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CannaBiz
 May 8, 2019
Professional podcast for a rapidly professionalising industry.

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The Professionally Cannabis & Psychedelics Podcast is for Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and those interested in the business, science and politics of plant medicine. Each episode, your intrepid and handsome hosts (Oscar & Jonny) lead exclusive interviews with true industry pioneers within global cannabis and psychedelics. These candid conversations give listeners an insight into the newest industry innovations, and the fantastic minds driving these forward. If you're interested in these high growth, multi-billion dollar, economy driving, medically life-changing plants, then this is the podcast for you!

Episode Date
Ronan Levy, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Field Trip
38:03

Earlier this year, we spoke with another psychedelics and cannabis pioneer, Ronan Levy, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Field Trip Health.


Within a candid conversation, Ronan discusses how Field Trip have exponentially scaled their business, the differences and similarities between how the psychedelics and cannabis industries will continue to grow, developing novel psychedelic compounds, and the journey from developing new drugs to commercialisation. Tune into Ronan’s interview today!

Sep 23, 2021
Peter Crock, CEO of Cann Group
29:15

Earlier this year, we spoke with Peter Crock, the CEO of Australian cannabis operator, Cann Group Ltd.

As the first company in Australia granted a cultivation and research license for medical cannabis, Peter talks through the current state of play in the domestic market, Cann Group’s acquisitions and expansion into Europe, R&D initiatives and how to keep shareholders happy! Tune into Peter’s episode today to find out more.

Sep 16, 2021
Bek Muslimov & Nikolay Tretiyakov, Co-Founders of Leafy Tunnel
31:46

For this episode, we speak with cannabis and psychedelics investors, Bek Muslimov and Nikolay Tretiyakov of Leafy Tunnel.

Over the interview, we hear about the similarities and differences between cannabis and psychedelics investing, what investors should look for in companies and their founders, and the sectors that have the greatest growth potential. Tune into their episode today!

Sep 09, 2021
Bruce Linton, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder
35:01

Earlier this year, we caught up with returning guest to the pod and a psychedelics and cannabis pioneer, Bruce Linton.

 

Over the interview, Bruce takes us through his journey into psychedelics and gives his insight into public policy, the future of mental health treatment and how investors should approach this burgeoning market. Tune in today!

Sep 08, 2021
Karim Webb, Entrepreneurial Activist & CEO of 4thMVMT
25:06

This week's episode welcomes Karim Webb, Entrepreneurial Activist and CEO of 4thMVMT.

Social equity initiatives are increasingly being worked into cannabis legalisation legislation in some U.S. states, but do they go far enough? Tune into Karim's interview to find out more!

Sep 02, 2021
Tracy Ryan, Founder of NKore, CannaKids and Saving Sophie
46:30

Check out this week’s episode with Tracy Ryan, the Founder of NKore, CannaKids and Saving Sophie.

Perhaps best known for her role in the award-winning film, Weed the People, in which Tracy’s baby daughter, Sophie, is treated with medical cannabis, Tracy has gone on to lead 3 organisations; most recently NKore, a research firm focussed on natural killer cell therapeutics and cannabis for cancer care.

Aug 25, 2021
Part 2 | Dr. David Feifel, Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego & Founder of Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute
34:37

Tune into Part 2 of our bumper first episode of the Professionally Psychedelics Podcast with Dr. David Feifel.

 

As Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego & Founder of Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute, David is one of the pioneers of psychedelic medicine research and ketamine therapy; a true leader at the forefront of the biggest development in mental health for 50 years.

Aug 11, 2021
Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy, Co-Founder & CEO at Augur Associates
31:40

Earlier this year, we discussed everything French Cannabis with Benjamin-Alexandre Jeanroy, the Co-Founder & CEO of Augur Associates.

 

The long-awaited two year ‘cannabis experiment’ in France was given the green light in March, providing access to medical cannabis and cannabis medicines for approximately 3000 patients. Benjamin talks through how this will work in practice, the way in which patients will be able to access medicine, the companies that are supplying the product, and the socio-political status of cannabis in France – one of the largest consumers of the plant in Europe.

Aug 06, 2021
Part 1 | Dr. David Feifel, Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego & Founder of Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute
42:06

For our long-awaited first episode of Professionally Psychedelics, we had the honour of speaking with a pioneer of psychedelic medicine, Dr. David Feifel. Tune into part 1 of David’s episode today!

