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Steve’s Cannabis Show

Steve’s Cannabis Show

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Steve’s Cannabis Show is an educational podcast where political, industry, and academic experts come together to discuss the exciting and rapidly evolving Cannabis industry.
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23) Washington v. Barr | David Holland, Esq

Steve’s Cannabis Show

23) Washington v. Barr | David Holland, Esq
David Holland is one of the lead attorneys on the Washington v Barr court case that was recently denied a hearing by SCOTUS.
October 20, 2020
22. USMC Combat Veteran | Pearson Crosby (Part 2)
This is part 2 of my interview with Pearson Crosby.  On this episode, we discuss medical Cannabis advocacy for veterans, along with his experience as a Cannabis transportation professional.
September 16, 2020
21. Pearson Crosby | USMC Combat Veteran
Pearson Crosby is a USMC combat veteran, medical Cannabis advocate, and Cannabis entrepreneur.  He was featured on the cover of High Times in April 2017 for his advocacy work.
September 02, 2020
20. NYC Suburbs: A Roadblock to Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis in NY
The politicization of Cannabis legalization in NYC suburbs has been a major roadblock in passing adult-use Cannabis in New York. I sit down with the team at CSG Hemp to discuss their recent publication ( ) on the issue. Guests: Sarah McGovern - Policy intern at CSG Hemp and author of the publication. Kaelan Castetter: CEO of CSG Hemp
August 11, 2020
19. Hydroponics w/ Rob Bonfiglio
Rob Bonfiglio is an master hydroponic grower with over 11 years of growing experience.  He is one of the founders of #HydroInc, the #1 consumer rated hydroponics store in Western NY. To learn more about the 2020 Virtual Conference on the Medicinal Development of Cannabis and Cannabinoids, check out the event website.  Tickets to this first-of-it's-kind event are $99, but as one of the conference organizers, I am able to give my podcast listeners tickets for just $30 using the promo code Student30.  Check out the event pages on Facebook and LinkedIn for more info!
July 16, 2020
18. Jamie Laureano & Reggie Keith
Jaime Laureano is a seasoned business strategist, with 15 years of experience in digital marketing and data strategy.  He currently is the Chief Strategy Officer at Impact Earth, and was previously the CMO Leep Foods, a local superfood mushroom company. Reggie Keith is the Founder and CEO of Canna-House -- a premium activity-based Cannabis Social Club located in Buffalo, NY.  He was featured on Yahoo Finance’s “65 Outstanding Black and Hispanic Men Leading in Cannabis.”
June 25, 2020
17. Mohan Cooray, MD
Dr. Mohan Cooray is the CEO of Cannalogue -- The first direct-to-sale Health Canada licensed e-commerce platform for medical cannabis.  Cannalogue provides its customers with complete and unrestricted access to choose from a number of licensed producers and their products across Canada.  Dr. Cooray is a gastroenterologist by trade and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.
June 04, 2020
16. Brian Malkin, Esq
Brian Malkin is an FDA regulatory attorney at Arent Fox.  He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) where he is chair of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law section, and the founder of the Committee on Cannabis Law.
May 28, 2020
15. Senator Diane Savino
Diane Savino is a NYS Senator in the 23rd district.  We discuss the current state of the NYS legislative session, and what that means for adult-use Cannabis legalization in 2020.
May 22, 2020
14. Mitch Gruber | Rochester City Council
On Tuesday May 12th, The Rochester, NY City Council approved legislation that, effective immediately, removed THC as a chemical tested for during pre-employment drug screenings. Mitch Gruber is a Rochester City Councilmember and Chief Strategy Officer at Foodlink, the regional food bank.  We discuss the new legislation in depth and what it means for Rochester residents.
May 20, 2020
13. Jason Klimek, Esq
Jason Klimek, a tax attorney at Boylan Code LLP, discusses the promising economic benefits of legalizing adult-use Cannabis in New York. To contact Jason, please email him at:
May 12, 2020
12. The Opioid Crisis w/ Alexis Pleus
Alexis Pleus is the Founder and Executive Director of TruthPharm, a national advocacy 501c3 non-profit organization that is working to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders, and advocating for policy change to improve treatment option -- including the use of Cannabis as a harm reduction tool.
May 05, 2020
11. Hemp Fiber w/ Steve Halton
Steve Halton is the Founder and CEO of CNY Hemp Processing in Canastota, NY.   This episode is all about the process of growing hemp for Fiber, and what it takes to turn the fiber into a usable end-product like Hempcrete or bioplastic. Steve Halton:
