We are back for another High-Rise episode, and this week we welcome a new special guest host Matt Hawkins, managing partner at Entourage Effect Capital. Matt brings some great perspective to the conversation as we delve into some of the latest developments on the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. It is still too early to pass this important legislation, but we break down two of its key aspects and why they’re so important to the industry. In SSO news, we dig into the Harborside and Sublime deal that is currently in the works and how it could serve as a great example for how to navigate California’s complicated state regulations in the right way. Finally, we talk a bit about an MJBiz article about California cannabis brands that are beginning to sell directly to consumers, (a.k.a. D2C) and how that might bypass the need for brick and mortar businesses. As always, there is so much to talk about and this episode is no exception! Thanks for tuning in, and please remember to download and subscribe to the podcast!