Chart: Cannabis Businesses Need An Exit Strategy

Many marijuana-related businesses are just getting off the ground, but a long-range business plan that includes an eventual exit-strategy is a smart time-investment at any stage.

The Marijuana Business Daily recently looked at the exit strategies of 55 entrepreneurs in cannabis-related fields. According to columnist Becky Olson, "developing an overall exit strategy is also a critical aspect of the fundraising process, as investors want to fully understand how they will realize a return on the money they pump into companies."

Check out the full chart, below, and Olson's analysis here.

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Craig Cesal has been in prison since 2002, when he was sentenced to life without parole in a conspiracy case involving smuggling 10,000 to 30,000 lbs of marijuana. He owned a truck repair company in Chicago, and he was implicated in the conspiracy when he picked up a truck used to smuggle the cannabis in Georgia. Even though he had no role in planning the crime, and he wasn't even sure what they were smuggling, all the charges stemming from the incident were pinned on him.

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