The 2020 National Cannabis Festival

We’re talking weed again!  Caroline Phillips joins us for the fourth time (even though we said third when recording) to talk about the National Cannabis Festival coming to RFK on April 18th.

Now in it’s 5th year, the festival has grown from a single day with 5,000 attendees to a two day affair with a FREE policy summit on the Friday April 17th to the festival on the 18th expected to draw more than 25,000 advocates, educators, legislators, and those just looking to learn a lot more.

Yes it is a fun time, but as the push for legal cannabis moves across the US, there are more and more questions and a greater need for education!

We also hop on the phone with two industry experts….Lucas Hale from Curaleaf, a national company that is involved with every step of marijuana from growing to dispensing to distributing.  And also, Warren Lemley from Peake Releaf which is a locally owned dispensary in Rockville, MD.  Both were a wealth of information and both will be at the festival on April 18th!

As to the festival, this year you can expect more advocacy, more education, more music, more vendors, more food, and pretty much more of everything.

Have a listen and get all of your information on the National Cannabis Festival website!

Note to self: The cannabis industry is very punny!


Solvent…an Annapolis FinTech Startup (E-143)

The cannabis wave is sweeping the country with medical marijuana being legalized state by state, seemingly by the day. Can recreational weed be next? But here’s the catch-22…although growers, processors, and distributors are making money hand over fist, banking that money is extraordinarily difficult due to onerous and vague federal regulations. That’s where Solvent comes in.

John and Tim sit down with Brian Meyer and Tony Richards, two of the five cofounders of this Annapolis financial tech startup that is determined to simplify and revolutionize the banking aspect of the cannabis industry using proprietary tools and processes. We did not get high. Unfortunately.

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