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Show Notes: #008 Meadowlands: cannabis and parenting, the supply chain, and building the legal cannabis industry

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Show Notes: #008 Meadowlands: A talk between David Hua and Monica Gray

We discuss cannabis and parenting, the supply chain, and building the legal cannabis industry


Listen to episode #008 of the Not Your Average Nice Guys Podcast by clicking play on the widget below. In todays episode we talk about cannabis and parenting, aspects of the supply chain, challenges cannabis license holders have faced since legalization in 2018, and much more.


Welcome to episode 008 of the Not Your Average Nice Guys Podcast, where it is our goal to remove the fear out of marijuana and educate our listeners on the validated benefits of cannabis for health and society. 

This episode features a conversation between Meadow CEO & Co-Founder, David Hua, myself, and Monica Gray, who is COO & Co-Founder of Nice Guys Delivery and Distribution. 

Both David and Monica are parent's too young children while also owning and operating legal cannabis businesses. You'll hear them talk about what that experience has been like for them and their families while drawing a lot of similarities between owning a cannabis business and being a parent. 

We talk about different aspects of the supply chain, and also how cannabis is a sort of magnet for some really incredible people.

Our conversation takes place at Camp Navarro in Mendocino for the 2nd Annual Meadowlands Event. Meadowlands is an annual retreat designed to build a united and collaborative cannabis community. I really enjoyed it because we were surrounded by giant Redwoods and were left without service. It was a really wonderful time connecting with friends, new and old, from within the cannabis industry. 

Additional Resources:

Cannabis News In Marin County and Across the Country | Nice Guys News

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Nice Guys | Cannabis News

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Illinois Legislature made history today becoming the second state legislative body to pass a bill repealing cannabis prohibition, joining the great state of Vermont. But, they went one step further by also legalizing regulated cannabis commerce.

Once Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signs the bill, Illinois will officially be the 11th State to legalize cannabis in the US. This move gives more strength to the common sense decision to end Federal prohibition on cannabis.

On January 1, 2020 adults in “Illinois will legally be able to purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, five grams of concentrates and 500 milligrams of cannabis-infused products. These things won’t actually be available on New Year’s Day though.” As seen in many other states, the regulatory hoops usually take a bit of time to get through.

Read the full story by clicking here

Historic FDA Hearing Today! Cannabis Companies Lobby the FDA to Fully Legalize CBD.

Concerns over exaggerated health claims prompt FDA hearing on effects of CBD products. Read the full article by clicking here. 

Today, the FDA held its first hearing on whether companies can add CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabis compound, to food, beverages and dietary supplements.

“In 2018, the Farm Bill removed hemp and derivatives such as CBD from the federal list of controlled substances so long as THC percentages don’t exceed .03%, but the law gave the FDA the authority to regulate all cannabis compounds, including CBD. The FDA has had a relative hands-off approach so long as companies haven’t made exaggerated claims about curing Alzheimer’s or cancer, but it would be good for the cannabis industry and consumers to have clarity, so long as the FDA doesn’t unnecessarily stifle the market.”[3]

The FDA is not likely to make any decision on the first hearing. The regulators will more than likely collect data on safety and effectiveness of CBD and see how it can regulate the industry. The process will go a step forward if majority opinion goes in favor of CBD. One thing we’ve learned from walking through the licensing process and dealing with the local government is that it is really important for people to show up at public events, workshops, and hearings to help mold the industry in the way you want to see it develop.

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Marin County | Local Cannabis News:

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Novato Cannabis Status:

At their May 14, 2019 meeting, the City Council held a Cannabis Community Workshop to receive public comment and discuss the option to tax cannabis businesses or activities. Council provided feedback to staff, and staff will continue this process at a future Council meeting. Learn more.

It’s really important for the public to show up to these events.

Fairfax Cannabis Status

Marin County doesn’t currently have any brick-and-mortar recreational cannabis storefronts. Fairfax Town Council heard public comment as it moves toward a local ordinance and permitting process recently, and it’s possible they could become the first city in Marin with a retail storefront for the recreational cannabis market.

Learn more about the Fairfax cannabis discussions. Click here

San Rafael Cannabis Program
In July 2019, the City of San Rafael will be opening a second round of licensing for the following cannabis licenses:

  • Cannabis Testing Labs: 4 licenses available. Process opening July 2019

  • Infused Product Manufacturing MIPs: 10 licenses allowed, 3 licenses available. Process opening July 2019

  • Non-storefront  Delivery: 5 licenses allowed.  All licenses allocated.

  • Distribution: 4 licenses allowed, 2 licenses available. Process opening July 2019.

    *Nice Guys have a license for delivery and distribution in San Rafael, CA.
Cannabis Gross Receipts Tax Rates
  • Cannabis Testing Labs: 1%

  • Infused Product Manufacturing MIPs: 3%

  • Non-storefront  Delivery: 4%

  • Distribution: 1%

Learn more about the San Rafael Cannabis Program. Click here


If you haven’t seen “Weed the People” yet it is now available on Netflix.

Stream “Weed the People” on Netflix.

Stream “Weed the People” on Netflix.


