Weed Horn: VC Investors Spark High Times For Legalized Cannabis Businesses

Ben Larson highlights a different challenge. For many aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs, there is a steep cultural learning curve. "Understand that this is a black-market turned social movement that is quickly transitioning to a capitalist-driven professional industry. In the past, you'd call the cops on your competitors, because of course you were breaking the law, but now there can't be any patience for petty back biting. The industry has to adopt similar traits as the tech industry, such as mentorship and paying it forward, or collaboration and competition." Cannabis startups are just startups, after all, and he wants the entrepreneurs Gateway works with to be indistinguishable from others.

By Jason D. Rowley | Mattermark
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