Steven Monacelli is a Co-Founder and Partner of Restivo Monacelli, LLP. Steven introduces us to a few of the topics he will be presenting about at the upcoming Nucleus One event in Portland, Maine. The most significant topic, of course, is understanding and mitigating the impact of section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code. We recommend you grab a pen and paper for this episode because you are going to want to take some notes. Steve helps us review the differences and tax implications of an ordinary business versus a cannabis business and some strategies on staying compliant. You will not want to miss this.
Hannah King joins us to share the inside scoop on what she will be speaking about at the Nucleus One: Emerging Maine Market event. Hannah is the co-founder and co-chair of Drummond Woodsum’s regulated substances practice group. As of this posting, Hannah and her team have assisted in the approval of around 60% of the current adult-use applications in the state of Maine. She is well versed and excited to share her knowledge. Be sure to check out the Nucleus One events page for this event and future events. https://nucleus-one.com/blog/the-emerging-maine-market/
“Hannah has worked with municipalities, medical dispensaries, entrepreneurs, and investors in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire on medical and adult use marijuana and hemp regulatory and licensing issues. Hannah is one of the most knowledgeable and visible faces of Maine’s growing cannabis industry. She was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sara Gideon, to represent Maine’s adult use marijuana industry to the State of Maine Marijuana Advisory Commission, formed to continuously study and make recommendations to the legislature on best regulatory practices for marijuana. Hannah was heavily involved in the drafting of Maine’s Marijuana Legalization Act and recent amendments to Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act as an advisory board member of Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, a collection of Maine professionals advocating for safety, quality, and transparency in the marijuana industry.” –http://www.dwmlaw.com/PROFESSIONAL?id=38
Brendan Murphy joins Ry and WeedBudz Radio to discuss the importance of collaboration between Policy Makers, Regulators, and the Cannabis Industry itself. This level of collaboration is imperative to creating a better and more effective market for consumers. Brendan Murphy is a wonderful individual to discuss the topic of Government and Political affairs with us as he had worked to help build the regulated market in the state of California. Brendan Murphy has an amazing story of how he found his way into the cannabis industry and the work he has done since; with industry leaders such as Weedmaps, representing government interactions, and bridging the gap between policy and industry.
When Jesse Littleton is not the Director of Sales & Marketing for Ancient Roots, a Cannabis cultivator in Ohio; he is The Undertaker’s Kid. The Undertaker’s Kid is an album and passion project that Jesse and his band Gran Bel Fisher have been working on for some time now. Jesse grew up in a small town in Ohio where his family owned the local funeral home. As you can imagine this unique profession has provided Jesse with many experiences that we can not even dream of. Jesse is a soulful singer that has impacted the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. Our host, Ry, is no exception, and in fact, says Jesse not only changed his life but saved him from going on a trip that Ry could’ve regretted forever…
Had I not heard his songs or watched that documentary when I did. I would’ve been on a cruise and not with the people I love most at a time that we all needed to be together.Ry Russell, Host – WeedBudzRadio.com
Join Ry and Jesse as they discuss the launch of Jesse’s new album and the impact a song can have on one’s life.
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This episode is an introduction to some of the guests and speakers we will be featuring over the next few weeks. WeedBudz Radio has been downloaded now in 32 countries and 246 cities thus giving us the opportunity to explore the Cannabis industry across different markets. WeedBudz has partnered up with Nucleus One, a Cannabis consulting company out of Portland, Maine to promote an industry event they have put together to help educate individuals that are evaluating the market opportunities in the beautiful state of Maine. Jacques Santucci and Connor Yost from Nucleus One share a bit about what you could be learning about on March 19th, 2020 in Portland, Maine.
