Season 3 Trailer
"THE MARIJUANA SHOW" FOUND THE NEXT MARIJUANA MILLIONAIRE
SEASON THREE PREMIERES TUESDAY MAY 1, 2018
May 1, 2018 – Taos, NM - What do a marijuana millionaire, a mother of eight kids who couldn’t afford Christmas gifts, a veteran, and a prohibitionist turned marijuana advocate, all have in common? Find out on “The Marijuana Show, Season Three” premiering May 1, 2018 exclusively on TheMarijuanaShow.com.
Seen by millions on Amazon Prime over the last two years, the series that has offered over $20 million to deserving ganjapreneurs is back with a compelling new format.
Called “The Shark Tank of the cannabis industry,” by CNBC in 2015, “The Marijuana Show, Season 3” offers a new take on the pitch show concept. In addition to riveting pitches from ganjapreneur hopefuls, viewers will get to know the personal stories of the contestants and their reasons for venturing into the cannabis industry – from moms and kids beating cancer to veterans looking for alternatives to opiates. By sharing their poignant and emotional stories, Season 3 helps shed stereotypes and stigmas of cannabis use while educating prohibitionists on its benefits.
Contestants on “The Marijuana Show, Season 3” are seeking funding for new products and services, including a machine that rolls 420 joints in two minutes, the first home dispensary allowing consumers to blend any wellness recipe from their phone, a complete cannabis seed to sale app, immortality in a bottle, a cannabis cliff bar, and a security company that only hires veterans. The producers also found the next Marijuana Millionaire, watch to see who wins.
“The cast this season really bonded, has a great sense of humor and are passionate about why they are in this industry. They come from California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, North Carolina and New Jersey. Most are mothers, fathers, or grandparents. Everyone has powerful, life-changing stories to share,” said Karen Paull, Executive Producer.
“We want cannabis consumers to have an epic show they can proudly show prohibitionist family members, politicians, doctors, nurses, and friends to educate them on the realities of medical cannabis and hemp. It takes a lot of people sharing the show to legalize it. We produce the show to educate, advocate and to help legalize cannabis and hemp.” said Wendy Robbins, director/producer/editor of “The Marijuana Show.”
“The Marijuana Show, Season 3” also updates viewers on popular contestants’ stories from Seasons 1 and 2 including a cannabis car, a grow machine for 250 plants automated and secured with a phone, a broke senior selling his business for $2.75 million, and more.
Season 3 will first be seen on TheMarijuanaShow.com on May 1st and will be available on Amazon Prime later this year while the producers secure additional global distribution deals.
MEEt THE Cast
Co-Founder of Restored Balance
Heather’s personal journey towards restoration began with her first sales job when she was 16 years old. Years later, when a direct sales company approached her to lead the charge in launching a new skin care line with amazing results, she accepted the challenge. And she had great success. But to her, the greatest success was seeing the powerful, transformational results the products had on so many lives. Heather learned that her own formulations were more potent than the company. She then spent years assembling a powerful Discovery Team of Scientific Experts, Doctors, Chemists and formulators to research, test, and develop her line of organic skin care. On July 5, 2015 Heather quit her job and Restored Balance was born.
Jessica Ferranti ,
Senior VP of Sales STM Canna
Imagine rolling 420 joints in 2 minutes.. Enough said… Over the years Jessica has been a passionate key leader in innovative, early-stage start-up’s. With STM’s 100% clean technologies, she works with the largest Cannabis processors in the World to incentivize the creation of more chemical free cannabis products for consumers. She strives to achieve rank in the “30 under 30 list” both as a woman and LGBT advocate. Utilizing this platform she aims to launch a variety of global initiatives to positively impact the quality of life for millions of people around the world.
CXO & CO-FOUNDER OF ALTOPA, MAKER OF THE OBLEND
Matt is Altopa’s co-founder and product visionary. Matt has primary responsibility for Altopa’s consumer experience, the company’s product vision and overall strategic direction, and generating business momentum through awareness & education. Matt is a startup veteran with over sixteen years’ experience building early-stage companies. His entre into the cannabis industry was prompted by a personal experience with medicinal use of cannabis. In 2013, the Wilson’s beloved family border collie, Numi, began experiencing uncontrollable seizures and was quickly diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Through a confounding process of trial and error, Matt finally found a product that worked and a consistent source for an RSO-like cannabis oil. In a short time, the treatment not only controlled the seizures but significantly extended Numi’s life. Over the last several years, Matt has immersed himself in the industry working with several cannabis-focused enterprises with the goal of learning all he could about the science, the medicine, and the market.
