Kevin Schmidt received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, focusing on thermodynamic material properties prediction using classical and quantum mechanical computations. Prior to joining Centuria Foods, he taught courses at the university level and has several years of experience in the analytical chemistry laboratory.View the profile
What if we could create a community where patients could identify trusted plant medicines and remedies that will actually help them? A community where patients could share their experiences and learn from each other about what medicines really work? That’s what inspires and drives me to fulfill the Gofire mission: The opportunity to improve the health of millions. We have an inherent problem in our culture with how we approach medicine. The opioid addiction crisis is devastating our communities, and many other medicines are not providing the long-term solution patients need. I know first hand the traumatizing impact of opioid addiction, having lost several loved ones to the disease. While no one is suggesting that pharmaceuticals are unnecessary, but there are alternatives that exist that can complement (and in some cases completely replace) higher-risk medicines. I was raised to believe that if you have the tools, you have a moral obligation to leave the world a better place than you found it. I believe Gofire has the tools to change the world, revolutionize health and improve (and even save) lives, and that is what has inspired me to work tirelessly for the past four years.View the profile
Christina is the visionary force behind the Vital Leaf edibles line, which focuses on creating CBD infused products, including organic, fair-trade, regeneratively sourced Chocolates, Oil drop Elixirs, Topicals, and other specialty superfood charged edibles. She is an educator and one of her greatest passions has been teaching the art of living what she calls an "Activated" lifestyle. Since 2015 she has co-produced & curated a transformational pop-up cooking school for festivals, called the Nourishment Lab. In addition to teaching she previously owned an own artisanal catering, personal chef, and artisanal live-cultured products company, Activation Foods. In 2016 she started the next foodie business adventure with the creation of Vital Leaf. As the CEO she wears many hats....including chief product formulator, marketing and brand development, and creating strong investor and partnership relationships. She supports and collaborates with local, organic, regenerative, and wild crafted food producers to strengthen regional food security & justice, and to create the most pure, delicious, healing, and nourishing whole foods in the most ethical and honest way possible.View the profile
The vision for High Tea began with a spark of imagination when founder & CEO Miriam Novalle discovered the wonders of infusing hemp cannabinoid with her health-conscious line of organic sustainable gourmet tea blends. By using her extraordinary skills as a perfumer or “Nose”, Novalle has been a creator and collaborator in the tea community for over 25 years, and this may be her most exciting project yet. She has since been dubbed by New York Times as the “Tea Guru” for her harmonious blends.Nine years ago when her sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she witnessed her struggle through various treatments. As she continued to care to her ill sister, Novalle was determined to create a cushion to naturally soften the effects of chemo. When she realized the reactive powers of cannabinoids with the brain, inspiration soon followed. The development of High Tea came to life. Her dream was to create a line of cannabinoid infused blends to help sooth the burdening effects of cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Through dedication and research, Novalle has created a product which she hopes will enter the holistic market of future cancer treatments. High Tea was born.View the profile
In 2012, Ripsom lost his father to a 14-year battle with cancer. Through his father’s fight, Ripsom saw how cannabis was a far more effective pain management tool, with fewer side effects than pharmaceutical options, and was grateful to have the treatment to ease his father’s pain. That experience shifted Ripsom’s career path from working in real estate and investments in Idaho, prompting a move into the industry after relocating to Denver from Idaho, and eventually resulted in his co-founding Veritas Fine Cannabis in 2014 and on to Avér Skin a scientifically led cannabinoid skin therapy portfolio in 2018. The initial line of skin care will officially launch in early 2020 as six CBD+ SKU’s in mainstream retail, with THC+ formulations and other products to follow shortly after.View the profile
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With an ever-growing number of options available for ingesting cannabinoids, it can feel overwhelming to stay current. From smoking and vaporizing to edibles, tinctures, topicals and more, you may even wonder what all the fuss is about. Here, we give you a breakdown of current delivery methodologies, and how any of them actually make a difference. You just may discover something life changing!
05:31 Core differences between methodologies
12:17 Safety issues with specific delivery methodologies
23:10 Organic certification
24:48 Best methods of delivering CBD
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