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is a webcast featuring conversations with top influencers shaping the cannabis landscape today.

LATEST PODCAST EPISODES

How to Make Cannabis Infused Whipped Body Butters

Discover how to make our own Topical Pain Relieving Salves using cannabis-infused oils or CBD oils. Learn about whipped Body Butters and our favorite first aid salve.

How to Make Cannabis Topical Salve

Watch “At Home with Penelope” LIVE from the kitchen to learn practical cooking methods, baking, and creating with cannabis and learn how to make cannabis topical salve.

How to Make THC Gummy Bears Infused With RSO/FECO

Gummy bears Infused with RSO/FECO are one of the best ways to make your gummy bears stronger, taste more like store-bought, and save you a ton of money. 

How to Make THC Gummy Bears with Canna Oil

This is a great no-fail recipe for beginners. The corn syrup in this recipe will help your gummy bears have that nice and chewy texture we’ve all come to love.

Can Cannabis Help Stiff Person Syndrome?

Jennifer Shanley of Rochester, New York, looks to medical cannabis to help her daughter Madeline who suffers from Stiff person Syndrome (SPS).

Inside the Illinois 2022 Legislative Session with State Rep. Sonya Harper

First appointed to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2015, State Rep. Sonya Harper’s star has risen rapidly and prominently in Springfield.

Illinois Craft Growers Association Gears Up to Advocate for A New Strain of Cannabis Entrepreneurs

These men are working together to reach other craft growers licensed in Illinois through a newly formed trade association, the Illinois Independent Craft Growers Association (IICGA).

Looking Beyond Organic Cannabis: The Rebel Spirit Way

Diane is the CEO of Rebel Spirit Cannabis, one of Oregon’s most highly respected cannabis brands. In 2015, Diane teamed up with partner Chris Bechler to create Rebel Spirit, but with a very special vision.

2nd Chance Initiative for Justice System Impacted Americans

Social Equity in the cannabis industry will continue to remain a dream if not for passionate people like today’s guests. Shawnee Williams is the co-founder at Illinois Equity Staffing, a Minority Black and women-owned firm based in Chicago, that supports the cannabis industry.

AlphaRoot – Insurance for the Cannabis Industry

Join host, Penelope Hamilton and her expert guest, Isaac Bock of Alphroot on this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider. Alpharoot offers insurance coverage to the cannabis industry From Seed to Sale and every ancillary need in between.

Flowered Wellness: Therapeutic Holistic Wellness Cannabis Concierges

The Cannabis Community Insider takes you to meet the co-founders of Flowered Wellness in Orchard Park, New York. David Deutsch, Co-Founder, President, and Cannabis Concierge of Flowered Wellness, has been able to combine his professional knowledge of hospitality services as well as healthcare and culinary arts experience into a clear and holistic concept which is fundamental to this unique cannabis concierge service.

Precision Agriculture Meets Cannabis: A Data Driven View Into Ag-Intel

On this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, host Penelope Hamilton welcomes Ag-Intel’s president, John Ziemanski. John shares how this incredibly highly personalized technology can help cannabis and hemp cultivators remotely track and manage just about any information down to a single plant out of thousands!

Diving into the World of Vaporizer Technology

Join us this week on The Cannabis Community Insider with hosts Abraham Villegas and Penelope Hamilton as they learn about Vaporizer Technology from long-time community member Steven Gough, President, and CEO of Onsen Labs. Steven’s extensive experience with thermal heat technology met his love of “glass” and the magic of the Onsen Vaporizer was created! You’ll learn what sets the Onsen Vaporizer apart from other units for a superior experience.

New York Cannabis: Expungements Explained, how the new law affects you.

In this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, hosts Abraham Villegas and Penelope Hamilton take you to New York to hear from their very special guest, Joseph DeMatteo, Esq. of Bernfeld, DeMatteo, and Bernfeld, to learn about the recent cannabis legalization expungement provisions.