 

As Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego & Founder of Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute, David is one of the pioneers of psychedelic medicine research and ketamine therapy; a true leader at the forefront of the biggest development in mental health for 50 years.

Jul 26, 2021
Cameron Clarke, CEO at Sunderstorm
23:49

After a short summer break, for this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Cameron Clarke, the CEO of Sunderstorm.

 

As a long-standing advocate for plant medicines and the leader of California-based cannabis CPG brand, Sunderstorm, Cameron takes us on his journey from commercialising the Acai Berry in the US, through to creating high-potency, fast onset, nano-formulated cannabis products for the North American adult use market.

Jul 22, 2021
Dr. Michele Ross, Founder of AURA Therapeutics
34:57

For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr Michele Ross, the Founder of AURA Therapeutics.

As a clinician, patient, author and entrepreneur with deep, first-hand experience in using a plethora of plant medicines therapeutically, Michele talks through how she’s able to mediate the symptoms of her fibromyalgia, how she integrates both cannabis and Kratom into her daily routine, the science behind it, and why over 10m people in the U.S. are using Kratom!

www.professionallycannabispodcast.com

Jun 24, 2021
Kyle Detwiler, CEO at Clever Leaves
40:46

For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Kyle Detwiler, the CEO of international cannabis operator, Clever Leaves.

 

In a wide-ranging conversation, Kyle gives great insight into how Clever Leaves have developed as a business since our last conversation with the company (50 episodes ago!), discussing distributing GMP-grade cannabis products into emerging medical markets, partnering with international pharma partners and having political influence in Colombia and beyond!

Jun 17, 2021
Sam Ghods, CEO at Connected Cannabis
35:14

For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sam Ghods, the CEO of Connected Cannabis – one of the largest flower brands in California.

A premium cannabis brand, whose products hold an equally premium price tag, Sam talks to Jonny and Oscar about his experience of growing the brand, utilizing his experience and tech-background. Over the conversation, Sam talks about curating the Connected Cannabis product range (including many of the award-winning Alien Labs strains), expanding cross states & internationally, and engaging with consumers online.

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Jun 02, 2021
Dr. Ethan Russo, Founder & CEO, CReDO Science
25:01

For this week’s episode, we had the absolute honour of speaking with cannabis legend, Dr. Ethan Russo, Founder & CEO of CReDO Science.

 

As, quite literally, one of the pioneering researchers in cannabis, and someone whose insights underpin much of the modern day understanding of the plant and the ECS, Ethan is truly a Rockstar guest for the pod. Over the episode we chat through, of course, what led him to the plant, his learnings from working with companies such as GW Pharmaceuticals, and the role that minor cannabinoids are playing in his current research projects at CReDO Science.

 

www.professionallycannabispodcast.com 

May 19, 2021
Jared Mirsky, Founder & CEO at Wick & Mortar
23:40

For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of talking with cannabis branding aficionado, Jared Mirsky, Founder & CEO at Wick & Mortar.

 

As one of the first cannabis branding agencies to be incepted at the start of the cannabis boom in the US, Jared talks through the best ways to highlight a brand’s USP in their marketing, creative campaign case studies and successful digital strategies that canna firms can utilize in 2021! Tune into Jared’s episode today: www.professionallycannabispodcast.com

May 12, 2021
Paul North, Director at Volteface
44:05

For this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of talking with leading drug policy advocate, Paul North, Director at Volteface.

 

Having spearheaded some of the most significant cannabis advocacy campaigns in the UK (that led to direct change in drug policy reform), Paul talks us through how to structure a successful cannabis advocacy campaign, the ways in which businesses can work alongside advocacy groups and a sneak peak into his TV guilty pleasures! Tune into Paul’s episode today: www.professionallycannabispodcast.com

May 05, 2021
Dr. Sandra Carrillo, President of the Colombian Medical Cannabis Association
36:43

For this week’s episode, we had a brilliant conversation with Dr. Sandra Carrillo, the President of the Colombian Medical Cannabis Association.

