Cannabis Tech Talks was crowned Best Niche Podcast during the 2020 Nichee Awards Ceremony. Find out for yourself why we took the inaugural category title by listening to any of the episodes in our growing library.
Episode 29: Aster Farms and The Power of Nature
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner and Sr. Video Editor Adam Saldaña speak with CEO of Aster Farms Julia Jacobson. Aster Farms is a sustainably grown cannabis farm in Northern California. Jacobson talks about their deep-rooted belief that responsible farming, live soil, and organic inputs produce the highest quality flower. Plus, we explore the benefits of natural sunlight vs. artificial light. Jacobson prefers to focus on sustainability, letting nature do the work because she believes clean cannabis creates a cleaner high.
Visit https://www.asterfarms.com to learn more!
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Episode 28 – Cashless Payment Solutions : More Essential Than Ever
Cannabis is still a mostly cash-only enterprise, so how can dispensaries step into the digital age and accept payments online or via a credit-card reader? Gavin fills us in on how the industry is dealing with these challenges, what solutions are on the market, and offers his advice on how to turn a crisis into an opportunity.
For more info visit: https://cannatrac.com
Episode 27 – Cannabis Genetics: Crafting a New Strain
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Sr. Video Editor Adam Saldaña talks with Danny Murr-Sloat, master cannabis cultivator and co-founder of AlpinStash, a small family owned sustainable cannabis grow in Lafayette, Colorado. Murr-Sloat shares how he entered the industry, found his passion for cultivation, and why he loves creating new strains. We reveal what surprises he has in store and why cannabis cultivation is more than a job, it’s a craft.
To learn more visit: https://alpinstash.com
‘The Craft of Cannabis’ – AlpinStash Grow Tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcYHFI2vpMY&t=2540s
Episode 26: Taking Cannabis IT Above the Clouds
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with Todd Rosales, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at CloudPros . Todd has been in the technology, digital, and affiliate marketing space for more than a decade. He has experience with technology, security, and compliance solutions. Cloud Pros is known for their extensive technology expertise in integrating security, network, IT infrastructure, and cloud-hosted solutions. Today, Todd and the team are striving to be an integrated leader in technology solutions for medical and recreational dispensaries in the cannabis industry.
Visit www.realcloudpros.com to learn more!
Episode 25 – Cannabis Manufacturing: Stepping Up and Adapting During Coronavirus
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with President and CEO of STM Canna Aaron Ray. STM Canna is a top innovator in the field of cannabis & hemp processing technology. Ray and Warner discuss how STM Canna has been maneuvering during quarantine, discussing everything from production to business and sales. Plus, discover the idea behind and reception of the ‘Mini Rocket Box’.
Visit https://stmcanna.com to learn more!
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Episode 24 – Dr. Jon Thompson Dives into Extraction, Marketing, and Manufacturing
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with Dr. Jon Thompson, CEO of extraktLAB. His expertise in supercritical CO2 extraction techniques, market development, and strategic marketing, has helped numerous companies launch, expand, and thrive.
extraktLAB specializes in the design of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant extraction facilities. To learn more visit: https://extraktlab.com
Episode 23 – Cannabis Media and Brand Importance During COVID-19
With high-quality media and journalism being so important, Cannabis Tech Today, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with Founder and CEO of Grasslands: A Journalism-Minded Agency, Ricardo Baca. Baca is a 20-year veteran journalist, keynote speaker, TEDx veteran, and thought leader in modern media and drug-policy circles. His enthusiasm for journalism and responsible drug policy has taken him all over the world. Sit back and enjoy the ride while we sit down with this pioneer.
Episode 22 – Everything You Need to Know About Hemp During Coronavirus
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with Morris Beegle, hemp entrepreneur, advocate, educator, and president of WAFBA (We Are for Better Alternatives, which includes producing NoCo Hemp Expo, Southern Hemp Expo, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, and Let’s Talk Hemp media platforms). Charles and Morris talk about the state-of-the-state of hemp and how the industry is adapting to social distancing and the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Visit https://wafba.org to learn more!
Episode 21 – The Importance of Science and Data in the Cannabis Industry
Why does science research and data matter so much in this day and age? And more importantly who are our sources from the information and data we get? Not all data is the same.
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with cannabis advocate, entrepreneur, and researcher, and founder of Aunt Zelda’s and Zelira Therapeutics Ltd. Mara Gordon. Mara and Charles talk about how the cannabis industry has evolved and changed in such a short period of time and what data is the right data.
Zelira Therapeutics Ltd (formerly Zelda Therapeutics) is a leading global therapeutic medicinal cannabis company with access to the world’s largest and fastest growing cannabis markets.
Episode 20 – Polyscience Laboratory: What an Essential Cannabis Company Looks Like
Are cannabis businesses #essential during this unprecedented time of lockdown? In this episode Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with David Wallach, Marketing Director at PolyScience Laboratory. David explains why Polyscience is proud to be an essential American manufacturer, doing their part in the fight against #coronavirus. Plus a behind-the-scenes story about working with the cannabis legend Tommy Chong.
