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Cannabis Tech Talks

Cannabis Tech Talks is a high-spirited and informative 10-20 minute discussion with cannabis industry leaders about the business, science, and tech topics moving the industry forward! The podcast is produced by the team behind the award-winning quarterly publication Cannabis & Tech Today.

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Episode 173: Darcy LaPier: From Hollywood to Holistic Horse Care
When Darcy LaPier broke her neck loading a horse trailer, she didn’t know if she would ever ride again. Nearly twenty years later, she’s a competitive barrel racer, an entrepreneur, and a fierce advocate for the soothing powers of CBD. To quote LaPier, she has “lived many lives” over the years, traveling the world as a model and actress and creating television shows as an executive producer. These days, she spends much of her time crafting CBD creations with her team at LaPier Bioscience or Rodeo Girl CBD. From her unique line of Healthy Heart CBD Horse Treats to her Silver Horse Equine and Bovine Supplements, she’s finding novel ways to treat large mammals with alternative medicines. Find out how she sees CBD in action with thermal imaging and why she feels education is key to CBD’s success in this equine-themed episode.Cannabis Tech Talks is on the lookout for new partners! Stay tuned to discover innovative leaders in technology and beyond, shaping the future of cannabis.
36:01 3/28/24
Episode 172: Iration’s Music Meets Premium Cali Cannabis
Racking up more than a billion streams over the last two decades, the alternative/reggae group Iration recently released their eighth studio album. Now, in a collaboration only California could curate, Iration is partnering with Autumn Brands to bring West Coast fans three hand-picked strains perfect for pairing with the band’s unique, island-inspired sound. Sit down with Micah Brown from Iration and Hanna Brand, owner and director of sales at Autumn Brands, to discover what inspired the partnership, how tech is shaping both of their enterprises, and where you can score some of these quality strains for yourself. Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
23:25 3/21/24
Episode 171: Building Better Cannabis SOPs
If you could increase productivity, boost employee safety, and maximize efficiency with a few checklists, would you do it? It’s hard to overstate the value of detailed standard operating procedures. In this episode, Kady Cravens discusses how her company, BuildMySOP, is setting businesses up for success. Cravens is now the Vice President of Compliance Services for SC Labs, a cannabis and hemp testing laboratory helping business owners from coast to coast. Discover what Cravens considers the most crucial aspects of SOP building and how you can optimize your routines to create a stronger, more profitable business in this B2B-focused episode.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
34:19 3/14/24
Episode 170: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Cannavision's Gabriel Rodriguez
In this MJBizCon on-site interview, host David Wallach sits down with medical cannabis advocate, college professor, and Cannavision Laboratories Director of Sales and Marketing Gabriel Rodriguez. The former college professor shares his insights on teaching one of the earliest cannabis courses and discusses what it’s like to be an educator in an emerging industry. Join the conversation when you tag us on social media @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
16:57 3/7/24
Episode 169: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Deep Roots Harvest Senior Director of Cultivation Chris O’Ferrell
What are the best practices for commercial cannabis cultivation? It’s not easy to find current, practical guides for the modern pot farmer. In this MJBizCon 2023 on-site interview, Deep Roots Harvest Senior Director of Cultivation Chris O’Ferrell digs into his new book, Greater Than or Equal to 100 Grams Per Square Foot. His practical approach to growing offers essential insights for beginners and experts alike. O’Ferrell touches on the tech takeover of modern growhouses and explores what it takes to create quality cannabis at scale. Join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
11:40 3/5/24
Episode 168: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - ASI CEO Tyler Williams
Should cannabis edibles be held to the same standards of safety as federally regulated foods? It seems like an obvious answer, but requirements around food safety for the cannabis sector are still in their infancy. In this MJBizCon 2023 on-site interview, ASI CEO Tyler Williams discusses how he helped create CSQ, the nation’s first accredited food safety certification program for cannabis. Join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
14:03 2/29/24
Episode 167: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Co-Founder and CEO of PathogenDx, Milan Patel
