17 episodes

An insider look at cannabis from industry trailblazer Tara Misu. Tara interviews her extensive network from over a decade working in cannabis. She is the owner and founder of edibles company Blazin' Bakery whose products have been in 1000+ shops. Tara is an activist having penned historical medical marijuana legislation in New Jersey, a professor teaching Cannabis 101 and national conference speaker. Trailblazin' is a light-hearted podcast mixing a fun cannabis past with a new exciting future.

Trailblazin' with Tara Misu | Cannabis Industry Interviews Tara Misu

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

An insider look at cannabis from industry trailblazer Tara Misu. Tara interviews her extensive network from over a decade working in cannabis. She is the owner and founder of edibles company Blazin' Bakery whose products have been in 1000+ shops. Tara is an activist having penned historical medical marijuana legislation in New Jersey, a professor teaching Cannabis 101 and national conference speaker. Trailblazin' is a light-hearted podcast mixing a fun cannabis past with a new exciting future.

    17. Jason Thomas - Compliance and Risk Management for the Cannabis Industry QA, QC & cGMP

    17. Jason Thomas - Compliance and Risk Management for the Cannabis Industry QA, QC & cGMP

    Jason is an established technology and compliance professional in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Medical Cannabis industries.  With over 19 years of regulatory audit, quality control, and technology risk management/compliance experience, he works tirelessly to keep his clients compliant and inspection ready.  Over the course of his career, Jason has traveled the world, multiple times over, auditing pharmaceutical IT operations, manufacturing facilities, and data centers, with the primary objective of ensuring that controls are appropriately implemented and systems/data are adequately safeguarded. He has obtained several professional audit and GMP certifications throughout his career to ensure that he remains on the forefront of the healthcare industry.  In addition to his extensive audit background, Jason has led and acted as a key stakeholder in many transformational IT initiatives; data center consolidations, acquisitions and divestitures/TSA PMO, blockchain pilots, and digital transformation/automation to name a few.  


     


    In 2020 Jason established Precision Quality & Compliance, a life science quality and compliance group focused on servicing the medicinal cannabis and hemp markets.  Jason holds a MBA from the Stevens Institute of Technology as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz.  With a personal history of cancer and many other medical conditions affecting members of his family, Jason chose to work in the life science field with one goal – helping others life healthier lives!


     


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    Sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit https://BlazinBakery.com/


     


    This episode is also sponsored by Ardent. Use code TARAMISU to get $30 off the new Ardent FX! Decarb, Infuse and Bake all-in-one!! Visit: https://bit.ly/39B7x1C


     


    Connect with Tara Misu!


    Instagram:


    https://www.instagram.com/iamtaramisu/


    https://www.instagram.com/blazinbakery/


    Twitter:


    https://twitter.com/iamtaramisu/


    https://twitter.com/blazinbakery/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblazinbakery/


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/


     


    Connect with Jason:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonthomas1111/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/precision_qc/


    Website: https://www.precision-qc.com


     

    • 57 min
    16. Harry Brelsford - Cannabis Author, Technology Educator, Founder of 420MSP & SMB Nation

    16. Harry Brelsford - Cannabis Author, Technology Educator, Founder of 420MSP & SMB Nation

    High Friends, so I took a short break while we got cannabis legalized in NJ. Yay!!! This was a huge win for me personally, but I’m back now and legalization will definitely be discussed in upcoming episodes. Now today, this will be the first guest in an area I would love to see discussed more in cannabis: Technology. Really there is no part of the industry that it doesn’t touch in some way.


     


    Today I have Harry Brelsford, an independent network consultant in Seattle, Washington. Harry is the founder of SMB Nation where he serves and mentors over 49,000 members who are Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and SMB technology consultants. He creates content and events such as webinars, workshops and multi-day conferences. 


     


    Harry is the author of 21 books on technology and business topics as well as over 400-articles in biz and tech magazines such as Washington CEO, Colorado Business, Alaska Business Monthly, ChannelPro and Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine to name a few. It is understandable that Harry is an in-demand speaker at national industry events. 


