Welcome to the GreenSea Talking Shop Series
GreenSea enjoys each opportunity we have to “talk shop” with key individuals in the world-wide cannabis community. From growers & processors to lawyers & government officials, we bring you insights from those responsible for spearheading the cannabis industry!
Click the links below to read the interviews in our “Talking Shop” series!
Producers & Processors
We sit down with Tom Scoble with Mother Magnolia Medicinals to get some insights about growing cannabis in the OLCC recreational cannabis system.
Laura Rivero from Yerba Buena Farms gives us some feedback on growing their business in the OLCC system.
Ben of Fox Hollow Flora to talk about the current state of Oregon cannabis and Fox Hollow’s success at the 2015 and 2016 GanjaCon.
When it comes to nutrients and soil amendments it’s hard to know which are the best to use for your needs. We sit down with Ted Deli of BioBizz to learn a bit more about how to grow quality cannabis.
Sara Batterby, CEO of Hifi Farms, sits down with GreenSea and talks about music, getting started in the cannabis industry and being a “Woman Leader in Cannabis”.
The Phantom Farms team sat down to answer our questions and give us some insight on what it takes to grow some “Mighty Tasty Cannabis”.
Aaron & Nathan Howard with East Fork Cultivators talk to us about growing in native soils, terpenes & amendments, and growing CBD-rich flower in Southern Oregon.
Tantalus Labs is leading the charge to change the way we grow cannabis in the recreational market. We sat down with Dan Sutton and learned about sungrown cannabis!
Growing & Soils
Dr. Rick gives us a crash course on soils, sustainable farm layout & design, soil management and amendments, and how it all applies to the budding cannabis community.
Earthfort CEO Matthew Slaughter agreed to talk shop with us about soils, organic growing, and the importance of testing your soil before planting!
Legal & Finance
Chris Gromek discusses what it means to be a cannabis investor today and what it will mean should federal legalization of cannabis occur.
Perry Salzhauer gives some insights to the legal landscape of the cannabis industry as medical dispensaries begin to transition into the OLCC regulated market.
Cannabis Attorney Dale Schafer talks about cannabis legalization and shares his story about how he went from lawyer to criminal and again back to a cannabis lawyer!
Sit down with BioTrackTHC and learn about seed-to-sale cannabis tracking software, point-of-sale integration and the difficulties of creating a compliant system for every state with legal cannabis!
Lamine Zarrad takes a moment to discuss the banking issues in the cannabis industry and his solution to the problem – Tokken.
Business Associations, Lobbyists & Researchers
Amanda Reiman takes a moment and gives us some information on what the Drug Policy Alliance is and what they do for marijuana and drug reform.
GreenSea had a chance to sit down with Aaron Smith of the NCIA, a national cannabis lobbying group, to discuss what the NCIA does and the important role it plays in the emerging cannabis industry.
Jonathan Zaid of the Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana sat down with us and discusses the move towards legalizing recreational cannabis in Canada.
As legalization efforts continue internationally, O’Donoghue hopes South Africa will adopt legislation allowing it to be the first African country to completely legalize cannabis for all purposes.
Michelle S. Thiessen discusses the psychology behind cannabis consumption, in addition to what her group is advocating for and why these matters are especially important in regards to mental health.
We learn a little about the new research happening at Thomas Jefferson University from Dr. Charles Pollack after the generous donation from Australian philanthropist Barry Lambert.
Ashley Preece of the Ethical Cannabis Alliance talks to us about safe working conditions, testing issues and the direction we should be heading as we create a nascent industry!
Journalism & Authors
Freelance cannabis journalist Angela Bacca discusses what its like to be a journalist focusing on the cannabis industry as well as some of the cannabis industry’s biggest stories.
Cannabis author and photographer Gooey Rabinski talks to us about how he began writing about cannabis, his adventures as a freelance writer and his newest book, Understanding Medical Marijuana.
Jessie Gill talks about her transition from a from an anti-cannabis mother to a full-on medical cannabis user and what exactly changed her mind regarding cannabis as a medicinal treatment.