Brian Reynolds is the creator of Kannabis Kingz in Chicago, Illinois. Kannabis Kingz is a collective whose goal is to create a movement and steer the culture within the new Chicago Cannabis Scene. Their vision aims to develop opportunities by making continuous contributions within the cannabis community. (more…)
Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, avid skin care guru, cannabis enthusiast, and business owner of HHP Collective. CBD skin care has become one of the fastest growing sectors within the cannabis industry. Unfortunately, many companies are taking shortcuts, which leaves consumers unsatisfied with cannabis infused products. With philosophies strongly surrounded by integrity and honesty, HHP Collective helps like-minded companies create unique, quality Hemp CBD infused products. To do this, they partner with qualified trusted sources and weave them into a successfully proven development program.
Cannabidiol (CBD) was first presented to Ella as an ingredient in 2014. Since then, she has spent years researching and understanding CBD, along with many major and minor cannabinoids. In addition, she has studied how they can be relevant, essential and complementary in skin care. Although cannabinoids are her current focus, she maintains they are merely one component to overall wellness and is constantly researching cannabis and complementary natural ingredients.
Finding the right CBD Skin Care Products for You
Differentiating fact from fiction is one of many obstacles faced in the cannabis-infused product industry. With so much information to weed and sift through, unveiling accuracy in a time of quickly evolving information and technology is a huge task. Therefore, she gathered a comprehensive consulting group of qualified, integral professionals from every aspect of the industry and the HHP Collective was born.
3 DANK Points
- How to spot effective CBD skin care products verses misleading ones
- What kind of cannabis skin care products are actually good for your skin as well as your mental health
- Why some companies are just using CBD and Cannabis as buzzwords as a branding technique
Doug “Red Hail” Pineda, best selling Native American author, is a well-known frontline environmentalist and freedom fighter. In addition, he is a renowned business development expert in the world of the Fortune 500. Today, he is also the owner of Grow Hemp Farms and GrowHemp.com. Grow Hemp Farms contracts organic certified industrial hemp farms for top tier buyers that require high-quality hemp for their products. GrowHemp.com is an online educational platform and marketplace that is educating farmers new to the world of hemp how to bypass common failures and succeed quicker.
Suppressing Cannabis Spirituality
In this episode, Doug deep dives into cannabis spirituality and why it is overlooked in modern western society. In addition, he shares his history of growing up around his father who is a decorated military veteran. As a child, he saw first-hand how soldiers returning from war were consistently suffering from PTSD. His experiences as a youth fueled his passion to help these soldiers with the Patriot Hemp Company. This company is “serving those who serve this country and the greater values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of health and happiness.” To achieve this, they sell CBD and other products for military service personnel that need the benefits of CBD but cannot risk testing positive for THC.
3 DANK Points
- Military service personnel using CBD to deal with pain management, PTSD, & depression.
- Practicing conscious capitalism within colonial standards.
- How devious minds have attempted to suppress the spirituality of cannabis.
Byron Bogaard is the Owner of Highway 33, the Bynate dispensary. He is also the CEO of WB Pharms Dispensary/Lounge and partner in Local Motive Farms. Having started out in the industry 20 years ago, he has had experience working in cultivation and consulting. Byron has been involved with Cannabis since his days in college and has always used it for medical purposes with his learning disabilities. He offers his unique perspective of what it’s like to run a dispensary and bring it from the medical days into the recreationally legal market in California.
Pushing for Laws that Help Cannabis Business Owners
Currently, Byron is also the vice-chair of the retail committee for the National Cannabis Industry Association. He joins me on this episode to talk about how we have to work together to fight for fairer laws, instead of falling into the competition trap that too often divides our power. In addition, Byron shares his personal story of persevering through ADHD with the use of cannabis to climb the ladder of success. Finally, Byron shares his motivation to not only normalize cannabis but most importantly create a better future for his children. If you are ever driving up Highway 5 in Central California, take 10 minutes to say high at hwy33.
3 DANK Points
- Normalizing cannabis use in the business world.
- Using cannabis for learning disabilities.
- Lobbying together instead of being fragmented.
Damon Booth is the founder and CMO of Melabis. Melabis is a company based in Malta that is presenting the global cannabis industry to the forefront of emerging markets across the world. At Melabis, they are proud to be working alongside many governments worldwide. Their goal is to assist in providing high-quality cannabis that surpasses the highest regulations and standards. In the future, demand for cannabis will skyrocket when big brands enter the fray. Melabis is positioning itself to be able to meet that demand. On the tech side of the company, they are developing an app that will be used by doctors to track how their medical cannabis patients are doing and making sure they are on the correct customized dosage. Melabis and its team are working hard to increase the developments in global cannabis research by aiding cannabis cultivation and processing.
3 DANK Points
- Establishing communication with multiple governments across continents and working within the bureaucratic structure these governments often impose
- Crowdsourcing medicinal cannabis data using apps to not only progress research in general, but also gain valuable insight into the way we use cannabis to better serve patients
- How to provide supply for the inevitable worldwide demand for quality CBD when big brands look to enter the market
Martell Golliday-Andrews is the founder of #Hashtag Hemp Company, the first Dallas CBD Company to be in the Chamber of Commerce. He is also a 3x published author, the marketing director at Bomba Cannalife Style magazine, as well as a Hemp and CBD industry broker, investor, and marketing enthusiast. Lastly, he is the co-founder of the new turn-key distribution company called Green Brothers.
CBD & ADHD: A Personal Story
Martell joins me on this newest episode of DANK Discussions. First, he gives advice to new CBD store owners. Next, he shares how CBD has helped him overcome his ADHD. Maynard and Martell discuss how they both suffer from ADHD and have used CBD to live a more productive life. Finally, he talks about how new research on previously untested cannabinoids could hold the secret to helping relieve countless more diseases.
3 DANK Points
- Why CBD store owners should stick to one product to stand behind
- The importance of developing your personal brand
- Preparing for the changes in the industry when the FDA approves CBD