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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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Ep 299 – Cannabis Deliveries Surge in the Wake of the Coronavirus…

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With COVID-19 keeping people at home, cannabis delivery is booming. Here to tell us more about it is Tim Conder of Blackbird Logistics, one of the industry’s leading software and operations companies. Learn more at https://myblackbird.com  Key Takeaways: Tim’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Blackbird An inside look at Blackbird and how the company facilitates the movement of cannabis products at each touchpoint of the supply chain How Blackbird fits in with its parent company TILT Holdings Ways in which cultivators, dispensaries, and brands can benefit from Blackbird How payment is being handled for home cannabis deliveries amid COVID-19 Recent changes Tim has seen in cannabis delivery and where he sees it heading in the years to come How customer behavior is different than usual and the products people are ordering most Tim’s advice for cannabis companies trying to navigate COVID-19

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Ep 298 – Cannabis Banking Solved? Businesses Flocking To This Financial Platform

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Banking is one of the thorniest problems for the cannabis industry in the US. Here to tell us how he’s creating a solution to this problem is Dan Roda of Abaca. Learn more at https://www.goabaca.com  Key Takeaways: Dan’s background in law and how he came to start Abaca An inside look at Abaca and how it's providing a safe banking platform for US cannabis businesses  What dispensaries can expect when using Abaca The current state of merchant processing in cannabis and how Dan believes that will evolve over the next few years The most common questions clients ask Dan States that Abaca is currently operating in and where Dan sees the company expanding Abaca’s capital-raising process Where Dan sees the cannabis financial services market heading in the next 3-5 years and some emerging trends to keep an eye on

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Ep 297 – Cannabis Trend: Hotels Are Finally Saying Yes to Cannabis

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While hotels have prohibited cannabis use for years, it’s now considered a benefit many guests are demanding. Here to tell us about it is Matthew Singer of tökr, an app that creates a personalized cannabis experience based on individual preferences. Learn more at https://www.trytokr.com  Key Takeaways: Matthew’s background in cannabis and how he came to start tökr  An inside look at tökr’s premium cannabis delivery marketplace How COVID-19 is affecting the cannabis environment in California and beyond How the hotel industry’s stance on cannabis use is changing in the US Ways in which boutique hotels are leading the charge for on-site cannabis use from trusted vendors Cannabis consumer behavior in hotels and what’s trending right now Matthew’s opinion on California’s black market problem and what needs to be done to fix it Why brands have a hard time telling their story in dispensaries and how tökr is working to solve this Where tökr currently is in the capital-raising process

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Designer Cannabis Is On The Horizon Thanks To Molecular Science – Encore

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It’s no secret that achieving a truly targeted effect is the holy grail of the cannabis industry, but how close are we to making this a reality? Are designer cannabis products on the horizon?  Here to help answer this is Chris Emerson, co-founder and CEO of a unique company known as Level that’s working to disrupt the cannabis industry with products precisely tailored to every individual and every occasion. Learn more at https://www.levelblends.com  Key Takeaways: Chris’ background in chemistry and how it led him to the cannabis space An inside look at Level and its mission to provide a tailored cannabis experience to every patient and consumer How Chris’ extensive background in science allows him to think about cannabis products differently than most entrepreneurs in the industry Why Level sources its oils from strains high in CBD, CBG, and THCV and how this enhances the overall effect for consumers Chris’ efforts to find rare and unique cannabinoids for Level’s products and his discoveries to date A deep dive into Level’s tablinguals and pax vaporizer pods Chris’ work at Level determining new uses for cannabinoids, including everything from stimulants to hangover cures New and exciting initiatives at Level and Chris’ insight on what the cannabis industry will look like in the next 5-10 years

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Ep 296 – Cannabis Delivery Service Boasts Great Revenue With a Counterintuitive Twist

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Is speed paramount when it comes to a good cannabis delivery service? Not according to Sava founder Andrea Brooks, who shares with us how she’s gained more customer satisfaction and larger order sizes than her much faster competitors. Learn more at https://www.getsava.com  Key Takeaways: Andrea’s background in cannabis and how she came to start Sava An inside look at Sava and its mission to provide the highest quality cannabis products for delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area How Andrea won the AVG Best Pitch Award and what about her presentation resonated most with investors What investors need to know about unit economics and basket size Common obstacles in cannabis delivery and how Sava has overcome these to get ahead of other services like Ease and MedMen Ways in which Sava has gained so many repeat customers Sava’s generous compensation for drivers and how this impacts the company’s overall success Where Andrea sees the cannabis drink category heading in the next few years Andrea’s conservative approach to growth projections and meeting investor expectations Where Sava currently is in the capital-raising process and Andrea’s goals for the years ahead

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Ep 292 – Five Trends That Will Disrupt Cannabis In The Next Five Years

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What will the cannabis industry look like in the next five years? CannaInsider host Matthew Kind reviews his past predictions and forecasts the five disruptive changes that will take place in the years to come.  Considering how many Matthew got right in 2017, you don’t want to miss this. Key Takeaways: Review of Matt’s previous forecasts from 2017 Trend 1: AI-assisted product selection to improve significantly Trend 2: Fintech meets Cannabis Trend 3: Cannabinoid drinks put a double-digit dent in the alcohol market share Trend 4: Cost of cannabis flower decreases 50 to 80 percent  Trend 5: Autonomous car delivery with biometric verification

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Dispensary Sales Are Booming Thanks To This New Tool – Encore

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Making dispensary customers feel welcome and informed the moment they walk into the store is vital, and the company that knows how to do this best is Seed Technology. Providing dispensaries with educational kiosks that help inform customers, Seed helps to achieve a customer experience that results in bigger purchases and repeat buyers. In this episode, Seed CEO Matt Cutone shares with us the incredible return on investment Seed is providing dispensaries across the US and gives us his insights on the future of interactive kiosks. 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, including how the company’s in-store displays work and the experience they provide for the customer How Seed helps dispensaries integrate interactive kiosks and the customization required Ways in which Seed ensures an engaging customer interaction with little drop-off Mistakes Matt sees dispensaries make with their interactive kiosks and how to avoid them How Seed’s kiosks lead to larger purchases and more loyal customers Matt’s insights on the future of AI and how it will improve educational kiosks with greater customization

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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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