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Renewable Energy Requirements and Marijuana Businesses

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter discusses regulations imposing minimum amounts of renewable and alternative energy used in the operation of a marijuana-related business with principal of the Climate Resources Group Sam Milton. Listen to the interview here.

Educating the Public on Medical Marijuana Usage

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter talks with Mike Fitzgerald (co-founder/president) and Melissa Fitzgerald (co-founder/director) of the New England Grass Roots Institute on their mission to educate businesses, employees, insurers, and governmental agencies on the evolving role of medical marijuana in society. Listen to the interview here.

The Medical Marijuana Business: A Startup Perspective

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter interviews Michael Dundas, CEO of Sira Naturals, Inc., on the current state of the marijuana industry and what new marijuana businesses need to know before opening their doors. Listen to the interview here

Sensible Marijuana Legislation

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter is joined by Peter Bernard (president/director) and Tara Hopper (director) of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council to discuss reasonable standards for regulating the marijuana industry. Listen to the interview here.

Marijuana Industry Roundup

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter speaks with individuals from various aspects of the cannabis industry. Chris Walsh, Vice President, Editorial & Strategic Development, at Marijuana Business Daily discusses starting the first trade publication to focus exclusively on the business of cannabis. Peter Belsito of Spane Labs offers insight into the testing and labeling of cannabis products. Med Men's Daniel Yi talks about his experience with raising private equity financing and operating and licensing cannabis facilities. Nicole Snow of Massachusetts Patients Advocacy Alliance provides an update on efforts to implement sound medical marijuana programs in the wake of the successful ballot initiative in Massachusetts.
    Listen to the interviews here.

State of the Cannabis Industry

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter provides an update on the state of the cannabis industry in Massachusetts. He discusses legislative changes, production facilities, and what it will take to meet increased consumer demand. Listen to the interview here.

Marijuana Entrepreneurship and Local Hurdles

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter and his guest, David Torrisi of Commonwealth Dispensary Association, discuss some of the challenges that medical marijuana establishments in Massachusetts face at the local government level. Listen to the interview here.

Designing the Marijuana Retail Experience

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter talks with Rick Granoff of Smokin Interiors on the design and manufacture of marijuana retail spaces and how presenting an upscale aesthetic aids in the success and growth of marijuana sales outlets. Listen to the interview here.

The Biggest Issues for Entering the Marijuana Business

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter profiles the challenges of starting a marijuana-related business with guest Kris Kane, president of 4 Front Ventures. Topics they cover include expenses, scalability, interstate shipping, nontraditional lending, and unique tax burdens. Listen to the interview here.

Cannabis: The New Frontier of Entrepreneurship

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter interviews former Boston city councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson, CEO of Verdant Medical, on running a medical cannabis startup, specializing in palliative care, and expanding into the recreational marijuana market. Listen to the interview here.

Cultivation Licensing

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter once again talks with Sira Naturals, Inc., CEO Michael Dundas on how Sira became the first licensed marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts and the trial and error involved in that process. Listen to the interview here.

Real Estate Law in the Cannabis Industry

  • Part of a series for Radio Entrepreneurs, Walter is joined by James McMahon of McMahon Strategic Development, who helps clients navigate barriers to establishing a business in the cannabis industry, including zoning issues, minimum capitalization requirements, and vertical integration requirements. Listen to the interview here.