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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

TBR111|Legalization in the US Supreme Court w/Denise Mahaffey, Jessica Chandler, and Chef Mary Adams

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by Denise Mahaffey and Jessica Chandler of Canna World Expo as well as Chef Mary Adams.The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss the petition currently in the Supreme Court requesting that the federal statute criminalizing cannabis should be declared unconstitutional. Denise Mahaffey, a former national Director of Marketing, founded Mahaffey

TBR 110 | Smokable Hemp – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Announcement with Chris Perri & Grace Delgado

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by award-winning criminal defense attorney Chris Perri of Chris Perri Law as well as Editor-In-Chief of The Texas CBD Blog, Grace Delgado. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss the Texas ban on smokable hemp as well as legislation proposals by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Chris has practiced federal

TBR109|Biden Unity Plan and Federal Legalization|Chef Melissa Parks & Andy Ross

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by Chef Melissa Parks and musician turned entrepreneur Andy Ross, along with Brett Lafferty of American Rebel. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss the Biden Unity Plan and Federal Legalization of Marijuana and Hemp. Chef Melissa is a world-renowned chef, appearing in episodes of the Netflix series “Cooked with

TBR108|NJ Infrastructure Build Outs Ahead of Recreational Vote|Antoine Chevalier & Joe Dieghan

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by “The White House Doc”, Dr. Antoine Chevalier, ND, PhD as well as Joe Deighan, founder and CEO of Taat Herb Co. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss how New Jersey marijuana companies invest in infrastructure buildouts ahead of the state vote on recreational-use marijuana. Dr. Chevalier is an

TBR107|US Cannabis Employment Climbing 50% in 2020|Imran Mir & Will Carr

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by college student and cannabis activist Imran Mir as well as Will Car of Genesee Nutrition and Sunrise Supplements. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss how cannabis employment in the US is currently climbing and poised to surpass computer programmers in the coming years. Imran is a 24-year-old college

TBR106|AZ Investor Interest Sparked by Recreational Use|Michael Brooks, Tony Solis & Jeff Crilley

On this week’s special episode of Budding Report, we are joined by cannabis patient and advocate Michael Brooks, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for our sponsor Simple Changes, Tony Solis, as well as media powerhouse Jeff Crilley. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss investor interest in Arizona being parked by the prospect of recreational marijuana legalization. Michael is currently

TBR105|FDA Finds Less Than Half of CBD Products Accurately Labeled|Marvin Washington & Robert Cartee

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by Super Bowl Champion Marvin Washington as well as former producer and cannabis activist Robert Cartee. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss the FDA’s latest report findings that less than half of CBD products are accurately labeled. Marvin retired from the NFL after 11 years and 3 teams (New

TBR104|Retail Cannabis Sales Surpass NBA Revenue and Approach Prescription Pain Meds|Kim Stuck

On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by founder and CEO of Allay Consulting, Kim Stuck. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss retail cannabis sales surpassing NBA revenue and approach that of prescription pain medications. As the first marijuana/hemp specialist for a public health authority in the nation, Kim has been instrumental in the cultivation and

TBR103|Shelf Space at Premiums; Retailers Use Pay-To-Play Practices|Dr. Christian Shaw & Pamela Orth

On this week’s episode of the Budding report, we are joined by our own co-host Dr. Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as well as C.O.O. of WholeMade Bath and Body Care, Pamela Orth. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton and Melissa Nasits as we discuss shelf space being at a premium as more brands enter the cannabis space and retailers begin to use the pay-to-play practices. Dr. Shaw is a

TBR102|Marijuana Sales Rise 40% in 2020; Near $37 Billion by 2024|Christy Thiel & Tony Solis

On this week’s episode of the Budding report, we are joined by Christy Thiel of Seed2System as well as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for our sponsor Simple Changes, Tony Solis. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss US retail marijuana sales being on pace to rise 40% in 2020 and reach near $37 billion in 2024. Christy is currently

TBR101|LA Proposes Course Change Cannabis Licensing|Denise Mahaffey, Jessica Chandler & Will Carr

On this week’s episode of the Budding report, we are joined by co-founders of Canna World Expo Denise Mahaffey and Jessica Chandler as well as Will Car of Genesee Nutrition and Sunrise Supplements. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss the city of Los Angeles proposing a major change in course for cannabis business licensing and social equity. Denise, a