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
Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, avid skin care guru, cannabis enthusiast, and business owner of HHP Collective. CBD skin care has become one of the fastest growing sectors within the cannabis industry. Unfortunately, many companies are taking shortcuts, which leaves consumers unsatisfied with cannabis infused products. With philosophies strongly surrounded by integrity and honesty, HHP Collective helps like-minded companies create unique, quality Hemp CBD infused products. To do this, they partner with qualified trusted sources and weave them into a successfully proven development program.
Cannabidiol (CBD) was first presented to Ella as an ingredient in 2014. Since then, she has spent years researching and understanding CBD, along with many major and minor cannabinoids. In addition, she has studied how they can be relevant, essential and complementary in skin care. Although cannabinoids are her current focus, she maintains they are merely one component to overall wellness and is constantly researching cannabis and complementary natural ingredients.
Finding the right CBD Skin Care Products for You
Differentiating fact from fiction is one of many obstacles faced in the cannabis-infused product industry. With so much information to weed and sift through, unveiling accuracy in a time of quickly evolving information and technology is a huge task. Therefore, she gathered a comprehensive consulting group of qualified, integral professionals from every aspect of the industry and the HHP Collective was born.
3 DANK Points
- How to spot effective CBD skin care products verses misleading ones
- What kind of cannabis skin care products are actually good for your skin as well as your mental health
- Why some companies are just using CBD and Cannabis as buzzwords as a branding technique
Laura Lagano is the author of The CBD Oil Miracle and Co-Founder & Education Director of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, an online learning platform that is integrating cannabis with holistic modalities to help people balance their endocannabinoid system. When her daughter was diagnosed with autism, Laura became very interested in cannabis research and how it can help her daughter, as well as herself, find relief. She now travels around the US to educate healthcare professionals about the therapeutic use of cannabis, while remaining in the field of integrative nutrition & personalized lifestyle counseling. Laura joins me in this episode to teach us how cannabis will help make us more aware of our bodies.
3 DANK Points
- Why CBD is the current darling in the cannabis industry when there are so many other beneficial cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, THC)
- How to accurately assess how your body will react to cannabis with your individual biochemical makeup
- Cannabis as a psychoactive to help regulate moods and the way the body reacts to holistic care
Jennifer Mendonca is the founder and owner of Token Farms Dispensary. First, Jennifer tells us how she climbed the ladder of retail from working at blockbuster and other familiar stores to opening her own family-owned dispensary in Tulare County. Also, she touches on the different marketing methods she is using to grow her store revenue.