Periodic Effects: Cannabis Business Podcast

Periodic Effects: Cannabis Business Podcast
Interviewing business owners, founders and executives in the Cannabis Industry
E063 Science of Cannabis Series_09
Oct 15 • 76 min
Another great conversation with Emma Chasen on the Science of Cannabis. We discuss some new topics and go deeper on previously discussed topics like industrial hemp versus craft hemp, what CBD-A could do for people and why THC-A could be an amazing add on…
E062 Cannabis Art with a Purpose
Oct 8 • 58 min
Talk with Ty Forto, Founder of Cannabiscapes, a company using cannabis art to help change the cannabis conversation. We get into Ty’s past experience working at BioTrack, how he started Cannabiscapes and the purpose behind his vision.
E061 How to Design your Cannabis Facility
Oct 1 • 56 min
Conversation with Sam Andras, President of MJ12 Design Studio, an architecture firm focused on cannabis cultivation and processing facilities. We discuss what sets successful projects apart from the failures and how to plan up front to avoid costly and…
E060 Bootstrapping a Cannabis Company
Sep 24 • 47 min
1 year Podcast Anniversary! We passed the 365 day mark, so we decided to do something different for this episode. Rachel, Periodic Edibles Operations Manager, interviews Wayne, your host and the Founder of Periodic Edibles. We discuss how Wayne started…
E059 The Power of Brand Story
Sep 17 • 83 min
Really enjoyed this talk with Brad Bogus, VP of Marketing for Confident Cannabis. We discuss Brad’s past experience at the Denver Post as GM of The Cannabist. Along with the communication strategy Brad is using to increase Confident’s market place brand…
E058 Bringing Transparency to Cannabis
Sep 10 • 57 min
Good talk with CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Albarran of Confident Cannabis, a platform for lab results like potency, terpenes and pesticides to be effectively exchanged between producers, processors and retailers. They will soon roll out a wholesale B2B…
E057 Entrepreneur Guide to Cannabis Industry
Sep 3 • 53 min
Great story of how Christian Hageseth Founded Green Man Cannabis in 2009, built it into a successful vertically integrated business in Colorado and then went on to Found and become CEO of ONE Cannabis, a cannabis dispensary brand looking to grow through…
E056 #1 Trusted Brand in Cannabis
Aug 27 • 40 min
Really enjoyed this conversation with Dennis O’Malley, CEO of Caliva, a vertically integrated cannabis company in California. We discuss Dennis’s past experience in influencer marketing and brand ambassadors, common pitfalls in the industry and how the…
E055 Accelerating Women Owned Cannabis Startups
Aug 20 • 42 min
Great talk with Amy Margolis, the Founder of The Initiative, an accelerator program, business bootcamp and funding resource for female founded cannabis businesses. Amy has been practicing cannabis law for nearly 2 decades. Getting her start in criminal…
Bonus: Wayne on Mark and Toddcast
Aug 16 • 45 min
Grateful to be invited on The Mark & Toddcast podcast! We discuss how Periodic Edibles got started and what the cannabis industry landscape looks like.
E054 PhD Neuroscientist & Endocannabinoid System
Aug 13 • 72 min
Amazing talk with Dr. Michele Ross, a PhD Neuroscientist, on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our own bodies. We discuss why Dr. Ross became interested in cannabis, her new book, the research she has been doing on the ECS along with new findings and…
E053 Innovation from Oregon’s Leading Processor
Aug 6 • 60 min
Great talk with Brice Sherman, Co-Founder of Willamette Valley Alchemy, an Oregon Cannabis Processor. We discuss how Brice moved from Florida to Oregon, entered the medical then rec cannabis market and built one of the strongest extract and concentrate…
E052 Global Cannabis Community for Women
Jul 30 • 57 min
Tokeativity is a world-wide cannabis community for women. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tokeativity was created by Lisa Snyder and Samantha Montanaro in 2016 with an intention to nurture a safe space for women to connect, learn and create. We discuss how…
E051 Cannabis Science 101: From Newbie to Novice 2of2
Jul 23 • 56 min
Part 2 of our conversation with Emma Chasen on the Science of Cannabis. Listen to Part 1 first if you haven’t yet (Episode E050). In Part 2 we discuss product selection for different ailments, dosing, what questions to ask your budtender and answer some…
E050 Cannabis Science 101: From Newbie to Novice 1of2
Jul 16 • 69 min
This is a really special episode! Not just because it’s our 50th Episode, but because it should help the most amount of people. This talk with Emma Chasen is a great primer into Cannabis Science for everyone - your Grandma, your Friends, your Local…
E049 How to Position your Cannabis Brand
Jul 9 • 65 min
Great Podcast on Marketing & Branding with Seth Worby, CEO & Founder of Cannabis Creative Group. With decades of experience in lead generation and traffic conversion, Seth started a marketing company, Champ Internet, over ten years ago. He is now taking…
E048 CFO Advice for Cannabis Industry
Jul 2 • 56 min
Informational talk with Andrew Hunzicker, CPA & CEO of Dope CFO and CFO Bend. We cover financial strategies, 280E tax issues, going public, raising money and general advice for Founders & Startups in the Cannabis Industry.
