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E059 The Power of Brand Story

Really enjoyed this talk with Brad Bogus, VP of Marketing for Confident Cannabis. We discuss Brad’s past experience at the Denver Post as GM of The Cannabist. Along with the communication strategy Brad is using to increase Confident’s market place brand awareness. We also interviewed the CEO of Confident Cannabis in Episode E058. HIRING, Brad is looking to hire in Marketing as they grow, discussed in episode :)


E058 Bringing Transparency to Cannabis

Good talk with CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Albarran of Confident Cannabis, a platform for lab results like potency, terpenes and pesticides to be effectively exchanged between producers, processors and retailers. They will soon roll out a wholesale B2B purchasing platform integrated with compliant lab results tied to products. We discuss how Steve started the company, their team culture and predictions for what the future will look like. HIRING, Steve and Confident Cannabis are looking to...


E057 Entrepreneur Guide to Cannabis Industry

Great story of how Christian Hageseth Founded Green Man Cannabis in 2009, built it into a successful vertically integrated business in Colorado and then went on to Found and become CEO of ONE Cannabis, a cannabis dispensary brand looking to grow through franchise model. Christian shares some great tips and how to for anyone operating in cannabis industry! HIRING, Christian and his team are hiring, discussed at end of episode. They are also looking for entrepreneurs looking to enter cannabis...


E056 #1 Trusted Brand in Cannabis

Really enjoyed this conversation with Dennis O’Malley, CEO of Caliva, a vertically integrated cannabis company in California. We discuss Dennis’s past experience in influencer marketing and brand ambassadors, common pitfalls in the industry and how the Caliva team is trying to create the most trusted brand in cannabis. HIRING: Caliva is growing and hiring, check out


E055 Accelerating Women Owned Cannabis Startups

Great talk with Amy Margolis, the Founder of The Initiative, an accelerator program, business bootcamp and funding resource for female founded cannabis businesses. Amy has been practicing cannabis law for nearly 2 decades. Getting her start in criminal defense on cannabis cases, Amy is now launching The Initiative and a cannabis friendly social/ business space in Portland, Oregon called The Commune.


Bonus: Wayne on Mark and Toddcast

Grateful to be invited on The Mark & Toddcast podcast! We discuss how Periodic Edibles got started and what the cannabis industry landscape looks like.


E054 PhD Neuroscientist & Endocannabinoid System

Amazing talk with Dr. Michele Ross, a PhD Neuroscientist, on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our own bodies. We discuss why Dr. Ross became interested in cannabis, her new book, the research she has been doing on the ECS along with new findings and the difference between phyto-cannabinoids and endogenous-cannabinoids. LINK to her new book, “Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to Prevent & Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency”


E053 Innovation from Oregon’s Leading Processor

Great talk with Brice Sherman, Co-Founder of Willamette Valley Alchemy, an Oregon Cannabis Processor. We discuss how Brice moved from Florida to Oregon, entered the medical then rec cannabis market and built one of the strongest extract and concentrate brands in the State, with innovative products and great quality. Did you know we have our own Podcast App? You can download it by searching “Periodic Effects” in the App Store on your phone for the most convenient listening possible!


E052 Global Cannabis Community for Women

Tokeativity is a world-wide cannabis community for women. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tokeativity was created by Lisa Snyder and Samantha Montanaro in 2016 with an intention to nurture a safe space for women to connect, learn and create. We discuss how Lisa and Sam launched the first events, grew their network and trends they see developing in the cannabis industry! If you sign up for Tokeativity USE CODE “Periodic Podcast” for 50% off


E051 Cannabis Science 101: From Newbie to Novice 2of2

Part 2 of our conversation with Emma Chasen on the Science of Cannabis. Listen to Part 1 first if you haven’t yet (Episode E050). In Part 2 we discuss product selection for different ailments, dosing, what questions to ask your budtender and answer some questions submitted by listeners. Visit this page for more Science of Cannabis Episodes


