A Q&A with George Mancheril, Founder & CEO of Bespoke Financial

Bespoke Financial is the nation’s first commercial lender focused on the cannabis industry. In this piece, we sit down with Founder & CEO George Mancheril to hear about his company, their successes and how the past few years have shaped the future of cannabis lending.

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A Q&A with Rob Sechrist, President of Pelorus Equity Group and Manager of the Pelorus Fund

In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Rob Sechrist, President of Pelorus Equity Group and Manager of the Pelorus Fund to learn more about value-add lending and to get his perspective on recent trends in the cannabis industry. While most cannabis private equity lenders focus on real estate acquisition and refinancing, Pelorus has leveraged its experience in more than 5,000 transactions of varying size and complexity to offer value-add loans, a rarity in the industry.

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Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2

The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 1

The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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Reduce Environmental Impact of Cannabinoid Production Through Biosynthesis

In this op-ed, Maxim Mikheev argues that using biosynthesis to produce cannabinoids could be more environmentally sustainable than commercial scale cultivation.

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