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(Legacy) The NBA’s First Marijuana Mogul – Al Harrington – Founder and CEO of Viola Extracts

This week on a very special episode of the Green Rush, Lewis and Anne are joined by the literally the biggest name in cannabis,  NBA legend- and cannabis CEO, Al Harrington. Not a user during his playing career and finding inspiration from his grandmother Viola, Al discovered the benefits of CBDs upon retirement, turning to medical cannabis for pain relief and inflammation issues. Recognizing the business opportunity that medical cannabis presented, Al dove headfirst into becoming one of the most public cannabis entrepreneurs in the industry. During their conversation, the Green Rush team and Al discuss how his work ethic in basketball prepared him to become a successful entrepreneur, how he was able to change former NBA commissioner David Stern’s mind on the medical benefits of cannabis and the hypocrisy of alcohol endorsements and sponsorships versus cannabis.

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(Legacy) Evolving from Cannabis Advocate to Cannapreneur with Kris Krane, Co-Founder and President at 4Front Ventures

“It’s not as easy as you think.” On this week’s episode of the Green Rush, Lewis and Anne chat with long-time cannabis advocate and now cannapreneur Kris Krane, Co-Founder and President of 4Front Ventures. The Green Rush team explore Kris’ cannabis roots and his journey from activist and advocate to thriving cannapreneur during this week’s conversation. We touch on a number of topics including having to compete against the “Johnny Come Latelys” to the cannabis industry, what he thinks is going to happen in NJ and what that means for the rest of the Northeast and his advice for the young entrepreneur that wants to get into cannabis.

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(Legacy) Making Cannabis the Next Great American Industry with Hadley Ford, Co-Founder and CEO of iAnthus Capital

On this week’s episode of the Green Rush, our hosts welcome iAnthus Capital CEO and Co-Founder Hadley Ford into their podcast realm. Since launching the company in 2013, Hadley has built iAnthus into a major power player in the rapid cannabis industry, helping the business expand rapidly across the United States. During their conversation, Lewis and Anne chat with Hadley about how family connections helped steer him towards the cannabis industry, iAnthus’ recent acquisition of the NY Cannabis company Citiva Medical and how Hadley was able to support himself while hitchhiking across America and Europe after being kicked out of the University of Rochester.

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(Legacy) The State of NY Cannabis with New York State Senator Liz Krueger

This week on The Green Rush, Lewis and Anne had the pleasure of speaking with New York State Senator Liz Krueger, one of the greatest advocates for cannabis in the New York state house. Senator Krueger represents the 28th District, which encompasses the Upper East Side of Manhattan and is the primary sponsor of The Marijuana Regulation And Taxation Act, which she first introduce back in 2015. During their conversation, The Green Rush and Senator Krueger touch on a number of issues facing cannabis in New York state including the current status of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, what New York can learn from other states about how to properly introduce and regulate cannabis and how the Senator’s stance on cannabis reflects her work around poverty and social justice issues.

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(Legacy) Discussing DOPE with George Jage, Chief Executive of DOPE Media

This week on The Green Rush, Lewis is flying solo as he sits down with the CEO of one of the fastest growing cannabis media properties, George Jage, CEO of DOPE Media. DOPE Media is a cultural cannabis media company that was founded in 2011 and has quickly become one of the most recognized brands in the industry in large parts due to its magazine, DOPE Magazine, and its events like the DOPE Cup and DOPE Industry Awards. In this week’s episode, Lewis and George discuss George tea industry roots, what it takes to build an elite conference or trade show and what DOPE Media has in store for the future.

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(Legacy) Getting into the Science of Dosing with David Sutton, the President & COO of NanoSphere Health Sciences

This week on The Green Rush, Nick is back in the host chair as he fills in for Lewis as he and Anne chat with  David Sutton, the President & COO of NanoSphere Health Sciences. NanoSphere is a biotech company that has the first and only commercialize nanotechnology platform that essentially allows for the precise dosing for cannabis. During the conversation, Anne and Nick get into the weeds (pun intended) with David on exactly what nanotechnology is and how it is making waves in how cannabis can be delivered as well as the importance of understanding proper dosing when it comes to cannabis consumption.

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(Legacy) Happy Valentine’s Day from The Green Rush!

In honor of Valentine’s Day – we are taking a moment to step back and reflect on the love we have for this industry…. Just kidding. We are doing another “Host Full” episode! In this episode Anne & Lewis take stock – so to speak – of what’s going in the great state of New Jersey, what’s really “different” in the California market and how language is so important when we are talking about cannabis advocacy.

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(Legacy) Talking Lighting with David Friedman, President of VividGro

This week The Green Rush team is joined by Associate Producer Nick Opich as they welcome the President of VividGro, David Friedman. David is veteran executive with a track record as a thought leader in the indoor agriculture and cannabis industries.  During the conversation, Lewis, Anne and Nick discuss with David a number of subjects including David’s introduction to the cannabis industry, whether cannabis farming can be done in a “green” way and how sunny California will affect his lighting business.

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(Legacy) The Steve Jobs of Cannabis with Josh Haupt, Chief Cultivation Officer at Medicine Man Technologies

This week The Green Rush team welcomes into the studio Medicine Man Technologies’ Chief Cultivation Officer, Josh Haupt. Most well known for his grow strategies and line of nutrients, Josh has literally written THE book on cannabis cultivation called Three A Light, a comprehensive guide detailing all the steps from beginning to end to maximize your yield. During the conversation, Lewis and Anne chat with Josh about his introduction to growing cannabis, the medicinal benefits of the plant and what Josh would tell The Donald and Jeff Sessions about cannabis if he got the chance to sit down with them.

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(Legacy) Changing Lives Through Medicinal Cannabis with Jason Cranford, Founder of Flowering H.O.P.E. Foundation and South Park Farma

On this week’s episode of The Green Rush, Lewis is riding solo for his one-on-one conversation with Jason Cranford, Founder of Flowering H.O.P.E. Foundation and South Park Farma. Jason is one of the nation’s leading developers of medicinal cannabis in the United States and is the creator of the strain Haleigh’s Hope, designed to treat children with epilepsy. During their conversation, Lewis and Jason discuss his impetus for developing the Haleigh’s Hope strain, Jason’s role in helping Georgia pass its medicinal marijuana legislation and the benefits of medicinal cannabis vs. traditional pharmacological drugs.

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