Culture and Cannabis Podcast Episode #002 – David Tran (DOPE Magazine)



Welcome to the Culture & Cannabis podcast! The goal of this podcast is to show off the the mover, shakers and money makers in the cannabis industry and the cannabis culture.

David Tran (@thetranimalchronicles) in 1993, attended the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2000, started Old Skool Entertainment, an event and promotional company specializing in producing, promoting some of the biggest events in Seattle. In 2004, co-founded, Cowgirls Inc, a wildly popular bar in Pioneer Square blocks away from Seahawk Stadium, that just celebrated 12 years of business. In 2006, co-founded Venom Nightclub, a sleek New York Style club that hosted some of the biggest parties with artist such as LMFAO, DJ Am, Neyo, Far East Movement and some of the biggest Djs in the world. In the same year co-founded Amber Restaurant and Lounge, a sophisticated Northwest themed concept in the heart of Belltown. Amber is proud to celebrate 10 years of business this year. In 2011, co-founded Conscious Care Cooperative in Ballard, a marijuana dispensary that has served thousands of patients for almost 5 years. In the same year, co-founded DOPE Magazine, a Cannabis Lifestyle Brand that seeks to inform, educate and connect the ever growing Cannabis community. Served as the CEO until 2017 when DOPE was acquired by High Times Magazine and he currently is serving as the companies Chief Brand Officer.

The two host are Anthony M. Lee (@fulltimetony) and JC Coats (@_jc_coats). JC Coats is a Las Vegas native who is an overall marketer and event planner. His resume is very long but he most notably started Culture & Cannabis event, which is one of the biggest monthly cannabis in the country. JC also does a ton of marketing consulting for cannabis companies, restaurants, nightclubs and a lot more. Tony is from Las Vegas but currently lives in Reno, Nevada. Tony is the founder of Reno As F***, Reno Cannabis Convention and Budtender Fight Club Reno. Tony also does marketing and sales consulting for cannabis companies such as Harmonious CBD.

Link for the High Times Dope Cup: https://cannabiscup.com/event/high-times-dope-cup-high-desert-2019/1

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