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Matthew Kind from the website CannaInsider provides weekly interviews with the leading voices of the rapidly growing Cannabis, Marijuana Industry. Listen in and learn as visionaries discuss the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Each week you’ll learn about; what is going on in The Marijuana Industry, what states are legalizing and when, what jobs are being created by both recreational and Medical Marijuana (MMJ) legalization, ways to invest in cannabis businesses, and fun and safe ways to partake in Marijuana Tourism. Looking for more? We also interview various experts including: cannabis chemists, dispensary owners, manufacturers of marijuana infused products (MIPS), seed companies, marijuana and cannabis investors and entrepreneurs.

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Matthew Kind from the website CannaInsider provides weekly interviews with the leading voices of the rapidly growing Cannabis, Marijuana Industry. Listen in and learn as visionaries discuss the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Each week you’ll learn about; what is going on in The Marijuana Industry, what states are legalizing and when, what jobs are being created by both recreational and Medical Marijuana (MMJ) legalization, ways to invest in cannabis businesses, and fun and safe ways to partake in Marijuana Tourism. Looking for more? We also interview various experts including: cannabis chemists, dispensary owners, manufacturers of marijuana infused products (MIPS), seed companies, marijuana and cannabis investors and entrepreneurs.

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Interesting and informative!

By rdawg and lukie - May 13 2020
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In the several years I've listened to this podcast I've learned so much about the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. While listening I'm often inspired to daydream/brainstorm how I might be able to switch to a career in cannabis. Thank you, Matthew Kind, for making such an entertaining, inspiring and informative podcast! I also love how much of your own personality you share on this show!

Great cannabis podcast

By Kevin Goldbeg - Jun 03 2019
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Consistently one of the best podcasts !!thank you.

iTunes Ratings

555 Ratings
Average Ratings
491
29
9
11
15

Interesting and informative!

By rdawg and lukie - May 13 2020
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In the several years I've listened to this podcast I've learned so much about the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. While listening I'm often inspired to daydream/brainstorm how I might be able to switch to a career in cannabis. Thank you, Matthew Kind, for making such an entertaining, inspiring and informative podcast! I also love how much of your own personality you share on this show!

Great cannabis podcast

By Kevin Goldbeg - Jun 03 2019
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Consistently one of the best podcasts !!thank you.
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CannaInsider - Interviews with the Business Leaders of The Legal Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD Industry

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Matthew Kind from the website CannaInsider provides weekly interviews with the leading voices of the rapidly growing Cannabis, Marijuana Industry. Listen in and learn as visionaries discuss the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Each week you’ll learn about; what is going on in The Marijuana Industry, what states are legalizing and when, what jobs are being created by both recreational and Medical Marijuana (MMJ) legalization, ways to invest in cannabis businesses, and fun and safe ways to partake in Marijuana Tourism. Looking for more? We also interview various experts including: cannabis chemists, dispensary owners, manufacturers of marijuana infused products (MIPS), seed companies, marijuana and cannabis investors and entrepreneurs.

Rank #1: How Terpenes Radically Change your Experience of Cannabis - Summer Encore 3 of 3

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Dr. Ethan Russo a neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher. If you are in the cannabis industry or looking to be this episode will help you to understand the most important scientific aspects of the cannabis plant. Specifically, you will learn how terpenes radically change how you experience cannabis. Learn more about the benefits and science of cannabis terpenes.

Key Takeaways:[1:00] – Dr. Ethan Russo’s background [4:26] – Dr. Ethan’s study of cannabis [6:15] – How does cannabis affect migraines [8:35] – Dr. Ethan’s take on why cannabis was put on Earth [9:38] – The endocannabinoid system [12:44] – What is a receptor [13:37] – Differences between indica and sativa [17:56] – Dr. Ethan talks about the interplay between terpenes and cannabinoids [24:11] – What does cannabis smoke do to the lungs [27:01] – Rescue shots if you get “too high” [28:31] – Dr. Ethan discusses the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis [30:50] – What does cannabis do to the human body [37:18] – How does cannabis help with chemotherapy [39:37] – Dr. Ethan talks about CBD [41:10] – What is THCV [43:43] – Dr. Ethan answers some personal development questions [48:28] – Dr. Ethan Russo’s contact info

Aug 19 2018

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Rank #2: The 5 Trends That Will Disrupt The Cannabis Industry In The Next Five Years (Encore)

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In this episode Matthew Kind that last predictions he made about the cannabis industry and then lays out disruptive changes that will impact the cannabis industry in the next five years. Considering how many Matthew got right the first time around, you don’t want to miss this episode.

Learn more at: http://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Jul 01 2018

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Rank #3: Ep 244 - Activate your Cannabis For Maximum Effect

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You are leaving half the potency from your cannabis plant behind when it is not properly activated or decarboxylated. Find out how this simple technique can take your cannabis flower to the next level.

About Today's Guest

Shanel Lindsay is the CEO and founder of Ardent Cannabis. Listen in as Shanel talks about her move from a traditional lawyer to a tech and cannabis entrepreneur.

Special Offer

Shanel is offering CannaInsider listeners $30 off her flagship device the Ardent Nova decarboxylator. Use coupon code Canna30 for $30 off. Learn more here:

https://www.cannainsider.com/decarb-discount

Dec 09 2018

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Rank #4: How Much Profit Is In Cannabis Oil Extraction? Find Out In This Episode - Holiday Encore 2 of 2

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Jonah Barber is the co-founder of MRX Xtractors. Learn how profitable cannabis oil extraction can be and the different business models available to those in the business or entering this business.

