2015 was a mammoth year for the cannabis industry. Many new names and organizations came front and center in the industry with industry leading technologies, brands, and ideas. The results of the hard work and energy of these cannapreneurs was on full display at two events in particular, the Cannabis Business Awards which took place at Cassleman's Bar and Grill on December 10th, 2015.
It's become pretty clear that the even years such as 2014 and 2016 will be dominated with political headlines as the ballot initiatives and voter referendums take place then. The odd years, as 2015 was, will often be dominated by business news. In 2015 we didn't see the flood of legalization we did in 2014, in fact, the industry took step back in Ohio (although many will argue it was a step forward in denying a monopolistic market.) What we did see are some very significant developments such as:
The CHA rolled out of 2015 in style with our "Open for Business" which saw Senator Diane Savino, Dr. Julie Netherland, and Mr. Hanan Kolko of MSEK visit us for an amazing event on December 2nd also with the Cannabis and Hemp Association media coverage on the High Times Business Summit which got promoted all over the country!
Below are some photos from the High Times Business Summit and the official video from High Times Magazine!