Curt Robbins is a technical writer, instructional designer, and lecturer who has been developing science-based educational and training content for Fortune 200 enterprise companies for more than 30 years. His clients have included Federal Express, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Northrop Grumman, National City Bank, Strainprint Technologies Ltd., the J.M. Smucker Company, and USAA. read 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. read more…
Heather Green is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and the founder of The Cats Meow CBD. The Cats Meow is a company that carries products that are 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free. As a functional medicine practitioner, she understands the value of CBD and the endocannabinoid system in a world that relies so heavily on over the counter anti-inflammatories and opioids that continue to destroy our bodies. In her opinion, it is oxymoronic to have chemicals or synthetic ingredients in products that are supposed to be aimed at improving your health. read more…
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. read more…
Sarah Birney is a holistic nutrition and formulation specialist, as well as the co-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. Along with her partner Bryan, Sarah has an impressive background as a cannabis grower, a holistic health consultant, the owner of a superfood company in Costa Rica, and finally as a whole health therapist in yoga and massage. read more…
Brian Reynolds is the creator of Kannabis Kingz in Chicago, Illinois. Kannabis Kingz is a collective whose goal is to create a movement and steer the culture within the new Chicago Cannabis Scene. Their vision aims to develop opportunities by making continuous contributions within the cannabis community. read 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.
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
Raymond Harari is the Founder of Canalis Capital. Canalis Capital is a venture capital & investment firm dedicated to identifying and developing cannabis companies in Latin America within the emerging global market.
Today, Ray shares with us his own serendipitous early investment in the cannabis space as a branding manager. First, Ray tells us why his family was upset with him turning away from family traditions to invest in Latin American cannabis companies. Next, Ray shares that there is an extra level stigma due to cannabis’ association with gang violence in Latin America. Additionally, he talks about the importance of finding your niche within the industry. This prevents brands from truly becoming household names. Finally, Ray predicts that influencers will be the driving force in driving marketing in the long term.
3 DANK Points
- Latin America has extra measures of stigma to overcome
- Transitioning from the VC banking world to the cannabis industry
- While LatAm has been slow to adopt, its cannabis market is growing tremendously
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