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Pe081 Crohn’s Disease drives Scientist to start Cannabis Company

2/18/2019
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A lot covered in today’s cannabis podcast. Will CBD be regulated like a drug under the FDA, like alcohol under the ATF or like a supplement? How can Chinese Medicine practices can be used to enhance cannabis products? Did a pharmaceutical company really try to trade mark the acronym “CBD”? What strain worked best to combat Crohn’s Disease? All discussed with our guest Katie Stem, CEO of Peak Extracts. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Peak is hiring, discussed at end of episode.

Duration:00:44:59

Pe080 How to Develop & Reach your Target Audience

2/11/2019
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Cannabis education and gatherings in 50+ cities and growing! Our guest today is Aliza Sherman, CEO of Ellementa, a global women’s cannabis wellness network. What’s the driving force needed to bring cannabis to the mainstream? How do you determine and reach your target audience? Should Aliza start a “Moms who Love Fortnite” business? All and more discussed in this episode.

Duration:01:06:36

E079 Predictions on the Future of Cannabis

2/4/2019
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Will the pharmaceutical industry take over the CBD infused products market? Could CBG could be the next CBD-like cannabinoid consumers look for? Who in Oregon is leading innovation in the “craft hemp” category? All discussed with our guest Shango Los, consultant, speaker and podcast host with many years experience in cannabis, business and the science of it all. Shango Los YouTube channel and podcast Shaping Fire and "Taming THC" paper link with Dr. Ethan Russo discussed in episode.

Duration:01:02:47

E078 Is your CBD Business in Jeopardy?

1/28/2019
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The 2018 Farm Bill has passed, Hemp CBD is now legal, but the future results may surprise you! Our guest today is David Heldreth, Founder of Panacea Plant Sciences and Content Manager for True Terpenes. We discuss negatives of the Farm Bill and how SMBs might be pushed out in preference for the pharmaceutical model. We also discuss a cannabis growth additive David has developed to increase terpene and cannabinoid potency by engaging defense mechanisms in the cannabis plant. What can we do...

Duration:00:39:30

E077 95% Saturation with Oregon Dispensaries

1/21/2019
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This episode focuses on cannabis distribution, marketing, what makes a successful dispensary and gaps (or opportunities) in the market. Our guest is Nicholas Erler, Co-Founder and CEO of Dreamfield, a 3rd party logistics company in the Oregon rec market. Dreamfield works with ~ 95% of the retailers in Oregon, tune in to learn how they did it.

Duration:01:07:48

E076 The Hollywood Cannabis Queen

1/14/2019
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Today’s guest is Dr. Dina, the real Nancy Botwin (from the show Weeds), Snoop Dogg’s supplier and a cannabis consultant for Chuck Lorre on Netflix’s show Disjointed starring Kathy Bates. Dr. Dina also owns and operates multiple companies in the space and started freedomgrow.org a non-profit raising money to release prisoners locked up for past cannabis crimes. We discuss the recreational market transition in Cali and what it’s like running a vertically integrated business. JOB OPPORTUNITY:...

Duration:00:59:20

E075 Science of Cannabis Series_10

1/7/2019
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Back with Emma Chasen from Eminent Consulting for another Science of Cannabis podcast. This episode focuses on the 2018 Farm Bill, how you can tell the difference between indoor and outdoor cannabis, sales techniques for budtenders and how cultured high-purity cannabinoids from yeast could disrupt the industry!

Duration:01:35:08

E074 Michigan & NEW States Legalizing Cannabis

1/1/2019
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If you’re living in a State that recently legalized a medical or recreational cannabis program, this episode is for you! This episode focuses on legalization in Michigan, community initiatives, political and research involvement, and the business landscape of a State going from a grey market to a legalized cannabis market with clear regulations. Today’s guest is Lisa Conine, the Community Outreach Coordinator with Om of Medicine, a cannabis “provisioning center” in Michigan.

Duration:01:04:30

E073 Product Market Fit & Distribution

12/24/2018
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This episode focuses on cannabis distribution, product market fit, branding and how our guest has gotten 80% of Oregon Dispensaries to work with him. Our guest is Spencer Mullen, Founder and CEO of Pharmers Market. Spencer has started multiple dispensaries, grow operations and is now focusing his attention on Pharmers Market. We discuss his journey and how he arrived here. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Pharmers Market is looking to hire as they grow, discussed in episode.

