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HOW ACCREDITED INVESTORS CAN POTENTIALLY SEE 5X-10X RETURNS IN THE EXPLOSIVE MASSACHUSETTS LEGAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY

On Wednesday October 16, join Cannapreneur Partners in Boston’s Seaport for a polished, pressed-leather couch and modernist design setting for our event Fall Flows: Understanding Cannapreneur Partners historic $150 million fundraise open to investors.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED: Due to the venue’s capacity, we have a hard cap at 50 attendees which will mainly consist of accredited investors and a select group of cannabis operators and entrepreneurs.

WHY INVESTORS CAN’T MISS THIS EVENT

MICHAEL SCOTT

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

Michael Scott will be breaking down Cannapreneur Partners fundraise, examples of the incredible investment opportunities both in CP’s pipeline for capital placement, as well as broader opportunities in the legal cannabis market.

Hear first hand how CP is raising capital with a “profits with purpose” approach to cannabis investments, and how investors could potentially see explosive 5x-10x returns.

Michael will demonstrate for event attendees the proof of CP’s model by breaking down current successes in the industry for motivated investors looking for the top 1% opportunities and entrepreneurs with strong track records of success that can flourish with crucial capital investment. 

With Michael Scott’s professional focus on the cannabis industry, he has been instrumental in bringing cannabis companies from pitch deck to nine-figure valuations with the infusion of smart capital, strategy, and purpose-driven leadership. Michael and team have developed an extensive lead in replicating “Shark Tank” in cannabis for the Boston area.

During Michael’s two-decade career in Wealth Management, he became one of the youngest top 1% ranked advisors at Ameriprise Financial, and put his first deal together with the executives of Ameriprise Financial in a seven-figure acquisition that became the company’s first external practice acquisition. Fast forward a handful of years and Michael is now also the owner of BAM Partners LLC, an entrepreneurial holding company of 7 businesses and growing.

DELICIOUS FOOD AND TERPENE COCKTAILS

DAVID YUSEFZADEH

We’ll have simple, elegant small bites sourced locally and seasonally appropriate, curated and prepared by world-renowned chef David Yusefzadeh. David is the chef-owner of both Eat Sacrilicious – the Hub’s best and most coveted high-end cannabis dining experience, as well as CEO and founder of the first legal gourmet THC and CBD company launching in Framingham, MA, Cloud Creamery.

WHAT: Fall Flows: Understanding Cannapreneur Partners historic $150 million dollar fundraise open to investors

WHERE: Boston’s Seaport (location provided with RSVP)

WHEN: Wed Oct 16 2019, 6pm-9pm

LOCATION DETAILS: Easily accessed in Seaport by public trans or from downtown, metered on street parking available in the neighborhood as well as nearby public garages if driving.

REGISTER NOW

This event is filled. please RSVP for our December 4th Event: Winter Wealth Watch

Cannpreneur Partners ongoing series of events, aimed at presenting accredited investors with the top cannabis investment opportunities for private capital placement, continues this week in Boston’s seaport area.

We caught up with our partners, the founders of Cannabis Advancement Series on how how they’ve taken their collective backgrounds in veterans’ health advocacy, medical research and business development, and positioned their strategic campaign to impact local legislation utilizing the Veteran’s Health and Medical Cannabis Study data, and marketing the CAS mission via a branded community education development series.

 

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MARION MCNABB
C3RN

On the value of data in informing our legislators and the public:

“Data from the veterans health and medical cannabis study is being used in several ways for community engagement and awareness as well as for policy changes necessary to increase access to medical cannabis for veterans in Massachusetts and nationally. Historically, due to the federal prohibition, medical cannabis research for veterans has been limited. Veterans face health conditions for which medical cannabis can be an alternative, yet veterans are limited in awareness and access. We are using the data to inform the public about the issues veterans are facing and how cannabis can be an alternative through our Cannabis Advancement Series (CAS) events in Massachusetts. Data collection for the study will end on December 31, 2019 and in early 2020 C3RN will prepare a final analysis and policy memo for use at the State and Federal Veterans Affairs offices.”   

