Eco-Cannabis

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Startup Stoners is out with another, one-of-a-kind episode with the leaders of ECO Cannabis, Kevin Ahaesy and Elise McRoberts. ECO Cannabis is a new luxury dispensary that just opened in Oakland, CA, that offers a truly unique, approachable and curated experience for the “cannasseur” and “canna-curious” alike. What really sets ECO apart is its commitment to supporting the local community through its employment practices: 100 percent of ECO Cannabis employees are Oakland residents, and 50 percent were previously incarcerated. These hiring standards are in line with the City of Oakland’s groundbreaking Equity Permit Program, which aims to help Oakland residents who have been victimized in the war on drugs. 

Kevin and Elise share their personal and career journeys to bring ECO to where it is today, including:

-Social impact that is being done in cannabis industry vs other industries 

-What is needed to make a successful dispensary during such competitive times

-Importance for entrepreneurs to stay positive and persistent 

-Kevin’s path from GE, Oracle, Real Estate to Cannabis 

-Elise’s path from music business (working with Dead and Company) to becoming a judge for High Times in Amsterdam.

You can find ECO Cannabis at https://ecocannabis.net/

Hilart Abrahamian

On this fantastic episode of Startup Stoners, we present to you an incredible, energetic, and passionate entrepreneur, Art Abrahamian. Art is the founder of http://www.webjoint.com, one of the cannabis industry’s leading delivery platforms. We speak with Art about:

Troy Meadows

Troy Meadows

On today’s episode of Startup Stoners, Cody and Brett interview Troy Meadows of the Legion of Bloom, a nearly vertically integrated cannabis company operating out of their main hub of Oakland, California. We discuss the intricacies of growing, of marketing a cannabis brand, and what it’s like to start a cannabis company from the ground up. You can check out Legion of Bloom at www.thelegionofbloom.com and on IG @thelegionofbloomca.

Amy Berliner

Amy Berliner

On this episode we are extremely pleased to have a true cannabis and blockchain pioneer, Amy Berliner. Amy is an outstanding leader in the cannabis, and she is also incorporating blockchain technology to enhance how information is processed throughout multiple industries. Amy has a long list of credentials and is working hard every day for personal health reasons that has established her true passion for the plant. This is one hell of an episode, with one hell of a woman! Check out Amy @Amymedicinal and her company aeigisbiotech.com

Chris Jane

Chris Jane

On today's episode of Startup Stoners, Cody Chase and Brettski interview Chris Jane in an incredibly inspiring episode. Chris has aspirations of starting an edible company in Northern California's Sacramento area and is an up-and-coming music producer! Coming from humble and often difficult beginnings, Chris has managed to overcome the poor odds he once faced in his youth and become the father he never had. Startup Stoners will find this podcast inspirational knowing that if Chris could overcome the circumstances he was born in to, they could too!

Genifer Murray

Genifer Murray

Cody Chase and Brettski have Genifer Murray on the show to discuss her expirience building a canna-testing lab from nothing to a public company. Gen is a thought leader & some people like to call her the "Queen of Cannabis". Check out Gen's new business at geniferm.com.

Sponsors:  PAQ Case : www.paqcase.com || CannaBIZ Collects : www.cannabizcollects.com.

Sarah ElSayed

On this episode of Startup Stoners we chat with Sarah ElSayed. Like us, she’s an East Coaster who made the move out West to get her hands on the blossoming Green Rush. Sarah took advantage of her corporate PR experience to bring to the cannabis industry. With her entrepreneurial spirit, Sarah founded Grass is Green PR, a full-service creative marketing agency with a primary focus on cannabis. This podcast has a lot of insight about the mix of PR and cannabis, along with taking your skills in one industry to incorporate in the cannabis industry!

Kevin Van Eekeren

Kevin Van Eekeren

Startup Stoners have on Kevin Eekeran, host of The State of Logic podcast, The State of Logic that talks about all things business, politics and yes, occasionally cannabis. Kevin started a company called Fulcrum Tactical training SWAT teams, has done over 10,000 hours of police ride-alongs, and has co-founded several startups and has invested in many more. Listen to us discuss all of those things and much much more. This episode was a fun one! 
Check out The State Of Logic Podcast at http://thestateoflogic.com/

Holiday the Hustla

Holiday the Hustla

On this episode of Startup Stoners, we take a backseat into the journey of an up and coming hip-hop, stoner-music  artist, Holiday the Hustla, as he pioneers the game by combining his music directly into the cannabis industry. Penny Holiday is a Startup Stoner himself, leading his Memphis based label 2Suave Entertainment on national tours and now taking routine trips to Colorado to develop a new brand of purple strains, Purps by Penny. His new line of high testing purple strains is expected to launch in Colorado dispensaries by the end of this year!

Startup Stories

Startup Stories

Did you leave corporate to start your own business? Did you and some friends team up to start a new app. Are you an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry? Are you a cannabis advocate? 

We want your submissions!!! We want to hear your story! Tell us what you got! Head over to our site startupstoners.com to submit your startup story. If we like it enough we will share it and perhaps even invite you on an episode of Startup Stoners.