Explore the world of growing cannabis, cannabis education, the cannabis industry and cannabis advocacy with Marc Eden, Cannabis Podcaster and Founder of Green Carpet Growing. Listen to get informed by cannabis insiders and leading cannabis industry experts, executives, artists, commercial cannabis growers, home growers, as well as inventors, scientists, educators, advocates and many other interesting cannabis professionals. Host Marc Eden leaves no leaf unturned, so tune in and enjoy the cannabis conversations, controversies, and community building with him. Don’t forget to subscribe!
Marc Eden interviews Zachariah Hildenbrand Ph.D. about his experience as a technical expert in the cannabis industry since 2015. Where’s all the cutting edge cannabis + hemp research out there? Ask Zachariah Hildenbrand, Research Professor at The University of Texas and Director at Curtis Mathes Lighting Group. Zachariah is originally from British Columbia, but he started his career in the cannabis industry in Arizona. Currently he lives in Texas where he’s been part of cutting edge cannabis lighting R&D, and the discovery of the new unique hemp genetic, “Cattail Grape” which yields 1/4 - 1/2 lb per sq. foot in just 8 weeks. If you’re curious or passionate about cannabis and hemp genetics, cannabis lighting science + studies, or cutting edge cannabis education — this episode will take your knowledge to the next level. Zachariah’s recent lighting studies have been focused on manipulating genetics and they are loaded with ground-breaking results. Besides an in-depth talk about lighting studies, Zachariah also talks about making data-driven decisions, his critique of the dispensary shopping experience, the colors of cannabis, cannabis flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids, as well as cannabis breeding, auto-flowers, new frontiers for cannabis medicine, and the failures of US hemp farming. Tune in and blast off into cannabis cultivation, science and technology this 2021!
Marc Eden interviews James Duryea III, CEO and Co-Founder of BMGelite.com in San Fransisco, California. Curating quality craft cannabis for people has been a passion for James Duryea since he was 15. But it hasn’t always legally gone well for him. Find out why when you tune in to hear raw discussions and stories about loving weed, selling weed, cannabis flower market evolution, commercial cannabis cultivation, growing cannabis at home, cannabis marketing, curious origin stories of Sherbinski and Berner, San Fransisco cannabis culture and history, breaking into the cannabis industry, how to handle a cannabis job you don’t enjoy, and more. Other topics James chats up include psychedelics, DMT, shrooms, LSD, ADHD, consuming cannabis while working in cannabis, and personal growth and wellness.
Marc Eden interviews Brett Puffenbarger, CEO of Good Highdeas and Vice President of Corporate Initiatives of Multichain Adventures. From aiding cannabis investors with vetting services, to being a cannabis industry watchdog and joining a cannabis crypto start-up, Brett Puffenbarger stands out as one of the most uniquely candid advisors in the cannabis industry. Brett has recently pioneered several creative projects including Project Mongoose, Grass Attracts Snakes, and Canna-Convert, with more in store. Tune in and keep up with the cannabis industry and hot topics with Brett Puffenbarger. Cannabis community — there are many good reasons Brett has amassed a huge following on LinkedIn — you don’t want to miss this hour with him.
Marc Eden interviews Eyal Barad, Co-founder and CEO of Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, Inc (CNBX) about their cannabis biotech company and groundbreaking cannabinoid based anti-tumor drug for treating colorectal cancer. Cannabics Pharmaceuticals is based in Maryland in the United States, however their cannabis medicine R&D is located in Israel. Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. has the world’s first cannabinoid based anti-tumor drug candidate for treating colorectal cancer based on their novel and proprietary IP. Other topics discussed include Cannabics milestones, cannabinoids, terpenes, cannabis legalization across the world, and home growing. Listen to hear Eyal Barad’s take on cannabis and cancer, cannabis as medicine, and even on who is leading Europe in cannabis policy. Eyal also weighs in on the opportunity for home growing and cannabis medicine.
Marc Eden interviews Dr. Jeremy Warren, Director of Plant Health at Dark Heart Nursery in California, about Hop Latent Viroid and the negative impact it has had on cannabis cultivation over the past 6+ years. Dr. Jeremy also discusses what working at Dark Heart Nursery is like, including what types of science job opportunities they have. Tune in for Hop Latent Viroid cannabis education and all kinds of cannabis plant wisdom from a PhD plant pathologist.
