100 episodes

Matthew Kind from the website CannaInsider provides weekly interviews with the leading voices of the rapidly growing Cannabis, Marijuana Industry. Listen in and learn as visionaries discuss the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Each week you’ll learn about; what is going on in The Marijuana Industry, what states are legalizing and when, what jobs are being created by both recreational and Medical Marijuana (MMJ) legalization, ways to invest in cannabis businesses, and fun and safe ways to partake in Marijuana Tourism. Looking for more? We also interview various experts including: cannabis chemists, dispensary owners, manufacturers of marijuana infused products (MIPS), seed companies, marijuana and cannabis investors and entrepreneurs.

CannaInsider - Interviews with the Business Leaders of The Legal Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD Industry Matthew Kind

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Matthew Kind from the website CannaInsider provides weekly interviews with the leading voices of the rapidly growing Cannabis, Marijuana Industry. Listen in and learn as visionaries discuss the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Each week you’ll learn about; what is going on in The Marijuana Industry, what states are legalizing and when, what jobs are being created by both recreational and Medical Marijuana (MMJ) legalization, ways to invest in cannabis businesses, and fun and safe ways to partake in Marijuana Tourism. Looking for more? We also interview various experts including: cannabis chemists, dispensary owners, manufacturers of marijuana infused products (MIPS), seed companies, marijuana and cannabis investors and entrepreneurs.

    Ep 289 - California: The Hunger Games of Cannabis, Here's Who Survives...

    Ep 289 - California: The Hunger Games of Cannabis, Here's Who Survives...

    Is California the Hunger Games of cannabis?
    In the face of regulatory failure in California, black market cannabis thrives as licensed sellers and growers - much like the pledges in the Hunger Games - compete to survive in a dangerous world controlled by The Capitol (Sacramento).
    So what happens next? Will state leaders see the error in their ways or will dispensaries and cultivators unite to force a change? Here to help us answer this is Seibo Shen, CEO of Hanu Labs.
    Learn more at https://hanulabs.com 

    Seibo Shen's new product The Hanu Stone from hanulabs.com
    Key Takeaways:
    Seibo’s background and how he came to enter the cannabis space How California’s cannabis market has evolved over the last few years Disadvantages that licensed growers and dispensaries deal with compared to those in the black market How the black market has impacted the vaping crisis Why so many cannabis businesses are undergoing financial difficulties Slotting fees and why brands must pay to get their products on dispensary shelves An inside look at Hanu Labs and its new, award-winning personal vaporizer How Hanu Labs is unique to other big players in the pod manufacturing space Where Seibo sees California’s cannabis market heading in the next few years

    • 51 min
    Ep 288 - Cannabis Customers Crave In-Store Experiences, He Delivers...

    Ep 288 - Cannabis Customers Crave In-Store Experiences, He Delivers...

    With online shopping at an all-time high, dispensaries are looking for more and more ways to create retail experiences that inspire customers to shop in-store.
    Today’s guest is Shryne Group Executive Chairman Jon Avidor, who will explain why customers line up for his cannabis dispensaries AND what experiential retail means for cannabis.
    Learn more at https://shrynegroup.com
    Key Takeaways:
    Jon’s background as a business attorney and what inspired him to enter the cannabis space An inside look at Los Angeles-based cannabis holding company Shryne Group Inc. Ways in which California’s cannabis market affects the rest of the country Why Jon believes it’s important for Shryne Group to be a vertically-integrated company in the cannabis industry How Jon has created experiential retail experiences so successful that customers line up at his dispensaries Jon’s advice on how to spark excitement in customers with fun attractions like Instagram pods, art murals for photo-taking, etc. The types of people dispensaries need on their team to achieve an exciting in-store environment Exciting things to expect from Shryne Group in the next 12 months

    • 32 min
    Ep 287 - This Dose-Controlled Device Is Launching Cannabis Into the Wellness Arena

    Ep 287 - This Dose-Controlled Device Is Launching Cannabis Into the Wellness Arena

    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

    • 35 min
    Ep 286 - Cannabis Trends To Watch in California Regulation from a Sacramento Insider

    Ep 286 - Cannabis Trends To Watch in California Regulation from a Sacramento Insider

