ETHINKSTL 160: Derek Mays and John Payne|REAL Cannabis Company and Amendment 2 Consultants

This week we are re-airing our interview with Derek Mays of REAL Cannabis Company and John Payne of Amendment 2 Consultants. You may recall that Cheryl is working with Derek to launch its vertically integrated medical cannabis venture. Next week will feature Christy’s conversation with Cheryl about what it means to build a new business in an emerging market. In the following weeks be sure to listen for the REAL Cannabis in Real-Time in-show mini-series chronicling Cheryl’s adventures in entrepreneurship. 

REAL Cannabis Company is a St. Louis based group that seeks to open a combined cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing facility. John Payne is Co-Founder of Amendment 2 Consultants which pioneered Missouri’s new approach by leading the campaign for medical marijuana in Missouri. 

In this episode:

Derek talks about what motivated him to leap into the field of cannabis amendment support and business development. 

Derek talks about the lack of access to capital for minority entrepreneurs and how he felt the need to use his skill sets to change that in the cannabis industry. 

John discusses regulatory requirements to apply for a cannabis license in Missouri. 

John tells us what needs to be taken into account when entering the cannabis industry. 

Derek describes all of the different stages of cannabis distribution. 

John reviews Amendment 2, recently put forth in legislation.

Learn More:

Email:

Derek Mays – derek@realcannabisco.com

John Payne – john@amendment2consultants.com

Company Website:

REAL Cannabis Co. – https://www.realcannabisco.com

Amendment 2 Consultants: https://www.amendment2consultants.com

We pioneered Missouri’s new approach by leading the campaign for medical marijuana in Missouri.

ETHINKSTL 160: Derek Mays and John Payne|REAL Cannabis Company and Amendment 2 Consultants