On Tuesday, Blunt Talks returned to Los Angeles at Exchange LA in its efforts to open doors, elevate minds and create community. A series of “Ted Talk” style speeches and networking events specially focused on the cannabis space, the event aims to “bridge the gap between cannabis industry leaders and mainstream businesses.”

This month’s event was presented by CC Testing Labs and featured conversations with Beard Bros. Pharms co-owner, Bill Levers, president and co-founder of Quarter, Jackee Stang, founder of Alien Labs, Ted Lidie, and founder and managing partner of Inclusive Cannabis, Nichole West. Each speaker brought with them their own opinions of the modern cannabis-business space, backed by their individual eclectic and extensive experiences in their field.

The night ended with a presentation by the infamous Mario “Sherbinski” Guzman, grower, creator of Sunset Sherbert and the “Gelato” cannabis strain, and founder of his brand, Sherbinskis. During his talk, Sherbinski also revealed a partnership with No Vet Alone, a national suicide prevention organization focused on veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues.

Miss the event? Don’t worry, the entire night is now online. Check out the recap above, and the full night of conversation below.

The L.A. Weekly is a partner of the Blunt Talks speaker series.

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