CannaInsider - Interviews with the Business Leaders of The Legal Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD Industry

Becky DeKeuster, M.Ed is co-founder and Director of Community & Education at Wellness Connection of Maine(mainewellness.org), the largest state-licensed medical cannabis dispensary in New England. 

Becky has over a decade of experience in all aspects of the medical cannabis industry on both the West and East Coasts, with extensive focus on crafting successful policy and regulation at the local and state levels. 

A former director of Berkeley Patients Group in California, Becky co-chaired the Measure JJ campaign which codified city dispensary regulations and created the nation’s first Medical Cannabis Commission in Berkeley. 

 

She advised the Maine Governor’s Task Force as they drafted dispensary regulations in 2010. Becky has deep experience in operational best practices in both vertically-integrated and distributed cannabusiness models. A former high school teacher and administrator, she is an author and public speaker who uses her extensive knowledge of the industry to educate community leaders, health care professionals, legislators and others about medical cannabis.

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Tom Bollich was the co-founder of Zynga which created some of the most famous Facebook games to date, including Farmville which had ten million daily users at its peak. After leaving Zynga, Tom saw the opportunity in Cannnabis and founded Surna in Boulder Colorado. Surna is solving the big technical and engineering problems in Cannabis Cultivation. Surna’s chillers and air handlers are arguably the most efficient at removing heat from grow rooms, they do this by removing heat via water instead of air. Listen in as Tom describes how he is bringing Silicon Valley’s best technology to the cannabis industry.

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Interview with The Cannabis King, Arjan Roskam.  Arjan is best known as a strain hunter and his famous strains have won over 30 Cannabis Cups. When he is not in Amsterdam he spends most of his time traveling the world looking for the best strains of Cannabis to be brought back to his lab with the goal of making the best strains of tomorrow. His most famous strains are: White Widow, Super Silver Haze, Hawaiian Snow, Super Lemon Haze, Flowerbomb Kush and others.  

Arjan has been joined by actor Woody Harelson and Sir Richard Branson in his efforts to legalize cannabis worldwide.

Arjan is the owner of the Amsterdam based coffee house, Green House Coffeeshops as well as Green House Seed Company and Strain Hunters.

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LEDs (light emitting diodes) are now ready for prime time. The technology is mature and has incredible benefits. Listen in as experts Kevin Frender and Noah Miller of BlackDogLed.Com compare and contrast the benefits of LEDs versus traditional lighting. We provide details for both the business owner and growers. Learn more at www.blackdogled.com

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Don’t miss this candid conversation with Adam Scorgie creator of two gripping documentaries about the cannabis industry, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High and his most recent work, “The Culture High.” Adam has unique and entertaining way of breaking down both the dysfunction of marijuana prohibition and the opportunity that lies ahead. The Culture High interviews some of the most outspoken cannabis advocates including: Sir Richard Branson, Joe Rogan, Dr. Lester Grinspoon and more. Visit www.theculturehigh.com

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 Interview with Amy Poinsett (CEO) and Jessica Billingsley (COO) of MJ Freeway. MJ Freeway provides hosted software solutions for Cannabis cultivators, dispensary owners, and marijuana infused products companies. 

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Diane Czarkowski from ThinkCanna.Com gives us a state-by-state update on where we are in the legalization process. Diane reviews how key elections in November may allow medical and adult use in several states. Diane also reviews the common mistakes applicants make when applying for a license.

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Alan Brochstein founder of 420 Investor tells you how to understand the universe of cannabis stocks. Alan shows us how to navigate away from 90% of marijuana stocks you don't want. He also highlights his favorites stocks and how to get started investing.

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Dr. Lester Grinspoon is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has been featured in several marijuana documentaries including: The Union and The Culture High. Dr. Grinspoon talks about his personal friendship with Carl Sagan and how his son used cannabis to overcome nausea from Chemotherapy. Dr. Grinspoon believes we are brainwashed by the government to the think marijuana is harmful.

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Interview with Greg Wilson, Chairman and CEO of VidaCannabis.com. Greg talks about: R&D, their new 315,000 Sq Ft growing facility, and more. 

 

 

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Interview with David Wright, President and CEO of Altmed.co, Altmed has invested over two million dollars on its mission to earn one of Florida’s five medical marijuana licenses. Altmed uses the tag-line “the science of medical cannabis.”

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Peek inside the mind of a Canadian Marijuana, Cannabis grower, Trevor McDonald of Trichome Health Care in Vancouver. He shares growing tips, where cultivation is going, and more.

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Interview with JJ Walker and Danny Schaefer of My420Tours in Denver Colorado. 420Tours is the first recreational marijuana, cannabis tourism company in North America. They offer marijuana cooking classes, dispensary tours, lab tours, and even connect guests with cannabis friendly hotels in Denver. Learn more at my420tours.com and use the coupon code: cannainsider

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