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Secret Academy Episode - Ashley Newman

Though it is an industry many want to know about, it is one that is rarely talked about. Cannabis. With the issue of weed legalization itself still being very prevalent in politics, businesses have erupted through the red tape and seem to be flourishing where it can. Ashley Newman is one of the few woman in the business world who has gotten involved in the Cannabis industry. But not only has she participated in the industry, she has thrived in it. Taking cannabis and it’s stigma to new levels, she is making it so that “weed can be glamorous”. Being a long time medical marijuana card holder, Ashley saw a huge gap in the market for a high end weed distributor, as well as one that focused on lifestyle and women empowerment. Being a serial entrepreneur she wasted no time by building up her own cannabis empire in Calgary, Canada and becoming Calgary’s very own: Queen of Bud.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • How to get into the cannabis industry.
  • How to make weed glamorous.
  • How to deal with stalk issues in the industry.
  • Why customer service is more important than anything in this field.
  • Knowledge is key to differentiating yourself in the cannabis industry.
  • How does the government play a part in this industry and it’s potential growth.
  • How to adapt to the constant changing regulations of the cannabis industry.
  • How being a female entrepreneur can give you a competitive advantage.
  • How to get started in the cannabis industry.
  • How expensive is it be in the cannabis industry.
  • Learning how to balance being a business owner and a parent at the same time.
  • How to forecast growth in an industry that has a lot of ups and downs.
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