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On Cannabis Business Minds, Simone Cimiluca-Radzins and Kristen Yoder interview today's most successful Cannabis entrepreneurs and professionals. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and value added information about doing business in the cannabis industry, then look no more. Each episode of Cannabis Business Minds will provide you valuable tips and insight from industry leaders that you can apply to your own business or career.

On Cannabis Business Minds, Simone Cimiluca-Radzins and Kristen Yoder interview today's most successful Cannabis entrepreneurs and professionals. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and value added information about doing business in the cannabis industry, then look no more. Each episode of Cannabis Business Minds will provide you valuable tips and insight from industry leaders that you can apply to your own business or career.
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On Cannabis Business Minds, Simone Cimiluca-Radzins and Kristen Yoder interview today's most successful Cannabis entrepreneurs and professionals. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and value added information about doing business in the cannabis industry, then look no more. Each episode of Cannabis Business Minds will provide you valuable tips and insight from industry leaders that you can apply to your own business or career.

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Episodes

Green Flower Media, interview with Max Simon

10/24/2018
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On today's episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we learn from the CEO of a mission driven company, on what it takes to spearhead innovation. From Cannabis and the Brain, to how to grow a cannabis product, Max Simon has created an ecosystem for online learning for all stages of the cannabis plant and cycle. One of my favorite quotes from Max during our podcast interview was, "With so many places around the world legalizing, we need fair, sensible, and supportive regulations which only comes...

Duration:00:31:29

From Colorado to Oregon

10/23/2018
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On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds we talk with Liz Blaz, principal and consultant at Just Blaz LLC, about the cannabis industry from Colorado to Oregon. Liz specializes in building relationships and working with her strong network to identify and influence creative and strategic solutions. Her direct and varied experience in vertically integrated cannabis markets provides a unique perspective which translates to invaluable insight. Liz is known for her ability to catalyze...

Duration:00:30:14

Investing, Valuations, and Cannabis Startups

10/23/2018
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In this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we speak with Dan Nicholls of ELLO. Before joining ELLO, Dan was the Vice President of MJIC, where he advised cannabis companies on raising investment capital as well as analyzed and completed equity investments for MJIC’s investment fund. Previously, he worked at a boutique investment bank where he led more than $1 billion in healthcare M&A transactions. Dan is also the creator of the Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top cannabis...

Duration:00:28:05

Canada Legalizes Cannabis, and now what?

10/22/2018
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On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we hear from Luke Zimmerman, ESQ on his thoughts on intellectual property as it relates to Canada legalizing cannabis.

Duration:00:55:07

Criminalized to Capitalized

7/12/2018
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Largely missing from California's booming new legal cannabis industry are millions of potential cannabis entrepreneurs systematically criminalized by the war on drugs. As cannabis legalization sweeps the country and billions of dollars pour into marijuana business, people of color remain shut into prison and shut out of wealth. Black Americans are 3.5 times more likely than whites to be arrested for cannabis consumption, though the U.S. Census Bureau finds cannabis consumption rates are...

Duration:00:30:09

Green Cannabis: Making an impact through your brand

6/7/2018
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On this episode of cannabis business minds, Simone interviews Carolyn Parrs, an international coach working in the Green economy. Carolyn Parrs is an advocate for the planet and women, launched a brand and sold it before 25, and now consults for CEOS internationally. We talk about brand building, women in green, Email Carolyn and mention "Cannabis Business Minds" : cparrs@mindovermarkets.com

Duration:00:43:09

Need some help with anxiety and sleep, try cannabis!

5/24/2018
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In this episode of cannabis business minds, we talk with Nurse Susan, founder of dearnursesusan.com about cannabis and medicine. As a licensed RN, BSN, PHN, Nurse Susan knows more about cannabis and health than the average nurse. Join me in this fun episode where we talk about how cannabis has helped many of Nurse Susan's clients.

Duration:00:48:21

How to consume cannabis to maximize the health benefits

5/8/2018
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On this episode of Cannabis business minds, we talk with Shanel Lindsay about cannabis consumption methods and social justice in the cannabis industry. With a background in business litigation and civil defense working for Fortune 500 Companies, Shanel loved the health and wellness benefits of cannabis and founded Ardent LLC. As the founder of Ardent LLC, Shanel is responsible for the innovation of the Company's pioneering technologies that drastically improve administration and...

Duration:00:43:03

Cannabis Legalization - Happy 420

4/22/2018
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Despite being legal in more than half the states of the US, cannabis, and hemp are still federally illegal and considered to have no medical benefit by the US government and listed as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substance Act. As it stands, farmers face several barriers to grow cannabis and hemp due to federal prohibition — including restricted access to banking, water rights, and crop insurance. On this episode of cannabis business minds, we'll discuss: The history of...

Duration:00:37:06

Building a Cannabis Empire

4/9/2018
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On today’s show we have the opportunity to talk with one of the most widely recognized female personalities in cannabis. According to Inc.com, Jane West isn’t in the cannabis business. She’s in the empire business. With a reach of more than 4.5 million followers, Jane West has appeared on NPR, Forbes, Marie Claire, Viceland, Elle, and many more. Jane is an international speaker, who I had the pleasure of speaking on stage with in Prague in 2017, a mom, an entrepreneur who has built...

