Conversations In Cannabis: Chris Walsh – CEO Of MJ Biz Con And MJ Biz Daily

We sat down with Chris to talk all things cannabis in this weeks episode

Chris Walsh started his journey in journalism as an intern at The New York Times. Having worked his way through publications, he eventually landed with MJ Biz Daily as its founding Editor in Chief back in 2011.  Chris has taken the reigns as their President and CEO of both the trade publication and its massive business conference, MJ Biz Con.

We sat down with Chris to talk about everything from the future of MJ Biz Con under his leadership to what the future of the cannabis industry looks like as a whole.

All this and more in this week’s Conversations in Cannabis!


00:50 – What made you want to jump into cannabis journalism from mainstream journalism?

04:50 – Did you foresee the cannabis industry being deemed essential during the pandemic?

06:30 – What’s the one thing that surprised you the most since getting into the industry?

07:40 – Do you feel that CBD has given the mainstream a lighter attitude towards THC?

09:20 – How did vape gate affect legislators’ viewpoints towards legal cannabis?

11:18 – What do you feel is the future of the alternative cannabinoid market?

13:35 – Do you see research as tipping the balance for more mass adoption?

14:50 – Are you hopeful for legislative easing of the cannabis industry soon?

19:10 – Do you see an international push for legalization to help push the US?

21:00 – Do you see legalization recreationally in the EU?

22:40 – How can your cannabusiness best be prepared for federal legalization?

26:30 – What can attendees expect from the Hall of Flowers experience at MJ Biz Con?

28:35 – What can people expect this year as we return to in-person events?

We would like to thank Chris for his time in being on today’s episode. You can find out more MJ Biz Daily and MJ Biz Con by visiting them online at and

As always, a special thanks also goes out to JP Bianchini for the licensed use of his track for our theme song. You can find out more about JP Bianchini by visiting his website at

Stay tuned to the next episode on Conversations in Cannabis!

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