Northern Lights

Minnesota Cannabis College

Welcome to "Northern Lights," a captivating podcast that illuminates the vibrant world of Minnesota's cannabis industry. Join us as we uncover the latest updates, share intriguing perspectives, and dive into the stories that shape this thriving community. From engaging conversations with industry trailblazers to spotlighting local businesses and groundbreaking initiatives, "Northern Lights " is your guide to the remarkable journey of cannabis in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Stay informed, inspired, and connected as we explore the potential and progress within Minnesota's cannabis landscape.

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Episode 34 - Jonesing for Justice (with Sam Milstein and Jordan Fallis)
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Episode 34 - Jonesing for Justice (with Sam Milstein and Jordan Fallis)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! UPDATE SINCE FILMING: HF 4757 HAS PASSED BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE; NOW HEADS TO GOVERNOR'S DESKThis week, Tanner is joined by guest cohost Sam Milstrain from Milstagrams THC Distribution. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension expunges 57,780 records almost three months ahead of schedule, the Minnesota Supreme Court demotes the Legal Marijuana Now Party, and Albert Lea advances a moratorium on cannabis, liquor, tobacco or "sexually oriented material", making them officially the coolest town in America. Finally, we dig into the legislature for one of the last times this year! HF 4757 makes its way out of committee. Then we try Mary Jones's Green Apple Infused Soda.Then, Steve sits down with Jordan Fallis of NativeCare to learn more about his background and what brings him to the Red Lake Nation. They explore more about efforts at NativeCare to produce some of the highest quality cannabis in Minnesota and learn about what full legalization brings to the Nation.Finally, a preview from our January 2024 Class "Getting Started Growing with LogiBlom!, hosted by the Minnesota Cannabis College and Clean Green Media. Learn all about starting your cannabis plants from seeds, including selecting the right cultivars, understanding soil conditions, and mastering ideal environmental settings. Begin your growing journey today! Stream the full class today: https://mncannabiscollege.vhx.tv/products/getting-started-growing-with-logiblomDonate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comThank you to our sponsor NativeCare, Minnesota's first recreational cannabis dispensary, now on WeedMaps!Links from the Show:๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ BCA Expugenment Details - https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ooc/news-releases/Pages/Adult-Use-Cannabis-Act-Automatic-expungements-of-BCA-records-complete.aspx๐Ÿค Albert Lea Open House (May 22 @ 4:30pm) - https://cityofalbertlea.org/zoningforthefuture/๐Ÿฅค Mary Jones Soda - https://gomaryjones.com/๐ŸŒฟ NativeCare - https://www.nativecare.com/๐Ÿ‘ค Jordan Fallis - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-fallis/Support the Show.
Episode 33 - Commit-tea and Coffee (With Kayla Fearing and Minimum Wage Tim)
May 13 2024
Episode 33 - Commit-tea and Coffee (With Kayla Fearing and Minimum Wage Tim)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! This week, Marcus, John, and Tanner are joined by guest cohost Kayla Fearing of Healing Fear Consulting. Another Native nation in Minnesota weighs entering the cannabis industry, Minnesotans sue to be able to sell their home grown cannabis, and a White Earth man was charged and faces jail time for selling cannabis on August 1, 2024. Then, we have a Mock Conference Committee, diving deep into the Senate and Houseโ€™s versions of HF 4757. Then, Steve and Tanner sit down with Tim Frederick of Minimum Wage Timโ€™s Coffee Co. They explore more about the similarities between good coffee, good cannabis, and good music, and Tim helps to illuminate his path to coffee. Not an interview to miss! Finally, it's time for the Season Finale segment of Cooking with Clem, a collaboration between Doctor Dabs and Northern Lights Podcast. Today Clem's whipping up some Maple Bacon flavored with Infused Maple Sugar and his Daytime Tea Blend! Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs makes a wide variety of THC-infused products, including infused Maple Syrup from Taylors Falls, MN. Learn how to use Infused Maple Sugar to make your own infused meal at home! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comThank you to our sponsor NativeCare, Minnesota's first recreational cannabis dispensary, now on WeedMaps!Links from the Show:๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ Homegrown Sales Complaint - https://www.minnpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/MCRO_62-CV-24-2952_Complaint-Civil_2024-05-07_20240509090830.pdf๐Ÿ“œ HF 4571 (Side by Side) - https://www.leg.mn.gov/leg/cc/blob?docid=3228394โ˜•๏ธ Minimum Wage Timโ€™s Coffee Co - https://www.minimumwagetims.com/๐Ÿ‘ค Tim Frederick - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-frederick-0111a1155๐Ÿจ Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs - https://www.doctordabshealthyhighs.com/Support the Show.
