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Ganjapreneur is a cannabis business resource. Our podcast gives us an opportunity to speak directly with the stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

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Ganjapreneur is a cannabis business resource. Our podcast gives us an opportunity to speak directly with the stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

    Kenny Wright: How Smoke Shops Adapt to Cannabis Reforms

    Kenny Wright: How Smoke Shops Adapt to Cannabis Reforms

    Kenny Wright is the co-owner of High Peaks Glassworks, an independently owned smoke shop in Saranac Lake, New York. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, our host TG Branfalt catches up with Kenny to discuss how the smoke shop industry has adapted to changing times, what cannabis business owners can do to maintain good relationships with local authorities, tips for building a helpful and friendly business environment, Kenny's predictions for the smoke shop business model as cannabis prohibition continues to crumble, and more.

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    • 45 min
    Antonio Frazier: How Consumer Safety Helps Destigmatize Cannabis

    Antonio Frazier: How Consumer Safety Helps Destigmatize Cannabis

    In any industry, consumer product testing is a key part of maintaining safe and trustworthy operations. While the cannabis industry is no different, there are often (and unfortunately) big differences between the testing labs that conduct consumer safety tests.

    In this podcast interview, Antonio talks to our host TG Branfalt about the importance of laboratory accreditation — which is when a laboratory and its offerings are evaluated by a highly qualified third party — and what it means for the cannabis industry. Antonio also shares the story of how CannaSafe became the first lab in the country to link vitamin E acetate to last year's vape lung disease crisis, his experience as a Black executive in the predominantly white cannabis industry, and more!

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    • 50 min
    Will Read: Normalization Through Smart Cannabis Marketing

    Will Read: Normalization Through Smart Cannabis Marketing

    Will Read is the founder and president of CannaPlanners, a Vermont-based web design and marketing company that specializes in the needs of the cannabis industry.

    Between strict regulations that vary from state to state and the long-lasting remnants of anti-cannabis rhetoric and stigmas, cannabis marketing is an inherently tricky job. The challenge, however, has prompted experts like Will to prioritize simple aspects of brand building, such as a professional and inclusive brand experience.

    Will recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt to discuss cannabis marketing strategies, the prospects for an adult-use cannabis market in Vermont and other New England states, Will's advice for what makes a strong cannabis brand, and more!

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    • 34 min
    Tim Fair: Vermont's Path to an Adult-Use Cannabis Market

    Tim Fair: Vermont's Path to an Adult-Use Cannabis Market

    Tim Fair is the founder of Vermont Cannabis Solutions and an attorney who advises hemp and cannabis businesses in Vermont and defends individuals accused of cannabis-related crimes. In this podcast interview, Tim joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss prospects for a future Vermont cannabis marketplace after the state became the first to legalize cannabis via the legislature (but stopped short of establishing adult-use sales), the state of its medical cannabis and hemp CBD industries, the meddling of federal law enforcement agencies in local cannabis issues, and more.

    For a full transcript: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/tim-fair-vermonts-path-to-an-adult-use-cannabis-market/

    • 37 min
    Shawn Gold: Encouraging Creativity with Cannabis

    Shawn Gold: Encouraging Creativity with Cannabis

    Shawn Gold is the founder and CEO of Pilgrim Soul Creative, a cannabis lifestyle brand based on using cannabis to encourage creative thinking. For this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Shawn joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the relationship between cannabis and creativity and the recent success of Pilgrim Soul's Creative Thinking Journal, which contains a series of activities and exercises specially designed to encourage creative thinking while under the influence of cannabis. Shawn also shares his experiences transitioning from the corporate tech space to the cannabis industry, offers his advice for entrepreneurs, and more!

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    • 44 min
    Teddy Scott: The Complex World of Multi-State Cannabis Operations

    Teddy Scott: The Complex World of Multi-State Cannabis Operations

    After co-founding and leading Illinois' PharmaCann for several years, Teddy Scott departed to found Ethos Cannabis, a multistate cannabis operator based in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and East Coast regions.

    Teddy recently spoke with our podcast host TG Branfalt about his experience and the complexities of founding and operating a multi-state cannabis company. Their conversation also explores the co-existence of corporate and craft cannabis, the rapid growth of cannabis business in the Midwest and East Coast regions of the U.S., the importance of effective social equity provisions, Teddy's advice for industry newcomers and entrepreneurs, and more!

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Duckster21 ,

A Must Listen for Cannabis Business

Supremely educational. Engaging questions, laid back, casual conversations about the challenges and opportunities in cannabis. As someone learning the industry myself, Ganjapreneur has been an important part of my understanding of what it takes to succeed and how things can easily go awry. Highly recommend!

thegreatvanyage ,

Informative, especially for someone new to the industry

Engaging and interesting. A variety of hosts who are experts in their field.

Cthulhugus ,

Best Cannabis Business Podcast

Ganjapreneur is the most professional cannabis products and I love it. If you want something less than the deep dives of Periodic Effects, but more than just a news recap especially if you are on the West Coast this is the podcast for you. Fun, fast and professional this is like an NPR interview show for the cannabis professional or patient. Highly recommended!

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