Ben Larson of Vertosa

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This week on iC, Brandon welcomes good friend and CEO of Vertosa, Ben Larson, to the show! Ben is a former cannabis investor, turned operator, who helps cannabis brands deliver targeted, fast-acting doses to their customers via edibles, beverages, and many other product types. Ben and his small team have already raised a $6 million Series A with investors such as WelCan Capital and AFI Capital. In addition, they’ve expanded quickly into the burgeoning CBD space. Learn how Ben shifted from investing in cannabis startups to building his own, why cannabis infusion is best done via emulsion systems, and how to build a true B2B business in cannabis. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Ben and Vertosa!

Support for this episode comes from NorCal Cannabis Company, the most complete cannabis ecosystem in California. As the number one delivery network in the state, NorCal Cannabis makes more than 2,000 delivery transactions daily. And has the reach to serve 10 million customers - in person - within 60 minutes. This isn’t food delivery....this is cannabis! To learn more, visit: “www.thefutureofcannabis.com” for more details.


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iC News - 11.4.19 w/ Dave Belsky of FlowerHire

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On iC News this week, FlowerHire CEO David Belsky joins the show to share his thoughts on all today’s hottest topics the trends and in the cannabis industry. His working knowledge surrounding hiring and current demographics of the industry help debunk some commonly held beliefs about hiring in cannabis. Dave and the FH squad help build incredible teams for some of the biggest companies in cannabis including, Eaze, Connected, Papa & Barkley, Flow Kana and many more. While hiring in all industries is difficult, it’s particularly hard in cannabis. Dave and Brandon dive into minority + women hiring trends, unemployment, executive placement, the shifting corporate culture in cannabis, and why hiring is the key to building and sustaining a successful cannabis business. Learn from a leader who’s on the ground everyday and hear their thoughts on the biggest topics in cannabis! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Dave and another episode of iC News!

Support for this episode comes from NorCal Cannabis Company, the most complete cannabis ecosystem in California. NorCal Cannabis is shaping the industry in new ways, every day. With 12 tons of annual yield, delivered to 10 million Californians in under an hour, a growing network of retail locations, and a living portfolio of brands. THIS is CANNABIS! To learn more, visit: “www.thefutureofcannabis.com” for more details.

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Chris Emerson PhD of Level

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On iC this week, Brandon sits down with Chris Emerson PhD of Level. Chris and his team have built one of the most interesting and innovative brands in the cannabis industry. Level is a cannabinoid company that focuses on creating targeted effects for consumers using unique + rare cannabinoids. THCA, THCV, CBG, CBN, and CBC are just a few of the unique cannabinoids you will learn about this week. Level recently raised their Series A and they have appx 30 people now on their team as they expand across California. This episode is all about cannabis science, unique cannabinoids and formulations, and how Level is educating consumers around this new product experience. Level is a great example of the evolution of cannabis. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Chris and Level!

Support for this episode comes from NorCal Cannabis Company, the most complete cannabis ecosystem in California. Market analysis, consumer segmentation, and first party data analytics are helping NorCal Cannabis shape the industry in new ways, every day. From cultivation to production, delivery, retail, brands and beyond...THIS is CANNABIS! To learn more, visit: “www.thefutureofcannabis.com” for more details.


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iC News - 10.21.19 w/ Betsy Kabaker

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This week, marketing guru Betsy Kabaker lends a hand to iC news. Betsy has shaped the marketing and social media strategy for many of our favorite brands including; Garden Society, Somatik, Mighty Health, MJ Lifestyle Magazine, Jetty Extracts, Harvest, and many more. Betsy is particularly good at helping cannabis brands tell their story. Betsy & Brandon get into a heated discussion about how women succeed in cannabis, the pitfalls of cannabis marketing, and the continued corporatization of cannabis. Hear from an expert, who’s entrenched in the industry everyday. Learn how one of the best navigates this crazy industry as a young female. It’s a fascinating perspective we in the investment community don’t hear often enough! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Betsy and another episode of iC News!

Support for this episode comes from NorCal Cannabis Company, the most complete cannabis ecosystem in California. As the number one delivery network in the state, NorCal Cannabis makes more than 2,000 delivery transactions daily. And has the reach to serve 10 million customers - in person - within 60 minutes. This isn’t food delivery....this is cannabis! To learn more, visit: “www.thefutureofcannabis.com” for more details.

