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Dispensing Cannabis business knowledge beyond a million square feet of cultivation space. Blunt Business will navigate the challenges and opportunities of one of the most profitable industries on earth. Join us each episode to hear our weekly round tables and interviews with industry professionals.

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    Turning Point Brands with Eric Anwar and Lorenzo De Plano

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 44:41

    Turning Point Brands with Eric Anwar (Sr. Director of Marketing) and Lorenzo De Plano (Vice President) today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest markets one of the most widely sold cannabis adjacent products on the market. When you think of rolling papers you are most likely thinking of their majorly featured brand, Zig-Zag. We start by talking about the importance of Zig-Zag to the Cannabis Industry. Seeking Alpha wrote: How does Turning Point Brands factor into this cannabis craze? Well, Turning Point Brands is really a tobacco products company. The company sells products such as chewing tobacco and tobacco alternatives such as vape products. But Turning Point Brands has a very popular tobacco brand that is a marijuana adjacent product in Zig-Zag. As can be seen, Zig-Zag is one of the most popular cigarette rolling papers and also has a 75% share of the cigar wrap market. The Zig-Zag brand is also synonymous with marijuana "joints" while cigar wraps are traditionally used for marijuana "blunts."

    US Cannabis Council With Steven Hawkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 48:36

    US Cannabis Council with President & CEO Steven Hawkins today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. In 2020, just $4 million was spent on marijuana lobbying, according to Open Secrets. That's measly compared to the $27 million that was spent by tobacco lobbyists, and roughly $30 million from the beer, wine, and liquor industry. Happy to welcome this week the President and CEO of the United States Cannabis Council, an omnibus group that includes many of the largest industry players, namely a strategic alliance of 65 companies and nonprofits working in the licensed, medical, and adult-use cannabis industry in the United States, and Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, the leading national organizations advancing the legalization of cannabis for adult use and medical treatment.

    HERBL with Founder And CEO Mike Beaudry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 34:13

    HERBL with Founder And CEO Mike Beaudry today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest founded California's largest cannabis supply chain solutions company servicing more than 850 storefront and non-storefront retail licensees. They also boast exclusive brand partnerships with the #1 selling flower, vape, and concentrate brands. Recently the company announced its acquisition of Blackbird, a premier cannabis distributor and direct-to-consumer software solutions company based in Nevada. The transaction allows HERBL to leverage Blackbird's ecosystem of national retail and logistics insights to enter the Nevada market and create the most comprehensive supply chain platform in the industry.

    Dymapak with CEO Ross Kirsh

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 34:38

    Dymapak with CEO Ross Kirsh today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. The U.S. cannabis industry is expected to add $92 billion to the country's economy in 2021, according to MJBizDaily. As the industry continues its upward momentum, producers of cannabis products that range from mints to gummies to dissolvable powders are seeking ways to reduce plastic packaging while remaining compliant. Dymapak is the leading solution provider to meet the growing need for safety packaging solutions across a variety of applications and industries. Recently, Dymapak, along with client HEXO, an award-winning licensed producer of innovative products for the global cannabis market, and Plastic Bank®, announced a partnership to offset all plastic in packaging. You said about this: “Ocean plastic is a critical issue with increasing challenges,” said Ross Kirsh, CEO at Dymapak.

    Unrivaled Brands CEO Frank Knuettel

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 41:01

    Unrivaled Brands CEO Frank Knuettel today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest has decades of experience in working with and advising public and private companies on financial management and controls, M&A, capital markets transactions, and operating and financial restructurings. Bob Hoban in Forbes recently wrote: There are indicators, not the least of which was the House's passage of the MORE ACT, that senior members of the Biden administration, like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, are moving toward federal cannabis legalization. This is building a wave of momentum for U.S. cannabis investment and goes hand in hand with the trend of industry consolidation we've seen in recent months. With this growing enthusiasm and confidence, increasing mergers and acquisition activity, and investors looking for companies to fund, one must ask the question – how does one evaluate cannabis investments? So we talk about the opportunities that Unrivaled Brands is focusing on and what opportunities are in its purview. Just as we saw in Canada, cannabis reform is gaining supporters at the highest level of American politics leading to a wave of excitement and causing investors to position for market entry.

    FlowerHire with CEO David Belsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 48:29

    FlowerHire with CEO David Belsky today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs a leading staffing and talent strategy firm serving the regulated cannabis industry. It has filled over 300 positions in 10 states since its inception in 2017. To bring listeners up to speed, David built his career in executive search over the course of 16 years. During that time, he spent 13 years with the same company, focusing on tech. Since our chat last June, he launched the FlowerHire X application platform. David told Benzinga he created FlowerHire X, to help job seekers understand what type of job in cannabis is relevant for them and help companies hire the right type of folks in the right type of job to unlock the potential of their workforce and reduce turnover. We talk about this new platform and the solutions he hopes this will provide.

    Nirvana Group with CEO Arshad Lasi

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 30:30

    Nirvana Group with CEO Arshad Lasi today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs one of the most prominent and well-known cannabis companies in Oklahoma, which boasts a sprawling 30-acre cultivation facility, 3,000 square foot production center, wholesale distribution company, multiple house brands, and an ever-expanding roster of medical dispensaries. Delays in implementing Oklahoma's “seed-to-sale” tracking system for medical marijuana have sowed confusion for businesses in the fast-growing cannabis industry as law enforcement authorities step up their enforcement efforts for illicit marijuana products. Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana in 2018 under State Question 788. Most states with legal medical or recreational cannabis markets have some type of tracking system to verify that products are grown, processed, transported, and sold under the law.

    Pure Craft CBD with CEO Jason Navarrete

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 49:36

    Pure Craft CBD with CEO Jason Navarrete today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest is a serial entrepreneur, real estate investor, and adjunct professor, who recently sold his cannabis growing company for $250 Million and is now launching a CBD company with nanotechnology that he has developed with MIT engineers. seed to sale approach and hybrid business model is said to be a precursor to the evolution of the cannabis industry in the coming decades. “We only partner with farmers that understand the importance of genetics and science in regard to cultivating premium hemp biomass. Our products are made following the strictest guidelines and quality control measures, allowing us to call them a pharmaceutical grade."

