• 420 Expo: Elevating East Coast Cannabis Culture

    Dan Davis discusses the forthcoming 4/20 Expo in Edison, New Jersey, emphasizing its festival atmosphere with varied exhibits, seminars, and entertainment. They stressed the importance of social equity and the positive impact of cannabis on the local community.

    The 3rd Annual 420 Expo is September 13th to 15th in Edison, New Jersey, boasts a massive outdoor smoking area, food trucks, live music, and over a hundred cannabis vendors. Dan, one of the executive producers, highlighted the event's accessibility, being conveniently located near major airports and within an hour's drive from Newark, Philadelphia, and New York City.

    For the past three years, Dan and his business partner have been orchestrating a three-day event celebrating cannabis. Held in Edison, New Jersey, this festival features an extensive outdoor consumption area, food trucks, celebrity smoke sessions, and over a hundred exhibitors showcasing cannabis-related products and services. The event's mission is to reduce the stigma around cannabis, appealing to both seasoned users and newcomers. With cannabis legalization spreading in nearby states, Dan expressed optimism about the future of the event and the industry.

    We also discussed the growth and demographic diversity of their annual event, which attracts cannabis enthusiasts, food lovers, and music fans. They highlighted the event's inclusivity and success in uniting people from various backgrounds. The announcement of the 420 Expo Cannabis Cup, a groundbreaking event on the East Coast featuring award-winning cannabis products and live entertainment, added to the excitement.

    Dan explored the expo's partnership in the New Jersey music scene, organizing events with a wide range of musical acts from hip-hop to rock. They emphasized the unique atmosphere created by the blend of live music and festival vibes. Educational seminars on legal expungement, cannabis recovery, and industry investment were also discussed, with Dan praising the diverse audience these topics attract.

    Dan reflected on the success and popularity of the 420 Expo and Cannabis Cup in New Jersey. They announced the upcoming event featuring B-Real from Cypress Hill, a notable figure in both the cannabis industry and mainstream culture. The event is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all, whether they consume cannabis or not.

    Dan shared his personal advocacy for medical marijuana and both highlighted the need for responsible consumption and reducing cannabis stigma.

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    39m - Jul 21, 2024
  • Ethos Cannabis CEO on Leadership, Expansion, and Customer Experience in the Cannabis Industry

    Gibran Washington, CEO of Ethos Cannabis, shared his journey from Vice President to CEO, highlighting his success in identifying operational deficiencies and improving brand image and customer satisfaction. His background in food and beverage has brought valuable insights to the legal cannabis industry, emphasizing the importance of a good customer experience.

    Leadership, Inclusion, and Social Equity at Ethos Cannabis

    Gibran discussed Ethos Cannabis' commitment to a leadership model that prioritizes social equity, diversity, and inclusion. The company evaluates candidates based on skills and experience, striving for a balance between meritocracy and an inclusive work environment. They also discussed the importance of social equity programs to provide opportunities for legacy operators and new companies

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    23m - Jul 21, 2024
  • Mosaic's Integrated App: Revolutionizing Cannabis Dispensary Experience

    Jack Blaeser, CEO of Mosaic's talks about their innovative approach to combining loyalty programs, payments, and ordering into a single app, distinguishing it from competitors. He highlighted New York's recent decision to allow such apps in cannabis dispensaries, enhancing customer engagement and legal market competitiveness. Mosaic's services and potential app fatigue set the stage for a deeper discussion.

    Advancements in New York's Cannabis Industry with Loyalty Programs

    Jack highlighted New York's legalization of loyalty programs and discounts in cannabis dispensaries, aiming to draw new users into the legal market and counter the illicit market. He noted the positive impact of this development on dispensaries' ability to engage users and compete effectively, despite previous restrictions.

    Combating App Fatigue with Mosaic's User-Friendly Platform

    Addressing concerns about app fatigue, Jack emphasized Mosaic's seamless integration of ordering, payment, and loyalty into a single platform. He cited the ease-of-use and success of similar programs, like Starbucks', and explained how Mosaic facilitates app adoption through unique QR codes for easy downloads.

