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The European investors are starting to get excited. Troys ays Asia investment is waking up with asymmetry knowledge to capital. We discuss goal setting in that rather than beginning with the end in mind, Nicole sets up the structure so that the means justify the ends. She describes it as a funnel. Having to work through 5 banks, 3 Facebook pages, 15 credit card processors and 4 K programs will wrest you from a linear mindset.
Cannabis executives must continue to make progress in a linear fashion using circuitous routes. As we make our way into what will be the fourth year of adult-use cannabis in Colorado, Colorado Harvest Company CEO Tim Cullen returns to share how things have changed and how things have remained the same.
For Tim, was his fourth year in operation, so while it was a transformative moment for the industry and the world, in some ways Jan. That said, operations were set for 2 or 3 customers at the time and people showed up. In a two-part interview, California Assemblyman Rob Bonta joins us. He notes that for nearly 20 years there was no regulatory framework to protect the health of the patients and to guard against diversion.
As the Chair of the Assembly Health committee, his goal was to make sure that everyone had true access to high quality affordable healthcare. And shares the reconciliation process between medical and adult-use legislation. In the first part of the interview, recorded in Sacramento California, she notes that she has monthly meetings with all state agencies involved in cannabis regulation.
She notes that each of the agencies needs one another to ensure success across the board. In the second part of the interview Lori shares updated branding information as well as online resources available to the industry.
Rather than call it cannabis, the team chooses to refer to the product as an API- an active pharmaceutical ingredient or flos- which is latin for flowers.
Jmichaele Keller returns to discuss domestic and global cannabis testing. He notes that each Country and US State alike is crafting unique and custom regulations from a scientific basis. Alex Rogers returns from Episode by phone this time to share his thoughts on among other things, the cannabis economy and changing laws in Germany. Brian Beckley joins us and shares his journalism background. His thinking is that most journalists are hired guns and back in the day due to his being in a punk band- he resisted.
Brian started covering government writing for a print publication and then moved from upstate New York to Seattle and in a suburb of a suburb kept writing, eventually becoming an editor of a local weekly.
After discussing his thoughts on the current and future news journalism landscape, Brian dives in on cannabis. His entry to the market was when he sat down with the publisher of Marijuana Venture and it was an instant match. Brian notes, his and the magazines focus is squarely on the business of cannabis.
Jason Ortiz joins us in a two part discussion. His information is from relatives of relatives who are taking days at a time to get between cities and relaying information back to family off of the island through what does work in San Juan.
He provides a few suggestions of what to do if you feel like doing something. And he shares a potential timeline of recovery. In the second part of the conversation, which actually was recorded first, Jason takes us through cannabis in Puerto Rico. We discuss education and debt and generally try to get a sense of what is possible on and for the island. Joshua Laterman joins us and shares that the new National Association of Cannabis Businesses see themselves as a self regulatory organization for cannabis.
Joshua notes that the mission of the organization is to safeguard the survival of members through the voluntary adoption of standards. The team comes from regulatory background. The play is to the executive branch of government and the team has federal experience- a former federal prosecutor, a former chief of staff in the DEA, former white house counsel. The team also has cannabis folks on board including past guests Ean Seeb and Adam Orens. Charlie Rutherford joins us for a third installment of Political Discourse.
Charlie considers himself conservative if not a libertarian and I like to say I come from the left and try to be in the middle. In effect, this is two people simply discussing policy from alternative points of view without yelling at each other. Heather Jackson returns and takes us through the Realm of Caring registry which is one of only three like it in the world. And in one of three Realm of Caring associated studies, past Cannabis Economy guest Ryan Vandrey is researching patients in the registry to provide further information on how the plant affects conditions by testing with vs.
She learned her advocacy skills from her mother As a kid, Lindsey stuffed envelopes, picketed and protested. She readily admits to her formative years being about bucking authority, causing mischief and sass talking, a lot of sass talking.
Joining us from her mother's house in Wisconsin, Julie Dooley returns and Chickie her mother does join us at a few points throughout the discussion. As a reminder, Julie was diagnosed with celiac disease and cannabis was suggested to her as a solution. She did take cannabis and it immediately helped her with diet as well as pain management.
She also had a friend in need and they both then created a company producing healthy cannabis snacks. But that was nearly a decade ago. Julie takes us through a true understanding of what it means to be in cannabis business for yourself in From an undisclosed location in Toronto, we have a casual conversation with Max Zavet, the CEO of a publicly traded licensed producer in Canada. As an introduction, he discusses the Emblem logo which features Artemis the greek goddess of nature, but we move into a conversation about the licensed producer community in Canada and how Max and his partners were early entrants into legal cannabis- they were the 15th group.
Max explains how back in he was reading press releases on how the government was considering changing from a grow your own system- the MMAR- to the more tightly controlled and regulated system we have today the MMPR. He was dead set on being involved, and he found a way to do just that. Last summer she led the fight to take on the super delegate system in the democratic party to which Bernie Sanders took notice and asked Diane to speak on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Diane's political journey began during a ME energy crisis when she was able to affect change through cap and trade legislation. Diane also brought change through rank choice or run off. Oh yeah, and she introduced an early bill to legalize adult-use cannabis and helped get it on the ballot.
Steve is an entrepreneur which it turns out is genetic. He started companies in the healthcare and aviation industries and learned impactful lessons that he brings forward to his cannabis investments.
He also brings his love for animals and wide open spaces to the industry in that when asked for tips on riding a horse- his advice is that staying on is always key. But the real key Steve says is picking the right horse. So to that end, no matter where you live, consider this a public service announcement to tell your doctor about medical cannabis.
