Rank #1: Ep 247 - The Best Opportunities for Cannabis Investors and Entrepreneurs in 2019
A firefighter out of college, Cody Shirk’s expertise in finance is self-taught.
Today he’s a full-time investor and the founder of Explorer Equity Group (EEG), a global alternative asset manager that works to capitalize on investment opportunities off-the-beaten-path.
With investments in industry household names including Kush Bottles and Regulated Solutions, Cody’s latest non-mainstream investments lie in - you guessed it - cannabis.
In this episode, Cody shares his insights on the future of cannabis and advice for both entrepreneurs and investors looking to break into the industry.
Follow Cody at https://www.explorerequity.com/canna
- Cody’s background in investing and how he came to start Explorer Equity Group and Explorer Partnership
- Ongoing propaganda against cannabis and how the industry is working to improve public perception
- The cannabis businesses Cody has invested in thus far, including Kush Bottles and Regulated Solutions
- What Cody looks for when investing in cannabis businesses and his advice to startups seeking funding
- Cody’s outlook on startup investment and the price of cannabis over the next 1-2 years
- Asia and South America’s developing economies and the exciting investment opportunities within
- Cody’s tips on how entrepreneurs should go about approaching investors as well as ways investors can determine the best entrepreneurs to get behind
To learn more, visit: https://www.explorerequity.com/canna
Rank #2: Ep 197 - How Terpenes Radically Change your Experience of Cannabis
Dr. Ethan Russo a neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher. If you are in the cannabis industry or looking to be this episode will help you to understand the most important scientific aspects of the cannabis plant. Specifically you will learn how terpenes radically change how you experience cannabis.
Learn more at: https://www.cannainsider.com/197
Important: What are the 5 trends that will disrupt the cannabis industry in the next five years? Find out with your free report at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #3: Ep 209 - Innovating with Extraction, Terpenes and Vape Cartridges - Nicole Smith
As overproduction of cannabis swamps some markets savvy entrepreneurs like Nicole Smith are digging in and focusing on creating value for their customers. Learn how Nicole is leading the charge at Evolab making the highest quality custom extraction and terpene creations.
Learn more at: https://www.cannainsider.com/209
Important:What are the 5 trends disrupting the cannabis industry? Find out with this free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #4: Ep 261 - Cannabis Guru Ed Rosenthal Shares His Tips For The Perfect Grow
Widely known as the "Guru of Ganja,” Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, and legalization pioneer.
He’s the most renowned cannabis cultivator in the world and has authored numerous books on the topic, including Marijuana Grower’s Handbook (which Oaksterdam University uses as their cultivation textbook to this day) as well as his newest book, Marijuana Garden Saver.
In this episode, Ed shares his advice to growers looking to achieve the perfect grow and discusses new and exciting discoveries in cultivation like creating cannabis compounds with yeast - a topic we recently discussed on the show with Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio.
Learn more at https://www.edrosenthal.com
- Ed’s celebrated background in cannabis and how he’s seen the industry evolve throughout the years
- The most common mistakes Ed sees among new growers
- Ed’s thoughts on traditional lighting vs LEDs and what he believes to be the optimal lighting arrangement
- How to design the best grow space from scratch
- The best methods for trimming and manicuring commercial grows
- Simple solutions to common problems Ed sees among new and seasoned cultivators alike, including how to avoid mold growth
- The up and coming practice of growing cannabinoids in yeast
- Ed’s insights surrounding the future of terpenes and different cannabinoids like CBN
- Where Ed predicts cannabis trending in the years ahead
- An inside look at Ed’s new book, Marijuana Garden Saver: A Field Guide to Identifying and Correcting Cannabis Problems
Rank #5: The 5 Trends That Will Disrupt The Cannabis Industry In The Next Five Years (Encore)
In this episode Matthew Kind that last predictions he made about the cannabis industry and then lays out disruptive changes that will impact the cannabis industry in the next five years. Considering how many Matthew got right the first time around, you don’t want to miss this episode.
Learn more at: http://www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #6: Ep 193 - Deep Dive into Cannabis Oil Extraction, Filtration and Distillation with Jim Makoso
Jim Makoso is the co-founder of LucidOils.com in Seattle.
Listen in as Matthew and Jim discuss the most important business and health aspects of cannabis oil including;
- Cannabis oil extraction
- Terpene profiles
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What are the five trends that will disrupt cannabis in the next five years? Find out with your free report at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #7: How Terpenes Radically Change your Experience of Cannabis - Summer Encore 3 of 3
Dr. Ethan Russo a neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher. If you are in the cannabis industry or looking to be this episode will help you to understand the most important scientific aspects of the cannabis plant. Specifically, you will learn how terpenes radically change how you experience cannabis. Learn more about the benefits and science of cannabis terpenes.
Key Takeaways:[1:00] – Dr. Ethan Russo’s background [4:26] – Dr. Ethan’s study of cannabis [6:15] – How does cannabis affect migraines [8:35] – Dr. Ethan’s take on why cannabis was put on Earth [9:38] – The endocannabinoid system [12:44] – What is a receptor [13:37] – Differences between indica and sativa [17:56] – Dr. Ethan talks about the interplay between terpenes and cannabinoids [24:11] – What does cannabis smoke do to the lungs [27:01] – Rescue shots if you get “too high” [28:31] – Dr. Ethan discusses the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis [30:50] – What does cannabis do to the human body [37:18] – How does cannabis help with chemotherapy [39:37] – Dr. Ethan talks about CBD [41:10] – What is THCV [43:43] – Dr. Ethan answers some personal development questions [48:28] – Dr. Ethan Russo’s contact info
Rank #8: Ep 189 - Top Opportunities for Cannabis Investors and Entrepreneurs with Patrick Rea of CanopyBoulder
Patrick Rea is the co-founder and CEO of CanopyBoulder. CanopyBoulder is a seed-stage business accelerator program and venture fund for the cannabis industry.
