The Road to Being an Entrepreneur w/ Antonio Harvey

Ry has the unique opportunity to sit down with retired-NBA veteran, Antonio Harvey, Owner/Founder of Legend Brand Products. He discusses his journey from professional sports to cannabis as well as entrepreneurship and the challenges that come with it. Worried that basketball was his only calling, Antonio sheds light on a few crucial components to branching out successfully, such as the need to learn. These two understand that every job is a vital job, because building from the ground-up, means you’ve done it all. Join us! 

Guest: Antonio Harvey
Legend Brand Products


Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudzRadio.com
KnotPlastic.com


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The Downfall of the Vape Industry w/ Dana Shoched

On this episode of WeedBudz Radio Ry sits down with Dana Shoched, a veteran of the U.S. Navy,  who has dominated vape hardware in the cannabis industry with her company O2 Vapes. For those that do not know, the cannabis industry is facing a problem that will result in a potential death knell to many vape product companies. The US government modified the 1949 Jenkins Act during the rollout of the stimulus in December, and it categorizes all components and elements used in ANY vaporizing device as a nicotine delivery device and forces shippers to comply with stringent rules, including registering with the U.S. Attorney General and maintaining and reporting addresses of delivery and quantities of products. Join us and Tune in to see how this will effect everyone in a BIG way. 

Guest:

Dana Shoched
O2Vape.com


Host:

Ry Russell
WeedBudzRadio.com
KnotPlastic.com

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The Perfect Networking Event: IT EXISTS!

WeedBudz host, Ry, sits down with networking genius, Chelsey Moter to discuss how networking has changed during lockdown and the solutions to those changes. During lockdown all in person networking events were either postponed or cancelled. As a result it became much more difficult for individuals to network and connect with others in their industry. Understanding that people were missing and needing that face-to-face interaction, without the small talk, Chelsey and her team created a virtual speed networking event, Lit & Loaded. Geared towards professionals in the Cannabis industry, it is a 3-minute introduction and that is it! If you and the other professional both hit the connect button at the bottom of the screen, you will be sent each other’s contact info and it will move on to the next person.  If you are looking to expand your network, generate leads, and close more deals than this is the event for you! Click the hyperlink below to register!

Lit & Loaded Cannabis Virtual B2B Speed Networking Event
Time: March 25th 2021 @ 2pm EDT to 7pm EDT

Happily Sponsored by Knot Plastic for the second year in a row, as well as NACB. Come network with us and see what is all about!


Guest
Chelsey Moter
Cannack


Host
Ry Russell
WeedbudzRadio.com
KnotPlastic.com

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Christina DiArcangelo teaches us the importance of starting over

Ry and WeedBudz are starting off the year right by sitting down with Christina DiArcangelo, the CEO of both Spectral Analytics Precision Tele-Monitoring and Affinity Bio Partners LLC, who specializes in Clinical Research and is helping make its way into the cannabis space. It not only helps us as entrepreneurs know more about the plant, but more importantly it helps us protect our customers. We touch base with Christina regarding the difficulties of not only what Ry likes to call purging the past, but also what steps we as individuals can take to help us become better versions of ourselves. Join Us!

Guest: Christina DiArcangelo
Spectral Analytics Precision Tele-Monitoring
Affinity Bio Partners LLC

Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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Santino Martinez-Richardson raises awareness for The Last Prisoners Project and Michael Thompson

Ry sits down with Tino, Brand Ambassador for Design Kush, to discuss the new, upcoming apps, such as Clubhouse. For those that do not know, this is an app that not  only lets you take part in conversations, but listen to leaders of the industry. Tino also takes time to discuss his personal journey that led him to the cannabis community, along with some important projects Design Kush has done, such as the awareness video they created for The Last Prisoners Project, specifically, Michael Thompson. The powerful video, “Let’s Win Together”, was created in hopes of bringing awareness to the still lingering issue of incarcerations for cannabis related crimes. Join us!

Guest: Santino Martinez-Richardson
Design Kush

Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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Lauren Mundell and Hi-Curious create an outlet for a stigmatized industry

Grab your budz and join Ry as he sits down with Lauren Mundell, the founder ofHi-Curious. As much as we do knot like to admit it, there is still a stigma regarding marijuana use. During the magical time of 420, we go through the journey that started with Lauren coming all the way from New York, or as she calls it, “the corporate world”, to creating a social platform where users in the cannabis industry can openly discuss questions about marijuana use, and network openly without the fear of judgement from others that are not in the cannabis space. Thanks to Lauren and Hi-Curious we are one step closer to normalizing cannabis. Join us and don’t forget to download the Hi-Curious app!

Guest: Lauren Mundell 
Hi-Curious

Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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Melissa Stapley explains the importance of educated budtenders

Ry introduces us to Melissa of MJ Hybrid SolutionsMelissa has been working with cannabis for about six years and during that time she realized one glaring problem within the marijuana retail industry, lack of education. Budtenders do not always receive the training they need, especially when the community starts to evolve and create new strains as well as new products. In a world where consumers, especially new ones, need to feel safe, Melissa provides training for wellness, as well as product knowledge for dispensaries so that they may advise their customers accordingly. Let’s find out what goes into to knowing your smoke. 
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Guest: Melissa ‘MJ’ Stapley
MJ Hybrid Solutions
Pro9 Wellness

Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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Scott McDowell and Bloom Mary Jane give cannabis artists a voice

First meeting on ClubhouseRy speaks to Scott, a community builder, networker, and Founder of Bloom Mary Jane. The cannabis industry is new and fast-growing, so of course are seeing news stories, products, and even new artists flooding the scene. With not many websites or platforms promoting what is going on in the cannabis world, Scott and his team at Bloom Mary Jane aim to fix the problem by shining a spotlight on these areas of the industry. This along with creating luxury CBD bath bombs, makes this site worth the visit. Join us!


Guest: Scott McDowell
Bloom Mary Jane


Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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Ishqa the Boss Babe and Ry sit down to discuss the importance of being an ally

Ry and Ishqa first met when he appeared on the CannaBoss Babes Podcast. Last year these folks happened to release over 420 episodes, which is amazing considering some news anchors refuse to record that many! Now our two podcasters sit down and discuss, in a time where everyone needs an ally, why it is more important to understand than to be understood. 
Realizing that all people need empathy and acceptance,The CannaBoss Babeshave created a space where anyone can not only tell their story, and explain their journey but also learn how to help others create that safe space as well. Join Us!

Guest: Ishqa Hillman
The CannaBoss Babes 

Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic

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Laura Hand is using our ultimate human need to create the ultimate Customer Experience

Ry had the pleasure of meeting Laura at one of the first virtual events after the lockdown, due to this, many entrepreneurs had the opportunity to expand their network from their own homes. Today, Ry has the pleasure to sit down with Laura once again, to discuss not only her own journey into the cannabis space, but also how other businesses can design the ultimate customer experience. A lot of the knowledge Laura has obtained through 15+ years of building engaged and profitable communities in healthcare and finance. This led Laura to create, Laura Loo Experience Design, where everything is done based off the basic human need that everyone  has to feel connected, and, that they belong. Join us!

Guest: Laura Hand
Laura Loo Experience Design

Host: Ry Russell
WeedBudz Radio
Knot Plastic 


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