Chronicling the latest Cannabis industry news and headlines. Welcome to the State of Cannabis, bringing you fact-based news and views, keeping listeners on the pulse of what’s happening in the industry today. Advocates and analysts join us to discuss the ongoing path to reform and legalization.
High Quality Analytical And Consulting Services For Agricultural And Biomedical Industries
33:25Today on State Of Cannabis Dave is Joined by Lori Glauser the Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer, and Director. EVIO Labs is the leading national provider of accredited cannabis testing, providing high quality analytical and consulting services for agricultural and biomedical industries in North America. EVIO Labs is dedicated to providing clients with superior customer service, reliable results, and world-class expertise. No matter which lab in the EVIO Labs network you choose, you will receive the same high level of accuracy, customer service, and professionalism. Ms. Glauser is responsible for the strategic growth and day to day operations of EVIO Labs. Along with CEO Will Waldrop, Signal Bay and EVIO Labs grew from a startup advisory firm in 2014 to 5 labs during the first two years of operation and are on track to open 18 labs by the end of 2018. Lori also leads the Advisory Services division which has provided services for dozens of startup companies that are now licensed to operate in the cannabis industry. Lori is also the founding chair of Women Grow – Las Vegas served on FOCUS standards committee, co-author of Medical Marijuana Desk Reference, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Lori founded Signal Bay and EVIO Labs on a foundation of 25 years’ experience in engineering, management consulting, and startups. Her expertise lies in business planning and operations, business process design, financial forecasting, risk, customer experience, and regulatory and policy. Previously, Ms. Glauser was a management consultant focusing on the energy industry with leading firms including Ernst & Young, IBM, Financial Times Group, and SNL Financial. She also launched two bay-area tech startups. Lori has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of Alabama.
Navigating Compliance With New Regulatory Requirements In The Cannabis Industry
35:37Today on State Of Cannabis we are joined by Perry N. Salzhauer, J.D. LL.M. & Bradley Blommer, J.D. of Green Light Law Group Perry is a corporate and environmental attorney who brings over a decade of experience providing strategic and compliance guidance and legal advice to public and private entities. Perry received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN, and an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School here in Portland, OR. He began his legal career in 2002 with the Corporate Securities and Transactions group at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington D.C. and first moved to Oregon in 2005. He has since served as both outside and in-house counsel to a variety of companies, investors, and government agencies throughout the United States, and has already helped launch several marijuana industry companies and projects. As an attorney, advisor, and manager, Perry specializes in streamlining operational, compliance, and management processes to create efficiencies which increase productivity and revenue. In addition to his experience and expertise in all aspects of marijuana-related matters, Perry’s years of experience providing guidance to clients with respect to business processes, SEC, and environmental compliance, makes him uniquely qualified in the emerging cannabis space where navigating compliance with new regulatory requirements, many of which remain to be implemented, looms large as a barrier to entry and ultimate success. Brad Blommer is a litigation and real estate attorney with over 17 years experience. He began his legal career as judicial law clerk to a trial court judge and practiced in Washington D.C. and Maryland for seven years, which included numerous bench and jury trials and appellate arguments in the D.C. Court of Appeals and in the Circuit Court of Appeals (DC Circuit) before now Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John G. Roberts, Jr. Brad fell in love with Portland on a trip with friends and moved to Oregon in 2005. With significant experience in all areas of trial practice, real estate transactions and disputes, foreclosure law, and creditor’s rights, along with a detailed understanding of the current marijuana laws, Brad provides legal advice and counseling from a diverse perspective. Additionally, having founded and run a real estate investment company in Oregon, Brad has significant real world business experience to better serve his clients.
Cannabis Deals And Specials with Leafbuyer
32:45Today on State of Cannabis Dave is joined by Leafbuyer founders, Kurt Rossner and Mark Breen. Leafbuyer is the deals and dispensary database of Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. Founded in 2012 by a group of technology and industry veterans, Leafbuyer is the #1 online resource for cannabis deals and specials. We aim to provide valuable information for the savvy cannabis consumer looking to make a purchase. Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. continues to expand into every legal state. They strive to be the ultimate cannabis resource, providing consumers and businesses alike with the resources they need to thrive in the cannabis industry. They have been called the "Priceline of pot" by thestreet.com and "...an industry game changer..." by NBC News. Leafbuyer has launched development of a large-scale platform based on blockchain technology. This development is aimed at increasing the value of the Leafbuyer network for both its dispensary partners and consumers who use Leafbuyer.com. Blockchain is a secure environment used to decentralize and distribute a public ledger, which is inherently resistant to tampering with transaction records and minimizing fraud. The technology will enable Leafbuyer to capitalize on its rapidly expanding web traffic. A feature of the new technology will allow users to register and participate in “Special Deals” only offered to them through the New Program.leafbuyerLeafbuyer Technologies, Inc. continues to expand into every legal state. They strive to be the ultimate cannabis resource, providing consumers and businesses alike with the resources they need to thrive in the cannabis industry. They have been called the "Priceline of pot" by thestreet.com and "...an industry game changer..." by NBC News.
