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#55: Garrett Bain, EcoGen Biosciences

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Release Date: 10/26/2020

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Zane Witzel is the CEO of Cannador, a premium storage brand that focuses on functional design and balanced humidity for the home. As an entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast, Zane founded Cannador in 2014 to help keep cannabis fresh and organized. He acquired US Patent Nos. 7,892,327 and 8,211,209, formerly owned by a cigar accessories company to regulate humidity in humidors and then rebranded to VaporBeads in order to serve both the cannabis and tobacco industry. Today, Cannador products can be seen on shelves from small boutiques to major retailers like Bloomingdales. He received his...

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#340: Poplar Founder Beryl Solomon Jackowitz on Mom's advocating for Long Island to embrace cannabis show art #340: Poplar Founder Beryl Solomon Jackowitz on Mom's advocating for Long Island to embrace cannabis

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Beryl Solomon Jackowitz is the Founder of Poplar, an online platform and e-commerce site offering the best selection of must-have hemp-derived CBD products and educational resources and experiences to demystify plant medicine. Beryl is leading the charge in the efforts to urge Long Island communities to opt-in to cannabis retail. She recently spoke at a Long Beach City Council meeting about how cannabis can be a positive economic benefit for the community and actually keep cannabis out of the hands of minors, like her sons.   Beryl personally added cannabis to her health and wellness...

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#338: RESET Vegas Founder Christopher LaPorte on cannabis tourism in Las Vegas and beyond show art #338: RESET Vegas Founder Christopher LaPorte on cannabis tourism in Las Vegas and beyond

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#337: Ayr Wellness CMO Jeff Finnerty on data and consumer behavior trends show art #337: Ayr Wellness CMO Jeff Finnerty on data and consumer behavior trends

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Jeff Finnerty is the Chief Marketing Officer at Ayr Wellness. As Chief Marketing Officer at Ayr, Jeff is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of all marketing and advertising strategies. Prior to Ayr, he served as the Head of Marketing & Sales for Grow Healthy, a Florida based cannabis operator. Before Cannabis, Jeff was instrumental in repositioning the Firehouse Subs brand, and developing a first time national, multi-channel marketing and advertising strategy as a Franchise Group President and leader of the Marketing Board of Directors. He spent the first 16 years of...

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Brandon Pollock is the Co-Founder and CEO of Theory Wellness. Theory Wellness was founded in Massachusetts in 2015 and has quickly become a top performing privately owned, vertically integrated cannabis company. As CEO, Brandon is committed to building a world-class cannabis organization that is a great place to work, produces high quality products, and leads by example with progressive initiatives such as our social equity program and our outdoor cannabis farm. ====================== Links and Mentions Instagram: @theorywellness Twitter: @theorywellness ====================== About...

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#335: House of Puff Founder Kristina Lopez Adduci on leveraging the power of art as a vehicle for social change show art #335: House of Puff Founder Kristina Lopez Adduci on leveraging the power of art as a vehicle for social change

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Kristina Lopez Adduci is the Founder and CEO of House of Puff, a woman and Latina-owned brand that sells art-inspired cannabis accessories and produces educational content that makes cannabis consumption easy, accessible and chic. Kristina is an entrepreneur, speaker, art collector, and curator. House of Puff started with her conception of the cannabis consumption devices she wanted for herself. ===================== Links and Mentions House of Puff Instagram: LinkedIn: Kristina Lopez Adduci Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: ===================== About Cannabinoid Connect Cannabis podcast...

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Brandon Kurtzman is a Partner at Vicente Sederberg, a cannabis law firm that has been at the cutting edge of cannabis law and policy since 2010 right at the inception of the regulated cannabis industry. As a Partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP, Brandon focuses his practice on regulatory and licensing matters in Massachusetts and New York. He is also a member of VS's national merit licensing team, where he served as the lead attorney for competitive marijuana licensing projects in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Illinois, and Virginia. ==================== Website: ...

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Jim Cacioppo is the Chairman, CEO and Founder of Jushi Holdings Inc. Prior to founding Jushi, Jim spent over two decades managing the business and allocating capital in senior management positions at several large hedge funds; two of which were early stage success stories.

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#332: Rob Sechrist on Navigating Cannabis Capital Markets as Interest Rates Continue to Rise show art #332: Rob Sechrist on Navigating Cannabis Capital Markets as Interest Rates Continue to Rise

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Rob Sechrist is the Co-Founder and President of Pelorus Equity Group. Under Rob’s leadership, Pelorus Equity Group saw 434% growth year-over-year in 2021 and currently has more than $250 million assets under management (“AUM”) and $200 million of equity – more equity than any other privately held or publicly traded commercial real estate lender in the cannabis space.

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Garrett Bain is the President of EcoGen Biosciences, a vertically-integrated manufacturer and supplier of hemp-derived speciality ingredients in the U.S.