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Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the United States, cannabis. Hosted by Brandon David.

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Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the United States, cannabis. Hosted by Brandon David.

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42 Ratings
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By RealEstateInv - Apr 25 2019
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Great Stuff and really like the content , info , insight on this Podcast

Best podcast around

By SF deliv - Dec 31 2018
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Brandon knows his stuff — full stop.

iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
1
1
1
3

Real Content

By RealEstateInv - Apr 25 2019
Read more
Great Stuff and really like the content , info , insight on this Podcast

Best podcast around

By SF deliv - Dec 31 2018
Read more
Brandon knows his stuff — full stop.
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Investing in Cannabis

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Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the United States, cannabis. Hosted by Brandon David.

Rank #1: How to Build a Family of Craft Cannabis Brands

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In this episode, Brandon sits down with Claudio Miranda of Guild Enterprises to learn how they built a family of craft cannabis brands. Featuring a top 5 concentrates brand, genetics, seeds, flowers, and retail stores, the Guild brand is a staple of California cannabis. Learn how Claudio thinks about distribution, the coming industry shift to lower potency/higher flavor, raising capital/going public in Canada, and the common red flags he sees from cannabis brands currently. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #2: Ryan Smith of LeafLink

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In this episode, Brandon welcomes founder Ryan Smith of LeafLink to the show. Ryan was the first cannabis founder on the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016. He also just raised $10 million to expand LeafLink to California. LeafLink helps brands and retailers streamline their processes, and in November 2017 they handled $16 million in transactions on their platform. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the most impressive founders in the cannabis industry.

Dec 11 2017

44mins

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Rank #3: Episode 20- Auntie Dolores

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Julianna stops by to talk shop about her new line of non psychoactive CBD pet treats, Treatibles, as well as all things Auntie Dolores, including packaging, some taste tests, funding, and the future of the iconic brand.

Dec 23 2015

37mins

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Rank #4: E052 - MyStrain w/ CEO Chris Cimino

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In this episode, we traveled to Berkeley, CA to visit the Canopy Berkeley class at the Berkeley WeWork. There we sat down and interviewed Chris Cimino, founder/CEO of MyStrain. MyStrain brings creative, smart labeling to the cannabis industry. Chris has quite the background too. Working formerly for the DA, Chris saw the profits cannabis companies were making and decided to jump into the industry. His startup allows dispensaries more control over their own labeling and packaging for white label products. In addition, it can allow dispensaries to write off more costs for COGS under the infamous 280E law. We are always very excited to tell the stories of new founders/startups in the industry, and this one is no different. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!

Nov 21 2016

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Rank #5: The World of Cannabis Distribution

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In this episode, Brandon dives into cannabis distribution with CEO Tim Conder of Blackbird. Tim and his team conquered the Nevada market, and now have their sights set on California. With competition rising, Tim discusses managing teams at scale, building v buying internal tech tools, and why solving California distribution is so difficult. If you've ever wondered how products get from farm to store (or directly to you!), then tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with cannabis distribution!

Sep 03 2018

37mins

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Rank #6: E057 - Somatik

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Today, Brandon meets with Chris Schroeder of Somatik, a medical cannabis infused cold brew. Somatik wants to give people a new way to enjoy cannabis and coffee. Made in partnership with Ritual Coffee, each bottle provides 15 mg of THC, and indicators on the side of the bottle make it easy to control your dosage. Brandon and Chris also talk about the importance of building trust with consumers, especially in the cannabis industry, and why building partnerships with companies that make products complimentary to yours is crucial. Tune in. Listen up. Get acquainted.

Jan 21 2017

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Rank #7: Episode 12: Tripp Keber, CEO of Dixie Brands

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n this episode Brandon interviews Tripp Keber, the CEO and co-founder of Dixie Brands and Dixie Elixirs. Since 2010, Tripp and his team have been busy building the first national cannabis brand. Brandon and Tripp dive deep into the creation story of Dixie, their recent brand expansion to California, and why he welcomes the coming FDA regulation of the cannabis industry.

Oct 01 2015

58mins

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Rank #8: New West Delivery Panel

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In this extra special throwback episode, Brandon moderates the exciting and highly contentious "Weed on Wheels" Delivery Panel at New West Summit 2017. Panelists include: CEO of Eaze - Jim Patterson, CEO of Meadow - David Hua, CEO of Speedweed - AJ Gentile, and Zachary Brown, President of Operations at Pot Valet. This hour long panel dives deep into delivery marketing, operations, and CA regulations. In addition, a green room skirmish bled out onto the panel as fake online reviews were a trending topic. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

Nov 30 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: E050 - Prop 64 with Alex Zavell of Robert Raich

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In this special episode before the election, we interview senior regulatory analyst and cannabis expert Alex Zavell of Robert Raich. Brandon and Alex dive deep into the ballot measure Prop 64 and the ramifications and implications that adult use legalization will have on California. This episode is packed with actionable info for cannabis business owners, aspiring founders, and investors. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted

Nov 07 2016

46mins

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Rank #10: Nabis: Bringing Technology to Cannabis Distribution

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In this week’s episode, Brandon welcomes Vince Ning, CEO of Nabis, to the show. Vince is not your average young founder. He’s already been a part of Y-Combinator and sold his first company to Amazon. After that experience, he turned his sights to cannabis. Seeing an opportunity to disrupt incumbents like RVR, CannaCraft, and Indus, Vince and his team built a low-cost, tech-based solution for cannabis brands. In less than 2 years, they’ve built a network to cover the entire state, have dozens of top level brands (like Canndescent, California Dreamin, and Flower Co), and are one of the fastest growing distributors in California. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Vince of Nabis!

