Full Episode 3.6 MP3
10:51PM Nov 24, 2019
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You're listening to your highness podcast with Diana crash founder of good vibes marketing, good vibes marketing provides organic content and marketing solutions to the cannabis space.
You're listening to your highness podcast. I'm your host, Diana crash and today I am joined once again by the lovely Morgan, Christine. Hi.
So, we're going to start as we always do with our faith pot, not power just going to go right into it. I'm not even going to ask you how you're doing today. Morgan,
I just gave up the small talk. The higher I am, the less I like to talk about how you're doing. I'm just kidding.
Animated than usual. Yeah.
so my fav pod is
so they're these little mini pre rolls and I talked about it often how I Love Little pre rolls that you can smoke quickly right? Especially when you just need to take a little break. Well these have distillate infused their their flavored pre rolls. So the ones I use for sweet melon, and they're called colors are two colors by Eva web. I'll link it in the notes but it was delicious and I loved it.
So we must all have them flavored. You don't get any kind of calorie so it's like you could just I mean Could you do smoke like a meatloaf flavored marijuana cigarette or baked potato or salad you know, you can have money say that.
It's funny you say that cuz my husband calls these the Wonka weeds but it's it does feel like that like you're smoking it you're like whoa, this is interesting.
Do not get the munchies if you feel like you're just smoked a meal. So well,
I don't know that would be interesting. Maybe someone should try to make that
maybe you should patent that right now.
I'm going to do that. You know, that's a brilliant idea. Why didn't somebody think of that first? right what is it what is this not polish that your favorite is the masked singer? I think I saw something about this
one. Yeah, well, I mean, the garbage fire that is currently going on around us. You need a minute to empty your brain before you go to bed. At least I do because I get caught up with everything that's going on right now. So it's difficult to find something that is that captivating and the Messinger is that thing? I'm not saying it's like great TV, per se It's just very, you can't stop watching it like you'll give it five minutes and you'll want to watch the whole thing and last season. So the whole concept is that these people come out in these very elaborate costumes and they're dressed up as an animal or a thing. You know, like a Christmas tree or a fox, and then they warble the voice when the person talks so you can't figure out who it is. And they give you clues and you're supposed to guess who the celebrity is underneath that costume. And they sing every week they sing a different song. And it's captivating.
Is the guessing are new every week or do you have a couple of weeks to figure out who it is?
No, so they have a lineup and then every week it's kind of like every other competition show they eliminate someone and when they eliminate them, they take their mask off or their it's really like the head of their costume. And then you see who it is. And last season I was really on the nose with most of the guests is but this season they've really thrown me off. I guess a couple right but I have not. I can I
have no spoiler alert is I mean if they've already been unmasked, can we talk about them?
I mean, okay.
I hate Kelly Osborne.
And I know that okay, I did not see that coming at all. I was
shocked. Yeah, I mean, that was the only thing I saw. I mean, I've never seen this show in my life, but I just saw some something where she was like, Oh, actually singing and it sounded like she had a decent voice.
She really did. That's what threw me.
I forget who I thought she was. But I did guess Raven Simone prep. I knew that was her.
And then oopsie I just told somebody All right, that's
boiler. At the beginning, right hashtag spoiler alert.
Alright, so Morgan, I see you're going to have one thing for both your well,
are we calling? CBD Canada dial? We calling that pot or not pot?
It depends on who you talk to it to be on?
I'd say yes.
But you know, I'm loving it. I love it. I love sleep.