He says that he thought about the lives that could change and he thought about his father. Leonard shares that he is a child of segregation and that he initially could not use the same bathroom or play in the same playground as white people in the south. A PhD in the field of physiotherapeutics, Stuart Titus joins us and shares his experience treating patients as he says more in the British style than the US style of therapy.
Stu shares that athletes and professional sports teams utilize this type of therapy. His patients were using cannabis to control pain, reduce inflammation and help with sleep issues- and he was intrigued.
And we discuss what YOU can do NOW to aid the bill to passage by taking action and connecting with your elected officials who work for you. Finally, we talk about your patient and business CBD options in a forecasted rescheduled world but we also take the opportunity for Paige to share red flags and dog whistles to look and listen for when evaluating current CBD offerings.
Celebrated Author, Paco Underhill joins us to share that when he was doing research for commercial zoning issues for cities on the roof of the SeaFirst Bank building in Seattle he had an epiphany. He would do for merchants of any kind what he was doing for cities- helping them understand what customers were doing in their respective establishments and sharing what the merchants could do to improve their customer's experience.
And finally, we discuss his passion which is helping with homelessness through Urban Pathways. Charles Jones joins us and shares that a fellow parent had called him concerned that her son was using marijuana and asked him if it was safe. He did some research and found how many cannabinoids there were, how they interacted with one another and emerged from his research with an understanding that by combining cannabinoids and terpenes in the right ratios, could create a broad range of psychoactive substances which could treat everything from insomnia to pain to improving creativity.
He realized that an extremely wide range of effects could be found in this one plant. Which led him to the conclusion that cannabis isn't a drug so much as a drug development platform which much safer than opioid alternatives. And in addition to that, military veterans gravitate towards industries that need change.
Mark Grindeland joins us and takes us through his history in advertising. He had a management consulting firm which led him to Digitas. He says he turned Digitas into the McKinsey of advertising. Which brought him back to the same place he was bootstrapping with Digitas a year earlier.
This time, with 21 countries, 36 offices, 2K employees and M in revenue. This is the experience and more that Mark brings to cannabis. John lays out that Justice and Treasury still needed to deal with the fact that based on the Controlled Substances Act, the monies generated from state legal cannabis were and still are considered criminal proceeds based on federal money laundering and bank secrecy act laws aided of course with a Patriot Act kicker.
Someone close to him developed an epileptic seizure disorder. Now that that person is seizure free, Jesse says both of them have their lives back. As a former Gov, Jesse adds that cannabis tax dollars are real dollars for any state budget. Washington State and Noelle Skodzinksi have July 1st, in common as a start date in cannabis.
After moving to Philadelphia, Noelle held down three jobs to pay the rent and keep writing. She waited tables and truly learned how to deal with people in that environment- an insight she brings forward to her work today.
She parlayed her initial job as a writer into landing a job as an editor for high end magazine which focused on craftspeople like blacksmiths, glass blowers.
So she was already used to dealing with folks that were unto themselves- which is why the cannabis industry made sense to her when she found it. He had been all around the world but never to the Golden State, so we went. After a few hours he called his wife and a month later they were looking for a place. His moment of cannabis enlightenment came when he was at a nice dinner in Venice where he everyone in the restaurant was drinking beer wine and spirits while he was huddled behind the restaurant, behind a dumpster with his vape pen.
He explains the process of getting a medical card, getting 15 plants and becoming a collective garden way back when.
Random and his team have serviced over 30K patients and he discusses how he and his team approached cannabis wellness with the patients and consumers that visited the collective. And then Random shares getting relicensed for and what happened in Washington when the state went from offering medical cannabis to a overtly adult-use market.
Chuck Rifici joins us from Lift Expo in Toronto where he shares his history in cannabis. The business structure is based on the mining industry in Canada. Chuck studied engineering and initially was interested in Virtual Reality, went into computer engineering founding an early internet service provider company becoming the CFO. After getting the education of a lifetime he went on to become the CFO of the liberal party in Canada working with Justin Trudeau.
On another note, he was in the right place at the right time, reading the MMPR regulations within the first hour of them being released leading him to co-found Tweed. Lamine Zarad joins us and provides a Banking lesson.
He joined Merrill Lynch at the height of the financial crisis doing his best to avert disaster. He realized at that height of the economic apocalypse that the only stable thing was the federal government which was going to be the savior of us all in his words- and he wanted to know how and why.
He feels that the Attorney General and Homeland Security Secretary are not following what was prescribed during the campaign. With news of a potential crackdown on cannabis from the Justice Department, Roger feels that would be inconsistent with what was promised to voters and breaks faith with voters.
The goal of the US Cannabis Coalition is to work with a coalition of republicans and democrats, liberals and conservatives, progressives and libertarians to reschedule cannabis. We once again focus on how we each see policy. We first discuss Jeff Sessions and his War on Drugs redux. We talk about tax policy in association with government services.
We discuss the environment and education. We talk about employment as it relates to wages, CEO wages and productivity. We talk about AI and how automation affects the prospects of employment in the US in the future. And of course, we discuss healthcare and the concept of repeal and replace and what replace means through discovering a means for replace. Finally we discuss the perception of the right on the left and the left on the right.
Recorded on his farm, Lieutenant Governor, David Zuckerman joins us to discuss the history of cannabis in Vermont as well as his unique story. Regarding politics, he volunteered for Bernie Sanders in and was asked to run in and lost by only 59 votes.
He was appointed to the local electric commission was elected to the house served for 14 years, ran for and then served in the senate for four years which brought him to running and winning the Lieutenant Governorship this past November. Recorded May 5th of , John Davis returns to provide a history of legal cannabis in Washington State as well as an update on his personal saga.
