Research around psychedelic medicines is demonstrating tremendous efficacy for various mental and behavioral health conditions. This has led to an explosion of various companies filing various IP around psychedelic medicines as well as entering into clinical trials to research psychedelic medicines. Several companies have already listed on the Nasdaq with over $1 billion market caps; and investor capital is rapidly flowing into the industry. During this panel, Dustin Robinson, Esq. CPA, the Managing Principal of Iter Investments, will discuss the various investment opportunities within the psychedelic space and some of the regulatory challenges with investing in the psychedelic space.
Dustin Robinson is the Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law – a full-service law firm exclusively focused on cannabis and psychedelic industries. Robinson is licensed in Florida as an Attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Real Estate Agent. He focuses his practice on providing legal, accounting, financial, and business consultation to various businesses operating in the hemp, marijuana, and psychedelic industries.
Robinson has worked at one of the largest national accounting firms – Deloitte – as well as one of the largest national law firms – Holland & Knight. After working at Holland & Knight, Robinson applied his legal and accounting background in the business world while running a multi-state manufacturing company.
Robinson is deeply involved in the cannabis industry through his law firm – Mr. Cannabis Law – and various cannabis-related organizations, including CannabisLAB, ASTM D-37 Global Standards for Cannabis, Leafstyle360, and Broward County Medical Marijuana Advisory Board. Robinson also serves as the Legal Director for NORML of Palm Beach; he is on the Legal Committee for the Florida Hemp Council; and he is on the Operations Sub-committee for Hemp Industries Association. As a member of the Board of Directors of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Robinson advocates for social equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry.
Robinson is also the co-founder of Mr. Psychedelic Law – a 501(c)(4) focused on using medical and spiritual research to drive responsible legal reform in Florida for psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogens. Robinson has drafted Resolutions for psychedelic decriminalization for various cities in Florida and hopes to build a responsible legal framework in Florida for the commercialization of psilocybin mushroom and other entheogens. Robinson has built a team at Mr. Psychedelic Law that consists of the top lawyers, lobbyist, doctors, scientists, and spiritual leaders in the state of Florida. Robinson is also represents various psychedelic non-profits including Mind Army and Ketamine Fund.
In April 2021, in partnership with seasoned private equity investor Robert Velarde, Robinson launched Iter Investments, a venture capital firm that aims to deploy capital primarily in businesses operating in and around the burgeoning psychedelics industry.
Robinson drafted and filed the Florida Psilocybin Legalization Bill, together with Florida State Representative Michael Grieco. He was also recognized as “100 Most Influential People in Psychedelics” by Psychedelic Invest.
He created a monthly psychedelics panel that takes place at Soho Beach House Miami on the second Tuesday of every month. Moderated by Robinson, each panel features experts in the psychedelics space from CEOs, doctors, lawyers and celebrities. Robinson kicked off the first event of the series in July 2021 with NBA Champion Lamar Odom and “psychedelic concierge to the stars” Michael ‘Zappy’ Zapolin.
Robinson has been regularly profiled and featured as an expert in the media, including in Bloomberg News, INSIDER, Dazed, Forbes, VICE, The Florida Bar, The Miami Herald, The Sun Sentinel, The Wall Street Journal, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Benzinga, StratCann and more.
He has led panels and presentations on cannabis and psychedelics at global industry events, including the PsyTech Summit, CBC Chatter by Coldwell Banker Commercial, and CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo.
Robinson is a triple gator having earned his Bachelors in Accounting, Masters in Accounting, and Law Degree from University of Florida.