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The Green Rush is real. From lawmakers and investment bankers, to CEOs and investors, we will look at how people are transforming cannabis from the shadows of the illicit market into a cash crop that draws in entrepreneurs from Hollywood to Wall Street. Hosts Lewis Goldberg and Anne Donohoe help you navigate the business of cannabis.

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    • 4.5 • 76 Ratings

The Green Rush is real. From lawmakers and investment bankers, to CEOs and investors, we will look at how people are transforming cannabis from the shadows of the illicit market into a cash crop that draws in entrepreneurs from Hollywood to Wall Street. Hosts Lewis Goldberg and Anne Donohoe help you navigate the business of cannabis.

    Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann

    Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann

    This week on The Green Rush, Kris Krane and Anne Donohoe are back with a new episode with special guest Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann, one of the nation’s largest privately held, vertically integrated cannabis companies. The company’s footprint spans eight states, and it is vertically integrated in each of its markets with dispensaries and cultivation/manufacturing facilities across Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and Colorado. 







    In this episode, Kris and Anne connect with Brett to learn more about the core business of Pharmacann and what makes this private operator unique amongst its contemporaries vying for market share. Our hosts also touch on PharmaCann’s recent acquisition of Colorado operator LivWell, interstate commerce and federal cannabis reform and what excites Brett the most about PharmaCann’s future. 







    So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann. 







    Links and mentions in the show







    https://www.pharmacann.com/ https://www.verilife.com/https://livwell.com/







    Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts







    PharmaCann Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pharmacanninc/ PharmaCann LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacanninc/ Livwell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livwellcannabis_/Verilife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/verilifestores/







    Show Credits:







    This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane of KCSA Strategic Communications. 







    Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.







    You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:







    Twitter: @The_GreenRush 







    Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast







    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 







    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

    • 47 min
    Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries

    Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries

    This week on The Green Rush, our hosts Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane are back with a new episode with special guest Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries, a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis company headquartered with a portfolio including brands like award-winning Cloud Cover Cannabis and Galactic Meds, and a retail network, High Profile Cannabis Shop. 







    In this episode, Anne and Kris connect with Ankur to discuss the origins of C3, the company’s choice to remain private instead of going public, the future of interstate commerce and Ankur’s ideal endgame for C3. Ankur also provides insights into what he’s seeing on the ground in the Michigan and Oregon markets and how the industry is adapting to rapidly changing market conditions. 







    So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries Inc. 







    Links and mentions in the show







    https://c3industries.com/ 







    Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts







    Ankur Rungta’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankur-rungta-21718a7/ C3 Industries’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/c3industries/ 







    Show Credits:







    This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane of KCSA Strategic Communications. 







    Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.







    You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:







    Twitter: @The_GreenRush 







    Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast







    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 







    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

    • 46 min
    John Mueller, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlight

    John Mueller, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlight

    This week our trusted host Anne Donohoe is back with a new episode of The Green Rush with special guest John Mueller, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlight, one of the fastest growing multi-state operators in the United States,  with operations in Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Illinois and South Dakota.







    John has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Acres Cannabis and Acres Cultivation, and currently serves as Principal of Mid America Capital. John brings extensive experience with state regulations and compliance in all areas of cannabis cultivation and dispensing. John has two successful decades of working with Federal and State regulatory agencies including USDA and FDA. John has served in all levels of executive management primarily in the cannabis, food, manufacturing, and construction industries.







    In this episode our host chats with John about some of the lesser known cannabis markets including Missouri, Arkansas and South Dakota and what makes them unique compared to more mature states. John also provides his thoughts on pending legislation like SAFE Banking and ballot initiatives that will be voted on this November as well as what he’s looking for as the industry continues to develop. 







    So sit back and enjoy our conversation with John Mueller, CEO of Greenlight. 







    Links and mentions in the show







    https://greenlightdispensary.com/ 







    Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts







    Greenlight Dispensary LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/greenlightdispensary/ John Mueller’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mueller-6a3749a/  John Mueller’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenlightmueller 







    Show Credits:







    This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe of KCSA Strategic Communications. 







    Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.







    You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:







    Twitter: @The_GreenRush 







    Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast







    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 







    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

    • 37 min
    Drew McManigle, Founder and CEO of MACCO Restructuring Group

    Drew McManigle, Founder and CEO of MACCO Restructuring Group

    This week Nick and guest host Phil Carlson of KCSA Strategic Communications are back with a new episode with special guest Drew McManigle, Founder and CEO of MACCO Restructuring Group, a national, middle-market focused interim leadership and financial advisory firm, with expertise in the cannabis industry. MACCO provides financial advisory, interim management, fiduciary, and operation improvement services to companies in distress.







    Through MACCO, Drew was named as Interim CEO and Chairman of SLANG Worldwide, a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods (CPG) company with a diversified portfolio of popular brands, in November 2021.







