Cannabis State of the Union is back. On this episode, Rama Mayo is joined by two huge players in the cannabis space: Brandon Melendez and Shavo Odadjian. The three cover a lot of ground in this episode, focusing primarily on the current state of the space. Last week they talked growth, and next week we’ll be examining the future. Listen to the episode below, but in the meantime, here’s what you should know about this week’s guests.
If you’re a metalhead, then Shavo needs no introduction. But for those less familiar with heavy metal, you might not know the bassist of System of a Down, who has been immensely involved in legalized weed for quite some time. Shavo is the founder of 22Red, a lifestyle brand focused on cannabis, fashion, music and wellness. All of the cannabis is hand-selected by Shavo, whose affinity for the number 22 (numerous major events in Shavo’s life revolve around the number 22 and the number is said to possess the energies of your biggest dreams) led to the brand’s name. 22Red sells cannabis in addition to a wide array of other merch, from tee shirts and hats to hemp CBD products.