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Why Professionals Want To Work In The Industry

Tune in to this week's episode to learn more about why professionals want to work in the cannabis industry with guest John Comeau, Founding Partner of H2 Talent. John is recognized as one of the leading recruiters in the country. In 2017, C-Level Search was designated as a Top Search Firm in North America. LinkedIn named C-Level Search the 24th “Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in North America” in a category with over 60,000 other staffing agencies. H2 Talent is creating new jobs where they haven’t existed and bringing the entrepreneurs, visionaries, problem solvers, and disruptors into the “next great American industry.”

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Cannabinoid Science For Planetary Health And Well-Being

Tune in to this episode to learn more about cannabinoid science for planetary health and well-being with Steve Goldner of Pure Green. Pure Green creates pharmaceutical grade solutions for everyday ailments and chronic conditions. Stephen Goldner has served as FDA Advisor to the NIH, advising medical device and drug developers and grant awardees. Steve is a forensic toxicologist and to the laywoman, that means he has done medical examinations, autopsies, and has an intimate understanding of the disease. As someone who is pro-cannabis, we talk about his concern with this epidemic we’re seeing with the vaping illnesses. There have been more than 30 deaths already, and it is very tragic and concerning. Despite this hiccough, we can still safely say that cannabis has provided real medical benefits to so many people for issues ranging from PTSD treatment to pain management and everything in between. Steve is passionate about and dedicated to bringing real science to cannabis. We discuss some of the clinical trials he is working on and anecdotes of people healing from cannabis.  

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The Fast Paced Growth And Expansion In Cannabis

Tune in to this episode to learn more about the fast paced growth and expansion in cannabis with Noah Miller, CEO of Black Dog LED. He’s been with the company since November 2011, bringing experience from both startups and large corporations. Black Dog LED provides LED grow lights for the cannabis industry and beyond. We discuss scaling Noah's business, which has been around since medical-only programs, and at this point almost 6 years into adult legalization in some states including Colorado. He is keeping up with all that by scaling fast.

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Sustainability In The Cannabis Industry

Learn more about sustainability in the cannabis industry with Emily Backus, Sustainability Advisor at Denver Dept of Public Health. Emily Backus, Sustainability Advisor at the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment focusing on Environmental Quality and leads the Denver Cannabis Sustainability Workgroup. Sustainability is an important issue across all industries. Many agricultural (like the wine industry, avocado trees, and almond trees) and industrial businesses such as chemical plants and consumer goods manufacturing, have to consider issues around water, soil, toxic chemicals, energy use and everything in between. We talk about how and why she got involved in the cannabis industry considering her position with the City and County.