Duration:00:49:20

Cannabis Business Talk with Simone: Sales vs. Marketing

3/21/2018
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If you had to invest money into sales or marketing to grow your business by 10 x, what would you do? Invest in a sales solution or branding and marketing? On today’s episode of cannabis business minds, we’ll hear from two experts in the fields of sales and branding to answer the age old question, do we brand first or do we sell first? And.. HOW do we sell and brand right? On today’s show, we have two top women in the field of sales and marketing. How did we meet, the good old facebook...

Duration:00:50:20

Cannabis Entrepreneurship: the Good, Bad, and Uncomfortable

3/12/2018
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On this episode of cannabis business minds, we talk with cannabis Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Direct Cannabis Network, Adelia Carrillo about entrepreneurship in the cannabis industry. Direct Cannabis Network is the leading digital B2B news networking highlighting the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis industry. Adelia is a voice for the upcoming startups and uniting the cannabis business community. Adelia's roots are in the corporate and consumer...

Duration:00:46:08

The important role cannabis plays in fighting the US Opioid epidemic

1/31/2018
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On this episode of cannabis business minds, we talk with Dr. Adie Poe about cannabis science and the important role cannabis has in fighting the US Opioid epidemic. Adie Poe, PhD is a junior faculty member at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, MO. As a neuroscientist, she has been studying the addictive and pain-relieving properties of opioids and cannabinoids for the last 13 years. The National Institute on Drug abuse has consistently funded her cutting-edge...

Duration:00:44:01

Cannabis is Queen in 2018

1/19/2018
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On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, Kyra Reed and I talk about women in cannabis and the importance of building communities through social media. Kyra Reed is an amazing community builder and her work with community building has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, The NY Times and others. Most notably, Kyra worked to revitalize the Sunset Strip and Main Street Santa Monica using community building, education, and digital technology. Kyra is the Founder of Kadin Academy and...

Duration:00:51:07

The growing pains of trying to regulate the largest cannabis market in the world

1/3/2018
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It's 2018, and you now can buy cannabis in California! Do you have a trip planned to Los Angeles? Thinking about stopping by a dispensary as a recreational patient to get an edible? It might not be that easy. Although Los Angeles is the largest cannabis market in the world, the cannabis regulations are not as far advanced as you'd think. There were a series of sting meetings between city council members and city hearings, and on December 6, a cannabis ordinance was finally passed. On...

Duration:00:46:36

How to be successful in the cannabis industry with Toni Forge, Esq.

12/27/2017
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On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we talk with Toni Forge, Esq. about entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and cannabis in the City of Los Angeles. For over 25 years, Toni Forge has worked as a litigator, managing attorney, state mediator and associate general counsel. A graduate of Hastings College of the Law and the University of San Francisco, Toni is a leader in compliance and litigation management. She has acted as a chief compliance officer for major Fortune 500 companies...

Duration:00:47:29

Cannabis Entrepreneur, Veteran, and Mentor - Jon Hurst

12/14/2017
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The cannabis industry is ripe with innovation and every day we have new inventors, strategists, investors, and professionals entering the market. We all know that cannabis has been one of the fastest growing industries in America, and is poised to be a 22 billion dollar market according to some reports by 2021. With so many people in the industry, the competitive landscape is also plentiful, and being unique and solving a true problem is the solution for sustainable success. You might have...

Duration:00:26:13

Cannabis Packaging and Compliance with Dank Creative

12/7/2017
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How often do you wonder, what are the active ingredients in this delightful meal I’m having? For many Americans, knowing what is in the food or medicine we are consuming is a huge component of our purchasing decisions. Whether it’s gluten-free or non-GMO, to 100mg of Vitamin C - packaging and labeling are huge components of our consumer needs. There are a number of agencies that are tasked with regulating packaging at the federal level. The Food & Drug Administration regulates food and...

Duration:00:51:41

The biggest secret in California Cannabis - Is your business ready?

11/22/2017
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The state of California will begin issuing temporary cannabis licenses in December, with a very small transition period to permanent licensing. The costs of non-compliance with the new requirements is extreme -$30,000 for not having your books and records in place, labor fines for not classifying your employees correctly, and more intense rules on packaging, labeling, and testing. I am hosting a cannabis business bootcamp October 21-22 at the Sheraton near LAX to teach cannabis operators...

Duration:00:11:54

Cannabis Intellectual Property, are you protected?

11/22/2017
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On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we talk about the importance of protecting your intellectual property with Luke Zimmerman. Luke is my cannabis mentor and a co-speaker at the Euro American Cannabis Conference in November 2017. Luke Zimmerman, Esq. LL.M is the founder and principal of The Law Office of Luke S. Zimmerman APC. Luke assists entrepreneurs in the emerging cannabis industry and helps them protect their intellectual property. A core mission of the Law Office of Luke S....

Duration:00:42:26