Episode 32 - Rescheduling on Schedule (with Rachelle Gordon and Drew Emmer)
May 6 2024
Episode 32 - Rescheduling on Schedule (with Rachelle Gordon and Drew Emmer)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! This week, Steve and Tanner are joined by guest cohost Rachelle Gordon of Greenstate. Can you guess what we talk about in this episode? If you guessed the DEA's proposal to move cannabis from Schedule I to III, you're correct! If you guessed the bill introduced in Washington to regulate and deschedule cannabis federally, you're correct! If you guessed the CannOmnibus bill passing the Minnesota Senate, you're correct! And if you guessed the hosts discuss the measure making its way through the Minnesota Legislature to restrict packing (can you read six-point font?), then you're also correct! It's a busy week, and we top it off by trying Legacy Cup-winning Flo from The Stash, a watermelon strawberry beverage concoction. Then, Steve sits down with Drew Emmer, Strategic Relations at Boveda. They explore the history of the Minnesota-based company that innovated a product known across the country helping to Save The Terps. Drew recounts the connection between a cigar company and the legacy cannabis industry that reformed products today.Finally, it's time for another segment of Cooking with Clem, a collaboration between Doctor Dabs and Northern Lights Podcast. Today Clem's whipping up some Cajun Shrimp flavored with Infused Cajun Seasoning! Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs makes a wide variety of THC-infused products, including infused Maple Syrup from Taylors Falls, MN. Learn how to use Infused Cajun Seasoning to make your own infused meal at home! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comThank you to our sponsor NativeCare, Minnesota's first recreational cannabis dispensary, now on WeedMaps!Links from the Show:๐Ÿ“œ HF 4571 - https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?f=HF4571&b=house&y=2024&ssn=0๐Ÿ“œ S.4226 - A bill to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis - https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/senate-bill/4226๐Ÿฅค Flo - https://www.instagram.com/wethestash_/๐Ÿ‘ค Drew Emmer - https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-emmer-82544470๐Ÿจ Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs - https://www.doctordabshealthyhighs.com/Contents of this Podcast:00:00 - North Star Law Group Intro00:37 - Introductions11:32 - Minnesota Cannabis News (May 6)35:59 - Let's Try... Flo by The Stash48:50 - NativeCare Feature49:54 - Our Interview With... Colin Kelley01:56:19 - Cooking with Clem02:17:02 - Conclusion/End CreditsSupport the Show.
