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Margot Micallef, Founder and CEO of GABY Inc.

This week on The Green Rush, Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich are back with a new episode with Margot Micallef, Founder and CEO of GABY Inc., a California-focused retail consolidator and the owner of Mankind Dispensary, one of the oldest licensed dispensaries in California.

Margot has been the recipient of numerous business awards and recognition, including being named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, a Woman of the Year by the Canadian Women in Communications, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.

In this episode, our hosts chat with Margot about her introduction to cannabis and the influence her sister had on the formation of GABY, how GABY is able to differentiate itself in the highly competitive California marketplace and how her past experiences in retail are helping shape her management and strategic focus for the expansion of the GABY brand. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Margot Micallef of GABY Inc. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich of KCSA Strategic Communications.  

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther. 

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

MJ Today Crossover – The Bibliometrics of Cannabis Research

We have another special treat for our Green Rush listeners, courtesy of our friends at MJ Today. Featuring MJ Today host Heather Sullivan and Dr. Jahan Marcu to talk about the latest news in the cannabis industry. 

In this episode, Heather and Dr. Marcu discuss the recent bibliometric study on cannabis finding an increase in legal marijuana research as well as the science behind a recent appeals court ruling making Delta 8 THC legal.

The  Marijuana Today is a podcast about the business and politics of marijuana. It is a nerdy and in-depth discussion for those who want a behind the scenes look at the latest marijuana news. Every week MJ Today aims to have the highest-level conversation around about the latest developments in the marijuana industry, the politics of legalization, and the effectiveness of public policy. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Heather Sullivan of MJ Today Media. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

Jim Gilligan, Interim CEO & Chief Scientific Officer of Tryp Therapeutics

This week on The Green Rush, Anne Donohoe and Sirita Wright are back with a new episode with guest Jim Gilligan, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Chief Scientific Officer of Tryp Therapeutics (CSE: TRYP) (OTCQB: TRYPF), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing psilocybin-based compounds for diseases with unmet medical needs. 

Jim Gilligan Ph.D. has over 35 years of experience in the life sciences industry, including R&D, clinical development, international regulatory affairs, and CMC manufacturing. Prior to joining Tryp, Jim helped lead multiple bio-pharma and biotech companies, including Tarsa Therapeutics, Herborium Inc., and Unigene Labs, where he was responsible for the entire spectrum of drug development activities, including pharmacology and preclinical activities, CMC, clinical Phase I-III, as well as US and international regulatory strategies. Jim received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Connecticut and continued his post-graduate education at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology

In this episode our hosts explore with Jim how Tryp is working to alleviate the suffering of patients with unmet diseases including, Fibromyalgia and binge eating disorders, the Company’s ongoing clinical trials, drug development pipeline, and what’s next in the psychedelic industry.

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Jim Gilligan of Tryp Therapeutics

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Sirita Wright of KCSA Strategic Communications.  

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther and Producer Nick Opich.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

MJ Today Crossover – Delta 8 Goes Legal

We have another special treat for our Green Rush listeners, courtesy of our friends at MJ Today. Featuring KCSA’s very own Kris Krane alongside Heather Sullivan and  Ben Larson to talk about the latest news in the cannabis industry. 

In this episode, Kris, Heather and Ben discuss the recent court ruling finding that Delta 8 THC is legal, the vetoing of legal cannabis by the governor of Delaware, the embrace of legalization by Rhode Island, and a check-in on post-legalization life in New York.

The  Marijuana Today is a podcast about the business and politics of marijuana. It is a nerdy and in-depth discussion for those who want a behind the scenes look at the latest marijuana news. Every week MJ Today aims to have the highest-level conversation around about the latest developments in the marijuana industry, the politics of legalization, and the effectiveness of public policy. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Ben Larson of MJ Today Media. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

MJ Today Crossover – The Union of Cannabis and Labor

We have another special treat for our Green Rush listeners, courtesy of our friends at MJ Today. Featuring Betty Aldworth, Jeremy Berke and Heather Sullivan  to talk about the latest news in the cannabis industry. 

In this episode, Betty, Jeremy and Heather discuss the state of unionization within the legal cannabis industry as well as the intersection of medical marijuana and cancer treatments.