    Flourish Software with Colton Griffin and Pam Pho

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 42:33

    Flourish Software with Colton Griffin and Pam Pho today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Flourish started with a trip to California in 2017. The creators of Flourish met a team of experienced cultivators who were impressed with their supply chain and enterprise software background. They discovered that while cannabis was set to explode, the industry lacked sophisticated systems to support this growth. At that time, we were working on supply chain analytics and process improvement projects for traditional logistics operations and saw strong parallels between the Flourish background and the industry's needs. As passionate supporters of legalization, they saw their opportunity to support the most exciting industry in the market and created Flourish.

    Emjay with CEO Chris Vaughn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 46:16

    Emjay with CEO Chris Vaughn today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest is a serial entrepreneur and leader in the tech, lifestyle, and Bev-alcohol industries, who has redefined how the Bev-alcohol industry connects with consumers online. He has consulted the likes of AB-InBev, Pernod Ricard, Universal Music Group, Tesco, Diageo, Bevmo, and 7-Eleven. Emjay is a vertically integrated cannabis retail and delivery company that, thanks to a merger with Saucey last October, has existing access to 22 U.S. markets for alcohol deliveries and a robust on-demand cannabis delivery service throughout Southern California. Warren Bobrow at Forbes explained Emjay as “helping destigmatize cannabis distribution by disrupting the traditional supply chain in cannabis delivery.” Chris told Forbes: “Just seven years ago the largest alcohol companies in the world had almost no involvement in online shopping or last-mile delivery. We built one of the largest Bev-alcohol marketplaces in the country, and through that journey, cannabis has been increasingly on my radar for the past three to four years.”

    Hub International Tucson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 41:41

    Hub International Tucson with Chief Sales Officer, Cannabis Insurance and Risk Services, Hub International Jim Clements, SVP Jay Virdi today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guests represent the fourth largest privately held, a full-service global insurance brokerage in the world. They provide risk management, insurance, employee benefits, retirement, and wealth management products and services. They are one of the first insurance brokerages to develop a specialty in cannabis. A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators—Rand Paul (R-KY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Jeffrey Merkley (R-KY)—recently introduced the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana Act (CLAIM Act). The proposed legislation is intended to encourage insurance for members of the cannabis industry operating in compliance with state and local law. The CLAIM Act would prohibit federal agencies from penalizing or discouraging a company in the business of insurance from transacting with cannabis-related businesses that are operating in compliance with state and local law. The CLAIMS Act allows cannabis businesses to fully operate just as any other legal, small business would by permitting insurance companies to provide coverage without the risk of federal prosecution. Businesses in legal states would have access to products/services such as worker's comp, property, casualty, and title insurance. Insurance Products – Under the proposed CLAIM Act, cannabis businesses would be permitted full and legal access to insurance products such as worker's compensation, property, casualty, and title insurance.

    ABSTRAX with Max Koby and Kevin Koby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 40:19

    ABSTRAX with Max Koby and Kevin Koby today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guests founded a leading manufacturer of award-winning, naturally derived terpene blends that are procured from plants found all around the world.. They are producing some groundbreaking advancements in the cannabis and terpene industry. ABSTRAX has officially become the First Terpene Distributor on Weedmaps' WM Exchange, the Wholesale Cannabis Platform from WM Business. Part of the WM Business product suite, WM Exchange is a platform that streamlines discovery between licensed buyers and sellers. Now, retailers and brands on Weedmaps will have access to ABSTRAX's wide variety of terpenes.

    ONE Cannabis Group with Andrew Bowden and Mike Weinberger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 33:18

    ONE Cannabis Group with Andrew Bowden, CEO of Item 9 Labs, and Mike Weinberger, Chief Franchise Officer of Unity Rd. today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. ONE Cannabis Group, the parent company to the cannabis dispensary franchise Unity Rd., recently announced that it had been acquired by Item 9 Labs Corp. The newly formed entity becomes the first vertically integrated cannabis franchisor in the United States. The combined business will escalate lead flow for Unity Rd. franchise development and mitigate challenges new and existing dispensary owners face. Unity Rd. offers the safest route for entrepreneurs looking to enter an industry that boasts unrivaled potential, helping franchise partners confidently enter the complex cannabis space. We talk about their Local Alliance Program a little bit later on, but first Andrew takes us through the overall menu of services they provide for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

    Drop Delivery with CEO Vanessa Gabriel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 41:27

    Drop Delivery with CEO Vanessa Gabriel today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our guest is a self-described serial entrepreneur who runs the cannabis industry's only all-in-one delivery technology solution for delivery companies and retailers. Drop provides a complete suite of software for Cannabis delivery services. Their software provides your company its own branded e-commerce app, customizable rewards and loyalty program, SMS texting to communicate with your customers, smart deals to increase revenue, compliance integration with METRC for state regulations, last-mile delivery logistics to track your drivers and deliveries, and the ultimate dashboard to manage everything from inventory to your staff.

    AphriHelios Global, LLC with CEO Darin Hickman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 49:09

    AphriHelios Global, LLC with CEO Darin Hickman today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs a new startup company that seeks to become a pan-African vertically integrated cannabis company that not only leverages Africa's prime position as a low-cost producer of quality cannabis-related products but also brings African (continental and diaspora) brands to the global market. AphriHelios Global is a full-value-chain focused, Southern Africa producer, processor, and distributor headquartered in Bethesda, MD with active offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and Maseru, Lesotho. The team has a combined 60 years of corporate finance, agribusiness, and project management industry expertise.

