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Ethan Nadelmann: How Drug Policy Shapes the Cannabis Industry

Ethan Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading organization in the United States promoting alternatives to the failed “War on Drugs.” He is also serves as a drug policy advisor for several prominent philanthropists and elected officials, and is arguably one of the most influential voices contributing to […]

Jonah Tacoma: Spectacle Marketing and Cannabis

If the cannabis industry has produced any rock stars, Jonah Tacoma is one of them. Jonah is the founder of Dabstars, a marketing and lifestyle brand born of the social media age. Since its inception, Dabstars has grown into a cannabis entertainment and digital media powerhouse. The company recently gained particular notoriety for their video “Drive Through […]

Shane Young: Controlling Pests with Beneficial Insects

Shane Young is the founder of Natural Enemies, an Oregon-based distributor of beneficial insects that serve as natural pest management for cannabis grow operations and gardens around the northwest. Shane recently joined our podcast host Shango Los to discuss his unique business model, which hinges primarily on introducing growers to the notion that specific predatory insects […]

Reggie Gaudino: Patenting Strains & the Future of Cannabis Intellectual Property

Reggie Gaudino is Vice President of Scientific Operations and the Director of Intellectual Property at Steep Hill, a national leader in cannabis science and technology. Reggie recently joined our host Shango Los for a conversation about the genetic patenting of specific cannabis strains, the future of cannabis breeding, and how the involvement of big agriculture is going to shift the […]

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Dr. Donald Land: Testing Commercial Cannabis for Pesticides

Dr. Donald Land is the Chief Scientific Consultant for Steep Hill, one of the leading scientific cannabis analysis labs in the world. He is also a Professor of Chemistry at UC Davis. Dr. Land recently joined us to discuss the trending topic of pesticide use in legal cannabis markets, and how Steep Hill aims to […]

Kellie Butterfield Dodds: Helping to Normalize Cannabis Through Film

Kellie Butterfield Dodds is the founder and owner of the Cannabis Film Festival in Garberville, California, an annual event that celebrates cannabis and exposes marijuana culture through the medium of film. Kellie is a California-grown ganjapreneur and cannabis activist based out of the Emerald Triangle. She moved to Southern Humboldt County in 2006, where in 2010 she co-founded the […]

Chris Kelly: Bringing Medical-Grade Extracts to the Recreational Market

Chris Kelly is the Vice President and General Manager of Landrace Labs, a cannabis production company serving Washington State’s recreational market. He is also the founder and former CEO of Green Lion Farms, a medical cannabis company based in Seattle. Landrace produces high-quality CO2 extracts as well as flowers and pre-filled vape cartridges that are for sale […]

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Awaken America Hosts Medical Cannabis Conference in Sacramento

On Saturday, Nov. 21 Awaken America presented a conference in Sacramento focused on cannabis therapy for seniors, cancer patients and their caregivers. 420 Insight and Mindful Cannabis Consulting organized the event as a place for experts in the field to share information and resources about cannabis and its medical uses. By keeping the focus on […]

Alaska Regulators Are First to Allow Method of Public Cannabis Consumption

People 21 and older in Alaska will be allowed to consume cannabis on the premises of certain stores that will sell it, according to a ruling made Friday by the board tasked with writing rules for the state’s recreational marijuana industry, the Associated Press reports. The Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 in favor of such a move, […]

Why Do Some Cannabis Plants Turn Purple?

If you’ve ever wondered what causes some cannabis strains to turn purple as they mature, you’re not alone. Writers from the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative recently explained the issue in detail. Ultimately, there is a lot more to it than the simple “nature vs. nurture” argument people will often fall back on: Physical traits in […]

Cannabis Legalization Becomes Mainstream Topic in New Jersey

When news outlets discuss which East Coast state will be the first to legalize recreational marijuana, most reports suggest Maine or Massachusetts as the likely East Coast cannabis pioneers. One often overlooked — but not altogether unlikely — option is New Jersey, the small Mid-Atlantic state whose governor has been vocally opposed to legalization efforts since he took office. In November, […]

Denver Orders Social Media Alerts by Retail Cannabis Stores During Product Recalls

Denver health officials are requiring marijuana companies that have been forced to recall products to alert consumers of the recall via social media. The city has seen nine recalls of marijuana products so far for the use of banned pesticides. Health officials are concerned that many consumers are not aware of the recalls; only three […]

Michigan Law Enforcement Spends Medical Cannabis Funds on New Trucks, Toys, and Clothes

Though much of the money collected via the Michigan Medical Marihuana has remained untouched by Michigan law enforcement, a recent report from The Compassionate Chronicles has shed light on an alarming misallocation of medical cannabis funds. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Fund is a collection of the fees charged patients and caregivers for their enrollment in the program. […]

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