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 336 - Cannabis Jobs Are Booming, CEO of Leafly Gives The Details
Covid-19 has not only accelerated advancements in technology but also the types of jobs needed to support the cannabis industry. Here to tell us more is Yoko Miyashita, CEO of Leafly.
Learn more at https://www.leafly.com
[48:11] An inside look at Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource
[1:41] Yoko Miyashita’s background as a lawyer and how she got into the cannabis space
[4:20] How consumer behavior has shifted in cannabis over the last five years and where Yoko sees it heading
[5:37] How dispensaries leverage Leafly to increase foot traffic and drive sales
[9:41] Leafly’s partnership with Jane Technologies to create the most comprehensive and customizable product catalog in cannabis
[13:20] Leafly’s annual jobs report and how it’s making jobs in cannabis more accessible
[15:39] How cannabis jobs have exploded over the last few years to outstrip professions in dentistry, electrical engineering, and more
[23:04] The most hirable skills in cannabis right now and Yoko’s advice for those looking to enter the space
Ep 335 - Selling Cannabis Above Market Rate? Here’s How...
At a time when most cannabis cultivators are competing on price, this company is commanding a premium on their sought-after flower. Here to tell us about it is Sam Ghods of Connected Cannabis.
Learn more at https://www.connectedcannabisco.com
[1:00] An inside look at Connected Cannabis, the largest branded flower company in California
[1:27] Sam’s background in tech and how he got into the cannabis space
[5:01] How Connected Cannabis commands a premium on their flower in a competitive market
[11:26] Differences between the cannabis market in California vs Arizona
[12:07] Connected Cannabis’ unique cultivation team
[15:37] Why most retailers don’t cultivate their own cannabis
[19:29] How California’s notorious black market is changing thanks to developments in the legal market
[21:37] The grow technology Sam finds most useful
[23:53] Where Sam sees cannabis cultivation heading in the next 3-5 years
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 334 - Master Grower Shares Secrets of World Class Cannabis Cultivation
Commercial cannabis growers are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to their growing methods, but not Ryan Douglas.
Today this master grower shares all the secrets you need to take your grow to the next level (including what not to do).
Learn more at https://douglascultivation.com/about
[00:54] An inside look at Ryan’s new book, From Seed To Success
[1:35] Ryan’s background as CanopyGrowth’s expert cultivator when the company was still named Tweed
[3:01] How Ryan helped CanopyGrowth get its start as one of Canada’s first and largest licensed growers
[6:05] How Ryan went about choosing the best genetics to grow at CanopyGrowth
[7:42] The efficiencies required for a large commercial grow
[11:37] The most common mistakes commercial growers make and how to avoid them
[14:33] Ryan’s advice on how to approach a commercial grow and determine what needs to be done on a high level
[17:22] How to determine a reasonable budget for your commercial grow
[19:02] Best hiring practices for commercial grows and what to look for in staff members
[20:34] How to mitigate pest issues
[26:34] The best type of lights for indoor grows
[27:57] Where Ryan sees commercial cannabis grows heading over the next 3-5 years
Ep 333 - Iconic Cannabis Company Harborside Taken Over and Moving in a New, More Profitable Direction
The end of federal prohibition of cannabis is on the horizon as we enter a new, more mature phase of growth for retailers and growers.
Here to tell us more is Matt Hawkins of Harborside and Entourage Effect Capital.
Learn more at https://shopharborside.com
[1:20] An inside look at Matt’s work as Chairman of Harborside and Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital
[3:56] How Matt’s background in private equity has helped him make Harborside a success
[8:14] The potential for reverse takeovers in cannabis over the next few years
[11:41] Why Matt urges cannabis companies to “be more humble and get deals done”
[14:16] What would happen to the cannabis market if we eliminated 280E, a regulation that prevents cannabis companies from deducting normal business expenses
[17:15] What the new administration in DC could mean for cannabis
[18:32] Vertical integration versus specialization and which will gain more popularity as the cannabis landscape continues to shift
[23:55] Why Matt predicts the first national cannabis brand will either be in the edible or liquid categories
Ep 332 - The Zillow of Cannabis Properties?
How do you find real estate for cannabis businesses? Here to answer that question is Ryan George of 420 Property, the Zillow of cannabis.
Learn more at https://www.420property.com
[1:43] An inside look at 420 Property, the world’s largest hemp and cannabis real estate marketplace
[2:06] Ryan’s background in cannabis and how he came to start 420 Property
[8:51] “Green zones” and where to find them
[10:06] Why both businesses and investors are choosing Ryan’s platform as the place to buy and sell cannabis and marijuana businesses
[11:36] The most active locations on 420 Property, including cities in California and Oklahoma
[15:15] Key considerations when selling a cannabis property and how to get your listing noticed
[18:20] Practical advice for buyers on what to look out for when searching for a cannabis property
[20:50] Where Ryan sees the cannabis retail space heading in the next few years
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Great show - excellent guests...keep on keeping on!
Surprised how much I enjoy and learn from listening to CannaInsider. He gets great guests and knows what to ask to help educate the audience. Keep on keeping on mate!
I started listening about a year ago . I manage a dispensary in the Bay Area and I can honestly say the information I’ve gotten here has helped out immensely. A must listen for anyone in the industry or anyone just curious about cannabis!