Key Takeaways: – From lab testing flower to extraction company – A lot of oil on the market is not good, here’s why – The profit margin on a gram of extracted cannabis oil – Throughput from different extraction machines – The different business models in extraction

Learn more at http://mrxxtractors.com/

Important: What are the five trends disrupting the cannabis industry? Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Dec 30 2018

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Rank #5: How Terpenes Radically Change Your Experience Of Cannabis - Encore

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Dr. Ethan Russo a neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher. If you are in the cannabis industry or looking to be, this episode will help you to understand the most important scientific aspects of the cannabis plant. Specifically, you will learn how terpenes radically change how you experience cannabis. Learn more about the benefits and science of cannabis terpenes.

Key Takeaways:[1:00] – Dr. Ethan Russo’s background [4:26] – Dr. Ethan’s study of cannabis [6:15] – How does cannabis affect migraines [8:35] – Dr. Ethan’s take on why cannabis was put on Earth [9:38] – The endocannabinoid system [12:44] – What is a receptor [13:37] – Differences between indica and sativa [17:56] – Dr. Ethan talks about the interplay between terpenes and cannabinoids [24:11] – What does cannabis smoke do to the lungs [27:01] – Rescue shots if you get “too high” [28:31] – Dr. Ethan discusses the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis [30:50] – What does cannabis do to the human body [37:18] – How does cannabis help with chemotherapy [39:37] – Dr. Ethan talks about CBD [41:10]What is THCV [43:43] – Dr. Ethan answers some personal development questions [48:28] – Dr. Ethan Russo’s contact info

Jun 02 2019

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Rank #6: Ep 235: How Much Profit Is In Cannabis Oil Extraction? Find Out In This Episode

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Jonah Barber is the co-founder of MRX Xtractors. Learn how profitable cannabis oil extraction can be and the different business models available to those in the business or entering this business.

Key Takeaways:- From lab testing flower to extraction company - A lot of oil on the market is not good, here’s why - The profit margin on a gram of extracted cannabis oil - Throughput from different extraction machines - The different business models in extraction

Learn more at http://mrxxtractors.com/

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https://www.cannainsider.com

Important: What are the five trends disrupting the cannabis industry? Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Sep 30 2018

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Rank #7: Ep 250 - Breakthrough: Hemp Oil Extracted Using Only Air

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Extraction is considered the most profitable segment of the cannabis industry, but what if we’ve been thinking about extraction all wrong?

Is it really necessary to use large CO2 or butane extraction systems when there’s a way to extract oil from hemp and cannabis using just air?

In this episode, Vapor Distilled Founder and CEO Russell Thomas explains how this revolutionary, all-natural extraction method produces stronger, ultra-pure oil.

Learn more at http://www.vapordistilled.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Russell’s background in the cannabis industry and how he came to start Vapor Distilled
  • What constitutes “cleantech” or clean technology
  • A deep dive into traditional extraction methods, including CO2 and hydrocarbon systems
  • How the Vapor Distillation process uses heated air and a proprietary condensation method
  • The evolution of Vapor Distilled and what it took to turn it into a large-scale, commercial product
  • Consumer responses to the ultra-pure taste of Vapor Distilled oils
  • Vapor Distilled’s cost efficiency versus that of traditional methods
  • The future of Vapor Distilled and its all-natural extraction method

Feb 03 2019

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Rank #8: Expert Grower Explains how To Get 3 LBS of Cannabis Per Light - Summer Encore 2 of 3

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Ever wonder how to consistent get 3+ pounds of cannabis per light?Our guest today Josh Haupt from Three A Light will tell you how to do just that in an easy step-by-step way.

Key Takeaways: [0:57] – What is Three a Light [1:34] – Josh’s background [2:20] – Josh talks about using cannabis for his epilepsy [4:16] – Josh talks about his book [7:23] – Different lighting used in grows [10:50] – How to find Josh’s book [11:33] – Josh talks about his harvests [13:17] – Josh talks about creating his own nutrients [15:28] – Delivery method for nutrients [16:00] – What is Nutrient Lock [17:21] – What is Schwazzing [19:11] – Creating clones [20:40] – Preventing hot spots in your grows [21:55] – Josh talks about things he sees when consulting [23:27] – Josh talks about greenhouses [25:02] – Pests and diseases [27:30] – Josh discusses the ideal growing media [30:22] – Josh answers some personal development questions [33:56] – Josh talks about the future of the cannabis industry [37:07] – Josh’s contact details

Aug 12 2018

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Rank #9: Ep 281 - Professional Cannabis Investor Reveals How To Take Advantage of This Downturn

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While many cannabis investors are feeling underwhelmed with publicly-traded cannabis companies, opportunities still abound for investors willing to look past the headlines. Here to tell us more is Codie Sanchez from Entourage Effect Capital, a private equity investment firm dedicated to investing in cannabis.

Learn more at https://entourageeffectcapital.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Codie’s background in cannabis and what led her to become a partner at Entourage Effect Capital
  • An inside look at Entourage Effect Capital and how it’s evolved since it was founded in 2014
  • New ways to invest in cannabis and opportunities that still remain untapped
  • How valuations for private cannabis investments have changed over the last couple years
  • The vaping crisis and how Codie believes it will impact the industry long-term
  • How MSOs are responding to the Pot Com bust
  • The investments Codie is most excited about right now
  • Codie’s tips for entrepreneurs on how to pitch to investors
  • Where Codie sees the cannabis industry heading over the next few years

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #10: Ep 283 - The "Pot Com" Bust: Almost Over or Just Getting Started?

