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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.

    Parallels Between The Wine And Cannabis Industry

    Parallels Between The Wine And Cannabis Industry

    Parallels between the wine and cannabis industry with COO of Fumé, Elissa Hambrecht. Founded in 2017, Fumé Brands is a vertically integrated cannabis company, operating four businesses from cultivation through retail. With active cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution channels, Fumé Brands recently launched its first consumer brand LAKEGRADE, and plans to launch other thoughtfully crafted cannabis products and experiences in the future. Nestled in the side of the mountains, Fumé's plants are grown by a Master cannabis cultivator with three decades of experience. The land has active hot springs on-site that we’re all jealous they get to soak in after a long day on the farm. Elissa was previously in the wine industry which a lot of folks say share a lot of parallels to the cannabis industry. Especially with her being located in the Napa Valley which is very much known for great wine, we discuss what wisdom Eillsa is bringing from the wine industry that can be applied to the cannabis industry, as well the similarities between those industries and how they work. The science behind cannabis over the years has been great as we unravel the facts of cannabinoids and terpenes and how they impact us. We here at NCIA like to envision a world where we can reverse engineer exactly what we want. We want to relax but don’t want to fall asleep, we want anti-inflammatory properties but don’t want the munchies. We talk about Elissa's thoughts on that being the future of cannabis innovation and more.

    • 34 min
    Cannabis and Taxes: The Future of Compliance

    Cannabis and Taxes: The Future of Compliance

    Cannabis and Taxes: The Future of Compliance with Calvin Shannon from Bridge West CPAs and Nick Miller from Greenspoon Marder. Bridge West CPAs, where Calvin Shannon is principal, is one of the first accounting firms in the world to focus solely on the cannabis and hemp industries. Since 2009, the practice has expanded to more than 400 cannabis and hemp clients nationwide. Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law firm with over 200 attorneys and 26 locations across the United States. Nick Richards is a Partner in the Tax practice group at Greenspoon Marder LLP. He represents individuals and businesses in tax audits & trials, M&A, in managing tax debt, and he advises cannabis companies, owners, and investors regarding tax and regulatory compliance matters.

    • 35 min
    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

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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. ✊🏽

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Gets deep into the topics

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

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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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