E047 Raising $33.5MM with Reverse IPO
Jun 25 • 54 min
Great talk with Jesse Peters, CEO of Eco Firma Farms, a cannabis cultivation facility in Oregon. Jesse recently took his company public and raised $33.5 Million using a Reverse IPO, joining the Canadian Stock Exchange. We talk all about it!
E046 Who is the Cannabis Consumer?
Jun 18 • 48 min
Insightful talk with Linda Gilbert, Managing Director of BDS Analytics, a data-driven company offering cannabis consumer insights. We discuss who the average cannabis consumer is, how different states vary in their demographics and what products are…
E045 Science of Cannabis Series_08
Jun 11 • 77 min
Informative talk with Mary, Founder of Sativa Science Club and Jason, Editor in Chief of Terpenes and Testing Magazine. We go deep down the science rabbit hole! We talk terpenes, minor cannabinoids, why strain names mean nothing relative to predicting…
E044 Marijuana Venture Editor in Chief
Jun 4 • 67 min
Really enjoyed this talk with Garrett Rudolph, Editor in Chief from Marijuana Venture, a trade magazine for cannabis professionals. We get into the back story of how the magazine got started, what Garrett sees working (and not working) in the industry and…
E043 Building the Future of Cannabis
May 28 • 68 min
Loved this talk with Anya Gordon, CEO of GroTec! GroTec is a contract builder for grow operations and dispensaries. Anya has great industry insight from working with companies in multiple states and internationally. She brought a lot to the table for this…
E042 Ed Rosenthal, The Guru of Ganja
May 21 • 61 min
Honored to interview Ed Rosenthal, a pioneer in the cannabis industry! Ed wrote for High Times in the 80s and 90s. He has written multiple books on cannabis cultivation, processing, extracts, concentrates and has sold over 1 Million copies. Ed is…
E041 Growing a Mission-Driven Dispensary
May 14 • 62 min
Great talk with Brock Binder, Founder and Owner of High Quality, a cannabis retailer in Corvallis, Oregon. Brock launched his business in 2014 along with a grow operation. We discuss how Brock started the business, what they are doing to stay competitive…
E040 Rebranding the Cannabis Industry
May 7 • 61 min
Conversation with Jared Mirsky, CEO and Founder of Wick & Mortar, the oldest and longest running cannabis branding, marketing and advertising agency in the country. Jared started his company in 2009, helping cannabis brands pioneer their way into this new…
E039 Science of Cannabis Series_07
Apr 30 • 85 min
LIVE Audience Q&A Podcast on the Science of Cannabis. We cover the struggle cultivators and retailers are facing on high THC% versus a high Terpene profile and ideas for education initiatives to help inform consumers. Joining us on the podcast panel was…
E038 Getting Beyond Business Plateaus
Apr 23 • 68 min
Good talking with Hunter Caputo, CEO of The Caputo Group. Hunter brings great insights from his past experience of supporting and growing businesses inside and outside of cannabis. We cover finances, HR support, distribution, planning for federal…
E037 Beyond Organic Craft Cannabis
Apr 16 • 59 min
Conversation with Erik Leib, Founder of Ananda Farms, a producer in Oregon. We talk the future of craft cannabis, going beyond organic practices, and looking at the soil, topography and climate in which it’s grown, known as the terroir. Will consumers…
E036 The Coolest Cannabis Farm in Oregon
Apr 9 • 62 min
Loved this talk with Lee Henderson, Co-Founder and Brand Manager at HiFi Farms. We discuss how Lee started the business, the transition from the medical market to recreational and creative ideas for solidifying a strong brand presence.
E035 Hemp CBD Market in North Carolina
Apr 2 • 53 min
Informative talk with Justin Hamilton, CEO of Hempleton Investment Group, a business focused on the Hemp CBD market in and around North Carolina. From genetics to growing to processing to retail shops, Justin’s team is involved in every step of the supply…
E034 Science of Cannabis Series_06
Mar 26 • 84 min
Another great talk with Emma Chasen on the Science of Cannabis. We discuss a new article published by Dr. Ethan Russo and Dr. Caroline MacCallum titled “Practical Considerations in Medical Cannabis Administration and Dosing”. We also cover a stream of…
E033 Leading the Infused Chocolate Category
Mar 19 • 63 min
Loved this talk with Christine Smith, Founder and CEO of Gron Chocolate. We cover how Christine moved from a successful career in architecture to cannabis infused chocolate, how you expand after getting into almost every dispensary in Oregon and a new…
E032 Modern Cannabis Shop and Lifestyle Brand
Mar 12 • 61 min
Great talk with Heidi Fikstad, Co-Founder and Brand Manager at Moss Crossing, a Cannabis Retailer in Eugene, Oregon. We cover Heidi’s startup journey, company ethos and her branding, marketing and educational approach.
