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Power of the Flower
Our mission: To heal the Commonwealth of Virginia through cannabis education.
Mar 31, 2023
Your DNA and Cannabis with WE DECODE Founder, Cherissa Jackson
Are you ready to take the front seat in your own healthcare? Join J and Cherissa Jackson, CEO & Founder of WE DECODE Cannabis and Genetics, discuss DNA Cannabinoid Matching. In this episode learn how you can empower yourself to make optimal health decisions based on comprehensive genomics screenings that successfully predict, inform and then match you to optimal cannabis products based on their genetic makeup. This is plant wellness and cannabis science people!
Feb 28, 2023
Love Cannabis with Dharsh, President of Joy Leaf NJ
This episode brings J and Dharsh together to discuss their deep love of cannabis. Learn how Dharsh shifted from a thriving corporate career to her true calling in this lifetime: to help others have a relationship with the plant. Join J and her favorite Instagram cannabis entrepreneur @cannadharsh for another fun, educational podcast episode on the Power of the Flower!
Feb 11, 2023
Psilocybin Therapy Is Changing Lives!
This informative, personal episode features James Schwartz, CEO of Cascade High. J and James openly share stories of how mushroom therapy can dramatically improve our mental and emotional health. Tune in Cannabis Warriors and learn how this natural growing fungus is working its magic to heal our trauma and depression. Read Mr. Schwartz's article mentioned in this episode "Psilocybin Therapy for PTSD and Depression" featured in Cannabis Science & Technology Magazine in June 2022.
1 hr 3 min
Nov 8, 2022
Women in Cannabis with Tara Eveland, Kultivate Wellness
It's November Cannabis Warriors! Power of the Flower is proud to honor all women in cannabis this Thankful November season. J is kicking off the month with Tara Eveland from the Richmond-based hemp retail store, Kultivate Wellness. Join J and Tara as they discuss what it's like being a woman in the Virginia cannabis industry. J opens up to start the episode with how she first met Tara, and the impact she made on J's re-entry to the public after tragically losing her son to gun violence in Dec 2021. Both fierce cannabis warriors share a fun dialogue about their passion for cannabis medicine and if a vagina can get "high".
Oct 7, 2022
Cannabis Wellness with Steve Landuyt, MS & CannabizMD
Tune in to join J and CannabizMD's Chief Revenue Officer Steve Landuyt this harvest HIGH-loween! Steven shares a mission to educate, build, and engage an ecosystem supporting the cannabis industry’s growth and sustainability via an exchange of ideas and innovation. CannabizMD is an international resource to help fill the void of quality medical cannabis science and policy education. This episode J gets on her soapbox about Virginia's setbacks in progressing cannabis legalization. Steve brings his Power of the Flower spirit and shares three pot jokes for our listeners, and invites you to the CannabizMD's *November 10th, 2pm webinar on Cannabinoid Therapy for Hospice & Palliative Care. *
Sep 4, 2022
Selfcare September with Beatrix, CannatherapyRVA
CannatherapyNY, LLC is a black owned and women led organization that seeks to connect open minded people to the cannabis community - Collectively learning to achieve balance of self. Join J and Cannatherapy founder, Beatrix, on this Power of the Flower episode where they discuss cannabis, meditation, intention, and being proud "cannamoms". Beatrix shares a quick, effective breathing exercise for listeners that you will greatly benefit from practicing this selfcare September!
Aug 1, 2022
Free My Weedman
Did you know that black people are 3.73 times more likely than white people to be arrested for cannabis? Cannabis prohibition and mass incarceration has wrecked havoc on our urban communities and completely ruined and destroyed so many lives and families. Join J and the resilient, inspiring Free My Weedman founder Kristal Bush in this episode where they discuss the important message to remember the forgotten stories of the women and survivors who have stood by their "weedman". Be sure to check our Kristal's award winning film A Woman on The Outside! "Growing up, Kristal watched nearly every man in her life disappear to prison. She channeled that struggle into keeping families connected, both as a social worker and with her van service that drives families to visit loved ones in far-off prisons. But when Kristal's dad and brother return to Philly, her happiness meets the realization that release doesn't always mean freedom. Passionate, funny and resilient, Kristal remains determined to carve out a different future -- for herself and for her young nephew, Nyvae. Part observational documentary, part family album, A Woman on the Outside is a tender portrait of one family striving to love in the face of a system built to break them."
Jul 8, 2022
Happy Cannaversary Virginia! #1 Cannabis Lawyer Daniel Bounds, Esq 1 Year Later
July 2022, marks one full year of cannabis adult-use legalization in our great Commonwealth and the fight to #freecannabis continues. Join J and Attorney Daniel Bounds on this anniversary episode as they share how they feel the year went and how our cannabis community needs to band together in this forward fight to end cannabis prohibition.
May 15, 2022
112: The Power of Pilates + Cannabis
Stretch your mind, body and spirit in this episode. Jessica Holmes talks about her Puff & Pilates class, held in downtown in Richmond, Va. She shares how cannabis actually helps you heal while you stretch your body. She also plugs her new app, Mimea, which aims to explain the benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp plant.
Apr 1, 2022
111: Choices RVA
Bevon Findley joins the podcast to talk about his partnership with Choices RVA, which aims to educate our community through providing transparent and unbiased information. Bevon gives details about the classes Choices RVA offers and how the African-American population has been affected by the cannabis industry. Listeners: Get 10% off classes and subscriptions by using code *powerflower *at checkout. Visit www.choicesrva.com to take advantage of their offer or to learn more.
