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Proud To Work In Cannabis
Proud To Work In Cannabis
Karson Humiston

Join Karson Humiston from Vangst, the cannabis industry's end to end HR technology platform, for conversations with the people behind the cannabis... more

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Green Growth: Unpacking the 2024 Cannabis Jobs Report with Industry Experts

"From Setbacks to Comebacks: The Cannabis Industry's Employment Landscape" Karson Humiston discusses the annual jobs report for 2024, revealing a significant... more

10 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
The King Of Cones - Bryan Gerber, Co-founder & CEO of Hemper

Crafting the Perfect Smoke: Inside the World of Cannabis Accessories with Brian Gerber Karson Humiston welcomes Bryan Gerber, co-founder and CEO,... more

03 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Pioneering the Cannabis Beverage Market With Luke Anderson From Cann

Behind the Scenes of Cann Beverage: From Startup Struggles to Market Dominance Luke Anderson, co-founder of Cann, discusses the company's journey... more

27 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Aaron Miles Talks Cannabis: The Road to Verano and the Future of MSOs

"Navigating Highs and Lows with Aaron Miles: Verano's Investment Strategy Unveiled"In the latest episode of the "Proud to Work in... more

06 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
From Closet Grows to Corporate Success: The Evolution of Clade9 with Dave Holmes

"Navigating the Wild West of California Cannabis: A Founder's Journey" Live from MJBizCon 2023 in Las Vegas, Karson Humiston is joined... more

28 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
The Art of Distribution in the Cannabis Industry with Jason Vegotsky, Founder and CEO of Petalfast

Petalfast and the Evolution of Cannabis Distribution: A Conversation with Jason Vegotsky Karson Humiston had the pleasure of sitting down with... more

21 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
Navigating the Cannabis Industry: Insights from CannaDataCon with Ian Dominguez

A Deep Dive into CannaDataCon's Success and Takeaways Karson Humiston reflects on the recent CannaDataCon conference with the show's organizer, Ian... more

14 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Ascend Wellness Co-Founder Frank Perullo on the Evolution of the Cannabis Industry

Navigating the Highs and Lows of Cannabis Business with Frank Perullo Broadcasting live from MJ BizCon in Las Vegas, Karson... more

07 Feb 2024 · 22 minutes
"From Columbia Care to The Cannabist: A Conversation with Nick Vita"

"Motivating Through Challenges: Nick Vita's Leadership in the Cannabis Industry" Nick Vita, the co-founder and CEO of The Cannabist Company (formerly... more

31 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
The Making of a Cannabis Pioneer: Jason Wild's Transition from Pharmacist to Chairman

Building a Cannabis Giant: Jason's Leap from Pharma to Pot In this episode of the Proud to Work in Cannabis podcast,... more

24 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
“Historic Shift - Cannabis Rescheduling Possibility Explained”

The National Cannabis Roundtable Discusses Historic Recommendation to Reschedule Cannabis The team from the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) joins the Karson... more

19 Jan 2024 · 53 minutes
Overcoming Challenges and Building a Scrappy Culture: Insights from the CEO of Curaleaf

From Assistant Store Manager to CEO: The Journey of Matt Darin in the Cannabis Industry Karson Humiston had the pleasure of... more

17 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Exclusive Announcement: Vangst and Cannabis Business Office Launch Game-Changing Program

Vangst Partners with the Cannabis Business Office to Launch a Technical Assistance Program Karson Humiston announces a breaking partnership between Vangst... more

11 Jan 2024 · 23 minutes
"Opening Urban Weeds: A Journey into New York's Cannabis Market"

"Creating Economic Mobility in Low-Income Communities: The Urban Upbound Model" Karson Humiston is joined by Bishop Mitchell Taylor, the co-founder and... more

10 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Mastering MJBizCon: Insider Tips for Cannabis Success in 2023 and Beyond

Setting the Stage for MJBizCon 2023: Insider Tips with Jess Tyler Discover the insider insights you need for MJBizCon 2023 with... more

