Your Highness Podcast

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

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 2.7 The Importance of Looking at the Whole Plant

 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

Episode 11: Being Proactive with Responsible Use During the Push for Legalization

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews, empowerment, holistic health

 On episode 11, Diana is joined by a special guest co-host, Leah D’Ambrosio of Baked Smart. Coming back from our holiday break, we decide to highlight positive discoveries in the industry. Diana talks about EstroHaze, while Leah discusses the Levo Oil Infusion machine.

 

In the news:

 

 

 

Blunt talk:

 With the national discussion being so focused on legalization, the cannabis industry faces many different types of pressure. Because of this, we need to put the topic of responsible use at the forefront, especially if we want to destigmatize the plant. We talk about one way everyone can move in that direction, by marking edibles in a universally-understood way.

 

Interviews:

  • First, we talk to Loretta Maps Bolt, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Cannatunes. Maps Bolt tells us about biosonic alchemy, and explains the fascinating process behind making music with plants.
  • Next, Kenia Taylor, Marketing Director of Cannasmack, talks about the impetus for creating the holistic skin care line. In addition, Taylor talks about transitioning from other industries, and gives some insight on being an entrepreneur in the cannabis space.
  • Our final guest is Stephanie Kerns, a cannabis advocate, patient, and enthusiast. Kerns talks about the Sativa Science Club, and how her artwork plays an important role in pain management.

 

Thanks for listening, and until next time, stay high and beautiful. Of course, by that we mean: take the higher ground, and stay beautiful in spirit. For inquiries about being interviewed or providing sponsorship, email yourhighnessATgmail.com.

Episode 10: Taking Experience from Other Industries and Applying It to Cannabis

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews, empowerment, holistic health, beauty

 We start our 10th episode with a discussion about how each year of experience in the cannabis industry may or may not feel like dog years. While this industry does present a unique set of challenges, we are so grateful to be a part of it!

In the news:

 

Beauty with Barb:

 In our bi-weekly segment, we talk to our resident beauty expert about the skin conditions that involve dry skin. We also discuss the ways that hemp oil can combat the symptoms of severely dry skin.

 

Interviews:

  • We start with Kate Guptill, the Co-founder and Vice President of Operations and Finance at Eco Firma Farms. Kate talks about bringing experience from other industries to the cannabis space, and how she applies that experience to daily operations at Eco Firma.
  • Next, Emily Burns, a cannabusiness attorney for Green Light Law Group, tells us about her experience compiling research for the Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority casebook. Burns also discusses her other work in the cannabis space, and how complicated navigation in legality can be.

 

 

Thanks for listening, and until next time, stay high and beautiful. Of course, by that we mean: take the higher ground, and stay beautiful in spirit. For inquiries about being interviewed or providing sponsorship, email yourhighnessATgmail.com.

Episode 9: Creatives in Cannabis

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews, empowerment, holistic health

In our 9th episode, we try to find something positive to focus on when we’re currently surrounded by so much turmoil in the world. One thing we can count as a positive is our love for cannabis, and the fact that we get to host this show and feature amazing pioneers in the industry.

In the news:

 

In lieu of Blunt Talk, we talk to Leah D’Ambrosio, COO and co-founder of Baked Smart and Sconed Edibles, about the recent MJBizCon. Leah was a representative of our podcast at the conference, and she gives us some of her key take-aways from the experience.

 

Interviews:

  • First, we talk to Biz and Mari, hosts of the Stoner Girl Diary YouTube series. They tell us about the journey that led to the show’s creation, and discuss how they aim to fight negative stereotypes through their episodes.
  • Next, we talk to Becky Garrison, a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. Becky discusses the challenges of covering the cannabis industry, as well as the best aspects of reviewing new products.
  • Our final guest is JeKaren Olaoya, founder of Blazing Canvas. JeKaren tells us about the Art Socials offered by Blazing Canvas, and the many mediums that work well with cannabis.

 

 

Thanks for listening, and until next time, stay high and beautiful. Of course, by that we mean: take the higher ground, and stay beautiful in spirit. For inquiries about being interviewed or providing sponsorship, email yourhighnessATgmail.com.

Episode 8: Holistic Health and Beauty

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews, empowerment, holistic health, beauty

 Our 8th episode opens with discussion surrounding the CWA’s High Holiday Cannabis Gift Show, an event that gives women the opportunity to present their wares and provides some last-minute shopping choices. We also announce the premiere of our new segment in this episode, Beauty with Barb, which will cover aspects of cannabis and skin care.

In the news:

 

Blunt talk:

Because we recorded on Election Day, we discuss how the cannabis industry will be affected by certain measures in Michigan, New York, and New Jersey.

 

Interviews:

  • Our first guest is Maggie Murphy, of stonedhousewife.net, who is a Usui Reiki and Certified Metaphysical Practitioner. Maggie talks about the many services she offers, and explains how cannabis and energy work coincide.
  • Our next guest is Melanie Davis-Saba, founder of Tree Lotion, and all-around jane of all trades. Melanie tells us about how she discovered the many benefits of cannabis by-product, and how she used what others waste to create healing products.

 

Beauty with Barb:

 We premiere our new segment with Barb Stender, who gives a brief explanation of acne, and discusses how hemp impacts the skin condition. While this segment is rather short, our future episodes will delve deeper into skin conditions and the many cannabis-based products that can benefit them.

 

Until next time, if you have any questions about being interviewed or about sponsorship opportunities, you can reach us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com. Thanks for spending your time with us!

