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Ganjapreneur is a cannabis business resource. Our podcast gives us an opportunity to speak directly with the stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

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Ganjapreneur is a cannabis business resource. Our podcast gives us an opportunity to speak directly with the stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

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33 Ratings
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Informative, especially for someone new to the industry

By thegreatvanyage - Feb 17 2020
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Engaging and interesting. A variety of hosts who are experts in their field.

Best Cannabis Business Podcast

By Cthulhugus - Aug 07 2018
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Ganjapreneur is the most professional cannabis products and I love it. If you want something less than the deep dives of Periodic Effects, but more than just a news recap especially if you are on the West Coast this is the podcast for you. Fun, fast and professional this is like an NPR interview show for the cannabis professional or patient. Highly recommended!

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
5
2
1
2

Informative, especially for someone new to the industry

By thegreatvanyage - Feb 17 2020
Read more
Engaging and interesting. A variety of hosts who are experts in their field.

Best Cannabis Business Podcast

By Cthulhugus - Aug 07 2018
Read more
Ganjapreneur is the most professional cannabis products and I love it. If you want something less than the deep dives of Periodic Effects, but more than just a news recap especially if you are on the West Coast this is the podcast for you. Fun, fast and professional this is like an NPR interview show for the cannabis professional or patient. Highly recommended!
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The Ganjapreneur Podcast

Latest release on Jul 23, 2020

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Ganjapreneur is a cannabis business resource. Our podcast gives us an opportunity to speak directly with the stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

Rank #1: Kristen Yoder: Calling Out BS in the Cannabis Industry

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Kristen Yoder is CEO of cannabis business advisory firm Soil to the Oil and hosts The CannaBS Detector podcast.

As a veteran of California’s cannabis industry with professional experience in nearly every facet of the business, Kristen joined our own podcast host TG Branfalt for a chat about the state of cannabis as it moves out of the gray and into the heavily restricted legal marketplace. In this interview, we hear Kristen’s 14-year story of exploring the industry — from starting as a dispensary worker, advancing into cultivation, then edibles manufacturing, then as a project manager, and eventually becoming an independent strategic business advisor — and she shares important truths about the industry that may be hard to hear for entrepreneurs or investors who are considering a career in cannabis.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/kristen-yoder-calling-out-bs-in-the-cannabis-industry/

May 23 2019

46mins

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Rank #2: Brad Bogus: Simplifying Wholesale Cannabis Connections

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Brad Bogus is the Vice President of Marketing for Confident Cannabis, a wholesale cannabis platform that connects cannabis cultivators, laboratories, and retailers. Brad recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an in-depth interview ranging from cannabis journalism — Brad served nine months as general manager for The Cannabist, the once-vibrant cannabis news outlet powered by The Denver Post — to the latest discoveries regarding cannabis classification, including a new emphasis on terpene content, unique cannabinoids such as CBG and THCV, and more! Brad also shares the latest offering from Confident Cannabis, Connect, which is capable of 3D-mapping cannabis purchase and distribution trends on a national scale.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/brad-bogus-simplifying-wholesale-cannabis-connections/

Oct 16 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: Chris Hagedorn: Cultivation Supplies for the Cannabis Industry

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Chris Hagedorn is the general manager for Hawthorne Gardening Company, a business venture that provides all the cultivation needs of a state-legal cannabis operator. Chris recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview that ranges from broad entrepreneurialism to the latest federal cannabis policy developments. During their conversation, Chris discusses Hawthorne‘s status as a subsidiary to Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro — the cultivation supplies powerhouse that has become a household brand throughout decades of success — and offers a unique look at his experiences coming from a more corporate environment at Scotts to the new and burgeoning cannabis space.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/chris-hagedorn-cultivation-supplies-for-the-cannabis-industry/

Dec 05 2019

45mins

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Rank #4: Peter Vogel: Connecting Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Investors

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Peter Vogel is the CEO of Leafwire, a cannabis business-focused social media platform known commonly as “the LinkedIn of cannabis.”

