Can You Start A Cannabis Business In New York?

[ Guest: Jeanne Marani Sullivan

Chief Inspiration Officer, Sullivan Adventures LLC ]

[ Guest: John Sullivan

Advisor, Sullivan Adventures LLC ]

[ Guest: David Feldman

CEO & Co-Founder of Skip Intro Advisors LLC and Managing Partner of Feldman Legal Advisors PLLC , Skip Intro Advisors LLC ]


MITA Unshackled Episode 1 State-by-State Overview: New York Recorded at MJBizCon 2023

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Meet Unshackled from MJBizCon 2023! In this fourth installment, we delve deep into the evolving cannabis industry of New York. Join us as we bring together the “king and queen” of New York’s cannabis scene, alongside other notable industry experts, for an in-depth panel discussion.

Key Topics Discussed:

  • Expert Insights: Hear from leading figures like Gene Sullivan, David Feldman, and John Sullivan as they share their extensive experience in venture capital investment, legal advisory, and strategic consulting within the cannabis sector.
  • New York’s Cannabis Evolution: Explore the journey from the Compassionate Care Act to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), and how these legislations have shaped New York’s cannabis landscape.
  • Social Equity Focus: Understand the importance of social equity in New York’s cannabis laws, including initiatives to help those impacted by the war on drugs.
  • Challenges & Opportunities: Learn about the challenges faced by the industry, from legal hurdles to the emergence of illicit shops, and discover the potential opportunities in the New York market.
  • Future Prospects: Engage with discussions on the future of cannabis in New York, including market dynamics, brand opportunities, and navigating the complex regulatory environment.

Join us for this enlightening conversation as our guests unravel the complexities and share valuable insights about New York’s cannabis industry. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or simply a cannabis enthusiast, this episode is a treasure trove of information and perspectives.

Stay tuned for more episodes from MJBizCon 2023 as we continue to explore the cannabis industry across various states.

Contact Info:

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  • John Sullivan: John A. Sullivan on LinkedIn (Sullivan Adventures)
  • Jeanne Sullivan:


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Navigating the Highs and Lows of New York’s Cannabis Industry: Insights from MJBizCon 2023


Greetings, fellow cannabis enthusiasts and industry professionals! We’re thrilled to share a captivating discussion from the latest episode of MITA’s “Unshackled,” recorded live at MJBizCon 2023 Las Vegas. This episode, the fourth in our enlightening series, takes you on a deep dive into the heart of New York’s cannabis industry. Join us as we explore the intricate tapestry of legislation, social equity, and market dynamics with some of the most influential voices in the field.

In the Spotlight:

Our panel features a dynamic group of industry veterans, including Gene Sullivan, a seasoned venture capital investor, David Feldman, CEO and co-founder of Skip Intro Advisors, and John Sullivan of Sullivan Adventures. Together, they unravel the complex layers of New York’s cannabis scene, sharing their experiences, challenges, and insights.

Key Highlights:

Legislative Evolution: Understand the journey from the Compassionate Care Act to the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) and how these have shaped the current cannabis landscape in New York.

Social Equity in Focus: Discover the crucial role of social equity in New York’s cannabis laws, and learn about initiatives aimed at rectifying the damages of the war on drugs.

Market Challenges and Opportunities: From legal battles to the rise of illicit dispensaries, learn about the unique challenges facing New York’s cannabis market and the opportunities that lie ahead.

A Look Ahead: Engage in discussions on what the future holds for cannabis in New York, including market trends, brand development, and regulatory navigation.

Why This Matters:

This episode is more than just a conversation; it’s a valuable resource for anyone looking to understand or participate in New York’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or enthusiast, the insights shared here are indispensable.

Join the Conversation:

We invite you to listen, learn, and engage as we delve into these critical topics. Your perspective is vital in shaping the future of cannabis in New York and beyond. Tune in, share your thoughts, and be a part of this exciting journey!

Stay Tuned: Follow our Meet Unshackled series for more in-depth discussions from MJBizCon 2023, as we continue to explore the dynamic world of cannabis across various states.