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Have you ever thought about quitting your day job to pursue getting a slice of the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry pie? Are you currently investing in, or considering investing in the cannabis industry? If you answered yes to either of those questions, YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS PODCAST. Join the cannabis industry's very own veteran BS detector, Kristen Yoder, as she uncovers and dissects the various scams and pitfalls most, if not all, people will encounter along their cannabis journey, through entertaining and informational interviews with experts across the industry. “The best decisions are informed decisions, and in an industry as new and hyped up in the media as the Cannabis industry is, there are many opportunities for BS to occur, and it is occurring on a major scale."

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Have you ever thought about quitting your day job to pursue getting a slice of the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry pie? Are you currently investing in, or considering investing in the cannabis industry? If you answered yes to either of those questions, YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS PODCAST. Join the cannabis industry's very own veteran BS detector, Kristen Yoder, as she uncovers and dissects the various scams and pitfalls most, if not all, people will encounter along their cannabis journey, through entertaining and informational interviews with experts across the industry. “The best decisions are informed decisions, and in an industry as new and hyped up in the media as the Cannabis industry is, there are many opportunities for BS to occur, and it is occurring on a major scale."

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Episodes

The Most Fun We’ve Ever Had Talking About Bugs!

3/2/2022
On this episode of the CannaBS Detector our hosts are joined by Matthew Gates, Integrated Pest Management Specialist at Zenthanol Consulting, to talk about all things integrated pest management. To start things off the newly formed three-piece digs into a lot of the BS surrounding the cultivation side of the cannabis industry. Matthew comes out of that gate firing with an in depth discussion surrounding the differences in the different schools of IPM. He notes some of the background behind...

Duration:00:44:39

Politicians... Politicians in Cannabis

10/9/2021
“Let’s get political.” It’s either the one thing you don’t want to hear to start a conversation or your favorite topic. Nothing in between in these crazy times. It’s also a key piece of the cannabis industry puzzle when discussing the future of the industry (or really its current state). On this week’s episode our hosts dive headlong into the political side of cannabis… from regulatory boards to politicians joining cannabis companies, and everything in between. Our hosts kick off the...

Duration:00:33:54

Big Cannabis is Acting Like Big Tobacco

8/3/2021
This episode of the CannaBS Detector is going to rock the boat a little bit, so you better strap in. Our hosts draw some striking parallels between the big tobacco playbook and the current issues surrounding (or about to surround) the cannabis industry. This episode starts off with a bombshell… Cannabis can be harmful. Yes, you read that right. Cannabis can be addictive, cannabis hyperemesis syndrome is real, and more. Our hosts dig in on this, and how the lack of acceptance by cannabis...

Duration:00:33:24

Grab Bag: User Submitted Questions and Topics

8/3/2021
This episode of the CannaBS Detector is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. This time they are going to the audience for suggestions and give quick takes on tons of important topics that weren’t really in depth enough to justify an entire episode. They cover a lot of ground on this episode on a ton of various topics from advocacy to compliance, basic common sense to tips and tricks, and a whole lot in between. Kristen and Brett start off with a few hot takes on Cannabis DUIs, and their...

Duration:00:32:53

Why Does it Suck to Work in Cannabis?

7/16/2021
On this episode of the CannaBS detector things start to get personal for our hosts Kristen and Brett. Both dive straight into their own experiences that led them to being outspoken critics of much that is happening within the space. Kristen gets into her experiences with police raids and shady owners in the OG days of the cannabis industry. Brett backs it up with a story that could only come from Flori-duh regarding the same sort of issues still happening over a half a decade later. They...

Duration:00:46:15

Medical Vs Recreational… A Fight as Old as the Industry

7/6/2021
It’s episode 4 of Season 3 of the CannaBS Detector, and Kristen is really starting to hit her stride along with new Co-Host Brett Puffenbarger. In this episode, the dynamic duo starts digging in on recreational vs medical cannabis laws, how the markets play out, and more. Our hosts start off by addressing the oftentimes missed elephant in the room… “medical” cannabis. Brett breaks this down pretty deeply in the episode, but the cliff notes are simple: Medical implies a standardization and...