Peter recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to talk about what separates Leafwire from other social media platforms, the importance of networking in the cannabis industry, how software and technology play an important role in the industry’s success, and more!

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/peter-vogel-connecting-cannabis-entrepreneurs-and-investors/

May 30 2019

40mins

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Rank #5: From Side-Hustle to Industry Leader: the Story of Leafly

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If you have ever looked up information about a particular cannabis strain online, there is a good chance you are familiar with the website Leafly.com. Leafly is one of the most widely-used and well-known web resources for cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients worldwide, and it has greatly influenced the world of visual design in the cannabis industry. The website was launched in 2010 by Cy Scott, Brian Wansolich, and Scott Vickers, three friends & coworkers who still had day jobs in the tech industry. Two years later, they sold the company to cannabis investment firm Privateer Holdings, and embarked on a new mission to provide cannabis entrepreneurs reliable information to help them better run their businesses.

In this special edition of the Ganjapreneur podcast, our Chief Operating Officer, Noel Abbott, sits down with the three original founders of Leafly to hear about their experience creating the world's largest online portal for cannabis information, and how that experience helped them prepare to launch their new company, Headset, a market data platform for cannabis business owners.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/side-hustle-industry-leader-story-leafly/

Oct 10 2017

39mins

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Rank #6: David Murét: Getting a Job in the Cannabis Industry

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Want a job in cannabis? David Murét of Viridian Staffing joins show host Shango Los to discuss where the jobs are in this exploding market and how you can get one. Viridian Staffing is a recruiting agency in Washington that connects employers with job-seekers in the legal cannabis industry. Companies in Washington have hired Viridian to find and place candidates in job roles ranging from entry-level to executive, in every sector and niche of the marijuana market.

In this show, David and Shango discuss what types of jobs these companies are hiring for, how cannabis jobs compare to jobs in more established industries, how cannabis growers in prohibition states can apply to job openings in legal states, and what steps an average person can take to find employment with a cannabis company.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/getting-job-cannabis-industry/

Aug 12 2015

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Rank #7: Steve Deangelo: Evolution of the Cannabis Industry

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Steve DeAngelo — who is is nothing short of a cannabis industry icon, having co-founded Harborside, Steep Hill Labs, Arcview Group, and the NCIA — recently returned to the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast for an interview with our host TG Branfalt.

In this interview, Steve shares the experiences that led to his entry to the cannabis movement and eventually the professional cannabis space. From his earliest advocacy efforts, toking up in front of the White House at the annual 4th of July smoke-in, to the modern industry's launch following California's historic medical cannabis legalization, Steve shares the inspiration behind Harborside and explains how the birth of that now-iconic business led also to the founding of Steep Hill Labs (the nation's first cannabis testing lab), the National Cannabis Industry Association (the industry's first trade organization), and eventually the Arcview Group. He also shares stories of grappling with the reality of doing business in a post-prohibition landscape despite the thousands of individuals still locked away for cannabis crimes, and explains his plan for ending cannabis imprisonment on a global scale.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/steve-deangelo-evolution-of-the-cannabis-industry/

Sep 11 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: Kyle Speidell: The Business of Cannabis Retail

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Kyle Speidell is the co-CEO of The Green Solution, a popular cannabis retailer chain in Colorado.

In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Kyle joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss Colorado’s retail cannabis market and share what it’s been like as one of the state’s earliest and most successful dispensary enterprises. This interview covers what changes Kyle would like to see to Colorado’s strict cannabis regulatory regime, the early migration from a medical to an adult-use market, and more.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/kyle-speidell-the-business-of-cannabis-retail/

Nov 29 2017

42mins

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Rank #9: Michael Brubeck: How to Identify a Winning Cannabis Investment

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Michael Brubeck is the founder and CEO of Centuria Foods and author of Tipping the Scales, a book about cannabis industry financing that helps canna-curious investors identify characteristics of a successful venture.

