NCIA Cannabis Industry Voice

NCIA Cannabis Industry Voice

NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.... Show More

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August 3, 2020 34 min
The Hurdles For A Cannabis Startup with Ryan Douglas of Ryan Douglas Cultivation. As Master Grower from 2013 to 2016, he directed cultivation for Tweed Inc., Canada’s largest licensed producer of medical cannabis and the flagship subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation. As one of the company’s first employees, he helped drive the organization’s early success by designing the production facility, selecting the genetics, and hiring a...
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The Georgia medical cannabis legislative roll out with Taylor English Duma LLP's Reggie Snyder. Taylor English Duma LLP is based in Atlanta, Georgia, but boasts a full-service firm with 175 attorneys including a geographic scope of remote lawyers situated across the country, doing business also in California, Florida, D.C. New York, Tennessee, Texas, and so on, serving over 15 industries, Reggie is an experienced trial lawyer w...
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Government Funding For The Cannabis Business with Shane Pennington of Yetter Coleman. Yetter Coleman is a litigation boutique specializing in high-stakes business and technology litigation around the country. Shane is recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” in Appellate by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. He was also a panelist on a recent NCIA webinar "Just Say No - Keep the DEA Out of Cannabis Research," with NCIA’s Policy Cou...
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Full integration while expanding your product line with Michael Bostarr, Director of Strategy and Implementation of SPARC. Michael is a passionate organizer who produced Blunt Talks San Francisco, and helped bring to life Meadow's first-ever camping retreat -Meadowlands. He is former Chief of Staff at Kin Slips and Michael is now the Director of Strategy and Implementation at SPARC. He is a vocal advocate for cannabis and can o...
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Parallels between the wine and cannabis industry with COO of Fumé, Elissa Hambrecht. Founded in 2017, Fumé Brands is a vertically integrated cannabis company, operating four businesses from cultivation through retail. With active cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution channels, Fumé Brands recently launched its first consumer brand LAKEGRADE, and plans to launch other thoughtfully crafted cannabis products and experiences in ...
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Cannabis and Taxes: The Future of Compliance with Calvin Shannon from Bridge West CPAs and Nick Miller from Greenspoon Marder. Bridge West CPAs, where Calvin Shannon is principal, is one of the first accounting firms in the world to focus solely on the cannabis and hemp industries. Since 2009, the practice has expanded to more than 400 cannabis and hemp clients nationwide. Greenspoon Marder is a national full-service business law f...
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July 1, 2020 32 min
Regenerative Cannabis Cultivation with Tina Gordon and Michelle Carter. Today Bethany will be handing the mic over to Jacob Policzer for this conversation on a very special episode of NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice. Jacob is with The Cannabis Conservancy and Sun and Earth Certified and is on NCIA’s Cannabis Cultivation Committee. So What is regenerative agriculture? We'd say that it’s a holistic land management practice tha...
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Shifts In Cannabis Stigma During COVID-19 Autumn Shelton, Chief Financial Officer of Autumn Brands. Autumn is a partner as well as CFO of Autumn Brands, a 50 percent woman-owned cannabis business located in sunny coastal Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California. In her position as CFO, Autumn is a strategic decision maker for the family farm, which started in Holland more than 100 years ago. Along with overseeing the company’s...
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June 24, 2020 35 min
Advanced Transpiration Solutions with Adrian Giovenco from InSpire. Adrian is a passionate engineer with over a decade of experience designing, selling, and commissioning HVAC and process systems throughout North America. Recognizing that there is a knowledge gap around fully understanding plant transpiration rates and how they impact controlled environments, he founded InSpire to focus on Advanced Transpiration Solutions, which al...
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June 22, 2020 35 min
Meadow is a software company built from the ground up for California cannabis, and Y-Combinator's first start-up to operate in the cannabis space. Meadow’s all-in-one platform allows dispensaries to sell products, manage menus and inventory, reward customers, dispatch delivery and pick-up orders, and create exceptional in-store experiences for customers. Meadow has been Headquartered in San Francisco since 2014. Hua has also co...