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Have we seen the last of the Pot Com bust in cannabis stocks? Or should we expect to see more downside ahead?

Here to help us answer this is Andrew Zatlin of SouthBay Research, the cannabis industry's rising leader in unconventional investment data tracking.

Learn more at http://www.southbayresearch.com

Key Takeaways: 

  • Andrew’s background in economic forecasting and how he came to start SouthBay Research
  • An inside look at SouthBay Research and its mission to provide best-in-class macroeconomic forecasting and actionable insights
  • Andrew’s insight on cannabis stock valuations and where we currently are in the Pot Com bust
  • The vice index and why it’s important to the cannabis industry
  • Shocking similarities between alcohol, gambling, and cannabis
  • Reasons why cannabis might start looking like Kentucky's whiskey industry
  • The types of businesses that Andrew foresees excelling in cannabis
  • When and how cannabis brands will begin to emerge
  • Andrew’s advice on how cannabis investors and entrepreneurs can best position themselves for the years ahead

Nov 18 2019

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Rank #11: Ep 238 - Growing 20,000 Pounds of Pharmaceutical Grade Cannabis

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The days of informal commercial cannabis growing are coming to an end as governments, wholesale buyers, and consumers want next-level growing standards that many would refer to as Pharmaceutical grade standards.

To tell us about pharmaceutical grade cannabis growing is Tjalling Erkelens Founder and CEO of Bedrocan.

Learn more at: https://bedrocan.com/And https://www.cannainsider.com

Important:What are the five trends disrupting cannabis? Find out with your free report at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Oct 21 2018

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Rank #12: Ep 261 - Cannabis Guru Ed Rosenthal Shares His Tips For The Perfect Grow

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Widely known as the "Guru of Ganja,” Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, and legalization pioneer.

He’s the most renowned cannabis cultivator in the world and has authored numerous books on the topic, including Marijuana Grower’s Handbook (which Oaksterdam University uses as their cultivation textbook to this day) as well as his newest book, Marijuana Garden Saver.

In this episode, Ed shares his advice to growers looking to achieve the perfect grow and discusses new and exciting discoveries in cultivation like creating cannabis compounds with yeast - a topic we recently discussed on the show with Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio.

Learn more at https://www.edrosenthal.com

Key Takeaways

  • Ed’s celebrated background in cannabis and how he’s seen the industry evolve throughout the years
  • The most common mistakes Ed sees among new growers
  • Ed’s thoughts on traditional lighting vs LEDs and what he believes to be the optimal lighting arrangement
  • How to design the best grow space from scratch
  • The best methods for trimming and manicuring commercial grows
  • Simple solutions to common problems Ed sees among new and seasoned cultivators alike, including how to avoid mold growth
  • The up and coming practice of growing cannabinoids in yeast
  • Ed’s insights surrounding the future of terpenes and different cannabinoids like CBN
  • Where Ed predicts cannabis trending in the years ahead
  • An inside look at Ed’s new book, Marijuana Garden Saver: A Field Guide to Identifying and Correcting Cannabis Problems

Apr 28 2019

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Rank #13: Surprising Data on What is Selling in Dispensaries - (Holiday Encore 2 of 3)

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Roy Bingham is the CEO of BDS Analytics, which produces the leading market trends reports, analyses, and consumer research in the cannabis industry.

Not only does Roy know EXACTLY what is selling in dispensaries, but he also has definitive data on which cannabis product trends are accelerating and which are fading.

In this interview, Roy shares his insight on where cannabis is heading in the months and years ahead.

Learn more at https://bdsanalytics.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Shifts and trends that are beginning to take hold in cannabis
  • BDS Analytics’ statistical modeling methodology and how the company projects accurate market data
  • Roy’s clientele at BDS Analytics and how they benefit from the company’s market data
  • How much CBD is selling and how this currently varies by geography
  • New cannabis delivery systems and Roy’s projections for their success
  • BDS Analytics’ latest insights on cannabis consumer behavior
  • Acceptors and rejectors and why they are important to the cannabis industry
  • BDS Analytics’ recent partnership with leading data provider IRI
  • How cannabis has evolved over the decades and Roy’s insight on the industry’s future

Dec 23 2019

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Rank #14: Expert Cannabis Grower Reveals Secrets and Insights - Holiday Encore 1 of 3

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If you are interested in what it takes to be a profitable, cutting-edge, commercial cannabis cultivator, you’ll love this interview with expert grower Nick Hice of Denver Relief.

Key Takeaways:

[0:55] – Nick gives his background in Horticulture. [2:43] – Nick explains what is meant by a flood table. [6:49] – Size of Denver Relief’s facility. [7:14] – The life of a cultivator. [10:20] – Nick explains an ideal yield per square foot. [12:56] – Are there different growing speeds between the different strains? [14:10] – Nicks explains how to take care of cannabis plants. [17:21] – Advantages on using fabric containers. [21:17] – The ways the canopy and roots communicate to optimize a plant. [23:15] – Nick explains NPK. [23:52] – Nick explains common mistakes cultivators make. [27:29] – The transition between indoor growing facilities and greenhouses. [32:29] – Nick talks about optimal temperatures and humidity ranges. [35:08] – Nick explains how CO2 is administered in a cultivation facility. [36:28] – Nick talks about pests and diseases. [44:29] – Nick talks about trends and technology in cultivation. [49:35] – Contact info for Denver Relief and Denver Relief Consulting.

