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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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Great cannabis podcast

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Consistently one of the best podcasts !!thank you.

Top Rate Show

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Always informative, even when I don't think I'm going to get much from a particular topic.

iTunes Ratings

503 Ratings
Average Ratings
446
28
6
10
13

Great cannabis podcast

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

Top Rate Show

By codewiz66 - Feb 27 2019
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Always informative, even when I don't think I'm going to get much from a particular topic.

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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.

Ep 247 - The Best Opportunities for Cannabis Investors and Entrepreneurs in 2019

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A firefighter out of college, Cody Shirk’s expertise in finance is self-taught.

Today he’s a full-time investor and the founder of Explorer Equity Group (EEG), a global alternative asset manager that works to capitalize on investment opportunities off-the-beaten-path.

With investments in industry household names including Kush Bottles and Regulated Solutions, Cody’s latest non-mainstream investments lie in - you guessed it - cannabis.

In this episode, Cody shares his insights on the future of cannabis and advice for both entrepreneurs and investors looking to break into the industry.

Follow Cody at https://www.explorerequity.com/canna

Key Takeaways:

- Cody’s background in investing and how he came to start Explorer Equity Group and Explorer Partnership

- Ongoing propaganda against cannabis and how the industry is working to improve public perception

- The cannabis businesses Cody has invested in thus far, including Kush Bottles and Regulated Solutions

- What Cody looks for when investing in cannabis businesses and his advice to startups seeking funding 

- Cody’s outlook on startup investment and the price of cannabis over the next 1-2 years

- Asia and South America’s developing economies and the exciting investment opportunities within

- Cody’s tips on how entrepreneurs should go about approaching investors as well as ways investors can determine the best entrepreneurs to get behind

To learn more, visit: https://www.explorerequity.com/canna

Jan 13 2019

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Ep 266 - Surprising Data on What's Selling In Dispensaries

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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

Jun 10 2019

49mins

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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

Oct 28 2019

45mins

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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

50mins

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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

50mins

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Ep 231 - Cannabis Stocks are Taking Off - Interview with Alan Brochstein CFA

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Alan Brochstein covers the cannabis investing space through his subscription membership site 420 Investor and through his investing news site New Cannabis Ventures.

In this wide-ranging interview, Alan and Matthew Kind discuss some of the most noteworthy IPOs in the cannabis space, how the US and Canada public markets differ, and how the cannabis stock landscape has changed and is changing.

Learn more at

420 InvestorNewCannabisVentures

Important:What are The Five Trends Disrupting The Cannabis Industry? Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Aug 26 2018

55mins

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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

21mins

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Ep 232 - Cannabis Eclipsing The Alcohol Industry Faster Than Expected

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Torsten Kuenzlen is CEO of Sundial Growers in Canada. Torsten’s background is the alcohol industry, and he has been very outspoken saying that cannabis is going to outgrow alcohol soon. Learn why and how he thinks this will play out and why the cannabis industry is poised for paradigm shifting expansion.

Learn more:

https://www.cannainsider.comAnd https://www.sundialgrowers.com/

Key Takeaways:

- Torsten’s background in the alcohol and soft drink industry - Why Torsten left the alcohol industry - Bringing best practices from the alcohol industry - Why measuring your grow in square feet makes no sense - Why brand matters and how to create a great brand

Sep 09 2018

25mins

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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

40mins

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High Times Cultivation Expert Harry Resin Shares Cannabis Growing Tips - Encore

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Harry Resin has a column in High Times Magazine with a focus on cannabis cultivation topics. Listen in as he shares his ideas on how to improve your grow and his thoughts on where the industry is heading.

Key Takeaways: [2:08] – Harry talks about his background [4:25] – Harry discusses what he does when he is not writing for High Times [5:31] – Harry talks about the assisted breeder project he’s working on [7:53] – Harry’s advice on starting a commercial grow [9:58] – Rookie mistakes when starting a grow [11:12] – Harry discusses the importance of airflow [14:14] – How to contain cannabis odor [14:53] – Harry discusses nutrients [17:35] – Harry talks about PH levels [19:49] – What are Smart Bee Controllers [24:24] – Clones and grow room management [29:26] – How to minimize pests and disease [33:36] – Harry talks about how each region differs [34:47] – What is dabbing [38:11] – Evolution of concentrates [40:10] – Harry talks about conditions cannabis treats well [41:38] – Harry talks about lighting [44:16] – Harry talks about his favorite soil for growing [46:19] – Harry discusses upcoming technologies [47:42] – Harry’s book and web application recommendation [49:26] – Harry’s contact details

Learn more at: http://hightimes.com/author/harry-resin/

Jul 08 2019

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Ep 219 - What Are First-Time Visitors to Dispensaries Buying?

