The CSE’s Barrington Miller is joined by Beau Whitney, Founder of Whitney Economics, to discuss data-driven trends in cannabis globally, including US legalization, emerging markets, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG). The conversation also addresses how Whitney Economics uses data to help cannabis operators navigate the industry.
Here’s an overview of what Barrington and Beau discuss in this edition of The Exchange for Entrepreneurs Podcast:
00:00 – Introduction
02:00 – Global trends in the cannabis industry
03:28 – The cannabis industry in Canada and the US
07:05 – How do American cannabis companies differ from coast to coast? How is the industry shaped by state legislation?
11:33 – How do ESG (environmental and social governance) mandates tie into the valuation of multi-state operators?
14:40 – Is the current economic data contributing to the liberalization of cannabis policy in the US?
16:52 – What are the data points that have shifted over the last 7 years?
19:32 – Have there been any surprising individuals, organizations, and corporations that have reached out to collaborate?
22:59 – Within the business of data, who are Whitney Economics’ competitors and/or collaborators?
24:29 – Key findings from the business report that Whitney Economics published in 2020
About Beau Whitney
Whitney Economics was founded in October 2014 by Beau Whitney, in Portland Oregon. Mr. Whitney is currently the Chief Economist for the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). A member of the American Economic Association, the Oregon chapter president of the National Association of Business Economics and a participant in meetings of the Oregon council of economic advisors, he is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading cannabis economists. A registered member of the European Industrial Hemp Association, Mr. Whitney is also a member of multiple local regulatory advisory committees throughout the U.S. including the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) RAC for both hemp and cannabis.
Learn more about Whitney Economics at https://whitneyeconomics.com/
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