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Jonah Barber is the co-founder of MRX Xtractors. Learn how profitable cannabis oil extraction can be and the different business models available to those in the business or entering this business.

Key Takeaways:
– From lab testing flower to extraction company
– A lot of oil on the market is not good, here’s why
– The profit margin on a gram of extracted cannabis oil
– Throughput from different extraction machines
– The different business models in extraction

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Karson Humiston is the founder of Vangst, a multi-state recruiting company focused on the cannabis space. Karson is on the Forbes list of The Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs on the rise.

Listen in as Karson describes how to hire the perfect candidate to help your business grow. Karson also lays out how to create a successful career in the cannabis industry and what kind of candidates are getting hired.

Key Takeaways:
– How Snoop Dogg’s VC fund invested in Vangst
– Common mistakes employers make hiring
– The devastating math behind misfiring
– How to ensure employees are successful in their new roles
– Enticing executives from other industries

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Harborside is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected cannabis retailers in the world, and it’s expected to grow much bigger in 2019.

Led by CEO Andrew Berman, the company has played an instrumental role in making cannabis safe and accessible, and its stores are known for supplying the world’s best-curated selection of award-winning flower, concentrates, edibles, and other cannabis products from California growers and manufacturers.

One of Andrew’s first acts as CEO was to create a capital markets strategy for the company, and in so doing Harborside has raised over $25M in 2018.

In this episode, Andrew shares his insights, learnings, and what’s in store for the future of the cannabis industry.

Key Takeaways:

- Andy’s personal journey and how he came to be the CEO of Harborside

- Harborside’s focus on California and the company’s multistage strategy going forward

- Harborside’s projections and the cannabis industry’s growth following the legalization of adult-use in California

- Andy’s growth tactics in California

- Harborside’s clean, sun-grown cannabis and how the greenhouse method is more environmentally friendly and cost-effective

- Cannabis business licensing in California

- Shifting trends in customer preferences for flowers, edibles, and concentrates

- Harborside’s $25 million capital raise and evolution from a medical nonprofit to a for-profit company

- Andy’s predictions for reduced banking restrictions on cannabis businesses

- Tips on how to break into the cannabis industry for those interested


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You are leaving half the potency from your cannabis plant behind when it is not properly activated or decarboxylated. Find out how this simple technique can take your cannabis flower to the next level.

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Shanel Lindsay is the CEO and founder of Ardent Cannabis. Listen in as Shanel talks about her move from a traditional lawyer to a tech and cannabis entrepreneur.

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Foria hits below the belt with their cannabis intimates. Find out why customers are so curious about this budding new market category of the cannabis industry.

Jon Brandon is the Co-founder of Foria, listen in as we discuss a wide range of topics. 

Key Takeaways:
- Defining a category
- Microdosing
- Using Customer Feedback to Iterate
- Sexual wellness and invigoration with Foria
- Can cannabis help menstrual health?

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