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Pat Helmers the Sales Podcaster turned Cannabis Advocate

Cannabis Advocate Pat Helmers joins us on The Next 100 Days Podcast. He discusses a recent career change. It’s all happened in the last 100 days. Pat has become a Cannabis Advocate. His new podcast offers him cannabis industry networking opportunities. The cannabis market size is roughly $13 billion now. It’s forecast to grow to $70 billion in 7 years! So you can see, it’s a sound strategy for him to become a vocal advocate for the cannabis industry.

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In March, Pat’s Sales Babble Podcast is 8 Years Old! 

Imagine that, podcasting once a week for 8 years! Now that is consistency! Listen here:

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Being a Cannabis Advocate

Pat plans to use his Cannabis Advocate Podcast as a way to network. He wants to be a match-maker. Moreover, he wants to be an advocate for the Cannabis industry. In the United States, cannabis is legal in some States, but not at the Federal level.

However, as there are problems with products crossing state borders. More than that, there are problems with banking too. Pat says that over time he wants to connect with people. You can do that with a podcast.

Is Cannabis a Gateway to Other Drugs?

However, Pat says it isn’t. On the other hand, you might want to look at this NIH Research Report. Meantime, it does seem to have an interesting history.


Pat Helmers provides a Testimonial for The Next 100 Days Podcast

Including an outtake too!

Pat is vehement about Cannabis not being a gateway drug. He cited the 1980s and Nancy Reagan pushing the ‘gateway’ drug agenda. The process States take, like California, is decriminalisation, then medical use, then adult use. But, it’s a slow process.

Pat’s wife’s story

The pharmaceutical industry does not want cannabis legalisation. Pat reckons the hero stories will start to gain acceptance.

Pat is a stoic. He doesn’t work in a world of fear. Instead, he wants to exude courage, wisdom and kindness.

Kevin mentioned Russell Thackeray and CBD – a previous podcast. His point is it’ll take time through regulation cycles to make cannabis legal. Pat sees opportunity in the problems besetting the industry.

How Will Pat Monetise the Podcast?

It is a growing market. 5x in the next 7 years. An index play would seem a sensible investment.

Pat’s a Philosopher 

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Get in touch with The Next 100 Days hosts…

Graham Arrowsmith

Graham Arrowsmith, Finely Fettled, Marketing Consultancy, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Finely Fettled helps out financial advisers, investment brokers and care homes to market to affluent and high net worth customers. Meet Professionals – This is Graham’s business focused on providing lead generation systems for financial advisory companies.

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Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant who has worked as a management consultant for a number of years specialising in finance transformation and implementing business change. Currently, he is COO of GrowCFO. GrowCFO is Where Finance Leaders Grow Together. Becoming a successful CFO requires commitment and dedication towards delivering your full potential. GrowCFO provides both community and CPD accredited training designed to grow the next generation of finance leaders. You can find Kevin on LinkedIn and at