In the global economy, building relationships is front and center to helping clients in any sector grow their business. Relationships are especially critical in emerging sectors like cannabis, where standards, regulations, operations and business practices are in constant flux.

David Traylor is an active participant and speaker at financial and cannabis-related events and conferences around the globe.   He has spoken on seminal topics in the sector such as regulation, valuations, financing strategies, M&A directives, and management. David brings a deep, historical perspective on the industry, having initiated work in the sector in Colorado in 2013, the onset of the modern cannabis industry.  Since inception, GEP has worked with companies or companies with assets in Israel, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

David’s knack for making meaningful connections with leading financial and cannabis professionals and influencers worldwide is critical to maximizing high quality capital sources for clients in a capital-constrained industry.  If you’d like to discuss speaking opportunities with David, please contact him at:

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Associations and Groups

The GEP team is active in giving back to the cannabis sector. Currently, we are active participants in the following organizations:

Athletes for Care

Founded by former professional athletes, Athletes For Care, A4C, is uniting athletes as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues. We are the only non-profit organization empowering legendary athletes from every sport to use their influence to improve global standards of health, safety and quality of life.

National Hemp Association

Pushing Progress: Supporting the growth and development of all aspects of the industrial hemp industry.

Marijuana Industry Group

The Marijuana Industry Group, MIG, was founded in 2010 by cannabis business owners and supporters who wanted to help craft Colorado’s earliest medical marijuana regulatory framework. MIG is the oldest and largest trade association for licensed cannabis businesses.

Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association, HIA, is a non-profit trade association representing more than one-thousand (1,000) supporters, farmers and business members serving the hemp industries since 1994.