Each week join Richard Zwicky, a cannabis visionary and entrepreneur, as he interviews experts from around the globe to discuss updates and evolutions in the world of cannabis. If you are a current or inspiring investor in the cannabis industry and/or a cannabis entrepreneur and want to hear great insights around the drivers of growth in the cannabis industry, this is the podcast for you. Let’s make that climb together up the Green Peak
Purissima With Founder Robert Evans
Purissima is revolutionizing the way companies source and use plant-based ingredients, through the development and production of commercially viable, microbial biotechnology. Purissima's mission is to provide the world access to high-quality, pure, safe, and sustainable ingredients for products that improve the quality of life for millions.
Purissima has sustainably and effectively recreated 60+ natural ingredients, including those rare or hard to access, at a fraction of the cost and without adverse environmental, varietal, or supply chain impact. The brand's patented and proprietary biotechnology advances critical plant-derived health + wellness solutions while preserving Earth's biodiversity and natural resources.
The Association for Cannabis Health Equity & Medicine With Dr. Sanrda Carillo
The Association for Cannabis Health Equity & Medicine (ACHEM [ay-kem]) is a mutual benefit, professional medical association for BIPOC healthcare professionals and students active or interested in cannabis science, cannabinoid medicine, and health equity. The Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine (ACHEM) is a professional medical association within the Cannabis Health Equity Movement (CHEM)™. It is a mutual-benefit nonprofit organization serving the needs of BIPOC healers and health and medical professionals in the advancement of health equity and was founded by Drs. Janice, Jessica, and Rachel Knox, and Dr. Ogadinma "Oga" Obie.
Pelorus Equity With Travis Goad
Travis has over 13 years of experience in commercial real estate investing across the capital stack, including debt and equity investments. At Pelorus, he sits on the credit committee and is responsible for the origination of new loans and new equity/debt investments.
In the sometimes-choppy waters of real estate, Pelorus Equity Group provides financing to keep property owners on course for their investment objectives, when traditional providers are unable or unwilling to help.
They are experts in the rapidly growing cannabis build-out sub-sector, where demand for financing capital far outstrips supply, and many traditional lenders are unable to act efficiently or lend the required amounts necessary to complete tenant improvements. Through their real estate loans, they are able to provide income to their investors through the Pelorus Fund, their tax-advantaged Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).
Riv Capital With Mark Sims
Mark Sims is the President and Chief Executive Officer of RIV Capital. Prior to joining RIV Capital, Mark served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and M&A at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, one of the world’s leading marketers of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as hydroponic and indoor growing products. In this role, he was responsible for leading the corporate strategy department which provides comprehensive strategy support for strategic intelligence, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and internal consulting.
He began his career with Scotts in 2007 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in strategy, M&A, enterprise risk management, process transformation, and IT; including serving as the CIO. Prior to joining Scotts Miracle-Gro, Mark spent 15 years in management consulting focused on business transformation to drive growth and productivity.
Mark serves on the Board of Directors of the regional health insurance company SummaCare and the Audit and Compliance Committee of their parent Summa Health. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School, has a master’s in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University, and a bachelor’s in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Allied Corp. With Calum Hughes
Allied Corp.'s mission is to help people around the world by creating and providing targeted cannabinoid health solutions. They use a scientific approach to make this mission possible, through cutting-edge pharmaceutical R&D, innovative plant-based production, and unique development of therapeutic products. Calum Hughes spent over a decade in hospital and clinical settings working as a clinician, teaching at the university level, and creating software that enabled legal cannabis producers in Canada to manage quality assurance audits.
Along the way, he got to know what was working and what wasn’t when it comes to high-quality premium cannabis production. Calum knew he needed to do something meaningful and helpful with all that experience and knowledge.
He also brings a deep passion to help people struggling with mental health issues. The same holds true for the rest of our team. They share that passion while representing the very best across a diverse range of sectors: medicine, pharmaceuticals, cannabis R&D, Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), innovative production, product development, and sustainable business growth.
NatuEra With VP Camilo De Guzmán
Camilo De Guzmán is General Counsel and VP of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs at Natuera. Cronos Group's joint venture in Latin America offers reliable, high-quality, and fully-traceable contract growing and manufacturing solutions to the hemp and cannabis industry worldwide.
With the backing of The Cronos Group, they offer reliable, high-quality, and fully traceable contract growing, extraction, and manufacturing solutions to the hemp and cannabis industry worldwide.
Their state-of-the-art, GMP-designed cultivation and extraction facilities are located on the highlands of the Andes mountains, close to the equator, in one of the few places on earth where natural tropical conditions make year-round sun-grown cultivation possible.