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Ep. 469: Tjalling Erkelens, Bedrocan

Tjalling Erkelens, CEO of Bedrocan, joins us in our July digital workshop to discuss clinical trials and global cannabis distribution. Erkelens believes that some type of harmonization among European regulations is necessary for the global cannabis economy to continue maturing; having different regulations from country to country makes it very difficult to create a unified […]

Ep. 457: Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth

Bruce Linton, former CEO of Canopy Growth, joins us on stage at the Cannabis Business Summit to discuss life after Canopy and what his goals are for the future. Linton also explains his decision to take Canopy public – ultimately, going public gave the corporation much more credibility. Besides Canopy Growth, Linton discusses the benefits […]

Ep. 455: Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy, CEO of Acreage Holdings, discusses with us his beginnings in the cannabis industry as well as the importance of medical cannabis, especially for children and veterans. Murphy notes that every successful business has had to ask for help along the way – after all, good partnerships lead to good economics. He also believes […]

Ep. 448: Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs

Charlie Bachtell joins us and shares how Cresco Labs and other medical cannabis providers have to adapt to pass regulation audits: “The objectives of the state are to make sure that you are tracking everything from seed to sale, that you are putting out as consistent and safe of a product as you, possibly, can, […]

Ep. 444: Karan Wadhera, Casa Verde

Karan Wadhera joins us and shares how companies use branding and how it relates to the infrastructure of creating a product that sells:”I think we’ve always been very fascinated with brands. And if you see how traditional industries have shaped over time, and where a lot of the value ends up being held… And it […]

Ep. 443: Ben Larson, Nanogen

Ben Larson joins us and shares the importance of creating white space in your everyday environment: “What I like to think of white space is this: doing my best to clear out all the thoughts in my head. As an entrepreneur with so much stuff going on, especially in the cannabis industry where you have […]

Ep. 441: Emily Paxhia, Poseidon

Emily Paxhia joins us and parallels her sailing experience and its applications to the Cannabis law environment: “Just like in sailing, overcorrecting, is also, bad. It’s not about overcorrecting and overreacting, it’s about fine calibrations of what you’re doing and it’s about using the information you have to do that.”

Ep. 440: Kris Krane, 4Front Ventures

Kris Krane joins us and shares how global shifts in perspective are helping to change Cannabis laws in the US: “Where the dynamic has shifted is that in the past, the United States as a government, the United States as an entity, has been very successful in persuading the rest of the world to go […]

EP. 439: Saul Kaye, iCan

Saul Kaye joins us and shares how perceptions of Cannabis have changed and it’s implications on various markets: “We’re talking about cannabis revolution. At the same time we’re feeling the anti-farmer revolution. This I need one molecule to treat one disease, which 10 years ago that disease probably didn’t exist. We made them up because […]

Ep. 435: Bridget Conry, Champlain Valley Dispensary

At root, Bridget Conry is an herbalist with a steadfast faith in the power of plants. Besides believing that everyone should be able to grow their own medicine, Conry also discusses the importance and efficacy of educating people about cannabis in a patient and professional manner. She also notes that communities will likely gain more […]