The International Cannabis Business Conference’s Virtual Global Symposium happened this week. This waylaid San Francisco event turned out a bit weird. But in a suitable way.
- For the $99 price of admission, attendees received windows on COVID-19-era canna business and leading-edge insights on the moment’s social-justice imperatives. The virtual meetup had been planned as a multi-days conference and trade show in San Francisco. Instead of thousands of guests and parties and dealmaking, attendees got interviews with incisive cannabis figures.
- Cohost Ngaio Bealum asked Ed Rosenthal about current projects and the cultivation god said, “I’m more interested in changing people’s heads than in making them rich.” To which stock analyst and founder Alan Brochstein took issue. “I have a lot of respect for Ed. But it’s OK to make money, in my opinion.”