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A regular figure in most Asian and Middle Eastern households, essentials oils are gaining popularity in many cultures around the world. With its seemingly long list of benefits, no wonder people are turning to these concentrated extracts to support their health and wellbeing. Often used to boost mood, ease stress, alleviate pain, relieve headaches and migraines, quell nausea, promote healthy sleep, and even repel insects, essential oils have antiseptic properties as well. Their antibacterial ...
 
If you’re thinking of investing, working, or starting a business in the cannabis industry, then you need to listen to Plant Problems, a podcast that takes a different approach to cannabis than what you’re seeing and hearing from the mainstream media. Hosted by Tony Frischknecht, the podcast provides high level information to help you understand the business more and make your decision on the direction you want to take. Tony has been successful in the cannabis industry for over fifteen years, ...
 
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We all have our reasons for starting a business. But, we have to know how to get things going. To this end, Tony Frischknecht explains how customer service works in the cannabis industry. In this episode, he emphasizes that we have to constantly ask questions and have weekly meetings so we could better understand our customers. Sometimes, we end up…
 
Cannabis is ever-changing, and there are so many things that we are getting in front of us daily that are changing the way we look at our businesses. As we look at it, the future of cannabis is expanding. Tony Frischknecht discusses cannabis and regulation, tax investing, and much more. The IRS knows that cannabis is going to be legalized. In this …
 
One of the more challenging parts of managing a cannabis business is the hiring process. How do you know which applicant to hire? How do you know which positions you need? Some of the answers only come when you’ve made the mistakes. But if you want to avoid these mistakes and prevent a bad hire, this episode is for you! Tony Frischknecht shares a l…
 
Marketing is a significant issue that you need to tackle when building a cannabis business. What can you use to engage customers more often or stay connected to them and create loyalty? You have to know the regulations around it and implement strategies that are allowed in your state. Join your host Tony Frischknecht as he discusses marketing techn…
 
Do not sell. You may think you can't afford to come up with any more money to buy on, but don’t panic-sell your stocks. The cannabis industry is a risky industry to get into but the opportunities are there. It's like one minute you think you already know what's going on the next you don't, it's challenging. There's a lot of different things that ar…
 
The cannabis industry has a wide range of opportunities that many people don’t know about. This time, Tony Frischknecht takes a look at the coffee shop model of Spain’s El Capitan. Join in as Tony talks with Miguel Fersen and Mark Sanchez Cabrera from Spain about the benefits of cannabis and how to educate people who are in doubt to tip their toes …
 
Always keep your records as if you'll be audited. The show's guest today is Cannabis Lawyer Rachel Gillette, a staunch protector of Cannabis retail businesses against the IRS. Join in the conversation as Rachel discusses with Tony Frischknecht what safety measures you need to take to ensure you won't get tangled up with the IRS. Make sure you keep …
 
The cannabis industry may not be the easiest venture to get into, but it’s definitely developing and growing. With the right people, managing a business smoothly is more than possible. In the second part of Tony Frischknecht’s interview with Matt Gillard and Chris Gillard from Jamaco, LLC, they tackle environmental issues and other challenges in th…
 
Finding a new business and taking risks is certainly a challenge nowadays, especially during a pandemic. The cannabis industry is not an easy industry to consider, but the COVID pandemic even made it harder. Join Tony Frischknecht with Matt Gillard and Chris Gillard from Jamaco, LLC. as they delve into growing your business and building your organi…
 
Going from the black market to the licensed market can be tough. Yet, this is the path many in the cannabis industry must face as cities become more and more open to cannabis. Sharing his knowledge and experience, Juan Hernandez, the CEO of CVALT (Central Valley Alternative), joins host Tony Frischknecht. In this episode, he tells us what he is doi…
 
Since the pandemic, entrepreneurs have experienced drastic and sudden changes in the way they do their business. Now more than ever, e-commerce has grown massively because the game has changed. And almost everyone is shifting to craft their strategies in the digital marketing world. Ryan O’Connor shares his professional journey and how he faced the…
 
If you don’t know the store owner, you can’t ask what the numbers are. But you can watch out for telltale signs in management. Tony Frischknecht’s guest in this episode is Chet Melton of Canna Nutrients. Chet gives a simple formula to size up if a store is worth acquiring. When you walk in, how responsive are the staff? Check out their inventory. A…
 
Many people dismiss the idea of cannabis as an alternative treatment simply because they don’t understand how it works. In this episode, Tony Frischknecht chats with Charlie Piermarini, CEO of Restorative CBD, to talk about the science of cannabis. Charlie is an experienced physician’s assistant and healthcare services provider with a hefty educati…
 
