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DANK Discussions is a podcast where Maynard Breslow deep dives into complex topics with the Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Influencers who are blazing the trail within the Cannabis Industry. This podcast is for people who are already passionate and educated in cannabis (marijuana, THC, hemp, CBD, other cannabinoids) and want to deepen their knowledge. DANK Discussions is also great for people curious about the space seeking the right education from those in the know.

DANK Discussions - Deep Diving into the Legal Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Industry Maynard Breslow

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DANK Discussions is a podcast where Maynard Breslow deep dives into complex topics with the Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Influencers who are blazing the trail within the Cannabis Industry. This podcast is for people who are already passionate and educated in cannabis (marijuana, THC, hemp, CBD, other cannabinoids) and want to deepen their knowledge. DANK Discussions is also great for people curious about the space seeking the right education from those in the know.

    Chicago Cannabis: Expectations as Illinois Goes Recreational (Pt. 1)

    Chicago Cannabis: Expectations as Illinois Goes Recreational (Pt. 1)

    Brian Reynolds is the creator of Kannabis Kingz in Chicago, Illinois. Kannabis Kingz is a collective whose goal is to create a movement and steer the culture within the new Chicago Cannabis Scene. Their vision aims to develop opportunities by making continuous contributions within the cannabis community. To achieve this, their passionate team consists of cannabis advocates, farmers, educators, activists, healers, and volunteers. Also, not only do they spread awareness about the benefits of cannabis, but their mission is to give back to the community of our industry without focusing on the profit margins. Finally, they are firm believers that we have the power to revolutionize the industry itself as a whole one step at a time. 
     
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    The effect of recreational cannabis hitting Illinois from the view of a leader in the Chicago Cannabis space
    How marketing restrictions have hindered his cannabis business and what he’s done to fix it
    Breaking the stigma of “stoner culture” while embracing the fact that this has been our culture

     

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    • 52 min
    Transitioning to Hemp Product Formulation from Cannabis Cultivation

    Transitioning to Hemp Product Formulation from Cannabis Cultivation

    Bryan Madle is an expert in marijuana and hemp cultivation as well as hemp product formulation. Along with his wife Sarah, he is also the owner of Blooming Botanicals. Blooming Botanicals is a custom formulated and herbally infused CBD line that focuses on incorporating additional plant medicines. These additional components are an effective carrier to create a high powered and effectively bio-available product. Bryan and Sarah both have very impressive backgrounds as cannabis growers, holistic health consultants, superfood company owners, as well as in yoga and massage. Today, they are proud to say that their business was built with the backbone of education, sustainability, and wellness. Also, all of their products are officially licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD). 
    Similarities and Differences in the Cannabis Industry
    In this episode, Bryan joins me to talk about Blooming Botanicals and their journey transitioning from marijuana cultivation to hemp product formulation, and how they will be more similar in the future. Finally, he speaks about CBD as a “miracle plant” and incorporating other plant medicines
     
    3 DANK Points

    Sustainability: Novel cultivation techniques that could help us reduce our footprint as the industry grows
    Why the agriculture industry should also be held to the high standard expected of the cannabis industry
    Getting better in cultivation genetics to be able to yield crops with higher CBG and CBN.

     

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    • 57 min
    Cannabis and Meditation as a Sacred Combination in Healing the Soul

    Cannabis and Meditation as a Sacred Combination in Healing the Soul

    Senitra Luckett, plant-based chef, owner of Growth of a Goddess, reiki practitioner, meditation instructor, soul therapist and owner of ERB Goddess Botanicals, speaks about cannabis and meditation. As a chef, she believes that what we eat contributes to our growth both physically and spiritually. Unfortunately, the reason for her plant-based diet was not a choice. Rather, it came as a result of her health needs and spiritual growth. Next, she describes her journey of going from relying on cannabis as a means of overcoming personal loss to using it as a tool in sacred spiritual practice.
    Other than making delicious THC/CBD infused meals, she spends her time as a reiki practitioner, meditation instructor and soul therapist at lucky oasis meditation wellness. Lastly, she is also the proud owner of ERB Goddess Botanicals. Her passion is to help people unlock the love inside them. By using meditation and cannabis, she aims to do just that. Finally, Senitra speaks about how different cultures look at spirituality in general and cannabis in particular so differently. 
    3 DANK Points