Nicole Wicker ,
CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF ALTOPA, MAKER OF THE OBLEND
Nicole has three decades of executive leadership and financial experience and is responsible for establishing Altopa’s vision and overall strategic direction to ensure operational efficiency and value creation. She has as successful track record in the healthcare and technology industries with an impressive history of delivering disruptive products and technology innovations to consumers, positioning organizations for success, spurring rapid sales growth, opening new revenue streams, and building highly accomplished teams. Her expertise ranges from VC-backed start ups to publicly traded companies and centers on driving early-stage companies to commercialization and rapid growth. Previously, Nicole was the CFO of TearScience, a medical device company that became the fastest growing company in NC. She started her career in San Diego with Ernst & Young, advancing to Senior Manager. Nicole has raised over $180 million and was awarded NC’s "CFO of the Year" and "CFO of the Fastest Growing Company". She has a passion for business strategy, disrupting industries, and positioning companies for successful exits.
AKA “Mr. Cannabis”, Founder of Humanity :
Erai has founded multiple successful health startups earning combined 10’s of millions of dollars in revenue. 2 of his startups have been purchased in full or for a majority equity % in the past 3 years. One of Mr. Beckmann’s most recent startup created a multi billion dollar market cap in only 8 months. Mr. Beckmann helped found the creation of HempMeds Brazil in May of 2014. HempMeds Brazil achieved a historical precedent throughout 2014 in Brazil by working in collaboration with the Govt of Brazil and their equivalent of the NIH aka ANVISA to allow for the first time a CBD rich hemp oil product to be legally imported into the country, and on the 14th of January 2015 the Brazilian government officially legalized CBD forever as a result of it's work in collaboration with Hempmeds Brazil and it's partners. Since 2014 Erai has deployed over $1.2 milion+ into the cannabis industry and generated more than $10 million in gross sales from his own businesses he's founded and run, he’s credited with having helped legalize Cannabis in Brazil and is now working on a NEW paradigm of Cannabis with his most recent venture Humanity...
CEO of Hard Car
Todd is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and he holds a position as Chairman of the Banking & Legal Committee. Part of this role was meeting with California State Treasurer John Chiang, as a method to address gaps in cannabis banking services for his home state. Todd is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in both the US and Asia Pacific markets. All of Todd’s past roles have given him the ability and afforded him the time to now establish the premier ‘Next Generation Security’ firm with armored transport security service, robotic security patrol, cyber security, and more; HARDCAR. Todd has military background and is a veteran of the US Army. He serves on numerous advisory boards for firms in Asia and has a strong interest in helping young entrepreneurs make a solid impact and achieve their goals. He has been featured on ‘WSJ’, ‘The NY Times’, ‘Forbes Magazine’, and other publications both here in the US and abroad. Todd holds a degree in entrepreneurial studies and marketing from Babson College
Mariko Sakoda ,
Head of Banking and Cash Compliance Hard Car :
Mariko heads up the Banking and Cash Compliance Division for Hard Car and represented Hard Car on the MJ Show along with Todd Kleperis, the CEO. As a powerhouse in custom security tech for the cannabis industry we promise compliance requirements are met or exceeded. In the ever-changing cannabis industry the rules and regulations are often changed thus affecting your business. This is why we have dedicated staff that know state requirements inside out working side-by-side with our clients. We help you remain compliant and up to date with all pertinent laws related to custom security transportation, asset protection and supply chain integrity.