Episode 19 – Essential Financial Planning for Your Cannabis Business During Lockdown
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner talks with Jim Marty, CEO of Bridge West LLC, CPAs and Consultants. Jim is a pioneer and a leader in the cannabis industry and is a nationally recognized and renowned expert on marijuana tax, accounting, and banking issues.
Buckled down during the Coronavirus? What should cannabis companies focus on? How can cannabis businesses stay connected during the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown?
Visit https://bridgewestcpas.com to learn more!
Episode 18 – Cannabis Labratory Information Management System - Confident
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner had the opportunity to talk with Brad Bogus, VP of Marketing at Confident Cannabis. Confident Cannabis is the world’s first technology solution to bring transparency and consistency to legal cannabis through data and insights.
Confident Cannabis provides wholesale cannabis and lab testing software to the industry and has one of the best laboratory information management systems (LIMS) designed specifically for the cannabis industry.
Discover new strains and browse phenotypes with Confident Cannabis’ “Connect” tool, an interactive 3D tool that uses the world’s largest database of cannabis chemistry to visualize cannabis flower by cannabinoid and terpene profile.
Visit https://confidentcannabis.com to learn more!
Episode 17 – Network with Cannabis Professionals - Leafwire
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner had the opportunity to speak with Peter Vogel, CEO of Leafwire. Leafwire is the largest business network in Cannabis and has quickly become known as the Linkedin of Cannabis! Leafwire also just launched a Cannabis and Hemp job board and have 1,500 open jobs looking to be filled.
Create your Leafwire account and start building your network.
Episode 16 – How Cannabis Companies Can Help Fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This episode of Cannabis Tech Talks is brought to you by Fluence by OSRAM.
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In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner had the opportunity to speak with Yobie Benjamin, San Francisco-based investor and activist.
Yobie explains how cannabis companies can help fight COVID-19. The largest cannabis companies in the U.S. and beyond all have real-time PCR machines, which are capable of detecting the RNA of the COVID-19 virus. Yobie Benjamin is calling on the FDA to grant a CLIA waiver so that cannabis companies, and other companies and institutions, can pitch in on the fight against the virus.
Testing is critical for identifying infected individuals and separating them from the healthy. Unlike in South Korea, China, etc., the U.S. has failed thus far to scale up testing.
Here’s a brief video by Benjamin talking about the untapped potential of PCR machines:
Episode 15 – Blu Gro System – Like a Greenhouse, But Better
This episode of Cannabis Tech Talks is brought to you by Julabo USA, Inc.
Julabo USA Inc. has the scientific equipment you need to process cannabis safely and efficiently, whether you’re looking for assistance with extraction, distillation, winterization, vacuum distillation, or decarboxylation.
Visit: https://julabo.us to learn more!
In this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks, Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner had the opportunity to speak with Mike Wright, Operations Manager of Blu Room Enterprises, LLC and Blu Gro Systems. Blu Gro System is a fully automated Gro House with the addition of Blu LED’s, narrow-band UV-B lights, sacred geometry, charged water, and a state-of-the-art sound system. This allows the potential of each cannabis plant’s DNA to be fully relaxed.
The future of agriculture is to provide a system in which truly healthy, disease-resistant plants grow with all the great flavors and full nutrition as they realize their full DNA potential, supporting a new, healthier lifestyle for happier people.
Episode 14 – Santé Laboratories – Testing Hemp in the Lone Star State
This episode of Cannabis Tech Talks is brought to you by Wrazel.
Wrazel is a multi-faceted business platform, founded with the purpose to bring together qualified ventures, start-ups, service providers, investors and thought-leaders that are actively engaged in the cannabis industry.
In our first Cannabis Tech Talks episode of the year, Associate Editor Anthony Elio had the pleasure to speak with two team members of Santé Laboratories, President Mike Sandoval and Chief Scientific Officer Brian Sloat. Santé Laboratories (also known as Santé Labs) is an accredited hemp lab based out of Austin, Texas.
Our exclusive conversation covers how Brian and Mike first entered the cannabusiness and the intricate world of testing hemp.
Make sure to check out Santé Labs at https://santelabs.com/
Episode 13 – Cannabis Tech Entrepreneur - Roger Obando
In this exclusive episode, we learn about the journey of Roger Obando, cannabis entrepreneur, activist, and author! Roger shares with us what he’s learned from his experience inside the tech industry, his new book The Highest Common Denominator: Elevating the Base Self, his advocacy for equality in the cannabis Industry, and his thoughts on the cannabis bubble. See what he’s got planned for the future in this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.
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Episode 12 – Big Hemp Meets Big Business with BigMike
This episode of Cannabis Tech Talks is brought to you by CRATIV Packaging, providing products that are safe, child-resistant, effective, sustainable and consumer friendly specifically designed for the cannabis industry.
In this exclusive interview, we discuss the business of cannabis and hemp with the “Business Outlaw” BigMike Straumetis. BigMike shares with us what he’s learned from decades of experience inside the cannabiz. From his #1 selling hydroponics nutrients company Advanced Nutrients to his podcast Business Outlaws, Big Mike has experienced a great amount of success in the cannabiz, and he’s not done yet… See what he’s got planned for the future in this episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.
