Business View Magazine | June 2019

27 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 Canna Advisors Building the industry C anna Advisors is building the cannabis industry as entrepreneurs, investors, and advocates on a national and global scale. From full-scale support throughout the process, or focused efforts during critical phases, the firm is committed to helping new businesses launch and established businesses grow. Canna Advisors leads the cannabis industry in its capacity as an investing, advocacy, and mentoring partner for clients, helping entrepreneurs win licenses, optimize facility design, standardize and manage operations, build powerful brands, and maximize business development. With a goal of capturing no-nonsense insight into the current state of the cannabis market and its investment potential for the future, Business View Magazine went straight to the specialists. Diane and Jay Czarkowski are founders of Canna Advisors, founding members of the NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association), and one ambitious and highly-inspiring power couple. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. BVM: What was the impetus that started Canna Advisors? Jay: “Diane and I got into the cannabis industry