Marc Eden interviews Eric Rosen, Sales Director at Purple City Genetics (PCG). Find out what cannabis cultivars are hot at PCG this year. PCG is located in Oakland, California, and serves all of California’s commercial and home growers with clones and seeds. Tune in and glean from Eric’s perspective on “clones vs. seeds,” indica and sativa terminology, the vital importance of terpenes, home growing rights and much more!
Marc Eden interviews Cannabis Chemist Alisia Ratliff on Cannabis Consulting as well as Diversity + Inclusion with her husband and associate Chris Ratliff. Together Alisia and Chris Ratliff co-founded Victus Capital Ventures, a cannabis consulting firm helping cannabis and hemp companies plan and implement sustainable operations, product launches, and much more. Tune in to learn from and about this dynamic interracial couple working together in the cannabis and hemp industry out of Jacksonville, Florida.
Marc Eden interviews Neil Lequia, Founder of The Full Spectrum, the only organization for people who identify as LGBTQ+ in the cannabis industry. For several years in the Seattle area of Washington, Neil Lequia has been dedicated to being a cannabis activist and advocate. Listen to learn about the launch of The Full Spectrum and find out about Neil’s layered background in diversity + inclusion advocacy, cannabis and HIV research, and much more!
Marc Eden interviews Mieko Hester Perez, a legendary medical cannabis activist who truly pays it forward in life. Since 2009, Mieko Hester Perez has worked in the trenches of true cannabis activism. Her niche area is one few dare to venture — cannabis medicine for children with autism. Mieko has been committed to assisting families who choose cannabis as a treatment option for over a decade. As a healthcare advocate and mom, Mieko opens up and shares how her late son Joey ignited her activism and taught her gratitude. When Mieko’s not helping families, she can be found working in her longtime business, CA Corporate & Attorney Services, or as Healthcare Ambassador for CannaSafe Labs. Mieko also shares news about her new ROKU TV channel dedicated to cannabis medicine, palliative care and cannabis activism.
Marc Eden interviews Rick Campanella, AKA “Mr. Soul” — the founder and original breeder of Brothers Grimm Seeds and creator of Cinderella 99. Find out how living legend Mr. Soul got involved in the cannabis seed business in the late 1990’s and about his life before breeding. He also discusses his critique of auto-flowers for commercial purposes, as well as breeding techniques + tips, farms using seeds instead of clones, and breeding cannabis seeds at home. Tune in and don’t miss Mr. Soul’s timely cannabis wisdom for young and old aficionados, connoisseurs and breeders everywhere.
Marc Eden interviews California’s Matthew Gates, an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist who runs his own IPM consultancy and serves on the board of the Cannabis Horticultural Association. If anyone knows about the ever-expanding world cannabis, pests and disease prevention, control, and research — it’s Matthew Gates of Zenthanol IPM Consulting. Tune in to find out if any “cannabis bro-science” can withstand Matthew Gate’s open-minded yet objective scientific analysis. Covered issues include: powdery mildew and whether it is systemic or not, whether 48 hours of darkness at harvest time actually increases THC %, as well as whether fertilizer or molasses changes the taste of the cannabis flower when smoked. That’s not all. Matt also addresses the claim that Miracle Grow is bad for cannabis, and speaks to whether scratching, cutting or poking nails in flowering cannabis plants will increase potency. And much more!
Marc Eden interviews Colorado’s Dr. Anna Schwabe, cannabis scientist, geneticist, and educator. Get ready to meet Dr. Anna Schwabe and learn about her background, cannabis research, and tap into some cannabis science and controversy. In this episode, some of the questions covered include: Is the word “strain” the correct term to use - or should we use the term “cultivar?” Does cannabis use cause erectile dysfunction? Do cannabis bath bombs work? Does using ice cubes or ice water increase potency or trichome production? Why is eating cannabis different from smoking? And more.
