Kristen Yoder is a veteran of California’s cannabis industry with professional experience in retail, growing, distribution, marketing, and management. She is also the host of CannaBS Podcast and the CEO of the cannabis business firm, Soil To The Oil. Kristen is passionate about spreading awareness about the ongoing manipulation that some players are conducting in the industry. Kristen has also been featured as a public speaker in Vanity Fair, Forbes, and USA Today.
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.
Jared Boudreaux is the owner of Lost Coast Wellness, a hemp-derived wellness company based in northern Humboldt, California. Along with his family, Jared and Lost Coast Wellness aim to promote wellness for people, pets, and the planet. Lost Coast Wellness takes pride in being able to vertically integrate the four stages of biomass, manufacturing, formulations, and distribution. By calculating the bioavailability of all the ingredients within their products and then interweaving CBD into said products, they are able to take formulation to the next level.
Allyson Sprinkel is the owner of Pepper Lee CBD. In this episode, she walks me through her journey in cannabis and how she has developed her CBD brand with the help of her community. She specializes in making a bath, beauty, and wellness collection with Organic Vermont-grown hemp and craft CBD in Winooski, VT. By using avocado, grapeseed, or coconut oil, she makes salt scrubs and coffee scrubs with other herbs and infusions. Her techniques are more or less elemental and herbal rather than formulaic or pharmaceutical. She believes that wellness is about what you put into your body. That’s why all of her plant matter is grown in the northeast of Vermont, an unspoiled and untouched part where Hemp grows.
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…)