Category: Podcast

Sneaking in Silence-Ep 4 with Whitney Beatty

Sneaking in Silence-Ep 4 with Whitney Beatty

Inspired by a lack of stylish, safe cannabis storage systems and a disdain for storing medicine in a shoebox, Apothecarry Brands CEO Whitney Beatty is a successful entertainment industry executive turned cannabis storage designer that’s spearheading her quickly growing start-ups first financial raise.

After meeting so many like-minded cannabis users, who lamented about a lack of good storage system, worried about securing buds away from kids and pets and who were tired of searching around for their stash to discover it dried out from plastic baggies and non-airtight dispensary jars, Apothecarry was born. The brand seeks to redefining the image of cannabis users who take pride and pleasure in their stash, while filling a hole in the marijuana paraphernalia market for everyone from the attorneys who tokes after their high powered workday, to the “stiletto stoners” who are hosting ladies night, to the seniors using medication for health benefits and everyone in between who demands the best in all things.

Their initial offering, the Apothecarry Case, is a sleek and sexy storage and humidity system designed to safely keep cannabis at its freshest, most optimum quality while providing luxury tools and humidity control for the discriminating connoisseur. Her company Apothecarry was in the first cohort of Canopy San Diego cannabis business accelerator, and won the best pitch award at the Arcview Group’s 2017 LA investor summit.

Sneaking in Silence-Ep3 with Felicia Carbajal

Felicia fights because she has to. And despite the fact that no one wants to talk about the hard stuff.

Felicia is a chicana, LGBTQ, cannabis patient, a patient advocate, cannabis educator, activist, and community organizer. While holding such positions as patient access director, collective operations manager, patient liaison/community engagement coordinator she realized the need for more accountability for the medicine with education being the key. Having worked with countless California patients, caregivers, dispensaries and cannabis industry investors to find the best methods to ensure patients get knowledgeable information, quality medicine, and that compassion remains in California Compassionate Use Act. In 2013 she was honored by being named one of The Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40 LGBT leaders for her work in Cannabis. Felicia recently joined Dr. Brandie Cross at Smart Pharm Research Group as a partner.

Sneaking in Silence-Ep3 with Felicia Carbajal
Sneaking in Silence-Ep2 with Adam Vine

Sneaking in Silence-Ep2 with Adam Vine

Adam followed a moral calling toward helping those who have been harmed by the war on drugs. The perfect inspiration for a show about collective action.

Adam Vine co-founded Cage-Free Cannabis to repair harms of the War on Drugs and advocate for an equitable cannabis industry. This project emerges from a career spent at the intersection of social justice, media, and politics. Since launching Cage-Free Cannabis, Adam has provided cannabis policy recommendations to the City and the County of Los Angeles, as well as to a statewide cannabis policy roundtable. The Cage-Free project has so far supported re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated women, youth organizing in Central American immigrant communities, and expungement, job, and resource fairs.

Adam also edits At The Intersection, a weekly newsletter about the collisions between culture, race, and politics. He has a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Sneaking in Silence-Ep2 with Jasai Madden

For our opening episode, God asks Jasai to move aside so he can talk with us. Listen well!

Jasai is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, author of The New FastGirls and mindfulness facilitator; which means she teaches people how to be with what is, exactly as it is, with clarity, grace, and compassion. 

Primarily using tools of refraining including fasting, silence, and stillness, Jasai seeks to illuminate the truth that being deeply connected to the present moment is the only true and lasting freedom available to us all, always. 

She has recently added the art and practice of waistbead wearing to her toolkit which provides women with the opportunity to reconnect to their center and rediscover their own endless reservoir of beauty, power, balance, and Being.

Sneaking in Silence-Ep2 with Jasai Madden