Offering an insight into the cannabis landscape in Latin America, Sandra talks about how patients can access cannabis medicine, education initiatives (for both doctors and patients) and how the business and medical communities in Latin America collaborate.

www.professionallycannabis.com

Apr 28, 2021
Alan Brochstein, Founding Partner, New Cannabis Ventures & 420 Investor
48:22

Welcome to Season Three of the Professionally Cannabis podcast! Earlier this year we caught up with Alan Brochstein who spoke to us about how he accidentally stumbled into the world of publicly trading cannabis stocks. We follow his career path and discuss what's new for investors today, in the era Alan refers to as Cannabis Phase 3.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Apr 21, 2021
Pat McCutcheon, Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman, MediPharm Labs
28:49

This week's episode saw Pat McCutcheon, the Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman of MediPharm Labs join Jonny and Oscar on the pod. Following Medipharm's recent partnership with a pharma giant and drawing from 15 years experience working directly within the pharmaceutical industry, Pat is the perfect person to give insights on how cannabusinesses can transition into the medical market. 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Nov 19, 2020
Abby Hughes, Chair, Patient-Led Engagement for Access (PLEA)
34:31

For this episode, we were delighted to welcome Abby Hughes (the Chair of PLEA) to the pod to give the patients' perspective. As the medical cannabis industry continues to develop at breakneck speed, we need to ensure that patients are at the centre of this. Within the episode, Abby discusses a wide range of topics, including developments in patient access, changes to legislation and the launch of Medical Cannabis Awareness Week. 

https://www.pleacommunity.org.uk/mcaw 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Nov 04, 2020
Mara Gordon, Founder, Aunt Zelda's
36:47

Another big hitter on the pod this week! Jonny and Oscar were joined by a true legend of the cannabis industry – Mara Gordon, the Founder of Aunt Zelda’s. As one of the pioneers in bringing cannabis medicines to patients, Mara takes us through her cannabis journey, speaking about crucial data collection from patients, clinical trials, her staring role in canna films and more.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Oct 28, 2020
Tjalling Erkelens, Founder & CEO, Bedrocan
41:44

After a short working break we are back... and what a cracker this episode is! Tune in to hear insights from Tjalling Erkelens, the Founder & CEO of Bedrocan - one of the longest running cannabis companies out there and also amongst the most widely distributed cannabis products to the global medical market!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Oct 21, 2020
Dr. Markus Roggen, Founder, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures
34:40

For this week’s episode, the Professionally Cannabis hosts were joined by Dr. Markus Roggen, Founder of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures. A straight-talking scientist who was somewhat of a pioneer in how extraction techniques have developed over the years, Markus gives us his two cents on both the science and business that underpins today’s cannabis industry.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Oct 02, 2020
Nick Tennant, Founder & CTO, Precision Extraction Solutions
27:57

This week Jonny and Oscar were joined by Nick Tennant who is the Founder & CTO of Precision Extraction Solutions. As a non-plant touching entity themselves, Nick takes us on his cannabis journey – from building his first prototype at his dining room table 8 years ago to running one of the world’s leading cannabis extraction and lab equipment companies!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Sep 23, 2020
Tracey Mason, Co-Founder & CEO, House of Saka
30:06

This week’s episode is a corker (pun slightly intended), albeit without Oscar for the interview – sad times. Jonny was joined by Tracey Mason, CEO of House of Saka – a cannabinoid-infused drinks company based out of California. Pioneers of CBD & THC loaded wines - sourced directly from the famous region, Napa Valley - Tracey takes us on her professional journey describing what 30 years in luxury beverages did to equip her with the skills and knowhow to launch a fantastic cannabis brand!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Sep 09, 2020
Mark Reinders, CEO of HempFlax
26:03

Check out this week’s episode of the podcast – the Professionally Cannabis Hosts spoke with Mark Reinders, CEO of HempFlax about the incredible versatility of the plant and how it can be utilised across different industries and businesses.

Did you know that companies like Porsche, Nike and Levi’s have all recently incorporated hemp into products? And this barely scratches the surface!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Sep 02, 2020
Emily Paxhia, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Poseidon Asset Management
36:17

Check out this week’s episode of the podcast – we had a great time chatting with Emily Paxhia, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Poseidon Asset Management, one of the longest running funds in the cannabis industry.

As early investors in household names in cannabis, such as PAX, Aphria and GW Pharma (to name a few!), Emily gave us a huge amount of insight into how they find the next big companies to invest in, their due diligence processes and how international investment decisions and regulatory monitoring intersect.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Aug 19, 2020
Antonio Frazier, President at CannaSafe
48:13

We really had a blast recording this week’s episode with Antonio Frazier, the President of CannaSafe - a leading cannabis and hemp testing lab based out of California.

