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In this episode, we discuss Sophisticated Supply Chains with Vince Ning, Nabis CEO. Nabis a distributor of cannabis products servicing hundreds of licensed businesses in California. Prior to starting Nabis, Vince began his career as an engineer at Microsoft before founding a software company called Scaphold, which was later acquired by Amazon. Jun started as an engineer at Facebook before founding an artificial intelligence company called Allganize. We talk about how the cannabis industry’s structure is maturing. We started off seeing vertical industries where companies were required to grow, process, and sell their own cannabis, but now we’re seeing more sophisticated supply chains which include distributors, like NABIS.
Advancing marijuana law reform legislation with Aaron Smith. Aaron is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Before the organization’s launch, he was a public advocate for cannabis policy reform. Initially, Smith worked with Safe Access Now, a group of medical cannabis advocates based in California. He then went on to become the California State Policy Director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). In addition to his work with the NCIA, Smith has written a number of opinion articles that have been featured in newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. Learn more about NCIA's 9th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days on May 21-23, 2019.
In this episode, we talk Cannabis Focused Sales with Francesca Vavalva, a co-founder of Alias Cann. Alias is a cannabis sales and marketing company based out of Delaware. They offer cannabis focused sales, planning, processing, and marketing services. With cannabis legalization in a majority of states across the country, the time to adapt and innovate has arrived. Alias Cann marries years of expertise in sales and marketing, knowledge of the cannabis industry, and client products or service to create mutual growth. Integrating with Alias Cann is seamless and offers powerful advancement in a quickly growing field. They operate within the client's existing structure, so you can continue to do what you’re good at, and they will take care of what you’re not so good at.