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Kylie Halperin, CEO and Co-Founder of DD8

Welcome to the Green Rush, a KCSA Strategic Communications Production, and a weekly conversation hosted by Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich.

Each episode we talk with the most interesting, influential, people in cannabis and psychedelic industries and this week our hosts are chatting with Kylie Halperin, the CEO and Co-Founder of DD8, a hemp wellness company bringing Delta 8 THC and other minor cannabinoids to consumers and patients.

After spending a decade as a marketing executive working with major brands like PepsiCo, Dell and Revlon, Kylie felt the itch to join the hemp and cannabis industry and build a brand that brings the less hallucinogenic Delta 8 THC to the masses.

This being our first-time exploring Delta 8, Anne and Nick were excited to sit down with Kylie to learn more about her cannabis journey, what it was like to launch her company in the midst of the pandemic, how Delta 8 works and why it’s an appealing alternative for the cannacurious. Kylie was able to provide us with a ton of education on Delta 8 and provide a peek into what kind of growth we can expect from DD8 in the near future.

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Kylie Halperin.

 

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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:

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Tim Ko, CEO of Entheon Biomedical

This week, The Green Rush is republishing one of our favorite episodes from the last couple of months from when we spoke with Tim Ko, CEO of Entheon Biomedical, a company that is pioneering a leading-edge addiction recovery solution that harnesses and optimizes the therapeutic potential of the DMT molecule. 

Entheon exists to invert the addiction-recovery ratio, turning the ‘untreatable case’ and ‘lost cause’ from the norm to the exception. When it comes to treating addiction, the rate of success is so low that society has been conditioned to accept – and even expect – failure. This manner of thinking is both unacceptable and counterproductive. There is a need for an alternative approach, that addresses the human cost of addiction for individuals, families and society at large. Entheon is developing a DMT-assisted therapeutic protocol that will be specifically tailored to address the core mechanisms underlying drug-seeking and using behavior.

For hosts Nick and Phil Carlson, this is one of the most powerful interviews we have ever had on the show and we wanted to revisit the conversation around addiction, its effect not only on those afflicted but their friends and families and how psychedelics may be the light at the end of the tunnel for so many struggling. 

So sit back and enjoy our conversation with Tim Ko of Entheon Biomedical. 

Timothy Ko. Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Ko has a broad background of leading private ventures in the Service Sector, Investor Relations, Retail and Technology. Timothy’s passion for the psychedelic space is shaped by firsthand knowledge of the shortcomings of the current mental health system, and through his exposure to psychedelics which he credits with saving his life.

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Nick Opich 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 

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Judy Yee, CEO and Co-Founder of KZen

This week on The Green Rush our hosts are chatting with Judy Yee, CEO and Co-Founder of KZen, a leading cannabis beverage company.

Judy brings 20+ years of health and wellness, food and beverage experience to the cannabis industry having previously worked for brands like The Clorox Company, Nestle, Earthbound Farm and Crystal Geyser. Her hope is that in founding K-Zen and sharing her own story, she can continue to advocate for cannabis as a healing plant with the potential to benefit so many people.

Nick and Anne sat down with Judy to learn more about her cannabis journey, how her experience working for large CPG brands has helped her scale Kzen quickly, and how she envisions the cannabis beverage space maturing in the short and long-term. Judy provided a ton of interesting insights in this conversation and this will be a must listen 

Now sit back, lean forward and enjoy the show! 

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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 

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Kris Krane and Lewis Goldberg are back!

It’s time for a new episode of the Green Rush and this week we have our old friends Lewis Goldberg and Kris Krane joining us for a riveting discussion on the evolution of the cannabis industry and to break some very exciting news. 

In this episode, hosts Anne and Nick invite long-time host and friend Lewis Goldberg back into the booth as he returns to the show he hosted for 100+ episodes. We chat with Lewis about what he’s been up to and tease some of the exciting content upcoming for our Green Rush listeners. Our hosts also had the pleasure of sitting down with friend of the podcast Kris Krane, who joined us to talk about his history within the industry, how the space has evolved over the last decade and what he anticipates will come next for the growing cannabis marketplace. Kris also talks about his future at 4Front and what he has planned for his next evolution in the cannabis space. 

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

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Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe, Lewis Goldberg 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

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

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Greg Wagner, CEO of RYAH Group

Today, Anne and Nick are chatting with Greg Wagner, CEO of RYAH Group, a connected device and data company focused on using its technology to help doctors, clinics, dispensaries and more monitor and manage formulations effects of cannabis on patients.

