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Recruiting Talent From Mainstream Business Into Cannabis

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by Olivia Mannix. Olivia is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Cannabrand. Olivia is a cannabis industry pioneer and cannabis marketing and business expert. She has been named one of the top 50 PR Influencers by PRWeek and Top Brand Influencers by AdWeek. At 23 years old, she founded Cannabrand –an award-winning, full-service marketing agency and business consultancy and the first to specialize solely in the cannabis industry. We talk about...


Providing Safety Solutions For The Domestic And Global Food And Cannabis Industries

Today on Blunt Business we speak to Arthur de Cordova, the managing director and co-founder of Ziel. Arthur's company focused on providing safety solutions for the domestic and global food and cannabis industries through radio frequency and microwave technology. Arthur built multi-million dollar sales of technology products for over a decade in the clean energy space, providing innovative technological and financial solutions to Fortune 500 companies. He led the strategic account...


The CBD Energy + Focus Energy Drink

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by Joy Smith, founder of Joy Organics. Joy Smith is a speaker, mentor, mother of four, and grandmother of five. Born in the city of Chicago, Joy grew up in a home marred by divorce, drugs, and abuse. At 18, she gave her life to Jesus and began the process of releasing the pain and anxiety of her childhood and stepping into who God created her to be. He brought redemption into her most agonizing experiences, making her a living testament of His...


Using High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide To Turn Cannabis Into Essential Oils

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by Pete Patterson, the COO & Co-Founder of Vitalis Extraction Technology. The technology behind the Vitalis Extraction Technology (Vitalis) can be used to decaffeinate coffee or even make perfume, but the Pete saw a rare opportunity in a budding market. Along with his two business partners Joel Sherlock and James Seabrook, the trio began creating the Vitalis business plan, which applied CO2 extraction technology to the cannabis industry. At their...


A Fine Balance Between Perfection And Delivery

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by ICan founder and CEO, Saul Kaye. Ever since Saul remembers he has looked at a business and tried to break it down to understand it and figure out how to optimize it. He loves to improve a good idea and make it great. Saul understands that there is a fine balance between perfection and delivery – and drives hard to execute. He has been blessed with several successes in his career. His experience in pharma and customer service has given him a...


The Benefits Of Indoor Farming To Someone Who Is A Proponent Of Sun-Grown

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by Phil Gibson. Phil is the Vice President of Marketing for AEssenseGrows, a precision sensor and software technology company specializing in fully automated aeroponic platforms for indoor plant production. AEssenseGrows was founded on solving three 21st century issues: the need for high growth yields for a growing population, food safety, and conservation of resources. To attain these goals, they had to re-invent the entire process of agriculture down...


Perspectives on the Cannabis Investment Landscape

Cited by Forbes as “one of the women venture capitalists changing the world - grooming the next generation of female entrepreneurs.” Jeanne Sullivan is a co-founder of an NYC-based venture capital firm and longtime tech investor, now cannabis investor and advisor as General Partner of the ArcView Group – an organization with more than 600+ investors focused on the cannabis sector and she now serves a General Partner of the ArcView Venture Fund.


The World's First Cannabis-Friendly Matchmaking And Coaching Service

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by the founder of Highly Devoted, Molly Peckler. Highly Devoted is the world's first cannabis-friendly matchmaking and coaching service. Highly Devoted caters to smart, passionate, classy cannabis consumers who are tired of the swipe apps and dating sites. Molly focuses on helping cannabis consumers gain confidence, pursue their passions in the growing cannabis industry, or find love with a partner who appreciates cannabis in a relationship. Work with...


World’s First Women’s Cannabis Business Accelerator and Cannabis Friendly Coworking Hub

Today on Blunt Business we speak with Amy Margolis, the founder of the Commune and the Initiative. Amy will talk about in detail here on the program. Amy has been recognized Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) on their Political 100 and is recognized as one of the 50 Most Important Women in Cannabis. Elle Magazine refers to Amy as “Pot Power Woman” and lists Amy as one of the 10 Most Influential Women in the Cannabis Industry.


Most Powerful Cannabis Business Franchise System

Today on Blunt Business we are joined by Christian Hageseth, the CEO of ONE Cannabis. Christian is also the Founder of Green Man Cannabis, a six-time Cannabis Cup winner with two dispensaries in Denver. He’s been named an “Industry Trailblazer” by High Times magazine in 2015 and his entrepreneurial journey in the cannabis industry is chronicled in his book, Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business. We speak about how ONE Cannabis is touted...