Washington State has always been building the regulatory plane as they fly it. For John in particular, he was a medical dispensary owner prior to legal adult use cannabis being voted in.
But the medical market was never truly regulated. And so, the goal was to move the medical shops over to the adult-use program between July and July So John had to apply to keep his business. He put in his priority submission on the first day he could but one thing led to another and he had to shut his doors a year ago. All was lost until just recently- when he finally got approval.
Ben Pollara returns to discuss the state of the cannabis economy in Florida. The legislative session just ended however with a failure to pass implementing legislation. The two houses in Florida have bi-cameral consensus to maintain the current system with both the senate and house saying new licenses need to be tied to the number of patients admitted into the program. Businesses need customers to stay in business, so from a standing start, one can see how this approach makes sense.
A lifelong regional banker, Mac Jones joins us and notes that the banking industry is a completely different animal than it was just a short time ago. He shares that two things have happened in tandem- there has been an increase in regulations on banks while bankers have come to have less of a relationship with depositors and merchants.
Recorded back in January in a parking lot, Crash Barry joins us and discusses the history of cannabis in Maine. As a participant on the other side of the War on Drugs, Crash saw cannabis driven indoors. In it, Crash documents the Maine cannabis economy leading up to legalization in The panel is set up as a debate between the concepts of plant touching investment vs.
The US unfortunately, is starting to fall behind the rest of the world in regards to federal regulations. Jmichaele Keller joins us and shares that he considered himself a global citizen upon his first trip out of the states when he was a kid. He appreciated architecture, went to Rome and as far as Asia to investigate. He found a calling though in computers- in which he started before there were Windows.
He got a job as a room service waiter and fell in love with hospitality. He made his way into finance and wowed executives by budgeting and forecasting using that now archaic machine. From there he went on to software and on to real estate. Jmichaele ultimately found his way into the cannabis industry through the very important work of lab testing.
The Director of the Isreali Medical Cannabis Agency, Yuval Landschaft joins us to take us through cannabis regulations in the holy land. Israel is in the process of medicalization at Yuval puts it ensuring that each patient ties an indication or qualifying condition to his or her cannabis use. From there, the country has five books worth of information on how the program works- which Yuval takes us through. The Copernicus of Cannabis, Dr. When he started there was some knowledge around cannabinoids but it was vague and not in modern terms.
He read historical information on the plant in many different languages to set his baseline understanding. Running the largest cannabis producer on earth that publishes the address, Bruce Linton joins us to discuss his global operation. Canopy is of course in Canada but also does business in Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Australia. And of course when compared with all of those federal cannabis operations, the United States is simply falling behind the rest of the world…and as Bruce says, the US is the opposite.
What brought him to medical cannabis to begin with is the fact that Canada was treating cannabis as simple and straightforward public policy.
Exempted from having to go to high school, Glenn Peterson instead went to a work-study school which he says was a wonderful place. He was involved in politics nearly from the jump- having a friendship with Mark Udall and the Udall family.
An eagle scout, the concept of being employed made no sense to him. Glenn says he's pretty conservative and essentially libertarian but politically he considers himself a cell of one. Glenn is completely enigmatic. When he mentions that he knows how to throw blades and catch them without cutting himself After trying his hand at being a private investigator, he demonstrated a knack for business through real estate, his success eventually led him to cannabis.
Jane West joins us and gives us background on her initial foray into the cannabis industry- Edible Events. But before all that and after a key two-weeks, Jane switched paths from a potential career in environmental law, moved to New York City and found a place producing events. Within six months she married her husband and moved to Denver. Peter Barsoom joins us and shares that he wound up getting a job in management consulting in the late 90s. It turned out that his clients were in financial services…the industry in which he stayed for the ensuing 20 years.
He got experience at top financial firms which put Peter at the Federal Reserve the weekend before Lehman collapsed. At the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange his position was introducing regulated and transparent credit derivative markets. That thinking attracted him to the cannabis market, Peter realized an opportunity for his skill set in the industry and jumped in- and has been here ever since.
Recorded March 2nd, US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher returns to share that we see the same societal impact from making cannabis illegal that we saw by making alcohol illegal- it was harmful to our country then as it is now. He goes on to share where he and his congressional colleagues are with current and future federal legislation including his Respect States Marijuana Laws. The congressman has introduced The Marijuana Business Access To Banking Act which says that if a State has a regulatory structure in place, the businesses within that State would be exempt from the very restrictive federal banking laws.
This of course would put into law the FinCen guidance released in tandem with the third Cole Memo. Remember- it was the Ogden memo in , the first cole memo in , the second cole memo in and that third cole memo in The congressman says that momentum is building for true federal legislation.
The enigmatic Ngaio Bealum joins us and explains through his long time Golden State Warriors fandom that he is in fact a bay area native. He studied music and theatre and rather than become a high school band teacher, he became a road comic in doing the drive, drive, drive, joke, joke, joke detail. A self proclaimed low-key enlightened narcissist he has always been an activist as his parents were in the black panther party in Oakland. From a small town, Taylor was ready to leave as soon as she could.
That said, she understands the community from which she came and realizes that not everyone does leave. Her first day just so happened to be on January 1st Following years of success, when Whoopi Goldberg was interested in getting involved in the space, Maya was an obvious partner choice. Maya also shares a very personal story where she learned the mantra- the only way out is through.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer joins us, discussing bowties, bicycles and of course- cannabis. He represents Portland, Oregon home to both medical and adult-use cannabis. He describes it as lunacy. He was there when Oregon was the very first state to decriminalize cannabis and he continues to fight for complete legalization through the newly formed Cannabis Caucus. The congressman discusses banking for cannabis, cannabis taxation through E and the fact that we ought to stop the roadblocks to cannabis research.
