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Enhance Your Life Podcast

Release Date: 05/05/2021

The Cannabis Industry Has a Diversity Problem. This Black Hemp Farmer Explains Why show art The Cannabis Industry Has a Diversity Problem. This Black Hemp Farmer Explains Why

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As one of the few Black hemp farmers in the country, Jerry Whiting has some insights that others in the industry may not. In this week’s episode, Whiting lets us into one key insight: Why aren’t there more people like him cultivating? On the pod, Jonathan talks to Whiting about his journey from software engineer to hemp farmer, and how he has managed to turn personal tragedy into a motivator for his work. Whiting also talks about his role as the co-founder and president of LeBlanc CNE.

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This Cannabis Influencer Has the Answers to Your Questions show art This Cannabis Influencer Has the Answers to Your Questions

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When Tammy Pettigrew realized there was a lack of adequate cannabis resources on the internet, she decided to make videos on her own explaining the science behind the substance. Well, those videos blew up, and now Pettigrew is filming a cannabis show for one of Snoop Dogg’s sponsored channels. In this episode, Jonathan speaks with Pettigrew about the journey that led her to becoming well known in the industry, and what made her want to educate others. She recounts the ways cannabis has helped her in life.

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Everything You’d Want to Know About CBD and Its Uses show art Everything You’d Want to Know About CBD and Its Uses

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Lauren Wilson is an experienced cannabis advocate and author of the CBD Solution book series. In partnership with Snoop Dogg’s cannabis media platform Merry Jane, the CBD Solution books serve as guides to incorporating CBD into your health and wellness. Lauren speaks with Jonathan about using CBD for chronic pain relief, and how an interest in cannabis and its uses led her to becoming an author in the industry. They talk about CBD’s benefits in the home.

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A School In Michigan Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis  show art A School In Michigan Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis

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On this episode, Jonathan speaks with Sammie Rogers Jr., founder and CEO of a Michigan-based cannabis school called Higher Learning Institutions. Higher Learning Institutions offers its students all types of courses related to the cannabis industry, from consultancy to extraction and cultivation. Sammie shares his journey into the cannabis industry, and how he managed to get the funding to make his school happen. The founder also talks about just how diverse the school’s students are.

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A Nurse Builds the Bridge Between Conventional Medicine and Cannabis Care show art A Nurse Builds the Bridge Between Conventional Medicine and Cannabis Care

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Elisabeth Mack, R.N., is the Founder and CEO of Holistic Caring. She established the organization in 2016 with a mission to bridge the gaps between conventional medicine and cannabis care. This week, she joins Jonathan to discuss how she discovered the benefits of cannabis while healing from a bike injury, and the ways that she feels we could bridge the cannabis world with the conventional medicine route. She provides education and services for patients, and training for healthcare and cannabis industries.

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Come for the Comedy, Stay for the Cannabis! show art Come for the Comedy, Stay for the Cannabis!

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This week, Jonathan is joined by Joesh Savage, DJ and co-host of The Shit Show, an LA based stand up comedy show that features a night of talented comics and cannabis at the historic El Cid on Sunset Blvd. Joesh shares how he and co-host Abdullah Saeed met and decided to start producing events and why they care about educating others while dismantling the stigma around cannabis with humor. Joesh talks about how they integrate products and brands into their event.

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Sarah Woodson Is Finding Justice for Those Impacted by the War on Drugs show art Sarah Woodson Is Finding Justice for Those Impacted by the War on Drugs

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Sarah Woodson believes that the best way you can repair and restore a community is by providing people with the resources to help themselves. As the Founder of The Color of Cannabis, Sarah and her team are working to provide a pathway for restorative justice to those negatively impacted by the war on drugs. She joins Jonathan this week to talk about the urgent need behind better minority representation in the cannabis industry, and the issue of ownership in cannabis.

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One Woman’s Tireless Fight to Get Her Brother Out of Prison for a Non-Violent Cannabis Crime show art One Woman’s Tireless Fight to Get Her Brother Out of Prison for a Non-Violent Cannabis Crime

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Beth Curtis is the founder of Life for Pot and Release Nonviolent Drug Offenders. Her life path changed in 1994, when her brother was sentenced to two life sentences for a non-violent marijuana offense. Beth and her family quickly went from naive and optimistic to seeing how serious the War on Drugs was, and the broken aspects within the US Justice System. Beth joins Jonathan to talk about how she used her internet savvy and background in non-profit work to focus her mission on founding Life For Pot.

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The Secret Benefits of the Endocannabinoid System show art The Secret Benefits of the Endocannabinoid System

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Dr. Swathi Varanasi is one of the first-ever Integrative Health and Medical Cannabis Pharmacists, and a Chief Scientific Officer at Element Apothec. She is also a plant-based wellness expert and a medical consultant for CBD and food brands. Dr. Swathi has a passion for helping consumers understand their choices for CBD and cannabis, and uses her experience in science and pharmacy in conjunction with proven natural healing remedies. We get our own private lesson this week.

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Grab a Paintbrush and Get Ready to Puff and Pass show art Grab a Paintbrush and Get Ready to Puff and Pass

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If you’ve ever attended a wine and painting party and wished there was something out there for the cannabis lover, this week’s guest will make you very happy. Jonathan welcomes Heidi Keyes, Denver based artist and President and Co-Founder of Puff, Pass, and Paint, the first ever 420 cannabis inclusive art class. Puff and Pass has branches in 10 other cities including Washington D.C. and Brooklyn, and welcomes any age and skill level to come puff and paint.

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This week, Jonathan is joined by Jason Turner, the cofounder of Three Wells, the first website created for mature adults who are searching for reliable information about CBD and cannabis. He shares the story of his personal experience with back pain, which led him to turn to cannabis for relief. Jason and Jonathan discuss the changes that take place in the body when hitting 50, which include an increased sensitivity to cannabis and its effects. He provides advice for parents who consume marijuana and how their use can be explained to children, as well as advice for older consumers, whose generation stigmatized cannabis. The Three Wells website provides valuable information on cannabis products for consumers looking to learn more, and Jason encourages everyone to “start low, go slow!”