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Written by Adrian Farquharson / Video by Curtis Pickell

We introduce our new film series, MARY Innovators. A collage of conversations with selected individuals across a plethora of disciplines including art, cinema, music, cuisine, sports, science, along with business and philanthropy. The series highlights a variety of opines on relationships with cannabis, thoughts on the growing culture and individual efforts performed to further cultivate the global, cannabis community.

In the first video of the series, we had a discussion with Deidre Dyer of Marley Natural, Michael Katz of Evoxe Labs and Megan Stone of THR Design Studio.

 

Deidre Dyer – Marley Natural

Marley Natural is crafted with awareness, authenticity, and a genuine respect for nature’s nourishing benefits. Responsibly sourced and integrity driven, their collection of cannabis flower and oil, smoking accessories and body care products are a direct reflection of the Marley ethos that integrates nature’s goodness with a belief in the positive potential of herb and a lifestyle focus that is inspired by Jamaica’s vibrant culture. 

The Marley Natural body care line offers naturally derived formulas that blend earth’s perfect moisturizer – cannabis sativa oil, commonly known as hemp seed oil – with the finest Jamaican botanicals. 

Cannabis sativa oil’s moisturizing and non-greasy properties are known for its health and skin beneficial qualities, in combination with Jamaican botanical ingredient blends such as lemongrass, ginger, and cerasse that sourced directly from the island; – the collection line offers formulas that promote and enhance your daily well-being.

Black Walnut Collection – The collection is made from sustainably grown American Black Walnut wood pieces that are accented by heat resistant hand-blown glass, ensuring durability, convenient maintenance, and a comfortable hand-held feel.

Marley Natural products contain cannabis sativa oil, a non-medicated, skin beneficial ingredient which is non-psychoactive and does not have any of the physical effects associated with the cannabis plant that will induce a physical high. Cannabis sativa oil, more commonly known as hemp seed oil, contains up to 80% essential fatty acids, which is one of the highest percentages of any plant in the world. This unique blend of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids acts in harmony with your body’s daily needs. Other beneficial properties of hemp seed oil, including terpenes, sterols, and vitamin E, offer an ideal balance for maintaining healthy skin.

 

Michael Katz – Evoxe Labs

Vaporization is the growing smokeless method of cannabis consumption which many doctors stand by as the ideal method to let your body benefit from the cannabinoids and leaves your lungs free from any smoking harm.

Evoxe Labs is the first company in the cannabis industry to combine the principles of aromatherapy and cannabis wellness and born from the idea that patients should be able to experience their medicine in the most holistic, clean and effective way possible.

Evoxe blends quality lab-tested CO2 cannabis oil with organically grown essential oils into four unique products, enabling patients to #ChooseTheMood that suits them – when they want, where they want and how they want.

Engage –  A sativa based that blends peppermint which acts as a analgesic and an invigorating mental stimulant, relieving pain and increasing focus. lime that provides  a powerful, restorative, uplifting and refreshing natural elixir., cypress for regulating blood flow, alleviating breathing disorders, and detoxification and cinnamon’s spicy scent stimulates your heart, blood circulation and respiratory system with energizing sativa oil, designed to enhance focus and creativity in a therapeutic and aromatic self-contained cannabis vaporizer. 

Deep – A Indica based self-contained oil that enhances the relaxing properties by blending in lavender that has been used through the ages to reduce anxiety and provide a soothing, scented means to wash away stress., chamomile that is known to reduce fever, and has been used throughout history to calm the nerves and relax the body and orange helps to rejuvenate the body by relieving anxiety, anger and tension., which collectively naturally soothe and relax the mind and body.

Balance – Packed with the magic of award winning Isodiol 99.6% pure CBD isolate. This flavorful and holistic blends hemp derived CBD with natural hemp stalk extracts and Frankincense that assists in meditation to instill a sense of purpose and center your mind and body, Ylang Ylang which pacifies the nerves and the heart and promote circulatory health, Geranium, which cleanses the body of toxins and Tangerine, which awakens the senses.

And there’s Stealth – A hybrid oil blending indica and sativa oil into a traditional and high terpene cannabis experience.

 

Megan Stone – THR Design Studio

Megan Stone, owner and principal of The High Road Design Studio, is the first interior designer to specialize in crafting incredible cannabis retail experiences.  She herself is a medical marijuana patient, turned budtender, turned dispensary manager, turned cannabis retail designer.  Her intimate knowledge of the dispensary environment from all vantage points is what makes her designs successful and sought-after. 

She has worked with dispensary owners in nine states on projects for both medical and adult-use retail stores. Megan was a recipient of VMSD Magazine’s 2015 Designer Dozen award for her contributions to the retail design industry as a designer under the age of 35.  She was a finalist in the 2016 A.R.E. Design Awards for the Store Fixture category for her design and execution of the TruMed Concentrate Bar.  She has been featured in national and international publications, including Forbes, VMSD Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Online. Megan presented on her work at the 2014 & 2015 International Retail Design Conferences, and the National Marijuana Business Conference in Chicago, IL in May, 2015.