How to play at hemp CBD—and win - podcast

Let's talk hemp for victory with one of the industry's insightful insiders.

Todd Runestad, Content Director,

January 31, 2019

How to play at hemp CBD—and win - podcast

Mickey Schuett, president of GBMM Brokers and Consulting, talks with INSIDER editor Todd Runestad about the business of hemp. Schuett consults with many hemp-derived CBD companies. Here we discuss the following issues:

  • How the evangelical community is selling hemp. 

  • How start-ups are not familiar with GMPs or even the business of taking ingredients to finished products. 

  • Problems abiding by traceability practices and claims. 

  • The value of lawyering up. 

  • Whether the pharmaceutical CBD a good thing or a bad thing for CBD supplements. 

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About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Natural Products Insider

Todd Runestad has been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. He is content director for and Natural Products Insider digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living!, and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still covers raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here on LinkedIn.


Todd writes about nutrition science news such as this story on mitochondrial nutrients, innovative ingredients such as this story about 12 trendy new ingredient launches from SupplySide West 2023, and is a judge for the NEXTY awards honoring innovation, integrity and inspiration in natural products including his specialty — dietary supplements. He extensively covered the rise and rise and rise and fall of cannabis hemp CBD. He helps produce in-person events at SupplySide West and SupplySide East trade shows and conferences, including the wildly popular Ingredient Idol game show, as well as Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East and the NBJ Summit. He was a board member for the Hemp Industries Association.

Education / Past Lives

In previous lives Todd was on the other side of nature from natural products — natural history — as managing editor at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He's sojourned to Burning Man and Mount Everest. He graduated many moons ago from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.


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