How is the food world changing for the better? How has the plant-based movement in food, cannabis, and psychedelics shifting the conversation to normalcy and scale? Our food-centric podcast showcases the founders, innovators, and influencers in the fold.
Opportunities & Innovation in Cannatech
In our latest Bootleg Avocado Presents...
Cannabis is attracting a lot of attention these days, especially in North America. Whether it’s for recreational or medicinal purposes, the industry is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. With legalization on the horizon and more markets opening, many cannapreneurs have turned to technology in order to remain competitive. Cannabis cultivators (growers), brands, and retailers are using technologies that have been developed for other industries such as hydroponics, food production, e-commerce, and digital agriculture. With new breakthroughs in automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and sensors, cannabis growing technology is set to take the next generation of growers to the next level.
Special thanks to our friends at Fox Rothschild LLP, Mattio Communications, and our panelists:
- Matthew Kittay, Partner, Fox Rothschild
- Josh Malman, VP Cultivation, Jushi Holdings
- David Kessler, Chief Science Officer, Agrify
- Socrates Rosenfeld, Co-founder & CEO, Jane Technologies
New Age Edibles
In our latest installment of Bootleg Avocado Presents...New Age Edibles - legalization has changed the way people consume cannabis. The days of smoking as the only way to achieve effects are over, and in their place have arisen a variety of edible options. Throughout our various discussions, panelists have reiterated time and time again that the cannabis industry is still in its infancy. This event aims to highlight advancements in edibles along with expected trends and one-of-a-kind products.
Welcome to a new way of ingesting cannabis.
Special thanks Mattio Communications and to our panelists:
- Jessica Benchetrit, Brand Director, Incredibles, Beboe & Dr. Solomon's (Green Thumb Industries)
- Cameron Clarke, CEO, Sunderstorm
- Kyle Neathery, Director of Ops & General Manager, High Life Farms
The Future for Greener Cannabis
This is Bootleg Avocado Presents...The Future for Greener Cannabis - featuring industry leaders at the intersection of cannabis, sustainability, and renewable energy this panel discussion will illuminate the importance of clean gardening products, soil health, and energy solutions.
Highlighting her work at Aster Farms, Julia Jacobson will discuss the importance of sustainability through her experience of working with a plant and planet-focused company. Marie Montmarquet, Co-founder of MD Numbers, Inc., will explain how MD Numbers looks to create successful sustainable companies which will give back to the communities as well as her work in creating numerous successful vertically integrated cannabis businesses.
Carly Culin, will lead the discussion in soil development and how to implement natural and eco-friendly practices, along with clean gardening products, focusing on Good Earth Organics. Anel Espinosa will tie the conversation together through educating guests on the importance of soil testing and soil health and how Earthfort analyzes biology reports completed with a soil test and then makes recommendations to improve that soil depending on their client’s goals.
The Shifting Form Factor of Micro-Dosing
Bootleg Avocado Presents...The Shifting Form Factor of Micro-Dosing, featuring industry leaders pioneering shifting the form factor of micro-dosing - this panel will highlight unique companies with the latest unconventional products and services.
Illuminating the importance of lifestyle and health, Josh Kirby, Founder of Kin Slips, will discuss his all-natural cannabinoid-infused sublingual strip and how our bodies better absorb products this way. ALT Head Scientist, Jay Spall will explain product development and how ALT provides a personalized high by allowing users total control dosing and flavor without the common health drawbacks associated with smoking or the delayed onset of edibles. Charlotte James and Undrea Wright, Co-founders of The Ancestor Project, will spotlight their work as an inclusive community of support in patient’s plant medicine journey as well as their primary focus on the collective healing of the community.
Cannabis: The Catalyst For New Food Culture
With the #Covid-19 pandemic 😷 exposing the epidemic of #mentalhealthand #wellness, the need for #plantbased solutions 🌱 to deal with these extreme shifts and finding ways for recovery is imminent. We are here to shed light on the impactful landscape of cannabis as it emerges into the food community - debunking the stigmas and uncovering the innovation that has taken place in food and beverage. 🥘🍹
How do we earn the trust of the food community? How has the cannabis industry, coming from decades of oppression, social inequity, and culture plant a stake in the future of food? This panel will highlight the innovative pillars in hemp manufacturing, food and beverage product development, investing, and PR.
Special thanks to our panelists:
- Lori Rosen, Founder & President, Rosen Group PR
- Ben Richardson, Director of Research, 7thirty Capital
- Ben Larson, CEO, Vertosa
- Chad Rosen, Founder, Victory Hemp Foods
Recorded by Bootleg Avocado LLC
New States Navigating The Green Rush
Featuring Cannabis Industry leaders covering topics related to public relations, licensing, policies and law, manufacturing, white-labeling, sales, and marketing. This Bootleg Avocado panel will illuminate how entrepreneurs can launch their cannabis brand.
Highlighting her work in the NCIA and launching her own cannabis PR practice, Lori Rosen (our co-host) will discuss her industry experience. Amy Margolis will discuss the hurdles of licensing and educate the audience on all aspects of cannabis and law.
Inanna manufacturing Founder and CEO, Raquel Origel produces a full range of cannabis-infused products (including Infused gummies, vape cartridges and disposable pens, pre-rolls and packed flowers, tinctures and oral sprays, tablet pills, topical products, baked goods) and can provide a focus on the manufacturing/packaging side of the industry.
Terra Vera, Head of Sales & Marketing (Eastern U.S. and Caribbean), Chris Walsh has over 10 years experience in the Cannabis Industry and is also the Co-Founder of Upstate Elevator Supply Company, one of the fastest-growing CBD brands in the cannabis sector. He can discuss his expertise in business strategy and development, revenue growth, profit maximization, start-up know-how, and organizational restructuring to enhance business models, staff performance, and infrastructure.
Loved listening to Sam Lillie from Vinder. Super charismatic guy, clearly passionate about his company and sector.