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June 18, 2020 33 min
The future of Colorado Cannabis with Jonathan Singer. Jonathan is the State Representative for District 11 in Colorado and has been based in the city of Boulder since 2012. There he serves as the Chair of Public Healthcare and Human Services Committee. He has a background in social work, including work as a peer educator at the Boulder County Safehouse, counseling, and advocacy for abused and neglected children, and has been a cham...
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June 16, 2020 32 min
Cannabis industry talent acquisition with Bryan Passman. Bryan is the founder of the cannabis industry talent acquisition firm Hunter Esquire and has more than 18 years of experience in executive search and recruitment. Founded in 2017, the experienced team is dedicated to providing a full-service, white-glove approach to every one of our clients. We are happy that “Cannabis Is Essential” during these tough times and we’re hopefull...
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June 9, 2020 31 min
The future of tradeshow marketing with Rhiannon Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer at Steelhead Productions. Rhiannon has served as the CMO and Co-Owner at Steelhead Productions, who specialize in custom rental exhibits for some of the most exciting brands in the country and has been awarded Exhibitor Magazine’s Top 40 Providers in the event industry. Rhiannon oversees all of Steelhead’s business development, as well as internal and...
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Environmental assistance for small businesses with Kaitlin Urso. Kaitlin is from the CO Dept of Public Health, her title there is Environmental Consultant/ Project Manager/ Small Business Assistance Program Specialist. In her role, she protects Colorado's air, land, and water quality by enabling small business owners/operators to achieve, maintain and go beyond compliance with federal and state environmental regulations through...
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Actionable analytics in seed-to-sale with Colton Griffin, CEO of Flourish Software. Some operators in our industry see seed-to-sale tracking as a necessary burden and most legal states have mandatory or required systems, such as METRC. While operators have the option to use add-on supplementary software, Colton breaks that down for us about states like Oklahoma, Florida, Nevada, and Colorado. Flourish is a software platform that no...
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Energy Usage Issues In Cannabis Facilities with Brian Anderson. Brian is a founding partner of architecture and design firm Anderson Porter Design. He also serves on NCIA’s Facilities Design Committee and has over 26 years of experience in the field of architecture, and over six years of concentration in architecture for the Cannabis Industry. Brian also brings design experience with a specialization in energy-efficient design and ...
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A homegrown legal and business advisory firm dedicated to cannabis in Massachusetts with Blake Mensing, Founder and Chief Counsel, of The Mensing Group and Counsel to Hoban Law Group. and brings a no-nonsense approach to cannabis law in Massachusetts. The Mensing Group is first, and only, homegrown legal and business advisory firm solely dedicated to cannabis in Massachusetts. In his capacity as associate town counsel for seven tow...
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May 25, 2020 33 min
Beyond Seed To Sale with Strimo CEO, Helkin Berg. Strimo is a business-performance platform that helps cannabis operators go beyond seed to sale, offering solutions to improve data collection, streamline efficiencies, and manage growth. Developed by industry leaders and pioneers, Strimo integrates cultivation, manufacturing, accounting, and dispensary management for the legal cannabis and hemp industry. Designed from experiences of...
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The Future Of Cannabis As An Essential Business with Nina Simosko. Nina serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Akerna, a global regulatory compliance technology company in the cannabis space. Akerna’s companies and investments also include MJ Freeway, Ample Organics, Last Call Analytics, Leaf Data Systems, solo sciences, and ZolTrain. Nina brings more than 20 years of technology industry experience to her role. We talk about current e...
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Carrying The Family Torch In Cannabis with Dan Herer. Dan is the son of famous marijuana activist and author Jack Herer, of the book ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes’, who passed away in 2010. Dan balances multiple roles as an industrial hemp developer, hemp entrepreneur, and is the Director of the California-based Jack Herer Foundation. Dan Herer, son of the legendary hemp advocate Jack Herer, was born into the hemp movement. Today, ...
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