Back at MJBIZCON, we had the pleasure of speaking with Nick and Hannah from Leafly. Nick introduced the work he does within the field of Science along with his program for Leafly Certified labs and Hannah introduced us to the new Leafly Marketplace. Ry, our host of WeedBudz Radio, had a chance to catch up with Adam Cavanaugh, Director of Strategic Sourcing for Leafly Marketplace and he shares a bit more background on what the Marketplace is looking for from their products and how their commitment to quality comes into play. Listen in and hear about Adam’s background and how he found his way over to our friends at Leafly.
Ry has a special bonus episode of WeedBudz Radio for us today containing 2 Interviews with our friends from Canada. Jordan Carlin kicks us off with RotoGro which is a fully integrated system that can take your Cannabis to flower in about 60 days. These unique units provide everything you need for efficient cultivation. Once we concluded our interview with Jordan about RotoGro we are joined by Cameron Noble of Peak Wellness Canada. Peak Wellness is a Biochemistry company that focuses on special extraction methods and Cannabis preservation. Join us and hear from Jordan and Cameron to learn a bit about some amazing Canadian companies making an impact on their Cannabis industry.
Ry, our host of WeedBudz Radio, moved back to his home state of Maine In 2019. When he returned, he was amazed by the incredible Cannabis industry that had been developed. He sought out recommendations and referrals from others that were participating In Maines Medical Marijuana Program. After spending time exploring the Cannabis industry in other markets throughout the country Ry found that Maine had something really special to offer. The industry in Maine seemed underrated, to say the least. That is when Ry came up with the idea to help bring the individuals and organizations behind Maine’s industry to not just the consumers but to the Nation. We have guests from all across the country and Canada and we wanted to pay tribute to the State of our roots. Ultimately, all of this leads us to create WeedBudz Maine’s Best of 2019. We accepted nominations and then leveraged our advisors of objective, and unbiased parties to recognize a Maine Bud Tender and a Maine Dispensary that we felt set a high standard for Education, Experience, and Empathy. Paul Robbins of Wellness Connection in Portland, Maine was honored with the WeedBudz 2019 BudzTender of the Year due to his thirst for knowledge and commitment to his craft. Patricia Rossi, CEO of Wellness Connection in Portland, Maine accepted WeedBudz Maine Dispensary of the Year for 2019 on behalf of the entire organization. Patricia has a passion for the industry and is dedicated to continuing education and the empowerment of her teams to be the best service members they can be. This was a really special day not just for WeedBudz, Paul, and Wellness Connection but for the Maine Cannabis industry.
Tune in and hear from Patricia and Paul after receiving WeedBudz 2019 Awards.
Note: On WeedBudz.com you can find WeedBudz awards and start nominating your favorite Cannabis brands, and individuals today. We have a National recognition survey that will be used for public voting at the end of 2020. We have another survey to celebrate our roots in the great state of Maine where there will be monthly features within our blog and podcast in addition to public voting at the end of the year for Best of WeedBudz Maine. Thank you for being a part of the WeedBudz community.
Kris Krane joins WeedBudz Radio and shares his incredible insights on the importance of policy and the future of the Cannabis industry. Kris has been significantly involved in the Cannabis industry from activist to entrepreneur; from Associate Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) to Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), and the founder of 4 Front Ventures that now operates in many verticals within the Cannabis industry.
Kris spoke at 2019s MJBIZCON where our host, Ry, got to listen in as Kris shared his insights on the future of the industry.
“While sitting In that room and listening to Kris speak and seeing how the room all admired his words and knowledge, I knew we needed to share his vision with our WeedBudz audience” – Ry Russell, Host, WeedBudz Radio
Tune in and enjoy the show!
Gary Cohen launched his Cannabis retail point of sale system with one customer at MJBIZCON a few years ago. Today, they are one of the largest firms in the space and they got there by building value for Cannapreneurs. Gary always has one ear to the ground in order to find what the pain points are for his prospective partners. He then uses resource-based content to assist those that are just getting started. He thinks about the industry in a very Macro way, in order to build value and expand his services for retailers. Listen In, and join us to hear how Gary got Cova Software started and some fun stories about new markets.