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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

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By Tracy-R - Feb 15 2019
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Serious (but not too serious) information about the cannabis industry. Very helpful and professional.

Great Podcast

By LuCeLa - Dec 21 2017
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Really enjoyed your most recent episode with Gary! Lots of good insight into a part of the cannabis industry that’s so important yet often overlooked

iTunes Ratings

22 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
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4
2
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Gets deep into the topics

By Tracy-R - Feb 15 2019
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Serious (but not too serious) information about the cannabis industry. Very helpful and professional.

Great Podcast

By LuCeLa - Dec 21 2017
Read more
Really enjoyed your most recent episode with Gary! Lots of good insight into a part of the cannabis industry that’s so important yet often overlooked
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NCIA Cannabis Industry Voice

Latest release on Jan 27, 2020

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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

Rank #1: Addressing the Cannabis Industry Banking Crisis

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Addressing the Cannabis Industry Banking Crisis as Bethany Moore speaks with Lance Ott, the Founder and CEO of Guardian Data Systems, and Board member of NCIA.

Dec 06 2016

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Rank #2: Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Passes. What's Next?

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What's next following the passage Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative and its implementation? Ben Pollara, campaign manager for the United for Care Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative fills us in.

Dec 19 2016

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Rank #3: From Topicals, To Bath Balms, To Distillate-Infused Rolling ...

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Today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice our host Bethany Moore is joined by Gary Heferle of Nordic Analytics. Gary's background is in anylytical science, which makes sense since he works for a lab for scientific analysis. Starting off working with stem cells now he has moved to the cannabis industry with Nordic Analytics. Nordic is Denver's Finest Marijuana Testing Facility, Nordic Analytical Laboratories is staffed by industry-leading scientists with extensive experience in the analysis of marijuana products. While working in the testing lab, Gary had to adjust to sample volumes increasing practically overnight. With new businesses popping up constantly, and the addition of new mandates, the sample load has been challenging and very rewarding. Along with the quantity, the quality of products coming through the doors has been amazing to watch. New strains that have better terpine profiles, higher potencies and products from topicals, to bath balms, to distillate-infused rolling papers keeps the day to day routine always changing.

Dec 15 2017

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Rank #4: Why Professionals Want To Work In The Industry

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Why professionals want to work in the cannabis industry with John Comeau, Founding Partner of H2 Talent. John is recognized as one of the leading recruiters in the country. In 2017, C-Level Search was designated as a Top Search Firm in North America. LinkedIn named C-Level Search the 24th "Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in North America" in a category with over 60,000 other staffing agencies. H2 Talent is creating new jobs where they haven’t existed and brought the entrepreneurs, visionaries, problem solvers, and disruptors into the “next great American industry”.

Nov 11 2019

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Rank #5: Cultivation Best Practices Round Table

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Cultivation Best Practices round table with Cody Hitchcock and James Cunningham. Cody Hitchcock is a horticulturist and grower for Smokey's Cannabis Co who has researched and performed field trials with a variety of plants and organic growing techniques in an effort to create sustainable and economic solutions for producing high-quality crops. James Cunningham is a native of Santa Cruz and the founder and driving force behind Fog City Farms, and Vertical Air Solutions. Fog City Farms is a leading-edge vertical cannabis farm located in Watsonville, CA.

Dec 16 2019

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Rank #6: Hybridizing, Back-crossing, And Breeding Numerous Cannabis Strains

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Today on NCIA Bethany is joined by Josh Malman, the Grow Operations Manager for The Clinic. Josh oversees all operations of the Clinic’s Grow Department including product quality and quantity management for all locations. Josh has assisted in the implementation of The Clinic’s operations in Illinois and Nevada. He is an expert in hybridizing, back-crossing, and breeding numerous cannabis strains. Prior to joining the Clinic in 2010, Josh worked for Nurserymen’s Exchange/BloomRite, the largest grower of indoor flowers, fresh cut herbs and potted edibles in the country. Josh holds a degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nov 29 2017

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Rank #7: Maine Marijuana Legalization with Glenn Peterson

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Maine Marijuana Legalization discussed as Bethany Moore welcomes Canuvo founder Glenn Peterson, whose company offers choices in medicinal grade cannabis.

