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Ep 319 – Cannabis CEO Says Sleep Aids Are the Next Big Thing

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Can you mix together compounds like caffeine and THC to create a new market category consumers will want to adopt? Here to help us answer that question is Peter Barsoom of 1906. Learn more at https://1906newhighs.com  Key Takeaways: [00:48] An inside look at 1906 and its mission to redefine the edibles category with better-tasting, more effective products [1:28] Peter’s background and how he came to start 1906 [3:19] How cannabis use changed after the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 [4:12] 1906’s unique “drops” and how they’re formulated to meet different needs [6:29] 1906 versus other wellness experience brands like LucidMood and Dosist [11:15] Why Midnight Dark Chocolate for Sleep is the number one product at 1906 [13:29] How the products at 1906 provide a quicker onset than competing edibles [16:48] 1906’s plans to create an extended-release formula of Midnight to help consumers not only fall asleep but stay asleep [20:55] Where Peter sees the cannabis wellness experience category heading in the next 3-5 years [24:28] Peter’s plans to expand 1906 beyond Colorado and Oklahoma [25:57] Where 1906 currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 318 – How To Advertise Your Cannabis Brand Legally

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Advertising cannabis is banned in most of the US, so how can a cannabis company get the word out? Here to help us find solutions to this problem is Chad Bronstein of Fyllo. Learn more at https://hellofyllo.com  Key Takeaways: [00:56] An inside look at Fyllo, the world's first single-solution regulatory technology for cannabis [2:25] Chad’s background and how he came to start Fyllo [3:53] How Fyllo’s data ecosystem helps cannabis companies streamline regulatory tasks and target customers legally [9:51] What different cannabis companies can expect when using Fyllo [13:07] Success stories Chad has seen so far and how clients are using Fyllo to advance their companies [15:04] Chad’s advice on how to determine a good marketing budget for your brand [16:34] How Fyllo provides direct access to cannabis audience data through the Lotame, the world's largest marketplace for second- and third-party data [19:35] Requirements companies must meet before working with Fyllo, including becoming CCPA compliant [20:25] Chad’s tips on how to build a dynamite marketing team for up-and-coming cannabis brands [23:55] Where Chad sees customer acquisition and brand awareness evolving in cannabis over the next 3-5 years

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This Dose-Controlled Device Is Launching Cannabis Into the Wellness Arena – Encore

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While thousands of new cannabis products hit the market each year, most fail to create product-market fit due to a lack of differentiation or clear-cut benefits.  Today’s guest is CEO of Dosist Gunner Winston, who has simplified cannabis consumption with targeted formulas and precise dosing to create a product that is catapulting cannabis into the wellness arena. Learn more at https://dosist.com  Key Takeaways: Gunner’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Dosist An inside look at Dosist and its mission to simplify cannabis consumption with innovative delivery devices How taking the guesswork out of cannabis is attracting more people to the category Variables that are important to luxury brand consumers Customer reactions to Dosist’s new dose pen and dose dial The thought process behind Dosist’s high-end yet minimalist retail environment Why Gunner believes brick and mortar stores remain valuable in the age of online shopping  Where Dosist is in the capital-raising process How Gunner is planning to evolve Dosist in the coming years as consumer preferences change

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Ep 317 – Emjay CEO Reveals A Surprising New Approach To Cannabis Delivery

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Cannabis delivery platforms are evolving quickly as they find better ways to retain customers and reduce churn, and Emjay might just have the best approach yet. Here to tell us more about it is Chris Vaughn, CEO of Emjay. Learn more at https://heyemjay.com  Key Takeaways: [00:51] An inside look at Emjay, a premier cannabis delivery and retail company in Los Angeles, CA [1:48] Chris’ background in the alcohol industry and how he came to start Emjay [12:27] Emjay’s hub-and-spoke business model and how the company functions both as a retailer and delivery service [17:40] How Chris’ experience in the alcohol industry has influenced his approach to cannabis [23:08] Unplanned versus planned purchases and how this differs between alcohol and cannabis [26:25] The advantages of owning your own supply chain as a cannabis retailer or delivery service [38:39] Regulations around the types of vehicles that can be used to deliver cannabis  [40:12] Where Emjay currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 316 – Opportunity Abounds In The Hemp Market, If you Know Where To Look

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While hemp is a huge and growing part of the cannabis legalization story, it’s often overlooked.  Here to tell us why we should be paying closer attention to hemp is John Manlove, CEO of Bushel44. Learn more at https://www.bushel44.com  Key Takeaways: [00:53] An inside look at Bushel44, a wholesale hemp software platform designed for businesses across the hemp supply chain [1:51] John’s background and how he got into the hemp space [4:16] How the hemp industry has evolved over the last few years and where it is right now [5:53] How different types of businesses from farmers to retailers use Bushel44  [10:35] Key differences between Bushel44 and Leaflink  [14:23] Ways in which the hemp space developing the same way cannabis did [21:19] What buyers are looking for when purchasing hemp [25:23] How Bushel44 is advancing the hemp industry by holding companies to higher standards  [28:10] Why smokable hemp is trending and where John sees it heading [33:01] Success stories John has seen at Bushel44 and his advice on how hemp companies can maximize the platform

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Ep 315 – Cannabis Retailers Flocking To The Venmo of Cannabis

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Cannabis banking has long been heavily regulated, but one company is weaving through the regulatory madness to create a service that delights both businesses and customers. Here to tell us about it is Tyler Beuerlein of Hypur. Learn more at https://www.hypur.com  Key Takeaways: [1:25] An inside look at Hypur, a payment and banking technology platform for the cannabis industry [1:51] Tyler’s background and how he got into the cannabis space [6:27] Obstacles the cannabis industry has faced in payments and banking and how Hypur is working to overcome them [10:32] Similarities between Hypur and Venmo [17:13] How Hypur profits off merchants, banks, and credit unions [19:44] Ways in which Hypur helps merchants market the service to customers  [22:13] How cannabis retailers can easily integrate Hypur into their point-of-sale software and delivery apps [23:22] Success stories Tyler’s seen among Hypur clients and his advice to retailers interested in using the service

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Ep 314 – Dispensaries Thriving as Curbside and Delivery Sales Triple Overnight

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Delivery and curbside pickup sales are booming as cannabis retailers seek new ways to accommodate customers during COVID-19. Here to tell us about it is Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of I Heart Jane. Learn more at https://www.iheartjane.com  Key Takeaways: [00:54] An inside look at I Heart Jane, the first cannabis e-commerce marketplace [1:25] Socrates’ background and how he got into the cannabis space [8:32] The type of retailer I Heart Jane typically works with and how the company has grown over the last year [13:10] How I Heart Jane helps retailers streamline their businesses with automation and real-time integration [15:50] How dispensary delivery and curbside pickup sales jumped from 17 to 50 percent overnight and what that means for the future of cannabis [20:55] How I Heart Jane is helping retailers overcome obstacles with delivery and curbside pickup [23:24] Why I Heart Jane’s business model is superior to GrubHub’s [29:34] I Heart Jane’s integration services for retailers, including everything from point of sale to CRM [34:31] Where Socrates sees cannabis e-commerce heading over the next 3-5 years [39:46] Where I Heart Jane currently is in the capital-raising process

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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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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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