     


    Harry’s 20 years of SMB technology experience were supplemented by teaching 12+ years as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University (where he is now a lead instructor for the online MCSE ATTP program). He also served as Dean in the Graduate School of Technology at Aspen University, where he was awarded a PhD in Letters.


     


    An active entrepreneur, Harry is the force behind the Pocket MBA, Telephonation, Cloud Nation and XPmigrations.com. His latest startup which we talk about today is 420MSP. Everyone should take something from this episode,  friends please welcome Harry Brelsford.



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    Sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit https://BlazinBakery.com/


     


    This episode is also sponsored by Ardent. Use code TARAMISU to get $30 off the new Ardent FX! Decarb, Infuse and Bake all-in-one!! Visit: https://bit.ly/39B7x1C


     


    Connect with Tara Misu!


    Instagram: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Twitter: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblazinbakery/


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/ 


     


    Connect with Harry:


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harryb/


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harrybbb


    Website: https://420msp.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    15. Craig Sheffer & Willow Anwar - Widows Point, Nightbreed, A River Runs Through It, One Tree Hill

    15. Craig Sheffer & Willow Anwar - Widows Point, Nightbreed, A River Runs Through It, One Tree Hill

    So this is not a strictly cannabis episode but honestly it’s one of my absolute favorites so far. I talk with actor, producer and director Craig Sheffer who has had an incredible career with roles in movies such as the Academy Award Winning film with Brad Pitt A River Runs Through It. He played the antagonist in the John Hughs brat pack classic, Some Kind of Wonderful, which I still hear people say is their favorite movie. Craig starred in the beloved cult horror classic Nightbreed and Hellraiser: Inferno, both from horror master Clive Barker. He was also Uncle Keith on One Tree Hill and was in about a million other things.


     


    Most recently he stars in the horror suspense movie Widows Point with his daughter Willow Anwar in her debut role. Willow is also the daughter of actress Gabrielle Anwar, who was in a series I was a little obsessed with, Once Upon a Time and she was the actress in the iconic dance scene in Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino. We’re going to talk about all that and of course there’s cannabis content too, some super fun cannabis stories from both of them!


     


    This was such a cool interview, after cannabis, horror, Halloween and all things macabre are a big part of my life so let me know on social what you think, I would love to do more episodes like this. Oh and we weren’t sure in the interview but Widows Point is currently available to buy or rent on Amazon, Google Play and YouTube, links are in the show notes, you should definitely check it out! Alright, Episode 15, I’m starting to get the hang of this podcast thing. Trailblazers, the amazing Craig Sheffer and Willow Anwar.


     


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    Sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com


     


    This episode is also sponsored by Ardent. Use code TARAMISU to get $30 off the new Ardent FX! Decarb, Infuse and Bake all-in-one!! Visit: ArdentCannabis.com


     


    Connect with Tara Misu!


    Instagram: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Twitter: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblazinbakery/


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/ 

    • 1 hr
    14. Swerve - The Cali Connection Seeds, 70+ High Times Cannabis Cup Awards

    14. Swerve - The Cali Connection Seeds, 70+ High Times Cannabis Cup Awards

    On this episode of Traiblazin’ with Tara Misu I have Swerve founder of The Cali Connection which is second oldest supplier of seeds in America—and the oldest in California. Swerve is a champion of cannabis commerce whose goal is “to never be accused of a profit-over-product”. Which is something we definitely need more of right now. His mission is to provide true-bred strains to the general public, and more specifically, the medicinal marijuana community.


     


    The Cali Connection provides product and comfort to more growers, seed banks, and ultimately patients then any other breeder of seeds in America. They have also won over 70 High Times Cannabis Cup awards using Swerve genetics, more than any other breeder.


     


    The Los Angeles based wholesale company provides the world with only the finest cali-grown strains and it’s businesses like this that make California world-renowned for its cannabis genetics. He is also the potential future breeder of my very own Tara Misu strain!


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    Sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com


     


    This episode is also sponsored by Ardent. Use code TARAMISU to get $30 off the new Ardent FX! Decarb, Infuse and Bake all-in-one!! Visit: ArdentCannabis.com


     


    Connect with Tara Misu!