Jan 09 2017

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Rank #8: Differing Regulations For Cannabis Products Versus CBD/Hemp-Derived Products

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Today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Edmond Torbati, of Founder/CEO Label Choices. Label Choices is a leading label company that has deep roots with some of the industries most recognized labels. For more than a decade, Label Choices has worked to deliver the highest quality labels and the best possible service. Label Choices is an environmentally conscious company that can provide your company with solutions to help minimize waste and lessen the impact on the environment. They speak about the differing regulations for cannabis products versus CBD/Hemp-derived products, and about some of the differences for those products and how that impacts an entrepreneurs experience in the industry.

Feb 04 2019

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Rank #9: A Unique Cannabis Business Consultant And Advisory Service Provider

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Today on NCIA we are joined by The Medician Man Brett Roper. Roper has an extensive background in business development, having successfully 'shepherded' several Form 10 and S1 filings as well as NASDAQ up listing efforts, most recently co-founding Medicine Man Technologies, a unique cannabis business consultant and advisory service provider. Mr. Roper has a substantial amount of RE based experience, managing acquisition, interim holding, and disposition of substantial industrial properties in the 50,000 to 400,000 SF range and is active in providing design insights for cannabis related property deployment. Mr. Roper has been responsible for management of a national marketing program for a regional RE developer having relationships with SIOR, NAI, CORFAC Global, NAIOP, and other real estate organizations across the country. Mr. Roper has served in a number of advisory capacities to other pre-public and public companies including corporate development, strategic initiative refinement, business turnaround, service as an independent board member, and management of investor relations fundamentals. His extraordinary background has allowed him to become a well-rounded 'quiet advisor' to many companies as well as investors in the Canna-business space.

Dec 11 2017

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Rank #10: Cannabis Commerce in Colorado

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Today on NCIA's Cannabis industry voice Bethany is joined by Mark Slaugh an established leader in one of the fastest growing industries in Colorado: Cannabis Commerce. As a double business major in international business and finance, Mark studied the economic viability of marijuana development and the benefit of regulated models and have followed the in and outs of this industry. Mark know what it takes to progressively move this new market forward at political, policy, and operational levels. He represent objective truth about cannabis and its economic, social, and political implications on society as a trusted resource for the media, marijuana businesses, and governments.

Aug 10 2017

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Rank #11: Extraction Experts And Their Extraction Methods

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Today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Sarah Hines, Production Manager at Proof Extracts. At Proof, they aim to make cannabis products more accessible and affordable. Proof first started making their CBD capsules and tinctures for friends, family, and other members of their medical collective and saw amazing results. When they went into dispensaries though, it always shocked them to see the expensive prices for CBD. That when they decided they could do it better, and much more affordable. Proof products offer all the same benefits everyone is accustomed to with clean, healthy, cannabis-derived CBD at a reasonable price. We talk about how Sarah got into the business in for first place and the pros and cons of what exactly Proof does. As well as let her explain what it was like being in a "Cage Match".

Nov 15 2018

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Rank #12: Recruiting For The Cannabis Industry

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Recruiting for the Cannabis Industry with Adam Kaplan, CEO of Kaplan Executive Search. Kaplan is a boutique executive search firm specializing in recruiting for the Cannabis Industry. Adam also serves on the Human Resources Committee at NCIA. The cannabis industry is expanding and becoming more sophisticated. Most people understand what the CEO, Chief Executive Officer, is but there are a few other C-suite level roles that are important as well.

