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Lit & Lucid Cannabis Podcast

Lit & Lucid Cannabis Podcast

By Lit & Lucid
This is Lit & Lucid… Your after work, de-stress, smoke sesh podcast. Every week your host’s Lit & Lucid take you on a journey! A journey to discover the truth and find the balance. We get deep on those thought provoking topics that ooze out of the cannabis universe, but also keep it real by illuminating important issues and people in today's culture. So kick back, consume your favorite cannabis products and get cozy in the lit & lucid lifestyle.
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Episode 42 - Corporate Responsibility in Cannabis Ft. Marc Ross of Needle Consultants

Lit & Lucid Cannabis Podcast

E.100 ft. Jim Belushi - On a Mission From God (Blue's Brothers Launch at The Green Solution)
Welcome to Season 10 of the show! We are excited to host Jim Belushi, Founder of Belushi Farms and star of the Discovery Channel Series, Growing Belushi. L&L have a moving conversation with Jim about the impact addiction can have on a family and how cannabis can be the healing force behind the struggles his brother John Belushi and many others have faced. We discuss all the medicinal healing aspects the plant has to offer and the important impact cannabis has had on Jim's life, and the inspiration behind starting his Oregon cannabis farm. Jim also has a special announcement for listeners; the Blue's Brother's pre-rolls are launching at The Green Solution in Colorado! Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, will be in Colorado on Saturday October 24th at The Green Solution from 2-4pm to celebrate the launch of the Blue's Brother's pre-rolls and the Green Solution's 10th anniversary. If you are in Colorado make sure to check out this iconic brand! Subscribe to our show on Apple Podcasts,, Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, and beyond!
October 22, 2020
Season 10 Sesh - Introducing Lit & Lucid 2.0
Join us in anticipation of our 100th episode as co-hosts Lit & Lucid Sesh about what we’ve learned along this lit and lucid journey. We keep it real discussing the challenges we’ve faced as podcasters and how we’ve been working with House of Pod to make our show even better! Get ready to listen to higher quality audio, more intriguing content and interviews with guests, and educational tid bids for our listeners. Tune in for a sneak peak of Season 10 and our Special Guest, Jim Belushi coming soon on Episode 100. This cannabis podcast episode is one you don’t want to miss! Subscribe to our show on Apple Podcasts,, Spotify, Breaker, Google Podcasts, and beyond!
October 20, 2020
E.99 - Celebrity Jeweler Turned Cannabis Entrepreneur Ft. Alex Todd, Founder of Saucey Farms & Extracts
Alex Todd spent many years creating high-end jewelry for celebrities like Rhianna, Kevin Hart and Jay-Z. After being a cannabis consumer for over 20 years Alex knew what he wanted in his cannabis products so he decided to launch his own brand, Saucey Farms & Extracts in April 2019. Saucey focuses on providing consumers with top-of-the-line luxury cannabis products with that exclusive, New York feel. Today Saucey Extracts is represented by many celebrities such as Rick Ross and Fetty Wap. Saucey's even teamed up with Jim Jones to create their signature CAPO blunt so you too can feel like a celebrity while consuming these products. Tune in to Episode 99 to learn more about Alex's passion for the plant, his inspiration behind the brand and what he sees for the future of Saucey Farms & Extracts.
August 25, 2020
E.98 - Wave Theory & Cannabis Investment Ft. Narbé Alexandrian, CEO of Canopy Rivers
Narbé Alexandrian is the CEO of Canopy Rivers, venture capital firm in Canada specializing in investing capital to help grow sustainable cannabis businesses. Narbé providing insight into what the firm looks for when investing in cannabis companies and how that strategy has changed during the pandemic. Narbé also goes into detail about the Wave Theory, projecting the future of the cannabis industry from the present to the next 2-5-10 years. We discuss implications of what the consumer wants in a product vs. what companies are providing and ways companies can stand out amongst their competitors in order to be successful in the future.
August 11, 2020
E.97 - Inequalities in Cannabis Ft. Shanita Penny, Founder of Budding Solutions
Shanita Penny has been facing inequalities throughout her life from college internships to working in the cannabis industry. Today Shanita uses her experiences to advocate on behalf of minorities to bring the issues of inequality in the industry to the forefront. Previously, as the President of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Shanita testified before Congress in support of allowing access to the Small Business Administration as well as shared her own personal story regarding a cannabis drug conviction. Tune in to Episode 97 of Lit & Lucid to learn from Shanita about ways each and every one of us can come together to uplift communities and help minorities succeed in this industry.
July 28, 2020
E.96 The Rise of Edible Consumption ft. Elise McDonough of CannaCraft
Tune in to Episode 96 with Elise McDonough, Brand Manager of Confections at CannaCraft. Elise is an 18 year Veteran in the cannabis industry, author of Bong Appétit cookbook from Vice and the Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook.She provides insight into how consumers can cook with cannabis at home from infusing desserts to savory eats. As people are spending more time the cannabis industry has seen an uptick in edible consumption. We discuss how the edible market has evolved over the year's and are no longer your Uncle's hash brownies offering many new options for consumers of all types. Elise educates us on Satori Edibles, the brand she works with under CannaCraft and their micro-dose options perfect for new consumers.
July 17, 2020
E.95 - Changing the World through Hemp ft. “King of Pot Stocks” Bruce Perlowin
Tune in to Episode 95 as we learn from Bruce Perlowin, famous marijuana smuggler turned entrepreneur. Bruce has shifted his focus towards hemp in the last decade as he recognized that hemp would become the future of the cannabis industry. He started Hemp Inc, (OTC: HEMP) in 2008 which focuses on providing green solutions that help make the world a better place to live by focusing on hemp products that are eco friendly, healthy, and can often replace petroleum-based products. Today Bruce is moving the Hemp Revolution forward through Kins Communities which provides Veterans and other disadvantaged communities with the skills needed to cultivate hemp and live sustainability off of the land. Check out Episode 95 to learn more from Bruce about the good work the Hemp Inc. and the Kins Communities are doing which may just inspire you to join their mission!
July 7, 2020
E.94 ft. Ladies of Paradise
Tune in to Episode 94 as we sit down with the Co-Founders of Ladies of Paradise, Harlee Case and Jade Daniels. Ladies in Paradise is a woman-owned creative agency in Portland, OR which was created as a place to uplift, unite and educate individuals by means of fashion, community and culture. We discuss how they entered the industry and are now working to create and facilitate the modern day cannabis culture in Oregon through photography, dispensary interior design and events. Harlee and Jade also expanded their brand to include Lady Jays, THC, CBD and CBG pre-rolls. Currently 50% of the hemp-based pre-roll sales are going to Don't Shoot Portland, a social justice nonprofit as well as an upcoming BLM THC blend where nearly 100% of sales will go to Last Prisoner Project. Give this episode a listen to hear from these inspiring ladies about the Oregon cannabis community, their experience with online CBD sales and more!
June 26, 2020
E.93 - Equity In Cannabis Ft. Jane West
Tune in to Episode 93 as we discuss the very important topic of equity in cannabis with Jane West. Jane discusses the inequalities occurring in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland and other legal cannabis markets. We candidly discuss the application and license process in these States and the sheer inequality it is causing for minorities and as a result the effects it is having on local communities. Learn more about Jane's stance on fairness and race equality in this episode and check out Episode 80 to learn more about Jane's background. #equityincannabis #cannabisequality #janewest
June 19, 2020
E.92 - From Capitol Hill to Cannabis ft. Edward Weidenfeld, CEO of District Cannabis
Tune in to Episode 92 featuring Edward Weidenfeld, CEO and Co-Founder of District Cannabis in Washington, D.C  and Phyto Management LLC. Edward is battling Parkinson's Disease and has found much relief and comfort in the cannabis plant. Weidenfeld has over 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill as the former Head Counsel to Ronald Reagan and an advisor to five additional Presidents. Edward shares great insight into the politics surrounding cannabis, why he became an advocate for the plant, and what District Cannabis is doing to be a strong steward offering clean cannabis production for cannabis patients. Please take the time to listen to Edward's inspiring story, it is because of people like him that Lit & Lucid Podcast was created to help important voices like Edward's be heard.
