After the 2020 election, 5 new US states voted to legalize cannabis (recreationally or medicinally). With the addition of 5 new markets, new businesses will be popping up, and existing businesses will continue to expand. As the industry grows, the need for workers with specific skills and talents will emerge- so how does one get the education they need to be a part of the cannabis industry? Can I take college courses on different aspects of the cannabis industry? Can I tell potential employers that I’ve been growing weed in my closet? All this, and so much more, on this week’s episode of the Dime.
*About the Hosts*
Bryan Fields has 8+ years of technical marketing experience ranging from website development to analytical strategy. From creating unconventional solutions for the ficklest of scientists to spearheading a successful meme-themed Instagram page, his approach to business is innovative, curiosity driven, and sprinkled with good-natured humor. After earning his Master’s Degree in Digital Entrepreneurshipfrom Strayer University, which partnered with Jon Steinberg’s Cheddar Network, he spent his time working for a spectroscopic instrumentation company that’s primary focus was on customized OEM development.
Kellan Finney currentlyserves as the Chair for the Extraction and Processing Committeefor Emerald Scientific. His previous experience ranges from speaking at MJBizCon in the fall of 2019 on extraction science tomanaging the industrial-scale, carbon dioxide-based supercritical fluid extraction and ethanol extraction facilities for a cultivation and extraction company.In addition to serving as lead scientist he developed various standard operating protocols in extraction and designed methods for isolation, purification and quantification of medicinal marijuana products. Prior to his experience in the cannabinoid extraction industry Kellan has a master’s in Metabolic Engineering and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University.Additionally, Kellan’s background in analytical chemistry includes working on the Native America Cancer Prevention grant where he quantified uranium and plutonium on the Navajo reservation.
Bryan and Kellan cofounded Eighth Revolution, a resource for all your industry needs from capital to cannabinoids.
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