Oct 14 2019

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Rank #13: Cannabis Education, Training, And Business-Building

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Today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice our host is joined by Donna Shields from The Holistic Cannabis Network. Donna is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has spent her career in food product development, as a cookbook author and nutrition spokesperson. Her experience is broad and wide, ranging from the US Army Medical Corp, faculty at the Culinary Institute of America and as a health communications expert at Fortune 100 companies. After successfully treating breast cancer with conventional and holistic treatments, she turned her attention to educating about the healing properties of cannabis. Based in the Boulder, CO area, Donna’s culinary cannabis expertise shines through in all her work, including as a contributor to The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook. The Holistic Cannabis Network is a cannabis education, training, and business-building platform for holistic-minded practitioners about medical marijuana and its integration with other healing modalities. The underlying strength of the Holistic Cannabis Network® is its principals life-long colleagues and friends Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN and Donna Shields, MS, RDN. As registered dietitian nutritionists with a combined 50 years of experience, we serve as the bedrock for a business built on education, science, and practical application. We offer a unique combination of well-respected credentials, functional medicine and integrative clinical nutrition experience, health communications expertise, and culinary know-how.

May 21 2018

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Rank #14: Designing The Cannabis Business Space

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Designing the cannabis business space with Christina Casile of Design 710. Christina is a certified interior designer with over 20 years of experience. Her company Design 710 assists both new and experienced businesses in the medical and adult-use cannabis industry. We talk about designing the business space because she has designed for dispensary and cultivation companies in the cannabis space, but also non-cannabis companies. We discuss what the similarities and differences are when you approach space design for cannabis versus non-cannabis.

Dec 02 2019

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Rank #15: The Largest Vertically Integrated Cannabis Manufacturer

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The largest vertically integrated cannabis manufacturer with Chris Hagedorn of Hawthorne Gardening. Hawthorne Gardening is the largest vertically integrated cannabis manufacturer, direct seller and service provider dedicated to servicing North America’s licensed producers and hydroponics retail industry. Chris Hagedorn has been on a mega shopping spree. As general manager of Hawthorne Gardening, Scotts Miracle-Gro’s hydroponics subsidiary for cannabis growers, Hagedorn has been instrumental in acquiring several major brands. On his watch, Hawthorne has spent approximately $1 billion snapping up Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, Botanicare, Gavita Horticulture Lighting, and other businesses. They speak about the science of cultivation, especially cultivating a product that is consumed by humans. Since there are some regulations in place, they go through his thoughts around responsibly growing products that consumers put into their bodies, usually as a wellness product. As well as the burdens of companies who may be pulling in high revenue but still don’t really make a profit. it’s clearly a symptom of the failed war on drugs and prohibition-era thinking, and it’s hurting the legally regulated cannabis industry.

Aug 05 2019

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Rank #16: Obstacles of Minority Cannabis Business Owners

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Obstacles of Minority Cannabis Business Owners discussed as Bethany Moore is joined by new Minority Cannabis Business Association President Shanita Penny M.B.A.

Apr 23 2018

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Rank #17: A Job Recruiting Platform Specifically For The Cannabis Industry

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A job recruiting platform specifically for the cannabis industry with Justinian Mason, Business Development Manager at Vangst Talent Network. VTN is a job recruiting platform specifically for the cannabis industry. Vangst is one of a handful of staffing and recruiting firms that focus on the cannabis industry. Another important topic in the cannabis industry is opening up business opportunities for those who have been most impacted by the war on drugs, so equity and diversity issues are on our minds as we’re building this new industry together.

Aug 12 2019

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Rank #18: Minority Cannabis Business Association Board Members Linda Mercado Greene and Shanita Penny

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NCIA's Michelle Rutter and Michael Correia moderate a discussion with Minority Cannabis Business Association Board Members Linda Mercado Greene and Shanita Penny.

Linda Mercado Greene MCBA Board of Directors, leads BCG Holdings, Inc, a minority woman-owned cannabis public relations and public
affairs firm in Washington, DC. Shanita Penny is an internationally recognized management consultant and CEO of Budding Solutions, a boutique cannabis consulting firm based in Baltimore, MD.

Founded in 2015, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first non-profit organization created to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs, employees, and patients/ consumers. The organization currently serves members from across the United States and
Canada. MCBA’s mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.

