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A laid-back, data-backed discussion on the cannabis market with notable industry leaders.
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E146-High-Rise Live at Benzinga Chicago 2024 with Kris Krane

Cannabis pioneer Kris Krane joins the High Rise at Benzinga in Chicago to reflect on his 25+ year career.
October 3, 2023
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E145-Tipping Points: Cannabis Movement on Capitol Hill Finally…Maybe

This week, Cy and Emily dive deep into the transformative shifts in the cannabis industry.
September 20, 2023
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E144-From Politics, to Crab Cakes, to Pot: Maryland's Evolving Cannabis Narrative

In this episode, Cy and Emily discuss the shifts in Maryland's cannabis scene.
September 13, 2023
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E143-Let’s talk about August sales numbers—and not so much about cannabis schedule III news

On this episode of the High Rise Cy and Emily decide not to talk too much about the recent news of the U.S. government’s potential move to reschedule cannabis to a schedule III controlled substance…
September 11, 2023
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E142-Green Light or Red Tape? Ohio's Cannabis Vote

In this episode of High Rise, Cy and Emily delve into the unfolding narrative of Ohio's imminent cannabis ballot initiative.
August 30, 2023
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E141 - Cannabis Brands and Their Thirst for Beer Ventures

On this episode of the High Rise Cy and Emily paint a vivid picture of how cannabis brands are quenching their thirst for beer ventures.
August 21, 2023
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E140-Exploring Leadership, Strategy, and Growth with John Hartmann, CEO of Ascend Wellness

Join Cy and Emily in an insightful conversation with John Hartmann, the new CEO of Ascend Wellness, as they delve into the dynamic world of leadership, strategy, and growth in the cannabis industry.
August 14, 2023
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E139-Jersey Strong? Social Equity, Curaleaf's Decisions, and Market Dynamics

Join Cy and Emily on The High Rise as they explore the dynamic landscape of New Jersey's cannabis program.
August 7, 2023
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E138-C’mon Feel the Illinoise

In this episode of The High Rise, Cy and Emily provide a comprehensive look at the state of Illinois' cannabis program, exploring recent modifications to 55 new adult-use licenses.
July 25, 2023
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E137-It’s time to talk about inflation — THC inflation

In this episode of The High Rise, Cy and Emily dive into the intriguing phenomenon of THC inflation in the cannabis industry.
July 19, 2023
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E136-Hold my beer while I throw a ‘Z’ at the end of my product name to avoid trademark infringement

In this episode of The High Rise, we delve into the latest news in the cannabis industry regarding a trademark infringement case.
July 12, 2023
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E135-Summer sales trends: Maryland’s first big weekend and a little 4th of July nuance

Join Cy and Emily as they uncover some of the buzz around Maryland's initial weekend of legal cannabis sales plus some 4th of July numbers.
July 7, 2023
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E134-Exploring Maryland's Big Launch A Conversation with Mitch Trellis, Co-founder of Remedy

In this episode of The High Rise, Cy and Emily are joined by special guest Mitch Trellis, co-founder of Remedy, a leading retail chain in Maryland.
June 28, 2023
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E133-Cannabis rescheduling is on the horizon, HERBL shuts down, and how to survive a shakeout

In this episode of The High Rise, Cy and Emily delve into the latest cannabis news and industry updates.
June 20, 2023
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E132-Looks like medical marijuana has a sweet home in Alabama!

In this episode of The High Rise, Cy and Emily explore the exciting developments surrounding Alabama's upcoming medical marijuana program.
June 15, 2023
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E131-A conversation with Jeffrey Schultz — how does NY cannabis evolve from here?

A conversation with Jeffrey Schulz — how does NY cannabis evolve from here?
June 5, 2023
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E130-Emily goes to D.C. and gathers intel on the SAFE Banking Act hearings—there's still hope!

In this week's episode of The High Rise, Cy and Emily dive into the latest update on the SAFE Banking Act.
May 23, 2023
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E129-From the archives: Poolside Sessions with Representative Nancy Mace

In this special rerun episode, we're revisiting our conversation with US Representative Nancy Mace from South Carolina.
May 9, 2023
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E128-Banking is so hot right now—what’s the latest with the SAFE Banking Act?