I do too. And I was reading the other day that, you know, the feds are coming after that and more No, of course. But then I also saw I read somewhere that now maybe the feds are actually going to legalize cannabis and you know, the actual full on cannabis plant. And so what's going to happen, you know, with all of it, it's just still all there's so much to Figure out you know, I mean people why are we still having this debate? Let's just leave it up to the people let's just get it out and and make it available CBD cannabis hemp the plant itself Let it be for you
so would your fav nap. So if your CBD is your favorite pot, not pot my I was just gonna say what I don't like about CBD right now is the fact that people are getting like, annoyed by the conversations. You know, I've seen editors on Twitter making jokes about Oh, we've had enough CBD pitches and things like that, you know? And it's like, I get it on one level. You know, it's a trend that people are talking about, and it can get a little tiring. But at the same time, I'm always finding out new things that can do so right. Why can't we talk about it? A lot. Yeah,
exactly. There's a lot
about everything. All of it. Yeah,
yeah. Why is it still illegal when you've got 88,000 Americans dying of alcohol abuse and families being destroyed and torn up over opioid addiction and people are still dying and you still get, you know, so much suffering going on. And we're still having to have this discussion and still having that fight. So
but we have to have them. We have to have that it gets annoying, but it's speaking of this conversations that are annoying that we still have to have because, Morgan, you especially know, I remember when a couple of years ago, almost three years ago when I started creating content for the women's cannabis Alliance, right. And we were talking about the wine moms versus the weed moms and, you know, doing a little bit of an eye roll because it's not a fair comparison. Right.
I didn't think we'd still be having these conversations like a couple years later, a few years later, but we are and we're going to continue having those conversations. But what I'm seeing a lot of lately is People talking about using cannabis during pregnancy and I just experienced this myself. So it's something that's close to my heart. And also I think that we should all just be talking about it because it's it's important. And I'm not talking about whether or not you should use it during pregnancy, because that's a personal choice in my opinion.
Your body your choice, right, your baby. Yeah, right.
Your child's there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that a lot of people don't like to consider because it's not peer reviewed or, you know, bought and paid for by pharmaceutical company.
So that's my opinion.
Right? Why? Women you will use cannabis during pregnancy because it helps with our nakusha it helps with our morning sickness, and it helps make them feel better. So what is wrong with that?
Yeah, and if you have curtains like I did, it was the nada was Out of this world, I mean, it was horrible. And I, you know, I went through it. I had to stop, because my midwife was an understanding. So anyway, we're going to talk about, like, what you should consider. If you're, if you're, if you're contemplating using it during your pregnancy, or if you just found out you're pregnant, which I found out late in my pregnancy. So, you know, of course, I tested positive.
People do because it takes a while anyway.
Absolutely. I know, I was, you know, I know I had all kinds of stuff in my system when I was pregnant. Absolutely. I didn't know I was pregnant right away. I got stuff in there and my children turned out absolutely amazing.
Your children are gorgeous.
Could you imagine I mean, women are having their babies taken away from them. If they could turn up having any marijuana in their system in those baby systems. Unbelievable.
It's too I mean, when I I've been writing about this issue a lot lately, and well, not a lot, but I've been writing about it. Child Protective Services and they're completely unchecked authority. And it's so heartbreaking and infuriating when you hear some of the stories like one woman she had her child taken away from her she didn't get to take the baby home because someone in the hospital complained that her purse smelled like cannabis. And so a Child Protective Service case was open for it. She didn't get to take her child home right away. And even in those precious like first few days like that can cause so much trauma to your child.
That is irreparable bullshit. That is bullshit. more harm than more harm than good. more harm than good right there.
It's all it's all more harm than good. And then I was also shocked to find out that if they do start a case You and they take your child away, and you're fighting to get the custody back a certain time goes by, and I believe it's a very short window of time. And someone wants to adopt your children, they can do so without your consent. No, nope, those are going to happen. It's winners. So there are a few things. I see a lot of conversations on a lot of different like groups and boards and things like that. And I'm seeing that there is a lot of misconception that needs to be addressed. Just some things to consider before you know, really getting into the waters of this because it's a very complex issue.
And thankfully, there are a lot of people out there that can help these these families are that are in this crisis. You know, I know that they're here in Washington, Danica noble, with normal women, Julia. She is a strong advocate for moms and she'll go out there and she'll start rattling some chains. You know, as best she And, you know, whoo, you'll find a group that can help. Hopefully we you know, it. I couldn't even imagine if somebody tried to touch my kids, but not imagine talk about mama bear.