    The different types of meditation and the way they each play into cannabis
    How overall wellness and holistic approaches go hand-in-hand with emotional and spiritual healing
    Why cannabis, wellness and meditation are viewed as a “white thing” by minority communities

     

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    • 55 min
    Investing in and Developing Cannabis Companies in Latin America

    Investing in and Developing Cannabis Companies in Latin America

    Raymond Harari is the Founder of Canalis Capital. Canalis Capital is a venture capital & investment firm dedicated to identifying and developing cannabis companies in Latin America within the emerging global market.
    Today, Ray shares with us his own serendipitous early investment in the cannabis space as a branding manager. First, Ray tells us why his family was upset with him turning away from family traditions to invest in Latin American cannabis companies. Next, Ray shares that there is an extra level stigma due to cannabis’ association with gang violence in Latin America. Additionally, he talks about the importance of finding your niche within the industry. This prevents brands from truly becoming household names. Finally, Ray predicts that influencers will be the driving force in driving marketing in the long term.
     
    3 DANK Points

    Latin America has extra measures of stigma to overcome
    Transitioning from the VC banking world to the cannabis industry
    While LatAm has been slow to adopt, its cannabis market is growing tremendously

     
     

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    CBD & Skin Care: Blending Cannabis and Esthetics with Integrity

    CBD & Skin Care: Blending Cannabis and Esthetics with Integrity

    Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, avid skin care guru, cannabis enthusiast, and business owner of HHP Collective. CBD skin care has become one of the fastest growing sectors within the cannabis industry. Unfortunately, many companies are taking shortcuts, which leaves consumers unsatisfied with cannabis infused products. With philosophies strongly surrounded by integrity and honesty, HHP Collective helps like-minded companies create unique, quality Hemp CBD infused products. To do this, they partner with qualified trusted sources and weave them into a successfully proven development program.
    Cannabidiol (CBD) was first presented to Ella as an ingredient in 2014. Since then, she has spent years researching and understanding CBD, along with many major and minor cannabinoids. In addition, she has studied how they can be relevant, essential and complementary in skin care. Although cannabinoids are her current focus, she maintains they are merely one component to overall wellness and is constantly researching cannabis and complementary natural ingredients.
    Finding the right CBD Skin Care Products for You
    Differentiating fact from fiction is one of many obstacles faced in the cannabis-infused product industry.  With so much information to weed and sift through, unveiling accuracy in a time of quickly evolving information and technology is a huge task.  Therefore, she gathered a comprehensive consulting group of qualified, integral professionals from every aspect of the industry and the HHP Collective was born.
     
    3 DANK Points

    How to spot effective CBD skin care products verses misleading ones
    What kind of cannabis skin care products are actually good for your skin as well as your mental health
    Why some companies are just using CBD and Cannabis as buzzwords as a branding technique

     

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    • 55 min
    Cannabis Spirituality: Thinking Indigenous in Practice and Business

    Cannabis Spirituality: Thinking Indigenous in Practice and Business

    Doug “Red Hail” Pineda, best selling Native American author, is a well-known frontline environmentalist and freedom fighter. In addition, he is a renowned business development expert in the world of the Fortune 500. Today, he is also the owner of Grow Hemp Farms and GrowHemp.com. Grow Hemp Farms contracts organic certified industrial hemp farms for top tier buyers that require high-quality hemp for their products. GrowHemp.com is an online educational platform and marketplace that is educating farmers new to the world of hemp how to bypass common failures and succeed quicker. 
    Suppressing Cannabis Spirituality
    In this episode, Doug deep dives into cannabis spirituality and why it is overlooked in modern western society. In addition, he shares his history of growing up around his father who is a decorated military veteran. As a child, he saw first-hand how soldiers returning from war were consistently suffering from PTSD. His experiences as a youth fueled his passion to help these soldiers with the Patriot Hemp Company. This company is “serving those who serve this country and the greater values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of health and happiness.” To achieve this, they sell CBD and other products for military service personnel that need the benefits of CBD but cannot risk testing positive for THC.
     
    3 DANK Points

    Military service personnel using CBD to deal with pain management, PTSD, & depression. 
    Practicing conscious capitalism within colonial standards.
    How devious minds have attempted to suppress the spirituality of cannabis.

     
     

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    • 46 min

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