23 episodes

Empire State of Cannabis is New York’s home for all things cannabis. We bring you the experts, activists, entrepreneurs, lawmakers, and trailblazers at the front of everything. The show dives deep into conversation around the challenges, successes, and stories that drive this industry forward. Learn about the science, business, social justice issues, law, history and more behind this ancient plant.

Empire State of Cannabis Castetter Cannabis Group

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Empire State of Cannabis is New York’s home for all things cannabis. We bring you the experts, activists, entrepreneurs, lawmakers, and trailblazers at the front of everything. The show dives deep into conversation around the challenges, successes, and stories that drive this industry forward. Learn about the science, business, social justice issues, law, history and more behind this ancient plant.

    A Recipe for Success: Edibles in the Empire State

    A Recipe for Success: Edibles in the Empire State

    New York's food scene is world-renowned for its intersection of culture, innovation, and experience. We dive into how the Empire State could change the way we think about and consume cannabis edibles.

    Joining us is Ron Silver, NYC Chef and Chief Creative Officer at Azuca - a company that makes fast-acting ingredients for cannabis edibles, to talk about how the product category could reach new consumers, the opportunities for NYC restaurants, and more. 

    • 35 min
    Jim Castetter: The Tale of an OG

    Jim Castetter: The Tale of an OG

    Jim Castetter founded America's first hemp-infused wine in 1997 after spending time in Amsterdam. He tells us the story of how the wine came to fruition, it's meteoric rise and fall, and what his thoughts are on how the industry landscape has changed. 

    • 33 min
    Maria Perry: Single-Mom, Commerical Realtor, and Hemp Farmer

    Maria Perry: Single-Mom, Commerical Realtor, and Hemp Farmer

    Maria Perry, Founder of Miss Perry Farms, does it all. From selling commercial properties in Manhattan to running her second hemp harvest to developing a female-focused brand, Maria is the epitome of what it takes to be successful in this industry.

    Join us as Maria describes the challenge of turning her old family farm into a successful hemp operation and why women leadership is critical to developing a female-focused cannabis marketplace.

    • 21 min
    Allan Gandelman: How Regulations Affect a Market

    Allan Gandelman: How Regulations Affect a Market

    Allan Gandelman, President of the New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association and CEO of New York Hemp Oil, joined us to talk hemp regs and what the adult-use industry could look like here in New York.


    Allan runs one of the largest hemp operations in the state but understands that in order for the industry to be successful New York needs to put craft operations first.

    • 35 min
    Meg Southerland: Growing Craft Cannabis

    Meg Southerland: Growing Craft Cannabis

    We caught up with Meg Southerland as she prepared to harvest her second hemp crop. Gardenworks Farm has been in her family since 1911, becoming a staple for locally grown produce, u-pick blueberries, a showcase for local artists, and a true "farm-to-table" experience.

    What led to Meg's decision to incorporate hemp? Does cannabis cultivation have staying power in New York's agricultural communities?

    Watch Meg answer these questions and provide insight that can only come with decades of experience.

    • 17 min
    Kristin Jordan: Cannabis Events During a Pandemic

    Kristin Jordan: Cannabis Events During a Pandemic

    Join as we have a fascinating conversation with Kristin Jordan, Director of Real Estate at Acreage Holdings and Founder of Mannada, about networking during the coronavirus.

    Will online conferences become the norm? How are event focused businesses surviving?

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Bean Mucheeen ,

Class Act

Class act and leader at the forefront of of a rapidly growing industry!

Part time skiier ,

Below Average at Best

This show has no point or purpose. Castetter is just trying to bloat his ego. This kid thinks he’s going to be able to run for governor. He’s got way too enemies to keep shut up to do that.

Christian Bonnier ,

Great insight into the industry

Kaelan is super informative and knowledgeable on the cannabis industry, and has an insider perspective on the industry that very few have. Because of this, anyone interested in cannabis or the cannabis industry would find massive value out of this show!

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