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Your Highness Podcast examines the state of the cannabis industry, from every angle.
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Diana is joined by Marissa Fratoni, cannabis nurse and freelance health content creator, to talk about all the changes that have occurred since her last episode in 2019. She also talks about the future of cannabis nursing and how healthcare activism is changing. During the Fave Pot/Not Pot segment, Diana shares her current favorite cannabis-related product, Magick Oil by Mota Magick, highlighting its blend of luxurious ingredients and sensory benefits. Marissa discusses her long-standing favorite, The Healing Rose's CBD body oils and lip balms, emphasizing their effectiveness and versatility (use code HIGHNESS for 15% off)0:16- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast1:06 - Fave Pot 5:01 - Fave Not Pot10:29 - Main Segment  This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Diana is joined by Holly Hillyer to discuss the pervasive issue of social media censorship. They explore the difficulties of navigating ever-changing algorithms and advertising restrictions that disproportionately affect cannabis brands compared to alcohol. Holly and Diana also discuss the creative workarounds they've employed to engage with their audience despite these obstacles. The episode concludes with an in-depth discussion on the challenges of cannabis payment processing and banking, highlighting the complexities of working with payment processors and securing insurance for cannabis operations. Holly also emphasizes the importance of educating new customers about hemp-based products and the health benefits they offer. This episode provides valuable insights into the ongoing struggles and innovative solutions within the cannabis industry. 0:16- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast1:05 - Fave Pot 5:33 - Fave Not Pot8:53 - Main Segment This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In this episode of Your Highness Podcast, Diana and Miss Cadabra from the Smoke to Smoke podcast discuss their favorite cannabis-related products, including Demeter's cannabis-scented fragrance line and THC Design's hash-infused pre-rolls, as well as recent regulatory changes in Colorado's cannabis market. The episode also covers interview techniques and the balance between professional and personal interactions within the cannabis industry. Additionally, listeners are provided with essential tips on podcast guest etiquette, such as preparation, understanding the podcast's dynamics, and the use of proper equipment to ensure a quality recording. The hosts emphasize the importance of mutual promotion between hosts and guests and the need for specialized knowledge to be conveyed accessibly to the audience. 0:16- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast0:53 - Fave Pot 6:45 - Fave Not Pot11:36 - Main SegmentThis episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Diana and JR delve into the intersection of intimate wellness and cannabis, discussing the benefits of CBD-infused products such as High Priestess's Drip lubricating sex oil and Avexia Bath Soaks. They address the controversial topic of cannabis industry regulations, inspired by Brad Bogus's LinkedIn post, debating the need for childproof packaging and the discrepancies in how cannabis is regulated compared to alcohol.The episode also includes a Local Look segment with Shiloh Bigles from Level Mind CBD, who provides insight into the challenges and successes of the CBD and cannabis industry in Georgia. Despite restrictive laws and slow legislative progress, Biglis shares a powerful testimonial of a customer who transitioned from liquid morphine to CBD edibles for pain management. 0:16- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast1:08 - Fave Pot 6:00 - Fave Not Pot12:11 - Main Segment28:04 - Local LookImportant links:RootlessHigh Priestess CBDMitragaia.com (use code Plantpod for 10% off)   This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In the podcast episode, Diana is joined by Kristin Souza, and they discuss their favorite cannabis products and the joys of activities like travel and kayaking. The episode also delves into the importance of community engagement and local activism in cannabis legislation reform. Kristin shares her experiences with the Connecticut Cannabis Small Business Alliance and their efforts in shaping laws, as well as her work with Cannabis Corner Radio and her marketing project, Sugarleaf CT. The podcast covers the significance of being vocal about cannabis support online, dealing with pushback in activism, and the evolution of Cannabis Corner Radio.  This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia.com.0:16- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast1:13 - Fave Pot 3:56 - Fave Not Pot8:21 - Main SegmentPlantpod for 10% off your next Mitragaia.com purchaseYourhighness for 10% off your next Treatibles purchaseHIGHNESS for 15% off The Healing Rose This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Diana and JR kick off the episode by discussing their favorite cannabis products, such as Wyld gummies and High AF vape cartridges, while also touching on their non-cannabis-related interests like baking and movies. The hosts then ponder the commercialization of 420 celebrations and advocate for maintaining the day's advocacy roots and community spirit.For the Closer Look segment, Diana talks to Will Read from CannaPlanners, who provides insights into the competitive cannabis market in Vermont. Will explores the sense of community within the local industry, the challenges faced by new entrepreneurs, and the excitement over product innovation. He concludes by discussing how Canna Planners assists businesses in crafting compelling brand identities and digital marketing strategies.  