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January 10, 2022 58 mins

“I don't think that these [cannabis events] types of events and venues should be considered a free for all just because it's cannabis. It should be taken seriously… Guest interactions with the staff should be looked at as the same level as the bartenders’ responsibility.” - Jenn Tramaglino

Welcome back to the To Be Blunt podcast! In this episode, Shayda Torabi welcomes Jenn Tramaglino, founder and CEO of Cannect Hospitality, to discuss the evolving cannabis hospitality. She shares how it is like to navigate the legalities, the ways to create a safe space, the SOP’s for successful cannabis events, and how these further normalize cannabis creatively.


[00:01 – 08:17] Shayda shares the status for the hearing on Delta-8

[08:18– 16:46] Jenn on Transitioning into the Creative Cannabis Hospitality Scene

[16:47 – 26:14] The Effects of Changes of Legislature in Events Hosting

[26:15 – 45:12] SOP’s and the Best Practices for Designing Safe Spaces

[45:13 – 55:35] Putting Together Fun and Memorable Cannabis Events

[55:36 – 58:53] Food for Thought: How do we structure and evolve cannabis events safely?


Jenn Tramaglino served as Chief of Staff and Partner, at The Light Group & Clique Hospitality, respectively during 2004-2015. During her time working with these world-renowned food and beverage companies; she developed marketed and operated nightclubs, bars, pools, and restaurants for MGM Resorts, Morgans Hotel Group and Station Casinos. Upon returning from an extended stay living in Amsterdam in 2016, Jenn T. joined the team at national cannabis media powerhouse, DOPE Magazine, to launch their footprint in the Nevada Market. With the passing of legalized adult-use cannabis in 2017, Jenn T. realized there was a need for a bridge between cannabis retail and guest hospitality. This creative spark culminated in the 2018 launch of Cannect Hospitality, a cannabis focused, hospitality development and events company. Guest, staff, and vendor safety is the focus as Cannect Hospitality works to introduce sensible regulations, compliant SOPs and responsible safe practices for the industry. Cannect Hospitality has curated cannabis projects for and with: High Times, DOPE Magazine, Farechild, Women Grow, NORML, NCIA, Cannabition Cannabis Museum, Culture & Cannabis, The Chamber of Cannabis, CBDio, The Cannabis Business Den, The Apothecarium, State Flower, Valhalla, Curaleaf, Select and more.


Connect with Jenn

Visit and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @jenntcannect @cannecthospitality


Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she’s one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation building one of Texas’ premier CBD brands. She's currently the CEO and Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a female-run education first CBD wellness brand. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios. Shayda is the host of a podcast for cannabis marketers called To Be Blunt, where she interviews top cannabis brands on their most successful marketing initiatives. When Shayda's not building her cannabiz in Texas, you can find her on the road exploring the best hikes and spots for vegan ice cream. Follow Shayda at @theshaydatorabi

Key Quote:

“We're very excited for the future of consumption because it's actually here. The future is now.” - Jenn Tramaglino


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