Duration:00:44:05

Lab Testing… Much Needed, Often Done Wrong, and mostly BS

6/23/2021
The BS Detector team dives in hard for episode three by tackling one of the most important but oftentimes overlooked segments of the cannabis industry: Lab Testing. Lab testing is different in every state, but a few key pieces should be universal. Labs should be truly third-party, focused on accuracy, and heavily regulated. Labs have a duty to ensure products that reach consumers are both tested for safety as well as tested for accurate information that gets to the consumers. In this...

Duration:00:32:47

Media and Journalism: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters for the Cannabis Industry

6/16/2021
Season 3 just keeps bringing the heat! Join Kristen and Brett as they tackle one of the biggest pieces of the cannabis industry ecosystem - FAKE NEWS In this episode we talk about a lot of the nuances between journalism, media, and public relations in the cannabis space. In cannabis, we have a ton of media and very little journalism. We are also stuck with rampant publicity without regard to the other pillars of PR - Crisis Communications, Risk Mitigation, and Reputation Management. Kristen...

Duration:00:29:23

M&A in Cannabis - Bigger Definitely Isn't Better

6/16/2021
The CannaBS Detector is back for season 3, and this is going to be the biggest season yet! On this episode Kristen introduces her new cohost, Brett Puffenbarger, and the pair dig into a lot of what has brought them together as well as some truth bombs about the cannabis industry that the MSOs don’t want you to know. Join us as we dig in on some interesting tidbits about the foundations of cannabis and what those foundations really mean for the recent wave of M&A activity surrounding the...

Duration:00:07:20

Investigations Aren't Just For Crimes

4/16/2021
Have you ever wondered how legit an associating business is, or the people within it? Are you investing into a business with someone you aren’t entirely sure of? Well, lucky for you, we’re speaking with Tanya Hoke, a due diligence investigator. Tanya has 6 years of experience managing investigative due diligence for clients in the cannabis industry. What does that mean exactly? It means that Tanya will investigate specified associates for you to confirm facts or details of a matter under your consideration. She’ll figure out their detailed history to determine if they’re a reliable associate to go into business with. Not only that, but she’s also a certified fraud examiner, a certified anti-money laundering specialist, and a licensed private investigator in Massachusetts and Colorado. 4 Lessons Learned: List of Topics/subjects discussed: Links to Referenced News Articles from interview: Interested in doing some research like Tonya? Use her recommendations to try out the basics for yourself and your business. https://www.glassdoor.com/ Interested in checking out the mentioned podcast American Scandal? Link below for the referenced episode https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/enron-a-sense-of-urgency/id1435516849?i=1000447908889 Did you learn something new about the cannabis industry today? If so, let me know in the comments below! Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Tanya Hoke | Founder & Managing Director Tanya has more than a dozen years of experience managing investigative due diligence for clients in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and manufacturing to financial services and consulting. She has been advising investors in the cannabis industry since 2015. Tanya has led hundreds of due diligence investigations into management teams, helping clients to identify business, legal, and reputational risks prior to proceeding with high-value transactions. She was previously a Senior Consultant in Corporate Investigations at Control Risks Group, a global security and political risk consulting firm. Tanya speaks regularly about due diligence, risk management, and integrity in the cannabis industry. She currently serves on the NCIA’s Banking & Financial Services Committee, and previously served on the State Regulations Committee. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a licensed Private Investigator in Massachusetts and Colorado. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she serves on the MIB Alumni Advisory Board. Galen Diligence Tanya Hoke Linkedin Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Show Notes - Henley Beall Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein

