Your Highness Podcast

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

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

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 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

 

Episode 2.16: Combating Misinformation and Promoting Legitimacy

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 As always, we start with our favorite things: for Leah, it is Cannabis Connect Insurance, for Diana, it is Meowchemy's Vajay Spray.

 

 We start a discussion about a recent article that is filled with fear-mongering and misinformation about cannabis, and how we can fight that type of dangerous content. 

 

Interviews:

- First, we talk to Ayanna Lawson, founder and owner of Front Row Travels, a Baltimore-based cannabis travel company, about what got her into this space. She also tells us about the importance education is to her business, and how travel and cannabis intersect.

 

- Next, we talk to Jessamin Swearingen, one of the founders of Gaudium Enterprises, about the travel packages she offers. She also speaks of the educational offerings and Day Pass, and tells us about the importance of these things in an emerging market. 

 

Until next time, thanks for listening, and reach out to yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com for ways to connect!

 

Relevant Links:

A New Book Says Cannabis Use Leads to Violence. Two Oregonians Fire Back

Did Marijuana Legalization Really Increase Homicide Rates?

Follow the Money

PubMed

Episode 2.15: Some Great Things to Look Forward to in 2019

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In our 15th episode, we begin once again with our favorite things, but this is a first! We have a collective favorite - Mary Jane Gift Boxes - of which we both were super lucky to receive! We review this awesome theme box and talk about the different collections!

Next, we keep it on a positive note to talk about some of the exciting things we expect this year! There is so much to look forward to, even if it is sometimes difficult to hopeful!

 

Interviews:

- We start with Kim Rael, CEO of Azuca, who tells us about their latest creations. She also talks about the challenges facing an edible company, and what newcomers should know about this industry.

- Next, we talk to Randi Sether, Marketing Strategist at Magical Butter, about how being a fan can lead to an awesome career. Additionally, she talks about her favorite thing to make in her Magical Butter machine. 

Episode 2.14: How To Help Bring Equality To The Cannabis Industry

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This episode begins as episode does, with our favorite things! For Leah, it is Tokeativity's Connect Business membership, and for Diana, Mary's List. Check them both out! 

 

Next, we touch on a very important topic: bringing equality to the cannabis industry. We discuss why it is so important to make this a priority, and some unexpected ways to accomplish it.

 

We have a Beauty With Barb segment that focuses on eczema, and why this skin condition gets worse this time of year.

 

Interviews:

- First, we talk to Naomi Granger, co-founder of DOPE CFO, about what brought her to the cannabis space. She also tells us how an old profession like accounting can take on a new life form in the cannabis industry. 

 

- Next, we talk to Amy Margolis, founder and Program Director of The Initiative. She tells us about the journey that led to the creation of the incubator, and how entrepreneurs can get involved.

 

 

Until next time, email us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com for more information about being on our show. 

 

Relevant Links:

Marijuana and gender equity: Why cannabis industry is a magnet for women executives

The Green Tent

Episode 2.13: Using Your Innate Awesomeness to Elevate Your Cannabis Career

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 We start with our favorite recent discoveries: Leah chose Edibles List Magazine, while Diana decided to share a strain called Strawberry OG. Moving on, we talk about the many ways everyone can tune into their innate awesomeness to elevate a career in cannabis.

 

Interviews:

- We start with Julia Jacobson, CEO and Director of Business Strategy at Aster Farms, who discusses some the surprising elements of working on a farm. She also talks about what it's like to wear multiple hats in a non-traditional professional setting.

 

- Next, we talk to Hannah O'Brien, Director of Operations for Confident Cannabis, about the importance of transparency in cannabis. Additionally, she tells us about the importance of the program, especially with so many people counting on certain strains. 

 

 Until next time, email us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com for more information about being on our show. 

Episode 2.12: Unexpected Positives of Being A Cannapreneur

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 In our 12th episode, we start with our favorite discoveries: for Leah, it's Gron's Chocolate Cafe, and for Diana, Mary's Medicinals Transdermal Compound

 Our discussion is centered around the unexpected positives of being an entrepreneur in this space, and how our guests contribute to that conversation.

 

Interviews:

- Our first guest is Wanda James, founder of Simply Pure, about translating seemingly unrelated professional experience to the cannabis space. James also discusses her favorite element of her work, and gives some advice to new entrepreneurs.

- Next, we have Rocky Bowles, founder of Resinate Marketing, about being a "professional cheerleader", and the start of Resinate. Bowles tells us how she connects the dots and prepares people for ultimate success.

 

 Until next time, thanks for listening. Please reach out if you would like to be featured in the future, or would like a product featured: yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com. 

