As you probably already know, financial institutions tend to avoid offering loans to cannabis businesses. However, safe, secure cannabis banking is an essential step in building respect for the industry and normalizing relations between your company and other members of the business community.
Today, we speak with Sundie Seefried, who is the founder and CEO of Safe Harbor Financial, a private banking program that offers cannabiz owners the vital financial leadership and support they need to help their businesses thrive.
Michael Miller is an International lawyer, journalist, and cannabis thought leader. He is also the co-founder of Medicanna, a global medical cannabis consultancy that has advised numerous companies, lawmakers and government officials on how to scale or strategically grow their investments. Driven by philanthropy and collaboration, Michael strives to inspire others and make this world a better place. Michael joins Maynard on this episode of DANK Discussions to talk about how he is helping governments implement cannabis legislation that is good for the industry and the consumers it serves.
Saul Kaye is the CEO and Founder of iCAN Israel Cannabis, producer of CannaTech global events (www.canna-tech.co), and one of the main cannabis advisors to the Israeli Knesset. Six years ago, Saul stumbled upon a small event in Tel Aviv called “CannaTech” and decided to acquire it as one of his ventures. Today, CannaTech is continuing to build a strong community of passionate cannabis industry professionals across the world. Saul sees it as the best platform to educate about cannabis across the broad network of agriculture, human relations, venture capital, big business, pharmaceutical, and beverage companies. Although these categories aren’t used to playing together in the global spectrum, CannaTech provides the environment to allow them to do so.(more…)
Byron Bogaard is the Owner of Highway 33, the Bynate dispensary. He is also the CEO of WB Pharms Dispensary/Lounge and partner in Local Motive Farms. Having started out in the industry 20 years ago, he has had experience working in cultivation and consulting. Byron has been involved with Cannabis since his days in college and has always used it for medical purposes with his learning disabilities. He offers his unique perspective of what it’s like to run a dispensary and bring it from the medical days into the recreationally legal market in California.
Pushing for Laws that Help Cannabis Business Owners
Currently, Byron is also the vice-chair of the retail committee for the National Cannabis Industry Association. He joins me on this episode to talk about how we have to work together to fight for fairer laws, instead of falling into the competition trap that too often divides our power. In addition, Byron shares his personal story of persevering through ADHD with the use of cannabis to climb the ladder of success. Finally, Byron shares his motivation to not only normalize cannabis but most importantly create a better future for his children. If you are ever driving up Highway 5 in Central California, take 10 minutes to say high at hwy33.