Marijuana Business Magazine February 2020

Marijuana Business Magazine | February 2020 112 Notable Quotes | Insightful Industry Observations – Khurram Malik CEO of Toronto-headquartered cannabis firm Biome Grow, on the 3% decline in the volume of beer sold in Canada in the first 11 months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 and where he sees the next cross-sector investments coming from. Source: Marijuana Business Daily International This is why alcoholic giants have swooped in during recent years to buy/invest in cannabis companies. The next big wave is consumer packaged companies once Cannabis 2.0 brands gain some traction. As the country becomes more diverse, the landscape of the agricultural industry does not. Hemp is the first step to diversifying U.S. agriculture—but only if we collectively want it. Source: Hemp Industry Daily – Jillian Hishaw An agricultural attorney and founder of Charlotte, North Carolina-based small- farm advocacy group F.A.R.M.S., on the opportunity for the U.S. hemp sector to bring diversity to the entire agriculture industry. It’s not only the right thing to do to offer competitive wages and health care, but it’s the right business decision. It helps us recruit and retain top talent … (by trying to provide) employees with wages and benefits that families can live on. – Ari Hoffnung Chief strategy officer for Minneapolis-based Vireo Health, on why the multistate operator has become an industry leader in signing union contracts. Source: Marijuana Business Daily