    Eybna with Matthew Mograbi Director of US Operations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 44:13

    Eybna with Matthew Mograbi Director of US Operations today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest joins us representing a pioneering technology company and terpene manufacturer with two locations in California and in Israel, is expanding its U.S. footprint with the opening of new production and R&D facilities as well as strategic partnerships with leading companies across the consumer packaged goods supply chain. With Vertosa Labs, for product innovation and expanding access to the experiential and therapeutic potential of cannabis-based ingredients.

    Bespoke Financial with CEO & Co-Founder George Mancheril

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 40:33

    Bespoke Financial with CEO & Co-Founder George Mancheril today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs the first licensed commercial lender in the United States focused on the legal cannabis industry, offering short-term lending options to fuel business growth. Bespoke Financial is a VC-backed financial solutions provider that offers custom-tailored funding within the niche business environments of the cannabis industry. They provide immediate access to liquidity for the enhanced cash flow that is so important for growth. Notably, in October of 2019, the venture capital firm co-founded by Snoop Dogg, Casa Verde Capital, led Bespoke Financial's $7 million funding round. Talk to me about the level of capital and investment that is available out there that a firm like yours is able to bring in. Considered a fintech company, Bespoke offers cannabis cultivators, distributors, brands, and more access to short-term loans via invoice and inventory financing.

    Global Cannabis Applications Corp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 36:51

    Global Cannabis Applications Corp with CEO Brad Moore today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs a publicly traded company and global leader in designing, developing, SaaS licensing, and acquiring innovative data technologies for the medical cannabis industry. Brad's team recently launched a Uniswap Marketing Token, which adds Ether Cryptocurrency as an Alternative Asset to the Balance Sheet. The Uniswap-inclusion marketing initiative is to commit to marketing spend of 1% of its quarterly sales revenue buying GCAC tokens on Uniswap every 3 months.

    Morning Dough with CEO Itay Paz

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 36:41

    Morning Dough with CEO Itay Paz today on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest is an entrepreneur, an international speaker, and a world expert in digital marketing and affiliate marketing helping entrepreneurs & business owners worldwide to grow their businesses using the power of the internet. When we met our guest he was hosting an affiliate conference in Israel called Affilicon. Israel has a very active cannabis market and a lot of research is being conducted. We talk about his entry into incorporating cannabis into the digital marketing ecosystem. In June 2019, you hosted a session on Digital Marketing and Cannabis at the DMIExpo Digital & Affiliate Conference which he held in Israel.

    Rosinbomb with Fred Angelopoulos and Ryan Mayer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 38:12

    Rosinbomb with CEO Fred Angelopoulos and Rosinbomb President and Founder Ryan Mayer today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. In the modern age of weed, few things are as exciting as making your own dabs, and my next guests have a product line that gives the ever-growing concentrate community the opportunity to do just that. The Rosinbomb Rocket is widely acclaimed as the best personal, solventless rosin press in the world. As part of this innovative initiative to merge creative design and function, Thus you partnered with Tommy to release the first-ever Tommy Chong-inspired presses. Forbes.com called the Rocket ‘Revolutionary Technology That Creates Perfect THC/CBD Rosin Every time’ and Tech expert website Engadget named the Rocket ‘The Panini Press Of Weed.’ They started the company when he was developing some innovative tech for juice presses, saw the need for affordable and easy-to-use rosin presses in the Cannabis/CBD markets for customers looking for high-potency extracts. He told Warren Bobrow at Forbes: “a growing number of consumers want to know what is in their consumable. With the added ability to mix and blend rosin & essential oils to fit their needs. We’re very proud to deliver a safe, solventless solution”. We talk about the demand for high potency extracts and the process of mixing and blending rosin and oils together for the right texture and consistency.

    Dr. Dina: Coughy Talk, Cannabis Confidential And More

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 40:53

    Dr. Dina: Coughy Talk, Cannabis Confidential And More today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radi0. Once Snoop Dogg lays a nickname on you, it sticks for life – just ask “Dr. Dina,” his longtime friend, confidante, and business associate. Dr. Dina is not a board-certified M.D., nor did she go to medical school. Rather, Dr. Dina received her nickname from Snoop for being one of the pioneers of the movement in Southern California to provide safe access to medical cannabis in accordance with state law.

    Kimberly Leonard: Senior Health Care Policy Reporter at Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 42:06

    Kimberly Leonard, the Senior Health Care Policy Reporter at Insider, joins us today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest is the senior healthcare reporter for Insider's DC bureau, focused on policy and politics, and she joins us to talk about her recent reporting surrounding legalization and what our elected officials are doing to decriminalize cannabis, legalize cannabis, or both.Kimberly (and Jeremy Berke, one of our previous guests and cohort at Insider) recently reported that Democratic leaders want to federally legalize cannabis, but six Democratic senators on Capitol Hill told Insider they had reservations about doing so. We talk about the hesitation and the pressure that is leading to these reservations that she learned about. In December, the MORE ACT was passed in the House and I haven't felt it has been anything more than symbolic. The SAFE Banking Act is being reintroduced after passing the House in 2019. We dive into how the Senate Democrats leaning on the bills in front of them that they want and can get passed.

    MJBizCon with Chris Walsh

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 40:05

    MJBizCon with Chris Walsh, CEO MJBizDaily, MJBizCon today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest is the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the United States to focus exclusively on covering the business of cannabis. Last year he was promoted to CEO where he the strategic vision of the company and its sister publication – Hemp Industry Daily – while educating mainstream industries about the marijuana and hemp sectors. Founded in 2011, MJBiz is the most trusted, independent publisher and event producer serving America’s cannabis industry entrepreneurs and investors. Cited by the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review Blog, and a host of other media, our team of professional business journalists, researchers, and event producers are dedicated to bringing the cannabusiness community unbiased information and connections it needs to thrive. MJBizCon is scheduled to return this October in Las Vegas. We talk about the obstacles that his team has traversed in the past year when the industry and his team have not been able to host the largest in-person cannabis conference event let alone any in-person networking and the preparations upcoming for a return back to Vegas.

