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TBR 141 | U.S. House Approves Banking Bill For Fourth Time | Isaac Montanya & Lilach Mazor Power

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Isaac Montanya & Lilach Mazor Power. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD as we discuss U.S. House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill For Fourth Time, Setting Up Senate Consideration. Mr. Montanya has distinguished himself as an innovator with start-up companies based on new and developing technologies. Possessing a high degree of

TBR 140 | 4 More States Could Still Legalize Marijuana This Year | Nick Warrender & Nathaniel Gurien

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Nick Warrender & Nathaniel Gurien. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, Jessica Chandler & Denise Mahaffey and as we discuss Four More States Could Still Legalize Marijuana This Year After New Mexico, New York And Virginia. Nicholas Warrender started Lifted Made with just $900 out of his parent’s warehouse manufacturing and distributing premium

TBR 139 | Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal | Lisa Tollner & Ari Raptis

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Lisa Tollner & Ari Raptis. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Case Report: Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal. Lisa Tollner, Sensi Signature Products Co-Founder and CMO • 30+ years in global branding and new product development • Fortune 500 marketing expertise •

TBR 138 | Q&A: What’s in the NY Marijuana Deal? | Becca Williams RDN, CCN & Elana Cohen

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Becca Williams RDN, CCN, and Elana Cohen. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Q&A: What’s in the Marijuana Deal? Becca Williams RDN CCN, Cannabis-assisted emotional recovery. Becca Williams blends Western Medicine with Eastern traditions to help people heal from emotional trauma. A board member of

TBR 137 | Women Increasingly Turn to CBD, With or Without Doc’s Blessing | Daniel Hayden, PhD

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Daniel Hayden. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Women Increasingly Turn to CBD, With or Without Doc’s Blessing. Daniel Maida Hayden, Ph.D. received his B.S. in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Physiology from the University of Hawaii at

TBR 136 | Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are | CBD Chef Mary, The Open Dør

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by CBD Chef Mary, Kathryn Blackwell & Chelsea Mulligan. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are. Although she has a Culinary Degree from LeCordonBleu Mary’s passion for cooking began long ago in the kitchen cooking beside her grandmother

TBR 135 | This Drug Gets You High, Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country | Matt Carr & Shayda Torabi

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Matt Carr & Shayda Torabi. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country. Matt Carr has several years’ experience in the cannabis industry. He is a successful entrepreneur and consultant. Matt is currently the CEO

TBR 134 | How long will THC remain in your system? | Shelby Stanley and Brian Holler

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Shelby Stanley and Brian Holler. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss How long will THC remain in your system? Debate continues as more states legalize recreational pot. Shelby Stanley has a commitment to doing anything she can to help growers, producers, retailers, distribution, and any

TBR 133 | Opioid Deaths Lower in Counties with Dispensaries | Leslie Bocskor & Dr. Rob Streisfeld

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Leslie Bocskor & Dr.Rob Streisfeld, NMD. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Opioid-related deaths lower in counties with active cannabis dispensaries. Most folks in the cannabis industry for any length of time know Bocskor by face, name and for his exuberant laugh and immaculate three-piece

TBR 132 | Under Joe Biden Cannabis Stocks Will Have A ‘GME Moment’ | Debbie Churgai & Shanel Lindsay

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Debbie Churgai & Shanel Lindsay. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Under Joe Biden, Cannabis Stocks Will Have A ‘GameStop Moment’ – Just Like They Have Before. Debbie is the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical cannabis patient advocacy non-profit whose

TBR 131 | Toxins in Marijuana Smoke May Harm Health, Study Finds | Kron Burgundy & Zetti Carnell

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Kron Burgundy & Zetti Carnell. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Toxins in Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful to Health, Study Finds. Award-winning actor, talk show host, comedian and public speaker, Russ T. Nailz, takes a semi-serious look at the current state of the cannabis

TBR 130 | Biden Taps Marijuana Legalization Supporter To Lead DemNational Committee | Sumit Mehta

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Sumit Mehta. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Biden Taps Marijuana Legalization Supporter To Lead Democratic National Committee. Sumit is a cannabis strategist, an internationally recognized speaker and the author of the MAZAKALI GreenPaper®, an authoritative voice on deep industry trends – now in its

TBR 129 | Edibles outperform cannabis industry growth in 2020 | Marvin Washington & Will Carr

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Marvin Washington & Will Carr. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Edibles outperform cannabis industry growth in 2020 on COVID-spurred sales surge. Marvin Washington played for 11 years in the N.F.L. and was a member of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl championship team in 1998.

TBR 128 | CBD & THC on Driving Performance | Jessica Chandler, Denise Mahaffey and Graham Magee

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Jessica Chandler, Denise Mahaffey, and Graham Magee. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Effect of Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol on Driving Performance. Raised in a family of property developers, Jessica Chandler’s career in real estate began in her 20s. Her passion is buying and holding real

TBR 127 | Announcement to Continue Marijuana Mfg Monopoly | Leslie Bocskor & Thomas Schnakenberg

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Leslie Bocskor & Thomas Schnakenberg. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Feds Announce Plan to Continue Marijuana Manufacturing Monopoly, At Least For Now. Most folks in the cannabis industry for any length of time know Bocskor by face, name and for his exuberant laugh and

TBR 126 | 5 Republicans Vote on Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana | Danny Murr-Sloat & Andrew Serafini

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Danny Murr-Sloat & Andrew Serafini. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Five Republicans Vote for Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana. Danny Murr-Sloat inspires many as the famed owner of AlpinStash who credits consuming and growing cannabis with losing 70 pounds, transitioning off over 19 prescriptions including

TBR125 | How One of the Reddest States Became the USA’s Best Weed Market | Chris Day & Charles Vest

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Chris Day & Charles Vest. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss How One of the Reddest States Became the Nation’s Hottest Weed Market. Chris has a long track record of inspiring businesses to think differently, grow faster, and achieve more than they thought they could.