    Enhancing Customer Engagement with Personalized Loyalty Programs

    Jack detailed the effectiveness of Mosaic's targeted promotions based on customer profiles in boosting engagement and sales. He discussed the potential of automation and AI in personalizing the customer experience further, emphasizing the importance of strategic notifications and communications to maintain customer interest.

    Leveraging Data for Effective Dispensary Marketing

    Jack underscored the importance of understanding the target market for effective dispensary marketing. He highlighted the value of data insights from Mosaic's platform in tailoring marketing strategies, offering regular discounts, and maintaining supply-demand balance. Mosaic's comprehensive features—online menu, integrated marketing, CRM, loyalty rewards, and payment system—were recognized as key advantages for dispensaries.

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    15m - Jul 21, 2024
  • Innovative Packaging Solutions for the Cannabis Industry: Insights from Leafy Pack

    Jonathan Ballard, Vice President of Market Development at Leafy Pack, shared insights on the company's cutting-edge automated bagging systems, including the high-speed Roto bagger, eco bagger, and multi-head scale. He also introduced the Apollo Pre-Roll machine, a compact system that efficiently weighs and pre-rolls products, impressing attendees with its space-saving design.

    Tackling Cannabis Industry Challenges with High Production Machinery

    Jonathan highlighted Leafy Pack's high production machine capabilities, capable of packaging 30 to 50 bags per minute and 10 to 20 bags per minute for eco bags. He emphasized the importance of designing equipment that accommodates the unique constraints of the cannabis industry, such as space limitations and the need for customization to support business expansion.

    Lease-to-Own Packaging Equipment Program

    Leafy Pack has partnered with Kind Pack to offer a lease-to-own program for packaging equipment, reducing financial barriers for businesses. Jonathan explained the audit process for transitioning out of the lease, drawing on his background in early lending and equipment financing to address industry challenges like finding equity and navigating strict debtor guidelines.

    Sustainable Packaging with the Pack Model

    Jonathan introduced the 'pack model,' a sustainable solution that integrates packaging manufacture from resin to finished product. This model, developed with a local group, aims to provide fully compatible equipment and packaging through a lease-to-own program tailored to customer budgets. The service model ensures both equipment and packaging meet customer needs efficiently.

    Benefits of Machinery Investment for Cannabis Companies

    Investing in machinery can yield significant cost savings by reducing labor expenses and bundling packaging and equipment costs. Leasing options make it affordable for small and large cannabis companies to upgrade their packaging equipment without upfront investment, offering a potential boost in throughput and a sustainable business model.

    Comprehensive Support and Maintenance from Leafy Pack

    Leafy Pack offers various service and maintenance programs, including a 1-year warranty and extended 3-year warranties with different support tiers. With new facilities across the US, including upcoming locations in Las Vegas and Tampa, and a comprehensive video series, the 'Anti Hand Packing Club', Leafy Pack ensures customers receive robust support. Machinery prices range from $25,000 to $125,000, providing scalable options for boosting throughput and creating sustainable business models.

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    22m - Jul 21, 2024
  • Enhancing Well-Being with Mindset Wellness: A Journey into Plant-Based Solutions

    Jonathan and Rene Shapiro are the visionaries behind Mindset Wellness, have committed to creating plant-based products aimed at boosting emotional well-being. Inspired by Jonathan's personal journey with the mental health benefits of CBD and terpenes, the Shapiros developed a range of products designed to improve mood and overall well-being without intoxicating effects. Their efforts have been met with positive customer feedback, including a study showing enhanced enjoyment of exercise.

    The Role of CBD in Restoring Balance

    Jonathan elaborated on the potential of CBD to support various aspects of health, including its role in restoring balance to the endocannabinoid system, which is crucial for maintaining homeostasis. By achieving this balance, CBD can improve mood and overall well-being, as it did for Jonathan in managing his anxiety and depression. He also discussed the synergistic effects of different plant-based components.

    Commitment to Natural Ingredients and Wellness

    In a discussion on plant-based ingredients and adaptogens, Jonathan emphasized the health benefits and supply chain transparency of Mindset Wellness products. The company works with vegan co-packers and rigorously tests their products, including bath bombs, to ensure natural and clean ingredients. They maintain strong ties with the fitness and wellness communities.