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #15: Ep 248 - Blue Moon Creator Keith Villa Invents First Cannabis-Infused Beer

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Only a few months after leaving MillerCoors where he invented the company’s wildly popular Blue Moon brand, Keith Villa launched Ceria Brewing Company to embark on new territory: cannabis-infused non-alcoholic craft beer.

A spin on Blue Moon’s Belgian-style white ale, Keith’s new beer, “Grainwave,” is a medium-bodied ale with blood orange peel and 5mg of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis.

In this episode, Keith shares the goings on at Ceria Brewing Company, the variety of “sensations” his new line of craft beers have to offer, and his insights on the booming edibles industry.

Learn more at https://www.ceriabrewing.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Keith’s background in craft beer, his experience at MillerCoors, and how he came to launch Ceria Brewing Company
  • The process behind earning a PhD in Brewing
  • Why Keith decided to launch Ceria Beverages and create THC-infused beer
  • The ins and outs of infusing non-alcoholic craft beer with cannabis to ensure the THC is evenly emulsified and each bottle contains the proper dosage
  • Where Ceria is aiming to make its beers available in 2019
  • Keith’s goals to overcome the stigma surrounding cannabis
  • The THC doses within Ceria’s two beers and the different sensations they offer
  • Keith’s insights on the future of Ceria and the cannabis industry at large

Jan 20 2019

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Rank #16: Ep 254 - Can Craft Cannabis Survive The Big Money Takeover?

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Can small-scale craft cannabis survive against huge corporations and the big ad practices they’re introducing to North America?

Here to help us answer that is Ryan Stoa, Associate Professor at Concordia University School of Law and author of "Craft Weed: Family Farming and the Future of the Marijuana Industry."

In this episode, Ryan argues the need to keep cannabis “more craft beer than Anheuser-Busch” and proposes a Marijuana Appellation system that would support a sustainable, local, and artisanal farming model within the U.S.

Learn more at http://ryanstoa.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Ryan’s background in law and cannabis and what sparked his desire to write “Craft Weed”
  • Why Ryan argues we need to support craft weed over big companies with large scale cultivation facilities
  • The extensive research that went into Ryan’s book and the information that shocked him the most
  • Smart farming and how it relates to indoor cannabis growing
  • How Ryan believes the newly passed Farm Bill of 2018 will affect the small American family farm
  • Why the desire for sustainable, artisanal cannabis fluctuates across the U.S.
  • Ryan’s positive outlook for the future of cannabis agriculture and how he believes legalization will benefit our culture

Mar 10 2019

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Rank #17: Ep 234 - Dutch Scientist Creates Interactive Tool To Help you Find your Ideal Cannabis Match

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Linda Klumpers Ph.D. is a scientist from The Netherlands. Listen in as she describes how she has built an interactive web-based tool that allows you to find the best cannabis product for your specific need.

Learn more at: https://www.cannify.us/and https://www.cannainsider.com

Important: What are the five trends disrutping the cannabis industry right now?Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Sep 23 2018

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Rank #18: Ep 246 - How Robots are Revolutionizing the Cannabis Industry

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The cannabis industry is projected to hit $31 billion by 2021, and with its growing demand comes a desperate need for scalability.

Enter Jon Gowa, founder and CEO of Bloom Automation, LLC, a Boston-based company revolutionizing the way we harvest marijuana through robotics and automation.

Designed to “trim with the precision of a human, but the efficiency of a machine,” Bloom Automation’s robots use smart optics and proprietary algorithms to increase efficiency and cut production costs - an enticing proposition to the next generation of cultivation.

In this episode, Jon shares a little about the goings on at Bloom Automation and the importance of robotics to the future of cannabis.

Key Takeaways:

- Jon’s background in robotics engineering and how he came to be founder and CEO of Bloom Automation, LLC

- The benefits of robotics and problems the industry is working to resolve

- The ins and outs of Bloom Automation and the technological solutions it provides the cannabis industry

- Price versus ROI and the increased production rates cannabis business owners and cultivators are witnessing thanks to Bloom Automation

- The 2-3 days of training required for new operators

- Challenges Jon is working to overcome during the company’s beta development phase

- Jon’s outlook on the future of robotics in the cannabis industry

To learn more, visit: https://www.bloomautomation.com

Jan 06 2019

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Rank #19: Ep 256 - Hidden Fortunes in Cannabis B2B Businesses with Alex Coleman of TILT Holdings

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With business models from other industries quickly making their way into the cannabis industry, TILT Holdings is aiming to become the swiss army knife of business-to-business offerings in the cannabis space.

A vertically-integrated infrastructure and technology platform, TILT Holdings delivers contract manufacturing, distribution, hardware, and software for over 1,500 retailers and brands throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

In this episode, TILT Holdings CEO Alex Coleman shares with us an in-depth look at the goings-on at TILT, shares his insights on the future of cannabis, and provides some invaluable advice on how to navigate the cannabis B2B market.

