Christopher and Alisia Ratliff are the CEO and President of Victus Capital Ventures, respectively. Alisia is an accomplished chemist and a licensed Project Manager who boasts over 13 years of experience in different industries. On the other side of this dynamic duo, Chris used to work with engineers in a military airbase, fixing and creating parts for aircraft. He got involved with cannabis at a very young age as a consumer and knew how to grow the plant before 18.
Denise Foster, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE, has been a nurse and a healthcare practitioner for over 35 years and an educator for more than 15 years. Dr. Foster is the founder and owner of the Hemp Haven Chesapeake, a vitamin and supplements store. She also founded and owns Empirical Cannabis in Chesapeake, VA, which provides patient and family education, consultation, and research services regarding medical cannabis. She has also worked as the Director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, where she also served as a secretary.
Trevor Polinsky is the CEO of Soular Alchemy tuning in from Rollinsville, Colorado. Trevor has an extensive background in alchemical formulations and has had the honor of learning from some of the best alchemists currently alive. He is passionate about giving back to the world and continuing to learn more about the never ending alchemy of cannabis.
Saul Kaye is the CEO and Founder of iCAN Israel Cannabis, producer of CannaTech global events (www.canna-tech.co), and one of the main cannabis advisors to the Israeli Knesset. Six years ago, Saul stumbled upon a small event in Tel Aviv called “CannaTech” and decided to acquire it as one of his ventures. Today, CannaTech is continuing to build a strong community of passionate cannabis industry professionals across the world. Saul sees it as the best platform to educate about cannabis across the broad network of agriculture, human relations, venture capital, big business, pharmaceutical, and beverage companies. Although these categories aren’t used to playing together in the global spectrum, CannaTech provides the environment to allow them to do so. (more…)
Bryan Madle is an expert in marijuana and hemp cultivation as well as hemp product formulation. Along with his wife Sarah, he is also the owner of Blooming Botanicals (https://bloomingbotanicalshemp.com/?ref=calacann). Blooming Botanicals is a custom formulated and herbally infused CBD line that focuses on incorporating additional plant medicines. These additional components are an effective carrier to create a high powered and effectively bio-available product. Bryan and Sarah both have very impressive backgrounds as cannabis growers, holistic health consultants, superfood company owners, as well as in yoga and massage. Today, they are proud to say that their business was built with the backbone of education, sustainability, and wellness. Also, all of their products are officially licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD).
Similarities and Differences in the Cannabis Industry
In this episode, Bryan joins me to talk about Blooming Botanicals and their journey transitioning from marijuana cultivation to hemp product formulation, and how they will be more similar in the future. Finally, he speaks about CBD as a “miracle plant” and incorporating other plant medicines
3 DANK Points
- Sustainability: Novel cultivation techniques that could help us reduce our footprint as the industry grows
- Why the agriculture industry should also be held to the high standard expected of the cannabis industry
- Getting better in cultivation genetics to be able to yield crops with higher CBG and CBN.
Dr. Steven Todd is a retired oral implantologist and dental anesthesiologist. Today, he is also the author of The Hemp Healthcare Initiative, a program that focuses on educating healthcare professionals and staff about the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Todd joins me on this episode to discuss how all healthcare providers and workers must be educated properly about the endocannabinoid system and it’s vast impact on the body’s overall health. Perhaps most importantly, he also offers a structured solution to counterbalance the kickbacks healthcare providers & physicians receive from pharmaceutical companies. This substantial monetary compensation will incentivize healthcare providers to suggest Cannabis to the patients they serve while allowing them to enter this growing hemp market. In conclusion, passionate about the health benefits and technology CBD, CBG, CBN and other cannabinoids provide, Dr. Steven Todd has opened his initiative to all healthcare providers, physicians, doctors & nurses.
3 DANK Points
- Paying incentives for healthcare providers for hemp-derived options to counter Big Pharma kickbacks
- CBG & other cannabinoids are awakening CB2 Receptors that have been dormant for over 100 years
- How internal self-regulation of our industry is the real answer to a cleaner, more ethical system