Pierre Davis is an award winning chef as well as the president and CEO of Euphoria Eats Co. Euphoria Eats is a veteran-owned company that infuses CBD and hemp with original Louisiana sauces and recipes. In this episode, Pierre shares with us his experience entering the cannabis industry through his incredible and delicious infused condiments. He also touches on how cannabis helped him through PTSD after serving in the army, as well as the intense stigma towards using cannabis as a medicine in his southern home state of Louisiana.
Lauren Forsch is the Founder and President of Popped.NYC, a brand that helps people find relief with CBD products and through consultation. Lauren defines herself as a canna mom. In this episode, she talks about CBD education, stigma, and working as the caretaker’s caretaker. She also shares with us her journey, how she got into the industry, the obstacles, and the bright future ahead for her POPular brand.
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.
Kristen Yoder is a veteran of California’s cannabis industry with professional experience in retail, growing, distribution, marketing, and management. She is also the host of CannaBS Podcast and the CEO of the cannabis business firm, Soil To The Oil. Kristen is passionate about spreading awareness about the ongoing manipulation that some players are conducting in the industry. Kristen has also been featured as a public speaker in Vanity Fair, Forbes, and USA Today.
Josey Orr is the CEO of HUGS Wellness, a small CBD company based out of Austin, TX. Hugs was created with two goals in mind: to bring a new standard of transparency to the CBD industry and to deliver high-quality products to customers. In this episode of DANK Discussions, Josey talks to host Maynard Breslow about social entrepreneurship and the importance of creating a CBD business with the intention of giving back.
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…)