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This is Lit & Lucid…

Your after work, de-stress, smoke sesh podcast.

Every week your host’s Lit & Lucid take you on a journey! A journey to discover the truth and find the balance. We get deep on those thought provoking topics that ooze out of the cannabis universe, but also keep it real by illuminating important issues and people in today's culture. So kick back, consume your favorite cannabis products and get cozy in the lit & lucid lifestyle.
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This is Lit & Lucid…

Your after work, de-stress, smoke sesh podcast.

Every week your host’s Lit & Lucid take you on a journey! A journey to discover the truth and find the balance. We get deep on those thought provoking topics that ooze out of the cannabis universe, but also keep it real by illuminating important issues and people in today's culture. So kick back, consume your favorite cannabis products and get cozy in the lit & lucid lifestyle.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lit-and-lucid/support

    E.159 - Cannabis Hospitality & Social Consumption ft. Chris Chiari, Founder & CEO, The 420 Hotels and Owner, The Patterson Inn

    E.159 - Cannabis Hospitality & Social Consumption ft. Chris Chiari, Founder & CEO, The 420 Hotels and Owner, The Patterson Inn

    Tune in to the final episode of our HomeGrown Series: Made in Colorado. On Episode 159 we are chatting with Chris Chiari, CEO of 420 Hotels and Owner of the Patterson Inn. The 420 Hotels just became the first hospitality business in the country to receive a provisional license allowing it to operate a cannabis consumption lounge as an amenity to its hotel located in Denver, CO.

    Chris shares his background and the synchronicities that led him to buying the Patterson Inn, cleverly located at 420 E 11th in Denver, Colorado. We learn more about the Patterson Inn and the rich history this space provides to the local community. Chris tells us more about 420 Hotels and the cannabis hospitality guests can expect from this consumption lounge. We also talk in depth about the legislative and regulatory hurdles Chris has had to go through over the years to make his dreams of a social consumption lounge a reality.

    Through Chris' diligence and perserverance The 420 Hotels and the Patterson Inn will be a one-of-a-kind consumption lounge in Denver, CO. Stay tuned for the grand opening of the space!

    If you are interested in learning more about The Patterson Inn and 420 Hotels give this episode a listen.



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    E.158 - Cannabis Science and Education ft. Mike Hennesy VP of Innovation at Wana Brands

    E.158 - Cannabis Science and Education ft. Mike Hennesy VP of Innovation at Wana Brands

    Joining us for today's episode is Mike Hennesy, VP of Innovation at Wana Brands. With roots in Boulder, CO, and expansion across the U.S. Wana has been named North America’s most trusted edible brand. It’s easy to see why, for over a decade Wana has focused on high-quality ingredients, innovation, as well as focusing on impacting the communities in which they serve.

    Learn more about Mike's educational background including being one of the first to graduate with a Master’s Program for Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at The University of Maryland. We talk more about the online interactive training program for budtenders and employees Mike helped create that covers the science of the endocannabinoid system as well as Wana’s propriety terpene blends.

    Wana recently launched Live Rosin Gummies in Colorado which have become a huge hit amongst customers. Mike educates us on the difference between live rosin and resin and what this product offers to consumers. We also learn more about Wana's efforts to impact the local communities.

    If you are interested in learning more about Wana's brand and product offerings and are looking for more education about cannabis science this episode is for you!



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    • 38 min
    E.157 - Infused Baked Goods From the Heart ft. Karin Lazarus, Founder of Sweet Mary Jane Bakery

    E.157 - Infused Baked Goods From the Heart ft. Karin Lazarus, Founder of Sweet Mary Jane Bakery

    Baked goods have always been a passion for Karin Lazarus, Founder of Sweet Mary Jane Co., based in Boulder, Colorado.  In 2009 Karin won the Tutti Foodie-Scharffen Berger Chocolate Adventure contest for her chocolate-filled pandan dumplings. After receiving the prize money she saw an opportunity in the cannabis industry and decided to test her luck with infused baked goods.  Without having much experience in baking with cannabis Karin  started using cannabis infused butter to start familiarizing herself  with different ratios and flavor profiles to determine the best pairing  for her treats.

    Since 2010 Sweet Mary Jane Co. has been providing small batch, custom made, artisanal infused desserts to consumers in Colorado. We sit down with Karin to learn more about how Sweet Mary Jane got started and the inspiration behind some of her best selling treats including an OG pot brownie and infused popcorn.

    Sweet Mary Jane is truly homegrown in Colorado in fact Karin has been in this industry for over 10 years remaining flexible with compliance issues and testing.

    Learn more about this amazing company on the latest episode of Lit & Lucid.