Learn more at https://www.tiltholdings.com.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alex’s background in cannabis and what inspired him to start a B2B business in the cannabis space
  • A deep dive into Tilt Holdings and the various companies under its umbrella, including Baker Technologies and Sea Hunter Therapeutics
  • How Alex believes the recently passed Farm Bill of 2018 will impact the cannabis industry over the coming years
  • Up-and-coming technologies like AI, gene editing, and nanotechnology and their implications for cannabis
  • Why big alcohol and tobacco companies are investing in cannabis and the traditional businesses Alex predicts will follow suit
  • Alex’s outlook for the future of cannabis and what he believes the industry will look like in 2030

Mar 24 2019

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Rank #20: New Science Reveals Psilocybin Mushrooms Boast Incredible Benefits (Encore)

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Could mushrooms be the next cannabis? Here to answer this and provide us some key insights into the fascinating world of psilocybin is Max Montrose, President of Trichome Institute.

https://www.cannainsider.com/go-trichome-classes

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Key Takeaways:

  • Max’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Trichome Institute
  • An inside look at Trichome Institute and its mission to set the highest standard for science, education, and certification in cannabis 
  • Counterfeit cannabis strains and why the products you’re buying may not be what you think they are
  • Why Max believes we need to change our terminology for sativa and indica
  • Factors that determine a strain’s potency and why THC isn’t everything
  • Trichomes and Max’s recent discovery of a seventh cannabis trichome
  • Terpenes and the importance of smell in deducing good terpene chemistry
  • What the term “OG” actually means
  • The Trichome Institute’s new Interpening book and what sets it apart from other books on cannabis
  • A deep dive into psilocybin mushrooms and their life-changing benefits
  • How the decriminalization of psychedelic mushrooms is gaining traction and what that could mean for you
  • Common misinformation surrounding psilocybin
  • Max’s advice on how to achieve an optimal mushroom experience
  • Where Max sees psychedelic mushrooms heading over the next 5-10 years

Dec 02 2019

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Lab Grown Cannabinoids Looking to Disrupt Growers - Encore

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As cannabis cultivators pour billions of dollars into developing cutting-edge, efficient grows, we need to ask: is there a hidden disruptor that could steal their business in the years ahead?

Here to help us answer this is Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio, one of just a few companies experimenting with non-plant-derived cannabinoids.

Learn more at https://hyasynthbio.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Kevin’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Hyasynth Bio
  • An inside look at Hyasynth Bio and its work with non-plant-derived cannabinoids
  • A deep dive into biosynthesis and how Hyasynth Bio uses this process to grow cannabis compounds inside yeast cells
  • How Hyasynth Bio has successfully overcome challenges with biosynthesis
  • The history of biosynthesis and cannabis and where Kevin sees this relationship evolving in the years to come 
  • The different types of end products we’ll start to see for sale in dispensaries that use biosynthesis
  • How biosynthesis will affect cannabis prices
  • Hyasynth Bio’s intellectual property strategy and how Kevin manages the company’s patents
  • The traditional cannabis companies that are investing in biosynthesis
  • Where Kevin sees cannabinoid biosynthesis heading in the next 3-5 years

May 25 2020

43mins

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Ep 303 - Is The Market For Cannabis/CBD Products Saturated?

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Is the market for CBD and THC products saturated or is it just too much of the same products? Could it be a matter of creating a unique product and achieving product-market-fit?

Chris Abbott from Botanica is here today to help us answer these questions.

Learn more at https://www.mrmoxeys.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Chris’ background in cannabis and how he came to start Botanica
  • An inside look at Botanica and its popular cannabis-mint brand Mr Moxey’s
  • What to expect when you eat Mr Moxey’s mints
  • Why microdosing is gaining popularity 
  • When and why people typically eat Mr Moxey’s mints to enhance their state and take the edge off
  • Mistakes Chris has made as an entrepreneur and what he learned from them
  • Chris’ advice on how to get a brand into distribution and on retailers’ shelves
  • Why Botanica uses a specific extraction process for the hemp oil that goes into Mr Moxey’s
  • Where Chris sees cannabis and low-dose edibles heading over the next few years

May 18 2020

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Ep 302 - The Future of Hemp and Consumer Packaged Goods

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While hemp-derived products are already big business, they’re set to skyrocket as hemp begins to take market share from traditional wellness and household brands. 

Here to tell us about it is Michael Cammarata of Neptune Wellness Solutions, one of Canada’s leading cannabinoid extraction companies.

Learn more at https://neptunecorp.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Michael’s background in hemp and how he came to be the CEO of Neptune Wellness
  • An inside look at Neptune and how it’s evolved from biotech to health and wellness since founded in 1998
  • Why hemp is becoming so popular as an ingredient in consumer packaged goods
  • The most popular hemp-derived products in the wellness industry right now
  • Neptune’s partnership with Jane Goodall and their upcoming line of hemp-derived hand sanitizers and essential oils
  • How Neptune is innovating new technology that will make hemp goods more cost-effective for customers
  • How COVID-19 is affecting the hemp wellness and household industries
  • Where Michael sees the hemp industry heading over the next few years as it continues to make its way into the wellness arena

May 11 2020

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Ep 301 - Cannabis After Covid - 7 Ways The Cannabis Industry Will Change After COVID-19

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What will the cannabis industry look like after COVID-19?

CannaInsider host Matthew Kind forecasts the 7 disruptive changes that will take place in the years to come.

Check out an infographic on these 7 changes at https://www.cannainsider.com/covid

Key Takeaways:

  • How COVID-19 will impact cannabis in the next few years, including:
  • Automated grow rooms
  • Pathogen detection policies
  • Contactless delivery and payment
  • Pre-purchase of discounts cards and gift cards
  • Results-only business partners
  • Commercial drones for cultivation
  • VR education

May 04 2020

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Ep 300 - Cannabis Investors Are Changing Tactics Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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How is COVID-19 impacting investments in the cannabis space?