Oh my goodness, I know it's so bad. And it's like, you're never you're not going to be safe until it's federally legal, unfortunately. Okay, so let's go through a couple of things that people should consider Morgan. Well, I see a lot of people talk about how they think that having a card or being in a state like Colorado or California is going to protect you from anything when you have a child and you have been using cannabis and that is not the case. Unfortunately, because it's federally illegal. It's really up to the doctors the hospital, and the Child Protective Service Agency, your state local agencies What they want to do when they're because they're going to test you when you give birth? Not every single place will. I've heard some stories where they won't. And especially if you have like a home birth or something like that that's different, you know, that puts you in a different category. I think
they test you. Do they test your baby?
Yes, they will. I mean, it depends again, like it's you should check out your state laws, which is what I was going to say next before going to your first appointment. Find out what what are your local laws and one really great place to find out that information is the family law and cannabis Alliance. Now, the FL CA is not actually functioning anymore, but the website is an archived database, essentially. And there is so much invaluable information on this site. The two people that put this together the two women Sarah Arnold's and just conquering I hope I'm saying her last name and cautery Corinne Cochran cat green is there's an ESPN so I think it's conquering. Well anyway, they put so much effort into this and so much time. There are state by state laws and it tells you how you can deal with CPS when you have to deal with them, like what, what kind of steps to follow. And Sarah has also written some very, very deeply researched articles that are on the site that talk about every aspect of the process. If you have to go through it. She was through it. She went through it for time and they even came to visit Her The day after her daughter died. It's tragic. I mean, they don't care. You know, it's just an end. Of course they're back they tried to backpedal, but you know, there's no reason for that. There's just no reason. So I mean, just be aware, is really what it is. And Morgan, you know, there's a lot of places out there to talk about your your questions that I know there are so many questions, and it's hard to, to put yourself out there. When you don't know what the situation could be, really
get to know what's going on. But I just couldn't imagine being a mom and having your children taken away from me for something is so unbelievably beautiful as a plant.
Right? What can I get out of it?
You know, we've got 366 mass shootings since the New Year 366 men shooting since the new year,
and probably by the time this airs, there's going to be more you know,
Bay Street, you're gonna worry about whether mommy had to join the story. Well, this world is so fucked up and I just can't even believe it. It's unbelievable. You know, take a month you take a kid off of a boob? Mm hmm. We're joined. Got you got bigger problems to people, bigger problems.
Right. I mean, they destroy families is what that the whole model they have setup is just to destroy families and what are the chances that those families are of color or with with lesser means to their very high? Yes, absolutely. Yeah. And there are a lot of facts about that out there. I mean, just taking it's, it's tragic, really, but you have to do it. I mean, when I was pregnant, I didn't even really want to touch the subject because it's terrifying and very stressful. And it's like an out of body experience to talk about it when it's still very much a threat, you know?
But There are people out there that will help you.
In my research and like writing these pieces I found know there's lawyers like Alison Margolin. And I'm going to link her practice shield. She said that if you need to find a state specific lawyer, you can call her, and she will help you find one. And that's a very big deal because this is a very weird part of the law, that not a lot of lawyers practice because it's custody. And it's also criminal defense technically. You know, it's also drug case it even though it's not a drug, but you know, in the eyes of the law right now, it's a very complex legal issue. So,
yeah, oh, I just posted on cannabis women's Alliance, a Forbes article about the feds planning to vote on it. Of course, you know, who knows where it's going to go. But I mean, that would that would be a wonderful, wonderful way to, you know, help mitigate all of this stuff because Trump actually voice supportive, a far less reaching bill, which was led by Warren and Gardner. And so, you know, it's just, if we could just get that if we could just get that over the hump. You know, it would be it would be a big win. And it was all democrats and I think one republican that we're supporting the bill, it has 55 co sponsors, all but one with Democrats.
I just don't understand how you can be against making a child's life better. I mean, if you read the research, the children that come from the the calls that are made to CPS, about cannabis are healthy and well taken care of. Right,
exactly. Where's the victim? Where's the crime?
Exactly. And the In the crime is that, you know, these, these parents are losing their jobs because they have to go into recovery programs and they have to lose their jobs over, you know, going to court or they lose their whatever savings they may have if they even have any spending it on lawyers. So it's a it's a very, very serious issue and the only thing we can do is, is talk about it, you know, keep talking about it. Keep having these conversations, because I see time and again, comments pop up on Instagram and such like, oh, no way. Are they doing that right now with everybody smoking and everybody being so accepting of cannabis? Oh, yes, they are. Absolutely. 100%.