For this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Michael joined our host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early time in the industry — where he encountered the very real threat of federal enforcement and a lengthy prison sentence — to today, where he has grown his company into a multinational and powerhouse provider of high-quality CBD hemp oil. The two also talk about Tipping the Scales, seeking to clarify some of the book’s more controversial points.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/michael-brubeck-how-identify-winning-cannabis-investment/

Feb 09 2018

34mins

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Rank #10: Spark the Conversation: Michael Katz, Evoxe Labs

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Michael Katz is the owner and founder of Evoxe Laboratories, a family business that offers innovative vaporizer technology combining cannabinoids with organically grown essential oils. Michael joined Spark the Conversation podcast host Bianca Green for an interview at the Emerald Cup in December. In this episode, Michael and Bianca talk about the cannabis industry's dwindling stigma, emigrating from the East to the West coast to start a family business in cannabis, making the change from a media-focused career in videography to owning and operating a company providing an actual, tangible product, and more!

May 04 2017

29mins

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Rank #11: Emma Chasen: Educating the World About Cannabis Science

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Emma Chasen is the Director of Education for Sativa Science Club, an organization that encourages industry-wide quality standards. She also, in 2016, received the Willamette Week‘s Portland, Oregon Best Budtender award.

In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Emma joined our host TG Branfalt for a conversation about the creation process behind her educational courses for individuals seeking careers in the cannabis space and why she thinks the cannabis industry should move away from the indica/sativa binary of categorizing cannabis cultivars. The interview also covers how she became a budtender for Farma (a Portland, Oregon-based dispensary that emphasizes a scientific definition and understanding of cannabis), her rise through the ranks of the cannabis space to eventually become the dispensary’s general manager, and what advice she would offer to somebody who is working in — or interested in — the retail side of the cannabis industry.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/emma-chasen-educating-the-world-on-cannabis-science/

Mar 08 2018

42mins

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Rank #12: Jerry Whiting: The CBD Cannabis Market

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In this episode of Ganjapreneur, Shango Los discusses high CBD strains with Jerry Whiting of LeBlanc CNE.

Jerry works in cooperation with ProjectCBD.org to develop and distribute specialty CBD strains to patients. We discuss the CBD market, specific CBD strains and how to think about CBD:THC ratios.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/jerry-whiting-the-cbd-cannabis-market/

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/jerry-whiting-the-cbd-cannabis-market/

Jul 17 2015

29mins

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Rank #13: Eli Harrington: Embracing a Small Business Cannabis Landscape

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Eli Harrington is the co-founder and managing editor of Heady Vermont, a cannabis news outlet dedicated to Vermont's medical cannabis industry and culture, and host of the Vermontijuana Podcast.

In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast interview, Eli joins our host TG Branfalt — who is currently a Vermont resident, as well — to discuss cannabis' entrepreneurial culture in Vermont and throughout the North Eastern states. The two also discuss Eli's organization efforts for Vermont's recent HempFest (and the event's many successes), talk about the endless possibilities of the industrial hemp revolution, swap stories about being cannabis journalists, and much more!

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/eli-harrington-embracing-a-small-business-cannabis-landscape/

Nov 02 2017

49mins

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Rank #14: Jon Vaught: Cannabis and Tissue Culture Cloning

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Jon Vaught is the CEO of Front Range Biosciences, a cannabis agriculture firm based out of Boulder, Colorado that specializes in tissue culture cloning for the cannabis industry.

Jon recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early career in organic chemistry and agriculture science, Front Range’s successful seed round of investments, how the company is revolutionizing cloning methods for the cannabis industry with tissue culture technology, the regulatory and logistical challenges they have faced along the way, and more!

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/jon-vaught-cannabis-and-tissue-culture-cloning/

Nov 08 2017

44mins

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Rank #15: Vanessa Corrales: Infusing an Edibles Brand with Personality

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Vanessa Corrales is the founder of B-Edibles in San Diego, California, an infused edibles manufacturer that creates infused sugar products and is particularly well-known for offering medicated cotton candy.

This Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode features Vanessa and our host TG Branfalt in a how being a medical cannabis patient led to her pursuing a career as a medical cannabis entrepreneur and how B-Edibles’ bubbly and colorful branding plays to her desire to express uniqueness and her own personality in the cannabis space. The interview also covers a brand new project that Vanessa has taken up that is aimed at bringing a modern education about medical cannabis and cannabis culture to native Spanish-speakers — and much, much more!

