The CannaBS Detector

The CannaBS Detector

Have you ever thought about quitting your day job to pursue getting a slice of the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry pie? Are you currently investing in, or considering investing in the cannabis industry? If you answered yes to either of those questions, YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS THIS PODCAST. Join the cannabis industry's very own veteran BS detector, Kristen Yoder, as she uncovers and dissects the various scams and pitfalls most, if not all, people will encounter along their cannabis journey, through entertaining and informational interviews with experts across the industry. “The best decisions are informed decisions, and in an industry as new and hyped up in the media as the Cannabis industry is, there are many opportunities for BS to occur, and it is occurring on a major scale."


April 16, 2021 33 min

Have you ever wondered how legit an associating business is, or the people within it? Are you investing into a business with someone you aren’t entirely sure of? Well, lucky for you, we’re speaking with Tanya Hoke, a due diligence investigator.

Tanya has 6 years of experience managing investigative due diligence for clients in the cannabis industry. What does that mean exactly? It means that Tanya will investigate specified associa...

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We are back at it today, speaking with Chris Tenaglia of Valiant Group America, as he brings his unique experience of the construction side of the cannabis industry to light. Valiant is a vertically integrated team, meaning they have professionals from all aspects of the construction industry, in-house. This eases confusion throughout the entire process, and makes for great communication throughout the company and for the client. C...

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Today we’ll be rolling through the topics and facts that stoners try to sweep under the rug. From CHS to drug interactions to the compounds in your concentrates, why do stoners avoid these topics? No cannabis users want to talk badly about cannabis, especially with its historical stigma surrounding the plant. But whether you like it or not, there is more research needed on cannabis, and a good start is being honest about its risks ...

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April 13, 2021 44 min

Continuing the conversation from Part 1, my good friend and experienced advocate, Brad Slaughter of Nature’s Secret Holdings, joins us once again to dive into the reality of what will follow post-legalization. What will regulations look like in the future, compared to the past? Will we learn from our mistakes to create a better system?

Our past with cannabis is complicated and repetitive. With progress and advocacy for cannabis spa...

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April 12, 2021 37 min

Today, with recreational states like California failing to keep their regulatory standards consistent and stable, companies in the industry stand to loose thousands of dollars in an attempt to be compliant. So, what do we expect legalization on a national level to be like? Certainly not any better.

Everybody seems to want legalization on a federal level. It’s a hot topic in the industry, especially with a new democratic president a...

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April 13, 2020 33 min

Every type of battle an industry can face has occurred in the cannabis industry. From insane taxes and regulations, to rampant corruption and shady business practices. However, NOTHING compares to the challenges Covid 19 poses. 

The publicly traded cannabis industry ended 2019 with a capital crash. Now, thanks to Covid-19, cannabis has entered into yet another unknown territory. Early investors and small business owners are now fin...

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February 25, 2020 49 min

Too many people are taken advantage of in the cannabis industry. The more driven they are by compassion, the easier they are to target. Why? Because you don’t hear about it in the news. You don’t hear about it from the victims of such circumstances, be it pride, or a feeling of humiliation/embarrassment, or a lack of substantial proof. All people hear about is the millions made in tax revenue, the billions of dollars the industry i...

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Last year was brutal for the cannabis industry in general, but nowhere as much as the publicly traded cannabis companies in Canada. What started out as a booming industry where there seemed to be no ceiling to the amount of money being poured into, and spent by Canadian cannabis companies, ended with a swift dose of reality that growth for the sake of growth, might not have been the best path forward! As the giants continue to eat ...

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September 24, 2019 38 min

With the amount of big money flowing into the cannabis industry, inclusion is becoming a larger topic for those advocates and the people whose livelihoods were made from this plant long before it was “safe” to operate. It is becoming clearer that indeed, the playing field is NOT EVEN. Many in the industry are finding that despite having been in the industry for years, even decades, they are losing jobs to those with formal degrees ...

