Making The Cannabis Industry Bigger, Better, And More Sophisticated
In this episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Patrick Rea, Founder of Canopy Boulder. He has a diverse background that includes M&A, strategic management consulting, venture finance, B2B media, e-commerce, CEO coaching, and entrepreneur mentorship. Canopy Boulder is a venture fund and accelerator focused on the cannabis industry. They speak about how they’re making the cannabis industry bigger, better, and more sophisticated, as well as what type of people or companies that Canopy Boulder helps.
Compliant Automated Retail Systems In The Cannabis Industry
In this episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice, we are joined by Tracy Maltby, Client Relations Manager at Grasshopper, based in Northern California, offering compliant automated retail systems in the cannabis industry, where customer solutions meet versatile business solutions through kiosks, lockers, and payments systems. We speak about his history and experience in the cannabis industry, as well as detailing the customer experience of Grasshopper Kiosks. We also touch on the progression of the industry over the years and how this will affect the future.
The Complicated And Ever-Changing Regulations Of The Cannabis Industry
NCIA Host Bethany Moore is joined by Michael Cooper, a leading regulatory advisor to the adult-use cannabis industry helping to understand the rules, the compliance, and risks. He is also Vice Chair of NCIA’s State Regulations Committee and also a brand new member of NCIA’s Policy Council.
They speak about the complicated and ever-changing regulations in the business, and how to handle them in the day to day operation, as well as how our actions are being judged, and how important that is for an industry like ours that is a new industry and still federally illegal is being perceived.
Michael is also co-founder and managing member of MadisonJay Solutions, founded by executives of a leading provider of compliance solutions for alcohol producers. Drawing on their experience in the alcohol industry as well as legal practice advising companies in a wide range of regulated and non-regulated industries on their compliance systems, MadisonJay helps clients navigate the complex web of ever-evolving regulations that face a nascent industry like adult-use cannabis.
The Ruling For Harborside Health
Today on NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Rachel Gillette and James Mann, attorneys in the cannabis space based in Denver, CO, and New York who focus much of their work on issues related to section 280E of the IRS tax code and beyond. James B. Mann is a partner with the Tax practice group of Greenspoon Marder LLP. Mr. Mann has over 25 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor to a broad range of stakeholders in the energy and financial services industries. He counsels clients on the new changes in the tax law, as well as cannabis tax issues and cannabis tax controversy proceedings. Rachel Gillette is among the first attorneys in the nation to dedicate her practice to the cannabis industry. Since 2010, Ms. Gillette has helped marijuana/cannabis businesses with licensing and regulatory compliance, business law and transactions, contract drafting and review, tax litigation, corporate formation, and tax matters, including audit representation. She works with startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and ancillary industry businesses to help develop the cannabis innovation ecosystem, and is a zealous advocate for the industry. They speak about the ruling for Harborside Health, which is a very well known cannabis dispensary in northern California founded by the famous Steve D’Angelo, as well as if there will be appeals or further action taken.
Helping Cannabis Companies Thrive In The Face Of Uncertain Regulatory Environments
NCIA’s Bethany Moore is joined by Rebecca Berry, Account Executive with Würk, a provider of payroll and HR solutions. Würk exists to help underserved businesses fortify, comply, and thrive in the face of uncertain regulatory environments. Designed specifically for the highly regulated cannabis industry, the Würk platform allows employers to protect and streamline their operations while providing an environment. They talk about what’s unique about the cannabis industry as far as our workforce and payroll needs. The company’s founder, Keegan Peterson comes from HCM Tech and has been a follower and proponent for regulating cannabis.
NCIA Team Discuss 2018 Progress and Midterm Election Results
Tune in to this new episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice weekly podcast! This week, hear from Executive Director Aaron Smith and Government Relations Manager Michelle Rutter as we discuss important highlights for cannabis policy reform in 2017 and 2018, and analyze the results of the midterm election.
NCIA’s Government Relations for Cannabis in Washington D.C.
Today on the show, we speak to Michelle Rutter and Michael Correia. Michelle is government relations manager for the National Cannabis Industry Association. Prior to working for NCIA, Michelle was a research analyst at a government affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where she analyzed and tracked legislation on numerous issues. Michelle graduated from James Madison University in 2012, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History. During her studies, she held a year-long internship with the Virginia House of Delegates member Tony Wilt.
Michael Correia is director of government relations for the National Cannabis Industry Association. His focus is on raising awareness and building support for the cannabis industry’s issues on Capitol Hill. In addition, Michael works with other national organizations to increase the cannabis industry profile nationally. Prior to joining NCIA, Michael spent many years working on Capitol Hill, including working for Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), who retired in 2010, and the House Committee on Resources, serving three different Chairmen. Previously, he was director of federal affairs for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and senior project manager for the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget.
Revolutionary Products For The Cannabis Community
Today on NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Kevin Love. Kevin is the Director of Product Development at Cannabiniers, who produce a line of high-quality cannabis-infused products, including Brewbudz, Two Roots and Just Society. The vision behind Cannabiniers was to create revolutionary products for the cannabis community that are easily consumed and enjoyed as part of daily life.
