Flower-Side Chats Part 9: A Q&A with Andrew Thut, Chief Investment Officer of 4Front Ventures

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In this Part 9, Green sits down with Andrew Thut, chief investment officer of 4Front Ventures, to learn about their business model, build vs. buy criteria and perspectives on industry trends.

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Can Cannabis Avoid Alcohol’s 3-Tier Distribution System?

On the road to nationwide legalization, cannabis and spirits share similar stories. But here’s the one step the cannabis industry should avoid copying, if it can.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 7: A Q&A with Max Goldstein, CEO of Union Electric and Founding Partner at OpenNest Labs

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In this Part 7, Green sits down with Max Goldstein, CEO of Union Electric and Founding Partner at OpenNest Labs, to learn more about his asset-light model for building a brand in California.

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Canopy Growth Signs U.S. Distribution Deal

The foot-in-the-door agreement between Canopy Growth and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits will allow Canopy Growth to distribute their CBD beverage portfolio in the United States, also signaling the benefits of their relationship with Constellation Brands coming to life.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 1: A Q&A with Sam Ghods, CEO of Connected

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 1, Green chats with Sam Ghods, CEO at Connected, to learn more about how he got into cannabis and Connected’s product and branding strategy.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 2: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain and Vertical Integration, with a Grain of Salt

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In Part Two, we take a look at how regulation defines vertical integration in California.

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The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada

While the cannabis legalization story in Canada has had its bumps, the clear path forward for greater legal market success lies in increased support for micro-cultivators. By increasing support for these small-scale producers to navigate regulatory requirements, more will be able to enter the legal market and actually compete against their illicit counterparts.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 1: How Law Shapes the California Cannabis Industry

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In part one, we find that the regulated cannabis market can only be understood in relation to the previous medical market as well as the ongoing “traditional” market.

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Due Diligence for Suppliers & Cannabis Supply Chain Partners

Ensuring accountability across the supply chain means selectively choosing partners who share the same values of integrity and professionalism. Compliance affects most everyone in the supply chain and the loss of any operator hurts the entire industry.

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