Watch Mara Gordon give a recent TEDx talk on cannabis. *She is featured in “Weed the People,” along with her products made by Aunt Zelda’s.




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Episode 007: Not Your Average Nice Guys Podcast

Special guest: Heath from Bloom Farms

Have you listened to the “Not Your Average Nice Guys” Podcast yet? It’s produced by our team as a way to remove the fear out of marijuana. They interview industry members and talk about what it’s like to work in the legal California Cannabis industry. It’s a lot of fun and it’s really informative. I recommend giving it a listen.

Listen to us interview Heather who is an Account Manager for Bloom Farms in our latest episode. She is a wonderful example of a woman who’s growing with the industry.


Show Notes: #007 Heather from Bloom Farms | An Example of a Woman Growing With The Industry

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Heather talks about her experience working in the legal cannabis industry. Learn how Bloom Farms is giving her a chance to live in her passions

Episode 007: Interview with Heather | Account Manager for Bloom Farms

“Legal cannabis is currently the greatest job-creation machine in America. The cannabis workforce increased 21% in 2017. It gained another 44% in 2018. We expect at least another 20% growth in jobs in 2019. That would represent a 110% growth in cannabis jobs in just three years.” - Leafly

 

Welcome to episode 007 of the Not Your Average Nice Guys Podcast, where it is our goal to educate consumers while removing the fear out of marijuana. The show is run by Nice Guys Delivery employees who interview other industry peers to lift the veil of the legal California cannabis industry.


In this episode, we talk to Heather who is an Account Manager for Bloom Farms. She is one of the first vendors Nice Guys Delivery ever worked with when we first opened our doors in 2016, and she is a great example of a professional in the space. We talk about how cannabis is changing the landscape and giving a lot of people opportunities and jobs. The industry offers upward mobility for anyone willing to work.

"You have to be passionate about cannabis to really do this." - Heather

Bloom Farms is a staple in the California cannabis market. One of the reasons we like them so much is because of their desire to be nice and give back to the communities they're serving. They formed a 1-for-1 program that has donated over 1.6 million meals. They partner with 9 local food banks across the state to make this happen. Last year Nice Guys joined Bloom Farms on World Food Day to donate food at the SF Marin Food bank.

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Show Notes: We Are A Family - Get a view of the culture at Nice Guys Delivery (003) A Cannabis Delivery Service in Marin County, CA

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Episode 3 features two Nice Guys delivery drivers, Nathan and Allante. They sit down for a roundtable conversation with Colleen and Dan and talk about what it’s like to work as drivers for Nice Guys Delivery, in the legal California cannabis industry. Listen to this fun and intimate talk between coworkers.

Tags: NICE GUYS | CANNABIS DELIVERY | MARIJUANA DELIVERY | MARIN COUNTY |


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Show Notes: We're Not Here To Dumb It Down - Some challenges of the Legal Cannabis Industry (002) | Nice Guys Podcast

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Episode 2 brings Colleen, Dan, and B.C together for another high roundtable conversation. Before the talk, they consumed their preferred cannabis products (prerolls, hash, and flower) and then had a conversation about some of the things they've observed in the newly legal California Cannabis Industry.

Tags: Nice Guy | Cannabis Delivery | Marijuana Delivery | Marin County | Cannabis Marketing


Points of interest:
- How to smoke hash
- Dry-farmed cannabis
- "Pink Tax Marketing"
- Industry "money grab" tactics
- ICBC (International Cannabis Business Conference)
- Threats to mom and pop cannabis businesses
- Can you die from Marijuana?
- The importance of education
- Cannabis as medicine
- Stigma - what's acceptable in moving the industry forward?
- Stay curious, stay open
- How to be a responsible consumer and do the nice thing
- The importance of tracking your cannabis experience
- And Etc.

 

Dive Deep: (we recommend researching the below)
Green Flower Media - a great source of education
Fiddlers Greens
Aunt Zelda's
Weed the People Film

 
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[Podcast] Episode 1: Get to know the Nice Guys

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Welcome to the Not Your Average Nice Guys Podcast!


Welcome to the Not Your Average Nice Guys Podcast where a group of coworkers talks about their everyday working lives as employees of the legal California Cannabis Industry.

Our show is dedicated to educating listeners about the validated benefits of cannabis for health, as well as giving them an eye into the industry as it climbs out of the wild west and into a fully regulated market. Join us for a high conversation.


Last November, Nice Guys traveled to Las Vegas, NV for the annual MJBizcon Cannabis Conference. Thanks to the help of Flow kana mini joints 707 flower and the creative energy obtained from experiencing something new, we manifested the idea to start a podcast.

Our podcast is all-inclusive - meaning you’ll be hearing from most of the members on our team, if not everyone at some point. We each come to Nice Guys from our own unique backgrounds and we cherish the fact that cannabis is what brings us together. We started this podcast to shine light on the industry and help educate people so they no longer have to fear marijuana.

Where else can I find the show?

  • Itunes - under review - coming soon

  • Google Play - under review - coming soon

  • Spotify - under review - coming soon

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  • Youtube - coming soon

If you’re a member and want to talk about sharing your story we would love to have a conversation with you. Send an email to: dan@niceguysdelivery.com

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