Listen in as Dr. Dina, medical marijuana pioneer and inspiration for the award-winning TV Series “Weeds” shares never before heard stories, chats with cannabis insiders and celebrity friends, and provides invaluable perspective and insight into one of the fasting growing industries in the world.
Al Harrington | From The NBA To Cannabis
Al Harrington | From The NBA To Cannabis. Not a user during his playing career and finding inspiration from his grandmother Viola, Al discovered the benefits of CBDs upon retirement, turning to medical cannabis for pain relief and inflammation issues. Recognizing the business opportunity that medical cannabis presented, Al dove headfirst into becoming one of the most public cannabis entrepreneurs in the industry. During their conversation, the Green Rush team and Al discuss how his work ethic in basketball prepared him to become a successful entrepreneur, how he was able to change former NBA commissioner David Stern’s mind on the medical benefits of cannabis and the hypocrisy of alcohol endorsements and sponsorships versus cannabis.
Dr Tim Shu | Multiple Therapeutic Uses Of Cannabis For Pets
Dr Tim Shu | Multiple therapeutic uses of cannabis for pets. Dr. Shu is the founder and chief executive officer of VETCBD. Dr. Shu founded VETCBD so pets could safely benefit from the multiple therapeutic uses of cannabis. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with his knowledge of medical cannabis, Dr. Shu formulates VETCBD products to be safe and effective for use in animals. As chief executive officer, Dr. Shu manages direction and strategy at VETCBD, and oversees research and development, marketing, sales, and support.
Nichole West | Bridging The Gap Between Cannabis Industry Leaders And Mainstream Businesses
Nichole West | Bridging The Gap Between Cannabis Industry Leaders And Mainstream Businesses. Nichole is a nationwide Cannabis Business, Licensing & Efficiency Expert. With over 10 years in the cannabis industry, she has worked for large cannabis marketing companies like WeedMaps.com and Rosebud Magazine and has also had success in 45+ cannabis business applications, opened 20 retail locations in four states, overseen over 400 employees, and has helped scale over 150,000 square feet of cultivation. She is the founder and managing partner of Inclusive Cannabis, a full-service cannabis business development firm. Nichole West is a senior adviser of a private equity investment firm where she and her company perform due diligence on cannabis businesses seeking funding. Additionally, she serves as the Director of operations for Blunt Talks, a series of engaging speeches & networking events that are focused on cultivating professional relationships that are bridging the gap between cannabis industry leaders and mainstream businesses while showcasing some of the most amazing brands in the business. Nichole shares her story of how she was charged in connection with an alleged illegal multimillion-dollar “looping” scheme that allowed some customers to make multiple purchases a day.
Laganja Estranja | An American Choreographer And Drag Queen
Laganja Estranja an American choreographer and drag queen also know by Jay Evan Jackson. Laganja competed on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, finishing in eighth place. The drag illusionist, dancer, TV personality and activist made a name for herself in L.A., performing at local clubs (she got her start in drag by winning a lip-sync competition at Dreamgirls in West Hollywood) and as a contestant repping Los Angeles on RuPaul's Drag Race (season 6).
Dr. Ethan Russo | Companies Dedicated To Promoting Medical Cannabis Research
Companies dedicated to promoting medical cannabis research with Dr. Ethan Russo. Dr. Dina speaks with Dr. Ethan Russo, Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI). Dr. Ethan Russo is a world-renowned authority on the medicinal use of cannabis; an academic researcher, author and industry leader whose expansive knowledge of cannabis therapeutics spans history, cultures and its myriad applications for improved health and wellbeing. A board-certified neurologist and former Senior Medical Advisor at GW Pharmaceutics, Dr. Russo is currently Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute, a consortium of international academic institutions and private companies dedicated to promoting medical cannabis research.
Maya Elisabeth of Whoopi and Maya
medical Cannabis pioneer and entrepreneur and Award-winner, Maya Elisabeth speaks with Dr Dina following the recent Hall of flowers Event in California. Beloved actress and talk-show host, Whoopi Goldberg, is no stranger to speaking her mind and that includes advocating for the therapeutic use of medical cannabis to mitigate pain. After experiencing the therapeutic properties of cannabis to alleviate menstrual cramps, Whoopi sought out a partner to create and launch a cannabinoid product focused on women’s pain relief. This led her to Maya Elisabeth, CEO of OmEdibles and eleven-time winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup, who co-founded Whoopi & Maya with Goldberg in 2015. Since then, they have grown from a staff of four people to 18 people and provide products designed to help women mitigate pain to partners in California and Colorado.