Yep. So, we're gathering, fight it.
Yes. And I'm going to put some links into the notes. First, some places to start. And there's another podcast I am also going to link to which I'm going to mention for we and want blowing Mama.
Like that name,
blow your blood low in Mama.
Yes, she's incredible. And her show is wonderful. And she has a lot of people on from the industry, but they talk about really complex issues about motherhood and cannabis, you know, parenting in this space. So definitely check that out. And I'm gonna link that as well. Before we go, we should mention that we have a giveaway that we talked about in our last episode, right Morgan?
Oh my god. I love giveaways. I
mean, like the giveaways that I'm giving away the giveaway of a set of shampoo and conditioner.
Yeah, what are those shampoos?
Oh they're called bomb and loud and they're just amazing. Do you know that CBD is antimicrobial and antifungal so when you put it on your scalp, it actually cleans the day goopy grody grosses that day.
See really does your scalp
try to tell people that it actually cleans your scalp
purposes the serum needs that it holds help see the moisture in your hair and stuff
it does and then it just packs in the moisture. So if you have a dry itchy scalp, it actually makes it nice and moist. And I had a lot of people who have that dry scalp I think the moisture that it retains was just amazing. And then they smell so good. No so yummy. I just love it and people said I don't know if people I didn't tell it's super shampooed
it I know better. As a former stylist they were nice to say wash we shouldn't I just Food my hair. Right before I go on with you.
Is that what we say? We can't shop food?
Yes we used to get in trouble in cosmetology school for saying wash like you wash dishes. You don't watch arrow Oh, good for me to know then to I guess yeah, exactly yeah. So anyway our giveaway going back to the story we are having people share their scariest horror story hair horror story that's a I'm not calling a horse
hair horror story. My game insane now.
just tell us your scariest, most devastating experience.
Yes. Oh, there's some good stories. I guess.
People are hilarious with their I've just loved what we've got so far. I mean, really, this is great. I haven't received such a Wonderful response to a giveaway before and it's probably because it's your products Morgan and you're amazing.
Today well I give it all up to the product because it's pretty awesome. I love it. I could imagine if I didn't
it wouldn't be bad Morgan.
So bad but yeah, there's some some good stories out there.
Okay, so we're going to pick we're going to pick five winners at the end of the year. And if you share your story on Instagram or Twitter, please use the hashtag high society haircare because that's the name of the product line. Right Morgan? We didn't even mention that.
Oh, yes. Hi society haircare with CBD bomb and loud
love. And if you do that, we're going to pick five winners,
and we'll let you know
probably on a future episode and also on social media.
Anywhere I just come to high society hair care.com and it's only 1299 online, but if you would like to discount you to send your friends for 10% off, up, there you go.
I mean for that price, you're stupid not to try it.
Is that too harsh?
You're just dumb if you don't try it.
I'll just give it a whirl. Absolutely. So anyway, until next time, thank you so much, Morgan, once again for bringing your amazing awesomeness to this episode.
Thank you so much. You are just a wonderful rock and badass sister. I appreciate all that you do. Let's do it some more. Okay.
Until next time, stay high and beautiful
our guest today. It's our Warner
is the CEO and founder of cannabis basics. She's been honored as tip magazine's patient of the month for advocacy work on behalf of cannabis and receive special awards for her focused and dedication to the women in Washington's cannabis industry. She's also the founder and executive director of international cannabis health and beauty aids producers Alliance and a guiding member of both normal woman of Washington and the cannabis women's Alliance. She also founded the federally trademark protected private social code called Women of weed. So
what was the impetus behind the creation of cannabis basics and hemp basics?