TBR124 | TX Dems Say Marijuana Can Help The Economy But… | Jessica Chandler & Tasha Jackson

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Jessica Chandler & Tasha Jackson. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Texas Democrats Say Marijuana Can Help the Economy, But Republicans May Stand in The Way. Jessica Chandler is an entrepreneur whose spirit is stronger than ever. Prior to retiring in 2018, she spent more

TBR 123|What Biden’s Victory Means for Marijuana in 2021|Elisabeth Mack and David Goodknife

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Elisabeth Mack and David Warren Goodknife. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss What Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory Means for Marijuana in 2021. Elisabeth Mack, RN, BSN, MBA founded Holistic Caring in 2016 to bridge the gap between traditional and cannabis medicine through education, guidance, and

TBR122|Cannabis may improve liver function in patients with obesity|Marie Montmarquet & Maya Roffler

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Marie Montmarquet and Maya Roffler. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Cannabis may improve liver function in patients with obesity. Marie Montmarquet is co-founder of MD Numbers, Inc., a family of vertically integrated cannabis brands — MD Farms, Marie’s Deliverables, and Legacy Coterie — that

TBR121 | Funding Drop Illustrates Shift Toward Marijuana Trade Groups | Morris Beegle & Cort Smith

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Morris Beegle of We Are For Better Alternatives and Cort Smith of DaVinci Tech. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Drop in Political Funding by MPP Illustrates Shift Toward Marijuana Trade Groups. Morris Beegle, Co-Founder & President of WAFBA (We Are For Better Alternatives) Leading

TBR120 | Marijuana Advocates Eye Legalization After Election | Rick Batenburg III & Warren Bobrow

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Rick Batenburg III and Warren Bobrow. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Marijuana Advocates Seriously Eye Federal Legalization After Election. Being a venture capitalist means being the centralized ignition point to connect ideas, people and resources. Creating something where there was nothing is the best

TBR119 | South Dakota Will Make Marijuana History in November | Evelynn LaChapelle & Jamie Pearson

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Evelynn LaChapelle of the Last Prisoner Project and Jamie Pearson of Bhang, Inc. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss South Dakota Will Make Marijuana History in November. Evelyn LaChapelle was convicted in Federal court for depositing cannabis profits into her bank account in 2013. She

TBR118|THC May Help Treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome In Mice|Charles Webb & Emma Chasen

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Chef Charles Webb and Emma Chasen of Eminent Consulting. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss THC May Help Treat Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Mice, Researchers Say. Chicago born Chef, food and beverage entrepreneur and digital content creator Chef Charles Webb (CW), is a man

TBR117|Consumer Cannabis Buying Patterns Change in Wake of Covid-19|Matthew Abel & Mike Hennesy

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Matthew Abel of Cannabis Counsel Law Firm and Mike Hennesy of Wana Brands. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, and Chris Perri as we discuss Consumers’ Cannabis Buying Patterns Change Markedly in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic. Matthew Abel has been a practicing attorney in Michigan for over 30 years and is the founder and Senior

TBR116|Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Hear Suit Against DEA|Golda Joseph and Marvin Washington

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Dr. Golda Joseph and NFL Superbowl Champion Marvin Washington. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Congressional Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Hear Marijuana Lawsuit against DEA. Dr. Golda Joseph has 50 years of entrepreneurial and facilitation experience as an Integrative Psychotherapist/Nutritionist, Organizational Development Consultant and

TBR115|New Guidelines Issued on Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain|Michael Brubeck and Debra Borchard

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Michael Brubeck of Centuria Foods and Debra Borchardt of Green Market Report. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss New Guidelines Issued on Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain. Michael Brubeck is an entrepreneur and financial specialist who has spent nearly two decades building businesses in the

TBR114|Marijuana Bill Approved Allowing Dispensary Research | Joe Coats and Chase Nobels of Kush.com

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Joe Coats and Chase Nobles of Kush.com. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Marijuana Bill approved that will allow research on dispensary cannabis as well as Marijuana possession arrests plummeting in Texas after hemp legalization. Cannabis has been a huge part of both Joe’s professional and personal

TBR113 | US House to Take Up Cannabis Descheduling Bill | Adam Trenk and Chef Sebastian Carosi

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Adam Trenk of Rose Law Group and Chef Sebastian Carosi. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss a Texas judge blocking the Texas Department of State Health Services ban on smokable hemp as well as the USDA’s ruling looming, prompting a ramp up of pressure from

TBR112|TX Judge Blocks Smokable Hemp Ban, USDA Ruling Looms with guest Ryan Douglas

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Ryan Douglas of Ryan Douglas Cultivation. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss a Texas judge blocking the Texas Department of State Health Services ban on smokable hemp as well as the USDA’s ruling looming, prompting a ramp up of pressure from the industry for changes