Unlocking the potential of a Budtender – Episode #003 with Brent Bradley of Green Health

This is an episode filled with hope for the future. What is the untapped potential of a Budtender? What can customers expect, or even demand, from the service they receive? How are Budtenders influencing the culture of the cannabis industry? What responsibilities do they have when it comes to making meaningful change? How do Budtenders effect the stigma around cannabis? How can they contribute to the fight for racial equality? What questions should they be asking themselves to effectively check their white privilege in an excessively white industry? Why is a Budtender not “just a Budtender”? What advice can be shared with first time consumers? What advice can be shared with newer Budtenders?

Tune in as we explore answers to all the above questions and much more.

About Brent Bradley

On a brisk November evening in 1988, a secret government-funded coalition convened at an undisclosed summit base somewhere in the Rockies. Comprised of scientists, government officials (and some say extraterrestrial ambassadors), this coalition came together for the sole purpose of creating the perfect weed smoking soldier. Using advanced DNA sequencing technology, attributes like lung capacity, terpene detection and munchie preparation skills were heightened beyond levels achievable without the aide of science. With the help of a surrogate mother recruited from rural Kansas, 9 months later Trent Tradley was born. Once of legal adult age, the young soldier’s skills were further honed through years of Jason Bourne-like training and synthetic supplementation in a mission later known as “Operation Lotus”. In early 2017, Tradley managed to remove his GPS monitor and went AWOL from Operation Lotus, and is now assumed to be posing as a budtender in the Pacific Northwest under an unknown (but likely unoriginal) alias.

Unlocking the potential of a budtender

About the podcast

Hash It Out is here as a resource for consumers who take an interest in the future of the cannabis industry. We are currently at a crossroads where it is more important than ever to make informed decisions about which companies to support with our hard earned dollars. In a landscape where quality is no longer a distinguishing factor, how do we as consumers decided who’s products to buy? Hash It Out is a series of conversations that dig into the bigger questions around how a business is effecting the future of cannabis, what values they model, and why they do what they do.

Further resources

Minority Cannabis Business Association’s website

Check out Green Health!

Connect with Brent on Instagram

Community is the Crux – Episode #002 Anna Kaplan – Sugartop Buddery

Join us for this episode showcasing a conversation with Anna Kaplan where we delve into the origin story behind Sugartop Buddery. We get into what fuels her passion, Sugartop’s dedication to supporting our community, the challenges they face as a small family run business, and what we’re excited to help cultivate in the future of the cannabis industry.

About Anna Kaplan

Anna Kaplan is co-founder and Director of Operations of SugarTop Buddery, a local family owned Producer/Wholesaler in Eugene, OR.  SugarTop Buddery is a farm committed to giving back to the community through support of local artists, musicians and non-profits.  Anna is a trained oil painter and sculptor with a Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and a professional background in Bar and Restaurant Management.  Since landing in Oregon in 2014, Anna has helped conceptualize, design, and create what is now the SugarTop Buddery brand.  
“Cannabis elevates, heals and inspires – just as the mediums of art and music. It goes without saying that the two feed one another.”

About the podcast

Hash It Out is here as a resource for consumers who take an interest in the future of the cannabis industry. We are currently at a crossroads where it is more important than ever to make informed decisions about which companies to support with our hard earned dollars. In a landscape where quality is no longer a distinguishing factor, how do we as consumers decided who’s products to buy? Hash It Out is a series of conversations that dig into the bigger questions around how a business is effecting the future of cannabis, what values they model, and why they do what they do.

Further resources

Learn more about Sugartop Buddery

More about Warrior Sisters

More about Women Leaders in Cannabis

The Future of Cannabis – Episode #001 Trey Willison – Eugenius

In this episode, catch up with Trey Willison, founder and owner of Eugenius, an eco-friendly recreational cannabis production with a passion for unique cannabinoids and terpenes, located in Springfield, OR.

 

Topics covered in this podcast include:

  • The state of Oregon’s medical cannabis program
  • Overproduction as an obstacle and what we can do about it
  • Hemp as a strong pillar of the future
  • Oregon’s upcoming agricultural revolution
  • The impact legalization is having on Oregon’s local economy

 

About the podcast

Hash It Out is here as a resource for consumers who take an interest in the future of the cannabis industry. We are currently at a crossroads where it is more important than ever to make informed decisions about which companies to support with our hard earned dollars. In a landscape where quality is no longer a distinguishing factor, how do we as consumers decided who’s products to buy? Hash It Out is a series of conversations that dig into the bigger questions around how a business is effecting the future of cannabis, what values they model, and why they do what they do.

Further resources

Learn More about Eugenius!