Oh my goodness. Well, it started actually back in 1994 with cannabis creations and then cannabis creations body cannabis space. We didn't rebrand to cannabis basics till about a seven eight years ago, and then hemp and I had a THC and a hemp line under cannabis basics. And then after the farm bill passed, I rebranded the hemp line to hemp basics. So it's been a branding transition for 24. I'm going on my 25th year, but I mean, going way way back how I got started if that's what you're asking is, you know, I walked into the frame on him company and you know, I couldn't believe in their eyes like I knew about marijuana but I did not know about industrial hemp and I had no idea really what it could mean for the environment for the country's wealth. Yeah, I picked up jack Harris book. You know, we got to give Chris Conrad you know, the Emperor wears no clothes. I think it's bull if anybody hasn't read that and has not read that in there into Hampton, get one read it. But it's really I was pregnant with my daughter went shopping at the Fremont him company. It blew my mind and my life has never been the same.
Wow. And you know, I didn't even think to add this. I mean, I did think but I didn't add it. Do you want to talk a little bit about what Kind of products you carry with cannabis basics and hemp basics because you're not
24 skews right now but I'm all in the topical category so only top I don't do anything ingestible I don't have anything that high, right, but also have a whole line. You know it started with him there so and also back in the day when I first started back in 1994 95 I was making candles and and having a friend do artwork on him canvas and pillows and purses and making clothing and dying my own fabrics and yarns. And so I really had about eight or nine different lines but I chose to focus on topicals and I'm really glad that I did because it is the best thing that I could have transitioned into today's marketplace. Absolutely. So I had cannabis creations body line and a bunch of other stuff for about, I don't know 1213 years and then I closed it because for a few years because you know hemp was no longer tremon training it was still super expensive. And then about eight years ago a friend of mine asked me to help him open a medical marijuana dispensary. And that's when I started looking into the science of not hemp seed oil but the science of marijuana and cannabinoids and terpenoids and all that up and I was like holy moly if I add this to all of my already award winning him products, I will really have something here. And that's what brings us on into today where I have him basics which is hemp seed oil, and you know, not many people know, all anybody really talks about now is hemp. What they're calling hemp oil and I would say is actually a hemp derived extract. What they're talking about is can pile when I talk about hemp oil, I'm talking about the true hemp oil hemp seed oil packed with omega six and three, press it out of the grain. It's the perfect thing for skincare it helps to regulate our cellular performance on you know the German love level. And then just it's the basis of everything I do at both him basis and cannabis space. Six and then the hemp basics also has hemp derived CBD as since the farm and then cannabis basics shaba and that all has marijuana extract in it as well but still non toxic awesome. So I'm really playing in two different marketplaces we're playing in the mainstream marketplace with the THC here because of a law we got pass right? That only applies in one state and then I'm playing nationally and internationally for hemp basics, which is just the hemp seed oil and the hemp derived
And you just touched on it but what does choppa stand for?
Will Tomba ism a coined a term that we actually phrase coined the phrase and here it means out of his health and beauty. And we you know, when you go to the grocery store, the hub of buyer the health and beauty a buyer is who you talk to if you're trying to get your products and that requirement. Well when we went from medical marijuana to the Legal to the regulated adult used paradigm like what three or four years ago. There was no pathway forward for me because I was I was carried in 125 medical marijuana stores with my low level THD topicals here in Washington State, but because they were so low because they were less than point 3% THC. I'm the author of 502 or one of the authors of five have to put that your products had to be that so for me, so that means something different I want people to understand your listeners to understand that about him. And we say less than point 3% THC we're talking about a dry weight basis. When we're talking about Chava. When we say less than point 3% THC it means less than 85 milligrams in a one ounce can finish the volume product. So one hour cream or butter or white men or sad or whatever you can have up to legally 84 milligrams of activated to THC and be sold in regular grocery stores in Washington state because of the law that we were passed. And, and it's been in place for four years. And four years later no other state has copied this law we're still the only state in the entire country that at these level THC topicals, or we topicals are sold in regular grocery stores. You know, As matter of fact, my products my Java products are are not only are they sold in Mega regular grocery stores, but they're actually not allowed in the 502 world, because I'm actually not a 502 those are processor. I'm not part of the regulated system. The law that I was co authored and was able to orchestrate through Olympia the chavala. It removed us out of that entire regulatory framework. We can't ship across state line this is only one day but it's a big deal. It's a perfect and furthermore, it was the first removal of anything cannabis out of any states. Any any individual states controlled. So Substances Act.
