In this week’s episode of The Green Rush, Lewis and Anne speak with Oregon’s own William Simpson, CEO of Golden Leaf Holdings (OTCQB: GLDFF) and Founder of Chalice Farms. During their conversation, William discusses Golden Leaf’s innovative, vertically-integrated platform, the national debate around opioids, why cannabis may be a potential solution and the challenges of taking over a public company in a highly regulated industry.
In this week’s episode, Lewis is flying solo for his conversation with one of the premier journalists covering the cannabis industry in Aaron Smith of CNNMoney. In their conversation, Aaron discusses how he pushed CNN to more broadly cover the industry, the federal government’s influence on the burgeoning industry and some of the more interesting and innovative ways he’s seen entrepreneurs enter the marijuana market. The two even venture into how to talk to their kids about their work and touch on parental guidance when it comes to cannabis.
Broadcasting from the MJ Biz Conference in Las Vegas, Lewis and Anne speak with highly-respected cannapreneur Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth Corp. Fresh off the announcement that Constellation Brands has purchased nearly a $200 million stake in his company, Bruce talks about the recent transaction, research in the pipeline and the differences between the U.S. and Canadian cannabis markets. And he answers the one question that he wishes the media would ask him!
In episode three, Lewis and Anne invite cannabis financial reporter Debra Borchardt onto the podcast to discuss why she believes one of the biggest stories of the next decade will be the legalization of cannabis. They also chat with Debra about the launch of her new venture – Green Market Report, how she talks to her kids about marijuana, being one of the first full-time financial reporters in the cannabis space as well as her brief appearance on one of the most memorable SNL sketches of the 90s.
In this episode Lewis and Anne speak with cannabis industry analyst and the founder/creator of 420 Investor and New Cannabis Ventures Alan Brochstein, CFA. Alan was the first investment professional to devote himself to publicly sharing his observations about the cannabis industry from an investor’s perspective. Together they chat with Alan about how investors can get better involved in the cannabis industry as well as the recent Constellation-Canopy Growth Partnership.
In this inaugural episode, Lewis and Anne speak with entrepreneur Alan Lien, Founder and President at Solis Tek, a vertically-integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer, and distributor focused on bringing lighting and nutrient products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in legal markets across the U.S. to help growers ‘grow better’.