1. Where are you from? Why cannabis? Did you go to business school? Who is your mentor?
Michael Sassano=MS: I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before attending Boston University. I graduated Cum Laude with Distinction in Economics, then moved to New York. There I was trained at the famous 55 Water Street office of Lehman Brothers. With success in trading and being the number one producing arbitrage trader, I used my capital to fund real estate development and private equity tech start-ups starting in 1997 before moving to Europe around the 2000 time period. I saw the 2001 tech bust and subsequent boom, but the big whopper of 2008 was a massive eye opener if you were in any asset class. At the time, under-water real estate, a few tech unicorns, the