In today’s episode, we talk with the author of The Cannabist, Ricardo Baca, to discuss his passion for journalism and how it led him to the cannabis industry. Baca shares how he initially became a music critic for the Denver Post, and later created the Underground Music Showcase (UMS), an indie music festival in Denver, Colorado. Since then, Baca accepted the Denver Post’s offer in 2013 to be an active voice in the growing cannabis movement, and has continued to grow The Cannabist with budding success. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with Oscar Velasco-Schmitz of Dockside Co-op as he shares his exciting story with us. From being raised in rural California, to working at Microsoft, and then starting Dockside Co-op in 2011, this hopeful entrepreneur tells it all while further sharing his perspective on the migration of cannabis with us. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with the founders of Brand & Branch, Shabnam Malek and Amanda Conley as they share with us their formative years and fore into the cannabis industry. These two high energy individuals discuss important issues regarding intellectual property services in the cannabis space, and offer valuable insight into how one can avoid “Brandelism” and successfully setup their brand with the most ease possible. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with none other than the CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club, Charlo Greene. This determined activist, most recently in the limelight for passionately quitting her reporting job on live TV, shares her “why” as to how she puts her everything into what she does, and the energy that Greene's “Fuck it, I quit” dialogue brought to the Alaskan cannabis movement and around the world. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with Nicole Smith of Mary’s Medicinals, as she tells us about taking after her father’s entrepreneurial footsteps and jumping into the cannabis industry. Smith shares how she initially came up with her famous transdermal patch concept, and takes us through the exponential growth her company has seen in the past two years; now having products sold in over 1,200 stores. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with Tangy Daniel of Jayn Grene, as she shares her adventurous story with us leading up to the cannabis industry. This former marine details her two deployments in Iraq, and how the lessons and work ethic she has learned from those events, have crossed over to her life in topicals today. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings to discuss his formative years, and what he is currently up to in the cannabis industry. Kennedy shares his stories and goals behind Leafly, Tilray, and Marley Natural, while also expressing his perspective on the changes surrounding cannabis throughout the world. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk with Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University as she takes us on her journey into the cannabis industry. This compelling individual shares how making the most out of opportune moments, and chance meetings in California, have led to the start, and outreach of the university, as well as in family and life.
In today’s episode, we take a walk through the Live Green facility in Denver, Colorado with CEO, Brooke Gehring. As she takes us through their entire process from grow, to harvest and retail, the breadth of industry experience is clearly visible in how Gehring’s facility functions within the regulations, and is optimized for production. Perhaps most notable around the building is the color-coated metric tags, marking important product details such as medical or retail, type of strain, destination facility, and more. With full compliance and total transparency, Live Green serves as a successful model for incoming business’ to follow as the industry continues to bloom.
In today’s episode, we talk with Keith McCarty of Eaze, as he takes us on a ride through creating the mobile app-driven, cannabis delivery system. With knowledge gained through previous technological and entrepeunerial experiences; such as the business social network, Yammer, McCarty shares one of his secrets to success in our modern economy, On-Demand. This Orange County native remains focused on providing a friction-less service to medical cannabis patients, so that the people who need the medicine delivered or a recommendation, can get it with Eaze.
In today’s episode, we talk with siblings Morgan and Emily Paxhia of Poseidon Asset Management, as they take us through their story. From learning lifelong lessons in early childhood sailing trips, to facing adversity later in life with their parent’s illness’, this dynamic duo describes their thoughts before entering the industry, and their journey afterwards. Now with firm footing on their company, and hopeful optimism in the wind and near-elections, this team seems poised and ready to set its sails for future growth and success in the years to come.
In today’s episode, we take a tour through the incredibles facility with co-founder and CEO of Medically Correct, LLC, Rick Scarpello. During our walk-through of incredibles, Scarpello shares his insight on new trends entering the industry, and further expresses his thoughts on working productively with the Health Department, to ensure that everything is being done to the correct standards, and to the best quality. From grow, to harvest and extraction, incredibles looks to have the recipe for success. Enjoy!
In today’s episode, we talk to Brendan Hill of Paper & Leaf to discuss his story and fore into the cannabis industry. This entrepreneur and esteemed drummer of American-Rock band, “Blues Traveler”, takes us through his unique vision of the industry, as he draws parallels from his experiences in the music world. Hill goes further to describe his shop’s design layout, and shares some success-driven tips that he’s come across since opening Bainbridge’s first retail cannabis shop.
In today’s episode, we revisit Kayvan Khalatbari of Denver Relief, Denver Relief Consulting, Sexy Pizza, Sexpot Comedy, Birdy Magazine and much more, to discuss the progress he has made since our last chat. This active and engaged individual is currently involved in over twenty initiatives, both cannabis-related and not, yet all his efforts remain centered in benefiting his community through passion-driven motivation, and blunt honesty.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In today’s episode, we talk to the medical doctor and president of NuVeda, Dr. Pejman Bady. Born in Iran to a conservative family of doctors, Dr. Bady shares with us the many paths he has travelled in life, and how they have led him to where he is today. From observing Ayurvedic treatments in India to caring for his mother while she was battling cancer, this D.O. has found a passion in the medical use of cannabis and it’s largely-untapped potential to heal illnesses. However, In order to realize the full potential of the plant, Dr. Bady believes research must first be allowed to happen more freely in the U.S. and other countries around the world.
In today’s episode we catch up with John Davis of the NWPRC to discuss what’s been going on in Washington these past five months. Additionally, Davis shares his views on the upcoming presidential elections and the impact they may bring to the industry. With unparalleled dedication to reviewing and analyzing bills time and time again, Davis stands optimistically for the continued growth and future of cannabis.