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 322 - Startup Founder Finds Success Helping People Grow Just One Cannabis Plant
This startup took away all the complexity of growing your first cannabis plant at home and found product-market fit. Here to delve into the story of A Pot For Pot is founder Joshua Mezher.
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[00:59] An inside look at A Pot For Pot, the best outdoor and indoor growing kits for marijuana, cannabis, and other fresh herbs
[1:18] Joshua’s background and how he came to start A Pot For Pot
[4:49] What comes with A Pot For Pot’s growing kits that make them the easiest to use for home growers
[8:54] How much plant A Pot For Pot can yield and why this makes it more cost-effective for the customer than purchasing flower
[11:49] What auto-flowering is and why it’s important for home growers
[17:44] Joshua’s advice to home growers on how to achieve the perfect harvest
[25:32] How Joshua successfully bootstrapped A Pot For Pot and the story behind how he got his first hundred customers
[32:47] What Joshua finds most interesting about the cannabis industry right now and where he sees it heading in the years to come
Cannabis After Covid – 7 Ways The Cannabis Industry Will Change After COVID-19 - Encore
What will the cannabis industry look like after COVID-19? CannaInsider host Matthew Kind forecasts the 7 disruptive changes that will take place in the years to come.
Check out an infographic on these 7 changes at https://www.cannainsider.com/covid
How COVID-19 will impact cannabis in the next few years, including: Automated grow rooms Pathogen detection policies Contactless delivery and payment Pre-purchase of discounts cards and gift cards Results-only business partners Commercial drones for cultivation VR education
Ep 321 - Cannabis Drinks Are Hot, But Only If The Formulation Is Perfect
Are cannabis and hemp beverages on the verge of explosion? It all comes down to the fickle whims of beverage consumers. Here to tell us more about it is Jonathan Schultz of Backyard Soda.
Learn more at https://www.backyardsodas.com
[2:09] An inside look at Backyard Soda, a Denver-based startup creating all-natural, non-alcoholic, CBD-infused sodas and cocktail syrups
[3:28] Jonathan’s background and how he came to start Backyard Soda
[9:36] What beverage consumers are looking for in cannabinoid beverages right now
[14:44] Why Backyard Soda chooses to use whole ingredients even though this drives up price points for customers
[21:10] How Backyard Soda is partnering up with restaurants and hotels looking to add CBD cocktails to their menus
[23:46] Why Backyard Soda uses full-spectrum CBD unlike most other cannabis beverage brands that use CBD isolate
[29:03] The challenges of distributing CBD beverages and how Backyard Soda has overcome them
[37:38] Where Backyard Soda currently is in the capital-raising process
Ep 320 - Cannabis Skincare With THC Is Changing The Market
We’ve seen some hemp skincare products, but now entrepreneurs are developing skin and beauty products with THC above the 0.3% threshold.
Here to tell us about it is Bridget May of Green Bee Botanicals.
Learn more at https://greenbeebotanicals.com
Green Bee Botanicals is partnering with the Clean Label Project which is a national nonprofit with the mission to bring truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling. They give awards to products that pass their strict independent testing criteria and they also call out brands that are not doing such a great job.
[1:10] An inside look at Green Bee Botanicals and its mission to revolutionize the beauty and wellness industries
[2:27] Bridget’s background in the biopharmaceutical industry and how she came to start Green Bee Botanicals
[7:37] Why Bridget decided to formulate Green Bee’s products with more than 0.3% THC
[10:14] The most popular products at Green Bee Botanicals
[11:00] Why Green Bee creates “clean” products and how this sets the company apart from other skincare brands
[13:47] How Green Bee’s serums and lotions nourish skin from the inside out
[16:45] What customers are saying about Green Bee’s THC products
[24:04] Why skincare products with THC do not produce a high when applied to the skin
[25:27] Bridget’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to distribute their products
[28:11] What research is saying about CBG and its benefits for the skin
[29:49] Where Bridget sees the cannabis skincare space heading over the next 3-5 years
Green Bee Botanicals is partnering with the Clean Label Project which is a national nonprofit with the mission to bring truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling.
Ep 319 - Cannabis CEO Says Sleep Aids Are the Next Big Thing
Can you mix together compounds like caffeine and THC to create a thriving new market category? Here to help us answer that question is Peter Barsoom of 1906.
Learn more at https://1906newhighs.com
[00:48] An inside look at 1906 and its mission to redefine the edibles category with better-tasting, more effective products
[1:28] Peter’s background and how he came to start 1906
[3:19] How cannabis use changed after the Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906
[4:12] 1906’s unique “drops” and how they’re formulated to meet different needs
[6:29] 1906 versus other wellness experience brands like LucidMood and Dosist
[11:15] Why Midnight Dark Chocolate for Sleep is the number one product at 1906
[13:29] How the products at 1906 provide a quicker onset than competing edibles
[16:48] 1906’s plans to create an extended-release formula of Midnight to help consumers not only fall asleep but stay asleep
[20:55] Where Peter sees the cannabis wellness experience category heading in the next 3-5 years
[24:28] Peter’s plans to expand 1906 beyond Colorado and Oklahoma
[25:57] Where 1906 currently is in the capital-raising process
Ep 318 - How To Advertise Your Cannabis Brand Legally
Advertising cannabis is banned in most of the US, so how can a cannabis company get the word out?
Here to help us find solutions to this problem is Chad Bronstein of Fyllo.
Learn more at https://hellofyllo.com
[00:56] An inside look at Fyllo, the world's first single-solution regulatory technology for cannabis
[2:25] Chad’s background and how he came to start Fyllo
[3:53] How Fyllo’s data ecosystem helps cannabis companies streamline regulatory tasks and target customers legally
[9:51] What different cannabis companies can expect when using Fyllo
[13:07] Success stories Chad has seen so far and how clients are using Fyllo to advance their companies
[15:04] Chad’s advice on how to determine a good marketing budget for your brand
[16:34] How Fyllo provides direct access to cannabis audience data through the Lotame, the world's largest marketplace for second- and third-party data
[19:35] Requirements companies must meet before working with Fyllo, including becoming CCPA compliant
[20:25] Chad’s tips on how to build a dynamite marketing team for up-and-coming cannabis brands
[23:55] Where Chad sees customer acquisition and brand awareness evolving in cannabis over the next 3-5 years