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These Cannabis Entrepreneurs Talk Innovation in Budding Industry on StartupNation Radio

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff interviews three cannabis entrepreneurs: James Reina and Alvaro Ortega of Jibby Coffee and Jerome Crawford of Pleasantrees.


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First up are Reina and Ortega, co-founders of Jibby Coffee, a business out of Miami, Florida, that fuses its coffee with cannabis (CBD).

During the interview, Reina and Ortega discuss:

  • Why they decided to blend CBD into the already lauded commodity of coffee
  • How they got their business going during the COVID-19 lockdown
  • How they overcame adversity after a cold front ruined their growing coffee
  • How they personalize each order
  • Their plans for Jibby Coffee’s future

For more information, visit Jibby Coffee’s website, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Next up, Jeff talks to Crawford, director of legal operations and social equity of Pleasantrees, a Michigan-based cannabis dispensary that’s vertically integrated.

During the segment, Crawford talks about:

  • How CEO and founder Randall Buchman went from knocking on doors to creating a booming business
  • Pleasantrees’ plans to open a retail store in Massachusetts soon
  • How Crawford went from a performer, lawyer and model to an entrepreneur
  • How the pandemic impacted Pleasantrees
  • Where Pleasantrees is going from here

For more information, visit Pleasantrees’ website, and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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