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Army Vet Uses CBD and Stands Against Poachers

May 18th, 2019

I recently had the honor of speaking with Kinessa Johnson. Kinessa is a United States Army Veteran and uses CBD for athletics and recovery. She’s also using her military skills to save wildlife from poachers in Africa. She grew up in Anacoco, Louisiana and joined the Army. “I loved serving, I loved the people that I met and the friendships that I made. I also loved that I got to deploy, and it humbled me and made me appreciate my family and the country I was born in.” After serving in the military, Kinessa had the opportunity to use her skill set and become an animal protector. “I had the... Read More

3 Colorado CannaFitness Getaways

May 11th, 2019

It’s nice to get away. We all need a good recharge, away from the complexities of modern life. We’re spending more time inside than any other period in history, and we almost continuously have our eyes glued to a screen. These are just a couple reasons some doctors are starting to prescribe nature to improve overall health. Unplugging from electronics and taking time outdoors is shown to have several health benefits. If you’re reading this column, chances are you already know a bit about the benefits of cannabis for fitness, so wouldn’t it make sense to combine nature with more nature?... Read More

Cannabis and Fitness Research Goes Mainstream

May 4th, 2019
cannabis and fitness

Cannabis consumers are typically portrayed as lazy, and have had the couch locked stigma association in mainstream media over the years. With new research from the University of Colorado Boulder released, the topic about cannabis and fitness is going mainstream. The stigma about cannabis consumers being lazy is being shattered by science. Men’sHealth, Maxim, The Denver Channel, Medical Marijuana, Inc., MSN and The Denver Post are just a few of many discussing the recent research. The research surveyed 600 adult cannabis consumers from states where cannabis is legal for adult use. When asked if... Read More

CBD for Eye Health

April 27th, 2019

Research on CBD and eye health has been fairly limited due to federal legality, but the passing of the 2018 United States Farm Bill removed CBD from its classification as a Schedule 1 Drug. This will lead to more freedom in the ability to conduct more studies. The research that has been conducted shows both pros and cons for CBD as related to eye health. CBD is one of several cannabinoids produced in cannabis. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in a most commonly analogized lock and key method. According to researchers at the School... Read More

Women Athletes Who CARE

April 20th, 2019

Athletes all around the globe are stepping out of the ‘Green’ closet and sharing their use of cannabis as a natural alternative for chronic pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, CTE, TBI, substance abuse, and opioid dependency. Athletes for CARE, or A4C, unites current and former athletes to create a voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion about important health issues. By using their platforms of influence, they are improving the global standards of health, safety, and quality of life. Here are a few women among the group who are sharing their stories and knowledge to change the... Read More

Cannabinoids for Fitness

April 13th, 2019

Earlier this week, I had the honor of presenting “Cannabinoids for Fitness” at the Cannabis Science Conference East in Baltimore, MD. The Cannabis Science Conference is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo. It pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and interested novices with the goal of improving cannabis science. It was an incredible educational conference and I’m proud to share some of our presentation data with you today! Research is showing that cannabinoids... Read More

Health Talks at Hemp Expo

April 6th, 2019

This year’s sixth annual NOCO Hemp Expo hit record numbers of attendees at its sold-out event in Denver, Colorado. Last weekend I was among over 10,000 people in attendance at the conference. Just like the hemp industry is growing rapidly, NOCO has grown into the world’s largest gathering of hemp industry professionals in the world—in only six years! The event has highlighted the many uses of hemp, from CBD products, to hemp building materials, to the agendas printed on hemp paper. The event provided education and workshops across the board. There was a special keynote address from Colorado’s... Read More

Why GNC Should Stock CBD Like CVS

March 30th, 2019

CVS recently announced it will start carrying hemp derived CBD products in 800 stores  throughout eight states across the country. This includes states like Colorado and California, but also more conservative states like Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. The company plans to carry a line of CBD topical products made by Curaleaf. Within less than a week of the news, Walgreens made a similar entrance into the CBD market when they announced they will carry CBD topicals in almost 1,500 stores in several states. So why should GNC be stocking their shelves with CBD like CVS and Walgreens? In an interview... Read More

Top 5 Vegan Cannabis Edibles

March 23rd, 2019

The demand is growing rapidly for vegan products around the world. These products are in high demand among consumers because of their cruelty free ingredients, eco-friendly production methods, and overall health and wellness properties. With this growing demand, industries all over the world are adding vegan options, including cannabis companies. Their product lines are expanding, and vegan options are more available across the market. Below are some of my favorite vegan cannabis edibles found in Colorado. 1.Wana If you Wana Enhance Your Life, Wana has several options to choose from. They have... Read More

The Mile High 4.20K Comes to Denver on 4/20!

March 16th, 2019

A mile higher. A mile healthier. That’s the slogan for the first ever 4.20K walk/run coming to the mile-high city on 4/20/2019. Denver is well known for having an overwhelming number of events catering to the cannabis lifestyle, and now there’s one specifically for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking to promote the health and wellness benefits of this remarkable plant. The event is designed to “raise awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle with cannabis for medicinal purposes; physically, mentally, and psychologically. Finding different ways to give back to the community without... Read More

Cannabis Committee Clearing the Air for Consumers

March 9th, 2019

With cannabis legalization rapidly spreading across the world, the selection of products available are growing quickly. The numbers of consumers and products are growing, and deciding which products to consume with the desired effects and proper dosage can be overwhelming! Consumers now have a tool available to help clear the air of confusion. Cannabis can be complicated, but the Proper Cannabis Committee, a group of passionate experts, has been working to rate and review cannabis products for the past year! The Committee removes biases by testing product samples without any branding or packaging.... Read More

CBD Water–Fad or Fitness?

