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Canna Advisors Adds Four Team Members to NCIA Committees

Three team members of Canna Advisors have been selected to serve on various committees that are a part of the National Cannabis Industry Association. These volunteer-driven efforts engage members’ expertise and passion to drill down and effect change, provide professional development opportunities, and develop best practices and guidelines that will shape the future of the cannabis industry.

Lisa Jordan will serve on the Marketing and Advisory Committee (MAC), Michelle Whitmore will serve on the Human Resources Committee (HRC), Garrett Cropsey will serve on the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), and Greg Huffaker III will serve on the State Regulations Committee (SRC).

It is an honor to have so many Canna Advisors team members chosen to represent the cannabis industry in this way, and each of our valuable teammates is excited to contribute to furthering a responsible, ethical, and sustainable industry.

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Diane Czarkowski Featured in Authority Magazine

As an authority and original pioneer in the cannabis industry, Diane Czarkowski shares her advice, insight, and stories with the readers of Authority Magazine in a unique interview. Authority magazine shares interesting feature interviews from top experts in business, film, sports, and tech to draw out stories that are empowering and actionable. Top lessons from top authorities are shared in a way that “should feel beautiful to the mind, heart, and eyes.”

In this in-depth interview, Diane talks about everything from her past challenges, inspirational mother, support system, and current industry concerns to personal stories, accomplishments, advice, and lessons she’s learned along her life journey.

Fueled by a passion for helping others, Diane has carved out her place in the cannabis industry as a business owner, caregiver, and mother. She is intent on sharing her knowledge to empower young entrepreneurs and making the plant more accessible to those who need it most.

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Lisa Jordan Speaks at the 2018 Cannabis Business Summit

Director of Marketing, Lisa Jordan, has been selected to speak at the NCIA’s 2018 Cannabis Business Summit. Lisa is scheduled to speak on Friday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. If you still need tickets to the show, register here and use Lisa’s discount code SPEAKER15 at checkout to save 15% on full price passes.

Her session falls under the ‘Leading Edge: Emerging Topics in the Cannabis Industry’ educational track. Listen to her talk about taking cannabis brands mainstream and her tips on how dispensaries, manufacturers, and cultivators can build brand loyalty through marketing and design.

The Cannabis Business Summit is backed by the National Cannabis Industry Association and brings together top industry solution providers and features 5 educational tracks, 150+ thought leaders and speakers, 400 exhibits and over 7,500 attendees. It will be held in San Jose, California in 2018.

Don’t miss Lisa’s valuable knowledge and be sure to stop by the Canna Advisors booth #1305 to say hello and network! See you there!

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Canna Advisors Contributes to 2018 Arcview Research Report

Canna Advisors provides in-depth market analysis and investment insight in the newly released edition of Arcview Market Research’s The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, the cannabis industry’s No. 1 cited research report.

Our analysis in the 2018 Arcview report cautions investors that “While there is hockey-stick growth in new and emerging markets, no two markets are developing the same.” It also dissects some of the most critical factors affecting potential cannabis investments, including cannabis businesses’ uniquely substantial capitalization needs.

Despite the excitement and eagerness that many novice cannabis investors and entrepreneurs feel about plunging into the industry, Canna Advisors advocates a deliberate, multi-step approach. Although the cannabis industry still seems new to many, it has already evolved to favor those with an eye toward the long term. Always do your own thorough due diligence before investing in a company; never solely rely on business valuations, as we’ve seen some ridiculous company valuations recently as cannabis continues to claim national spotlight and awareness.

“Start with education and pre-license positioning, then move into full business planning that is customized to the specific location and the micro-level trends and regulations specific to each area.” The financial model — and capital/investment needs — will then prove to be more on target and sustainable.” -Diane & Jay Czarkowski

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Diane Czarkowski Featured on Maria + Jane Podcast

Diane Czarkowski chatted on a podcast with Maria + Jane, a media company dedicated to inspire and inform women in (or interested in) the rapidly growing cannabis business landscape. Diane speaks to the current state of the cannabis industry and the process of starting a dispensary. She also gives advice to women entrepreneurs and reflects on her experiences lobbying Congress as a cannabis advocate. Tune in today!

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Diane Czarkowski Presents at Cannabis 101 Summit

Co-founder Diane Czarkowski is a featured speaker at Green Flower Media’s Cannabis 101 Summit that kicked off this summer. Green Flower Media brings together the boldest, brightest minds in the cannabis industry for dynamic “TED Talk” style presentations on the latest trends, research, products, and issues in the cannabis world.

Watch as Diane takes you on a fascinating odyssey into humankind’s history with this amazing plant. Learn about the history of cannabis as medicine and the policy surrounding it. Diane’s Cannabis 101 Summit presentation is free until July 2, 2018 when you sign up for a Green Flower Media account. After that date, it will be available to premium account holders.

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