    Expanding Horizons with Torched Patches

    Jonathan shared the success of Torched patches, a natural energy solution, and how Mindset Wellness collaborates with celebrities like Isaac Boots to promote their products. The company plans to expand its patch range to cover various needs. Samples are available at pop-ups, with updates provided via Instagram and their website.

    Go to www.mindsetwellness.com and use discount code, 'grassroots,' for a 25% discount on your next purchase.

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    12m - Jul 21, 2024
  • Hemp Hurdles: Cynthia Cabrera and Ryan Oquin on Navigating Texas Regulations

    Cynthia Cabrera, Chief Strategy Officer, and Ryan Oquin, VP of Sales at Hometown Hero and Texas Hemp Business Council founding board members, delve into the potential pitfalls and perplexities surrounding cannabis regulation in Texas.

    They discuss the economic and employment risks posed by possible bans, the absence of a dedicated regulatory body, and the industry's need to address bad actors. They also highlight the importance of unified industry efforts and outline their strategic approach to engaging policymakers.

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    21m - Jul 14, 2024
  • Jahmila’s Journey: Launching Stash Queens for Social Equity, Empowerment, and Accessible Cannabis

    Jahmila Edwards, co-founder of Stash Queens, discussed the launch of the woman-owned cannabis brand, emphasizing social equity and consumer empowerment. She shared insights into transitioning from pursuing a dispensary to launching a brand without needing a license. Challenges faced by social equity applicants in New York's evolving market dynamics were also explored, including disparities in access to medical dispensaries based on location. Jahmila highlighted the importance of quality and fair accessibility across communities over luxury in product offerings.

    Details about Blackstar Wellness—a minority-owned medical cannabis company seeking to address disparities in healthcare access within marginalized communities—were revealed. The conversation extended to instances of exploitation within the industry and the support received from reputable law firms dedicated to promoting social equity initiatives. Ongoing efforts towards advancing equitable practices and accessible healthcare options within New York's cannabis landscape amidst regulatory complexities and ethical considerations were underscored. Discussions with a radio host added depth to the dialogue, focusing on industry leadership's need for greater cultural competency to navigate the evolving market dynamics.

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    38m - Jul 8, 2024
  • Ganja Vacations and Their Cannabis-Friendly Caribbean Retreats

    Ganja Vacations, launched in 2019 by Norman Lawrence, excels in providing cannabis-friendly lodgings in Jamaica, aiming to expand throughout the Caribbean. With a robust background in banking and digital marketing, CEO Norman is dedicated to curating genuine Jamaican cannabis experiences for global tourists by collaborating with local establishments. Ganja Vacations presents a variety of holiday packages, from all-inclusive resorts to wellness retreats, meticulously customized to individual tastes.

    Their strategic initiative supports Jamaican properties in evolving into ganja-friendly destinations, capitalizing on the burgeoning cannabis tourism trend in the Caribbean.

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    22m - Jul 8, 2024
  • Complexities of Cannabis Law and The Upcoming INCBA Cannabis Law Institute

    Jessica McElfresh, founder and principal of McElfresh Law, Inc. and Conference Chair for the 2024 INCBA Cannabis Law Institute, shares her perspectives on the upcoming Cannabis Law Institute event. While the event is primarily focused on cannabis law, it remains geared towards legal professionals. Key features include a panel discussion with former federal officials who will provide insights on rescheduling's impact on international transactions and enforcement strategies.

    Jessica discusses the intricacies of cannabis licensing, emphasizing social equity and conventional licensing challenges. States like Illinois and New York exemplify the complexities of corruption, lottery systems, and delays in dispensary openings. Jessica highlighted these issues as focal points in annual panel discussions and mentioned that the upcoming conference will address license fairness, litigation actions, and the dormant commerce clause's impact on licensing.

    We also cover the potential benefits of cannabis rescheduling, such as increased tax write-offs and enhanced research opportunities, amidst uncertainties surrounding federal policy changes and interstate transactions. Jessica emphasized the ongoing regulatory complexities and the contentious nature of state versus federal law conflicts.

    We also discuss the removal of banking protections for the cannabis industry from a federal funding bill and new proposals from Democratic senators. They underscored the need for creative solutions to industry challenges, such as integrating legacy operators into the legal system and addressing the illicit market.

