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How have entrepreneurs left their old careers behind and found success in cannabis, and how can you do the same? Green Entrepreneur with Jonathan Small answers that question each week, with inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush.

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How have entrepreneurs left their old careers behind and found success in cannabis, and how can you do the same? Green Entrepreneur with Jonathan Small answers that question each week, with inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush.

    Introducing Cannabis-Infused Drinks that Taste Like Gin, Tequlia, and Whiskey

    Introducing Cannabis-Infused Drinks that Taste Like Gin, Tequlia, and Whiskey

    Have you wanted to enjoy all the benefits of booze without the unhealthy side effects? Guest Darnell Smith believes he has a solution. He is the founder of Moon, MXXN, the first THC-infused spirits brand, creating 1:1 non-alcoholic replacements for gin, tequila and bourbon. A former defensive linemen for Notre Dame, Smith has worked with top global spirits companies for 15 years in product innovation and commercialization. He is now making his mark in the cannabis industry

    • 25 min
    Can Psychedelics HelpTreat Dementia?

    Can Psychedelics HelpTreat Dementia?

    More than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. But there are promising new developments in psychedelic medicine to help treat this debilitating symptom. Guest Dr. James Kuo is a physician and biotech executive with more than 25 years of drug development experience. He is co-founder of Return Heath, the first biotech company developing novel, non-hallucinogenic psychedelic to alter dementia’s progression.

    • 21 min
    Oklahoma Is the True Wild West of Weed

    Oklahoma Is the True Wild West of Weed

    Many cannabis entrepreneurs are flocking to Oklahoma, which boasts no limits on marijuana business licenses, few restrictions on who can obtain a medical card, and cheap land, energy and building materials. Our guest Chip Baker is all in on Oklahoma. As the founding partner of Greener Consulting Group, he helps businesses set up shop in the Sooner state.

    • 30 min
    A Former Navy Seal Gets a Cannabis Research License from the DEA

    A Former Navy Seal Gets a Cannabis Research License from the DEA

    For the past 50 plus years, the DEA only permitted the University of Mississippi to grow research marijuana. But in March, the agency finally allowed private companies to grow cannabis for research. One of those companies is the Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC). Guest George Hodgin is the founder and CEO and a former Navy SEAL. We discuss his inspiration for getting into the cannabis industry and what he hopes BRC can do for the future of cannabis research.

    • 29 min
    YO! Fab 5 Freddy Launches a Cannabis Company with a Cause

    YO! Fab 5 Freddy Launches a Cannabis Company with a Cause

    Fab 5 Freddy is one of the godfathers of hip hop. A graffiti artist, producer, filmmaker, and TV host, he is also a life-long cannabis user and advocate. Now he’s a cannabiz owner. Fab talks about his new brand B Noble, which he founded with Bernard Noble who was sentenced for 13 years of hard labor for carrying two joins. He talks about the origins of his passion for cannabis, its racially charged history, and how he hopes to help reverse the unjust punishment for non-violent cannabis crimes.

    • 36 min
    Here's How Michigan Upstart LightSky Farms Has Won Over 35 Cannabis Cup Awards

    Here's How Michigan Upstart LightSky Farms Has Won Over 35 Cannabis Cup Awards

    Guest Shannon Walters is the founder of LightSky Farms, a Michigan cannabis brand that has received over 35 High Times Cannabis Awards—including two in 2021. Shannon was s semi-pro skateboarded and snowboard who suffered numerous broken bones and injuries leading to an addition to opiates. Cannabis saved his life. He is also an expert winemaker and vineyard tender and has brought that skill set to his cannabis business.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

Jeff Cairney ,

Very Helpful

I am trying to ramp up in the industry and these podcasts have been a huge help to see who all the major players are and how they think about the business. Thank you so much, Jonathan, for all your great work & interviews!

stalwartbda ,

Great Content

Really enjoying all the podcast content. Very insightful information from some key players in the industry. Love the magazine as well! Keep up the great work !

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