And still to this day, it's a it's a profound piece of legislation and
it is profound that is incredible. I didn't know about that at all. And I think we need to look at Washington for a lot of things, but I didn't even know that was one of them.
I feel the exact opposite. I think Washington has really screwed things up. It's nice to Sunday when it comes to cannabis, and even hemp. I mean, we now have passed to hemp laws here and hemp was scheduled here. So we're making you know, strides but Java really is the one place where Washington was leading four years ago and continues to lead in the entire country and I might say, you know, internationally as well. I don't know if any other countries that have actual weed topicals in their grocery stores and in you know, massage therapists and cars and salons, hair salons and all kinds of places anywhere but the pop shops as well.
So what began your career in cannabis? I know you just touched on it a lot earlier question but if you would like to expand a little bit more about how
well I really if we're going to be real about this, you know, I was in the unregulated market since I was probably 15 years old. What do you mean we've been hiding you know, because we've been so underground and because of prohibition and all that stuff, but if we're being real many of us were distribute you know, part of the distribution chain for natural you know, cannabis marijuana and I'm talking marijuana specifically right now because cannabis really is both marijuana and industrial hemp like it I I really am not crazy when people use the word cannabis when they're talking about marijuana or ganja weed or anything that's a thing, because then it negates everything that's industrial hemp, it doesn't. Because hemp and cannabis, marijuana cannabis and so I just want to make sure we set that straight but when we're talking about marijuana, I mean I was in the unregulated market really young, you know, I had a triple beam, which really puts an age on me set up on my best friend's dad's office desk. You know, when they were Florida for the winter and I was, you know, selling ounces and quarter pounds out of out of his desk because I was connected through family I had access and everybody wanted it and I've never felt weird about it is, you know, to me, it's it's harmless. You know, so maybe I was a little young right dealing, but you know that then this is now I don't see it as a drug. So I don't really think it's a bad thing anyway. Like, I don't really tell that story very often, but I'm in safe company. Absolutely.
Okay. So basically, that's what started your career in cannabis was a very young age,
very young age. And then I went into the military, so I wasn't able to, to imbibe. You know, okay, sorry. Although, you know, that was before you know, there was having testing for marijuana in the military. So we were able to get away with some stuff. But, um, and then it wasn't until Yeah, I came across that book at the Fremont ham company. And I was, you know, I was 3030 years old at the time. pregnant with my doctor.
Yeah. So I have a similar I mean, I wasn't dealing. But I was, had been in this, you know, for a long time, very young age. And I also did not realize until I read that book and saw his documentary later on that, wow, there's so many things that I didn't know.
Not only was it an eye opener for me about what the possibilities that him could bring for the healing of the planet, but it was also quite the eye opener for me because it was the first time I really looked at our government and was like, man, they don't tell us the truth a lot of the time, as a matter of fact, they go away to lie to us. So it was just changing thing on that level as well. You know,
So you're a big supporter of women in the in the cannabis industry sorry I just become habits it now but you have created something pretty incredible that probably not a lot of people really know about mainstream. Can you talk about women of weed? Yes, I would love to. Um, you know, we are a limited membership private social club. Okay, so what happened? I'll tell you why it started first. Sure. Um, back in the Hamp days, you know really I didn't know anybody that was as into him the way I was and I had a business around I mean, I'm still working as bartender but I was really trying to you know, make my him company take off. I really and we were all closeted you think of this 1995 nobody was talking about smoking weed. You only your friends like you weren't talking about that in public. You did that. We hit Are you still hiding? Some of us are still here. Anyway, um, so I thought I had no support system back in the hemp days. And so so, you know, Flash forward to eight years ago, we're back to eight years ago, I had, you know, I was a member of ccsp, which is now the cannabis alliance that really helped with like, you know, the business part of it. Then I had normal women of Washington was the group. And still to this day, I'm devoted to normal women of Washington. We do a lot of community outreach and education, so that I was doing most of my activism there. But I really wanted to create a place that was just about, you know, having fun and supporting our sisters not in a business way and not rallying to activism, just getting together