The cannabis caucus is working on all of these issues and more. Patricia Rossi joins us and shares that a two year trip from Paris to Portland turned into a 17 year stay. She thought she was on her way to Portland Oregon- she had interviews lined up with agencies there- but in fact landed in Maine.
As a truly high-level agency executive, Patricia was literally over qualified for every position she pursued, which led her to cannabis in She knew how to create an experience around a brand- so she brought that mindset to Wellness Connection. Patricia is responsible for four of the eight licenses in Maine and takes us the history of cannabis in the great state. Jim Patterson joins us and adds himself to the astonishingly long list of cannabis industry executives who have previously served in the military.
He kindly takes us through his experience and how it informed his leadership skills and how he realized that he was an entrepreneur. Jim takes us through the fact that the team certainly had a sense of constant momentum before being sold to Microsoft and the ultimate exit.
Greta Carter joins us and takes us through her storied career in big banking. She discusses the fact that the historic economic downturn provided her with an opportunity to reinvent herself, which led her to an entirely new industry. She became an activist in the space help protect patients but she needed to find a way to pay the bills, so she used her republican background to marry commerce with cannabis…. Joseph Aboud is the guy with the suits, and George, it turns out is the guy with the trade shows.
He shares with us where we are as far as cannabis in relation to comparative industries and trade shows. Recorded on the Friday after election day, John Hudak returns for a far reaching conversation on policy and cannabis history. He first honestly and thoughtfully discusses polling and prognostication from this cycle showcasing all that was involved in the election outcome. We then dive into governance. We discover the concept of American civic duty going beyond simply voting.
We realize the fact that the ultimate accountability of our elected officials rests in the hands of we the people. We run through the Nov. And we finish by discussing Marijuana: As this episode goes up, tomorrow is election day. We wonder aloud about the effectiveness of this late investment. John Whiteman of Wana Brands joins us to discuss the Wana story. He takes us through his personal history and how he found himself in the cannabis space.
John discusses the early days of the medical market in Colorado and the various products Wana tested before settling in on the current product assortment. The conversation happened a few weeks back and John brings up polling in Nevada…which works out well as Andrew Jolley of NV returns to give us an update on where we are with that ballot initiative as the opposition gets underway.
As we learn that cannabis is so much more than we initially conceived, we discover the fact that the cannabis industry by way of being marginalized by prohibition has the opportunity to lead the way regarding ratcheting down the concept of other by discovering similarities.
Viv McPeak kicks us off by sharing the difference between Hempfest 25 and Hempfest 1 as well as all that goes in to producing the inimitable event. After discussing personal and professional fulfillment through work, we discuss personal dealings with race and religion which leads to a discussion on how the War on Drugs set the stage for the MCBA's mission of providing equal access in cannabis.
We first spoke with the Drug Policy Alliance head of marijuana reform and cat enthusiast Amanda Reiman, in Episode Amanda returns to share what's happening with cannabis regulations in California. While a tremendous amount of work has been done, there's still more to do to cross the finish line. If this is your introduction, you should know that Amanda's PhD dissertation, "Cannabis Care," was the first study focusing on how medical marijuana dispensaries operate as health service providers.
Michele has had some battles along the way including a raid of her home. Speaking of home, for reality tv fans, you might remember Michele from Big Brother Season 2. Having said that, she really knew what she was getting herself into- and has used that show as a platform for doing good.
Late last week, February 17th, Senator's Nelson's efforts to pass legislation on the regulation of legal cannabis in the US Virgin Islands were set back. He's vowed to continue the fight. This interview was recorded just before the setback. Senator Nelson has officially changed his name to Positive- and he explains why. From being raised in rural California, to working at Microsoft, and then starting Dockside Co-op in , this hopeful entrepreneur tells it all while further sharing his perspective on the migration of cannabis with us.
Smith shares how she initially came up with her famous transdermal patch concept, and takes us through the exponential growth her company has seen in the past two years; now having products sold in over 1, stores.
This former marine details her two deployments in Iraq, and how the lessons and work ethic she has learned from those events, have crossed over to her life in topicals today. Kennedy shares his stories and goals behind Leafly, Tilray, and Marley Natural, while also expressing his perspective on the changes surrounding cannabis throughout the world.
This compelling individual shares how making the most out of opportune moments, and chance meetings in California, have led to the start, and outreach of the university, as well as in family and life. Perhaps most notable around the building is the color-coated metric tags, marking important product details such as medical or retail, type of strain, destination facility, and more. With knowledge gained through previous technological and entrepeunerial experiences; such as the business social network, Yammer, McCarty shares one of his secrets to success in our modern economy, On-Demand.
This Orange County native remains focused on providing a friction-less service to medical cannabis patients, so that the people who need the medicine delivered or a recommendation, can get it with Eaze.
Now with firm footing on their company, and hopeful optimism in the wind and near-elections, this team seems poised and ready to set its sails for future growth and success in the years to come. During our walk-through of incredibles, Scarpello shares his insight on new trends entering the industry, and further expresses his thoughts on working productively with the Health Department, to ensure that everything is being done to the correct standards, and to the best quality.
From grow, to harvest and extraction, incredibles looks to have the recipe for success. This active and engaged individual is currently involved in over twenty initiatives, both cannabis-related and not, yet all his efforts remain centered in benefiting his community through passion-driven motivation, and blunt honesty. With interesting gadgets located all around the facility, they explain to us their wide range of extraction technologies used for cannabis and other natural products, and even take the time to share a story of making pear moonshine in two proofs.
