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Ep 335 – Selling Cannabis Above Market Rate? Here’s How…

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At a time when most cannabis cultivators are competing on price, this company is commanding a premium on their sought-after flower. Here to tell us about it is Sam Ghods of Connected Cannabis. Learn more at https://www.connectedcannabisco.com  Key Takeaways: [1:00] An inside look at Connected Cannabis, the largest branded flower company in California [1:27] Sam’s background in tech and how he got into the cannabis space [5:01] How Connected Cannabis commands a premium on their flower in a competitive market [11:26] Differences between the cannabis market in California vs Arizona [12:07] Connected Cannabis’ unique cultivation team [15:37] Why most retailers don’t cultivate their own cannabis [19:29] How California’s notorious black market is changing thanks to developments in the legal market [21:37] The grow technology Sam finds most useful [23:53] Where Sam sees cannabis cultivation heading in the next 3-5 years

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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 334 – Master Grower Shares Secrets of World Class Cannabis Cultivation

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Commercial cannabis growers are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their growing methods, but not Ryan Douglas. Today this master grower shares all the secrets you need to take your grow to the next level (including what not to do). Learn more at https://douglascultivation.com/about  Key Takeaways: [00:54] An inside look at Ryan’s new book, From Seed To Success [1:35] Ryan’s background as CanopyGrowth’s expert cultivator when the company was still named Tweed [3:01] How Ryan helped CanopyGrowth get its start as one of Canada’s first and largest licensed growers [6:05] How Ryan went about choosing the best genetics to grow at CanopyGrowth [7:42] The efficiencies required for a large commercial grow [11:37] The most common mistakes commercial growers make and how to avoid them [14:33] Ryan’s advice on how to approach a commercial grow and determine what needs to be done on a high level [17:22] How to determine a reasonable budget for your commercial grow [19:02] Best hiring practices for commercial grows and what to look for in staff members [20:34] How to mitigate pest issues [26:34] The best type of lights for indoor grows [27:57] Where Ryan sees commercial cannabis grows heading over the next 3-5 years

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Ep 333 – Iconic Cannabis Company Harborside Taken Over and Moving in a New, More Profitable Direction

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The end of federal prohibition of cannabis is on the horizon as we enter a new, more mature phase of growth for retailers and growers. Here to tell us more is Matt Hawkins of Harborside and Entourage Effect Capital. Learn more at https://shopharborside.com  Key Takeaways: [1:20] An inside look at Matt’s work as Chairman of Harborside and Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital [3:56] How Matt’s background in private equity has helped him make Harborside a success [8:14] The potential for reverse takeovers in cannabis over the next few years [11:41] Why Matt urges cannabis companies to “be more humble and get deals done” [14:16] What would happen to the cannabis market if we eliminated 280E, a regulation that prevents cannabis companies from deducting normal business expenses [17:15] What the new administration in DC could mean for cannabis [18:32] Vertical integration versus specialization and which will gain more popularity as the cannabis landscape continues to shift [23:55] Why Matt predicts the first national cannabis brand will either be in the edible or liquid categories

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Ep 332 – The Zillow of Cannabis Properties?

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How do you find real estate for cannabis businesses? Here to answer that question is Ryan George of 420 Property, the Zillow of cannabis. Learn more at https://www.420property.com Key Takeaways: [1:43] An inside look at 420 Property, the world’s largest hemp and cannabis real estate marketplace [2:06] Ryan’s background in cannabis and how he came to start 420 Property [8:51] “Green zones” and where to find them [10:06] Why both businesses and investors are choosing Ryan’s platform as the place to buy and sell cannabis and marijuana businesses [11:36] The most active locations on 420 Property, including cities in California and Oklahoma [15:15] Key considerations when selling a cannabis property and how to get your listing noticed [18:20] Practical advice for buyers on what to look out for when searching for a cannabis property [20:50] Where Ryan sees the cannabis retail space heading in the next few years  

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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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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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