High-rise: Cannabis MSOs, Products & Market Analysis

High-rise: Cannabis MSOs, Products & Market Analysis

A laid-back, data-backed discussion on the cannabis market with notable industry leaders.

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January 21, 2022 42 min

We’re changing things up a little bit here at the High Rise and jumping into to Twitter Spaces for this episode. Our guest host Jason Wild will be joining the discussion with Cy and Emily. Jason is the Chairman of The Board over at TerrAscend. He has a long history in the cannabis space as well as a previous life in heath care and pharmaceuticals. He has a fascinating history with getting many business off the ground as well as sta...

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Now that we are about to see 2021 in our collective review mirrors, our hosts Cy Scott and Emily Paxhia devote most of this episode of the High-Rise to reflect on this past year and a few predictions for the year ahead.

We hope you enjoy the discussion as the new year kicks off. Thanks as aways for listening, please remember to rate and review, and continue to share the High-Rise with all your good friends in cannabis!

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We are back for another week of the High-Rise! This will be the last episode of 2021 and to help us end it on a high note, we have a special guest Andrea Cabral who will be joining in. 

Andrea is the Massachusetts CEO of Ascend Wellness Holdings and was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of Fifteen Powerful and Innovative Women in Cannabis. Andrea has had thus far a long standing career in government and public service as well as prov...

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This week the High-Rise comes at you Live from Palm Springs for another Poolside Session. Our hosts Cy Scott and Emily Paxhia bring you coverage from the Hall of Flowers event to discuss all the major highlights around the latest retail and product innovations to come out of the Souther California market.

Also up for discussion as always is the latest MSO news. In the Canadian market Tilray just announced their recent acquisition of...

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Greetings High-Risers! We are excited to share this latest episode with you. Our special guest Matt Hawkins who is the founder and managing partner of Entourage Effect Capital gives us a bit of an inside scoop behind the recent Harborside/StateHouse Holdings definitive agreement in California.

In essence, this is a three way merger between Harborside, Urban Leaf, and Loudpack that will fall under one corporate name, which will be St...

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Make some room just before the Thanksgiving Holiday for another episode of the High-Rise! Cy and Emily as always bring in another laid-back, data-backed conversation around the latest newsworthy events in cannabis. This week in MSO news, our hosts discuss the Terrascend/Gage acquisition and how this will help give Terrascend some proper expansion into the Michigan market. Speaking of Michigan, right now the Great Lakes state is hav...

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November 18, 2021 37 min

On this episode of the High-Rise, we are excited to be joined by Kim Rivers from Trulieve. Kim’s is the CEO of this successful vertically-integrated “seed-to-sale” MSO. She’s been there since the start and has been a champion for the company’s customer-centric vision, growth, and strategic initiatives. 

Trulieve is headquartered in Florida and has dispensaries in over 8 US states. Before her life at Trulieve, Kim was a practicing la...

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We say this often, but this week we have a very special episode of the High-Rise. Our hosts Cy and Emily along with a returning guest host — the founder of One Plant, recovering lawyer, and cannabis insider Brady Cobb.

The conversation stays focused on a single topic this week which is the States Reform Act. What does this mean for the cannabis industry? In essence this legislation would federally decriminalize cannabis and fully de...

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Do we have an exciting episode of the High-Rise in store for you this week! 
 
We are honored to have Matt McGinley join us as a guest host. Matt is the Managing Director at Needham & Company and his experience in covering the markets is quite extensive. Before he started focusing solely on the cannabis industry, Matt worked at Evercore ISI and Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, he worked in brand management at Kraft Foods in the bev...

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The cannabis industry just had itself another interesting week and our hosts of the High-Rise are here to tell you all about it.

For this episode we are honored to have a special guest host W. Andrew Cater Vice President at Stifel to join us in the conversation. To start off, it was discovered that MJBizDaily published an article which misinterpreted data provided by Headset. As a result the article mistakenly showed cannabis sales ...

