CBD University Podcast

CBD University Podcast

The CBD University Podcast, produced by Global Widget, LLC, is intended for audiences who are interested in learning more about the hemp-derived compound. Each podcast episode will examine the burgeoning CBD industry, including the latest news and trends, information around the sourcing, manufacturing, testing and distribution of CBD products, and any new product details from Global Widget’s brands Hemp Bombs, Nature's Script, and Pure Paws Hemp.... Show More

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Margaret Richardson, Chief Compliance Officer at Global Widget, goes behind the letters in the CBD industry. What should you be familiar with when shopping for CBD products? As retailers and distributors enter the CBD industry, what should you be familiar with when choosing a partner? Learn all the acronyms, terms and definitions as we go behind the important letters in the CBD industry.

 

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Stephen Tucker, sales associate and Sandy Domond, quality manager, discuss CBD pet products from Perfect Paws Hemp, Global Widget's newest brand of hemp-derived CBD products which we announced on Episode 18. Learn about the products available for pets, including biscuits, pet oil, paw butter and shampoo. Hear more about our independent third party lab testing procedures and how we ensure the safety and quality of our pet produc...

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Nader Rouholfada, Director of Research and Development at Global Widget, discusses one of the hottest trends in the CBD industry, topicals. Throughout 2019 and into 2020, new topicals including Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script CBD essential oils, heat relief spray, hand and body lotion, patches and bath bombs have been released. Learn more about the research and development of the products, including the ingredients that make up the ...

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In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, a special episode of the CBD University Podcast features Vice President, Human Resources, Leanna von Merveldt and Director, eCommerce, Gina Bongiovanni who discuss the Lean In Circle at Global Widget: Women in Leadership initiative. The group meets every two weeks to inspire and empower our female team members to achieve their goals personally and professionally. Hear about the ...

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Global Widget co-founder Kevin Collins and Sales Associate Stephen Tucker introduce you to our new brand, Perfect Paws Hemp for Pets! Learn about the types of products available for your furry friends and what led to the creation of Perfect Paws Hemp. Perfect Paws Hemp is the third brand from Global Widget, the manufacturer and distributor of premium hemp-derived CBD products from Hemp Bombs and Nature's Script.

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We craft our products with your safety and well-being as our top priority. Sara Brown, research and development specialist and Michael Torti, food chemist for Global Widget, discuss the process for coming up with proprietary formulas to ensure our Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script products are the premium, quality, and safe CBD products you expect. Plus, hear how your feedback as a customer helps us develop new products and new flavor...

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Co-founder and co-CEO Donald Biedrzycki brings us back to 2016 when he founded Global Widget with co-founder and co-CEO Kevin Collins and discusses where we are heading four years later. Hear about the early days, our first products, expansion into over 110,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space, growth of our brands Hemp Bombs and Nature's Script and an introduction to new products. Plus, hear what’s in store ...

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Leading cannabis industry advocate and attorney Rod Kight discusses his 2020 predictions for the CBD industry. Rod covers what the market holds for the thousands of companies who have entered the industry in the last year, how consumers can know the company they are purchasing products from has their safety and well being in mind, and some of the new terms you may hear in the marketplace.

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At Global Widget, we create CBD vape products you can trust. Sara Brown, research and development specialist at Global Widget, is our guest on this episode to discuss exactly what goes into our vaping products, and how you can review our independent lab results so you can feel confident in the safety of the products you’re purchasing. For more details on our safe vape products, visit www.hempbombs.com and www.naturesscript.com.

 

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In 2019, Global Widget added a food chemist to its quality and compliance team, Michael Torti. Michael discusses his role, his past experience in the food and beverage industry, what a food chemist's responsibilities are in the CBD industry and how his work ensures that customers are getting the quality product they expect each time they purchase. For more information on Michael's addition to the team at Global Widget, visi...

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Three of our in-house experts from our CBD University: Seeing is Believing seminars share their experience with the wholesale and retail industry. Margaret Richardson, VP of regulatory, compliance, and safety, John King, chief technology officer and VP of marketing operations, and Vince Gillen, VP of sales discuss the trends, education, and insights from our first graduating classes of our on-site seminars. Learn more about visitin...

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Industry advocate and attorney Rod Kight is an advisory board member and legal author for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, which is the only printed, peer-review, medical cannabis journal in North America. Learn about the ongoing education that the journal provides, and Rod’s continued role to identify and discuss legal issues that emerge as the industry continues to grow.

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December 30, 2019 17 min

Margaret Richardson, Vice President, Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety, returns to the CBD University Podcast (along with Carl the Compliance Camel!) to discuss our products’ Certificate of Analysis. Learn about the importance of ensuring your products come with a COA, what to look for when reviewing a COA, and how you can access COAs for products from Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script, and Pure Paws Hemp.

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December 23, 2019 12 min

In October, 2019, Global Widget launched its Seeing is Believing campaign, giving distribution and retail partners an opportunity to visit its 100,000-square foot manufacturing and distribution facilities and learning all about its processes, people, and products. Alan Adato of Yesway and Matt Caudill of Beach Oil were among the first guests at the seminars and discuss the CBD industry, how their businesses got involved, what broug...

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December 16, 2019 15 min

What a year it was in 2019! New products, new brands, new milestones! Director of Product Marketing, Linda Walkowich takes a look back on the year for new product and brand launches, an expanded focus on topicals, and what 2020 holds in store for Global Widget as we continue to stay ahead of the trends for hemp-derived CBD products in the marketplace.

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Dr. Andrew Hall, chief scientific officer for Green Scientific Labs, discusses lab testing of our CBD products from Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script, and Pure Paws Hemp and how Green Scientific Labs partners with Global Widget to ensure you are getting clean, quality, safe, and verified products. Learn how you have all the information regarding the quality and compliance of our products at your fingertips, even before your purchase.

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A recognized industry leader, Rod Kight, discusses the evolving legal issues surrounding the CBD industry. Kight is an award-winning attorney and an advisory board member of the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication, for which he also writes a legal column. He also discusses his battle with testicular cancer, becoming an advocate for cannabis reform and recent USDA announcement regarding the hemp...

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November 27, 2019 17 min

Tis the season to make sure you are choosing the right CBD products for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Global Widget Director of eCommerce, Gina Bongiovanni discusses our 2019 Holiday Gift Guides from Hemp Bombs, Nature's Script, and Pure Paws Hemp. We want to make sure you know what your looking for when shopping for hemp-derived CBD products so you can make this a 'Hempy Holiday' for the CBD fan in your life!

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Vincent Gillen and Scot Wooster of Global Widget discuss our unique business model, which has led Global Widget to becoming one of the top manufacturers and distributors of hemp-derived CBD products for the wholesale and retail industry. Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script, and Pure Paws Hemp products are available at over 25,000 convenience and retail stores nationwide. Hear more about our partnership with distributors and about how distr...

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Quality and compliance in the CBD industry is essential for a company to become an industry leader. Margaret Richardson, Global Widget Vice President, Regulatory, Compliance and Safety is our guest to discuss initiatives we take to ensure the safety, quality, and compliance of our products, processes, and people. Plus a special visit from Carl the Compliance Camel!

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