    In this episode, Nick and Phil connect with Drew to understand what makes MACCO unique amongst restructuring companies, how and why MACCO works with cannabis companies, what his experience as Interim CEO of SLANG Worldwide has taught him.







    So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Drew McManigle of MACCO Restructuring Group.  







    Links and mentions in the show







    https://www.macco.group/ 







    Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts







    MACCO LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/macco-restructuring-group-llc/ Drew McManigle’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewmcmanigle/ 







    Show Credits:







    This episode was hosted by Nick Opich and Phil Carlson of KCSA Strategic Communications. 







    Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.







    You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:







    Twitter: @The_GreenRush 







    Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast







    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 







    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

    • 39 min
    Jigar Patel and Doug Cortina, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of NorCal Cannabis

    Jigar Patel and Doug Cortina, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of NorCal Cannabis

    This week on The Green Rush, Anne and first time host Kris Krane are back with a new episode with special guests Jigar Patel and Doug Cortina, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of NorCal Cannabis, one of the leading producers of indoor grow cannabis in the highly competitive California market. 







    In a market filled with companies that have struggled or shuttered in the wake of the transition from gray market fully legalized and regulated cannabis, NorCal has emerged as a profitable company producing high quality products at competitive price points.







    In this episode, Anne and Kris connect with Jigar and Doug to discuss the state of the California Market, NorCal’s ability to succeed where most have failed, their expansion plans into other states, and what the future of federal legalization and interstate commerce could mean for the company. 







    So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Jigar Patel and Doug Cortina, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of NorCal Cannabis. 







    Links and mentions in the show







    https://norcalcann.com/ 







    Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts







    Jigar Patel’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jigar-patel-94b4b6a2/ Doug Cortina’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-cortina-19416843/ NorCal Cannabis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/norcalcann/ NorCal Cannabis Twitter: https://twitter.com/norcalcann NorCal Cannabis LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/norcalcannabis/ NorCal Cannabis Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/norcalcann/ 







    Show Credits:







    This episode was hosted by Nick Opich and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications. 







    Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.







    You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:







    Twitter: @The_GreenRush 







    Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast







    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 







    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

    • 48 min
    Debra Borchardt, Executive Editor and Co-Founder of Green Market Report

    Debra Borchardt, Executive Editor and Co-Founder of Green Market Report

    This week on The Green Rush, Nick is joined by guest host Lewis Goldberg and is back with a new episode with special guest Debra Borchardt, Executive Editor and Co-Founder of Green Market Report, a national news outlet focused on covering the financial news of the rapidly growing cannabis industry. 







    In addition to its award winning news coverage, Green Market Report has established itself as a leader in targeted cannabis conferences that have become must attend events including the upcoming Tech Summit, taking place on September 8th in San Francisco. 







    In this episode, Nick and Lewis connect with Deb to discuss some of the biggest stories driving the cannabis industry forward, the outlet’s being acquired last October by Crain Communications and what it means for Deb and her team going forward as well as what attendees can expect at the Green Market’s Tech Summit next week. 







    So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Deb Borchardt, Executive Editor of Green Market Report. 







    Links and mentions in the show







    https://www.greenmarketreport.com/ Tech Summit Registration: https://web.cvent.com/event/8f8b7ee4-ead4-4b36-800d-478d78aea8a3/summary  







    Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts







    Deb’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-borchardt-0860884/ Deb’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/WallandBroad Green Market Report Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenMarketRpt/ Green Market Report Twitter: https://twitter.com/greenmarketrpt Green Market Report LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-market-report/ Green Market Report Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenmarketreport/ 







    Show Credits:







    This episode was hosted by Nick Opich and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications. 







    Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.







    You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:







    Twitter: @The_GreenRush 







    Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast







    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 







    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Stizzarapone ,

Great content but a bit too childish

I work for one of oldest organizations in cannabis advocacy and it’s frustrating to have serious guests constantly interrupted by “weed” jokes and the hosts attempts to alternatively be either the wittiest or smartest person in the room. Yes, I understand you’re trying to entertain AND inform but there are serious policy, health, and investment related issues still unsettled and we will prevail if we accept that those issues require adult conversation. And please stop with the childish concerns over “pissing off” operators and entrepreneurs when asking hard questions. It’s transparent, you’re an agency and you want clients; But you are also a respected agency that does good work, so you don’t need to worry about pissing off the cool mean girls in the room by asking the same honest questions investors and analysts would ask of public and or venture funded companies in other industries. Would you ask Jim Cramer or Warren Buffet to not “name names” out of fear of upsetting the operators of a business they were commenting on?

RomeoGr8 ,

Politics

Your fired... good bye!

David W... ,

Great discussions

Lewis and Anne and the GR team do an excellent job covering a range of issues. The best podcast in the industry.

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