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Note: These episodes were recorded earlier this year and some news has come out about several of the companies mentioned in this episode. We will be releasing a follow-up episode soon to address the updates. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Given my astute ability at sniffing out BS, people often reach out to me asking me for recommendations on which companies to invest in. I decided to call upon my favorite, and most ...

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Note: This episode was recorded earlier this year and some news has come out about several of the companies mentioned in this episode. We will be releasing a follow-up episode soon to address the updates. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Given my astute ability at sniffing out BS, people often reach out to me asking me for recommendations on which companies to invest in. I decided to call upon my favorite, and most tru...

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Note: These episodes were recorded earlier this year and some news has come out about several of the companies mentioned in this episode. We will be releasing a follow-up episode soon to address the updates. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it!

Investing in publicly traded cannabis companies has been on an upward trend for a few years now, and more and more money is being invested by the day. Given my abilities at sniffing...

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On this episode, I speak to Kelly Mauro about her pursuit of starting a retail cannabis store in Calgary. If you have been paying attention to the rollout of legalization in Canada, you are probably aware that they are in the middle of a huge supply shortage and are having implementation difficulties. What started out as the pursuit of the Canadian cannabis dream, quickly unfolded into the all too familiar cannabis quagmire we see ...

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I have decided to change the name of these episodes to "That's Some Bullsh**" because the effects of the BS I cover lasts far beyond the week they occur in. On this episode:

1. Harborside and the IRS - UPDATE! While Harborside lost the case on their 280E obligations, they were allowed to get away from paying the penalties

2. Aphria and short sellers - Who do you believe - the short sellers and their research or the publ...

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December 17, 2018 50 min

Until I did this interview, I was afraid of being pulled over by the police. I used to joke that I would fail a sobriety test even if I was sober because cops scare me that much. Admittedly, when I was young, I would wear the smell of a fresh smoked bowl with pride. Eyes half closed, mouth dry and funny as hell, my hairdresser told me she'd catch a buzz while washing my hair, I was so saturated in cannabis. Although times have ...

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October 18, 2018 16 min

BS Topics:

  • Cura Cannabis sues 20 social media accounts for $10 Million in lost sales
  • The darker side of cannabis parties and female exploitation in the industry
  • Some of my personal experiences as a young woman in the industry
  • Founder of Bay Area charity for children arrested for trying to have sex with 14-year-old girl
  • Michigan gives 98 dispensaries 72 hours to liquidate and shut down UPDATE the dispensaries were able to get an injunct...
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    September 24, 2018 32 min

    Epidolex CBD - Friend or Foe? You Decide.

    Written By Mike Robinson ~ Cannabis Heals

    Cancer Survivor ~ International Cannabinoid Cancer Research Institutes/Domestic Animal Research Ctr. Co-Founder/Director

    We all knew the pharmaceutical industry would step into the world of Medicinal Cannabis and take over with a bang, but we did not expect it to happen with a whirlwind of professionals voicing concerns globally. Questions are loom...

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    September 21, 2018 16 min

    My producer, Barry Krauss, introduces himself and interviews me on why I made The CannaBS Detector Podcast. 



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    This Week's BS Links:

    Watch out for fake Sanjay Gupta - Tree of Knowledge 

    United Cannabis corp gets sued - Sue and Be Sued - 

    This Week's Episode:

    We are talking about some serious BS on this episode, folks. Let me tell you about Calaveras County, CA and the abrupt and logic-defying political reversal they made by deciding to enact a ban on all commercial cannabis activities after allowing the permitting of over 300 cult...

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    My guest, Luke Zimmerman, of the Law Offices of Luke Zimmerman APC, filed the first state cannabis trademark on Jan 2, 2018, followed by many more applications since then. Luke is one of those hip, bearded, college professor type guys that knows exactly how to relate cannabis to IP law because he has been studying, watching and waiting for when these 2 paths collide, and they are colliding my friends. While editing and getting this...

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