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We are back for another week of all things High-Rise!  In this episode our hosts Cy and Emily give a good recap of MJBizCon in Las Vegas and some the goings ons and sentiment adjacent to the conference. 

In US MSO news Columbia Care is the first to offer whole flower to the state of NY. Our hosts dig into some of the initial pricing consumers should expect, as well as potential effects of medical and illicit markets in NY.

In Canadia...

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The drop in California’s wholesale Flower pricing is a hot topic, with mainstream outlets covering the steep decline seen in 2021. Cy and Emily sit down with Steve Albarran of Confident Cannabis, a wholesale trade and testing platform in a special Trailblazers Ojai poolside session to talk about what is causing the decline in wholesale pricing and what might be ahead for California.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-albarran-78b380b...

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Recording from what is essentially Glass House Brand’s backyard in Ojai California, Emily and Cy sit down with Graham Farrar to talk all things Glass House in this special Trailblazers Ojai poolside session. Graham talks about their new facility which is the second largest greenhouse in the U.S. in Camarillo, genetics, terpenes and growing cannabis for your audience.

https://ir.glasshousebrands.com/management/graham-farrar/

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Get an inside look at JAY-Z and Poseidon’s recent investment into cannabis payments company Flowhub valuing the organization at $200M. Emily and Cy sit down with Kyle Sherman in a special Trailblazers Ojai poolside session to discuss cannabis tech, fundraising, social equity and ‘chewing glass and staring into the abyss’.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylesherman/


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With some of the most notable brands in the cannabis industry as clients, MATTIO Communications has brought the industry to mainstream outlets. Emily and Cy sit down with Rosie Mattio in a special Trailblazers Ojai poolside session to discuss the cannabis industry, what’s happening on the east coast and New Yorks’ ‘High Line’ cannabis district. Coopetition!

https://www.mattio.com/rosie-mattio

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosiemattio/

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Hot off the heels of the Coastal retail acquisition announcements, Cy and Emily sit down with Dennis O’Malley, COO of The Parent Company to discuss the California market, omnichannel sales and how the market is developing longer term. In this special Trailblazers Ojai poolside session we cover the latest from The Parent Company, including their new CEO, Troy Datcher who comes to the cannabis industry from CPG with Clorox and P&...

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Welcome back to another fresh episode of the High-Rise! Our hosts Cy Scott and Emily Paxhia jump right into some exciting acquisition news with Truilieve completing the purchase Harvest. Truilieve/Harvest will now have 149 shops across 11 states with 3 major hubs in AZ, FL, and PA. In other acquisition news The Parent Company has just purchases Coastal (a retail license holder/operator with 11 locations) which will increase their f...

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Welcome to October! This week’s High-Rise is another remote episode — this time from The Business of Cannabis New York event. 
 
 Our hosts Cy Scott and Emily Paxhia discuss New York’s’ rollout into the industry. From lack of vertical integration, a trifecta of channels, microlicenses, to the influence of New York culture and how that will make for some memorable brands the world has yet to see! 
 
 From there our hosts discuss Columbi...

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High-Rise is back on the road once again, this time in California for the Hall of Flowers event in Santa Rosa. Our hosts Cy Scott and Emily Paxhia keep this episode California forward as they discuss the uniqueness of how Hall of Flowers hosts the best of established and emerging cannabis brands from across the state, showcasing premium licensed products. The trade show also features a handpicked selection of innovative technology ...

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SPECIAL EPISODE: High-Rise host Cy Scott is on the road exploring parts of the cannabis industry in Europe. He got the chance to have a discussion with two of the managing partners of Óskare Capital a cannabis investment firm based in Paris France. Alexandre Ouimet-Stores a chemical engineer and venture capitalist, and John Rogers a clinical neurologist, share the story of how treating epilepsy was the basis for Óskare’s formulatio...

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