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.
Christina DiArcangelo is an entrepreneur and CEO working for over 20 years in the traditional Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Medical Cannabis, CBD, Nutraceuticals, Patient Advocacy, and AI Technology. She is also the founder and president of Affinity Bio Partners, a global clinical research organization, working all over the world to help patients receive the most precise and professional care.
Franny H. Tacy is the first legal female hemp farmer in North Carolina. She is also the Owner, Executive, and Visionary behind Franny’s Farmacy, a vertically integrated business that includes hemp growing, processing, manufacturing, distribution, and franchise. In this episode , Franny talks to us about growing Franny’s Farmacy, the obstacles she has faced, and how she navigated the road behind franchising.
Matt Kowalis is the founder of Serenity Medical CBD, a wellness company that is based in Detroit, Michigan. After his mother passed away from Leukemia in 2012, Matt suffered from post traumatic stress and anxiety. While trying to find a natural remedy, he came across CBD and has since been dedicated to spreading awareness about the plant that changed his life.
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.
Alice Moon is the founder of Alice Moon, a PR agency that helps cannabis businesses share their stories with consumers and the media. She was also the founder of Swallow, the world’s largest edible directory which helped cannabis consumers find the right edibles for themselves based on dietary restriction, food type, and location. Her work as an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry has led to Alice being a guest on CNN, Viceland, and Vice, with features on Business Insider, LA Weekly, Forbes, Washington Post, and High Times, just to name a few.
Russ Cersosimo is the founder and managing partner of Hemp Synergistics. He is also the founder and chair of Medical Cannabis Society and co-founder of Mountaineer Integrated Care Dispensaries and Keystone Integrated Care Dispensaries. Russ has also authored the book, Molecular Influence, which was released in March 2021.
Matt Dubow is the President and founder of My CBD Mall, a company based in Newport Beach, California that offers the platform for several CBD brands to sell their CBD products in the United States. He is also the owner of Sorta Stuff Promo, which provides all the promotional items such as shirts, bags, hats, and packaging for your business
Christopher and Alisia Ratliff are the CEO and President of Victus Capital Ventures, respectively. Alisia is an accomplished chemist and a licensed Project Manager who boasts over 13 years of experience in different industries. On the other side of this dynamic duo, Chris used to work with engineers in a military airbase, fixing and creating parts for aircraft. He got involved with cannabis at a very young age as a consumer and knew how to grow the plant before 18.
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.