CannaTalk: Breaking into the Cannabis Industry

Grassi’s Cannabis Advisory group has launched a new podcast featuring interviews with industry leaders and business advisors who answer the most pressing questions on the minds of entrepreneurs, investors and business owners in the cannabis, hemp and CBD sectors.

With legalization of adult-use marijuana on the ballot in multiple states this year, new opportunities will be emerging across the country. We begin our series with Episode One, Breaking into the Cannabis Industry, as Grassi Partners John Pellitteri and Robert Bernstein talk strategies for entering the industry and lessons learned along their own journey into this unique market sector.

Click here to listen in on this insightful conversation, moderated by Grassi’s own Zach Gordon.


John V. Pellitteri John V. Pellitteri is a Partner at Grassi and leads the firm's Healthcare and Cannabis Service Practices. Possessing over 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing, tax planning and business consulting, John is now applying his talent to the burgeoning cannabis industry. John possesses comprehensive accounting and taxation knowledge, which combined with his healthcare consulting experience, allows him to provide an all-inclusive assessment of... Read full bio

Robert M. Bernstein Robert Bernstein, Partner at Grassi, offers tax and consulting advice to professionals in industries such as Cannabis – medical and adult use; Industrial Hemp companies; CBD companies; Auto dealers, car washes, gas stations, quick lube stations, manufacturers, constructors, real estate owners and developers. Robert is now applying his talents to the ever expanding cannabis space - medical and adult use as well as Industrial... Read full bio

Zachary Gordon Zachary Gordon is a Senior Manager in the Accounting Services group at Grassi and a member of the firm’s Cannabis Advisory practice. He specializes in tax planning and compliance services for small businesses, private equity firms and family offices. He has extensive experience in financial statement compilations and reviews, technology implementations, deal and business structuring, due diligence and business advisory services. Within the Cannabis... Read full bio

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