Yea! Healthy Wellness is finally open for business! This, however, would never have happened without all the generous people who told me their stories and shared their knowledge.
I should have held my breath a little bit longer before entering this space; I did not know what I was getting into. Right away I discover that the cannabis space has a very steep learning curve. It is also filled with a passionate group of entrepreneurial men and women who created this cannabis movement and pushed it to the super multi-billion-dollar industry it is today.
The cannabis angels definitely guided me to a few of these remarkable people; who, gave me a lift up that learning curve. Two fellows, who I affectionately call, hippies with haircuts, shared their story. Friends since their college days in the late 60’s, they were determined to cultivate the perfect bud in their dorm room green house, the closet. After collage, with a few friends, they purchased some land in northern California where they continued growing. Applying science to every stage of growing, their real greenhouses became high tech cannabis factories. In 2016 they are some of the top growers in the industry supplying the medicinal MJ demand. “How’s business?” I asked, one laughed as he was confessing to me, “ I can day-dream about something I want then the next day I have it.”
I would like to thank a few special people who helped me get HW off the ground, I am forever grateful, to my dad for his never-ending belief in me. He taught me to believe in myself. To M, for her encouragement and support when I needed it most. To Ashley for making sense out of ramblings. To Katy who I thought left me hanging, but didn’t… (She had her own things to grow.) To Jones, Madison and Pedro who only got a ‘little’ frustrated when I changed my mind, and who (I don’t know how) endured my frustrations! To my brother, Herb, who made information gathering at conventions easy and fun. To all those who enlightened me and taught me so much even though I did not do business with them. And to the great Green Lotus Hemp team, Daniel, Alex, Chris, and Claudia for their patience and problem-solving skills. And especially to their fearless leader, Carlos Frias, whose integrity would be hard to match. Carlos is one of the most industrious and hardest working men I know. Those cannabis angels were with me when I dialed his number Thank you for warning me about possible pitfalls, sharing your connections, and working with me every step of the way.