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#300: George Mancheril, Bespoke Financial

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Release Date: 05/31/2022

#322: Juliana Whitney on social equity and competitive licensing applications show art #322: Juliana Whitney on social equity and competitive licensing applications

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Juliana Whitney is the Founder and president of Cann Strategy, a consulting firm helping cannabis business investors and operators win licenses, start up operations, expand to multiple states and develop competitive strategies.

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#321: Jesse Campoamor on negotiating the MRTA, NY’s cannabis legislation bill show art #321: Jesse Campoamor on negotiating the MRTA, NY’s cannabis legislation bill

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Jesse Campoamor, is the owner of Campoamor & Sons, a creative, mission-driven Latino-owned consulting firm fueled by a passion for social justice and creating economic opportunity for historically excluded communities. Jesse is a veteran political operative and cannabis equity advocate with more than a decade of experience in New York State and City government. He worked with Governor Cuomo’s office during the battle to legalize cannabis and served as chief architect and negotiator of the MRTA, New York’s landmark cannabis legislation.

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#320: Lewis Koski on developing and implementing cannabis policy show art #320: Lewis Koski on developing and implementing cannabis policy

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Lewis Koski is the Chief Strategy Officer of Metrc. Metrc’s approach to cannabis regulation helps state governments establish secure regulatory environments, allowing businesses in those jurisdictions to plan and prosper. Metrc’s track-and-trace system helps state governments establish secure regulatory environments, allowing businesses in those jurisdictions to plan and prosper. Metrc is engaged in 21 government contracts and serves more than 300,000 users, including growers, testing facilities, dispensaries, state regulators, and law enforcement officials.

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#319: Jill Ellsworth on Cannabis Decontamination Technology show art #319: Jill Ellsworth on Cannabis Decontamination Technology

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Jill Ellsworth is the Founder and CEO of Willow Industries, the industry-leading organic cannabis kill step. WillowPure, the company's patented, organic ozone-based technology is scientifically proven to reduce or eliminate contaminants such as yeast, mold and bacteria from cannabis while protecting the medicinal properties of the plant. Prior to launching Willow Industries, Jill founded Vibrant Earth Juices (VEJ), a Santa Barbara-based cold-pressed organic juice company. Jill became passionate about pasteurization techniques, employing High Pressure Processing (HPP) to prevent microbial...

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#318: Nohtal Partansky on Industrial Cannabis AI and Computer Vision Technologies show art #318: Nohtal Partansky on Industrial Cannabis AI and Computer Vision Technologies

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Nohtal Partansky is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sorting Robotics, the premier industrial automation technology company for the cannabis industry. Nohtal is a serial entrepreneur and former NASA-JPL engineer. During his time at NASA-JPL, Nohtal was assigned to a project called the Mars Oxygen In Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), and the mission to develop a device that can take in the atmosphere of Mars and produce oxygen for people to breathe was successfully accomplished. While building Sorting Robotics, Nohtal witnessed first hand how the lack of automation in the cannabis...

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#317: Daulton O’Neill on the Texas Round Up and Dallas Startup Week show art #317: Daulton O’Neill on the Texas Round Up and Dallas Startup Week

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Daulton O’Neill is the President of Green Light Events, an event consultancy and production company that brings the industry together. Green Light also owns Texas cannabis TV and hemp business builder. Daulton O’Neill is a freethinking thought provoker looking to make maximum impact in the hemp industry. He leverages industry insights and relationships to push the ball forward to create unique memorable events for clients and sponsors. Daulton has helped facilitate multiple event contracts, most notably for EarthX, one of the largest environmental gatherings in the world.

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#316: FundCanna CEO Adam Stettner on the State of Lending in the Cannabis Sector show art #316: FundCanna CEO Adam Stettner on the State of Lending in the Cannabis Sector

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Adam Stettner is the Founder and CEO of FundCanna, one of the leading lender in the cannabis industry. With over the past 20+ years, the FundCanna team of financial experts has provided nearly $20 Billion in funding to underserved businesses and individuals across the country. Adam has nearly 30 years of business, strategy and leadership experience in both Private and Public Companies. Among other recognitions, Adam won the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2019 and was a North American finalist, finishing in the top three for his category on the Continent. In...

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#315: TILT Holdings CEO Gary Santo on Company Milestones and 2022 Accomplishments show art #315: TILT Holdings CEO Gary Santo on Company Milestones and 2022 Accomplishments

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Gary Santo is the CEO of TILT Holdings, an MSO helping cannabis companies build brands within specific markets. Mr. Santo brings more than 24 years of experience leading lean, high-performance teams in Consumer Credit, Financial Services, Gaming and Technology, Higher Education and Specialty-Pharma. He has held a variety of senior-level positions at The First Marblehead Corporation, Fitch Ratings, International Game Technology, Lantheus Medical Imaging and, most recently, Columbia Care Inc., a leading multi-state operator in the cannabis industry.

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#314: Petalfast's Jason Vegotsky on Route-to-Market Cannabis Distribution  show art #314: Petalfast's Jason Vegotsky on Route-to-Market Cannabis Distribution

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Jason Vegotsky is the CEO of Petalfast, the first-of-its-kind full spectrum sales and marketing agency for the cannabis industry. Prior to Petalfast, Vegotsky was the co-founder of Summit Innovations, Inc. and the driver of the company’s business development where he expanded the business to over 600+ customers & 25 employees in its first year of operations.

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#313: Matt Hawkins on Cannabis Investing in a Bear Market show art #313: Matt Hawkins on Cannabis Investing in a Bear Market

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Matt Hawkins is the Founder and Managing Principal, Entourage Effect Capital, a venture capital firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Since 2014, the firm has made close to 70 investments out of three funds, co-investment vehicles and special purpose entities.

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George Mancheril is the Co-founder and CEO of Bespoke Financial, the nation’s first licensed fintech lender focused on the cannabis industry and is focused on bridging the divide between institutional investors and cannabis. George Mancheril has over 14 years of experience in the financial industry with a specific focus on asset-based lending, off-balance sheet financing of commercial assets, and structured credit.