Kristina “Kay” Garcia: Fostering Cannabis Industry Leaders with Women Grow

Kristina “Kay” Garcia is the CEO of Women Grow, an international organization created in 2014 to be a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast interview, Kay joined our host TG Branfalt to discuss her role at Women Grow and to weigh in on the state of […]

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Growers Network Documents Large Scale Production in Episode Two of ‘Canna Cribs’

Following the popular reception of Episode 1 of Canna Cribs, Growers Network went to Grow Op Farms, owners of the Phat Panda, Hot Sugar!, and Sticky Frog brands for the second episode of Canna Cribs. Grow Op Farms is a major cannabis producer in the state of Washington and Growers Network took the opportunity to […]

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Ricky Williams Launches ‘Real Wellness’ Cannabis Line in San Diego, California

Former National Football League running back Ricky Williams has unveiled his Real Wellness line – available today at five dispensaries in his hometown of San Diego, California. The line is organized into three categories: Solutions, which includes Head Ease and Serenity vape cartridges; Everyday, including Serenity Tonic and Ricky’s Choice vape cartridge; and Sport, which […]

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Tim Fair: Launching Vermont’s First Cannabis Law Firm

Tim Fair is a Vermont-based cannabis consultant and the owner/founder of Vermont Cannabis Solutions, the state’s first cannabis law practice. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Tim joins our podcast host TG Branfalt in his Vermont studio for a conversation about the landmark cannabis reform law passed earlier this year by Vermont’s legislature, the […]

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Pam Marrone: Creating Bio-Based Pest Management for Cannabis Growers

Pam Marrone is the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company offering bio-based pest management and plant health solutions that are effective, efficient, and environmentally responsible. As the cannabis industry takes off, we’re seeing a continual and deliberate push away from the stigmatized days of old and towards the general acceptance of cannabis […]

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Michael Brubeck: How to Identify a Winning Cannabis Investment

Michael Brubeck is the founder and CEO of Centuria Foods and author of Tipping the Scales, a book about cannabis industry financing that helps canna-curious investors identify characteristics of a successful venture. For this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Michael joined our host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early time in the industry — where he […]

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Marketing Decisions: The Value of Casting a Wide Net for Your Cannabis Brand

When it comes to marketing your cannabis brand, you need to cast the widest net you possibly can — but what does that mean? How do you navigate an ocean of marketing choices without drowning in the clutter? As a cannabis business, there are so many ways to get discovered, collaborate, advertise, and associate yourself, […]

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Ean Seeb: Balancing Business and Philanthropy in the Cannabis Space

Ean Seeb is co-founder and partner at Denver Relief Consulting and has been navigating Colorado’s medical and adult-use cannabis industries since the beginning. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, our host TG Branfalt sits down with Ean for a chat about Colorado’s early days, his two-time role as chairman for the National Cannabis Industry […]

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Darcy Bomford: Acquiring a Cannabis License in Canada

Darcy Bomford is the CEO of True Leaf Medicine International, a Canadian company with one department in the national medical cannabis program and another that manufactures hemp-based wellness products for pets. In this interview, Ganjapreneur.com podcast host TG Branfalt talks with Darcy about Canada’s medical cannabis program, the strict licensing process that producers undergo there, […]

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Patricia Rosi: The Wellness Connection in Maine

Patricia Rosi is CEO of the Wellness Connection, a medical cannabis company operating four dispensary locations throughout Maine and which serves more than 11,000 patients. Patricia joined our podcast host TG Branfalt last month to talk about her experience at the head of one of Maine’s most progressive new companies, what the future of adult-use […]

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Jedidiah Haney: Organizing the Cannabis Community with Social Entrepreneurship

Jedidiah Haney is a cannabis activist and entrepreneur who is an outspoken advocate for sensible cannabis regulations and opponent to the seemingly default legalization legislation, which hinges on price gouging and over-regulation. He is also the founder of Higher Influence, LLC and a founding board member of The Cannabis Alliance. In our recent interview, we […]

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How to Use (or Lose) a Cannabis Trademark

In a nascent industry like cannabis, becoming familiar to customers is essential to sales growth. Marketing experts will tell you that capturing market share begins with awareness. If customers don’t know who you are or what you make, if they don’t notice your products on the shelf or what shops you distribute to, then there […]