In a wide-ranging interview covering an array of topics related to cannabis, including social equity, the industry’s role in righting some of the wrongs from previous decades, and how proper testing is integral for providing consumers and patients alike with safe, compliant products.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Aug 12, 2020
Boris Baňas, Founder & CSO, CBDepot
28:04

Tune in to this week's episode of the Professionally Cannabis Podcast to hear exclusive insights from Boris Baňas, Founder & CSO of CBDepot. With a career in cannabis that spans over 20 years, and as one of the first holders of a validated application under the EU Novel Foods regulation, Boris brings a huge amount of insight to the table regarding the cannabinoid market for both pharma and health & wellness.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Aug 05, 2020
Chris Walsh, CEO & President, Marijuana Business Daily
24:35

This week we caught up with the CEO and President of Marijuana Business Daily (MJBiz), Chris Walsh. Heading up the most prominent publication in cannabis, Chris takes us through how the organisation has pivoted in reaction to COVID, the way in which mainstream media views the cannabis industry, and how the biggest event in the canna calendar is adapting to the new virtual world.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jul 29, 2020
Carolina Nocetti, Founder & Medical Director, Intercan Brazil
39:45

Back from our mini summer break! Tune in to this week's episode of the Professionally Cannabis Podcast to hear exclusive insights from Dr. Carolina Nocetti, Founder & Medical Director at Intercan.

After experiencing the growth of the cannabis industry in the US first-hand, Carolina took her insights back to Brazil to educate clinicians and lobby policy makers. Over the interview, Carolina takes us through how clinicians can prescribe to patients in Brazil, the products they are able to obtain (and how they bring them into the country), in addition to giving insights on other burgeoning markets in Latam, including Paraguay!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jul 22, 2020
David Badcock, CEO of Drug Science
32:16

Tune in to this week's episode of the Professionally Cannabis Podcast to hear exclusive insights today from David Badcock, CEO at Drug Science. As CEO of the charity spearheading Project Twenty21 – the initiative aiming to get cannabis medicine to 20,000 patients in the UK – David explores the UK cannabis landscape, the team behind Drug Science, and other projects around alcohol and psychedelics.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jul 02, 2020
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam EXCLUSIVE - The Godfather of Cannabis
49:15

It was a true honour for us to speak with and interview Dr. Raphael Mechoulam - quite literally, the Godfather of Cannabis. It was a fascinating – and in places, very funny – conversation with this amazing man. A must listen for anyone working in the cannabis industry because... well, we all have jobs thanks to his pioneering research! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jun 17, 2020
UK Parliament's Crispin Blunt, MP - House of Commons
33:19

Tune in to this week's special episode of the pod... Politically Cannabis! Following our first episode with a politician, last year (Sir Norman Lamb), you can now hear exclusive insights today from Crispin Blunt, MP for Reigate – House of Commons in the UK Parliament. For anyone interested in European Cannabis, this is a great ep to listen into! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jun 10, 2020
Mitchell Osak, Partner & Cannabis Advisory Lead at MNP
38:44

Tune in to this week's pod to hear insights from Mitchell Osak, Partner & Cannabis Advisory Lead at MNP. Working with a huge proportion of publicly listed US and Canadian cannabis companies, Mitchell brings his inside knowledge to the table and discusses where in the world North American investment is flowing, Cannabis 3.0, comparisons between different regulatory regimes, and what cannabis companies can learn from traditional industries.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jun 03, 2020
Tim Phillips, Founder & Managing Director of CBD-Intel
38:59

Tune in to this week's pod to hear insights from Tim Phillips, Founder & Managing Director of CBD-Intel. A specialist in providing unique data sets to international businesses, Tim and the team are experts in everything related to regulation, consumer markets and trends across a variety of sectors – most notably, CBD!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

May 21, 2020
Chris Bolton, Founder & CEO of TheraCann International
41:00

Tune in to this week's pod to hear insights from the Founder & CEO of TheraCann International. Advising governments and running operations for businesses globally, Chris delves into his 30-year affiliation with cannabis, as well as giving insight into the regulatory and financial restrictions impacting canna organisations around the world. Additionally, Chris spoke to us about Panama’s unconventional approach to COVID-19 restrictions, which Oscar goes into in more depth at the end of the pod!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

