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.


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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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