June 10, 2020
E.91 - CBD Business Evolution ft. Shauna Blanch, COO of Color Up
Tune in to Episode 91 featuring Shauna Blanch, COO and Co-Founder of Color Up as she discusses the evolution of her CBD business and how they have pivoted to offering CBD infused hand sanitizer in the midst of the pandemic. Shauna provides a candid insight into her cannabis journey and how her product line has evolved over the years based on increased education and market need. Today Shauna and her team at Color Up offer cannabis education classes online and in-person, infused CBD massages, facials, nail care and more.  Color Up also offers an amazing space for those looking to host events in Denver, CO. #CBDEducation #CBDBusiness #ColorUp #CBDMassage #CBDhandsanitizer 
May 29, 2020
E.90 - Hemp & Mushroom Advocacy Ft. Cait Curley
Welcome to Season 9 of the show! We are excited to kick off the season with hemp and mushroom advocate Cait Curley.Cait provides insight into her background in the cannabis industry and how her journey with plant medicine started. Today she is heavily involved with the hemp industry advocating for the plant and providing valuable education to consumers. This is the first episode where we touch on the benefits of mushrooms as plant medicine for overall health and wellness. Learn more about Cait's micro-dosing regimen and how she utilizes mushrooms in her daily life. #hempeducation #mushroomadvocacy #mushroomeducation #cannabispodcast 
May 22, 2020
Sesh Ft. Strawberry Sequoia & Casey Jones of The Mary Jane Experience Podcast
Tune in to the latest Lit & Lucid "Sesh" as we sit down with the Mary Jane Experience Podcast featuring Strawberry Sequoia and Casey Jones. This is the first time we get to chat with other cannabis podcasters in the business. We talk all things cannabis from our backgrounds and what inspired the show having tons of laughs and synergies emerge along the way. We finish out the episode discussing the #BovedaChallenge Giveaway via Lit & Lucid Podcast as well as the exciting plans for Mary Jane Experience as they plan to take the show on the road in the next 50 days. Both podcast teams offer their insight into what the cannaabis industry looks like in the next 5, 10, and 20 years.
May 12, 2020
E.89 COVID-19 Crisis Communication Ft. Ricardo Baca, Founder of Grasslands Agency
As COVID-19 has taken over much of our daily routines many businesses are facing some pretty scary realities about the future of their company. During times like these it's more important than ever to have solid crisis communication strategies in place to ensure your customers and staff have a clear understanding of where you stand. Ricardo Baca, Founder & CEO of Grasslands Agency sits down with Lit & Lucid to discuss ways companies can pivot their business online, the importance of public relations, and how to cope as a small business during these uncertain times. As a cannabis advocate, Ricardo talks about the open letter to the editor he sent to Mayor Hancock in response to closing Colorado recreational dispensaries in the early days of the at-home order. We discuss the sheer importance of cannabis companies being deemed essential and how those facts can help move federal legalization forward.
April 10, 2020
E.88 - Last Prisoner Project ft. Andrew DeAngelo Co-Founder of Harborside
Did you know there are over 40,000 inmates currently incarcerated across the U.S. for cannabis related crimes? As cannabis is continuing to become legal across the U.S. and being deemed an "essential business" by many states this is a huge injustice to those behind bars. Tune in to Episode 88 with Andrew DeAngelo, Co-Founder of Harborside, one of the oldest, largest and most respectable dispensaries in the world as he discusses our current affairs as it relates to COVID-19 as well his latest venture, co-founding Last Prisoner Project (LLP) with his brother Steve DeAngelo. Help LLP efforts to address overcrowding and ensure inmates are receiving the medical care they need by signing this petition. #COVIDandCannabis #LastPrisonerProject #CannabisInmates #HarborsideDispensary
April 3, 2020
E.87 Cannabis Testing Rules & Regulations Explained - Frank Traylor, CEO of Agriscience Labs
Ensuring you are consuming clean cannabis is an important factor to consider when utilizing cannabis for health and wellness as well as medicinal purposes. We brought Frank Traylor, CEO of Agriscience Labs, the oldest ISO-accredited cannabis testing lab in the nation on our show to discuss cannabis testing rules and regulations. Frank discusses the new heavy metal testing requirements in Colorado which now require testing to determine if there are traces of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury in the product. Traylor also provides insight into testing requirements that may be in the pipeline for hemp. We dive into the details around how a cannabis product gets tested and approved to be sold at a licensed dispensary. If you are interested in learning more about this important process keeping consumers safe check out the latest episode of Lit & Lucid! #CannabisTestingLab #ColoradoCannabis #HeavyMetalsTesting #CleanCannabis #Agriscience
March 27, 2020
E.86 - COVID-19 & The Cannabis Industry ft. Katherine Golden, Leaf411
COVID-19 has taken over the lives of many Americans in the last few weeks causing us to work from home, practice social distancing, and quarantining ourselves if we are experiencing symptoms for up to 14 days. Leaf 411, a free cannabis nurse hotline is offering advice in the midst of this crisis for the cannabis industry. Whether you are a dispensary or a cannabis consumer it's important to understand the ways to protect yourself at this time. Tune in to Episode 86 with Katherine Golden, RN, CEO & Co-Founder of Leaf411 to learn more about the advice this non-profit is offering those who are being affected. Leaf411 has also created a Preparedness Plan with guidance from local, state and federal agencies and health organizations to keep customers and employees safe. Dispensaries have been deemed essential businesses and will remain open to allow patients access to their cannabis plant medicine. If you have any questions about how to purchase your medicine safely and your cannabis usage during this time the free hotline (844-Leaf411). This hotline is now open to cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers through March 30th as a response to COVID-19. #CannabisandCOVID19 #Coronavirus #Leaf411 #CannabisNurseHotline 
March 20, 2020
E.85 Cannabis Industry Taxes ft. Marshall Varano, Tax Partner at CohnReznick
One thing we can't avoid in our personal lives and as business owners is taxes. The cannabis industry is held to 280E which makes taxes very pricey and a potential detriment to one's business success. It's important to have a licensed CPA on your side to help you navigate the waters of taxes in the cannabis industry and to ensure you are staying up to date on rules and regulations and not costing your company unnecessary fines. Tune in to Episode 85 featuring Marshall Varano, CPA and Tax Partner at CohnReznick in California to learn more about how taxes affect your cannabis business. Marshall discusses in detail the implications of 280E and provides insight into the future of cannabis legalization. #taxesincannabis #cannabistaxlaw #cannabisindustrytaxes #cohnreznick 
March 13, 2020
E.84 Venture Capital in Cannabis ft. Rick Batenburg III of Cliintel Capital
Tune in to Episode 84 featuring Rick Batenburg III, Founding Partner and CIO of Cliintel Capital Management Group. Rick provides insight into the world of venture capital, and how his company has helped The Clear Cannabis, Inc. grow their business across the U.S. Cliintel Capital is hosting the Infused Products Conference in May where entrepreneurs will have the chance to pitch their business idea for an opportunity to work with Cliintel and $25,000 in capital to scale their company. Rick concludes the show with business advice for those looking to pitch an idea at this year's conference providing insight into exactly what investors are looking for to ensure return on their investment. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and anywhere you listen to podcasts on. Season 8 brought to you by Verra Health #venturecapitalincannabis #cannabisinvestment #cannabiz #cannabisbusiness 