0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast1:02 - Fave Pot 4:39 - Fave Not Pot8:27 - Main Segment19:04 - Closer Look Use code Plantpod for 10% off your next Mitragaia.com purchase!Use code Yourhighness for 10% off your next Treatibles purchase This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In this episode, guest Olga Hall, also known as the Cannabis Nurse, shares the story of how a dispensary visit led to a distressing encounter with law enforcement. What follows is a discussion about the systemic challenges faced by patients, including the inconsistencies in service and product availability at dispensaries, particularly concerning the lack of education around products like RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) for chronic pain sufferers.Olga Hall underscores the importance of dispensaries that keep a well-stocked inventory of medical products, advocating for better access to a variety of medicinal options. She also expresses her desire for a more equitable industry that offers pricing and availability comparable to other states, acknowledging the constraints of operating within a capitalist society.The episode concludes with Olga detailing her professional services through Ananda Holistics and Primary Care, emphasizing her focus on holistic primary care over narcotic management, and highlighting her status as offering some of the most affordable medical cannabis certifications in Maryland. 0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast0:55 - Fave Pot 2:39 - Fave Not Pot6:13 - Main Segment22:42 - Tell Us A out What You Do and Where People Can Find YouUse code Plantpod for 10% off your next Mitragaia.com purchaseUse code Yourhighness for 10% off your next Treatibles purchase This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Dr. Caplan emphasizes the shift toward personalized medicine and the need for a medical system that adapts to individual lifestyles. The episode also tackles the unique healthcare needs of the aging population, exploring the scarcity of informed providers and the potential benefits of cannabis for seniors dealing with chronic conditions like arthritis and dementia. The latter part of the episode delves into the significant role cannabis can play in managing symptoms of chronic illnesses, particularly in the elderly, and the historical context of its use in medicine. They discuss the need for open dialogue between patients and doctors regarding cannabis use, the transformative effects of cannabis in treating diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and the dignity it can bring to end-of-life care. Dr. Caplan also introduces his book, "The Doctor-Approved Cannabis Handbook," as a comprehensive guide for therapeutic cannabis use, product selection, and communication with healthcare professionals. Offering his insights and inviting listeners to reach out with their cannabis-related questions, Dr. Caplan's episode serves as an educational and empowering discussion on the versatile plant's role in senior health and wellness.0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast1:08 - Fave Pot 7:42 - Fave Not Pot11:01 - Main Segment32:17 - Tell Us About Your Book and Where to Find You This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In this episode, hosts Diana and JR include recommendations on cannabis products, insights into delivery regulations, and a look at the intersection of cannabis with self-healing. They also talk about the need for collective bargaining in the cannabis industry to ensure fair wages and safety for delivery personnel.For our Media Member Moment, Diana talks to Miss Cadabra,known for her Smoke to Smoke podcast. Miss Cadabra shares her personal transformation story and her advocacy for cannabis education, particularly its effects on conditions like PTSD. 0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast0:55 - Fave Pot 3:35 - Fave Not Pot7:12 - Main Segment15:55 - Media Member MomentDiscount Codes:Plantpod for 10% off your next Mitragaia.com purchaseYourhighness for 10% off your next Treatibles purchaseHIGHNESS for 15% off The Healing Rose  This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Welcome to a special mini-episode of Your Highness podcast where it's just Diana for a quick update. Your support means the world to us, so don't hesitate to reach out with feedback, and hey, you might just snag some of our newly launched merch! Plus, discover how our in-person events in Harford County, Maryland, are evolving to meet our community's needs and how you can stay connected with all our happenings through our Substack. Join us as we continue to foster an inclusive space for learning and connection.Discount Codes:Plantpod for 10% off your next Mitragaia.com purchaseYourhighness for 10% off your next Treatibles purchaseHIGHNESS for 15% off The Healing Rose  This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Ashleen and Rileigh Agulair of Take Root Training join Diana to talk about what's missing in a