Listen in as Patrick shares details about the most promising startups in the cannabis industry and gives tips to founders on how to talk with investors.
Why should you listen to this episode? If you listened to the first interview with Patrick three years ago, you took away prescient insights on where the cannabis industry is today. Patrick offers that 20/20 insight again in this episode and helps you understand the context of the cannabis opportunities for the next two to three years.
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Rank #9: The 5 Trends That Will Disrupt The Cannabis Industry in The Next 5 Years - (Holiday Encore 2 of 3)
In this episode Matthew Kind the last forecasts he made in 2014 about the cannabis industry and then lays out disruptive changes that will impact the cannabis industry in the next five years. Considering how many Matthew got right the first time around, you don’t want to miss this episode.
Key Takeaways: [2:10] – Review of Previous Forecasts from 2014 [8:57] – The First Trend Blockchain will Disrupt the Seed to Sale Tracking [12:58] – The Second Trend, Boomer Cannabis Adoption of MIPs Soars [14:16] – Third Trend, Dynamic Terpene Profiling, [15:21] – The Fourth Trend – Intravenous Cannabis Oil Medications [17:24] – The Fifth Trend – Autonomous Cannabis Deliveries
Rank #10: Ep 216 - Cannabis Vape Pens That Allow you to Control your Mood
Charles Jones has vape pens are selling in 6 states and starting on 4/20 they will be available in California. Why are dispensaries ordering his vape pens in greater and greater quantities?
Charles has stumbled upon the holy grail of cannabis enthusiasts that is his vape pens allow you to experience consistent moods consistently. The moods you can experience are; party, focus, bliss, focus, relax, and flow.
Enjoy this fascinating interview to understand where the cannabis market is moving.
Important:What are the five trends that are disrupting the cannabis industry?Find out with your free cheat sheet at www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #11: Ep 231 - Cannabis Stocks are Taking Off - Interview with Alan Brochstein CFA
In this wide-ranging interview, Alan and Matthew Kind discuss some of the most noteworthy IPOs in the cannabis space, how the US and Canada public markets differ, and how the cannabis stock landscape has changed and is changing.
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Important:What are The Five Trends Disrupting The Cannabis Industry? Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #12: Ep 238 - Growing 20,000 Pounds of Pharmaceutical Grade Cannabis
The days of informal commercial cannabis growing are coming to an end as governments, wholesale buyers, and consumers want next-level growing standards that many would refer to as Pharmaceutical grade standards.
To tell us about pharmaceutical grade cannabis growing is Tjalling Erkelens Founder and CEO of Bedrocan.
Important:What are the five trends disrupting cannabis? Find out with your free report at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends
Rank #13: Ep 262 - Dispensary Sales Are Booming Thanks To This New Tool - With Seed CEO Matt Cutone
Making dispensary customers feel welcome and informed the moment they walk into the store is vital, and the company that knows how to do this best is Seed Technology.
Providing dispensaries with educational kiosks that help inform customers, Seed creates a customer experience that results in bigger purchases and repeat buyers.
In this episode, Seed CEO Matt Cutone shares with us the incredible return on investment Seed is providing dispensaries across the US and gives us his insights on the future of interactive kiosks.
Learn more at http://www.getseed.io
- Matt’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Seed Technology
- An inside look at Seed, including how the company’s in-store displays work and the experience they provide for the customer
- How Seed helps dispensaries integrate interactive kiosks and the customization required
- Ways in which Seed ensures an engaging customer interaction with little drop-off
- Mistakes Matt sees dispensaries make with their interactive kiosks and how to avoid them
- How Seed’s kiosks lead to larger purchases and more loyal customers
- Matt’s insights on the future of AI and how it will improve educational kiosks with greater customization
Rank #14: How to Hire and Get Hired in the Cannabis Industry - Holiday Encore 1 of 2
Karson Humiston is the founder of Vangst, a multi-state recruiting company focused on the cannabis space. Karson is on the Forbes list of The Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs on the rise.
Listen in as Karson describes how to hire the perfect candidate to help your business grow. Karson also lays out how to create a successful career in the cannabis industry and what kind of candidates are getting hired.
Key Takeaways: – How Snoop Dogg’s VC fund invested in Vangst – Common mistakes employers make hiring – The devastating math behind misfiring – How to ensure employees are successful in their new roles – Enticing executives from other industries
Learn more at: https://vangst.com
Important: What are the 5 trends disrupting the cannabis industry right now? Find out with your free report at http://www.cannaInsider.com/trends
Rank #15: Ep 219 - What Are First-Time Visitors to Dispensaries Buying?
In this interview, Ana Hory of Enlucem discusses the data she has collected from interviewing over 1500 customers that have visited dispensaries for the very first time. What do they buy, what gender are they, how old are they? Find out in this interview.
Important: What are the five trends disrupting the cannabis industry? Find out with your free cheat sheet at https://www.cannainsider.com/trends