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The cannabis industry is a brand new marketplace in the making, and keeping track of its developments is key to understanding its shifting opinions and climate. Podcasts are great resources for entrepreneurs seeking to stay on top of developing trends, and to hear real advice by others pursuing similar goals.

For those of us who have started the journey as a cannabis entrepreneur, here at DCN we understand time is limited and valuable, so we’ve compiled 11 of the Best Podcasts for Cannabis Entrepreneurs in 2017 to help level up your game in no time for this new year.

This list below is for cannabis entrepreneurs looking to keep up to date on the ins and outs of the cannabis industry. Filled with entrepreneurs who have walked through the early days of launching a startup, making it through to the other side, and now find themselves sharing their successes and failures with others on the airwaves, the list below is sure to help others seeking a community in this space.

#1 – CannaInsider Podcast                                                          

CannaInsider (listen on itunes) is a well known podcast hosted by Matthew Kind. Matthew gives you the information you need to stay updated with what is going on in the cannabis industry. Located in Colorado, seeing first hand the rapid growth and being surrounded by the lucrative cannabis market.  Each week he takes listeners behind the scenes and interviews the movers and shakers in the cannabis industry. You get to hear their thoughts on everything from where the industry is going to what the best opportunities are right now.

#2 – Entrepreneur On Fire                                                                       

 EOFire is an award-winning podcast hosted by John Lee Dumas. Dumas interviews the most inspiring entrepreneurs from a seven days a week. EOFire has featured incredible Entrepreneurs such as Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, Brian Tracy, and over 1500 others. So every single day, you can expect to hear incredible stories from highly successful entrepreneurs, useful ideas that can transform your business and be inspired to build the life of your dreams. 

#3 – Marijuana Today                                                                              

Marijuana Today (listen on itunes) is a podcast about the business and politics of marijuana. It is a nerdy and in-depth discussion for those who want a behind the scenes look at the latest marijuana news. Host Kris Lotlikar has created a high level platform to discuss the latest developments in the marijuana industry, the politics of legalization, and the effectiveness of public policy. You can always expect to hear from the top experts in the country in a variety of subject areas, many of whom have been working together to reform marijuana laws for a long time.

#4 – The Twenty Minute VC                                                                          

Have you ever wanted to get into the mind of a venture capitalist? The Twenty Minute VC does just that.  Each week two prominent VC investors join host Harry Stebbings, delving into why they do what they do and what they’re looking for in a startup. The show is also notable for being brief and straight to the point, with episodes clocking in at around 20-30 minutes.

#5 – Cannabis Business Minds                                                                  

Simone Cimiluca-Radzins, host of Cannabis Business Minds interviews today’s most successful Cannabis entrepreneurs and professionals. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and valuable information about doing business in the cannabis industry, then look no more. Each episode of Cannabis Business Minds will provide you valuable tips and insight from industry leaders that you can apply to your own business or career.

#6 – The School of Greatness                                                                        

The School of Greatness which is hosted by successful entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes will without a doubt inspire you to achieve your biggest goals and dreams. Lewis is a phenomenal interviewer who asks great questions. This is one of the most popular podcasts each and every year for a reason and trust us when we say, It never disappoints.

#7 – This Week in Startups                                                                            

This Week in Startups has a finger on the pulse of the tech industry.  Each week host Jason Calacanis brings on a guest entrepreneur and talks about what’s happening right now in tech. This podcast is a combination of current events, company profiles and insider gossip, which means you can expect to get a bunch of juicy information packed into each episode.

#8 – Investing in Cannabis                                                                              

Not all podcasts are audio only–this one is also followed by video interviews. Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the US, cannabis. Hosted by Brandon David, each week you get to hear from cannabis founders and investors who fund them. Join Brandon and get a inside look into the innovative cannabis startup world and how investors evaluate these companies.

#9 – Youpreneur FM

Lots of modern entrepreneurs are successful because they create a personal brand. Chris Ducker is one such person, and his Youprenuer FM podcast is aimed at instructing its listeners in all things personal brand entrepreneurship. Chris’s lineup of guests include top online business minds, covering everything from building your brand to creating products and marketing yourself in order to teach you how to succeed as a entrepreneur.

#10 – Cannabis Economy Podcast                                                          

Cannabis Economy is a real-time history of legal cannabis. Seth Adler highlights how personal and industry histories have combined and how that portrays our current reality. Cannabis economy discusses ingenuity, inspiration, leadership, legislation and precisely what has brought each subject to this moment in time. Industry luminaries from operators to activists to advocates share their stories.

#11 – PowderKeg – Igniting Startups

Powderkeg shares Startup Stories for High-Growth Business Leaders with Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Top Talent Beyond Silicon Valley. Powder Keg Gives You the Best Business Strategy from SaaS Entrepreneurs, Startup Investors, and Business Experts.

So what are you waiting for? Subscribe to these podcasts, and find out what you’ve been missing. Have other recommendations? Leave them in the comments!