Duration:00:33:22

If Cultivation Walls Could Talk

4/15/2021
We are back at it today, speaking with Chris Tenaglia of Valiant Group America, as he brings his unique experience of the construction side of the cannabis industry to light. Valiant is a vertically integrated team, meaning they have professionals from all aspects of the construction industry, in-house. This eases confusion throughout the entire process, and makes for great communication throughout the company and for the client. Chris, the chief operating officer of Valiant, speaks with us today about his experiences at Valiant and calls out the bullshit he’s had to deal with throughout his time in the industry. 3 Lessons Learned: List of Topics/subjects discussed: Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Valiant is a leader in development, management, consulting and general contracting. With past experience in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and other industrial buildings, Valiant’s newfound success follows a decade-long specialization in commercial development of cannabis cultivation facilities and dispensaries. The construction giant’s claim to fame is their vertically-integrated trades structure. The structure allows Valiant to train all of their own employees instead of hiring subcontractors. This maximizes quality of work and minimizes the timeline of each project. Most recently, Valiant was selected as the primary distributor and installer for Agrify, a high-tech firm specializing in state-of-the-art, software-controlled cannabis vertical farming units and modular containers. Christopher Tenaglia, Chief Operating Officer of Valiant, has extensive leadership experience over various industries including finance, production and construction. His relevant qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colby-Sawyer College, an unrestricted construction supervisor license, a Class A commercial driver’s license, and OSHA 30. Christopher regularly manages teams of over 100 employees and has owned and managed several companies over the past 10 years. Across all of the multi-million dollar Valiant projects, Chris is a driving force in the field as a coordinator with all company personnel, schedules, assurance of deadlines & timelines, leadership & management meetings, and point-person for all communication regarding Valiant business matters and ongoing projects. Website: www.valiant-america.com insta: @ValiantAmerica Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/valiant-america/ twitter: @Valiant_America Facebook: Facebook.com/ValiantAmerica For more on mold testing throughout the United States: https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/an-insiders-view-how-labs-conduct-cannabis-mold-testing/ Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Show Notes: Henley Beall Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein Join and Like our Facebook Page!

Duration:00:34:38

Let's Talk Terpenes - And Get a Little Controversial

4/14/2021
Today we’ll be rolling through the topics and facts that stoners try to sweep under the rug. From CHS to drug interactions to the compounds in your concentrates, why do stoners avoid these topics? No cannabis users want to talk badly about cannabis, especially with its historical stigma surrounding the plant. But whether you like it or not, there is more research needed on cannabis, and a good start is being honest about its risks and effects and how we discover them. Emma Chasen, co-owner and operator of Eminent Consulting, a cannabis consulting business, comes in hot to break the Sativa/Indica binary and some popular myths in cannabis. Backed with years of experience and a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma is passionate about educating others on cannabis. What people don’t know, does hurt them and as advocates, it’s our job to educate those around us. Knowing what is in your cannabis and how these compounds effect you is important, no matter who or where you’re buying from. After listening, what experiences have you had with different kinds of cannabis? Have you or a friend/ family member ever experienced CHS? How do you feel about the Indica/Sativa binary? Let me know in the comments below! 3 Lessons Learned: List of Topics/subjects discussed: Links to Referenced News Articles from interview: https://www.epidiolex.com/about-epidiolex https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7053164/ https://cbdhealthandwellness.net/2020/08/09/did-cbd-cause-a-case-steven-johnson-syndrome/ Vocabulary: Bio-accumulation: The gradual accumulation of substances, such as pesticides or other chemicals, in an organism. Bio-accumulation occurs when an organism absorbs a substance at a rate faster than that at which the substance is lost or eliminate. Esters: Volatile flavor molecules/ a chemical compound derived from substitution reaction of a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind Cannabis so that they may take charge of their own healing. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a Cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR. She found her way to Farma, the popular Portland dispensary that takes a more scientific approach to Cannabis; rejecting the Indica/Sativa binary and instead focusing on chemotypes to determine effect. She began her career at Farma as a budtender and was quickly promoted to General Manager and eventually to Director of Education. In this role she was able to focus on educational efforts and create a robust training curriculum that focused on cannabis science, product knowledge and empathetic patient care. Emma now co-owns and operates Eminent Consulting, a cannabis consulting business that offers educational training and craft industry development for cannabis industry professionals and businesses. She helps brands develop educational marketing collateral and ongoing educational programs to further elevate their brand presence in a competitive industry. She also helps struggling and newly emerging cannabis businesses with business organization and sets them up for success in both the competitive medical and adult use markets. Emma was named Portland’s Best Budtender of 2016 and featured in Newsweek, MG Magazine, Forbes, High Times Magazine, The Centennial, The Oregon Leaf and Teen Vogue for her work with cannabis education. She is also a regular guest on many cannabis focused podcasts and has been featured on television for her ability to explain scientific concepts around cannabis in a way that is accessible and helpful to the general...