March 6, 2020
E.83 Sustainable Cannabis Production ft. Rudy Ellenbogen, CEO of Whole Grow
Tune in to Episode 83 to learn from Rudy Ellenbogen, CEO of Whole Grow, cannabis consulting firm in Denver, CO focused on promoting organic and ethically produced high-quality cannabis products. Rudy discusses the importance of choosing a sustainable cultivation for optimal business success, including utilizing living-soil practices. Rudy has past experience working as the CEO of Verde Natural in Colorado, one of the largest living-soil indoor cultivations in Colorado as well as consulting with companies all across the U.S., and Columbia. Rudy wraps up the episode with some great advice to entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry. #SustainableCannabis #organiccannabis #cannabisproduction #wholegrow #cleancannabis #cannabisconsulting #livingsoilcannabis 
February 28, 2020
E.82 Educating Budtenders ft. Winston Boney of The Highly Educated
Tune in to Episode 82 to learn from Winston Boney, CEO of The Highly Educated about the importance of educating budtenders. Winston’s company was founded on the principal that budtenders are the cornerstone of the cannabis industry. As a budtender herself Winston has first hand knowledge of the importance of having an educated bud tender on staff to ensure patients feel comfortable and safe with the transactions they make. Winston’s cannabis journey and her passion for bud tender education came from her experience working in the Massachusetts’ market which she provides insight into on the show. The Highly Educated also offers cannabis educational courses that are tailored to fit your needs whether you are a novice or experienced in the industry. Check out the latest Lit & Lucid Episode to learn more about Winston’s experience and why you should be investing in bud tenders today to make your dispensary more money tomorrow! Streaming now on ApplePodcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Season 8 brought to you by Verra Health  #CannabisEducation #EducationalCannabisCourses #TheHighlyEducated #CannabisPodcast 
February 20, 2020
E.81 - Building a Cannabis Empire Ft. Matthew Morgan of Blum Dispensary
Tune in to Episode 81 to hear this inspiring story about Matthew Morgan, a young entrepreneur who's pushed the limits to build a cannabis empire reaching new highs on a variety of business ventures. In just a short period of time Matthew Morgan went from learning how to cultivate for medical patients in Montana scaling to a 15,000 square ft. facility to operating Bloom Dispensary, the first dispensary to hit a $100 million revenue run rate. With a strong passion for success and entrepreneurship Matt moved on to start Reef Dispensaries and Tryke Industries utilizing the same growth mindset that achieved him success with Bloom. Today Matt has switched gears operating OneQor focusing on revolutionizing the CBD market by working with brands such as GNC to create private label CBD products. While Matt was grateful to move into a new marketplace without the restrictions of THC, he recently came on board as the CEO of Blum Dispensary. #MatthewMorgan #CannabisEntrepreneur #Cannabiz #BlumDispensary #ReefDispensary #CannabisEmpire 
February 13, 2020
E.80 - Denver Westword High Style Event ft. Cannabis & Fashion
Tune in to the live recording with Denver Westword, JAM Productions, Jane West, and Stillwater Brands to learn more about the upcoming High Style Event on Thursday March 5th in Denver, CO. High Style will fuse cannabis-inspired fashion, education and wellness into one amazing evening of curated, interactive programming focused on style, substance and sustainability. Hear from event organizers Jenny Baker-Strasburg and Mary Spicer about the inspiration behind High Style, more from Anna Zarrella Marketing and Sales Coordinator with Westword. Jane West, Founder of Women Grow and Jane West brand also join us to discuss how Women Grow got into the fashion scene and more on how today's modern consumer has shifted. Nikki Kujawski, Senior Brand Manager with Stillwater discusses their innovative, water soluble THC product, Ripple and more about guests may expect to experience at High Style. Use code LITLUCID to register for the event! Full video episode streaming on YouTube, WeedTube and audio featured on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Season 8 is brought to you by Verra Wellness #cannabisfashion #fashionandcannabis #WWhighstyle #westwordhighstyle 
February 7, 2020
E.79 Inside California's Cannabis Market Ft. Patrick King of Soil King
We sat down with Episode 52 return guest, Patrick King, Founder of The Soil King to provide us with insight into the California cannabis market. Despite all the hurdles from 2019 including increased taxes facing consumers Patrick has a positive point of view about the future of recreational cannabis in California.  Patrick discusses Big Rootz Soil and  emphasizes the importance of clean cannabis and understanding the inputs that are utilized to cultivate cannabis. Patrick also touched on some interesting details regarding the vaping crisis and Vitamin E acetate. #CaliforniaCannabis #Californiamarket #TheSoilKing #CleanCannabis #Cannabiseducation 
January 16, 2020
E.78 Behind the Brand ft. Willie's Reserve Co-Founder Elizabeth Hogan
Tune in to Episode 78 recorded live at MJBizConference in Las Vegas, Nevada where we sit down with Elizabeth Hogan, Co-Founder of Willie's Reserve. We discuss the countless hours Elizabeth spent learning more about Willie Nelson and how she took his passion and turned into a successful cannabis company.  Willie's Reserve believes all strains are "Willie Nelson" strains which is encompassed in their support of local farmers. Learn more about Elizabeth's background and how she got to today, as well as the future for Willie's Reserve including Willie's Remedy CBD line. #WilliesReserve #WillieNelsonCannabis #WillieNelsonCannabisCompany #WilliesRemedy #SupportSmallFarmers 
January 9, 2020
E.77 The Truth Behind Cannabis Culture ft. Greg Welch, Cannabiscapes
Tune in to Episode 77 recorded live in Las Vegas, Nevada during MJBiz Con week with Greg Welch, formally known as Ty Forto of Cannabiscapes. Listen to Greg’s last episode on L & L where we discuss Cannabiscapes and current affairs in the Florida cannabis market. In Episode 77 we dive into the truth behind the cannabis industry and the importance of local cannabis farmers, the threat from large corporations and their lack of knowledge about cannabis culture. This is one episode you don’t want to miss! #cannabisculture #cannabiscapes #cannabisfarmer #supportsmallfarmers #cannabiseducation
January 2, 2020
E.76 – Phyx Cannabis Infused Sparkling Water ft. Niccolo Aieta CTO of Spherex
Tune in to Episode 76 recorded live at MJBizCon in Las Vegas, NV with CTO of Spherex, Niccolo Aieta. Spherex is an innovative cannabis extraction company started in Denver, CO in 2015. Through Niccolo’s background as a chemical engineer and post-doctoral work Niccolo has expanded into cannabis infused sparkling water. Phyx is a tasteless immediate effect with proprietary Nano-encapsulation absorption technology. Learn more about what sets Spherex and Phyx a part from the competition in the latest episode of L & L streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Season 7 brought to you by Seed & Smith #CannabisPodcast #CannabisInfusedWater #Spherex #Phyx #DenverCannabis #CannabisEntreprenuer #NiccoloAieta
December 19, 2019
E.75 Integrative Cannabinoid Medicine ft. Dr. Rachel Knox
Tune in to Episode 75 with Dr. Rachel Knox of the American Cannabinoid Clinic to learn more about Integrative Cannabinoid Medicine and its benefits for holistic health and wellness as well as insight into the Oregon cannabis market. Dr. Rachel Knox is a disguised medical practitioner in Oregon specializing in Functional Medicine, Cannabinoid Medicine, and Endocannabinology. She was recently featured on TedTalk and the Keynote Presentation at the Cannabis Sustainability Symposium in Denver, CO. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Season 7 brought to you by Seed & Smith Cannabis.