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/vanessa-corrales-infusing-edibles-brand-with-personality/

Aug 09 2017

41mins

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Rank #16: Ryan Smith: Creating a B2B Wholesale Cannabis Marketplace

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Ryan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of LeafLink, a business-to-business digital marketplace for cannabis retailers, producers, and processors to trade wholesale cannabis products.

Ryan recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview about LeafLink’s founding, the success they have found so far, and the difficulties and goals that still lie ahead. He also shares his thoughts about the state of the industry (including which states he is eyeing for future expansion), which professional qualities he looks for when hiring for Leaflink, and more!

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/ryan-smith-creating-b2b-wholesale-cannabis-marketplace/

Apr 26 2018

33mins

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Rank #17: Hazel Fruitman: Mobile Marketing Strategies for Cannabis Businesses

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Hazel Fruitman is the CEO of Cannabis Wallet, a company that specializes in unique mobile marketing strategies and customer engagement for companies operating in the cannabis space. Cannabis Wallet offers a mobile wallet pass that can be added to a mobile device and gives companies the ability to interact with their customers in a more tangible and personal way.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/hazel-fruitman-cannabis-wallet-mobile-marketing-strategies/

Sep 06 2017

35mins

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Rank #18: Lindsey Mintz: Combining Cannabis Education & Retail

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Lindsey Mintz is the owner and managing partner of Smokin’ Gun Apothecary, a prohibition-themed and self-described “late-night” cannabis dispensary located in Glendale, Colorado. Lindsey is also a co-founder of Arcanum, a hemp CBD company that focuses on creating approachable CBD products for athletes, including unique offerings like CBD-infused kinesiology tape.

In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Lindsey and our host TG Branfalt dive into a discussion of Colorado’s retail cannabis industry and the day-to-day operations of running a cannabis dispensary. We hear about the Smokin’ Gun Apothecary’s brand mission to spread cannabis education and Lindsey shares some of her experiences as both a cannabis business operator and current city council member for her local community.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/lindsey-mintz-combining-cannabis-education-retail/

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #19: Michelle Sexton: Understanding Cannabis Testing Inconsistencies

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When it is fully legalized, cannabis will be regulated just like any other consumable product. Scientific testing to determine potency and safety will be mandated, as it is in Washington and Colorado. However, producers in these states have frequently complained about inconsistent results when they have submitted samples from the same lot to different labs. This has caused many to question the validity of mandated testing, the individual laboratories, and the science of cannabis testing itself.
In our latest podcast, Shango Los speaks with Dr. Michelle Sexton of Phytalab, a prominent cannabis testing lab in Washington State, about how the Schedule 1 status of cannabis has hindered the necessary scientific research that goes into forming the foundational understanding that is established regarding other plants in the market. This has led to the adoption of different standards by different labs, which–along with many other factors–has contributed to the significant variance in testing results that cannabis producers in regulated markets have witnessed.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/michelle-sexton-cannabis-testing-inconsistencies/

Jun 16 2015

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Rank #20: Dr. Jon Cachat: Training Future Cannabis Lab Techs

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Dr. Jon Cachat is the Director of Laboratory Science & Undergraduate Research at Hocking College — the first institute of higher education in Ohio to satisfy the state’s medical cannabis testing lab needs.

In the latest episode of the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast, Dr. Cachat is welcomed back to the show by our host TG Branfalt to discuss the new and rigorous academic program. In this interview, Dr. Cachat describes the wide variety of students who are drawn to the program, how he has honed the curriculum to focus on more than just the chemistry of testing cannabis products, and his perception of how higher education institutions have changed their tune in recent years towards the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

For a full transcript:
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/dr-jon-cachat-training-future-cannabis-lab-techs/

Apr 18 2019

42mins

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Jake Bullock: Redefining 'Social Drinking' With Cannabis

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Cannabis beverages are becoming more and more common as the industry takes shape. As a self-made expert in cannabis beverage infusions, Jake recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to discuss Cann's company history, explain how his background in mainstream finance influenced his decision to enter the cannabis space, and describe cannabis consumers' rapidly changing preferences, which have placed a new emphasis on low-dose and microdose cannabis products.