    Tommy Chong Joins Blunt Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 49:21

    Tommy Chong joins Blunt Business to talk about his new collaboration with Rosinbomb on the new limited-edition Tommy Chong Rocket rosin press. The actor, musician, comedian, activist, and cultural icon also chimes in on the passage of adult-use cannabis legalization in New York state and how it could lead to nationwide legalization.Plus, Tommy also gives his take on the new collaborative lobbying efforts for cannabis (with the assist of Tobacco and Alcohol) and what effects if any it could have on the industry going forward, and how more influencers versus celebrities are making an impact on the marketing front. Finally, he reflects on new marketing efforts in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Cheech and Chong.

    Consensus Strategies with CEO Patrick Fox

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 43:08

    Consensus Strategies with CEO Patrick Fox today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. While 61% of New York State residents support the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana sales, more than half (52%) of those living in New York City would oppose its sale in their neighborhood. This disparity between general support and willingness to actually live near one is a significant problem when communities decide where, if anywhere, they want to allow marijuana retail sales. With 61% of New York state residents believing a community should have the right to "opt-out" and ban marijuana sales in their community altogether, the battle to site facilities is likely to require extensive community outreach and education efforts. This is based on a New York state survey conducted by Consensus Strategies on March 5-7, 2021. Here to delve more deeply into the findings is the CEO of Consensus Strategies, Patrick Fox. The New York State Legislature is on the precipice of passing a measure legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana. Lawmakers are likely to reach a cannabis consensus and act on a stand-alone bill as soon they address lingering concerns about traffic stops and safety. Local zoning and planning authorities will have the ability to decide where retail and cultivation facilities will be able to locate within their communities. They can choose to allow them in higher visibility general retail zones treating them like a liquor store. They can relegate them to more obscure, lower profile areas like an industrial park and restrict signage and visibility or they can ban the use in their community completely. The majority of New Yorkers (53%) believe that marijuana retail should keep a low profile and locate outside of high visibility retail areas. Gaining support for cultivation facilities where marijuana is grown and processed will be even more challenging with 62% of those over 50 opposed to cultivation facilities in their neighborhood. 53% of Black/African-Americans and 61% of Hispanic/Latinos statewide oppose cultivation in their communities. We cover all this and more on Consensus Strategies with CEO Patrick Fox today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio.

    GrowFlow with Travis Steffen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 43:37

    GrowFlow with CEO, Travis Steffen today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest is the bestselling author of Viral Hero: How To Build Viral Products, Turn Customers Into Marketers, And Achieve Superhuman Growth. He is a serial entrepreneur with 7 successful exits (and a few crash-and-burn failures) to his name. He now serves as CEO of GrowFlow, a cloud-based software suite for cannabis businesses. We start by talking about GrowFlow. Travis told Warren Bobrow at Forbes: “Many companies - both in and outside of our sector - outsource support to other countries, or to third party teams that do things really cheaply and follow a script. We’ve done things differently by almost exclusively hiring former industry operators in these roles. They know the lingo, the pain points the customers have, and how our products can solve them. It was a significant investment to hire domestically-located specialists for these roles, but it’s paid off in a big way. Beyond that, we try not to pay too much attention to what the competition is doing because we have no visibility into how they make decisions or how those decisions are working for them.” Travis recently launched "GrowFlow Live Marketplace" to Seamlessly Connect Cannabis Buyers and Sellers Through Compliant Transactions. This will enable wholesalers to grow businesses and revenue and retailers to streamline the buying process and discover new products.

    Terra Vera with CEO Carlos Perea

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 31:21

    Terra Vera with CEO and Co-Founder Carlos Perea today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs a revolutionary agricultural technology company, which is now offering innovative solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the cannabis industry. Using patented technologies compliant with EPA regulations, Terra Vera is offering cannabis companies a safe, effective, and sustainable approach to rid crops of contaminants while preserving the quality and yield of their products. Unwanted pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi can cause significant crop loss. In cannabis, one-third of crops are affected by microbial contamination at any time, and operators may experience yield loss of up to 30 percent due to biological contaminants. Most available solutions to control and eliminate pathogens on crops are toxic or have dangerous byproducts.

    Joe Ori of Six Labs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 50:54

    Joe Ori of Six Labs joins us today on Blunt Business to talk about his journey and the future of the industry in his eyes, only on Cannabis Radio! For over 20 years, Joe has been a fearless and highly accomplished trial attorney. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for seven consecutive years, an honor bestowed on less than five percent of the nation’s attorneys. Joe founded what is now Angelini, Ori + Abate Law right after graduation, dedicated to using his degree to help clients in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. The firm has recently expanded to Arizona. Doing things his way. Joe has never been satisfied without a little chaos; in fact, he thrives in it. His eldest son calls him “the most intelligent and aware non-cynic you’ll ever find.” This mentality has led Joe to a number of other business ventures, using his own experience and networks to expand his knowledge. Drawing on his own injuries from years of football that resulted in three major spine surgeries, Joe has launched the cannabis company, Six Labs. After finding opioids to be an inadequate and concerning solution to his own health battles, Joe discovered the powerful impact medical cannabis had on himself, and on others.

    Cannabis Law with Jessica F. Gonzalez

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 35:52

    Cannabis Law with Bressler’s associate, Jessica F. Gonzalez, Esq. Cannabis & IP Attorney. Bressler’s Cannabis Law practice provides full-service representation for clients. The firm’s notable national practice in securities, banking, investments, and financial institutions, and its in-depth knowledge of regulatory and compliance guidelines uniquely position the Cannabis team to offer the solutions clients need to navigate the industry’s complex regulatory schemes. Gonzalez assists cannabis clients to navigate the legal cannabis and hemp industry in the tri-state area. She has counseled start-up and medium-sized cannabis/CBD companies on various matters, including corporate entity set-up, state and local compliance, private offering documents, and applications for state cannabis licenses. She also counsels corporate and individual clients on intellectual property procurement, prosecution, protection, and enforcement for domestic and international trademarks. As a cannabis advocate, Gonzalez has presented on both the municipal and state level on topics such as social justice/social equity, IP protection, cannabis legislation, state and federal banking, and state cannabis licensing. Bressler advises cannabis industry participants in areas such as corporate and securities, regulatory and compliance issues, real estate, environmental, financing, licensing, and employment law. The firm also has an established Financial Crime Compliance Practice which advises financial institutions on providing services to direct marijuana businesses in compliance with anti-money laundering laws. Gonzalez earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 2016, and a B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Finance, from Boston University Questrom School of Business in 2013.

