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Episode 93: Do Corporations Have a Responsibility To Be Good Citizens?



Do you care if a company pollutes your favorite swimming hole? Does it matter if a corporation abuses its employees? If the answer is yes, you care about corporate social responsibility (CSR). It might sound like a dry topic, but CSR is impacting our lives every day in countless ways. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, we sat down with Curaleaf’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Raheem Uqdah to discover why CSR is important and how corporations big and small are influencing the world around us.

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Episode 92: Driving Retail Sales With Digital Signage



Digital menu boards seem to be a standard in cannabis dispensaries. Customers can identify what they want, what’s available, pricing, potency, and maybe even some educational tidbits as well — all while waiting in line. Digital signage is more than a digital picture frame, it’s an opportunity to talk to the captive waiting room and tell a story. That story could include advertising, how-to tips, and even customer reviews. It’s an evolving tool to help retailers drive sales and connect with customers. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Enlighten Jeremy Jacobs discusses his inspiration for creating Enlighten. Join the conversation and expand your understanding in this retail and technology-focused discussion featuring Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller.

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Episode 91: Building Customer Trust With Blockchain Tracking



Building trust around cannabis has been a slow process. The U.S. Government spent billions of dollars over several decades smearing the plant and degrading users. Now it’s up to cannabis retailers and producers to change the narrative. The only way to do that is through transparent practices and education. New technologies are making this easier. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Isaac Balbin shares how his inventory and compliance software Parsl is using blockchain to create an unchangeable record of product data from seed to sale. By pairing that information with a consumer app called Parsl Trust, cannabis customers can scan retail items and see an entire history including harvest data, lab reports, and even counterfeit warnings. Join the conversation and learn more at Parsl.co.

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Episode 90: Cybersecurity Solutions for Cannabis Companies



Cyber criminals can attack in unexpected ways. That USB charger in your hotel room could be a covert snake into your modem. A mysterious USB drive in the parking lot is more likely to be a hacker’s key to your data than a lost drive loaded with bitcoin. Join the conversation as Cannabis & Tech Today managing editor sits down with Violet Sullivan, VP of client engagement at Red Point Cyber. Sullivan reveals concrete steps you can take to protect yourself from cyberthreats and how to respond if you find yourself in the crosshairs of an attack. Plus, discover how AI and deep fakes might have you second guessing that unexpected Zoom call from your boss. How are you protecting your assets? Learn more at RedPointCyber.com.

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Episode 89: Rolling RAW With Josh Kesselman



In this special episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, RAW Rolling Papers Founder Josh Kesselman sits down with Cannabis & Tech Today Editor in Chief Charles Warner. Kesselman shares why he’s so passionate about social media, how his papers are born from generations of craftsmanship, and why philanthropy is something everyone should get fired up about. This is one candid conversation you won’t want to miss.

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Episode 88: Everything is an Edible with Ripple



Fast-acting, consistent, flavorless edible technology exists. The best part? It’s backed by science! Join Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller as she sits down with Ripple Co-Founder and Brand Director Missy Bradley to explore the emerging world of dissolvable concentrates. Bradley reveals why human trials are so rare in the cannabis industry and how Ripple is using data from its experiments to create unique, versatile dissolvables that can turn anything into an edible. Join the conversation and broaden your cannabis horizons with this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.

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Episode 87: Data-Driven Retail Insights From Hoodie



If used correctly, data analysis is a powerful tool in the retailer’s arsenal. But gathering market insights in the cannabis space has historically been a fragmented, slow-moving process. That’s changing. In today’s episode, Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller sits down with Kris Walker, president and chief commercial officer for Hoodie. Walker’s data platform gathers retail information from across the country to deliver next-day insights to its clients. It’s tracking millions of data points across thousands of dispensaries in North America and putting all that information together using machine learning and AI. The end result is powerful, actionable insights for businesses, and real-time inventory tracking for consumers. Tune in to discover how Hoodie is rapidly becoming the Nielsen of the cannabis industry.

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Episode 86: Learn How to Open a Dispensary From Cova Software’s CEO



If you were launching a dispensary, what would be your primary concern? According to Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova Software, the majority of entrepreneurs are most concerned with compliance. He created Cova to meet that need. His point-of-sale (POS) software is one of the retail cannabis industry’s most popular interfaces. Cohen said his first priority when creating Cova was to provide retailers with a compliance-focused POS system that would be easy to learn and scalable. Along the way, Cohen spoke with hundreds of entrepreneurs and quickly realized new entrants to the space need more than approachable technology, they need an education on the industry as a whole. That’s why Cova is now offering free educational seminars in new markets across the country. Join in on the conversation as he shares what he’s learned and what entrepreneurs need to know to make their green rush dreams a reality.

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Episode 85: Chatting with the Champ



Iconic boxer, entrepreneur, and cannabis advocate Mike Tyson has conquered the world of boxing, featured in several shows and movies, and launched a successful podcast, among other endeavors. In 2019, he launched Tyson 2.0, his own cannabis brand. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, he and Tyson 2.0 CEO Chad Bronstein sit down with Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner and staff writer Aron Vaughan to discuss the company’s product line, the future of the brand, and Tyson’s passion for cannabis. The company’s mission is to produce innovative, high-quality cannabis products known for purity, precision, and wide accessibility. Through licensing, cultivation, and agreements, Tyson 2.0 products are available across dispensaries and retail locations across the states of Colorado, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Delaware, and Washington D.C. with plans to expand nationally and internationally. 

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Episode 84: Influencer Insights With Brooke Burgstahler



In today’s episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, content creator, actor, and comedian Brooke Burgstahler speaks with Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller for the cover feature of the winter 2021 issue. Burgstahler recently launched Budding Mind, a wellness and lifestyle blog focused on holistic health. Cannabis has been a big part of Burgstahler’s journey, but her true passion is acting. As the host of World of Weed, she gets to flex her journalism and acting skills while providing quality edutainment to millions of online viewers. Join this candid discussion as Burgstahler reveals her reluctance to embrace cannabis stardom before finally finding her voice as an industry influencer. Check out her cover feature for free in the winter 2021 issue of Cannabis & Tech Today.

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