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Jul 23 2020

37mins

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Brent & Barry Walker: Growing a Multi-State Cannabis Business

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Brent and Barry Walkers are the two brothers behind Dub Bros, a California-based cannabis company with a foothold in multiple state-legal marketplaces. This conversation with our podcast host TG Branfalt covers Dub Bros' early entrance to the space, the business strategies that have driven their success so far, transitioning out of the gray market as regulations come online, their push into new and burgeoning state markets, and more!

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/brent-barry-walker-growing-a-multi-state-cannabis-business/

Jun 26 2020

40mins

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Jeremy O'Keefe: The Importance of Information Security in the Cannabis Industry

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Jeremy O'Keefe is the CEO of Yobi, a streamlined software platform that addresses the unique point of sale and seed-to-sale requirements of the cannabis industry. Jeremy and Ganjapreneur's podcast host TG Branfalt recently connected for a conversation about cannabis software, where many technology companies in the space have gone wrong, the importance of information security in the digital age, the advantages of using Yobi's software suite, and more!

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Jun 17 2020

29mins

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David Kessler: Optimizing Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Facilities

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David recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to discuss the potential of Agrify's cultivation technology, the important role being played by data collection and analysis in the modern cannabis industry, his advice for entrepreneurs who are feeling overwhelmed by the advent of technology in cultivation practices, and more!

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Jun 10 2020

39mins

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Morgan Fox: Lobbying for the Future of Cannabis

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For his second appearance on the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Morgan joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss federal cannabis policy progress in 2020 and in the post-coronavirus political landscape. In this episode, Morgan shares where he thinks industry lobbyists have succeeded so far, where more progress is needed, how cannabis businesses can utilize responsible messaging to bolster the industry as a whole, and more.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/morgan-fox-lobbying-for-the-future-of-cannabis/

May 28 2020

32mins

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Catharine Dockery: How Cannabis Complements Traditional 'Vice' Industries

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Catharine Dockery is a founding partner of Vice Ventures, a venture capital fund that focuses on industries typically avoided by mainstream investors. In this podcast interview, Catharine shares how she transitioned into the unique investment model, her advice for finding and building a successful brand, and more.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/catharine-dockery-how-cannabis-complements-traditional-vice-industries/

May 20 2020

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Keegan Peterson: Cannabis Industry HR and Payroll Solutions

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Keegan Peterson recently joined TG Branfalt, host of the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast, to share Wurk's vision for the cannabis space and to discuss major challenges and opportunities facing the industry, including high employee turnover rates, the slow but steady evolution of cannabis employee benefits, the importance of human resources and innovative payroll solutions, and more!

Full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/keegan-peterson-cannabis-industry-hr-and-payroll-solutions/

May 14 2020

33mins

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Andi Novick & Brian Farmer: Fighting for Craft Cannabis In New York

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Andi Novick is a New York lawyer/activist combo and Brian Farmer is co-founder of the Cannabis Conservancy — together, they have partnered to help lead New York Small Farma in its push for regenerative and sustainable cannabis farming in the state of New York. For the latest Ganjapreneur.com podcast, the two joined our host TG Branfalt to discuss New York's legalization prospects, what they hope the Empire State's cannabis industry will look like, why it's important to specifically write opportunities for small farmers and craft cannabis businesses into state legislation, and more!

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/andi-novick-brian-farmer-fighting-for-craft-cannabis-in-new-york/

May 06 2020

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Pamela Althoff: The Evolution of Adult-Use Cannabis In Illinois

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Pamela Althoff is Executive Director of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois, the state's top cannabis industry trade organization, and a former state senator. Pamela joined our host TG Branfalt for a discussion in January about the launch of Illinois' adult-use cannabis program, the legislative efforts that preceded it, the work being done by the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois to make the transition smooth for both cannabis patients and companies working in the space, how Illinois could influence even more states to legalize, and more!

