Marvin Washington, Former NFL Player and Cannabis Advocate
“If you get a concussion, you can mitigate the damage by taking CBD within an hour of the incident. It's an antioxidant and neuro-protectant for the brain. This is something that needs to be happening in football and all contact sports.”
Marvin Washington, cannabis advocate, former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, changes the conversation for little league parents, athletes, and the African-American community as a defender of and pioneer in the medicinal cannabis space.
April Pride, Founder of Van Der Pop
"With cannabis, the conversations and the way in which you connect with others, is so profound - and in my mid-30s, I was more appreciative of that."
Van der Pop, a female lifestyle brand that officially launched January 2016, was purchased by Tokyo Smoke in early 2017, which was then purchased by Hiku Brands in December 2017 and again by Canadian powerhouse Canopy Growth, July 2018. Here, April shares with us the reality of what early startup days really looked like and the road to an entrepreneurs dream.