Oct 23 2017

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Rank #19: Helping Businesses Understand The Emerging Marijuana Market

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Helping businesses understand the emerging marijuana market with Jeffrey Stein, VP of Sales of Consumer Research Around Cannabis, based in Houston, TX. The company’s goal is to help marketers connect the dots between cannabis customers and the broader North American consumer economy. Consumer Research Around Cannabis provides client-focused research, designed in helping businesses understand the emerging marijuana market. The company offering insights into this category while attitudes and legislation evolve in the US and Canada. Their research facilitates decision making for clients such as investors, legislators, lobbyists, advocacy groups, advisors, product developers, competitive product companies, and other associated industries. Consumer Research Around Cannabis furnishes credible research to make timely, solid, well-informed decisions. There’s lots of polling out there, such as Gallup and Pew Center polls about legalization. Based on their research, we talk about what are we seeing as far as public opinion or approval in various markets of either adult-use and medical cannabis. As well as what other data points are interesting as Jeffrey looks into this research.

Apr 30 2019

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Rank #20: Cutting-Edge And Versatile Vaporizer Products

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Cutting-edge and versatile vaporizer products. We are joined by Ali Abouzalam of Bee Nails based in Fort Collins, Colorado, producing vaporizer products. Bee Nails has donated to and volunteered with with local charities and beekeepers such as the National MS foundation and Colorado Beekeeper’s Association. Bee-Nails was founded in 2015 and is the Colorado Vaporizer Company that puts its people before its profits. Their passion is to deliver "The Buzz Effect" through providing cutting-edge and versatile vaporizer products. They are an industry leader because of you, the Colony. Bee Nails continuously innovate their designs for their E-nails, E-Nail Kits, Wax Vaporizers, and Dab Rigs primarily based on Colony feedback.

Mar 08 2019

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Compliance In Cannabis

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Compliance in cannabis with Allison Kopf. Allison is the founder and CEO of Artemis, a Cultivation Management Platform serving the fruit, vegetable, floriculture, cannabis, and hemp industries. In 2015, Allison won the highly coveted Disrupt Cup at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco with the seed that would become Artemis. Allison was named a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 as well as one of New York Business Journal's 2019 "Women of Influence." We talk about that same old song we all know: compliance. It’s necessary and a part of regulations, but sometimes these can be very burdensome for business owners trying to navigate running their businesses while keeping up with compliance.

Jan 27 2020

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Science, Business, Cannabis, & Technology

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Science, Business, Cannabis, & Technology with Charles Warner CEO at IPW and Editor-in-Chief Cannabis & Tech Today the leading publication for all things Science, Business, Cannabis, & Technology. Innovative Properties Worldwide, a marketing agency and publishing company based out of Denver, Colorado. Charles is a powerhouse of experience and insight as well as a thoughtful storyteller who is focused on building audience engagement while inspiring and informing. During his time as a gun team leader in the U.S. Army, Charles learned the importance of communicating effectively. These skills helped him to establish himself as the CEO of Mainstream Media International, producing official championship publications for the NCAA, PGA, NASCAR, and even the Super Bowl and World Series.

Jan 20 2020

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Technologies For Human Diagnostics, Food Safety, And Agriculture

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Technologies for human diagnostics, food safety, and agriculture Jon Vaught, CEO and Co-Founder of Front Range Biosciences. Dr. Jonathan Vaught has more than 15 years of experience in developing and commercializing technologies for human diagnostics, food safety, and agriculture. He also operates a small farm at his residence in Colorado and founder of Mountain Flower Dairy, a non-profit focused on providing educational opportunities for locals to learn about where their food comes from.

Jan 13 2020

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NCIA 2019 Rewind With Justinian Mason And Christie Lunsford

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NCIA 2019 Rewind With Justinian Mason And Christie Lunsford. A job recruiting platform specifically for the cannabis industry with Justinian Mason, Business Development Manager at Vangst Talent Network. VTN is a job recruiting platform specifically for the cannabis industry. Vangst is one of a handful of staffing and recruiting firms that focus on the cannabis industry. Another important topic in the cannabis industry is opening up business opportunities for those who have been most impacted by the war on drugs, so equity and diversity issues are on our minds as we’re building this new industry together. We’ve seen in certain states like Massachusetts & Oakland CA programs that set aside a certain number of direct to plant licenses for people of color, but that is more of an ownership level. Vangst believes that having an exceptional internal team allows them to best serve their clients. That’s why VTN prides itself on hiring the most talented internal staff for every aspect of our business. As well as their constant growth is a testament to their devotion to being ahead of the game in the rapidly growing cannabis space. We talk about the advice Justinian has for someone who wants to get a job in the cannabis industry but has no real experience yet and much more.