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    32m - Jul 1, 2024
  • High Rewards App for Cannabis Consumers

    Josh Lamb | Co-Founder/CEO of High Rewards discusses the launch of HighRewards, an app that rewards cannabis consumers for checking in at dispensaries, uploading receipts, and completing tasks.

    He also discussed the concept of rewards programs that allow users to monetize their everyday purchases, including the Rewards App for cannabis purchases.

    The app uses zero-party data to benefit retailers while providing rewards for consumers. Josh explained how the app works and its benefits, while sharing the value of the points and their redeemability.

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    15m - Jun 24, 2024
  • Revolutionizing Cannabis E-Commerce and SEO with Dan Mondello

    In this episode of Grassroots Marketing, we interview Dan Mondello, CEO and Co-Founder of Rank Really High, about the transformative potential of the Joint E-commerce Platform for the cannabis industry. Dan highlights how this seamless and integrated solution outperforms traditional methods like iframes and subdomains, boasting numerous integration partners such as AeroPay, Metric, and Alpine IQ. The discussion covers the unique challenges of marketing cannabis amidst regulatory restrictions and explores how AI could enhance search accessibility. Dan also notes that non-smoking cannabis products might gain more advertising opportunities post-rescheduling.

    AI's Impact on the Cannabis Industry

    Dan and Brasco delve into the profound impact of AI on the cannabis sector, particularly in search engine optimization (SEO). They discuss how AI from companies like Google and Microsoft is evolving to summarize information and generate user responses, potentially shifting away from traditional search results. Dan stresses the importance of cannabis companies ensuring their data is integrated into these AI systems to stay relevant. While this shift will take time, maintaining a strong online presence remains crucial. They agree that human oversight will continue to play a vital role in this transition.

    Optimizing Dispensary Websites for SERPs

    The conversation turns to the critical role of well-optimized dispensary websites in achieving higher search engine rankings. Dan and Brasco emphasize the importance of accurate business information, schema, and customer reviews in building a strong online reputation. They cite the success of the 'Rank Reality High' website as a prime example of effective online strategy. Dan underscores the need to educate clients on using their platform for marketing and creating unique product pages to boost search rankings. He also mentions the risk of homogenization among cannabis dispensary websites, highlighting the necessity for unique, valuable content.

    AI's Impact on Job Market and Businesses

    Dan and Brasco explore AI's growing influence on the job market and the imperative for businesses to adapt. They advocate for viewing AI as a tool rather than a threat, recognizing its potential to revolutionize industries like publishing and media. Businesses must prepare for this shift by adopting a dual approach: combining traditional SEO methods with AI-based strategies. This balanced approach will help companies navigate and thrive in an evolving digital landscape.

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    20m - Jun 17, 2024
  • Preserving Cannabis Genetics and Fighting Dud Disease with James Krouse of Flower Power Genetics

    Grassroots Marketing interviews James Krouse, Founder and CEO of Flower Power Genetics. James delves into the creation of "Adam," a hybrid cannabis strain developed from vintage seeds stored for over 30 years. This strain, a cross between a tropical Sativa and an Indica from the Middle East, aims to preserve genetic diversity and maintain medicinal properties while being adaptable to various climates. James discusses the challenges of hybridizing cannabis, emphasizing the importance of preserving pure genetics amidst the risk of erosion and disease susceptibility.

    James also sheds light on the epidemic of 'Dud Disease' in cannabis plants, an RNA virus embedded in the plant's DNA, affecting over 90% of samples in California. This disease reduces yield, stunts growth, and diminishes the plant's psychoactive properties, posing a significant challenge for the industry as it cannot be detected through standard THC testing.

    The conversation shifts to the pros and cons of indoor versus outdoor cannabis growing. James highlights that while indoor growing offers controlled environments, their genetics are adaptable to both settings. He notes their shorter harvest time of 60 days, specifically bred for medicinal purposes to reduce disease risks.

    James shares user praise for their cannabis products, especially noting the high THCv content which offers benefits like appetite suppression. He explains the role of genetics in determining the plant's medicinal value and the challenges of maintaining high-THC genetics without compromising medicinal qualities. They also discuss the implications of the DEA's recent announcement to reschedule cannabis.