Here to tell us is Kimberly Kovacs of The Arcview Group, the leading private investment network and market research firm in the cannabis space. 

Learn more at https://arcviewgroup.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Kim’s background in cannabis and how she came to be CEO of The Arcview Group
  • An inside look at Arcview and its mission to forge a principled and profitable industry from the ashes of cannabis prohibition
  • How the coronavirus is impacting cannabis businesses and investor sentiment
  • Kim’s advice to startups looking for funding right now
  • Tips on how new investors can get started to set themselves up for long-term success
  • Kim’s best investments and factors that played into her decision-making
  • An update on what investors are currently funding most
  • Important takeaways from Arcview’s recent data reports on the size and dynamics of the cannabis market
  • What investors and entrepreneurs can gain from AV Access, Arcview’s new educational webinar series

Apr 27 2020

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Ep 299 - Cannabis Deliveries Surge in the Wake of the Coronavirus...

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With COVID-19 keeping people at home, cannabis delivery is booming.

Here to tell us more about it is Tim Conder of Blackbird Logistics, one of the industry’s leading software and operations companies.

Learn more at https://myblackbird.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Tim’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Blackbird
  • An inside look at Blackbird and how the company facilitates the movement of cannabis products at each touchpoint of the supply chain
  • How Blackbird fits in with its parent company TILT Holdings
  • Ways in which cultivators, dispensaries, and brands can benefit from Blackbird
  • How payment is being handled for home cannabis deliveries amid COVID-19
  • Recent changes Tim has seen in cannabis delivery and where he sees it heading in the years to come
  • How customer behavior is different than usual and the products people are ordering most
  • Tim’s advice for cannabis companies trying to navigate COVID-19

Apr 20 2020

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Ep 298 - Cannabis Banking Solved? Businesses Flocking To This Financial Platform

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Banking is one of the thorniest problems for the cannabis industry in the US - until now. Here to tell us how he’s created a solution to this problem is Dan Roda of Abaca.

Learn more at https://www.goabaca.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Dan’s background in law and how he came to start Abaca
  • An inside look at Abaca and how it's providing a safe banking platform for US cannabis businesses 
  • What dispensaries can expect when using Abaca
  • The current state of merchant processing in cannabis and how Dan believes that will evolve over the next few years
  • The most common questions clients ask Dan
  • States that Abaca is currently operating in and where Dan sees the company expanding
  • Abaca’s capital-raising process
  • Where Dan sees the cannabis financial services market heading in the next 3-5 years and some emerging trends to keep an eye on

Apr 13 2020

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Ep 297 - Cannabis Trend: Hotels Are Finally Saying Yes to Cannabis

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While hotels have prohibited cannabis use for years, it’s now considered a benefit many guests are demanding.

Here to tell us about it is Matthew Singer of tökr, an app that creates a personalized cannabis experience based on individual preferences.

Learn more at https://www.trytokr.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Matthew’s background in cannabis and how he came to start tökr 
  • An inside look at tökr’s premium cannabis delivery marketplace
  • How COVID-19 is affecting the cannabis environment in California and beyond
  • How the hotel industry’s stance on cannabis use is changing in the US
  • Ways in which boutique hotels are leading the charge for on-site cannabis use from trusted vendors
  • Cannabis consumer behavior in hotels and what’s trending right now
  • Matthew’s opinion on California’s black market problem and what needs to be done to fix it
  • Why brands have a hard time telling their story in dispensaries and how tökr is working to solve this
  • Where tökr currently is in the capital-raising process

Apr 06 2020

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Designer Cannabis Is On The Horizon Thanks To Molecular Science - Encore

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It’s no secret that achieving a truly targeted effect is the holy grail of the cannabis industry, but how close are we to making this a reality? Are designer cannabis products on the horizon? 

Here to help answer this is Chris Emerson, co-founder and CEO of a unique company known as Level that’s working to disrupt the cannabis industry with products precisely tailored to every individual and every occasion.

Learn more at https://www.levelblends.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Chris’ background in chemistry and how it led him to the cannabis space
  • An inside look at Level and its mission to provide a tailored cannabis experience to every patient and consumer
  • How Chris’ extensive background in science allows him to think about cannabis products differently than most entrepreneurs in the industry
  • Why Level sources its oils from strains high in CBD, CBG, and THCV and how this enhances the overall effect for consumers
  • Chris’ efforts to find rare and unique cannabinoids for Level’s products and his discoveries to date
  • A deep dive into Level’s tablinguals and pax vaporizer pods
  • Chris’ work at Level determining new uses for cannabinoids, including everything from stimulants to hangover cures
  • New and exciting initiatives at Level and Chris’ insight on what the cannabis industry will look like in the next 5-10 years

Mar 30 2020

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Ep 296 - Cannabis Delivery Service Boasts Great Revenue With a Counterintuitive Twist

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Is speed paramount when it comes to a good cannabis delivery service?

Not according to Sava founder Andrea Brooks, who shares with us how she’s gained more customer satisfaction and larger order sizes than her much faster competitors.

