Podcast Categories: Seed to CEO

Out of Thin Ayr: How to Make Money in Cannabis in Three Short Years

In this episode of Seed to CEO, Ayr Wellness’ Jonathan Sandelman floats tips and insights for building a national MSO. Jonathan talks with MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh about his ambitious goal – being the largest-scale producer of high-quality flower – and how he plans to achieve it. Jonathan shares his insights on: Where he sees […]

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Growing Off Grid: How to Build a Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation Facility

In this episode of Seed to CEO, Edward Dow, CEO of Massachusetts-based Solar Therapeutics, talks with MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh about how he built his “island microgrid” to support his cannabis company’s sustainability strategy – from unexpected expenses and pitfalls to the creation of a scalable, repeatable model for new markets. Ed shares: The real […]

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Consumption Lounge Conundrum: Bringing Cannabis Events to Light

In this episode of Seed to CEO, Vladimir Bautista, the co-founder and managing member of Happy Munkey, a New York City cannabis event company, talks with MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh about his plans to parlay 20-plus years of legacy cannabis experience into a legal multistate marijuana hospitality business. Bautista shares: How he built an international […]

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Sweet and Sour: Building an Edibles Empire

Nancy Whiteman, CEO of Colorado-based Wana Brands, has been called the “Martha Stewart of Edibles” by Entrepreneur magazine, but her path to becoming the “Queen of Legal Weed” (Inc. Magazine) hasn’t always been easy. In this episode of Seed to CEO, Nancy talks with MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh about how she helped grow Wana Brands […]

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From 1 to 100: How to Successfully Scale a Cannabis Operation

In this episode of Seed to CEO, Nicholas Vita, the CEO of Columbia Care, shares with MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh how he started in the cannabis industry with a mom-and-pop dispensary in Washington DC and now heads one of the biggest cannabis companies in the United States, present in 18 states and abroad. He’ll share: […]

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Chasing Cannabis Magic with Jim Belushi

For many celebrities, being involved in cannabis means lending their names and personalities to another business for marketing purposes. Not so for Jim Belushi. Instead Jim purchased 93 acres of land in southern Oregon to start his own grow, where he’s involved at every step of the process. In this episode, Jim speaks with MJBiz […]

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Clueless in Cannabis: An Oklahoma Dispensary Success Story

When Oklahoma flung open the doors to its medical cannabis industry, Denise Mink thought it would be a good opportunity to “semi-retire” by opening a dispensary with her husband. But things didn’t go quite as planned. In this episode, Denise reveals to MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh some of the lessons she learned while trying to […]

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Is Less More? The Low-THC/High-CBD Cannabis Cultivation Strategy

At a time when much of the cannabis industry is focused on elevating THC levels to new heights, East Fork Cultivars has taken a different tack. In this episode of Seed to CEO, East Fork CEO Mason Walker talks with MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh about the mission behind the strategy and what he sees as […]

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How to Increase Your Market Presence

In this episode of Seed to CEO, MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh talks with Kristi Kelly, chief strategy and government affairs officer at Sozo Cos., about why community involvement is a key piece of her firm’s success strategy. Kristi shares tips on: How to create and execute on community involvement strategies. Navigating the regulatory system to […]

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Inside the Investing Mind

In this episode of Seed to CEO, MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh taps into the brain of Tuatara Capital’s Al Foreman to gain insights on what cannabis investors are really looking for in investment targets. Al shares what he’s learned about the cannabis industry over the past seven years and where he sees the best opportunities […]

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Illicit Roots: How to Grow Into the Legal Market

Chris Ball made more money in the illicit market than he did as a professional football player, but when Los Angeles opened a social equity cannabis business licensing program for people with marijuana-related felonies like himself, he decided to apply and, in 2018, won a social equity license for Ball Family Farms. In this episode […]

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Small Biz Survivor

In this episode of Seed to CEO, James Lathrop talks about opening Cannabis City, Seattle’s first recreational marijuana retailer, in 2014. By winning Seattle’s first license, James enjoyed a major first-mover advantage, but Cannabis City was bedeviled by a brutal location, inventory management troubles and soul-sapping regulations. Cannabis City survived all that, and now James […]

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