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This is Lit & Lucid…

Your after work, de-stress, smoke sesh podcast.

Every week your host’s Lit & Lucid take you on a journey! A journey to discover the truth and find the balance. We get deep on those thought provoking topics that ooze out of the cannabis universe, but also keep it real by illuminating important issues and people in today's culture. So kick back, consume your favorite cannabis products and get cozy in the lit & lucid lifestyle.
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This is Lit & Lucid…

Your after work, de-stress, smoke sesh podcast.

Every week your host’s Lit & Lucid take you on a journey! A journey to discover the truth and find the balance. We get deep on those thought provoking topics that ooze out of the cannabis universe, but also keep it real by illuminating important issues and people in today's culture. So kick back, consume your favorite cannabis products and get cozy in the lit & lucid lifestyle.
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    E.143 - Cannabis Compliance Software ft. Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya

    E.143 - Cannabis Compliance Software ft. Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya

    Episode 143 features Marion Mariathasan, CEO of Simplifya in Denver, CO. Marion is a serial entrepreneur having invested in 22 domestic and international companies. Simplifya is the leading regulatory and compliance software company in the cannabis industry. We discuss the features of Simplifya's cannabis compliance software and the importance of having these mechanisms in place especially as company's are expanding as MSO's. We also discuss the solution's Simplifya has created for financial institutions by streamlining cannabis compliance monitoring and the good work they are doing with regulators.

    We wrap up the show learning a little bit more about Marion's background as an immigrant from Sri Lanka and how those experiences helped shape who he is today. Marion also provides some great advice for entrepreneurs in the industry offering tips on how to adapt to the ups and downs of entrepreneurship!


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    • 36 min
    E.142 - Grow Your Own, Plant Medicine Education ft. Dr. Amanda Reiman Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Personal Plants

    E.142 - Grow Your Own, Plant Medicine Education ft. Dr. Amanda Reiman Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Personal Plants

    In Episode 142 of the show we sit down with Amanda Reiman to discuss the importance of growing your own plant medicine. Amanda is the Founder and CEO of Personal Plants which is an online platform that’s been deemed the “food network for mushrooms and cannabis” focusing on providing education for consumers to grow therapeutic plants at home. Amanda has committed over two decades of her academic and professional career to advocating on behalf of plant medicine.

    We have an in-depth conversation about why growing your own is an important right to have as an individual. Amanda shares with us how this topic relates to social and economic justice issues and some of the downfalls that have occurred with over-reaching regulations in some states. We also discuss the topic of commercialization of both cannabis and psychedelics and what that impact has and will have on the future of plant medicine. Amanda provides insight into what she thinks will happen with the psychedelic movement with legalization and how that differs from what we've experienced with cannabis.

    Amanda concludes the episode sharing more about how Personal Plants has become an online resource for the canna-curious looking to understand more about plant medicine from cultivation to responsible consumption.

    Give this episode a listen! Amanda provides many great insights that we have briefly covered in past episodes bringing them all full circle in Episode 142.




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    • 40 min
    E.141 - PAX Veterans Releaf Era Pod ft. Steven Jung, COO of PAX

    E.141 - PAX Veterans Releaf Era Pod ft. Steven Jung, COO of PAX

    On today's episode we had the honor to sit down with Steven Jung, COO of PAX Labs. Steven brings a wealth of knowledge to the cannabis industry spending time working in Silicon Valley before transitioning to the CEO of Weedmaps and most recently as the COO of PAX.

    We discussed the latest PAX brand collaboration, the Veterans Releaf Era Pod in honor of Veteran’s Day. Steven explains more about the importance of access for Veterans and how PAX is supporting Weed for Warriors Project and Wounded Warriors Project with these efforts. We discuss how many Veterans are turning to plant medicine over prescription pills and how there are some restrictions to accessibility from monetary to education and acceptance. It's important that Veterans have support from these organizations so they can receive the assistance they need to help deal with PTSD and other medical conditions related to their service.

    If you are interested in supporting PAX this Veterans Day check out their website to learn more about the brand partnerships taking place in CA, OR, MA, MO, WA and Canada. A portion of proceeds from purchasing the Veterans Releaf Era Pod will benefits Weed for Warriors, as well as PAX offering a $20,000 donation to the organization.

