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CUP Ep147 A Conversation about Cannabis in India

This episode is just 2 friends sitting down over cha & talking about cannabis in India! This is not meant to be an authoritative overview, but casual perspective about what it's like to grow up in India & have signs of cannabis all around you. This interview is perfect for a Friday, relaxing, fun & great insights. I hope you enjoy. You can follow Rishi on Twitter @rishiknagar


Home Cultivation Basics - An Interview with Danny Danko

Danny Danko... Need I say more? Danny was kind enough to speak about his new book, his life & tips on how to get into home cannabis cultivation. Danny is a true superstar & I was honoured to interview him. 100% amazing interview, not to be missed :)


CUP Ep146 Navigating Social Media in the Cannabis Space - Int w Jacqui Childs

You may Jacqui Childs from her online profiles, she's everywhere. Her profile says "Social Media Influencer", which is a pretty bold statement, but what does that actually mean. For one, it means a lot of hard work & hustle. It also means being so passionate about something that it makes people want to hear your story. Jacqui was kind enough to have a chat with me at Hempfest in Calgary this year before taking the stage to be one of the judges at the Cannabis Cup. She's a fun woman & full of...


Cup Ep145 Making Home Growing Easier w Skinny Piranha

If you grow, then you know all about trimming too. Matt from Skinny Piranha makes products that makes cannabis trimming and sorting easier for those who want to save time. If you grow your 4 plants at home or perhaps you are a medical grower with more plants, the insights and benefits that Skinny Piranha products can give you might just be exactly what you're looking for. Enjoy


Cup Ep144 - Cannabis Show & Royal Ascension Founder Amy Lafleche

Amy Lafleche might be a bit of a mystery woman, however her work is anything but. Amy's the founder & creator of the trail blazing web series "The Cannabis Show" & now co-founder of the canna-media company Royal Ascension. While Amy is normally behind the cameras & microphones, it's because of her work that you get to see her team that has become so well known in the cannabis space. Amy talks about what they're up to & where they're headed while telling us a few stories about her life &...


CUP Ep143 - Dana Larsen talks about Cannabis 2.0, Micro Dosing & More

This is simply a candid conversation with Dana Larsen who gives his latest perspective on the Canadian Drug landscape. Dana's a smart guy & his insights are unique. This was recorded & broadcast live at Hempfest for all to see & hear, I hope you enjoy. Follow Dana on Twitter @danalarsen


CUP Ep142 - Calgary Cannabis Club Elections Are Coming Up

John, the current President of the Calgary Cannabis Club joined me to talk about the executive elections that they have coming up soon. A new board could mean changes, Jo graciously explains what's happening and where he expects the club is heading. We also chat a little about legal vs home grown & I'm sure that Jo's insights won't surprise you at all! To find out more about the club:


CUP Ep141 - Running a Legal Cannabis Shop, What it's Really like w Ryan Roch or Lakecity Cannabis

This is another interview recorded at Hempfest in Calgary (Thanks to them!) Ryan is a well known cannabis influencer, reviewer & legal shop owner. Ryan knows the business from the retail level better than most & he took the time to talk about what he's seeing from customers & in the market in general. Ryan is always a ham & we definitely shared a few laughs too. I hope you enjoy! Ryan can be found on Twitter @lakecitycanna or


CUP Ep140 - An Inside Look at the Canadian Cannabis Retail Market

Greenline POS is a company that has played a large part in the Canadian Cannabis retail space since legalization took place a year ago. Albert Kim, CEO & Co-Founder of the company joined me on this podcast to talk about what they're seeing from their clients (the shop keepers) & as an extension, retail customers. We all speculate on the retail space, however Albert & his team have real data. Albert talks at length about consumer patterns & explains why Greenline POS is making it easier for...


CUP Ep139 - Craft Cannabis Start Up, What it takes. Int w Kieley Beaudry

There are many ways to try to make a living in the cannabis space but it's not always just about money. Kieley Beaudry is the co-founder of craft cannabis start up Parkland Flower & she joined me on this podcast to talk about what it takes to start a viable business in such a complicated environment. If you're an entrepreneur, this interview's for you! We also had a little fun chit chat in the end, so there's a little bit of something for everyone. I hope you enjoy! Find Kieley on Twitter...


CUP Ep138 - Flower Hour Podcast's Nic Nedin talks Cannabis Live at Hempfest Calgary

When you set up a booth at Hempfest & you can interview virtually anyone you'd like, who do you call on first? Nic Nedin of course! Nic's a gem, he knows the cannabis space, he's an amazing speaker & he's also a funny guy! Nic kindly Skyped in last Friday night from his home in Windsor Ontario & gave the fine folks at Hempfest Calgary some amazing perspective & banter live on Skype for all to see & hear. This is the first of 8 live interviews that were recording at Hempfest in Calgary, stay...


