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2020 End of the Year Review

Posted by Patrick Rea on Dec 14, 2020 1:34:25 PM

2020 was an exceptional year for cannabis. Sales are up beyond expectations.  Companies are thriving.  Legalization is marching forward in the U.S. and globally.  And cannabis investment opportunities are ripe for experienced investors with an understanding of where, when, and how to invest. 

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Thriving Amidst Covid-19: Royal Supply Case Study

Posted by Patrick Rea on Jul 1, 2020 9:37:28 AM

While much of the news about the cannabis industry seems mixed-to-grim, we at CanopyBoulder are hearing more stories of success than failure.  Many of our portfolio companies are thriving amidst the global pandemic. Below we are highlighting the story of Royal Supply, a packaging supply and solutions company serving the cannabis industry that is setting new sales and growth records.  Royal Supply graduated from the recent Winter 2020 CanopyBoulder Accelerator cohort. 

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Topics: Company Info, Entrepreneurship, cannabis companies, cannabis business, canopy alumni, covid-19 response

Response to COVID-19: What can be done

Posted by Patrick Rea on Mar 26, 2020 11:08:12 AM

No industry is immune to the Coronavirus pandemic.  In the cannabinoid industry, consumers are buying and most businesses are responding to this demand with health and safety in mind.  Declared “essential businesses” by many state and local governments, customer demand generation, customer retention, order ahead, delivery tech and order tracking are a few of the ancillary businesses seeing sales inquiries spike.  

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Cannabis Investor Forums: A Recap from New York and Toronto

Posted by Patrick Rea on Oct 31, 2018 1:15:17 PM

Don’t want to read? Listen to it here or wherever you get your podcasts:

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Topics: Insider, Investing, cannabis companies, cannabis business, cannabis investing, frontier markets, investors

Trump and the Cannabis Industry - Summary Thoughts for Investors & Entrepreneurs

Posted by Patrick Rea on Apr 6, 2017 2:10:00 PM


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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Top 10 Questions Investors Ask About Marijuana Investing

Posted by Patrick Rea on Jul 15, 2016 12:19:24 PM

In our work at Canopy, we interview hundreds of investors each year and answer thousands of questions about cananbis investing. Here are the top 10 questions we field and short versions of our answers.

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Topics: Investing