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Episode 78: Regulatory and Commercial Considerations for Hemp-Derived CBD



How do cannabis chemotypes shape market access? What’s the FDA’s position on CBD as a consumer product ingredient? Listen in as Dr. Duffy MacKay shares what he’s learned as the senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at CV Sciences, a CBD company available in more than 7,300 retail locations. This business-focused discussion is adapted from a session at the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference. Are you still reading? Start listening and join the conversation around hemp-derived CBD.

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Episode 77: Higher Learning With Green Flower CEO Max Simon



There is so much to know about the world of cannabis. To enter this industry requires more than tenacity and passion, it requires an education in a topic that’s widely misunderstood. In today’s episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Max Simon joins Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner to discuss cannabis education. Simon is the CEO and co-founder of Green Flower, a cannabis education and training platform. The company is now working with 23 universities and community colleges across Noth America to power standardized cannabis credentials for manufacturers, cultivators, and retailers. If you’re looking for some higher-level training on this emerging sector, this episode is sure to inspire. 

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Episode 76: Firing It Up with Berner and Run the Jewels



Michael Kauffman, director of the CLIO Cannabis Awards, leads this conversation with Berner, Killer Mike, and El-P. The prolific rappers and cannabis entrepreneurs explore how the two industries overlap and share some of their earliest cannabis memories. Co-Managers of Run the Jewels Will Bronson and Amaechi Uzoigwe add their insights in this exclusive CLIO Fireside Chat. Listen in to hear about the group’s origins, passions, and their view on the twisted politics of prohibition.


Episode 75: Seeking Justice for Cannabis Offenders



In today’s episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, hear from members of the Last Prisoner Project (LPP) as they explore criminal justice reform. Co-Founder Andrew DeAngelo shares what inspired the launch of LPP. Sarah Gersten, executive director and general counsel for the organization, discusses how legalization is helping advance equity and expungement in the industry. Yet, she notes, there was still a lack of focus on individuals incarcerated for nonviolent cannabis crimes. That’s where LPP found its purpose.

Evelyn LaChapelle, an advisory board member for LPP, shares her journey as a first-time nonviolent cannabis offender. Mikelina Belaineh, director of criminal justice law and policy at LPP, details the barriers past offenders face as they work to re-enter their lives after incarceration. Discover how you can help LPP in today’s important discussion adapted from the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference.


Episode 74: The National Cannabis Party With Special Guest Redman



What does democracy mean to you? If you’re ready for your elected officials to start voting in favor of the issues you care about, consider signing up for the National Cannabis Party. Today’s episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, adapted from the Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference, reveals the party’s ambitions and strategies for advancing the nation’s cannabis agenda. Special guest Redman makes an appearance and party leaders discuss what the blockchain can do for political representation.


Episode 73: Education and Inspiration at the Cannabis Science Conference



Cannabis is more than a plant. It’s a network of cannabinoids, terpenes, and molecules that are shaping the future of medicine, manufacturing, and more. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, President, CEO, and founder of the Cannabis Science Conference Joshua Crossney shares what he’s learned from years hosting one of the nation’s premiere, science-driven cannabis conferences. After a hiatus in events due to the pandemic, the Cannabis Science Conference is back with more insights, takeaways, and revelations guaranteed to inform and inspire. Learn more at https://www.cannabisscienceconference.com/

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Episode 72: ERP, SOPs, and SaaS for Cannabis Entrepreneurs



Gerry Dumani from figgro joins Cannabis & Tech Today managing editor Patricia Miller for this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks. What is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and how can it help manufacturers in the cannabis industry? Dumani dives into the complexities of ERP tech, from machine learning to AI, and reveals how simple spreadsheets can transform into complex data algorithms designed to streamline operations. Still reading? Start listening.


Episode 71: Ramping Up Cannabis Research



Nadav Eyal, CEO and co-founder of Eybna joins Cannabis & Tech Today Managing Editor Patricia Miller to discuss huge advancements in cannabis research. Eybna has been studying cannabinoids and terpenes for nearly a decade. In that time, the company has made fascinating discoveries about the complexities of the entourage effect, the endocannabinoid system, and their potential to impact global wellness. In this discussion, Eyal shares how he discovered NT-VRL, a terpene formulation with the potential to treat and prevent coronavirus infection. He also reveals his new line of phytochemical formulations designed to target specific health issues, such as insomnia or anxiety. In this science-packed episode, you’ll discover the true potential of cannabis and what it means for the future of medicine.

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Episode 70: Skipping the Retailer with Direct to Consumer Tech



What if cannabis brands could bypass retailers and sell their goods directly to customers? No more haggling with storefronts for shelf space or cutting margins to appease a demanding business owner. Now, brands can reclaim their power and gather valuable customer data thanks to direct-to-consumer technology platforms. In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Cannabis & Tech Today managing editor Patricia Miller speaks with Roie Edery, CEO and founder of Ginger Commerce. Edery’s platform allows brands to market directly to its customers and provide shipping and delivery services without a middleman. Find out how this disruptive tech is shaping the future of retail in this enlightening episode.

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Episode 69: Hawthorne on Reducing the Complexity of Cultivation



If you’re growing in this industry, or looking to become a cannabis farmer, you’ll appreciate this conversation with Hawthorne’s Director of Technical Services Mike Anderson. Hawthorne is a one-stop solution provider, offering everything from water purification to lighting design, to HVAC, irrigation, fertigation, and more. Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner dives into the depths of cannabis cultivation. Can reducing the complexity of a grow lead to higher yields? Could the power company kill your dreams for a high-volume facility? Don’t miss these insights, recorded live at MJBizCon 2021.

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