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Ep 331 – Insider Reveals How To Design a Cannabis Dispensary Customers Flock To

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Retail design and brand identity are pivotal to creating a successful cannabis dispensary. Here to give us some pointers is one of the industry’s top experts: Megan Stone of High Road Design Studio. Learn more at https://www.highroadstudio.com  Key Takeaways: [00:46] An inside look at High Road Studio, an award-winning interior design, branding, and consulting studio for cannabis dispensaries [1:20] Megan’s background in cannabis and how she came to start High Road [4:08] How cannabis retail design has changed over the last five years [8:02] The two big things you have to get right when creating a retail design [8:51] The biggest mistakes Megan sees companies make in cannabis retail design [12:26] The importance of leaving room for experimentation in retail design and how to do that in a safe way [16:22] Challenges Megan encounters when moving from the design phase to the build-out phase and how she overcomes them [20:58] What kind of budget you need to achieve a thriving retail environment and how to spend money for the biggest ROI [31:40] Examples of brands that successfully resonate with their customers and what we can learn from them [34:05] Where Megan sees cannabis retail heading over the next 3-5 years

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Ep 330 – The Startup Behind PBR’s Cannabis Drinks Is Opening the Door to New Possibilities…

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Cannabis and hemp beverages are exploding, and it’s all thanks to new breakthroughs in infusion technology. Here to tell us about it is Harold Han of Vertosa. Learn more at https://vertosa.com  Key Takeaways: [00:45] An inside look at Vertosa, the infusion technology startup behind Pabst’s new THC seltzers [1:15] Harold’s background and how he came to start Vertosa [4:31] How Vertosa creates water-soluble cannabinoids through cutting-edge nanoemulsion [9:05] Important factors Vertosa considers when creating infusions including bioavailability, clarity, and taste [11:08] Vertosa’s partnership with Pabst to create low-dose THC seltzers  [19:39] How Vertosa provides guidance to companies interested in entering the infused beverage market [23:11] Can liners and their importance to the quality of cannabis drinks [26:07] Vertosa’s different emulsion formulas and how they work with brands to create various products [34:19] Where Harold sees the infused cannabis product space heading in the next 3-5 years

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The Cannabinoid Science Nobody is Talking About (Holiday Encore 3 of 3)

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We just reached possibly one of the largest milestones in creating pure, consistent cannabinoids in a lab. Here to tell us about it is Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio. Learn more at https://hyasynthbio.com  Key Takeaways:  [1:32] An inside look at Hyasynth Bio and its work creating biosynthesized cannabis compounds [3:05] Hyasynth Bio’s first product, an ultra-pure CBD oil created using cultured cannabinoids [7:44] How Hyasynth Bio is improving CBD production in terms of both speed and purity [9:12] Why multinational companies are gravitating towards biosynthesized cannabinoids for better consistency and supply chain performance [13:14]  [16:55] How biosynthesized cannabinoids are paving the way for international cannabis brands and which products Kevin believes will go global first [21:23] How cellular agriculture is giving us better access to rare cannabinoids [27:48] Why cellular agriculture is easier to automate and how this might influence prices in the cannabis industry [32:21] Hyasynth Bio’s strategy to profit primarily through intellectual property licensing [36:24] Where Hyasynth Bio currently is in the capital-raising process

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These Low-THC Cannabis Drinks Are Disrupting The Alcohol Industry (Holiday Encore 2 of 3)

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If you hand most people a cannabis drink, their first question is probably, “How high will this make me?”  This one unknown might just be what’s holding cannabis beverages back. Until now. Listen in as Luke Anderson of Cann discusses the state of cannabis drinks and where he sees the category heading. Learn more at http://www.drinkcann.com/ Key Takeaways: Luke’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Cann An inside look at Cann and its mission to become the standard for cannabis-infused tonics Why Cann produces only low-THC tonics to target consumers that don’t wish to experience a high The type of effect consumers can expect from Cann’s social tonics Why Luke believes it’s important to take out the guesswork in cannabis beverages  Cann’s social tonics versus beer and wine in terms of time and effect How Cann decided on its unique THC/CBD concentration profile How Luke and his team overcame challenges with emulsion and dispersion to ensure consistency in every sip Where Luke sees cannabis micro-dosing heading in the next few years

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This Dose-Controlled Device Is Launching Cannabis Into the Wellness Arena (Holiday Encore 1 of 3)

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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 329 – Surging Interest in Cannabis Vaginal Health Products

