Sarah Cotterill is a former health care lawyer and executive. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is currently the CEO of Shift Next Level and Lineage Ventures. In this episode, she shares her background, explains how her company Shift manufactures and wholesales gourmet hemp and cannabis chocolate edibles with a larger mission of create and support regenerative systems of health and healing in the body and larger community. She touches upon the state of hemp and cannabis in the Midwest, and talks about the challenges she faces as a cannabis business in the conservative state of Indiana.
Brian Duncan is the founder of Field Laboratory Seven. Their major research focuses on agricultural and renewable technology, with a great focus on the continued expansion and evolution of the Hemp and Cannabis markets. Most of Brian’s background has been in software development, making lab instruments, systems for pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing facilities. In this episode, Brian talks about the “Legal For Trade” scales, product formulation development, and CBD products for dogs.
George Irwin is the Founder and President of Green Living Technologies International and GLT Cannabis in Atlantic City, NJ. He is recognized as the leading figure within the global green movement. For over twenty years now, Irwin has championed the use of technology in designing and manufacturing green roofs, walls, and vertical farms. Through GLTI Vertical Cultivation System (VCS), he is shaping the medical and recreational cannabis industries.
Reza Barzi is the owner of Vital CBD and managing operator at The Great American Ranch. With ten years experience in the industry, his main goal at The Great American Ranch is to produce the purest high quality flowers of cannabis and hemp. As one of the first farms to be able to produce both hemp and cannabis in Oregon, Reza strongly believes that his consumers deserve quality products harvested from seed to sale in the cleanest way.
Harold Jarboe, also known as The Old Hemp Farmer, is a fellow podcaster and the Vice President and Marketing Director of Tennessee Homegrown. Mr. Jarboe was raised in rural Southern Indiana where his father’s family had a farm. This is where Mr. Jarboe learned more about agriculture and encountered his first Cannabis plants which were hemp plants growing in the wild. That encounter with hemp led him on a journey studying Cannabis that still continues today. In 2000, Jarboe started researching different agricultural techniques of commercially farming Cannabis in anticipation of eventual legalization. In June of 2014, the cultivation of Hemp was legalized in the state of Tennessee. At this time, Harold decided to switch from growing high THC Cannabis to growing high CBD Cannabis and Hemp. Thus, the “Old Hemp Farmer” name was born. (more…)