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    23m - Jun 17, 2024
  • Navigating the Challenges of Cannabis on Martha's Vineyard with Brendan McKee

    In this episode of Grassroots Marketing, we sit down with Brendan McKee, Co-Founder, CFO, and COO of Silver Therapeutics, to explore the unique challenges faced by the cannabis industry on Martha's Vineyard. Brendan provides insights into the stringent regulations that restrict cannabis sales on the island, impacting both medical and recreational users. He discusses the complexities of implementing various laws in specific geographical areas and anticipates potential legal disputes.

    We also delve into the seasonality of retail cannabis in the northeast and Silver Therapeutics' expansion plans, aiming to balance quality and quantity. Brendan shares strategies for maintaining a craft cannabis feel within a multi-state operation and highlights their top-selling products, including flower and pre-rolls, which dominate their revenue.

    The episode wraps up with a discussion on the legalization of medical cannabis in Massachusetts, focusing on law enforcement and patient transportation challenges, and a personal recount of Brendan’s experiences with the industry.

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    17m - Jun 17, 2024
  • Florida's Medical Marijuana Program Could Soon Include Adult Use

    Aaron Bloom, CEO of DocMJ discusses the potential expansion of Florida's medical marijuana program to include adult use, the challenges faced by senior citizens in accessing medical marijuana, and the current state of the industry.

    We look at the impact of the expansion on the medical marijuana program, and how it could create new opportunities for patients and MSOs alike.

    We also emphasized the importance of education and accessibility for patients, particularly senior citizens, and highlighted the need for a clear framework for pharmacies to dispense cannabis products.

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    23m - Jun 10, 2024
  • The Culinary Cannabis Company and Their SEDDS Technology for Rapid Effects

    The Culinary Cannabis Company, founded by Kate and Dave Nadolski, specializes in cannabis-infused culinary products utilizing SEDDS technology for rapid effects. They emphasize precise dosing, taste, and potency while meeting FDA standards. Collaborating with dispensaries, they offer controlled-dosage selections ranging from 2.5mg to 10mg per serving, with a focus on allergen-free options. Their innovative approach integrates cannabis seamlessly into culinary creations, ensuring high-quality, safe products for consumers seeking sophisticated cannabis experiences.

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    20m - Jun 10, 2024
  • Sol Care Rituals and Prioritize Your Mental Wellbeing

    Sol Care Rituals founder Marisol Ledezma shares how she launched her business about a year and a half ago and is approaching her two-year anniversary. She also speaks about her company's offerings for the mind, body, and soul, including a new line called Luna.

    Sole Care's Founding and Marisol's Journey: Marisol shared her personal story behind her establishment of Sol Care, a wellness brand focused on self-care rituals. She explained that her experience in the corporate world became toxic, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, leading her to prioritize her mental wellbeing. Marisol highlighted her dedication to promoting mental health and her personal experience of how cannabis has improved her well-being. We also discuss Marisol's positivity as a key factor in her success, and Marisol confirmed that soul care rituals have been a defining factor in her recovery.

    Quality Products and Mental Health Initiatives: Marisol also discusses their shared commitment to quality products and supporting mental health initiatives. Marisol also emphasized her personal philosophy of giving back and improving herself through meditation and a spiritual mindset, which led her to prioritize charitable contributions. She mentioned that she donates 3% of her products to organizations like the Wellness House for Cancer, which not only provides mental health services but also has a spiritual component.

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    22m - Jun 3, 2024
  • Plant Stress and Sustainable Tissue Culture Approaches

    Grassroots Marketing speaks with Kevin Brooks, CEO of Conception Nurseries who discussed the importance of quality and consistency in the cannabis industry, highlighting Conception's proprietary true clone technology, which guarantees genetically identical plants with consistent quality.

    He also emphasized the benefits of tissue culture in addressing plant stress, reducing environmental impact, and ensuring compliance with good manufacturing practices.

    Kevin discussed the company's services, including providing true clones, cold storage banking, and satellite lab services. They also touched upon the company's expansion and the growing demand for their services.

