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Equity of Opportunity does not just mean the “entry ticket” of a dispensary. It means ongoing support in all sectors of a maturing industry.

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Equity of Opportunity does not just mean the “entry ticket” of a dispensary.  It means ongoing support in all sectors of a maturing industry.

Equity of Opportunity means access to all parts of the value chain.  It means ongoing support, ongoing access to knowledge, ongoing access to financing, ongoing access to contracts as the industry evolves. Entrepreneurs need equity across the entire value chain- not just the more visible dispensary segment. Consider- according to Parker et. al. (Karen Parker, NYU Salomon Center @NYUStern, Wiley Publications, 2019), there are over 3000 cultivators, over 1500 extractors, over 4000 distributors or retailers, and over 15,000 “ancillary” businesses.  These include equipment suppliers, realtors, consultants, attorneys, accountants, janitors, security people, IT people, etc.  That’s right- two out of three...

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