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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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Ep 324 – The Cannabinoid Science Nobody is Talking About

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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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Ep 323 – How Cannabis Retailers Are Leaking Data to Competitors

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Just as oil powered the old economy of atoms, data powers the new economy of bits. Here to tell us how to leverage our cannabis business data and market more effectively is Nicholas Paschal of Alpine IQ. Learn more at https://alpineiq.com  Key Takeaways:  [1:02] An inside look at Alpine IQ, a data analytics and marketing platform for cannabis companies [1:27] Nick’s personal background and how he got into the cannabis space [7:24] Why it’s important for companies to take protective measures with their business data [11:18] How Alpine IQ not only offers analytics tools but also helps businesses determine the best ways to act on data [18:32] What companies can expect during Alpine IQ’s onboarding process, from integrating apps to ensuring compliance across the board [21:36] Alpine IQ’s audience feature and how companies are using it to generate ROI [31:45] How streamlining analytics tools using Alpine IQ can provide incredible value for cannabis companies [35:35] Alpine IQ’s journey achieving product-market fit and how the company got its first customers [39:26] Where Alpine IQ currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 322 – Startup Founder Finds Success Helping People Grow Just One Cannabis Plant

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This startup took away all the complexity of growing your first cannabis plant at home and found product-market fit. Here to delve into the story of A Pot For Pot is founder Joshua Mezher. Get a 10% discount by using the coupon code "insider" at check out at https://www.apotforpot.com Key Takeaways:  [00:59] An inside look at A Pot For Pot, the best outdoor and indoor growing kits for marijuana, cannabis, and other fresh herbs [1:18] Joshua’s background and how he came to start A Pot For Pot  [4:49] What comes with A Pot For Pot’s growing kits that make them the easiest to use for home growers [8:54] How much plant A Pot For Pot can yield and why this makes it more cost-effective for the customer than purchasing flower [11:49] What auto-flowering is and why it’s important for home growers [17:44] Joshua’s advice to home growers on how to achieve the perfect harvest [25:32] How Joshua successfully bootstrapped A Pot For Pot and the story behind how he got his first hundred customers [32:47] What Joshua finds most interesting about the cannabis industry right now and where he sees it heading in the years to come

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Cannabis After Covid – 7 Ways The Cannabis Industry Will Change After COVID-19 – Encore

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What will the cannabis industry look like after COVID-19? CannaInsider host Matthew Kind forecasts the 7 disruptive changes that will take place in the years to come. Check out an infographic on these 7 changes at https://www.cannainsider.com/covid  Key Takeaways: How COVID-19 will impact cannabis in the next few years, including: Automated grow rooms Pathogen detection policies Contactless delivery and payment Pre-purchase of discounts cards and gift cards Results-only business partners Commercial drones for cultivation VR education

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Ep 321 – Cannabis Drinks Are Hot, But Only If The Formulation Is Perfect

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Are cannabis and hemp beverages on the verge of explosion? It all comes down to the fickle whims of beverage consumers. Here to tell us more about it is Jonathan Schultz of Backyard Soda. Learn more at https://www.backyardsodas.com  Key Takeaways:  [2:09] An inside look at Backyard Soda, a Denver-based startup creating all-natural, non-alcoholic, CBD-infused sodas and cocktail syrups [3:28] Jonathan’s background and how he came to start Backyard Soda [9:36] What beverage consumers are looking for in cannabinoid beverages right now [14:44] Why Backyard Soda chooses to use whole ingredients even though this drives up price points for customers [21:10] How Backyard Soda is partnering up with restaurants and hotels looking to add CBD cocktails to their menus [23:46] Why Backyard Soda uses full-spectrum CBD unlike most other cannabis beverage brands that use CBD isolate [29:03] The challenges of distributing CBD beverages and how Backyard Soda has overcome them [37:38] Where Backyard Soda currently is in the capital-raising process

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Ep 320 – Cannabis Skincare With THC Is Changing The Market

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We’ve seen some hemp skincare products, but now entrepreneurs are developing skin and beauty products with THC above the 0.3% threshold. Here to tell us about it is Bridget May of Green Bee Botanicals. Learn more at https://greenbeebotanicals.com  Key Takeaways: [1:10] An inside look at Green Bee Botanicals and its mission to revolutionize the beauty and wellness industries [2:27] Bridget’s background in the biopharmaceutical industry and how she came to start Green Bee Botanicals [7:37] Why Bridget decided to formulate Green Bee’s products with more than 0.3% THC [10:14] The most popular products at Green Bee Botanicals [11:00] Why Green Bee creates “clean” products and how this sets the company apart from other skincare brands [13:47] How Green Bee’s serums and lotions nourish skin from the inside out [16:45] What customers are saying about Green Bee’s THC products [24:04] Why skincare products with THC do not produce a high when applied to the skin [25:27] Bridget’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to distribute their products [28:11] What research is saying about CBG and its benefits for the skin [29:49] Where Bridget sees the cannabis skincare space heading over the next 3-5 years

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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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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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