 

Episode 7: Cannabis Subscription Boxes and Lifestyle Communities

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews, empowerment

 In this week’s episode, we have some exciting things to announce! First, Morgan talks about the success of the Budtenders and Terpenes event. She also mentions the upcoming High Holiday Cannabis Gift Show, hosted by the Cannabis Women’s Alliance, which will be loaded with amazing opportunities to find unique gifts for loved ones. Next, we talk about the upcoming MJ Biz Conference, and how our good friend Leah D’Ambrosio of Baked Smart will be our representative at the event.

In the news:

 

 

Blunt Talk:

 We talk about recent headlines surrounding Insys Therapeutics, and the potential damage this drug company has done to the cannabis industry. In addition to providing the biggest donation to anti-legalization efforts, this company is working on a synthetic version of THC.

 

Interviews:

  • Our first guest is Eliza Maroney, co-founder of Lucky Box Club and cannabis activist. Eliza talks about the inspiration behind the subscription boxes, and explains the process her team endures before choosing products for inclusion.
  • Next, we have Katie Pringle, co-founder of Cannabis Communications, Marigold PR, and Canndora. Katie explains the concept behind Canndora, and talks about how influencers can become Ambassadors for the lifestyle community.

 

 

 Until next time, if you have any questions about being interviewed or about sponsorship opportunities, you can reach us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com. Thanks for spending your time with us!

Episode 6: Empowerment in the Industry

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews, empowerment

 Our sixth episode is filled with amazing examples of women and femmes who have faced struggles and challenges, and have leveraged their experiences to change the lives of other people. The cannabis industry provides unique opportunities to translate life experience into professional, and we are so lucky to be involved. That is why we open with discussion about how to support one another, and call attention to an upcoming event that is meant to educate and empower, Budtenders and Terpenes.

In the news:

   - The wildfires in California caused major financial devastation to cannabis farmers

          *To contribute to CalGrowers Wildfire Recovery Fund, go here

   - A case that could disrupt the Maryland cannabis industry may go to trial

   - Kentucky governor says if he’s in office, cannabis will never be legal in the state

   - Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading the investment in a cannabis tech company

 

Blunt talk:

 Because of all the media attention surrounding sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood, we talk about harassment in cannabis. In a relatively new industry, poised to be dominated by women, femmes, and non-binary folks, we have an opportunity that is rare.

 

Interviews:

  • We start by interviewing Ashley Manta, creator of CannaSexual®, about how cannabis can help people recover from sexual trauma and other barriers that exist for a multitude of reasons.
  • Next, we talk to Jessie Gill, founder of marijuanamommy.com, talks about her experience as a nurse and pain management specialist, and how being a pain patient changed her mind about cannabis.
  • Finally, we talk to Stephanie Kerns, REL Vape Ambassador, about how cannabis changed her life both personally and professionally, and she tells us how she turned major struggle into an awesome career.

 

 Until next time, if you have any questions about being interviewed or about sponsorship opportunities, you can reach us at yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.com. Thanks for spending your time with us!

Episode 5: Getting Started in Cannabis Part 3

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews

Introduction

  • We talk about some new things happening with the Cannabis Women’s Alliance.

News

  • Maine legislators are looking into online and drive-thru cannabis sales.
  • Senator Hatch defends medical cannabis.
  • Cannabis is creating jobs, who knew?
  • Massachusetts highest court rules that field sobriety test cannot be used to rules if a driver has been driving under the influence of cannabis.

Blunt Talk

  • Is there a “grass ceiling” in the cannabis industry for women?

Interviews

  • Jenn Lauder is a media maker, content creator, community builder, and marketing strategist in the cannabis space, as well as the Cofounder of Splimm -- the world’s first pot and parenting newsletter.
  • Laurel Friesen joined Eden Labs, a well-established extraction equipment manufacturer, to build their Research and Development department. Leading a team of 5 people she managed the development of Eden Labs' newest system, the FX2 Supercritical CO2 Extractor.
  • Stacey Mulvey launched Marijuasana where she now travels the U.S. and internationally teaching all-inclusive classes fusing the wonders of cannabis with yoga, flow, and mindfulness meditation.

Episode 4: Getting Started in Cannabis Part 2

Posted by yourhighnesspodcast in cannabis, women, femme, news, interviews

 We can’t believe it’s already the fourth episode! This week’s episode brings another amazing selection of women and femmes to learn from, and there is so much to learn! We also talk about some exciting events coming up for the Cannabis Women’s Alliance, centered around education and opportunity.

 Before we get to the news, one of our guests, Heidi Keyes of Puff Pass & Paint offers listeners 20% off on classes, with code YOURHIGHNESS.

 In the news:

  • Nevada doesn’t want cannabis and casinos to meet
  • Airline release first cannabis-related advertisement on flight
  • Florida struggles to keep up with applicants
  • Jeff Sessions bashes Hollywood depiction of cannabis

 

 Moving on to Blunt Talk, we discuss one of our least-favorite people, Roger Stone. Stone recently was dropped as a speaker at a cannabis conference, and we explore what that means.

 For our interview segment, we talk to the following experts:

  • Heidi Keyes, creator of Puff Pass & Paint
  • Lisa Snyder, a Portland based feminist and the Founder of Tokeativity, a consumption friendly events series for women
  • Shanita Penny, cannabis activist and founder and CEO of Budding Solutions

 We can’t thank you enough for giving us a listen! Until next time, send all questions and comments to yourhighnesspodcastATgmail.

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