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Kashif Shan, CEO and Founder of Folium Biosciences

Kashif Shan, CEO and founder of Folium Biosciences, the largest vertically integrated producer, manufacturer and distributor of hemp-derived phytocannabinoinds, is this week’s guest on the Green Rush!

With the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, hemp and CBD is now 100% legal so Anne and Lewis sat down with Kashif to get an overview of the current state of the CBD space, the future growth market for hemp derived CBD and when we may see big box retailers take a bigger step into the CBD marketplace. In addition to touching on the overall industry, Kashif provides our listeners an in-depth look at the inception and growth of Folium Biosciences, how the company plans to use the funds it received from a recent investment by Australis Capital, what Folium’s R&D department is working on right now and the story of how Kashif let his conservative parents know he was working in the cannabis industry.

This week’s conversation is sure to be a treat for those who are interested in learning more about the CBD space. So sit back and enjoy!

Kashif Shan is the Founder and CEO of Folium Biosciences. Kashif has spent over 20 years as a High Technology Executive across a range of fields where he oversaw Finance, Facilities, and HR. Kashif founded Folium Biosciences in 2014 and has helped grow the company to become the global leader in non-psychoactive cannabinoids and employs over 250 people. Prior to entering the cannabis space, Kashif was the Founder of Equus Capital, a real estate investment company.

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Show Credits:

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

Special thanks to our 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 / Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-rush-comms/

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

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

 

Acreage Holdings and Barron’s Panel Discussion at the Cannabis Media Summit

This week’s episode is another Lewis conference special. The discussion features Barron’s Reporter Bill Alpert and Acreage Holdings’ Chief Communications Officer, Howard Schacter who joined Lewis back in December at the Cannabis Media Summit.

The conversation ranged from how to effectively engage with the media, to the language around the cannabis industry. In particular, the Q&A session at the end of the panel got quiet heated, and is well worth listening to.

There is no better way to kick off 2019 than with a rousing Green Rush Podcast and this one, well…was a hell of a lot of fun to listen to live and is just as fun and informative recorded…so don’t sit back, lean forward.

Enjoy!

Bill Alpert has been a senior writer at Barron’s since 1984. His investigations have inspired stock-fraud prosecutions and reforms in such areas as “backdoor” stock-exchange listings, for-profit colleges, and the Magnitsky Act that sanctions international human-rights violators.

Howard Schacter has over 30 years of experience from both agency and in-house public relations, marketing, and communications roles, having supported consumer and business-to-business organizations across several major industries, including cannabis, retail and entertainment. Prior to joining Acreage Holdings, Schacter served as Chief Communications Officer for the National Association of Cannabis Businesses, the cannabis industry’s first and only self-regulatory organization. Earlier in his career, he led corporate communications for Live Nation (then SFX/Clear Channel Entertainment).

Links and Mentions:

https://www.cannabismediasummit.com/

Links to guest’s social media:

Bill Alpert’s author page: https://www.barrons.com/authors/8520

Bill Alpert’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/blalpert

Howard Schacter’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hschacter/

Howard Schacter’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/hschacter

Mannada Events Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mannada_Events

Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications

Special thanks to Nick Opich, our Producer, and our 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 / Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-rush-comms/

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

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

Catching Up With the 420 Investor

This week on the Green Rush Podcast, Lewis and Anne welcome back Alan Brochstein of 420 Investor and New Cannabis Ventures back into the studio. Alan is a unique voice in the cannabis industry because he was really the first investment professional to make a career out of covering the cannabis space from an investor’s perspective publicly. When he speaks, investors listen. In this week’s episode, Alan discusses the latest news on the the cannabis markets in both the United States and Canada including some of the major deals from companies like Aurora and Canopy; offers insight into which IPOs/RTOs he’s most looking forward to in 2018 and touches on the impending legalization day for Canada and what investors should know as we approach October 17th.

Alan Brochstein, CFA, was the first investment professional to devote himself to sharing his observations about the cannabis industry from an investor’s perspective publicly. He runs 420 Investor, a subscription-based due diligence platform for investors interested in the publicly-traded cannabis stocks and is also the founder of New Cannabis Ventures, a content aggregation site focused on investors and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Alan has worked in the securities industry since 1986, primarily with the responsibility for managing investments in institutional environments until he founded AB Analytical Services in 2007 in order to provide independent research and consulting to registered investment advisors. In addition to advising several different hedge funds and investment managers, including Friedberg Investment Management, where he participated as a member of its investment management committee, Alan was also a senior analyst for the independent research firm Management CV. In 2008, he began providing a first-of-its-kind subscription-based service for individual investors, Invest By Model, which offered two different portfolios that investors could replicate in their own accounts for $20 per month. Alan also offered The Analytical Trader at Marketfy, where he used fundamental and technical analysis in a disciplined process to offer specific trade ideas geared towards swing traders. Alan launched www.420Investor.com in late 2013 as the premier source of information for “Green Rush” investors seeking to capitalize on the proliferation of legalized medical and recreational cannabis. In March 2014, Alan, who is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, began to focus solely on the cannabis sector. He launched www.NewCannabisVentures.com in late 2015.  

Links and mentions:

Alan’s Newsletter: https://marketfy.com/item/420-investor-newsletter/

Alan – New Cannabis Ventures: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/

Links to guest’s social media:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanbrochstein

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Invest420?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Show Credits:

This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg and Anne Donohoe.

Special thanks to Nick Opich, our Producer, and our 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:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-rush-comms/

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

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

The Largest Capital Raise in US Cannabis History

In the latest edition of the Green Rush Podcast, Lewis and Anne sit down with George Allen, President of Acreage Holdings, the U.S.’ largest national cannabis operator and brand, to discuss the company’s $119 million funding round, the largest private equity round in U.S. cannabis history. George touches on how raising capital for the cannabis space differs vs. traditional industries and why the company was able to find greater success during this round of funding with high net worth individuals vs. institutional investors. In addition, George provides more insights on the recruitment of Former Speaker John Boehner to join the Acreage board, the valuation of licenses across the country and the pressure Wall Street is putting on the White house to move towards rescheduling cannabis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Allen is a seasoned executive with extensive financing and transaction experience, who was previously Chief Investment Officer of Cambridge Information Group (CIG), where he managed a portfolio of private and public direct investments as well as a collection of indirect investments, and founded an internally managed hedge fund focused on global growth equities.Mr. Allen managed corporate development at Blucora, a CIG Investment, guiding the company as it transformed into a successful public leader in its vertical that now operates independently, securing an extremely profitable investment for CIG on its four-year investment. Prior to Blucora, Mr. Allen spent nine years at Warburg Pincus, managing investments in the communication, media and technology sectors, and Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong, where he invested capital in distressed securities.

Links and Mentions:

https://www.acreageholdings.com/

Links to the guest’s company and media accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/AcreageHoldings/

https://www.instagram.com/acreageholdings/

https://twitter.com/AcreageCannabis

https://www.linkedin.com/company/acreageholdings/?originalSubdomain=ca

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gallen97/

Show Credits:

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

Special thanks to Nick Opich, our Producer, and our 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 / Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-rush-comms/

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

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

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