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Bryan and Kellan are curious learners, who explore the creative strategies of entrepreneurs pioneering the cannabis industry, projected to reach a $100 billion valuation by 2023. Each week, we dive into guests' journeys, from CEOs of publicly traded giants and world-renowned scientists to underground legacy growers shaping the industry. Discover how they found their place in Cannabis, their original business plans, and the pivots and perseverance needed to navigate cannabis-specific challenges. Join us to uncover the crucial lessons learned from these diverse and rich entrepreneurial experiences in the cannabis world.
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Capital in the cannabis industry is not just scarce; it's a puzzle. Have you come across terms like sale-leaseback and triple net lease in press releases and earnings reports yet find yourself questioning their actual mechanics? What's more, the implications for companies opting for these leasebacks might be more surprising than you think. And from the perspective of a REIT company, how do they pinpoint opportunities, especially when evaluating location and market potential? These insights are valuable for understanding the framework for decision-making, both short and long-term.This week, we sit down with Anthony Coniglio to discuss the following:What are a sale-leaseback and a triple net lease?Portfolio diversification, tenant quality, and location choice.Strategies for injecting capital into cannabis companies. Guest Links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/coniglioanthony/https://www.newlake.com/https://twitter.com/NewLakeCapitalhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/newlake/https://twitter.com/NewLakeCapitalhttps://twitter.com/AnthonyConigli0 Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The DimeTwitter :https://twitter.com/TheDime_8thhttps://twitter.com/bryanfields24https://twitter.com/kellan_Finney
Major industry behemoths like P&G or British Tobacco are setting their sights on the cannabis industry, poised to disrupt and seamlessly integrate.In this rapidly evolving landscape, are you engaging in crucial internal and external conversations in anticipation of the next wave?This week, we sit down with Seth Yakatan to discuss the following:Founders and Companies set up for major exits.Secrets to a Profitable, Cash-Flowing OperationBuild to Sell vs Build to CompeteHow CPG giants are eyeing cannabis for potential mergers. Guest LinksKatan Associates International | Corporate Strategy & Merchant Banking | United Stateshttps://www.linkedin.com/company/katan-associates-international/https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth-yakatan/Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Amidst the breaking down the walls of prohibition, it's clear that change is underway. The speed at which the cannabis industry is evolving is hard to truly grasp unless you step back and appreciate how much has altered in the last 10 years compared to the previous 100.While issues and unknowns persist, incremental progress with accelerated catalysts is gaining momentum, making one thing extremely clear:The genie is unlikely to go back into the bottle.This week, we sit down to reflect on the past with an understanding of what lies ahead.  Todd Harrison joins us to discuss the following:Economic OpportunityCatalysts S3, Safer, Election, StatesUnder Recognized Cannabinoids Medical BenefitsAnd so much more Guest Linkshttps://toddharrison.substack.com/https://www.cb1cap.com/https://twitter.com/CB1Caphttps://twitter.com/todd\_harrisonAbout CB1 CapitalWe believe the cannabis plant has untapped efficacious agility and will disrupt Western medicine; and we believe medical breakthroughs will soon shatter conventional wisdom.Integrity matters; CB1 Capital was built with the foundational constructs of honesty, trust and respect and our partners, employees and advisors are held to the highest standard of conduct and operational diligence.This platform was set up to educate and inform; we believe this is the next generation of impact investing and our mission is to effect positive change through cannabinoid wellness.About Todd Harrison:Todd Harrison is the Founding Partner / Chief Investment Officer of CB1 Capital Management. Todd has spent over three decades on Wall Street managing risk and researching financial market strategies. His institutional experience includes Morgan Stanley Equity Derivatives (VP), The Galleon Group (MD), and Cramer, Berkowitz LLC (President / Head of Trading)Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