    The Green Peak with Richard Zwicky

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 55:27

    The Green Peak with CEO Plena Global Richard Zwicky. The cannabis industry is evolving at a radical pace, progressing toward “the green peak”. Each week join Richard Zwicky, a cannabis visionary and entrepreneur, as he interviews experts from around the globe to discuss updates and evolutions in the world of cannabis. If you are a current or inspiring investor in the cannabis industry and/or a cannabis entrepreneur and want to hear great insights around the drivers of growth in the cannabis industry, this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Plena Global and produced by CannabisRadio.com, The Green Peak is a business-oriented podcast exploring the drivers of growth in the cannabis industry. Join Richard Zwicky, CEO of Plena Global, every Tuesday as he chats with experts and industry leaders about their experiences working in the fast-growing and rapidly changing landscape of medical cannabis. New episodes of ‘The Green Peak’ are available to stream on CannabisRadio.com. ‘The Green Peak’ is also available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Spreaker, and iHeartRadio.

    The RAFT System With Mary Bumatai

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 36:35

    The RAFT system with Mary Bumatai, CEO of Revessel Inc. Our next guest is the founder of Revessell Inc., makers of Robotic Automated Filling Technology, more affectionately known as the RAFT System, the safest, cleanest, most secure vape product, sanitizing, filling, and capping Ecosystem in the world. The RAFT is a revolutionary robotic automated filling system to address the need for safe, clean, high volume, and accurate filling and capping for vape hardware. The RAFT system, combined with our exclusive custom premium products, will provide a first of its kind Ecosystem for sanitizing, filling, and capping of premium quality glass, ceramic and stainless steel, tamper-proof cartridges, and disposables. The RAFT system and Revessel vape products combined offer a revolutionary start-to-finish solution for the CBD and cannabis industries' biggest oil players. Safety and brand security were paramount in the design and product selection. Revessel Inc challenges all licensed brands and high-volume producers to ask themselves. We all remember the e-cigarette and liquid vaping issues of a few years ago. As of February 18, 2020, a total of 2,807 hospitalized EVALI cases or deaths have been reported to CDC from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S.

    Affordable CBD Products With Grant Rogers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 33:44

    Affordable CBD products with Grant Rogers Digital Marketing Manager for Extract Labs. Our next guest works with a Colorado-based CBD company ranking among the most trusted & verified suppliers of affordable CBD products. Extract Labs is a Boulder, Colorado-based full-service hemp extraction lab offering a proprietary line of boutique CBD-infused products. In the past few years, CBD has often been touted as a cure-all of sorts. Manufacturers and users claim, mostly anecdotally, that it has given them relief from muscle soreness and swelling and helped curb stress and anxiety. What is actually known or proven by clinical trials is very little. But because much is still unknown about how CBD is delivered to the brain and how much of what is in the product goes elsewhere in the body, critics are concerned. For instance, the absorption and processing of CBD by a 12-year-old athlete and a 200-pound professional athlete are likely to be different. Today on Blunt Business, Affordable CBD products with Grant Rogers Digital Marketing Manager for Extract Labs.

    CannabizTeam with Liesl Bernard

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 33:58

    CannabizTeam with Founder & CEO, Liesl Bernard. Our next guest is the CEO of the world's largest cannabis-specific executive search and staffing firm. She spent two decades doing specialized executive search and staffing for Fortune 500 companies living and working in many parts of the world. Cannabiz Team has placed thousands of candidates at executive and management levels in all verticals of the cannabis industry across the US, Canada, Europe, and South America. One study suggested that D&I helps to recruit and retain top talent; improve creativity, innovation, and performance; and boost a company’s brand among consumers. The World Economic Forum indicated that companies that champion D&I are also more profitable. Another study indicated that as organizations switch to survival mode to address the impacts of a global pandemic, “anything that is considered ‘nice to have’ is being jettisoned, with senior stakeholders unable to prioritize anything that isn’t absolutely key to the business.” The stark and penetrable reality is that D&I are not “nice to haves.” They are “absolutely key to the business.” Liesl Bernard is the founder and CEO of the industry’s premiere cannabis staffing agency–CannabizTeam. Above all, she is passionate about people and helping companies create a competitive advantage by recruiting exceptional talent. She has over 20 years of global executive search and placement experience. Prior to launching CannabizTeam and CannabizTemp, she was working with Fortune 500 companies. Her vast background in global Executive Search and Staffing with a strong focus in all verticals of the cannabis industry formed the foundation to create the world’s fastest-growing cannabis staffing agency in the global market. Liesl and her team continually set themselves apart by their fine-tuned ability to understand each client’s business. Additionally, they take time to learn the skills, personality, and culture fit required for each unique placement. Since its start, CannabizTeam has connected top talent with thousands of jobs at the leading cannabis private and public companies across North America and Europe.

    22Red with Ceo And Founder Harry Kazazian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 45:21

    22Red Ceo And Founder Harry Kazazian join us today to talk about his company and career on Blunt Business. Our next guest has spent over 30 years in the manufacturing, importing, and distribution of consumer products. He is responsible for managing some of the most recognized brands in the Outdoor Industry, with annual sales exceeding $100M. Now entering a new market, he intends to apply the same business principles, ingenuity, and level of integrity that has garnered him much success throughout his long and storied career. Harry was approached by an old friend and System of a Down bassist, Shavo Odadjian, to launch 22Red at the onset of California’s adult-use legalization. We have definitely seen a lot of musicians feel inspired to venture into cannabis: B-Real of Cypress Hill aka Dr. Greenthumb to Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler to Willie Nelson. We talk about what it is about musicians in particular that draws them to partake in more than just a joint.

