Veronica Castillo is is a writer and journalist in the cannabis industry and the psychedelics space. She writes and contributes content to various companies and brands, as well as travels the world on an exploration for everything plant medicine.
Amy Chin is a cannabis enthusiast and the founder of Calm Better Days. Based out of the lower east side of New York, Calm Better Days is a woman-owned cannabis company. Their goal is to help you find the right CBD products to fit your needs in intimate, relaxed environments. In this episode, Amy talks about how she had to change her cannabis business on the fly to match the post-COVID conditions we all face.
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.
Chelsea Smith is the creator of Taboo Talks Series emanating from Southern California. Taboo Talk Series is a speaker series and community dedicated to breaking stigmas around plant medicine in a modern world. Its content spans on everything from sobriety and racism to social equity and equality. Chelsea believes that these are the conversations we must hear to take away the stigma and fear around cannabis. She built her platform as a platform to showcase people who have something meaningful and educational to say about cannabis. Since the spread of COVID-19, Taboo Talk Series has gone digital with weekly Instagram Live sessions. (more…)
Kaleigh Marks is the owner and operator of Lez Get Baked, LLC in Pheonix, Arizona. Lez Get Baked is a female-owned CBD-infused bakery. With a focus on quality, flavor, and sustainability, Lez Get Baked’s products are made with full-spectrum hemp-based CBD. Being a proud lesbian, Kaleigh joins me to talk about how the cannabis and LGBTQ communities intersect. Furthermore, she talks about what we can do to put a greater emphasis on sustainability within the industry. (more…)
Senitra Luckett, plant-based chef, owner of Growth of a Goddess, reiki practitioner, meditation instructor, soul therapist and owner of ERB Goddess Botanicals, speaks about cannabis and meditation. As a chef, she believes that what we eat contributes to our growth both physically and spiritually. Unfortunately, the reason for her plant-based diet was not a choice. Rather, it came as a result of her health needs and spiritual growth. Next, she describes her journey of going from relying on cannabis as a means of overcoming personal loss to using it as a tool in sacred spiritual practice.
Other than making delicious THC/CBD infused meals, she spends her time as a reiki practitioner, meditation instructor and soul therapist at lucky oasis meditation wellness. Lastly, she is also the proud owner of ERB Goddess Botanicals. Her passion is to help people unlock the love inside them. By using meditation and cannabis, she aims to do just that. Finally, Senitra speaks about how different cultures look at spirituality in general and cannabis in particular so differently.
3 DANK Points
- The different types of meditation and the way they each play into cannabis
- How overall wellness and holistic approaches go hand-in-hand with emotional and spiritual healing
- Why cannabis, wellness and meditation are viewed as a “white thing” by minority communities