A podcast that focuses on the cannabis industry. We will be interviewing the entrepreneurs, educators, medical professionals and investors in cannabis in order to learn from their knowledge and gain insight into the future of this ever-evolving industry.
Farah Andre- Owner of EndlessKonnections, RN & Certified Cannabis Herbalist
"“The Power of Healing”
My name is Farah André. I’m a Registered Nurse, Reiki Master Practitioner, Cannabis Educator & Wellness Spiritual Coach. Seeking to expand towards my Doctorate, specializing in education. I’ve worked in the healthcare field for the past 20+ years.
My experiences includes variations of mental health, unit manager (End stage Dementia / Alzheimers) role as charge nurse, visiting nursing, travel emergency nurse & private nursing. As a result being able to contribute to global healthcare initiatives. Being a skilled seasoned knowledgeable nurse has provided me the foundation when it comes to patient care, decision making & professional development. Working as an independent contractor wellness nurse will expand my skills and passion.
In conclusion, through my journey’s experiences in the healthcare field, including self-love self-care techniques, has reminded me that wellness comes on different levels for each individual ( mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually). As a nurse I know how vital interaction is needed in society, playing a key role, in a technology invested world. Being able to continue one of the core foundation of a Nurse, “nourishes,” originated from, Latin nutricia, feminine of Latin nutricius ‘(per- son) that nourishes.’ *Upon my completion of the Cannabis Apprentice Program 2022, ran by Cannabis Center of Excellence and Let's Talk Weed Cannabis, is a program designed as a workforce training opportunity for those negatively impacted by the war on drugs to have access to opportunities in the legal cannabis industry in Massachusetts.
Employed by my internship at DDM, cannabis dispensary located in Blackstone, Ma. Based on my seasoned experiences and various areas, a recommend- ed role as a Wellness Educator Coordinator. As an educator coordinator, also called instructional coordinators, I’m responsible to work various fields to develop learning programs for companies, students, individuals or employees. Evaluating the existing curriculum at the establishment or within a company training program, and develop innovative solutions to improve company, student and worker outcomes. Gaining multiple support by one of my mentor, Dr. McNabb, many valuable support by other leaders. As a result improving customers, diversity, pop up planning and stability. *It’s part of my purpose to nourish “Self” then to be able to provide for others. Bestowing such beneficial interactive wellness care tools to individuals. Allowing rewarding results for clients and being able to witness goals being met in person’s wellness achievement (s). My goal is to provide a safe, time consumed, interactive medical and holistic alternative wellness based on one’s need.
Instagram (Instagram primarily will provide dates and information of wellness workshops/ events temporarily at this time )
Brand: EndlessKonnections, Injectables by Farah LLC
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Laura Beohner- President & Co-Founder of The Healing Rose Company
Laura Beohner is the President & Co-Founder of The Healing Rose Company, who handcrafts organic body care products using full spectrum CBD hemp oil. She has spoken at dozens of large trade shows and conventions, as well as dozens of small events and classes on topics ranging from cannabis, topicals, marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, and product development. She enjoys teaching workshops and helping up and coming entrepreneurs find their way in their cannabis and hemp industries. Laura is the Director and one of the founders of the Massachusetts Hemp Coalition. Additionally, Laura is on the Board of Directors for Elevate Northeast and is on the Board of Directors for Northeast Sustainable Hemp Association (NOSHA). She spends her free time volunteering in her community as a youth girls basketball coach. Laura won the 2020 NECANN Community Award for “Massachusetts Cannabis Activist of the Year”.
"Branding" "Through word of mouth and people loving our products and spreading the word, kinda best way to grow"
Previous Podcast she recorded with Joy Beckerman to talk about her company and hemp advocacy including the Massachusetts Hemp Coalition which she Co-Founded.
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Dr. Miyabe Shields & Dr. Riley Kirk- PhD Hosts of Smokenol's "Smoke N' Science" Podcast
Miyabe is the Chief Scientific Officer at Real Isolates. They have a background in pharmacology eicosanoids, endocannabinoids, synthetic cannabinoids, and phytocannabinoids. Their current project is focused on bringing biochemical validation and formulation to traditional plant-based medicines, specifically the composition of medicinal smoke; exploring how they can optimize formulations for therapeutic gain for chronic conditions. They believe that the interaction of cannabis and the brain can be pivotal to quality of life, especially in the context of neurodiversity. They says that cannabis saved their life, and they believes in the molecular basis of cannabis as a valid therapeutic option for chronic, neurological, inflammatory, and autoimmune disorders.
Riley's a natural product chemist with my Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. Their research interests have broadly focused on the use of medicinal plants in combating antibiotic resistance and alternative pain treatments to opiates.
Their current research interests focus on characterizing the transformation and rearrangement of Cannabis secondary metabolites during the smoking process and how they can better predict what pharmacological effects this leads to.
They are passionate about providing free and accessible Cannabis education to all users, mainly through social media channels. More education will facility safer consumption methods, laboratory testing, and transparency.
Meet The Two Radical Scientists Using TikTok To Make Cannabis Education Accessible
Smokenol- Smoke N' Science Podcast
Dr. Miyabe Shields, PhD
Dr. Riley Kirk, PhD
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Ray Sedlacek- Veteran & GM of Joint Operation Dispensary Rowley Massachusetts
Ray served in the Marine Corp as a Field Radio Operator from 2009-2013. After that, he was working an office job but become more interested in the cannabis industry and careers along with it as he was passing a dispensary everyday and also in the process of receiving his medical card. He started off as a budtender and eventually made his way up to assistant general manager at Midway Dispensary in Chicago from 2017-2021. He soon made his way out to the east coast where he is now our very own general manager of Joint Operations.
What differentiates Joint Operations from other dispensaries?
Find out this week as we sit down with GM of Joint Operations, Ray Sedlacek as he emphasizes the importance of personalization, education, and passion. Ray is a veteran himself, focused on helping other veterans and educating them on the benefits of cannabis.
""Dispensaries" One of the only places where you can go and talk to another person freely without any judgement about using cannabis"
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Philip Smith- Veteran, Co-Founder & CEO of Freshly Baked Company
Philip Smith is a Marine Combat Veteran who is also the co-founder, executive chairman and CEO of Freshly Baked Company. Freshly Baked Company is a Vertically Integrated Recreational Cannabis Micro Company & First Recreational Home Delivery Company on the East Coast. Philip founded Freshly Baked with Jenny Roseman. They both found cannabis to be an effective way of managing PTSD associated with their service to our country. Philip is an Iraq combat Marine and Jenny was a 9/11 first responder at the Pentagon while in the Air Force. Motivated by their experience with cannabis, they aspired to start a company that could help others who suffer from PTSD.
"It was important that we can show that the small guy can make it"
The moment we have all been waiting for! We finally got the chance to learn more about Freshly Baked's new partnership with Montel Williams. Phil made it clear that it does not matter how small you feel, you can always make it big. This is a must listen for anyone needing that extra boost of confidence!
Boston Globe article
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Takisha Carter -Founder of Afro Canna Wholistic, Certified Cannabis Advocate & Certified Cannabis Health Coach
Takisha Carter is a medicinal cannabis patient, now an award-winning Certified Cannabis Advocate & Certified Cannabis Health Coach. She founded Afro Canna Wholistic to guide others in cannabis health and wellness as well as Black Women Who Blaze to provide visibility for black women in the cannabis space. She is a Graduate Mentor at the Cannabis Coaching Institute, and a current "Ganjier" student. Recently she is the organizer and founding member of the Cannabis Policy Research Group, advocating for effective policy for the people.
"The more of us that know the benefits, the better. More voices are louder than one"
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