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The Mary Jane Society Podcast

Meet the Thinkers and Doers in the Cannabis Industry with host, Pam Chmiel, a contract marketer and publicist specializing in the cannabis industry. Get in touch to talk about your business strategy or to explore working with her at pam@TheMaryJaneSociety.com

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Recent Episodes of The Mary Jane Society Podcast


109_New Drink Mix Jumps On Functional Wellness Trend

109_New Drink Mix Jumps On Functional Wellness Trend

Breanna Neff is the founder of Brelixi, a powdered THC drink mix that is leaning into the functional wellness trend and uses ingredients like adaptogens and nootropics. Breanna has a degree in food science and process engineering from Cornell University and formulated the Brelixi drink mix. She uses hemp biomass (not synthetics) and sources from cultivators that are part of the Black Farmers Alliance in Georgia.

Breanna is building a strong following on TikTok and in her NY community and doing really well for her first year in business.

https://brelixi.com

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Episode 109 11 June 2024 33m and 17s


108_Meet The Founder of The Flower Expo: Where Brands Meet Buyers

108_Meet The Founder of The Flower Expo: Where Brands Meet Buyers

Jason Bello is the founder and CEO of a relatively new B2B cannabis trade show called The Flower Expo. He says his show is for "brands to meet buyers," and similar to how food and wine shows operate where there is an emphasis on product sampling. Jason learned the trade show ropes by working at West Coast trade shows like Hall of Flowers and Green Street Festival. Jason launched The Flower Expo last year in Massachusetts and is back again on June 5-6th in rural Greenfield, Mass. The show is set in the foothills of the Berkshire...

Episode 108 29 May 2024 27m and 11s


107_A Wellness Retreat for the CannaCurious

107_A Wellness Retreat for the CannaCurious

Holly Teegarden is a former marketing executive turned cannabis entrepreneur. Her first endeavor was in 2019 with a brick-and-mortar store focused on CBD wellness in Pittsburgh, PA. She then launched cannabis-focused wellness retreats for women over the age of 35+, mainly for the canna-curious, to introduce them to the wellness benefits of cannabis in the form of a relaxing retreat. So far, she has launched in four states from the Midwest to the East Coast. 

 

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The Mary Jane Society is produced and hosted by Pam Chmiel, a marketer and publicist specializing in the ca...

Episode 107 17 May 2024 26m and 26s


106_Cannabis as a Treatment for Cancer with Dr. Dedi Meiri

106_Cannabis as a Treatment for Cancer with Dr. Dedi Meiri

Dr. Dedi Meiri heads the Laboratory of Cancer and Cannabinoid Research at Technion, Israel's highly regarded Institute of Technology. He comes from a highly diverse scientific background in biochemistry, plant biotechnology, and cancer and has about 50 research scientists working under him. 

We discuss the complexities of the endocannabinoid system and Dr. Meiri's painstaking work to document numerous combinations of cannabinoids to determine which ones unlock specific receptors to treat diseases like cancer. Does the endocannabinoid system hold the answers to understanding how cancer works in the body and how to destroy it? 

The Mary Ja...

Episode 106 10 May 2024 1h, 2m and 56s


105_Army Vet Fights for Medical Cannabis Acceptance in the Military

105_Army Vet Fights for Medical Cannabis Acceptance in the Military

Robert Head served over five years in the Army, including on the front lines of Iraq. In 2016, he entered the cannabis industry and bought a farm in Maine to cultivate cannabis. Robert has also devoted his time to helping communities understand that cannabis plays a big role in the veteran's healing process through events and speaking engagements. In late 2022, he and another veteran, Todd Scattini, founded the non-profit,  Hemp for Victory to bring attention to the need for plant medicine to heal our veterans.

https://hemp4victory.info/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberthead76/

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Episode 105 7 May 2024 31m and 20s


Female Cannabis Extractor Has Big Plans For NJ Market

Female Cannabis Extractor Has Big Plans For NJ Market

Tara Misu, a NJ native, has been kicking around cannabis industry for 15 years. She is the owner of the edibles company Blazin' Bakery, known for its brownie mix with the right formulation for making DIY pot brownies. The company previously sold at Spencer Gift Stores across the country, but is focusing on the cannabis edibles market now.

Tara has studied extraction science in California and Colorado and is about to open the doors to her manufacturing facility, Alchemy Green, so that she can continue to innovate with cannabis edibles.

She is raising funds on MainInvest, an invest...

Episode 104 29 April 2024 42m and 16s


103_Talking Dispensary SEO With Samuel Fisher

103_Talking Dispensary SEO With Samuel Fisher

Today, we are talking SEO with Samuel Fisher from Green Dispensary Marketing. Sam and his team help dispensaries manage their online web presence and build traffic-generating assets. Sam explains why you should dump WeedMaps and Leafly. Green Dispensary Marketing will help maximize your traffic and ensure it converts to sales.

The Mary Jane Society is produced and hosted by Pam Chmiel, a marketer and publicist specializing in the cannabis industry. Get in touch to discuss your business strategy or explore working together at pam@TheMaryJaneSociety.com.

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Episode 103 26 April 2024 27m and 35s


102_ Inside The German Cannabis Industry

102_ Inside The German Cannabis Industry

Lisa Haag has been a journalist and public advocate for cannabis rights in Germany since 2017, and is often seen on stage at B2B events throughout Europe because of her in-depth knowledge of the industry. She publishes Krautinvest, an online B2B magazine that reports on cannabis policies, global news, social justice, scientific medical research, and interviews with industry experts. Her business consulting company, MJ Universe GmbH, helps companies navigate the European cannabis ecosystem through her team of experts.

Lisa gives us insights into the current opportunities in the German cannabis market. 

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

Episode 102 22 April 2024 34m and 34s


101_Meet The Inventor of VapeNProp, A New Custom Promo Accessory

101_Meet The Inventor of VapeNProp, A New Custom Promo Accessory

Meet Kirsten Velasco, the inventor of VapeNProp. One of the first cannabis-themed products to enter the promotional products category. It's a vape pen accessory that holds your pen upright to keep it safe from leaks, clogs, and dropping and breaking.

Kirstin is running out of the gate with Curaleaf as her first customer. They are celebrating 420 by giving away VapeNProps as gifts in their Ohio, North Dakota, PA, and Illinois stores.

Kirsten talks about her journey in inventing, designing, and launching VapeNProp.

https://vapenprop.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstenvelascocannabisadvocate/<...

Episode 101 18 April 2024 28m and 59s


100_Assessing Europes Opportunities With Jamie Pearson

100_Assessing Europes Opportunities With Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson is known for leading the West Coast-infused chocolate bar brand Bhang for five years as CEO. She is now the founder and CEO of The New Holland Group and has her eyes set on Europe. Now that Germany has opened the spigot and legalized cannabis, she is using her proven expertise to help others navigate global opportunities.

Jamie is a regular speaker at the cannabis B2B conferences sweeping the EU as global entrepreneurs descend on Europe. She gives us insight into the discussions taking place and where she is bullish on the EU cannabis...

Episode 100 11 April 2024 40m and 2s

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