Sharing his unique viewpoints on the evolving landscapes of cannabis and psychedelics, STS Managing Director Smoke Wallin played a pivotal role at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, which took place on April 11-12, 2023, and the Benzinga Psychedelics Capital Conference on April 13, 2023, in Miami Beach. Recognized as a global gathering of trailblazers in cannabis and psychedelics, the conferences offered a platform for high-impact conversations and groundbreaking insights.
Smoke led a dynamic panel discussion titled “The Evolution of Social Beverage Consumption” which featured esteemed industry operators and investors. The panel included Cann Co-Founder Luke Anderson, Sands Lane Founder and CEO Evan Eneman, Boston Beer Director and Head of Cannabis Paul Weaver, and Azuca CEO and Co-Founder Kim Sanchez Rael.
Distinguished as an investor and thought leader, Smoke navigated the discussion through the currents of legislation, previous beverage industry experiences, and projections for the burgeoning cannabis beverage space. The panelists illuminated both the triumphs and trials of the industry, which fostered an engaging dialogue. The full panel discussion is available to watch in the video below.
The third day of the events in Miami ushered in discussions around the psychedelics sector, an emerging frontier in wellness and therapy. Smoke, who serves on the board of one of the few public companies actively manufacturing psilocybin today, connected with emerging leaders in the psychedelics field to enrich his understanding and the discourse around this growing sector.
In an exclusive interview with Benzinga, Smoke also provided a valuable perspective on the transformations within the cannabis industry since 2022 and exciting developments at STS. He shared his insights on the distinctive value proposition of STS, its competitive edge, and the influence of current economic trends on M&A. The full interview is available to watch, here.
Smoke capitalized on opportunities to exchange ideas with industry leaders in Miami. With reinforced passion and commitment as an industry advocate, Smoke looks forward to participating in the upcoming Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago, Illinois, in September 2023.