Dispensing Cannabis business knowledge beyond a million square feet of cultivation space. Blunt Business will navigate the challenges and opportunities of one of the most profitable industries on earth. Join us each episode to hear our weekly round tables and interviews with industry professionals.
Hub International Tucson
Hub International Tucson with Chief Sales Officer, Cannabis Insurance and Risk Services, Hub International Jim Clements, SVP Jay Virdi today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guests represent the fourth largest privately held, a full-service global insurance brokerage in the world. They provide risk management, insurance, employee benefits, retirement, and wealth management products and services. They are one of the first insurance brokerages to develop a specialty in cannabis. A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators—Rand Paul (R-KY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Jeffrey Merkley (R-KY)—recently introduced the Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana Act (CLAIM Act). The proposed legislation is intended to encourage insurance for members of the cannabis industry operating in compliance with state and local law. The CLAIM Act would prohibit federal agencies from penalizing or discouraging a company in the business of insurance from transacting with cannabis-related businesses that are operating in compliance with state and local law. The CLAIMS Act allows cannabis businesses to fully operate just as any other legal, small business would by permitting insurance companies to provide coverage without the risk of federal prosecution. Businesses in legal states would have access to products/services such as worker’s comp, property, casualty, and title insurance. Insurance Products – Under the proposed CLAIM Act, cannabis businesses would be permitted full and legal access to insurance products such as worker’s compensation, property, casualty, and title insurance.
ONE Cannabis Group with Andrew Bowden and Mike Weinberger
ONE Cannabis Group with Andrew Bowden, CEO of Item 9 Labs, and Mike Weinberger, Chief Franchise Officer of Unity Rd. today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. ONE Cannabis Group, the parent company to the cannabis dispensary franchise Unity Rd., recently announced that it had been acquired by Item 9 Labs Corp. The newly formed entity becomes the first vertically integrated cannabis franchisor in the United States. The combined business will escalate lead flow for Unity Rd. franchise development and mitigate challenges new and existing dispensary owners face. Unity Rd. offers the safest route for entrepreneurs looking to enter an industry that boasts unrivaled potential, helping franchise partners confidently enter the complex cannabis space. We talk about their Local Alliance Program a little bit later on, but first Andrew takes us through the overall menu of services they provide for aspiring and established entrepreneurs.
Drop Delivery with CEO Vanessa Gabriel
Drop Delivery with CEO Vanessa Gabriel today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our guest is a self-described serial entrepreneur who runs the cannabis industry’s only all-in-one delivery technology solution for delivery companies and retailers. Drop provides a complete suite of software for Cannabis delivery services. Their software provides your company its own branded e-commerce app, customizable rewards and loyalty program, SMS texting to communicate with your customers, smart deals to increase revenue, compliance integration with METRC for state regulations, last-mile delivery logistics to track your drivers and deliveries, and the ultimate dashboard to manage everything from inventory to your staff.
AphriHelios Global, LLC with CEO Darin Hickman
AphriHelios Global, LLC with CEO Darin Hickman today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs a new startup company that seeks to become a pan-African vertically integrated cannabis company that not only leverages Africa’s prime position as a low-cost producer of quality cannabis-related products but also brings African (continental and diaspora) brands to the global market. AphriHelios Global is a full-value-chain focused, Southern Africa producer, processor, and distributor headquartered in Bethesda, MD with active offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and Maseru, Lesotho. The team has a combined 60 years of corporate finance, agribusiness, and project management industry expertise.
Eybna with Matthew Mograbi Director of US Operations
Eybna with Matthew Mograbi Director of US Operations today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest joins us representing a pioneering technology company and terpene manufacturer with two locations in California and in Israel, is expanding its U.S. footprint with the opening of new production and R&D facilities as well as strategic partnerships with leading companies across the consumer packaged goods supply chain. With Vertosa Labs, for product innovation and expanding access to the experiential and therapeutic potential of cannabis-based ingredients.
Bespoke Financial with CEO & Co-Founder George Mancheril
Bespoke Financial with CEO & Co-Founder George Mancheril today on Blunt Business only on Cannabis Radio. Our next guest runs the first licensed commercial lender in the United States focused on the legal cannabis industry, offering short-term lending options to fuel business growth. Bespoke Financial is a VC-backed financial solutions provider that offers custom-tailored funding within the niche business environments of the cannabis industry. They provide immediate access to liquidity for the enhanced cash flow that is so important for growth. Notably, in October of 2019, the venture capital firm co-founded by Snoop Dogg, Casa Verde Capital, led Bespoke Financial’s $7 million funding round. Talk to me about the level of capital and investment that is available out there that a firm like yours is able to bring in. Considered a fintech company, Bespoke offers cannabis cultivators, distributors, brands, and more access to short-term loans via invoice and inventory financing.
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The Business of Cannabis
Great format, professional and informative! As a serial entrepreneur in several unrelated industries, I’ve been searching for business ideas related to the cannabis industry. I’m two podcasts in and Blunt Business has been a great resource for ideas and insight into the cannabis industry.
DONT ADVERT MID-SHOW
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Please leave ads in the front & plugs at the end
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