CannaBlogger’s Corner Episode 22: 4/20 VIP Farmer’s Cup Judges Sesh

I hope everyone enjoyed their highest of holidays last week. Welcome to a special edition, special edish, if you will, episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner. I’m going to guess you’re like me in that you celebrate 4/20 the whole week, or at least again on 4/22 (because 4/22 is 4/20, too). That’s what I did this year when I was asked to attend The Gentleman Gorilla’s VIP Farmer’s Cup Judges Sesh on April 22. Some of the SoCal Cannabis Industry’s finest were on hand, and I got to chat with some of them. 

Our host and prior guest on CannaBlogger’s Corner, Greg, The Gentleman Gorilla, gives us a perspective on his event and how it came together.

Bestselling author and founder of Cannabis Synergy JM Balbuena talks about what she’s been up to lately as well as which was the best ride at Hershey Park (the Sooper Dooper Looper, obv).

Duane from Boycott Shitty Weed was tending the dab bar, where we got to sample the five concentrate entries in this year’s Farmer’s Cup. I can’t tell you what brands we sampled (because we don’t know), but there was some fire on hand. We all loved #5 from the gate, but #2 was a sleeper hit, giving us a stronger high than we were expecting. And it was very citrusy.

Finally, I got to chat with Ashley about her Luna Wild clothing line. Her India-inspired jackets and robes explode with color. Each item is beautifully and carefully hand-made by former victims of sex trafficking in Mumbai.

I also got to run into Amy and Seth (The Nugget Nerds), Janet from Chingona Cakes, Yani, the Hazey Lioness, and so many other good friends from the industry but didn’t get the chance to sit down and record with them (this time). 

Thanks once again to The Gentleman Gorilla for hosting an amazing event. I’m very much looking forward to the next one.

Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at

One App to Rule Them All – Sam Smith & Regrow CannaBlogger's Corner

This week, I had the privilege of welcome Samantha Smith, Head of Customer Success at Regrow, to my corner. Sam is passionately advocating to bring the cannabis industry into the mainstream corporate marketplace. Eww. OK, I know I said the bad "c" word ("corporate"), but please hear me out for a minute. Sam isn't one of those corporate suits out to swallow up grows and take advantage of those who have made the cannabis industry what it is today. Quite the opposite; her goal is to empower those currently struggling to make it in the cannabis industry with the tools they need to make it to from the garage to the board room. Those tools are consolidated into a one-stop solution: Regrow. The Regrow app's goal is to take everything the side hustler has on their whiteboards and spreadsheets and put it in one easily-accessible place. Regrow's suite of apps allows the cannapreneur to control all aspects of their canna-business literally from seed to store. Most importantly, they do it all while maintaining compliance, which is the biggest challenge in our industry. Since laws and ordinances vary from town to town, it's really hard to keep up with all the changes. Regrow helps you sleep at night knowing some shady third-party company isn't dumping toxic waste in someone's back yard. Special thanks to CMW Media for bringing us together and giving me a chance to meet Sam and talk about all the ways Regrow can help canna businesses compete in the mainstream marketplace. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the Jane West line of high-quality cannabis consumables, glass, and accessories for the sophisticated cannasseur. Find her line of modern, stylish, discreet-when-necessary travel accessories at — Send in a voice message:
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