The  Marijuana Today is a podcast about the business and politics of marijuana. It is a nerdy and in-depth discussion for those who want a behind the scenes look at the latest marijuana news. Every week MJ Today aims to have the highest-level conversation around about the latest developments in the marijuana industry, the politics of legalization, and the effectiveness of public policy. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Heather Sullivan of MJ Today Media. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

Andres Fajardo, CEO of Clever Leaves

This week on the Green Rush, Anne is joined by guest host Sirita Wright with a new episode featuring Andrés Fajardo, newly appointed CEO of Clever Leaves, a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids.

Fajardo brings over 20 years of management experience, and as co-founder of the Company, he has led the development of Clever Leaves’ first 18 Hectares of GACP and EU- GMP certified cultivation and post-harvest facilities, the design and construction of a GMP certified extraction and formulation plant, and the creation of a robust pipeline of clients and brands. For the last 6 years, Fajardo has overseen the development, expansion and global marketing plans of the Company as the former president and has now assumed the role of CEO.

In this episode our hosts explore with Andrés Clever Leaves current global operations since we last caught up with the company in 2020 and how Clever Leaves has managed to effectively meet the needs and demands of cannabis consumers in various markets all over the world including, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Israel, the USA and Columbia.Through their robust supply chain, strong partnerships, and premium product portfolio, Clever Leaves has continued to demonstrate its ability to grow and potentialize It’s full capabilities.

So sit back, relax and enjoy our discussion with Andrés Fajardo. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Sirita Wright of KCSA Strategic Communications.  

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

The Shea and Lewis Show

This week on The Green Rush, we have a special treat for our listeners featuring the man behind the scenes who makes this show possible, Shea Gunther, Founder and Producer at MJ Today Media and the producer of this podcast.

In this episode, our host Lewis Goldberg sits down with Shea to talk about their origins in the cannabis industry, their thoughts on the development of legal psychedelics, and what it means to be happy with your work. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.  

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

MJ Today Crossover – The International Episode

We have another special treat for our Green Rush listeners, courtesy of our friends at MJ Today. Featuring Ben Larson hosting this week’s episode talking with some of the most knowledgeable folks in the space about the latest news in the cannabis industry. 

In this episode, first-time-guests Sysamone Phaphon, John Farrell, and Niklas Kouparanis sit down with Ben to offer an international perspective and take a look at what the world of legal cannabis looks like in the rest of the world.

The  Marijuana Today is a podcast about the business and politics of marijuana. It is a nerdy and in-depth discussion for those who want a behind the scenes look at the latest marijuana news. Every week MJ Today aims to have the highest-level conversation around about the latest developments in the marijuana industry, the politics of legalization, and the effectiveness of public policy. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by  Brian Adams of MJ Today Media. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

Benzinga Conference Post-Mortem

This week the Green Rush team is sitting down with KCSA’s Director of Cannabis Development Kris Krane to talk about last week’s Benzinga Capital Conference in Miami. 

Taking place during Bicycle Day and 4/20 – the Benzinga show featured a number of companies large and small in the psychedelics and cannabis spaces and both Anne and Kris made the trek down to support KCSA’s clients and check out the conference.

In this episode will explore some of the initial takeaways and themes Anne and Kris saw at the show, whether they think the meetings at the well attended show could lead to a flurry of business later this year and some of their favorite experiences and stories from the conference.

So sit back and enjoy our conversation on the Benzinga Capital Conference.  

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich of KCSA Strategic Communications.  

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

MJ Today Crossover – The Heather and Betty Show

We have another special treat for our Green Rush listeners, courtesy of our friends at MJ Today. Featuring Betty Aldworth and host Heather Sullivan to talk about the latest news in the cannabis industry. 

In this episode, Betty and Heather talk about how they got into drug reform activism, what drives their work these days, and the unique challenges of being a woman in legal marijuana. 

The  Marijuana Today is a podcast about the business and politics of marijuana. It is a nerdy and in-depth discussion for those who want a behind the scenes look at the latest marijuana news. Every week MJ Today aims to have the highest-level conversation around about the latest developments in the marijuana industry, the politics of legalization, and the effectiveness of public policy. 

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by  Brian Adams of MJ Today Media. 

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter: @The_GreenRush 

Instagram: @thegreenrush_podcast

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/thegreenrushpodcast/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRushPodcast/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

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