March 2nd, 2019

CBD has quickly become more mainstream, and with good reason. There are several positive research studies indicating CBD’s medicinal benefits for numerous health conditions. It has already been proven to work as a powerful anti-inflammatory medication without the harmful side of effects of common anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. This is one reason several athletes are advocating for its use to help with injuries and even day to day inflammation from training or competition. With CBD spreading so fast across news headlines, several companies have capitalized on the craze and are offering... Read More

21st Century Cannabis Education Series

February 23rd, 2019

This past Wednesday in Denver I had the opportunity to speak on an educational panel about cannabis. The event was hosted by GoFire, a digital healthcare company specializing in medication management of alternative and plant-based medicines.  This was their first monthly educational series event and the topic was “Finding Comfort in Cannabis: A Newcomer’s Guide to Getting Out of the Weeds and Into the Full Spectrum.” It was the perfect opportunity for the canna-curious individuals to hear from educated and experienced panelists within the community. The event was emceed by Wes Donahoe with... Read More

4 Former NFL Players Announce Investing in Cannabis

February 16th, 2019

Athletes having been taking advantage of the natural healing properties of cannabis behind the sports scene for a very long time. With some sort of cannabis legalization being passed in over half of the United States, it’s no wonder athletes are starting to invest in the cannabis business. Several have saved money from time spent playing in the NFL, and they’re looking to prolong their retirement with wise investments. We’re currently in the Green Rush, and several former NFL players have announced they’re getting involved in the industry. Joe Montana Joe Montana, a Hall of Fame quarterback... Read More

Top 7 CBD Gifts for Your Athletic Sweetheart

February 9th, 2019

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, a Galentine’s Day celebration gift, or to simply pamper yourself, CBD gifts are an excellent way to show your special someone you care! Cannabis infused products are one of my favorite products to receive as gifts and are excellent for self-care!  Here are some of my sweetest picks for this year’s celebration of love! Clean Coconut has an awesome organically grown hemp infused skincare line featuring lotions, oils and scrubs infused with CBD and aromatic essential oils! Clean Coconut’s Deep... Read More

Taking Hits at the Superbowl

February 2nd, 2019

Tomorrow is Super Bowl LIII. The Los Angeles Rams will be up against the New England Patriots. One team will go home with the trophy, the rings, and bragging rights as Super Bowl Champions for the year. There’s sure to be some incredible plays, a few amazing runs and receptions, and a whole lot of high contact hits. You might even be cheering for hard hitting tackles to stop your rival team short of a first down, or cause a fumble and a turnover so your team can recover the ball, but what happens to the players after the game is over and they go home? Several NFL players suffer from a variety... Read More

Can I Consume Cannabis Before Working Out?

January 26th, 2019

Since cannabis is legal for recreational use in ten states and counting, one of the most common question that comes up is “Can I use cannabis before working out?” The answer is yes. More and more athletes are coming out of the green closet to discuss their cannabis use and how it affects their athletic performance.  Olympian and World Champion Joanna Zeiger, PhD is the founder and coach with Train Away Chronic Pain. She is a cannabis advocate and often discusses how cannabis has helped her manage chronic pain symptoms and provide a restful night’s sleep. Other athletes such as Anna Symonds... Read More

The Ins and Outs of the Indo Expo

January 19th, 2019

The Indo Expo is returning to Denver next weekend, where the cannabis industry’s premier trade show first started almost six years ago. Since then, they’ve expanded their show presentation to include San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon; but Denver, Colorado is where it all began. This year, there will be 350+ exhibitors, showcasing hundreds of companies, brands, and product lines representing all areas of the cannabis industry. With an expectation of 10,000 attendees and a full lineup of educational seminars, workshops, and demonstrations, it can be a lot to navigate. This is why... Read More

Colorado’s Hemp Way Foods Caters Hemp Business Awards

January 12th, 2019

In just two weeks, the Indo Expo is coming back to Denver, Colorado. This premier cannabis trade show is focused on building business to business relationships and providing a professional platform for producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers. The show will feature product demonstrations, educational seminars, networking and more! The Indo Expo will also host a Hemp Pavilion featuring USA-made hemp products and services. This is an excellent way to support hemp businesses and entrepreneurs. In celebration of the first day of the Indo Expo, there will be a Hemp Awards Dinner, where the winners... Read More

10 Hockey Players Who Support Cannabis

January 5th, 2019
Riley Cote

Hockey is known to be an intense sport. As a league, they’re known for fights and hard hits on the ice. These hard hits have caused several former and current professional hockey players to turn to cannabis for its medicinal benefits as a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotectant. Today we’ve rounded up 10 hockey players who support cannabis, starting with the 2018 Cannabis Business Awards Activist of the Year, Riley Cote. 1. Riley Cote Cote is a very outspoken advocate for cannabis. He played in the National Hockey League for four seasons as an enforcer for the Philadelphia Flyers.... Read More