"Great companies were never built by conservative leaders.Great companies were built by risk-takers."Deeply ingrained in Curaleaf's DNA is the ability to navigate the unknown ahead of opportunities.Timing these events is nearly impossible, but having the foresight and strategic resources in place when the opportunity strikes can change the game.For visionaries like Boris Jordan, being early in markets like Germany can be challenging for everyone to see until recent developments materialize.The US and European cannabis markets operate very differently, and Curaleaf is in a prime position to secure an untapped market share twice the size of the US.This week, we sit down with Boris Jordan to discuss the following:Unique Market Differences: Europe vs USEducating Institutional Investors: What does that conversation look like inside the room?Breakdown of the German Market, Hint toward AsiaAnd so much more About Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf") is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis with a mission to enhance lives by cultivating, sharing and celebrating the power of the plant. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the Company and its brands, including Curaleaf, Select, and Grassroots provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult use markets. In the United States, our brands are sold in 17 states with operations encompassing 147 dispensaries and employing more than 5,200 team members. Curaleaf International is the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction and production. Curaleaf is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CURA and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol CURLF. Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime 
Investing in cannabis stocks is not for the faint of heart. It's common to see these stocks pop only to retrace their gains quickly.Understanding the implications and the strategies that institutional investors will use as they enter the sector, currently dominated by retail, could be a generational difference-maker for so many.This week, we speak with Pablo Zuanic to discuss the following:Cannabis Long-Term Investments:Navigating Market Nuances 280E Removal, Germany implications So much more About Pablo  Zuanic Pablo Zuanic is a well-known and highly rated consumer sector equity analyst, most recently following the cannabis and psychedelics sector. Over the past four years he launched coverage of over 35 companies (MSOs, LPs, CBD, MJ ancillary, mental health clinics), kept close track of sectoral trends, and followed the reform process in the US and elsewhere.  Pablo is the Managing Partner at Zuanic & Associates, a firm that recently launched a curated, comprehensive, thoughtful, data-driven research service on the cannabis and psychedelics sectors aimed to institutional investors and corporations. Pablo and the firm are also available for short term consulting and research advisory projects.Guest Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-zuanic-21b5a610https://zuanicgroup.com/https://twitter.com/420odysseusFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Companies obsessed with solving specific pain points always win.The cannabis industry, with its unique challenges, demands tailor-made software solutions.Software that guides critical decisions forms the company's foundational backbone. An unwavering dedication to profoundly understanding customer challenges and the agility to create nimble, value-focused software solutions is indispensable and poised to disrupt any incumbent.This week, we sit down with Rick Bashkoff to discuss:Lit Alerts, CannaVersions & the Origin from Pain to SolutionThe Critical Role of Accurate Data for SuccessBuilding Software Solutions for the Cannabis SectorThe Readiness of the Cannabis Industry for AI https://www.litalerts.com/https://cannaversions.com/https://www.receptivecap.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbashkoff/Lit Alerts:Founded in 2021 by a dispensary owner and an online marketing executive, we are a lean team built especially for cannabis retailers, agencies and consultants. Our superpower is our ability to remain lean and focused on our customer without the distractions most software companies incur. We're buiulding a software company in a new age of automation, In our observation, many cannabis operators are not (yet) self service software candidates. They need tools that are plug and play and require very little setup and maintenance (if any). CannaVersions: Automated & Easy-To-Use Email Marketing for Dispensaries Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Creating trust is foundational in authentic brand development.The transition from content creator visibility to tangible product offerings has become a pivotal strategy among leading global brands. The success stories of Mr. Beast's Feastables and Logan Paul & KSI's Prime underscore the significance of integrating your brand's identity into every aspect of your product. This approach ensures meticulous packaging and thoughtful design, essential for cultivating a captivating customer experience. House of Puff has recently unveiled its first adult-use product, marking a pivotal moment in their journey.This week, we connect with the masterminds behind House of Puff, Kristina Adduci & Holly Hager, to explore:The Evolution from Content Creator to Product LaunchLow Potency Products The Why behind their new launch And much moreAbout House of Puff:House of Puff is a women-owned and Latina-led company that’s based in the heart of New York City. We’re driven by the mission to transform the conversation about everything from consumption rituals to criminal justice reform. Join us in redefining your own life well-lived.Guest Links