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Ep 313 – Cannabis CEO Sees Billions in Accessories

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Founded in 2015, cannabis accessories company Hemper has quickly become an industry leader - and all thanks to their monthly subscription box. Here to tell us about it is Bryan Gerber, CEO of Hemper. Learn more at www.Hemper.co Key Takeaways: [1:56] An inside look at Hemper, a premium monthly subscription box for smoking essentials [2:25] Bryan’s background and how he got into the cannabis space [7:39] How influencer marketing helped Hemper get its start [10:59] Ways in which Hemper uses their subscription box to collect real-time data on customer behavior and preference [21:39] How COVID is affecting the community aspect of smoking and ways in which Bryan plans to bolster that community virtually [26:55] How Hemper became one of the largest pre-rolled cone manufacturers in the world [38:01] Why Bryan believes you must control the price in order to secure your place in the market  [40:56] How Hemper is working to become a leading manufacturer in different smoking accessory products [41:46] Where Hemper currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 312 – Cannabis Plant Breeding Expert Explains How to Create Thriving Plants

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A critical component of any cannabis cultivator’s business is establishing best practices around breeding plants. Here to tell us how to create thriving genetic nurseries is Matt Gaboury of House of Cultivar. Learn more at https://www.seattlecannabis.co/house-of-cultivar/  Key Takeaways: [1:04] An inside look at House of Cultivar, the largest cultivator in Seattle, WA [2:03] Why Matt has shifted his focus from designing grow facilities to plant breeding [4:51] Types of clients House of Cultivar works with, including I-502 licensed growers and processors [7:24] A breakdown of propagation through cloning, mother plants, and tissue culture [16:14] How House of Cultivar validates genetics to ensure they’re the best expression of the plant possible [19:31] What it means to “reinvigorate” a plant [24:11] The behind-the-scenes on how House of Cultivar delivers their clones to customers [29:18] Where Matt sees the cannabis industry heading as it undergoes more specialization across the supply chain  [33:17] How large-scale nurseries will revolutionize cannabis from home growers to commercial cultivators [34:16] How grow room technology has evolved and where Matt sees it advancing in the next few years e nurseries will revolutionize cannabis from home-growers to commercial cultivators [34:16] How grow room technology has evolved over the last few years and where Matt sees it heading  

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Ep 311 – Is Cellular Agriculture Replacing Cannabis Cultivation?

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Can we deconstruct cannabis in the lab, reduce costs, and unlock a myriad of new applications and benefits? Here to help us answer this is Benjamin Chiarelli of Cellibre.  Learn more at https://www.cellibre.com  Key Takeaways: [00:51] An inside look at Cellibre, a cellular agriculture company that specializes in cannabis [3:10] Ben’s background and how he came to start Cellibre [8:07] How Cellibre “mimics” the cannabis plant to make cells that create specific isolates [13:02] How price points will shift in the cannabis industry as cannabinoid biosynthesis grows [21:20] The evolution of cellular agriculture and the obstacles it’s faced in commodity industries like cannabis [30:29] Why CBG will be the first product available from cellular agriculture [33:03] Where Cellibre fits into the cannabinoid market [35:51] Why Ben agrees cannabis is “the new vanilla” [41:40] Where Cellibre currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 310 – Dispensary Owners Pounding The Table for This Innovative Device

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With more and more dispensaries turning to Altopa's innovative oil blending platform Oblend, the company has decided to pivot from B2C to B2B. Here to tell us about it is Nicole Wicker, CEO of Altopa. Learn more at https://www.oblend.com  Key Takeaways: Nicole's background and how she came to start Altopa An inside look at Altopa and its "portable dispensary device" Oblend How the Oblend creates CBD formulas for specific needs and preferences Why Altopa is transitioning from a consumer-focused company to a business-focused company How Altopa partners with dispensaries looking to implement the Oblend Increasing demand for the Oblend among healthcare providers, formulators, and patients  Where Altopa currently is in the capital-raising process and where Nicole sees the company heading in the next few years  

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Ep 309 – Investors Are Helping Cannabis License Holders Access Capital

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Cannabis license holders are using an interesting new way to free up capital and grow their business. Here to give us the details is Anthony Coniglio of New Lake Capital Partners. Learn more at https://www.newlake.com  Key Takeaways: Anthony’s background in real estate and how he came to start New Lake An inside look at New Lake, a newly-formed Maryland real estate partner that leases industrial and retail properties to state-licensed cannabis operators Why cannabis has been deemed essential across the country and how this is influencing investors and license-holders Factors to consider when choosing the most valuable states and cities to buy real estate for the cannabis market  How New Lake has raised $100 million in capital to build its diversified portfolio How much New Lake’s investors can expect in returns and Anthony’s predictions for where dividends are heading in the next few years What Anthony looks for when considering cannabis operators looking to lease his properties, from their business strategy to their ability to raise capital How COVID-19 has affected the commercial real estate market in the US and where Anthony sees it heading

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Ep 308 – Deflation Is Accelerating In Cannabis And Beyond

