Your Highness Podcast

A podcast inspiring and elevating womxn and femme pioneers in the cannabis industry, with a focus on inclusivity and equality.

Episode 3.00c: Magic with Morgan

This episode brings it back to the beginning Your Highness days, as guest co-host Morgan Kristine, Founder and CEO of High Society Haircare. Without Morgan, this show wouldn't exist, and it is so exciting to have her back! 

When we discuss our favorite canna-related items, Morgan talks about the Cannabis Alliance, of which she is an adjunct board member. The Cannabis Alliance recently published an open letter about traceability system issues facing the industry, giving examples of how to operate within the confusion.

Interview:

- This episode features the formidable co-founder and CEO of Alpha Woman Co, a media company helping women be their best mentally,physically, and professionally. Leslie talks about what led to the creation of Alpha Woman Co, and what lies in the future for the publication. 

Check out Morgan on Instagram 

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 2.24: 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

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

 

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

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

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

 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. 

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