December 12, 2019
E.74 What's In My Vape + Reputable CBD Ft. Dr. Dot Colagiovanni
Tune in to Episode 74 to learn from return guest, Dr. Dot Colagiovanni Vice President of Product Development at Verra Wellness who discusses in detail What's In My Vape, debunking concerns around vaping and how to protect yourself as a consumer when searching for quality vape products. Verra Wellness recently launched their line of CBD products, Verra Health which can be found online. As more CBD products come to market it's important to do your research purchasing from reputable sources. Season 7 brought to you by Seed & Smith Cannabis recent winners in the High Times Cannabis Cup. #ReputableCBD #CBDEducation #WhatsInMyVape #VapingCrisis #VapingEducation #CannabisPodcast #CannabisConsumerEducation 
December 6, 2019
E.73 CBD Infused Ice Cream ft. Sam Rose of Rosebud
Tune in to Episode 73 to learn about Rosebud Ice Cream one of the first CBD-infused ice cream’s to come to market! Founder, Sam Rose discusses his entrepreneurial path over the past three years finally getting himself to today where his products are found in local grocery stores in Colorado. We discuss the importance of perservernce as a young entrepreneur in today’s market. Check out Rosebud Ice Cream now available at Marczyk’s Fine Foods and Leever’s Locavore in Denver, CO. Give us a review if you like what you hear! Season 7 proudly brought to you by Seed & Smith Cannabis. #CBDicecream #CBDinfused #DenverCBDproducts #Cannabispodcast #CBDpodcast 
November 27, 2019
E.72 Vaping Crisis: What You Should Know ft. Emma Chasen
Tune in to Episode 72 to hear from returning guest Emma Chasen, Cannabis Educator and Consultant with Eminent Consulting. Emma dives into ongoing topic of concern surrounding the vaping crisis educating listeners around the facts of the crisis and what you should look for to protect yourself as a consumer. Emma also provides insight into the cannabis market in Oklahoma and the emerging hemp market in Kentucky. Check out Episode 25 of the show to learn more about Emma’s background in cannabis education and how her journey has evolved today! Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Season 7 brought to you by Seed & Smith Dispensary. #CannabisEducation #VapingCrisis #VapeCrisis #CannabisVaping #CannabisEducator #ElevatedEducation #CannabisPodcast 
November 21, 2019
E.71 Billion Dollar Dimebag ft. Jackson Tilley of Organa Brands
Tune in to Episode 71 with Jackson Tilley, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Communications for Organa Brands as he discusses his recent memoir Billion Dollar Dimebag. Jackson provides a millennial’s perspective on the cannabis industry, his personal and professional journey, as well as a historical account on the cannabis industry in the U.S. If you are looking to enter the industry or would like more information about this booming industry we highly recommend reading Billion Dollar Dimebag! Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Season 7 brought to you by Seed & Smith Dispensary.
November 12, 2019
E.70 - Transparency in the Cannabis Industry Ft. Seed & Smith
Tune in to Season 7 opener with Seed & Smith Dispensary in Denver, CO. We sit down with Robbie Wroblewski and Mike Lempert of S&S to learn more about what differentiates their dispensary from others in Denver. S&S focuses on consumer transparency offering a special glimpse into how cannabis is grown, harvested, extracted, processed, and packaged in their free 40 minute guided tours. We touch also touch on what consumers should look for when purchasing products at a dispensary and more on the importance of #WhatsInMyWeed during the ongoing concerns around the vaping crisis. Episode 70 was recorded live in the Seed & Smith Dispensary available via YouTube. Special thanks to Seed & Smith for sponsoring Season 7 of the show. Check out S&S’s guided tours, the dispensary, and recent launch of the DART vaporizer made with C-Cell technology and paired with S&S distillate. #consumertransparency #cannabisindustry #DenverCannabisCommunity #DenverDispensary #SeedandSmithDispensary #cannabispodcast
November 5, 2019
E.69 CBD for Pet Wellness Ft. Pet-Ness
Tune in to Episode 69 to learn more about how to implement CBD into your pet’s health and wellness regimen. Learn from Co-Founder Jeremy Feldman and Brand Director David Nichols about the inspiration behind their brand and how our pets too can utilize CBD for their health and wellness! Animals, just like humans have an Endocannabonoid System that helps the body maintain homeostasis. If you are looking to incorporate CBD into your pet’s routine check out Pet-Ness online where they specialize in dog and cat tinctures and treats.
October 10, 2019
Sesh 2 – CBD Massage ft. Hand & Stone Massage
Tune in to the Lit & Lucid Podcast Sesh II where we give our listeners an added bonus episode in the season! In this “Sesh” learn from Spa Manager, Mark Infusino of Hand & Stone Massage and Spa in Englewood, CO. Mark dives into the science behind the effectiveness of massages and how implementing CBD into your massage can be beneficial for your body. Hand & Stone just started offering CBD massages in various locations across Denver. Stay tuned on Instagram as one lucky guest will receive a FREE massage from H & S Englewood. Sesh II streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
October 1, 2019
E.68 #WhatsInMyWeed & Cannabis Sustainability Symposium ft. Ben Gelt
Tune in to Episode 67 to hear from Ben Chair, Board Chair of the Cannabis Certification Council about the upcoming Cannabis Sustainability Symposium on October 4, 2019 in Denver, CO which brings together industry executives, advocates, scientists and thinkers together to envision a sustainable future for the cannabis industry. Ben also touches on the importance of #WhatsInMyWeed in the midst of the increasing concerns around vape cartridges and the potentially dangerous inputs and lack of regulations surrounding these products. If you are interested in learning more about #WhatsInMyWeed and what the CCC stands for in terms of consumer transparency and organic practices in the cannabis industry check out Episode 32 of the show.
September 19, 2019
E.67 Full Spectrum CBD & CBG ft. Steve’s Goods
Tune in to Episode 67 to hear from the Founder of Steve’s Goods, Steve. Steve’s Goods specializes in full spectrum CBD and CBG products online and in stores across the U.S. Steve recognized the need for quality CBD  in 2016 after being introduced to the health and wellness benefits of the products. He also realized that there was a lack of quality products and research on the subject. Steve’s Goods has evolved into a truster supplier in the industry for consumers as well as offering wholesale solutions for companies. Steve’s Goods has spent a great deal of time and energy on research and development and has been taking strides to educate on both full spectrum CBD and CBG products. We are proud to have Steve’s Goods as our Season Sponsor for the last two seasons! Check out Steve’s Goods online and on social media to learn more about all of their offerings. Podcast Episode streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
September 12, 2019
E.66 – Shopping for Quality CBD Products ft. Maryam Henein
Are you feeling frustrated by the sheer number of CBD products coming online and unsure who to trust? Tune in to Episode 66 with Maryam Henein, Founder of the Honey Colony who offers tips to consumers looking to purchase CBD products. We had the pleasure of meeting with Maryam at the World CBD Expo in Pasadena, CA this past August. Honey Colony is an online data base for health conscious individuals looking for valuable resources to further their own health and wellness goals. Honey Colony cross-pollinates with companies who uphold high-quality standards that value planet, humanity, honesty, and fair-trade practices. Streaming now on ApplePodcasts, Spotify, and Season 6 brought to you in partnership with Lit Dispensary and Steve’s Goods
September 4, 2019
E.65 – CBD Manufacturing with Katie Devoe of CBD Nationwide
We had the opportunity to connect with Katie at the World CBD Expo in Pasadena, CA on Saturday August 17th. Tune in to Episode 65 with Katie Devoe of CBD Nationwide as she discusses the importance of a legitimate CBD manufacturing source. Katie is a serial entrepreneur who has utilized her passion for the plant to help educate others on the importance of knowing the source of your product manufacturer and how to bring a successful business to market. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Season 6 is brought to you in partnership with Lit Dispensary and Steve’s Goods
August 22, 2019
E.64 – Healing Power of Hemp ft. Brenda McChesney Mino
Tune in to Episode 64 to learn from Brenda McChesney Mino about her company Healing Power of Hemp product line that is being offered online and at Flourish Aveda Wellness the nation’s first fully integrated Aveda and CBD Spa, Salon, and Wellness Studio in Centennial, CO. Brenda’s past health issues led her to hemp-based CBD products which sparked her interested in creating a reputable and affordable product line. Today her business has flourished into operating a wellness salon and spa, publishing a 90-day hemp wellness guide, a hemp-based cookbook and more. If you are interested in trying out the Healing Power of Hemp Product Line use code “litlucidpodcast” for 15% your next purchase. Season Six is brought to you by Steve’s Goods and Lit Dispensary.
