Plant Prophets: The first 10 Episodes
Plant Prophets: The first 10 Episodes
If you haven’t had the chance yet to check out our new podcast around the cannabis industry, now is your chance! Check out our first 10 episodes and let us know what you think.
The Queen Of Edibles with Nancy Whiteman. Nancy is often referred to as the Queen of Edibles and the CEO and Co-Founder of Wana Brands. She’s not your run of the mill cannabis CEO and her story is impressive, insightful and full of business savvy. She was also named the number one most important woman in cannabis by Cannabis Business Executive in 2017.
We have another outstanding female leader in the industry. She is not the only leader and founder of her company but also a key leader around diversity and gender. We are joined by Whitney Beatty, she comes from the entertainment background and found her way into cannabis. She is the Founder and CEO, of Apothecarry.
The eventual convergence between legal cannabis and the alcohol beverage industry with Smoke Wallin. Smoke Wallin is a highly accomplished CEO, Entrepreneur, thought leader and board member with more than 25 years of success across the consumer products, alcohol beverage, distribution, and technology industries. His broad areas of expertise include start-ups, branding, marketing innovation, distribution, transformational leadership, sales, and business growth. He has extensive experience in regulated industries at the local, state and federal level.
A cannabis business owned by women with Gia Morón Executive Vice President for Women Grow and Founder and CEO, GVM Communications. Gia is a PR and communications maven bringing 25+ years of experience. She’s been with Women Grow since 2017 and is passionate about both the cannabis space and mentoring women entrepreneurs. GVM Communications is a cannabis business owned by women. The CEO is a master of multi-tasking and gear-shifting. The firm is a healthy mix of a little corporate, with an entrepreneurial spirit, business casual style, sprinkled with some Zen and a few choice words.
One of the most innovative and explosive cannabis businesses with Charles “Chuck” Smith, CEO of Dixie Brands. Today, we have an outstanding leader in the industry. He also happens to be a partner to Protis Global. Charles Smith, but if you know him, you know he goes by Chuck! Chuck President and CEO of Dixie Brands, Inc, which is the publicly traded company that owns the Dixie Elixirs and Edibles brands. Including Therabis, and Aceso Wellness, two of the leading hemp supplement brands.
An outstanding legal mind and cannabis industry leader, CJ Chapman. General Counsel, Secretary to Dixie Brands, who may sound oddly familiar since we just had his colleague and CEO on the podcast last week. CJ Chapman joined Dixie as its General Counsel on June 18, 2018. C. J. received his A.B. in politics from Princeton University and his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Prior to joining Dixie, he directed a single family office based in New York with respect to structure, operations, and legal issues. C. J. spent his entire private practice at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, LLP in the real estate and corporate departments. He practiced at Brownstein from 2006 through 2017 and was a partner from 2013 through 2017.
His practice focused on the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, and development of various commercial real estate assets, including apartment and office buildings, sports complexes, hotels, shopping centers, and vacant land. In addition, C.J. advised various companies on corporate matters, including partnership agreements, the formation of entities and general corporate governance. C.J. served as outside general counsel to one of the nation’s largest cattle feed manufacturers advising them on all corporate matters, including partnership agreements and corporate finance.
Organic beverage with 25 mg of Hemp CBD with Jonathan Eppers, the Founder and CEO of VYBES. Vybes is an organic beverage with 25 mg of Hemp CBD. They are my number one favorite CBD Beverage on the market, and we are going to talk to Jonathan about how they came to be, what’s in store for them and what we dig most, his story. He has got a history with some major brands, such as Merck, MySpace, eHarmony and previously you were CEO and Founder of RadPad. All major entities, and by large and far very digitally driven organizations. He attended Purdue University and studied computer graphics technology where he became obsessively focused on interface design.
The King of Cannabis, Cannamillionaire Arby Barroso. Arby Barroso is the co-founder of Green Roads World and co-host of Cannabis Life Radio. Arby suffered from arthritis of the hip which landed him in the hospital. This prevented him from playing football and resulted in multiple surgeries. As he said goodbye to the hospital, he was greeted with prescription pain meds like Morphine, Demerol, Percocet, and other pain medications. As time went on, Arby became addicted to the legally prescribed pharmaceuticals. He knew that this way not a way to continue on in life and began researching alternative ways to heal and treat his pain. He took a leap of faith and moved his family out to Colorado to immerse himself in the CBD industry.
He used CBD oil to help him get off the addictive substances and free himself from the Big Pharma shackles. Now he is now taking on Big Pharma by advocating for a safer and healthier alternative like CBDs. He founded Green Roads World in 2012 and has been sober since September 4, 2013. He is committed to offering patients with the best CBD products available on the market. It’s only been a couple of years, but Arby Barroso is already a major influencer in the Cannabis movement. He travels all over North America meeting patients, speaking at conferences, and helping CBD companies as they struggle with uninformed agencies seizing their commodities. Green Roads World has grown tremendously, they are now producing pharmacist formulated CBD oil for healthcare professionals and CBD supplements for professional athletes.
A robust platform built to support Cannabis businesses with Keegan Peterson. Today, we have Keegan Peterson who is the CEO + Founder of WURK, a robust platform built to support Cannabis businesses stay on top of their HR needs. Essentially they are an “all-in-one solution that automates the most complicated and risk-prone processes associated with hiring, scheduling, and paying employees.” Keegan Peterson is the founder and CEO of Wurk, the first workforce management company designed specifically for the cannabis industry.
Before Wurk, Peterson spent eight years working for high-growth HR technology companies, developing a deep understanding of possible solutions in the space. Wurk, the first and leading Human Capital Management company for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the raise of $11 million in a funding round led by returning investors Poseidon Asset Management and Arcadian Fund. Existing investors Altitude, Salveo Capital, Phyto Partners, and The Arcview Group also participated in the round. Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. “Weed the People” follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands.
The most trusted platform for credible cannabis information with Max Simon. Max is the Founder & CEO of Green Flower Media, the most trusted platform for credible cannabis information, training, and guidance. Prior to Green Flower, Max built and ran Deepak Chopra’s products business where he re-branded the company, developed and launched 49 of his signature products, created his digital marketing strategy, and personally taught tens of thousands of people to meditate. In the same way that Max helped meditation and mind-body medicine become mainstream, he’s now on a mission to educate the world about the value of cannabis.
Green Flower Media, the nation’s #1 trusted cannabis education platform, today announced the closing of its $20 million Series A financing round. The round was led by Tuatara Capital, with additional funding from Poseidon Asset Management and Phyto Partners. The funds are earmarked toward developing additional industry-leading Certificate programs; expanding the subscription service with new original content; forming deeper strategic partnerships with both corporations and associations; and expanding the Green Flower team.