I'm with RJ

I'm with RJ

I'm with RJ is a founder's focused podcast which seeks to delivery street-level intel on emerging industries and markets to all corners of the globe.Featuring well-known entrepreneurs and operators alongside successful and notable investors and fund managers, with a few award-winning entertainers and authors sprinkled in the mix for good measure, I'm with RJ takes a light hearted approach to delivering the goods.


January 19, 2022 63 mins

As season 4 heads into the final straightaway, RJ welcomes Marcus Williams, the Vice President of Community Growth Partners (CGP) based in Massachusetts, to the show.  

Unfortunately Claire was under the weather but as Marcus had invited the I'm with RJ show to check out CGP's first location, a beautiful farmhouse-style dispensary in Great Barrington, MA, called Rebelle Dispensary, we couldn't delay the reco...

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2021 was a hell of a year - glad you are all still with us.

Season 4 has made it to double digits and the conversation is a dandy as RJ and Claire connect with David and Chef Phil from Acronym Investments, the team behind Kush Kitchen Oils and Misty Mountain Carts.

Claire connected with the Kush Kitchen team while budtending and running social media strategy for Wonderbrett's retail location - energetic, focu...

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Join RJ for another great conversation, this time with Gordon Lewis, CEO of Massachusetts-based CRoP

With a site planned for Framingham, MA, CRoP intends to offer mature cannasseurs an unforgettably invogatoring experience, a concept that has been overwhelming under prioritized until now despite the obvious need and demand for it. 

Gordon and RJ dive into the rich history of pot in Massachusetts, discussing the go...

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Join RJ and Claire for the first interview of the year, featuring Wana Brand's VP of Innovation, Mike Hennesy.

Mike's story is a classic one, having started as a sales person and worked his way to an executive role where his voice is now shaping one of the highest valued edible companies in all of cannabis. 

If you're just starting your career in cannabis or you're wondering what Wana brands is...

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The 8th installment of I'm with RJ's 4th season may be one of our realest episodes yet.

RJ and Claire are joined by Wes Eder, a successful cannabis entrepreneur and now Global VP of Revenue for publicly traded Bhang Inc.

Wes was extremely honest and heartfelt in every moment of this episode, whether discussing the opportunities and challenges around the domestic cannabis market or whether looking at the ...

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If you weren't already excited for the Turkey Day break, sit down and crack open your favorite cannabis beverage as Claire and RJ are live once again from the floor of MJ Unpacked, joined for Episode 7 by Lisa Hurwitz and Joe Reynolds of Happi Beverage Co. 

Featuring uniquely appealing flavors like raspberry honeysuckle and lemon elderflower, Happi's approach can be summed up as low dose, high quality. 


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Claire and RJ keep the Season 4 joint circle going as they sit down live in Las Vegas for another conversation from MJ Unpacked, this time with Andrew Iwersen, co-owner of Canyon Edibles.

If you haven't had the chance to "suck it, lick it, chew it" Canyon-style, Andrew's wife Morgan Iwersen launched Canyon Edibles back when things were strictly medical in Colorado from her mom's kitchen.


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Join RJ & Claire for another stellar conversation and this time the duo are Live from Las Vegas!

As part of I'm with RJ's special MJ Unpacked coverage, join us as we get to know Ben Koppel, co-founder of Loos, a California-based beverage company.

Born at the beach in Santa Cruz, Ben Koppel and business partner Anthony Bendana  created Loos, a 2 oz  - 100 milligram cannabis shot with the cannabis conf...

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Join RJ & Claire for a conversation that covers more ground than 4Front Ventures itself as the show is joined by Josh Krane, VP of Operations in California for the industry giant.

If you don't know, 4Front Ventures is a publicly-traded MSO which delivers 18 brands through facilities in 5 states, including a just-opened, 180k sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the California desert.

Josh Krane's career...

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Welcome back to another episode of Season 4 of the I’m With RJ podcast! 

This week, RJ is joined by Marie Montmarquet of MD Numbers along with new co-host, Claire Taylor, for Episode 3.

