Cannabis Packaged Goods is a podcast series that covers the overlap between the emerging cannabis vertical and the consumer packaged goods business, highlighting the organizations that are pushing cannabis forward. In this podcast we interview the people behind the brands that are being developed today, but may be with us for the decades to come.
E10 - Patrick Larkin from Curaleaf
In this latest episode of the Cannabis Packaged Goods Podcast, Cy Scott interviews Patrick Larkin. Patrick has over 30 years of executive leadership experience in consumer package goods companies and is responsible for driving commercial excellence, distribution, and revenue growth for the Curaleaf portfolio of brands within the United States wholesale channel. He joins Curaleaf from Laws Bourbon, an award winning distillery, headquartered in Denver, Colorado where he served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Before his tenure at Laws, Mr. Larkin spent 15 years as Executive Vice President of the global beverage leader VOSS Water of Norway. Prior to this, he served in multiple executive sales & marketing roles at The Manhattan Distribution Group and The Coors Brewing Company.
E9 - Duffy MacKay from CV Sciences
In this latest episode of the Cannabis Packaged Goods Podcast, Cy Scott interviews Douglas ‘Duffy’ MacKay, ND, who is Senior Vice President of CV Sciences, makers of PlusCBD™. Dr. MacKay is responsible for scientific and regulatory affairs functions that drive product quality, safety and innovation. He serves as a member of the CRN Board of Directors, American Botanical Council (ABC) Advisory Board, and FDLI CannabisDerived Products Committee, as well has earned his naturopathic medical degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. We are thrilled to Dr. MacKay here on CPG and we hope you enjoy the discussion! Please remember to subscribe and share this episode.
E8 - Meredith Mahoney from Lantern
In this episode of the CPG Podcast we get to talk with Meredith Mahoney President at Lantern — a direct-to-consumer cannabis e-commerce and product delivery platform based in Boston Massachusetts. Meredith is an experienced executive with a record of building lucrative brands like Wayfair and Follain from the ground up, in fast-paced, high growth environments. We ask her about the origins of Lantern, how it operates across several US legal cannabis markets, and its unique contributions to social equity in this new industry. A fascinating conversation with a fascinating leader, we hope you enjoy the discussion.
E7 - Vishal Rungta from C3 Industries
In this episode we sit down with Vishal Rungta Co-founder, President, CFO of C3 Industries. C3I launched in spring 2018 with a state-of-the-art, 36,000-square-foot indoor cultivation facility in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Within six months of opening, C3I’s premium indoor flower brand, Cloud Cover Cannabis, became one of the top five indoor flower brands in Oregon. C3 Industries expanded its operations into Michigan with a new, state-of-the-art, 36,000-square-foot Cloud Cover Cannabis cultivation and manufacturing center in Webberville, Michigan, and a portfolio of High Profile retail stores around the state including in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grant, Buchanan, Grand Rapids, and soon to be expanding in Massachusetts and Missouri as well. Vishal's shares a lot of great Insights from his company's brand and product story — we hope you enjoy listening as much as we did.
E6 - Graham Farrar from Glass House Brands
In this episode of the CPG podcast we get to sit down and talk to one of the industry’s most passionate and innovative cannabis producers—Graham Farrar of Glass House Brands. On a farm situated near Santa Barbara, Graham and his team strive to perfect some of the best flower products the industry has ever experienced. We talk about their origin story, taking a computer systems approach to cultivation, smart and obvious collaborations, and why operating in California is like training for the World Cup. Please enjoy this latest episode and remember to like, subscribe, and download!
E5 - Keith Cich from Sunderstorm
Welcome back to the CPG podcast! We are thrilled to have with us for this episode Keith Cich Co-founder of Sunderstorm family of brands. Before fully submerging his entire being into the cannabis industry, Keith had a long and successful career on Wall Street in securities trading, as well as running a few real estate development companies. Now today Keith and his team are at the bleeding edge of bringing nanomolecular technology to cannabis edibles, tinctures, and vapor products. We get to learn a little bit about what goes into this technology, the challenges of consumer education around it, as well as the interesting ways Sunderstorm has been bringing their products to market. There's so much to learn here — we are so happy we had a chance to talk with Keith about his CPG story in it's still early chapters. Be sure and subscribe to the podcast and tell your all your friends about it too!