This week we’ve got a lot set up in terms of the overall landscape.
As always, tis the season for everyone trying to figure where they stand and what’s the best position to put themselves in for a market that hasn’t been fully built out, yet.
What’s of paramount importance however is seeing how the positions the players are taking beforehand pan out.
Social equity applicants, MSOs, lobbyists and then some are consistently shifting in order to levy their best strengths.
Within the cannabis ecosystem it’s a delicate dance to say the least.
In the political ecosystem, we have Amanda Hoover with an article on the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s views on cannabis.
Sue Livio delivers with an update on diversity within the overall market.
Jonathan Salant comes through with info on the latest with the MORE Act passing some hurdles in Congress.
For the Q&A this week we also have a VP from Columbia Care talking about what the SAFE Banking Act looks like for big and small businesses alike.
I’ll also be attending and moderating panels at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference next week in New York City — it takes place well within the same timespan as the Cannabis Regulatory Commission meeting on Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Also don’t forget they have a town hall Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Gotta love packed weeks.
The week after that, I’ll be pulling up to MJBizCon — give me a shout if you’ll be attending either conference.
Until next time …
— Jelani Gibson
Jack Ciattarelli (Photo by Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media)
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