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

Planet 13 is the largest cannabis dispensary and retail experience in the world, and it just got bigger. Here to tell us about it is Co-CEO Bob Groesbeck.

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Key Takeaways:

[00:56] An inside look at Planet 13’s 112,000-square-foot cannabis superstore in Las Vegas

[2:27] Bob’s background and how he got into the cannabis space

[4:53] How Planet 13 merges cannabis and entertainment for a unique retail experience

[9:30] The organizational tools Planet 13 uses to keep its dispensary running smoothly

[16:17] How Planet 13 decides which products to offer and the best ways to display them

[17:43] Surprising new consumer habits Bob has noticed over the last year

[21:19] Bob’s predictions for when we’ll see the first national brand in cannabis

Direct download: Bob_Groesbeck.mp3
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California is the world’s largest cannabis market, and that means navigating everything that’s happening on the legal and regulatory front can be tricky. Here to help us is Khurshid Khoja of Greenbridge Corporate Counsel.

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Key Takeaways:

[00:54] An inside look at Greenbridge Corporate Counsel, a California business and regulatory law boutique that provides industry-focused legal expertise to cannabis companies

[1:24] Khurshid’s day-to-day interfacing with Sacramento regulators and politicians to help his clients see what’s just around the corner

[3:54] California’s provisional licensing crisis and where Khurshid sees things heading over the next year

[7:53] How Governor Newsom’s potential recall could affect California’s cannabis industry

[9:14] The Budget Trailer Bill and why it’s important

[12:24] Why Khurshid believes California’s regulatory landscape will evolve to become much more streamlined over the next few years

[15:29] The pending legislation around veterinary cannabis products

[17:17] The current regulation and taxation for non-cannabis cannabinoids

[20:08] What Sacramento regulators are saying about delta-8 THC, a hemp-derived cannabinoid that some states are banning due to its close relation to delta-9 THC

[26:30] What California business owners are excited about right now and the big opportunities that lie ahead

Direct download: khurshid_khoja_cannainsider.mp3
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A corner of the cannabis marketplace quietly gaining popularity is CBD for pelvic pain and sexual wellness. Here to tell us more is Adina Leifer, a pelvic floor physical therapist and the founder of Silkx Society, the first medically-backed CBD lubricant for pelvic pain.

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Key Takeaways:

[1:07] Adina’s background as a pelvic floor physical therapist and her Atlanta-based practice, Able Therapy

[2:12] An inside look at Adina’s new company Silkx Society, a CBD lubricant designed specifically for pelvic pain

[7:20] How CBD can benefit different types of pelvic floor dysfunction

[11:56] The challenges of starting a CBD company and some valuable lessons Adina has learned along the way

[14:08] How Adina came up with the formulation for her CBD lubricant and what sets it apart from others on the market

[20:48] Where Adina sees this category heading over the next few years

Note from Adina: Men have pelvic muscles and can experience pelvic pain. It can present as a constant ache in their abdomen or below their testicles. Physical therapy is a great treatment for men with this pain, and this pelvic serum can help them as well.

Direct download: 374.mp3
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What are Delta-8 THC and 5-MeO-DMT and what’s all the hype about? Here to help us understand is the cannabis whisper himself, Max Montrose of Trichome Institute.

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Key Takeaways:

[00:43] An inside look at Trichome Institute, the leading cannabis education company

[2:06] Delta-8 THC and how it differs from its better-known cousin delta-9 THC

[3:45] Why delta-8 is surging in popularity

[13:36] Where Max sees delta-8 THC heading over the next 3-5 years

[16:44] Max’s partnership with Abstrax, an industry leader in the study and production of cannabis and botanically-derived terpenes

[23:39] 5-MeO-DMT, a psychedelic found in a variety of plant species and the glands of the Sonoran Desert toad

[27:39] Max’s work studying the Sonoran Desert toad and their unique venom glands

[41:12] How Max’s experiences with 5-MeO-DMT and ayahuasca have changed his philosophies and way of life

Direct download: max_montrose_cannainsider_2021.mp3
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