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.
Is Synthetic CBD the Next Big Thing?
Caitlyn Krebs is the Co-Founder & CEO at Nalu Bio, a biopharmaceutical firm focused on designing synthetic CBD. Established in 2019, Nalu Bio's proprietary platform is unique in that their CBD is not hemp-based, but instead uses known chemistries and existing materials to produce high-quality, low-cost, and predictable ingredients. Caitlyn talks about the benefits of synthetic CBD and the controversy.
Behind the Scenes of Eaze's Redesign
Last September, the company Eaze, California’s largest legal cannabis delivery marketplace rebranded itself. It was their first brand refresh since 2014. To do so they enlisted the help Born & Bred, a SF-based studio that specializes in designing scalable brands. To talk about the thinking behind this rebrand we’re going to talk to Sheena Shiravi, VP of Marketing at Eaze, and Kyle Merwin, Co-founder and Head of Brand Strategy at Born & Bred.
How To Get in the CBD Franchise Business
If you’re thinking about selling CBD, one interesting option might be to own a franchise or two. Our guest Vince Sanders is the founder of CBD American Shaman. one of the largest CBD retailers in the US with 365 locations. Sanders has a complicated relationship with cannabis. Nineteen years ago, he went to prison for organizing and financing a scheme to sell illicit marijuana. Now Sanders has ventured into the legal hemp world and built a CBD retail empire.
Rapper and Cookies Founder Berner
Cannabis and lifestyle brand Cookies is one of the most recognizable multi-state operators in cannabis today. In this exclusive interview, Green Entrepreneur talks with Cookies brand Founder and CEO Berner about the recent expansion of his Cookies brand into mushroom/cannabinoid/terpene mixtures with Cookies Caps, as well as his personal predictions for the future of the cannabis industry.
These Are Things You Can Do to Be More Hireable
Guest Liesl Bernard is the founder and CEO of CannabizTeam, the world’s largest executive search and staffing firm focused specifically on the cannabis industry. Her team has placed thousands of candidates at executive and management levels in all verticals of the cannabis industry across the world.
Got Cannabis Questions? Leaf411 Has Answers
Got some burning questions about cannabis? Who you gonna call? Guests Jennifer Axcell and Katherine Golden are the co-founders of Leaf411, a free cannabis-trained nurse hotline. Leaf411s mission is to provide education and directional support to the general public about the safe use of legal cannabis.
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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!
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 !