typical dispensary setting, and how customers are missing out. They explain how their program and companion materials can help current and future budtenders have a better understanding of the industry. From offering a Budtender buzzline to creating an accessible almanac, the Agulair sisters are intent on making the retail experience better for everyone involved.0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast 1:20 - Fave Pot 7:06 - Fave Not Pot14:20 - Main Segment39:00 - How can we find you and support youImportant links:Budtender Buzzline: 360-326-2893Use code Plantpod for 10% off your next Mitragaia.com purchaseUse code Yourhighness for 10% off your next Treatibles purchase This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In this episode, Diana and JR talk about the controversial topic of whether or not a person should have consumption experience before entering the cannabis industry. Ixchel Mooney of Mujeres Valley Fairgrounds talks about the current state of the cannabis industry in New Mexico for our local look segment. 0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast 0:48 - Fave Pot 3:10 - Fave Not Pot9:40 - Main Segment27:22 - Local Look Chapters:(00:16) Favorite Cannabis and Non-Cannabis Items Favorite cannabis and non-cannabis items, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City finale, and Vamps movie discussed. (09:39) Lack of Interest in Cannabis Industry Understanding the 'why' behind hiring non-cannabis-experienced individuals and potential challenges in the industry. (17:54) Tax Stress in Cannabis Industry Cannabis companies face unique challenges due to high taxes, lack of banking support, and limited career options. (28:46) NM's Cannabis Industry New Mexico's cannabis industry faces challenges with competition, barriers to entry, unfulfilled promises, and lack of support for local businesses. (38:11) Sustainable Campground and Event Hosting Nature's journey to create a sustainable campground and event space, challenges of off-grid living, indigenous plant revival, and empowering community connections through events.Important links:Use code YHPOD for 10% off at MitragaiaUse code HIGHNESS to get 15% off at The Healing Rose   This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In this bonus episode, Diana shares the top three listener favorites of 2023 that feature Dr. Peter Grinspoon, Charity Moran, Kristin Souza, and Laura Beohner.  (00:16) 2023 Listener Favorite Episodes Nature's complexities of cannabis use disorder, misconceptions, overinclusive criteria, and differences from other substances. (12:17) Benefits of Suppositories for Wellness Destigmatizing CBD suppositories for digestive conditions, their effectiveness, and advice for use from Healing Rose co-founder, Laura Beohner (use code HIGHNESS to 15% off The Healing Rose products) (20:49) High and Beautiful Grateful for your support, stay informed with our newsletter and keep your spirits and beauty elevated until we meet again.   This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
In this episode of Your Highness podcast, hosts Diana and JR Krach discuss cannabis, mycology, and a new kid-focused podcast. They begin by sharing their favorite cannabis products for creativity and relaxation. They also recommend henna eyebrow tints and Chani Nicholas's book "You Were Born For This." The hosts then discuss a legal battle in Oklahoma concerning the use of medically prescribed cannabis during pregnancy. They highlight the struggles faced by parents due to discrepancies between state and federal laws, especially in marginalized communities. The episode ends with a preview of their new kids' podcast "Heal You, Feed You, Kill You", with special guest, Melany Kahn. Melany talks about 'mushroom eyes' and provides a beginner's guide to mushroom cultivation. Time Stamps0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast 0:58 - Fave Pot 3:45 - Fave Not Pot7:06 - Main Segment26:52 - Heal You, Feed You, Kill You previewImportant links:Oklahoma Wants to Prosecute Woman Who Took Edibles Because Her Fetus Didn’t Have Medical Marijuana CardPregnancy JusticeManna Life Health and WellnessMitragaia.com (listeners get 10% off when they use code YOURHIGHNESS) This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Diana and JR discuss their current favorite cannabis and non-cannabis products, including The Healing Rose CBD lip balm and OG Story strain. They delve into the impact of AI on the cannabis industry, sparked by an AI-generated interview with the founder of Cookies. The episode features an in-depth discussion on the potential loss of human connection and consistency in cultivation due to AI influence. For our Cannabis Media Moment, Diana interviewed Madison Margolin, a journalist and author whose work in cannabis activism and psychedelic journalism has been groundbreaking. Madison shares her experiences and insights into the world of cannabis and psychedelics, as well as her book Exile and Ecstasy.0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast 0:45 - Fave Pot 4:27 - Fave Not Pot8:49 - Main Segment 21:50 - Cannabis Media Moment with Madison MargolinImportant links:Mitragaia.com (listeners can get 10% off using code YOURHIGHNESS)The Healing RoseAlice Chocolate Mushrooms This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Diana and JR discuss how Kratom began their journey into plant medicine, and how it can be an effective alternative to