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Imelda Walavalkar: Cannabis, Art, Fashion, Music & Design

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Imelda Walavalkar is co-founder and CEO of Pure Beauty, a flower and pre-roll cannabis brand. Imelda Walavalkar has a master’s in public health and international and public affairs from Columbia University. Before Pure Beauty and her work in cannabis, Imelda Walavalkar focused her efforts on social justice, including work with post-incarcerated populations. She then owned and operated Five Spice, a...

Dr. Dina: The Real Life Nancy Botwin

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Dr, Dina
Once Snoop Dogg lays a nickname on you, it sticks for life – just ask “Dr. Dina,” his longtime friend, confidante and business associate. Dr. Dina is not a board-certified M.D., nor did she go to medical school – and is always quick to remind people of such. Rather, Dr. Dina received her nickname from Snoop for being one...

Erykah Badu Launches Her Own Weed Strain

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Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu Launches Her Own Weed Strain And Magic Mushroom Tea Neo-soul legend Erykah Badu is launching her own marijuana strain. The announcement was made earlier this week, along with rapper and cannabis entrepreneur Berner, with whom she partnered for the venture. In a nine-minute promotional video, the singer announced the collaboration That Badu, a Limoncello hybrid grown by Mad Cow...

London’s High-Powered Female Smokers

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LONDON – When Kenza was 20-years-old and studying law at a London university, she would come back to her room at three in the morning, her mind racing, and find herself unable to sleep. Her male university friends were smoking weed, so she tried it – enjoying how relaxed it made her feel. Before long, “it became literally the...

Commissioner Nurys Camargo On Equity, Cafes & More

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Nurys Camargo
Nurys Camargo is a member of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, which is the regulatory body for the state’s cannabis industry. It’s a busy time for the commission — it has a new chair, Shannon O’Brien, and orders to implement a new cannabis equity law. Nurys Camargo joined Morning Edition co-host Paris Alston to talk about her work. Nurys Camargo:...