Duration:01:08:51

Bonus_Cannabis Business 101

12/19/2018
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Wayne on the Stories in Business podcast hosted by Tom Wickstead. Tom wanted to learn more about the cannabis business in the US as the UK in Europe is working to implement a medical program. Tom is based in the UK, and he titled this episode "Cannabis Business 101"

Duration:00:58:18

E072 A Journey across Multiple Cannabis Segments

12/17/2018
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Our guest is Jane West. This episode focuses on founding Women Grow, scaling a community based organization, starting a glass wear line with Grav Labs and growing a product line of CBD Coffee & Capsules. Jane has an interesting cannabis journey as her story unfolds across multiple segments.

Duration:01:04:40

E071 Author & Producer David Bienenstock

12/10/2018
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This episode focuses on the double edged sword of legalization, hosting a podcast on the history of cannabis and many more cultural topics. David is the author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly) and co-creator of the podcast Great Moments in Weed History. Previously, he served as Head of Content at HIGH TIMES and was a columnist and video producer with VICE Media. David has more experience in cannabis than most and we discuss his perspective after serving the plant for over 15 years. LINK to...

Duration:01:08:30

E070 Cannabis According to Jim Belushi

12/3/2018
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Great experience having Jim Belushi on the podcast to talk cannabis. This episode focuses on Jim’s stories from the farm, how it all started, predictions on the legal landscape and the bigger mission behind why Jim started the farm. We also discuss internal “behind the scenes” operations of Belushi’s Farm.

Duration:01:02:14

E069 Brave New Weed author Joe Dolce

11/26/2018
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This episode focuses on stories from cannabis prohibition and how the new legalized market is changing culture with Joe Dolce, author of the book Brave New Weed. Joe’s world was changed when his brother reintroduced him to cannabis. It led him on a path of discovery that resulted in publishing a book. Listen in as we discuss Joe’s experience writing the book and discovery of the evolving cannabis industry. LINKS to Brave New Weed Book, Brave New Weed Podcast and Medical Cannabis Mentor

Duration:01:07:07

E068 Growing Canadian Cannabis with Fish

11/19/2018
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This episode focuses on scaling a cannabis business in Canada, growing with aquaponics and future predictions on water rights and sustainability with Warren Bravo, CEO of Green Relief, a Canadian Licensed Producer. We also discuss how Warren tested his business model before jumping all in and what it takes to survive and thrive in the Canadian cannabis industry. HIRING: Warren and his team are looking to grow from 65 to 250 team members by the end of 2019, they are hiring from entry level...

Duration:01:06:32

E067 Army Veteran Develops Cannabis Protocol for Brain Injury

11/12/2018
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This episode focuses on international export, cannabis for traumatic brain injury and getting veterans access to cannabis with Todd Scattini, CEO of Harvest 360 and on the Board of Veterans Cannabis Project. We discuss Todd’s time in the army, over 25 years of service and how a hemp project in the Middle East during service opened his eyes to the potential uses of cannabis! We also cover a new cannabis protocol for traumatic brain injury that Todd and his team are working on.

Duration:01:12:51

E066 Craft Hemp & the Future of CBD

11/5/2018
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Really enjoyed this conversation with Becca Recker, Marketing Lead for Frog Song Farms, a craft hemp producer in Oregon. We discuss the new craft hemp trend, how it’s superior to industrial hemp or isolated CBD when consuming and how Frog Song became a Certified B-Corp and soon to be Organic.

Duration:00:52:16

E065 CEO of Dope Magazine

10/29/2018
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Conversation with George Jage, CEO of Dope Magazine. We discuss marketing in the cannabis industry, how Dope accelerated its initial growth, best ways for cannabis brands to advertise through print and digital and future plans for Dope after merging with High Times. A lot of great info in this episode with key takeaways for anyone operating in the cannabis industry!

Duration:01:16:49

E064 University pursues Cannabis Research

10/22/2018
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Intriguing conversation with Dr. Charles Pollack from The Lambert Center at Thomas Jefferson University. They are pushing the boundaries of cannabis science and research in the university setting. We discuss western medicine’s approach to cannabis, your body’s endocannabinoid system and new studies on the medical applications for cannabis.

Duration:00:51:52

E063 Science of Cannabis Series_09

10/15/2018
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Another great conversation with Emma Chasen on the Science of Cannabis. We discuss some new topics and go deeper on previously discussed topics like industrial hemp versus craft hemp, what CBD-A could do for people and why THC-A could be an amazing add on to CBD for consumers wanting the medicinal benefits without getting high.

Duration:01:16:34