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MMA, Cannabis, and Competing at the Highest Level with Brooke Mayo

Enhance Your Life Podcast

Release Date: 11/11/2020

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This week, host Jonathan Small chats with Whitney Adrian who is a successful cannabis influencer. Growing up in puritan Massachusetts, Whitney thought that cannabis was a harmful drug and that only the “stoner dudes” in high school smoked it. Then one day on a church outing with some girlfriends, they encouraged her to try it. Girls smoke it? So it’s not just for stoner guys? So she tried it. And liked it. But she was afraid to let anyone else know. She didn’t want to be put into the “stoner box

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Heather Cabot is an award winning journalist, keynote speaker, former ABC News correspondent, and author of The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream. Although she describes herself as the last person to ever write a book about cannabis, Heather knew she had a lot to share about why suburban moms are a targeted demographic in cannabis, the hypocrisy surrounding legalization, and the disparity within the cannabis industry.

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Mary J. White is a former broadcast journalist in Seattle, and the author of two cannabis cookbooks. She also teaches cooking classes called “Cooking With Cannabis,” which have even been introduced into some college curriculums. She talks to Jonathan about her life prior to entering the cannabis industry, and the events that led to her decision to begin cooking with the healing plant. Mary, who had been struggling with chronic pain, experienced remarkable relief after trying a cannabis infused cookie.

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This week, Jonathan is joined by JeffThe420Chef, author of The 420 Gourmet, creator of his own CannaButter line, and the inventor of Culinary Cannabis. Jeff talks about how he began cooking with cannabis and the path it led him to make cannabis infused food taste good. Jeff shares his secrets on how you can make cannabis laden food not only palatable, but tasty, and provides advice on how people can attain the perfect personalized THC dosage when cooking with the plant.

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This week, Jonathan is joined by Philip Wolf, founder and CEO of Cultivating Spirits, the first company in the United States to offer a cannabis food pairing experience. Philip walks Jonathan through the journey that led to where he is now, which began in 2009 when he opened his first cannabis dispensary in Colorado. He became a cultivator after the healing plant was legalized, and through this experience, discovered terpenes and the many ways in which they influence the cannabis consumer’s experience.

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Gina Dubbé and Leslie Apgar are mothers, professionals, and founders of Greenhouse Wellness. They started this dispensary with the goal of helping sufferers of chronic pain, and to break the stigma that marijuana should remain on the fringe of society. Gina and Leslie talk with Jonathan about their beginnings in the cannabis world, and how a medical spa ultimately evolved into the opening of a dispensary. Gina and Leslie also share what sets Greenhouse Wellness apart from other dispensaries.

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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.

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This week, Jonathan is joined by Michael J. Brues, aka the Sleep Doctor, a Clinical Psychologist, sleep expert, and author of The Power of When. Michael walks Jonathan through sleep architecture and how cannabis affects this process. He also discusses the best method for cannabis consumption for sleep, and tackles some common issues people encounter when turning to cannabis to help their sleep quality. Michael also provides a resource for his chronotype quiz so you can learn your unique biorhythm.

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Steve and Dave share how they became known as The Waldos while attending high school in the 1970’s in Marin County, California. They dive into the origin story of 4/20, and the serendipitous events that led to the group meeting at 4:20 pm, a number that became a secret code for weed when in the presence of authority figures. The term spread fast, including the Grateful Dead Community, until eventually becoming official slang for weed. Steve and Dave debunk common theories about where the term 4/20 began.

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Jeannette Horton is the executive director of NuLeaf Project, a project designed to build generational wealth for communities most affected by cannabis prohibition by providing funding, mentoring, and skill building.

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As a professional MMA fighter and former Division I soccer player, Brooke Mayo has competed at the highest level. Additionally, she is an ambassador for Athletes for CARE and a behavior technician who works with children who suffer from autism. Brooke joins the show to talk about the role cannabis has played in her athletic career. She shares how she first experimented with cannabis as an alternative to prescription painkillers while recovering from surgery in college, as well as how incorporating it into her daily routine has helped improve her performance as a professional athlete.