The merging of cannabis with their products, delivered in a sustained and environmentally conscious way, invests them in the responsibility of caring for both their customers and the environment. Kevin talks about infused products and edibles and how they are becoming an increasingly popular market with cannabis consumers. As well as how the regulations are constantly changing from state to state when it comes to cannabis.
The Cannabis Industry Should Get Legal Support From A Cannabis Attorney
Today on NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Rachael Ardanuy of RZA Legal. Rachel graduated from the Florida State University, earning Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Real Estate. Following graduation, she managed a corporate restaurant and obtained a real estate sales associate license in Florida. After a few years, Rachel decided to return to school and earned her law degree, graduating with honors for academic achievement and dedication to providing pro bono service.
During law school, she gained valuable experience as an intern at the Florida Supreme Court. Upon becoming a Florida attorney, Rachel practiced law in Jacksonville, Florida for a number of years in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, family law, and civil and criminal litigation. During that time, she visited friends and family living in Colorado and, with her husband, decided it is where they wanted to begin the next chapter of their lives. They talk about some of the big reasons business owners in the cannabis industry should get legal support from a cannabis attorney, and how Rachel got into to the cannabis industry.
Cannabis Royalty, Real Estate and Conservancy
In this week’s episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice podcast, hear from three NCIA members right from the expo floor of NCIA’s #CannaBizSummit held July 25-27 in San Jose, CA. Guests include Jason Thomas of Avalon Realty Advisors, Inc., Afzal Hasan of CannaRoyalty Corp, Brittny Anderson of The Cannabis Conservancy.
Entrepreneurs For The Cannabis Economy, Cannabis Cultivators, And Excellent Customer Service
In this week’s episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice podcast, hear from three NCIA members right from the expo floor of NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit held July 25-27 in San Jose, CA. In this episode, hear from guests including Peter Vogel of Leafwire, Tara Croom of Bibbeo Ltd., and Yarrow Kubrin of Special Teams Consulting.
Cannabis Lifestyle, Advocacy, And Untapped Market Niches
Tune in to the latest episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice weekly podcast! We conducted interviews directly from the expo floor at our 5th Annual #CannaBizSummit held last month in San Jose. In this episode, hear from guests including Dr. Bao Le of BAS Research, Scott Rutledge of Argentum Partners, and Victoria Posh of APOP MEDIA.
Analytics And E Commerce Platforms
Tune in to the latest episode of NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice weekly podcast! Guests include Peter Vogel of Leafwire, Tamar Maritz of BDS Analytics, and Socrates Rosenfeld of Jane Technologies.
From Aeroponics To Tag, Test and Track To Radio Frequency
AEssenseGrows VP, Marketing Phil Gibson discusses aeroponics technology for accelerated growth in plants.
Applied DNA Sciences Director of Cannabis Business Development Gordon Hope talks about a new solution his company has for providing provenance for cannabis to allow interested parties and regulators to forensically track the origin of cannabis and its byproducts called CertainT. The system provides an end to end solution to tag, test, and track, all data points captured in a secure cloud-based system for easy access to dashboards and detailed reporting.
Finally, Ziel Managing Director Arthur De Cordoba discusses his company’s APEX radio frequency treatment process to reduce total yeast and mold count in cannabis while preserving potency, terpenes, and sensory attributes.
Getting A Cannabis Brand Recognized In Search Engines
We are joined by Buoyancy Digital’s Founder & CEO, Scott Rabinowitz. Buoyancy Digital is a Colorado-based management & digital media consultancy. Principals of the company have been engaged in the timely delivery of profit-building online advertising campaigns & management consulting services for over 20 years.
They have bought and sold over $300 million in multi-channel digital media. Bethany and Scott talk about the digital marketing challenges and pain points like paid advertising, Google and Facebook scrutinizing ads and rejecting them. Also about how any cannabis brand who wants to be responsible would handle getting a cannabis brand recognized in search engines to reach their intended customers.
Cannabis Policy and Hemp Policy Defined
This week NCIA’s Bethany Moore is joined by Samantha Walsh, based in Denver. Samantha is an expert in public affairs strategies and legislative policy serving the cannabis and hemp industry, and was also the co-founder of the National Hemp Association and currently sits on the Colorado Hemp Industries Association board.
Samantha’s clients include the Marijuana Policy Project, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and various hemp and marijuana companies ranging from premier edibles manufacturers, dispensaries and cultivation, to cannabis education and advocacy groups.
Process Manufacturing In The Cannabis Industry
Today on NCIA Cannabis Industry Voice we are joined by Daniel Erickson, Product Strategy Manager with Process Pro, who specialized in process manufacturing. With roots in custom software programming that date back to 1985, ProcessPro has grown to be a leading mid-market ERP software solution for the process manufacturing industry. Daniel has been with the company for 20 years and tells Bethany what it has been like working with Process Pro. He explains his story of how he got into the cannabis industry and where the industry is heading from here. As well as speaking on the current state of seed-to-sale.