May 15, 2020
Iris Bincovich, CEO at InnoCan Pharma
18:47

Know much about injectable CBD? Ever considered crowd funding for an investment raise? Well Iris Bincovich, the CEO at InnoCan Pharma reveals all on these topics and more, within this week’s edition of the Professionally Cannabis Podcast!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

May 06, 2020
Dr. Leslie Apgar & Gina Dubbé, Medical & Managing Director at Greenhouse Wellness
35:27

In a first for the Professionally Cannabis Podcast, both in showcasing the dispensary perspective and having two guests featured on the pod, Gina and Leslie take us on the journey of how they created Greenhouse Wellness, overcoming prejudice and initial infrastructural difficulties; the unique age demographic of their core clientele; and how their unique model ensures medical-level care for their customers.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Apr 29, 2020
Tej Virk, President of Europe at Khiron Life Sciences
23:09

Tune in to this week's pod to hear insights from the President of Europe for Khiron Life Sciences, a Canadian-based cannabis LP with major facilities and operations in Colombia.  

Tej takes us through how their recently acquired certifications and licenses will help to provide cannabis medicines to thousands in Colombia, Khiron’s European footprint within the medical cannabis market, and how telemedicine is going to increase patient access during this global pandemic and beyond.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Apr 22, 2020
Sheldon Croome, President & CEO at Atlas Growers
28:41

Tune in to hear insights from the President & CEO of Atlas Growers – a Canadian-based cannabis operator with European facilities in Denmark. Sheldon takes us through their European model, how Atlas are looking to weather the COVID-19 storm, innovative ways to maintain funding levels across global operations, and bringing new medical products to market.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Apr 08, 2020
Rebekah Hall, Founder & CEO at Botanic Lab
32:55

Botanic Lab are very much a CBD brand success story, sharing shelf space with the likes of Coca-Cola across a plethora of high street retailers. From banking to branding, we hear their CEO’s story, the formula behind Botanic Lab’s exponential growth in the UK, and what’s coming next for this fun, irreverent brand!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Apr 01, 2020
Prof. Hinanit Koltai, Head of Cannabis Lab at Volcani Center
33:16

For this week’s ep, we jump back into cannabinoid science with Professor Hinanit Koltai, Head of the Cannabis Lab at the Volcani Center, Israel. Amongst many topics, we look at clinical trials (using products that Hinanit and her team have developed), in addition to how tissue printing opens the door to the next frontier of cannabis research. Fascinating stuff – we hope you enjoy!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Mar 25, 2020
George Hodgin, Founder & CEO, Biopharmaceutical Research Company
35:55

How much do you know about federally compliant cannabis? Well buckle in to learn about the current state of play in the US and how George Hodgin, CEO & Founder of the Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) is going about changing this for federally licensed cannabinoid researchers.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Mar 17, 2020
Antonin Cohen, CEO, Harmony
29:10

Join the guys for another episode of the Professionally Cannabis Podcast today, and hear from Antonin Cohen, CEO at Harmony – one of the leading and longest standing CBD companies to have come out of Europe.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Mar 05, 2020
Part 2 - Dr. Dedi Meiri, Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Cannabinoid Research, Technion
37:41

Part 2 with Dr. Dedi Meiri, Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Cannabinoid Research at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology). There’s a couple of minutes where you might hear some background noise (the sound of his team finding cures to particular types of cancer!). The content is so good though - re how different strains of cannabis interact with children with Autism - that we just couldn’t cut it! His insights are truly fascinating.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Feb 13, 2020
Dr. Dedi Meiri, Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Cannabinoid Research, Technion - Part 1
33:25

Dr. Dedi Meiri, Head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Cannabinoid Research at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) joined your Professionally Cannabis hosts for an in-depth interview; it was so fascinating that they split it into two parts! Frequently referred to as, “one of the greatest minds in cannabis”, much of Dedi’s work will change the face of healthcare and treatment as we know it… We hope you enjoy hearing Dedi’s insights as much as we did! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Feb 06, 2020
Tyler Robson, CEO, The Valens Company
22:53

The Professionally Cannabis Podcast hosts are back for Season 2! For the first episode, Jonny was joined by Tyler Robson, CEO at The Valens Company. Having recently rebranded, resulting from a widening of their service offering and portfolio, Tyler reveals all and discusses how he and the team are scaling the business for 2020 and beyond! 