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In this interview, Ana Hory of Enlucem discusses the data she has collected from interviewing over 1500 customers that have visited dispensaries for the very first time. What do they buy, what gender are they, how old are they? Find out in this interview.

Learn more at: http://enlucem.com/And https://www.cannainsider.com/219

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

Apr 29 2018

27mins

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Ep 216 - Cannabis Vape Pens That Allow you to Control your Mood

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Charles Jones has vape pens are selling in 6 states and starting on 4/20 they will be available in California. Why are dispensaries ordering his vape pens in greater and greater quantities?

Charles has stumbled upon the holy grail of cannabis enthusiasts that is his vape pens allow you to experience consistent moods consistently.  The moods you can experience are; party, focus, bliss, focus, relax, and flow.

Enjoy this fascinating interview to understand where the cannabis market is moving.

Learn more:https://www.cannainsider.com/216 And https://www.lucidmood.net

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

Apr 08 2018

35mins

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Ep 276 - New Science Reveals Psilocybin Mushrooms Boast Incredible Benefits

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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

===> use coupon code: insider for 10% off

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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 the cannabis industry
  • 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

Sep 23 2019

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Ep 228 - Containing Cannabis Odor to Avoid Fines and Scrutiny

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Dan Gusafik was recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine because he has developed a specialty in containing the scent of cannabis. It turns out local governments have created extremely harsh fines and can even close down your grow or extraction facility if the odor is too much. Listen in as Dan explains how to prevent odor and optimize your grow and extraction facility.

Learn more:https://www.cannainsider.comAnd http://hybridtech.us/

Key Takeaways:

- How to contain cannabis odor to avoid fines - The trade-offs of using different types of extraction - The cost per square foot for grows and extraction facilities - Why extractors do better than cultivators during gluts - Best practices when designing a grow and extraction facility - Creating two-tier grows

Important:What are the 5 Trends Disrupting The Cannabis Industry? Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Jul 15 2018

50mins

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Expert Grower Walks You Through His Garden, Reveals His Top Secrets (Encore)

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Nick Hice is a master grower. Nick grew up working in his parent's nursery and took his green thumb to the cannabis industry. Listen in as Nick reveals all his insider info to help your grow.

May 27 2018

52mins

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Ep 240 - Cannabis Oil Extraction Expert Details How The Market is Changing

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Andy Joseph is CEO of Apeks Supercritical. Andy and his team make advanced extraction machines. Listen in as he talks about how the industry is evolving and how businesses appetite for specific methods is evolving.

Key Takeaways:

- Andy’s background on Navy submarines - Creating extraction machines while moonlighting - Business owners are more interested in terpene preservation - CO2, Ethanol, Butane, Propane, which extraction method is better?- Why your finished product should drive your extraction methodology - Monitoring and controlling extractions in real-time - Fractionating, what is it and what does it matter?

Learn More At:https://www.apekssupercritical.com/ And https://www.cannainsider.com

Important:What are the 5 Trends Disrupting Cannabis Right Now? Find out with your free cheatsheet here https://www.cannainsider.com/trends

Nov 04 2018

55mins

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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/

and

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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Ep 223 - How to Hire and Get Hired in Cannabis with Karson Humiston

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Karson Humiston is the founder of Vangst, a multi-state recruiting company focused on the cannabis space. Karson is on the Forbes list of The Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs on the rise.

Listen in as Karson describes how to hire the perfect candidate to help your business grow. Karson also lays out how to create a successful career in the cannabis industry and what kind of candidates are getting hired.

