As we reflect on the fourth full year that Canna Advisors has been in existence, we are amazed at how much has changed just in the past year. We saw dozens of measures passed legislatively, which shows that states are now taking charge of implementing programs to decriminalize and regulate cannabis. The election in November was like no other, with 8 of 9 ballot initiatives passing. Now, looking to 2017, there are 42 states with some form of cannabis law, and 8 states and Washington D.C with full legalization. The Marijuana Policy Project estimates that more than 47 additional measures could be presented in 2017. All of these changes have brought growth and expansion to Canna Advisors. This year we added some key members to our growing team, we participated in several key conferences and speaking engagements across the country and worked with clients in more than 13 states and internationally!
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The 5th Annual MJ Business Daily Conference in Las Vegas was a true testament to the massive momentum this industry has generated.
There were nearly 11,000 attendees this year and several hundred exhibitors marketing their products and services to over 10,000 prospective or current cannabis entrepreneurs.
While the presidential race went long into the night, the candidates neck and neck, cannabis took an early victory. Never before has our country had nine ballot initiatives for some form of legalization on the ballot. Voters demonstrated from coast to coast that they are ready for the end of cannabis prohibition. More and more our citizens are becoming aware of the medical benefits of cannabis and the social injustices that are being promoted with ineffective drug policies and they want to change things.
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Listen to today’s podcast from Canna Insider regarding the state by state changes in Cannabis legislation after yesterday’s election. You can also refer to the map below for a visual representation of changes from the election.
What You Missed at the Quarterly Cannabis Caucus
We were very proud to speak at the first National Cannabis Industry Association event to be held in Boulder in over three years! Thank you to all that attended, and for those who missed the event, you can find the NCIA’s Q4 Federal Policy Update here. The NCIA is the only trade association advancing the interests of legitimate and responsible cannabis businesses. We need equal treatment under the law. If you have not joined them yet, please do.
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Shark Tales from the Arcview Summit in New York
Diane and Jay received the Outstanding Member Award from the Arcview Investment Group at its September Meeting & Investor Forum in New York. The Czarkowskis were recognized for effectively mentoring companies, investing, being great sharks, donating generously to the cause, and being great ambassadors for the Arcview community.
Monthly Update – September Highlights
Raising the Bar: From Hemp Fields to Beer Taps
Canna Advisors serves on the New West Genetics board, a company striving to advance the genetics behind producing industrial hemp. Aside from optimizing the fiber, seed, oil, and cannabinoid content of hemp plants, New West is also working on a special project for a well known craft brewery to produce hemp with a powerful terpene profile. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that are found in all plants, but can be especially pungent in cannabis. In the near future, this majestic hemp plant could appear in Colorado’s craft brewing scene!
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Former NFL star turned medical marijuana advocate and entrepreneur will host Denver-area golf tournament next week
Ricky Williams, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL star, told an Arcview Group Investor Forum audience last month in Oakland that he wouldn’t have won the Heisman Trophy with the University of Texas in 1998 without the help of cannabis.
Williams’ cannabis use led to multiple suspensions throughout his professional career. He briefly retired from football in 2004 after multiple positive marijuana tests resulted in a four-game suspension (which is a quarter of the NFL season) and a $650,000 fine. Williams ended up sitting out all of the 2004 NFL season. He was suspended for the entire 2006 season after his fourth positive test, before resuming his career the next year and retiring for good in 2012.
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