 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jan 30, 2020
Melissa Jochim, Founder & CEO, High Beauty
39:33

We hope you enjoy listening to our episode with Melissa Jochim, Founder & CEO at High Beauty, as much as we enjoyed the interview! In a wide ranging chat, Melissa takes us through her professional journey with High Beauty, starting as the next venture in her - already by then - illustrious career, discussing: how they differentiate themselves as a brand; what other CPGs can do to create brand loyalty; and how to position your product so leading department stores like Sephora and Macy's are keen to take stock! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Dec 10, 2019
Narbe Alexandrian, President & CEO, Canopy Rivers
37:27

This week's episode is a cracker, with Narbe Alexandrian, President & CEO at Canopy Rivers joining Jonny and Oscar to talk everything cannabis! As one of the leading investment vehicles in the space, Narbe discusses what he looks for in prospective businesses (and business owners) among many other topics... not one to miss! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Nov 29, 2019
Fleta Solomon, Managing Director, Little Green Pharma
32:46

Fleta joined Jonny and Oscar for the first Australian perspective on the Professionally Cannabis pod! Steering forward the ship at Little Green Pharma, Fleta discusses topics like: their inaugural shipment of GMP grade flower to Germany; the types of product LGP produce; the political & regulatory landscape in Australia; and even a look a cannabis culture down under (like that experienced in Nimbin)! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Nov 21, 2019
Aras Azadian, CEO, Avicanna
15:07

Aras Azadian, CEO at Avicanna joined us from Colombia to talk everything cannabis! From Avicanna's focus on R&D, to their facilities in Santa Marta, to taking the company public, Aras goes access-all-areas on this edition of Professionally Cannabis! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Nov 21, 2019
Professionally Cannabis meets... Bruce Linton
39:21

Bruce Linton, the man who drove Canopy Growth from an idea to the largest cannabis company in the world, joined Oscar and me on the Professionally Cannabis Podcast. 

Over the interview, we heard Bruce (and occasionally his parrot!) discuss everything cannabis, including:

  • His journey with Canopy Growth and comparisons between Amazon & WeWork
  • How we can accelerate to Cannabis 4.0
  • Current projects he’s involved in (both inside and outside of cannabis)
  • The future of the Canadian market
  • Who inspires Bruce and golden nuggets for fellow CEOs

Check out Bruce’s pod - and indeed our whole back catalogue - through the below links or alternatively, most podcast apps that are out there!!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Tim Shu, CEO of VetCBD
27:37

In this edition of the Professionally Cannabis Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Tim Shu, CEO at VetCBD. Over the course of the interview, Tim takes us through how cannabis-derived treatment can be applied to animals - using THC, as well as CBD - and how cannabis might shape the future of veterinary practice.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Oct 20, 2019
Bill Silver, President, CannaCraft
29:46

Bill talks about all things CannaCraft, including their partnership with Heineken for the Lagunitas beer. Heading up New Markets, Bill discusses their plans to expand CannaCraft's popular wheelhouse of cannabis products across the world, regulations permitting! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Oct 09, 2019
Bill Silver, President, CannaCraft

Bill talks about all things CannaCraft, including their partnership with Heineken for the Lagunitas beer. Heading up New Markets, Bill discusses their plans to expand CannaCraft's popular wheelhouse of cannabis products across the world, regulations permitting! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com

Oct 09, 2019
Professionally Cannabis meets... Sir Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, UK Parliament
35:04

**MUST NOT MISS** Tune in today to listen to Sir Norman Lamb MP, of the UK Parliament, speaking exclusively on the Professionally Cannabis Podcast. 