On the challenges with acquiring funding research for cannabis: 

“Due to the federal scheduling of cannabis, there has been limited funding available for medical cannabis research, and research specifically in the veteran population. Additionally, researchers face regulatory hurdles conducting cannabis research studies. Additionally, U.S. government funded research requires using medical cannabis from only one approved cultivator at the University of Mississippi, which is not representative of what is available in the market.” 

 

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STEPHEN MANDILE
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR VETERANS

What are the benefits of serving the military/veteran community?

“It was estimated that in 2017, there were approximately 37 million service members, veterans, and spouses with $1 trillion in buying power, with over 90% saying that have greater trust and consumer loyalty towards brands that directly target their community. The military community’s income is 35% higher than the national average. The public at large is also supportive of the military/veteran community and will choose to be return customers to spend their money at business where there is a focus on helping and serving them. Word spreads quickly through their networks and get echoed through the networks of those that ‘support the troops’.”

Why should businesses and investors look for veteran entrepreneurs.

“Veterans per their training are dedicated problem-solvers committed to completing the tasks assigned to them. In a recent study done by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, found that veterans as business owners are more likely to own a business than civilians, and tend to out-earn civilian entrepreneurs. The top skills most often associate with veteran entrepreneurs are teamwork, leadership and management skills, perseverance, work ethic/self-discipline, mental toughness, and crisis management. They also have access to many state and federally funded educational resources and programs that they have earned as benefits through their service. You can find the full report here, BRIDGING THE GAP: Motivations, Challenges, and Successes of Veteran Entrepreneurs.”

 

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ANN BRUM
JOINT VENTURE CO.

Why should companies ultimately forge long term relationships with local initiatives?

“Creating long-term engagement is an authentic way of leveraging partnerships in creating and maintaining community impact. These partnerships by design can help to build a capacity for long-term, meaningful improvement, and champion a path for other leaders to follow.”

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Cannabis investing or cryptocurrency investing.

There’s a lot of talk about both. Sometimes in harmony. Sometimes as an either/or.

This is more about the latter.

The crew at Green Entrepreneur have a good run down worth a look. Here’s some choice bits:

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“A few keys set cannabis apart from cryptocurrency. First, almost immediately we’ve seen established companies enter the marijuana space. 2018 saw Constellation Brands (owner of Molson Coors) partnering with Canopy Growth, and Altria (one of the world’s largest tobacco and cigarette producers and marketers) with Cronos Group. These nods to the cannabis industry from prominent, legitimate companies caused stocks to soar across the board, with the highest jumps going to Canopy and Cronos.”

In the case of cryptocurrency, it’s been a slow process for industry leaders to get on board. Just recently, in February 2019, JP Morgan announced that they would roll out the first U.S. bank-backed cryptocurrency, marking the first time a major company stepped into the space.

Secondly, the cannabis industry has defined products with defined benefits. GW Pharmaceuticals, a U.K.-based pharmaceutical company, produces a number of CBD-based medications, the most famous of which is likely Epidiolex, currently the only cannabis-based medication that can be distributed through standard U.S. channels. Beside the medical benefits, there are also potential markets for cannabis beverages, different concentrates, and a variety of other products.”

Ultimately given the differences in the two products alone, let alone the demonstrable impact on society both as a tool for wellness, social change, economic growth, and overall consumer spending response – cannabis offers a more sustainable investment option. Stocks, as per the article, may not see the same spike that Bitcoin saw in 2017, but “in the long term, especially as legalization spreads, cannabis may prove itself as a smarter five-, 10-, even 20-year investment.

PRIVATE CAPITAL IS THE WAY

Cannabis investing power player Steve Deangelo – cannabis investment firm ArcView Group President, and Chairman Emeritus of vertically-integrated cannabis company Harborside, social justice warrior – is no stranger to the value of cannabis as a way of life, as well as an exciting growth industry investment.

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Deangelo has noted the market awakening for cannabis really started in 2012, when Colorado and Washington state both legalized adult-use cannabis, which triggered a lot of interest and action small-dollar, high-risk investing largely through venture capital investors. Between 2008 and 2018, VCs made $2 billion in investments into cannabis companies, according to data in the MGO & ELLO Cannabis Private Investment Review.

