The Smokin’ Rope Podcast
Ep. 54: Rair COO Patrick Frakes Returns for a Big Announcement

Ep. 54: Rair COO Patrick Frakes Returns for a Big Announcement

July 23, 2021

Rair COO Patrick Frakes returns to the show to discuss Rair's recent partnership with Redemption Cannabis, women leadership in all divisions of Rair and the state of the Michigan cannabis market.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 53: Ida Pearl Lee Details the 2021 MICIA Summer Annual

Episode 53: Ida Pearl Lee Details the 2021 MICIA Summer Annual

July 16, 2021

Ida Pearl Lee, Deputy Director of the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association, joins the show to discuss the upcoming MICIA Summer Annual, her own podcasting experience and recent developments in Michigan's Delta-8 THC market.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 52: Michigan Attorney General Nessel Dana Nessel Helps Us Celebrate One Year of Podcasting

Episode 52: Michigan Attorney General Nessel Dana Nessel Helps Us Celebrate One Year of Podcasting

July 9, 2021

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joins the show as we celebrate our 1-year anniversary of uninterrupted podcasting. Watch our pre-recorded interview with Dana where we discuss her role as Michigan's most progressive and canna-friendly AG, get an update on cannabis expungement efforts, and learn about her bipartisan criminal justice reform efforts.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 51: Local Roots Talks Family Owned and Operated Cannabis Retail

Episode 51: Local Roots Talks Family Owned and Operated Cannabis Retail

July 2, 2021

Roy Liskey, owner and operator of Local Roots Cannabis in Laingsburg, joins the show to discuss running a family-owned cannabis business, the local community's reaction, his philosophy on brands he carries and why Local Roots is not on Weedmaps (and thriving)!

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 50: Chris Silva Provides a Wholesale and Retail Market Update

Episode 50: Chris Silva Provides a Wholesale and Retail Market Update

June 25, 2021

Chris Silva, retail manager at Pharmhouse Wellness in Grand Rapids, returns to the show to update us on the wholesale and retail market, RSO and recent developments with ongoing controversy surrounding the MCMA.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 49: Dart Bank Talks Cannabis Industry Banking

Episode 49: Dart Bank Talks Cannabis Industry Banking

June 18, 2021

Dart Bank Vice President Nicole Perry joins the show to discuss the hot topic of cannabis industry banking.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 48: Jamie Lowell and Rick Thompson Discuss the MCMA’s War on Caregivers

Episode 48: Jamie Lowell and Rick Thompson Discuss the MCMA’s War on Caregivers

June 11, 2021

Today's show welcomes back long-term cannabis activists and thought leaders Rick Thompson and Jamie Lowell to discuss the latest in the long and ongoing fight between corporate cannabis (MCMA) and the little guys.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-host Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions.

Episode 47: NOBO Founder Alan Bonsett Talks Michigan Cannabis

Episode 47: NOBO Founder Alan Bonsett Talks Michigan Cannabis

June 4, 2021

Alan Bonsett, founder of NOBO Provisioning Center, joins the show to discuss his story and NOBO's approach to educating consumers on a more progressive view of the cannabis industry.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 46: “Boogie” Bob Baldori Talks Chuck Barry, The Woolies and Michigan Cannabis

Episode 46: “Boogie” Bob Baldori Talks Chuck Barry, The Woolies and Michigan Cannabis

May 28, 2021

Today the Smokin' Rope Podcast welcomes "Boogie" Bob Baldori. Bob became famous for his musical career with The Woolies and Chuck Barry, but he is also an accomplished attorney and has a passion for cannabis and social justice issues.

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-host Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

Episode 45: Tim Adams of Maner Costerisan Talks Cannabis Accounting

Episode 45: Tim Adams of Maner Costerisan Talks Cannabis Accounting

May 21, 2021

The Smokin' Rope Podcast is thrilled to welcome our first sponsor Tim Adams from Maner Costerisan as we delve into the world of cannabis accounting, 280E and how to prep for the inevitable audit!

Also featured on the show: Host Ryan Basore and co-hosts Tom Beller, founder of Real Leaf Solutions and Kevin Pybus, owner of Truu Cannabis.

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