Entrepreneur. Rainmaker. Dot Connector. Speaker. Team Builder. Author. Aligning people and visions while facilitating meaningful business connections within the Cannabis industry. For over 20 years his passion has been aligning people, vision and performance delivering cutting edge, go-to-market strategies and tactics, that optimize results across all functions of an organization. High Performance, a subsidiary of Achievement Index, originated from working with several organizations in Cannabis, CBD, Hemp, and Marijuana across multiple functions and needs, ultimately developing an AI-powered recommendation engine based on user profiles. John and the High Performance team align industry expertise with qualified business customers and partners every day – a true “Captains of Cannabis” network.

Cannabis Industry Growth In 2020: Is It Sustainable?

Cannabis Industry Growth In 2020: Is It Sustainable?

Is Recent Cannabis Industry Growth Sustainable? The cannabis industry, among many others, experienced a volatile 2020. There have been periods of explosive growth that parallel steep declines. California’s market, for example, is growing while other state’s markets are declining.  Because California is the largest cannabis market in the world, cannabis industry experts often watch it for patterns…

Cannabis Association Spotlight: NCIA

Cannabis Association Spotlight: NCIA

Cannabis Association Spotlight: National Cannabis Industry Association The cannabis industry has an enormous economic impact. In 2019, global sales rose 48% to hit 15 billion dollars. Despite COVID-19, sales in 2020 are projected to continue to increase surpassing $20 billion by the end of the year. As sales grow so does cannabis reform. With the…

The Illegal Cannabis Market Is Still Thriving

How Does the Illegal Market Impact the Cannabis Industry? Marijuana experts believed that legalizing recreational use would decrease illegal trade and smuggling. This has not always been the case. In some places, the illegal market has grown when recreational cannabis was legalized. Canada legalized recreational cannabis use two years ago. According to a recent Bloomberg report,…

On The Ballot in 2020: Cannabis Legislation

On The Ballot in 2020: Cannabis Legislation

When this year began, many thought the presidential election would influence legalization. Candidates soon became distracted with and prioritized their campaigns around the pandemic and resulting economic fallout. With the election fast approaching neither presidential candidate has taken a clearly defined stance towards marijuana legalization.  2020 is shaping up to be a potentially “big” year for cannabis reform. With marijuana legalization and…

If The Cannabis Industry Is “Essential” Why Are Arrests Growing?

Cannabis Businesses “Essential” While Arrests Grow The relationships between marijuana, the government and legislation are complex. While we’ve come a long way from the days of the initial “war on drugs,” there is still a lack of cohesive laws among states and the federal government. Understandably, this has made cannabis regulation challenging for most of…

How Has Cannabis Influenced U.S. Deportations?

How Cannabis Has Influenced U.S. Deportations There is a stark contrast between how states and the federal government treat cannabis. Marijuana laws are contrasting, complicated and change so frequently that even cannabis experts can’t keep up. Cannabis businesses know this all too well. The federal government classifies cannabis as a “Schedule 1” substance. In our…

Legalization Is No Longer Politically Divided

Legalization Is No Longer Politically Divided

Legalization Is No Longer Politically Divided Until recently, cannabis legalization was considered a “political issue”, with stark opinions dividing the party lines. But as public opinion changes, so have political views.   As recently as the 1990s, two-thirds of the country opposed legalizing marijuana. Fast forward to 2019, when a Pew Research Center study stated that two-thirds of Americans…