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Cannabis Equipment News is an interview series with growers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals who work within the legal cannabis industry. We provide answers to the challenges cannabis professionals face every day and discuss the industry as it continues to develop.

Cannabis Equipment News is an interview series with growers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals who work within the legal cannabis industry. We provide answers to the challenges cannabis professionals face every day and discuss the industry as it continues to develop.

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United States

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Cannabis Equipment News is an interview series with growers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals who work within the legal cannabis industry. We provide answers to the challenges cannabis professionals face every day and discuss the industry as it continues to develop.

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@news_cen

Language:

English


Episodes

Paul McLean: We Need a "Come to Cannabis" Moment

5/19/2022
This week, Paul McLean, founder and executive director of the Virginia Minority Cannabis Coalition, discusses his efforts to empower black and brown communities to become cannabis shareholders while educating politicians who still believe the plant is nothing more than the "devil's hay." Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David...

Duration:01:04:26

Cullen Raichart: Become Focused & Tight, or Die

5/12/2022
Editor's Note: Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Cullen Raichart, founder and CEO of GreenBroz, joins the podcast to discuss the equipment manufacturer's move to Vegas and his efforts to clean up shop operationally without sacrificing company culture. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David Mantey at David...

Duration:00:52:48

Charles Pyfrom: How to Protect Against Worst-Case Scenarios

5/5/2022
Editor's Note: Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Charles Pyfrom, CMO with CannGen Insurance Services, joins the podcast to discuss how his company insures the livelihoods of cannabis operators. Fire damage, theft and even repetitive injuries, cannabis operators face many risks, and industry-specific insurance presents an opportunity to protect companies from unforeseen events. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by...

Duration:00:33:53

Jason Reposa: Good Feels Goes Bigtime After Being Born with a Homemade Bottler in the Basement

4/28/2022
Editor's Note: Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Jason Reposa, Founder and CEO of Good Feels, joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcast to discuss why he built a bottling machine in his basement after getting laid off. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David Mantey at David @cannabisequipmentnews.com.

Duration:00:50:28

Jeff Luciano: Big Victories for Cannabis in a Small NY Town

4/21/2022
This week, Jeff Luciano, CEO of High End Group and High End Multi Processing, joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcast to talk about how he rallied a community to open its doors to cannabis after the village board banned dispensaries. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David Mantey at David @cannabisequipmentnews.com.

Duration:01:04:02

Thomas Winstanley: The Future of Cannabis Commerce

4/14/2022
In July 2018, Thomas Winstanley joined Theory Wellness. The company was medical-use only at the time with a pair of stores, but Winstanley wanted to work for a small, independent operation that was still cutting its teeth. It has been a fast and sometimes challenging four years. The company has evolved a lot since Winstanley came onboard. As Theory moved into recreational sales, its store in Great Barrington, MA, was just the sixth recreational dispensary on the east coast and the closest...

Duration:01:00:36

Brandon Bahr: The Industry Has a Solvent Problem

4/7/2022
This week, Brandon Bahr, co-founder and CEO of Simple Solvents joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcasts to discuss his evolution to a supplier of premium solvents for botanical extraction. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David Mantey at David @cannabisequipmentnews.com.

Duration:00:49:08

Ginger Sloan: Opportunities Abound for Women in Cannabis

3/31/2022
Editor's Note: Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Ginger Sloan, founder of Zliderz, discusses how she came to believe in cannabis when it helped her mother kick the narcotics she had been taking for 30 years. Now, she sees big opportunities on the horizon. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David Mantey at...

Duration:00:31:55

Narbé Alexandrian: Cannabis is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

3/24/2022
Editor's Note: Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Narbé Alexandrian, president and CEO of RIV Capital, joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcast to discuss his move from venture capital in the tech industry to the head of a cannabis investment and acquisition firm that recently made a strategic shift to the U.S. market. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the...

Duration:00:38:10

David Kessler: A New Approach to Cultivation

3/17/2022
Editor's Note: Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, David Kessler, Chief Science Officer of Agrify discusses how intentional production will solve one of cannabis producers’ biggest challenges: making a consistent product. Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out by giving the podcast a positive review. Finally, to email the podcast or suggest a potential guest, you can reach David Mantey at David @cannabisequipmentnews.com.

Duration:00:54:50

Steve Gutterman: It's Better to Be Deep Than Broad

3/10/2022
This week, Steve Gutterman, CEO of Falcon Brands, joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcast to discuss life at the helm of California's largest cannabis company. Steve Gutterman spent most of his career in financial services, but the cannabis industry enticed him because it was the first industry that reminded him of the early days of online financial services. Although he says cannabis is no different from any other industry, you have to run a good business to be successful. To remain...

