“You're not gonna get anyone to listen to anything you have to say until you understand where they're coming from.” - Arend Richard
In this episode, Aaron Richard joins the conversation to discuss navigating censorship in the cannabis industry and his upcoming high-end cannabis lounge, Cirrus Social Club. We also explore global cannabis legalization developments and challenges in opening consumption lounges in different states. Join us to learn about creating quality content and setting industry standards.
[00:01 - 07:56] Cannabis Legalization Updates
[07:57 - 14:06] Former Customer Service Manager Wins Award for Cannabis Content Creation and Launching Successful Platform
[14:07 - 20:43] Navigating Social Media Platforms for Cannabis Content
[20:44 - 26:50] A Visually Luscious Podcast Room for Consuming Cannabis
[26:51 - 33:11] Hospitality Licenses Stabilize Colorado's Cannabis Market
[33:12 - 40:11] Navigating Cannabis Hospitality Regulations and Air Quality Standards for Safe Consumption
[40:12 - 46:25] Denver's Cannabis Hospitality Industry Struggles with State Regulations and Employee Mentality
[46:26 - 53:02] Challenges of Cannabis Lounges in Las Vegas and Denver
[53:03 - 01:00:07] Navigating Cannabis Legalization and Social Equity in the Hospitality Industry
Arend Richard is a seasoned entrepreneur, LGBTQ+ advocate, and cannabis enthusiast. He founded Cirrus Social Club, merging cannabis with hospitality. Co-founder of The WeedTube.com and co-host of Glitter Bong Bash. Richard published two LGBTQ+ Sci-Fi novels and is a certified business owner.
Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she’s one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation building one of Texas’ premier CBD brands. She's currently the CEO and Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a female-run education first CBD wellness brand. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios. Shayda is the host of a podcast for cannabis marketers called To Be Blunt, where she interviews top cannabis brands on their most successful marketing initiatives. When Shayda's not building her cannabiz in Texas, you can find her on the road exploring the best hikes and spots for vegan ice cream. Follow Shayda at @theshaydatorabi
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