    Kaycha Labs with Cynthia Brewer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 46:34

    Kaycha Labs with Senior Vice President, Cynthia Brewer. Our next guest is a top executive with the largest network of full-service ISO accredited cannabis and hemp testing laboratories in the United States. Kaycha has established itself as the Gold Standard in cannabis and hemp testing through its reputation for accuracy, patient safety, method development, and validation, further advancing the course of modern cannabis automation. Kaycha Labs has established itself as the Gold Standard in cannabis and hemp testing through its reputation for accuracy, patient safety, method development, and validation, further advancing the course of modern cannabis automation.

    Hydroponics Retail For The Masses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 39:12

    Hydroponics retail for the masses with Michael Salaman, President of GrowGeneration. Our next guest is the President of the nation’s largest hydroponics retailer. Referred to by CNBC as “the Lowes or Home Depot for indoor growing,” they rose from obscurity to become the national category leader in hydroponics retail by cornering the cannabis market. GrowGeneration sells hydroponic equipment, soils, nutrients, and lighting fixtures in legal states. Motley Fool summarized GrowGeneration owning and operating 31 hydroponics garden centers across the U.S., making it the largest of its kind. And the company just acquired the No. 3 chains, The GrowBiz, adding six more stores to its roster.

    The National Cannabis Risk Management Association

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 49:23

    The National Cannabis Risk Management Association with Rocco Petrilli, chairman of the NCRMA, and Chief Risk Management Officer Alex Hearding. Our next guests are returning guests to the program. They represent the Nation’s only dedicated cannabis risk management association, a pioneering, innovative, groundbreaking risk management platform providing non-traditional offerings for a non-traditional industry. Like many organizations, the NCRMA has had to pivot to a more virtual setup to re-establish the lines of communication. We talk about the adjustments that their team has made due to the pandemic. NCRMA has also published concerns about ergonomics in the cannabis industry that are emerging as workers experience injuries due to their operational tasks. Unfortunately, traditional crop insurance isn’t available for outdoor cannabis cultivators, primarily because of a lack of data on yield performances – and the impact the weather has on yields. Insurance companies don’t create policies until they have the data to back the policy. But meanwhile, the growers are assuming all the risk. Enter parametric insurance.

    Agrify With David Kessler And Robert Harrison

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 38:42

    Agrify with David Kessler, VP & Head of Horticulture and Customer Success, and Robert Harrison, COO of Agrify. Given the lack of quality control and production inefficiencies, traditional growing methods are in dire need of a facelift. Outdoor cultivation is unprotected; subject to unpredictable weather patterns, environmental damage, and is only operational in select seasons. Greenhouses are a step up in that they allow for better control of the environment and year-round cultivation, provided there is sufficient artificial lighting in the off-seasons. With indoor cultivation and vertical racks, growers can maximize production by utilizing unused vertical space and can confidently operate year-round; however, the plants are still at risk of pests and diseases and there are still macro and microenvironmental conditions with high variability to consider. Agrify, a developer of highly advanced and proprietary precision hardware and software grow solutions for the indoor agriculture marketplace, is on a mission to fill these inefficiencies with their revolutionary indoor grow technology, thus enabling horticulturalists to produce the highest quality crops consistently at the lowest cost. Agrify’s approach to indoor cultivation allows for complete control over the environment, including temperature, light (intensity & photoperiod), CO2 levels, and humidity to produce a more consistent higher-quality product. Agrify’s vertical farming units allow growers to stack three units on top of one another, potentially increasing yield six-fold while reducing operating expenses by up to~40%. 

    Cannabis Industry Data Guru Liz Connors

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 37:46

    Cannabis Industry Data Guru Liz Connors, Director of Analytics at Headset joins us today on Blunt Business. Our next guest worked as a Data Scientist in CPG retail and Financial Services for eight years before opening her own analytics and statistics consulting business where she advised small firms on how to utilize their data to design a better product, improve marketing programs and build more informed business strategies. She now serves as the Director of Analytics at one of the cannabis industry’s leading providers of data and analytics. Headset recently released a report titled Customer Analysis: Understanding cannabis consumer behavior. A recent report explored the brand-level analysis of the California Vapor Pens market in order to demonstrate how sales data can reveal previously obscured trends. Liz worked with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the London Business School conducting experimental research on heuristics and biases that impede business decision-makers from optimally using data to drive decisions. By definition, a heuristic is a mental shortcut that allows people to solve problems and make judgments quickly and efficiently. Heuristics are helpful in many situations, but they can also lead to cognitive biases.

    Navigating The California Cannabis Marketplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 39:04

    Navigating the California cannabis marketplace with CA-based Cannabis & Entertainment Lawyer Jeffrey Welsh, the partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP. Our next guest is a partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP, where he focuses his practice on advising companies, brands, entertainment and media properties, other law firms, and investors on how they should be navigating the California cannabis marketplace. Jeffrey worked in Corporate Business Affairs at the largest talent agency in the world, William Morris Endeavor, now WME | IMG, while simultaneously continuing to work in the legal cannabis industry part-time. In this unique position, he developed an understanding of the nuanced entertainment industry, while concurrently connecting entertainer-advocates with projects and groups actively working in the cannabis space. We talk about what he has learned about bobbing and weaving around the Hollywood brass representing his clients. Jeffery co-founded a full-service creative agency, Composite. Composite helps guide and grow brands in the legal cannabis industry and specializes in creative & content production, marketing research & strategy, and product development. By navigating this unique path, he is sensitive to specific legal issues involved in entertainment and cannabis coming together, such as intellectual property, endorsements, licensing, criminal and civil liability, and other business and other legal considerations.

