Cassandra Farrington, Co-Founder, CEO and President, MJBiz Daily: “We Know Practically Each Player of Cannabis Industry, so our Conferences are strictly targeted and effective”.
MJBiz Conference International gathered in Toronto thousands of attendees – businesses operating though out the whole Cannabis industry value chain from Research to Green Energy producers. Conferences organized by MJBiz Daily have already won trust and interest among the Cannabis Industry players. All events conducted by MJBiz Daily are based on the deep knowledge of MJBiz Daily Co-Founders’ of Cannabis industry possibilities, trends, problems, needs and goals. Subsequently, choice of Toronto as a venue for the current conference was driven by Canadian leadership in the Global Cannabis Industry expansion. Now as Canadian legislation pioneered approval of multiple usages of Cannabis businessmen from many countries brought to Toronto their innovations, ideas and products. Here it became very clear that financial expansion of the industry is growing exponentially.
Dynamics of investments growth is very impressive – only 6 years ago the top level of investments in the industry fluctuated between $15,000 and $25,000, today it has plummeted to $ 4 Billion investment made few days ago by the Fortune 500 company – Constellation Brands into the Canadian Canopy Growth company. And as it appeared Big Players from financial markets are opening the door – literally Trillions of dollars of VC capital are ready to enter and operate here according to the famous investor Kevin O’Leary.
We are talking with Cassandra Farrington, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the leading daily news web-site Marijuana Business Daily, organizer of all conferences conducted by the company. She is the person who literally is aware of all names and activities in the industry.
Cassandra has answered the following questions in her video interview:
- How far has the investment industry advanced into cannabis industry and how far is the financial industry into cannabis?
- What can you say about venture capital participation in the industry?
- Being a rare person who knows pretty much every category of the stakeholders in Cannabis Industry, you organized the biggest event in the world on Cannabis Industry in Las Vegas, could you comment on who attends your conferences, who exhibits at your conferences, whose interest is growing and whose interest is dying?
- Everybody at the conference speak about regulations of the cannabis industry, so do regulators attend your conferences, what is the feedback and what is your message to regulators?
Cassandra Farrington, previously VP in Citi, is a co-founder (in 2011), CEO and President of the leading daily news web-site Marijuana Business Daily, also its family of content resources for the B2B cannabis marketplace, including the internationally recognized family of MJBiz Conferences. She holds MBA from University of Texas, McComb School of business.