In this MJBizCon on-site interview, PathogenDx Co-Founder and CEO Milan Patel brings us into the world of biotechnology. His company is creating pathogen testing kits for cannabis laboratories in 33 states. What’s special about Patel’s tech is he’s using DNA-based molecular testing to slash waste, increase accuracy, and dramatically lower testing time. Learn more at PathogenDx.com or join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
16:37 2/27/24
Episode 166: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Urban Gro's Sam Andras
Join Urban-Gro’s Executive Vice President of Business Development Sam Andras to explore the science of cultivation facility design. Andras discusses the value of flexible facility design that incorporates efficiency and flow into every aspect of the grow. How can growers lower their operational costs and their cost to market while maintaining quality? Listen in to find out. Join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
15:28 2/22/24
Episode 165: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - DDPR President Brian Adinoff and S3 Collective Co-Founder David Vaillencourt
In this MJBizCon 2023 on-site interview, discover how Doctors for Drug Policy Reform (DDPR) and the ASTM International Committee D37 on Cannabis have come together to create a universal symbol for cannabis. DDPR President Brian Adinoff and S3 Collective Co-Founder David Vaillencourt explore how the symbol was created, why it’s important, and the obstacles standing in the way of national and international adoption. Learn more at D4DPR.org or join the conversation on social media when you tag @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
18:56 2/20/24
Episode 164: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Royal Queen Seeds President Shai Ramsahai
Royal Queen Seeds President Shai Ramsahai has been attending cannabis trade shows since he was five years old in Holland. His lifetime of experience helped him develop the world’s largest cannabis seed company with locations on nearly every continent on Earth. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Ramsahai shares how his shops in Thailand and South Africa are shaping emerging marketplaces. Plus, he discusses how his new F1 hybrid seeds are allowing growers to grow consistent, repeatable crops with predictable cannabinoid levels. Learn more at RoyalQueenSeeds.com or join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
13:06 2/15/24
Episode 163: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Actionpac CEO Amelia Dishon
In this MJBizCon 2023 on-site interview, Actionpac CEO Amelia Dishon shares how her team translated 70 years in the packaging sector to success in the cannabis industry. From custom technology solutions to state-side customer care, Actionpac is crafting American-made innovation. Learn more at ActionpacUSA.com or join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
14:47 2/13/24
Episode 162: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association Founder & CEO Rob Pero
Opportunities are limitless for indigenous communities to benefit from the cannabis industry. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association (ICIA) Founder and CEO Rob Pero discusses how tribal communities are engaging with cannabis as an economic driver and as a medicine. Pero explains how the ICIA is bringing cannabis education and technical assistance to indigenous communities across the globe. Learn more at IndigenousCannabis.org or join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
21:17 2/8/24
Episode 161: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Blunt Style CEO Jeremy Poley
In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Blunt Style CEO Jeremy Poley discusses his Washington-based brand specializing in products made by veterans, for veterans (or anyone who enjoys high-quality cannabis). Combat veteran and purple heart recipient Poley offers three flavor profiles created by blending his favorite flower from premium growers. His pesticide-free, solventless-infused blunts are a favorite among vets looking for safe, clean products with carefully curated effects. Learn more at BluntStyleIncorporated.com or join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
14:56 2/6/24
Episode 160: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Ty Gomes, Founding Partner at Black Mule Coffee
If you’re the wake n’ bake type, Black Mule Coffee was created especially for you. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Black Mule Coffee Founding Partner Ty Gomes shares the science behind creating a premium, water soluble, cannabis-infused coffee. Discover how the minority-owned company is giving back to the community and what’s on the horizon for the infused drink maker. Join the conversation on social media when you tag us @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
15:05 2/1/24
Episode 159: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Jim Reding, CEO of Aroma Retail