Episode 31 - The Stoned Poets Department (with Colin Kelley)
Apr 29 2024
Episode 31 - The Stoned Poets Department (with Colin Kelley)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! As Taylor Swift would say, "My Friends All Smell Like Weed," because it's the first legal 4/20 in Minnesota! John and Tanner share their experiences celebrating at various events across the Twin Cities. Then they dig deep into legislation moving it's way through the chambers, both good (CannOmnibus) and bad (HF 4251). Next, we try Heti's new Meadow Cat Nap THC beverage, inspired by Dakota roots and created by Dana Thompson, co-creator of the James Beard Award-winning Owamni Restaurant.Then, Steve and Tanner sit down with Colin Kelley to discuss the history of cannabis in Minnesota and the future of national cannabis. Colin recounts the early days at Leafline Labs, from applying for a license to growing the first harvest, all while working within the confines of new and evolving regulations. They also discuss the value of bringing experience into your growing team when working in the cannabis industry.Finally, it's time for another segment of Cooking with Clem, a collaboration between Doctor Dabs and Northern Lights Podcast. Today Clem's whipping up some Stir Fried Veggies flavored with infused Jerk Seasoning! Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs makes a wide variety of THC-infused products, including infused Maple Syrup from Taylors Falls, MN. Learn how to use Infused Jerk Seasoning to make your own infused meal at home! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿ“œ HF 4251 - https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF4251&ssn=0&y=2023๐Ÿฅค Heti - https://hetiproducts.com/๐Ÿ‘ค Colin Kelley - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ckelley/๐Ÿจ Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs - https://www.doctordabshealthyhighs.com/Support the Show.
Episode 29 - $500,000 Up in Smoke (with Jeremy Sutherland)
Apr 15 2024
Episode 29 - $500,000 Up in Smoke (with Jeremy Sutherland)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! 4/20 is less than a week away, and the Department of Health is celebrating by destroying half a million dollars worth of illicit cannabis products. Marcus, Steve, and Tanner break that down, and a whole lot more happening throughout the state, including St. Joseph passing a moratorium while exploring municipal shops, roadside testers reporting a high participation rate, and more fun at the Legislature in St. Paul as the CannOmnibus bill makes it way through the law-making meat grinder. Next, we try 4 Canna, CannaConnect's new collab with Modist Brewing!Then, Marcus and Tanner sit down with Jeremy Sutherland to talk about his background with Hybrid Nation and his role as a co-founder of Crooked Beverage Co. We learn more about what brought him to the cannabis industry and try our best not to ask about Ryan Winklerโ€™s cannabis habits (spoiler: we failed). Finally, it's time for another segment of Cooking with Clem, a collaboration between Doctor Dabs and Northern Lights Podcast. Today Clem's whipping up some Beghrir (Moroccan Pancakes) topped with infused Maple Syrup! Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs makes a wide variety of THC-infused products, including infused Maple Syrup from Taylors Falls, MN. Learn how to use Infused Maple Syrup to make your own ice cream at home! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿชด Curing Cannabis Correctly! (Mon, Apr 15) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/product/curing-cannabis-correctly/๐Ÿ› Bubble Hash Bonanza (Sun, May 5) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/hash/โŒจ๏ธ OCMโ€™s 8th Survey (License Interest Assessment) - https://cannabis.mn.gov/rulemaking.htmlโ˜• 4 Canna - https://modistbrewing.com/drinks/4-canna/๐Ÿฅค Crooked Beverage Company - https://www.crookedbeverage.com/๐Ÿ‘ค Jeremy Sutherland - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-sutherland-aaabb1254๐Ÿจ Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs - https://www.doctordabshealthyhighs.com/๐ŸŽ“ 2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growspring2024/Support the Show.
