Proud To Work In Cannabis

Proud To Work In Cannabis

Join Karson Humiston from Vangst, the cannabis industry's end to end HR technology platform, for conversations with the people behind the cannabis industry. Each week, Karson will interview cannabis industry employees ranging from entry level to executive, to hear their story and learn why they are so #proudtoworkincannabis. Produced by PodConx


February 21, 2024 29 mins

Petalfast and the Evolution of Cannabis Distribution: A Conversation with Jason Vegotsky

In this episode, CEO of Vangst, Karson Humiston, had the pleasure of sitting down with Jason Vegotsky, the visionary founder of Petalfast, a company that's revolutionizing the cannabis distribution landscape. Jason's journey is a fascinating one, and he shared insights into the challenges and triumphs of navigating the complex world of cannabis ...

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From Challenges to Opportunities: Unpacking the Cannabis Market with Delta Emerald Ventures

Karson Humiston reflects on the recent CannaDataCon conference with the show's organizer, Ian Dominguez, the founder and chief investment officer at Delta Emerald Ventures. The conference, held in Miami, aimed to address the repetitive nature of cannabis conferences and to foster a space for sharing best practices among operators and technolo...

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Navigating the Highs and Lows of Cannabis Business with Frank Perullo 

Broadcasting live from MJ BizCon in Las Vegas, Karson Humiston had the pleasure of sitting down with Frank Perullo, the co-founder of Ascend Wellness, a name that's become synonymous with success in the cannabis industry.

They dove into a rich conversation about the evolution of the cannabis industry, Ascend's growth, and the challenges and triumphs of be...

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"Building a Cannabis Business: Persistence, Leadership, and the Rebrand"

Karson Humiston is live from MJBizCon in Las Vegas with and guest Nick Vita, co-founder and CEO of The Cannabist Company (formerly known as Columbia Care), to discuss the journey of building a successful cannabis business. They delve into topics such as the challenges faced in the industry, the importance of persistence and leadership, and the recent r...

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Building a Cannabis Giant: Jason's Leap from Pharma to Pot

In this episode of the Proud to Work in Cannabis podcast, host and fellow entrepreneur, Karson Humiston, sits down with Jason Wild, the chairman of TerrAscend one of the large publicly traded company in the cannabis industry. The episode is recorded live from MJBizCon in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The conversation begins with Karson expressing admiration for entrepreneurs and their i...

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The National Cannabis Roundtable Discusses Historic Recommendation to Reschedule Cannabis

The team from the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) joins the Karson Humiston to discuss the recent historic recommendation to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3. The episode begins with an overview of the background and context of the recommendation, including the previous speculation about the HHS recommendation and the releas...

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From Assistant Store Manager to CEO: The Journey of Matt Darin in the Cannabis Industry

In this episode of the "Proud to Work in Cannabis" podcast, Karson Humiston had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Darin, the CEO of Curaleaf, the largest public cannabis company in the United States. They recorded this episode live at MJBizCon, one of the biggest cannabis conferences in the industry.

Matt shared his journey into the canna...

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Vangst Partners with the Cannabis Business Office to Launch a Technical Assistance Program

In this episode, Karson Humiston announces a breaking partnership between Vangst and the Cannabis Business Office to launch a new program. Karson is joined by Emma Howard, the program manager of the Cannabis Business Office, and Tristan Watkins, the Deputy Director for the Business Support Division.

Emma provides an overview of the Can...

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"Creating Economic Mobility in Low-Income Communities: The Urban Upbound Model"

In this episode of the Proud to Work in Cannabis podcast, Karson Humiston is joined by Bishop Mitchell Taylor, the co-founder and CEO of Urban Upbound. They discuss the journey of Urban Upbound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of poverty in public housing neighborhoods. Bishop shares how his father's ministry inspired him t...

Setting the Stage for MJBizCon 2023: Insider Tips with Jess Tyler

Discover the insider insights you need for MJBizCon 2023 with Jess Tyler, Chief Revenue & Experience Officer at MJBiz, and host Karson Humiston,  CEO & Founder of Vangst’s. Uncover expert tips on navigating the event, including dos, don'ts, and must-see features. Don't miss out on this dynamic episode shaping your MJBizCon experience!

