Cannabis in the News: Week of May 13

May 21, 2018 |

Last week was a good one for several states with significant strides made in the cannabis industry. Here’s what was a-buzz: The economics of commercial cannabis often have a significant barrier to entry, and a new license in California could help smaller cannabis startups by enabling them to co-work – something small-scale caterers and boutique bakers […]

Cannabis Private Investment Summit West Highlights

May 14, 2018 |

Earlier this month I participated in the third Cannabis Private Investment Summit WEST in Beverly Hills. This family office summit series highlights the industry’s top entrepreneurs, technology innovations, and investment opportunities, and hosts a bevy of industry experts, entrepreneurs, and government enforcement officials to discuss the critical risks and opportunities investors should consider. I was honored to participate, […]

Movers & Shakers: Female Execs in Cannabis that Inspire the Big Rock Family

January 31, 2018 |

The cannabis industry is heating up and many are saying 2018 will be the year it takes over on a much broader national level. Big Rock is proud to partner with many talented founders and CEOs that that are pioneering this space, both through personal entrepreneurial endeavors or as lawyers fighting for this community. These […]

Everyone is Watching the California Cannabis Industry: What Needs to Change Now for Us to Get it Right

December 30, 2017 |

In October 2017 Napa and Sonoma counties were devastated by the Tubbs fires, which left 42 people dead, and scorched more than 8,400 structures. The inferno has dealt the California cannabis industry a particularly savage blow, one which is being compounded by new state regulations ushering in an era of recreational cannabis use. Unanswered questions […]

The Cannabis Industry in 2018: It’s Not About the High, It’s About the Healing

December 27, 2017 |

Next year will be a big year for cannabis as recreational legalization in California will take effect on January 1. This is certainly a big step forward for the industry and one that will also shine a light on the medicinal cannabis industry that has been operating here since 1996. Despite more than 20 years […]

The Power and Potential of Cannabis: Why Now is the Most Exciting Time in the Industry

September 28, 2017 |

Earlier month I had the good fortune of sitting on a New West Summit panel with some like-minded individuals that believe, as I do, in the power and potential of the cannabis plant. What Dave Morin, Roger McNamee, and I discussed left me with renewed vigor that the time is now to grow this industry, to educate […]


August 12, 2017 |

Our friends from Flourish are hosting two pairs of events next week from August 15th to the 17th: two cannabis-infused dining experiences, and two cannabis cooking classes. Night 1 dinner will feature Latin American menu items, and Night 2 will feature North American ones. Day 2’s class will instruct attendees on the basics of edibles, and Day 3’s […]

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