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

Technological advances not only bring efficiency, but they’re also profoundly deflationary. 

But could that deflation actually be key to an abundant future? Here to tell us is Jeff Booth, author of The Price of Tomorrow.

Jeff's book: https://www.amazon.com/Price-Tomorrow-Deflation-Abundant-Future/dp/1999257405

Jeff's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffBooth

Key Takeaways:

  • Goods and services that are inflationary versus those that are deflationary
  • What a deflation economy looks like and examples of when we’ve seen deflation in the past
  • The natural deflationary process that’s occurring right now thanks to advancing technologies like AI
  • The deceptive power of exponential technologies and how they gain traction
  • How central bankers are fighting a losing battle by taking on more debt to create inflation
  • The power of network effects for business owners, investors, and employees
  • Where Jeff sees bitcoin heading in the next few years and his advice for those looking to get in
  • Why Jeff believes AI will eventually force us to embrace deflation and how that could benefit society as a whole

Direct download: 308.mp3
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How can cannabis retailers adapt to the new post-pandemic environment and create customer comfort?

Here to help us answer this question is Matt Cutone of Seed Technology.

Learn more at http://www.getseed.io

Key Takeaways:

  • Matt’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Seed Technology
  • An inside look at Seed and how it provides dispensaries with in-store displays that improve customer experience
  • How cannabis retailers have been impacted by the pandemic and what Seed is doing to help them adapt their retail environments
  • Matt’s advice on how dispensaries can create a successful in-store “flow” and where curbside pickup fits into that
  • How dispensaries can use handheld tablets to significantly increase profits and customer satisfaction
  • The most popular cannabis products on the market right now
  • How dispensaries can benefit from in-store displays
  • The mature and emerging markets in the US and how they differ from state to state

Direct download: 307.mp3
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What’s it like to immigrate from Nigeria, grow up in the US, and put yourself at the forefront of the cannabis industry in multiple states?

Here to help us answer that question is Seun Adedeji, CEO of Elev8 Cannabis.

Learn more at https://elev8cannabis.com 

Key Takeaways:

  • Seun’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Elev8
  • An inside look at Elev8 and its dispensaries across the US
  • Where Elev8 currently is in the capital-raising process
  • Why Seun decided to open dispensaries in Oregon, Massachusetts, and now Illinois
  • Oregon’s shifting supply and demand and how Seun is working around it
  • How Elev8 partners with local businesses to get customers in the door
  • Seun’s advice to those trying to get into the cannabis industry
  • Where Seun sees the cannabis market heading in the next few years

Direct download: 306.mp3
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Taxes, regulations, a thriving black market, and then COVID-19. How can cannabis retailers in California survive in this environment and serve their community?

Here to help answer these questions is Dennis O’Malley, CEO of Caliva.

Learn more at https://www.gocaliva.com

Key Takeaways:

  • Dennis’ background in cannabis and how he came to start Caliva
  • An inside look at Caliva and how it compares to other cannabis dispensaries in California
  • Why Dennis decided to end his partnership with Eaze and create his own delivery app for Caliva
  • Pros and cons to using your own delivery app
  • Why Dennis has partnered with Hypur to provide contactless payment options for customers
  • How COVID-19 has impacted Caliva and where Dennis sees the company heading in the months ahead
  • How cannabis consumer behavior has changed during COVID-19 including popular products and curbside pickup versus delivery
  • Incentives and disincentives in the California marketplace that are making the black market three times bigger than the legal market
  • Where Dennis sees cannabis heading in California and across the US in the next 3-5 years

Direct download: 305.mp3
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Consumer packaged goods companies are in stealth mode waiting to capitalize on CBD the moment the regulatory fog clears. Here to tell us about it is Justin Singer of Caliper Foods.

Learn more at https://www.caliperfoods.life 

Key Takeaways:

  • Justin’s background in cannabis and how he came to start Caliper Foods
  • How Justin’s core brand Ripple has become the best-selling soluble cannabinoid powder in the US
  • Why consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) are waiting for regulatory clarity in the CBD industry
  • How Caliper Foods provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to some of the nation’s largest food, beverage, and supplement companies
  • Where Justin sees CBD heading as an active ingredient comparable to caffeine
  • An inside look at Caliper Foods and how it provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to CPG manufacturers
  • Caliper Foods’ research on how the solubility of CBD affects onset and impact
  • Where Caliper Foods currently is in the capital-raising process

Direct download: 304.mp3
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