Despite lingering controversies around the handling of New York’s adult-use cannabis rollout, all license classes will be open to the general public on Thursday, October 4th. The state’s influx of new regulations and the launching of the public application portal all appear set to bring a fresh wave of capital into the cannabis market. To get a leg up on identifying opportunities, investors and operators will attend Business of Cannabis: New York in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

What Is Business Of Cannabis: New York?

Presented by Prohibition Partners, Business of Cannabis: New York will return on November 3rd to the Arlo Williamsburg Hotel for its third annual conference (get your tickets now). With the revised SAFER Banking Act advancing in the Senate, and other federal measures on track to relax nationwide regulations, the cannabis industry seems to be entering a unique phase of growth across North America. These and other topics will be on the table at Business of Cannabis: New York, which aims to explore the market potential of the world’s cannabis consumption capital.

Business of Cannabis: New York is an exclusive leaders summit that connects 400+ visionary entrepreneurs, savvy investors, plus new and seasoned operators in the cannabis space. Attendees will gain a competitive edge through a comprehensive day-long program that shines a spotlight on the latest market trends, regulatory updates, and investment opportunities, while tying together the three key pillars which enable the industry to thrive: retail, policy and investment.

Honeysuckle is media partner to the event and our foudner, Ronit Pinto will be moderating the nightlife panel with Ariel Palitz, Vladamir Bautista, and others. 

Honeysuckle is proud to be a media partner once again for the 2023 @businessofcannabis New York conference, presented by @prohibitionpartners. This exclusive summit on November 3rd connects 400+ visionary entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders in the world's consumption capital to discuss the future of the dynamic legal market. Our founder Ronit Pinto @honey_ronit will be speaking, as will many other women innovating the sector including Nikki Kateman of @local338, Kristin Jordan @kristin2473 of @parkjordanrealestate, and @arielpalitz, Founding Director of the Mayor's Office of Nightlife. Join the conversations at the @arlowilliamsburg hotel in Brooklyn - it's a green new world out there!

Who Are Business Of Cannabis: New York's Partners And Speakers?

Honeysuckle has been a proud media partner for the event since its inception in 2021. We’re thrilled to once again be hands-on for all the excitement, alongside sponsors including CannDelta, Millennial Strategies, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), The Arcview Group, and Skip Intro Advisors. Themes this year will cover everything from the challenges and investment opportunities offered by the Empire State’s markets, to workforce development, to the possibilities of cannabis nightlife in the greatest city in the world. Participating companies and speakers so far include X (formerly Twitter), Uber, The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), Bloomberg, and Politico among others; Honeysuckle founder Ronit Pinto and many outstanding women innovating the sector will be on the speakers’ lineup, such as Nikki Kateman, Political and Communications Director for Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW labor union; Kristin Jordan, founder and CEO of Park Jordan and the Asian Cannabis Roundtable; Ariel Palitz, Founding Director of the Mayor’s Office of Nightlife, and many more.

Key highlights of the Business of Cannabis: New York conference include:

● Leading Industry Experts

Renowned CEOs, industry titans, and key policy makers will share their invaluable insights and knowledge, providing attendees with the inside scoop on industry trends and strategies in real time.

● Investor Connections

With a high percentage of attendees coming from the realms of finance and investment, take the chance to discuss business ideas and connect with potential investors looking to deploy capital.

● Networking Opportunities

Attendees will have ample opportunities to network with peers, form strategic partnerships, and build relationships that can drive their cannabis ventures to new heights.

● Regulatory Updates

Stay ahead of the curve with exclusive updates on the ever-evolving cannabis regulations, ensuring compliance and mitigating risks for your business.

● Market Intelligence

Gain access to proprietary market data and intelligence that will help you make informed decisions, identify untapped opportunities and provide actionable insights

● Exclusive Workshops

Dive deeper into specific topics with hands-on workshops led by industry experts, covering essential aspects of cannabis cultivation, retail, distribution — and more.

What Are Business Of Cannabis: New York's Speakers Saying About Market Potential And The CAURD Program?

According to Prohibition Partners’ Global Cannabis Report 2022, the New York cannabis market is still set to achieve impressive year-on-year growth and be worth a staggering $7.2 billion by 2026. With full adult-use retail finally opening up in the state, is now the moment for the market to fulfill its promise as the new global ‘Capital of Cannabis’ and, if so, how can equity and its much vaunted Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licensing concept remain at the forefront of its policies?

Some of the conference’s speakers shared their insights on this question.

"In spite of the hurdles constantly thrown in front of us, we will continue to pursue our dream of opening our dispensaries and are doing everything we can to make it a reality for us and the other CAURD licensees,” said Vladimir Bautista, co-founder and CEO of Happy Munkey.

“How can CAURD operators stand out with [Registered Organizations] now entering the market?” Dai Truong, Managing Director of Arlington Capital Advisors wondered before answering his own question. “Independents need to move faster to compete with ROs entering the adult-use markets soon.”

What Else Should You Know About Business Of Cannabis: New York?

Business of Cannabis: New York presents a unique opportunity for investors to discover high-potential ventures, operators to expand their networks and knowledge, and all attendees to immerse themselves in the exciting world of cannabis.

Speaker David Hess, co-founder and President of Tress Capital, summed up the energy around the event best: “New Yorkers have always had an insatiable appetite for cannabis. We are blessed, privileged and very excited to help build out and support New York’s cannabis ecosystem.”

Don’t miss this transformative conference. Register now to secure your spot at the Business of Cannabis: New York on November 3, 2023 (held at The Arlo Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Avenue) by clicking here. For tickets and more information about speaking and sponsorship opportunities, visit

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Featured image: Jeremy Berke of Insider, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and New York Cannabis Control Board Chair Tremaine Wright at Business of Cannabis: New York 2022; Berke and Wright will return as speakers for 2023 (C) Jaime Lubin / Honeysuckle Media, Inc. @jaimelubin