Key Takeaways:- How Snoop Dogg’s VC fund invested in Vangst - Common mistakes employers make hiring - The devastating math behind misfiring - How to ensure employees are successful in their new roles - Enticing executives from other industries

Learn more at: https://vangst.com

And

https://wwww.cannainsider.com/223

Important:What are the 5 trends disrupting the cannabis industry right now? Find out with your free report at www.cannaInsider.com/trends

Jun 03 2018

47mins

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Ep 274 - The Billion Dollar Cannabis Marketplace

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Since launching in 2016, LeafLink has quickly become the largest e-commerce wholesale cannabis platform with $1 billion in annualized sales as of June 2019. 

In this episode, LeafLink CEO Ryan Smith gives us an inside look at what’s happening in the industry’s busiest marketplace.

Learn more at https://leaflink.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Ryan’s background in cannabis and how he came to start LeafLink
  • An inside look at LeafLink and the ways in which it helps brands and retailers streamline the ordering process
  • A breakdown of the companies using LeafLink and the number of new brands launching each week
  • How the marketplace on LeafLink has evolved over the last two years
  • A snapshot of the bestselling products on LeafLink and Ryan’s insight on up-and-comers
  • The data points Ryan finds most interesting about today’s cannabis marketplace
  • Ryan’s advice to entrepreneurs interested in creating a new cannabis product
  • Ways in which brands and retailers can differentiate themselves in the competitive cannabis space
  • Products LeafLink offers cannabis brands and retailers, including streamlined ordering, CRM, reporting tools, and fulfillment and shipment queues
  • Where LeafLink is currently at in the capital-raising process
  • Where Ryan sees LeafLink and the cannabis marketplace heading over the next few years

Sep 09 2019

42mins

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Creating Custom Cannabis Oils & Terpene Blends at Home - Encore

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Nicole Wicker is the co-founder of Altopa which makes the Oblend. The Oblend device is the size of a K Cup coffee machine and sits on your countertop. The Oblend arrives with modular ingredient packs that allow you to create the perfect cannabis oil vape cartridge, tincture, topical and more.

The Oblend was awarded the innovation award at this year’s CES event in Las Vegas.

Key Take-Aways: – Transferring expertise from the pharmaceutical industry – Raising capital – Creating a unique benefit for customers – The difficulty with hardware products – How to use the Oblend and home

Learn More at: http://www.oblend.com/

Sep 02 2018

37mins

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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

===> use coupon code: insider for 10% off

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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

1hr 14mins

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Ep 284 - Building A New York Hempire

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In today’s ever-evolving hemp and cannabis space, Eran Sherin has set out on a mission to empower farmers, processors, manufacturers, and developers through a unique, New York-based hemp ecosystem known as urbanXtracts.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Eran’s background in cannabis and how he came to start urbanXtracts
  • An inside look at urbanXtracts and what the company offers as a seed-to-sale hemp service provider
  • How urbanXtracts was awarded licenses to grow and process hemp in New York
  • Why Eran chooses to work with contract farmers instead of growing his own plants
  • How urbanXtracts is converting a former prison into an extraction facility where the company will help in providing jobs to residents of Warwick, NY
  • The types of products urbanXtracts provides, including raw materials, crude hemp oil, and isolates
  • Eran’s philosophy behind his company’s collaborative, WeWork-style environment
  • Where urbanXtracts currently is in the capital-raising process
  • How Eran sees the hemp market evolving over the next 3-5 years

Nov 25 2019

27mins

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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

50mins

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Ep 282 - Breakthrough In Photosynthesis Tech Helping Hemp/Cannabis

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With hemp in growing demand, scientists are hard at work determining ways to increase plant yield. Here to tell us about it is Han Chen from ZeaKal, a plant science company revolutionizing hemp cultivation.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Han’s background in cannabis and how he came to start ZeaKal
  • An inside look at ZeaKal and its mission to vastly improve cannabis crop efficiency
  • Problems in hemp cultivation that ZeaKal is working to solve
  • How hemp cultivation compares to other crops like corn and soy
  • Secondary metabolites and why they’re important to hemp
  • Hemp’s potential to produce a more sustainable plant oil
  • ZeaKal’s dynamic with other industry players in the hemp ecosystem
  • How drones are proving useful for data collection in hemp cultivation
  • Where Han sees his research and the hemp industry as a whole progressing over the next 3-5 years

