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Australia and the Globalization of Medicinal Cannabis

Australia and the Globalization of Medicinal Cannabis

September 21, 2019




Asaf Katz the Co-founder and COO of Cannvalate, an Australia-based company that provides a number of services across the breadth of the medicinal cannabis community joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Cannabis Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Asaf Katz discuss the following:

  1. By way of brief background, tell our listeners about your involvement in the cannabis industry.
  2. Regarding the industry globally, what most interests you about the legalization of medicinal cannabis?
  3. In Australia, where medicinal cannabis is legal nationwide, what is the takeaway lesson for growers of cannabis in North America?
  4. Why is Australia’s legalization of medicinal cannabis a test case—or proof of concept—of the success of this industry?
  5. Finally, what else should our listeners know about Australia and the cannabis industry in general?

Asaf Katz is the Co-founder and COO of Cannvalate, an Australia-based company that provides a number of services across the breadth of the medicinal cannabis community. A serial entrepreneur, Asaf holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Business.





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Building a CBD Super Food Brand

Building a CBD Super Food Brand

September 18, 2019




Richie Harrington, CEO of Vaital Organics, a CBD super food brand joins eHealth Radio and the CBD and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Richie Harrington discuss the following:

  1. Explain how Vaital Organics should be enjoyed.
  2. How does the CBD work?
  3. What are key ingredients in Vaital Organics?
  4. Who are some of your key advisors?
  5. What have you learned as you create this brand?

Richard “Richie” Harrington is the founder and CEO of Vaital Organics, a Los Angeles-based health and wellness company that is pioneering CBD-infused superfood supplements with an emphasis on healthier living.

Born and raised in Santa Monica and residing on the Westside for his entire life, Richie only moved away from Los Angeles to attend school and play football in Oregon. After a string of injuries ended his athletic career and left him with a great deal of post-surgery pain and inflammation, Richie turned to CBD and hemp products as an alternative to opioid medications. After college, Harrington continued to deal with the same issues and sought a way to take control of his health for good. That’s when he met Vaital co-founder, Reno Rollé Jr. Reno also used cannabis and hemp products as alternative medicines to fight the opioid epidemic and introduced Richie to superfoods as a holistic alternative to supplements and as a way to boost energy levels, improve overall wellness, and springboard himself into a better diet and exercise routine. Richie began to see cannabis products and superfoods as the perfect marriage: CBD for inflammation and pain management, as well as to level out brain activity, and superfoods to boost energy, metabolism and overall health and wellness. From this realization and partnership, Vaital Organics was born.

From the company’s conception in July of 2018, Richie has had to wear a lot of hats at Vaital. As founder and CEO, Richie is on the ground overseeing day-to-day operations, communicating with stakeholders, managing finances and sales all the way through the backend. Vaital is his passion, born out of a vision to create an alternative wellness solution that offered benefits that no other superfood or CBD product on the market could match.





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Instagram: @vaitalorganics



August 30, 2019




Jade Beutler, CEO at Emerald Health Bioceuticals, a global leader in the research and development of plant-based phytocannabinoids and the nutritional support of the human endocannabinoid system joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jade Beutler discuss the following:

  1. What is Emerald Health?
  3. How do Emerald products affect the endocannabinoid system?
  4. Talk to us about your new Endo Omega product and its benefits.
  5. What’s next in this new/emerging industry?

Jade Beutler is an accomplished natural products industry executive with a 25 year history of leading innovative and cutting-edge companies. During his career he has been responsible for the research, development, sales and marketing of several award-winning and best-selling natural products.

As CEO of Barlean’s Organic Oil he created Omega-Swirl, an Omega-3 emulsion that completely disrupted and reinvented the Omega-3 category. As CEO of Lignan Research, he won two biotechnology research grants in the development of Brevail, a recipient of a Komen Foundation grant for the prevention of breast cancer. Jade was honored as a recipient of the Ramzanov award in 2008 for excellence in product creation and innovation. He is the author of Understanding Fats & Oils, and Flax for Life.

Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a natural progression allowing him to practice his multidisciplinary skill set in one of the most exciting and promising frontiers of human health in the endocannabinoid system. Jade is a licensed health care practitioner with dual credentials in respiratory care, R.R.T. and C.R.T.T.





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Instagram: @emeraldhealthbioceuticals

Shoogies, Reducing the Stigma of Cannabis with a Cannabis-infused Sweetener

Shoogies, Reducing the Stigma of Cannabis with a Cannabis-infused Sweetener

June 8, 2019




Latham Woodward is Co-founder and CEO of Sense Distribution the Parent Company of Shoogies, that is on a mission to reduce the stigma of cannabis with a cannabis-infused sweetener joins eHealth Radio and the Cannabis & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Latham Woodward discuss the following:

  1. How is Shoogies changing the stigma of cannabis use?
  2. What is Shoogies infused sweetener different or unique to other products on the market?
  3. Who will benefit from Shoogies?
  4. How do you consumer Shoogies?
  5. What does the product replace in the market?
  6. Where is Shoogies available?

