Josey Orr is the CEO of HUGS Wellness, a small CBD company based out of Austin, TX. Hugs was created with two goals in mind: to bring a new standard of transparency to the CBD industry and to deliver high-quality products to customers. In this episode of DANK Discussions, Josey talks to host Maynard Breslow about social entrepreneurship and the importance of creating a CBD business with the intention of giving back.
Laura Wilkie is a master cannabinologer and the President of Releaf Organix in Houston, Texas. Laura has researched and studied the many aspects of cannabinoids. Among those, she has learned about common cannabinoids and their uses, methods of taking CBD and dosages, as well as understanding product ingredients and labeling. Laura’s initial reason to research CBD was her own probable Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. (more…)
Daniel Woeck is the owner of Lifted Aloha. Lifted Aloha is a family-owned company that is passionate about formulating cannabis products with high-level intentions and organic CBD, sourced locally from the healing island of Hawaii. He joins me to tell his story of choosing the big island as his home and how this led to him opening Lifted Aloha. (more…)
Warren Pulley brings to SILO more than thirty years of experience in business operation, asset protection, process management, brand recognition and business analysis from a number of successful global companies. Today, Warren joins me to talk about his passion for providing cannabis security operations. (more…)
Raymond Harari is the Founder of Canalis Capital. Canalis Capital is a venture capital & investment firm dedicated to identifying and developing cannabis companies in Latin America within the emerging global market.
Today, Ray shares with us his own serendipitous early investment in the cannabis space as a branding manager. First, Ray tells us why his family was upset with him turning away from family traditions to invest in Latin American cannabis companies. Next, Ray shares that there is an extra level stigma due to cannabis’ association with gang violence in Latin America. Additionally, he talks about the importance of finding your niche within the industry. This prevents brands from truly becoming household names. Finally, Ray predicts that influencers will be the driving force in driving marketing in the long term.
3 DANK Points
- Latin America has extra measures of stigma to overcome
- Transitioning from the VC banking world to the cannabis industry
- While LatAm has been slow to adopt, its cannabis market is growing tremendously
Nicole Connors is the CEO of Saku Cannabis, an edible brand that is embracing the steady progression of the cannabis industry. In this episode, Nicole speaks about how product quality is essential for building a cannabis company’s longterm success. In addition, she talks about her struggles transitioning from “Soccer Mom” to Cannabis Exec. Finally, she discusses the effect the black market is still having on the ever growing legal Cannabis Industry.