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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
    • 4.3 • 42 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.

    Tara Rosenblum: Reporting on New York's Cannabis Licensing Quagmire

    Tara Rosenblum: Reporting on New York's Cannabis Licensing Quagmire

    This episode of The Ganjapreneur Podcast features Tara Rosenblum, an investigative reporter for News 12, who has recently released a compelling documentary titled "Cannabis Contest." The documentary offers an in-depth look at the social equity aspects of cannabis licensing in New York City, showcasing the challenges and triumphs of hopeful licensees within the evolving legal landscape -- including another previous guest on the show, Jeremy Rivera. With nearly two decades of investigative reporting experience in the New York City market, Tara explores the community dynamics and the critical issues affecting residents and aspiring entrepreneurs. This episode dives into the complexities of cannabis policy, personal journeys of license applicants, and the broader societal implications as cannabis goes from underground economy to regulated business.

    • 35 min
    Jeremy Rivera: From the Legacy Market to a Licensed Dispensary in New York

    Jeremy Rivera: From the Legacy Market to a Licensed Dispensary in New York

    The Ganjapreneur Podcast is back! In this episode, host TG Branfalt welcomes Jeremy Rivera, co-founder and CEO of Terp Bros, a dispensary in Astoria, Queens. Rivera, a beneficiary of New York’s Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) program, shares his journey from the legacy market and facing multiple cannabis convictions to launching his own licensed cannabis business. He goes into detail about the nuances of the CAURD program, the competitive landscape of New York’s cannabis market, and the distinctive approach Terp Bros has taken to distinguish itself amid a sea of dispensaries. He also provides first-hand insight into the entrepreneurial spirit driving New York’s developing legal cannabis industry and the ongoing efforts to rectify past injustices.

    • 40 min
    Shane Pennington: Suing the DEA to Unlock Cannabis Research

    Shane Pennington: Suing the DEA to Unlock Cannabis Research

    For decades, cannabis research in the U.S. was hindered by steep federal requirements, foot-dragging enforcement agencies, and an archaic rule limiting the source of research-grade cannabis to just one cultivator in Mississippi. But thanks to a lawsuit against the DEA by Dr. Sue Sisley MD, a doctor who spent years trying to get federal approval for her study, which sought to investigate the therapeutic effects of cannabis for veterans with PTSD, the path to legitimate cannabis research has never been more clear.

    Shane Pennington, the New York-based counsel for Vicente Sederberg LLP, was the attorney who worked pro bono with Dr. Sisley to see that lawsuit to fruition. In this podcast interview, our host TG Branfalt returns to discuss those developments with Shane as well as other significant rulings. Shane also discusses his background and experience from before he joined the cannabis cause, his advice for younger lawyers or law students who are interested in cannabis, and more.

    Topics covered in this podcast:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/legal-issues
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/dea
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/lawsuits
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/justice-department
    www.ganjapreneur.com/topic/usda

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    • 36 min
    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

    For a full transcript:
    www.ganjapreneur.com/tj-stouder-reimagining-cannabis-consumption-with-myhi/

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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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