smoking weed, eating some great food swit sharing stories and just communing with each other. And so that's what I started and we just celebrated our six year. Birthday. I call them birthdays. You know, and it is it is a private thing. We have 300 We will have 300 members when it's completely capped out the first 100 I cherry picked of the women that I knew in activism in business and socially, that were totally devoted, devoted to the cannabis plant. And then those 100 those original 100 they get to sponsor in one amazing cannabis sister of their own. And then you know, the only thing that I asked is that somehow she gives selflessly, however, has given selflessly to the plant and love moving us forward to, you know, the emancipation. And then this third 300 is there are honorary women of lead from around the country and around the world that are just kicking around taking names and you know, love to just list names off to you, but it's a private session. So, those women concert, they can put that on their bio, they put it on their CV if they want but it's a private social club. It's not about business or activism. So I will never out anybody but any members are willing to talk about you know what it means to them and and so that so we were going for five years and you know we were starting to get challenges of people trying to take our intellectual property I started to trademark it because you know women have weed It was really catchy name and you know there was a lot of interest in it we've declined doing state chapters because I never really wanted the big headache of what you know like what many other groups have like federal remember this for women around this is before any other women's group or maybe when I'm down in California, Valerie parral you know, I was the only women we group that I knew of except for grandmas for ganja that was a long time. So I mean, I'm not trying to not give props to anybody that pre exists. Just saying this really was for fun and I didn't want it to become a headache so I was like no student chapters no you just need to get sponsored in and so but what how it has evolved is I did protected federally trademarked it and how it has evolved now is that about a year ago, I decided well, everybody, not everybody can be a member. But at iraq a women a blue t shirt. So let's, let's create a so why what I did was I created women we give and women gives is the philanthropic arm of my parent company Mother Earth spring services. And so now we are selling t shirts and mugs and pens with the branding on it. But the best part of this is I don't take a dime, all profits I mean, after everything is paid for all profits go back to women owned women run nonprofits in the cannabis and hemp space. So now when you buy a women of weed t shirt, you can rock it wherever you want. Anybody can buy it, even men can buy it, and they can know that all the profits are going back to support women that are doing the nonprofit work in the cannabis and hemp space. So kind of a really beautiful thing that's involved.
And so I mean all of this stuff that you've been talking about is giving me a headache, and some anxiety because it's a lot of work that you're dealing with. How do you balance your nonprofit work with your businesses?
All? You know, that is the
first time that anyone has asked me that point blank, you know, thank you. Challenge. It is really a challenge. You know it sometimes, you know, because I'm so passionate about this and because, you know, I, for the first 20 years, I considered myself only an advocate. I didn't even consider myself an activist. It wasn't really until I was able to get that law. No, I did not do that by myself, the chavala. Washington State, I had help. I had advisors, I had champions in the legislature, Jeannie Cole wells, Carrie beuter, Doug Hyatt. So um, but I really feel like my activism has gotten in the way of making money. It's coming around. Now the funny thing is like after 24 years Kind of an overnight success, but doing it almost continuously for 2020.
Right? I mean, that's really hard
about it is I'm so frickin grateful that all that work I did 27 years ago was coming back now to give to me, because my story didn't start three years ago, it didn't, or eight years ago in medical marijuana, it started I want 25 years ago, and so I'm happy that I'm finally not bartending anymore and and fun living at it. But I also think that there is a responsibility and, you know, to kind of bring up, you know, a younger generation, I mean, there's really, no, this is a newer kind of thing. The modern. One of this movement, I would say was is in the last 10 years, like there's a whole new there's a new guard that we need to teach and support and, you know, so that they can take the torch And move on because this fight is not over. I know people, we have one, but there are still in prison, this, there are still people losing their children over marijuana. So there's still a lot of work to do, which is why it's hard for me to just sit back and go, Oh, no, let me focus on and I love what I do for business. I love what I do for living, don't get me wrong, but it's more important to spend the time to do the activism than it is to make a product to sell.
And that's why I don't make any money.