15 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
PuffCo's Success: Chelsea Kossower's Journey from Employee #1

How Chelsea Kossower Became PuffCo’s VP of Global ExpansionDive into the extraordinary journey of PuffCo's success with Chelsea Kossower, who... more

01 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Claire Moloney | LeafLink | Encore

Lessons learned while working for a startup. Meet Claire Moloney, the first woman to work in cannabis tech and the... more

26 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
The Road to $100 Million: Delta-8’s Booming ECommerce Business Unlocked

Unlocking $100 Million Success in Cannabis with Mood CEO David Charles Embark on a thrilling journey with David Charles as he... more

18 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
Cannabis Legislation Unveiled: What's in Store for the Rest of 2023?

Charting a New Course: Cannabis Legislation's Future Unveiled Explore the future of cannabis legislation with Saphira Galoob, Executive Director of the... more

12 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
Cannabis Culture & Leadership: Uncovering the Cannabis Industry’s High Turnover Rates with Christine Hogdon

Unlocking the Cannabis Industry's Secrets with Christine Hogdon Dive into the intriguing world of cannabis with Christine Hogdon, COO of Highway... more

04 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
James Whitcomb: The Visionary Leading Cannabis Insurance Innovation in 2023

Hear from the Founder & CEO of Frontier Risk, the sole cannabis technology firm to secure VC funding in 2023.... more

27 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
From Schedule I to Schedule III: Looking Into the Cannabis Crystal Ball

Cannabis Rescheduling: Economic Boom or Bust? Expert Insights Revealed! Host Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst, dives into the Health... more

13 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
From Battlefields to Buds: Socrates Rosenfeld's Journey to Becoming the Brains Behind Jane

Cannabis Trailblazer: Soc's Journey from Military to Jane Technologies Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst,  delves into Socrates Rosenfeld's remarkable odyssey... more

06 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
Unlocking Flowhub’s Profitable Success: A Journey of Growing, Innovating & Adapting

A Milestone Episode with Kyle Sherman, CEO & Founder of FlowHub Join host Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst, as she... more

23 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
Inside Miss Grass: Building a Powerhouse Cannabis Brand

Unveiling Miss Grass: A Cannabis Brand Journey with Kate Miller Dive into the captivating journey of Kate Miller, CEO & Founder... more

16 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
From Seed to Ashtray: Inside GlassHouse's Journey to Revolutionize Cannabis

Inside GlassHouse's Cannabis Revolution: A Journey from Seed to Ashtray Uncover the remarkable journey of Graham Farrar, President & Chief Cannabis... more

09 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
The Martha Stewart of Edibles: Nancy Whiteman's Journey to Cannabis Success

Learn from the Nancy Whiteman the CEO behind North America's best-selling cannabis gummies, as she spills the trade secrets to... more

02 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
From Debt Woes to Dollar Gains: Meet the Pioneer of Cannabis Collections

The Story of How Brett Gelfand is Making Debt Collections Cool Join host Karson Humiston in a captivating episode with Brett... more

26 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
The Roadblocks to Progress: How 280E is Crushing Cannabis Businesses

Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst, hosts an eye-opening episode featuring Beau Whitney, Chief Economist at Whitney Economics, and... more

19 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
Sisters Leading the Way: Curio Wellness & the Maryland Adult-Use Cannabis Market

Discover the inspiring journey of Wendy Bronfein and Rebecca Bronfein Raphael,, the sisters behind Curio Wellness, as they share their... more

12 Jul 2023 · 49 minutes
Inside Ripple: The Cannabis Brand Taking the Market by Storm

In this captivating episode hosted by Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst, dive into the success story of Missy... more

05 Jul 2023 · 43 minutes
MSO Myths Debunked: Tracy Brady's Guide to Navigating Cannabis Communication in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Tracy Brady Sets the Record Straight on Multi-State Operators in Cannabis Tracy Brady, Senior VP of Global Communications at Curaleaf, debunks... more

