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

This session will look at the cultural, regulatory and economic factors influencing the hemp and cannabis markets along with the shift from “first movers” to “empire builders” and what that means for both industries.

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  This information helps businesses navigate market dynamics and make more informed strategic decisions.  Andrew will offer a legal and regulatory analysis of how the hemp and marijuana markets will impact each other, how cultural changes affect  both markets, and how the state of the economy can influence these industries.