Entrepreneurs Amy Poinsette and Jessica Billingsley are capitalizing on one of the fastest-growing businesses in the US, marijuana. Co-founders of MJ Freeway, they share what it takes to scale, raise capital and build a great team culture.
Entrepreneurship is not for the fainthearted. Oftentimes founders and CEOs have to content with surprising twists and turns beyond their control.
In this case the surprise came from the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his surprise ruling to clamp down on the fast-growing marijuana business in the majority of states that have some form of legalization.
This interview with the co-founders of MJ Freeway was recorded before that surprise Trump Administration ruling – but Amy Poinsette and Jessica Billingsley say they are just as bullish about their industry and company as before.
They believe Sessions is, in effect, bringing an end to what they likened to prohibition. They predict the states will stand for the will of the people and prompt Congress to act in favor of full federal legalization.
We talk about what it takes to pioneer a business amidst uncertainty, how they grew and scaled MJ Freeway so quickly, and why having a clear vision and a great culture is critical to success. Both Amy and Jessica share the challenges they’ve had to overcome as women in business – including how they raised money and how they balance it all with young children.
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