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Ganjapreneur provides essential daily news and insights to cannabis entrepreneurs, investors, and industry participants. Our podcast lets you hear directly from stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

The Ganjapreneur Podcast Ganjapreneur

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 40 Ratings

Ganjapreneur provides essential daily news and insights to cannabis entrepreneurs, investors, and industry participants. Our podcast lets you hear directly from stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis industry.

    George Allen: The Importance of Team-Building In Cannabis Business

    George Allen: The Importance of Team-Building In Cannabis Business

    From transitioning out of a self-described "boring" career in finance to heading one of the East Coast's biggest multistate operators, to eventually moving to California to focus on team- and brand-building for Lowell Farms, few people have experience in the cannabis industry like George Allen.

    In the latest Ganjapreneur.com Podcast interview, George and our host TG Branfalt discuss George's exit from a Wall Street finance career to join the cannabis industry, his time as the President of Acreage Holdings (during which he approached the former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner about endorsing the cannabis legalization movement), as well as the eventual transition from working for an MSO to joining up with the California-focused Lowell Farms. The interview also covers advice for building a strong team in the cannabis space, the differences between medical and recreational cannabis markets, the importance of being passionate about the industry, and more!

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/california
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/investing

    For a full transcript:
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    • 40 min
    Joseph Ori: Building a House of Cannabis Brands In Michigan

    Joseph Ori: Building a House of Cannabis Brands In Michigan

    Joseph Ori is co-founder of Six Labs, a Michigan-based manufacturer of craft cannabis products.

    With nearly one million medical cannabis caregivers licensed in the state, Michigan is an often undersung hub of cannabis culture, cultivation, and industry expertise. In a recent interview covering entrepreneurship and the Michigan marketplace, Joseph and our podcast host TG Branfalt discuss the thought process behind Joe's pivot to the cannabis space, his company's scientific approach to cannabis cultivation, and the advantages of working with a versatile team. This interview also covers Six Labs' brand-building process, their prioritization of experience-focused cannabis products, and more!

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/michigan
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/illinois
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/cultivation
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/entrepreneurs
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/licensing

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    • 46 min
    TJ Stouder: Reimagining Cannabis Consumption with MyHi

    TJ Stouder: Reimagining Cannabis Consumption with MyHi

    TJ Stouder is the founder and CEO of MyHi, which offers stir STIKs containing water-soluble and fast-acting THC powder designed for a truly convenient and sociable cannabis experience.

    As cannabis becomes more and more ubiquitous in social circles and even in public spaces, it's important for new cannabis products to collectively drive the industry's innovation and acceptance by more mainstream audiences. MyHi is especially in tune with that fact as a company and has dedicated a significant portion of its launch and brand identity to centering the conversation about social and convenient cannabis use.

    In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast, our host TG Branfalt connects with MyHi's founder and CEO TJ Stouder to discuss the inspiration behind MyHi's patented stir STIKs, the benefits of being able to add its fast-acting and nano emulsified THC powder to any beverage, and how the product is changing perceptions of social cannabis use and the role cannabis should play in social drinking circles. The pair also discuss emerging cannabis markets and trends around the country, strategies for building a brand in the whirlwind cannabis industry, tips for entrepreneurs who are considering their own cannabis venture, and more!

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/california
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/edibles
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/marketing
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/social-use

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    • 35 min
    Chris Ray: Navigating Change In Alaska's Cannabis Industry

    Chris Ray: Navigating Change In Alaska's Cannabis Industry

    Chris Ray is the general manager for The Tree House, a cannabis dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com Podcast, Chris joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the early days of Alaska's cannabis marketplace, Chris' transition from working in cultivation to the retail side of the industry, and strategies for improving foot traffic and the overall cannabis retail experience. The interview also covers unique Alaskan cannabis industry experiences — like flying on commercial airlines while carrying tens of thousands of dollars worth of cannabis products, because sometimes that's the only option — and the benefits of getting to know your customer base on a more personal level.

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/alaska
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/dispensaries
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/retail
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/entrepreneurs

    For a full transcript:
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    • 38 min
    Keith Stephenson: Legacy and Longevity in the Volatile Cannabis Industry

    Keith Stephenson: Legacy and Longevity in the Volatile Cannabis Industry

    Keith Stephenson is the owner and founder of Purple Heart, the first Black-owned cannabis business to be licensed in the U.S. and the longest-running cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California. During the sweeping social justice protests last year, Purple Heart was hit by a series of burglaries that ultimately crippled the company — Keith is still working to build back his business.

    In this podcast interview, our host TG Branfalt asks Keith about entering the cannabis space in the 1990s and launching one of the country's very first licensed cannabis businesses. This interview also covers Oakland's groundbreaking social equity provisions (which were largely based on Keith's suggestions), the early days of cannabis testing, how to achieve longevity in the frequently volatile cannabis space, and more!

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/california
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/entrepreneurs
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/licensing
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/regulations
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/social-equity
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/taxes

    For a full transcript:
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    • 45 min
    Jon O'Connor & Amy Cirincione O'Connor: Humboldt Cannabis Tourism

    Jon O'Connor & Amy Cirincione O'Connor: Humboldt Cannabis Tourism

    Jon O’Connor and Amy Cirincione O’Connor are the co-founders of Humboldt Social, which offers pro-cannabis lodging, dining, and event spaces.

    As cannabis reforms become more and more widespread, the traditional tourism industry has unfortunately been slow to accept the cannabis community. Even in Humboldt County, California — which is world-famous for its expert cannabis cultivators and cannabis-friendly climate — travelers can find it difficult to legally appreciate the region’s most archetypal crop.

    In our latest podcast episode, our host TG Branfalt interviews Jon and Amy, who co-founded Humboldt Social earlier this year. This podcast episode covers their company launch, the latest cannabis tourism trends as society emerges from COVID-19 restrictions, California’s limited opportunities for social use, and more!

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/tourism
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/california
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/emerald-triangle
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/social-use
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/normalization

    For a full transcript:
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Educational, engaging, and insightful 🙏

Whether you’re a canna-sseur or just canna-curious - this is a must-listen podcast for you! TG is an excellent host and does a fantastic job leading conversations with thought leaders, scientists, activists, and other experts in the cannabis space. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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.

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