State-level symposiums on hemp throughout 2019 with Christie Lunsford, The Hemp Biz Conference. Christie has been involved in the cannabis and hemp movement for more than a decade and provides consulting and education. She is currently holding state-level symposiums on hemp throughout 2019 and hosting an add-on workshop called NCIA’s Hemp Biz Conference at our upcoming Cannabis Business Summit. Christie has also served as a consultant during the licensing, development, and formulation phases of multiple cultivations, medical cannabis centers and infused product manufacturers in California, Colorado, Illinois, and Washington State. Recently, Christie successfully guided a client through a complex regulatory process to obtain one of the five medical cannabis business permits awarded in New York State. Prior to launching Endocannabinoidology, Christie distinguished herself as an industry leader by focusing on cannabis industry product standards. She served on the 2013 American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee, and currently sits on the Standards Creations Committee for both Infused Products and Cultivation of the Foundation of United Cannabis Standards (FOCUS).

Dec 30 2019

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NCIA 2019 Rewind With Adam Smith And Ari Cohen

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NCIA 2019 Rewind With Adam Smith And Ari Cohen. Allowing exportation of cannabis out of Oregon with Adam Smith from Craft Cannabis Alliance. In a career spanning more than two decades, Adam has been sole or collaborative founder of a series of successful non-profits and public policy campaigns, has served on the boards of directors for statewide and national civic engagement organizations, led teams of nurses in collective bargaining negotiations across Oregon, lobbied members of Congress and state legislatures, advised non-profit and for-profit clients on a range of issues, and was a founding partner in a company bringing Pacific Northwest craft beer and artisan wine to Hawaii. Adam’s writing on drug policy and civic engagement has appeared in more than 40 print and online publications, including REASON Magazine, The Guardian UK, Mother Jones Online, Alternet, and The Razorwire. He has also produced chapters for the books Busted; Stone Cowboys, Narco-Lords, and America’s War on Drugs, Drug Trafficking and How To Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. Oregon is seeking the legislative process surrounding allowing exportation of cannabis out of Oregon, we speak about that process and much more.

The Future of Cannabis with Ari Cohen, Vice President of Operations with Dixie Brands. Dixie began as a smaller operation about ten years ago and has since then has expanded exponentially and is in almost every dispensary in Colorado. That means a lot of fast scaling up and hiring a lot of people. At Dixie, they believe that cannabis is powerful, that quality is important and that accurate dosing is everything. This is why, since 2010, they've been leading the industry through research, education, and advocacy. Dixie has also established ourselves as the trusted source for innovative, safe, effective and delicious cannabis products along the way. Dixie handcrafts every product with pure-extracted THC and a process they are proud of. They go far above and beyond the mandated batch testing and triple lab test every product they sell. Because when it comes to cannabis, consistency, and accuracy are highly important. Given Ari's experience in the restaurant industry prior to joining Dixie, where restaurants are launching and expanding and scaling up, we talk about how the skills gained in that sector have helped him at his position.

Dec 23 2019

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Cultivation Best Practices Round Table

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Cultivation Best Practices round table with Cody Hitchcock and James Cunningham. Cody Hitchcock is a horticulturist and grower for Smokey's Cannabis Co who has researched and performed field trials with a variety of plants and organic growing techniques in an effort to create sustainable and economic solutions for producing high-quality crops. James Cunningham is a native of Santa Cruz and the founder and driving force behind Fog City Farms, and Vertical Air Solutions. Fog City Farms is a leading-edge vertical cannabis farm located in Watsonville, CA.

Dec 16 2019

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Streamlining The Integration Of Nanotechnologies

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Streamlining the integration of our nanotechnologies with Andrew Wong of Axiomm. Andrew co-founded Axiomm Technologies in late 2017. Axiomm is a technology company whose team of technical experts combines academic and industrial expertise in the development and commercialization of novel manufacturing and consumption methods. As our industry becomes more sophisticated, I’m constantly amazed at how high-tech cannabis can be specifically nanotechnology comes to mind.