Feb 18 2019

39mins

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Rank #11: Evan Eneman of Casa Verde Capital

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In this episode, Brandon interviews the man that Snoop Dogg trusts with his money, Evan Eneman of Casa Verde Capital. Casa Verde has invested in Eaze, Merry Jane, and Leaflink. In addition, Evan and his team have built out more services and partnerships for their portfolio companies including ELLO and Flowershop CA to help support the finance and marketing needs of their investments. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the top investors in the cannabis industry!

Aug 14 2017

50mins

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Rank #12: E062 - Marc Lustig CEO Of CannaRoyalty

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This week Brandon welcomes Marc Lustig, CEO of CannaRoyalty Corp., one of the biggest and most active investors in the Canadian and US cannabis industry.

Brandon & Marc talk about CannaRoyalty's latest deals including Anandia Labs and Rich Extracts, the increase of capital competing to invest in the most innovative cannabis startups, the impact of legislation on both the US & Canadian markets and work-life balance, or lack thereof! Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!"

Feb 24 2017

31mins

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Rank #13: The Power of Data in Cannabis

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We've made it to EPISODE 100! Thank you all so much for listening and watching our show.

In this extra special episode, Brandon welcomes founder Roy Bingham of BDS Analytics to the show. BDS is one of the leaders in harvesting, analyzing, and profiting off of data in the cannabis industry. Roy discusses his background in the natural food industry, raising a Series B with Canopy, and how to tackle the data challenges of California. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with BDS and the rise of big data in cannabis!

Aug 20 2018

43mins

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Rank #14: The Largest Hemp CBD Manufacturer in North America: Centuria Foods

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In this hemp based episode, Brandon chats with Centuria Foods founder Michael Brubeck about how he built the largest hemp CBD manufacturer in North America. Starting in cannabis retail and cultivation almost 15 years ago, Michael shares his thoughts on the future of hemp, the efficacy of topicals, and why you shouldn’t buy his book..but you should learn the lessons. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with the world of large scale importing, manufacturing, and processing of hemp CBD!

Jun 25 2018

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Rank #15: Episode 18 - Ed Rosenthal

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In this special episode we have the pleasure of interviewing cannabis legend, author, and comedian Ed Rosenthal!

Brandon and the team went to Ed’s house in Piedmont, CA and spent a Saturday having way too much fun with Ed.

Dec 23 2015

50mins

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Rank #16: E061 - George Zimmer

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We're incredibly humbled to have the legendary George Zimmer on the show today! George is widely known as the founder and former CEO of The Men's Wearhouse. But what was less known until recently is his lifetime passion for cannabis.

In this very insightful episode, George talks about what made him become a consumer of cannabis, and later on an activist and investor in the industry. He also shares about his time building and growing The Men's Wearhouse, and his new company, Generation Tux. Of course, Brandon and George also discuss Trump and what it means for the future of cannabis. Tune in for this exceptional episode, listen up and get acquainted!

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Contact us with any questions, thoughts, ideas for our show here: investingincannabis@gmail.com

Feb 17 2017

32mins

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Rank #17: Episode 21- Dr. Dan

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Dr. Dan joins IC to help us understand the pros and cons of cannabis consumption. We will also get into the difference between THC and CBD. Enjoy!

Dec 23 2015

34mins

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Rank #18: Nick Kovacevich of Kush Bottles

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In this episode, Brandon welcomes CEO Nick Kovacevich of Kush Bottles to the show. Since 2010, Nick and his team have built Kush Bottles into a publicly traded powerhouse of the cannabis industry. KSHB provides everything from vape carts to packaging and labels for cannabis businesses. Since retaking the reins as CEO in 2014, Nick and his team have raised over $10 million in equity and executed almost $30 million in stock acquisitions. While politics aren’t his passion, Nick believes that 2018 will be the year that cannabis becomes a core wedge issue in American politics. Lastly, Nick prefers flower and if you want to join his awesome team check out https://careers.kushbottles.com/. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!

Feb 26 2018

39mins

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Rank #19: E060 - Tress Capital

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We usually ask our guests the best things a cannabis startup founder should do when trying to raise money. But do you know what you should NEVER do? Find out in this week's episode with Tress Capital CEO and Cannabis Investor Asher Troppe.

Asher also talks to Brandon about how he and his co-founder built an institutional grade investment management platform for the cannabis market, what the appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General means for the industry, the Cannabis Scene in New York, and much more. Tune in, Listen up, Get Acquainted!

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TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cannabispod
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/iCwebshow/

Learn More & Subscribe: http://investingincannabis.tv/

Contact us with any questions, thoughts, ideas for our show here: investingincannabis@gmail.com

Feb 10 2017

29mins

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Rank #20: E054 - Defonce Chocolatier

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Discover the future of cannabis edibles with Défoncé Chocolatier​! Brandon​ met with founder Eric Eslao​ at their state of the art production facility in the "green zone" of Oakland. After a tour and some chocolate making, Brandon + Eric discussed the business of Defonce. Eric spent many years at Apple​ running iTunes and brings a strong branding domain expertise to cannabis. With impeccable packaging, Apple-like branding, and incredible taste this is the cannabis chocolate bar your parents need to try! Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!

Dec 09 2016

17mins

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