Trailblazin’ with Tara Misu | Cannabis Industry Interviews
17. Jason Thomas - Compliance and Risk Management for the Cannabis Industry QA, QC & cGMP

17. Jason Thomas - Compliance and Risk Management for the Cannabis Industry QA, QC & cGMP

November 25, 2020

Jason is an established technology and compliance professional in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Medical Cannabis industries.  With over 19 years of regulatory audit, quality control, and technology risk management/compliance experience, he works tirelessly to keep his clients compliant and inspection ready.  Over the course of his career, Jason has traveled the world, multiple times over, auditing pharmaceutical IT operations, manufacturing facilities, and data centers, with the primary objective of ensuring that controls are appropriately implemented and systems/data are adequately safeguarded. He has obtained several professional audit and GMP certifications throughout his career to ensure that he remains on the forefront of the healthcare industry.  In addition to his extensive audit background, Jason has led and acted as a key stakeholder in many transformational IT initiatives; data center consolidations, acquisitions and divestitures/TSA PMO, blockchain pilots, and digital transformation/automation to name a few.  

 

In 2020 Jason established Precision Quality & Compliance, a life science quality and compliance group focused on servicing the medicinal cannabis and hemp markets.  Jason holds a MBA from the Stevens Institute of Technology as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz.  With a personal history of cancer and many other medical conditions affecting members of his family, Jason chose to work in the life science field with one goal – helping others life healthier lives!

 

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Connect with Jason:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonthomas1111/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/precision_qc/

Website: https://www.precision-qc.com

 

16. Harry Brelsford - Cannabis Author, Technology Educator, Founder of 420MSP & SMB Nation

16. Harry Brelsford - Cannabis Author, Technology Educator, Founder of 420MSP & SMB Nation

November 10, 2020

High Friends, so I took a short break while we got cannabis legalized in NJ. Yay!!! This was a huge win for me personally, but I’m back now and legalization will definitely be discussed in upcoming episodes. Now today, this will be the first guest in an area I would love to see discussed more in cannabis: Technology. Really there is no part of the industry that it doesn’t touch in some way.

 

Today I have Harry Brelsford, an independent network consultant in Seattle, Washington. Harry is the founder of SMB Nation where he serves and mentors over 49,000 members who are Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and SMB technology consultants. He creates content and events such as webinars, workshops and multi-day conferences. 

 

Harry is the author of 21 books on technology and business topics as well as over 400-articles in biz and tech magazines such as Washington CEO, Colorado Business, Alaska Business Monthly, ChannelPro and Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine to name a few. It is understandable that Harry is an in-demand speaker at national industry events. 

 

Harry’s 20 years of SMB technology experience were supplemented by teaching 12+ years as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University (where he is now a lead instructor for the online MCSE ATTP program). He also served as Dean in the Graduate School of Technology at Aspen University, where he was awarded a PhD in Letters.

 

An active entrepreneur, Harry is the force behind the Pocket MBA, Telephonation, Cloud Nation and XPmigrations.com. His latest startup which we talk about today is 420MSP. Everyone should take something from this episode,  friends please welcome Harry Brelsford.

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/ 

 

Connect with Harry:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harryb/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harrybbb

Website: https://420msp.com

15. Craig Sheffer & Willow Anwar - Widows Point, Nightbreed, A River Runs Through It, One Tree Hill

15. Craig Sheffer & Willow Anwar - Widows Point, Nightbreed, A River Runs Through It, One Tree Hill

September 15, 2020

So this is not a strictly cannabis episode but honestly it’s one of my absolute favorites so far. I talk with actor, producer and director Craig Sheffer who has had an incredible career with roles in movies such as the Academy Award Winning film with Brad Pitt A River Runs Through It. He played the antagonist in the John Hughs brat pack classic, Some Kind of Wonderful, which I still hear people say is their favorite movie. Craig starred in the beloved cult horror classic Nightbreed and Hellraiser: Inferno, both from horror master Clive Barker. He was also Uncle Keith on One Tree Hill and was in about a million other things.

 

Most recently he stars in the horror suspense movie Widows Point with his daughter Willow Anwar in her debut role. Willow is also the daughter of actress Gabrielle Anwar, who was in a series I was a little obsessed with, Once Upon a Time and she was the actress in the iconic dance scene in Scent of a Woman with Al Pacino. We’re going to talk about all that and of course there’s cannabis content too, some super fun cannabis stories from both of them!

