminal records will take place September 19-26, 2020

Adapting to address COVID-19 health and safety concerns, N.E.W. 2020 will continue its vital work through a mix of online and in-person clinics, workshops, and events – featuring crucial supportive services including pop-up food pantries and voter registration at select locations.

N.E.W. 2020 clinics will cover all 5 regions of the U.S., representing states including California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington. Besides record clearing services, legal advice, and education, N.E.W. 2020 will continue its mission to restore individuals and communities through wraparound services focused on key areas of relief exposed by the ongoing pandemic, including reparative justice, voting rights, housing, and food insecurity.   N.E.W. 2020 is made possible by Canopy Growth Corporation, local sponsors, partner organizations, and a tireless community of grassroots organizers working directly with disenfranchised communities.

“Our year-round work never stops, and we are determined to use this week to inspire communities to take action, clear records, and restore the rights of some of the 77 million justice-impacted people in the U.S.,” says LaTorie Marshall, the founder of National Expungement Week.

N.E.W. is a permanent assistance network for marginalized communities nationwide, which has helped over 1,000 people start to clear or seal convictions on their records. More than 3,000 people have also received related social services offered at N.E.W. clinics and events, including employment resources, voter registration, and health screenings. Since its launch in 2018, the grassroots network has generated a public benefit of over $10,000,000.  

N.E.W. 2020 is powered by people of color, supported in full solidarity by Cage-Free Repair, and brought to communities through a dedicated group of community organizers and activists.  The collective advocates for uniform legal relief laws and automatic expungement policies nationwide and raises awareness for the 44,000 legal and socioeconomic barriers that exist for the disenfranchised.  Though not cannabis-specific, mitigating the impact of the War on Drugs is a key focus, as it works to put marginalized communities directly in touch with valuable services and resources.  N.E.W. has also created an online toolkit to further their expungement efforts year-round.

N.E.W.’s partnership with Code For America continues in a number of forms in 2020.  Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking (September 12, 2020) will focus on the social safety net, and those efforts will be amplified by the wraparound services offered at N.E.W. events one week later. In time for one of the most consequential election cycles of a generation, N.E.W. 2020’s push for voter registration also coincides with National Voter Registration Day, which takes place on September 22, 2020. 

For more information on N.E.W. 2020, including a full list of locations and events,  please visit www.nationalexpungementweek.org

 


Cynthia SalarizadehCynthia SalarizadehSeptember 16, 2020
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Latina-owned Indiva Advisors LLP will join an elite roster of accounting firms and representatives on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (NCDI).

The NCDI was formed in 2012 to be diversity and inclusion advocates in the accounting profession. The team at Indiva Advisors has broken its own barriers when it comes to diversity and inclusion and looks forward to using its extensive experience to champion minority advancement in the field. Indiva Advisors holds the “small CPA firm” seat on the 2020 roster.

Managing Partner Jessica Velazquez, CPA

Managing Partner Jessica Velazquez, CPA said that she and her team are “proud and honored of this appointment and to serve in this seat,” and that “Representation matters.” She explained that she is looking “forward to advocating for women and minorities on the NCDI” as she has done throughout her career.

Indiva Advisors LLP is the leading accounting firm dedicated to the cannabis industry. Their mission is to transform the expertise and understanding of the evolving cannabis industry into innovative, value-added solutions for those they work with.


StaffStaffSeptember 15, 2020
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Cannabis is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, employing thousands of workers and generating billions of dollars in sales revenue. Nevertheless, federal law still considers the industry an illicit market, making it difficult for even the most successful of cannabis brands to raise money. One of the ways the cannabis industry has adapted to this frustrating reality is through Shark Tank-style pitch events where companies pitch their brand to interested investors.

One such event is Retail Alchemy. Hosted by the cannabis-focused brokerage firm Cannabis10x, the event offers to open their “inner sanctum of investors” to a host of cannabis brands hoping to secure critical funding and win the ever-coveted Cannabis Crown. 

The pitch contest will take place in two stage. The first event, scheduled to take place on September 16,2020, will feature 40 cannabis brands, selected by Cannbis10x founders Jason Tropf and Holly A. Ford, who will have two minutes to make their pitch to judges. From there, the Top 15 brands selected by the judges will go on to the finals, scheduled to take place on September 26, 2020.

In addition to high net-worth investors and hungry cannabis brands, Retail Alchemy will feature cannabis legend Cheechr Marin, who will deliver the keynote address along with Tropf and Ford. While any event featuring Marin promises to include his signature style of comedy, Tropf says that events will deliver more than just laughs. 

“Pitch events like Retail Alchemy are always a lot of fun, but there’s more to it than that,” says Tropf. “The cannabis industry has an unprecedented opportunity to empower the public and raise our collective consciousness, and that’s something we take seriously.”

Tropf goes on to say he expects Retail Alchemy to carry on the success that previous events organized by Cannabis10X has enjoyed. Earlier this summer, Cannabis10x hosted another pitch event which attracted a collection of investors worth a collective trillion dollars and an international audience spanning 14 countries. 

 



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