As the cannabis industry matures and more states come online for recreational sales, it is more essential than ever that leaders from around the country collaborate, network and share solutions for cannabis pain points. Like traditional CPG industries, trade shows are an effective and essential avenue to bring together the leaders of the cannabis industry and discuss the issues of today. In this episode, Kim Jage, co-founder of Jage Media, the creators of the MJ Unpacked trade show, discusses how their unique event pushes cannabis into the future. She explains the cannabis industry’s need for collaboration amongst top industry executives, facilitated by events like MJ Unpacked that foster meaningful conversation and solution-oriented innovation. Kim also talks about their upcoming New York City event and the topical issues that will be discussed, including brand-building via licensing, how CPG and retail brands translate coast to coast and what restorative justice in cannabis looks like.