 

This was such a cool interview, after cannabis, horror, Halloween and all things macabre are a big part of my life so let me know on social what you think, I would love to do more episodes like this. Oh and we weren’t sure in the interview but Widows Point is currently available to buy or rent on Amazon, Google Play and YouTube, links are in the show notes, you should definitely check it out! Alright, Episode 15, I’m starting to get the hang of this podcast thing. Trailblazers, the amazing Craig Sheffer and Willow Anwar.

 

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14. Swerve - The Cali Connection Seeds, 70+ High Times Cannabis Cup Awards

14. Swerve - The Cali Connection Seeds, 70+ High Times Cannabis Cup Awards

August 11, 2020

On this episode of Traiblazin’ with Tara Misu I have Swerve founder of The Cali Connection which is second oldest supplier of seeds in America—and the oldest in California. Swerve is a champion of cannabis commerce whose goal is “to never be accused of a profit-over-product”. Which is something we definitely need more of right now. His mission is to provide true-bred strains to the general public, and more specifically, the medicinal marijuana community.

 

The Cali Connection provides product and comfort to more growers, seed banks, and ultimately patients then any other breeder of seeds in America. They have also won over 70 High Times Cannabis Cup awards using Swerve genetics, more than any other breeder.

 

The Los Angeles based wholesale company provides the world with only the finest cali-grown strains and it’s businesses like this that make California world-renowned for its cannabis genetics. He is also the potential future breeder of my very own Tara Misu strain!

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Sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com

 

This episode is also sponsored by Ardent. Use code TARAMISU to get $30 off the new Ardent FX! Decarb, Infuse and Bake all-in-one!! Visit: ArdentCannabis.com

 

Connect with Tara Misu!

Instagram: @iamtaramisu and @blazinbakery

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/

 

Connect with Swerve:

 

Instagram: @therealcaliconnectionseedco

Instagram: @thecaliconnectionseeds

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swerve.swervin/

Website: https://www.thecaliconnection.com/

 

13. Steve Bloom - High Times, Freedom Leaf and CelebStoner Editor, Cannabis Author and Producer

13. Steve Bloom - High Times, Freedom Leaf and CelebStoner Editor, Cannabis Author and Producer

July 28, 2020

Steve Bloom is a former editor of High Times, Freedom Leaf and the currently publishes and edits CelebStoner.com, one of the leading online sources for marijuana and celebrity news.

While at High Times he produced the Stony and Doobie awards shows, and the Hempilatiion benefit albums raising $200,000 for NORML. He has worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Ozzy Osbourne, Wu Tang Clan, Fishbone, Redman, and Ziggy, Stephen, Damian Marley and countless others.

Steve was the recipient of NORML's Media & Culture Award in 2004. 

He has appeared as a moderator, panelist and speaker at many cannabis reform events nationally, including the NORML conference, the Drug Policy Alliance conference, Seattle Hempfest, and Cypress Hill’s SmokeOut and Spring Gathering events. He has produced the NYC Cannabis Parade and Rally for the past 3 years.

Steve is also the author of Video Invaders (Arco, 1982), Watch Out for the Little Guys (St. Martins Press, 1989) and the co-author of Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life (Abrams Image, 2008) and Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide (Abrams Image, 2010)

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YouTube: youtube.com/user/blazinbakery

 

Connect with Steve:

Instagram: @stevebloomdude

Facebook: facebook.com/SteveBloomdude

Website: celebstoner.com

12. David Krantz - Epigenetic Cannabis Testing of the Endocannabinoid System

12. David Krantz - Epigenetic Cannabis Testing of the Endocannabinoid System

July 21, 2020

This episode is epigenitics expert David Krantz. David developed a proprietary genetic test for the endocannabinoid system. He was named a 2019 Top 100 Healthcare Innovator by the International Forum for Advancements in Healthcare and has spoken at conferences like Bodyhacking Con. David is currently an advisor to AMMA Healing as a specialist on the genetics of the endocannabinoid system along with Dr. Dan Engle (Onnit Labs) and other luminaries in the optimal health field. He also currently serves as the Director of Applied Psychoacoustics at Apeiron Center.

 

David uses epigenetics to work with Google product designers, cancer researchers, Broadway actors, entrepreneurs and other artists to rewire the habits that were holding them back and boost their brain function.

 

Epigenetic cannabis testing has many applications for medical marijuana including how THC, CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes effect different individuals body chemistry.

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This and every episode is sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand Products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com

Stay connected with Tara Misu!

