Laurie Wolf: Co-founder of Laurie & MaryJane talks elevated edibles, throwing a cannabis infused dinner party and the new cannabis consumer

In this episode, we chat about how the edibles category has evolved over the years since Laurie began and how it's produced a new category of cannabis user, how Laurie uses her chef & a food editor background to create her elevated edibles, the dos and don’t of throwing a cannabis infused dinner party, how to choose & eat an edible and Laurie's philosophy and vision as a chef/entrepreneur in the cannabis space.

Dr. Junella Chin: Founder of MedLeafRX talks running a medical marijuana practice, educating the medical community and why cannabis works so well for so many

In this episode, we chat about how cannabis helped relieve her chronic pain, starting a medical marijuana practice, her work educating colleagues about the science and medicine of cannabis, how a physician in New York gets certified with the medical marijuana program, the vast array of ailments she’s seen cannabis be helpful for and why it works so well, how her practice works and why it’s so important to maintain meticulous note taking, reporting and medical records, and where she sees cannabis fitting into the broader medical model.

Andrea Burnett: Founder of 4twenty Group talks PR for cannabis startups, how to be a networking rockstar and strategies for getting product/brand buzz

In this episode, we chat about why publicity matters, the importance of PR for cannabis startups, the dos and don'ts of networking, how to “show up” in the best possible way, strategies for getting buzz around your product/brand, why you should be an ally to other women in the industry, and our mutual love for squishy animals.

Chanel White: Director of Client Relations at WikiLeaf talks resilience in the face of an incurable diagnosis, how cannabis gave her quality of life and her mission to erase the stigma around cannabis

In this episode, Chanel shares her story of being diagnosed at age 20 with an incurable rare and super aggressive autoimmune and connective tissue disease, Systemic Sclerosis. We chat about her brave journey through extremely harsh medical treatments and undergoing a risky human clinical trial, her choice to publicly share every bit of her reality on video to inspire others also adjusting to a new normal, how cannabis provided her with quality of life (and eventually new career), and her tireless mission to erase the heavy stigma surrounding cannabis and bring recognition to its incredible medicinal properties.

Adelia Carrillo: Founder of Direct Cannabis Network talks being a first-time CEO, finding the voice of the company, fundraising and supporting women in the cannabis space

In this episode, we talk about how DCN came to be and the process of finding its true voice, Adelia's experience being a first-time CEO while building a team and developing company culture, the ups and downs of fundraising, and how we can support other women in or interested in the cannabis industry.

Ophelia Chong: Founder of StockPot Images talks confronting her own bias, working to change the face of cannabis, and advice for women wanting to get into the industry

In our convo we talk about confronting her own bias about marijuana and how that eventually led to creating StockPot Images, what it's been like as a Asian-american female in the cannabis industry, some of the hurdles she encountered getting her business off the ground (even as an ancillary company), working to change the face of cannabis and her outreach work within the LGBTQ, Veterans, Women, Minorities and disabled communities, and her advice for women interested in getting into the industry.

Sister Kate: Founder of Sisters of the Valley talks cannabis medicine, empowering other women to succeed and growing her business to over a million dollars in sales

In this episode, Sister Kate and I chat about her pre-Sister life as an international consultant, she shares how the sisterhood was born out of the occupy movement, what it takes to run the Sisters of the Valley operation, it’s growth to making 1.1 million dollars in sales last year and her plans to make it a 50 million dollar business in the next 5 years.

Joy Beckerman: Principal Consultant of Hemp Ace International talks current federal industrial hemp laws & developments

In this episode, we chat about the recently introduced Hemp Farming Act of 2018 (brought forth by by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Oregon’s Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley), the lay of the land on current federal industrial hemp laws and developments, why the legal definition of industrial hemp is so important, and the wide array of industries that American hemp agriculture can impact (more than you think!).

Stephanie Karasick: Founder & Chief Patient Advocate of Strainprint talks cannabis bio-hacking!

In this episode, we talk about how Stephanie’s experience using cannabis (following a PTSD diagnosis) led to her creating Strainprint and the incredible growth of the company. We also talk about Strainprint's newly launched Analytics Business Intelligence Platform (a web-based data platform for visually mining the world’s largest data set on strain efficacy and real-time patient use), about our mega love for dogs, about the stigma of having a cannabis related business and how she talks to her kids about cannabis.