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4. The Future of Hemp is International – with Michael Patterson of Cannabis Pharmaceutical (Podcast)

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Michael Patterson NHA, OTR/L, CEASMichael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), a privately-held developmental consulting firm which was established in 2014 with the mission of moving society forward through legalized cannabis.  US Cannabis develops the legal cannabis/hemp/cbd markets globally across all platforms (education, cultivation, production, dispensing, research and development, management operations and compliance, and physician services).  US Cannabis currently works with national, state, and local governments, sovereign nations, and public/private companies in all aspects of the cannabis/hemp/CBD industry throughout the United States and Internationally.

Mr. Patterson is an internationally recognized speaker, subject matter expert in the global cannabis/hemp/cbd industry, and published author. Michael is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Akers Bioscience, a NASDAQ listed biotechnology company, Editorial Board Member for AJEM-American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine (the world’s first peer-reviewed printed scientific journal dedicated to the study of endocannabinoid science and medicine). Mr. Patterson is also a board member for the Medical Cannabis Society, Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Foundation, cannabis/cbd industry writer for Florida MD Magazine, Orlando Medical News, and licensed Occupational Therapist and Nursing Home Administrator in 4 states.

Episode Notes

00:28 Why I got so much out of this conversation
2:37 How Michael answers the question: “What do you do?”
9:50 International trade
10:30 How Michael got into cannabis
20:00 State of the US Hemp/cannabis market
22:00 Cultivators storing for Spring and related issues
23:00 Specialty formulations
25:00 Starting into hemp fiber and non-extraction options
27:00 How to learn from others
29:00 Finding new markets for hemp and CBD
30:00 Consumer perception about what quality means
31:00 Why someone may buy your CBD product / Marketing
34:00 What you should really be selling / Branding
35:00 Netscape example and lessons to today’s cannabis market
36:00 MedMen
37:00 Echoes of history and applications to cannabis / prohibition / alcohol
39:00 Thinking about future uses of hemp. Example, hemp concrete
44:00 International. What should we know?
47:50 Using technology and overseas expansion
50:00 The benefits of attending international conferences
51:30 The art vs science of hemp
55:00 Perception of Michael’s circle of friends and family once he decided to join the cannabis industry
57:00 Networking on LinkedIn
58:00 When and how to get involved in hemp / cannabis
1:00:00 How to propose value to your clients
1:01:00 Michael’s important suggestion to gain knowledge in the hemp industry
1:02:00 The importance of understanding cannabis laws
1:04:00 How long it took Michael to transition into cannabis
1:05:00 Recommended resources: Gary Vee Vaynurchuck (Gary Vee on YouTube, NSFW)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
1:07:00 Michael’s call to action
1:08:08 Jim Carrey
1:10:00 Michael Patterson on LinkedIn

About Spectrum Labs

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate
*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952
Asheville, NC —

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3. Debunking CBD Myths – with CBD Certified’s Anna Symonds (Podcast)

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About Anna Symonds

Anna has been in the cannabis industry for four years and is the Director of Education for East Fork Cultivars. For East Fork, Anna developed CBD Certified, a free cannabis science educational program which she has presented for the staff of more than 100 dispensaries across Oregon, as well as for numerous other retailers, industry groups, and the general public. This initiative has directly educated 2500+ people about CBD and cannabis science, and now will reach many more as an online class and on public access TV.
Anna holds an MA in Communication and is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. She continues to educate lawmakers at the local, state, and national levels, lobbying for cannabis legalization, patient access, and removing the barriers to clinical research.

As an Athlete Ambassador for the nonprofit Athletes for Care, Anna speaks widely about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for elite athletes and everyday people, and promoting normalization of the plant. She spearheaded a petition signed by more than 150 professional athletes asking the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to remove THC from its Prohibited Substances list, receiving national and international news coverage.


Episode Notes

3:00 Anna’s journey into the cannabis industry
5:00 CBD Myths
5:30 Is “Psychoactive” the appropriate term for CBD?
7:20 How does CBD work in our body?
9:45 The medical marvel of the placebo effect
14:45 The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
17:00 The Entourage Effect
18:20 Cannabis and social justice. How cannabis companies can do what’s right
22:45 The Last Prisoner Project
25:00 Knowledge disparity with consumers and the business community
29:00 What is Rugby?
33:00 Cannabis and athletics, Cannabis for Care
36:00 Inflammation in the human body
38:30 How Anna uses cannabis and hemp to care for her body
39:30 What cannabis companies need to do to appeal to athletes
43:00 How consumers should know which hemp and cannabis products to purchase
46:00 Full spectrum vs isolate CBD
53:45 Hemp seed oil vs CBD oil
59:30 How an individual can begin to dose CBD oil
1:02:00 What is the titration effect?
1:06:00 Where to find sources for CBD and cannabis education
1:08:00 New study doubting Epidiolex; Anna’s thoughts
1:12:00 How to contact Anna


About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate

*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952
Asheville, NC


***If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It takes less than a minute, and it really makes a difference in helping Apple recommend the show to new listeners. I also love reading the reviews!

2. What the new USDA Hemp Regulations Could Mean for the Cannabis Industry – With Attorney Rod Kight (Podcast)

This was a great conversation with Asheville-based attorney Rod Kight. We speak about Rod’s journey and how he ended up working in the cannabis industry, THC testing, USDA regulations, DEA-regulated labs, how to avoid hemp brokering deals from going sour, what to start working on today to succeed in cannabis tomorrow and much more.


About Rod Kight:

Rod Kight is the principal of Kight Law Office PC, which represents businesses in the cannabis industry, including hemp and CBD, throughout the USA and the world. Rod edits the popular Kight On Cannabis law blog and wrote “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, a cannabis law primer for business executives published by Aspatore Books. Rod speaks at national cannabis conferences, drafts cannabis legislation, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media, including Time, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Business Insurance. He was recently named a “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigator” by MG Magazine and one of the “100 People You Should Know” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Rod testified at the FDA public hearing on cannabis. He writes and sits on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

Rod believes strongly in personal and medical cannabis use for many reasons, including that it helped him during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, and the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association.

Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley. She is also his office manager. They raise 5 children. Rod plays guitar in a rock band. You may contact him by email (rod@cannabusiness.law) or phone (828-255-9881).


About Spectrum Labs
At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate

*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952
Asheville, NC

1. How to Build a Great Cannabis Company – with Kush.com Co-Founder Chase Nobles (Podcast)

Chase Nobles is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Kush.com, a wholesale cannabis and hemp marketplace. Chase has worked in the cannabis industry since 2014, evolving the Kush brand from its origins as a tourism and media company into the largest marketplace platform serving the cannabis and hemp industries.

For Chase’s extended bio and links discussed in the podcast, please look for the show notes on our blog at www.TheSpectrumLabs.com

You can find more information about Chase’s company, visit www.Kush.com

Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Chase Nobles.


About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate

*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952


***If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It takes less than a minute, and it really makes a difference in helping Apple recommend the show to new listeners.

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