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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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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

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.

    Meet Portland's New Cannabis Tsar Dasheeda Dawson

    Meet Portland's New Cannabis Tsar Dasheeda Dawson

    Dasheeda Dawson is the newly appointed Cannabis Program Supervisor for the city of Portland, Oregon, where she oversees regulations, licensing, and equity for that fine city. She is only the third Black woman in the country to hold a cannabis regulatory oversight leadership role. Prior to this new role, Dasheeda was an industry educator, senior executive leader, and strategy expert for multiple cannabis businesses, municipalities, and media outlets.

    • 26 min
    How The Stanley Brothers Grew A CBD Empire

    How The Stanley Brothers Grew A CBD Empire

    Jesse Stanley is one of the Stanley Brothers, a family of cannabis growers and entrepreneurs responsible for the iconic Charlotte’s Web brand and Stanley Brothers Holdings. The brothers became internationally famous when they developed a CBD tincture to help a little girl named Charlotte Figi who struggled with catastrophic epilepsy. Now they are returning to their roots in the THC world with a new product called React. Jesse shares their origin story and tips for success

    • 35 min
    One Million Cannabis Cans Sold

    One Million Cannabis Cans Sold

    Cannabis-drinks are expected to make nearly $2 billion dollars this year, and our guests Jake Bullock and Luke Anderson are living proof that if you brew it people will come. They are co-founders of the company Cann, which makes low dose social tonics in Lemon, Lavender, Agave. And the dynamic duo are about to sell their one millionth can of Cann. We talk to them about how they started this company, their secrets to success, and the future of the cannabis beverage industry.

    • 30 min
    The Theragun Massages Its Way Into The CBD Business

    The Theragun Massages Its Way Into The CBD Business

    Dr. Jason Wersland is a chiropractor and founder of the Theragun and now Theraone. The Theragun is a handheld, drill-like self massager that took him eight years to develop. Since its launch in 2017, it’s been used by over 250 sports teams, PTs, trainers, chiropractors, regular folk, and celebs. Dr. Wersland has now pivoted to a new product called Theraone, a line of full-spectrum CBD products that are certified USDA organic. This is his inspiring story.

    • 28 min
    The Ingenius Way Wana Became The Top Edibles Company

    The Ingenius Way Wana Became The Top Edibles Company

    Guest Nancy Whiteman is the CEO of Wana Brands, the No. 1 edibles brand in sales revenues in the US. Nancy tells the origin story of the company, which she founded in her own Colorado test kitchen. She also shares how the company’s focus on consistency, flavor, and innovation took them to the next level. Plus, what it's like working with a gummi guru who helps them perfect the perfect cannabis-infused confection.

    • 25 min
    What's Going On In Colorado?

    What's Going On In Colorado?

    Lisa Gee is Director of Marketing & CSR for Lightshade. She talks to me about how Colorado company is adjusting to a post-pandemic world by marketing products to suit their customers’ needs. Could what’s happening in the Colorado cannabis market be a microcosm of what to expect across the country?

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 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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