Media Appearances

I have made appearances on major media outlets, such as CNBC, NPR, CBC, Fortune.com and CNN.com, usually as an expert commenter on the business of cannabis, strategic leadership or public policy topics. See below for past appearances. Please contact me if you’d like to interview me or have me appear on your program.

Last updated: August 5, 2021.

July 6, 2021 – I was interviewed by NBC 29 about Virginia’s legalization of cannabis.

June 30, 2021 – I was interviewed by Virginia Public Radio for the story, Advocates Rejoice as Marijuana Becomes Legal in Virginia.

April 2021 – I was mentioned in a UVA article profiling graduating McIntire student Sterling Clay. I had the pleasure of teaching Sterling in my consulting class and he later worked with me as a teaching assistant.

April 2021 – I published an article in the Conversation with a Canadian colleague highlighting key lessons that Canada’s cannabis legalization experience provides for the United States.

August 2020 – Quoted in the St. John’s (Newfoundland) Telegram in an article about a new Canadian survey of cannabis consumer preferences.

July 2020 – Quoted in article in Fender Bender magazine on the importance of companies continuing to reinvent their business strategy.

May 2020 – Quoted in a Ashville Citizen-Times article on the legal implications of CBD availability within North Carolina schools.

February 2020 – Quoted in article on launch of Sports Illustrated-branded CBD products

January 2020 – Quoted in Fortune.com article on Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley.

October 2019 – Advised producer of TVO (TVOntario)’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin for an episode focused on the one-year anniversary of Canada’s legalization of adult-use cannabis. Provided similar input to CBC Newfoundland.

Sept 2019 – Recognized in an article in Denver’s Westword titled “Colorado Couple, Australian Billionaire Buy Five Denver Area Dispensaries” after the acquisition of multiple Colorado cannabis businesses by my former Daniels student Amanda Fox. Interviewed by Healthline for a feature on proposed changes to the rules governing research involving cannabis.

July 2019 – Interviewed by KJZZ in Arizona about new testing laws introduced in that state.

June 2019 – A story on my final “Business of Marijuana” course at the University of Denver was featured in Denver’s’ Westword.

May 2019 – Interviewed by Green Entrepreneur magazine on educational opportunities related to the cannabis industry.

April 2019 – Interviewed by New Jersey’s Asbury Press about the state’s attempt to pass legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis. Interviewed by Boston Herald on the impact of legalization on black-market cannabis.

Mar 2019 – Interviewed by Denver 7 360 (Colorado ABC affiliate) over proposed Colorado bill to allow public investment in the cannabis industry. Interviewed by New Jersey PBS for a story on cannabis education and employment opportunities.

Nov 2018 – Interviewed by New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press regarding the potential impact of Michigan’s legalization of adult-use cannabis on states such as New Jersey. Featured in Globe & Mail (Canada) article on cannabis educational programs.

Oct 2018 – Interviewed by CNBC for story on “brain drain” facing the Colorado cannabis industry as workers leave for opportunities in other newly-legal jurisdictions. Interviewed by Cleveland 19 News for a television story on the impacts of legalization.

Sept 2018 – My “Business of Marijuana” course at the University of Denver was featured in an article on Forbes.com.

June 2018 – Interviewed on state-wide Colorado Public Radio to discuss Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis and the potential implications for Colorado (audio-recording). Interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel about diversity in the medical marijuana industry. Interviewed by Canada’s National Post for an article about partnerships between cannabis companies and Canadian universities and colleges. Interviewed by Asbury Post in New Jersey for an article on the legal complexities of the cannabis industry in the United States.

May 2018 – Featured in Marijuana Business Magazine article on CEO succession and Memorial University Gazette article on cannabis legalization. Interviewed by Denver Post for article on production levels in the Colorado cannabis industry.

April 2018 – Appeared on two Newfoundland, Canada radio stations – VOCM and CBC – on Tuesday, April 24 as well as in an article on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation website and in the Telegram newspaperInterviewed by Mike Davis with the Asbury Park Press (part of the USA Today network). My Business of Marijuana course was featured in a CNN.com 4/20 feature article on university programs in conjunction with a television feature by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Feb 2018 – I published an article in The Conversation on Jeff Sessions’ actions as Attorney General that has had over 40,000 views and been picked up in a number of online (Fresh ToastPublic Radio International) and offline media outlets. I was also interviewed by The Cannabist as they sought predictions on future sales in Colorado’s cannabis industry.

Jan 2018 – KPBS San Diego interviewed me for a story on regulatory barriers to entry in the cannabis industry.

Nov 2017 – I was interviewed by the Belgium newspaper De Tijd about the commercialization of cannabis.

Oct 2017 – I was interviewed live on Global News Radio 770 CHQR to discuss lessons learned from Colorado legalization regarding public consumption relevant to the Canadian province of Alberta. The Calgary Herald also interviewed me for an article on public consumption in Alberta.

Sept 2017 – I was quoted in a MJBizDaily article about a large-scale proposed sale in the Washington cannabis market. The Denver Business Journal published an article based on a 9News story about my Colorado Marijuana Market report. The Calgary Herald interviewed me for an article about Canada’s move towards legal retail sales of recreational cannabis. The Indianapolis Business Journal quoted me in an article on potential opportunities for HVAC companies in the industry.

June 2017 – I was interviewed by the Boston Globe regarding a debate over recreational marijuana taxes in Massachusetts and by the Toronto Star regarding Canada’s upcoming legalization of marijuana. HydroLife magazine contacted me for a story on the need for professional training in the cannabis industryLaw Week Colorado referenced my Colorado Marijuana Market Report.

May 2017 – I was interviewed by the Denver Post regarding proposed changes to Colorado’s state recreational taxes.

April 2017 – My Business of Marijuana course was featured in the Chronicle of Higher EducationSalon.com also published an article about the course as did The Smokers Club. NBC news in Denver filmed the first day of the course for a feature that ran in over 25 different media markets across the United States.

March 2017 – I was featured in a Poets & Quants article on my Business of Marijuana course. The Clarion, DU’s student newspaper, published a feature on my Business of Marijuana course.

Dec 2016 – My Colorado Marijuana Market Report was featured on Colorado 9News Next with Kyle Clark and in Marijuana Industry News and The Pueblo Chieftain and The Hemp Gazette.

September 2016 – I was interviewed by 9News regarding the recent drop in marijuana prices in Colorado and the potential impact of these lower prices on the industry, Colorado’s economy and the general public.

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