Saturday and Sunday at the KCI Expo Center next to the Gun Show.
Tickets Available now on Eventbrite FREE.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Mike Arnold is pleased to announce that he and Jessica Anderson of Natural Wellness on North Oak near Aldi (in Gladstone) are hosting a comprehensive pre-election industry seminar Friday, October 26th to Sunday the 28th. Co-host Victory Garden brand is underwriting the tickets.
“Kansas has a new crop to farm next year and the prices per acre are dwarfing what farmers can currently do with their row-crop acreage.”
It’s now time for Mike to continue educating his hometown on how to capitalize on this emerging market before the East and West Coast carpetbaggers try to get their piece of the Midwest agricultural birthright. He will explain the essential knowledge and common missteps.
With three Missouri initiatives on the ballot in November, now is the time to plan for your family farm’s future or to plan your investment and operations strategies. Mike is hoping to help MO be ready to roll by 2019. Let’s not forget that Kansas growing in 2019, so now is the time to purchase seed! There will be hundreds of thousands of acres being cultivated next year, so don’t wait! Scaling any product is difficult, particularly a “new” one to an area (or at least new to a generation of farmers). However, it is possible with prior proper planning.
Mike is an experienced entrepreneur and has built several successful businesses from the ground up. He started his own law firm and worked on several high-profile cases attracting national attention before following his dreams of becoming a farmer. His seminar will include the backstory on how this KCMO boy quit the practice of law at the peak of his career to pivot into this new industry. Click on the home page of this site for curated press coverage of Mike’s nationally-publicized cases.
The seminar will cover many different aspects of the industry:
Farming at scale in Kansas in 2019
Greenhouse, lights and outdoor farming (not gardening)
Pain, PTSD, and stress. There is no magic bullet for these despite the big pharma and big alt medicine hype. A healthy lifestyle and diet typically wins the day. However, there are alternatives out there to traditional analgesic and narcotic pain relief and several are available in Kansas City, Missouri already.
Pooling resources and assets is what a corporation is all about. None of the shareholders can create something of lasting value on their own but together they can. The sum of all of our capital is greater than its parts. This is also the beauty of investment funds. Where a group of like minded investors can put together their money and get more bang for their buck. They can leverage their collective investment purchasing power and leverage better terms as a group versus doing it individually.
The danger begins when capital is being pooled but when any of the contributors loses control of their own money. When that occurs and the investor is a passive investor relying on the others, they have probably now purchased a security in the investment group and the “club” leader is now an investment adviser with a set of securities regulations to abide by.
If you are uncertain about whether or not your group is towing the line, contact a securities lawyer. This is typically worth the $400 or so for an hour of attorney time just to bounce ideas off of them and get some advice. Even if you don’t change your investment plan or fundraising strategy, you will probably learn something for a seasoned securities lawyer that will make your investment club better at what they do.
In 2016, I saw major marijuana consolidation on the horizon nationwide in the recreational marijuana industry and definitely in Oregon. Why should four different Oregon cannabis companies have four different delivery drivers, managers, CEOs, CFOs, etc.? Why buy supplies separately when you could pool the buying power of a consolidated powerhouse? Consolidation decreases duplicative inefficiencies and ultimately the consumer wins with lower prices.
Also, why should a cannabis company have to learn from scratch delivery logistics when there is an alcohol distributor in every town that already knows how to sling psychoactive organic chemicals made by plants and is already servicing state liquor licensees.
Liquor Will Consume Cannabis
I predict that after the regional alcohol distributor mergers settle down a bit, they will quickly turn their sites on marijuana. It will likely be non-public, closely hold alcohol beverage distribution corporations rather than publicly traded alcohol companies. They will be more likely to be the first Wall Street acquisition of Weed Street companies. Alcohol will likely do it before Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, or Big Ag. Then in the next twenty years you could ironically see some strange acquisitions of Big Ag and Big Pharma as the new monster companies take over the world. The future could be ETOH-THC post-acquisition powerhouses ruling the corporate world. What do you think? Comment below. (This ended up being prophetic with Constellation Beverage’s Move)
Another possibility is that the big marijuana players of Canada and the US West Coast will quickly consolidate over the next 18 months and WEED WILL ACQUIRE ALCOHOL thereafter, picking off a few distributors here and there and then continuing to merge.
Guess what this could mean: It is possible that Big Weed becomes bigger than anything else as alcohol loses consumer dollars everyday to new cannabis consumers looking for a healthier lifestyle or opiate users switching to THC at a huge loss to Big Pharma. The future is exciting to speculate about and will be even more exciting to live through and be part of. The next Apple or Microsoft or Google or Nike exists out there somewhere in cannabis land. There is someone you’ve never heard of before that will be the first Mark Zuckerman of cannabis. I love this industry!
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