April 27, 2020
10. Regenerative Agriculture w/ Jacob Fox
Jacob Fox is the CEO of Closed Loop Systems.  On this episode we discuss regenerative agriculture, the insane bioremediation properties of Hemp, and the link between dirty underwear and soil health.
April 20, 2020
9. Coronavirus & Cannabis | Harold Smith, PhD
Harold Smith, PhD is a cell and molecular biologist and full professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Smith is the founder and CEO of Oyagen, a Rochester-based biotech company that recently announced their discovery of OYA-1, a promising new antiviral treatment to COVID-19. We discuss the promising role that Cannabis could play in the management and treatment COVID-19. Resource: ** Inquiries:
April 02, 2020
8. Legislative Update w/ Kaelan Castetter
Kaelan Castetter, CEO of CSG Hemp, provides a legislative update on the state of Cannabis legalization in NY in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
March 27, 2020
7. Sangha Systems
Growing Cannabis uses a considerable amount of energy.  For indoor grow operations, the environment is carefully controlled, with humidity, temperature, nutrients, and lighting all managed to optimize the grow cycle of the plants.  Growers typically are not considered ideal customers for renewable energy developers, because of perceived credit risk.  However, many jurisdictions are using the regulatory process to encourage or compel growers to use renewable energy, as local electric grids strain to keep up with this growing industry. Sangha Systems has over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy, engineering, finance, and legal fields. They are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of energy intensive industries like Cannabis cultivation, reducing the largest operational expenses while increasing facility up-time. To learn more about the services that Sangha Systems has to offer, check out their website:
March 19, 2020
6. Kyle Moffitt - CEO of STEM Cultivation
Kyle Moffitt is the cofounder and CEO of STEM Cultivation.  After becoming a medical marijuana patient in 2016, Kyle quickly experienced the pain of high prices, short supplies, and inconsistent quality shared by many patients across the market and realized that the cannabis industry suffered from a broken supply chain.  He and his co-founder started STEM Cultivation in 2017 to develop a manufacturing solution that would consistently lower the cost to grow high-quality cannabis at a commercial scale, yet affordable enough to be accessible by growers of all sizes to compete in the global cannabis market.  Kyle graduated from MIT with a degree in Architecture.
March 12, 2020
5. Matt Della Porta, PhD
Steve and Matt discuss Guidelines for Responsible Cannabis Use, and take a deep dive into the controversial topic of "Cannabis and Driving."
March 05, 2020
4. Kaelan Castetter
Steve and Kaelan discuss the NY Hemp Extract Bill, the future of "craft Cannabis," and New York's path towards adult-use legalization.
February 27, 2020
3. Emily Kyle
Emily Kyle is an award-winning, nationally recognized media dietitian, nutrition spokesperson, speaker, two-time published author and certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner. Emily Kyle Nutrition is a private practice specializing in cannabis counseling, food sensitivity testing and medical nutrition therapy for autoimmune and inflammatory conditions like Hashimoto’s. Emily writes for her own nutrition and cannabis blog, shares evidence-based cannabis resources, nutrition articles, nutritious recipes, as well as her love for backyard gardening and modern homesteading inside. Her first cookbook is The 30-Minute Thyroid Cookbook: 125 Healing Recipes for Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto’s and her second cookbook co-authored with her husband chef Phil Kyle is The Hashimoto’s AIP Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Thyroid Healing on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. Outside of work, you can find Emily in her She Shed, caring for her garden, flock of chickens, and young son Ransom.
February 20, 2020
2. Aleece Burgio, Esq
Aleece Burgio is the co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law.  On January 21st 2020, this committee released a report and recommendations regarding legalized Cannabis legislation in New York State.  On this episode, Steve and Aleece provide an in depth analysis of this report, and how it may influence the future of legalization in NY.
February 13, 2020
1. CRTA Analysis w/ David Holland, Esq
On this episode, Steve sits down with the Executive Director of Empire State NORML, David Holland Esq, to provide an in depth analysis of New Yorks newly proposed Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA).
February 11, 2020