Does cannabis cure cancer? Maybe. To better understand the real medical power of cannabis, Brandon sat down to speak with Dr. Donald Abrams of UCSF. Dr. Abrams has been researching the cannabis plant for 2 decades, and shared some fascinating info regarding cannabis studies and clinical trials. From studying how cannabis impacts HIV to how cannabis effects opioid use, Dr. Abrams and his colleagues have been at the forefront of cannabis research since the late 1990's. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with the research behind your favorite plant!
In this episode, Brandon learns about the world of machine learning and how it's being applied to cannabis growing by companies like Grownetics. Their founder, Eli Duffy, dives into how they built a fully automated smart garden that uses AI, machine learning, and other tech software to improve the quality and consistency of harvests for growers. Their early results are backed by studies from the University of Colorado. Tune in, listen up, and learn about the future of cannabis growing!
Happy 2018! To start off the year, Brandon sat down with CEO Christopher Galvin of Hypur to discuss the problems with current banking solutions in cannabis and how Hypur helps solve them. They dive deep into the Cole Memo, compliance requirements for banks, and how cannabis businesses can navigate the legal and regulatory requirements. It's high time that cannabis companies were allowed to bank and transact like other businesses, and Christopher and his team have built a solution to help. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!
In this episode, Brandon welcomes CEO/Dr. Jon Vaught of Front Range Biosciences to the show. Jon and Brandon dive deep into the clone world of cannabis and how proper breeding and genetics can mitigate disease and pesticides issues. Jon also discusses raising capital ($4.5 million to date) and how he tackles all the different challenges of being a founder. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with the science of cannabis!
In this episode, Brandon welcomes founder Ryan Smith of LeafLink to the show. Ryan was the first cannabis founder on the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016. He also just raised $10 million to expand LeafLink to California. LeafLink helps brands and retailers streamline their processes, and in November 2017 they handled $16 million in transactions on their platform. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the most impressive founders in the cannabis industry.
In this extra special throwback episode, Brandon moderates the exciting and highly contentious "Weed on Wheels" Delivery Panel at New West Summit 2017. Panelists include: CEO of Eaze - Jim Patterson, CEO of Meadow - David Hua, CEO of Speedweed - AJ Gentile, and Zachary Brown, President of Operations at Pot Valet. This hour long panel dives deep into delivery marketing, operations, and CA regulations. In addition, a green room skirmish bled out onto the panel as fake online reviews were a trending topic. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!
In this episode, Brandon welcomes founder Keegan Peterson of Wurk to the show. Keegan and his team have built the best product suite of compliance, payroll, and scheduling in the cannabis industry. With a seed round raise of $3 million and experience in Canopy Boulder, Keegan and his team are ready to crush it as we approach legalization in California for 2018. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!
In this episode, Brandon interviews Ryan Sterling, one of the founders of GreenScreens. GreenScreens is a Canopy Boulder company that has created a unique cannabis retail experience via an in-store display network. This marketing channel really helps brands and sales inside the dispensary grow. They are actively raising capital right now, and just pitched at The Arcview Group. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the best new startups in the cannabis industry!
In this episode, Brandon welcomes CEO Cassandra Farrington of Marijuana Business Daily to the show. Cassandra not only runs the Wall Street Journal of the cannabis industry in MJ Biz Daily, but she also runs the premier cannabis conference in MJ Biz Con every year. Brandon and Cassandra dive deep into how MJ Biz has evolved, the economics of the conference business, and why they continue to produce the best conference in the industry. The next one is from November 15th-17th in Las Vegas and we have a discount code for you! Use code "InvestingInCannabis50" for $50 off your MJ Biz Con ticket. We will see you at MJ Biz in 2 weeks! Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!
In this special episode, Brandon interviews Pamela Johnston, formerly an executive at Electrum Partners. Electrum is a top cannabis advisory firm located in Las Vegas. Earlier this year, Pamela was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. In this very sad story, Pamela was then fired from her job after this diagnosis. She's now suing Electrum Partner and their President Leslie Bocskor for wrongful termination and sexual misconduct. This is Pamela's side of the story. Tune in, listen up, get acquainted!