Mark Restelli ,
CEO Hwy Brands and CannTrade :
Mark is a former professional football player who sustained a career ending foot injury while playing for the Miami Dolphins. It took a total of 4 surgeries over a 3 year period to get his foot back into functional shape. Realizing cannabis was the only medication that could safely relieve the pain from 20 years of football injuries, he dove headlong into the cannabis industry at the close of his professional athletic career. He soon discovered that cannabis would be his lifelong passion. Mark earned a degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Viticulture from California Polytechnic State University. Mark spent the last 5 years working in the medical cannabis industry. He started growing cannabis in his garage and used his skills in design and marking to develop medical cannabis products for several shops and brands. In 2014, Mark founded Plant 2 Products, a collective that is now in the final stages of building and licensing its edible production facility. Most recently, Mark co-founded Hwy Brands, “The Cliff Bar” of the Cannabis Industry in a CBD and THC version, and CannTrade, a software company whose focus is to connect cannabis business and provide them with resources and services to get their products out across the state. CannTrade is currently operating in California and Arizona.
Co-Founder and CEO of Webjoint:
Chris is an Entrepreneur and web developer with 7+ years of extensive experience in a wide array of technologies and business development strategies. Currently CEO of PyroTree Inc., a web solutions company focused on the advancement of software and web applications in the medical and recreational marijuana industry. PyroTree Inc. owns and operated WebJoint.com - the industries first premier website builder and POS system as well as PinJoint.com a new directory to find local dispensaries and deliveries.
Lumina Botanicals CEO/Founder:
A designer and entrepreneur experienced in cultivation and operations management. She is passionate about opening peoples hearts and minds to a wellness lifestyle using whole plant medicine. Her vision for the green rush industry is to create prosperity, prioritize Eco-friendly practices, and be of service to others. By bringing smart and talented people together for a mission, Lumina Botanicals grows to be a global brand. Lia aims to inspire and motivate as a pioneer in the cannabis industry.
MEEt THE MENtors
Managing Partner Hoban Law GrouP :
Bob Hoban is the Managing Partner at Hoban Law Group, the nation's premier canna-business law firm, with attorneys in over a dozen states and abroad. Bob is recognized as one of the leading commercial cannabis practitioners nationwide; representing private and publicly-held clients in numerous states and abroad. He has litigated nearly every aspect of Colorado’s Marijuana Code and has closed over 300 marijuana-related business transactions. Marijuana and hemp-based business operations, related litigation and regulatory counsel are a specialty. He is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner. Bob is also the Senior Legal Adviser to High Finance Fund, the premier Hemp and Cannabis equity fund.
Partner, Hoban Law Group:
Brent is a member of the Hoban Law Group Executive Team and specializes in the representation of closely-held entities and emerging growth companies through the whole business life cycle, including entity selection, formation, equity and debt financing transactions, acquisitions and the eventual transfer or sale of the business. In addition, Mr. Johnson acts as general counsel to clients and supports ongoing operations, including commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property, employment, governance and general business matters.
Brent has over 20 years of legal, finance and executive level management experience. He’s held key leadership and general counsel roles at numerous small and mid-sized growth companies and managed hundreds of corporate and financing transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion. Brent is also the Chief Strategic Adviser to the High Finance Fund, the premier Hemp and Cannabis equity fund.
President and CEO at White Sheep Corp:
Hamish is a hands-on team builder and leader with a history of success creating, designing and executing comprehensive operations, marketing, business development and sales programs and strategies. I value most a commitment to customer satisfaction, clear statement of value proposition and market focus. Business culture preference is for change-oriented operations reaching for a new plateau. I excel in high-growth, dynamic business operations in pharma, technology, solutions, manufacturing and services.
About White Sheep Corp: White Sheep invests in and operates cannabis cultivation licensees on four continents in addition to investing in seed-stage and pre-revenue "picks and shovels" companies in the cannabis industry in North America and any and all other legal jurisdictions. We specialize in entrepreneurial businesses that have well defined intellectual property. We bring decades of experience in fund management, combined with licensed cannabis operations - clone-to-customer - through every stage of a cannabis operation. Our CEO has been responsible for the creation of at least $600 million in shareholder value through leadership of a global cannabis company, including construction of a 52,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and processing facility, as well as 50 Health Canada inspections, free of major observations or recalls. Our Chairman was responsible for the original software venture funds in Canada, with dozens of successful exits, creating over $1.3 billion in shareholder value.
Co-Founder of Red Tape Ventures:
Mike is the Co-Founder of Red Tape Ventures, an investment company that accelerates early stage entertainment, cannabis and technology companies.