Christopher and Alisia Ratliff are the CEO and President of Victus Capital Ventures, respectively. Alisia is an accomplished chemist and a licensed Project Manager who boasts over 13 years of experience in different industries. On the other side of this dynamic duo, Chris used to work with engineers in a military airbase, fixing and creating parts for aircraft. He got involved with cannabis at a very young age as a consumer and knew how to grow the plant before 18.
Denise Foster, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE, has been a nurse and a healthcare practitioner for over 35 years and an educator for more than 15 years. Dr. Foster is the founder and owner of the Hemp Haven Chesapeake, a vitamin and supplements store. She also founded and owns Empirical Cannabis in Chesapeake, VA, which provides patient and family education, consultation, and research services regarding medical cannabis. She has also worked as the Director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she also served as a secretary.
George Irwin is the Founder and President of Green Living Technologies International and GLT Cannabis in Atlantic City, NJ. He is recognized as the leading figure within the global green movement. For over twenty years now, Irwin has championed the use of technology in designing and manufacturing green roofs, walls, and vertical farms. Through GLTI Vertical Cultivation System (VCS), he is shaping the medical and recreational cannabis industries.
Beau Schmitt is the co-founder and the CGO (Chief Growing Officer) of Sunday Scaries, a CBD company based in San Diego, California. They provide cannabis products to calm and relieve those frightening “beginning of the week” feelings. Beau talks about his journey, how he found himself in the cannabis business, and how he is helping millennial’s with their mental health and, of course, the Sunday Scaries. In this episode, he dives deep into the importance of creating a message and branding that resonates with the market you are trying to reach.
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.
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.
Ianto Morgan Jones is the CEO and founder of Mon Naturals, a Welsh skincare company that has revamped its 200 year recipe for skincare cream to a new cannabis-infused product. Ianto joins us to talk about the rocky path towards the legalization of Cannabis in Wales, and the strict regulations surrounding cannabis in the United Kingdom.
Scott McDowell is the founder of Bloom Mary Jane, a new media platform that focuses on global cannabis news, product reviews, and artist spotlights. Scott gives us insights on how Clubhouse is the best platform to drive awareness to any business. Scott also shares his 15-year long journey in and out of media and entertainment, with some insight on how to navigate the road called life and find your own pathway towards success.
Meg Sanders is the Co-Founder and CEO of Canna Provisions, a cannabis adult-use retailer with stores in Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires where it is headquartered in Lee, MA, where she also lives. As former CEO of Colorado-based company, Mindful, Meg Sanders headed the largest woman-led cannabis company in America. She also built one of the most respected and most recognized cannabis producers and infused products manufacturers with medical and recreational dispensaries operating across the state of Colorado and in the State of Illinois. Since its foundation, Canna Provisions Group’s mission is to make life’s journey better by providing premium cannabis products to all customers, whether it’s their first time or they are experienced cannabis consumers.
In today’s Dank Discussions session, we are joined by Anthony Lee AKA Full Time Tony. He is the managing partner at Culture & Cannabis, a creative media and branding company based in Las Vegas. Anthony joins me to talk about the many different events his company creates, his extensive background in entrepreneurship, and the impact that Covid 19 has had on businesses by forcing many companies to go online.