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Being Nimble: Lessons in Pivoting & Execution during COVID-19

The current COVID-19 situation has forced cannabis businesses to remain flexible and quickly pivot to serve the needs of their customers and partners in the supply chain. Being deemed an essential business in most of the states where cannabis is legal has provided examples of how being nimble in your planning can allow cannabis businesses to navigate […]

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From Illegal to Essential: The New Cultural, Regulatory and Economic Factors Influencing Marijuana and Hemp Market

This session will look at the cultural, regulatory and economic factors influencing the hemp and cannabis markets. Andrew Livingston, director of economics and research at the law firm Vicente Sederberg, has been providing analysis on legal and regulatory matters as well as economic market projections for both the U.S. and international hemp and marijuana markets  […]

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A Look Ahead: The Marijuana and Hemp Markets

Marijuana Business Daily Research Editor Eli McVey and Hemp Editor Kristen Nichols will share their expertise on how 2020 is going to shake out given unexpected industry challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic.  They will also look ahead and discuss how 2020 provides insights into the outlook for both industries  in 2021. […]

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Searching for Stability Part 2: Surviving in California’s Cannabis Market

The first two years of legal adult-use sales in California have forced many companies into crisis mode. The global pandemic has exacerbated the issues plaguing already struggling operators in the Golden State. Conditions are likely to get worse before they get better for many operators, underscoring the need for businesses to formulate a viable survival […]

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Re-structuring Your Business for Sustainability amid Market Contraction

The cannabis industry has seen immense growth in the past two years until recently. Prior to the global pandemic, companies were scaling back or scrapping acquisitions and laying off employees to reach a more stable financial position. Structuring your business intelligently during an economic downturn is imperative to creating a sustainable business model. In this […]

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Keynote: Think Bigger

“Now is the time for a revolution in the cannabis industry.  We’re here to inspire brands to think bigger while helping expand the diversity of products, people and thinking in the industry” – Dia Simms In this session, award-winning entrepreneur Dia Simms – who has worked closely with musician/businessman Sean “Diddy” Combs – will  talk about how the hemp and marijuana companies need to “Think […]

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Make the Cut: Cultivation Strategies to Survive Oversupply

As growers scale up and become more efficient, the market for wholesale cannabis becomes more saturated, and prices inevitably decline. Those who can survive this outcome do so by focusing ruthlessly on keeping the costs of production as low as possible, including saving on labor on input costs. In this session, you’ll hear from growers […]

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