22 Cannabis Leaders Who Will Shape the Industry in 2022

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Mary Pryor Cofounder, CannaclusiveCannaclusive.com Mary Pryor is one of the most tireless and impactful activists working in the cannabis industry. Schumer has expressed plans to create a federal version of New York’s progressive social equity program, in which the state intends to grant 50 percent of each license variety to social equity candidates. Without question, the cannabis industry is now international. An emphasis on social equity is paramount for any bill the Democrats put forward. In this list of twenty-two cannabis leaders to watch in 2022, mg Magazine spotlights the executives, founders, and advocates we think are poised to make major impacts across vital areas of the industry this year.

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Make no mistake: 2022 will be a pivotal year in cannabis.

We are (cautiously) emerging from the pandemic as a stronger industry. The chaotic past two years tested cannabis’s recession mettle, and we proved remarkably durable. According to analytics firm BDSA, 2021 saw 41-percent year-over-year growth in global sales ($31 billion) and 38-percent growth from 2020 in the United States ($24 billion).

Without question, the cannabis industry is now international. With both Mexico and Germany announcing legalization in 2021, we’re expecting to see more nations move away from ineffective, prohibitive policies...

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