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E35 - Ending 2021 on a High-Note with Andrea Cabral

December 22, 2021

We are back for another week of the High-Rise! This will be the last episode of 2021 and to help us end it on a high note, special guest Andrea Cabral will be joining in.

Andrea is the Massachusetts CEO of Ascend Wellness Holdings and was named by Forbes Magazine as one of Fifteen Powerful and Innovative Women in Cannabis. Andrea has thus far had a long standing career in government and public service as well as providing weekly commentary and legal analysis on Boston Public Radio, The Jim and Margery Show on WGBH Boston Public Radio. It’s amazing to have a force like Andrea working in the cannabis industry!

Cy and Emily start off the discussion by getting into the pros and cons of the Massachusetts market with extra insight provided by Andrea. From there, our hosts move onto the New York market and what to expect in the near future as well as give an update from the social equity side of things.

Turning to the news cycle Cy, Emily, and Andrea talk about the recent Glass House PLUS products acquisition. Planet 13 buys Next Green Wave Holdings and Pfizer acquires Arena to start focusing on cannabinoid receptors.

The last bit of the discussion examines Headset’s latest industry report and the topic of industry slowdown. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this week’s conversation and continue to join us is 2022 for many more High-Rises to come!