$1 Pound Show – Ep6

1 Pound Show episode 6

In this episode, we sit down with Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance to discuss who they are, what they do and why they do it. The SCVA is a group of veterans who provide free, lab-tested, cannabis to any veteran that also have a medical recommendation. They were founded in 2011 by Aaron Newsom and Jason Sweatt, both veterans themselves. Find …

$1 Pound Show – Ep5

In this episode, Ryan and Joey sit down with retired criminal defense attorney, Richard Rosen. For years, Richard was the go-to attorney when it came to cannabis related cases. We explore why Richard became an attorney and how he began to specialize in the criminal defense of the cannabis industry. As someone who has been fighting against the drug war …

$1 Pound Show – Ep4

In this episode, Ryan and Joey have a conversation with Norm Groot, the Executive Director for the Monterey County Farm Bureau. The Monterey County Farm Bureau (MCFB) supports the people that work the land. Their organization serves as a collective voice for farmers and ranchers and provides information, benefits, and services to their members. Monterey County Farm Bureau has publicly …

$1 Pound Show – Ep 3

We dived right into this podcast and after a couple of episodes we realized that some people are probably wondering who we are besides some guys hosting a cannabis podcast show. Besides being the founders of Cannabis Research Consultants, we also are involved with Monterey County NORML and have our own “origin” stories with cannabis. We share our first time …

$1 Pound Show – Ep 2

In this episode Ryan and Joey sit down with B-Dizzle, who is a cannabis entrepreneur that has been involved with the industry for over 20 years. He is extremely intelligent, well-spoken, and is packed with the knowledge of how the cannabis industry works. B-Dizzle really goes in depth and gives tons of great analogies that will really help you understand …

$1 Pound Show – Ep 1

This is the beginning of a series of interviews between Ryan Munevar and Joey Espinoza and a cannabis guest. The first guest for the $1 Pound Show is a Monterey native and local with a popular and growing cannabis business. On a beautiful 420 afternoon in 2017, Ryan and Joey sit down with Andrew Gogliucci who is a co-founder of …

Important Tips to Opening a Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Over the past few years, one of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I open a medical marijuana dispensary?” In this article we will give you a broad understanding of what is involved to open a medical marijuana dispensary in California. Most of this information will cross-over into other states as well; however for the sake …

5 Key Steps for California to Regain Cannabis Leadership

Nearly 20 years after California jump-started a national dialogue on medicinal cannabis, the Legislature and the Governor have succeeded in negotiating a set of new bills to bring law and order to the Wild West economy of legal cannabis in California. Should the governor sign his name to the package of bills the Legislature approved last month — AB 266, …

Guide to AUMA 2016

California NORML has recently released a great summary on the language contained in The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). This is an initiative for legalizing cannabis for adult use (aka recreational). It is being backed by Sean Parker who is the founder of Napster and co-founder of Facebook. Please read below the information provided by California NORML and let …

A Summary of MMRSA

California NORML has provided a great summary of MMRSA (Medical Marijuana Regulation Safety Act). For the first time in 20 years the State of California is going to begin fully regulating medical cannabis. Read the summary below: The new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act consists of three separate bills which were enacted together on Sept 11, 2015 (despite its …