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September 21, 2021 64 min

MJ UNPACKED: Oct. 21 – 22, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Summary: *George Jage on starting Jage Media & the secret to successful trade shows *Launching a business during the pandemic *Pot stocks underperformance, cannabis investing & deal flow *Do brands matter? What do cannabis brands need? *Dope Magazine’s acquisition by High Times *MJ UNPACKED: Oct. 21 – 22, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

With 28 years of trade show leadership experience, George Jage was named “Tradeshow Elite” by Tradeshow Executive and named the “Next Generation of Leaders” by Tradeshow Week Magazine.

Founded by George Jage, former president of MJBizDaily/ MJBizCon and CEO of Dope Media- Jage Media launched in early 2020 with a veteran team of cannabis investors, including: BDSA; CanopyBoulder; Panther Opportunity Fund; and cannabis industry veterans.

Premiering alongside MJBizCon, MJ Unpacked will be in-person & exclusive to cannabis CPG brands, retailers, and accredited investors. It is the first cannabis CPG trade event that is designed to both drive commerce and integrate access to capital.

Attendees will gain specialized insights, have access to capital and collaborate with other retailers, investors and brands across the country.

Video Contents: 00:00 - intro 00:26 - starting Jage Media 04:50 - secret to successful events 07:41 - launching a company during the pandemic 12:45 - In-person events & FOMO 15:28 - OG trade shows VS now 19:04 - Pandemic’s impact on events 23:43 - Tech-enabled booths with QR codes 26:23 - MJ Unpack’s revenue model 29:26 - cannabis investing & deal flow 35:12 - Pot stocks underperformance 37:42 - Infused beverages with Federal legalization 38:16 - Do brands matter? 41:28 - What do cannabis brands need? 44:47 - criminal justice reform 49:19 - Federal legalization crystal ball 51:49 - Raising capital & biggest revenue drivers 55:44 - Dope Magazine’s acquisition by High Times 51:29 - Strategic partnerships with Apex‘s Wholesale Cannabis Platform 01:02:22 - last words 01:03:33 - outro

Guest: George Jage CEO of Jage Media, producers of MJ Unpacked https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgejage

Host: Josh Kincaid, Capital Markets Analyst & host of your cannabis business podcast. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshkincaid/

Episode 782 The Talking Hedge: Your Cannabis Business Podcast. ​Covering cannabis products, reviews, business news, interviews, investments, events, and more. https://www.theTalkingHedgepodcast.com

Music Info: Song: Dark Trap Beats Hard Rap Instrumental | Gang | 2018Artist: LuxrayBeats

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Josh is not an investment adviser. The Talking Hedge is long gold and silver. Listeners should always speak to their personal financial advisers.

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