Mar 15, 2022
110: A Maine Attraction - Casco Bay Hemp
J + D welcome Eben Sumner on the podcast to discuss his cannabis business, Casco Bay Hemp, which has been offering CBD and hemp-based wellness products since 2018. Sumner talks about Maine's medical and recreational programs, the extreme importance of spreading cannabis education and what part of the cannabis industry he thinks is the most lucrative. Learn more about Casco Bay Hemp online. Get 15% when you sign up for their newsletter!
Feb 9, 2022
109: Sharing Cannabis In Your Community Is Caring
J + D hook up with Joe Kusterbeck and Rae Pickett, members of the Brandermill Cannabis Association, a cannabis co-op in their neighborhood. They tell us how the association works, the top three reasons for starting a personal grow, and why other communities should follow a similar path. They also share how cannabis has assisted in their mental health. Follow the Brandermill Cannabis Association on Facebook.
Jan 1, 2022
108: Advice from a Professional Cannabis Grower
DISCLOSURES: - This episode contains some background noise. Pardon the disruptions, but trust us, it's easy to ignore because our guest is fascinating and educational. - This episode was pre-recorded before the death of J's son, Justice. In this episode, Doug, owner of First Republic Seeds in Vermont, provides some serious cannabis growing advice. He explains why genetics are so important, discusses the challenges growers can face and provides a list of products every grower should own. Doug also shares a NAUGHTY cannabis joke. Be prepared!
Dec 15, 2021
107: Cooking with Cannabis
J + D talk to Emily Oyer, a chef specializing in cannabis cuisine and the winner of Episode 2 of Chopped 420 on Discovery+. Emily talks about her experience on the food competition show, how to balance cannabis in recipes and what inspired her to become a cannabis chef. She also gives our listeners a special gift - one of her favorite recipes. Happy Holidays!
Dec 1, 2021
106: D Gets Personal & Conducts a CBD Experiment
*D gets very personal *and tells J about her struggle with *spasmodic dysphonia** *(S.D.), a voice disorder that causes involuntary spasms in the muscles of D's voice box. D invites her Otolaryngologist, Dr. John Sinacori, on to discuss what S.D. is, the treatment for the disorder and how cannabis can alleviate the tremors in an S.D. patient's voice. *D also performs a CBD experiment!* Dr. Sinacori evaluates her voice after she ingests a half and a full gummy. Listen to the episode to find out if the experiment worked.
Nov 1, 2021
105: Vets + First Responders + Cannabis Medicine
In this episode, we pay tribute to two amazing men who founded cannabis-related organizations to serve veterans, EMTs and others suffering from PTSD. Jeff DeMond shares how cannabis changed his life and how his own transformation led to the establishment of Grateful Veteran, a non-profit designed to aid service members financially with their doctor visits and fees. Dan Jensen, founder of Code 3 Outreach, tells J + D about his past as a New Jersey EMT, his struggle with PTSD, how cannabis made a huge impact on his health, the purpose of his organization and the meaning behind his slogan Calm in Chaos.
Oct 1, 2021
104: Cruel Consequences: Portraits of Misguided Law
J + D welcome Tamara Netzel, founder of Cruel Consequences: Portraits of Misguided Law. Tamara shares what the mission of Cruel Consequences is, how she combines her passion for photography to tell the stories of individuals who were victimized by a cannabis conviction, and why she chooses to say "marijuana" instead of "cannabis." Our guest reviewer, Jocelyn, tells J + D how cannabis has made a huge difference in her life. Learn how she lost 30 pounds, normalized her blood pressure, and got her hands on weed before it was legalized in Virginia.
Sep 15, 2021
Special Episode: The National Cannabis Festival
Find out what happened when J and D took a field trip to D.C. for the National Cannabis Festival last month. They share a little bit about the people they met, the smoke they smelled, the booths they visited and the music they heard. Nothing compared to the love they felt from the second they stepped onto cannabis festival grounds. ❤️✌️
Sep 1, 2021
103: ❤️ your ECS!
J and D talk to Codi Peterson, owner of *PharmD Approved*, about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) -- the physiological system in our bodies that responds to cannabis. He shares what products are available to pediatric patients suffering from seizures and cancer. Codi also gets D to make a big confession and crushes the myth about cannabis and our memory. Our guest reviewer, G, tells listeners about the surprising efficacy of the CBD product he consumes in order to alleviate the pain of Crohn's disease. *Vocabudulary lesson: * * *endocannabinoid system,* aka ECS (n.): the complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. * *Epidiolex *(n.): the first FDA‑approved prescription cannabidiol used to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex in patients 1 year of age and older. * *Marinol* (n.): a man-made form of cannabis used to treat patients suffering…
Aug 1, 2021
102: Daniel Bounds, Cannabis Lawyer
Daniel Bounds, a cannabis attorney from Warrenton, Virginia, joins the podcast to provide some free cannabis-related legal advice, discuss cannabis regulations in our Commonwealth, and give a great message about raising our voices to remove the stigma around cannabis. Barbara, a retired Army Sgt. Major and medical cannabis patient, also joins us to share her experience about the first time she visited a dispensary with her Virginia Medical Cannabis Card and review her favorite cannabis gummies.
Jun 30, 2021
101: Manifest Cultivation
In our inaugural episode, we celebrate Free Cannabis Day by interviewing Jennifer Williams, owner of Manifest Cultivation in Hampton, Virginia. Jennifer comes out of the "green closet" to talk about her history with cannabis, the purpose of her business and what you need to grow your own plants at home. An anonymous guest also joins us and describes her experience with Delta8.