Taking Root - A Cannabis Podcast

Taking Root - A Cannabis Podcast

Telling the stories of the cannabis industry as we move into the roaring '20s. Hosted by industry leaders and subject matter experts throughout multiple industry verticals, this podcast explores pertinent cannabis news, industry innovation, legislation, investment opportunities, international perspectives, environment sustainability, agriculture, and economics.

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April 13, 2022 41 min

Luis Merchan, President and CEO of Flora Growth Corp., is a New York & Miami -based executive with over a decade of proven experience in enterprise sales management, corporate strategy, merchandising and expense management, and customer experience. Prior to joining the team at Flora Growth, Merchan previously served as Macy’s Inc.’s Vice President of Workforce Strategy and Operations where he managed the enterprise's multi-...

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Andrea E. Holmes, Ph.D., obtained her doctorate degree in organic chemistry at New York University and her post-doctorate at Columbia University where she held a national research fellowship through the Department of Chemistry and the College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. She also holds courtesy associate professorship appointments at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (U...

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Josh was a founder of Grassroots Cannabis, a Chicago-based multi-state cannabis company that was founded in 2014 with a sale exit of the company in July 2020 for approximately $850.0 million.   Starting with three successful dispensary license applications in Illinois, Josh and his partners built Grassroots into the largest privately-held cannabis company in the United States and the 5th largest cannabis company including all the p...

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Meet the co-founders of Leafsheets. For the last seven years, Juliana Whitney has been paving her path in the cannabis industry. After getting her MBA in 2015 she decided to take some time to herself and she took a job at a front desk in a dispensary. That's when her world changed. From observing, networking, documenting, to reverse engineering and applying all of her skills and talents back to real-world strategy, she broke do...

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At the young age of 19, Duree Ross fell in love with the industry of public relations. Now, after 20+ years in the industry,  she's leading a talented team of media relations and marketing specialists in South Florida. The reach of her PR agency, Durée & Company, is global with clients who provide services and impact lives from South Florida to around the world.

We talk about women in cannabis,  best practices for marke...

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March 7, 2022 22 min

In this episode, Mike Fata talks about how his entrepreneurship has motivated him throughout his life. Starting out with no money, no experience, and no high school education. He found his passion for health after losing 100 Lbs and going all-in on my health food business, Manitoba Harvest. Spending countless hours building his dream.

The community he built, the lessons he learned, and the life experiences he gained; have all added ...

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September 7, 2021 46 min

This week Chad talks with the Founder of CBD Kratom, David Palatnik. Immigrating from Tel Aviv, Israel to St. Louis, Missouri, David and the team have been making a name for themselves over the last eight years throughout the cannabis retail space. David has launched nearly 40 retail locations and continues to establish and develop retail wisdom into the cannabis/hemp industry. Entrepreneurs throughout the cannabis consumer goods a...

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! We hope everyone is ready for a wild ride this year, as we have some great new episodes coming your way! In this episode, Chad has the pleasure of interviewing the COO of Tennessee Harvester, Richard Wilson. He's spent the last 6 years of his life devoted to helping those around him through health and wellness and is bringing a MASSIVE amount of information to us on this episode. Be sure to t...

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In this episode, Gregg Gnecco details how IND Hemp is helping develop the supply chain, with a focus on the cultivation and production of hemp. Andrew Bish discusses farmer operations and the next steps for producers in 2020 to allocate the right business plan for the path forward. 
www.indhemp.com
406-622-5680
contact@indhemp.com

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July 28, 2020 47 min

This week we have the pleasure of speaking with a true red-blooded American farmer and an OG in the hemp industry, Aaron Rydell. For those that are looking for resources in cultivation and production, this episode is a must-listen!

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June 7, 2020 35 min

With hemp flower & fiber taking the stage in commanding presence, grain is often left out. Having been GRAS since 2004 the market has been dominated by our neighbors to the north. We speak with Roger Gussiass and get down to the real market value and see where the momentum is moving for the near future.
healthyoilseeds.com - 701-652-3529 - rgfarm@healthyoilseeds.com

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Taking Root's Hemp News Weekly delivers the week's five biggest stories with reporting and analysis from the most credible sources- in under 10 minutes, with host Colleen Lanier.

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We're all faced with new types of obstacles when it comes to operating a hemp-related business. This week we're joined by the general counsel of the US Hemp Roundtable, Jonathan Miller, to discuss the SAFE Banking Act, the ever-continuing can-kicking by the FDA, and what we can do as individuals to help expedite our regulations and industry forward.
www.hempsupporter.com 

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Taking Root's Hemp News Weekly delivers the week's five biggest stories with reporting and analysis from the most credible sources- in under 10 minutes, with host Colleen Lanier.

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May 7, 2020 41 min

2020 is a year that no one saw coming, such is the case throughout the projected hemp industry, PanXchange is working to change that. Launching the industry’s first suite of US industrial hemp benchmark prices, they are determined to provide market structure solutions for the physical commodity markets that feed and fuel the world.
PanXchange - Seven Stages of Commodity Market Evolution 

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Taking Root's Hemp News Weekly delivers the week's five biggest stories with reporting and analysis from the most credible sources- in under 10 minutes, with host Colleen Lanier.

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April 30, 2020 39 min

The long-term viability of the hemp industry depends on the development of food and fiber. That's exactly what John Lupien has been preaching for the last 15+ years. Founding multiple fiber processing facilities, working with companies like Patagonia & Levi's, as well as consulting throughout multiple countries on supply chain and infrastructure. With little investment to speak of in the U.S., especially in the age ...

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Taking Root's Hemp News Weekly delivers the week's five biggest stories with reporting and analysis from the most credible sources- in under 10 minutes, with host Colleen Lanier.

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April 23, 2020 31 min

Across the United States, CBD companies are jumping on marketing schemes to promote their CBD products as "COVID-19 CURES!". Acclaimed cannabis attorney, Rod Kight, joins us today to discuss the repercussions and financial drawbacks of what's happening around the current fog in the industry.   
Kight on Cannabis - Rod Kight - Webinar on Managing Financial Instability 

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Taking Root's Hemp News Weekly delivers the week's five biggest stories with reporting and analysis from the most credible sources - in under 10 minutes. With host Colleen Lanier.

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