Learn more at https://www.getsava.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Andrea’s background in cannabis and how she came to start Sava
  • An inside look at Sava and its mission to provide the highest quality cannabis products for delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • How Andrea won the AVG Best Pitch Award and what about her presentation resonated most with investors
  • What investors need to know about unit economics and basket size
  • Common obstacles in cannabis delivery and how Sava has overcome these to get ahead of other services like Ease and MedMen
  • Ways in which Sava has gained so many repeat customers
  • Sava’s generous compensation for drivers and how this impacts the company’s overall success
  • Where Andrea sees the cannabis drink category heading in the next few years
  • Andrea’s conservative approach to growth projections and meeting investor expectations
  • Where Sava currently is in the capital-raising process and Andrea’s goals for the years ahead

Mar 23 2020

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Ep 295 - Cannabis Stocks - Opportunity In The Storm with Alan Brochstein

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If you’re concerned about the wildly fluctuating cannabis stocks, you’re not alone. But could there be a light at the end of the tunnel?

Here to answer this is returning guest Alan Brochstein, founder of New Cannabis Ventures and 420 Investor.

Learn more at https://www.newcannabisventures.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Alan’s background in the cannabis stock space and how he came to start New Cannabis Ventures and 420 Investor
  • A 10,000 ft view of the cannabis stock space and Alan’s predictions for the future
  • The meteoric rise and fall of cannabis and pharmaceutical company Tilray
  • Stocks Alan is asked about most and where he sees them heading
  • Companies creating shareholder value and how that can set them apart
  • Popular challenges and opportunities discussed among cannabis executives
  • Alan’s views on sovereign debt, class warfare, and other issues threatening the economy
  • Where Alan sees hemp and cannabis laws heading in his home state of Texas

Mar 16 2020

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Ep 294 - Dispensaries Are Re-Engaging Old Customers Thanks to This New Platform

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A big problem for cannabis retailers is how to re-engage once enthusiastic customers.

CEO of Happy Cabbage Andrew Watson tells us how dispensaries are using his platform to rekindle customer relationships.

Learn more at https://www.happycabbage.io

Key Takeaways:

  • Andrew’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Happy Cabbage
  • An inside look at Happy Cabbage, a data analytics and insights platform for the cannabis industry
  • Ways Happy Cabbage re-engages previous dispensary customers with highly targeted, personalized messaging
  • Analytic tools Happy Cabbage provides dispensaries that enable them to measure the success of their campaigns
  • Generating customer excitement through experiential events
  • Similarities between stripper economics and the economics of dispensary product placement
  • Dispensaries currently working with Happy Cabbage and how they’re using the platform to re-engage their customer base
  • Andrew’s experience with CanopyBoulder, a business accelerator and venture capital fund for the cannabis industry

Mar 09 2020

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Ep 293 - Winning A Cannabis License + Update on IL and MI Markets

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With cannabis legalization in full swing, it’s easy to forget there’s a big difference in how legalization is unfolding between US states and countries around the world.

Here to help us contextualize the difference between markets is Michael Mayes of Quantum 9, an expert cannabis consulting firm with one of the highest success rates in the industry.

Learn more at https://quantum9.net

Key Takeaways:

  • Michael’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Quantum 9
  • An inside look at Quantum 9 and its mission to help maximize the potential of cannabis cultivation, control, and dispensary businesses
  • Tips on how to successfully pursue a cannabis brand license and the common misconceptions Michael sees among new clients
  • Exciting new developments taking place in the Michigan and Illinois markets
  • Illinois’ social equity program and what it means for cannabis businesses
  • How Michael believes cannabis will affect alcohol market shares over the next few years
  • How Michael is working to help states create systems that help both businesses and patients
  • Where Michael sees cannabis heading in Illinois and beyond over the next 3-5 years

Mar 02 2020

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Dispensary Sales Are Booming Thanks To This New Tool - Encore

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Making dispensary customers feel welcome and informed the moment they walk into the store is vital, and the company that knows how to do this best is Seed Technology.

Providing dispensaries with educational kiosks that help inform customers, Seed helps to achieve a customer experience that results in bigger purchases and repeat buyers.

In this episode, Seed CEO Matt Cutone shares with us the incredible return on investment Seed is providing dispensaries across the US and gives us his insights on the future of interactive kiosks.

Learn more at http://www.getseed.io

Key Takeaways

  • Matt’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Seed Technology
  • An inside look at Seed, including how the company’s in-store displays work and the experience they provide for the customer
  • How Seed helps dispensaries integrate interactive kiosks and the customization required
  • Ways in which Seed ensures an engaging customer interaction with little drop-off
  • Mistakes Matt sees dispensaries make with their interactive kiosks and how to avoid them
  • How Seed’s kiosks lead to larger purchases and more loyal customers
  • Matt’s insights on the future of AI and how it will improve educational kiosks with greater customization

Feb 24 2020

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Ep 292 - Five Trends That Will Disrupt Cannabis In The Next Five Years

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What will the cannabis industry look like in the next five years? CannaInsider host Matthew Kind reviews his past predictions and forecasts the five disruptive changes that will take place in the years to come. 

Considering how many Matthew got right in 2017, you don’t want to miss this.

Key Takeaways:

  • Review of Matt’s previous forecasts from 2017
  • Trend 1: AI-assisted product selection to improve significantly
  • Trend 2: Fintech meets Cannabis
  • Trend 3: Cannabinoid drinks put a double-digit dent in the alcohol market share
  • Trend 4: Cost of cannabis flower decreases 50 to 80 percent 
  • Trend 5: Autonomous car delivery with biometric verification

Feb 17 2020

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Ep 291 - These Low-THC Cannabis Drinks Are Disrupting The Alcohol Industry

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If you hand most people a cannabis drink, their first question is probably, “How high will this make me?” 

This one unknown might just be what’s holding cannabis beverages back. Until now.

