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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."

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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English


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:00:30:18