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Bill Thurman, CEO and Chairman of Redbird Bioscience

Bill Thurman, CEO and Chairman of Redbird Bioscience, a licensed Oklahoma medical marijuana operator with an emphasis on large-scale cultivation and processing.

Oklahoma is the nation’s fastest growing medical marijuana markets with regulators approving more than 7,300 business licenses in the first year of the state’s medical cannabis program, including nearly 4,300 grower permits. According to tax receipts released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, sales of medical marijuana in the state stood at just over $258 million through the first 10 months of 2019 and are on pace to eclipse $350 million by the end of the year.

Lewis and Nick chat with Bill about all things Oklahoma including what the true potential of the market is and how Redbird is working to help grow the infrastructure and community acceptance of medical marijuana in the state. In addition, the Green Rush team chats with Bill about the untapped cannabis market that is the South, Redbird’s plans for 2020 as it tries to grow out its brand identity and why compassion needs to be a greater emphasis for companies operating in the medical cannabis space.

Don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!

Bill Thurman, CEO and Chairman of Redbird Bioscience 

Bill is a manager of Redbird Management and a member of the Board of Directors of Redbird Partners. Bill has extensive experience in the Long-Term Care Industry, with over fifteen years in management operations and development. Prior to the new opportunity with Redbird, Bill served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Heart to Heart Hospice, which grew under his leadership and direction from an entity valued at approximately $13 million in 2009, to an organization now serving over twenty locations in three different states, with a value exceeding $250 million. His experience ranges from operations and management as Vice President of Provident LifeCare and LifeCare Management, operating two 120 bed skilled nursing facilities, to serving as Director of Development for Frisco Health Partners. He also served as a development consultant to Victoria Gardens. Since 1995 he has been directly involved in the ground up development of eight new Long-Term Care facilities in Texas and has won Medicaid contracts as a project consultant for numerous development ventures. Bill’s experience includes Medicare/Medicaid contract application, site selection, acquisition and construction. Bill graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in 1986.

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

Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today

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Ken Alston, CEO of Hydroponics, Inc

Ken Alston, CEO of Hydroponics, Inc., a premier provider of global agricultural supplies, logistics, and procurement for large scale, commercial farms is this week’s guest on The Green Rush.   

At its core, Hydroponics makes life easier for cultivators by streamlining the cannabis supply chain. Working with cultivators to decrease supply, logistics, and procurement expenses through their best-in-class agricultural solutions, Ken and his team allow companies to better focus their time on increasing revenue and developing their brand.

Our hosts sat down with Ken at the Cannabis World Business Conference and Expo in Los Angeles to discuss the company’s business model, how companies can fill in the gaps within its supply chain and what the future of cannabis cultivation will look like as cheaper grow alternatives in Latin American become more commonplace.

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Ken Alston, Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Hydroponics, Inc., Ken oversees the growth and success of the Company’s strategies and business operations. Since acquiring the Company in 2018, his management team has expanded Hydroponics, Inc.’s geographic footprint and customer base while providing best-in-class agricultural solutions and analytics for many well-known farms in the Western US and Canada. Previously, Ken was Executive Chairman of Eventide Risk Management, one of the most successful search funds since inception of the asset class, as well as the CEO of MedVision, recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in California. Ken also serves as a periodic lecturer on entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California. Ken holds an MA from Columbia University and a BA from Southern Methodist University. 

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

Special thanks to our Executive Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today

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

(Legacy) Lights, Camera, Action! Alan Lien, Founder/President at Solis Tek

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’.

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