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How Chelsea Kossower Became PuffCo’s VP of Global Expansion

Dive into the extraordinary journey of PuffCo's success with Chelsea Kossower, who started as Employee #1. From humble beginnings to global expansion, Chelsea's story is a testament to dedication and innovation. Hosted by Karson Humiston, join us for an inspiring adventure in the cannabis industry.

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October 26, 2023 25 mins

Lessons learned while working for a startup.

 Meet Claire Moloney, the first woman to work in cannabis tech and the first employee at LeafLink. Claire joins Karson Humiston to share her story and discuss her journey as LeafLink's first hire and all of the lessons she has learned along the way. Claire shares advice for other women looking to break into the cannabis industry and shares tips for how to be successful in a rapidly growin...

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Unlocking $100 Million Success in Cannabis with Mood CEO David Charles

Embark on a thrilling journey with David Charles as he reveals the incredible ascent of Mood, a Delta-8 cannabis ECommerce powerhouse set to achieve a remarkable $100 million in revenue. Join host Karson Humiston,  CEO & Founder of Vangst’s in unraveling the secrets behind Mood's meteoric rise in the cannabis industry. This is a story of entrepreneurial tenacity ...

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Charting a New Course: Cannabis Legislation's Future Unveiled

Explore the future of cannabis legislation with Saphira Galoob, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Roundtable and host Karson Humiston,  CEO & Founder of Vangst’s. From the recent strides made in SAFE Banking to the potential impact of cannabis rescheduling; discover the key insights shaping the cannabis industry's future in 2023.

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Unlocking the Cannabis Industry's Secrets with Christine Hogdon

Dive into the intriguing world of cannabis with Christine Hogdon, COO of Highway Cannabis, as she joins host Karson Humiston  the CEO of Vangst.   Discover the hidden secrets behind the high turnover rates in the cannabis industry. Gain insights into leadership, culture, and the journey of thriving amidst challenges.

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Hear from the Founder & CEO of Frontier Risk, the sole cannabis technology firm to secure VC funding in 2023. 

Step into the future of cannabis insurance with James Whitcomb, Founder & CEO of Frontier Risk, in this episode hosted by Karson Humiston  the CEO of Vangst.   Explore how Frontier Risk is reshaping the industry, tackling issues like limited capacity and data scarcity. James shares his journey from Wall Street to cannabis, ...

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Cannabis Rescheduling: Economic Boom or Bust? Expert Insights Revealed!

Host Karson Humiston  the CEO of Vangst, dives into the Health and Human Services’ recent letter to the DEA recommending that cannabis gets reschedule to Schedule III with cannabis industry experts Jeremy Berke Founder, CEO & Chief Editor at Cultivated News, and Beau Whitney, Chief Economist at Whitney Economics. They explore the significance of moving cannabis ...

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Cannabis Trailblazer: Soc's Journey from Military to Jane Technologies

Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst,  delves into Socrates Rosenfeld's remarkable odyssey from military service, where he flew Apache helicopters, to becoming the visionary force behind Jane Technologies in the cannabis industry. Discover how Socrates's journey unfolds, blending military precision with cannabis innovation

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A Milestone Episode with Kyle Sherman, CEO & Founder of FlowHub

Join host Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst, as she celebrates 50 episodes, featuring special guest, Kyle Sherman, CEO & Founder of FlowHub. Journey through FlowHub's evolution, challenges, and triumphs as a pioneering cannabis tech company. Explore how Kyle's visionary leadership transformed struggles into profitable success. Embrace the transformative power of the can...

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Unveiling Miss Grass: A Cannabis Brand Journey with Kate Miller

Dive into the captivating journey of Kate Miller, CEO & Founder of Miss Grass, as she unveils the secrets behind building a powerhouse cannabis brand. Discover her evolution, community empowerment, fundraising tactics, and more. Don't miss this insightful podcast episode with host Karson Humiston on the Proud to Work in Cannabis. Tune in now!


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