Duration:00:56:58

Legalization: A poison Pill Pt.2

4/13/2021
Continuing the conversation from Part 1, my good friend and experienced advocate, Brad Slaughter of Nature’s Secret Holdings, joins us once again to dive into the reality of what will follow post-legalization. What will regulations look like in the future, compared to the past? Will we learn from our mistakes to create a better system? Our past with cannabis is complicated and repetitive. With progress and advocacy for cannabis sparking up in the 1970’s, our fight for the plant started long before that. General misinformation and a lack of understanding surrounding cannabis has troubled its image throughout time and remains to do so to this day. Education is needed to prepare us for legalization. Listen in to learn about what’s going on in today’s industry, and how that will effect the future of cannabis. What do you think about cannabis legalization on a federal level? Did you learn anything new? If so, let me know in the comments below! 3 Lessons Learned: List of Topics/subjects discussed: Links to Referenced News Articles from interview: http://rodneybarnett.net/PDF/Laguardia%20Report%201944.pdf https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-should-we-pay-cannabis-reparations-brad-slaughter/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/perspective-view-cannabis-re-scheduling-brad-slaughter/ Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Brad Slaughter, Co-Founder and President of Nature’s Secret Holdings, joins us to discuss the oncoming issues that cannabis legalization will lead to and to identify the victims that will feel these adverse effects. Brad specializes in business development, marketing, and networking within the Cannabis and CBD industry.. As a long time cannabis and CBD advocate and educator, Brad has had extensive experience in the industry and with fighting for consumer rights within the industry. He previously worked as a CFO for California Weed Blog, a guide to cannabis culture in California and now continues his advocacy for consumers as a board member of the CBD Consumer Protection Task Force and also as a speaker/moderator for CBD Expo. https://www.naturessecretholdings.com https://www.cbdspa.us https://www.cbdpatriot.us https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-slaughter/ https://californiaweedblog.com Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Show Notes – Henley Beall Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein Join and Like our Facebook Page!

Duration:00:44:15

Legalization: A Poison Pill Pt.1

4/12/2021
Today, with recreational states like California failing to keep their regulatory standards consistent and stable, companies in the industry stand to loose thousands of dollars in an attempt to be compliant. So, what do we expect legalization on a national level to be like? Certainly not any better. Everybody seems to want legalization on a federal level. It’s a hot topic in the industry, especially with a new democratic president and the aftermath of COVID-19 slowly starting to show it’s face. But what are the impending consequences of legalization? Who will be the ones most drastically effected? Will it effect cannabis culture and the people within it? My good friend and experienced advocate, Brad Slaughter of Nature’s Secret Holdings, joins us on today’s episode to answer these questions as we discuss the victims of cannabis legalization and how it’ll change the industry in its entirety. Check it out, and see if you’ve thought of these ramifications of legalization. Did you change your mind on national legalization throughout the episode? Do you have any questions? If so, let me know in the comments below! 3 Lessons Learned: List of Topics/subjects discussed: Guest Bio: Brad Slaughter, Co-Founder and President of Nature’s Secret Holdings, joins us to discuss the oncoming issues that cannabis legalization will lead to and to identify the victims that will feel these adverse effects. Brad specializes in business development, marketing, and networking within the Cannabis and CBD industry.. As a long time cannabis and CBD advocate and educator, Brad has had extensive experience in the industry and with fighting for consumer rights within the industry. He previously worked as a CFO for California Weed Blog, a guide to cannabis culture in California and now continues his advocacy for consumers as a board member of the CBD Consumer Protection Task Force and also as a speaker/moderator for CBD Expo. “It’s not about the profit, it’s about the people” https://www.naturessecretholdings.com https://www.cbdspa.us https://www.cbdpatriot.us https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-slaughter/ https://californiaweedblog.com/ Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Show notes: Henley Beall Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein Join and Like our Facebook Page!