    Tune in to E.141 to learn more and support our Veterans today! We thank you for your service and bravery.


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    • 31 min
    E.140 - Organic Mushroom Extracts ft. Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex

    E.140 - Organic Mushroom Extracts ft. Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex

    Welcome to Season 14 of Lit & Lucid Podcast! We are kicking off the season with Jeff Chilton, President of Nammex, Organic Mushroom Extracts. As a true expert in the field,  Jeff sat down to chat with us about all things mushrooms. Jeff started his journey with mushroom cultivation in the 1970's after studying mycology at the University of WA in the late 1960's. In 1983 Jeff co-authored, The Mushroom Cultivator and then started his own company Nammex in 1989 specializing in mushroom extracts.

    Nammex introduced medicinal mushrooms to the U.S. nutritional supplement industry offering the first line of certified organic mushroom supplements to consumers. Having been in business for over 30+ years as an innovator in the industry Nammex is truly the gold standard of mushroom extractions in the U.S.

    Jeff provides listeners with a wealth of knowledge about mushrooms and their medicinal benefits, as well as tips on cultivating your own. We also discuss how Jeff spent ample time in China working with trusted partners to bring organic mushroom extracts to the U.S. and how important it is for consumers to understand the different in quality when purchasing mushroom supplements. Nammex's organic mushroom extracts are grown on natural substrate materials native to each mushrooms which is term makes them high in beta-D-glucans and low in starch.

    If you are interested in learning more about the world of mushrooms by an expert that has been in the industry for over 50 years this is your chance! Jeff has truly cultivated the path for organic mushroom extracts in the U.S.


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    E.139 - Growing Belushi ft. Chris Karakosta GM of Belushi's Farm

    E.139 - Growing Belushi ft. Chris Karakosta GM of Belushi's Farm

    Almost one year ago to the date we celebrated our 100th episode chatting with Jim Belushi discussing the new TV Series on Discovery Channel, Growing Belushi. This year we had the honor of speaking with Jim's cousin, Chris Karakosta, General Manager of Belushi's Farm. Chris shares his background as a serial restaurant entrepreneur and more on how his journey and skillset led him to becoming the GM at Belushi's Farm. We discussed his relationship with Jim and how they have grown closer over the years considering each other brothers, enjoying their time together on the farm.

    Chris very candidly shares with us a touching story visiting medical marijuana patients in Colorado and the impact these sick children had on his perception of cannabis. We wrap up the show with some updates on the new brand releases by Belushi's Farm including Good Ugly Weed (Chris's Stash), Chasing Magic (Jim's Secret Stash) and a few teasers into Season 2 of Growing Belushi.

    Catch Season 2 on the Discovery Channel in the near future!


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    • 34 min
    E.138 - Cultivating LOWD Craft Cannabis ft. CEO Jesce Horton

    E.138 - Cultivating LOWD Craft Cannabis ft. CEO Jesce Horton

    Tune in to E.138 as we chat with Jesce Horton, founder and visionary behind LOWD, craft cannabis cultivation in Portland, Oregon. Jesce shares how he got started in the industry after being unhappy working a corporate job. He took a leap of faith using his passion for horticulture and began cultivating cannabis. Since then LOWD has become a leader in the cannabis industry in Oregon known for seeking the best genetics and growing them to their greatest potential.

    Jesce has also spent much of his time in the industry as an advocate co-founding The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) committed to creating equal access and empowerment for cannabis business owners, patients, and communities affected by the war on drugs. In 2019 Jesce and his wife founded NuLeaf Project, a historic initiative financially seeded in part with the City of Portland. Today NuLeaf is committed to providing financial, education and entrepreneurial assistance to minority cannabis business owners.

    Check out the latest episode of L&L to learn more about LOWD and why this company has truly become a leader in cultivating craft cannabis.


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

MarkSinclair1 ,

Lit & Lucid is awesome!

Lucy and Jarrod ask great questions that result in informative and entertaining episodes for the viewers!

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Great Infotainment

Love how informative and entertaining it is - always talking about something intriguing in the world of cannabis.

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