E031 Branding Cannabis Extracts and Vape Products
Mar 5 • 48 min
Conversation with Sabrena Peterson, Director of Marketing for REL Vape, an extract and vape pen company in Oregon. We discuss how Sabrena met her Co-Founders and started REL Vape, new technologies coming to market and how she thinks cannabis extracts will…
E030 The Friendliest Dispensary in Oregon
Feb 26 • 72 min
Loved this talk with Jaime & Shea Conley, Co-Founders of Mindrite, a cannabis retailer in Portland, Oregon. We discuss building an educated team, putting the patient and customer first, keeping a medicinal focus in a rec market and their plans for…
E029 From Brewmaster, to Soda Pop, to Cannabis Edibles
Feb 19 • 52 min
Informative talk with Ross Hunsinger from Hapy Kitchen. We discuss Ross’s path from brewmaster schooling, to soda pop maker to starting a cannabis edible business. Also how Ross sees the industry evolving and some insights on what businesses can do to…
Wayne on Stories in Business Podcast
Feb 16 • 33 min
Grateful to be featured on the Stories in Business Podcast. Wanted to share this with the Periodic Effects Podcast listeners. Really happy to start talking with non-cannabis media outlets to cross that bridge and get the cannabis education message to more…
E028 Terpenes & Cannabis, The Next Wave
Feb 12 • 77 min
Informative talk with Ben Cassiday, Co-Founder of True Terpenes. We cover a lot of bases in this episode, useful for anyone in the cannabis industry. We talk going from startup business to scaling up quickly, building a strong team and get really…
E027 Branding a New Cannabis Product
Feb 5 • 51 min
Great talk with Zane Witzel, Founder of Cannador. A lot of tips and tricks for Cannabis Businesses in this one! We talk Marketing, Public Relations, Branding and how Zane built an ancillary manufacturing business with zero past engineering or product…
E026 LIVE Q&A Science of Cannabis Series_05
Jan 29 • 62 min
Topic: The Life Cycle of Cannabis Compounds. Live Audience Q&A Podcast with Emma and Mary from Sativa Science Club. We talk about what happens to Cannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids post harvest from curing to processing to consumption and the effects…
E025 Evolving Cannabis Brands & Business Culture
Jan 22 • 77 min
Great talk with Laura Rivero, Operations Manager at Yerba Buena, an Oregon Producer. We talk branding a cannabis grow, new ways of doing business and developing a resilient team culture.
E024 Science of Cannabis Series 04
Jan 15 • 72 min
Back for Round 4 in our Science of Cannabis Series with Emma Chasen from Sativa Science Club. We revisit the dichotomy of Sativa and Indica classifications, why education is so critical and what we can all do to empower ourselves and others.
E023 Oregon’s Future, Jeff Sessions & Cole Memo
Jan 8 • 64 min
Insightful talk with Adam Smith, Founder of Craft Cannabis Alliance Discussing the future of Oregon’s craft cannabis industry, keeping it locally owned, the Oregon Brand, what federal legalization might look like and how to market by movement building.
E022 College Advice to become Lead Grower
Jan 1 • 82 min
Great questions asked from a University of Arizona Student wanting to enter the cannabis industry. Interviewed 4 different Grow Owners and CEOs on what degrees to focus on, other course work to take and what to do now to be best prepared at graduation.
E021 Neuroscientist Develops Cannabis App
Dec 25, 2017 • 65 min
Loved this talk with Dr. Adie Poe, Neuroscientist and Co-Founder of Habu Health. We discuss her knowledge of drug pharmacology, clinical trials, pain biology, the brain’s mechanisms of addiction and how her new business will transform the selection and…
E020 Oregon Producer’s Advice to Thrive
Dec 18, 2017 • 56 min
Inspiring talk with Jesse Peters, CEO and Co-Founder of Eco Firma Farms, an Oregon rec producer. Discussing what it takes to not only survive, but thrive, in the cannabis industry with advice to differentiate your business and stand out in a crowded…
E019 Science of Cannabis Series 03
Dec 11, 2017 • 42 min
Another great talk with Emma Chasen from Sativa Science Club. Why does lower THC flower with a good terpene profile win first place at competitions but struggle to sell in stores? We cover craft growing practices, terpene concentrations, the entourage…
E018 Craft Cannabis in a Matured Market
Dec 4, 2017 • 62 min
Loved this talk with Danny Sloat, Owner and Lead Grower at AlpinStash, a producer operating in the Colorado rec market. Great insights on how markets develop and change post rec legalization.