August 14, 2019
E.63- CannaGrow Expo ft. Jessi Rae
Tune in to Episode 63 to learn from Jessi Rae of CannaGrow a bi-annual, two-day educational expo dedicated to the art and science of growing cannabis. This event is held on August 17-18th in Palm Springs, California. The expo brings together cannabis growers, grow managers, extractors, and grow enthusiasts to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology, tools, and techniques. Jessi shares her journey through the cannabis industry as well as offers tips to entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry. If you are interested in learning more about cannabis cultivation check out the CannaGrow Expo!
July 30, 2019
E.62- LA Cannabis News ft. Brian Weiss
Tune in to Episode 62 to hear from Founder of LA Cannabis News, Brian Weiss. Brian has a long standing background in the entertainment industry in California and decided to offer his skill set to cannabis. LA Cannabis News is the first localized cannabis news database, so if you are in Cali this is the news outlet to be following! Brian also touches on some great points about being an entrepreneur and how to stay afloat in this ever changing industry. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Season 6 is sponsored by Lit Dispensary and Steve’s Goods.
July 23, 2019
E.61 – Hemp Education ft. Morris Beegle Hemp Advocate & Entrepreneur
Tune in to Episode 61 with Morris Beegle, Entrepreneur and Hemp Advocate. Morris introduces listeners to what hemp is and the benefits of the plant offers from CBD oil, to industrial hemp. Morris started the NoCo Hemp Expo in Colorado which is the world’s largest gathering of hemp professionals to date. Coming from a music background Morris has created hemp guitars, as well as started a hemp paper and printing company. He also a co-host of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast which is a leader in hemp education. Listen in to learn more about all things hemp from one of the thought leaders in the industry! Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
July 16, 2019
E.60 – PTSD, Veterans and Cannabis
Tune into Season 6 opener Episode 60 to hear from a panel of 5 guests discussing what PTSD is, how cannabis can help, and how Veterans are being effected by PTSD. Episode 60 was recorded at Lit Dispensary in Denver, CO with panelists: Dr. David Gordon, Anna Yensen, Veteran David Larose, Bruce Nassau, Ph.D. owner of Lit Dispensary, and Elias Paniagua of Viola Brands. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Full Live Recording Available on Youtube. 
July 3, 2019
Episode 59 – Cannabis Marketing in Nevada ft. Rachel Zimbelman
Tune in to Episode 59 with Rachel Zimbelman, Founder/COO of Why Workshop in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rachel provides detailed insight into the landscape of cannabis marketing and branding in Nevada. She touches on common struggles brands face when in the development phase especially in terms of packaging rules and regulations and how her business can help combat those issues. Rachel also gives some great advise for entrepreneurs entering the industry. If you are in the business of marketing for your cannabis business this episode is one you can’t miss! Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,
June 27, 2019
Episode 58 – DC Cannabis for Small Businesses ft. Shara Gibson
Tune in to Episode 58 with Shara Gibson Founder & CEO of Caniventures a local business in Washington, DC providing business development services to entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to enter the cannabis industry. Shara also runs Local Meditations in Georgetown where they only supply local, small business products for sale. Shara and business partner Tanya Duckett frequently spend time on Capitol Hill speaking with law makers on the importance of including small businesses in future cannabis legalization bills including The Safe Cannabis Sales Act outlining recreational sales in the District. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,
June 20, 2019
Episode 57 – High Speed Dining ft. Joel Haas
Tune in to Episode 57 with Joel Haas, comedian and sound production guru who has taken his career to a new level offering High Speed Dining. HSD is a dumbed down fine dining experience where Joel tackles over 500 restaurants across the country stoned. He is currently on a 420 coast to coast tour where he recently made a stop in Denver, CO and had a chance to talk to Lit & Lucid at The International Church of Cannabis about his high speed dining experience and how he got to where he is today. Joel also produces a HSD podcast where you can follow his travels and dining experiences as well as produces hundreds of ringtones available on iTunes. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
June 13, 2019
Episode 56 – Cannabis Journalism ft. Andrew Matranga
Tune in to Episode 56 with industry publishing veteran, and college professor at the University of Denver, Andrew Matranga. Learn more about the importance of accurate and unbiased reporting in the cannabis industry from someone who’s been in the cannabis industry since legalization in Denver, CO.  Andrew created the first journalism course focused on cannabis and how to report on the topic in America as the “New Normal.” Andrew is a Marketing Technologist with Sticker Giant and also hosts Stickers on the Mic: A Podcast about business, growth and marketing. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
June 4, 2019
Sesh 1 – Cannabis Branding ft. Asa Goldstein
Tune in to our new series the Lit & Lucid Podcast “Sesh” offering listeners added bonus episodes to further educate consumers and entrepreneurs alike! Check out our first episode with Asa Goldstein recent college graduate of Elon University who majored in strategic communications with a minor in Entrepreneurship. For his final thesis Asa researched the importance of cannabis branding in the industry speaking with many top players across the U.S. on the topic. Tune in to learn about his findings from the research and his plans for moving forward in the cannabis industry in the future! Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
May 30, 2019
Episode 55 – CBD for Athletes ft. Treyous Jarrells
Tune in to Episode 55 with Treyous Jarrells a former CSU-Fort Collins running back and cannabis entrepreneur discussing the benefits of cannabinoids and CBD for athletes. Treyous is a strong proponent of utilizing plant medicine over prescription medication on and off the field and has now committed his life after football to talking to the industry about its benefits. Treyous is the co-founder of CannaEndorsers and Motives Made Just 4 Athletes. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
May 23, 2019
Episode 54 – Cannabis Consumer Institute ft. Jennifer & Toni Ioppolo
Tune in to Episode 54 with Cannabis Consumer Institute Founders Jennifer Ioppolo and Toni Ioppolo to learn more about why they chose the cannabis industry for their next business venture as well as offering insight into the cannabis market on the East Coast. The CCI is hosting the Cannabis Consumer Symposium on Wednesday June 5, 2019 in Boulder, CO offering discussions on Cannabis Chemistry and Pharmacology, The Future of Cosmetics, Terpenes, and Cannabis, Medical Cannabis: Weed or Wonder Drug, and more. Learn more and register for the Symposium. Share your cannabis/hemp story for 10% off this event! More details at CCI. Streaming now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and
May 16, 2019
Episode 53 - CBD Jelly Beans Ft. Jelly Belly Creator David Klein
In 1976 David Klein created the iconic Jelly Belly product, in 1980 David sold the rights to his company losing potentially millions of dollars in revenue as Jelly Belly is currently worth over $193 million. Over the next 20 years Klein was under a trademark deal restricting him from pursuing anything related to jelly beans. Today, David Klein, free from court orders has come back to his roots pursuing jelly beans in a different fashion. Spectrum Confections is offering a new product line of sour, sugar-free, and regular 10mg CBD jelly beans. These beans are now being sold to wholesalers looking to add CBD infused beans to their distribution. Tune in to Episode 53 to hear from David Klein about his struggles over the last forty years and how through persistence and patience he has come up on top. This is truly an inspiring story of an under-dog who’s now making his name in CBD. Streaming now on Apple Podcast,, and Spotify
