California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been on a mission to ensure state-legal cannabis businesses have commercial insurance coverage and with his announcement of the first California cannabis surety bond program on Feb. 21, 2018, he continues to make progress.
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Anne Wallace is a New York lawyer who writes extensively on legal and business issues. She also teaches law and business writing at the college and professional level. Anne graduated from Fordham Law School and Wellesley College.
Morgan is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management. He is the Chief Investor of their Cannabis Focused Fund. Morgan previously worked for a privately owned Registered Investment Adviser and earlier was at UBS Financial Services focusing on wealth management. Morgan believes in the potential of the cannabis industry and likes having an active involvement as it develops. You can follow him on Twitter @PoseidonAsset.
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Christopher C. Faille, a Jamesian pragmatist, was one of the first reporters taking the hedge fund industry as a full-time beat, at the turn of the millennium, with HedgeWorld. His latest book, Gambling with Borrowed Chips, treats of common misunderstandings of the crisis of 2007-08.
Ryan has spent nearly 20 years analyzing financial markets and investment opportunities for institutional and high-net worth investors. He specializes in determining the size and scope of new markets, changing industry trends and the market potential of new companies, products and services. Ryan has also published hundreds of articles on investment topics, market commentary and macroeconomic analysis.
New Frontier, a premiere data collection and industry-reporting firm, is the first in the nascent and underserved cannabis industry to serve as a Big Data provider. We provide investors, operators and policy makers with actionable intelligence as well as targeted consumer behavioral analysis to allow them to grow their investments and make informed decisions. Unlike most of those joining the new green rush, New Frontier looks beyond the plant cultivation and distribution, to raise the industry bar and provide sophisticated services to the complex cannabis industry. You can follow New Frontier on Twitter @NewFrontierData.
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Jen Knox is an educator and freelance writer with a background in technology market research. She earned her BA from Otterbein College and her MFA from Bennington. Jen's creative works have been published in over 70 online and print publications, and she teaches writing at San Antonio College. She is fascinated by the way both business and creative communications are influenced by shifts in technology. You can follow her on Twitter @JenKnox2.
Patissier | Chocolatier | Cannabissier™ Chef Marla “Molly” Poiset is a classically trained French pastry chef and chocolatier from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School Paris. She is a mother, grandmother and founder of Cheffettes® gourmet cannabis edibles company. Molly’s idea to create high-end edibles came from the desire to help those with compromised immune systems after her eldest daughter survived a stem-cell transplant for leukemia. Molly’s goal is to “Elevate the Edible” and “change the perception of what’s possible” in marijuana-infused cuisine. You can follow her on Twitter @cheffettes.
David Friedman is the CEO of Panther Capital and the Panther Funds. He is the founder of the Institute for Cannabis Economics and former CEO of MJIC, Inc. An accounting and finance professional his experience cuts across multiple industries and ranges from startups to running a billion-dollar family office. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Fox, Editor in Chief of Marijuana Investor News, is a serial entrepreneur, brand builder, networker and award-winning journalist. Kristin has built successful profit and non-profit businesses in the hedge fund industry for the last 25 years. Prior to that she was a freelance journalist and launched several small trade publications in various industries. Within the hedge fund space she has been an editor, journalist, investment management consultant and a founding board member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Kristin’s last news venture was sold to Reuters in 2005. She brings her experience in providing news, research and data in nascent industries to the cannabis business with intent to replicate her prior successes. You can follow her on Twitter @FoxInspires.
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Emily Fata is a financial analyst, writer and consultant focused on the cannabis industry. She builds financial models and writes business plans for cannabis cultivation/manufacturing companies, dispensaries and ancillary businesses. Emily has assisted a number of companies in Colorado, Washington, Nevada and Illinois raise capital and successfully apply for state cultivation and dispensary licenses. She began her career as an analyst at a private equity firm in New York City. Emily graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a concentration in International Relations and Economics. She lives in Denver. You can follow her on Twitter @EmPatriceFata.
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