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Delta-8 THC and 5-MeO-DMT – Two Compounds You Need To Know About (Encore)

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What are Delta-8 THC and 5-MeO-DMT and what’s all the hype about? Here to help us understand is the cannabis whisper himself, Max Montrose of Trichome Institute. Learn more at https://trichomeinstitute.com Key Takeaways: [00:43] An inside look at Trichome Institute, the leading cannabis education company [2:06] Delta-8 THC and how it differs from its better-known cousin delta-9 THC [3:45] Why delta-8 is surging in popularity [13:36] Where Max sees delta-8 THC heading over the next 3-5 years [16:44] Max’s partnership with Abstrax, an industry leader in the study and production of cannabis and botanically-derived terpenes [23:39] 5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic found in a variety of plant species and the glands of the Sonoran Desert toad [27:39] Max’s work studying the Sonoran Desert toad and their unique venom glands [41:12] How Max’s experiences with 5-MeO-DMT and ayahuasca have changed his philosophies and way of life

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Ep 373 – The Rise of Cannabis Dark Stores

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There’s been a lot of buzz around grocery dark stores and ghost kitchens, but not a lot of people are talking about the growing number of cannabis dark stores. Here to tell us more is Jeff Sampson, founder and CEO of Everscore. Everscore’s marketplace: everscore.com  Everscore for brands: everscoreconnect.com Key Takeaways: [1:02] An inside look at Everscore, the first direct-to-consumer marketplace for THC and CBD products [2:25] Jeff’s background and how he came to start Everscore [4:33] How the current dispensary model works against new brands trying to enter the market [7:45] The rise in cannabis dark stores and where Jeff sees this trend heading over the next few years [11:56] How dark stores will even the playing field for small brands and help diversify the industry [18:47] Everscore’s extensive analytics and ad network of 40,000+ lifestyle publishers [25:97] How Everscore offers ultra-tailored fulfillment with its large network of brands, growers, and manufacturers [32:50] Jeff’s plans to expand Everscore throughout the US to provide brands the biggest footprint possible

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A Wave of Capital Is Heading for Cannabis, Insider Gives Details (Encore)

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Is cannabis the largest investment trend of this generation? Here to tell us why we’re about to see a wave of capital move into the industry is Todd Harrison of CB1 Capital. Learn more at https://www.cb1cap.com  Key Takeaways: [00:50] An inside look at CB1 Capital, a New York-based investment manager and advisor that specializes in the supply chain of cannabinoid-based wellness solutions, products, and therapies [1:13] Todd’s background and how he came to start CB1 Capital [3:46] How cannabis investing has progressed over the last few years and where Todd sees it heading [6:30] What Todd is most excited about as an investor in the cannabis industry right now [7:51] Characteristics that make for a successful MSO or multi-state operator [10:02] Todd’s thoughts on the federal legislation timeline [14:05] Why cannabis is the investment opportunity of this generation [15:53] How the US compares to Canada in terms of cannabis investing opportunities [17:41] Todd’s advice to investors looking to get into cannabis [20:27] Who makes up CB1 Capital’s advisory board, from Governor Gary Johnson to Lorne Gertner [22:03] Why Todd feels we’re about to enter the next stage of cannabis growth and signs to look out for

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Ep 372 – Is Crypto the Answer to Our Cannabis Banking Problems? He Says Yes…

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Banking is one of the toughest problems for the US cannabis industry, but one company is about to change all that. Here to tell us more is Cooraez Keshvani, CEO of ReThink. Learn more at https://www.rethinkpay.com  Key Takeaways: [1:41] An inside look at ReThink, the leading blockchain financial platform for cannabis and other high-risk industries [2:26] Cooraez's background in biomedical engineering and how he came to start ReThink [4:41] The biggest obstacles in cannabis banking right now [8:54] How ReThink is more secure than other blockchains with KYC, anti-money laundering, and built-in compliance [14:31] ReThink's payment options for apps, online, and in-person [16:47] How cannabis retailers can easily integrate ReThink into their point-of-sale software and delivery apps [18:48] Where Cooraez sees lending in cannabis heading over the next few years [20:04] How ReThink's fees compare to other cannabis payment processors  [25:09] ReThink's efforts to create a standard global currency country by country

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Ep 371 – Big Business and Cannabis Culture Need Each Other, Industry Leader Andrew DeAngelo Explains Why

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Can cannabis culture and big business co-exist? Here to help us answer that is Andrew DeAngelo, co-founder of Harborside and Last Prisoner Project. Learn more at https://andrewdeangelo.com Key Takeaways: [1:32] A look back at Andrew's 38 years in cannabis and where he sees the industry heading [7:45] Why corporate cannabis and legacy cannabis need each other and what it will take to build a productive relationship [23:47] Issues with bad public policy and "NIMBYism" at the local level in cannabis-legal states [30:04] Andrew's work with Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit leading the charge in cannabis criminal justice reform

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Cannabis Retail Sales Are Expected to Double by 2025, Expert Explains Why (Encore)

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Despite a global pandemic, cannabis is one of the few industries that has grown throughout 2020 and 2021 — and that’s nothing compared to the gangbuster growth expected through 2025. Here to tell us more is Chris Walsh, President and CEO of Marijuana Business Daily. Learn more at https://mjbizdaily.com Key Takeaways: [1:05] An inside look at Marijuana Business Daily, the most trusted business news outlet for professionals in the cannabis industry [1:41] Chris’ background in business journalism and how he came to be CEO of Marijuana Business Daily [4:04] How cannabis regulations have changed over the last five years and what that could mean for the industry going forward [7:36] Surprising reasons cannabis managed to survive and adapt during Covid-19 [10:51] Why cannabis retail sales could double to put the industry at a 38 to 45 billion valuation by 2025 [13:23] Aspects of the market Chris believes investors and business owners might be underestimating [17:14] Surprising new trends that are quietly taking hold in cannabis right now [23:43] How more legalization for recreational cannabis could diminish the medical cannabis market [30:24] The last states standing between the US and full cannabis acceptance [34:59] How job growth in cannabis doubled from 2019 to 2021 despite Covid-19’s economic recession and spiking unemployment rates