This week on The High Rise, we're discussing recent bank failures and closures and their potential impact on the SAFE Banking Act.
May 3, 2023
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E127-The 4/20 no cap recap: what was different in 2023?

In this week's episode of The High Rise, we're covering 4/20, the unofficial holiday celebrated by cannabis enthusiasts worldwide.
April 27, 2023
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E126-Making sense of what Canadian LPs are doing lately—with special guest Andrew Carter from Stifel

In this week's episode of The High Rise, we're thrilled to welcome back Andrew Carter, Director and Consumer Analyst at Stifel.
April 13, 2023
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E125-Get ready for another quarterly earnings power hour with Matt McGinley

In this week's episode of The High Rise, we're excited to welcome back Matt McGinley, a Managing Director at Needham & Company and a regular guest host on the show.
April 3, 2023
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E124-No more ‘gifting for weed’ in Washington D.C. and other interesting reforms

So the market for T-shirts, hats, paintings and even motivational speeches is going to get a lot smaller in Washington D.C. and for good reason!  ‍
March 28, 2023
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E123-Why is a coalition of cannabis companies about to sue New York State regulators?

It seems like with each new legal adult use recreational market that opens up, there’s usually some kind of litigation involved—and the state of New York is no exception.
March 22, 2023
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E122-Regrettably, we have to talk about banking once again

Happy Pi Day! Speaking of numbers, banking in the cannabis industry is still a total mess.
March 15, 2023
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E120-How the eff does the price of cannabis keep getting cheaper during inflationary times?

This week on the High Rise, Cy and Emily dive into the topic of pricing trends around the industry at large.
February 28, 2023
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E119-So what’s the connection between cannabis, Twitter, and Marvel?

Twitter has just announced that they will now open up advertising on its platform to cannabis companies. 
February 23, 2023
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E118-Cannabis tech talk with Kyla Sirni CEO and co-founder of Dispense

Welcome back to the High Rise! We’ve got another great episode for you as Cy and Emily welcome a very special guest, Kyla Sirni CEO and co-founder of Dispense.
February 15, 2023
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E117-Missouri ‘the show me state’ shows the nation how to open up a legal cannabis market with efficiency

Missouri wasted absolutely no time in setting up its legal cannabis program — the state even opened its doors ahead of schedule!  ‍
February 8, 2023
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E116-A field report from New York’s cannabis market and California’s interstate letter

On this episode of the High Rise Cy and Emily talk about Emily's recent winter trip to New York where she had a chance to visit a couple of the new fully legal cannabis shops in NYC. ‍
February 2, 2023
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E115-Which US states are on deck for legalizing recreational cannabis in 2023?

Already at the top of the year we’re seeing 4 new states that will soon take us to 25 total states in the US with legal cannabis programs—almost halfway there!  ‍
January 19, 2023
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E114-NYC opens its very first recreational cannabis shop and New Jersey throws a little friendly shade

Now You Can Legally Buy Recreational Cannabis in New York! The first legal sale of recreational weed took place in a dispensary in Manhattan, just meeting the state’s deadline to open a store in 2022. ‍
January 4, 2023
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E113-Q&A Session from Trailblazers X Alpha Root webinar series

Welcome back to the High Rise! On this episode we wanted to share a Q&A session from a webinar series produced by Trailblazers a cannabis content community that seeks to advance the cannabis industry, unified by a shared ethos and vision of the future.
December 27, 2022
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E111-Tis the season for holiday specific cannabis products — is this a sign of the industry starting to normalize?

As the holiday season has gotten into full swing, we are starting to take notice of cannabis brands rolling out some festive holiday specific products. 
December 13, 2022
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E110-And just like that…Joe Biden signs the medical marijuana research bill into law

Joe Biden turns the Medical Marijuana Research Bill into law, changing how American scientists can do research on the plant.
December 6, 2022
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E109-Nevada cannabis consumption lounges are about to drop in 2023—imagine the innovation!

Nevada marijuana regulators announced on Wednesday that they will be holding lotteries at the end of the month to select 20 independent cannabis consumption lounge licensees. The state’s Cannabis Compliance Board anticipates the first lounges to be licensed and able to open during the first half of 2023.
November 29, 2022
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