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Hosted by journalist Jonathan Small, the “Enhance Your Life” podcast tells the inspiring stories of people whose lives have been changed for the better by cannabis. Discover interviews with cannabis enthusiasts of all walks of life—athletes and artists; chefs and CEOs—who have first-hand experience with the healing power of the plant.

With new interviews released every Wednesday, “Enhance Your Life” is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Rate, review, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode!

The Growing Market of Cannabis Tourism with Brian Applegarth of the California Cannabis Tourism Association


Brian Applegarth is the founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association, as well as an advisor to MMGY Global and MMGY Travel Intelligence, an integrated travel and hospitality marketing agency. Additionally, he is a co-owner of Enlighten Strategies, a company that develops and implements data-driven plans for destinations and hotels seeking to capitalize on cannabis, CBD, and hemp related opportunities. On this week’s show, Brian explains what cannabis tourism is, and talks about the businesses that help accommodate a growing market of cannabis-motivated travelers – such as cannabis tour operators and cannabis-forward hotels. He also shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted cannabis tourism, as well as what it reveals about the cannabis industry’s resilience in the face of economic recessions. Lastly, Brian gives his thoughts on the promising future of cannabis tourism given the ever-increasing inevitability of federal cannabis legalization. 

 

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Artistry and Cannabis with Renee Marino and Pher01 of the Street Wise Boulder Mural Festival


This week, host Jonathan Small is joined by two guests – Renée Marino and Ray Simmons – to talk about the Street Wise Boulder Mural Festival, a street art festival featuring 39 different artists that took place this September. Renée is a board member of Street Wise Arts; a non-profit based in Boulder, Colorado that helps implement community murals and art projects; as well as the founder of Dirt Media, an independent publishing platform committed to growing artists. Our other guest, Ray, also known as Pharaoh One, is a Denver-based painter, graffiti artist and muralist. We also discuss cannabis and its wide use among artists; with Renée sharing her observations on the increasing openness surrounding cannabis use; and Ray diving into his unique relationship with cannabis, and how he associates with the plant on a spiritual level.

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MMA, Cannabis, and Competing at the Highest Level with Brooke Mayo


As a professional MMA fighter and former Division I soccer player, Brooke Mayo has competed at the highest level. Additionally, she is an ambassador for Athletes for CARE and a behavior technician who works with children who suffer from autism. Brooke joins the show to talk about the role cannabis has played in her athletic career. She shares how she first experimented with cannabis as an alternative to prescription painkillers while recovering from surgery in college, as well as how incorporating it into her daily routine has helped improve her performance as a professional athlete. 

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Yoga, Cannabis, and Beautiful Blue Islands with Martha Triantafillides


Martha Triantafillides is the founder of Blue Island Yoga,  and grew up a lover of sports and physical activities, along with a dedication to her spiritual practice and love of nature. On this week’s show, Martha shares her journey with yoga, from practicing poses with her mother at an early age to re-discovering it in her adult life as a form of emotional therapy. She also talks about her experience with cannabis, and how she incorporates it into her work at Blue Island.

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Talking Hemp with Expert Morris Beegle


Morris Beegle is the co-founder and president of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA), an organization that comprises some of the hemp industry’s leading brands, such as the NoCo Hemp Expo, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars, Tree Free Hemp, Let’s Talk Hemp and more. In this week’s episode, host Jonathan Small and Morris share what you should know about hemp – what it is and where the industry is headed, as well as its diverse range of uses, including everything from eating it to using it for building guitars and furniture. Morris also shares the role cannabis plays in his daily life.

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Cultivating Self Love With The Help of Cannabis featuring Bianca Blanche


Bianca Blanche found her calling as a Budtender after she left her job in New York City and moved to Los Angeles. She began working at a dispensary in West Hollywood and found that her expertise in cannabis could directly help enhance the experience of her customers, people from all walks of life. In this week’s episode, host Jonathan Small and Bianca talk about the statistics of Millenials and cannabis use, and how she has used it to stay ambitious yet grounded and calm. She also shares some of the best (and most hilarious) questions she has been asked as a budtender. 

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Celebrated NYC Restaurateur Ron Silver Solves the Cannabis Dilemma


Ron Silver joins the show this week to share his story on how cannabis helps him as an artist and a creative, and one very busy businessman. Ron is the chef/owner of the popular restaurant Bubby’s in New York, and founder of Azuca, providing the technology for Wana Quick Fast-Acting Sour Gummies, which take effect in 5-15 mins. Listen to learn more about the process of cooking with cannabis, and why Ron remains a serious consumer and advocate of the plant.   

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Cannabis and the Southern California Lifestyle with Chris Cantore


This week, host Jonathan Small is joined by San Diego radio industry veteran, digital media executive, and founder of Yew Media, Chris Cantore. Chris opens up about his own struggles with anxiety, and the ways cannabis has helped him over the years both personally and professionally. As the host of San Diego radio shows on 91x, 100.7, and many more, Chris saw first hand how cannabis culture fit in with surf, skate, and music in Southern California. 

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Chef Bombshell Shares Her Recipe For Using Cannabis To Help and Heal


Michelle Lankford, also known as Chef Bombshell, is an award-winning cannabis chef in Eagle River, Alaska. Her fans not only love her for her inventive, delicious, and medicated dishes, but also for her fun and silly antics on her show digital cooking show, Burnin’ with Bombshell. In this week’s episode, Michelle talks about her early entry into cooking with cannabis at age 8, and the many ways cannabis has helped her overcome her own health conditions. She shares how she transitioned from cooking for her friends to winning competitions and gives us a few of her favorite recipes to try in the kitchen. 

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Enhancing Integrative Medicine With Cannabis with Dr. Dave Gordon


Dr. Dave Gordon is a Medical Cannabis and Integrative Medicine Physician, educator, and advisor based in Denver, CO. He has been an early adopter of natural and safe practices that support health and address symptoms at their root cause. Dr. Dave talks with us about how his patients helped him see the potential of cannabis, and the ways he has benefited from using it personally. We also discuss why cannabis isn’t taught more in medical schools currently, but may only be a matter of time before it’s more widely accepted. 

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