Just like that, 2022 is behind us and a new year is here! While the capital markets have certainly been tight, we’ve seen this as an opportunity to deploy capital with valuations at historic lows. Warren Buffett once said that it is wise for investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when […]
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We hope everyone enjoyed their summer and is ready for some change as we transition into Fall. We have exciting news around some of KEY’s portfolio companies along with promising legislative trends to share with you in this newsletter. We will also highlight our growing presence in the community, as we continue to share our […]
Top Political Figures Are Pushing The U.S. Federal Government To Deschedule Cannabis September 15th, 2021, Mayors throughout the U.S. are urging the federal government to deschedule cannabis. Members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors approached President Biden with the purpose to legalize cannabis at the federal level; erase previous cannabis convictions; and to ensure that […]
Open Book Extracts Raises $11.5M Series B Funding led by KEY Investment Partners and Norte Capital As we head into the summer months, we are excited to announce a new addition to the Key Investment Partners’ portfolio. Founded in 2019, Steady State, LLC is comprised of two sub-entities, Open Book Extracts (OBX) and Steady State […]
Our lives have dramatically changed over the past few weeks as we come to terms with the reality of the situation in which COVID-19 has placed us. For most Americans, the economy has come to a complete standstill as social distancing and increased ‘stay-at-home’ measures have become the new normal. Only certain ‘essential’ businesses remain open across the country as the nation works together to flatten the curve of this pandemic. In this blog post we will explore the impact of COVID-19 on the cannabis industry, how private equity has performed historically in distressed periods and why cannabis investors should look at the current state of the economy opportunistically.
CBO Scores Cannabis Banking Bill; Rand Paul says “Good Chance” it gets a Hearing.
38 State Attorneys General Sign Letter to Congress Urging Action on SAFE Banking Act
The excitement around investing in cannabis is obvious and undeniable. It shows up in headlines on a daily basis, and investors agree that the time to get involved is before federal legalization normalizes returns, not after. But when will that be? Most will readily say that legalization is going to happen, but very few can tell how or when it will happen. Still fewer can coherently explain the confused, fractured legal status of cannabis at the state level or the many nuanced ways cannabis could experience a de facto legalization that would stimulate huge growth in related capital markets. In this article we outline the myriad political pathways cannabis could take towards legalization, and just how soon it could happen.