May 9, 2019
Episode 52- The Soil King ft. Patrick King
Tune in to Episode 52 to learn from The Soil King, Patrick King about the sheer importance of having quality soil and how he built a successful business around his soil products. Patrick also touches on legalization in California and the issues regarding laboratory cannabis testing that they are facing in the legal market. Patrick is a Youtube sensation with a strong following across the U.S.  Check out his Youtube Channel full of valuable episodes including The Soil King Showcase, Day in the Life, and Industry Insiders. If you are interested in understanding the importance of #WhatsInMyWeed tune in to this episode! Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify
May 2, 2019
Episode 51 – Ayurvedic Plant Medicine & Microdosing w/ Scarlet Ravin - Founder of White Fox Medicinals
Tune in to Episode 51 featuring Scarlet Ravin, Founder of White Fox Medicinals. Learn more about these ayurvedic  inspired products that were created with the heart space in mind utilizing the powers of animal plant spirits to guide the branding and messaging. Scarlet touches on utilizing plant medicine for healing the mind and body and how to micro-dose to reach optimal levels. If you are looking for a quality CBD product White Fox is for you! White Fox™ began as a Cannabis company in 2017 inspired by the alchemy of herbs with cannabis to create a desired and focus effect for the human body, mind and spirit. The cannabinoids in Cannabis directly relate to the endocannbinoid system of the human body, therefor opening doors to new waves of health and healing. With a desired healing intention in mind, White Fox™ utilizes locally sourced and hand crafted herbs along with CBD to gift you with formulations that enhance your everyday well-being and assist in intentional healing journeys. Our animal symbolism comes from the knowing that everything in nature is here to assist us in coming back to wholeness, health and wellness. Symbolism has long allowed humans to feel whole and complete in themselves, our animals do just that. They inspire the true nature from your inner being to realize its own greatness and feel supported on that journey. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify
April 25, 2019
Episode 50 – Millennial Cannabis Entrepreneurs
Tune in to Episode 50 as we celebrate this milestone with our first ever LIVE Video Recording of the podcast – Millennial Cannabis Entrepreneurs panel discussion! Join in as we throw it back to our roots exploring millennials in the cannabis industry. Learn from a panel of entrepreneurs discussing the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur in the industry. Listen in as we dive into the importance of a healthy mind and body in order to tackle any challenge one might face as a business owner. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify Full VIDEO available on Youtube.
April 18, 2019
Episode 49 – Green Genomix Cannabis DNA Testing with Jackson Rowland
Tune in to Episode 49 with Jackson Rowland, Founder and CEO of Green Genomix, Cannabis DNA Testing Kit. Learn more about this innovative product and why consumers will benefit from such testing. The Green Genomix DNA test uses your DNA to identify specific genetic variants known to be responsible for the uniqueness of your biochemical makeup. This information is used to help determine which cannabis products you should use and more. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify.
April 11, 2019
Episode 48 – CSR at Lightshade Dispensary ft. Joanne Madrid
Tune in to Episode 48 with Joanne Madrid, Manager of Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility at Lightshade Dispensary in Denver, Colorado to learn more about the importance of a CSR program and how Lightshade is standing out amongst the crowd with their CSR efforts.  Lightshade is committed to offering support to the local communities in which they work in through community investments, volunteer days, fundraising efforts, and more. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify.
April 4, 2019
Episode 47 – Canadian Cannabis ft. Keith Strachan of MediPharm Labs
Tune in to Episode 47 of Lit & Lucid podcast to hear from Keith Strachan, President & Director of MediPharm Lab Corps in Canada. Keith discusses the current legal cannabis market in Canada, as well as explains the drive behind MediPharm Labs and his interest in cannabis. MediPharm Labs is a leader in cannabis extraction and purification, offering state-of-the-art technology, advanced methodologies and a purpose-built facility to deliver pure, safe and precisely-dosed cannabis concentrates and advanced derivative products. They were recently named the Canadian Cannabis Start up of the year in 2018. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify.
March 28, 2019
Episode 46 – Best in Grow Workforce Management Tools Ft. Andrew Duffy
Tune in to Episode 46 with Co-Founder & CEO of Best in Grow, Andrew Duffy to learn more about the workforce management tools they have created as a way to make cannabis businesses more successful and easier to manage. We also discuss the mental resilience needed to be an entrepreneur in the cannabis space. Best in Grow was built upon principles of behavioral economics and decision science.  It is the world’s first software tool designed to understand and influence customer behavior inside the store, in real time.
March 20, 2019
Episode 45 – Oregon’s Peak Extracts ft. Katie Stem
Tune in to Episode 45 with CEO of Peak Extracts Katie Stem to learn more about Oregon’s first adult-use edible producer licensed in Oregon and the #2 chocolate manufacturer in the state.  Katie expands on Peak Extracts mission, how the company got started and was inspired by her own health issues that she treated with edibles she created, more on Oregon’s cannabis market and the history of cannabis consumption throughout the world. 
March 7, 2019
Episode 44 - Sensi Magazine + Cannabis Community Ft. Amanda Patrizi & Richard Guerra
Tune in to Episode 44 with Sensi Magazine's Associate Publishers in Colorado Amanda Patrizi and Richard Guerra to hear more about Sensi's mission to cultivate the new normal in terms of cannabis as well as learn more about the cannabis community Sensi has fostered across the U.S. Sensi Magazine is now available in 8 markets across the U.S. 
February 26, 2019
Episode 43 - American Israel Cannabis Association Ft. Sara Gluck
Cannabis research originated in Israel in 1964 by Scientist Raphael Mechoulam who was the first to isolate THC the main active principle of cannabis. The American Israel Cannabis Association (AICA) was created in 2015 to foster collaboration between the United States and Israel in terms of education, networking, and assistance with doing business between the two countries.  Tune in to Episode 43 with Sara Gluck, COO of AICA to learn more about their efforts of creating a mutually beneficial relationship between the US and Israel cannabis communities.
February 19, 2019
Episode 42 - Corporate Responsibility in Cannabis Ft. Marc Ross of Needle Consultants
Tune in to Episode 42 to learn from Marc Ross, Chief Instigator of Needle Consultants to learn more about what corporate responsibility is, why it's important, and how cannabis companies should pivot and offer CSR in order to stand out amongst the crowd. 
February 12, 2019
Episode 41 - Cannabis Publication Emerald Magazine Ft. Christina De Giovanni
Tune in to Episode 41 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast to hear from Founder and Editor of The Emerald Magazine, Christina DeGiovanni. Learn more about Christina’s journey through the black market cannabis industry and the experiences that led her to where she is today running a cannabis publication found online and in print in California and Massachusetts. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify.
February 5, 2019
Episode 40 - Cannabis Past, Present & Future Ft. Lucy & Jarrod
Tune in to Season IV opener of the Lit & Lucid Podcast with Co-hosts Jarrod Mason and Lucy Rose as they discuss the Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis in 2019. They dive into what they learned from past guests, a look into Season IV’s education, as well as discuss important topics in today’s climate. Learn more about 2018 Farm Bill and hemp legalization and the Super Bowl ad that didn’t make the cut.