Safe Access To Medical Cannabis And Sensible Drug Policy Reform

Today on Blunt Business our host is joined by Adam Greenblatt. Adam is a self-taught advocate for safe access to medical cannabis and sensible drug policy reform, and has been immersed in the cannabis industry for more than a decade. He is a co-founder of Santé Cannabis, Montréal’s leading cannabinoid clinic and medical cannabis resource centre. Adam is currently the Québec Brand Manager at Tweed, Canada’s largest and most recognized licensed cannabis producer. Adam left Santé Cannabis in...


Cannabis Real Estate and Licensed Cannabis Properties

Lauren Leigh Martin speaks with Ryan Jundt, vice president of sale with Cannabis Property Brokers of Michigan.


The Safest, Most Convenient And Delicious Tasting Medical Cannabis Products

Charlie is the Director of Sales, for Kiva Confections. Kiva Confections adheres to the highest standards of product quality, certified production methods, efficacy testing, and innovation, KIVA Confections mission is to produce and deliver the safest, most convenient and delicious tasting medical cannabis products to a discerning and deserving community.


Cannabis Recruiting

Today on Blunt Business our host is joined by Hempstaff CEO and Founder James Yagielo. HempStaff has been involved in cannabis recruiting since 2014 and helped placed thousands of employees in over a dozen states. Currently, HempStaff has over 34K candidates in our database, some with previous experience and some without, but all looking for marijuana jobs hiring. They talk about What are some myths of getting into the cannabis industry that his might commonly see with people in his...


Teaching People About Safe And Responsible Preparation Of Cannabis Meals

Today on Blunt Business our host is joined by Robyn Griggs Lawrence from Cannabis Kitchen. Robyn learned to cook with cannabis from America's top cannabis chefs, and she shares what she learned in the bestselling Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook. She loves teaching people about safe, responsible preparation and watching them enjoy the rich journey of a cannabis meal prepared with skill and love. Robyn teaches a popular Green Flower Media course, The Fundamentals of Cooking with Cannabis, and...


Baking Using The Healing Properties Of Cannabis

Today on Blunt Business our host is joined Karin Lazarus the founder of Sweet Mary Jane. In 2009, she took home the grand prize in the TuttiFoodie - Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest for her Chocolate-Filled Pandan Dumplings and used the prize money to start Sweet Mary Jane. Her approach to cooking with medical marijuana has an emphasis on the benefits of cannabis combined with delicious tasting treats. She’s dedicated to using natural, whole foods and fresh, vibrant, adventurous...


Providing Quality Medical Cannabis Products And Now Recreational Product

Today on Blunt Business our host is joined by The Clinic Colorado CEO Ryan Cook and Director of Cultivation Josh Malman. The Clinic has been around since late 2009. Committed to providing quality medical cannabis products (and now recreational product) in our 4 medical and 3 recreational dispensaries. The Clinic started raising money for the MS Society early in 2010. We have several employees that are directly affected by the disease. We have been influential in the MS Society changing their...


Cannabutter-Based Edibles From Sweet Grass Kitchen

Today on Blunt Business our host Sean Eubanks is joined by Julie Berliner from Sweet Grass Kitchen. Julie Berliner is the Founder and CEO of Sweet Grass Kitchen, a Denver-based edible cannabis manufacturer founded in 2009. Sweet Grass Kitchen specializes in cannabutter-based edibles, and distributes to over 150 centers throughout Colorado. In addition to her role at Sweet Grass Kitchen, she is also a founding member and chair of the Cannabis Business Alliance Edibles Council. Julie has...


The Transition Into Full Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization In California

Today on Blunt Business our host Sean Eubanks is talking about the ongoing transition into full adult-use cannabis legalization in Calfornia with the principles from Ceres Strategies: Elizabeth Ashford Davis and Ruben Honig. Prior to Joining Ceres Strategies, Elizabeth served as Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff from 2013 to 2015, Governor Jerry Brown’s Chief Deputy Press Secretary from 2011 to 2013, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Deputy for Cabinet and...


An Ecosystem For The Entrepreneurial Community In Cannabis

Today on Blunt Business our host Sean Eubanks is joined by Adelia Carrillo from Direct Cannabis Network. Adelia is the founder of Direct Cannabis Network. Her roots were built in the consumer electronics industry with a background in business development, sales, and marketing. Through her own personal journey of being a patient, she soon found herself studying the industry as a whole and found that the industry was missing a focus on the cannabis entrepreneurs, innovation, and technology....