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Pot Investor Sees Opportunity in Cash Crunch, California Brands

A worker sprays plants at a cannabis farm near Watsonville, California.

A worker sprays plants at a cannabis farm near Watsonville, California.

Photographer: David Odisho/Bloomberg

Welcome to this week’s Dose. As a former bankruptcy reporter, I appreciate the debt perspective. It’s like the flip-side world of any industry, where instead of retail investors wearing rose-colored glasses, sophisticated financiers put on magnifying monocles. This week’s Q&A with the founder of Silver Spike Capital is a great example of the insights such investors bring.

Silver Spike Capital, a cannabis investment firm, is using creative financial structures to help solve a big problem for the industry: a lack of cash.