8 episodes

Hosted by The Emerald Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Danielle Guercio, EmeraldCast features real conversations with some of the emerging industry’s rising stars.

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    • Entrepreneurship

Hosted by The Emerald Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Danielle Guercio, EmeraldCast features real conversations with some of the emerging industry’s rising stars.

    EmeraldCast: Jamie Evans the Herb Somm

    EmeraldCast: Jamie Evans the Herb Somm

    Weed and wine are still fighting for dominance, but in the words of Jamie Evans—also known as the Herb Somm—they compliment each other beautifully. As a certified wine specialist, and deeply knowledgeable cannabis expert, her trajectory is now entering author airspace, and we’re so excited to see what’s next. Evans and host, Danielle Guercio, taste products, talk terps and terroir, what to do if you get too stoned, and anything that would come up in the conversation between lovers of both weed and w

    • 33 min
    EmeraldCast: Interview with Austin Stevenson of Vertosa

    EmeraldCast: Interview with Austin Stevenson of Vertosa

    Austin Stevenson, vice president of product and innovation of Vertosa, was in town for a quick round of questions, and he knocked it out of the park! This super cool man of color in cannabis comes from the Midwest but has lived in Brooklyn and Oakland, so his coastal culture roots spread deep! He and Danielle Guercio went to all the corners of the consumables conversation, in double time, and the Emerald can’t wait until they are back in town.
    Oakland residents should check out Vertosa’s First Friday happy hour. RSVP on Facebook is a must.

    • 17 min
    EmeraldCast: Interview with Danniel Swatosh and Solonje Burnett of Humble Bloom

    EmeraldCast: Interview with Danniel Swatosh and Solonje Burnett of Humble Bloom

    The two Gemini babes steering the Humble Bloom ship, Danniel Swatosh and Solonje Burnett, use cannabis and complementary sensory experiences to push the conversation forward in a completely unique way. Burnett is a people gatherer, bringing others together to dance, sing and herald the world we want to see, while Swatosh is a “manifestor” who bridges the art and commerce. Together, they are creating space in the cannabis industry for womxn, people of color and the LGBTQIA+ communities. 
    In this episode, which featuring two Dan’s and a Sollie, the team talks about the way that their organization uses brand partnerships and community engagement to destigmatize cannabis and spread social equity past conversation and into reality. 

    • 29 min
    Emerald Cast: Interview With Mary Pryor, CoFounder of Cannaclusive

    Emerald Cast: Interview With Mary Pryor, CoFounder of Cannaclusive

    CannaClusive’s Mary Pryor is everywhere in the cannabis industry, so pay attention! Her and Danielle have made lots of product review videos together, so while they talk about the ins and outs of the industry, they sampled various CBD products. The results are sometimes hilarious, sometimes deep, but always educational. 

    • 39 min
    Interview with Allison Luvera, Head of marketing at Kurvana

    Interview with Allison Luvera, Head of marketing at Kurvana

    In this episode of EmeraldCast, we chat about how to get involved with the corporate side of cannabis while in Los Angeles. Allison Luvera is the head of marketing at super-potent vape darlings, Kurvana, and their ASCND Vape was one of our Editors’ Picks for July 2019. 

    • 31 min
    Interview with Rachel Burkons, co-founder of Altered Plates

    Interview with Rachel Burkons, co-founder of Altered Plates

    In this inaugural episode, Danielle Guercio and Rachel Burkons, hospitality and cannabis expert, talk terpenes, good service, asinine regulations, and what it takes to get noticed by the James Beard Foundation—and have your Instagram deleted. 

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    • 41 min

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