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An Evolving Cannabis Industry

2019-12-13T18:55:02-07:00By |

The cannabis industry is evolving, but does that mean a market turnaround is coming? CNN weighed in on how public cannabis stocks are taking a beating, and Big Rock Partners COO Joyce Cenali was asked her perspective on the future: “Certain investors will reset towards privates with a future exit outcome on a [...]

BevNET: Cannabis Forum 2019: The Challenges Facing Entrepreneurial Brands

2019-07-24T01:44:27-07:00By |

When it comes to challenges in legal cannabis, regulatory hurdles are only one issue facing young THC and CBD brands. New entrants to the category must also contend with product quality and efficacy, reliable sourcing, and establishing strong business connections within the CPG industry. Read Full [...]

Canada’s New Legal Weed Economy Is A Testing Ground For The U.S. Market

2019-07-08T17:41:41-07:00By |

Joyce Cenali Featured within The day that many have waited for is finally here! Cannabis is now legal in Canada, making it the first major country (sorry Uruguay) to sell marijuana freely and without the threat of criminal prosecution. Yet, there’s another element that makes this milestone [...]


2019-07-08T17:39:44-07:00By |

“We believe that a primary understanding of the product is essential, and so 420 in our office is R&D time,” says Joyce Cenali wryly — almost scientifically. A decade ago we’d likely never hear a venture capital partner utter such a phrase — at least not in public. But [...]

Senator Wiener introduces bill; The pain numbers are in – Cannabis in the News week of May 24, 2018

2018-12-12T20:45:56-07:00By |

Here’s what’s catching our eye in cannabis news this week: This week California senator Scott Wiener will introduce a bill designed to ease tax burdens for charities that provide medicinal cannabis to patients at no cost. The senator identifies these charitable groups as unintended casualties of Prop 64 saying, “Applying [...]

Why Every Cannabis Business Needs a Chief Compliance Officer

2018-12-12T20:47:41-07:00By |

The legislative landscape for cannabis is ever changing; more so than most professionals in this industry have ever previously encountered. At a minimum, California operators must comply with state and local regulations, but in large urban areas such as San Francisco or Los Angeles,  operators need to understand the laws for the [...]

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