Episode 28 - April Showers Bring Cannabis Flowers (with Shawn Weber)
Apr 8 2024
Episode 28 - April Showers Bring Cannabis Flowers (with Shawn Weber)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! As rainstorms wash away the last of the snow, they usher in a season of cannabis flowers in Minnesota, and John, Marcus, and Tanner are here to break it down. Expungements begin in May; Chippewa County says "no" to cannabis, while Wayzata says "Yes, please!"; and a dispensary two hours outside of Minnesota is offering to pay gas money to any Minnesotans making the trip. Then we crack into legislative updates while cracking open Gus Dean's NEW Royal Caramel Cold Brew, another home run!Next, Steve and Tanner sit down with Shawn Weber, owner/operator of Crested River and President of the Minnesota Cannabis Growers Cooperative and Industry Council. They dig into his past, exploring why he chooses to work to organize Minnesota's cannabis industry and discuss the next steps for Crested River as Minnesota moves into the next chapter of legalization.Finally, it's time for another segment of Cooking with Clem, a collaboration between Doctor Dabs and Northern Lights Podcast. Today Clem's whipping up some infused Maple Syrup Ice Cream! Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs makes a wide variety of THC-infused products, including infused Maple Syrup from Taylors Falls, MN. Learn how to use Infused Maple Syrup to make your own ice cream at home! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿชด Curing Cannabis Correctly! (Mon, Apr 15) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/product/curing-cannabis-correctly/๐Ÿง‘โ€โš–๏ธ Cannabis Expungement Board Website - https://mn.gov/ceb/โ˜• Gus Dean Canna Coffee - https://www.gusdeancannacoffee.com/๐Ÿซ Crested River - https://criver.cc/๐Ÿ‘ค Shawn Weber - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnwweber/๐Ÿจ Doctor Dabs Healthy Highs - https://www.doctordabshealthyhighs.com/๐ŸŽ“ 2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growspring2024/Support the Show.
Episode 27 - The Body (High) Enters The Ring (w/ Brock Friesen & Lauren Bertrand)
Apr 1 2024
Episode 27 - The Body (High) Enters The Ring (w/ Brock Friesen & Lauren Bertrand)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! Let's get ready to rumble!! In a one-two punch, Marcus and Tanner break down this week in cannabis news. First, we dig deep into Jesse Ventura Farms, the newest cannabis company in Minnesota that happens to be led by Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, and get an opportunity to try one of their unreleased products!! Jesse Ventura Farms by Retro Bakery's Governor's Select Lemon Pound Cake White Chocolate takes the competition to the mat, with taste! Then they discuss this week's Cannabis Advisory Council meeting, exploring Angela Dawson's election as Vice Chair, and break down the "Cannomnibus Bill" making its way through the Minnesota House. Next, Tanner and Steve sit down with Brock Friesen of Carpe Diem CBD and You Betcha! They talk about his background in sales, how he came to find the local cannabis industry, and a bit about the future of You Betcha! in 2024. Then, they try a full round of You Betcha! products, sampling:- Day Time Gummies: Strawberry-Kiwi & Pineapple-Habanero- Night Time Gummies: Sweet-Cherry & Sour-Pink-Lemonade- Betcha Bar: Coffee Crisp, Cranberry Hibiscus, & Lemon GingerFinally, Marcus and Steve sit down with Lauren Bertrand of WYNK (Wherehouse Beverage Co.) to hear more about her background in alcohol and how the transition to the cannabis industry helped her continue to grow relationships in Minnesota. Learn more about Lauren's advice for new entrepreneurs and where you can drink WYNK today. Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿชด Curing Cannabis Correctly! (Mon, Apr 15) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/product/curing-cannabis-correctly/๐Ÿ‘ฅ CannaConnect04 Tickets - https://cannaconnectmn.com/๐ŸŽ‰ Pre-Order Jesse Ventura Edibles & 4/20 Party Details - https://retrobakery.net/pages/jesse-ventura-farms-by-retro-bakery๐Ÿซ You Betcha! - https://youbetchacannabis.com/๐Ÿ‘ค Brock Friesen - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brockfriesen๐Ÿฅค WYNK - https://drinkwynk.com/๐Ÿ‘ค Lauren Bertrand - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-bertrand/๐ŸŽ“ 2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growspring2024/Support the Show.