Episode 2.11: Cooking with Cannabis

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 In this episode, we start as usual with our favorite discoveries: For Diana, it was The Art Of Weed Butter, and for Leah, Cannacals by Baked Smart (because we women need to promote ourselves more!). Our discoveries take us into our discussion topic, which is cooking with cannabis. 

Interviews:

- First, we talk to Karmel Ungerleider-Abrams & Devorah Ungerleider-Moore, founders of Cannabis Cooking Magazine, about how they wound up in cannabis. The sisters also talk about some of the best aspects of culinary creativity and cannabis.

- Next, we welcome back Adelia Carrillo, CEO and founder of Direct Cannabis Network, talks about the Entrepreneur Lounge. This event, which is concurrent to MJBizCon, offers opportunities for networking, getting work done, or just finding a quieter space. 

 

 Until next time, thank you for listening, and reach out to yourhighnesspodcast@gmail.com for more information on being a guest or having a product reviewed.

 

Relevant Links:

How to Dose Homemade Cannabis Edibles

Jeff the 420 Chef Calculator

How to calculate THC dosage in recipes for marijuana edibles

The Art of Weed Butter: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Cannabutter Master

Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis

Episode 2.10: What To Know About Starting An Ancillary Business In Cannabis

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 We start off episode 10 with our favorite discoveries: for Leah, it is the Smoke Cartel, and for Diana, MURU products. Next, we discuss the logistics of starting an ancillary business in the cannabis space. 

 Next, we have a new Beauty With Barb segment featuring the awesome Empower Bodycare Products.

 

Interviews:

- First, we talk to Becca Recker of Frogsong Farms, about having a zero waste farm. She also tells us the often over-looked challenges of cannabis farming.

- Next, we talk to Darby Cox, CEO of Smoke Cartel, about starting a business in her living room. She also talks about the challenges of operating a business in a state that is not recreational legal. 

 

 Until next time, if you would like to be featured or have a product featured, email us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com. Thank you a thousand times for listening!

 

Relevant Links:

Key Ancillary Services for a Successful Cannabis Business

Direct Cannabis Network (DNC) Education

Cash in on Cannabis: Business Ideas for the Emerging Industry

Top Ancillary Industries to the Cannabis Sector

Episode 2.8: The Importance of Having a Mentor in Cannabis

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 In our 8th episode, we start with our favorite discoveries: for Leah, it's Breaking the Grass Ceiling, for Diana, it's the Mom And Dad Are Stoned podcast. We ruminate on the awesome media we have chosen before moving on to our discussion topic.

 We talk about the importance of mentors, specifically in an emerging market like this one. Having a mentor, or mentors, will only strengthen your game as an entrepreneur, and we discuss some considerations on finding your own. 

 

Interviews:

- First, we talk to Trista Okel, CEO and Founder of Empower BodyCare, about her journey in the cannabis space. She tells us how she comes up with product ideas, and what the acronym EMPOWER means. 

- Next, we talk to Amna Shamim: writer, marketing consultant, and digital nomad. She talks about her work in this industry, and discusses an ongoing mastermind project.

 

 Until next time, we appreciate our listeners, and we are so grateful to the women who are sharing their stories and making the change happen. If you would like more information on being interviewed or becoming a sponsor, email yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com.

 

Relevant Links:

How to Connect with the Best Mentors to Guide Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Women speak out: How a mentor can be most helpful

Why Cannabis Entrepreneurs Need Good Mentors

Leveling the Playing Field with Oregon Women Entrepreneur Cannabis Business Accelerator

Episode 2.7 The Importance of Looking at the Whole Plant

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 In our 7th episode, we talk about the entourage effect, and the importance of looking at the whole plant. Many of our past guests incorporate the whole plant approach into their businesses, because they are concerned with treating the big picture. We go over the ways you can educate yourself about the compounds, and the reasons why we should know more about them.

 

Interviews:

  • Our first guest is Katie MacBride, editor and writer, who recently wrote a piece for the Daily Beast about parents dealing with Child Protective Services because of CBD. Her work covers these complex issues surrounding parenting with cannabis and is in the process of helping create a documentary that explores the issues further.
  • Next, we have the founder of Meowchemy, Mel Meow. She talks about the full plant CBD MedSpa line of products, the inspiration behind the innovative nature of them, and what inspired the beginning of her business.

 

Beauty with Barb:

 Diana joins Barb as the sisters discuss a shared familial skin condition, and how the Bella line from Altitude Products helps relieve the bumpiness. We also discuss the bath items and products from other lines, and detail how smooth they made our skin.

 

Until next time, take the high road when you can. For more information about sponsorship or being interviewed, please email yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.

 

Relevant Links:

Myrcene and Your Cannabis

Treatables

Terpenes and the Entourage Effect

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