Your Highness Podcast

A Podcast about inspiring women of cannabis and femme pioneers in the cannabis industry, including news, interviews and product reviews.

Episode 3.0a: New beginnings and exciting changes

Welcome to the beginning of season 3 of Your Highness - there are some major changes in store! One of the biggest is that this season will feature host Diana with an amazing selection of guest co-hosts (many will be past guests). Going forward, Leah will no longer co-host, though YH truly appreciates everything she did for the show during her tenure. 

For the next several weeks, YH will release shorter segments that feature individual interviews while preparations for the changes continue. In this episode, Diana and Barb talk about some of those changes, and discuss ways for listeners to become a part of the show. 

A few other highlights:

- Beauty with Barb segment highlighting the incredible Zveda products 

- A brief word about the amazing Apothecarry products

 

Interview:

Our first interview of the season is with Clarissa Krieck, Business Development Manager of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Clarissa talks about her beginnings in cannabis, her policy and advocacy work, and the importance of getting involved with the NCIA. 

Episode 2.25: Age and Experience in Cannabis

  For our 25th episode, Diana begins with her favorite new thing, an informative series of children's books helping the entire family understand the history of cannabis and hemp. Leah's favorite new thing is a book written by future guest, Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties. 

 

Next, we talk about the benefits of surrounding yourself with people over 30 as a business or brand, and just the overall upsides to having a varied past and bringing it to this emerging industry.

 

Interviews:

- First, we speak to Carole Shashona: acclaimed designer, Feng Shui Grand Master, health and wellness expert, and pioneering entrepreneur, about the meanings behind her luxury jewelry designs. Shashana also discusses her design journey, and tells us about what inspires her.

 

- Next, we talk to Teri Gorman, Director of Community Relations and Patient Affairs for Maui Grown Therapies, about the medical cannabis program in Hawaii. Gorman also discusses the reciprocity program, and what brought her to the cannabis space.

 

* We also pause for a word about Peak Extracts and an upcoming educational event sponsored by Alpha Woman Co.

 

We appreciate all your support! Please do reach out with suggestions or introductions if you’d like to be involved in the show. Email yourhighnesspodcast@gmail.com for more information on being a guest, having products reviewed, or sponsoring our show and elevating your exposure.

 

Relevant Links:

Older Dispensary Workers Find Lack of Support

Looking to Change Careers? Cannabis Industry Looking for Workers

Episode 2.24: The Four Rs of Sustainability In Cannabis

We start off our 24th episode with our favorite things: For Leah, it is two recent books by Robyn Griggs Lawrence, and for Diana, it is the upcoming NCIA Lobby Days

Our topic is the Rs of sustainability in cannabis, and we address some sticky topics along with some awesome resources.

 

1. Respect people’s time and effort, respect each other - common complaint people are flakey - own it and make it better. Don't set unrealistic expectations.
2. Relationships - networking at conferences, classes, etc., supporting each other
3. Resources - lots of free/inexpensive resources for making your business better. Canva.comFiverr.comUpwork.com, Mary's ListSkillshare.comtranscribe.wreally.com
4. Responsibility - elevating the industry through activism positive actions, community service, educating the public. Lobby days: https://thecannabisindustry.org/event/2019lobby-days/

 

Interviews:

- We talk to Amy Wessman, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for CRATIV Packaging, about the importance of packaging and branding. She also talks about specific challenges she faces in the industry, along with what makes it so fun.

- Next, we talk to Denise Biderman, Co-Founder and CEO of Mary's List, about the importance of education and what ML does to further the knowledge of the community. Denise also talks about how professionals can benefit from ML and what people can expect from the awesome newsletter. 

 Until next time, we appreciate the support! 

Episode 2.23: The Benefits of Getting to Know Your Budtender

 In this episode, we talk about our favorite things: For Leah, it was the Moon Mother Hemp tincture, and for Diana, it was SAVA

 We get into a conversation about the benefits of befriending a budtender, as both a business and a patient. There are many reasons to be friendly with your dispensary tenders, but some of them may surprise you!

Interviews:

- First, we talk to the CEO and founder of Canna-Veda, Joanna Matson. Matson talks about how her struggle with Crohn's Disease led to a career of healing with cannabis.

- Next, we talk to Dr. Lakisha Jenkins, who talks about being a Traditional Naturopath in the cannabis space. Dr. Lakisha talks about wellness tours in Jamaica, and the many ways a person can benefit from her telemedicine.

Relevant Links:

6 Questions Budtenders Should Ask First Time Cannabis Customer

3 Questions You Should Ask Your Budtender

7 Tips for Landing a Job as a Budtender

Ayurveda, Yoga & CBD Counseling

Bonus episode: Happy 420!

 This is our second 420 as a podcast, and we can't thank you all enough for the support! We reveal our four winners of Breaking the Grass Ceiling, along with the episode ideas!