28 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
Surviving the Storm: Todd Harrison's Inspiring Outlook and Industry Insights

Insights into the Current State of Cannabis From Todd Harrison's Perspective In this episode of Proud to Work in Cannabis, host... more

14 Jun 2023 · 36 minutes
How Charlie Bachtell Built a Cannabis Empire: A Story of Passion and Opportunity

Unleashing the Power of Cannabis – Charlie Bachtell’s Journey of Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, and Advocacy Join host Karson Humiston, CEO & Founder... more

07 Jun 2023 · 35 minutes
Shifting Perceptions with Michael Johnson CEO of Metrc

CEO Michael Johnson on shifting perceptions while improving compliance processes. Join Karson Humiston, CEO & Founder of Vangst, in an intriguing... more

31 May 2023 · 41 minutes
From the 'Oh Fs' to Success: Building a Leading Cannabis Brand with Peter Barsoom

Changing the Game – How 1906 is Redefining the Cannabis Industry Join Peter Barsoom,, CEO & Founder of 1906, as he... more

24 May 2023 · 47 minutes
Inside Native Roots: Transforming Cannabis Retail with Denise DeNardi

Want to Know How Native Roots Transforms Cannabis Retail? Tune in to This Week's Episode of Proud to Work in... more

18 May 2023 · 33 minutes
“Snoops Fund - Casa Verde”

Insights from Karan Wadhera, Managing Partner at Casa Verde on Thriving in a Dynamic Business Landscape In this week's episode of... more

26 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
From High Stakes to High Investments: Navigating Cannabis Law with Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher, Co-Chair of the cannabis practice at Goodwin, a leading law firm in San Francisco, and Vangst’s personal lawyer,... more

19 Apr 2023 · 48 minutes
Behind the Scenes of the Cannabis Jobs Report with Creator Bruce Barcott

Join host Karson Humiston on this week’s episode of Proud to Work in Cannabis as she speaks with Bruce Barcott,... more

12 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
LeafLink’s Journey from Startup to Scaleup: Achieving 50% Market Share

Join Vangst's Proud to Work in Cannabis podcast as host Karson Humiston chats with LeafLink's Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Ryan... more

05 Apr 2023 · 42 minutes
Beyond the Headlines: Advice for Cannabis Companies on Getting Media Coverage

Get ready for another insightful episode of Proud to Work in Cannabis, featuring special guest, Jeremy Berke, the Founder &... more

29 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
Marrying Cannabis and Technology: Trym's Success Story

At the intersection of marriage and business sits Karen and Matt Mayberry, CMO & CEO of Trym, who along with... more

22 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
SVB could take a lesson from the cannabis industry

Last quarter cannabis Venture Capitalist Emily Paxhia was less than pleased with the response from SVB when talking... more

16 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
The Wild Wild East

At the center of the New York cannabis community sits a female changemaker who is walking the walk when it... more

22 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Emily, Rosie & Karson's Cannabis Survival Guide

Five years ago, three female cannabis leaders learned the true power of women supporting women. The (unofficial) name of this... more

15 Feb 2023 · 48 minutes
Taylor Jones, Vangst's Favorite Success Story

From entry level sales rep to co-founder of one of cannabis industry’s top data companies, in less than a decade,... more

08 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
From Neuroscientist, to Policy Maker: A Full Circle Story

What happens when a neuroscientist, turned Employee #1 at one of the country’s first cannabis brands, takes on a government... more

01 Feb 2023 · 33 minutes
We’re not disrupting; we’re defining

Have you ever wondered what two cannabis founders talk about on their monthly catch-up call? Founder & CEO of Vangst, ... more

25 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
Legalization is not a moment; it's a process

Put away your notions of what should have happened with cannabis at the federal level in 2022 and jump into... more

18 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
Proud To Work In Cannabis
Emily, Rosie & Karson's Cannabis Survival Guide
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Five years ago, three female cannabis leaders learned the true power of women supporting women. The (unofficial) name of this group? “Rosilyon,”... more