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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!

How Cannabis Can Enhance Your Sex Life

Most peoples’ knee-jerk reaction to hearing the words “cannabis” and “sex” is to instantly repress any and all discussion having to do with the topics. But sex educator Ashley Manta has never understood the stigma behind these conversation taboos. Instead, The CBD Solution: Sex author is helping people discover how cannabis can enhance sex as the creator behind the word and lifestyle brand CannaSexual. In this episode, Jonathan talks to Ashley about how cannabis helped her recover from sexual trauma and how she came to be known as “the CannaSexual” for her methodology of combining sex and cannabis. She gives advice for people who want to start incorporating cannabis into their sexual lives, and the creative ways you can use cannabis in the bedroom. Ashley also talks about how cannabis can help partners resolve other relationship issues, and how cannabis is a tool in helping people take ownership of their bodies.

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Cannabis is a Performance-Enhancing Drug, But Not In The Way That You Think

The elusive “runner’s high” is what many people look forward to every time they lace up their sneakers. But what if cannabis could get you to that sensation, faster? In this episode, Jonathan speaks with journalist Josiah Hesse, author of Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports. His book explores the link between exercise and cannabis, and how cannabis can enhance the performance of sports competitors and casual athletes alike. Josiah talks about the way cannabis completely transformed his attitude towards physical activity, and the scientific evidence behind cannabis’s beneficial role in exercise. Jonathan and Josiah also discuss cannabis’s controversial reputation in sports competitions, and why its status needs to change for athletes everywhere.

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The Cannabis Industry Has a Diversity Problem. This Black Hemp Farmer Explains Why

As one of the few Black hemp farmers in the country, Jerry Whiting has some insights that others in the industry may not. In this week’s episode, Whiting lets us into one key insight: Why aren’t there more people like him cultivating? On the pod, Jonathan talks to Whiting about his journey from software engineer to hemp farmer, and how he has managed to turn personal tragedy into a motivator for his work. Whiting also talks about his role as the co-founder and president of LeBlanc CNE, a company focused on cannabis and hemp genetics, product development, research and education. Plus, he addresses some other big topics, like the insidious connotations around the term “marijuana”, the difference between hemp versus cannabis, and why we need to start conceptualizing hemp in a new way.

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This Cannabis Influencer Has the Answers to Your Questions

When Tammy Pettigrew realized there was a lack of adequate cannabis resources on the internet, she decided to make videos on her own explaining the science behind the substance. Well, those videos blew up, and now Pettigrew is filming a cannabis show for one of Snoop Dogg’s sponsored channels. In this episode, Jonathan speaks with Pettigrew about the journey that led her to becoming well known in the industry, and what made her want to educate others. She recounts the ways cannabis has helped her in life, from her time as a college student to her day-to-day as a mom. She also talks about the way the cannabis conversation needs to be reformed and how her platform Cannabis Cutie aims to make education of the drug more accessible and understandable for everyone.

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Everything You’d Want to Know About CBD and Its Uses

Lauren Wilson is an experienced cannabis advocate and author of the CBD Solution book series. In partnership with Snoop Dogg’s cannabis media platform Merry Jane, the CBD Solution books serve as guides to incorporating CBD into your health and wellness. Lauren speaks with Jonathan about using CBD for chronic pain relief, and how an interest in cannabis and its uses led her to becoming an author in the industry. They talk about CBD’s benefits in the home and the surprising ways it can be brought into your daily routine. Lauren also gives pointers for finding a quality CBD product at the store and how you should go about determining your perfect dosage.

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A School In Michigan Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis

On this episode, Jonathan speaks with Sammie Rogers Jr., founder and CEO of a Michigan-based cannabis school called Higher Learning Institutions. Higher Learning Institutions offers its students all types of courses related to the cannabis industry, from consultancy to extraction and cultivation. Sammie shares his journey into the cannabis industry, and how he managed to get the funding to make his school happen. The founder also talks about just how diverse the school’s students are, and the surprising collaborations that come from those who enroll in the school. Sammie and Jonathan discuss the future of the cannabis education space, and what social equity programs are doing to make the industry accessible to as many people as possible.

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A Nurse Builds the Bridge Between Conventional Medicine and Cannabis Care

Elisabeth Mack, R.N., is the Founder and CEO of Holistic Caring. She established the organization in 2016 with a mission to bridge the gaps between conventional medicine and cannabis care. This week, she joins Jonathan to discuss how she discovered the benefits of cannabis while healing from a bike injury, and the ways that she feels we could bridge the cannabis world with the conventional medicine route. Elisabeth has been a nurse since 1986, and provides both education and services for patients and extensive training for those in both the healthcare and cannabis industries. Elisabeth gives a few examples of patient success stories and explains why CBD / cannabis treatment can be so powerful when dealing with the symptoms of dementia.

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Come for the Comedy, Stay for the Cannabis!

This week, Jonathan is joined by Joesh Savage, DJ and co-host of The Shit Show, an LA based stand up comedy show that features a night of talented comics and cannabis at the historic El Cid on Sunset Blvd. Joesh shares how he and co-host Abdullah Saeed met and decided to start producing events and why they care about educating others while dismantling the stigma around cannabis with humor. Joesh talks about how they integrate products and brands into their event, and gives us a sneak peek into their expansion to Palm Springs. He and Jonathan talk about how cannabis helps ease social anxiety and breaks down the barriers between us.

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Sarah Woodson Is Finding Justice for Those Impacted by the War on Drugs

Sarah Woodson believes that the best way you can repair and restore a community is by providing people with the resources to help themselves. As the Founder of The Color of Cannabis, Sarah and her team are working to provide a pathway for restorative justice to those negatively impacted by the war on drugs. She joins Jonathan this week to talk about the urgent need behind better minority representation in the cannabis industry, and the issue of ownership in cannabis. Sarah talks about the challenges she had to overcome while building both the non-profit and legislative parts of her organization, along with the three pillar approach for justice that she uses at The Color of Cannabis. Sarah also shares some fun takeaways from her recent meeting with Wana’s own Nancy Whiteman, and what we should know about her other endeavor, a consumption friendly art class called Kush & Canvases.

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One Woman’s Tireless Fight to Get Her Brother Out of Prison for a Non-Violent Cannabis Crime

Beth Curtis is the founder of Life for Pot and Release Nonviolent Drug Offenders. Her entire life path changed in 1994, when her brother was sentenced to two life sentences for a non-violent marijuana offense. Beth and her family quickly went from naive and optimistic to seeing just how serious the War on Drugs was, and the broken aspects within the US Justice System. This week, Beth joins Jonathan to talk about how she used her internet savvy and background in non-profit work to focus her mission on founding Life For Pot in 2008. She shares a few of the many things she did to advocate for her brother’s release, which happened in 2020 on President Trump’s last day in office. Finally, Beth discusses the power of storytelling to show the human aspect of those wrongly incarcerated, the responsibility within the cannabis industry to step up, and how one can get involved with advocacy for the innocent.

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