 

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/

 

Connect with David:

Instagram: @wholesystemshealth

Website: https://david-krantz.com/

11. Matthew Miller - Cannabis, CBD & Hemp Intellectual Property, Trademark & Patent Attorney

11. Matthew Miller - Cannabis, CBD & Hemp Intellectual Property, Trademark & Patent Attorney

July 8, 2020

This podcast episode is attorney Matthew Miller of MG Law. Matt is one of the few true subject matter experts on all things intellectual property in the cannabis and hemp space. He has spoken at national industry conferences such as NECANN and CannaCon several times, he was part of an industry panel at the first hemp entrepreneurship event at Rutgers University.

Since entering the industry three years ago, Matt has regularly obtained federal trademarks for his cannabis and hemp clients. Prior to that Matt gained experience in other super technical fields such software patents, machine learning, AI and 3D printing as well as creative clients such as artists and musicians.

Trailblazers, this interview is overflowing with vital information you need to know to protect your precious cannabis, hemp and CBD brands and inventions.

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This and every episode is sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand Products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com

Stay connected with Tara Misu!

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Instagram: @iamtaramisu
Twitter:@blazinbakery
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/blazinbakery
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/

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Connect with Matt:

Instagram: @mgmillerip
Website: https://mgmiller.legal/

10. David Cunic - Cannabis Investment Relations Advisor, Physical Therapist & Serial Entrepreneur

10. David Cunic - Cannabis Investment Relations Advisor, Physical Therapist & Serial Entrepreneur

June 30, 2020

On this episode of Trailblazin’ with Tara Misu we discuss something every single person in the cannabis industry needs at some point. Money! This interview is loaded with valuable tips on raising capital for your cannabusiness as well as some insights for potential investors. 

David Cunic is an entrepreneur who is an Investor Relations Advisor. In the past 16 years, David has started over ten companies, in both the public and private sector many of which he has successfully sold. He has helped companies and clients in securing millions of dollars in the cannabis and hemp space as well as traditional industries. Dr. David, as he is also known, is a licensed physical therapist adding medical marijuana insight to his business advice. David gives presentations and speaks at conferences nationally on a variety of topics in business, the medical sector and of course the cannabis industry.

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This and every episode is sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand Products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com

THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY ACCOUNTING BUDS

Accounting Buds is a special breed firm formed to meet the unique needs of the cannabis industry. Offering a full range of financial services, Accounting Buds will help your business have it's best year ever! 🌱 Learn more at acctbuds.com 💵

Stay connected with Tara Misu!

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Twitter: @blazinbakery

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/

Connect with David:

Website: https://ucsadvisor.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cunic/

9. Jessie Gill - Marijuana Mommy Founder, Cannabis Patient, Registered Nurse & Influencer

9. Jessie Gill - Marijuana Mommy Founder, Cannabis Patient, Registered Nurse & Influencer

June 16, 2020

Jessie Gill is a registered nurse who teaches patients and consumers about cannabis. She is a patient, parent and the founder of Marijuana Mommy® an online medical marijuana resource that has reached hundreds of thousands of visitors. She’s a writer whose work has been in publications such as Forbes, High Times, Good Housekeeping and VICE. Jessie was also highlighted on Viceland and in a variety of news features and documentaries. She speaks at conferences around the country, spreading the word about cannabis benefits, acceptance and health. 

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This and every episode is sponsored by Blazin’ Bakery. Use code TRAILBLAZIN to get 20% off all Blazin’ Brand Products including our new CBD dog treats! Visit BlazinBakery.com

THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY ACCOUNTING BUDS

Accounting Buds is a special breed firm formed to meet the unique needs of the cannabis industry. Offering a full range of financial services, Accounting Buds will help your business have it's best year ever! 🌱 Learn more at acctbuds.com 💵

Stay connected with Tara Misu!

Instagram: @blazinbakery

Instagram: @iamtaramisu

Twitter: @blazinbakery

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blazinbakery/

Connect with Jessie:

Instagram: jessiegill.marijuanamommy

Twitter: @Marijuana_Mommy

Website: https://www.marijuanamommy.com/

8. Vladimir Bautista - Happy Munkey NYC - Famous NY Cannabis Speakeasy Owner and Founder on Business and Culture

8. Vladimir Bautista - Happy Munkey NYC - Famous NY Cannabis Speakeasy Owner and Founder on Business and Culture

June 9, 2020
Vladamir Bautista is one of the founders of New York City cannabis inspired lifestyle brand and famous NY cannabis speakeasy Happy Munkey. Vlad is recognized for his relationships with the international cannabis elite and for his expertise in media and events connecting people from musicians to politicians.
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Connect with Vlad:
Instagram: happymunkey_ or happymunkey420
Twitter: @happymunkey420
 

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