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Cannabis Economy

Cannabis Economy (by Audio Archives) chronicles personal conversations with business leaders on Ingenuity, Inspiration...and Cannabis. Our first goal is to provide an oral history of legal cannabis in real-time. Who you are informs what you do. Business is personal. Follow us on Twitter @CannEconomy
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Dec 31, 2015

In today’s episode, we take a tour through Eden Labs with the dynamic duo, Fritz Chess and AC Braddock. With interesting gadgets located all around the facility, they explain to us their wide range of extraction technologies used for cannabis and other natural products, and even take the time to share a story of making pear moonshine in two proofs. FOLLOW ALONG WITH PICTURES FROM THE TOUR!

Dec 28, 2015

Brian Caldwell of Triple C Cannabis Club has been around.  He'll take you through his story of breaking into the field, and his current thoughts on how things are going with his company, and the industry. Caldwell shares with us how prior work experience has influenced the approach for his medical marijuana dispensary, and emphasizes the importance of re-investing in your company to build strength in every way, shape, and form. 

Dec 24, 2015

In today’s episode, we talk with Danny Curylo of Cascade Crops as he shares his thoughts on growing cannabis and the future of cultivating in the industry. This exuberant individual began life on a dairy farm, where he unknowingly got a head start on his future selling sweet corn on the side of the road. After working in the technology industry, and flipping houses, Curylo found a passion elsewhere in producing cannabis, and has since continued to dream big as he further pushes the development of his company.

Dec 21, 2015

In today’s episode, we take a tour through the NWPRC with none other than the policy guy himself, John Davis. He takes us with him as he discusses designing the center with everything in mind, from target market to safety and protocols. Davis further shares his 5-year vision for the company, and while it may be simple, we’re confident that his military-grade building will promise an indestructible future for the NWPRC. FOLLOW ALONG WITH PICTURES FROM THE TOUR!

Dec 17, 2015

In today’s episode we talk with Nial Chase DeMena, President and CEO of Manna Molecular Science, to discuss his breakthrough journey into the cannabis industry. From a young age DeMena has always carried around an entrepreneurial mindset, beginning with selling polished rocks to other kids at school, to now aiding the push of legal cannabis in Massachusetts with his signature transdermal patches. Now with DeMena’s company up-and-running despite earlier licensing setbacks, he shares with us plans for the future, and why his transdermal delivery system is beneficial for patients and the industry.

Dec 14, 2015

In today’s episode, we talk with Mike Redman to discuss his story that led him to his Green Lady. From a young age, Redman shares how he always saw past the negative stigma surrounding cannabis, and how he was reunited with the budding flower later in life. Today, Redman operates a successful company in Olympia, Washington where he and his Green Lady focus on providing the best possible retail experience in the marijuana-sphere.

Dec 10, 2015

For our 100th episode, we talk with the hard hitting musician-turned cannavist, Melissa Etheridge, and her cannabis-infused wine products. Recounting her earlier days when she begged to play her sister's guitar, Etheridge takes us through her musical past and speaks about the obstacles she’s had to overcome. From dealing with sexuality stigmas to aiding her cancer treatments with cannabis, Etheridge expresses her view on how the two areas parallel each other, and remains optimistic for positive change in the industry's future. At least now as Etheridge patiently waits for life to unfold, she can do so with a glass full of cannabis-infused wine. Cheers!

Dec 7, 2015

In this episode, we talk to Troy Dayton who takes us through his successful journey of paving the way for a blooming industry. From the SSDP (Students for Sensible Drug Policy) to the MPP (Marijuana Policy Project) to The ArcView Group and more, Dayton has worked tirelessly to affect change alongside fellow activist and partner, Steve DeAngelo, and other like minded individuals. With big changes headed to the industry in the upcoming future, Dayton carries and optimistic outlook and reminds us that it is still important to remain engaged and active in the space.

Dec 3, 2015

In today’s episode, we sit down with David Alport as he takes us through Bridge City Collective and their unique story based in Portland, Oregon. This rock climbing enthusiast discusses the importance of adapting to the needs of the patients, as well as to the needs of the business. With his sights set on branching his dispensaries out to further areas in the future, there seems to be no obstacle Alport can’t climb.

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