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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!

CULTIVATING PERFECT CANNABIS WITH KEVIN JODREY

CULTIVATING PERFECT CANNABIS WITH KEVIN JODREY

 

Kevin Jodrey is a hunter of ganja genetics, creator of the Port Royal, the cultivation director at Wonderland Nursery, and cofounder of the Gangjier. He opens up this week about his tumultuous upbringing with which included a stint in the Youth Detention Center. After serving as a skilled diver for the Coast Guard years later, Kevin became a student of botany, ultimately leading him to the establishment of his own horticulture and cannabis growing operation. Kevin and Jonathan discuss the transition of cannabis from a stigmatized illicit drug to its current widespread application for both recreational and medicinal purposes. He also shares tips and tricks for how growers can cultivate the perfect cannabis plant!

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Can Cannabis Really Help Your Pet Live Longer?

Doctor Trina Hazzah is a veterinary oncologist, cannabis consultant and educator, and the founder of Veterinary Cannabis Society. She joins Jonathan to discuss her individualized treatment approaches, and the challenges that she faces in the veterinary field due to the stigma associated with cannabis use in animals. Trina also shares a heartwarming anecdote about her own cat’s life changing experience with cannabis treatment, which involved a severe case of the munchies! She provides tips on how pet parents can go about treating their fur babies with cannabis, and where she hopes to take her veterinary cannabis practice in the future.

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How Jessie Gill Went From Nurse To Cannabis Blogger And E-Commerce Entrepreneur

Jessie Gill is a cannabis nurse, founder of the Marijuana Mommy website, and owner of the Pretty Pipe Shop. Prior to entering the cannabis industry, Jessie began her career working as a hospice nurse, until she suffered a life changing injury. Despite previously being a self-proclaimed “non-believer” in the benefits of cannabis use, she experimented with marijuana as a treatment for her injuries, and saw astonishing improvements in her physical and mental health. Jessie and Jonathan discuss her transition from working in the medical field to writing and teaching others about cannabis, and the reaction that she received from the nursing community.

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How Kristi Price Is Shaking Up the Cannabis Industry as a Black Entrepreneur

Kristi Price is the founder of KRMA Media Incorporated and editor of online and print publication, Black CannaBusiness. She began her career working in highly regulated industries including tobacco and alcohol, eventually leading to her breakthrough in the cannabis industry. Jonathan and Kristi discuss the paradox that black entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry face; while cannabis is rooted in black culture, its historical legacy in the black community is strongly associated with widespread prosecution and incarceration. She also shares a special announcement about an exciting project launch!

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How Cannabis Helps Michelle Montoro Cope with Bipolar Disorder

Michelle Montoro is a stay at home mother, army wife, and author of the lifestyle and fashion blog Shelbee on the Edge, as well as a writer for Medium.com. At 26 years old, Michelle was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She joins Enhance Your Life this week to discuss her personal struggles with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenges and negative side effects she faced during her first 10 years of medicinal treatment. Michelle saw a reduction in those negative side effects when she turned to cannabis use as an alternative form of medication. Michelle details her personal experience with cannabis use and how it has helped her manage Bipolar Disorder, while minimizing the unpleasant side effects often associated with traditional psychiatric medicine. With a larger goal of introducing cannabis for treatment of psychiatric conditions other than bipolar disorder, Michelle is hopeful that the mental health community will embrace the vast benefits of cannabis.  

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Advocacy, Athletics, and Staying Old School with Reuben Droughns

This week features retired NFL running back Reuben Droughns, who speaks energetically and passionately about how cannabis has helped him in many areas including pain management and relaxation. Reuben talks about his experience coaching in Serbia, as well as earning a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in the Super Bowl XLII. Finally, Reuben and Jonathan discuss cannabis advocacy with important groups such as Athletes for Care and his review show, Doobin’ with Reuben, produced by Lightshade.

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Educating Women On How To Do The Pot with April Pride and Ellen Scanlon

This week’s show features April Pride and Ellen Scanlon of The High Guide and How To Do the Pot podcast. They discuss how their individual backgrounds in creative entrepreneurialism mixed with finance and healthcare created a perfect partnership for them to succeed together. They also talk with Jonathan about their mission to demystify cannabis for their community of women curious about cannabis.  April and Ellen also share a few things they have learned about sleep and cannabis along the way, and why they are so excited to be in the cannabis industry now more than ever.

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The Life Changing Potentials of Gratitude and Alternative Medicine with Antoinette Wade

In addition to being the founder of Gratitude Blossom, a San Diego-based company which sells doctor-recommended CBD products; Antoinette Wade is a veteran, having served eleven years in the United States Navy as an aircraft final checker. Antoinette describes a gruesome accident she suffered while on the flight deck, which eventually led to her being medically retired with anxiety attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder. She goes on to share her experience medicating with prescription pills, and how her life changed for the better when she turned to meditation and alternative medicines such as cannabis. Antoinette also talks about Gratitude Blossom – more specifically how she hopes to provide affordable, or perhaps even cost-free, CBD products for veterans as well as terminally-ill and low-income residents of San Diego through Gratitude Blossom Collective, the nonprofit branch of the company.

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Providing a Commitment to High Quality Cannabis with Danny Murr-Sloat from AlpinStash

Danny Murr-Sloat is the co-founder of AlpinStash, a Colorado-based craft cannabis cultivation company. In 2003, Danny, then 21 years old, was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome. He joins the show to share his experience with this rare condition – including being prescribed opioids as pain relief medication, which sent him into a vicious spiral of depression and dissociation. Danny goes on to reflect on how his recovery process finally took a turn for the better when he started to use cannabis to self-medicate, as well as how experimenting with gardening and learning to grow and breed cannabis became a motivating force in his life, helping him find purpose again.  Lastly, Danny talks about starting AlpinStash, and their commitment to providing clean, high quality cannabis.

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Enhancing People’s Lives and the Way People Consume Cannabis through Innovative Technology with Dr. Christopher Shade

Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific, a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements featuring detoxification protocols and unique supplement delivery systems. Their supplements are highly bioavailable and support vital health functions to absorb essential vitamins while eliminating toxins that enables consumers to achieve their genetic potential. A collaboration with Wana Brands has brought together Wana’s cannabis production expertise with Quicksilver Delivery Systems’ Nanotechnology to produce a more discreet, rapid, and bioavailable product that offers an affordable alternative to smoking. Dr. Shade has also teamed up with Truss Beverage where Quicksilver Scientific’s unique nanotechnology enhances cannabis-infused products including beverages for people who want to socialize without consuming alcohol.

In this episode, let’s discover how Quicksilver Scientific’s nanoemulsion technology delivers faster and more effective cannabis results compared to other emulsion technologies on the market.

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