Episode 11 – The Man, The Myth, The Legend – Tommy Chong
In this extra-special interview, we discuss cannabis, culture, stigmas, and stereotypes with the one-and-only Tommy Chong. Share a laugh, learn his secrets for the perfect smoke, discover how the government threatened his family, and hear exclusive insights into his spirituality in this legendary episode of Cannabis Tech Talks.
Check out Tommy’s cover feature in the spring 2019 issue of Cannabis & Tech Today at https://cannatechtoday.com/spring-2019-issue-ty/.
Episode 10 – Vaping & The Illicit Market – Cannabis Compliance
Cannabis & Tech Talks sits down with Mike Coner, President of ezGreen Compliance, LIVE at New West Summit 5 in San Francisco. ezGreen Compliance is a point-of-sale software company that empowers cannabis business owners with time-tested technology. In this episode we cover cannabis, hemp, CBD, and the illicit market. Plus, a look at the vaping epidemic – how quality control standards need to be established to assure safe, quality products to all consumers. Empower your company with the future of cannabis compliance.
For more info visit: https://cannatechtoday.com
Also Visit: http://ezgreencompliance.com
Episode 9 – Foreseeing the Future of Cannabis - Gaynell Rogers
In this episode, Cannabis & Tech Today sits down with Gaynell Rogers, Founder/Managing Partner of Treehouse Global Ventures (TGV), LIVE at New West Summit 5 in San Francisco. Treehouse Global Ventures is a female-founded fund designed to identify, mentor, and grow women- and minority-founded cannabis-related businesses. TGV creates both financial and social capital value for investors who want a solid ROI. In this episode, we talk about the new emerging tech, media, and innovations in the cannabis industry and how data is steering decision-making in this new booming industry.
For more info visit: https://cannatechtoday.com
Also Visit: https://www.treehouseglobalventures.com
Episode 8 – The Future Of Cannabis Events - Farechild Events
In this episode we talk with the brains behind Farechild, CEO and Co-Founder James Zachodni and David Tran Co-Founder of Farechild (Founders of DOPE Magazine) live at the CWCBExpo 2019 in LA. Farechild is an all-inclusive, ultra-high-end event production and marketing platform in the cannabis industry. And Zachodni and Tran are looking to change the game!
For more info visit: https://farechild.com
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E96VTqr9I6w&t=4s
Episode 7 – Cannabis Media Roundtable
In this special extended episode, we have a media roundtable at the Cannabis Science Conference. Featuring Cannabis & Tech Today Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner, Skunk Magazine Co-Owner Julie Chiariello, Curious About Cannabis founder Max Nash, CFN Media freelance cannabis writer Rachelle Gordon, and Principal of Canna Newswire John Sidline, this is one media talk you won’t want to miss.
For more info visit: https://cannatechtoday.com
Episode 6 – GRAM – Athletes and Cannabis
We speak with Antonio DeRose, personal trainer, competitive trail runner, freelance writer, and speaker, to learn more about Grass Roots America Magazine. We discuss sports, athletes, and cannabis in this special episode. Discover more about GRAM at https://getgramnow.com.
Episode 5 – Elixinol – Figuring Out Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD Oil
Live from MJBizCoN NEXT, Cannabis & Tech Talks takes some time to speak with Elixinol’s VP of Marketing and Communications Chris Husong to discover the science behind full-spectrum CBD and the Endocannabinoid System. What’s next for Elixinol?
Watch the video to find out more: https://youtu.be/8GIj-W9RKeQ
Episode 4 – MJBizCON NEXT – Connecting Cannabis Industry
Live from MJBizCoN NEXT, Cannabis & Tech Talks takes some time to speak with MJ Business Daily Vice President of External Relations Chris Day. In this episode, we discuss why the event is in New Orleans, the future of MJBizCon NEXT, and sustainability within the cannabis space.
Episode 3 – STM Canna – Cannabis Technology
Cannabis & Tech Today chops’ it up with president and CEO of STM Canna, Aaron Ray. (LIVE at MJBizCon NEXT in New Orleans) STM Canna is a global leader in cannabis & hemp processing technology servicing clients in all medical and recreational legal U.S. States and Canada.
Episode 2 – CRATIV Sustainability Packaging
Cannabis & Tech Today sits down with president and CEO of CRATIV packaging, Bill Ludlow. (LIVE at MJBizCON NEXT in New Orleans) CRATIV is committed to be an environmentally conscious, child safe, sustainable company that asks the question, “How can we make cannabis packaging better?”
Episode 1 – Cannabis Science Conference
Cannabis & Tech Today sits down (LIVE at MJBizCon NEXT in New Orleans) with Joshua Crossney & Andrea to talk about The Cannabis Science Conference! Cannabis Science Conference (CSC Events, LLC) is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo. Their conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. Their annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science.
For more info visit: https://www.cannabisscienceconference.com