This exuberant individual began life on a dairy farm, where he unknowingly got a head start on his future selling sweet corn on the side of the road. After working in the technology industry, and flipping houses, Curylo found a passion elsewhere in producing cannabis, and has since continued to dream big as he further pushes the development of his company.
He takes us with him as he discusses designing the center with everything in mind, from target market to safety and protocols. From a young age DeMena has always carried around an entrepreneurial mindset, beginning with selling polished rocks to other kids at school, to now aiding the push of legal cannabis in Massachusetts with his signature transdermal patches.
From a young age, Redman shares how he always saw past the negative stigma surrounding cannabis, and how he was reunited with the budding flower later in life. Today, Redman operates a successful company in Olympia, Washington where he and his Green Lady focus on providing the best possible retail experience in the marijuana-sphere.
For our th episode, we talk with the hard hitting musician-turned cannavist, Melissa Etheridge, and her cannabis-infused wine products. From dealing with sexuality stigmas to aiding her cancer treatments with cannabis, Etheridge expresses her view on how the two areas parallel each other, and remains optimistic for positive change in the industry's future. At least now as Etheridge patiently waits for life to unfold, she can do so with a glass full of cannabis-infused wine.
In this episode, we talk to Troy Dayton who takes us through his successful journey of paving the way for a blooming industry. With big changes headed to the industry in the upcoming future, Dayton carries and optimistic outlook and reminds us that it is still important to remain engaged and active in the space. This rock climbing enthusiast discusses the importance of adapting to the needs of the patients, as well as to the needs of the business.
Born in Iran to a conservative family of doctors, Dr. Bady shares with us the many paths he has travelled in life, and how they have led him to where he is today. From observing Ayurvedic treatments in India to caring for his mother while she was battling cancer, this D.
However, In order to realize the full potential of the plant, Dr. Bady believes research must first be allowed to happen more freely in the U.
Additionally, Davis shares his views on the upcoming presidential elections and the impact they may bring to the industry. With unparalleled dedication to reviewing and analyzing bills time and time again, Davis stands optimistically for the continued growth and future of cannabis. Mollins discusses the economic and environmental benefits of his sustainable designs, and as he puts it, hopes to make the greenest industry even greener.
Centered on bringing cannabis enthusiasts and the curious alike, Dietrich takes us through further growth plans for his company and hopes for a more inclusive, connective environment in the future. Kampia takes us through his three-bucket lens of marijuana public policy work; state bills, state initiatives and congress, and urges cannabis supporters to stay active even as the old tides change.
Accurate dosing, clean delivery and quality medicine. In this episode we are joined by AC Braddock. Braddock is the CEO of Eden Labs, a company that designs and manufactures some of the highest quality CO2 extraction systems on the market. She tells us all about the different career paths she started on before she turned her entrepreneurial instincts to cannabis, and all about how the corporate culture of Eden Labs is the key to their success.
It's a pivotal time for all who use extractions to make concentrates and infused products, and AC is a big reason Eden Labs remains ahead of the curve. In this clip, we talk to Roger Martin, a veteran of the United States Army and founder of Grow for Vets, an organization that provides free medical cannabis to American veterans as an alternative to prescription drug treatments.
Roger tells us about the many reasons he is passionate about his cause, and in general about how medical cannabis can help those who have served. We also touch on the hot-button issue of getting PTSD approved as a cannabis-qualifying condition, the quest for more research on the subject, and about what's in store for Grow for Vets in coming months.
Inyo Fine Cannabis is one of the first dispensaries to open in Nevada, as the state rolls out their medical marijuana market. He tells us what has happened in the first two weeks of business, and the plans they have for the future to vertically integrate and incorporate edibles into their retail offerings.
This episode comes to you straight from the Cannabis Economy workshop in Las Vegas last week. We checked in with the one and only Tripp Keber, one of the first ever speakers at Cannabis Economy in , who gives us his take on all that has happened in the world of Cannabis since he first joined us over a year ago.
A lot has changed from to , but it's good to hear how the "movement" of cannabis, as Tripp puts it, has only grown bigger and better.
We have a very special episode for you this week, as we check in with our old friend Jamie Shaw, President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, on the recent Canadian election. The results stunned and elated cannabis champions in Canada, as a Liberal Party Majority Government formed in front of their eyes, despite predictions to the contrary. Justin Trudeau, now Prime Minister of Canada, was elected on a platform of federally legalizing cannabis, and we are eager to see what happens when he takes the reins.
So, we ask Jamie what the reality of this promise looks like, what to expect in coming months, and how this all has changed the future of cannabis in Canada. In this episode, we take a look to our neighbor in the north, and check in with Deepak Anand on the state of cannabis in Canada. Deepak Anand is the Executive Director of the Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association, an organization committed to being a voice for licensed cannabis producers, physicians, and the general public who are passionate about cannabis as a cure.
Anand weighs in on the upcoming federal elections in Canada, the recent rulings by their supreme court, and on what's happening over in Vancouver. As Oregon opened the doors of its medical marijuana dispensaries to adult-use customers state-wide on October 1st of this year, we had to check in with our friend-of-the-program and cannabis business leader Jesce Horton to hear how it happened on the ground. He gives us some more detailed insight on the draft rules their state legislature has in effect for the time being, and a heads up on what to expect in the coming months.
In this episode, we chat with Horatio Delbert, cannabis concentrate master and industry luminary. Delbert's professional life began in a very different arena - he was an accomplished visual effects artist who worked on high profile projects such as Hellboy, the Harry Potter Series, and the Air-Bud franchise. He tells us what drove him to start experimenting with cannabis extractions, and the trial and error and determination that helped him discover his breakthrough method.
