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Matthew Walter and Steve Balogh of HedgeRow Analysis

Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation at the intersection of cannabis, psychedelics, the capital markets and culture. 

This week host Kris Krane is back in the booth for a new episode with guests Matthew Walter and Steve Balogh of HedgeRow Analysis, a data analytics company delivering qualitative and quantitative analysis to cannabis companies to identify and mitigate risk while optimizing potential. 

In this episode, Kris connects with Matthew and Steve to learn about their new technology stack, Dispensary Defender, how they’re helping companies maximize profits, and their thoughts on pending legislation at the federal level. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Matthew Walter and Steve Balogh of HedgeRow Analysis. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Kris Krane 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 

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Jesse and Joel Stanley, Co-Founders of Charlotte’s Web

Welcome to The Green Rush, a podcast about the intersection of cannabis, the capital markets, and culture. On a weekly basis, hosts Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich of KCSA Strategic Communications speak with the business leaders, financial experts, cultural icons, legislators, and generally interesting people moving the cannabis and psychedelics industries forward.

Very few companies in this space need no introduction – and Charlotte’s Web – is one of them. 

Today Anne and guest host Phil Carlson speak with two of the seven Stanley brothers, Jesse and Joel, both pioneers in CBD – and who’s CBD-rich hemp genetics changed marijuana history.

Their strain, named for Charlotte Figi, a young girl who lived with as many as 300 epileptic seizures a day and who was the feature of the groundbreaking 2013 piece by CNN’s Sajjay Gupta called “Weed.” 

Through the use of the hemp genetics developed by the Stanley Brothers, Figi experienced an immediate reduction in her epileptic seizures down to just two or three per month. She became some of the most prominent figures in the legalization movement before sadly passing away in 2020 at the age of 13.

In this episode, Anne and Phil talk to the brothers about the history of Charlotte’s Web, what it’s like working with so much of their family, and their insights into what’s next for the company. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Jesse and Joel Stanley, co-founders of Charlotte’s Web.

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Phil Carlson 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

Bryan Wickersham and Jerome Crawford of Pleasantrees

Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation at the intersection of cannabis, psychedelics, the capital markets and culture. 

This week hosts Anne Donhoe and Nick Opich are back with a new episode with special guests Bryan Wickersham, Chief Development Officer, and Jerome Crawford, Chief Legal Officer, of Pleasant Trees, the first michigan founded company to become an MSO that is a vertically integrated and serving adult-use and medical customers in Michigan and Massachusetts.  

In this episode, Anne and Nick chat with Bryan and Jerome about the company’s focus on the Michigan market and what has led to the brand’s success in that tough market. The group also touches on why Pleasantrees has focused on operations in highly competitive markets and what has allowed them to thrive where most other operators have failed. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Bryan Wickersham and Jerome Crawford of Pleasantrees.

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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

Stephanie Shepard, Partnerships Manager and Director on the Board with Last Prisoner Project

Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation at the intersection of cannabis, psychedelics, the capital markets and culture. 

This week Anne and Nick had the honor of speaking with Stephanie Shepard, Partnerships Manager and Director on the Board with Last Prisoner Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. In addition to her work at Last Prisoner Project, Stephanie is herself a survivor of the War on Drugs, having been sentenced in 2010 to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for a non-violent cannabis related crime. 

The Green Rush was first introduced to Stephanie through CannabizTeam, the premier executive search and staffing firm, and ongoing partner with Last Prisoner Project. 

In this episode, Anne and Nick connected with Stephanie to talk about the challenges she faced reintegrating into society following her sentence, how she began working with the Last Prisoner Project in the fight for restorative justice and actions the industry can begin taking to aid those still being victimized by the criminalization of cannabis. In addition the three discuss Joe Biden’s missed opportunity to make a greater impact on the cannabis movement with his most recent announcement and the 2022 midterm elections.  

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Stephanie Shepard, Partnership Director with Last Prisoner Project. 

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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

Chris Walsh, CEO of MJ Biz

Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation at the intersection of cannabis, psychedelics, the capital markets and culture. 

This week Anne and Kris are back for a new episode with special guest Chris Walsh, CEO of MJ Biz, one of the leading publications covering the burgeoning cannabis industry. Chris served as the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the United States to focus exclusively on covering the business of cannabis. As CEO of MJ Biz, he now guides the strategic vision of the company and its sister publication – Hemp Industry Daily – while educating mainstream industries about the marijuana and hemp sectors.