Episode 26 - Big Dreams for Small Business (with Mike Kanowitz and Scott Swail)
Mar 25 2024
Episode 26 - Big Dreams for Small Business (with Mike Kanowitz and Scott Swail)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! As the snow flutters down in a spring flurry, grab your coziest blanket and a steaming mug of hot dish to join us for an enlightening episode of "Northern Lights." This week, hosts Tanner and John welcome Jerry Collins, the visionary behind Big Dreams Organics in Albert Lea, MN. The conversation lights up with insights about Island Peลพi, the eagerly anticipated dispensary near Treasure Island Casino, alongside a thorough exploration of the Legal Marijuana Now Party's future ventures. The episode takes a deeper dive into Minnesota's inaugural cannabis hearings of the year, offering a preview of what's brewing in St. Paul for the coming days.In a flavorful segment, Marcus and Tanner link up with Will from Dabbler Depot to discuss their exclusive Generic Gummies. These treats are not only delicious with their unique [insert flavor here] taste but also perfect for enhancing [insert activity here], making them a must-try for everyone. Discover why Dabbler Depot is the go-to spot for these exclusive delights.Then, dive into the cannabis industry's inner workings with Steve, Tanner, and the dynamic duo from Boveda's Cannabis Sales team, Mike Kanowitz and Scott Swail. Learn about their unique journey into the cannabis sector, the challenges and triumphs of selling in a multi-faceted company, and their predictions for Minnesota's cannabis future.Wrapping up the episode, John and Tanner circle back with Jerry Collins for a close-up look at Big Dreams Organics. They explore the Albert Lea inspection process from a business owner's perspective, shedding light on Jerry's transition from seeking solace from sleepless nights to leading a trailblazing cannabis enterprise. Tune in to discover the stories, strategies, and insights that are shaping the cannabis landscape in Minnesota.Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿชด Curing Cannabis Correctly! (Mon, Apr 15) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/product/curing-cannabis-correctly/CannaConnect04 Tickets - https://cannaconnectmn.com/Big Dreams Organics - https://bigdreamorganics.com/Boveda - https://store.bovedainc.com/collections/boveda-for-cannabisScott Swail - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-swail-72b359b7/Mike Kanowitz - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-kanowitz-818180193/2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growspring2024/Support the Show.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Inspection) | March 21, 2023 Event Rebroadcast
Mar 22 2024
What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Inspection) | March 21, 2023 Event Rebroadcast
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! Join us for a comprehensive discussion designed to help businesses navigate the inspection process, understand compliance requirements, and streamline operations! Hereโ€™s a look back at the insights and highlights from the event!๐ŸŽค Insightful Presentation/Panel: An engaging hour-long discussion featuring Margaret Wiatrowski, Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Product Unit Supervisor for the Office of Medical Cannabis, unveiled the intricacies of the inspection process and compliance strategies. The session wrapped up with an interactive Q&A, offering attendees personalized advice.๐Ÿงญ Expert Guidance: Jen Reise offered an in-depth look into the legal intricacies of the cannabis industry, focusing on the importance of compliance, successfully launching a business, and navigating regulatory challenges. Her insights were tailored to empower business owners with the knowledge to safeguard their interests and thrive in a competitive landscape.๐Ÿ“ˆ Business Owner Perspective: Insights from local business owner Jamie Croyle (House of Oilworx) shed light on practical strategies for collaborating with state and local officials, providing a real-world glimpse into navigating the cannabis business landscape.๐Ÿ“š MNCC Online Training Program: We introduced our attendees to the MNCC training program designed to equip teams for success in compliance, highlighting the resources and support available to ensure businesses thrive.The workshop served as a pivotal platform for sharing knowledge, strategies, and experiences, fostering a community of well-informed and compliant cannabis businesses. While the event might be over, donโ€™t miss the chance to gain valuable insights from our panel!๐ŸŒŸ Sponsorship Gratitude: We extend our heartfelt gratitude to North Star Law Group for sponsoring the live stream of our workshop. Their generous support made it possible to share this invaluable event and its wealth of information with a wider audience, free of charge. It's through partnerships like these that we can continue to foster a well-informed and compliant cannabis business community.Support the Show.
