Sarah Cotterill is a former health care lawyer and executive. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is currently the CEO of Shift Next Level and Lineage Ventures. In this episode, she shares her background, explains how her company Shift manufactures and wholesales gourmet hemp and cannabis chocolate edibles with a larger mission of create and support regenerative systems of health and healing in the body and larger community. She touches upon the state of hemp and cannabis in the Midwest, and talks about the challenges she faces as a cannabis business in the conservative state of Indiana.
Heather Rubiales is the Founder of Heathers Hemp Alternatives. Based in Humboldt, California, she promotes sustainable and regenerative hemp packaging for hemp companies. In this episode of DANK Discussions, Heather talks to our host about her crusade for environmental sustainability and why self-accountability matters for companies and consumers.
Morris Beegle is the president of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA). He is also a producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and a publisher of Let’s Talk Hemp Media. He is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Medical Cannabis has been legalized since the early 2000s. In 2012, Colorado became the first state to regulate marijuana for adult use. Due to this regulation, Colorado was able to build an industry for hemp. In today’s episode, Morris talks to Maynard about how Covid has impacted live hemp events and trade shows, making guitars out of hemp, and the legal cannabis market in Colorado.
Stanley Atkins II is the CEO and Founder of CanniMedic and Stanley Group LLC, as well as the owner of The Good Medic. Stanley is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia and takes pride in teaching his patients the education of using Medical Cannabis as an alternative form of healthcare. Stanley talks to our host Maynard about his inspirational background in the cannabis industry, the current situation in Atlanta and Georgia when it comes to medical cannabis, and advocating for veterans to have access to medical marijuana.
Jason Henson is the CEO of Nature’s Therapy CBD, based out of the great Canyon State of Arizona. In this episode, Jason talks to us about why lab testing and full panel testing are so important for anyone selling Cannabis products, and explains what factors go into those types of testings. He also touches on what we can do about product accessibility in the state of Arizona for people who may need CBD, but don’t have the resources to acquire it. Lastly, he shares his passion for helping people and advocating for everyone to have easy access to cannabis products.
Dr. Felecia Dawson is the CEO and main doctor of P.L.A.N.T.S for Lyfe. She has over 30 years of experience in holistic gynecology, integrative medicine, and functional medicine, and Essence Magazine named her one of the top female obstetricians and gynocologists in the country. Dr. Felecia dissolved her medical practice, Women for Women, in December 2016 to devote her full-time efforts to promoting, lecturing, and consulting on medicinal cannabis. She is Georgia’s first cannabis clinician to join the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. In this episode, Dr. Felecia talks about the organic contribution of medical cannabis to treat patients and shares meaningful research behind the cannabis CBD and its effect on pregnancy and women’s health in general.