As federal cannabis regulations in the United States are poised for relaxation, the cannabis industry is experiencing renewed vigor, and New York is at the forefront of this evolving landscape.
The upcoming Business of Cannabis: New York conference, scheduled for November 3, 2023, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, promises to be a pivotal event for investors, operators, and industry leaders. The conference aims to explore opportunities in New York's burgeoning adult-use cannabis market, which has faced unique challenges since legalization.
In spite of obstacles like a court injunction that has delayed the progress of CAURD (Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary) dispensaries, the New York cannabis market is projected to achieve remarkable growth.
According to Prohibition Partners' Global Cannabis Report, the market is expected to be worth a staggering $7.2 billion by 2026. With the recent opening of full adult-use retail in the state, New York is positioning itself as a potential global "Capital of Cannabis."
A key question the conference will address is how equity, particularly the CAURD scheme, can remain central to the state's cannabis policies. The upcoming influx of ROs (Registered Organizations) aka MSO’s into the market necessitates that the CAURD program is codified and CAURD operators stand out.
Experts at the event, including Dai Truong, Managing Director of Arlington Capital Advisors, and Vladimir Bautista, CEO & Co-Founder of Happy Munkey, will share insights and strategies to help independents compete effectively with ROs.
The Business of Cannabis will serve as a gathering of visionary entrepreneurs, savvy investors, and seasoned operators while also connecting hundreds of industry professionals. The conference program will cover market trends, regulatory updates, and investment opportunities, focusing on the three pillars vital to the industry's success: retail, policy, and investment.
Key highlights of the conference will include access to insights from renowned CEOs, industry experts, and policy makers with participation from influential companies and speakers, such as X (formerly Twitter), Uber, The New York Office of Cannabis Management, Bloomberg, and The National Cannabis Industry Association.
Attendees will have the chance to network with potential investors, stay updated on evolving regulations, and gain market intelligence. Exclusive workshops led by industry experts will provide deeper insights into cannabis cultivation, retail, and distribution.
The Business of Cannabis Conference is further enhanced by its partnership with The Bluntness, one of the leading independent cannabis-focused media outlets, providing comprehensive coverage and exclusive insights into the event.
With its finger on the pulse of the cannabis industry, The Bluntness is well-equipped to deliver in-depth reporting, interviews, and analyses about the conference's highlights and key takeaways. This partnership exemplifies the collaborative spirit of the cannabis industry and the commitment to advancing knowledge and opportunities in this dynamic sector.
The event is set to be transformative, reflecting New York's excitement to support the growing cannabis ecosystem.
Don't miss the chance to be part of this groundbreaking event and register now for the Business of Cannabis: New York Conference on November 3, 2023. Use code “THEBLUNTNESS15” for 15% off registration: https://www.cannabisnewyork.live/tickets.