E050 Cannabis Science 101: From Newbie to Novice 1of2

This is a really special episode! Not just because it’s our 50th Episode, but because it should help the most amount of people. This talk with Emma Chasen is a great primer into Cannabis Science for everyone - your Grandma, your Friends, your Local Budtender. This Episode will provide a solid foundation of Cannabis knowledge for the beginner. Please Share! Go to this page for past Science of Cannabis Episodes with Emma


E049 How to Position your Cannabis Brand

Great Podcast on Marketing & Branding with Seth Worby, CEO & Founder of Cannabis Creative Group. With decades of experience in lead generation and traffic conversion, Seth started a marketing company, Champ Internet, over ten years ago. He is now taking that experience and applying it to the Cannabis Industry. Some good insights in this episode!


E048 CFO Advice for Cannabis Industry

Informational talk with Andrew Hunzicker, CPA & CEO of Dope CFO and CFO Bend. We cover financial strategies, 280E tax issues, going public, raising money and general advice for Founders & Startups in the Cannabis Industry.


E047 Raising $33.5MM with Reverse IPO

Great talk with Jesse Peters, CEO of Eco Firma Farms, a cannabis cultivation facility in Oregon. Jesse recently took his company public and raised $33.5 Million using a Reverse IPO, joining the Canadian Stock Exchange. We talk all about it! We first had Jesse on in Episode E020, link here if you’d like to listen. We also had him on for a special episode on college advice for students wanting to get into cultivation, E022 link here. JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Eco Firma is hiring for many...


E046 Who is the Cannabis Consumer?

Insightful talk with Linda Gilbert, Managing Director of BDS Analytics, a data-driven company offering cannabis consumer insights. We discuss who the average cannabis consumer is, how different states vary in their demographics and what products are working in the cannabis industry. If you’re interested in learning more about the edibles business, check out our eBook, “8 KEYS: How to Launch a Successful Cannabis Edibles Business” at


E045 Science of Cannabis Series_08

Informative talk with Mary, Founder of Sativa Science Club and Jason, Editor in Chief of Terpenes and Testing Magazine. We go deep down the science rabbit hole! We talk terpenes, minor cannabinoids, why strain names mean nothing relative to predicting effects and how people can participate in the cannabis research revolution! Brands Mentioned: Phylos Bioscience, Gold Leaf Journal, RJ Lee Group, Habu Health (citizen science research)


E044 Marijuana Venture Editor in Chief

Really enjoyed this talk with Garrett Rudolph, Editor in Chief from Marijuana Venture, a trade magazine for cannabis professionals. We get into the back story of how the magazine got started, what Garrett sees working (and not working) in the industry and how he sees the landscape evolving. RAD (Retailer & Dispensary) Expo coming to Portland, Oregon October 10th and 11th. FREE for all dispensary employees to attend and great for vendors trying to work with those businesses! Get our...


E043 Building the Future of Cannabis

Loved this talk with Anya Gordon, CEO of GroTec! GroTec is a contract builder for grow operations and dispensaries. Anya has great industry insight from working with companies in multiple states and internationally. She brought a lot to the table for this conversation and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! JOB OPPORTUNITIES: GroTec is growing and hiring. More details on their Website HERE.


E042 Ed Rosenthal, The Guru of Ganja

Honored to interview Ed Rosenthal, a pioneer in the cannabis industry! Ed wrote for High Times in the 80s and 90s. He has written multiple books on cannabis cultivation, processing, extracts, concentrates and has sold over 1 Million copies. Ed is releasing a follow-up book to Beyond Buds, a guide to Marijuana Extracts and Cannabis Infusions. Click HERE to pre-order “Beyond Buds: Next Generation”


E041 Growing a Mission-Driven Dispensary

Great talk with Brock Binder, Founder and Owner of High Quality, a cannabis retailer in Corvallis, Oregon. Brock launched his business in 2014 along with a grow operation. We discuss how Brock started the business, what they are doing to stay competitive in the market, education and some amazing customer stories on how cannabis changed their life! JOB OPPORTUNITIES: High Quality is growing and hiring for multiple positions (discussed in episode). Email them at if...