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Kyle Speidell: The Business of Cannabis Retail

Kyle Speidell is the co-CEO of The Green Solution, a popular cannabis retailer chain in Colorado. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Kyle joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss Colorado’s retail cannabis market and share what it’s been like as one of the state’s earliest and most successful dispensary enterprises. This interview covers what […]

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James Yagielo: Cannabis Industry Staffing and Recruitment

James Yagielo is the CEO of HempStaff, a cannabis industry staffing agency that offers recruitment services to cannabis companies and educational courses to prospective cannabis employees. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, James joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the cannabis education and training courses that HempStaff has made available across the country […]

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U.S. Hemp Production More than Doubled in 2017

Acreage of hemp crops in the U.S. more than doubled from 9,770 acres in 2016 to 23,346 in 2017, according to advocacy group Vote Hemp’s 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report. The report indicates that 32 universities conducted hemp research this year, and that 1,456 state hemp licenses were issued to researchers and cultivators. The largest […]

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Ladylike “Smoking Vases” Smash Bong Paradigm

November 15,2017—Hollywood darling and luxury cannabis brand My Bud Vase™ premieres a show-stopping collection of smoking vases just in time for the holidays. The new collection of bongs created for a feminine market begins on 11-17-17 with the launch of Aurora, an iridescent vase inspired by the aurora borealis. Aurora, the goddess of dawn in […]

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Matt Rizzetta: Leveraging PR to Grow Household Cannabis Brands

Matt Rizzetta is the CEO of North 6th Agency, a public relations firm based in New York City and Toronto that serves cannabis and mainstream business clients nationwide. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Matt joins host TG Branfalt to talk about the mainstream media’s evolving perception of cannabis, public relations strategies for companies […]

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How to Add Big Value for Little Cost to Your Cannabis Products

Developing your product and developing your packaging are critical to the sales process, but how do you add value without breaking the bank? Having just returned from an extensive sourcing trip in Asia, my next series of blogs will be geared to helping you add a tremendous amount of value to both your products and […]

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Jon Vaught: Cannabis and Tissue Culture Cloning

Jon Vaught is the CEO of Front Range Biosciences, a cannabis agriculture firm based out of Boulder, Colorado that specializes in tissue culture cloning for the cannabis industry. Jon recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for an interview that covers his early career in organic chemistry and agriculture science, Front Range’s successful seed round […]

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Eli Harrington: Embracing a Small-Business Cannabis Landscape

Eli Harrington is the co-founder and managing editor of Heady Vermont, a cannabis news outlet dedicated to Vermont’s medical cannabis industry and culture, and host of the Vermontijuana Podcast. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast interview, Eli joins our host TG Branfalt — who is currently a Vermont resident, as well — to discuss cannabis’ entrepreneurial culture […]

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Spark the Conversation: Molly Peckler, Highly Devoted

Molly Peckler is the creator of Highly Devoted, a matchmaking service for cannabis professionals. In this episode of the Spark the Conversation podcast, Molly joins podcast host Bianca Green for a conversation at the 2017 Emerald Exchange in August. In this interview, Molly and Bianca discuss the founding of Highly Devoted — which began as […]

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Neeraj Bhardwaj: Creating the Magnetic Induction Vaporizer

Neeraj Bhardwaj is President of Loto Labs, creator of the Loto Lux, the world’s first magnetic induction-based vaporizer. Neeraj recently came on the Ganjapreneur.com podcast to talk with our host TG Branfalt about the magnetic induction technology used inside of the Loto Lux, how the experiences of his family and his own desire for a […]

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Patrick Vo: Pioneering Seed-to-Sale Systems in Emerging Markets

Patrick Vo is the CEO of BioTrackTHC, a seed-to-sale software giant whose product can be found in dispensaries throughout the U.S. and beyond. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Patrick joins our host TG Branfalt for an interview about BioTrack’s early days in Florida and the company’s transition into the cannabis space, Patrick’s own […]

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From Side-Hustle to Industry Leader: the Story of Leafly

If you have ever looked up information about a particular cannabis strain online, there is a good chance you are familiar with the website Leafly.com. Leafly is one of the most widely-used and well-known web resources for cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients worldwide, and it has greatly influenced the world of visual design in the […]

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