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…)
Curt Robbins is a technical writer, instructional designer, and lecturer who has been developing science-based educational and training content for Fortune 200 enterprise companies for more than 30 years. His clients have included Federal Express, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Northrop Grumman, National City Bank, Strainprint Technologies Ltd., the J.M. Smucker Company, and USAA. (more…)
Kaleigh Marks is the owner and operator of Lez Get Baked, LLC in Pheonix, Arizona. Lez Get Baked is a female-owned CBD-infused bakery. With a focus on quality, flavor, and sustainability, Lez Get Baked’s products are made with full-spectrum hemp-based CBD. Being a proud lesbian, Kaleigh joins me to talk about how the cannabis and LGBTQ communities intersect. Furthermore, she talks about what we can do to put a greater emphasis on sustainability within the industry. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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