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Technological advances not only bring efficiency, but they’re also profoundly deflationary.  But could that deflation actually be key to an abundant future? Here to tell us is Jeff Booth, author of The Price of Tomorrow. Jeff's book: https://www.amazon.com/Price-Tomorrow-Deflation-Abundant-Future/dp/1999257405 Jeff's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffBooth Key Takeaways: Goods and services that are inflationary versus those that are deflationary What a deflation economy looks like and examples of when we’ve seen deflation in the past The natural deflationary process that’s occurring right now thanks to advancing technologies like AI The deceptive power of exponential technologies and how they gain traction How central bankers are fighting a losing battle by taking on more debt to create inflation The power of network effects for business owners, investors, and employees Where Jeff sees bitcoin heading in the next few years and his advice for those looking to get in Why Jeff believes AI will eventually force us to embrace deflation and how that could benefit society as a whole

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Ep 307 – Dispensaries Forced To Adapt Turning To New Technology

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How can cannabis retailers adapt to the new post-pandemic environment and create customer comfort? Here to help us answer this question is Matt Cutone of Seed Technology. Learn more at http://www.getseed.io Key Takeaways: Matt’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Seed Technology An inside look at Seed and how it provides dispensaries with in-store displays that improve customer experience How cannabis retailers have been impacted by the pandemic and what Seed is doing to help them adapt their retail environments Matt’s advice on how dispensaries can create a successful in-store “flow” and where curbside pickup fits into that How dispensaries can use handheld tablets to significantly increase profits and customer satisfaction The most popular cannabis products on the market right now How dispensaries can benefit from in-store displays The mature and emerging markets in the US and how they differ from state to state

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Ep 306 – Born in Nigeria, Now He's the Youngest African-American Dispensary Owner in America

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What’s it like to immigrate from Nigeria, grow up in the US, and put yourself at the forefront of the cannabis industry in multiple states? Here to help us answer that question is Seun Adedeji, CEO of Elev8 Cannabis. Learn more at https://elev8cannabis.com  Key Takeaways: Seun’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Elev8 An inside look at Elev8 and its dispensaries across the US Where Elev8 currently is in the capital-raising process Why Seun decided to open dispensaries in Oregon, Massachusetts, and now Illinois Oregon’s shifting supply and demand and how Seun is working around it How Elev8 partners with local businesses to get customers in the door Seun’s advice to those trying to get into the cannabis industry Where Seun sees the cannabis market heading in the next few years

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Ep 305 – Cannabis Retailers Accelerating Innovation To Retain Customers

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Taxes, regulations, a thriving black market, and then COVID-19. How can cannabis retailers in California survive in this environment and serve their community? Here to help answer these questions is Dennis O’Malley, CEO of Caliva. Learn more at https://www.gocaliva.com Key Takeaways: Dennis’ background in cannabis and how he came to start Caliva An inside look at Caliva and how it compares to other cannabis dispensaries in California Why Dennis decided to end his partnership with Eaze and create his own delivery app for Caliva Pros and cons to using your own delivery app Why Dennis has partnered with Hypur to provide contactless payment options for customers How COVID-19 has impacted Caliva and where Dennis sees the company heading in the months ahead How cannabis consumer behavior has changed during COVID-19 including popular products and curbside pickup versus delivery Incentives and disincentives in the California marketplace that are making the black market three times bigger than the legal market Where Dennis sees cannabis heading in California and across the US in the next 3-5 years

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Ep 304 – Multinational Companies Creating CBD Products in Stealth Mode

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Consumer packaged goods companies are in stealth mode waiting to capitalize on CBD the moment the regulatory fog clears. Here to tell us about it is Justin Singer of Caliper Foods. Learn more at https://www.caliperfoods.life  Key Takeaways: Justin’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Caliper Foods How Justin’s core brand Ripple has become the best-selling soluble cannabinoid powder in the US Why consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) are waiting for regulatory clarity in the CBD industry How Caliper Foods provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to some of the nation’s largest food, beverage, and supplement companies Where Justin sees CBD heading as an active ingredient comparable to caffeine An inside look at Caliper Foods and how it provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to CPG manufacturers Caliper Foods’ research on how the solubility of CBD affects onset and impact Where Caliper Foods currently is in the capital-raising process

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Lab Grown Cannabinoids Looking to Disrupt Growers – Encore

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As cannabis cultivators pour billions of dollars into developing cutting-edge, efficient grows, we need to ask: is there a hidden disruptor that could steal their business in the years ahead? Here to help us answer this is Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio, one of just a few companies experimenting with non-plant-derived cannabinoids. Learn more at https://hyasynthbio.com  Key Takeaways: Kevin’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Hyasynth Bio An inside look at Hyasynth Bio and its work with non-plant-derived cannabinoids A deep dive into biosynthesis and how Hyasynth Bio uses this process to grow cannabis compounds inside yeast cells How Hyasynth Bio has successfully overcome challenges with biosynthesis The history of biosynthesis and cannabis and where Kevin sees this relationship evolving in the years to come  The different types of end products we’ll start to see for sale in dispensaries that use biosynthesis How biosynthesis will affect cannabis prices Hyasynth Bio’s intellectual property strategy and how Kevin manages the company’s patents The traditional cannabis companies that are investing in biosynthesis Where Kevin sees cannabinoid biosynthesis heading in the next 3-5 years

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As the Cannabis, Marijuana Industry proliferates, Matthew Kind from the CannaInsider podcast website puts to task the leading voices in this space to bring you engaging, educative, fun, and informative interviews. Listen and learn from visionaries and experts as they debate on the trends and technology that are shaping this industry. You will learn what is making the Marijuana Industry tick every week, ways to invest in the cannabis business, what jobs are coming up in Medical Marijuana (MMJ), and recreational legalization. You will also learn about fun and safe ways to participate in Marijuana Tourism.

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