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Dr. Peter Huson Graduates from Rocket Science to Cannabis

The CTO of Backbone Software started in defense contracting before seeking greener pastures.




Global Cannabis Times Editor-in-Chief Damon Poeter interviews Dr. Peter Huson of Backbone Software, a cannabis executive who began his career as an honest-to-goodness nuclear scientist (1:50). Dr. Huson details how he left defense contracting behind and helped produce the Northern Nights Music Festival in Mendocino County, CA (2:10). Lobbying to get temporary cannabis sales licenses for festival vendors marked Dr. Huson’s entry into the world of legal cannabis and he hasn’t looked back since. Today, he is CTO of Backbone, a developer of supply chain software (7:05) for legal cannabis operators which is beginning to operate internationally (18:55).

Host: Damon Poeter
Guest: Dr. Peter Huson
Producer: Dave Visaya

Damon Poeter is the editor-in-chief of Global Cannabis Times, produced by SmartWork Media. Damon has had a decades-long career in journalism and publishing, including stints at, Venture Beat, Extreme Tech, Ziff Davis, United Business Media, The Nation, the San Francisco Chronicle, Japan Times and the Gilroy Dispatch.



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