Razor Andrew Lopas is an author, cultivator, and distributor of cannabis and cannabis products since 1978. He is also the founder of companies such as OG RazorGrown, Mystic Spring Farms, among others. In this episode, Razor shares his story growing up in the cannabis industry, how he survived the plant’s criminalization, and the true meaning of legalizing cannabis.
Arthur Gschwind is the Co-Owner and CEO of Q&A logistics, Indoor Vegan, and Infinity Strains. Residing in Aurora, Colorado, Q&A logistic’s provide solutions for every part of the Hemp equation; Genetics, Irrigation, Soil Amendments, Transportation & Tolling, CBD crude, distillate, and isolate, flower processing and white labelling niche CBD products. Arthur talks to our host about how he transitioned from working 12 years as a private banker to having his own cannabis business.
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.
Sarah Birney is a holistic nutrition and formulation specialist, as well as the co-owner of Blooming Botanicals (https://bloomingbotanicalshemp.com/?ref=calacann). Blooming Botanicals is a custom formulated and herbally infused CBD line that focuses on incorporating additional plant medicines. Along with her partner Bryan, Sarah has an impressive background as a cannabis grower, a holistic health consultant, the owner of a superfood company in Costa Rica, and finally as a whole health therapist in yoga and massage. (more…)
Bryan Madle is an expert in marijuana and hemp cultivation as well as hemp product formulation. Along with his wife Sarah, he is also the owner of Blooming Botanicals (https://bloomingbotanicalshemp.com/?ref=calacann). Blooming Botanicals is a custom formulated and herbally infused CBD line that focuses on incorporating additional plant medicines. These additional components are an effective carrier to create a high powered and effectively bio-available product. Bryan and Sarah both have very impressive backgrounds as cannabis growers, holistic health consultants, superfood company owners, as well as in yoga and massage. Today, they are proud to say that their business was built with the backbone of education, sustainability, and wellness. Also, all of their products are officially licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD).
Similarities and Differences in the Cannabis Industry
In this episode, Bryan joins me to talk about Blooming Botanicals and their journey transitioning from marijuana cultivation to hemp product formulation, and how they will be more similar in the future. Finally, he speaks about CBD as a “miracle plant” and incorporating other plant medicines
3 DANK Points
- Sustainability: Novel cultivation techniques that could help us reduce our footprint as the industry grows
- Why the agriculture industry should also be held to the high standard expected of the cannabis industry
- Getting better in cultivation genetics to be able to yield crops with higher CBG and CBN.
Max White is the Operations Manager and Co-Owner of Cultivation Aroma Cannabis. Today, Max joins us on this newest episode of Dank Discussions to speak about his experience being in cannabis cultivation for the last twenty years, and how the industry is growing and changing over time.
3 Dank Points
- Overcoming the over-saturation of commercial growers.
- The benefit of building strong relationships with your budtenders.
- Creating standard operating procedures (SOPs) to grow your business.