pharmaceutical pain medications. Guest Dr. Grinspoon shares insights on Kratom's potential in treating conditions like anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Key Points of this episode:*The podcast episode focuses on exploring Kratom, a plant native to Southeast Asia, known for its medicinal properties and increasing popularity in the Western world. *Diana and JR share their personal experiences with Kratom, emphasizing how it has helped them manage their chronic pain. *The podcast delves into the history of Kratom, discussing its traditional uses in Southeast Asia and its rise in popularity in the West, despite controversy and regulatory issues with the DEA. *Dr. Grinspoon, a respected physician and author, provides a professional perspective on the potential of Kratom in treating conditions like anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. *The importance of further research, regulation, and sourcing Kratom from reliable vendors to ensure its safety and efficacy. *Diana and JR also discuss how Kratom has allowed them and others to successfully wean off scheduled drugs, providing a natural alternative for pain management. *Dr. Grinspoon highlights the need for regulation and better study of Kratom, emphasizing that legal drugs are safer. Timestamps:0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast 1:41 - What is Kratom 2:19 - History of Kratom 7:59 - Diana’s Personal Kratom Story 21:55 - Dr. Grinspoon38:00 - Kratom Science and Legislation 42:56 - Where to buy Kratom Important links:Pain relief Kratom trial at Yale University. Focus: Plant-based Medicine and Pharmacology: Kratom and Pain Tolerance: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study”American Kratom Association(PDF) Abuse liability and therapeutic potential of the Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) alkaloids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (researchgate.net)Kratom: Fear-worthy foliage or beneficial botanical? - Harvard Health   This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
JR and Diana talk about the elitist attitudes prevalent in the plant medicine arena. Angie Willoughby shares the current mood of the cannabis space in the Sunshine State. Timestamps:0:16 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast      1:01 - Fave pot4:05 - Fave not pot 8:28 - Main Segment26:08 - Closer Look Important links:The Healing RoseSoft PowerThe Green BakerShroomtownSponsor savings:Get 20% off your next purchase of Alice Mushrooms when you use the code YourhighnessGet 10% off Mitragaia.com with the code YHPODSubscribe to our Substack for our latest events and happenings! This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Snake Oil or CBD?

Snake Oil or CBD?

2023-10-1141:02

JR and Diana talk about the snake oil effect in the CBD industry, and Laura Boehner from The Healing Rose (the opposite of snake oil) discusses the current state of Massachusetts cannabis.Sponsor shoutout:Listeners can get 20% off their next purchase of Alice Mushrooms when they use the code YOURHIGHNESS. Use code YHPOD for 10% off your next purchase on Mitragaia.com.Time stamps:1:25 - Welcome to Your Highness Podcast      2:11 - Fave pot6:01 - Fave not pot 10:33 - Main Segment25:13 - Closer Look at Massachusetts with Laura This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
Every so often, we feature other podcasters in the cannabis space to take over our recurring segment, Fave Pot/Not Pot. In this episode, Maggie Wilson of Metaphysical AF shares her selections. Then we discuss the discourse around rescheduling and share our ever-changing opinions.Lastly, Elbe of Elbe's Edibles takes listeners on a journey back in time to when Oregon was a stark contrast to the grim reality of today. 0:15- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast    0.54 - Fave pot2:14 - Fave not pot 4:11 - Main Segment28:50 - Closer Look This episode is sponsored by Mitragaia. This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
On this episode of Your Highness podcast, Diana is joined by Charity Moran of Seaux & Reap. The two share their Fave Pot and Not Pot items, from pre-cut blunt wraps to the therapeutic wonders of acupuncture and somatic journaling. Charity reveals her passion for the growing world of luxury cannabis travel and her curated events in sunny Louisiana. Whether it's cannabis-infused five-course suppers or taking guests on an unforgettable journey through local cultivation tours, Charity's mission is all about fostering a rich, immersive experience that champions informed consumption.Diana is also joined by Kristin Souza of Sugar Leaf Boutique, who discusses the attitudes toward cannabis legalization in Connecticut. Kristin also candidly discusses the challenges faced by local businesses in the cannabis industry, the pushback she's encountered on social media, and the lack of access to dispensaries in the state. Listen in as she shares her vision for the future of Connecticut's budding industry and her heartfelt plea for support for social equity applicants and craft options.0:15- Welcome to Your Highness Podcast 1:08 - Fave pot3:16 - Fave not pot 7:13 - Main Segment20:25 - Call to action and where can people find you?23:06 - Closer Look at Connecticut  This episode is produced and edited by Your Highness Media. Subscribe to our Substack for the latest updates and event information. 
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