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Stavola thinks New Jersey at least will wind up putting the issue to voters in 2020.

They are faced with the question: Will marijuana go mainstream, following the path in New Jersey of craft breweries and sports betting?

“And it’s because of the fact they operate so well and with such attention to consumers and to the integrity of the process,” he said.

For its part, CBD For Life took advantage. It sells its CBD products not only to pharmacies and health food stores, but also to old-school retailers like Dillard’s department stores.

You can do anything, but does it have to be marijuana?

It turned out to be good practice: With the campaign for legal weed stalled in the New Jersey Legislature and her company’s stock depressed, it looks like voters will ultimately decide the fate of legal weed in the Garden State.

Stavola, 49, lives in Middletown with her husband, Jack. She has six children, ages 11 to 23, the two oldest of which are from a previous marriage.

It is a painstaking process. Stavola convinced her sister, Julie Winter, to leave her own Wall Street career to join her. Their parents eventually came around.

If anyone could use a stress reliever, it’s weed operators

“We were kind of saying, ‘Oh, we’re just buying commercial real estate,'” Stavola said. “That was true. We were buying commercial real estate. But it was actually to grow marijuana plants in. I don’t know that my parents were thrilled about it initially.”

She left Jefferies after a decade to raise her children. She kept a toe in the business world by managing her family’s investments. She said she wasn’t a marijuana user herself, but when a broker approached her to see if she wanted to invest in a cannabis operation in Arizona, she jumped.

What are some of the challenges and opportunities facing US Multi-State Operators in 2020?

Episode SummaryBeth spent the majority of her career on Wall Street, working in investment banking. Once Beth’s family started growing, she quit working in New York City and started making her own personal investments, one of which was into a medical cannabis business in Arizona.A few years later, she found herself opening a dispensary in Douglas, Arizona – the town famous for El Chapo’s tunnel. Over the next few years, Beth expanded her business (MPX Bioceutical Corporation) into Nevada, Maryland and Massachusetts. Her business now operates in 11 states.In 2015, Beth launched CBD For Life, a wellness and self care brand rooted in the cannabis industry. CBD For Life’s CBD is grown from hemp grown in Colorado at a farm using organic and sustainable farming practices.Beth’s company iAnthus was the first multi-state operator in the US to go public and raise money in Canada.iAnthus’operations encompass the full spectrum of cannabis enterprises, from cultivation to processing to retailing. One of iAnthus’ goals for 2020 is to expand brands nationally across the USA, at the moment it is hard for brands to expand due to federal laws permitting criminalising the transportation and sale of marijuana across state lines. Hemp and CBD products are excluded from these laws.CBD For Life currently sells in 50 states and are currently working on expanding into other markets including Europe.Beth is an advocate for the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits of CBD beauty products. Studies show that the amount of cannabis use by females and men is equal, whereas a majority of products within the cannabis industry are geared towards men.Beth initially found the transition into cannabis difficult – coming from a Catholic family. Nowadays her family are on board and are celebrating her successes.

This week we’re joined by Beth Stavola, an accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive within the Cannabis space. Beth is Chief Strategy Officer at iAnthus, a US MSO, and Co-founder of CBD For Life – a CBD based beauty and health brand.

ResourcesJoin Beth on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethstavola/
CBD For Life Website: https://cbdforlife.us/
iAnthus Website: https://www.ianthus.com/

What are some of the challenges and opportunities facing US Multi-State Operators in 2020?

This week we explore how federal restrictions influence multi-state operators within the USA, alongside their influence on business expansion and operations.
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About BethBeth is a leading cannabis entrepreneur. She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer, President of US Operations, and Board Member of MPX Bioceutical Corporation, and now takes on the role of Chief Strategy Officer and Director for iAnthus.
Beth is also the founder of the top CBD beauty and wellness brand, CBD For Life. CBD For Life provides customers with the benefits of cannabinoids while avoiding unwanted psychoactive effects. Previously, Beth worked on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company, rising to the position of Senior Vice President.
She is actively involved in organizations that promote women in the cannabis industry and in 2014 was named as one of the leading medical cannabis entrepreneurs by Congresswoman Dina Titus, on the floor of the House of Representatives. In 2017 Cannabis Business Executive named Beth #3 on the “CBE 75 Most Important Women In Cannabis" list.

This week we’re joined by Beth Stavola, an accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive within the Cannabis space. Beth is Chief Strategy Officer at iAnthus, a US MSO, and Co-founder of CBD For Life – a CBD based beauty and health brand.