Duration:00:38:05

Haitham Al-Beik: How to Automate Cannabis Retail

3/1/2022
This week, Haitham Al-Beik, CEO and Founder of Wings, joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcast to discuss his efforts to remove the biggest pain points in cannabis retail with automation.

Duration:00:52:10

Milan Patel: We Are at War with Pathogens

2/22/2022
Editor’s note: While we have continued to do the podcast weekly, it has jumped around a bit as we have scaled up our newsletter. Next week, it will return to its traditional slot on Thursdays. Thank you for your patience, and thank you for continuing to support the podcast. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Milan Patel, co-founder and CEO of PathogenDx, joins the Cannabis Equipment News podcast to discuss high-speed cannabis testing. How it works, who uses it, and what...

Duration:00:53:48

Mikhail Sagal & Gary Arnold: The Industry Has a Glaring Knowledge Gap

2/15/2022
Editor's Note: Download the audio version below and click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Mikhail Sagal and Gary Arnold, co-founders of TSRgrow, discuss how they engineer, design and manufacture LED lighting solutions for thousands of operators in the industry. According to Gary Arnold, TSRgrow doesn't just sell lighting, but a total grow solution, which also happens to be the name of the company's product (TOTALgrow Solution™). The company isn't looking for customers but...

Duration:01:03:46

Dan Horowitz: Cannabis Companies Can't Neglect Shredding, Milling Equipment

2/8/2022
Editor's Note: Download the audio version below and click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Dan Horowitz had been in the packaging business for eight years when he wanted a change. He was looking for something new when a recruiter asked, "Have you ever thought about cannabis?" He met with Schutte Hammermill, a company with a more than 90-year legacy making milling and shredding equipment, and decided to come aboard as the sales manager for the company's new cannabis division, KannaMill.

Duration:00:42:28

Brandon Barksdale: Even When You're Great, You Could Be Better

1/27/2022
Editor's Note: Download the audio version below and click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Brandon Barksdale, CEO of Dalwhinnie Farms, discusses his transformation from finance to leading a premium cannabis company focused on growing the cleanest product in the market. Brandon Barksdale wants to increase operational excellence and maturity in the cannabis industry. The new CEO of Dalwhinnie Farms has spent time improving operations in various markets, from retail to...

Duration:00:47:58

Kenny Morrison: I Was Not Cut Out for Retail

1/19/2022
This week on the Cannabis Equipment News podcast, Kenny Morrison, founder of VCC Brands, discusses how he was pulled out of a basement grow and into the nascent California cannabis industry, where he helped lead one of the first five dispensaries in Los Angeles County. Kenny Morrison is a risk-taker. In 2006, he was working with friends growing cannabis in a basement when he decided to try his hand in the upstart California retail market. Morrison landed a partnership helping the Farmacy in...

Duration:00:55:00

Terry Van Gelder: Hybrid Design Addresses Problems with Conventional Greenhouses

1/12/2022
Editor's Note: Download the audio version below and click here to subscribe to our newsletter. This week, Terry Van Gelder, president at AGT Technologies, discusses why, after more than 40 years in the construction industry, he turned his attention to hybrid greenhouses for the cannabis industry. Van Gelder's hybrid greenhouses have a dual membrane system; essentially, it's a building inside a building insulated by a constant flow of hot air. In 2019, the innovative design received an...

Duration:01:00:57

Paulo Sobral: Cannabis Beverages Will Be the Largest Consumer Segment

1/7/2022
This week, Paulo Sobral, a consultant at Drink Cannabis LLC, discusses why he left Pepsi in 2014 to join an upstart cannabis industry. Sobral is a "cannabis beverage fanatic" focused on helping develop and market innovative products that change the way people consume cannabis. While Sobral was at the Hall of Flowers event in Palm Springs, California, he stepped away from the show to talk about why he left Pepsi's corporate environment and jumped into an industry he found more...

Duration:00:46:48

James Eaves: A Fundamentally New Type of Electricity

12/21/2021
This week, James Eaves, Ph.D, director of indoor agriculture at VoltServer, discusses what he calls the first innovation to electricity since the current wars between Tesla and Edison. VoltServer produces equipment and software that drastically reduces the cost, danger and time associated with installing and maintaining power systems. They call it "Digital Electricity™." Digital Electricity™ offers the characteristics of high-power electricity but uses the same wiring and installation...

Duration:00:47:35