According to Brandon Kennedy, the Yale MBA CEO behind Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm that raises capital and invests solely in the “cannabis space,” brands are not going to emerge as a result of regulatory change, “brands are going to fuel the cultural change.”
As CEO of Seattle-based Privateer Holdings, Kennedy oversees several cannabis-related companies, including website Leafly, which reviews marijuana strains and dispensaries, and Marley Natural, which sells pot products and bills itself as the “official Bob Marley cannabis brand.” Kennedy says his training helped him to overcome the unique hurdles faced by a marijuana start-up and position the company for future success.
“A lot of people on Wall Street, a lot of professional investors, will wake up on November 9 realizing that they are two years behind in terms of understanding the industry and how to invest in it,” said Brendan Kennedy, CEO at Privateer Holdings.
B.C. researchers are launching the country’s first large-scale clinical trial on marijuana as a treatment for a mental health condition, testing whether pot can ease the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The marijuana for the study will be supplied be Tilray, the Nanaimo-based licensed medical producer.
Say "hello" to a suite of new Marley Natural products: the Large Grinder, the Leather Rolling Keychain and the Dugout Wallet. All reflect the brand's commitment to good design and respect for what Bob had called "the herb."