Marc Eden interviews fertilizer inventor Tony Sarah of Earth’s Original Organics, and unearths his magic to reveal the wisdom that has gone into his life’s work, Tony’s Magic Mix + Tony’s Magic Flower. Born and raised in Arizona, Tony’s experience in gardening, agriculture and horticulture goes back over 40 years. His patented easy-to-apply organic based fertilizers with mycorrhizae are well known in the Arizona area, but growers around the US are familiar with his products. Tony’s fertilizers are used in cannabis cultivation, as well as all kinds of organic gardening. If you’re interested in trying a new organic based fertilizer, or want to learn about launching a fertilizer product, or are seeking investment opportunities, this episode with Tony Sarah is for you.
Marc Eden interviews California’s Lauren Vázquez, “The Fired Up Lawyer,” who has served as a Senior Advisor and Statewide Organizer for California’s Prop 64 campaign and has been practicing cannabis business law since 2009. Come take a dive into 2021 cannabis in California with a veteran California cannabis attorney. From Prop 215 to SB420, and Prop 64 — Lauren Vázquez sets the record straight on what’s what and how people can get involved. For instance, can a small scale home grower still create a Collective in California to legally grow for others? What about medical recommendations from doctors? Can I be a caregiver in California and grow for friends? Are growers licenses from doctors legitimate in California? What official cannabis licensing opportunities are available in California? Is California banning smokeable hemp? What is the California Bureau of Cannabis Control? Can a landlord prohibit a renter from growing cannabis indoors? Tune in now to learn and get up to speed on cannabis evolution in California this 2021.
Marc Eden interviews your average Joe, named Joe, to get their take on growing cannabis indoors for the first time during the 2020 Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, more people are growing cannabis at home than ever before. Yes, more people started growing cannabis during the infamous lock-downs of 2020. Yes, meeting a brand new grower to learn from their journey will benefit anyone thinking about growing cannabis for the first time, or anyone who quit and would like to start afresh. Take it from Joe, it’s well worth it, you won’t forget it and you won’t regret it!
Marc Eden interviews Michigan’s Adam Duke representing EZMJ Grow Kits, LeafLogix, and the Cannabis Certification Counsel (CCC). In today’s episode, we learn about Adam’s new simple countertop / windowsill home grow kit called EZMJ, as well as how Adam Duke originally got involved in the cannabis industry. Adam also shares about LeafLogix and their seed to sale technology, and why the CCC is working on an “Organically Grown Cannabis Standard” initiative to promote consumer advocacy and promote clean cannabis.
Marc Eden interviews AiroClean420’s Dave Heffner about his experience with photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) technology which is proven to eliminate airborne powdery mildew — in cannabis grows, as well as in cheese making. For the past several years, Dave Heffner has helped roll out AiroClean420 PCO applications to stop powdery mildew at indoor commercial cannabis farms across Canada and the United States. Their technology is now available to home growers and small grow spaces. Tune in and get up to date on the ultimate powdery mildew killing machines from AiroClean420 in the debut season 2 episode of Marc Eden’s cannabis podcast this 2021.
Marc Eden interviews Jim Hernandez, the man behind a fertilizer start-up using biosolids from a local wastewater authority based in North County San Diego, California. Tune in and find out what’s up with that!
Is AiroClean420 the home grow gadget of the century? In this episode, you’ll learn about the AiroClean420 Home Grow Unit that cleans, sanitizes, and purifies air. John Hayman, CEO of AiroClean420, shares how their proprietary technology destroys PM, mold, fungals, bacteria, viruses and how it has been utilized for years in commercial agriculture, wine and cannabis. Today, AiroClean420 is now available to home growers.
You can build LED grow lights, buy LED grow lights, or have someone help you build them. You have a choice between hobby growing lights or commercial grade LED lights. Listen and learn from Devon who makes his own LED lights as we talk about using and making LED lights for growing cannabis at home.
Meet Clayton Cutter of Dark Heart Nursery (DHN) in California. Dark Heart Nursery clones are available at cannabis shops across the entire state. In this interview, you’ll learn more about their new 2019 cannabis cultivars (strains) and get to know Clay who has been with DHN for almost 5 years.
Get to know Tony Sarah, inventor of Spiked Soil’s “Another Round” and “Bloom Booze.” UPDATE: Tony's product is available in Arizona currently under the name Earth's Original Organics: Tony's Magic Mix. Tony is seeking investors and partners for his proprietary patented cannabis fertilizer.