Cannabis and Flow with Steven Kotler, Executive Director of Flow Research Collective and Will Kleidon, CEO, and Founder of Ojai Energetics. Kleidon and Kotler are both members of Baby Bathwater Institute, a carefully curated entrepreneur mastermind. The organization is a global hotbed for innovation and collaboration where founders swap stories and support on the love and war of entrepreneurship, a perfect recipe leading to Ojai Energetics and Kotler’s synergistic beginning. Ojai Energetics is a triple bottom line-driven cannabis technology company with a primary focus on the organic and science-driven nutraceutical and medical sectors. As CBD makes its way into becoming a household staple for all ages and uses, Kleidon is pushing the research envelope on how the combination of how CBD impacts and potentially enhance flow. The Flow Research Collective is a research and training organization. Our mission: understand the science behind ultimate human performance and use it to train up individuals and organizations.
Soil To The Oil with Kristen Yoder. Kristen is the CEO of the cannabis business advisory firm Soil to the Oil and hosts The CannaBS Detector podcast. As a veteran of California’s cannabis industry with professional experience in nearly every facet of the business, Kristen joins us to talk about the state of cannabis as it moves out of the gray and into the heavily restricted legal marketplace.
Streamlining cannabis packaging with Phillip Harrison of Durapack. With the cannabis legalization boom, more and more cannabis organizations are looking for solutions to help automate their packaging processes. Dura-Pack has been helping cannabis organizations with streamlining their packaging operations for decades. Dura-Pack’s line of automated vibratory filling machines and pouch bagging machines are the perfect packaging solutions for cannabis and CBD infused edibles. Dura-Pack has been manufacturing machines and equipment in the great State of Michigan for over 48 years. They are privileged to have manufactured machines and equipment for customers that range in size from small mom-and-pop shops to large enterprise-level organizations that span the globe.
Cannabis Banking with attorney and CEO of Abaca, Dan Roda. Dan is a sought-after speaker on cannabis banking and compliance. With degrees from Tulane University, Villanova University, and the University of Alabama, Dan hit the professional world as a corporate attorney. As Dan’s cannabis industry client roster grew, he noticed a consistent problem: banking. Dan has been splitting his time between Colorado and Arkansas growing Abaca to help solve the cannabis industry’s banking problem. Abaca is a financial and regulatory technology company based in Little Rock, Arkansas, that facilitates electronic payment processing, banking, lending, and financial services for underbanked and nontraditional industries and communities. They’re not just a fly-over state. They’re down here on the ground solving one of the most complex banking problems. Based in Little Rock and with a satellite office in Denver, Colorado, Abaca’s team of legal and financial technology experts founded Abaca to unlock modern financial services for one of the largest underserved industries in America… cannabis.
Commercial scale hemp paper with CEO of TINY e PAPER, Erica Halverson. TINY e PAPER CO makes 100% pure hemp paper on a commercial scale within a nominal cost increase over its tree paper version. They make their hemp paper out of hemp stalks and the waste from CBD Extractors, taking care of 2 problems within the cannabis industry and beyond. Selling their products/running their companies are using a smarter resource than trees and utilizing a lot of waste being generated by a rapidly growing category. Erica started TINY e PAPER after a serendipitous conversation over happy hour with a friend about hemp paper in Nov 2017. The proverbial lightbulb went off, and TINY e PAPER was born. Here too is where she started her own hemp education and realized just how important and special this plant is. Erica has found some of the best and brightest in hemp and other skill sets such as marketing and branding expertise and has added them to the TINY e TEAM as advisors and product developers. She is creating a hemp movement, and that requires participation from a larger group. You can join them on their mission to save the planet one plant at a time by checking out their website.
Cannabiscope with co-founder and CEO David Schacter. Cannabiscope is creating a platform that will allow users to easily navigate products and find what’s best suited for them. Cannabiscope is going to be selling CBD products directly to consumers and plan to have some of the top CBD brands hosted on their wheel so that consumers will be able to come to their site to find and purchase reputable products to be delivered directly to them. Going into a dispensary where thousands of products are available can be confusing, and nobody has the time to research them all. New and experienced cannabis consumers should check out Cannabiscope, a gamified app where shoppers answer a series of questions to narrow down their options and make an informed, confident buying decision. Beyond consumers, Cannabiscope can help businesses.
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As new hemp farmers look to take advantage of the 2018 Farm Bill and the booming CBD market, they should also learn to take advantage of the expertise preceding them. In this podcast, Ellis Smith speaks to Mike Leago, Founder of the International Hemp Exchange, and Jon Workman, VP of Hemp Development in North America for American Cannabis Company, about the growing pains and valuable lessons in hemp farming.
Humboldt Seed Company with founder and CEO, Nathaniel Pennington. Nathaniel has been breeding cannabis and working to restore rivers and salmon populations in Humboldt County, CA, for more than 20 years. His prior work in salmon genomics gave him the background to understand the need for unbiased cannabis genomics research. Humboldt Seed Company is on a mission to provide high-quality cannabis seeds to customers who want to grow their own cannabis plants.
End to end harvesting technology with Cullen Raichart, Founder and CEO of GreenBroz, Inc. has more than 12 years of experience as an entrepreneur and inventor. A Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, Cullen is driven to create American-made products that offer solutions to the growing agriculture industry. Prior to founding GreenBroz, Inc., Cullen worked in the corporate world for a Fortune 500 company until realizing his passion for creating innovative products. His goal became the streamlining of the harvesting processes and, in turn, reducing growers time and costs. Cullen’s vision for an end to end harvesting technology has led GreenBroz, Inc. to become a world leader in automated harvesting solutions.