Growing the Industry: Q&A with Ben Friedenberg of OG Yields

Missouri’s medical marijuana market is growing. On pace to bring in $200 million in retail sales by the end of 2021, the industry is creating opportunity, growth, and revenue. In a new short-form q&a series, Growing the Industry, Greenway looks to highlight and introduce the individuals behind the plants that the market is built on.


OG Yields Hosts Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Director and Regulators for an Exclusive Glass Greenhouse Tour and Conversation

According to OG Yields’ CEO Nick Rinella, hosting the department was met with excitement, not stress. “Our priority right now is taking care of Missouri’s patients and the community we are blessed to call home. With the many unforeseen challenges brought on by COVID-19, we are working diligently to meet the demands of regulators, support our local economy and best serve our customers. The department’s visit was a great way to connect about the ever-changing environment, as well as an opportunity for them to meet the amazing people at the heart of our operation.”

Missouri medical marijuana businesses find some tax relief in SB226 passage

Section 280E of the federal tax code has long been a cumbersome adversary for legal marijuana businesses. While federal relief is still yet to become a reality, Missouri legislators passed SB226 this year, offering some respite for businesses in the state.


New jobs expected with medical marijuana cultivation facility

At the Vienna City Council’s January meeting, Clerk Sherry James said Nick Rinella of Hippos, the company that won a coveted state license, being one of 60 applications approved among 554 applicants, said they were 1,000 percent still coming to Vienna. She said he is getting together what is needed to for the medical marijuana cultivation facility.

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