Episode 25 - THC-A(in't Allowed) (with Jeff Brinkman)
Mar 18 2024
Episode 25 - THC-A(in't Allowed) (with Jeff Brinkman)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! The crackdown on THC-A flower begins, and John, Marcus, and Tanner are here to break down what it means for you. They also discuss a recent letter sent to the President by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN5) and 35 other members of Congress; it demands more action on cannabis at the federal level. Finally, despite the lack of hearings, the hosts also dig into:- HF 4789/SF 4524 (Expanded Medical Access)- HF 4871/SF 4957 (Flavor / Advertising Limits)Then, John sits down with Kelly, Richard, and JP, the minds behind Ganja Skoden. Hear about how their unique backgrounds come together in a refreshing Sparkling Lime Margarita overflowing with love. Skoden and grab one at Dabbler Depot today!Next, the crew is joined by Jeff Brinkman of Superior Cannabis Company to talk about what small businesses need to succeed in Minnesota. Listen to how his experience as a wrestling coach led him to start a wellness-focused cannabis company that provides high-quality cannabis products from Austin to Duluth.Finally, Steve Eigenmann joins to discuss the upcoming CANNACONNECT04 Expo and the LIMITED FREE TICKETS still available at cannaconnectmn.com. Grab yours before they're gone! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿ’ช How to Grow Big Plants (Mar 18, 2024) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growbig๐Ÿ“ข Capital Cannabis Update (Mar 20, 2024) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/event/%f0%9f%93%a2-cannabis-capital-update/๐Ÿ“‹ What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Inspection) (Mar 21, 2024) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/inspectionSuperior Cannabis Company - https://www.superiorcannabiscompany.com/CannaConnect04 Tickets - https://cannaconnectmn.com/2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growspring2024/Support the Show.
Episode 23 - Craft Cannabis Uncapped (with Bob Galligan)
Mar 11 2024
Episode 23 - Craft Cannabis Uncapped (with Bob Galligan)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! Things are growing in the right direction in the North Star State! Mille Lacs will soon be home to a 50,000-square-foot grow facility, Pope and Chisago County are considering a cannabis prohibition, and "THC-A" may soon face regulatory action. Also, while the Minnesota Legislature hasn't advanced any bills, we dig deep into: - HF 4757/SF 4782 (OCM Update Bill)- SF 4538 (Public Land Use Restrictions) - HF 4629 (Nonintoxicating Cannabinoid Hemp Program Update)- HF 4635/SF 3925 (Under-21 Criminalization). It's a lot of bill text to dig into, so we also try the new Harriet Grove Botanicals x Dabber Depot Tangerine Dream Live Rosin Gummies.Then Bob Galligan of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild joins to discuss his work in the legislature and the connections between craft brewing and craft cannabis. Hear more about what people might be able to expect in the legislature over the next few years, along with some of the work we can expect from the Guild. Finally, we answer listener questions! Send your questions to info@mncannabiscollege.org, and we might answer them on Northern Lights!Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:Friends of the MN Cannabis College - https://mncannabiscollege.org/friends๐Ÿ’ช How to Grow Big Plants (Mar 18, 2024) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growbig๐Ÿ“‹ What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Inspection) (Mar 21, 2024) - https://mncannabiscollege.org/inspectionBob Galligan on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-galligan-70843186/2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - https://mncannabiscollege.org/growspring2024/Support the Show.
