Kevin and Sayje Lasenberry are the owners of Onyx Mana, a Northern Jersey-based Black-Owned e-commerce CBD store. This father-son duo is very dear to our hearts at DANK Discussions as they are a proud part of the Calacann Family. They join me in this very special episode to talk about being a black-owned company during these times and the systemic racism behind the curtain of our industry. Their goal with Onyx Mana is to not only sell CBD, but to make sure they are democratizing the cannabis opportunity for Black and Brown people.
Kim Meloy is a cancer survivor, a health and wellness coach, and the manager and cannabis educator at WSC. WSC believes in educating people on how Cannabis and other similar plant medicines can help them with their own health. Kim is proudly trained and certified in Cannabis at Cannabis Training University. Although she has only been in the industry for one year, her own cancer battle introduced cannabis to her three years ago. (more…)
Jared Boudreaux is the owner of Lost Coast Wellness, a hemp-derived wellness company based in northern Humboldt, California. Along with his family, Jared and Lost Coast Wellness aim to promote wellness for people, pets, and the planet. Lost Coast Wellness takes pride in being able to vertically integrate the four stages of biomass, manufacturing, formulations, and distribution. By calculating the bioavailability of all the ingredients within their products and then interweaving CBD into said products, they are able to take formulation to the next level.
Allyson Sprinkel is the owner of Pepper Lee CBD. In this episode, she walks me through her journey in cannabis and how she has developed her CBD brand with the help of her community. She specializes in making a bath, beauty, and wellness collection with Organic Vermont-grown hemp and craft CBD in Winooski, VT. By using avocado, grapeseed, or coconut oil, she makes salt scrubs and coffee scrubs with other herbs and infusions. Her techniques are more or less elemental and herbal rather than formulaic or pharmaceutical. She believes that wellness is about what you put into your body. That’s why all of her plant matter is grown in the northeast of Vermont, an unspoiled and untouched part where Hemp grows.
Harold Jarboe, also known as The Old Hemp Farmer, is a fellow podcaster and the Vice President and Marketing Director of Tennessee Homegrown. Mr. Jarboe was raised in rural Southern Indiana where his father’s family had a farm. This is where Mr. Jarboe learned more about agriculture and encountered his first Cannabis plants which were hemp plants growing in the wild. That encounter with hemp led him on a journey studying Cannabis that still continues today. In 2000, Jarboe started researching different agricultural techniques of commercially farming Cannabis in anticipation of eventual legalization. In June of 2014, the cultivation of Hemp was legalized in the state of Tennessee. At this time, Harold decided to switch from growing high THC Cannabis to growing high CBD Cannabis and Hemp. Thus, the “Old Hemp Farmer” name was born. (more…)
Laura Wilkie is a master cannabinologer and the President of Releaf Organix in Houston, Texas. Laura has researched and studied the many aspects of cannabinoids. Among those, she has learned about common cannabinoids and their uses, methods of taking CBD and dosages, as well as understanding product ingredients and labeling. Laura’s initial reason to research CBD was her own probable Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. (more…)