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.
Big Papi's Marijuana Business Hits the Ground Running
Guest David 'Big Papi Ortiz' is three-time World Series Champion and former World Series MVP and a recent inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Now you can add cannabis entrepreneur to his long list of accomplishments. Papi Cannabis is a new line of premium cannabis products available in dispensaries across Massachusetts.
A Top Lawyer Talks About Her Lifelong War on the War on Drugs
Guest ALLISON MARGOLIN a Los Angeles-based criminal defense and civil rights lawyer and one of the nation’s leading experts in cannabis licensing and law. She has a new book out called Just Dope: A Leading Attorney’s Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs, which is part memoir and part argument for a commonsense approach to drug use and legalization.
What's Going on in Jersey?
Cannabis became recreationally legal in New Jersey four months ago. So how’s weed doing in the Garden State? To give us a perspective from the ground, we’re joined by Sharon Ali who is Regional General Manager, Mid Atlantic at Acreage.
Cann Just Sold Its Ten-Millionth Can
THC-infused beverage company Cann celebrated a major milestone this month: 10 million cans sold. Co-founder Luke Anderson joins the podcast to give an emotional interview about how they grew the company so rapidly and what other cannabis companies can learn from their success.
An Acquisition Horror Story Has a Happy Ending
Many small cannabis companies dream about being acquired by a multi-million-dollar public company, but what if that dream becomes a nightmare? Hayley Dineen and Lana Van Brunt lived through that harrowing experience, but rather than back down they took matters into their own hands. They are the Brooklyn-based duo behind Sackville & Co., a design-focused contemporary cannabis lifestyle brand. What happened to them offers valuable lessons into how to M&As in your own business.
Jones Soda Gets Into the Cannabis Business
Jones Soda is a well-known quirky craft soda company with drinks like Blue Bubblegum Cane Sugar Soda. Last April, the company launched Mary Jones in California, which includes cannabis-infused product lines of soda, syrup, and gummies. Bohb Blair, Chief Marketing Officer at Jones Soda, joins the pod to talk about why Jones got into the weed market, how they plan to stand out from the pack, and the state of cannabis-infused beverage industry
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 !