Episode 23 - The Doctor Is In (with Dr. Clemon Dabney III)
Mar 4 2024
Episode 23 - The Doctor Is In (with Dr. Clemon Dabney III)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! It's March, and the Doctor is in! We're joined in the studio by a slew of guests, helping to update us on everything going on in the Minnesota cannabis industry. First, John, Steve, and Tanner break down the news around Minnesota's Cannabis Expungement Board and new cannabis legislation introduced in Minnesota. Then, we're joined by Adam Klosterman of MLLW, a MN-based company who aims to create flavorful, hemp derived, THC consumables that satisfy and delight consumers.Then, Doctor Clemon Dabney III (aka Doctor Dabs) joins us in the studio to talk about his background, what he studied to become a cannabis doctor, and how he grows really big plants. Hear more about the OCM Director interview process from the person who went through it, and hear his thoughts on what the state's been up to since last summer.Finally, we're joined by Kayla Fearing (Healing Fear Consulting) and Adam Wagner (Twin Cities THC) to talk about House File 3766, a measure that would authorize patients enrolled in the state's registry program to eithercultivate up to 16 cannabis plants, or designate a caregiver to cultivate cannabis on their behalf. Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:Friends of the MN Cannabis College - LINK๐Ÿ’ช How to Grow Big Plants (Mar 18, 2024) - LINK๐Ÿ“‹ What to Expect When You're Expecting (An Inspection) (Mar 21, 2024) - LINKDoctor Dabs Healthy Highs on Instagram - LINKKayla Fearing on Instagram - LINKAdam Wagner on Instagram - LINK2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - LINKSupport the Show.
Episode 22 - Let's Be Best Buds (with Jaime Croyle and Veronika Alfaro)
Feb 26 2024
Episode 22 - Let's Be Best Buds (with Jaime Croyle and Veronika Alfaro)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! Oh, we get by with a little help from our friends, and that includes you! This week, we're diving deep into the OCM's implementation meeting, exploring a newly updated retail training program in Minnesota, and talking about how you can become a Friend of the Minnesota Cannabis College!Then, we hear from business owner and longtime cannabis activist Jaime Croyle about her thoughts on the next chapter of legalization, exploring what it could look like for businesses outside of the metro area. Jaime's insight is critical as someone who has seen the waves of this industry since the CBD days.Finally, hear from Mi Sota Essence owner Veronika Alfaro about what motivates her to infuse traditional flavors with cannabis, and we get an opportunity to sample the new 1229: Tropical Haze THC Agua Fresca. Pick up your own four-pack and try it yourself!Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:Friends of the MN Cannabis College - LINKMN Cannabis Retail Training Program - LINK๐Ÿฅพ Grow at Home Boot Camp (Feb 29, 2024) - LINK๐Ÿ’ช How to Grow Big Plants (Mar 18, 2024) - LINK@houseofoilworx on Instagram - LINK@misotaess on Instagram - LINK2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - LINKSupport the Show.
Episode 21 - Cool, Quirky, and Very Minnesota (with Matt Robidou and David Gonzalez)
Feb 19 2024
Episode 21 - Cool, Quirky, and Very Minnesota (with Matt Robidou and David Gonzalez)
Comment, question, or idea for the podcast? Send us a Text Message! If our podcast was a person, they could legally possess cannabis in Minnesota, because Northern Lights is (on Episode) 21!! We cover news out of OCM and DEED, talk about a city in Minnesota looking to become the first with a municipal dispensary, and take a look at a mayor who might have grown a bit more than eight plants (and not for a municipal dispensary, either!).Then, hear from Matt Robidou on his experiences, both in the armed forces and as a student at the University of Minnesota. He shares how learning how cannabis has allowed him to grow REALLY big plants. Catch this interview to learn a bit more about what you can expect to see in March! Finally, hear from David Gonzalez, CEO of Fizzy THC, as he explores the booming Minnesota market for THC drinks after 2023's legalization of hemp-derived beverages. Plus, David shares his predictions for upcoming industry trends. Don't miss it! Donate Today - mncannabiscollege.org/donateFilmed and Recorded at the Dabbler Depot Studio in St. PaulToday's episode of Northern Lights is presented by North Star Law Group, your trusted partner in Minnesota's burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Learn more at northstarlaw.comLinks from the Show:๐Ÿฅพ Grow at Home Boot Camp (Feb 29, 2024) - LINK๐Ÿ’ช How to Grow Big Plants (Mar 18, 2024) - LINKRaidenLabsUSA on Instagram - LINKFizzy THC - LINK2024 Spring Semester Course Roster - LINKSupport the Show.