    California is arguably the cannabis industry’s most impactful market with more and more developments taking place each month.
    Here to tell us about it is Khurshid Khoja, a business attorney constantly interfacing with Sacramento regulators and politicians to help his clients see what’s just around the corner. 
    Learn more at http://www.greenbridgelaw.com 
    Key Takeaways:
    Khurshid’s background in business law and how he came to start Greenbridge Corporate Counsel How the California cannabis market is coping with high taxes and restrictive regulations  The biggest obstacles the cannabis industry faced in 2019 and those to come in 2020 The Interstate Commerce Clause and how it’s affecting the cannabis market How Oregon passed SB 582 and the doors it opens for licensed businesses in-state  Exciting new developments Khurshid foresees taking place in 2020 as well as areas to practice caution Whether or not Sacramento politicians can remedy the budget deficit and debt situation in California Khurshid’s advice to those looking to enter the California cannabis market

    • 36 min
    Bringing Cutting Edge Science to Cannabis ­- Dr. Jon Vaught (Holiday Encore 3 of 3)

    Bringing Cutting Edge Science to Cannabis ­- Dr. Jon Vaught (Holiday Encore 3 of 3)

    With the recent global surge in industrial hemp, scientists are moving into the hemp and cannabis space to provide cultivators the technologies and best practices of other industries.
    Helping lead the movement is Dr. Jon Vaught, CEO and founder of Front Range Biosciences, an agricultural biotechnology company that specializes in tissue culture cloning for cannabis and other high-value crops.
    In this episode, Dr. Jon shares how Front Range Biosciences is revolutionizing cloning methods to not only produce robust, healthy plants but also create new varieties that could disrupt the dietary and pharmaceutical industries.
    Learn more at https://www.frontrangebio.com
    Key Takeaways:
    A breakdown of Front Range Biosciences and the revolutionary biotechnology it’s bringing to the cannabis industry Dr. Jon’s background in biotechnology and what led him to start Front Range Biosciences The differences between cannabis and hemp A deep dive into Front Range Biosciences’ services, including its Clean Stock Nursery Program The ins and outs of tissue culture laboratories and the benefits they offer researchers and cultivators alike How to avoid common mistakes in cultivation, including exposing plants to disease Dr. Jon’s goals to create new plant varieties and cannabinoid profiles for the purposes of dietary supplements, nutraceutical products, and even pharmaceutical products Our current understanding of the cannabis genome and the exciting new discoveries Dr. Jon anticipates in the years to come

    • 52 min
    Surprising Data on What is Selling in Dispensaries - (Holiday Encore 2 of 3)

    Surprising Data on What is Selling in Dispensaries - (Holiday Encore 2 of 3)

    Roy Bingham is the CEO of BDS Analytics, which produces the leading market trends reports, analyses, and consumer research in the cannabis industry.
    Not only does Roy know EXACTLY what is selling in dispensaries, but he also has definitive data on which cannabis product trends are accelerating and which are fading.
    In this interview, Roy shares his insight on where cannabis is heading in the months and years ahead.
    Learn more at https://bdsanalytics.com
    Key Takeaways:
    Shifts and trends that are beginning to take hold in cannabis BDS Analytics’ statistical modeling methodology and how the company projects accurate market data Roy’s clientele at BDS Analytics and how they benefit from the company’s market data How much CBD is selling and how this currently varies by geography New cannabis delivery systems and Roy’s projections for their success BDS Analytics’ latest insights on cannabis consumer behavior Acceptors and rejectors and why they are important to the cannabis industry BDS Analytics’ recent partnership with leading data provider IRI How cannabis has evolved over the decades and Roy’s insight on the industry’s future

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

RKehoe ,

Informative, entertaining, laced with humility

This podcast is exactly what this budding industry needs. I find it incredibly informative and the topics covered vary perfectly. It’s intelligent and funny, while being entertaining along with shedding light on the fascinating people pioneering the industry. Matthew kind delivers everything with a certain humility that resonates with the counter culture that is marijuana but in a high brow way. This has inspired me to follow my dream of working in and advocating for the legal marijuana industry. ✌️ thank you for doing what you do.

Küshdätter ,

Great Stuff!

This is one of the podcasts I regularly listen to and re-listen to. Such valuable info and insight. Amazing guests and variety. Much appreciated!

James_Eaves ,

Professor and Agricultural Economist

I'm a professor and agricultural economist. My research focuses on understanding the most profitable ways to grow cannabis in controlled environments, so I spend a lot of time trying to keep up with the industry. I rarely review podcasts (Econtalk was the only other one), but CannaInsider is one of the few podcasts that adds value to the existing inventory of content out there. It's difficult to attract good people to interview, but it's much harder to lead a thought provoking, informative discussion, and Matthew Kind does that very well. Please keep it up, and congratulation for developing such a high-quality product.

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