Do you want to learn about the current and future state of cannabis in Europe? Then look no further! Tom and his guests have you covered. Each episode ex-budtender (with a rock’n’roll past) and Smells Like Business co-founder Tom Pettit talks to different cannabusinesses, ganjapreneurs and cannabis specialists making it easier for you to enter, and better understand, the European cannabis industry.Theme song by Alex Camp, @campstagram1
#28 - Taking the Pain Out of Growing Pains for New Cannabis Businesses - Claire Poulos and Kyle Findley-Meier from Sky Colony Consulting
On this episode Tom is having a chat with Claire Poulos and Kyle Findley-Meier, the founders of Sky Colony Consulting. They have spent the last year travelling around North and Central America in their van before deciding to move to Arizona, where cannabis has just recently been legalised. They discuss what it was like seeing the industry transition from an illegal to a legal market, how they entered and grew within the industry, how they are now carving their own corner in the cannabis space, as well as how they are helping other new cannabis businesses thrive.
#27 - 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Cannabusiness in Europe - Tom Pettit from Smells Like Business
On this episode Tom is shifting the focus to you! He will explore 7 questions that you have to ask yourself if you are seriously considering joining the cannabis industry in Europe. Running a cannabis business, while exciting, really isn’t for everyone. If you believe that you have a future in cannabis, we encourage you to give this episode a listen and to really think about the questions being asked. Are they making you feel uncomfortable and uneasy? Or are they making you feel excised and confident? Whatever conclusion you end up with, this short episode is a great way to check if working with cannabis really is the right choice for you.
#26 - Creating High Cuisine With Cannabis and Other Natural Psychoactive Ingredients - Noah Tucker from High Cuisine
On this episode Tom is having a chat with Noah Tucker. Noah is a chef from New York who now lives in Amsterdam. Noah and his business and culinary partner, Anthony Joseph, founded High Cuisine with the purpose of creating a high dining experience using cannabis and other natural psychoactive ingredients such as truffles, mushrooms and kratom. They have since gone on to create their own TV show and have released their first cookbook (with more to come). Noah also explains what it’s like to cook with cannabis and other natural psychoactive ingredients, and kindly shares some incredible tips on how to cook with cannabis at home.
#25 - Why Is It Important to Be a Transparent and Sustainable Brand in the CBD Industry? - Davina Kaonohi from Element Apothec
On this episode Tom is having a chat with Davina Kaonohi. Davina is the CEO and Co-Founder of Element Apothec, a recently launched wellness skin and body care brand using CBD (and other minor cannabinoids) along with other natural ingredients. We discuss the different ways in which the company is creating brand awareness in an ever increasingly crowded and competitive CBD market. We also discuss the importance of building trust with your customers by being as transparent and sustainable as possible.
#24 - Moving From Ireland to Canada to Kickstart My Cannabis Career - Matthew O’Brien from Four PM
On this episode Tom is having a chat with Matthew O’Brien. At the age of 19 Matthew decided to move from Ireland to Canada to start his cannabis career. He worked his way up from a budtender at a dispensary to head of inventory for a whole chain of dispensaries. Matthew has since gone on to create Four PM, a daily newsletter for people who want to stay up to date on all the new cannabis developments. He gives great tips for any European dreaming of moving to Canada or the US to start their cannabis career
#23 - Photographing Hemp Projects Around the World - Maren Krings
On this episode Tom is having a chat with Maren Krings. Maren is a photographer focusing on the social and environmental impact of the climate crisis. She has spent the last 5 years travelling the world photographing and documenting over 200 different Hemp projects. She has also interviewed multiple experts on the topic of Hemp and its potential sustainable applications. Maren’s approach towards life and art is very close to our hearts here at Smells Like Business. We hope you feel the same way.