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Cannabis Investment: Successes, Failures, & Strategies for the Future 2021

The secret is out: the cannabis industry is big business, and there’s a lot of money to be made for savvy investors. But when we talk about cannabis investments, what do we mean? And how in the world can good ROI be captured for businesses operating in the U.S., where cannabis remains illegal at the federal level? Moreover, in a modern “Green Rush,” is it more profitable to invest in a plant-touching “prospector,” or an ancillary service provider who “sells the shovels”?

Our panel of experts will walk through their experience navigating cannabis investments, ranging from successful strategies, pitfalls, unique issues faced by investing in the cannabis industry, and hot-take-prognostications as to where the industry will see growth in the future.

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Moderator:

Jack O’Connor
Jack O’Connor

Jack O’Connor is a partner in Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger’s Chicago office. Jack represents business clients in both healthy and distressed situations, and concentrates his practice in the areas… Read More

Panelists:

Chelsie Spencer
Chelsie Spencer

Chelsie Spencer is a cannabis and hemp attorney. She is a founding member of Ritter Spencer PLLC. Chelsie practices in the areas of medical marijuana and hemp and represents clients… Read More

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Jim Kazmier

James M. Kazmier, CPA/ABV, ASA, is a director for CohnReznick Advisory’s Valuation Advisory Services practice and is based in the Chicago office. He has been involved in business valuations, mergers… Read More

Jonathan Havens
Jonathan Havens

Jonathan Havens the co-chair of both the Cannabis Law Practice and the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.  He counsels state cannabis license applicants… Read More

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