Episode 65: Ricky Williams: The Heisman Healer



In this special episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Former NFL player and Heisman trophy winner Ricky Williams shares his journey with medicinal cannabis. Pulled from the Emerge archives, this moving keynote speech explores Williams’ battle with anxiety and pain brought on from years of intense athletic performance. Discover how he’s using Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine as companions to cannabis in his wellness regiment. Tune in to find out what’s next in Williams’ transformational journey.

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Episode 64: MJ Unpacked CEO George Jage



In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Managing Editor Patricia Miller sits down with George Jage, co-founder and CEO of MJ Unpacked. MJ Unpacked is a unique trade event designed to connect retailers and brands with investors, taking place October 21-22 in Las Vegas. In this discussion, Jage explores the future of trade shows, how brands should measure their event ROI, and offers tips for taking a brand to the national level.

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Episode 63: Jason Gann



Jason Gann is the creator and star of the cult comedy series Wilfred. He is also the CEO of the Wilfred Cannabis and Wilfred CBD & Hemp brands. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner and Managing Editor Patricia Miller explore Gann’s inspiration for launching his cannabis brands. The trio discuss branding, ancient aliens, and the surprising similarities between cannabis and canines.

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Episode 62: Chris Day



In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner speaks with Chris Day, co-founder of the Global Cannabis Network and Project Evolve. Day explores the evolution of the global cannabis marketplace and discusses the future for the cannabis event space. How has the pandemic shaped live events and the development of a more robust virtual-event atmosphere? How is technology playing a larger role in developing business relationships? Find the answers to these questions and more from two industry innovators in this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.

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Episode 61: Montel Williams



There are few people in the cannabis industry who are as knowledgeable and outspoken about cannabis as Montel Williams. The veteran, TV host, and cannabis advocate shares his thoughts on the state of the industry, the impacts of COVID-19, and what’s next for the evolving cannabis space. Williams joins Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner to explore the demand for education, leadership, and informed legislation in this special episode.

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Episode 60: Drinking Your High with CEO of Lively Spirits Matt Cohen



When will we see the beer of the cannabis world? There are so many companies doing innovative work, surely one of them can come up with a product that sets in quickly, wears off predictably, and provides a party-like buzz. CEO of Lively Spirits Matt Cohen says that’s exactly what they’ve created. His newest product, purejuana, is set to disrupt the alcohol industry by offering customers a cannabis “alcohol replacement.” How does it work and why hasn’t anyone done it before? What sets it apart from other cannabis-infused beverages? Find all the answers to your questions in this week’s Cannabis Tech Talks.

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Episode 59: Using Tech to Fight Pests and Mildew with Terra Vera CEO Carlos Perea



Fighting pests, mold, and mildew is a pervasive problem in big agriculture. Cannabis cultivation, however, is unique. The pesticides used on edible products aren’t safe to combust or inhale, so what’s a grower to do? Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller speaks with Terra Vera CEO Carlos Perea to learn about his company’s new solution to an age-old problem. He’s using tech from the department of defense to wage war on powdery mildew and common cannabis contaminants. Find out how in this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.

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Episode 58: Salvador Santana



Salvador Santana believes in the power of the cannabis plant. His grandmother created tinctures from the medicinal herb. His father Carlos often used it for inspiration when creating his award-winning rhythms. Now, Salvador is using his legacy of cannabis knowledge to craft VAYA, a socially-conscious cannabis brand based out of California. In this interview recorded during the Spring Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference, Salvador speaks with Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller to share his passion for the plant, his challenges as a father and entrepreneur, and his vision for the future.

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Episode 57: Codie Sanchez of Entourage Effect Capital (EEC)



Join Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner as he chops it up with special guest Codie Sanchez, managing director and partner at Entourage Effect Capital (EEC). Since 2014, EEC has poured over $100 million into investments in the cannabis industry. Sanchez’s work with the Arcview Group, Magma Partners Venture Fund, Texans for Veterans, and the Marijuana Policy Project give her a unique understanding of the complexities of the cannabis market. In this interview plucked from Spring Emerge 2021, Sanchez shares her investment secrets and some common-sense advice to help you turn your cents into dollars.

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Episode 56: Advocacy and Artistry with Laganja Estranja



How much do you know about the “Qween of Green,” Miss Laganja Estranja? Also known as Jay Jackson, this powerhouse artist, drag queen, and cannabis advocate is bringing marijuana to the mainstream. She starred as a guest judge on Chopped 420, a cannabis cooking competition airing on Discovery+, but her public recognition of the plant started in 2014 with her work on season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Join Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller to learn how a dance injury changed Laganja’s perception of cannabis and why she wasn’t afraid to bring her passion to the public eye. How have perceptions changed since her 2014 debut and what’s next for her colorful career? Find out in this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.

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