His limonene and water based extractions are perhaps the most effective and safe products of their kind out in the market today, and Delbert gives us not only the science behind them, but also shares some powerful testimonials from patients he's helped. Though he has been a lifelong lover of the plant, Travis Howard worked in technology and as a lawyer before eventually finding his way into the cannabis industry.
When he was brought in to facilitate a merger between two dispensaries, he found himself faced with an opportunity to jump headfirst into the "green rush" as a Managing Member of Green Dream Health Services, and he's never looked back since. In addition to Green Dream, Travis is a founder of Shift Cannabis Company, a consultancy devoted to helping cannabis businesses grow and succeed. Travis gives us all the details on his story, and explains how a commitment to principles, and a desire to grow one's company through culture, are the keys to success.
Patrick McManamon founded Cannasure back in , which by this industry standards, makes him one of the old guard. As by far the leading provider of insurance for cannabis businesses since that time, he very much has his pulse on the industry as it has matured.
He tells us how a Jesuit-educated, midwestern insurance professional found himself as a cannabis pioneer. Along the way, we get insight into markets all across the US, feedback on who he thinks is doing it best, and some speculation on the future of cannabis in Ohio and across the nation. Wam Oil is known across the nation for setting a high standard for all other vape pen companies, and Hamilton gives us an inside view of the how they found themselves at the top. After ACL injuries dashed his hopes of playing professional soccer, and the economy did a number on his career as an architect, Hamilton decided to jump into the cannabis movement.
As a long time recreational user himself, and as someone who watched the positive effects the plant had on his cancer-patient girlfriend, he was well aware of the power the plant had and the great potential it held as an industry. He tells us about the legislative battles he fought with his fellow Washingtonians to get regulations passed, and updates us on what to expect in the market in As Hamilton puts it, it's a big investment to take the high road in this industry, but we're glad he is taking the lead in doing so.
In the cannabis industry, we have grown used to hearing about the wide variety of jobs, careers, and passions people were following before their path led to cannabis. Still, we are in for a surprise every now and then, as is the case with Shane Terry, who was a Top Gun instructor, and one of the finest F pilots in the world until he retired his military career to become an entrepreneur.
Interestingly enough, he says the Air Force was ideal preparation for the cannabis industry in many ways, and we hear firsthand how he and his business partners at NuVeda are navigating the legislative landscape of Nevada, and what projects the company has in store going forward.
In this episode, we sit down with Jesce Horton. Horton tells us how, after a car accident, growing his own medicine helped him manage his own pain, and how that eventually led to him growing for other patients in his community. Encouraged by this, a year and a half ago he felt ready to leave the corporate world he had spent most of his professional life in to focus solely on cannabis.
He offers enlightening perspectives on how the cannabis industry should be focusing on energy efficiency, and how minority empowerment lies at the core of cannabis's overarching message of social justice, economic opportunity, and universal patient access.
We sit down with Mark Passerini in this episode, known best as the founder of Om of Medicine, largely regarded as one of the finest medical cannabis dispensaries in Michigan. He tells us about his journey from the green industry to the "green industry," and the principles on which he founded Om of Medicine. He also fills us in on how and why he got the Illinois Cannabis Industry Association up and running, and the current regulatory problems facing Michigan.
Mark credits a lot of Om of Medicine's success to their commitment to the community of Ann Arbor, and it's plain to see how the community could benefit from a knowledgeable and caring voice like Mark's.
Robert Jacob has certainly earned his nickname of the "The Cannabis Mayor. He also, like many other business leaders in California we have talked to, weighs in on the recent passing of AB and the future of cannabis regulation in California.
After a youth spent acting in film and television, he eventually branched out into photography, directing and producing. However, It was his involvement in a couple Los Angeles county medical marijuana dispensaries that sparked his interest in the cannabis edibles industry.
Nowadays, the Venice Cookie Company is well-regarded as a leader in the industry, and are as known for their stewardship in industry associations as they are for their high quality edibles.
Morrison weighs in on California's recent legislative promise to regulate their medical cannabis market, the risks currently associated with operating in the cannabis industry in California, and what he sees on the horizon for cannabis nationwide.
Despite all of his success in business, he still maintains that the best word to describe him would be "surfer. In this episode, we give you the full Hempfest experience. The Audio Archives was on the scene talking to various cannabis dignitaries and the crowd at large at the 24th annual gathering of the world's largest "protestival," in the words of co-founder Viv McPeak.
If you've never been before, this is a great way to get sense of what you've been missing, and if you have, then you'll be able to tell firsthand how much bigger and better the event has gotten year by year. The Berkeley Patients Group is a well known and respected name in the cannabis industry, as the longest continuously running medical cannabis dispensary.
It was founded by activists Jim McClellan and Debby Goldsberry, as a way to provide quality access to quality medicine for patients, and to this day the core mission remains the same. Sabrina and Victor tell us a little bit about how they wound up at BPG, give us a tour of their facility, and catch us up on everything the BPG has been working on as California looks poised to consider new regulations for their medical marijuana market.
When you ask people in the cannabis industry, from the US and across the world, what a model dispensary would look and operate like, almost all point to the Harborside Health Center. Since day one, Harborside has sought to establish this reputation, not out of any vanity or pride, but for the sake of their patients and for the sake of the plant. In this episode, we are given a tour of this world-renowned facility by none other than Harborside Executive Director and industry luminary Steve DeAngelo himself.
He details the intricate security systems in place, talks about their genetics and grow operations, and explains Harborside's commitment to their community of patients and employees.