    We conclude with an emphasis on risk reduction, revenue increase, sustainability, and the intricacies of the sterile tissue culture process.

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    18m - Jun 3, 2024
  • 280E Post Cannabis Rescheduling and 471C Tax Code Provision and Risks

    We speak with Todd Polyniak, Sax LLP Head of Cannabis Practice, and a seasoned expert in the cannabis industry. We discussed the 471C tax code provision. This provision allows small businesses to identify specific inventory items for cost calculations that would otherwise be disallowed under 280E. However, utilizing 471C is risky, as it could trigger audits and penalties if the IRS disagrees.

    They also discussed the potential implications of cannabis legalization, including the implementation of an excise tax similar to those on alcohol and tobacco, and the potential for challenges with rescheduling cannabis from a controlled substance to a less restricted category. While Todd is optimistic about the future of the cannabis market, Brasco believes that the IRS will find ways to recoup their tax write-off losses and that some companies might attempt to reclaim them through re-auditing, though the success of this strategy remains uncertain.

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    21m - Jun 3, 2024
  • Botanical Sciences and The Georgia Outlook on Cannabis

    We interviewed Gary Long, CEO of Botanical Sciences. Gary shared his extensive background in healthcare and his transition into the cannabis industry. He noted the importance of legitimizing the cannabis industry, especially in Georgia where his company is based. Gary also detailed how they built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and implemented contemporary technology to ensure the production of high-quality, pure, and effective medical cannabis products.

    FDA Rescheduling of Cannabis and Implications: Gary discussed the recent FDA rescheduling of cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 and its implications for the medical and research communities. We highlighted the potential benefits of this move in advancing evidence-based medicine and the shift in public opinion and engagement by the medical community. Gary agreed and predicted the move would lead to increased interest from organizations, entities, and a focus on the science behind cannabinoids in medical training. There are still significant restrictions in place that could hinder the level of research, expressing uncertainty about the future until the official change in the law.

    Georgia Marijuana Rescheduling and Expansion Concerns: We discussed the implications of the recent rescheduling of marijuana in Georgia. Gary highlighted that this change will allow independent pharmacies in Georgia to legally dispense medical marijuana, as per the state's law, without the fear of DEA reprisals. He emphasized that this change will make it possible to distribute the product to a wider population of patients across the state. We also raised concerns about how this rescheduling could potentially expand the medical marijuana program in Georgia, given the current number of registered patients. Gary clarified that the rescheduling itself wouldn't change Georgia's position on delivery methods.

    Georgia's Ban on Smokeable Products and Market Trends: Gary clarified that the sale of smokeable products, including vape and flour, was prohibited in Georgia, a stance that would only change through the legislative process. He mentioned a product called S. 2, an edible option, as a possible alternative. Gary predicted that the market for medical cannabis would expand in the next few years, possibly including smokeable and vapeable products, and even move towards adult use given Georgia's growing population and progressive trend.

    Partnership With Georgia Pharmacies for Medical Cannabis: Gary alsodiscussed their partnership with Georgia's independent pharmacies for the dispensing of medical cannabis to patients. Gary highlighted the growing interest in the initiative, with over 150 pharmacy operators now engaged, and emphasized the importance of transparent dialogue with pharmacy operators.

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    26m - Jun 2, 2024
  • Bossiee Budz with the Godmother of Cannabis Nicole N'Diaye

    Nicole N'Diaye, a Principal at Bossiee Budz and board member of the Cannabis Association of NY, shared her journey from a medical cannabis user to an entrepreneur in the industry.

    She emphasized proper cultivation practices, discussed educational opportunities for industry entrants, promoted homegrown cannabis initiatives, and highlighted the need for strategic planning and business acumen. We also covered obtaining licenses, educational initiatives, homegrown cannabis programs, engagement strategies, strategic business approaches, and industry growth and success stories.

    Nicole also highlighted the recent changes in regulation allowing home grow for those 21 and older in New York State, and her plans to acquire a research license to conduct specific research types in New York, with cannabis being listed as an agricultural crop opening up funding opportunities. She also filled us in on their affiliate program to assist people in getting started with home-growing, including educational resources and equipment.

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    19m - May 27, 2024
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