https://houseofpuff.com/https://twitter.com/kristinal0pezhttps://www.instagram.com/thehouseofpuff/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAf_5fsvF5N_5oadAWo1LMwFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Operating since 2011 comes with an enormous amount of experience and scars.Navigating the turbulence and keeping an eye on what's essential while scaling your organization is no small feat.Identifying new hidden revenue opportunities is the first challenge, but capitalizing on those opportunities, given the plethora of cannabis challenges, is an entirely different beast.This week, we sit down with Gabe Mendoza, EVP of Revenue for 4Front Ventures, to discuss the following:Introducing "The Hunt"Leveraging Highly Competitive Markets for Product TestingTurning Experience into Revenue OpportunityAbout 4Front ventures Established in 2011, we’re a leading force in North America’s cannabis industry. With over 600 skilled professionals across key states, we’re constantly refining our craft and advancing the industry. Our track record showcases our ability to thrive at scale in competitive settings. Today, our proven strategies fuel our growth in production, distribution, and sales throughout our target regions.Guest Links https://4frontventures.com/leadership/https://www.linkedin.com/company/4front-ventures/https://twitter.com/4FrontVentureshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhFE3NWuqFo9z-rme1oTGQhttps://www.instagram.com/_4frontventures_/#CannabisIndustry #CannabisCommunity #FFNTFFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime 
Trulieve stands at the brink of what may be a golden swan event.With rescheduling likely "imminent" and recent remarks from Gov. DeSantis suggesting that adult use appearing on Florida ballots could set ablaze an unparalleled opportunity."It really will change the structure of the business," and "We have the largest catalyst; I think that has ever happened to a single company in this space ahead of us, along with everything else everyone else has," underscore the magnitude of these catalysts.With Florida poised to be an industry game-changer, Trulieve's expansive footprint and readiness to meet the surging new demand, particularly from first-time customers, underscore the company's strategic positioning in a market ready to explode.This week, we sat down with Kim Rivers to discuss the following:Florida's Process to Adult UseHHS, Rescheduling, Safe BankingWhat Removing 280E Does for TrulieveHouse of Brands' evolution00:00 Introduction and Welcoming the Guest, Kim Rivers 00:54 Discussing the Marijuana Legalization Initiative in Florida 02:23 Challenges and Implications of Legalization 04:55 Understanding the Legal Process and Challenges 05:50 The Role of Trulieve in the Legalization Process 06:31 The Impact of Legalization on Trulieve's Business 07:17 The Importance of Industry Participation in Legalization 07:55 Reflecting on the Journey of Legalization 10:23 The Legal Challenges and Opportunities in Florida 16:14 The Expansion and Future Plans of Trulieve 28:21 The Impact of Rescheduling on the Cannabis Industry 30:47 The Momentum of the Cannabis Industry 31:44 The Impact of Cannabis Rescheduling 32:18 The Benefits of 280E Removal 32:47 The Challenges of Quantifying the Impact 33:07 The Importance of Efficiency and Savings 34:15 The Role of Rescheduling and Safe Banking 37:50 The Potential Impact of Schedule 3 Confirmation 46:24 The Importance of Brands in the Cannabis Industry 59:21 The Future of the Cannabis Market in FloridaGuest Links:https://www.instagram.com/trulieve_/https://www.linkedin.com/company/trulieve/https://www.trulieve.com/https://twitter.com/trulievehttps://twitter.com/rivers_kim #TCNNF #Trulieve #CannabisStocksFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Cookies is the most well-known and prominent cannabis brand. Berner's story and his rise in the cannabis industry are well documented, but it's his authentic approach that has given life to Cookies, propelling it to global fame. Despite the challenges and constraints in the cannabis industry, the brand's growing global popularity is a testament to his vision & impact.Brands like Cookies transcend beyond being mere symbols. They become universal icons that resonate globally, embodying a story and culture that connect with diverse audiences across generations and cultures. This global resonance is a clear indicator of successful marketing.This week, we sit down with Crystal Millican, Head of Marketing at Cookies, to discuss the following:Cover of Forbes.Insights into Genetics until 2080.Berner.And so much more. Guest Links https://cookies.co/https://twitter.com/cookiesglobalhttps://twitter.com/berner415https://www.instagram.com/berner415#Cookies #Berner #cookiescannabisFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
