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The Weedsmith Series

Doing What’s Right: The Weedsmith with Emily Paxhia

Doing what’s right seems like common sense, right? This week on The Weedsmith, managing director of Poseidon Emily Paxhia talks about how sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing, but when you know what’s right, it’s worth pushing for it. The Weedsmith runs Tuesdays on Grasslands LinkedIn and Instagram pages.


Ricardo Baca:

You're listening to The Weedsmith, a show about modern cannabis leadership. And today I am psyched to be sitting across from my friend, Emily Paxhia.
Other than just making the stupid mistake on our own, how else are we, as fallible humans, supposed to learn?
What is this lesson, in a sentence or two?

Emily Paxhia:

When you know what's right, it's worth it to push for it and to push against any opposition to that, because I don't think that it works out when it's wrong.
That's the whole thing. I think that there's a lot of perceived glamour in investing and in startups. Business, on a whole, has a lot of ugly things that go on behind the curtain. And, I mean, we've seen it so much more recently with what happened at Uber and some of these other companies.
You just gotta, sometimes, feel the friction and state your piece. And, you know what's right because it's easy to have your compass as an investor and as a founder, which is there are the people that work for me, the people that invested in me.
And there's this industry. And it is my responsibility to move this forward and do it with integrity. But I always try to do it respectfully. And if you're doing something where you're trying to hide something then you know it's not the right thing.
This is just a part of it, and it's part of the hard work, the good work that's always worth doing.

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