But I feel like that is definitely divide in this industry right now. I mean, I think there are people in here that have that true feeling, you know, that that's what guides them, but then there are unfortunately a lot that aren't guided that way. And I mean, I don't judge but I think that we have to have that at the forefront. Yeah, I do. Judge. Yeah.
Okay, this industry and you don't give back at all. Shame on No, I do judge about that, too.
I don't know. I said, I don't judge I judge.
I actually said that very thing on past episodes of very many times. So I guess I am judging in a way. I do think that we should all be in this for the right reasons. And that's something that should guide us. But unfortunately, that's not the case. So, you have so much going on. What do you have to promote specifically? Or do you have a call to action that listeners can you know, how can they get involved with everything that you're doing?
Call to Action, there's several call to actions. I mean, there's all your stuff that I'm doing and actually I just want to go back to the point about me making making money now, you know, I am a businesswoman. And it would I would be remiss if I did not handle my business and become an important brand in this brand new industry. You know what I mean early would be a shame so I am handling business and the way I get around with, you know, of having activism believers that I'm finally finally hiring the people to support me so that everything can get taken care of. And so that is the key to success for now is really surrounding yourself around people that you can trust and then have that that are along the same lines of ethics and integrity. You know, my products themselves they're all natural, no chemical preservatives, no man made fragrance oils, no isolate, I use only whole plant extractions and infusions you know what I mean? So it's super super important for me that my business also be successful. You know, this stuff, just legalizing cannabis in general and making sure that hemp has a good foothold and doesn't get run over by marijuana. My number one priority, right. So but as far as a call to action is concerned, yeah, there's a couple of them you know, just get involved you know, you your normal chapter, your, you know, I mean, there's so many ways to get involved and if you want to get involved in the history, get involved in the history, but I mean, business I'm sorry if you want to get involved in the business, get involved with the business but So think about giving back to the, to the to the business and to the industry. Just that we can make money on it but but volunteer for normal or for any of the other nonprofits that are in the cannabis or hemp space, that's number one. Engage with your legislators, when there's a call to action when you see those calls come out, send the petition out, sign a petition, do it whatever you can do that way because they work for us. You do your thing. And then on a level, you know, on a personal business level here in Washington state for anybody in Washington that's listening is for them to go to their corner store to the drugstore to the grocery store and say Hey, are you carrying any cannabis health and beauty AIDS? Do you know that it's legal for you to sell non intoxicating weed topicals if they fall under the cannabis health and beauty aids definition, it's legal for you to sell it and it's a brand new revenue stream for you as well. So I'm just really because so many mainstream retailers, drug stores, you know, everybody that's not a part of the pot world they don't understand that chocolate is is a brand new revenue stream for them. So that's my big call to action in the business. And then I guess, I guess one of the last things that I want to say as far as for like warnings, and what people should watch out for is, you know, the CBD. And I just want to touch on this briefly because we could talk two hours about the whole CBD push in the CBD industry. But I just want people to be aware that all the products out there are not quality product, right, please, for whole plant infusions and extractions, all natural ingredients and don't get ripped off. CBD at a wholesale price for these manufacturers is no more than a penny a milligram. So if you're $300 for something that has 500 milligrams in it, there's $5 or less milligrams of CBD in there. Please don't get ripped off. So natural ingredients whole plant extractions and don't get ripped off. Yeah, that's my pet thing for the CBD world. That's a lot but yeah, no, that's,
that's really perfect. And thank you for mentioning that because I think that there is a that's a discussion that also isn't really Being hot right now that we should talk about more. And that's the price of the upsell.
I know there's a lot of manufacturers are not happy with me, but I don't care know tired of insurance and sensitive people getting long as people are trying to make money, we have
to make it accessible to the people who need it or else why are you even in this industry? You know,
I'm totally on board with that. And also, I'm on board with you making money. I was only joking earlier. Of course.
We all have to pay our bills, right?
Yes. Oh, I have embraced my capital. Now. I'm just saying don't lose.
Well, I am so humbled to have you as a part of this podcast today and your true prime pioneer. And I really appreciate you spending time and sharing your expertise. There's so much knowledge that was received today. I appreciate it.
Thank you. We're done already.
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