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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

    Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation

    Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation

    Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation with Tina Gordon and Michelle Carter. Today Bethany will be handing the mic over to Jacob Policzer for this conversation on a very special episode of NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice. Jacob is with The Cannabis Conservancy and Sun and Earth Certified and is on NCIA’s Cannabis Cultivation Committee. So What is regenerative agriculture? We'd say that it’s a holistic land management practice that goes beyond organic and focuses on building soil health by improving soil biodiversity and increasing soil organic matter. It also pertains to the human element of farming - At Sun+Earth, in addition to cultivation practices, we also have a Human empowerment component that focuses on workers’ rights as well as community engagement - cultivating community.

    • 32 min
    Shifts In Cannabis Stigma During COVID-19

    Shifts In Cannabis Stigma During COVID-19

    Shifts In Cannabis Stigma During COVID-19 Autumn Shelton, Chief Financial Officer of Autumn Brands. Autumn is a partner as well as CFO of Autumn Brands, a 50 percent woman-owned cannabis business located in sunny coastal Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California. In her position as CFO, Autumn is a strategic decision maker for the family farm, which started in Holland more than 100 years ago. Along with overseeing the company’s financials, she is in charge of legal compliance on the local and state levels. Autumn champions the health and wellness benefits of cannabis and is committed to cultivation free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals.

    • 32 min
    Advanced Transpiration Solutions

    Advanced Transpiration Solutions

    Advanced Transpiration Solutions with Adrian Giovenco from InSpire. Adrian is a passionate engineer with over a decade of experience designing, selling, and commissioning HVAC and process systems throughout North America. Recognizing that there is a knowledge gap around fully understanding plant transpiration rates and how they impact controlled environments, he founded InSpire to focus on Advanced Transpiration Solutions, which allow for precise environmental control throughout the growing cycle and into dry/cure and process manufacturing. Adrian currently serves on the NCIA Facilities Design Committee.

    • 35 min
    Cannabis Jobs During Covid-19

    Cannabis Jobs During Covid-19

    Meadow is a software company built from the ground up for California cannabis, and Y-Combinator's first start-up to operate in the cannabis space. Meadow’s all-in-one platform allows dispensaries to sell products, manage menus and inventory, reward customers, dispatch delivery and pick-up orders, and create exceptional in-store experiences for customers. Meadow has been Headquartered in San Francisco since 2014. Hua has also collaborated with California’s cannabis community and California regulators to draft, implement, and provide stakeholder feedback on medical and Adult-Use regulations. Hua sits on the boards of the California Cannabis Industry Association, the Cannabis Distribution Association, as well as the NCIA Retail Committee.

    • 35 min
    The Future of Colorado Cannabis

    The Future of Colorado Cannabis

    The future of Colorado Cannabis with Jonathan Singer. Jonathan is the State Representative for District 11 in Colorado and has been based in the city of Boulder since 2012. There he serves as the Chair of Public Healthcare and Human Services Committee. He has a background in social work, including work as a peer educator at the Boulder County Safehouse, counseling, and advocacy for abused and neglected children, and has been a champion of cannabis reform here in the state of Colorado. We start by talking about the evolution of the cannabis industry and movement in Colorado, which had a strong medical program before legalizing for adults which rolled out in 2014. Johnathan explains if he was immediately a supporter of cannabis or did he have to come around on this issue. As we look back on the last few years, Colorado was one of the first two states to legalize cannabis for adults, Jonathan rates how the state did with cannabis implementation. As well as where they succeeded, and where they fell short. We also touch what issues are next for our industry as we continue to evolve and so much more.

    • 33 min
    Cannabis Industry Talent Acquisition

    Cannabis Industry Talent Acquisition

    Cannabis industry talent acquisition with Bryan Passman. Bryan is the founder of the cannabis industry talent acquisition firm Hunter Esquire and has more than 18 years of experience in executive search and recruitment. Founded in 2017, the experienced team is dedicated to providing a full-service, white-glove approach to every one of our clients. We are happy that “Cannabis Is Essential” during these tough times and we’re hopefully coming out of the tight restrictions here slowly and safely. We talk about if Bryan is seeing impacts from COVID-19 on the hiring world as some companies perhaps had to scale down to save their budgets. Looking at the pace of how quickly our industry has moved in just the last few years as laws change so rapidly and licenses roll out, companies have been established, grown, and scaled up so incredibly fast at time. With that sort of growth, it means they perhaps had to hire handfuls or dozens of people in a short amount of time. Bryan explains how one carefully hires a team so rapidly while still getting the right people.

    • 32 min

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Interview request

Hi! I’d like to be interviewed about the topic of WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND EQUITY. Particularly certification programs for cannabis employees and how states are doing that and how there are huge gaps of equity and education for those working in the field. ✊🏽

Tracy-R ,

Gets deep into the topics

Serious (but not too serious) information about the cannabis industry. Very helpful and professional.

LuCeLa ,

Great Podcast

Really enjoyed your most recent episode with Gary! Lots of good insight into a part of the cannabis industry that’s so important yet often overlooked

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