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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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Ep 303 – Is The Market For Cannabis/CBD Products Saturated?

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Is the market for CBD and THC products saturated or is it just too much of the same products? Could it be a matter of creating a unique product and achieving product-market-fit? Chris Abbott from Botanica is here today to help us answer these questions. Learn more at https://www.mrmoxeys.com  Key Takeaways: Chris’ background in cannabis and how he came to start Botanica An inside look at Botanica and its popular cannabis-mint brand Mr Moxey’s What to expect when you eat Mr Moxey’s mints Why microdosing is gaining popularity  When and why people typically eat Mr Moxey’s mints to enhance their state and take the edge off Mistakes Chris has made as an entrepreneur and what he learned from them Chris’ advice on how to get a brand into distribution and on retailers’ shelves Why Botanica uses a specific extraction process for the hemp oil that goes into Mr Moxey’s Where Chris sees cannabis and low-dose edibles heading over the next few years

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Ep 302 – The Future of Hemp and Consumer Packaged Goods

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While hemp-derived products are already big business, they’re set to skyrocket as hemp begins to take market share from traditional wellness and household brands.  Here to tell us about it is Michael Cammarata of Neptune Wellness Solutions, one of Canada’s leading cannabinoid extraction companies. Learn more at https://neptunecorp.com  Key Takeaways: Michael’s background in hemp and how he came to be the CEO of Neptune Wellness An inside look at Neptune and how it’s evolved from biotech to health and wellness since founded in 1998 Why hemp is becoming so popular as an ingredient in consumer packaged goods The most popular hemp-derived products in the wellness industry right now Neptune’s partnership with Jane Goodall and their upcoming line of hemp-derived hand sanitizers and essential oils How Neptune is innovating new technology that will make hemp goods more cost-effective for customers How COVID-19 is affecting the hemp wellness and household industries Where Michael sees the hemp industry heading over the next few years as it continues to make its way into the wellness arena

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Ep 301 – Cannabis After Covid – 7 Ways The Cannabis Industry Will Change After COVID-19

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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 300 – Cannabis Investors Are Changing Tactics Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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How is COVID-19 impacting investments in the cannabis space? Here to tell us is Kimberly Kovacs of The Arcview Group, the leading private investment network and market research firm in the cannabis space.  Learn more at https://arcviewgroup.com  Key Takeaways: Kim’s background in cannabis and how she came to be the CEO of The Arcview Group An inside look at Arcview and its mission to forge a principled and profitable industry from the ashes of cannabis prohibition How the coronavirus is impacting cannabis businesses and investor sentiment Kim’s advice to startups looking for funding right now Tips on how new investors can get started to set themselves up for long-term success Kim’s best investments and factors that played into her decision-making An update on what investors are currently funding most Important takeaways from Arcview’s recent data reports on the size and dynamics of the cannabis market What investors and entrepreneurs can gain from AV Access, Arcview’s new educational webinar series

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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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