    Certified Cannabinoid Ingredients

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 36:36

    Certified cannabinoid ingredients with Josh Epstein, CEO of Socati. Our next guest recently announced it has successfully completed the rigorous evaluation process and received official USDA Organic certification for its CBD ingredient line up which can be used in USDA Organic finished products. This company is the only commercial-scale producer of USDA Organic certified cannabinoid ingredients with third-party verified non-detectable levels of THC. The USDA Organic Seal represents a comprehensive organic standard, a rigorous verification system, and a set of effective enforcement mechanisms to safeguard the trust and credibility of organic products, mandating manufacturers to maintain rigorous organic standards from farming through the production of final consumer packaged goods. Given the broad trend towards organic and clean label products, Socati believes the company and its partners are now uniquely positioned for the expected widespread shift to premium USDA Organic certified CBD products. With the USDA Organic certification in place, Socati has launched new organic CBD ingredients for brands looking to bring high-quality organic CBD products to market. Organic Broad Spectrum Oils – CBD oils rich in other minor cannabinoids. Broad Spectrum Oils do not contain detectable levels of THC. Organic Full Spectrum Oils – CBD oils rich in other minor cannabinoids. Full Spectrum Oils contain legal amounts of THC at 0.3% or less. Backed by stringent internal and independent testing, Socati’s Montana-based cannabinoid ingredient manufacturing facility complies with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)-recognized benchmarking requirements and adheres to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards for manufacturing. All Socati organic ingredients are tested and verified by third-party labs, produced in a GFSI certified, food-grade, processing facility, non-GMO, kosher, and made to ingredient grade specifications.

    Diversity And Inclusion In The Cannabis Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 38:56

    Diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry with Kevin Ford Jr., CEO of Uplift Maryland. Our next guest is the CEO of a platform that strives to increase diversity and inclusion within the emerging medical cannabis industry, ensuring that all communities, especially those of color, have an opportunity to participate in the economy of the future. Uplift Maryland was founded on the principle to take what the generation before has created and elevated it to the next level. You were able to make something that was once illegal and incarcerated many Black men and turn it into a positive by providing an education of opportunity, especially to those who have been marginalized by oppressive and unjust drug policies. At the time of this recording House, Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) announced that lawmakers would soon be voting on a bill to decriminalize marijuana federally, leaving regulation up to the states. The vote would mark the first time either chamber of Congress ever voted on decriminalization of marijuana. In an email to lawmakers, Clyburn said the House would take up the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, first introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. The MORE Act would also expunge prior marijuana-related convictions, and impose a 5-percent sales tax which the federal government would reinvest in communities harmed by the “War on Drugs” through the creation of an Opportunity Trust Fund.

    CBD And Cannabis Testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 32:07

    CBD and cannabis testing with Roger Brown, CEO/ President of ACS Laboratory. Our next guest is the president of the largest hemp, CBD, and cannabis testing facility in the Eastern United States. It is one of the largest and top-ranking laboratories for precision testing of hemp, CBD, and cannabis in the U.S. with customers in 44 states throughout the country. ACS Laboratory recently acquired Botanica Testing Inc., certified hemp and CBD testing laboratory thus expanding your position as the largest and the Most Trusted Cannabis and Hemp Laboratory in the USA. ACS Laboratory recently announced the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) has certified ACS to test products for medical dispensaries in the state. This certification comes after the Florida Department of Health adopted an emergency rule, requiring dispensaries to only use a certified lab for product testing. Dispensaries (or medical marijuana treatment centers as the state calls them) in Florida have until December 24, 2020, to sell products tested before June 24, 2020. The Florida rules mandate that labs are ISO-accredited and qualified to accurately test for contaminants, moisture content, and cannabinoid potency. We dive into what kind of impact this will have on what you can do in the Florida Medical Marijuana market as well as much more!

    AlphaRoot with Managing Director Isaac Bock

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 40:45

    AlphaRoot with Managing Director Isaac Bock today on Blunt Business with Jorge Hermida only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest works for an insurance brokerage dedicated to supporting the cannabis industry. His company's unique expertise in cannabis allows them to provide customized access to preferred insurance markets. AlphaRoot is a full-service insurance brokerage completely dedicated to strengthening and supporting the cannabis industry. You offer a wide range of liability coverages to all types of cannabis businesses, including MSO's, Cultivation, Dispensaries, and ancillary niches. Fill me in on the scope and range of what your team at AlphaRoot is able to do to assist. There are many legal uncertainties, unique hazards, and emerging risks involved in legal cannabis-related activities. We talk about the common challenges that cannabis industries have been connecting with our guests about the most. Many of the nation's largest insurance providers will not work with the weed industry because marijuana is illegal under federal law.

    The First ISO Accredited Cannabis Lab

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 39:00

    The first ISO accredited cannabis lab with Antonio Frazier, President of CannaSafe. Our next guest oversees the first ISO accredited cannabis lab in the world, and the #1 accredited cannabis testing lab in California. He is also an Executive Committee Board Member of The American Council of Independent Laboratories Cannabis Working Group. Antonio recently co-wrote a letter on behalf of the ACIL outlining the deficiencies in California cannabis regulations and suggestions for no-cost improvements. So he lays out what he's looking for to help improve California's cannabis industry to make it safer for consumers without increasing costs. The ACIL has noticed cannabis companies trending away from a focus on quality and safety and towards receiving favorable results, such as a lack of contaminants and higher potency, and lower pricing. In more mature markets, this trend has already led to the suffering of honest laboratories and the questioning of the cannabis industry as a whole. An FDA report on the CBD marketplace titled Sampling Study of the Current Cannabidiol Marketplace to Determine the Extent That Products are Mislabeled or Adulterated revealed that many of the products tested contain THC that was not identified on the labels. In addition, a majority of the products did not meet label claim for CBD content, with either too little or too much CBD. It details poor quality control and undisclosed THC in many CBD products.

