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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.

    A Social Equity Success Story in Oakland

    A Social Equity Success Story in Oakland

    Guest Jessie Grundy is CEO of The Peakz, which is one of the most successful social equity cannabis brands in the country. Operating out of Oakland, California, Grundy transitioned from from the dangerous world of the illicit market to the legal market, offering a brand that appeals to an urban audience. This is the story of how he built the brand from scratch and how social equity programs can make a difference in the industry.

    • 26 min
    What The Cornbread Mafia Taught This Hemp Entrepreneur

    What The Cornbread Mafia Taught This Hemp Entrepreneur

    Jim Higdon is the founder of Cornbread Hemp, a USDA-certified organic hemp company in Kentucky. In his previous life, James was author of the 2012 book The Cornbread Mafia, which tells the story of the biggest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history. Tired of covering cannabis from the bleacher seats, he got in the game in 2018, launching Cornbread Hemp, borrowing the name and also some of the learnings from that storied organization. Plus, he talks about the importance of being USDA-certified.

    • 25 min
    From Felon to Founder

    From Felon to Founder

    Aaron Riley is the president of CannaSafe, the #1 cannabis testing lab in California. But back in 2011, Aaron was the target of an undercover weed bust that landed him in jail with several felony drug charges. This is the story of how a 19-year-old college football star lost everything only to build back his life and career working in cannabis “the right way,” We also talk about the cannabis testing industry and his take on Vapegate, which and his company’s role in breaking the news.

    • 26 min
    How to Get Funded in the Cannabis Economy

    How to Get Funded in the Cannabis Economy

    Ross O'Brien is author of the new book, Cannabis Capital, from Entrepreneur Press. He is also the Founder & CEO of cannabis venture capital fund Bonaventure Equity, ("BVE") and founder of the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit. We talk about what venture capitalists look for, new business opportunities, and predictions for 2020.

    • 27 min
    Live From Green Entrepreneur's Saturday CBD Market

    Live From Green Entrepreneur's Saturday CBD Market

    We hosted a CBD Farmer's Market in Hollywood with other 25 vendors, including hemp rollers, yoga classes, massages, infused food, and other craziness. Host Jonathan Small speaks to some of the entrepreneurs on the floor about how and why they got into the CBD game, their greatest challenges, and best advice.

    • 35 min
    How One Family Built a Multi-Million Dollar Weed Business With Just $2k

    How One Family Built a Multi-Million Dollar Weed Business With Just $2k

    The remarkable story of the Sadler family. Cody and George Sadler sit down with Green Entrepreneur Editor in Chief Jonathan Small to talk about how they built their family weed business, Platinum Vapes, off of the money they made selling a dirt bike. They’ve survived police raids, jail time, but they managed to come out on top.

    • 25 min

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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!

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