Dec 09 2019

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Designing The Cannabis Business Space

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Designing the cannabis business space with Christina Casile of Design 710. Christina is a certified interior designer with over 20 years of experience. Her company Design 710 assists both new and experienced businesses in the medical and adult-use cannabis industry. We talk about designing the business space because she has designed for dispensary and cultivation companies in the cannabis space, but also non-cannabis companies. We discuss what the similarities and differences are when you approach space design for cannabis versus non-cannabis.

Dec 02 2019

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Helping Cannabis Retailers Maximize Performance

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Helping cannabis retailers maximize performance with Ben Curren, founder, and CEO of Green Bits. Green Bits provides smart management solutions that are helping cannabis retailers maximize performance and make better business decisions. Our robust retail platform – with automated state-by-state compliance, inventory control, and personalized insights – enables owners, managers, and budtenders to run, protect, and grow their businesses with ease. The company serves more than 1,100 cannabis retailers across 13 states and processes more than $3.5B in cannabis sales annually.

Ben Curren is the CEO and Founder of Green Bits, the nation’s leading retail management and compliance platform for the legal cannabis industry. Founded in 2014, Green Bits helps legal cannabis retailers run compliant, operationally efficient and growing stores. The platform serves more than 1,100 cannabis retailers across 13 states and processes more than $3.5 billion in sales annually through its point-of-sale platform.

Nov 25 2019

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Developing And Improving Equipment For Safe Extraction

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Developing and improving equipment for safe extraction with Ben Stephens Founder and CTO at Delta Separations. Delta Separations, founded in 2015 is a hardware manufacturer based out of Santa Rosa, California. They are dedicated to developing and improving equipment for safe extraction of high-quality oil from plant-based biomass, primarily for the cannabis and hemp industries.

Ben is an expert on machinery and technology, and he's really gotten his hand's dirty building and even inventing new extraction machines. We talk about that journey to build the perfect machine for extractions. Ben explains some of the differences between extraction methods because there’s a debate about certain ways of extraction being “better” or “cleaner” than others.

We also take a deep dive into Ben's thoughts around some of the challenges he's seeing our industry dealing with currently. We know the obvious ones like federal prohibition, banking access, insufferable tax rates, etc. People are eager to be in this industry but may not realize some of the hoops they need to jump through. We cover this and much more on Developing and improving equipment for safe extraction with Ben Stephens Founder and CTO at Delta Separations.

Nov 19 2019

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Energy Efficiency In Cannabis Facilities

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Energy efficiency in cannabis facilities with Andrew Myers, co-founder, and CEO of ProGrowTech. Andrew is among the nation’s leading, innovative LED lighting experts for horticulture and cannabis sectors, and Co-author, 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. He is also a Board Member and former Executive Director, Arizona Dispensaries Association and Co-founder, Arizona Medical Marijuana Association. Andrew Myers is co-founder and CEO of ProGrowTech. In addition to establishing and executing the company’s overarching vision, he is instrumental in driving the implementation of operational, research and product development activities to help expand the company’s footprint nationwide.

Nov 18 2019

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Why Professionals Want To Work In The Industry

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Why professionals want to work in the cannabis industry with John Comeau, Founding Partner of H2 Talent. John is recognized as one of the leading recruiters in the country. In 2017, C-Level Search was designated as a Top Search Firm in North America. LinkedIn named C-Level Search the 24th "Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in North America" in a category with over 60,000 other staffing agencies. H2 Talent is creating new jobs where they haven’t existed and brought the entrepreneurs, visionaries, problem solvers, and disruptors into the “next great American industry”.

Nov 11 2019

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Cannabinoid Science For Planetary Health And Well-Being

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Cannabinoid science for planetary health and well-being with Steve Goldner of Pure Green. Pure Green provides Cannabinoid science for planetary health and well-being. Pure Green creates pharmaceutical grade solutions for everyday ailments and chronic conditions. Stephen Goldner has served as FDA Advisor to the NIH, advising medical device and drug developers and grant awardees. Steve is a forensic toxicologist and to the laywoman, that means he has done medical examinations, autopsies, and has an intimate understanding of the disease.