Essential oils aren't everything. In this episode, Tony Frischknecht and Nick Gay, the owner of Soul Source Naturals, show us the Bubble Hash System for extracting not just essential oils but also herbs. Stay tuned to learn how you can do the whole process right in your own home as Nick walks us through each step. Plus, you’ll receive pro tips on h…
 
There's so much need out in the world. But what are those that relate to cannabis? Join Tony Frischknecht and Jamie Pearson in this impressive talk about women's honest and passionate leadership to execute change most uniquely. Jamie L. Pearson, president and CEO of Bhang Inc., shares about product innovation, social responsibility and her goal-dri…
 
If you live in states where recreational plants are still considered illegal, you cannot fully appreciate its tons of benefits to offer. Extraction happens all the time, and the best way to start educating yourself about it is by undergoing plant extraction courses. Tony Frischknecht is joined by Dr. John MacKay of Synergistic Technologies Associat…
 
Wherever you are in business, the more efficient you can become, the better. In the cannabis industry, that could be in your utilities. Introducing us to some great ways we can create efficiencies in our business is Bob Gunn from Seinergy. In this episode, he joins Tony Frischknecht to share some advice that could help us become more efficient with…
 
Join in today's episode of Extraction Essentials with Tony Frischknecht and Nick Gay as they talk about short-path distillation. Nick was able to take a little extraction trip to New Mexico to do a big-scale extraction. Learn the process of short-path distillation and why they had to do an extra step of refinement for their ethanol extracts over th…
 
Hemp farming, like all agricultural businesses, comes with a degree of risk. After all, it is Mother Nature you’re dealing with. Good thing crop insurance is an available option for all farmers. In this episode, our host, Tony Frischknecht is joined by risk advisor, Bret Gum. Bret discusses risk management and crop insurance, and shares details on …
 
In the last few episodes of Extraction Essentials, you learned about the growing process, preparing your garden for harvesting, and making perfume from lavender. Today, get ready for the last part of the series - extracting essential oils out of lavender with the Little Buddy Extractor. Join your host, Tony Frischknecht, and Nick Gay from Soul Sour…
 
Mushroom! These delicious little fungi aren’t just a treat for the palate, but can be a treat for the senses and health as well. The mushroom farming business is growing and full of untapped potential, and now is a great time to learn about it. Tony Frischknecht is joined by mushroom farmer and founder of Fresh From The Farm Fungi, Gary Heferle in …
 
Did you know that overwatering your plants can be harmful to your garden? So is under-watering. The key to having healthy plants is striking a balance. Learn more in today’s episode of Extraction Essentials. Join Tony Frischknecht and Nick Gay as they discuss how you can get the most out of your plants, especially lavender. Discover the proper way …
 
Although the cannabis industry thrives with potential huge profits as it continues to grow, cannabis business owners face the difficulty of finding more funding options. Tony Frischknecht talks with Scott Jordan, founder of the Alternative Finance Network that aims to serve cannabis business owners by providing a one-stop shop for all their loan ne…
 
There’s a lot more to extracting than just pulling oil or handling machines, and that’s creating your own product from your garden. Tony Frischknecht’s guest today is Nick Gay, the Head of Product Management. In this episode, Nick walks us through the process of selecting plants for your garden. Make sure you know what they smell like before you ch…
 
The cold process creates the best soap product. This is just one of the interesting things you will learn from this episode, where Nick Gay and Tony Frischknecht share practical steps on making handmade soap. Learn what simple ingredients and tools you’ll need to start making your own product at home. Plus, you’ll get tips on how you can price your…
 
Have you ever bought bug sprays in the market? Some of these costs a bit and you don’t even know what’s in it. Tony Frischknecht is joined by Nick Gay to share how we can create a homemade bug spray that smells good and is able to kill off mosquitoes, using natural ingredients such as essential oils. Nick talks about using only natural ingredients …
 
Salves are a time-tested way of providing relief for aches and pains. Tony Frischknecht is joined by Nick Gay, head of Product Management at Essential Extractions, as they sit down and discuss the step-by-step process of making salves. Nick discusses several differences between commercially available salves and their effectiveness. Tony and Nick ta…
 
Extraction and filtration of tinctures can be a time-consuming process. Tony Frischknecht sits down to discuss the how-tos of this process with the head of product development of Essential Extractions, Nick Gay. Nick walks us through the different methods of extracting and filtering and demos the use of a CO2 Extractor. They also talk about the dif…
 
Tony Frischknecht is joined once more by Nick Gay of Essential Extraction to continue their discussion about alcohol distillation. After talking about gin and the distillation process, as well as two infusion experiments, this time they run all those botanicals together. They dissect the distillation procedure resulting in a substance 22 times stro…
 
