The Rise of Adaptogens: How Cannabis and Botanicals Create the Perfect Edible

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
The Rise of Adaptogens: How Cannabis and Botanicals Create the Perfect Edible
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Doug Schneider is the Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, and Silvana Nardone is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Via Viaggio. Based in Brooklyn, New York, and Dobbs Ferry, New York, Silvana aims to utilize her culinary expertise to transform CBD-infused gummies into something spectacular. With Doug guiding and supporting her through countless trials and errors, they were able to create an amazing product that shook the New York cannabis industry. Today, Silvana and Doug share their transformation journey, what an adaptogen is all about, and the pressing challenges they are currently facing.

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How a Navy Seal is Spearheading Federally Legal Cannabis Research

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
How a Navy Seal is Spearheading Federally Legal Cannabis Research
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George Hodgin is the CEO of Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) and a former US Navy Seal. Based in Castroville, California, BRC is a fully licensed, federally compliant, and recognized company wholly focused on cannabis research and development. George and his team are on a mission to research cannabis as an alternative medical treatment for military veterans. Today, George teaches us more about how cannabis can help alleviate a veteran’s health, what made George transition from Navy to becoming a CEO, unveiling the potential of cannabis, and the bureaucracy of cannabis.

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How Mainstream Universities are Starting to Embrace Cannabis Education

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
How Mainstream Universities are Starting to Embrace Cannabis Education
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Rob Mejia is an Adjunct Professor at Stockton University, Writer for NJ Cannabis Insider, and President of Our Community Harvest. Based in Northern New Jersey, Rob teaches various cannabis related-topics such as medical cannabis, cannabis internship preparations, and social justice and cannabis classes. On the other hand, his company helps provide cannabis education for the general populace, business owners, and government officials. Today, Rob talks to us about his insights into the growing cannabis industry, his undying commitment to his students, and his perspective on what lies ahead for the cannabis industry as a whole.

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How the Decriminalization of Cannabis is Changing the East Coast Market

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
How the Decriminalization of Cannabis is Changing the East Coast Market
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James Coscina is the CEO of New Hope CBD. Based in Kerrville, Connecticut, New Hope CBD is one of the first processors and manufacturers of hemp in Connecticut. Before moving to the East Coast, they were a minor partner with a recreational marijuana facility in Maine. Due to new regulations with cannabis on the East Coast, they went on board and never looked back ever since. Today, James talks to our host about how the recreational legalization of cannabis shook the East Coast industry, the pricing mechanisms of cannabis products, and what the future of the cannabis market looks like in Connecticut.

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The Difference Between Sustainable and Regenerative Systems within the Cannabis Industry

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
The Difference Between Sustainable and Regenerative Systems within the Cannabis Industry
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Sarah Cotterill is a former health care lawyer and executive. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is currently the CEO of Shift Next Level and Lineage Ventures. In this episode, she shares her background, explains how her company Shift manufactures and wholesales gourmet hemp and cannabis chocolate edibles with a larger mission of create and support regenerative systems of health and healing in the body and larger community. She touches upon the state of hemp and cannabis in the Midwest, and talks about the challenges she faces as a cannabis business in the conservative state of Indiana.

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Cannabis & The Environment: The Hypocrisy of Placing Profit Over The Environment

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
Cannabis & The Environment: The Hypocrisy of Placing Profit Over The Environment
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Heather Rubiales is the Founder of Heathers Hemp Alternatives. Based in Humboldt, California, she promotes sustainable and regenerative hemp packaging for hemp companies. In this episode of DANK Discussions, Heather talks to our host about her crusade for environmental sustainability and why self-accountability matters for companies and consumers.

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COVID’s Impact on Live Hemp Events and Tradeshows

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
COVID's Impact on Live Hemp Events and Tradeshows
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Morris Beegle is the president of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA). He is also a producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and a publisher of Let’s Talk Hemp Media. He is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Medical Cannabis has been legalized since the early 2000s. In 2012, Colorado became the first state to regulate marijuana for adult use. Due to this regulation, Colorado was able to build an industry for hemp. In today’s episode, Morris talks to Maynard about how Covid has impacted live hemp events and trade shows, making guitars out of hemp, and the legal cannabis market in Colorado.

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Military Veteran Takes the Lead as an Inspiring Cannabis Advocate

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
Military Veteran Takes the Lead as an Inspiring Cannabis Advocate
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Stanley Atkins II is the CEO and Founder of CanniMedic and Stanley Group LLC, as well as the owner of The Good Medic. Stanley is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia and takes pride in teaching his patients the education of using Medical Cannabis as an alternative form of healthcare. Stanley talks to our host Maynard about his inspirational background in the cannabis industry, the current situation in Atlanta and Georgia when it comes to medical cannabis, and advocating for veterans to have access to medical marijuana. 

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Ancillary Cannabis Businesses: How To Be in the Industry Without Being Plant-Touching

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
Ancillary Cannabis Businesses: How To Be in the Industry Without Being Plant-Touching
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Darell Bester is the Chairman of the Illinois Black Chamber Of Commerce Cannabis Committee. He is also the Founder and CEO of Buddy Luv, a cannabis/CBD lifestyle company. In this episode, Darell talks about the history of Buddy Luv, operating within various ancillary business models, and helping people affected by the war on drugs in the city of Chicago.

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Cannabis in Arizona: Making Natures Medicine Accessible to Everyone

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DANK Discussions - Making More Money with Your Cannabis, Hemp, CBD Business
Cannabis in Arizona: Making Natures Medicine Accessible to Everyone
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Jason Henson is the CEO of Nature’s Therapy CBD, based out of the great Canyon State of Arizona. In this episode, Jason talks to us about why lab testing and full panel testing are so important for anyone selling Cannabis products, and explains what factors go into those types of testings. He also touches on what we can do about product accessibility in the state of Arizona for people who may need CBD, but don’t have the resources to acquire it. Lastly, he shares his passion for helping people and advocating for everyone to have easy access to cannabis products.

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