Marijuana Opportunity Today
Marijuana Opportunity Today with Adam Goers, VP of Corporate Affairs at Columbia Care. Our next guest is here representing one of the nation’s largest fully-integrated, multi-state, medical cannabis companies. This includes pharmacies, dispensaries, home delivery, cultivation, and manufacturing facilities. Columbia Care operates one of the largest portfolios (16 U.S. states + the EU) of highly regulated, licensed medical cannabis product development, research, manufacturing, and dispensing operations in the United States. The company produces industry-leading pharmaceutical quality products and has research and clinical partnerships with top academic and medical institutions including Columbia University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Adam was a long-time Senior Advisor to then-Governor O’Malley of Maryland as well as a Senior Advisor to the Democratic Governors Association. Amongst others, he worked for then-Governor Tim Kaine, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Congresswoman Tubbs Jones. We talk about his interactions with policymakers and their understanding of the cannabis industry. The U.S. House of Representatives is planning a floor vote in September on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act that would federally decriminalize cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. The new legislation would also require federal courts to expunge prior cannabis-related convictions and establish funds for small businesses in the marijuana industry to flourish.