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An area of the cannabis marketplace gaining steam in a big way is women’s health. Here to tell us more about it is Cyo Nystrom of Quim, CBD-infused products for vaginal health and sexual wellness. Learn more at https://itsquim.com/shop/  Key Takeaways: [00:43] An inside look at Quim, a line of CBD-infused lubricants and everyday proactive vaginal health products [00:58] Cyo’s background and how she came to start Quim [10:44] The benefits of cannabis for female vaginal health and libido [13:05] How Quim increases vasodilation for heightened sensation and sexual pleasure [15:31] What customers are saying about Quim’s serums and oils [18:47] How Cyo and her co-founder Rachel Washtien successfully bootstrapped Quim and landed a feature on Viceland [25:17] Cyo’s plans to expand Quim both across the US and internationally [30:40] Where Cyo sees the cannabis women’s health space heading over the next 3-5 years

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Ep 312 – Cannabis Plant Breeding Expert Explains How to Create Thriving Plant (Encore)

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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

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Ep 328 – The World’s First Cannabis Inhaler Is Disrupting the Wellness Industry

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Entrepreneurs are bringing pharmaceutical science to the cannabis world to create products that provide consistent and predictable benefits. Here to tell us more about it is Andreas Boeckl, founder and CEO of Dispersa Labs. Learn more at https://www.breathesula.com  Key Takeaways: [1:14] An inside look at Dispersa Labs, a biotech company using dry powder inhalation technology to create breathable cannabis [1:54] Andreas’ background and how he came to start Dispersa Labs [6:43] Why inhaling cannabis in powder form is better than smoking flower [11:05] Spray-drying and why it’s important to Dispersa’s manufacturing process [12:47] How Dispersa Labs suspends cannabinoids inside tiny aerosol particles to create Sula, a patented cannabis powder for pulmonary delivery [14:15] Examples of commercial inhalants similar to Sula, including the popular asthma drug Advair [22:20] How Sula is more discreet than other cannabis consumption methods [31:42] Where Dispersa Labs currently is in the capital-raising process  

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Ep 327 – Insider Details the Mega Trends Impacting the Cannabis Industry

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What will the cannabis industry look like in the next few years? Paul Rosen of Global Go shares the nine trends shaping cannabis worldwide (and wait till you hear #4). Learn more at https://globalgo.consulting  Key Takeaways: [2:22] An inside look at Global Go, one of the world’s leading consulting firms for cannabis and hemp businesses [4:34] Paul’s background and how he got into the cannabis space [10:03] The nine trends shaping cannabis on a global scale, beginning with catastrophic failure  [16:20] The divergence of medical and recreational markets [21:36] The end of Canadian domination in cannabis and the rise of the US [29:02] New FDA rulings on CBD [35:39] Biosynthesis and what it could mean for the cannabis industry [40:57] Why “cash remains king” in cannabis  

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Ep 326 – How Contract Manufacturers Can Scale Your Cannabis Product

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Is it better to produce your own cannabis products? Or outsource to expert manufacturers while you focus on your brand? Here to tell us is Alex Rowland, CEO of NewTropic. Learn more at https://www.newtropic.com  Key Takeaways: [00:51] An inside look at NewTropic, a leading cannabis manufacturer based in Santa Rosa, California [1:18] Alex’s background in cannabis and how he came to start NewTropic [5:56] Examples of NewTopic’s average clientele - particularly unlicensed brands looking to overcome California’s strict regulatory hurdles  [7:47] How NewTropic helps relieve two of the biggest pain points for cannabis companies: financial resources and compliance [17:05] Why removing the regulatory overhead of fulfillment allows companies to focus their attention on core competencies [18:45] NewTropic’s extensive onboarding process and how the company’s team works to ensure all your needs are met as a client [20:30] Alex’s plans to expand NewTropics across the US [25:21] The requirements a company needs to meet before working with NewTropics [30:16] Alex’s advice to new entrepreneurs on how to develop a successful business plan and pitch to investors [33:11] Alex’s thoughts on the federal rescheduling of cannabis and where he sees the industry heading in the next few years

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Ep 325 – Investors Getting in Early Thanks to the First Member-Managed Cannabis Fund

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As the cannabis industry matures, new and innovative ways are emerging that allow investors to capture a stake in the growth of young cannabis companies. Here to tell us about it is Jeffrey Finkle of Arcview Ventures. Learn more at https://arcviewgroup.com  Key Takeaways:  [00:52] An inside look at Arcview Ventures, the leading private investment network and market research firm in the cannabis space [1:34] Jeffrey’s background and how he got into the cannabis space [4:39] How Arcview’s new member-managed cannabis fund is giving investors access to deals with greater ease and flexibility  [8:42] The requirements an investor needs to meet in order to join Arcview Collective Fund [10:03] A breakdown of the different investor archetypes and how Arcview Collective Fund benefits each [20:57] Jeffrey’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to successfully pitch their companies to investors [25:33] Arcview’s process for follow-on investments and liquidity events [31:03] Gaps emerging in the cannabis marketplace right now and where Jeffrey sees the industry heading over 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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