Nov 11 2019

48mins

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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

37mins

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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

Oct 28 2019

45mins

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Ep 280 - Cannabis Consumers Are Demanding Price Transparency

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Where do you start the search for your next cannabis product? Here to tell us how customers are starting their cannabis search (and what they’re searching for) is Dan Nelson of Wikileaf, the industry’s leading price comparison platform.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Dan’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Wikileaf
  • An inside look at Wikileaf and its mission to help customers save money while making informed purchases
  • Consumer trends and the types of products that are gaining traction
  • Differences and similarities between Wikileaf and Leafly
  • How Wikileaf creates perceived value to attract buyers without cutting price
  • Dan’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to go to market to ensure the best chance of success
  • Wikileaf’s ad policy for brands looking to stand out in a crowded market
  • Where Dan sees dispensary offerings and consumer preferences heading in the months ahead

Oct 21 2019

25mins

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Ep 279 - Lab Grown Cannabinoids Looking to Disrupt Growers

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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

Oct 14 2019

43mins

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Ep 278 - Global Cannabis Trend: Exporting Extract From Africa to Europe

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It’s no secret cannabis cultivation is going global. Here to tell us why and how he’s expanding into Africa is Jonathan Summers of EXMceuticals, a medical cannabis firm that aims to become the largest volume, lowest cost producer of wholesale cannabis in the world.

Learn more at https://exmceuticals.com (CSE: EXM) (FSE: A2PAW2

Key Takeaways:

  • Jonathan’s background in cannabis and how he came to be Executive Chairman of EXMceuticals
  • An inside look at EXM and its mission to become the largest volume, lowest cost producer of wholesale cannabis ingredients
  • Jonathan’s insight on Brexit and how it will affect London as a financial hub
  • Why EXM cultivates cannabis in Africa before processing, selling, and distributing in Portugal 
  • What cannabis cultivation in Africa could mean for the country’s economy and job market
  • Differences between the cannabis industry in Europe versus the U.S. 
  • The products Jonathan foresees gaining traction in Europe over the next few years 
  • What Dixie Elixir’s Tripp Keber is bringing to the table as a strategic advisor for EXM
  • How EXM is working to support African communities through nonprofit funds and increased employment
  • Inspiration Jonathan draws from lectures given by English philosopher Alan Watts
  • Where Jonathan sees EXM and cannabis heading in the next few years

Oct 07 2019

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Ep 277 - Enhancing Cannabis at a Molecular Level with Biotechnology

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What happens when biotechnology and cannabis collide? Here to answer this is Ronan Levy of Trait Bio, a biotech company that just cracked the code on how to create flavorless, water-soluble cannabinoids - and without using nanoemulsion. 

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Ronan’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Trait Bio
  • An inside look at Trait Bio and its mission to make hemp and cannabis into purer, safer products 
  • The value of water-soluble cannabinoid products and where Trait Bio is in the process of achieving this
  • The risks versus benefits of using nanoemulsion in the manufacturing of cannabis products 
  • Glycosylation and how Trait Bio is using this instead of nanoemulsion to create water-soluble cannabinoid products
  • How trait amplification works to increase the yield of cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis plants
  • Trait Bio’s work with minor cannabinoids and why the industry is beginning to take more interest in them
  • How yield differs between yeast and trait application
  • Ronan’s long-term goals for Trait Bio and where the company currently is in the capital-raising process
  • Where Ronan sees biotech and cannabis heading in the next five years

Sep 30 2019

36mins

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Ep 276 - New Science Reveals Psilocybin Mushrooms Boast Incredible Benefits

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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.

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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 the cannabis industry
  • 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

Sep 23 2019

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Ep 275 - Canopy Rivers CEO Reveals the Hottest Segments in Cannabis

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By making investments in other companies, large cannabis brands are attempting to capture exponential growth within specific corners of the marketplace.

This not only works to increase ROI for investors, but it also provides these companies the chance to form strategic partnerships with rising startups ahead of the curve.

