We have another "Audio Tour" episode for you this week, and we're taking you inside of Inyo Fine Cannabis in Las Vegas, NV. Inyo Fine Cannabis is one of the first dispensaries to open in Nevada, as the state rolls out their medical marijuana market. [Store Manager?] David Goldwater shows us the ins and outs of the facility, explaining all the effort the company has put in to make sure their patients feel, safe, respected, and comfortable. He tells us what has happened in the first two weeks of business, and the plans they have for the future to vertically integrate and incorporate edibles into their retail offerings. Enjoy! FOLLOW ALONG WITH PICTURES FROM THE TOUR!
This episode comes to you straight from the Cannabis Economy workshop in Las Vegas last week. We checked in with the one and only Tripp Keber, one of the first ever speakers at Cannabis Economy in 2014, who gives us his take on all that has happened in the world of Cannabis since he first joined us over a year ago. A lot has changed from 2014 to 2015, but it's good to hear how the "movement" of cannabis, as Tripp puts it, has only grown bigger and better. Enjoy!
We have a very special episode for you this week, as we check in with our old friend Jamie Shaw, President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, on the recent Canadian election. The results stunned and elated cannabis champions in Canada, as a Liberal Party Majority Government formed in front of their eyes, despite predictions to the contrary. Justin Trudeau, now Prime Minister of Canada, was elected on a platform of federally legalizing cannabis, and we are eager to see what happens when he takes the reins. So, we ask Jamie what the reality of this promise looks like, what to expect in coming months, and how this all has changed the future of cannabis in Canada. Enjoy!
In this episode, we take a look to our neighbor in the north, and check in with Deepak Anand on the state of cannabis in Canada. Deepak Anand is the Executive Director of the Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association, an organization committed to being a voice for licensed cannabis producers, physicians, and the general public who are passionate about cannabis as a cure. Anand weighs in on the upcoming federal elections in Canada, the recent rulings by their supreme court, and on what's happening over in Vancouver. Enjoy!
As Oregon opened the doors of its medical marijuana dispensaries to adult-use customers state-wide on October 1st of this year, we had to check in with our friend-of-the-program and cannabis business leader Jesce Horton to hear how it happened on the ground. He gives us some more detailed insight on the draft rules their state legislature has in effect for the time being, and a heads up on what to expect in the coming months. Enjoy!
In this episode, we chat with Horatio Delbert, cannabis concentrate master and industry luminary. Delbert's professional life began in a very different arena - he was an accomplished visual effects artist who worked on high profile projects such as Hellboy, the Harry Potter Series, and the Air-Bud franchise. He tells us what drove him to start experimenting with cannabis extractions, and the trial and error and determination that helped him discover his breakthrough method. His limonene and water based extractions are perhaps the most effective and safe products of their kind out in the market today, and Delbert gives us not only the science behind them, but also shares some powerful testimonials from patients he's helped. Enjoy!
Though he has been a lifelong lover of the plant, Travis Howard worked in technology and as a lawyer before eventually finding his way into the cannabis industry. When he was brought in 2010 to facilitate a merger between two dispensaries, he found himself faced with an opportunity to jump headfirst into the "green rush" as a Managing Member of Green Dream Health Services, and he's never looked back since. In addition to Green Dream, Travis is a founder of Shift Cannabis Company, a consultancy devoted to helping cannabis businesses grow and succeed. Travis gives us all the details on his story, and explains how a commitment to principles, and a desire to grow one's company through culture, are the keys to success. Enjoy!
Patrick McManamon founded Cannasure back in 2009, which by this industry standards, makes him one of the old guard. As by far the leading provider of insurance for cannabis businesses since that time, he very much has his pulse on the industry as it has matured. He tells us how a Jesuit-educated, midwestern insurance professional found himself as a cannabis pioneer. Along the way, we get insight into markets all across the US, feedback on who he thinks is doing it best, and some speculation on the future of cannabis in Ohio and across the nation. Enjoy!
In this episode, we sit down with Brandon Hamilton, CEO of Wam Oil. Wam Oil is known across the nation for setting a high standard for all other vape pen companies, and Hamilton gives us an inside view of the how they found themselves at the top. After ACL injuries dashed his hopes of playing professional soccer, and the economy did a number on his career as an architect, Hamilton decided to jump into the cannabis movement. As a long time recreational user himself, and as someone who watched the positive effects the plant had on his cancer-patient girlfriend, he was well aware of the power the plant had and the great potential it held as an industry. He tells us about the legislative battles he fought with his fellow Washingtonians to get regulations passed, and updates us on what to expect in the market in 2016. As Hamilton puts it, it's a big investment to take the high road in this industry, but we're glad he is taking the lead in doing so. Enjoy!