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High Times for Cannabis: Smoke Wallin on the Future of the Cannabis Industry

Jan 15, 2019
Smoke Wallin (MBA'93) discusses the challenges and opportunities that cannabis companies will face in the near future

By Kara Sherrer

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Cannabis is poised to become one of the hottest new industries in the U.S. — even though it’s currently illegal at the federal level. However, so far 33 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana, and 10 have legalized recreational use. More are sure to follow in the future, and Smoke Wallin (MBA’93) will be ready when they do.

The MBA alum is the President of Vertical, one of the first and largest vertically integrated companies in the legal medical cannabis industry. In this episode, Smoke chats with us about all things cannabis, from challenges and opportunities in the U.S. to Canada’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana.

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