The NY CAURD program, intended to be a beacon of hope, turned into a myriad of challenges.Imagine relocating your family, investing your life savings, and building a dream, only to be met with a staggering injunction that brings the entire NY cannabis market to a halt. With countless unknowns, frequent regulatory changes, and surprises such as the NY cannabis tax, many entrepreneurs aspiring to enter the NY cannabis industry faced a daunting initiation that only the mentally strong could weather.In this episode, we delve into the heart of these challenges with Markel Bababekov, a CAURD applicant and seasoned entrepreneur. His story is a testament to the grit and resilience required to navigate the ever-shifting tides of cannabis regulations and market uncertainties.Dispensary Opening StepsIllicit vs. Legal ShopsLocation & Funding HurdlesStore Selection ProcessAnd so much more #NYCannabis #Cannabis #CUARDProgramFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Cannabis rescheduling is likely imminentWhat needs to happen for cannabis to be successful rescheduled?Who are the key players involved, and what should the industry be doing to prepare for what will likely be strong oppositionUnderstanding the inner workings of the DEA, HHS, and other involved parties is crucial in this complex scenario.As  '½ of the On Drugs' substack and one of the most influential leaders advocating for reform, Shane Pennington brings invaluable insights to this conversation.In this episode, we sit down with Shane Pennington to discuss:Cannabis Rescheduling ProcessComplexity of Hemp-Based ProductsGeorgia Pharmacies /DEAAnd so much moreGuest Links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-pennington-29262193/https://www.porterwright.com/#s.1https://ondrugs.substack.com/#CannabisRescheduling #DEA #CannabisFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Big Alcohol knows the writing is on the wall. Cannabis consumption is growing, and Alcohol is shrinking. "We believe that over the next 5 years, the cannabis category will add 18 million past-month consumers, while alcohol will lose 2 million past-month consumers, as consumers increasingly embrace cannabis and temper their alcohol consumption" – TD Cowen.This week, we sit down with Paul Weaver, Head of Cannabis at The Boston Beer Company, to discuss the following:Big Alcohol's take on cannabis.Who is the Cannabis Beverage Consumer?Hemp Derived Beverages.and so much moreAbout Boston Beer CompanyWe are The Boston Beer Company and together we are heavy. From the very beginning, Jim Koch wanted to create a company that he would want to work for, creating a culture that celebrated beer with a passion and depth of knowledge that can’t help but be contagious to others. Nearly 40 years of brewing beer and cultivating talent later, we continue to be a passionate group of individuals who focus on raising the bar in everything that we do. We are always looking for hardworking, motivated and competitive people who strive to push the boundaries and never settle. Not to be lost in the shuffle is the ability to have fun – after all, we are a beer company, and if you can’t have fun in this business, there’s something wrong! Boston Beer is the maker of Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, Truly, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard.Guest Links https://www.bostonbeer.com/https://www.instagram.com/bostonbeercareers/https://www.linkedin.com/company/boston-beer-company/#JimKoch #SamuelAdams #SAMFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
The cannabis industry is gearing up for a significant shift towards sensors and technology. These tools aren't new; they are mainstays in industries like agriculture and oil and gas, now applied directly to cultivation and extraction.These technologies have been game-changers for the early adopters – playing a crucial role in boosting production and maintaining quality. Imagine having the power to prevent entire crops from failing or ensuring complete cannabinoid extraction, all thanks to sensor technology.The benefits are substantial for businesses that are quick to adopt these changes. By adopting techniques from other industries, cannabis operators are now embracing best-in-class global practices.This week, we sit down with Urban-Gro Bradley Nattrass to discuss the following:Sensors, CEA & AgTechTurnkey SolutionsDiversificationand so much moreGuest Links https://www.urban-gro.com/https://www.instagram.com/urbangroinc/?hl=enhttps://twitter.com/urban_grohttps://www.linkedin.com/company/urban-gro/#CEA #Agtech #UGROFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
The cannabis industry requires a unique personality and skill set to do what feels like building in quicksand. This personality and perspective is known as Cannabis DNA. This week, we sit down with Kmesh to discuss the following:Unpacking the 'Cannabis DNAThe role of a career coachNavigating the maze: Tips for those aspiring or in the cannabis industryGuest Links https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmesh/https://www.kmeshcann.com/ #cannabisleadership #cannabis #flowerhireFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