Here to tell us all about this is Narbé Alexandrian of Canopy Rivers, a cannabis venture capital firm and the $1 billion investment arm of the largest cannabis company in the world, Canopy Growth.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Narbé’s background in cannabis and how he became CEO of Canopy Rivers
  • An inside look at Canopy Rivers and how it works to identify strategic partnerships with Canopy Growth’s large portfolio of companies
  • Vertical integration and why Narbé doesn’t believe in it
  • A breakdown of the thirteen segments Narbé has identified in the cannabis value chain and which ones he predicts will be most profitable
  • Narbé’s advice on the do’s and don'ts for entrepreneurs looking to pitch to investors
  • Narbé’s investment philosophy and what he takes into consideration when deciding where to invest
  • A deep dive into some of Narbé’s biggest investments to date, including PharmHouse and Headset Inc.
  • Narbé’s shocking insight on the falling prices of products including dry flower, isolates, and extracts
  • Where Narbé sees the industry heading over the next few years

Sep 16 2019

37mins

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Ep 274 - The Billion Dollar Cannabis Marketplace

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Since launching in 2016, LeafLink has quickly become the largest e-commerce wholesale cannabis platform with $1 billion in annualized sales as of June 2019. 

In this episode, LeafLink CEO Ryan Smith gives us an inside look at what’s happening in the industry’s busiest marketplace.

Learn more at https://leaflink.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Ryan’s background in cannabis and how he came to start LeafLink
  • An inside look at LeafLink and the ways in which it helps brands and retailers streamline the ordering process
  • A breakdown of the companies using LeafLink and the number of new brands launching each week
  • How the marketplace on LeafLink has evolved over the last two years
  • A snapshot of the bestselling products on LeafLink and Ryan’s insight on up-and-comers
  • The data points Ryan finds most interesting about today’s cannabis marketplace
  • Ryan’s advice to entrepreneurs interested in creating a new cannabis product
  • Ways in which brands and retailers can differentiate themselves in the competitive cannabis space
  • Products LeafLink offers cannabis brands and retailers, including streamlined ordering, CRM, reporting tools, and fulfillment and shipment queues
  • Where LeafLink is currently at in the capital-raising process
  • Where Ryan sees LeafLink and the cannabis marketplace heading over the next few years

Sep 09 2019

42mins

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Cannabis Guru Ed Rosenthal Shares His Tips For The Perfect Grow - Encore

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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

Sep 02 2019

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Ep 273 - Stackable Grow Chambers Are Taking Cannabis To New Heights

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What happens when big data meets cultivation? Here to help us answer that is David Kessler of TriGrow, a leading cultivation solutions provider that just launched a grow chamber that will change cannabis as we know it.

Learn more at https://trigrow.com

Key Takeaways:

  • David’s background in cannabis and how he became Senior Vice President of TriGrow
  • An inside look at TriGrow and its turnkey systems approach to help cultivators achieve the highest consistency and quality possible
  • The different types of technology and automation at TriGrow, including their real-time monitoring software and stackable grow chambers
  • A breakdown of TriGrow’s state-of-the-art grow chambers and how they work to create a maximum of six canopy levels
  • How TriGrow’s stackable grow chambers impact comfortability in working with the plants
  • The precision with which TriGrow’s chambers can be optimized for different strains 
  • How TriGrow uses data to provide growers a reproducible environment for greater consistency in quality and yield
  • David’s insight on the future of smart growing and the significant role it will play in standardizing cannabis over the next 3-5 years

Aug 26 2019

45mins

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Ep 272 - The Last Barrier To Cannabis Beverages Has Fallen

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Efficacy and rate of absorption are important variables when taking CBD, but the reality is most products on the market aren’t fast-acting and don’t have the best bioavailability.

That’s why William Kleidon set out on a mission to crack the code on a delivery method that could provide both instant relief and optimal absorption, and he did not disappoint.

With their patented immediate absorption technology, William and his team at Ojai Energetics are going where no company has gone before: water-soluble full-spectrum CBD.

The result? A highly absorbable, precisely targeted oil that's disrupting the cannabinoid drink industry.