    Instagram: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Twitter: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblazinbakery/


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/


     


    Connect with Swerve:


     


    Instagram: @therealcaliconnectionseedco


    Instagram: @thecaliconnectionseeds


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swerve.swervin/


    Website: https://www.thecaliconnection.com/


     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    13. Steve Bloom - High Times, Freedom Leaf and CelebStoner Editor, Cannabis Author and Producer

    13. Steve Bloom - High Times, Freedom Leaf and CelebStoner Editor, Cannabis Author and Producer

    Steve Bloom is a former editor of High Times, Freedom Leaf and the currently publishes and edits CelebStoner.com, one of the leading online sources for marijuana and celebrity news.


    While at High Times he produced the Stony and Doobie awards shows, and the Hempilatiion benefit albums raising $200,000 for NORML. He has worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Wu Tang Clan, Fishbone, Redman, and Ziggy, Stephen, Damian Marley and countless others.


    Steve was the recipient of NORML's Media & Culture Award in 2004. 


    He has appeared as a moderator, panelist and speaker at many cannabis reform events nationally, including the NORML conference, the Drug Policy Alliance conference, Seattle Hempfest, and Cypress Hill’s SmokeOut and Spring Gathering events. He has produced the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally for the past 3 years.


    Steve is also the author of Video Invaders (Arco, 1982), Watch Out for the Little Guys (St. Martins Press, 1989) and the co-author of Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life (Abrams Image, 2008) and Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide (Abrams Image, 2010)


    This and every episode is sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand Products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit blazinbakery.com


    This episode is also sponsored by Ardent. Use code TARAMISU to get $30 off the new Ardent FX! Decarb, Infuse and Bake all-in-one!! Visit: blazinbakery.com/ardent


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    Connect with Tara Misu!


    Instagram: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Twitter: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery


    Facebook: facebook.com/theblazinbakery 


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery 


    YouTube: youtube.com/user/blazinbakery


     


    Connect with Steve:


    Instagram: @stevebloomdude


    Facebook: facebook.com/SteveBloomdude


    Website: celebstoner.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    12. David Krantz - Epigenetic Cannabis Testing of the Endocannabinoid System

    12. David Krantz - Epigenetic Cannabis Testing of the Endocannabinoid System

    This episode is epigenitics expert David Krantz. David developed a proprietary genetic test for the endocannabinoid system. He was named a 2019 Top 100 Healthcare Innovator by the International Forum for Advancements in Healthcare and has spoken at conferences like Bodyhacking Con. David is currently an advisor to AMMA Healing as a specialist on the genetics of the endocannabinoid system along with Dr. Dan Engle (Onnit Labs) and other luminaries in the optimal health field. He also currently serves as the Director of Applied Psychoacoustics at Apeiron Center.


     


    David uses epigenetics to work with Google product designers, cancer researchers, Broadway actors, entrepreneurs and other artists to rewire the habits that were holding them back and boost their brain function.


     


    Epigenetic cannabis testing has many applications for medical marijuana including how THC, CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes effect different individuals body chemistry.


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    This and every episode is sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand Products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com


    Stay connected with Tara Misu!


     


    Instagram: @blazinbakery


    Instagram: @iamtaramisu
    Twitter: @blazinbakery
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblazinbakery/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/blazinbakery
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/


     


    Connect with David:


    Instagram: @wholesystemshealth


    Website: https://david-krantz.com/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Scottr1507 ,

Experience. Knowledge. Know-how. Funny.

Tara’s diverse and longstanding experience in the cannabis industry is brought to life through her podcasts. She manages to go into great detail in every facet of the cannabis industry while keeping the conventions moving and fresh. Five Stars for sure.

melcanina ,

Fun and insightful

What a great perspective from one of the pioneers herself! Strong woman-owned business. Here’s something to take a look at!

bizguru732 ,

Best cannabis podcast out there!!

Excellent content and super interesting guests. Tara Misu is a cannabis encyclopedia and funny too. Every week I learn something and it makes my commute fly by. Definitely subscribe and support this woman she is fighting the good fight!

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