8 episodes

Cannabis investing is hard! There are tens of millions of people around the world looking to invest in cannabis, but even the most seasoned financial professionals are struggling to gain the insights and confidence to build their optimal cannabis portfolios. With deep industry operational experience and years of investment experience, Smokey Mirrors brings actionable cannabis insights to the forefront so you can, hopefully, avoid the pitfalls of cannabis and discover the right companies for your portfolio.

Smokey Mirrors Podcast Ben Kovacs

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Cannabis investing is hard! There are tens of millions of people around the world looking to invest in cannabis, but even the most seasoned financial professionals are struggling to gain the insights and confidence to build their optimal cannabis portfolios. With deep industry operational experience and years of investment experience, Smokey Mirrors brings actionable cannabis insights to the forefront so you can, hopefully, avoid the pitfalls of cannabis and discover the right companies for your portfolio.

    Episode 8: Are There Any Real Brands in the Cannabis Industry?

    Episode 8: Are There Any Real Brands in the Cannabis Industry?

    Scott Sundvor, CEO at Space Coyote reveals how his company has managed to carve out a niche in the incredibly competitive California Cannabis market.

    • 34 min
    Episode 7: What most cannabis companies don't understand

    Episode 7: What most cannabis companies don't understand

    Trent Woloveck is the Chief Commercial Director of Jushi Holdings. They are a a national, multi-state cannabis company with retail locations, premium brands and state-of-the-art cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities.  

    • 49 min
    Episode 6: Comply or Die | The truth about cannabis compliance

    Episode 6: Comply or Die | The truth about cannabis compliance

    AnnaRae Grabstein is Chief Compliance Officer at NorCal Cannabis Co.  She says cannabis companies have to understand the political environment they are operating in.  If they don't, they're doomed to fail.  

    • 39 min
    Episode 5: The Hidden Opportunities In The Cannabis Industry

    Episode 5: The Hidden Opportunities In The Cannabis Industry

    Jeffrey Graham realized there was a problem with the cannabis industry.  There just wasn't the kind of granular data that companies needed to make smart decisions. So he founded Pistil Data. Pistil makes it easy for California cannabis sales teams to prospect, upsell and get quick intel to grow sales.

    • 34 min
    Episode 4: A Reckoning Is Coming For The Cannabis Industry

    Episode 4: A Reckoning Is Coming For The Cannabis Industry

    Jigar Patel, Co-Founder and CO-CEO of NorCal Cannabis, is a key player in California’s cannabis market. And he's my former boss! That's how I know he has one of the best reads on this industry.

    • 51 min
    Episode 3: The Biggest Mistake An Investor Can Make

    Episode 3: The Biggest Mistake An Investor Can Make

    Aaron Salz offers clear analysis of the cannabis industry. His company Stoic Advisory advises and invests in the global cannabis industry. He has worked in the industry for nearly a decade. And he thinks there are still plenty of opportunities – if you know where to look.

    • 31 min

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