Private capital placement is where Deangelo has forecast the big opportunity exists for the road ahead for cannabis investing. Speaking to Green Entrepreneur in August, Deangelo said:

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“Private equity is the next stage of investors seeking opportunities in cannabis. Often better capitalized than venture capital firms, increasing interest from private equity (PE) investors is a sign the perceived risk factor is declining in cannabis. Generally speaking, PE investors are bankers and financiers running large investment funds.

The most successful PE funds are focused on just one sector or even a subsector where they can apply their deep knowledge for outsized investment returns. PE investors, like many VC investors, maybe less well-versed in the dynamics of cannabis, but have the expertise to see how cannabis can create value in a market segment. Many times, PE investors apply more in-depth strategies beyond top-line growth prospects when evaluating their investments.”

With private investment in cannabis on the rise, indicating investor expectations about the road to total legality is creeping closer by the day, as well as the mounting data building as legal states shed a light on the impacts of cannabis legalization, there is a palpable groundswell of interest from private investor capital that could propel cannabis not only into the next growth phase, but become a means for real economic change across the world.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT CANNAPRENEUR PARTNERS CURRENT FUNDRAISE OPEN TO INVESTORS? PLACING CAPITAL IN CANNABIS? HOW WE ARE EMBOLDENING CANNABIS ENTREPRENEURS?

WATCH THIS VIDEO:

We speak to a lot of cannabis operators and entrepreneurs and accredited investors looking to place private capital in the local and national legal cannabis industry.

Which means we inevitably hear: “What is it that you guys do, exactly?”

To which we answer…

…Actually, just watch this. Really gets to the point about cannabis investments, what Cannapreneur Partners is doing to infuse exciting and excellence-focused cannabis entrepreneurs with crucial private capital, all set to soft, dulcet background music no less.

Simple expository whiteboard business videos often pair well with softer sonic textures of the professional marketing musical support tapestry.

Easier to digest.

VIDEO:

 

 

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From the SAFE Banking Act, to delivery, to upcoming cannabis investment events – it’s been a big week for legal weed.

First, on Tuesday, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission paved the way for both social consumption cafes to be green lit in the state. But also (and more importantly for many patients and consumers), home delivery now has some welcoming light pouring in at the end of the long tunnel the matter has been traveling down. From Leafly: “Massachusetts regulators have approved a tightly-regulated home delivery system for adult-use cannabis. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to grant final approval for the system. Legal deliveries are scheduled to begin next year. For two years, the commission will only give delivery permits to participants in its social equity program, as well as smaller growers and businesses owned by state residents.”

Then, a monumental moment in the ongoing plight to allow legal cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs to actually be able to access traditional banking and financial services long prevented by current laws and federal prohibition occurred this week.

The SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595), full title Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Act, also referred to as the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, passed in the US House of Representatives in a bipartisan-led effort to allow legal marijuana businesses access to banks as well as allowing consumers to use credit and debit cards for buying legal cannabis products.

Fantastic. But now all eyes turn to the Republican-led Senate, where the act will either move into accepted law or be thwarted once again in the halls of legislation.

And if you listen to the wonks following the issue, the tailwinds of change may actually bring the SAFE Banking Act across the finish line.

Chairman of Senate Banking Committee Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

From Politico: “Their confidence follows action in the House on Wednesday, where Democrats and Republicans joined forces to pass an historic bill that would give legalized marijuana businesses access to banking services. Senate Republicans are expected to act as lawmakers face the inescapable reality of the 33 states and counting that have legalized marijuana in some form.”

But here’s the key takeaway that the inertia has hit critical mass regarding the chances the Senate will pass the SAFE Banking Act: “The strongest indicator has come from the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), who after months of weighing the issue said he wants to advance the legislation.”

This should be a marker in the sand for smart, motivated investors interested in placing private capital or entering the cannabis space. Especially those working in traditional financial services or industries causing conflicts when investors are highly interested in placing capital in legal cannabis. In the hours after the SAFE Banking Act passed in the House, cannabis stocks saw a positive uptick from the news.

