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The cultural tide is shifting toward full legalization in countries like Canada and the United States, positioning cannabis at the forefront of a new wave of supply chain logistics innovation. After regulatory issues, distribution is the number one challenge for cannabis companies - but it is a core competency for the beverage industry, presenting a logical and profitable entry point into cannabis for the food and beverage industry.

The legalization push for cannabis also coincides at the precise time of the maturation and mainstream adoption of blockchain technology, which at a fundamental technical level is perfectly positioned to streamline the cannabis supply chain, while also solving a myriad of regulatory headaches for the cannabis industry.

  • 2018 Edition - Published June 2018.
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The Cannabis Revolution: Why Supply Chain is the Key to Unleashing the Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis
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Produced in partnership between Beverage Marketing Corporation and emerging trends innovation experts, HVCK, this new report dives into the details of how the cannabis industry is tackling its regulatory and distribution challenges, what role technology and possibly blockchain will play in that process, and how food and beverage companies can stake their claim in the cannabis industry by leveraging their supply chain expertise. Cannabis is poised to become a major industry, but supply chain regulations differ greatly from state to state. After regulatory issues, distribution is the number one challenge for cannabis companies — but it is a core competency for the food and beverage industry, presenting a logical and profitable entry point into cannabis for food and beverage companies.

This report features

The report includes:

  • An historical timeline of supply chain-related regulations;
  • A look at state-specific histories and regulations;
  • A comparative breakdown of the food and beverage industry supply chain versus the cannabis supply chain;
  • A discussion of cannabis as a monopoly business;
  • A glimpse at the importance of vertical integration;
  • An analysis of distributors and vertically integrated companies to watch;
  • An exploration of cannabis supply chain challenges;
  • A discussion of pportunities for food and beverage and cannabis supply chain collaboration;
  • A look at seed-to-sale regulation and its impact on supply chain;
  • An overview of supply chain technology currently in-use and emerging technology;
  • An analysis of blockchain as a way to handle supply chain regulation;
  • Interviews with leading cannabis industry experts and entrepreneurs;v
  • Recommendations for the food and beverage industry;
  • A 10-year outlook of cannabis supply chain; and
  • Originally designed infographics.

Abstract

Current Supply Chain Ecosystem

  • Food and Beverage Industry Supply Chain
  • Current Snapshot and How We Got to Today in Cannabis Supply Chain
    • Nevada
    • Oregon
    • California
  • Monopolies
  • Leading Cannabis Distributors
  • Vertical Integration
    • Vertically Integrated Companies to Watch

Cannabis Supply Chain Challenges

  • Distribution
  • Sourcing
  • Security
  • Insurance
  • Additional Concerns

Opportunities for Food and Beverage Supply Chain Collaboration

  • Packaging
  • Retail
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Partnerships and Investments

Technology

  • Understanding the Impact of Seed-to-Sale
  • Supply Chain Technology Categories

Blockchain 101

  • The Case For a Distributed Tracking Technology
  • How Blockchain Works
  • A Perfect Fit
  • A Specific Cannabis Use Case
  • Cryptocurrencies Explained
  • Potential Consumer Impact
  • Consumer Safety and the Blockchain
  • Traceability
  • Interesting Blockchain Supply Chain Projects
  • Blockchain Activity in the Beverage Industry

The Outlook

  • Key Takeaways
  • Opportunities
  • Areas for Deeper Dive & Consideration

Appendix

  • Industry Insights
    • Interview with Eric Spitz
    • Interview with Terry Blevins
    • Interview with Chris Boudreau
    • Interview with Pranav Snood
    • Interview with Dr. Darin Detwiler
    • Interview with Will Jasper
  • Glossary of Terms

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