For our 12th episode, Leah D’Ambrosio joins once again as a special guest co-host. We start by discussing our favorite new discoveries in the industry, to stay positive before moving onto a topic that is less pleasant. We veer from our usual format to discuss the recent controversy surrounding the removal of the unqualified deputy drug czar. This leads us into a conversation about the opioid crisis, as we unpack elements that are missing from the discussion. We explore how this current administration is making the crisis worse, and how cannabis could help alleviate the epidemic. In addition, we talk about how Big Pharma is working against legalization and fueling the crisis. Beauty with Barb: In this segment, Barb reviews a selection of CBD beauty products from Stoner Girl Treats & Eats and talks about the benefits of hemp salve. Interviews: We begin with Adelia Carrillo, founder of the Direct Cannabis Network, who talks about what brought her to the industry and how she started DCN. Next, we talk to Sarah Remesch, founder of 270M and Managing Editor of Viride, tells us about the challenges of marketing in the cannabis space. Our last guest is Lauren Miele, CEO/Founder of KushKards, who talks about the creation of the innovative new approach to special cannabis greeting cards. Thanks for listening, and until next time, stay high and beautiful. Of course, by that we mean: take the higher ground, and stay beautiful in spirit. For inquiries about being interviewed or providing sponsorship, email yourhighnessATgmail.com.