Nov 04 2019

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The Fast Pace Growth And Expansion In Cannabis

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The fast pace growth and expansion in cannabis with Noah Miller, CEO of Black Dog LED. He’s been with the company since November 2011, bringing experience from both startups and large corporations. Black Dog LED provides LED grow lights for the cannabis industry and beyond. As far as scaling Noah's business, which his company has been around since medical-only programs, and at this point almost 6 years into adult legalization in some states including Colorado. He is keeping up with all that by scaling fast.

Oct 28 2019

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Sustainability In The Cannabis Industry

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Sustainability in the cannabis industry with Emily Backus, Sustainability Advisor at Denver Dept of Public Health. Emily Backus, Sustainability Advisor at the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment focusing on Environmental Quality and leads the Denver Cannabis Sustainability Workgroup.

Oct 21 2019

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Recruiting For The Cannabis Industry

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Recruiting for the Cannabis Industry with Adam Kaplan, CEO of Kaplan Executive Search. Kaplan is a boutique executive search firm specializing in recruiting for the Cannabis Industry. Adam also serves on the Human Resources Committee at NCIA. The cannabis industry is expanding and becoming more sophisticated. Most people understand what the CEO, Chief Executive Officer, is but there are a few other C-suite level roles that are important as well.

Oct 14 2019

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Accurate Awareness Of The Cannabis Industry

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Accurate awareness of the cannabis industry with Anthony Bratti of LOCALiQ. LOCALiQ offers data-driven digital marketing solutions and is a part of the USA Today network. LOCALIQ simplifies local marketing with unparalleled data and insights, smart technology that learns what works for you. They rely on story telling that helps your business connect with local consumers. Their digital marketing agency offers SEO and PPC services, social media marketing, web design help, and much more. There’s a lot of war-on-drugs rhetoric leftover from prohibition. And now between medical, adult-use, and now hemp/CBD products are complicating things, there’s a lot of confusion. They talk about what can we as an industry or specifically cannabis companies themselves do to create more accurate awareness and knowledge of real information. As well as advice Bratti would have for the industry.

Oct 02 2019

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Cannabis Facility Design

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Cannabis facility design with Andy Poticha, CEO of Cannabis Facility Construction. Focusing on cannabis facility design and build projects. Including cultivation, dispensaries, and processing. When we talk about building our businesses, we often think about the software and the people and other resources, but there’s the ACTUAL building of our businesses. Specifically these huge cultivation and manufacturing warehouses and buildings.

Sep 30 2019

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Cannabis Venture Capital Investment

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Cannabis venture capital investment Canopy River's President and CEO. Canopy Rivers is a cannabis venture capital investment and operating platform with a strategic partnership with Canopy Growth Corporation. Canopy Rivers is a unique cannabis venture capital investment and operating platform. The Company is managed by an experienced team of qualified financial and technical professionals with deep industry experience and relationship networks, but what makes Canopy Rivers truly unique is the Company’s strategic partnership and cornerstone investment from Canopy Growth Corporation.

Sep 23 2019

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New Cannabis Market Expansion

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New cannabis market expansion with Jocelyn Sheltraw, Director of Regional Strategy for Headset. Headset provides Business Intelligence for cannabis companies, from dispensaries and retailers to product manufacturers and growers. She is responsible for strategy and operations in California, along with new cannabis market expansion. Jocelyn also advocates for women in technology leadership positions and against the social stigma of the cannabis user. So people who want to use CBD as a wellness product, perhaps they’re looking for edibles and want the wellness effects but not the “high” from THC.

Sep 16 2019

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By Tracy-R - Feb 15 2019
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Serious (but not too serious) information about the cannabis industry. Very helpful and professional.

Great Podcast

By LuCeLa - Dec 21 2017
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Really enjoyed your most recent episode with Gary! Lots of good insight into a part of the cannabis industry that’s so important yet often overlooked