Paul King, along with his brother Michael, decided to “go big or go home,” when they started their cannabis cultivation business in California, and they indeed “went big.” Raising around $40 million dollars, the King brothers have several state-of-the-art marijuana farms in the Golden State, while also sharing their knowledge through their consulting company, Duard Ventures. It should be expected that Paul would indeed “go big” in the cannabis space after being named one of the top 25 entrepreneurs under 25 by BusinessWeek back in 2009.
I was glad that Paul spared some time to chat ahead of his appearance on the “Investing in California Cultivation” panel at the upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference in Kauai, Hawaii, starting December 1st. With California starting adult-use cannabis commerce on January 1st and just releasing state regulations, the panel couldn’t be timelier.
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