"Giant… That's a giant advantage."Cresco Labs may mirror other Tier 1 MSOs on the surface, but once you explore deeper, you'll discover their unique edge. They've built sophisticated systems and technology that set them apart and enable a nuanced understanding of market conditions. This advanced business intelligence approach significantly narrows risk aperture, proactively allowing Cresco to identify and capitalize on market trends.This week, we sit down with Charlie Bachtell to discuss:Implications of Rescheduling, 280E & Interstate CommerceCresco Labs' hidden compounding unique differentiator2024 Roadmap: Focusing on FL, Ohio, Penn, NYPivotal role of data in shaping their business strategyAbout Cresco Labs:Cresco Labs is one of the largest publicly traded, vertically integrated, multistate cannabis companies in the U.S. We produce the industry’s #1 portfolio of cannabis brands and operate dispensaries under our Sunnyside brand nationally that focus on delivering consumer education, trust and convenience.Guest Links:https://twitter.com/CharlesBachtellhttps://twitter.com/crescolabshttps://www.linkedin.com/company/cresco-labs/https://www.crescolabs.com/ #MSOS #CrescoLabs #CRLBFFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
Navigating the cannabis industry, with its myriad obstacles, uncertainties, and regulatory complexities, demands an entrepreneur of exceptional resilience. Those who not only survive but thrive in this environment carry a wealth of hard-earned wisdom, the kind that could overshadow even the most intricate Harvard case study.In a sector where collaboration and a growth mindset are key, sharing lessons to sidestep potentially fatal business pitfalls is crucial. This week, we sit down with Willie McKenzie, a figure who embodies this ethos. He's not just at the helm of a successful, profitable cannabis business; he's also leading a mastermind group dedicated to fostering successful collaboration among operators amidst the industry's myriad challenges.Join us as we delve into:The genesis of the Elite Cannabis Operators Mastermind.California, Michigan, and Opportunities to improve for third-party testing labs.Continuous growth mindset...and much more. Guest Links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-mckenzie-ceo/https://scale.williemckenzie.comhttps://www.leftcoastholdings.com/Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime
From 1971 to 1986, Barry Foy of the Gentleman Smugglers was the mastermind of the importation of over 250 tons of cannabis, valued at an astonishing one billion dollars. His story is one of legend, marked by audacious moves, unexpected turns, and heart-stopping close shaves with the law.In this episode, we delve into the hidden world of international cannabis smuggling, uncovering the secrets of Barry's trade. We discuss:The transition from illicit smuggling to the legal cannabis market.The art of building trust and forging relationships with international suppliers.The importance of brand authenticityThe adrenaline-fueled thrill of evading multiple government agencies.Guest Links:https://gentlemensmugglers.com/https://www.instagram.com/gentlemen_smugglers/https://www.linkedin.com/company/gentlemensmugglers/https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/7084930467686215682/Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime🐣 Twitter: Bryan Fields, Kellan Finney
Trust…..The most under-recognized tool to guarantee brand loyalty.The Cannabis industry is no different than others when building a brand.Build trust, then leverage that trust via first-person data to create a product tailored toward your customer.Miss Grass has done this exceptionally.Starting as an Online Community, gathering 90K emails, and then using the data from the community to deliver a product that meets their needs and interests.This week, we sat down with Kate Miller, Co-Founder & CEO of Miss Grass to discuss the following:How to convert an online Community to a brandBrand iterationImportance of terpenes combinations for consistencyUsing first party data to drive decisionsGuest Links:https://twitter.com/MissGrasshttps://www.instagram.com/kdebz/https://www.instagram.com/missgrass/https://missgrass.com/Follow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime🐣 Twitter: Bryan Fields, Kellan Finney
As rumors of rescheduling grow more prominent, concerns about big pharma's potential control over the industry are escalating. We invited Dr. Matt Moore back for a third time to shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the development and research of cannabinoid and psychedelic drugs. For those unfamiliar with Dr. Moore, he is an accomplished scientist with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, cannabis, and psychedelic industries, adept at managing projects from pre-clinical stages to post-approval."This week, we sit down with Dr. Matthew Moore to discuss.Does Big Pharma benefit from a rescheduling of Cannabis?Cannabinoid Clinical Trials, challenges, and opportunities Brian Johnson and Medicine 3.0#ReschuedlingCannabis #clinicaltrials #personalizedmedicineFollow us: Our Links.At Eighth Revolution (8th Rev), we provide services from capital to cannabinoid and everything in between in the cannabinoid industry.8th Revolution Cannabinoid Playbook is an Industry-leading report covering the entire cannabis supply chain The Dime is a top 5% most shared  global podcast The Dime is a top 50 Cannabis Podcast Sign up for our playbook here:🎥 YouTube:  The Dime📸 Instagram:  The Dime🐣 Twitter: Bryan Fields, Kellan Finney
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