The cannabis industry is on the rise for its medical, commercial, and industrial uses. For people wanting to join the green rush and be in the business, for patients who are being changed by the plant and other relative medicines, or for those who simply want to engage in the conversation around cannabis and hemp and the business being driven by it, you wouldn’t want to miss the Hemp Revolution podcast hosted by James Brinkerhoff and Sonia Gomez. With collectively 30 years plus in the industry, Sonia and James give you the lowdown and the insider’s scoop to what’s happening in the industry. Join our fun and informative conversation every week to be in the know about everything and anything cannabis here on the Hemp Revolution podcast. To learn more visit our website https://theemeraldcircle.com.
We don’t just give you the aerial view. As pioneers and innovators in the industry, James and Sonia bring real, raw, and dependable content in every episode. Get unfiltered information from the people on the ground as they bring in result-oriented people and guests who have put blood, sweat, and tears into the industry and are putting up serious numbers. Learn from the best of the best as they talk about their stories, share their struggles, and give the keys to success that they have learned through their own experience. Get to hear from the patients whose lives are being transformed by the products that are available in the marketplace. More importantly, discover key connections, direction, and growth strategies that you can implement right away with your own team.
Coming from two different facets, James and Sonia became experts in the industry through opposite channels – with James building a profitable business in the space and Sonia being a patient.
From soil all the way to sales, James has worked every single process associated with cultivating and creating some of the world's top products. Following his passion for organic gardening, sustainable living, and natural health, he found himself in the mecca of all of those things in Garberville, California while attending the Heartwood Institute in the early 90s. At the peak of his own business, James built and scaled an entire systematized model to help families enter into the green rush and build legacy-type businesses for themselves and their families. In 2009, he started to look at the Colorado market and supported the development of the foundational legislation that would legalize cannabis for a for-profit medical model in the state.
Coming from the patient side, Sonia was 16 when she got involved in a near-fatal surfing accident that triggered a whole syndrome in her that was never officially diagnosed. After several years and tens of thousands of dollars and hours with failed medical treatments through the hospital systems, she finally came across a holistic neurologist who introduced her to the endocannabinoid system. She has since become a part of the movement of the legalization of cannabis and a powerful representative and voice for the patients whose lives were changed using this incredible plant medicine.
Together, James and Sonia founded one of the first licensed cannabis companies in the world and served over 10,000 patients during their time there. They also helped develop the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, which is now the governing agency in Colorado with a model that is being duplicated across the United States. Out of their passion and experience, one of the largest, most viral, and hyper-engaged consumer-based education platform - Legalize It, Don’t Criticize It - was built.
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Providing Proper Information to Fur Parents about the Benefits of CBD Based Products on Pets with Josh Sosnow, DVM
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshua-sosnow-dvm-1064a738/ (Josh Sosnow, DVM) is the co-founder and chief medical officer of https://www.companioncbd.com/ (Companion CBD LLC), owner of North Scottsdale Animal Hospital, three DVM small animal hospital, owner of Desert View Animal Hospital, 1.5 DBM small animal hospital prior Veterinary Consultant to mission pharmacal, advised the company on the formulation of nutritional supplements for the pet market place.
Founder of urbanbiscuit.com in 2011 through 2013. Online retailer of organic green and recyclable pet products, practicing veterinary and small animal medicine and surgery for over 19 years, business owner for 15 years. Graduate of Occidental College and Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in a small animal medicine and surgery clinic.
In this episode, we'll meet an incredible fur baby protector; Josh shares the value of educating the fur parents about the benefits, proper dosage, and precautions on CBD based products for pets.
The Synchronicities That Set Grant Jakubowski to a Path from Being an Employee into a Cannabis Entrepreneur
Here to share his cannabis and hemp journey is Grant Jakubowski, one of https://vermontpurecbd.com/ (Vermont Pure CBD )owners, a vertically integrated CBD company making artisan high-quality CBD products, all produced in Vermont.
In this episode, Grant talks about his first reiki session's mind-blowing experience that ultimately set him on a path from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur. He also talks about the challenges the company faces during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are working to stay relevant.
How can Online Source for Hemp Work Towards Better Alternatives for the Planet with Morris Beegle
Leading cannabis/hemp advocate and entrepreneur, https://www.linkedin.com/in/morrisbeegle/ (Morris Beegle) is the co-founder and president of the https://wafba.org/ (WAFBA) (We Are For Better Alternatives) family of brands, including the NoCo Hemp Expo, the world's most comprehensive hemp-centric conference and exposition. WAFBA also includes Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, a manufacturer of boutique hemp guitars cabinets and components, Tree-Free Hemp, a hemp paper and printing company, Let's Talk Hemp, a comprehensive digital media platform, and more.
Spanning education, advocacy, manufacturing and entertainment, Beegle's endeavors are both pioneering and award winning. Travelling several continents, Beegle regularly engages audiences in N.A., Europe, UK, Nepal and beyond, appearing at dozens of events and conferences each year.
A Turnkey Solution for Cannabis and Hemp Farmers from Seed to Sale with Chance Dite
Chance Dite is the Director of Education and Farmer Relations at Cultivaris Hemp, a serial entrepreneur, and a strong cannabis advocate. He had a hemp company and currently owns two hemp farms.
In this episode of The Hemp Revolution Podcast, Chance talks about the biggest challenges that cannabis farmers face today and how he educate and help them plan. Learn about the turnkey solutions that he offers to avoid the potential pitfalls.
Why is the future of cannabis regenerative agriculture with Dave Vanslyke
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-vanslyke-949669187/ (Dave Vanslyke) is a new startup in the hemp space. They've joined forces with another farm last season to grow their first crop of CBD hemp. They will be growing CBG on their farm this season deploying regenerative organic practices.
Currently, they're reaching out to retailers who share their vision in order to form strong partnerships and will not be pursuing significant vertical integration at this point, but rather see themselves as a valuable supply vendor.
A Father's Story: From Suicidal to a Successful Cannabis Entrepreneur
Many people struggle with anxiety and depression that sometimes leads to suicide, and it's incredible to hear recovery and success stories like Johnathan Henry, whose life was transformed by the help of CBD and therapy.
Johnathan is the founder of Rejhenesis CBD. His journey to the cannabis world began in pursuit of a holistic and natural alternative to anti-depression medication.
In this episode of The Hemp Revolution Podcast, Johnathan talks about his struggles and his 360° turn from suicidal to successful cannabis and hemp entrepreneur.
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Sonia and James do such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!