Marijuana Investing: The Pros and Cons of MSOs

Multi-state operators are an important category within cannabis investing. But what sets MSOs apart, and how do you invest in them?

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Multi-state operators (MSOs) are an intriguing model for many cannabis investors. But are these conglomerates evolving into a position at the top of the cannabis investment food chain?

Let's first briefly review what MSOs are, and the pros and cons of investing in them. Then we'll explain how you can go about dipping your toe into MSO stocks.

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Matt Hawkins
Contributing Writer,

Matt Hawkins is the Founder and Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital. He has 20-plus years of private equity experience and has founded multiple $500 million-plus alternative firms. Matt also serves on the boards of numerous cannabis companies.