 In this bonus (short) episode, we talk to Cristina Buccola of CB Counsel and founder of 421 For All, about a new national movement. 

Next, we go over a great list of discount codes:

1. Meowchemy.com - Code Save420 for 20% off from 04/19 until April 25th. "We created this product line in 2016 and were literally one of the first companies to market this amazing plant in a way that not only celebrates its healing properties but appeals to the optimist in us all. They say invention stems from necessity. At that time we were fed up with products full of synthetic chemicals and dyes... so we decided to handmake our own! We do not simply slap on a label and sell the same mass produced herbal products everyone else seems to be these days. From seed to sale...our products are created with purity and relief in mind."

2. Azuca will offer 20% off to their online shop with this code: AZUCAGREEN Founded by Bubby's Chef, ron Silver, Azuca brings an innovative and sophisticated new approach to cannabis and CBD edibles. With their patent method, Azuca products take effect in a groundbreaking 2-15 minutes. https://www.azuca.co

3. Maggie May Wilson - 15% Joy Organics with code "Metaphysical" to promote my new podcast Metaphysical AF that's on Spotify and Itunes! There are 10 episodes live which talk about all things Metaphysics and Cannabis

4. White Fox - 24 hour flash sale: 45% off entire site CODE: FoxLove - White Fox™ began as a Cannabis company in 2017 inspired by the alchemy of herbs with cannabis to create a desired and focus effect for the human body, mind and spirit. White Fox™ utilizes locally sourced and hand crafted herbs along with CBD to gift you with formulations that enhance your everyday well-being and assist in intentional healing journeys. https://whitefoxnectars.com

5. DCN - I would be more than happy to offer a 30% discount on our B2B Membership package. This package includes a year of exposure on DCN in front of the DCN community.
This package includes:

One annual company listing
Company Listing in one DCN monthly newsletter
2 Social media campaigns
Instastory Promotion (up to 5x annually)
One company spotlight article (New Expert Series)
Able to submit up to 2 press releases on DCN’s new press release section
Access to exclusive member discounts, events, and offers
And each quarter we will be releasing new incentives, offerings, and giveaways to our members.
"to redeem this offer, email contact@directcannabisnetwork.com and mention Your Highness"

6. Treatibles - 10% discount off Treatibles.com from 4/20/19 through 4/30/19:
chewscbd4pets - Treatibles was founded in 2008 on the fundamental values of compassionate care, quality ingredients, reliable information and integrity, and in 2013 became the pioneer in developing full spectrum hemp-derived CBD products for pets.* The benefits of full spectrum hemp oil include instilling calm, normal emotional balance and ease, supporting a healthy digestive tract and strong immune system, promoting healthy joints, flexibility and the body’s normal inflammatory response. Treatibles can help animals exhibiting anxiety, discomfort, loss of appetite, digestive tract issues, and more.

7. Tokeativity is the Global Cannabis Community for Women. They work to empower women at the root level and forward the normalization of cannabis through in person an online events. Tokeativity is giving listeners 50% off now through the end of April. Save 50% off on Business & Grassroots Memberships, Upcoming Events, Advertising, & Online Classes and more! Find everything now at Tokeativity.com/connect and use coupon code 42050 through April 30th.

Episode 2.21: Guidelines for Becoming an Advocate and Activist

 Hello again! To start things off a bit differently, we decide not to share our favorite discoveries, but instead highlight some great organizations that are effecting serious change. As we move forward to normalization, we as an industry must keep advocacy at the forefront, and figure out how to get involved.

 To that point, we discuss ways you can help fight the continuous damage created by the War on Drugs. You don't have to be seasoned activist or policy maker to fight the good fight!

 

*** We also discuss an awesome giveaway opportunity - an autographed copy of Breaking the Grass Ceiling! Tune into to our bonus episode on 4/20 for the winners, and for an awesome discount code roundup!

 

Interviews:

- We start with Marissa Fratoni, holistic RN and Director of Wellness for Cannamommy.org, who tells us about her journey into the cannabis space. She talks about being a mother in cannabis, and offers some great advice for listeners.

- Next, we talk to Emily Elmen, Director of Infused Product Development at In Good Health, who tells us how making a batch of edibles led to being on the Board of Directors for Massachusetts NORML. She also talks about how her career at In Good Health came to be, and what her job entails. 

 

 Until next time, thank you for listening! Please let us know what you would like to hear, if you would like to be featured, or if you would like a product reviewed by reaching out to YourhighnessATgmail.com. 

Episode 2.20: The Changing Landscape of CBD, and How You Can Benefit From It

We can't believe we're already on episode 20 of our second season! Speaking of seasons, we welcome the start of Spring with positive attitudes - and begin by discussing our favorite things. For Leah, it's finding the best canna-friendly banking with the help of veteran banking broker, Stuart Lutterman, founder of Brother Processing, and for Diana, it's 421 For All, a movement observing the multiple injustices that exist because of the War on Drugs. 