If you’re tired of trying to mask the scent of cannabis, this is the podcast for you. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Aroma Retail CEO Jim Reding reveals how he’s using science to neutralize the stinky molecule in cannabis so your home can be fragrant and funk-free. Not only that, did you know casinos across Las Vegas use custom scents to brand their space? Reding designed those! Learn more about custom scents and the link between smell and neuroscience in this episode. Join the conversation on social media when you tag @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
16:14 1/30/24
Episode 158: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Dr. Shane Johnson of Baymedica
Do you enjoy cannabis products loaded with CBG, CBN, and other minor cannabinoids? Those products may rely on biotechnology to make their active compounds. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Baymedica Senior Vice President and General Manager Dr. Shane Johnson explains how chemistry, yeast fermentation, and other methods are producing rare cannabinoids that the cannabis plant can only create in small quantities. Join the conversation on social media when you tag @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
14:31 1/25/24
Episode 157: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Treez COO and President Suresh Khanna
Is tech software really the beating heart of retailers? You better believe it. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Treez President and COO Suresh Khanna dives into the evolving world of enterprise commerce platforms, POS software, and integrated payment systems. Discover how Treez is making retail easier for business owners and shoppers alike. Join the conversation on social media when you tag @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
13:49 1/23/24
Episode 156: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Polyscience President Philip Preston
In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Polyscience President Philip Preston discusses how the company’s adapted its 60 years of innovation to suit the unique needs of the cannabis industry. From sustainable engineering to customer-focused innovations, listen in to discover how Polyscience is shaping the future of cannabis extraction. Join the conversation on social media when you tag @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
15:50 1/18/24
Episode 155: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions: Nathan Darazio, Candid Co-Founder & Dama Financial Enterprise Account Executive
Shopping for cannabis products can be overwhelming. In this MJBizCon on-site interview, Candid Co-Founder and Dama Financial Enterprise Account Executive Nathan Darazio explains how a new AI platform can help guide the consumer to the perfect product to fit their unique needs. Discover how it works and how to access it in this retail-focused episode. Join the conversation on social media when you tag @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
11:44 1/16/24
Episode 154: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Nicolas Guarino Founder & CEO of Naturae
In this episode, filmed on-site at MJBizCon 2023, Naturae Founder and CEO Nicolas Guarino discusses New York’s challenging adult-use cannabis marketplace. As a manufacturer of oil-based products in the state, he’s exploring how to bring quality, effective products to New York retailers. Join the conversation on social media @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
13:20 1/11/24
Episode 153: GreenFrame: See Your Cannabis Products in 3D
Join Tim Pickett, founder of the GreenFrame app, to discover how his web-based platform creates 3D images of your favorite cannabis products. The platform allows retail customers to explore cannabis products in three dimensions by scanning a QR code. The immersive visuals are accompanied by detailed cannabinoid profiles, terpene content, and even cultivation methods. Join the conversation on social media @cannatechtoday.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
27:13 1/9/24
Episode 152: MJBizCon 2023 Sessions - Sam Peterson CTO at Metrc
Join Sam Peterson, CTO at Metrc, to discover what’s on the horizon for one of the nation’s leading cannabis compliance tracking system and software companies. In this episode, filmed on-site at MJBizCon 2023, Peterson discusses Metrc Connect — a new API offering enhanced features and functionality for the Metrc platform. Tell us your thoughts on Metrc’s innovations when you join the conversation on social media @cannatechtoday. Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
11:32 1/4/24
Episode 151: The Doggfather’s New Buzz: Hill Beverage Co.’s Canna-Infused Drinks
