The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast

Telling stories of the innovators and pioneers creating businesses in hemp in the U.S.

EPISODE 056 RUSS CRAWFORD - INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SYSTEMS

March 30th, 2020

This week we speak with Russ Crawford, a veteran hemp entrepreneur based in Calgary, Canada.  He's president of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance and a consultant specializing in risk management, logistics and agriculture.  He's part of the International Sustainable Building Systems Corporation that plans on building fiber processing in North America for many of the products created by Adaptavate, an innovator in hemp based building materials in the UK.  We discuss the Canadian hemp industry and the emerging fiber markets in the U.S. and what it takes to build a value supply working from end use backwards.  

Resources:

http://www.hemptrade.ca

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 055 - Geoff Whaling - Collective Growth Corporation

March 25th, 2020

There may not be anyone else more embedded in the hemp industry than our next guest.  As chairman of the National Hemp Association and President of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council, Geoff Whaling was a key force in helping to get the 2018 Farm Bill passed and has spent the last decade educating people about the plant and its potential.  But it's his entrepreneurial spirit and vision for his new venture, Collective Growth Corporation that he co-founded with former Canopy Growth executives that may just give the hemp industry the push it needs to establish itself in the U.S. So as always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear more!

Resources:

https://nationalhempassociation.org

http://www.pahic.org

www.ketsamusic.com

 

EPISODE 054 - TAI OLSON & DION MARKGRAAFF - ASTM/USHBA

March 15th, 2020

This week we revisit Tai Olson of U.S. Heritage Group and Dion Markgraaff of Hemp Technologies and the U.S. Hemp Builders Association to discuss the steps that are being made to get hemp-lime construction standards written under ASTM guidelines and approved by the International Code Council to make it easier for hemp-lime to be permitted anywhere in the U.S.

Resources:

https://www.astm.org

https://www.ushba.org

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 053 Margo Vesely - Daze & Phyto Endo Connection

March 10th, 2020

There is still so much to learn about CBD and the science behind the endocannabinoid system.  This week Margo Vesely talks about her new platform - the Phyto Endo Connection Podcast and her line of CBD products under Daze.  She is part of a growing network of woman owned business emerging in the hemp space.

Resources:

@dazebath

@phytoendoconnection

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 052 Isabella Siravo & Heidi Tirjan - Hemp Black

February 26th, 2020

Hemp is one of the strongest fibers on earth and it's an incredible textile, but there's something new on the horizon.  Hemp Black has created a new textile that uses micronized hemp biochar to make fabric.  We have a conversation with Isabella Siravo and Heidi Tirjan to find out more about Hemp Black, how it's made, what an Airstream has to do with their marketing campaign, and why everyone should go out and buy a pair of Hemp Black yoga pants.  As always please like, share and subscribe to the Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear from more hemp entrepreneurs.

Resources:

https://hempblack.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 051 Greg Wilson - Hempwood

February 18th, 2020

On this week of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Greg Wilson, CEO and Founder of Hempwood, an innovative startup manufacturing wood out of hemp.  Over the last six years Greg has taken an idea and brought it to market to much fanfare.  We discuss what it's like creating a new product, how he's created his supply chains from farming to shipping and what he's learned through the process.  As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and check out the links below to find out more about Hempwood.

Resources:

https://hempwood.com

www.ketsamusic.com

 

Episode 050 Patrick Hyland & Nicole Foss - NeXtraction

January 26th, 2020

There's been a lot of innovation this year in the hemp space from harvesting equipment, dryers and genetics to product development. This week we have a conversation with Patrick Hyland and Nicole Foss of NeXtraction, a company that has developed a new extraction process using water.  Their products are produced with little waste and environmental impact operating under a triple bottom line ideology.  It's clean, safe and scalable.  As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear from more entrepreneurs like Patrick and Nicole.

Resources:

Email: Patrick@nextraction.com

Website: www.nextraction.com

Instagram: @NeXtraction_inc

www.ketsamusic.com

 

 

Episode 049 Erica Halverson - Tiny e Paper Company

January 19th, 2020

If you look around you there's probably some sort of paper product within an arm's reach.  Most of it is produced from trees and the paper mills that make it aren't that great for the environment.  But hemp could change all of that.  

On this week of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we have a conversation with Erica Halverson of Tiny e Paper Company to discuss making hemp paper on a commercial scale and why it's not just a better quality paper, but it can also be produced without harmful chemicals and ultimately save millions of trees.  As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast to hear from more hemp entrepreneurs making waves in the hemp industry.

Resources:

https://tinyepaper.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 048 Year In Review - Riley Cote - BodyChek Wellnes

January 1st, 2020

On this episode of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we catch up with Riley Cote of BodyChek Wellness and The Hemp Heals Foundation.  As a former professional hockey player for the Philadephia Flyers, Riley has been a huge advocate for cannabis in high contact sports after seeing the positive impacts it has had on his own life.  It's been a busy year for him. He discusses his new media company and a new partnership with a Pennsylvania university.  Please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and stay tuned for new episodes in 2020!

Resources:

https://www.bodychekwellness.com

https://hemphealsfoundation.com

www.ketsamusic.com

Episode 047 Year In Review - Don McLaughlin - Pure Power

December 29th, 2019

On this episode of The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast we follow up with Don McLaughlin of Pure Power, a leading Colorado based hemp extract and botanical company that believes in providing the best product possible.  Through an adherence to regenerative organic agriculture and performance, Pure Power has become the go to brand for high endurance athletes. Tune in to see where they're headed in 2020. As always please like, share and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast!

Resources:

https://livepurepower.com/

www.ketsamusic.com

www.hempocator.com