 

Next, we discuss one of our favorite topics - CBD! This time, we explore the changing landscape and go over some relevant aspects you shouldn't ignore. 

 

Interviews:

- Our first guest is the fearless Andrea Brooks, CEO and Founder of SAVA, which is the "Etsy of cannabis". Brooks tells us about a life-changing injury that caused her to come to cannabis, and ultimately shaped her curative process which benefits consumers.

 

- Next, Stephanie Bozzuto, co-founder and President of Marketing of Cannabis Connect Insurance, tells us about the importance of cannabis business insurance. Bozzuto also discusses upcoming educational offerings, including a sexual harassment course that will benefit all cannabis businesses. 

 

Until next time, thank you for listening. Please reach out with ideas, or for information regarding being interviewed or sponsorship opportunities, to yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com.

 

Relevant Links:

CVS selling CBD

Barneys To Open Luxury Cannabis Shop-In-Shop

USPS allows mailing of CBD

Jelly Belly creating CBD products

How to Shop for CBD

Episode 2.19: Changing Industry Practices to Create New Principles

We start as always with our favorite things: for Diana it is Pussyweed, and for Leah, it's CRATIV packaging. Next, we start a discussion about ways we can actually make new business practices that will ultimately create new principles in this emerging space. 
 
Next, in our Beauty with Barb segment, our resident licensed aesthetician reviews the many benefits of a topical salve by Simple CBD.
 
Interviews:
 
  • First, we start with Ashley Dellinger, founder of Lumi Wellness Shop, who tells us about what led her to open the retail space. 
  • Next, we talk to the founder of Cannamommy.org, Kelley Bruce about the inspiration behind her online clinic. Bruce also shares how motherhood can be impacted by cannabis use, and how the wonderful people at Cannamommy help educate and guide new mothers during a precarious time.
 
We appreciate all your support! Please do reach out with suggestions or introductions if you’d like to be involved in the show. Email yourhighnesspodcast@gmail.com for more information on being a guest, having products reviewed, or sponsoring our show and elevating your exposure.
 
Relevant Links:
Create a Petition using MoveOn.org or Change.org
 
Safe Spaces for Fellow Advocates:
 

Episode 2.18: Avoiding Burnout When Starting Your New Business

 We decided to forego our usual favorite things in lieu of a brief discussion about a couple of things that are happening in cannabis right now. Keeping the conversation going about things like sexual harassment in the workplace and accidental consumption will force us as an industry to change the approach to these problems. Normalizing talk around uncomfortable topics is the first step toward real change.

Interviews:

* First, we talk to half of an awesome mother/daughter team: Tara Mulvihill, Co-Owner/Operator/OLCC cannabis producer at Phillips Field Facility. She talks about her unique business, and how she came to a partnership with her mother. 

* Next, we talk to Scarlet Ravin, founder of White Fox Medicinals, who shares why women in cannabis don't need to compete with each other. She also tells us about the alchemy of her incredible products, and about how cannabinoids play a role in preventative medicine. 

 

Until next time, contact us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail for questions and concerns. Thank you for your support!

 

Relevant Links:

Time Management Hacks That Very Successful People Practice Daily

Marc Emery’s #MeToo Moment: The Dark Side of Cannabis Culture

#MeToo And The Marijuana Industry: Ignore Harassment Policies At Your Own Peril

Marijuana retailer MedMen facing potential class action lawsuit from former employees

Episode 2.17: Kicking Fear’s Ass to Move on to Success

 As always, we start with our favorite things: Diana discusses how she will host a screening of Mary Janes Film: Women of Weed, and for Leah, it was LUMI CBD Wellness Shop.

 Next, we discuss how to kick fear's ass - Leah's favorite topic! We go over some effective ways to fight it, and talk about ways to make Impostor Syndrome work for you.

 

Interviews:

- First, we start with a Jane of all trades, Manndie Tingler. Manndie is the COO of Khemia Manufacturing, President of Cannamommy.org, a President of the Kriya Society, and a board member of the NCIA among other things. She tells us the secret to managing such a major work load, and talks about why she loves this industry.

- Next, we talk to Abigail Nath, cannabis business lawyer and project coordinator. She tells us of how being terminated led to her consulting in the cannabis space. 

 

 We appreciate your support and want to reciprocate! Please reach out if you are a woman-identifying person in the cannabis space and would like to be interviewed: yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com.

 

Relevant Links:

Accountability Partners Are Great. But “Success” Partners Will Change Your Life.

How Fear Helps (and Hurts) Entrepreneurs

The Inevitable Impostor Syndrome

 

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