How do you make your first product on day one after extracting your oil? Tony Frischknecht's guests are David Ross, Chief Operating Officer, and Nick Gay, Head of Product Management of Essential Extractions Corp. Nick explains how he chose to make a hand sanitizer from his newly extracted hop oil. A hand sanitizer is a good product to make during t…
 
Contrary to what the current time calls for, now is the best time to be an entrepreneur. With so much information these days, the sky's the limit to creating our own products. In this episode, Tony Frischknecht is joined by Gary Ross, David Ross, and Nick Gay to pick up where they left off last time and dive deeper into some of the new formulations…
 
Essential Extractions’ Little Buddy extractor has gained a lot of popularity, making it a favorite for accurate transaction filtration and infusion. To explore the uses of this amazing equipment even further, Tony Frischknecht and Gary Ross talk about its uses in producing 100% lavender essential oils. As one of the safest and most aromatic oils, i…
 
In this second episode of a two-parter about alcohol distillation, Tony Frischknecht is joined once more by Essential Extraction's Head of Product Management, Nick Gay. Through a video presentation, they show how to use the Little Buddy to come up with a very natural alcohol recipe from their not-so-traditional laboratory. They go deep on the organ…
 
Take your extractions to a different level by creating your own flavors through infusing alcohol. Teaching you how to do that, Tony Frischknecht kicks off the series on alcohol distillation with Nick Gay, a leader in the CBD and herb industry. Together, they discuss some distillation processes plus some basics you need to know before getting down t…
 
Wholesaling cannabis can be tricky, but it does give you a fair amount of options for what to do with that extra product. For one, you can control the amount you sell depending on market prices. You can use it to create products of your own or white-label it with some other company. You can even use it for bartering to help out a struggling friend …
 
In this episode, Tony Frischknecht brings in Nick Gay, the Head of Product Management at Essential Extractions, to discuss the basics of herb extraction. Extraction refers to the process of getting essential oils from herbs. This process works by dissolving the plant’s essential oils in a solvent, then later separating the essential oils from the s…
 
The decriminalization of small amounts of drug use such as cocaine, meth, and heroin has been happening in various states in America. This has led to many people talking about growing cannabis, which may cause a federal movement for cannabis decriminalization. In this episode, Tony Frischknecht discusses the various implications of these recent dev…
 
With nature, we have the world's natural medicine around us, just at the tip of our fingertips. We ought to use it as much as we can. One of the great things coming out of that is essential oils. In this episode, Tony Frischknecht invites not one, not two, but three guests to help us learn more about essential oils and what they are used to create.…
 
The boom of the cannabis market in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada can pose a few threats to many new businesses. When these markets become saturated, it can be difficult to position yourself among the competition and thrive. Fortunately, Tony Frischknecht has the episode just for you. With his four tips, he shares how you can best survive…
 
Tony Frischknecht continues his discussion with Gary Ross and David Ross of Essential Extraction as they dissect their top-of-the-line vape cartridge. They look into the amazing features of the product that mostly address the problems of its cheap Chinese counterpart, which usually results in contamination and bad taste. Gary and David also share t…
 
The year 2020 has been a wonderful year for the cannabis industry, with many states reporting booming revenue for the past year. But what may be the recent landmark many people are rooting for is cannabis legalization, which is currently embraced by 36 states, either for medical or recreational purposes. In response to this significant industry cha…
 
The history of vape cartridges is marked by trials where the most innovative developers come up with ingenious solutions to solve problems for consumers. In this series, Tony Frischknecht joins forces with the executive duo at Essential Extraction, David Ross (COO) and Gary Ross (CEO) to trace this history and explain how it has contributed to the …
 
Putting your business ideas into actuality can be tough, most especially if you don’t know how to attract the people who can help take you there—the investors. In this episode, Tony Frischknecht shares four tips you can do whenever you are talking to a millionaire and get them to invest in your business. Join him as you learn how to go about your e…
 
It is quite unusual to find success in the herb market, especially in the previous decades. But Tony Frischknecht proved that with enough motivation and courage, one could make it bit in such a less-explored industry. To get to know your show’s host even more, Tony joins Gary Ross, the Founder and CEO of Essential Extractions in this episode. Tony …
 
How does one enter the world of Comic Con to that of Cannabis? Allow K.C. Murdock to enlighten us in this episode. Joining Tony Frischknecht, K.C. takes us to his career journey from starting as a musician to becoming a podcast host of Chronicles of Comic Con and Down the Road Show. Venturing out to the world of cannabis, he then shares with us his…
 
Despite the boom of the herb industry in different parts of the world, it continues to be a lesser-explored area compared to others. For father-and-son tandem Gary Ross and David Ross, this served as a catalyst to pioneer something that will change the entire game. Together with Tony Frischknecht, CEO Gary and COO David of Essential Extractions sha…
 
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