Wagner is a 20+ year financial markets global head and intrapreneur who recently took over the helm of RYAH and has helped the company develop key research partnerships with organizations like Medicann in the UK and the University of Milan. Anne and Nick sat down with Greg to learn more about the company and its most recent listing on the CSE, RYAH’s IP portfolio and the rise of IoT in the cannabis space and how the data his company is collecting can bridge the knowledge gap for the medical cannabis industry. 

Now sit back, lean forward and enjoy the show! 

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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

Andrea Brooks, CEO and Founder of Sava

Today, our host Anne Donohoe is talking with Andrea Brooks, Founder and CEO of Sava, an e-commerce company delivering cannabis to the larger Bay Area. 

Andrea is a cannabis advocate, lobbyist for social change, and an entrepreneur with a passion for health and wellness. Following a disabling injury in which cannabis played a crucial role in her recovery, she was inspired to advocate for the plant and build solutions in the space. Since then she’s built Sava into a highly curated cannabis e-commerce company delivering to the larger Bay Area. Under her stewardship, Sava has grown from 1 to 50 employees, expanded its product offering to more than 70 brands and 750 SKUs, and experienced 10X growth in revenue.

Anne chats with Andrea about the founding and growth of Sava, what its been like for her within the industry as a queer woman, and the impact she hopes to have on the industry as a whole. 

Now sit back, lean forward and enjoy the show! 

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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 

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

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

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

Andrew Ward, Freelance Journalist and Author Covering Cannabis

Today, hosts Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich are talking with Andrew Ward – a freelance journalist covering the cannabis space for Benzinga among a number of outlets and the author of the brand new book – The Art of Marijuana Etiquette: A Sophisticated Guide to the High Life 

Based out of Brooklyn, New York, we’re looking forward to chatting with Andrew all about his new venture as well as his first book “Cannabis Jobs” was published in 2019. In addition to his long-form work, Andrew’s provided some of the best coverage on the evolving cannabis rules and regulations in all 50 states. We strongly encourage all of our listeners to follow Andrew’s coverage and to track him down on social @TheCannaWriter.

Now sit back, lean forward and enjoy the show! 

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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 Kris and Ben Show

For our loyal Green Rush listeners we are happy to share a special episode by our friends at MJ Today starring friends of the podcast Kris Krane and Ben Larson. 

In this special episode, hosts Kris and Ben sit down to interview each other and dive into their histories in legal cannabis and how they got started down their respective career paths. It’s a great discussion providing a ton of insight into the early days of the industry and how each executive has navigated the ahighly complex waters of cannabis to find success. 

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 Kris Krane and Ben Larson of MJ Today. 

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 Episode – Remembering Steve Fox

For our loyal Green Rush listeners we are happy to share a special episode recorded from early May by our friends at MJ Today memorializing the great cannabis activist Steve Fox. 

While we never worked directly with Steve, his role in challenging the stigma of cannabis and the fight he took on for years is one of the reasons the industry exists today as it does and why we have legal marijuana in the first place. In this episode, Kris Krane, Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, Jordan Wellington and Mason Tvert dive into the life and legacy of Steve and remember all the work he accomplished advocating for and advancing the legal cannabis industry. 

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 Kris Krane, Betty Aldworth, Andrew Livingston, Jordan Wellington and Mason Tvert of MJ Today. 

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

Enveric Biosciences and MagicMed

David Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Enveric Biosciences, a biotechnology company developing cannabinoid medicines to treat cancer and who last joined the Green Rush in March, and Dr. Joseph Tucker, CEO of MagicMed, a psychedelics company focused on creating a library of novel psychedelic molecules to treat a variety of indications are this week’s special guests on The Green Rush. 

At the end of May, Enveric and MagicMed announced they had entered into a definitive merger agreement that will combine the research and discovery elements of the two companies to study how psychedelics and cannabinoids can benefit patients’ bodies and minds. 

Anne and Nick sat down with David and Joseph to discuss the transaction, including how the deal came together, how the deal will benefit both patients and investors and the potential these new generations of medicines hold for patients suffering from a variety of indications. They also touch on some of the biggest challenges facing these industries and what they hope to accomplish in the near and long-term

So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy our conversation with David Johnson and Dr. Joseph Tucker.  

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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

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