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    Ep. #81: Featuring Sarah Kiah Morton, CEO and Co-Founder of LOCKGREEN

    Ep. #81: Featuring Sarah Kiah Morton, CEO and Co-Founder of LOCKGREEN

    Their locking, smell-proof, and water-resistant stash box provides the protection needed to safely store and travel with your goods with a discrete and classic style.

    Sarah Kiah Morton has been an active member of the Hampton Roads business community since 2007, sitting on various boards and being recognized as one of the region’s Top 40 Under 40 professionals in 2019. She is passionate about educating her community on Virginia’s advancements in cannabis laws, which she has done in various ways, such as moderating community forums and town hall meetings, speaking on the topic, and being interviewed by local media outlets.   

    Due to the impact of COVID-19, Sarah left her Vice-President level position with one of the largest employee benefit brokerages in the country to stay home with a newborn baby and two children in virtual schooling. It was then that her entrepreneurial ambitions had an opportunity to flourish.  Sarah enrolled in Purdue University’s Master of Science in Communications program with a concentration in Integrated Communication and Advertising and began building a business plan, which resulted in the birth of LOCKGREEN™. 

    Sarah was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and enjoys the beach, traveling, live music, and singing.

    LOCKGREEN™ is a 100% Black-owned, Virginia-based company whose mission is to offer high-quality products that provide protection, promote safety and support the values of Responsible Consumers. 

    Co-owners Ronald and Sarah Morton have been longtime supporters of marijuana law reform and minority representation in the cannabis industry.  Both graduates from the University of Virginia, they share three amazing kids and currently reside in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. 

    On April 21, 2021, Governor Northam surprisingly moved the effective date for recreational marijuana legalization to July 1, 2021 from its previously projected date of January 2024.  The idea for LOCKGREEN™ at that time was just a thought for a future business idea, and just like that, their thought turned into a current opportunity to really make an impact for Responsible Consumers in Virginia and beyond.  Lots of planning, research and design work took place between then and the launch date for LOCKGREEN™ on July 1, which was purposely selected to coordinate with the historic law change.   

    LOCKGREEN™ continues to evolve and integrate innovative ideas, while working toward fulfilling its mission to support you, the Responsible Consumer.  Stay tuned!  
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    Ep. #80 w/ Dan Gardenschwartz, CFO/COO of Spherex

    Ep. #80 w/ Dan Gardenschwartz, CFO/COO of Spherex

    Spherex produces high quality distillate products that are available now in California, Colorado and Oklahoma. Over the course of this recording, Dan and Steve explore:

    - Philly
    - University of Pennsylvania
    - Family
    - Dan's origins in business/finance
    - The importance of people in all aspects of business
    - Team-building
    - and much more...

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    Ep. #79 w/ Adrian Holguin, President and Founder of Cannashark Consulting

    Ep. #79 w/ Adrian Holguin, President and Founder of Cannashark Consulting

    On this edition of the Cannabis Today podcast, we're joined by Adrian Holguin- President and Founder of Cannashark Consulting. CannaShark Consulting was founded by Adrian Holguin, to exceed the needs of the expanding cannabis industry. Established as a premiere consulting firm that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and start-ups enter the regulated markets for cannabis and hemp, or help established companies expand their footprint or sharpen their edge. Their team is looking to strategically align with qualified client groups, investors, and partners that share our passion for the industry and to match their high level of dedication for brand success.
    During this call Steve and Adrian explore varying degrees of Cannabis access, multi-million dollar messes, the business of consulting in the Cannabis industry, the broken criminal justice system, hesitancy among investors in the Cannabis space, core values and more.
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    Ep. #78 w/ Dra. Mariana Hoyo

    Ep. #78 w/ Dra. Mariana Hoyo

    On this edition of the podcast, we're joined by Dra. Mariana Hoyo. Dra. Hoyo works with a nearby university and has her own personal practices where she advises patients on the medical applications of Cannabis. We talk Cannabis law, the endocannabinoid system, Cannabis as alternative medicine, Cannabis education, stigma and more. 

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    Ep. #77 with Luc from LMC Media and Forward

    Ep. #77 with Luc from LMC Media and Forward

    On this edition of the podcast, we're joined by Luc from LMC Media and Forward. Both of these gentlemen specialize in storytelling through the art of video production. This casual discussion focuses largely on brand strategy. Often references arts and entertainment, the guys find parallels between the music industry and cannabis industry.



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    (Ep. #76) Featuring Tom Lamb and Denis Keane from Wisdom Essentials

    (Ep. #76) Featuring Tom Lamb and Denis Keane from Wisdom Essentials

    On this edition of the Cannabis Today Podcast, we're joined by Denis and Tom from WisdomEssentials.com.  Wisdom Essentials delivers enhanced CBD products are formulated to help healthy mental function, better overall sleep, stress, anxiety and joint pain relief. For more Cannabis Today content visit canna-today.com.
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19 Ratings

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Great new poscast.

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Fantastic Podcast

I love how you ask detailed questions about cannabis businesses. A lot of this information is not widely distributed. Great work. Also love that you ask personal questions about the business owners as well. Keep up the great work!

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