CYRUS GUCCIONE APRIL 15, 2022
Last Friday, 26 social equity license holder names were called to fulfill an opportunity of a lifetime. These determined few represent the future of an industry with growing pains, eager for improvement and opportunity.
“For Arizona, I would like us to have one thousand manufacturers and one thousand cultivators employing one hundred thousand people, producing all kinds of products across the state,” says Downing, founder of the Marijuana Industry Trade Association. He believes that growth is accomplished when everyone who cares about the future of cannabis tries to make a difference in their own circles and communities.
“Is it functioning? Absolutely,” Downing says, “but there’s so much more to be done.”