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Podcasts have become a very beneficial tool for the busy cannabis entrepreneur.

In an ever-competitive marketplace, podcasts bring individuals together and create a community of people pursuing their dreams; they showcase entrepreneurs who have walked through the early stages of a startup. They interview industry experts who offer insider tools along with investors who can give you insight into due diligence and fundraising tips along with showcasing entrepreneurs who made it through to the other side who are willing to share their successes and failures to help each of us along our journey.

Best Podcasts for 2018

To kick off 2018, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 Best Podcasts for Cannabis Entrepreneurs to help give you a creative push, deliver entrepreneurial insights, and hand you the building blocks of business.

1) Rocketship.fm | Product Management, Growth, Marketing, Business and more

Essential listening for entrepreneurs. Rocketship.fm breaks down the concepts you need to know to build a business today. From Product Management to Growth, Sales to Funding, we’ll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change your business. Rocketship.fm, produced in partnership with Product Collective, inspires hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, product people, and designers each month.

2) Marijuana Today 

Marijuana Today is the most in-depth discussion and analysis of the current state of marijuana business and politics.

3) Nathan Latka: The Top

Over three and a half million people are already listening to Nathan Latka’s daily podcast where he interviews (and sometimes grills) founders to get straight to the core of what matters most in business: how much money they’re making, how they generate revenue, and what advice they can share with listeners looking to grow and build their own businesses.

4) CannaInsider – Interviews with the Leaders of The Legal Cannabis 

Matthew Kind from the website CannaInsider provides weekly interviews with the leading voices of the rapidly growing Cannabis, Marijuana Industry. Listen in and learn as visionaries discuss the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Each week you’ll learn about; what is going on in The Marijuana Industry, what states are legalizing and when, what jobs are being created by both recreational and Medical Marijuana (MMJ) legalization, ways to invest in cannabis businesses, and fun and safe ways to partake in Marijuana Tourism.

5) The Tim Ferriss Show 

The bestselling author and entrepreneur host his own show in which he interviews people who are the top of their field, whether they’re musicians and athletes or whether they’re businessmen and investors. It’s not 100%-business focused, but it is fantastic if you like to learn from and emulate the habits of the rich and successful.

6) Mixergy

Andrew Warner, the founder of Mixergy, titles his company “the home of the ambitious upstart”. In this podcast, veteran entrepreneurs share the lessons they have learned that they believe will benefit up-and-coming business leaders. Full access to unlimited interviews and courses is $25/month, yes it’s, but it’s definitely worth the investment.

7) Investing in Cannabis

Investing in Cannabis tells the stories of the founders and investors in the fastest growing industry in the United States, cannabis.

8)Startups For the Rest of Us

This podcast is a little different because it focuses specifically on the software industry, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty there for everyone. It’s also the podcast that you’re most likely to end up sharing around internally because it provides strategies and advice on a macro level that specific employees can put into practice.

9) World Tech Founders podcast

World Tech Founders is all about entrepreneurship in emerging markets such as those in Egypt, Tanzania, and China. That might not sound too relevant if you’re based in the Valley, but there’s a lot to be learned from these markets, and you can take much of the advice and apply it wherever you’re based.

10) GrowCast: The Official Cannabis Podcast

GrowCast is a podcast produced by cannabis growers- join our host Jordan River as he sits down in the studio to discuss growing techniques, cannabis in pop culture, the history of cannabis, and much, much more. GrowCast features a wide range of fascinating guests, including world famous ganjapreneurs, long time cannabis growers, chemists, filmmakers, musicians and more! So sit down and smoke up, Jordan River and the whole GrowCast team will keep you company while you expand your knowledge of cannabis. And as always, be safe, and grow smarter!

11) Side Hustle Nation 

The Side Hustle Show is a top-rated podcast that features the ideas, actions, and results you need to start and grow a successful business.  Every episode, Nick Loper extracts the actionable business strategies and tips from successful entrepreneurs. Each week you’ll get new business ideas, side hustle opportunities, and high-value content to help you earn more money and make the most of your time.

12) So Money

So Money is a daily podcast with your host Farnoosh Torabi, an award-winning financial correspondent, best selling author, and highly sought-after speaker. Hear from guests like Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Tim Gunn, Margaret Cho, Early Retirees, and Millionaires Next Door to their financial perspectives, money wins and losses, and their best financial habit. On Fridays, Farnoosh tackles your biggest money questions on #AskFarnoosh.

13) One On One Stream

Takiya Anthony-Price, Massachusetts Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol campaign volunteer, former Women Grow Event Chair and published author reignited her cannabis consumption after giving birth to her youngest son in 2014. As a new mom, she struggled with her work-life balance and found that Medical cannabis helped alleviate the stressors and she’s never looked back since. While the cannabis industry is still in its infancy, it quickly became apparent to her that it was lacking diversity. Takiya founded One On One with the intention to de-stigmatize cannabis consumption among people of color and to introduce the world to the varying shades of successful stoners.

14) Girlboss Radio

In this podcast, nationally recognized businesswoman and rock star, Sophia Amoruso dives deeply into what it means to be a woman in charge and the world of entrepreneurship. This podcast is not just for girls or women, Girlboss Radio can help any listener become savvier and wiser and define what success means for her or him. Guests range from Silicon Valley CEOs to A-list actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow.

15) Legends and Losers

On Legends and Losers, the invite a lineup of amazing people who open up about what they learned from losing to become legendary. Tune into daring dialogues with authors, entrepreneurs, technology leaders Super Bowl champions, Superior Court judges, recovering alcoholics and terrorist negotiators that are shaping our world. This show will spark your spirit, stoke your perseverance, make you love your failures, and forge your inner legend all while keeping you laughing. The salty language and whiskey-soaked mind of a host, Christopher Lochhead, really ties this “Oddcast” together.

No matter what free time you have each day, listening to these podcasts can help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

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