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Medicine or Misdemeanor? An open letter…

By OovTeam | July 25, 2018

Dear Representatives, I recently relocated back to my hometown in North Carolina after living in California for the last 12 years. I suffer from chronic pain amongst a long list of other debilitating symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. I’ve seen several specialists and tried every pharmaceutical imaginable in an effort to […]

Industry Spotlight: Corey Thomas

By Anne-Marie Fischer | March 4, 2019

Corey Thomas knows cannabis well. She did grow up in the cannabis industry and witnessed the evolution of the industry, afterall. As a mother, entrepreneur, cannabis advocate and founder of the award-winning brand Honey Pot, Corey is a passionate and strong voice for the industry, while also helping to spread […]

Industry Spotlight: Stephanie Hua

By Anne-Marie Fischer | October 17, 2018

Recently, we had the pleasure of chatting with Stephanie Hua about her journey from foodie and photographer to her newest endeavor, Mellows: artisanal low-dose infused marshmallows. Stephanie’s new book about infused foods, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen, came out on November 6th. Oov: What did you do […]

Industry Spotlight: Solonje Burnett of Humble Bloom

By Anne-Marie Fischer | September 26, 2018

Solonje Burnett-Loucas is a co-founder and cannavist at Humble Bloom. She believes that we can shatter stereotypes and poor business practices through culture curation and by providing the industry with more access to strategic branding, education, advocacy, and inclusive community experiences. As a culture consultant, she creates innovative workplace conferences, designs and implements D&I plans, […]

Industry Spotlight: Kelley Bruce of CannaMommy

By Anne-Marie Fischer | August 23, 2018

A pregnant woman at a dispensary? Kelley Bruce has been there. Ms. Bruce’s pregnancies were not what some would call “easy.” Every pregnancy is unique, but Kelley was suffering. During her first pregnancy, she was diagnosed with Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase I deficiency (CPS). Her second pregnancy brought with it severe morning […]

Real Stories: Nikki and Alec

By ozzie@oov.life | July 12, 2018

Both my husband and I have experienced healing through CBD and cannabis use. A couple of years ago, my husband sustained a serious injury on the job as a contractor. He was forced to stop working, was placed on worker’s comp, and began experiencing not only depression from his inability […]

Real Story: Lainie Ruth

By ozzie@oov.life | July 5, 2018

My experience with cannabis has been incredibly life changing, although tangled in a fog of stigma and controversy. I am a loyal and public advocate for what is commonly called “marijuana maintenance.” Marijuana maintenance means using cannabis instead of less natural options for the treatment of substance use disorder. With […]

Windy Borman Producer of “Mary Janes: Women of Weed”

By ozzie@oov.life | May 6, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Windy Borman at the Mill Valley Film Festival during the screening of her documentary Mary Janes: The Women of Weed. At the time, I had no idea what the film was about, but can distinctly remember the hairs on my entire body standing up […]

Dee Dussault of Ganja Yoga

By ozzie@oov.life | April 24, 2018

Dee Dussault is the first yoga teacher to publicly offer cannabis-enhanced yoga, and she’s taught thousands of students in over a dozen states over the past nine years. A seasoned practitioner of twenty-three years, Dee is also an international speaker and the author of the Harpercollins book, ‘Ganja Yoga.’ Her […]

Bethany of Falcanna Farms

By ozzie@oov.life | April 7, 2018

It’s likely you don’t see a photo of a woman smoking a joint while holding her pet falcon every day.  It’s also likely you don’t know many female growers – because there just aren’t that many of them.  So we wanted to pause for a moment and give this canna-boss […]

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