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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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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Political & Corporate Lobbying Influences Emerge in Cannabis

Two new lobbying coalitions have emerged recently in the cannabis legalization movement, sparking some support, some backlash and mounting skepticism. One is backed by the Koch family and conservative thinktanks and another by the tobacco and alcohol industries.

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New York Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Governor Cuomo signed The Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, legalizing adult use and possession of cannabis immediately. The bill also establishes the Office of Cannabis Management, which will launch and manage the regulatory system for the commercial cannabis market in New York.

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A Q&A with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital

In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital to learn more about his investment philosophy and get his perspective on recent trends in the cannabis industry.

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Cannabis Revival and Year of the SPAC’s: What’s To Be Expected the Rest of 2021?

The rise of the SPAC-era and Canadian entry into the U.S. market will cause asset increases, but it is only the second chapter in the market expansion of cannabis.

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