The First Connected Convection Vaporizer With Personal Dosing Application
33:10Today on State of Cannabis Dave Inman is joined by GoFires's Joe Hodas and Peter Calfee. GoFire, a digital healthcare company based in Denver, CO, has designed the first connected convection vaporizer with personal dosing application that allows patients to create a consistent result, removing the fear of taking too much or being out of control. GoFire's proprietary micro-dosing technology enables precise control of plant-based concentrates in metered increments. That proprietary technology, along with the support of an anonymous community-driven data platform, allows GoFire to deliver a safe, reliable ecosystem that can unlock the true potential of plant-based- medicine, helping patients, physicians, and researchers better understand its medicinal benefits and impact on health and wellbeing.
Finding Ways To Be Greener And Eco-Friendly
34:54Today on State Of Cannabis Dave Inman is joined by Chad Currin the CEO of BioSoil Farm. Chad hails from a long line of farmers, specifically, tobacco farmers. For many years, Chad was a stay-at-home dad yet as his children got older and more self-sufficient, he started getting increasingly interested in environmentalism, gardening, and finding ways to be “greener” and eco-friendly. He started finding ways to use food scraps and leftovers to farm more efficiently. BioSoil Farm is an all-year-round operative indoor farm that specializes in converting high-quality finished compost into premium “worm castings” (aka worm casting), and they also manufacture a line of solid and liquid soil-feeding systems that are based on healthy nutrients extracted from plant sources.
Medicine Man: The Costco Of Marijuana
34:51Today on State of Cannabis our host is joined by Andy Williams from Medicine Man Technologies. Andy Williams is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Medicine Man Technologies and CEO of Medicine Man in Colorado. He is veteran of the US Army, and served three years as a Cavalry Scout in the 3rd Infantry Division. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, CO. Andy has worked in a wide range of manufacturing industries as an industrial engineer, and in leadership positions. He is a lifelong entrepreneur. In 2009 the Ogden letter was published stating the Department of Justice would not utilize their resources to prosecute those individuals following state marijuana laws. That was the call to a new opportunity in the marijuana industry for Andy and his brother, Pete Williams. In December of 2009 they launched Medicine Man with the concept of being the Costco of marijuana. Six years later Medicine Man is now a $17 million a year corporation and has branched out to assist start-up marijuana companies and grow facilities across the country with their consulting company, Medicine Man Technologies. They are known as industry leaders throughout the United States.
Curing Is A Necessity Not Just An Option For A Grower
32:28Today on the State Of Cannabis our host talks to Cole Ducey. Cole grew up in San Diego, CA and began cultivating cannabis on a small production level when in college in the San Fernando Valley. In order to produce the most top-shelf flower, Cole quickly realized that curing was not just a simple option left up to each respective grower, but actually a necessity for the product as a whole and one that could tremendously benefit and/or detriment the end product and bottom-line for the cultivator. The issue was that curing proved to be a very arduous and inexact process which was very easy to mess up, resulting in molded or over-dried flower. More than five years later, Cole had founded a CNC Machine shop which afforded him the opportunity to design and develop the Auto Cure device which he had wished he would have had during his growing days. Auto Cure, LLC. is now a production facility here in San Diego working alongside strategic partners within the industry.
Creating Content Which Help People Do Their Job Better
32:31Today on State of Cannabis we are Joined by Cassandra Farrington the CEO and CO-Founder of Marijuana Business Daily. Business to business content media executive, entrepreneur, and operations guru focused on creating content and information services which help people do their job better. Currently, she heads up the team at Marijuana Business Daily, the leading B2B information and events resource for the legal cannabis industry. Cassandra's team has built the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo into the country's fastest-growing trade show according to Trade Show Executive magazine, and our journalism has been cited everywhere from NPR to Harvard Business Review to Inc. Magazine. In previous roles, worked as a project lead at Citi North America Operations and Technology division on technology, real estate, and logistics initiatives.