    If you haven't tried the Pot Brownies you are really missing out!


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    • 36 min
    E.156 - Elevating the Cannabis Experience Through Chocolate ft. Lauren Gockley, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Coda Signature

    E.156 - Elevating the Cannabis Experience Through Chocolate ft. Lauren Gockley, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Coda Signature

    Welcome to 420 week listeners! Today we are chatting with Lauren Gockley, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Coda Signature. After completing her culinary training in France Lauren was named one of the Dessert Professional’s Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America. She also has extensive industry experience in Parisian pastry shops and even worked in a Michelin 3-star restaurant in New York. Today Lauren is responsible for driving product development, establishing best practices, and maintaining strict quality standards across all of Coda’s award winning product lines.

    Lauren shares her journey through culinary arts with us from her formal training in France, to working in Texas and New York eventually finding her way to the cannabis industry. Lauren tell us more about how her experience as a pastry chef and vegan raw chocolatier helped her work with cannabis as an ingredient. She's used the skills she's learned over the years to truly enhance the consumer's cannabis experience through Coda Signature's chocolate bars.

    We talk more about the unique flavor profiles Coda offers and the creative process Lauren goes through to create these interesting flavor offerings. Coda also specializes in fruit notes, which is their nod at the classic cannabis gummy. Lauren shares more about how the fruit notes came to be and what they have on the horizon for consumers in terms of low-dose options.

    If you are in Colorado and haven't tried out Coda Signature we highly recommend it! Kick back and enjoy the show.


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    E.155 - Cannabis Investments & Entrepreneurship ft. Patrick Rea, Managing Director at Poseidon

    E.155 - Cannabis Investments & Entrepreneurship ft. Patrick Rea, Managing Director at Poseidon

    Tune in to E.155 ft. Patrick Rea, Managing Director at Poseidon. Prior to his role at Poseidon, Patrick founded and was the CEO of CanopyBoulder for 6 years. During his time at Canopy Patrick raised and managed five funds and led investments for 115 companies in the cannabis industry. Today, Patrick works with Poseidon Asset Management, which was started in 2013 making their first fund one of the longest running dedicated cannabis investment funds.

    Patrick discusses how he got started in the cannabis industry and more on the work he's done with CanopyBoulder. CanopyBoulder has invested in many of the companies we've had on the show, so it was fun to chat with someone who was inherently involved in the early years of their successes.

    We had a detailed conversation about investing in cannabis, what types of companies Poseidon invests in and what opportunities their firm is looking for in the future. Patrick provides his thoughts on federal legalization and what impact that may or may not have on both investors and entrepreneurs in the space.

    Patrick finishes the show offering some good advice to young entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry!


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    • 38 min
    E.154 - Breaking Stigmas in Cannabis & Authentic Storytelling ft. Debbie McHugh, Chief of Staff at Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency

    E.154 - Breaking Stigmas in Cannabis & Authentic Storytelling ft. Debbie McHugh, Chief of Staff at Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency

    On today’s episode of the HomeGrown Series: Made in Colorado we have Debbie McHugh, Chief of Staff with Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency joining us. Grasslands was started by Ricardo Baca in Denver, CO specializing in PR, content marketing, and thought leadership work amongst many other services serving clients from highly-regulated industries like cannabis. Today Grasslands focuses on supporting clients through product launches, acquisitions and IPOs, crisis management and more.
    Debbie shared her earliest professional experience as a cannabis consumer entering the workforce in New York City and the stigmas around her consumption. We also talk about the misconceptions she faced as a cannabis professional and the action she took in educating colleagues and older family members on the widespread benefits of the plant.
    We talked more about the good work Grasslands is providing across the U.S. and Canada and some of the strategies the Grasslands team puts in place for its clients. We discuss the importance of messaging and authentic story telling for brands that's equally important for those that have been in the business for many years as well as those just looking to enter this new industry.
    Debbie wraps up the show telling us about her favorite part of working at Grasslands, which is their new Diversity-In-Marketing Internship that debuted in 2021. Debbie expresses both her and Ricardo's passion for offering opportunities to under-represented groups and how the Grasslands internship really helps spark the selected intern's new career path whether it's in the cannabis space or not. Debbie also provides some really great advice for those looking to enter the cannabis industry.
    We thoroughly enjoyed this episode and loved learning more about Debbie's story and the exceptional work Grasslands is doing for the cannabis industry both here in Colorado and nationwide! Give it a listen.

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27 Ratings

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Lit & Lucid is awesome!

Lucy and Jarrod ask great questions that result in informative and entertaining episodes for the viewers!

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Great Infotainment

Love how informative and entertaining it is - always talking about something intriguing in the world of cannabis.

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