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Ep 370 – Want to Start a Cannabis Brand in the South? Here’s What You Need to Know…

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As the push for recreational cannabis picks up steam in southern states, one company is working hard to make sure brands are primed and ready to get out on top. Here to tell us more is Brittany Phillips of Shake Collaboration. Learn more at https://www.shakecolab.com Use promo code "CANNAINSIDER" to get 25% off your entire order at shopcbdandme.com  Key Takeaways: [1:24] An inside look at Shake Brands, a southern-based cannabis branding and product development company [3:07] Brittany's background in design and what led her to enter the cannabis space [8:40] How Shake Brands is different from other full-service groups [13:56] The biggest pain points for cannabis startups right now and how to navigate them [17:39] How to develop a strong visual identity despite restrictions on language and advertising [19:27] How federal legalization will impact cannabis branding [20:53] Shake Brands' new Arkansas-based CBD and wellness company, CBD & Me [26:56] Trending cannabis products in AR and other southern states right now [28:32] AR's recreational cannabis legalization timeline

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Ep 369 – What Do New Hemp Laws Mean for California? Top Cannabis Lawyer Weighs In

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A long-debated bill establishing new hemp rules just gained final approval in California, ​​but what does this mean for the market and how should we prepare? Here to help us answer that is Jeffrey Welsh, Partner at Vicente Sederberg & co-founder of Composite Agency.  Learn more at https://vicentesederberg.com  Key Takeaways: [1:37] An inside look at Vicente Sederberg, one of the largest cannabis law firms in the US [4:56] Jeffrey's decorated background in entertainment and how he came to join Vicente Sederberg [12:04] Emerging growth opportunities in entertainment and cannabis [16:46] How celebrity brands could help destigmatize cannabis and draw in more consumers [21:57] The Trailer Bill and what this means for California's cannabis industry [25:41] Assembly Bill 45 and the end of prohibition on smokable hemp in California

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Ep 368 – Are Terpenes-Infused Products the Next Big Thing? Expert Says Yes…

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As new studies shed light on the benefits of these powerful plant compounds, terpenes could become the biggest thing in wellness since CBD. Here to tell us more is Kevin Koby, co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Abstrax Tech. Learn more at https://abstraxtech.com  Key Takeaways: [1:03] Kevin's background in chemistry and how he came to start Abstrax [1:55] An inside look at Abstrax Tech, the leading innovator in terpene sensorial experience [2:44] A breakdown of terpenes and how this segment has evolved over the last couple of years [4:44] How terpenes enhance the flavor and effects of cannabis through the entourage effect [6:51] Abstrax's Type 7 licensed lab testing versus standard cannabis testing [10:50] Exciting takeaways from Abstrax's "Man vs. Machine" experiment with Max Montrose [14:02] How Abstrax's terpene research is taking cannabis to new heights [17:07] Abstrax's terpene infusion products and the biggest trends Kevin sees among wholesale clients [20:32] Where Kevin sees the terpene market heading over the next 3-5 years 

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Ep 367 – Labs Are Saving Big Thanks To "Used-Car Dealership" of Cannabis Testing Equipment

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With the demand for cannabis testing services on the rise, one company has found a way to provide top-tier equipment at a quarter of the price. Here to tell us more is Yvette Pagano of GenTech Scientific, a supplier of quality refurbished laboratory equipment for the cannabis industry.  Learn more at https://gentechscientific.com  GenTech's $25K for 25 Years Giveaway: https://gentechscientific.com/25000-for-25-years Key Takeaways: [1:14] An inside look at GenTech Scientific [1:52] Yvette's background in manufacturing and how she came to enter the cannabis space [7:18] GenTech's biggest customers in cannabis and the company's wide selection of lab instruments [10:26] How GenTech sources its equipment from universities and laboratories across the world  [12:48] How GenTech is able to save clients up to 70% on top tier lab equipment [17:50] The first steps to starting a cannabis lab  [20:48] GenTech's training and education programs for cannabis labs [25:20] Where Yvette sees the cannabis testing market heading over the next few years

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Ep 366 – How To Use Equity Crowdfunding To Launch Your Cannabis Business

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While not the most traditional path, equity crowdfunding can be a great way for cannabis brands to raise capital - but only if know what you’re doing. Here to walk us through how she’s successfully crowdfunding her CBD wellness brand is co-founder and CEO of Element Apothec Davina Kaonohi.  Learn more at https://elementapothec.com  Key Takeaways: [1:05] Davina's background in the e-commerce space and how she came to start Element Apothec [5:49] How Davina took inspiration from her aunt's homemade tinctures to formulate Element's CBD products [7:48] Davina's decision to launch Element using equity funding and how she's successfully targeting investors [11:36] Equity crowdfunding vs traditional crowdfunding and how Element is prioritizing their growing capital  [13:38] How to create a killer marketing campaign and why that's especially important when crowdfunding [17:54] Element's efforts to bring transparency to CBD and do away with sketchy "proprietary blends"  [24:04] Davina's goals to grow Element's product selection and expand the company over the next few years [26:02] Where Davina sees the CBD skincare space heading over 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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