CUP Ep137 - Can One Be a Cannabis Sommelier? Andrew Freedman say's yes!

Sitting down with Andrew Freedman is always fun. The man loves to communicate & the man knows his cannabis. We spoke at length about the trials & tribulations of putting on canna-friendly events, our thoughts on alcohol vs cannabis in social settings, Some of the latest tech in the cannabis space as well as the upcoming Cannabis Cup event happening this weekend in Calgary. The Cannabis Sommelier is never without perspective on any subject & this conversation really opens the doorway into...


CUP Ep136 - Will Mexico Have The Next Green Rush? An Int w Michael Lavergne / Twitter's Ethical Grasshopper)

There are some people you follow online & never meet, but you just know they'd be an amazing person to interview sometime if given the opportunity. A while back, I did an interview with Jorge Rubio about the hemp situation in Mexico, that's when Michael reached out with some of his own perspective! Like a true "podcast hunter", I saw my opportunity & went for the kill! I asked Michael to join me on the podcast & he graciously agreed. I always show up with notes & questions, but this...


CUP Ep135 - Cannabis Investing Update w Steven Feldman

Steven Feldman is a seasoned investor & has kept his finger on the pulse of the cannabis industry for quite some time. Steven is also the host of a radio show that discusses the cannabis business, so his perspective runs deep. In this interview, Steven talks a little about investing in cannabis pre-Oct 17 2018, what he sees now & what he anticipates might happen in the near future. If you invest in PotStocks, this one is not to be missed! Enjoy. Follow Steven on Twitter @canadapotstocks


CUP Ep135 - The Art of the Cannabis Review w Twitter's @PanCakeNap

When you have a chance to interview a guy like Brad Martin, you take it!! Lucky for me, Brad lives in my city so he graciously agreed to meet up for an interview. Brad (AKA PanCakeNap) is an online cannabis product reviewer & his work is extremely respected & appreciated by countless Canadians. Brad talks about what he does & why he does it. If you haven't yet, check out his websites & or follow him on Twitter @pancakenap :) Enjoy!


CUP Ep133 - Treating Tourette's Syndrome w Freedom of Green Movement

Turette's Syndrome is probably something that most of us don't know a lot. Ryan Treadwell, co-founder of Freedom of Green Movement spoke about his experience with Turette's and his life-long struggle to get off of Pharmaceuticals. "Like an itch you can never scratch" is how Ryan attempts to explain what it's like, Cannabis has not only helped Ryan treat his symptoms, it has also allowed Ryan to get off the drugs that have plagued his life since he was 7. The Freedom of Green Movement is a...


CUP Ep132 - Hemp in the Clothing Industry, an Int. w Dope Kicks

I had a chance to sit down with Bernardo Carreira who is the CEO of a Hemp made shoe company called Dope Kicks. Now these shoes really are "dope", if you check out their website, you'll see what I mean!! Bernardo tells the story of the young company & explains where Dope Kicks is heading. He also speaks about the drug laws in Portugal, it was a great interview. I hope you enjoy! Website: Instagram: @weardopekicks Facebook: WearDopeKicks Indiegogo:...


CUP Ep131 - A Conversation w the Hempfest Cannabis Cup's Creator

If you haven't been to a Hempfest event yet, you really need to check one out. So many cool vendors, great speakers & this year for the first time in Calgary, they're hold the Hempfest Cannabis Cup. Growers from all areas of the industry will compete in different categories for bragging rights! Jamie Kembel spoke with me about the event & I'm super stoked to be there and check it out. If you want to find out more about Hempfest Canada or the Cannabis Cup, check out these links:...


CUP Ep130 - Cannabis Print Media's Pot Leaf News. The Story

There are countless business opportunities in the cannabis space. Today & spoke with Russell & Sean from the Pot Leaf News about their paper, which is available locally all across Canada. Russell & Sean talk about the business & of course give us some light hearted perspective on the state of the industry so far. This one is pretty relaxed & was a lot of fun to record, perfect as we head into the weekend.. To find out more about Pot Leaf News, check them out on Twitter @potleafnews


CUP Ep129 - The Latest on Cannabis Legalization in Mexico w Jorge Rubio

When it comes to legalizing cannabis, everybody seems to be watching Canada these days. Most countries probably won't want to miss out on potential tax revenue streams from cannabis & hemp, Mexico is no different. Jorge Rubio, who came to Canada 2 years ago to study the cannabis legalization rollout & has returned to Mexico to participate in talks as Mexico gets closer to coming up with their own version of legalization. Jorge gets us up to speed on what the Mexican government is...