New York Cannabis – A Pharmacist’s Perspective with Frank Falvo

In this episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, hosts Abraham Villegas and Penelope Hamilton sit down with Frank Falvo, a registered pharmacist at Vireo Health in Albany, New York where we talk about: – Frank’s experience as a cannabis pharmacist – Drug interactions with cannabis – New York legalization – How Frank once operated a pharmacy where “Beyond the Pines” was filmed, which featured Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and other A-List celebrities.

Taking The Fear Out Of DIY Cannabis Infused Pain Cream

In This episode of The Cannabis Community Insider, Host Penelope Hamilton sits down with guests Dorothy Rourke Stiver and Natalie Lopez of Airmid Outreach to learn about the DIY process of creating a cannabis-infused pain cream

The Status of 2021’s Illinois Cannabis Legislative Session & Social Equity

Abraham Villegas and Mark Peysakhovich check in with social equity champion and Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford who gives our community a legislative update, new developments, and an invitation to continue improving the state’s cannabis laws.

A Fresh Perspective on Illinois Cannabis Policy and Social Equity

Illinois State Representative Eva Dina Delgado is an attorney with more than 20 years in both public and private sector leadership. Her story is the quintessential American Story: Her parents came to this country as immigrants with nothing and sacrificed for their kids. Now their daughter is a State Representative!

Inside Stories on Illinois Cannabis Social Equity

Six true social equity applicants in the Illinois cannabis lottery come together to tell their story in an exclusive interview.

Illinois Cannabis in 2021 With The Black Legislative Caucus

Illinois Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch on the rollout of Illinois’ adult-use cannabis program and what needs to be done in 2021.

Cannabis Investments, Startups, Raising Capital & Turning a Side Hustle into a Business

Codie Sanchez, managing director and partner at Entourage Effect Capital, reveals her biggest lessons-learned in the cannabis industry today.

Inside With IL State Senator Cristina Castro to Discuss Cannabis Policy, Commitments to Social Equity and Latinx Involvement – Episode #11

Illinois Senator Castro is an increasingly important player in the Illinois General Assembly. She is a member of the Latino Caucus and is Chairperson of the Senate Revenue Committee. She also serves as Vice-Chairperson of the Veterans Affairs committee and is a member multiple other committees.

Inside With Illinois State Representative Leader Kathleen Willis on Plans to Fix Illinois Social Equity Program and How To Get Involved, Episode #10

We get an update from State Representative Leader Kathleen Willis on the Illinois cannabis dispensary license process and plans to fix some of the problems the process has exposed in Illinois’ legalization law.

Talking Social Equity and Republicans in Cannabis With Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman – Episode #9

We caught up with Illinois Senator Jason A. Barickman, one of the few Republicans who voted in favor of cannabis legalization in Illinois. As the Assistant Republican Leader, we got his unique take and insights into the conversations that are happening over at the Republican Caucus as it relates to cannabis and the future of social equity in Illinois.

Talking Illinois Social Equity Lawsuits With Attorney David Ruskin, of HMB, Episode #8

This conversation with cannabis industry expert and attorney, David Ruskin, of HBM Legal, broke down the federal court hearings in Illinois that were related to lawsuits from applicants who did not make it into the lottery round.

Illinois State Reps Host Conference Announcing Developments in Federal Cannabis Litigation for Pending Dispensary License Lottery

State Representative Kathleen Willis, D-Addison and La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, held a news conference via The Medical Cannabis Community.

Illinois Cannabis Transparency, Diversity & Social Equity

Tough Questions on Cannabis Transparency, Diversity & Social Equity with Chief Legalization Sponsor, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy

Attention Doctors: First, Do No Harm!

There are few relationships as intimate and sacred as that of patient and doctor. Where does cannabis fit in?

The Cannabis Professional Today with Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs

Cresco Labs CEO Charlie Bachtell reveals what it’s like to work for one of the biggest cannabis companies and what it takes to get a job in the industry.