Learn more at https://www.cannainsider.com/ojai

Key Takeaways:

  • Will’s background in CBD and how he came to start Ojai Energetics
  • An inside look at Ojai Energetics and its mission to offer the most targeted, bioavailable CBD on the market
  • A breakdown of water-soluble CBD versus traditional fat-soluble CBD
  • How Ojai Energetics achieved its rapid 30-second onset
  • The many challenges Ojai has overcome to create a water-soluble full-spectrum CBD oil 
  • How Ojai’s water-soluble technology has overcome dosage and consistency issues with CBD drinks
  • Ojai’s bitter-to-sweet dosing method and how it allows consumers to achieve their optimal dose through taste
  • Will’s thoughts on intellectual property in the cannabis space and his focus on licensing Ojai’s IP versus using it solely for the company’s own products
  • Where Ojai Energetics is currently at in the capital-raising process
  • Where Will sees Ojai heading in the next few years and how the company’s water-soluble technology will mark the beginning of new and improved CBD drinks

Aug 19 2019

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Ep 271 - These LED Lights Are Capturing The Attention of Cannabis Growers

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When outfitting a modern cultivation facility, lighting is one of the most important investments.

With the right combination of spectrum and power, good lighting not only maximizes yield but also optimizes plant quality for home and commercial growers alike.

But how do you stay up to date on all the advancements of indoor lighting and determine the best scheme for your facility?

Here to help us tackle this is Noah Miller of Black Dog LED, makers of the best full-spectrum LED grow lights on the market.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Noah’s background in pharmaceuticals and how he came to enter the cannabis space
  • An inside look at Black Dog LED and its mission to offer cannabis growers the best lighting possible
  • A breakdown of LED lighting vs. traditional lighting solutions like HID including efficiency, cost, and ROI
  • The evolution of indoor lighting in the cannabis industry and why LED has become the standard
  • Noah’s advice on indoor lighting for home growers versus commercial growers
  • Mistakes Noah sees growers make when trying to create a successful cultivation facility
  • Misconceptions and myths surrounding LED lighting and Noah’s continual efforts to change public perception
  • Black Dog’s research on LED efficiency and ways in which the company is working to optimize facility lighting for greater yields
  • Where Noah sees indoor lighting heading in the next few years and what that could mean for home and commercial growers

Aug 12 2019

35mins

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Ep 270 - Synthetic Cannabinoids Are Opening Up A New World Of Possibilities

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Just as we’re becoming comfortable with the massive changes in cannabis legalization there enters a disruptive new technology called “Cannabinoid Biosynthesis” that has prompted a lot of interest among industry insiders.

Here to tell us more about it is Jason Poulos of Librede, a synthetic biology company and leader in cannabinoid biosynthesis based in Southern California.

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

Key Takeaways:

  • Jason’s background in biology and how it led him into the cannabis space
  • A deep dive into cannabinoid biosynthesis and how it’s disrupting the industry
  • An inside look at Librede and how the company has taken the lead in cannabinoid biosynthesis
  • The intricate work involved in designing a molecular drug that efficiently binds with its target
  • Exciting new discoveries surrounding the potential of cannabinoids beyond CBD and THC
  • The importance of CB1 and CB2 receptors and how they interact
  • The relationship between synthetic cannabinoids and cannabinoids found in nature and how Jason believes that relationship will grow
  • Ways in which we could misuse synthetic cannabinoids that we need to avoid
  • Where Jason sees the cannabinoid biosynthesis business heading in the next 3-5 years and how it will affect the cannabis industry

Aug 05 2019

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Ep 269 - Designer Cannabis Is On The Horizon Thanks To Molecular Science

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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

Jul 28 2019

45mins

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Using The Power of Ritual To Create Product-Market Fit - Encore

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Justin Singer is the co-founder of Still Water Brands, a company focused on cannabis consumers that really don’t see themselves as cannabis consumers because they feel uncomfortable with the existing methods of consumption.

For example, it is very confusing for a first-time cannabis consumer to understand why they don’t want to eat a 100mg infused chocolate bar, but instead, need to break it up into 10 or 20 pieces. First-time consumers ask, “wait, why do I need to break this bar up, isn’t a bar one dose?”

Justin and his team at Stillwater initially focused on rituals consumers are already comfortable with such as making a cup of tea. Stillwater’s water-soluble beverage additives including their best seller Ripple have resonated with a traditionally unrecognized and underserved market category.

Now Stillwater is going to offer their infused additives to other businesses.

This is a riveting interview you won’t want to miss.

Learn more at:http://stillwater.life/

Jul 22 2019

41mins

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