George Zimmer, the man once famous for saying “You’re going to like the way you look,” has smoked marijuana for 50 years and once donated $50,000 to legalization efforts in California, according to Business Insider. Zimmer, 68, is scheduled to give a keynote address at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 15, 2017.
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North Americans spent $53.3 billion on legal, illegal, and medical marijuana in 2016, according to a Jan. 17, 2017, release from Arcview Research Group. That’s more than people in the United States spent on McDonald’s and Starbucks combined.
Over the last few years, a new wave of cannabis-finance companies have formed to capitalize on the green rush.
In late 2010, Derek Peterson was fired from his job as a vice president at Morgan Stanley, where he had been managing a $100 million fund.
Leafly, a company perhaps most readily explained as “Yelp for weed,” will run a full-page ad in tomorrow’s New York Times.
People want to know what the legal cannabis market will look like. Some talk about price while others talk about quality, and then there are those that just want toke with friends. A topic that is often overlooked is marijuana marketing.