January 29, 2019
Episode 39 - Sustainable Cannabis Ft. Aster Farms
Tune in to Episode 39 with Aster Farms located in California offering sun grown, sustainable cannabis to learn more about the importance of understanding the source of your products as a consumer.  Hear from Sam Ludwig and Julia Jacobson to learn about the struggles Aster Farms faced in 2018 due to wild fires as well as Harry's Harvest created in response to the tragedy as a way to support fire fighters and local communities affected by the fire. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify 
January 9, 2019
Episode 38 - GoFire Dosed Inhaler ft. Peter Calfee
Tune in to Episode 38 with the CEO of GoFire Inc., Peter Calfee to learn more about the innovative Gofire dosed inhaler created to provide consumers with accurately dosed and trackable consumption. GoFire also has created an app that allows consumers to scan, track, and provide feedback on the products they are consuming.
January 2, 2019
Episode 37 - Creative Consumption Tools Ft. Josh Camitta & Sam Campbell of MJ Arsenal
Tune in the Episode 37 with Co-Founder Josh Camitta and Director of Marketing, Sam Campbell of MJ Arsenal. Learn more about the inspiration behind this creative consumption tool the Martian™ Bubbler.  They also discuss the ups and downs of marketing online in the cannabis industry. 
December 21, 2018
Episode 36 - Cannabis Compliance Software & Regulation Ft. Jordan Wellington CCO of Simplifya
Tune in to Episode 36 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast to hear from Jordan Wellington, Chief Compliance Officer with Simplifya. Learn more about Jordan's extensive background in writing cannabis policy in Colorado's early years of legalization. Most recently Jordan has started Simplifya, compliance software to help businesses work within the regulated industry. With Jordan's extensive knowledge of the backend of cannabis regulations this episode is one you can't miss!
December 14, 2018
Episode 35 – Leading a Healthy Lifestyle through Cannabis ft. Greenhouse Healthy
Tune in to Episode 35 with Antonio and Heather DeRose, founders of Greenhouse Healthy. Heather and Antonio discuss how they utilize CBD and THC, as well as hemp into their daily lives to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. The Greenhouse Healthy team are advocates for athletes in the cannabis space and participate themselves in various sponsored running events. Learn more about this dynamic duo in Episode 35 streaming on iTunes,, and Spotify
December 7, 2018
Episode 34 - Cannabis Deals Ft. Stephen Gold Co-Founder of The Daily Leaf
Tune in to Episode 34 of the Lit & Lucid podcast to hear from Stephen Gold, Co-Founder of The Daily Leaf located in Portland, OR. The Daily Leaf helps drive information to cannabis consumers so they can make an educated decision about the products they want to purchase in the dispensary. Stephen also discusses the Fore Twenty Golf Tournament and Canna Bowl two innovative networking events for the cannabis industry. 
December 3, 2018
Episode 33 - Millennials and Employment in the Cannabis Industry Ft. Sara Howard and Sarah Boué
Tune in to Episode 33 with Sara Howard, HR professional with Blue Raven Training and Sarah Boué of Allay Consulting. Learn more about the millennials role in the cannabis industry as well as employment and management issues the cannabis industry is facing. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify
November 21, 2018
Episode 32 - #whatsinmyweed ft. Ben Gelt, Board Chair of the Cannabis Certification Council
Tune in to Episode 32 with Board Chair, Ben Gelt of the Cannabis Certification Council. Ben discusses the importance of the social movement #whatsinmyweed as well as the importance of sustainable cannabis and business practices for the future of the industry. The council has become a leading advocate for clean, ethical and sustainable business practices in the cannabis industry. Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify
November 14, 2018
Episode 31 - Thoughtful Cannabis Consumption ft. Charles McElroy of Goldleaf
Episode 31 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast chats with Founder of Goldleaf, Charles McElroy. Charles recognized that the cannabis community was in need of a tracking system for cannabis consumption so he created the Patient Journal for easy journaling. Tune in to learn more about Goldleaf and their sophisticated design and science forward content to help track one’s cannabis consumption. They’ve also created the Grow Planner for home growers to track their progress. Consider Goldleaf for the cannabis consumer in your life! Streaming now on iTunes,, and Spotify
November 8, 2018
Episode 30 - State of Cannabis Address with Jarrod & Lucy
Tune in to Episode 30 with co-hosts Jarrod & Lucy as they offer the “State of Cannabis” Address recapping on some of our favorite topics, expanding on subjects we’ve learned about so far, as well as offering insight into the industry from our point of view.
November 1, 2018
Episode 29 - Cannabis Science Ft. Dot Colagiovanni Ph.D of Verra Wellness
Tune in to Episode 29 with Dorothy Colagiovanni, Vice President of Product Development at Verra Wellness located in Westminster, CO. Dot discusses Verra Wellnesses ups and downs when it comes to operating a successful cannabis business in the ever changing industry, as well as the science behind cannabis usage for chronic pain, and more!
October 16, 2018
Episode 28 - Craft Cannabis Ft. Danny Sloat Founder of AlpinStash
Danny discusses the importance of craft cannabis including natural, organic inputs, special care of the plants by the cultivator, as well as ensuring the product is as clean as possible for consumption. Danny educates listeners on why consumer’s should be educating themselves on where their cannabis came from and how it was grown. AlpinStash’s mission is to provide the highest quality, cleanest, healthiest cannabis grown with care by Colorado natives.
October 12, 2018
Episode 27 - Cannabis Testing & Strain Recognition Ft. Brad Bogus of Confident Cannabis
Tune in to Episode 27 with Brad Bogus, VP of Growth and Marketing with Confident Cannabis. Confident Cannabis is an online database for cannabis producers, processors, wholesales, and retailers to showcase and discover real time data on various products on the market from licensed laboratories. Brad discusses this software and the importance for it in the industry as well as their new product launch that helps consumers understand the terpene profiles of cannabis strains depending on each strain’s unique method of cultivation and location of the cultivar.
October 4, 2018
Episode 26 - Cannabis Art & Current Affairs, Ty Forto, Founder of Cannabiscapes
Tune in to Episode 26 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast with Guest, Ty Forto, Artist and Founder of Cannabiscapes. Ty discusses how he began integrating cannabis into his artwork creating the Instagram sensation Cannabiscapes. Ty also chats with Lit & Lucid about current affairs surrounding in the industry, and important measures taking place in Florida surrounding legalization.
September 27, 2018
Episode 25 - Cannabis Education Ft. Emma Chasen
Tune in to Episode 25 with Emma Chasen, Cannabis Educator in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the importance of terpenes when choosing a cannabis strain, the critical role of budtenders, as well as some inspirational motivation for all the young entrepreneurs out there.
September 20, 2018
Episode 24 - Building a Brand Ft. Aviv Hadar Founder of Oregrown
Tune in to Episode 24 with CEO and Founder of Oregrown Aviv Hadar who discusses the importance of building a reputable brand in the cannabis industry as well Oregrown's unique athlete sponsorship program.
September 13, 2018
E.23 - Elderly & Cannabis Ft. David Spitz, Founder of Kind Love
Tune in to Episode 23 with David Spitz, CEO of Kind Love Colorado one of the oldest dispensaries in Colorado opening in 2010. David discusses the true importance of cannabis for medicinal purposes as well as how to talk to your parents/grandparents about cannabis consumption, and ways for the elderly to utilize cannabis into their health and wellness routine. #elderly #cannabis
September 6, 2018
Episode 22 - Branding Cannabis Ft. Jared Mirsky Founder of Wick & Mortar
Check out Episode 22 with Jared Mirsky, Founder & CEO of Wick & Mortar. Jared discusses how his background landed him in the cannabis industry starting the Online Cannabis Design in 2009 eventually transiting into Wick & Mortar which is the longest standing branding and marketing agency in the industry. He also discusses the sheer importance of consistent branding for cannabis companies.
August 28, 2018
Episode 21 - Cannabis Law Ft. Rachael Ardanuy, Legal Counsel with RZA Legal
Rachael discusses the benefits of having good legal counsel on your side in the ever changing atmosphere of laws and regulations in the cannabis industry in Colorado. Utilizing her background in real state and will planning Rachael ensures that clients are set up for their opportune future. She also discusses trademarking and it’s importance especially as brands start to move into different markets across state lines.
