Thursday, September 14, 2023

Persistent Challenges in the California Market

Ananda Strategy Founder Hirsh Jain's presentation discusses ongoing struggles in the California market with a focus on retail access.

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About this webinar

Topics include:

  • A walk through a map of all the licensed dispensaries in California
  • A discussion of major retail cannabis deserts
  • Closer looks at major cannabis markets like LA and SF and how the landscape in these cities is likely to evolve over the next 12-18 months

Presenters and speakers

  • Hirsh Jain - Ananda Strategy

    Hirsh Jain is the Founder of Ananda Strategy, a consultancy that advises leading cannabis brands, retailers, ancillary technology businesses and venture capital funds. Hirsh serves as Vice Chair of the California Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of NORML California.

  • Alex Halperin - WeedWeek

    Business journalist Alex Halperin started writing the WeedWeek newsletter in 2015. His workon weed and other topics has been published in Slate, Fast Company, The Washington Post,Fortune, BusinessWeek and many other publications. He lives in Long Beach, California.

  • Mary Shapiro - Evoke Law - SPONSOR

    Evoke Law has been serving the cannabis industry since 2009– assisting cannabis operators in protecting their brands using all the available registration and dispute mechanisms. Founded by Mary Shapiro, a knowledgeable trademark attorney with 20 years background in marketing and is known for pioneering registering cannabis brands federally in connection with providing information/educational services. Senior Associate Nicole Katsin joined Evoke Law in 2016 and is very experienced in cannabis trademark law and exceptionally responsive to client needs.