Cannabis beverages are on the rise. In this episode, we sit down with Hill Beverage Co. Founder and CEO Jake Hill to discuss his new line of canna-drinks. He’s partnered with Snoop Dogg and Death Row Cannabis to bring four flavors of CBD and Delta-9 THC drinks nationwide. Discover how he joined forces with Snoop, the technology behind the formulations, and where you can find it in this tasty episode.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
26:09 12/19/23
Episode 150: Mary Jane Gibson and Mike Glazer at MJBizCon 2023
Join cannabis journalist Mary Jane Gibson and comedian Mike Glazer in this special episode recorded on-site at MJBizCon 2023. The pair hosted this year’s Emjays International Cannabis Awards at the Pearl Theater, honoring ancillary cannabis companies for their hard work and dedication to the emerging cannabis industry. Discover how they prepared for the show, their favorite Las Vegas meal, and whether they’re prepared for AI to worm its way into content creation.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
13:24 12/7/23
Episode 149: The Future of Concentrates: An Interview with Roger Volodarsky
In this episode, Puffco Founder and CEO Roger Volodarsky discusses the evolution of cannabis concentrates. Volodarsky explores the intersection of technology and concentrates as the motivation for Puffco's focus on creating sleek, user-friendly products. He also touches on the challenges of regulatory compliance in the cannabis industry and the need for regulators to approach it with curiosity and understanding. Join Editor-in-Chief Charles Warner for this exclusive interview featured in Volume 5 Issue 2 of Cannabis & Tech Today.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
42:37 11/30/23
Episode 148: ‘Dab Roast’ Creator Scott McKinley Talks New Show
Dab Roast Creator Scott McKinley shares his favorite moments from his popular YouTube program before revealing what’s in store for the show’s leap to streaming. With rapper Redman’s direction, the new iteration of the show will also feature on-site activations with brands and exclusive interactions with your favorite celebrities. Join the conversation in this special episode, hosted by C&TT Executive Editor Patricia Miller.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
34:43 11/9/23
Episode 147: High-Tech Party Planning With Farechild
Party planning and event coordination are an art. They demand the perfect pairing of music, lighting, food, drinks, and people to be successful. Farechild, an event platform founded by David Tran and James Zachodni, specializes in crafting unforgettable events and giving party planners the tools they need to succeed. In this episode, we sit down with Zachodni and Tran to discuss the upcoming Emjays award show, produced in partnership with MJBizCon, and discover why their ticketing platform is so essential for the cannabis sector. Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
32:56 10/26/23
Episode 146: Slutty Vegan Founder Talks Food, CBD, and Community
Slutty Vegan CBD is coming to a store near you. Founder Pinky Cole reveals how her late-night vegan food restaurant has exploded into a nationwide brand. She’s segueing that success into a CBD gummy brand focused on healing. Cole discusses motherhood, philanthropy, and what it takes to launch a CBD brand in a crowded market. Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
21:42 10/19/23
Episode 145: Music and Cannabis With Slightly Stoopid
There is no feeling in the world quite like enjoying a concert on a summer night. The pandemic stripped us of that unique and awesome experience. Now, for the first time in years, many bands are returning to the road for live shows. The reggae, rock-fusion band Slightly Stoopid is among them. Their Summer Traditions 2022 Tour kicked off July 7 in Bonner, Montana. It’s the first in an epic concert schedule concluding in San Diego, California.The ensemble was formed by Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty in the mid 90s, pairing a unique style of California funk with reggae-inspired roots. Over the past two decades, Slightly Stoopid’s sound has evolved but its message has consistently called for cannabis reform. The band launched its cannabis brand Stoopid Organics in mid 2021. Cannabis & Tech Today spoke with Doughty just before the band kicked off its summer tour to discuss his return to the road and why he’s been such a passionate advocate for cannabis the last twenty years.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
28:33 10/12/23
Episode 144: Higher Engagement With the Hash Sommelier
The Hash Sommelier is an IG influencer and entrepreneur specializing in hash pairings. She uses her knowledge of concentrates, terpenes, and food to create flavor and experience combinations guaranteed to elevate your consumption game. Learn her tips for social media success in this episode focused on marketing, engagement, and more.Cannabis Tech Talks are brought to you thanks to the support of Polyscience. Discover how Polyscience is changing the world of temperature control by visiting https://Polyscience.com.
33:33 10/5/23

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