603: Replacing Tobacco and Saving Lives John Friess,
– The Sharkpreneur podcast with Seth Greene Episode 603 John Friess
John Friess is focused on founding and building the marketability, viability and exit ability of idea and emerging stage startups. His career in this realm began in 1999 when he was a Marketing Manager on behalf of the VC backed kozmo.com, the $250M backed startup delivered convenience goods to your door in an hour. This role helped shape his thoughts on funding, brand and startup best practices.
Most recently in 2020, John joined on, Co-Founded and is the President of Metolius Hemp Company, a completely vertically integrated industrial hemp medicine (CBD, CBG, etc.) and consumer product company. The company was launched out of an organic industrial hemp farming company and was co-founded by family and friends who managed the hemp farms. As a company and brand Metolius believes ‘Medicine Is The Mission’ and the company develops, manufacturers and delivers first to market industrial hemp products to consumers to either ‘Reduce Or Replace Tobacco’. The company accomplishes this through launching the world’s first set of Canna Clubs, which deliver industrial hemp tobacco replacement products direct to consumers at the same price they were spending previously. The company ships to 46 of the 50 United States and has products within its line to replace cigars, cigarettes, dips and pipe tobacco.
John previously also served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, which provides resources and support to entrepreneurs throughout the state, and Incight, which provides education, scholarships, career support and empowerment to individuals with disabilities. He has also been angel investing in startups sine 2001, with ownership in 17 startups to date, and has sat as an advisor to a series of Starve Ups and non-membership startup companies since 2000. A graduate of the University of Oregon, John received a B.A. in Business Administration.
Listen to this illuminating Sharkpreneur episode with John Friess about replacing tobacco and saving lives with hemp.
Here are some of the beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:
● How organic CBD and CBG are used in Metolius Hemp products.
● How Metolius Hemp provides a clean hit with 0 carcinogens or additions.
● How Metolius Hemp will match the price that you spend on tobacco every month.
● How cannabinoids work and why they are good for people.
● How CBD does not get people high but still has all the health benefits of cannabinoids.
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