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 327 - Insider Details the Mega Trends Impacting the Cannabis Industry
What will the cannabis industry look like in the next few years? Paul Rosen of Global Go shares the nine trends shaping cannabis worldwide (and wait till you hear #4).
Learn more at https://globalgo.consulting
[2:22] An inside look at Global Go, one of the world’s leading consulting firms for cannabis and hemp businesses
[4:34] Paul’s background and how he got into the cannabis space
[10:03] The nine trends shaping cannabis on a global scale, beginning with catastrophic failure
[16:20] The divergence of medical and recreational markets
[21:36] The end of Canadian domination in cannabis and the rise of the US
[29:02] New FDA rulings on CBD
[35:39] Biosynthesis and what it could mean for the cannabis industry
[40:57] Why “cash remains king” in cannabis
Ep 326 - How Contract Manufacturers Can Scale Your Cannabis Product
Is it better to produce your own cannabis products? Or outsource to expert manufacturers while you focus on your brand? Here to tell us is Alex Rowland, CEO of NewTropic.
Learn more at https://www.newtropic.com
[00:51] An inside look at NewTropic, a leading cannabis manufacturer based in Santa Rosa, California
[1:18] Alex’s background in cannabis and how he came to start NewTropic
[5:56] Examples of NewTopic’s average clientele - particularly unlicensed brands looking to overcome California’s strict regulatory hurdles
[7:47] How NewTropic helps relieve two of the biggest pain points for cannabis companies: financial resources and compliance
[17:05] Why removing the regulatory overhead of fulfillment allows companies to focus their attention on core competencies
[18:45] NewTropic’s extensive onboarding process and how the company’s team works to ensure all your needs are met as a client
[20:30] Alex’s plans to expand NewTropic across the US
[25:21] The requirements a company needs to meet before working with NewTropic
[30:16] Alex’s advice to new entrepreneurs on how to develop a successful business plan and pitch to investors
[33:11] Alex’s thoughts on the federal rescheduling of cannabis and where he sees the industry heading in the next few years
Ep 325 - Investors Getting in Early Thanks to the First Member-Managed Cannabis Fund
As the cannabis industry matures, new and innovative ways are emerging that allow investors to capture a stake in the growth of young cannabis companies.
Here to tell us about it is Jeffrey Finkle of Arcview Ventures.
Learn more at https://arcviewgroup.com
[00:52] An inside look at Arcview Ventures, the leading private investment network and market research firm in the cannabis space
[1:34] Jeffrey’s background and how he got into the cannabis space
[4:39] How Arcview’s new member-managed cannabis fund is giving investors access to deals with greater ease and flexibility
[8:42] The requirements an investor needs to meet in order to join Arcview Collective Fund
[10:03] A breakdown of the different investor archetypes and how Arcview Collective Fund benefits each
[20:57] Jeffrey’s advice to entrepreneurs on how to successfully pitch their companies to investors
[25:33] Arcview’s process for follow-on investments and liquidity events
[31:03] Gaps emerging in the cannabis marketplace right now and where Jeffrey sees the industry heading over the next few years
Ep 324 - The Cannabinoid Science Nobody is Talking About
We just reached possibly one of the largest milestones in creating pure, consistent cannabinoids in a lab. Here to tell us about it is Kevin Chen of Hyasynth Bio.
Learn more at https://hyasynthbio.com
[1:32] An inside look at Hyasynth Bio and its work creating biosynthesized cannabis compounds
[3:05] Hyasynth Bio’s first product, an ultra-pure CBD oil created using cultured cannabinoids
[7:44] How Hyasynth Bio is improving CBD production in terms of both speed and purity
[9:12] Why multinational companies are gravitating towards biosynthesized cannabinoids for better consistency and supply chain performance
[16:55] How biosynthesized cannabinoids are paving the way for international cannabis brands and which products Kevin believes will go global first
[21:23] How cellular agriculture is giving us better access to rare cannabinoids
[27:48] Why cellular agriculture is easier to automate and how this might influence prices in the cannabis industry
[32:21] Hyasynth Bio’s strategy to profit primarily through intellectual property licensing
[36:24] Where Hyasynth Bio currently is in the capital-raising process
Ep 323 - How Cannabis Retailers Are Leaking Data to Competitors
Just as oil powered the old economy of atoms, data powers the new economy of bits. Here to tell us how to leverage our cannabis business data and market more effectively is Nicholas Paschal of Alpine IQ.
Learn more at https://alpineiq.com
[1:02] An inside look at Alpine IQ, a data analytics and marketing platform for cannabis companies
[1:27] Nick’s personal background and how he got into the cannabis space
[7:24] Why it’s important for companies to take protective measures with their business data
[11:18] How Alpine IQ not only offers analytics tools but also helps businesses determine the best ways to act on data
[18:32] What companies can expect during Alpine IQ’s onboarding process, from integrating apps to ensuring compliance across the board
[21:36] Alpine IQ’s audience feature and how companies are using it to generate ROI
[31:45] How streamlining analytics tools using Alpine IQ can provide incredible value for cannabis companies
[35:35] Alpine IQ’s journey achieving product-market fit and how the company got its first customers
[39:26] Where Alpine IQ currently is in the capital-raising process
Ep 322 - Startup Founder Finds Success Helping People Grow Just One Cannabis Plant
This startup took away all the complexity of growing your first cannabis plant at home and found product-market fit. Here to delve into the story of A Pot For Pot is founder Joshua Mezher.
Get a 10% discount by using the coupon code "insider" at check out at https://www.apotforpot.com
[00:59] An inside look at A Pot For Pot, the best outdoor and indoor growing kits for marijuana, cannabis, and other fresh herbs
[1:18] Joshua’s background and how he came to start A Pot For Pot
[4:49] What comes with A Pot For Pot’s growing kits that make them the easiest to use for home growers
[8:54] How much plant A Pot For Pot can yield and why this makes it more cost-effective for the customer than purchasing flower
[11:49] What auto-flowering is and why it’s important for home growers
[17:44] Joshua’s advice to home growers on how to achieve the perfect harvest
[25:32] How Joshua successfully bootstrapped A Pot For Pot and the story behind how he got his first hundred customers
[32:47] What Joshua finds most interesting about the cannabis industry right now and where he sees it heading in the years to come
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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!
Informative and concise
Super informative. The host makes each show interesting and engaging while keeping a simple easy to listen format.
Good information great guests!
As an industry professional and consultant I find tremendous value in the majority of these podcasts. As a result of these interviews I feel l better understand some of the operators who make up the cannabis industry landscape today. Thank you and keep up the great work.