Season 4 is really heating up as we take the gloves off for a no nonsense conversation with Marie focused on revenue generation and the current supply imbalances plaguing California's outdoor and mixed light cultivators along with the r...

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Welcome back to another episode of Season 4 of the I’m With RJ podcast - this one is a very special episode as we introduce our new co-host, Claire Taylor.

Ms. Taylor's resume reads a who's-who of cannabis companies including - Wonderbrett, Cookies, Lemonade, Outspoke.io, Canndescent and currently Bhang - with those position comes a myriad of experiences and insight as evident in Claire's conversation with R...

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Welcome back to another season of the I’m With RJ podcast! This week, join RJ Falcioni for Episode 1 of Season 4, featuring Sam Nobel of Axiom Hash. 

On this episode, we’re talking about all things hashish with the founder of Axiom, a Los Angeles-based California cannabis company that recently won top prize at Kushstock 2021. 

From his roots in Iran and Israel, Sam has brought the Middle Eastern tradition of using hashish a...

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Join RJ Falcioni and Billy McCarthy for the finale of season 3, featuring George Jage, CEO of Jage Media (Jage Media) and MJ Unpacked (MJ Unpacked)

George Jage built his career developing ways to improve trade shows in the 90s and 2000s for industries ranging from clothing and apparel to teas and beverages before deciding to utilize his expertise to build the world's most recognized cannabis supply-side show known as MJ Biz Con...

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Join RJ and Billy as the connect with former creative director at Fossil Kaspar Heinrici.

Since leaving Fossil, Heinrici has helped launch SeaWeed Co., a Portland-Maine based vertical cannabis company which includes 2 retail locations.

Seaweed Co. was one of the first retailers opened in Maine and keeps its eye on craft products, whether produced in house or its suppliers, including Gele (https://gardenofgele.com/...

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Join RJ Falcioni and Billy McCarthy for Episode 12 of Season 3, as Andrew DeAngelo of Harborside makes his return to the show!

In this week’s episode, Andrew recounts his stories of countless confrontations with government agencies trying to shut down dispensaries and bring down the cannabis industry. Andrew discusses his time at Harborside, trying to educate and inform the public on  cannabis, whilst fighting legal battle...

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Join RJ Falcioni and Billy McCarthy for Episode 11 of Season 3, as they discuss the Colorado cannabis market and new developments in cannabis technology with Lawrence Kerr of Mighty Tree.

This week’s episode is one for those interested in the science that goes on behind the scenes of the cannabis industry- as RJ and Billy discuss with Lawrence various processes involved in the production of cannabis concent...
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Join RJ Falcioni and Billy McCarthy for Episode 10 of Season 3, as they discuss everything from 1980s hip-hop culture to cannabis legalization with Charlie Stettler of Yo Cannabis.

In this week’s episode, Charlie discusses his love of promotion, and his rise though the ranks from a nightclub and roller rink promoter, to a key figure in the hip-hop and rap culture of the 1980s. Charlie’s first breakthrough into the industry...

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Join RJ Falcioni and Billy McCarthy for this week's episode of "I'm With RJ," featuring Justin Lipchitz from Realistic Consulting. 

Lipchitz approaches the cannabis industry and consultation from a realistic view, hence the company name Realistic Consulting. 

The firm helps small and mid-size cannabis companies and dispensaries learn about and stay compliant with the rules and regulations while...

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Join RJ and Billy McCarthy for Episode 8 of Season 3 as they celebrate 4/20 with none other than DJ Nikka T of Essential Extracts.

Since his first introduction to cannabis at the ripe age of 13, Nikka T has been hooked on the plant.  Well known for formulating some of the best possible THC highs, Nikka's work within #solventless extraction and his popularization of solventless wax are known across the globe. 
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Join Rj and Billy McCarthy for Episode 7 of Season 3 as they discuss the pitfalls facing California legacy operators and small business in general with Mira Schiff of Big Fish Consulting.

Mira has spent the last decade working with California cannabis businesses in several key, back-of-house positions, focused on financial, tax and remediation as well as within human resources and strategy roles.

Those experiences...

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