The Real Dirt | Season One
Josh has been a grower for over 15 years and has become one of the most well-known cannabis cultivators around because of his unique growing methods and his massive yields. In Josh’s grows, he is producing a half pound per square foot, or 1,100 lbs a month on average, which comes out to 150 lbs every 2.5 days. At any given time, he’s growing anywhere from 40 to 60 strains. Josh wrote the grower’s bible, Three a Light as a step-by-step guide about how to yield at least three pounds per light. The Three a Light book is delivered with his line of Success Nutrients and a precise feeding schedule, so all bases are covered to support succees. It’s pretty rare to find a grower who really knows how to grow quantity and quality and Josh is the real deal. He also has a pretty amazing story about how he got to where he is today and the moral code that he applies to his life and business practices.
For Adrian Zelski, cannabis is a spiritual guide. It has helped him overcome alcoholism, excel as the front man of a successful band and land a successful career in the emerging hemp industry. Adrian is probably most commonly known for being the front man for the Athens, Georgia based band, Dubconscious. But, in addition to being a talented musician and cannabis connoisseur, Adrian is the Director of Operations for the brand new International Hemp Exchange aka iHEMPx. iHEMPx is based in Boulder, Colorado and is kind of a big deal for many reasons. It’s one of the first online portals that connects buyers and sellers of all things hemp. Think Etsy or Ebay, but with hemp. IHEMPx has both a retail and wholesale component and is growing quickly in popularity and with the media. But many people don’t fully understand the difference between hemp and cannabis that gets you high. Find out if the hemp industry is as lucrative as you think it is and what the future of hemp has in store on this episode of The Real Dirt with Chip Baker.
TerpX is an award-winning cannabis brand specializing in high quality extractions. TerpX’s products include butane hash oil concentrates, distilled hash oil, pre-filled disposable vaporizer pens, and vaporizer pen cartridges. TerpX currently produces concentrates for over 100 medical/recreational dispensaries in Colorado, and more than a dozen medical dispensaries in Nevada.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip sits down with Christian Sederberg, partner and founding member of Vicente Sederberg LLC, named “The Country’s First powerhouse Marijuana Law Firm” by Rolling Stone. Christian and the firm have provided a wide range of real estate, transactional and regulatory assistance to the marijuana community. Christian was also an integral part of Colorado’s Amendment 64 campaign, acting as core volunteer for the campaign, representing the campaign on Governor Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. He also led the campaign’s legislative implementation team in the Colorado legislature by coordinating the implementation of the Colorado legislative and regulatory structure related to adult-use marijuana. Roll one up with the pros and listen in as Chip and Christian discuss the path to legal cannabis in the state of Colorado.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip sits down with Matt Bickel, an industry trail blazer with a hefty list of experience in the world of Cultivation. Matt is a master cultivator, professional cultivation consultant, compliance officer at Vicente Sederberg, LLC, to name a few. With a passion rooted in the cultivation aspect of the business, and a deep thirst for knowledge that is quenched through countless hours of research and study, Matt has a lot to say and a lot of experience to back it up. Roll one up and listen in as Matt and Chip discuss the days before legalization, and the path to our current market in Colorado and beyond.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip rolls it up with Jeff, lead cultivator at Natural Remedies Dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Jeff is a seasoned grower, with years of experience under his belt. Listen in as Jeff and Chip talk growing weed in Colorado, their favorite strains to grow and smoke and the present and future of weed.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip Baker sits down with the legendary Mr. Soul, cultivator and founder of Brothers Grimm Seed Company. With a colorful background including nuclear engineering studies and years of cultivation which lead to the creation of Brothers Grimm, Mr. Soul is a house hold name in the breeders/genetics side of the cannabis industry.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip hangs out with Andrew Livingston, a policy analyst for Vicente Sederburg, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Andrew worked on the historic Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol campaign, which legalized cannabis for adults in Colorado. Andrew provides analysis on legal and regulatory matters as well as economic market projections for adult-use and medical marijuana laws in Colorado and around the world. Fire it up and get nerdy with Andrew and Chip as they project, analyze, and discuss all things legal weed.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip gets lit with Justin Jones of DANK Dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Justin Jones is one of the founding entrepreneurs of the Colorado cannabis industry. He co-founded JGB Ventures, LLC (dba DANK), a licensed medical grow and dispensary in Denver, Colorado. In 2014, DANK became one of the first dispensaries to receive a license to sell recreational marijuana and has since quadrupled in size. Roll one up and sit down with Justin and Chip as they discuss the Colorado legal cannabis market, business and everything in between.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip sits down with Jefe from Little Hill Cultivators to discuss all things cannabis cultivation in the state of California. Jefe is a master cultivator, winner of multiple cannabis cups around the state of California, and his green houses are solar powered! Fire it up with Chip and Jeff, as they discuss growing cannabis and much more.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip Baker rolls one up with Casey Darlow, a Master Grower for Northern Lights Dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Listen in as Casey discusses working in the legal cannabis market, the day to day of what being a Master Grower means, his favorite weed to grow, and how to work in the industry. You might also walk away some new recommendations for new podcasts to add to your play list! Fire it up and get down to the real dirt with Chip and Casey.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip Baker talks with Jordan Wellington an associate at Vicente Sederberg LLC in Denver Colorado. Jordan’s primary focus at Vicente Sederberg LLC is on regulatory compliance and government affairs. Jordan basically spends his time teaching cannabis businesses how to operate under compliance, and teaching policymakers all over the world how to regulate cannabis in a responsible way. Jordan also serves on the Marijuana Research Advisory Group, which was convened by the Colorado School of Public Health at University of Colorado Denver, and Advisory Board on Good Marijuana Cultivation and Handling Practices, convened by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Roll one up and listen in as Jordan and Chip talk about policy, politics, and the industry path into the future.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip talks with Stacy Johnson, founder and owner of Harvest House Dispensary in Nederland, Colorado. Stacy is a 20-year resident of Nederland. Harvest House is Nederland’s only locally grown and locally operated dispensary. Harvest House offers a wide range of high quality weed strains, edibles, topicals, and concentrates, all of them are high quality and grown with tender, love and care. Stacy is a passionate cultivator and connoisseur of cannabis. Fire it up and listen in as Stacy and Chip discuss the road to legal cannabis business in Colorado.
On this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip Baker blazes with Fletcher Watson from Archive Seed Bank and Dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Fletcher is first and foremost a cannabis grower extraordinaire, but he is deeply passionate about preserving heritage cannabis genetics, which led him to create Archive Seed Bank. Listen in as Chip and Fletcher discuss the road to Archive Seed Bank and dispensary, and all things weed! Light one up and get dirty with The Real Dirt.
Chip Baker lights one up with Brian Barfield who is recently transitioning from the culinary world as a chef to the cannabis industry as the man at Humboldt Integrated Cannabis. Listen to his story about how he successfully integrated into the new booming cannabis industry in Northern California.