Vape Radio 95-Lotus Vaping Technology Adds Convenience Stores to their Profit Centers

October 15, 2018

Lotus, based in Idaho, has been a Quiet Giant for many years. They have expanded into convenience stores and added CBD to their mix. Listen and learn.

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Vape Radio 94-The Chill Room mixes Vape, Cava, CBD, and Glassware into one Gorgeous Shop

October 15, 2018

Robert Cartagine and his son, Joey, were so happy with their first shop, The Vaping Store, that they opened the second one and combined all the best and coolest of the old as well as the new. Learn how to ADAPT to the new times and expand into other vape related products, like glassware, CBD and Kava.

The shop is 3000 sq. ft. and accommodates the age spectrum from Millennials to Baby Boomers.

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Vape Radio 93- Cannabis and CBD: the risks and rewards with attorney Christopher Van Gundy

March 8, 2018

If you are curious about the legalities and issues with CBD and cannbis, then learn from noted attorney Chris Van Gundy and learn where the risk is as well as the money!

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Vape Radio 92- Derek Yach: Is the Medical Community Finally Getting the “Vaping Message?

November 3, 2017

Derek Yach is a physician and an activist and has been on the forefront of education the “medical community” about the dangers of smoking and the less damaging effects of vaping.

As a member of the World Health Organization, he is “thinking the unthinkable” in that it is possible to eliminate most cigarette smoking worldwide. He is founder of an organization called “Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.” They have a lofty mission, but have resources to help them change the way the world looks at tobacco and smoking.

Is it possible that 30 years from now cigarettes will go the way of the VCR, corded phones and record players?

Listen up, do your research, and see what you think!

What you’ll hear today:

  • We have 1B smokers in the world, but there has been little effort to reach out to them to help them quit
  • Phillip Morris Tobacco is funding $1B towards smoking cessation. WHY? Because they know their days are numbered…
  • Tobacco is the only industry that kills half their consumers!
  • There controversy about whether vaping is a “cessation device” and whether tobacco really is a killer. Many “experts” ignore the obvious
  • The future may push Big Tobacco into the “vaporizer” market and seeing that as a drug delivery device. That could position them against Big Pharma.
  • Inhalation is one of the most effective way to deliver drugs vs. injection and pills or potions.
  • When competitors work together they can deliver great results for the masses!
  • Tobacco farmers worldwide have much to lose and this organization wants to support them by offering other crops to grow
  • Dr. Yach likes the direction of the new FDA Commissioner, Dr. Gottlieb. They seem to differentiate between tobacco and vaping.

Contact Derek through www.Smoke-FreeWorld.org

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Vape Radio #91: The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) Could Bring us all Together!

October 17, 2017

Today we have a treat, and maybe an introduction to an organization you might not be familiar with. It’s called the Electronic Vaping Coalition of America, or EVCA.

Could they be the glue that brings this industry and OTHER groups together? We don’t know and you may be more clear than I when you listen to the entire episode.

In Dallas in November the VAPE Showcase will bring Mark and Congressman Duncan Hunter and several trade groups together at one place, possibly for a round table, get shit done kind of meeting. Meanwhile, some facts about Mark and the EVCA.

  • Mark was the first 18-year-old elected as a County Board Supervisor in Wisconsin
  • Mark has decades of political experience as a leader as well as a strategist
  • “If you want to change things, you must change them from the inside,” per Mark
  • At age 21 Mark started working behind the scenes for politicians after losing a congressional race and has run many since then
  • Mark has seen all aspects of politics and understands “the system” and “who you know”
  • Mark became the chief of staff for presidential candidate, Herman Cain, and took him to #1 in the polls for six weeks with NO money spent, just using social media
  • Mark smoked 3 packs a day and still smokes, but is greatly reduced
  • In 2015 Mark bought a Texas e-cig company, moved it to Wisconsin, and then found out about the deeming regulations. He was motivated by profit and personal conviction
  • Mark has had discussions about those regulations with Sen. Ron Johnson (R) and Paul Ryan (R), Speaker of the House. Wisconsin is a significant state…
  • EVCA combines political expertise along experienced business acumen
  • Ron Johnson was dismissed by the FDA, but he remains a powerful force. The vaping community rallied and helped in his reelection
  • Vapers DO have political clout and power!
  • “A Billion Lives” movie premiered in Milwaukee to reach out to political leaders
  • Vape Showcase (Nov 4-5) in Dallas could be a turning point with a goal of Consensus
  • Efforts are being made to repeal the deemings, or modify to make more sense
  • Duncan Hunter will be the keynote speaker, the first time a politician of that size will speak
  • There is hope for the vape industry!
  • There is enough business for all of us and we can all have a voice!
  • You can fail by yourself, but you cannot survive alone!
  • Contact Mark through www.evapingcoalition.org.

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Vape Radio 90: Indiana Regulations Update – Are You Ready?

June 11, 2017

The state of Indiana has seen its share of challenges in the past few years.

Former Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that limited the number of liquid manufacturers to less than six. These six companies had to adhere and conform to insane standards and unless you were able to comply, you could not sell liquid in that state.

Turns out there were underhanded dealings which included dirty politicians, casino money, and even cannabis influencers! The FBI has an ongoing investigation, but we’ll let that run its course.

Today’s show is about the present and the future, more than the past. You can review what happened before on Vape Radio #87 when we interviewed Eric Gotting, the attorney that represented vaping interests in the state. I’ve also written about it several times in VAPE magazine when I called it “The War of Indiana.”

Can you sell liquids in Indiana today? Yes, but you must be approved and get registered.

Today Amy Lane, founder of the Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance, ISFA, will be providing an update.

Links Discussed:

What you'll hear today:

  • A short recap of the Indiana Right to be Smoke-Free lawsuit which strangled the vaping industry in the state
  • Retail shops went from 204 shops to 162 in just 8 months
  • Then governor, Mike Spence, our sitting Vice President, may indicate the Fed’s view of vaping
  • Indiana has been a (negative) lightning rod for abusive state regulations
  • Marijuana dollars were involved with this legislation! Others include an Indian casino, securities firm, and politicians, plus lots of “Big Money” and may involve RICO violations
  • The FBI has an open and active investigation…
  • State politicians were misinformed about “public health” and how dangerous vape was
  • That law has been revoked by the 7th Circuit but is still in place
  • This ruling set a great precedent for the vape industry, thanks to Keller and Heckman LLP, attorneys that represented the industry
  • Businesses must register (as a foreign entity), pay a fee ($1000), obtain a permit, and there are many new options
  • Old laws have been “repealed and replaced”
  • Cole-Bishop may be off the table now but may return. This process can take years, just like most other processes
  • Vapor Technology Association (VTA) is leading the charge in support of the industry
  • ISFA membership is just $99 mo. to stay on top of information and education
  • Contact Amy at 765-432-8841or visit isfaboard@gmail.com, www.INSmokeFree.org
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