E017 The Groupon of Cannabis
Nov 27, 2017 • 53 min
Talk with Stephen Gold, Co-Founder of The Daily Leaf, a cannabis deals platform similar to Groupon. Discussing how the business went from side hustle to full time and strategies for cannabis marketing, advertising and scaling a tech company into multiple…
E016 Tips to Scale Cannabis into Multiple States
Nov 22, 2017 • 18 min
Talk with Pete Kadens, CEO of Green Thumb Industries. Discussing what it takes to scale a vertically integrated cannabis business across multiple states that are high barrier to entry with license caps.
E015 Donald Trump, Cannabis & Federal Legalization
Nov 21, 2017 • 9 min
Talk with Kenneth Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent. Discussing the current administration’s position on cannabis and Donald Trump’s influence. What Federal legalization might look like and when it could happen.
E014 Topical Company expands with new Product Lines
Nov 20, 2017 • 77 min
Talk with Trista Okel, CEO & Founder of Empower BodyCare. Discussing how her arrest for growing three cannabis plants in 2003 led to her activism and eventually launching her company. It’s been all growth and expansion since starting the business in 2013.
E013 Cannabis Marketing for NEW Demographics
Nov 13, 2017 • 67 min
Conversation with Celia Behar, President and Co-Founder of The Lil Mamas. Wayne and Celia talk new cannabis consumer demographics. Who are these new consumers? What are they looking for? How can you position your business to meet their needs?
E012 Live Q&A Science of Cannabis Series 02
Nov 6, 2017 • 79 min
Topic: The Science of Cannabis Consumption Methods. Wayne, Mary and Emma have an audience Q&A session after discussing the reasons behind different consumption methods and what consumers should look for and avoid when using cannabis.
E011 Hydroponic Automation for Commercial & Consumer Growers
Oct 30, 2017 • 50 min
Talk with Nico and Pepijn, Co-Founders of Cloudponics, an ancillary manufacturing business offering a smart hydroponic cannabis growing solution. They discuss contract manufacturing in San Diego while being based in Chile with an office in San Francisco.
E010 Focusing on CBD Strains in the Oregon Recreational Market
Oct 23, 2017 • 59 min
Talk with Mason Walker, CEO of East Fork Cultivars, a producer in the Oregon recreational market focusing on CBD specific strains. Covering the rewards and challenges of running a cannabis grow operation and what consumer trends are on the horizon.
E009 Payment & Banking Solutions for Cannabis Businesses
Oct 18, 2017 • 35 min
Bonus Episode. Wayne talks with Roger Kinney, Co-Founder of Synergy Pay Solutions. They discuss financial services around the cannabis industry, banking options, merchant accounts and a little bit on Bitcoin.
E008 Keeping Up with Cannabis Laws State by State
Oct 16, 2017 • 71 min
Conversation with Morgan Fox, Director of Communications from the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). The MPP supports multiple legalization and lobbying efforts across different states. This episode covers what the rules are and how they are changing.
E007 Growing a Portfolio of Profitable Cannabis Retail Locations
Oct 9, 2017 • 51 min
Talk with John Widmer, COO and Co-Founder of Kaleafa Cannabis Company. Kaleafa has multiple retail locations throughout Oregon and Washington. JOB OPPORTUNITY in podcast.
E006 Live Q&A Cannabis Podcast Series 01
Oct 2, 2017 • 65 min
“Why is Education Critical to the Cannabis Industry?” Wayne, Mary and Emma have an audience Q&A session after discussing the industries approach to education and what it means for consumers.
E005 Emma Chasen, Director of Education at Sativa Science Club
Sep 23, 2017 • 71 min
Wayne talks with Emma from Sativa Science Club, a professional development community focused on the cannabis industry. This episode goes deep into the science of cannabis.
E004 Jathan Stitch, CEO of Oregon Roots
Sep 23, 2017 • 63 min
Wayne talks with Jathan from Oregon Roots, a cannabis producer operating in the Oregon recreational market. JOB OPPORTUNITY in podcast.
E003 Peichen Chang, CEO of tCheck
Sep 23, 2017 • 42 min
Wayne talks with Peichen from tCheck, a ancillary manufacturing business making an at home cannabis potency analyzer for edibles and tinctures. DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITY in the podcast.
E002 Mary J Poppins, Founder of Sativa Science Club
Sep 23, 2017 • 60 min
Wayne talks with Mary from Sativa Science Club, a professional development community focused on the cannabis industry. COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITY in podcast.
E001 Eric Wendt, Chief Science Officer of Green Leaf Lab
Sep 23, 2017 • 74 min
Wayne talks with Eric from Green Leaf Lab, a cannabis testing facility based in Portland, Oregon. JOB OPPORTUNITY in podcast.