In this episode, Anne and Kris connect with Kris ahead of the 2022 Marijuana Business Conference to preview that show as well as to cover some of the biggest news in the industry.

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Chris Walsh, CEO of MJ Biz.

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane 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

Michael Reardon, Co-Founder and CEO of Happy Valley

This week on The Green Rush, host Kris Krane is back with a new episode with special guest Michael Reardon, Co-Founder and CEO of Happy Valley, a vertically integrated cannabis company serving adult-use and medical customers in Massachusetts.  

In this episode, Kris connects with Michael to discuss how Happy Valley has grown since 2015 when it was an original client of Kris’ consulting firm, 4Front Advisors; the complicated nature of the Massachusetts market, Happy Valley’s unique approach to gaining market share in a crowded space, and what the future holds for his cannabis business.

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Michael Reardon, Co-Founder and CEO of Happy Valley.

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Kris Krane 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

Joe Moore, Co-Founder and CEO of Psychedelics Today

This week on The Green Rush, Anne Donohoe is back for a new episode with Joe Moore, co-founder and CEO of Psychedelics Today, a leading media and educational platform that explores and discusses the necessary academic/scientific and other research in the field of psychedelics. 

Joe has been active for 20 years in the psychedelic space and works to help steward the psychedelic movement in an optimal direction for the betterment of humanity. Most recently, he was appointed to the Board of Psychedelic Medicine Coalition (formerly Plant Medicine Coalition). 

In this episode, Anne chats with Joe about his journey into psychedelics via holotropic breathwork, some of the lesser-known psychedelic compounds and what makes them unique, Psychedelic Today’s NEW streaming show “Psychedelics Tonight,” and more! Joe also provides his thoughts on the FDA’s and DEA’s role in psychedelic therapy and the psychedelic industry in Oregon, as well as what he’s looking for as the industry continues to develop. 

So sit back and enjoy this conversation with Joe Moore, co-founder and CEO of Psychedelics Today. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe 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

Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann

This week on The Green Rush, Kris Krane and Anne Donohoe are back with a new episode with special guest Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann, one of the nation’s largest privately held, vertically integrated cannabis companies. The company’s footprint spans eight states, and it is vertically integrated in each of its markets with dispensaries and cultivation/manufacturing facilities across Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and Colorado. 

In this episode, Kris and Anne connect with Brett to learn more about the core business of Pharmacann and what makes this private operator unique amongst its contemporaries vying for market share. Our hosts also touch on PharmaCann’s recent acquisition of Colorado operator LivWell, interstate commerce and federal cannabis reform and what excites Brett the most about PharmaCann’s future. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Brett Novey, CEO of PharmaCann. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane 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

Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries

This week on The Green Rush, our hosts Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane are back with a new episode with special guest Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries, a multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis company headquartered with a portfolio including brands like award-winning Cloud Cover Cannabis and Galactic Meds, and a retail network, High Profile Cannabis Shop

In this episode, Anne and Kris connect with Ankur to discuss the origins of C3, the company’s choice to remain private instead of going public, the future of interstate commerce and Ankur’s ideal endgame for C3. Ankur also provides insights into what he’s seeing on the ground in the Michigan and Oregon markets and how the industry is adapting to rapidly changing market conditions. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Ankur Rungta, Co-Founder and CEO of C3 Industries Inc. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Kris Krane 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

John Mueller, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlight

This week our trusted host Anne Donohoe is back with a new episode of The Green Rush with special guest John Mueller, Chief Executive Officer of Greenlight, one of the fastest growing multi-state operators in the United States,  with operations in Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Illinois and South Dakota.

John has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Acres Cannabis and Acres Cultivation, and currently serves as Principal of Mid America Capital. John brings extensive experience with state regulations and compliance in all areas of cannabis cultivation and dispensing. John has two successful decades of working with Federal and State regulatory agencies including USDA and FDA. John has served in all levels of executive management primarily in the cannabis, food, manufacturing, and construction industries.

In this episode our host chats with John about some of the lesser known cannabis markets including Missouri, Arkansas and South Dakota and what makes them unique compared to more mature states. John also provides his thoughts on pending legislation like SAFE Banking and ballot initiatives that will be voted on this November as well as what he’s looking for as the industry continues to develop. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with John Mueller, CEO of Greenlight. 

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe 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

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