Places like Harborside are raising the bar higher and higher for cannabis businesses everywhere - enjoy the tour! Jeremy Kaufman and Ben Reagan couldn't be more different, but the combination is perfect. Jeremy works on the brand as well as legislation and Ben works on the product. It's been an interesting few months in Washington state; Jeremy and Ben give us a bird's eye view. In this episode, we sit down with Kim and Ashley, the power couple behind Madame Munchie, producers of award-winning cannabis macarons.
They both come from very different background - Kim grew up in France and worked in finance before she moved to San Francisco, and Ashley is a second generation grower from the renowned "Emerald Triangle. They are committed to making products that are beautiful, delicious, and effective for patients. Whether it's in their packaging, working with their dispensary partners, or rigorously testing all edibles, they take everything they do very seriously. It is caring and professional leaders like Kim and Ashley that are raising the bar of legitimacy across the board for the industry.
As Jeff Bladt puts it, he lives his life by synthesizing large data sets, from factoring in restaurant reviews, public transportation options, time of day etc.
Do Something is one of largest organizations in the world that inspires and organizes young people to change the world through civic engagement, and they have the largest membership group of year olds in the United States more than the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts combined. With their cutting edge communication techniques and dedication to collecting and analyzing data from these interactions, Do Something truly has their finger of the pulse of the millennial generation.
In this first out of industry interview, we got to hear all about Jeff, and about a recent survey Do Something sent out about marijuana legalization to young people. The results may surprise you, so tune in to hear more! Pete Williams, who rounds out the family trio behind Medicine Man Dispensary in Colorado with his brother Andy Williams and his sister Sally Vander Veer is the kind of person who makes friends easily.
It may be because, as he says, he grows some of the finest, most effective cannabis in the market, but he is also an extremely warm, dynamic and engaging personality.
All of those traits are on display in this interview, in which he takes us through the twists and turns of his life that brought him to becoming COO of Medicine Man Denver, one of the largest and best known cultivation facilities and dispensaries in Colorado. In a very special episode, the Audio Archives sits down with Ethan Nadelmann, known primarily as the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance. Jamie Lewis is a true character, like many others in the industries, and has made many friends for who she is and for the high-quality edibles she produces through her company Mountain Medicinals.
She started out as a chef in San Francisco, and soon began to leverage her culinary talent making marijuana-infused goods for a local co-op. During this experience, she was able to experiment and refine her skill creating medicated edibles that were tailored for a variety of conditions and preferences, most notably for her own father, a veteran and long time sufferer of PTSD.
She tells us all about that in this interview, as well as giving us the full tale of her career journey from California to Colorado, and her thoughts on the marketplace as a whole and the future of cannabis. While the University has denied the decision had anything to do with the nature of Dr. She breaks down some of her scientific reasoning, as well as detailing the many different forms of political opposition that has been standing in her way.
The effects of PTSD are, in her words, one of the biggest public health crises facing America right now, and we are all glad that Dr. Sisley is doing all she can on behalf of these veterans and of the plant. True to their core mission, Dixie insists on total transparency in their headquarters, which is lined by windows to show all aspects of the production process for any and all who wish to take a look at what is going on inside.
They use their space to promote other companies they believe in, as well as an arena for education. They are as focused on legitimizing the industry and advocating on behalf of cannabis as they are focused on creating top-quality products for cannabis consumers and patients.
Dan Williams is a household name to many in the industry. When he started Canna Security America in , he was one of the original pioneering entrepreneurs that helped prove to the country that cannabis is a legitimate industry, and should be treated as such. He tells us all about how he found his way into security through the restaurant business, and how a fortuitous move to Boulder put him in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the burgeoning cannabis market.
He and the rest of Canna Security are continuing the hard work to make cannabis businesses safer and more secure, as well as doing what they can to help tackle bigger issues, such as banking and federal regulation. Euflora has garnered a top-shelf reputation for their sleek, informative, and modern dispensary design, and all of these elements are in full display in this particular store, located in the heart of downtown Denver. They are pushing the limits of the dispensary model, incorporating high-tech self-scanning systems, and tablets where customers can read information and reviews on product, to create a state-of-the-art experience.
Growing up in Indian Country, the principles of community were instilled deeply in him, though when he left for college, he began to explore the world outside of his nation. Through several sojourns at various companies, including US Airways and numerous small businesses, he found his way to DC, where he was asked to use his community-building savvy to organize groups to advocate on behalf of native people in the US.
He tell us how this path led him to where he is today, and about how grateful he is to be able to work on behalf of native people.
The mission of the N. As the oldest and longest running dispensary in Denver, Denver Relief has consistently set a high bar for others in the industry. In this peek behind the doors, we hear about what makes them unique and how their commitment to their community keeps their loyal customer base coming back. Scott describes working there as a "pleasure, honor, and reward," and it's no surprise why. After spending his early post-college years bartending and skiing in Boulder, Joe Hodas got a Masters in Communications.
This degree led him to jobs with several companies in the early tech industry, as well as through a stint with Frontier Airlines, but it was during his tenure with an advertising agency that got him connected with Tripp Keber.
As Tripp and Dixie Elixirs sought to make a big splash in cannabis, they knew they needed some expertise on the branding and marketing front, and Joe was just the right person for the job.
Nowadays, we know Dixie as one of the strongest brands in the cannabis industry, a beacon of legitimacy and business savvy that sets its sights high, and seems to go nowhere but upwards.
Joe takes us through the core mission of Dixie, what they see on their horizon, and where they think the industry in general is headed. In vivid scientific detail, Heather explains how each sample is meticulously cataloged on its way through the lab, and takes us through some of the equipment and testing techniques employed by the scientists therein.
The work at CannLabs takes a big picture approach - they are testing for things before the state even requires them, and they proactively search for types of analysis that could be beneficial to medical research or cultivation. Alex Cooley, Vice President and Co-Founder of Solstice, the first fully permitted production facility in Washington, was born down south in Georgia, but after moving to Washington at the young age of 12, he considers himself a "Seattlite" through and through.