Listen in as Luke Anderson of Cann discusses the state of cannabis drinks and where he sees the category heading.

Learn more at http://www.drinkcann.com/

Key Takeaways:

  • Luke’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Cann
  • An inside look at Cann and its mission to become the standard for cannabis-infused tonics
  • Why Cann produces only low-THC tonics to target consumers that don’t wish to experience a high
  • The type of effect consumers can expect from Cann’s social tonics
  • Why Luke believes it’s important to take out the guesswork in cannabis beverages 
  • Cann’s social tonics versus beer and wine in terms of time and effect
  • How Cann decided on its unique THC/CBD concentration profile
  • How Luke and his team overcame challenges with emulsion and dispersion to ensure consistency in every sip
  • Where Luke sees cannabis microdosing heading in the next few years

Feb 10 2020

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Ep 290 - Real-Time Dispensary Data Is Revealing Surprising New Trends...

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To know where the cannabis market is going, we need to examine where it’s been and where it is right now. 

Here to help us is Cy Scott of Headset, a data-driven tech company that provides business intelligence for the cannabis industry.

Learn more at https://www.headset.io

Key Takeaways:

  • Cy’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Headset
  • An inside look at Headset and its mission to help cannabis companies stay ahead of the curve
  • Surprising trends Cy has observed in recent dispensary sales data 
  • How data can help inform an entrepreneur looking to bring a new cannabis product to market
  • Valuable takeaways from purchasing behavior data that have proven to maximize visitor engagement and drive sales
  • How different products sell better on different days of the week as well as morning versus evening
  • How purchasing patterns differ between generations
  • What to expect in cannabis over the next few years based on Headset’s real-time data and market intelligence

Feb 03 2020

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Ep 289 - California: The Hunger Games of Cannabis, Here's Who Survives...

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Is California the Hunger Games of cannabis?

In the face of regulatory failure in California, black market cannabis thrives as licensed sellers and growers - much like the pledges in the Hunger Games - compete to survive in a dangerous world controlled by The Capitol (Sacramento).

So what happens next? Will state leaders see the error in their ways or will dispensaries and cultivators unite to force a change? Here to help us answer this is Seibo Shen, CEO of Hanu Labs.

Learn more at https://hanulabs.com

Seibo Shen's new product The Hanu Stone from hanulabs.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Seibo’s background and how he came to enter the cannabis space
  • How California’s cannabis market has evolved over the last few years
  • Disadvantages that licensed growers and dispensaries deal with compared to those in the black market
  • How the black market has impacted the vaping crisis
  • Why so many cannabis businesses are undergoing financial difficulties
  • Slotting fees and why brands must pay to get their products on dispensary shelves
  • An inside look at Hanu Labs and its new, award-winning personal vaporizer
  • How Hanu Labs is unique to other big players in the pod manufacturing space
  • Where Seibo sees California’s cannabis market heading in the next few years

Jan 27 2020

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Ep 288 - Cannabis Customers Crave In-Store Experiences, He Delivers...

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With online shopping at an all-time high, dispensaries are looking for more and more ways to create retail experiences that inspire customers to shop in-store.

Today’s guest is Shryne Group Executive Chairman Jon Avidor, who will explain why customers line up for his cannabis dispensaries AND what experiential retail means for cannabis.

Learn more at https://shrynegroup.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Jon’s background as a business attorney and what inspired him to enter the cannabis space
  • An inside look at Los Angeles-based cannabis holding company Shryne Group Inc.
  • Ways in which California’s cannabis market affects the rest of the country
  • Why Jon believes it’s important for Shryne Group to be a vertically-integrated company in the cannabis industry
  • How Jon has created experiential retail experiences so successful that customers line up at his dispensaries
  • Jon’s advice on how to spark excitement in customers with fun attractions like Instagram pods, art murals for photo-taking, etc.
  • The types of people dispensaries need on their team to achieve an exciting in-store environment
  • Exciting things to expect from Shryne Group in the next 12 months

Jan 20 2020

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Ep 287 - This Dose-Controlled Device Is Launching Cannabis Into the Wellness Arena

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While thousands of new cannabis products hit the market each year, most fail to create product-market fit due to a lack of differentiation or clear-cut benefits. 

Today’s guest is CEO of Dosist Gunner Winston, who has simplified cannabis consumption with targeted formulas and precise dosing to create a product that is catapulting cannabis into the wellness arena.

Learn more at https://dosist.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Gunner’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Dosist
  • An inside look at Dosist and its mission to simplify cannabis consumption with innovative delivery devices
  • How taking the guesswork out of cannabis is attracting more people to the category
  • Variables that are important to luxury brand consumers
  • Customer reactions to Dosist’s new dose pen and dose dial
  • The thought process behind Dosist’s high-end yet minimalist retail environment
  • Why Gunner believes brick and mortar stores remain valuable in the age of online shopping 
  • Where Dosist is in the capital-raising process
  • How Gunner is planning to evolve Dosist in the coming years as consumer preferences change

Jan 13 2020

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Interesting and informative!

By rdawg and lukie - May 13 2020
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In the several years I've listened to this podcast I've learned so much about the rapidly evolving cannabis industry. While listening I'm often inspired to daydream/brainstorm how I might be able to switch to a career in cannabis. Thank you, Matthew Kind, for making such an entertaining, inspiring and informative podcast! I also love how much of your own personality you share on this show!

Great cannabis podcast

By Kevin Goldbeg - Jun 03 2019
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Consistently one of the best podcasts !!thank you.