Joe Caltabiano

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A Blueprint for Federal Cannabis Legalization? By Joe Caltabiano

“Earlier this year, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill that will allow the state’s 63 licensed hemp farmers to apply for a conditional license to grow cannabis for the adult-use market. Under the law, cultivators would need to meet several criteria, including assurances they will abide by ‘safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly’ farming practices.” Read more of Joe’s piece on Benzinga’s site!

22 Cannabis Leaders Who Will Shape the Industry in 2022

“Caltabiano is a seasoned cannabis executive. As a cofounder of Cresco Labs, he helped transform the company from a startup into an MSO with more than $250 million in annual revenue.”

Marijuana Taxes Far Exceed Alcohol Taxes – And That Could Kill Legalization

“Higher tax revenues don’t mean more cannabis sold since state governments are generally taking 30 cents of every dollar spent on cannabis, much higher than the average tax rate on alcohol,” said Joe Caltabiano, the CEO of Choice Consolidation, a cannabis-sector SPAC, who co-founded billion-dollar multi-state operator Cresco Labs. Discover more of his input in this Forbes article!

Interview with Joe Caltabiano, CEO of Choice Consolidation Corp.

Joe Caltabiano interviews with Richard Hernandez regarding his background in the cannabis industry, his career journey, and his thoughts on the current cannabis industry.

Our Interview With Joe Caltabiano, Accomplished Professional

Joseph “Joe” Caltabiano is a respected and important voice in today’s emergent cannabis industry and regularly provides guidance to startups and established companies alike. Read more of his Surprisingly Free interview!

Joe Caltabiano, CEO of Choice Consolidation – ideamensch Interview

“Caltabiano is the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Consolidation Corp., where he is responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic vision to uncover and advance opportunities within the cannabis market.” Read more of Joe’s ideamensch interview!

About Joe Caltabiano

Joe Caltabiano is a well-known figure in the cannabis industry with previous involvement in the mortgage lending industry, which gave him valuable insight into the world of finance.” Read more about Joe in this biography posted on Medium!

Chicago weed SPAC calls it quits

“Unable to find a deal he likes amid a shifting market, Cresco Labs co-founder Joe Caltabiano is giving back $150 million.”

Joe Caltabiano’s Cannabis SPAC Shuts Down, Gives Back Money

In an interview, Joe Caltabiano spoke about this decision. “After careful review and consideration, we believe it is in the best interest of our shareholders to return their investments at a time when it can be better deployed in other vehicles. Our passion and confidence in the cannabis sector have not waned, and I look forward to unlocking future opportunities in the industry.”

Cannabis SPAC Closes, Gives Back Money

“Former Cresco Labs co-founder Joseph Caltabiano (OTC: CRLBF) has decided to close his SPAC (special purpose acquisition corp.) Choice Consolidation Corp. (NEO: CDXX.UN.U) (OTCQX: CDXXF) and return the investor’s money. It had raised $172.5 million.” Read more on Green Market Report!

Marijuana SPAC Choice Consolidation to wind up without making acquisitions

“Choice was led by CEO Joe Caltabiano, the Cresco Labs co-founder who stepped down as president of the marijuana multistate operator in 2020 and subsequently resigned as a director.” Read more at MJ Biz Daily!

Choice Consolidation Corp. Announces WINDING-UP and Redemption Date

 “Our passion and confidence in the cannabis sector have not waned, and I look forward to unlocking future opportunities in the industry,” said Joe Caltabiano, CEO of Choice Consolidation Corp.” Read More at Cannabis FN!

Choice Consolidation Corp. announces winding-up and redemption date

 “Our passion and confidence in the cannabis sector have not waned, and I look forward to unlocking future opportunities in the industry,” said Joe Caltabiano, CEO of Choice Consolidation Corp.” Read More at MG Magazine!

Meet Joe Caltabiano

Learn More About Joe Caltabiano in this video!

Cannabis Pioneer Joe Caltabiano Donates $250,000 to Gateway for Cancer Research to Improve Pediatric Cancer Treatment Options

“CHICAGO (August 16, 2022) — PRESS RELEASE — With a goal to help researchers find a new treatment approach for children fighting cancer recurrence, cannabis industry pioneer Joe Caltabiano has made a transformative gift of $250,000 to Gateway for Cancer Research (Gateway), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding transformational early-phase cancer research.” Learn more at Cannabis Business Times!

Cannabis executive donates $250,000 to childhood cancer research

“Cannabis industry pioneer and co-founder of Cresco Labs Joe Caltabiano in August donated $250,000 to Gateway for Cancer Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding transformational early-phase cancer research.” Read More at Marijuana Venture! 

This Cannabis Executive Survived Childhood Leukemia, Now He’s Donating $250k To Help Improve Pediatric Cancer Treatment Options

Seeking to help researchers find a new treatment approach for children fighting cancer recurrence, cannabis industry pioneer Joe Caltabiano, co-founder of Cresco Labs (OTC: CRLBF) and founder of JSC Fund, a family office seeking opportunities in regulated markets including cannabis, has made a $250,000 donation to Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM (Gateway), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding transformational early-phase cancer research.” Read More at MSN! 

Investing in Cannabis: The Path Forward through the Perfect Storm

“As the economy careens toward recession, smart businesses have reached back to a familiar strategy we all leaned into during the pandemic: The Pivot. Millions of companies have pivoted business models. ” Read More at MG Magazine! 

Biden announcement on marijuana scheduling and pardons could alter face of the industry

“In addition to pardoning prisoners who are locked up for an activity that the majority of Americans now have access to, we as an industry desperately need one simple bill passed: SAFE Banking,” Caltabiano said.” Read More at MJ Biz Daily! 

Biden’s Pardon For Cannabis Offenders: 27 Reactions From Politicians, Industry Executives And Advocacy Orgs

It’s a relief to see positive movement from the Biden White House for mass marijuana pardons and a call to review cannabis scheduling. The federal government’s lack of clear guidance on scheduling and the enforcement of 280E has put the cannabis industry in a death spiral. In addition to pardoning prisoners who are locked up for an activity that the majority of Americans now have access to, we as an industry desperately need one simple bill passed: SAFE Banking.” Read More at Markets Insider! 

Voters approve cannabis use for adults in one red state, one blue state

Joe Caltabiano, co-founder of Cresco Labs CRLBF, -5.16% CL, -5.35% and the JSC Fund, said one of the best outcomes of the voting this week is that it will boost the number of U.S. congressional representatives from states with adult-use cannabis.” Read More at Market Watch! 

It’s Official! Maryland and Missouri Approve Adult-Use Cannabis

Cresco Labs Co-Founder Joe Caltabiano released a statement saying, “Although the industry would have preferred that every state cannabis initiative has passed, one of the best outcomes of this election is that is increases the number of U.S. Congressional representatives who now serve voters that have declared their preference for a legal and regulated cannabis industry. With the success of the Maryland and Missouri ballot initiatives, any remaining excuses that further delay meaningful federal cannabis reform — particularly SAFE Banking — lack any merit.”” Read More at Cannabis & Tech Today!

Cannabis Industry Reacts as Adult-Use Legalized in 2 More States

Although the industry would have preferred that every state cannabis initiative had passed, one of the best outcomes of this election is that it increases the number of U.S. Congressional representatives who now serve voters that have declared their preference for a legal and regulated cannabis industry.” Read More at Green Market Report!