Want to Support Independent Cannabis Media? Want to promote your product or service to our audience of decision makers? Email hi@investingincannabis.tv

Biscotti: Premium Italian Brand

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This week, Brandon sits down with Biscotti CEO + cofounder, Luca Andrea Collins, to discuss how he and his team built a premium Italian hash brand in California. With regulations, taxes, and the black market crushing many legal brands, Luca and his team have found their niche focusing on taking high-end indoor flower and creating a beautiful hash experience. After completing their Series A at the end of last year, Biscotti now has over 30 employees helping build their brand across California. Brandon and Luca dive into his background going to Oaksterdam and the Elevate Startup Cannabis Conference, the benefits of cold water hash, and why launching their value brand Tutti was so important to their growth strategy. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Luca and Biscotti!

Support for this episode comes from NorCal Cannabis Company, the most complete cannabis ecosystem in California. NorCal Cannabis is shaping the industry in new ways, every day. With 12 tons of annual yield, delivered to 10 million Californians in under an hour, a growing network of retail locations, and a living portfolio of brands. THIS is CANNABIS! To learn more, visit: “www.thefutureofcannabis.com” for more details.


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Bushl: Craft Cannabis and Crowdfunding

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In this week's special episode, Brandon sits down with Bushl CEO + founder, Josh Bareket, to discuss the world of clean and sustainable craft cannabis. Recent issues with pesticides and vitamin E in vapes have highlighted safety and quality concerns across the industry. Josh saw this issue coming, and created Bushl to help fix the problem. Bushl gives customers a marketplace to buy highly vetted CBD and THC products. With over 25 brands on the platform, Bushl provides customers with a safe space to buy clean, natural, and sustainable cannabis products online. Josh and Brandon also dive into certification standards, Bushl's vetting process, and how to create transparency with their brands. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with Bushl!

If you're interested in learning more about Bushl and the investment opportunity, their SeedInvest crowdfund is open to everyone.

Bushl SeedInvest: bit.ly/BUSHLSeedInvest

EVERYONE CAN INVEST!

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iC News - 9.30.19 w/ Sam Edwards

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Welcome to another iC News! There's a plethora of announcements and other news about the cannabis industry, but very little opinion. We've decided to change that. Every 2 weeks, our host Brandon will dive deep into timely topics and give his unvarnished, unfiltered thoughts. And this week he's brought on our first iC News guest, Sam Edwards! Sam is a cannabis expert who has judged Emerald Cups for years, advised + consulted on large-scale grower operations, and now works for a cannabis-focused investment firm. Or in his words, "I've judged the Emerald Cup for 4 years, I've grown acres of cannabis, thousands of pounds, and smoked hundreds of pounds."

Topics Discussed This Week: 
1) Vapes!!! (again!)
2) Black Market in California
3) Flawed Data in Cannabis

We're excited to share our latest iC News with all our fans. We hope you enjoy it! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

Dan Adler-Golden of Node Labs

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In this week’s episode, Brandon interviews Dan Adler-Golden, founder and CEO of Node Labs. Dan and his team are helping cultivators manage their genetics, use micropropagation and tissue culture technology to clean their plants, and supply them with clones when needed. Node Labs and others like them are essential to the cannabis cultivation community. While traditional agriculture has extensive nurseries, cannabis does not. Dan saw this issue from his days running the Chalice Festival, and decided to find a solution. Now Node is becoming the Driscoll’s of cannabis! With a recently acquired genetics company and 2nd facility, Node is currently raising capital to fund their growth. Learn more about the world of cultivation, breeding, clones, and cannabis nurseries in this week’s awesome episode. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

iC News - 9.16.19

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Welcome to iC News! There's a plethora of announcements and other news about the cannabis industry, but very little opinion. We've decided to change that. Every 2 weeks, our host Brandon will dive deep into timely topics and give his unvarnished, unfiltered thoughts.

Topics Discussed This Week: 
1) Vapes!!!

We're very excited to share iC News with all our fans. We hope you enjoy it! Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted!

Higgs and the Rise of Lifestyle Brands

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In this week’s episode, Brandon sits down with Oliver Higgins, founder and CEO of Higgs. Oliver went to film school before trying to get a license in the newly legal cannabis industry. After difficulties securing a plant-touching license, Oliver remade Higgs into a brand packaging and true cannabis lifestyle brand. By not touching the plant, Oli and his team can focus 100% on building their brand, their brand community + lifestyle and the incredible packaging they’ve created. With a small team, Higgs has captured much of the SoCal market. Now they are looking to raise money with their $1 million seed round, hire a COO, and expand to other states + markets. Tune in, listen up, and get acquainted with one of the coolest brands and one of our favorite founders in the industry, Oli + Higgs!