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Apr 22 2020

39mins

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Chris Treville: Maximizing Efficiency for Indoor Cannabis Cultivation

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Chris Treville is the Co-Founder of GrowEx, a high-tech cannabis cultivation company focused on improving and innovating indoor growing systems. Chris joined our podcast host TG Branfalt recently for a conversation about GrowEx and the company's high-tech cultivation capabilities. In this interview, Chris shares the story that brought him into the cannabis space, discusses the industry's need for more advanced indoor growing systems, explains what exactly the GrowEx system is capable of and how the company's innovations could revolutionize indoor cultivation practices, and more.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/chris-treville-maximizing-efficiency-for-indoor-cannabis-cultivation/

Apr 02 2020

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Brian Applegarth: California Social Use & Cannabis Tourism

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Brian Applegarth is the CEO and founder of Emerald Country Tours, founder of the Cannabis Trail, and founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association. Now that local social use rules have kicked in and California's legal cannabis market is fully operational, the tourism industry is intersecting with cannabis in countless ways. For his second appearance on our podcast, Brian returned to the show to provide updates on the state's cannabis tourism scene. This interview covers the latest attempts at legislation to benefit cannabis tourism, how many tourists have started to expect cannabis to be a part of their California experience, and more!

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Feb 20 2020

38mins

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Benjamin Jesse: Celebrating Australia's Cannabis Industry

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Benjamin Jesse is the founder of the Australian Cannabis Awards, an event that celebrates Australia's cannabis industry and highlights successful leaders in the space. For the latest Ganjapreneur.com Podcast episode, Benjamin recently joined our host TG Branfalt to talk about Australia's cannabis progress in recent years. In this interview, Benjamin explains why it was important for him to launch the awards so early into the industry's lifespan, what the legalization process in Australia is likely to look like, and more!

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Jan 29 2020

36mins

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Mara Gordon: Data-Driven Cannabis Medicine

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Mara Gordon is the co-founder of Aunt Zelda's, a California medical cannabis brand that emphasizes a scientific understanding of cannabis's medicinal qualities. Mara recently joined podcast host TG Branfalt to talk about cannabis medicine, medical cannabis research developments from around the world, using data and technology to drive the medical cannabis space, how to harness the excitement surrounding this industry, and more.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/mara-gordon-data-driven-cannabis-medicine/

Jan 15 2020

46mins

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Chris Hagedorn: Cultivation Supplies for the Cannabis Industry

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Chris Hagedorn is the general manager for Hawthorne Gardening Company, a business venture that provides all the cultivation needs of a state-legal cannabis operator. Chris recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview that ranges from broad entrepreneurialism to the latest federal cannabis policy developments. During their conversation, Chris discusses Hawthorne‘s status as a subsidiary to Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro — the cultivation supplies powerhouse that has become a household brand throughout decades of success — and offers a unique look at his experiences coming from a more corporate environment at Scotts to the new and burgeoning cannabis space.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/chris-hagedorn-cultivation-supplies-for-the-cannabis-industry/

Dec 05 2019

45mins

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Marcus Pfeifer: CBD Supplements for Pets

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Marcus Pfeifer is the CEO of Homescape Pets, a natural hemp-derived pet supplements company based out of Colorado.

As the latest guest to come on the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast, Marcus recently joined our host TG Branfalt for a conversation about pets, pet health, and the burgeoning hemp industry. In this interview, Marcus discusses the lack of research into cannabinoid medicines for both humans and animals, shares the story of how he and his wife decided to enter the space after seeing first-hand the benefits that CBD had for their own dog, explains the company ethos and why they are patient in pushing out new product lines, and more!