Duration:00:37:22

Covid-19 and the Cannabis Industry

4/13/2020
Every type of battle an industry can face has occurred in the cannabis industry. From insane taxes and regulations, to rampant corruption and shady business practices. However, NOTHING compares to the challenges Covid 19 poses. The publicly traded cannabis industry ended 2019 with a capital crash. Now, thanks to Covid-19, cannabis has entered into yet another unknown territory. Early investors and small business owners are now finding themselves with very few options, leaving all of us to wonder - who will survive, who will sell out, and who will close permanently? The philosopher, Heraclitus, comes to mind when describing the cannabis industry - “the only constant is change”. There is one thing we can be sure of, our industry and our world will never be the same again. 3 Lessons Learned There is a playbook to weathering financial crises: Fiscal ResponseMonetary responseHealth response Take this time to get your game plan straight and start seeking investment again – it may sound counter-intuitive, but the goal is to be top of mind when the spigot turns on As the old adage goes: When everyone is greedy, be fearful, when everyone is fearful, be greedy Guest Bio and Social Media Links Colby is a 22 year veteran of the financial services industry working with many of the largest institutional and private investors. As CEO of Quiver Holdings LLC Colby has provided strategic guidance to private companies throughout their capital raising campaigns. Colby has been educating and managing investors and entrepreneurs on all subjects related to finance and investing. Prior to Colby's focus on investment banking and corporate structure he was a top producing branch manager for some of the largest regional and independent broker dealers with an emphasis on branch expansion and post merger integration. Colby Mcfadden Linkedin Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein

Duration:00:33:56

Rule #1: Always Get Everything in Writing!

2/25/2020
Too many people are taken advantage of in the cannabis industry. The more driven they are by compassion, the easier they are to target. Why? Because you don’t hear about it in the news. You don’t hear about it from the victims of such circumstances, be it pride, or a feeling of humiliation/embarrassment, or a lack of substantial proof. All people hear about is the millions made in tax revenue, the billions of dollars the industry is valued at, etc. Jean Everson isn’t unique in her circumstances, but what makes her unique is twofold. First, she had the smarts to keep records of everything and took this company court - and WON. Secondly, despite winning the settlement and receiving nothing, she wants you to know her story so that you don’t find yourself in the same position. It truly seems like no one escapes this industry unscathed, but there is hope! Listen in to learn how to recognize the signs and why you need to CYA (cover your ass)! FACT: Silence is how bad people and companies continue to get away with shit. We will not be silenced! How about you? 3 Lessons Learned If it sounds too good to be true… It’s not true. When discussing money, time spent working, benefits, with your (potential) employer - always do it through email vs phone calls. Print the emails. Screenshot emails and texts. Forward the emails to your personal email account so as not to lose them if communicating through a business account“Sweat equity” in someone else's dream is free labor. You might as well focus on pursuing your own dream - the pay is the same, but the payoff is all yours! Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Jean Everson Facebook High Integrity Tees Twitter High Integrity Tees Facebook To fully get back up on our feet, continue to successfully grow my brand in order to give back and most importantly be an inspiration to others thinking of ever giving up or have been taken advantage of. Go fund me has been set up to raise money to purchase printing equipment, supplies and a website and booth rental at upcoming events. Any donations, products or monetary would be greatly appreciated. High Integrity Tees Gofundme Highintegritytees@gmail.com Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein

Duration:00:49:28

Millions of Dollars Lost - Time for Change

2/4/2020
Last year was brutal for the cannabis industry in general, but nowhere as much as the publicly traded cannabis companies in Canada. What started out as a booming industry where there seemed to be no ceiling to the amount of money being poured into, and spent by Canadian cannabis companies, ended with a swift dose of reality that growth for the sake of growth, might not have been the best path forward! As the giants continue to eat the promises they made to their investors, Colby McFadden and I discuss the next phases these companies will be going through. 3 Important Takeaways: strong operational backgrounds Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Colby is a 22 year veteran of the financial services industry working with many of the largest institutional and private investors. As CEO of Quiver Holdings LLC Colby has provided strategic guidance to private companies throughout their capital raising campaigns. Colby has been educating and managing investors and entrepreneurs on all subjects related to finance and investing. Prior to Colby's focus on investment banking and corporate structure he was a top producing branch manager for some of the largest regional and independent broker dealers with an emphasis on branch expansion and post merger integration. Colby Mcfadden LinkedIn Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein Join and Like our Facebook Page!

Duration:00:30:37

Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry

9/24/2019
With the amount of big money flowing into the cannabis industry, inclusion is becoming a larger topic for those advocates and the people whose livelihoods were made from this plant long before it was “safe” to operate. It is becoming clearer that indeed, the playing field is NOT EVEN. Many in the industry are finding that despite having been in the industry for years, even decades, they are losing jobs to those with formal degrees and coming from conventional industries. Inclusion goes beyond social equity, where the focus is righting the wrongs of the drug war and giving those that served time for doing what former politicians and police officers are now profiting off of. Inclusion is about keeping everyone that got the industry to where it is now IN the industry, instead of being left behind by those with deep pockets and a focus on profit. Topics covered Social equityInclusion from an investors perspectiveThe importance of data in the bigger scheme of thingsAre industry lobby groups lobbying for inclusion or the interests of businesses How can investors and bankers impact inclusionWhat we, the original cannabis advocates and activists, can do to remain relevant in the face of big money with opposing interestsStrategies we can learn from traditional industries to employ in our favor Ways we can play the game like the politicians and big money/big businesses do through utilizing things like opportunity zones to further our cause and lift our people upThe importance of staying in the game, despite the challengesHow a unified voice and a strong community is the only way to fight money and outside influence 3 important takeaways: Stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Learn from other industries and use their tactics to our advantageWe need to learn to deploy institutional money in a positive way. Doing good is not mutually exclusive from making a profit. Be wary of what data you’re sharing, and who you're giving your data to. Before signing up for a cultivation app - think of how that data can be used if big AG were to purchase it. Sometimes something that seems easy and efficient in the short term may not be helpful in the long run Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Colby is a 22 year veteran of the financial services industry working with many of the largest institutional and private investors. As CEO of Quiver Holdings, LLC Colby has provided strategic guidance to private companies throughout their capital raising campaigns. Colby has been educating and managing investors and entrepreneurs on all subjects related to finance and investing. Prior to Colby's focus on investment banking and corporate structure he was a top producing branch manager for some of the largest regional and independent broker dealers with an emphasis on branch expansion and post merger integration. Colby is also the Director of Partnerships for Green Flower Media the leader in trusted education in the cannabis industry. Colby McFadden is President of Quiver Financial and Director of Partnerships for Green Flower Media. Colby Mcfadden LinkedIn Quiver Financial Green Flower Media Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show, it helps bring in more listeners! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein

Duration:00:38:15

Impacts of National Legalization and Cannabis Investments

6/17/2019
Note: These episodes were recorded earlier this year and some news has come out about several of the companies mentioned in this episode. We will be releasing a follow-up episode soon to address the updates. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it! Given my astute ability at sniffing out BS, people often reach out to me asking me for recommendations on which companies to invest in. I decided to call upon my favorite, and most trusted wealth advisor, Colby Mcfadden of Quiver Financial and Green Flower Media, to make a series about investing in the cannabis industry to better educate myself, and the masses alike. Let me know what you think! List of Topics/subjects discussed How national legalization will lead to globalizationHow globalization will impact the US industryWhy would an individual investor prefer cannabis to be rescheduled when funds like Acreage Holdings are pushing for legalizationWhat types of investments should people go for keeping national legalization in mindWhen you have a short time to invest - spend the time doing due diligenceSigns you should be aware of, ie CEO pressuring to close, etcWhat will happen when hemp is globalized now that it has been removed from the CSA(Controlled Substances Act)Should you be concerned about investing in companies that use 3rd world laborWhat’s going to happen to the culture of the industry 3 Lessons Learned Globalization will make the hemp costs go down due to competition and lower costs in 3rd world companies and consolidated businessesInvest in large facilities because size is going to matter to the big corporations that eat them up. Invest in front of the consolidation, ie who’s best for being merged/rolled upQuestion the motives of CEO’s and hedge fund managers when they are preaching for national legalization - who really benefits? Links to Articles Mentioned in This Episode: Instadose Pharma Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Colby is a 22 year veteran of the financial services industry working with many of the largest institutional and private investors. As CEO of Quiver Holdings LLC Colby has provided strategic guidance to private companies throughout their capital raising campaigns. Colby has been educating and managing investors and entrepreneurs on all subjects related to finance and investing. Prior to Colby's focus on investment banking and corporate structure he was a top producing branch manager for some of the largest regional and independent broker-dealers with an emphasis on branch expansion and post-merger integration. Colby is also the Director of Partnerships for Green Flower Media the leader in trusted education in the cannabis industry. Colby McFadden is the President of Quiver Financial and Director of Partnerships for Green Flower Media. Colby Mcfadden LinkedIn Quiver Financial Green Flower Media Credits: Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin - Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Reviews really help bring in more listeners! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein

Duration:00:26:01

Investing in Private Cannabis Companies

6/17/2019
Note: This episode was recorded earlier this year and some news has come out about several of the companies mentioned in this episode. We will be releasing a follow-up episode soon to address the updates. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it! Given my astute ability at sniffing out BS, people often reach out to me asking me for recommendations on which companies to invest in. I decided to call upon my favorite, and most trusted wealth advisor, Colby Mcfadden of Quiver Financial and Green Flower Media, to make a series about investing in the cannabis industry to better educate myself, and the masses alike. Let me know what you think! List of Topics/subjects discussed Private vs PublicWhy do private companies go public?What kind of Investor do you want to be?Investment stages - where do you fit in?Beware of the bankers telling private companies to go public - they have ulterior motives!What are some of the ancillary sectors adjacent to the cannabis industry looking for investment?Why you need to create a due diligence team to avoid the snakes and vipers in the private industry 3 Lessons Learned Only invest in private deals where you can AFFORD the risk. If you’re not an accredited investor, you better do your homework!If you’re going to invest your hard-earned money into a venture, spend the money on someone with expertise to vet it.Always remember “As is the inside, so is the outside” Guest Bio and Social Media Links: Colby is a 22 year veteran of the financial services industry working with many of the largest institutional and private investors. As CEO of Quiver Holdings LLC Colby has provided strategic guidance to private companies throughout their capital raising campaigns. Colby has been educating and managing investors and entrepreneurs on all subjects related to finance and investing. Prior to Colby's focus on investment banking and corporate structure he was a top producing branch manager for some of the largest regional and independent broker-dealers with an emphasis on branch expansion and post-merger integration. Colby is also the Director of Partnerships for Green Flower Media the leader in trusted education in the cannabis industry. Colby McFadden is the President of Quiver Financial and Director of Partnerships for Green Flower Media. Colby Mcfadden LinkedIn Quiver Financial Green Flower Media Audio Editing - Seth Cross - Frontal Lobe Productions Intro/Outro - Jef Judin Music - The Master by Flashing Lights Podcast Links: Click on the podcast hosting site you use below to subscribe to this podcast! Reviews really help bring in more listeners! Please leave a review if you enjoyed the show! Itunes Spreaker Google Play Stitcher Tunein

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