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Cannabis For the Rest of Us

Cannabis For the Rest of Us is intended for adults who are new, or are re-entering use of cannabis, which is after all, a plant. I speak with industry professionals who help guide us through the myriad of medicinal and adult uses of this incredible product of nature. 

As your host, we are going to explore this world together and learn along the way.

Cannabis For the Rest of Us

You have questions. I have questions. This podcast is intended for adults who are new, or are re-entering use of cannabis, which is after all, a plant. I speak with industry professionals who help guide us through the myriad of medicinal and adult uses of this incredible product of nature.

As your host, we are going to explore this community together and learn along the way. Download episodes on this page or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

We are pleased to be sponsored by Three Wells, a company that is demystifying the new world of cannabis for adults. Get educated.

Three Wells — Be well. Live well. Do well.

 
Tracy Ryan

Episode 11

Saving Sophie

In our season finale, Tracy Ryan, the CEO of CannaKids, and, Saving Sophie, shares the story of her daughter, Sophie. When she was little more than 8 months old, Sophie developed a low-grade, Optic Pathway brain tumor. Western medicine provided limited benefits, so Tracy and her husband Josh set out to see how cannabis oil could help Sophie in addition to chemotherapy. The results have been nothing short of miraculous and Tracy’s new mission in life is to help other children and their parents.

CannaKids develops and supplies medical cannabis oil tinctures and cannabis products to patients of all ages.

Saving Sophie provides online educational resources to families who have been stricken by cancer, autism, or epilepsy. With a mission to raise funds for groundbreaking cancer research, they support scientists working towards bringing less-toxic therapies to market.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

To learn more about Tracy and Josh’s efforts, please visit:

CannaKids, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Saving Sophie, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Weed The People. A film educating people about medicinal cannabis.

To learn more about cannabis for adults, visit Three Wells.

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Episode 10

Found in Transition

My guest today is Karson Humiston, the Founder and CEO of Vangst, the cannabis industry’s leading hiring resource. Through direct hire, Vangst Gigs, and its job board, Vangst successfully connects thousands of professionals with jobs in the cannabis industry. If you’re thinking about making a transition to the cannabis community, you’d better listen to Karson.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

Learn more about Vangst and how they may help you: www.vangst.com

To learn more about cannabis for adults, visit our sponsor, Three Wells.


Avis+Bulbulyan

Episode 9

We’ve Got Answers

My guest today is Avis Bulbulyan, the CEO of SIVA Enterprises, a full-service cannabis business development and solutions firm that provides turn-key management, venture opportunities, product and brand development, and licensing to entrepreneurs across the US. He is also the President of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, an appointed member of California’s state advisory committee advising the three bureaus on cannabis regulations, and was the Education Chair for Cannabis Legal Accounting & Business. The bottom line is that if you want answers about the cannabis business, Avis is your guy.

Find it on Apple Podcasts and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

Visit SIVA Enterprises and Get More Answers.

To learn more about cannabis for adults, please visit our sponsor, Three WellsBe well. Live well. Do well.


Adelia+Carrillo+DCN

Episode 8

Speaking Directly

My guest today is Adelia Carrillo, the co-founder and CEO of the Direct Cannabis Network, the leading digital news network covering the latest tech, entrepreneurs and innovative companies in the cannabis community. Adelia bootstrapped her San Diego company from the ground up, and I personally rely on DCN to keep me informed about what’s happening in in the cannabis business.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

Check out Direct Cannabis Network, or on Facebook or Instagram.

To learn more about cannabis for adults, please visit our sponsor, Three WellsBe well. Live well. Do well.


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Episode 7

Dispensing Knowledge

My guest today is Roger Obando, a co-founder of Baker Technologies, the leading Customer Relationship Management software platform for the cannabis industry, servicing more than 1000 dispensaries across the US and Canada. The cannabis business centers around community and personal relationships. Roger has over twenty years of experience in tech, and I wanted to speak with him about using CRM technology to create lasting relationships between dispensaries and their customers.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

Visit TryBaker.com for more info on indispensable dispensary CRM software.

To learn more about cannabis for adults, please visit our sponsor, Three WellsBe well. Live well. Do well.


 
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Episode 6

Bon Appétit

My guest today is Brandon Allen, a professional chef who studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Throughout his culinary education, Brandon competed in numerous competitions and won the inaugural High Times Magazine award of Top Cannabis Chef. Chef Brandon is a certified Interpener which is best described as a “sommelier” of cannabis. We discuss the science of the cannabis strain name dilemma and what you know about Indica and Sativa may be completely wrong.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

Learn More About Chef Brandon Here:

www.chefbrandonallen.com

Instagram: @chefbrandonallen

Patreon: Cannabis & Ketosis

The Trichome Institute


Ashley+Picillo

Episode 5

Shattered Glass

Ashley Picillo, the author of Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business, joins us on this episode. She is also the Founder and CEO of Point Seven Group, a cannabis consultancy company dedicated to pre and post-license cannabis companies, and TimberDocs. Breaking the Grass Ceiling tells amazing stories of several women in the cannabis business, and after reading it, I knew I wanted to talk about it. I reached Ashley by phone in late August.

Learn more about Ashley's companies, Point Seven Group and TimberDocs.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

 

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Episode 4

Smart Money

The Green Rush is on, but what are some options for investing? My guest today is Warren Blesofsky, the Co-Founder of Gladbrook Holdings in Long Beach, California. Warren and I discuss the company's cannabis investment philosophy, products, distribution, and the cannabis political environment in Long Beach. We also talked about the return of the apothecary concept for helping patients. What is old is new again!

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

To learn more, visit Gladbrook Holdings on the web,


Kary Radestock

Episode 3

Thinking Outside the Box

Nice things come in nice packaging, and my guest today is Kary Radestock, the CEO and co-founder of Hippo Premium Packaging, a marketing, branding and premium packaging company. Hippo Premium Packaging excels in designing cannabis product packaging that is not only beautiful and sophisticated, it is legally compliant. Unbox this segment! Visit the HPP website to see their sophisticated design work or on Instagram and Facebook.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview to listen, or find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.


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Episode 2

Home Baked

My guest today is Angel Teger who is the founder of Ruby Doobie-Exquisite Cannabis Edibles. Angel is also an active cannabis activist, and her journey as a cannabis entrepreneur began when she sought relief from debilitating migraine pain. I spoke with Angel in her Los Angeles home while brownies were baking in the oven.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview to listen, or find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

To learn more, visit Ruby Doobie online.


Jeff+Komarow+Interview

Episode 1

Don't Fear the Dispensary

My guest today is Jeff Komarow who is the founder of Hybrid Forest Productions which creates high quality cannabis advertising videos. As an industry expert, I asked Jeff to walk me through the basics of the dispensary experience, and the differences between medical and recreational use of cannabis here in California.

Visit Apple Podcasts Preview, find us in iTunes and subscribe. Or, you may download it here.

To learn more, visit Hybrid Forest Productions on the web, on Instagram, or on YouTube.


 

As a two-term president of American Marketing Association Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of moderating our monthly educational panel events. Many were recorded and edited into podcasts. Visit Apple Podcasts to listen and learn from AMAzing panelists.