With Minnesota already off and running with cannabusinesses in the hemp, CBD, and (soon!) recreational marijuana spaces, it's time to talk about how we can grow and support a thriving cannabusiness industry here.
One of my favorite secrets about Minnesota (well, secret outside of the state, anyway; not to homegrown braggarts like me) is the strength, variety, and density of our business community. From Fortune 50 pillars to innovative and nimble start-ups, we really are a hotbed of technology, science, healthcare, food, retail, etc.
Because we're often on the front lines of where business is going next, Minnesotans love to connect with others who are exploring new spaces. Like cannabusiness.
Now that Blunt Strategies has worked with hemp, CBD, and related businesses, we see an exciting need to bring together experts, entrepreneurs, leaders, policymakers, and more to talk about the business opportunities, challenges, and impacts of being in the cannabis space. To that end, we've launched the Cannabusiness Strategy Series, a bimonthly, hourlong, lunch-and-learn style event series that connects cannabusinesses with thought leaders who can help them grow their businesses.
We're kicking off the series on July 23 with a session on Brand, Formula & Product Protection that will cover the top issues in protecting CBD and hemp brands and intellectual property including trademarks, formulas, recipes, plant varieties, and more. Elliot Ginsburg, an attorney at Chronic Lawyers, a division of Garner & Ginsburg, will walk you through what you need to know when it comes to protecting your assets, especially in an emerging industry.
Hope to see you on the 23rd!