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

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Release Date: 07/19/2022

#333: Jim Cacioppo on building a strong foundation for growth at Jushi Holdings show art #333: Jim Cacioppo on building a strong foundation for growth at Jushi Holdings

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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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#331: Spekr Founder and CEO Amir Zen on biohacking with breathwork to boost performance show art #331: Spekr Founder and CEO Amir Zen on biohacking with breathwork to boost performance

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Amir Zen is the Founder and CEO of Spekr (SpekrHealth.com), a cryptocurrency-friendly health optimization company that focuses on modulating and balancing the endocannabinoid system. Amir has over 10 years of experience in cannabis, politics, cryptocurrency, health optimization, and fitness, which he has built into Spekr’s business model. In his pursuit of innovation and freedom, Amir has been self-experimenting with his theories on health, curing disease, and longevity through diet, biohacking, breathwork, meditation, and various fitness styles like calisthenics, yoga, and martial arts.

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#330: Stillwater Hemp's Melanie Kossan on the misconceptions about cannabis show art #330: Stillwater Hemp's Melanie Kossan on the misconceptions about cannabis

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Melanie Kossan is the Founder of Stillwater Hemp, a Montana-based Organic health and CBD company. Stillwater Hemp ships tinctures, topicals, edibles, and pet products to all 50 states, as well as allows other entrepreneurs to white-label their products to start their own CBD brand. Melanie is a lifelong entrepreneur and natural healthcare advocate. She initially launched Stillwater Hemp to provide safe, 100% organic hemp products to her family and friends.

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#329: Texas Cannabis Collective's Austin Zamhariri on showing up for cannabis activism & advocacy work show art #329: Texas Cannabis Collective's Austin Zamhariri on showing up for cannabis activism & advocacy work

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Austin Zamhariri is the Executive Director of the Texas Cannabis Collective, a nonprofit focused on breaking news, advocacy, and community events in the Texas cannabis space. Since 2016, Austin has served DFW and the Texas marijuana reform movement by lobbying legislators in Austin and testifying for decriminalization and medical bills. He has also worked on several campaigns to decriminalize marijuana at the local level across the state. His goal is to bring Texas marijuana industry and advocacy into a united front to better challenge current laws.

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#328: Hoodie's Wes Shepherd on building the largest and highest quality source of insights for the cannabis industry show art #328: Hoodie's Wes Shepherd on building the largest and highest quality source of insights for the cannabis industry

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Wes Shepherd is the Chairman and CEO of Hoodie, a cannabis analytics platform that tracks over 3.6MM daily unique offers in over 8,000+ dispensaries in the US & Canada. Hoodie is the largest and most impactful platform for next day insights into leading sales metrics such as cannabis pricing, promotion, stocking status, distribution and share of shelf.  Prior to Hoodie, Wes was the sole founder of Channel IQ, an E-commerce Analytics firm he founded in 2010 which was the leading provider of online product pricing and content intelligence to brands within a variety of channel management...

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#327: MXXN Founder and CEO Darnell Smith on evolving the cocktail culture show art #327: MXXN Founder and CEO Darnell Smith on evolving the cocktail culture

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Darnell Smith is the Founder and CEO of MXXN, a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused spirits brand that is evolving today’s cocktail culture and disrupting the alcohol and cannabis industry.  Darnell is A CPG and alcohol industry veteran and cannabis entrepreneur, innovator and advocate. Prior to founding MXXN and MOJO, Smith was a senior digital transformation lead at Infosys Consulting working with the likes of Adidas, Ralph Lauren, AB InBev, Novartis, GSK, Pfizer, AMEX and more. Prior to that, Smith worked for over a decade in various agency and client side roles focused on innovation and...

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#326: Chris #326: Chris "Gramps" Grisolia on the potential of cannabis treating epilepsy

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Chris "Gramps" Grisolia is the Treasure of Texas Cannabis Collective and Creator of Something has to change, and NOW!!!

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#325: Cannaspire's Warren Harasz on business planning for long-term compliance  show art #325: Cannaspire's Warren Harasz on business planning for long-term compliance

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Warren Harasz is the VP of Regulatory Compliance at Cannaspire, a team of cannabis experts help entrepreneurs secure success for their businesses in the legal industry.

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#324: Jacobi Holland on democratizing information with education and networking experiences  show art #324: Jacobi Holland on democratizing information with education and networking experiences

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Jacobi is the Co-Founder of On The Revel, the parent company for a collection of curated educational and networking experiences democratizing information for those interested in the regulated cannabis industry. On The Revel events, known as Revelry, are conferences aimed at fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and flourishing cannabis sector. These regular in-person events along with On The Revel’s Dope People online membership community, podcast, and virtual experiences, celebrate the diverse people that have been and are currently building the cannabis industry in the aim of developing...

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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.