August 21, 2018
Episode 20 - Will Power ReGen CBD Protein Ft. Will Carr
Check out Episode 20 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast with Guest, Will Carr, Founder of Will Power Products. Will Power specializes in ReGen CBD protein powder. Tune in to learn more about the science of CBD and it's health benefits, hemp as a future trend of supplements, and more!
August 14, 2018
Episode 19 - ICS Cannabis Compliance & Consulting Ft. Jenny Germano
Tune in to Episode 19 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast with Guest, Jenny Germano, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Cannabis Consultant for ICS Consulting Services. Learn more about cannabis compliance and why it's important for your business, ways to boost employment morale and retention rates, and insight into how to enter the cannabis industry from an employee standpoint.
August 9, 2018
Episode 18 - Sun Grown California Cannabis ft. Chiah Rodrigues of Mendocino Generations
Check out Episode 18 of Lit & Lucid Podcast with second generation cultivator, Chiah Rodrigues, founder of Mendocino Generations. MG is an alliance of over 60 farms in Mendocino County, California focusing on providing sun-grown, small-batch, sustainable cannabis crops. Learn more about the plight of the American cannabis farmers as well as educate yourself on various regulations affecting this industry.
August 1, 2018
Episode 17 - Sensi Day 2018 Ft. Cannabis Community
Check out the latest episode of Lit & Lucid Podcast recorded LIVE at Sensi Day 2018 at the Stanley Hangar. Hear from 15 cannabis companies, business professionals, and influencers in the industry. Learn more about their products, services, and perspectives on the industry!
July 16, 2018
Episode 16 - Cannabis + Neuroscience Ft. Tristan Watkins, Ph.D of Lucid Mood
In the latest episode of Lit & Lucid Podcast we dive deep into the neuroscience behind cannabis. Tristan Watkins, Ph.D Chief Science Officer of Lucid Mood covers his transition into the industry and how he is utilizing his background in neuroscience to develop specific blends of cannabinoids to target specific moods.
July 16, 2018
Episode 15 - Cannabis + Fitness, Stay Ripped Apparel
Check out the latest episode of Lit & Lucid Podcast where we chat all things cannabis and fitness including the 420 Games in Denver with Stay Ripped Apparel from Chicago, IL. Stay Ripped discusses the challenges and successes as millennials owning a cannabis apparel company.
July 10, 2018
Episode 14 - California Cannabis Market Ft: Justin & Lyna
Episode 14 with Justin Simon of Cannabest Productions and Lyna Thompson, Co-host of "Hitting the Window" Podcast. Recording live from Hermosa Beach, California where we dive into the differences in the California cannabis industry in terms of production, branding, cost, social consumption, and more. Justin and Lyna also offer advice for millennials entering into the industry.
July 3, 2018
Episode 13 - 2019 Denver Mayor Candidate Kayvan Khalatbari
Join us for Episode 13 with 2019 Denver Mayor Candidate Kayvan Khalatbari who discusses the importance of cannabis reform policy in Denver, the need for a more progressive administration, and how millennials can get involved in the grassroots efforts in anticipation of next year's election.
June 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Videography & Story Telling Ft: Vincent Chandler & Andy Colwell, Founders of F/420Films
Join Lit & Lucid for Episode 12 with Vincent Chandler, Co-founder and Video Ninja with f/420films, & Andy Colwell, Co-founder and Director of First Impressions. Vincent and Andy discuss the importance of videography in today's world as well as why they chose cannabis for their latest venture. Vincent and Andy are both experienced journalists in the field specializing in producing compelling visual storytelling. #cannabis #videography #denverpodcast #cannabispodcast
June 12, 2018
Episode 11 - Cannabis 101 with Jarrod & Lucy
Check out the latest episode of Lit & Lucid podcast with Jarrod and Lucy where we go back to the basics discussing important cannabis terms. Learn more about the difference between sativa/indica/hybrids, what makes a cannabis strain unique, terpenes, various modes of consumption and more!
May 31, 2018
Episode 10 - Special Edition Ft: Ricardo Baca, Founder of Grasslands Agency
Check out the latest episode of Lit & Lucid Podcast with special guest Ricardo Baca, Founder of Grasslands Agency and veteran journalist in the cannabis industry. Learn more about his projections for the future of cannabis in the next five years, as well as where millennials fit into the equation. If you are interested in the future of the Cannabist tune in now!
May 25, 2018
Episode 9 - Cannabis & Fitness Ft: Lamar Byrd Jr. Owner of Kush Pump & Kush Nutra
Episode 9 with Lamar Byrd Jr., Owner of Kush Pump, Kush Nutra discusses the benefits of utilizing cannabis for fitness as well as explores the advantages of CBD and how to properly dose for your body type.
May 16, 2018
Episode 8 - Cannabis Journalism Ft: Chloe Steerman, Publicist with Grasslands Agency
The latest episode of Lit and Lucid with guest Chloe Steerman, Publicist with Grasslands Agency, a public relations firm in Denver, CO. She provides insight on what it takes to enter into the cannabis industry, as well as why cannabis firms need public relations. #grasslandsaf
May 10, 2018
Episode 7 - Edibles, Dosing & Terpenes Ft: Paige Kazazian of Faro Kitchen
Paige Kazazian Owner of Faro Kitchen discusses cannabis infused edibles, proper dosing, terpene profiles and the entourage effect, as well as the ups and downs of entrepreneurship in the cannabis industry.
May 3, 2018
Episode 6 - Denver 420 Recap & Responsible Canna Social Use - Ft: Andrew Mieure of Top Shelf Budtending
Episode 6 with Andrew Mieure of Top Shelf Budtending discusses responsible social cannabis consumption in Colorado and how his company is paving the way for legalization. We also recap 420 events in Denver and how the holiday has evolved over the years.
April 25, 2018
Episode 5 - Cannabis Marketing, Social Media, and Event Planning Ft: John Shute of PufCreativ
John Shute Co-Founder of PufCreativ discusses how he entered into the cannabis industry, his experience with cannabis marketing in California and Colorado, as well as social media and event planning tips in the biz.
April 13, 2018
Episode 4 - Canna Employment and Content Writing Ft: Kent Gruetzmacher, Co-Founder of Mac & Fulton Talent Partners
Kent Gruetzmacher, Co-Founder of Mac & Fulton Talent Partners, gives us the low down on recruiting for cannabis related jobs as well as the growing pains of operating a startup. We also dive into his experience with Maximum Yield/Hydrolife Magazine and how those have evolved alongside the cannabis culture. Also featuring special guest, Aaron Perlman of Cannabrand for a sneak peak of his future episode.
April 4, 2018
Episode 3 - Cannabis, Yoga, and Wellness Ft: Lucy Rose of Greenlove Denver
Check out Lit & Lucid's Episode 3 where we explore Greenlove Denver's Light & Lit Yoga, mindful meditation, new and innovative products in the industry and how to introduce cannabis into your health and wellness routine.
March 27, 2018
Episode 2 - Cannabis Startups, PTSD and Millennial's Ft: Hunter Garth of Iron Protection Group
Hunter Garth chats with Lit & Lucid about starting Iron Protection and growing into General Cannabis Corporation. We discuss the benefits of CBD for PTSD and how millennials are the future.
March 16, 2018
Episode 1 - Educate, Inspire & Achieve ft. Cannabis
Join us in this Lit and Lucid journey of cannabis and dreams by learning how to incorporate cannabis into your daily lives, as well as diving deeper in to how millennial's are pursuing their passions and sparking [that] fire.
March 3, 2018