 

Over the interview, Sir Norman discussed:

  • Hypocrisy that exists in Parliament around drugs, Brexit and prorogation 
  • The Liberal Democrats position on cannabis legislation 
  • His trip to Canada alongside 2 other MPs and trying cannabis oil
  • Brexit and the economics of cannabis law reform

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Sep 16, 2019
Deepak Anand, Co-Founder & CEO at Materia Ventures
31:15

For this week's episode we were joined by Deepak Anand from Materia Ventures. Over the candid interview, Deepak discussed themes such as:

  • The European market for medical cannabis 
  • How to build the Avengers of Cannabis 
  • What to look for in JV partners

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Sep 02, 2019
Sofie Sagmeister, CEO of MAGU
27:37

Back from our summer break (sort of) with a bang! Learn about the weird and wacky world of cannabis regulation in Austria from one of the country's pioneers in CBD.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Aug 19, 2019
Zeta Ceti, CEO of Greenrush Consulting
35:54

Zeta Ceti is the founder and CEO of Green Rush Consulting, a US cannabis consulting firm. He is a veteran cannabis industry entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the field. He has developed many cannabis-based businesses throughout the U.S. and successfully helped pioneer some of the best industry practices.

Catch our latest episode where we talk about cannabis innovation from biosynthetic cannabinoids to infused beverages and hemp fibre electricity (seriously!). Zeta was the first 'Green Rush' company providing picks and shovel in this modern-day gold rush.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jul 16, 2019
Rikke Jakobsen, CEO of Cannabis Danmark
30:50

This week's episode is brought to you from Denmark! We had the pleasure of interviewing Rikke Jakobsen, CEO of Cannabis Danmark at a conference, live in Copenhagen. Additionally, Oscar receives a present with a live unboxing early in the episode... 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jul 09, 2019
Navdeep Dhaliwal, CEO of Supreme Cannabis Co.
32:59

Today's guest has our favourite stock ticker of all time, trading on the TSX as FIRE!

With a reputation for top quality cannabis, brisk trading on the capital markets and plans to expand into Europe, we're sure you won't want to miss this interview with Nav, CEO of Supreme Cannabis!

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jul 02, 2019
Andrés Fajardo, CEO of Clever Leaves
28:26

This week's episode covers the story of Clever Leaves, one of the largest cannabis production facilities in Colombia.

We hear from their CEO, Andrés, about the process of building a company to export medical cannabis out of Latin America and also about the special 'mojo' that defines his team's values.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jun 17, 2019
Dooma Wendschuh, CEO of Province Brands of Canada
40:51

Ever tried Cannabis Beer? Neither have we - yet. We dialed into Dooma Wendschuh of Province Brands to hear about their unique brewing process, what their cannabis beer is like, and when we can expect to see these beverages stocked next to the Buds. 

NOTE: Forgive the relatively infrequent background noise - we think the interview's content makes up for it though! 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

Jun 10, 2019
Andrew Grieve, CEO of Zenabis
32:39

This week we talk to Andrew Grieve charting his rise as an operator; from a distressed cheese manufacturing facility in Iowa to his role as CEO of the 650 people strong team at Zenabis (TSE: ZENA). 

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Jun 03, 2019
Krista Whitley, CEO of Altitude Products
35:25

In this edition of Professionally Cannabis, we interviewed Krista Whitley, CEO of Altitude Products. In and among many topics, we discussed how Krista built up her CBD empire from the sofa, equality and diversity in the cannabis industry, and what to look for when onboarding investors.

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

May 27, 2019
Geremy Thomas, CEO of Sativa Investments
36:32

In this edition of Professionally Cannabis, we met up with Geremy Thomas, CEO of Sativa Investments. Among many topics, we spoke about the companies that sit within the Sativa Group, his views on the European cannabis market, and exciting new developments for the UK. 

https://professionallycannabispodcast.com/ 

May 20, 2019
Jesse McConnell, CEO of Rubicon Organics
37:01

In this first episode, we talk to Jesse McConnell about his history of growing medical cannabis, the importance of specialisation, EU GMP regulations and organic jam!

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May 13, 2019
Trailer feat. Clever Leaves, Sativa Investments, Rubicon Organics, Green Rush Consulting
02:00

Professionally Cannabis is for entrepreneurs, founders and investors in the burgeoning cannabis industry. Each week we will bring thoughtful interviews with leaders in this space for their personal takes, this trailer showcases:

Jesse McConnell  CEO of Canada's Rubicon Organics 

Andres Fajardo CEO of Colombia's Clever Leaves 

Geremy Thomas  CEO of UK's Sativa Investments

Zeta Ceti CEO of USA's Green Rush Consulting

 

Our guests run the gamut of the cannabis industry down the value chain from cultivation to extraction to manufacturing and brand building and of course the necessary ancillary industries such as consulting, analytical lab work and more. 

 

May 01, 2019