    The First ISO Accredited Cannabis Lab

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 39:00

    The first ISO accredited cannabis lab with Antonio Frazier, President of CannaSafe. Our next guest oversees the first ISO accredited cannabis lab in the world, and the #1 accredited cannabis testing lab in California. He is also an Executive Committee Board Member of The American Council of Independent Laboratories Cannabis Working Group. Antonio recently co-wrote a letter on behalf of the ACIL outlining the deficiencies in California cannabis regulations and suggestions for no-cost improvements. So he lays out what he's looking for to help improve California's cannabis industry to make it safer for consumers without increasing costs. The ACIL has noticed cannabis companies trending away from a focus on quality and safety and towards receiving favorable results, such as a lack of contaminants and higher potency, and lower pricing. In more mature markets, this trend has already led to the suffering of honest laboratories and the questioning of the cannabis industry as a whole. An FDA report on the CBD marketplace titled Sampling Study of the Current Cannabidiol Marketplace to Determine the Extent That Products are Mislabeled or Adulterated revealed that many of the products tested contain THC that was not identified on the labels. In addition, a majority of the products did not meet label claim for CBD content, with either too little or too much CBD. It details poor quality control and undisclosed THC in many CBD products.

    CanaFarma with Frank Barone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 35:33

    CanaFarma with Frank Barone, Chief Operating Officer. With CBD widely popular in many consumer products due to the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018 that legalized industrial hemp, the industry still faces legal challenges and gray areas. The FDA is thoroughly reviewing CBD in an effort to release regulations and guidelines soon once there is a better understanding. CanaFarma is a burgeoning company that has effectively re-arranged the vector of pop culture in only a few months. The executives at the New York-based firm (which is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange: CNFA) decided to court one of the entertainment industry´s biggest power brokers. By successfully recruiting Gibson Kagni – an award-winning music producer and the strategist behind some of the most successful consumer brands of the last decade - CanaFarma effectively acquired an all-access pass to modern popular culture. Through Mr. Kagni´s connections and his proactive involvement as a shareholder, the company has been able to secure marquee product development partnerships such as a deal with social media superstar "Food god" which was unveiled recently.

    CanaFarma with Frank Barone

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 35:33

    CanaFarma with Frank Barone, Chief Operating Officer. With CBD widely popular in many consumer products due to the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018 that legalized industrial hemp, the industry still faces legal challenges and gray areas. The FDA is thoroughly reviewing CBD in an effort to release regulations and guidelines soon once there is a better understanding. CanaFarma is a burgeoning company that has effectively re-arranged the vector of pop culture in only a few months. The executives at the New York-based firm (which is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange: CNFA) decided to court one of the entertainment industry´s biggest power brokers. By successfully recruiting Gibson Kagni – an award-winning music producer and the strategist behind some of the most successful consumer brands of the last decade - CanaFarma effectively acquired an all-access pass to modern popular culture. Through Mr. Kagni´s connections and his proactive involvement as a shareholder, the company has been able to secure marquee product development partnerships such as a deal with social media superstar "Food god" which was unveiled recently.

    Maintain Compliance In Cannabis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 33:26

    Maintain compliance in cannabis with James Minutello, CEO of LeafLogix. Our next guest has 25 years of experience building high growth tech and logistics companies. He represents an ERP solution company servicing many of the largest MSOs in the cannabis industry. Leaflogix is available across 37 states and three continents, allowing clients to maintain compliance with business growth, and have remained 100% compliant since inception. James spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about the company’s seed-to-sale software platform and thinking globally. They reported during the pandemic, your company has worked closely with its customers and focused on remaining agile. He also added approximately 15 to 20 full-time team members during the pandemic to help handle its growth. They added that the company has created an agile, robust platform that is designed to handle a high volume and cater to its customers across the globe in an industry characterized by constant change. Forbes reported that “Considering the potential onslaught of expansion opportunities in the next year, LeafLogix believes that it has the infrastructure, experience, and resources to help competitive MSOs establish themselves in lucrative new markets.” LeafLogix has already proved their agility with quick adaptations amid the pandemic, including reserve ahead, curbside pickup, and contactless and cashless payment. In the meantime, however, the company remains focused on reinforcing its infrastructure to serve a more modern and tech-driven cannabis industry.

    Maintain Compliance In Cannabis

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 33:26

    Maintain compliance in cannabis with James Minutello, CEO of LeafLogix. Our next guest has 25 years of experience building high growth tech and logistics companies. He represents an ERP solution company servicing many of the largest MSOs in the cannabis industry. Leaflogix is available across 37 states and three continents, allowing clients to maintain compliance with business growth, and have remained 100% compliant since inception. James spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about the company’s seed-to-sale software platform and thinking globally. They reported during the pandemic, your company has worked closely with its customers and focused on remaining agile. He also added approximately 15 to 20 full-time team members during the pandemic to help handle its growth. They added that the company has created an agile, robust platform that is designed to handle a high volume and cater to its customers across the globe in an industry characterized by constant change. Forbes reported that “Considering the potential onslaught of expansion opportunities in the next year, LeafLogix believes that it has the infrastructure, experience, and resources to help competitive MSOs establish themselves in lucrative new markets.” LeafLogix has already proved their agility with quick adaptations amid the pandemic, including reserve ahead, curbside pickup, and contactless and cashless payment. In the meantime, however, the company remains focused on reinforcing its infrastructure to serve a more modern and tech-driven cannabis industry.

    The Valens Company

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 29:32

    The Valens Company with Everett Knight EVP, Corporate Development & Capital Markets. Our next guest works at the largest publicly traded extraction company in the world with a broad expanding international footprint. HealthEuropa recently described The Valens Company as “one of the few companies in the world that can facilitate the utilization of five extraction techniques using customized and proprietary methods and technology, with further research and development always ongoing. This flexibility and technical expertise allow The Valens Company to produce almost any cannabis product imaginable, which means its clients can make their vision of a unique and differentiated cannabis-infused product a reality". When talking about building a brand, our guest believes the main goal for any company is to achieve profitability. Everett said this about what was attributed to Valens’ success in achieving profitability. Everett's team recently announced its participation in a Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence Study (the "MC-RWE Study") led by Dr. Hance Clarke of the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada.

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