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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 31, 2016
Dr. Vandrey is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins.  His research focuses on the behavioral pharmacology of cannabis among other things.  Heather Jackson from Realm of Caring is who introduced us to Dr. Vandrey and he let’s us know what he’s doing with them.  On researching the plant, Dr. Ryan Vandrey.
 
Mar 28, 2016
Chelsea Sutula runs the Sespe Creek Collective out of Southern California.  As it's California, delivery is a thing, which Chelsea discusses.  But she also discusses the vast difference between Southern California and Northern California...or any other active cannabis economy for that matter.  Chelsea and SoCal are making their way out of the shadows through the new MMRSA regulations and slowly but surely into the sun grown light.

 

Mar 24, 2016
The MCBA has been created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity, creating equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.  After a recent Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) meeting, we turned on the microphones where the chairman Jesse Horton and some of the board members- Jennette Ward of MJ Freeway, Shaleen Title of THC Staffing, Jason Ortiz of MVFR, our old friend Shabnam Malek of Brand + Branch, Judge Shelli Hayes, Dani Kizaire Sutton and Ngaio Bealum all shared a bit. 
Mar 21, 2016

We first spoke with the Drug Policy Alliance head of marijuana reform and cat enthusiast Amanda Reiman, in Episode 49.  Amanda returns to share what's happening with cannabis regulations in California.  While a tremendous amount of work has been done, there's still more to do to cross the finish line.  If this is your introduction, you should know that Amanda's PhD dissertation, "Cannabis Care," was the first study focusing on how medical marijuana dispensaries operate as health service providers.

Mar 17, 2016
You know Julianna from her Bay Area based brand for humans Auntie Dolores.  And you know Julianna from her CBD based brand for pets- Treatibles.  And you might even know Julianna from Episode 48.  Julianna has a great story and I’m happy to call her a friend.  We get an update on Auntie Dolores, Treatibles and of course Julianna herself.
Mar 14, 2016
Brooke Gehring of LiveGreen (formerly Patient’s Choice) is an original.  She’s been in the cannabis space in Colorado from the beginning.  Brooke takes us through not only her story, but the greater Colorado narrative from the old 1284 days through day 1 of adult use up to today.  Incidentally, check out the companion episode to this one- Episode 112- the LiveGreen tour also featuring Brooke.
Mar 10, 2016
Just in time for Spannabis, Marti Canavas of DMT Advocates joins us to give us an update on Cannabis in Spain, Catalunya and Barcelona- and while he’s at it he gives us a geopolitical update on the plan for Catalan’s to succeed from Spain.  An enlightening episode all around.
 
Mar 7, 2016

Dr. Michelle Ross of The Impact Network is a neuroscientist, bringing her knowledge to the Cannabis industry. Michele has had some battles along the way including a raid of her home. Speaking of home, for reality tv fans, you might remember Michele from Big Brother Season 2. Having said that, she really knew what she was getting herself into- and has used that show as a platform for doing good. 

Mar 3, 2016
Ben Larson is starting up Gateway, a new incubator, accelerator and working space in Oakland dedicated completely to Cannabis.  Ben comes to Cannabis by way of the Founder’s Network where he worked with tech companies getting them from concept to launch.  Ben takes us through what an investor expects in a pitch from an entrepreneur as well as what we can expect from Gateway,
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