Like many in the industry, he was a long term cannabis user before today's strides in legalization, and he perfected his growing techniques as a hobby to the benefit of his friends and family. After a stint working in hospitality in Germany, and at a loss as for his next career move, he was encouraged to put his well-developed cultivation skills to work. As one of the first public faces of cannabis in the early days of the industry, he was adamant about setting a gold standard for cannabis businesses even then, by sticking to the letter of the law and providing the highest level of professionalism and legitimacy.
He shares his whole story with us, as well as a behind the scenes look at the rollout of I and his role in facilitating cooperation with the Liquor Control Board. He also shares some of his reservations about some recently passed bills in WA to regulate cannabis, and tells us why he thinks this next year is "make-or-break" for Washington's legacy in the movement. We get to hear about the components that go into each shipping container to make the finished product, and how they are constantly testing these pieces to make sure their facilities are state-of-the-art.
At the same time, he started to follow his entrepreneurial instincts, and got involved in selling cell phones and wireless plans in the early days of that industry, as well as dabbling in real estate. One day, a lightbulb went off for Justis, and he knew he wanted to combine his business skills with his passion for cannabis. He tells us all about how he got his business started, and the industry luminaries who helped him along the way. He also provides a comprehensive and enlightened dissection of the current push for statewide cannabis regulations in California, and what he thinks successful regulations should look like.
The Audio Archives takes you on yet another Audio Tour! Julie shows us the ins and outs of their small but powerful facility in Denver, CO. Their edibles are notable not just for their deliciousness, but for their commitment to providing wholesome products for recreational and medical consumers, especially those who are sensitive to ingredients like refined sugar, gluten, and dairy.
What also sets them apart is their commitment to testing - Julie explains how all the cannabis they use is rigorously tested for potency before going into their cannabutter, and then once it is in butter form, re-tested. Seems there is a lot of people at the top of this that have their heads somewhere where the sun does not shine….
Well there you go…. Taxing medical cannabis is another example of government corruption and greed demonstrated under the colour of law. From the manufacturing of a social problem around cannabis in to the current extortion and exploitation of both medical cannabis users and the general Canadian public, it stinks.
Under C, the division and transition of a sanctioned medical consortium to accommodate the legalization of personal recreational use of cannabis will further the ongoing exploitation of medical cannabis via taxation.
It not only sends the message that profiteering from cannabis for medical purposes is acceptable, it perpetuates the discrimination of all those that use cannabis. This is something to keep in mind every time policymakers behave as though the federal government is inventing cannabis rather than legalizing it. This is well-intentioned but bad journalism. What about medical alcohol usage? A poison of global epidemic proportionals, used as a hard drug, but far more harmful — or rather, recreational use only, but without such scrutiny….
One is a drug, while the other one is a herb. One causes cancers, while the other cures some of them, but needs a sin tax. Sure, small amounts of wine are reported to be the single alcoholic concoction that does not increase cancer risk.
A study in The American Journal for Public Health concluded that regular intake of all alcoholic drinks is associated with a lower risk of Coronary Heart Disease, but not all-cause mortality, than occasional drinking. The all-cause mortality is the spoiler. Medical alcohol usage, I was just being sarcastic, even though it was used that way and other ways, historically.
As for that study, who funded that, back then? I recall reading something about that somewhere, that I think it was sponsored by the alcohol industry…. Alcohol is a toxin that kills cells and organisms, which is why we use it to preserve food and sterilise needles. Acetaldehyde, produced when the body breaks down alcohol, is even more toxic, and any food or drink contaminated with the amount of acetaldehyde that a unit of alcohol produces would immediately be banned as having an unacceptable health risk.
Acetaldehyde a close relative of formaldehyde is a poisonous byproduct of alcohol metabolism and is more toxic than alcohol itself. Cannabis, LSD, and Ecstasy. By the way, as far as metabolism of acetylaldehyde, it is naturally present in some food products, like coffee, apples and bananas, as well as a byproduct of fermentation in yogurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha. These fermented foods are practically ubiquitous around the globe, and because of their positive effects on GI flora, have been considered healthy by modern researchers.
For light drinkers, the aldehyde generated is processed in the liver, by the Cytochrome pathway. As you can imagine, heavy use overloads the pathway—thus the toxicity, which is trying to process the water soluble toxins from what we eat and drink, and we all know the hepatotoxic result. As for extra safety for vinophiles, regular supplementation with Milk Thistle Extract is hepato-protective.
Do they allow the public to buy herbal products like that in Great Britain? No concern at this point. The concern comes when the prescriptions are paid for by the public system like Fair PharmaCare plan in BC.
Like what happens with pain pills.. The trouble with these private cannabis clinics is you can have glaucoma in your 3rd eye and a skype doctor will give you a script.. This is really disheartening to read. What was the tipping point? After the 1st of 3 major invasive surgeries in , 1st almost killed me and the last left me in palliative care. OF COURSE it never saved me from nauseousness, a multitude of emotion triggers, extreme chronic pain and more, all that relief was just in my head along with dropping I believe 3 pharmaceutical drugs.
Shame on you for casting further shame on your shameless profession! How Many fake the need for opiates and have prescriptions? So why do we need this tax? The delusion is that it can be controlled, the corruption. She loves that there are no side effects. Very good company by the way. Their cannabis pills have literally changed my life. I was able to abandon some strong opiates, and my health is doing just fine. Look at income tax, workers comp, people using multiple doctors to get opiods definitively a lot more abusing that than accessing something that will be legal soon.
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