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CannaInsider - Interviews with the Business Leaders of The Legal Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD Industry

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

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


23 Dec 2019

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Expert Cannabis Grower Reveals Secrets and Insights - Holiday Encore 1 of 3

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.


16 Dec 2019

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

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


17 Feb 2020

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Ep 286 - Cannabis Trends To Watch in California Regulation from a Sacramento Insider

California is arguably the cannabis industry’s most impactful market with more and more developments taking place each month. Here to tell us about it is Khurshid Khoja, a business attorney constantly interfacing with Sacramento regulators and politicians to help his clients see what’s just around the corner.  Learn more at http://www.greenbridgelaw.com Key Takeaways: Khurshid’s background in business law and how he came to start Greenbridge Corporate Counsel How the California cannabis market is coping with high taxes and restrictive regulations  The biggest obstacles the cannabis industry faced in 2019 and those to come in 2020 The Interstate Commerce Clause and how it’s affecting the cannabis market How Oregon passed SB 582 and the doors it opens for licensed businesses in-state  Exciting new developments Khurshid foresees taking place in 2020 as well as areas to practice caution Whether or not Sacramento politicians can remedy the budget deficit and debt situation in California Khurshid’s advice to those looking to enter the California cannabis market


6 Jan 2020

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New Science Reveals Psilocybin Mushrooms Boast Incredible Benefits (Encore)

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

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2 Dec 2019

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Ep 285 - Hemp is Disrupting This 654 Billion Dollar Industry...

Hemp and cannabis are getting ready to disrupt one of the biggest industries in the world: beauty and skincare. Here to tell us about it is Melissa Jochim of High Beauty, a cannabis-infused cosmetics brand that’s hitting shelves in stores across the world, including the multinational beauty chain Sephora. Use promo code “Insider” for a discount on your purchase at https://highbeauty.com Key Takeaways: Melissa’s background in cannabis and how she came to start High Beauty An inside look at High Beauty and its mission to make canna-beauty products mainstream Current perceptions surrounding cannabis in the beauty and skincare space How hemp benefits the health and appearance of our skin The different products High Beauty now has to offer from masks to moisturizers A breakdown of the chemistry involved in creating cannabis-infused cosmetics Where High Beauty is available for purchase, including Sephora and Macy’s How Melissa sees the canna-beauty market evolving over the next few years


9 Dec 2019

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

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


2 Mar 2020

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Bringing Cutting Edge Science to Cannabis ­- Dr. Jon Vaught (Holiday Encore 3 of 3)

With the recent global surge in industrial hemp, scientists are moving into the hemp and cannabis space to provide cultivators the technologies and best practices of other industries. Helping lead the movement is Dr. Jon Vaught, CEO and founder of Front Range Biosciences, an agricultural biotechnology company that specializes in tissue culture cloning for cannabis and other high-value crops. In this episode, Dr. Jon shares how Front Range Biosciences is revolutionizing cloning methods to not only produce robust, healthy plants but also create new varieties that could disrupt the dietary and pharmaceutical industries. Learn more at https://www.frontrangebio.com Key Takeaways: A breakdown of Front Range Biosciences and the revolutionary biotechnology it’s bringing to the cannabis industry Dr. Jon’s background in biotechnology and what led him to start Front Range Biosciences The differences between cannabis and hemp A deep dive into Front Range Biosciences’ services, including its Clean Stock Nursery Program The ins and outs of tissue culture laboratories and the benefits they offer researchers and cultivators alike How to avoid common mistakes in cultivation, including exposing plants to disease Dr. Jon’s goals to create new plant varieties and cannabinoid profiles for the purposes of dietary supplements, nutraceutical products, and even pharmaceutical products Our current understanding of the cannabis genome and the exciting new discoveries Dr. Jon anticipates in the years to come


30 Dec 2019

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

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


3 Feb 2020

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