The Massachusetts legal cannabis industry is already seeing the incredible entrepreneurs and cannabis operators with track records of success seeking crucial capital emerge, and that need for smart capital investment remains a key barrier that even CCC Commissioner Steve Hoffman acknowledges is a fundamental dilemma that investors/investment can overcome in the local industry.

Considering by this past June, when the six-month mark of open recreational adult-use cannabis sales had been hit, the state’s figures underscore the incredible opportunity for both operators and private capital investors alike:

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Speaking of learning where to place private capital in the industry…

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Cannapreneur Partners CEO Michael Scott

ARE YOU AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR? Or are trying to be after learning the SAFE Banking Act passed in the House, but can’t find where to place private capital in best-in-class cannabis operators, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses at various stages of success for explosive returns?

RSVP to our October 16 investor night in Boston’s Seaport.

CEO Michael Scott will be breaking down Cannapreneur Partners fundraise, examples of the incredible investment opportunities both in CP’s pipeline for capital placement, as well as broader opportunities in the legal cannabis market.

Hear first hand how CP is raising capital with a “profits with purpose” approach to cannabis investments, and how investors could potentially see explosive 5x-10x returns.

Michael will demonstrate for event attendees the proof of CP’s model by breaking down current successes in the industry for motivated investors looking for the top 1% opportunities and entrepreneurs with strong track records of success that can flourish with crucial capital investment.

With Michael Scott’s professional focus on the cannabis industry, he has been instrumental in bringing cannabis companies from pitch deck to nine-figure valuations with the infusion of smart capital, strategy, and purpose-driven leadership. Michael and team have developed an extensive lead in replicating “Shark Tank” in cannabis for the Boston area.

Hear first hand how CP is raising capital with a “profits with purpose” approach to cannabis investments, and how investors could potentially see explosive 5x-10x returns.

You can also sign up for our weekly free cannabis investment webinar.

DID YOU KNOW? Cannapreneur Partners has teamed up with the Family Office Club, to help connect ultra-wealthy families with key cannabis investments and opportunities that are aimed at explosive returns with the ever-growing legal cannabis industry? Learn more here.

Scott’s appointment comes after former CEO’s decision to focus on traditional financial services.

[Westborough, MA, August 12, 2019] — Cannapreneur Partners, the Westborough, Mass-based holding company finding the cannabis world’s 1% outlier entrepreneurs and industry investment opportunities currently in the middle of a $150 million fundraise round open to investors, today announced the appointment of Michael Scott, Chairman and co-founder of the firm, to the role of acting Chief Executive Officer. 

Former CEO Colin C. Lake has stepped down from the role to refocus on the traditional financial services industry, and says he has every confidence in Cannapreneur Partners and its proven values-based cannabis investing and fundraise abilities.

Michael Scott cites the move as indicative of Cannapreneur Partners ability to strategically monitor alignment in both team building and results-driven operating excellence. 

“We believe Colin’s decision to step down was the right one,” says Scott. “We are in a better position than ever to welcome the motivated investors that are knocking at our door with our fundraise, and the 1% outlier cannabis operators and entrepreneurs we are vetting for investment.”

The news comes a week after Cannapreneur Partners announced the appointment of former American Express Executive Vice President Doug Lennick to its Executive Board. Lennick will bring c-suite operational strategy and trademark legendary leadership which previously led an organization of 17,000 to great success.

Michael Scott, Chairman and co-founder of Cannapreneur Partners, says: “I am truly humbled and excited to have Doug, a long time mentor, not only join as a Board Director but also as a strategic, values and purpose driven advisor to our company.” 

Cannapreneur Partners (CP) formed in 2018, provides proprietary due-diligence for both investors and entrepreneurs, enhancing their presence and market share in the legal cannabis space. CP is led by a “Profits with Purpose” business compass. Tirelessly connecting the right teams and strategies for operational excellence in the rising global cannabis industry, Cannapreneur Partners leverages a deep background in financial services, successful wealth management and cannabis industry experience. When combined with professional media and a stout journalism team, CP fosters an educational ecosystem and explosive growth for both entrepreneurs and investing partners.