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/marcus-pfeifer-cbd-supplements-for-pets/

Nov 07 2019

38mins

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Brad Bogus: Simplifying Wholesale Cannabis Connections

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Brad Bogus is the Vice President of Marketing for Confident Cannabis, a wholesale cannabis platform that connects cannabis cultivators, laboratories, and retailers. Brad recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an in-depth interview ranging from cannabis journalism — Brad served nine months as general manager for The Cannabist, the once-vibrant cannabis news outlet powered by The Denver Post — to the latest discoveries regarding cannabis classification, including a new emphasis on terpene content, unique cannabinoids such as CBG and THCV, and more! Brad also shares the latest offering from Confident Cannabis, Connect, which is capable of 3D-mapping cannabis purchase and distribution trends on a national scale.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/brad-bogus-simplifying-wholesale-cannabis-connections/

Oct 16 2019

40mins

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Jason Ambrosino: Hemp CBD Flower for Veterans

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Jason Ambrosino recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to talk about the New York hemp and cannabis markets, how CBD's influence has benefited countless military veterans (including Jason, himself), and more. This interview covers the public perception of hemp and cannabis and what industry operators can do to help educate the masses and break the ongoing stigma about cannabis use.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/jason-ambrosino-cbd-hemp-flower-for-veterans/

Oct 04 2019

42mins

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Meg Sanders: Compassionate Dispensary Management

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Meg Sanders is co-founder of the Canna Provisions Group — a boutique dispensary in Lee, Massachusetts — and co-owner of the successful MiNDFUL dispensary brand in Colorado. Meg recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview about cannabis dispensary management and the budding Massachusetts market. Their conversation stretches back all the way to the early days in Colorado, when Meg worked alongside lawmakers and the governor to find smart regulations for the industry and founded MiNDFUL, one of the state's early dispensaries, to the eventual founding of Canna Provision Group, a boutique adult-use dispensary in Lee, Massachusetts. Tune in to the interview for advice on assembling a powerhouse cannabis management team, how to treat your patients and customers, and a whole lot more!

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/meg-sanders-compassionate-dispensary-management/

Sep 26 2019

43mins

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Steve Deangelo: Evolution of the Cannabis Industry

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Steve DeAngelo — who is is nothing short of a cannabis industry icon, having co-founded Harborside, Steep Hill Labs, Arcview Group, and the NCIA — recently returned to the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast for an interview with our host TG Branfalt.

In this interview, Steve shares the experiences that led to his entry to the cannabis movement and eventually the professional cannabis space. From his earliest advocacy efforts, toking up in front of the White House at the annual 4th of July smoke-in, to the modern industry's launch following California's historic medical cannabis legalization, Steve shares the inspiration behind Harborside and explains how the birth of that now-iconic business led also to the founding of Steep Hill Labs (the nation's first cannabis testing lab), the National Cannabis Industry Association (the industry's first trade organization), and eventually the Arcview Group. He also shares stories of grappling with the reality of doing business in a post-prohibition landscape despite the thousands of individuals still locked away for cannabis crimes, and explains his plan for ending cannabis imprisonment on a global scale.

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/steve-deangelo-evolution-of-the-cannabis-industry/

Sep 11 2019

42mins

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Morris Beegle: The Robust Future of Industrial Hemp

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Morris Beegle is the president and co-founder of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), an umbrella of pro-hemp brands that includes hemp industry networking extravaganza The NoCo Hemp Expo.

Morris recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for a discussion covering all things industrial hemp. In this interview, Morris talks about NoCo Hemp Expo's founding and rapid success and the myriad industrial applications of the hemp plant, which include biodegradable plastics, eco-friendly construction materials, and even hemp-based carbon nanosheets for use in supercapacitors. Morris also shares the stories and inspiration behind some of his other hemp companies, including an upcoming line of hemp guitars, and more!

For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/morris-beegle-the-robust-future-of-industrial-hemp/

Sep 04 2019

37mins

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Informative, especially for someone new to the industry

By thegreatvanyage - Feb 17 2020
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Engaging and interesting. A variety of hosts who are experts in their field.

Best Cannabis Business Podcast

By Cthulhugus - Aug 07 2018
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Ganjapreneur is the most professional cannabis products and I love it. If you want something less than the deep dives of Periodic Effects, but more than just a news recap especially if you are on the West Coast this is the podcast for you. Fun, fast and professional this is like an NPR interview show for the cannabis professional or patient. Highly recommended!