"The real catalyst is going to be federal legalization. Unfortunately, it’s just going to take many years longer," began Anthony Coniglio, founder, president, and CIO of NewLake Capital Partners Inc. (OTCQX: NLCP), setting the tone for what would be an illuminating discussion at the recent Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Miami.

The journey of cannabis, from being an illicit substance to gradually emerging as an industry powerhouse, has been nothing short of dramatic. But when two of the industry’s stalwarts, Coniglio and Bryan McLaren, chairman and CEO of Zoned Properties (OTCQB: ZDPY), took the stage, attendees were treated to a perspective that went beyond generic debates.

Their insights peered into the very heart of the challenges and opportunities the cannabis industry grapples with. If you're keen to dive deeper into these revelations and more, don't miss the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference. It's making its anticipated return to Chicago on September 27 and 28. Be there to be enlightened.

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