FOR MEDIA/PRESS INQUIRIES: 

Dan McCarthy

Director of Communications 

danielmccarthy@cannapreneurpartners.com

FOR INVESTORS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND PARTNERS:

Michael Scott

Founder and CEO

michaelscott@cannapreneurpartners.com

Michael Collette

Co-Founder

michaelcollette@cannapreneurpartners.com

 

Thought leader and author Doug Lennick to bring operational strategy and trademark legendary leadership which previously led an organization of 17,000 to great success.

[Westborough, MA, August 5, 2019] — Cannapreneur Partners, the Westborough, Mass-based holding company finding the cannabis world’s 1% outlier entrepreneurs and industry investment opportunities currently in the middle of a $150 million fundraise round open to investors, today announced the appointment of Doug Lennick to their Executive Board of Directors. 

Lennick is world-renowned for innovative approaches to developing high performance in individuals and organizations, and is an expert in creating practical applications of human behavior that have yielded great success factors for his clients and partners alike in financial services and other industries.

Lennick is a certified financial planner (CFP) and a behavioral financial advisor (BFA) and served as Executive Vice President for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial), where he led an organization of 17,000 to tremendous success.  Lennick has been the author or co-author of six books translated across 13 languages and has been referenced in the best sellers Working with Emotional Intelligence and Power of Purpose.

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“Michael Scott is one of the world’s best at combining entrepreneurial expertise with the passion to make a difference. I am confident Cannapreneur Partners will make a difference, and that’s why I accepted this Board position,” said Lennick.

Lennick currently serves as CEO and co-founder of think2perform, a 15+ year-old professional coaching, leadership consulting, and business development services firm that improves the decision-making skills and performance of individuals and organizations. In November 2000, Lennick was honored by Columbia University’s Center for Social and Emotional Education, and is a Fellow at the Carlson Executive Development Center, Carlson School of Management, and University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the prestigious Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. 

Michael Scott, Chairman and co-founder of Cannapreneur Partners, says: “I am truly humbled and excited to have Doug, a long time mentor, not only join as a Board Director but also as a strategic, values and purpose driven advisor to our company. Doug and I both see the tremendous value the medicinal side of cannabis can bring to the world.” 

Scott notes the chasm between the potential applications and deeper understanding of cannabis as a medicine and where the legal industry currently is, means the opportunity to infuse smart capital and strategic operational excellence is now.

Says Scott: “I am very confident with Doug joining the team as a thought leader we will make a significant, meaningful impact in the cannabis industry.”

Cannapreneur Partners (CP) formed in 2018, provides proprietary due-diligence for both investors and entrepreneurs, enhancing their presence and market share in the legal cannabis space. CP is led by a “Profits with Purpose” business compass. Tirelessly connecting the right teams and strategies for operational excellence in the rising global cannabis industry, Cannapreneur Partners leverages a deep background in financial services, successful wealth management and cannabis industry experience. When combined with professional media and a stout journalism team, CP fosters an educational ecosystem and explosive growth for both entrepreneurs and investing partners.

 

FOR MEDIA/PRESS INQUIRIES: 

Dan McCarthy

Director of Communications 

danielmccarthy@cannapreneurpartners.com

 

FOR INVESTORS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND PARTNERS:

Michael Scott

Chairman and Co-Founder

michaelscott@cannapreneurpartners.com

 

Michael Collette

Co-Founder

michaelcollette@cannapreneurpartners.com

David Tran, founder of DOPE Media which was acquired by High Times in 2018, is about as visible a presence on the national and international cannabis speaker lecture circuit as you can be.

The stylish thought leader was on hand at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Cannabis Business Expo in San Jose, CA this week. Cannapreneur Partners were all on hand as well, and we got a few minutes with the esteemed cannabis industry veteran, who now serves as VP of the Dope Media/High Times brand.

Watch the clip below where Tran discusses the importance of community and participation in the cannabis industry, and the value in forging strong partnerships for mutual gain for all the new players and investors entering the robust marketplace regionally, nationally, and internationally.

David Tran at NCIA Cannabis Business Expo:

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Fridays.
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