PAX Veterans Releaf Era Pod – Steven Jung, COO of PAX
On today’s episode we had the honor to sit down with Steven Jung, COO of PAX Labs. Steven brings a wealth of knowledge to the cannabis industry spending time working in Silicon Valley before transitioning to the CEO of Weedmaps and most recently as the COO of PAX.
We discussed the latest PAX brand collaboration, the Veterans Releaf Era Pod in honor of Veteran’s Day. Steven explains more about the importance of access for Veterans and how PAX is supporting Weed for Warriors Project and Wounded Warriors Project with these efforts. We discuss how many Veterans are turning to plant medicine over prescription pills and how there are some restrictions to accessibility from monetary to education and acceptance. It’s important that Veterans have support from these organizations so they can receive the assistance they need to help deal with PTSD and other medical conditions related to their service.
If you are interested in supporting PAX this Veterans Day check out their website to learn more about the brand partnerships taking place in CA, OR, MA, MO, WA and Canada. A portion of proceeds from purchasing the Veterans Releaf Era Pod will benefits Weed for Warriors, as well as PAX offering a $20,000 donation to the organization.
Tune in to E.141 to learn more and support our Veterans today! We thank you for your service and bravery.
Steven Jung serves as the Chief Operating Officer of PAX, the leading cannabis brand both in the US and globally. He brings an extensive career in operations with experience at fast-growing Silicon Valley startups both pre- and post-IPO. Before joining PAX, Steven served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Weedmaps (NASDAQ: MAPS), the leading tech company serving the cannabis industry. Prior to Weedmaps, he was Head of Business Operations for LendUp, a leading Y Combinator and Google-backed financial technology company based in San Francisco. Previously, he worked at Twitter where he was a member of the leadership team responsible for scaling the company’s revenue operation. Prior to the tech industry, Steven worked in finance where he held senior positions responsible for strategic growth and investments in public and private companies. Jung began his career in operations leadership as a Captain in the United States Army where he held both strategic and tactical roles. Jung holds a BS in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Columbia Business School.