Meet The Man Revolutionizing Marijuana Investing

On January 1, 2020, Illinois joined 11 other states and DC to legalize recreational marijuana. Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of weed, except for the occasional brownie or gummy. Yet on Friday, January 3, I waited for four hours to get my first sample of legal weed. I would have done it sooner, but for the first two days, I didn’t get there in time; the dispensary’s staff had already cut the line off.

Loans Without Bias

Seke Ballard is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Good Tree Capital, an online platform that raises capital from accredited investors and uses those funds to underwrite small-business loans to vetted, licensed cannabis operators nationwide.

Can Chicago Fix the Problem of #MarijuanaSoMale?

Did you know that pot is female? It’s true: Cannabis plants have a gender — male and female — and only the females produce large THC-filled buds. The males just sprout little pollen sacs.

Q&A with Seke Ballard: Founder of Good Tree Capital

The Cannabis 50 highlights the pioneers and innovators helping push the cannabis, hemp and CBD industries forward. In addition to the 2019 Cannabis 50 Impact Review, we are also sharing interviews with our honorees to help spread their message of positivity and growth.