Latham Woodward is Co-founder and CEO of Sense Distribution the Parent Company of Shoogies. Latham has set his sights outside traditional cannabis consumption and founded the company to bring a low dose, tolerable, non-offensive, non-obtrusive, portable cannabis product to the greater public. Latham aims to eliminate the stigma and judgmental attitudes surrounding cannabis use and offer a new level of accessibility to incorporate cannabis into our daily lives.




Latham has over three decades of manufacturing and sales experience, previously serving as chief financial officer of Baker Marble and Granite for nearly 25 years.

Latham has also served in leadership roles for a variety of companies including Calagave, Maric Group Bakewood Properties, Laughing Glass Cocktails, VingGo, and Wine Wise Selections, and was also a long-serving member of the board of directors for the West Oakland Chamber of Commerce. Latham studied English Literature at the University of Oregon.




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What Society Needs to Be Aware of As States Continue to Legalize

What Society Needs to Be Aware of As States Continue to Legalize

August 28, 2018




Dr. Antoine Kanamugire, a Canadian medical doctor specializing in psychiatry that discusses the unknown dangers of recreational marijuana joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Antoine Kanamugire discuss the following:

  1. How does marijuana work in the brain? What are the side effects and long term results of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and suicide?
  2. What does society need to know about the impacts of marijuana in children and young adults? How do you discuss this issue with them?
  3. What are the risk factors of falling into addiction of marijuana and other drugs?
  4. How does marijuana affect the professional and social aspects of people's lives?
  5. Can you please explain the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana?


Dr. Antoine Kanamugire, M.D. is a Canadian medical doctor, specializing in psychiatry. He pursued a bachelor's degree in biology in Pittsburgh, USA, then went to Canada where he completed a medical degree at the University of Sherbrooke and then a specialty in psychiatry at the University of Montreal. He is a consultant psychiatrist in outpatient clinics, in the Emergency Department and for mental health first line teams in Montreal suburbs.





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Second Annual Cannabliss Retreat in Joshua Tree, September 28 - October 2, 2017

Second Annual Cannabliss Retreat in Joshua Tree, September 28 - October 2, 2017

September 12, 2017




Sari Gabbay aka MizzCannabiz who is a cannabis entrepreneur who owns the creative agency Redefining Cannabis, & is the Founder and CEO of Cannabliss Retreats and partner of KARE joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Sari Gabbay discuss the following:

  • How is this retreat important for people who are curious about cannabis?
  • What is the focus of the KARE - kannabis accreditation regulation and education and why is it so crucial in our society today?
  • What other wellness benefits will people receive at the retreat?
  • Every retreat has a mission, what is the overall mission of the retreat?
  • Take us through a sample itinerary so guests can know what to expect...
  • Where is the location of the event?
  • What other retreats do you have planned coming up?
  • How can people attend?


Kannabis Certification and Accreditation Program KARE To Launch At Second Annual Cannabliss Retreat in Joshua Tree With Headliner Citizen Cope (9.28.17 - 10.2.17)

KARE - Kannabis Accreditation Regulation and Education - the first standardization certification program is launching at the second Cannabliss Retreats September 28 - October 2, 2017 in Joshua Tree.  All guests attending the 5-Day retreat will be KANNA-KARETM certified, a program developed by Dr. Ira Price a leader in Cannabinoid Medicine for the past 7 years. By obtaining this certification industry advocates, professionals, employees and patients will receive knowledge standards and a certification process that will improve the application of a unique and complex medicine, so that patients can further understand their health, backed by Dr. Price’s evidence and research. This allows people to know their medicine and make the proper recommendations and decisions that serve the greater wellness good.

Guests will get the full blissed-out experience, through education, gourmet medicated and non medicated food, creative workshops, sacred ceremonies, sound baths, yoga, meditation, hiking in the desert, and full access to the festival.  The guests will have the opportunity to learn about the plants and themselves through their experiences of connecting with a variety of plant medicines, expanding their mind, awakening their spirit and strengthening their body.  In addition to cannabis they will be hosting ceremonies which will include; Cacao and other various conscious awakening herbs.

 “The first cannabliss retreat was an incredible event and an amazing personal experience! from the organizers to the retreat guests to the daily visitors, everyone had a wonderful time.  it felt like we were all part of a brand new movement full of infinite possibility.  the seminars, the yoga, and the lifelong connections that we made were all revelatory, and the food was a definite highlight of the week.  cannabis has the potential to change the world, and this retreat was a sample of what that could look like.  i will undoubtedly attend cannabliss retreats in the future, and look forward to be a citizen of the blissful new world that that they are helping create!” - Michael Debernardi, Cannabliss retreat guest

The food will be primarily organic, family style, catered by the company GrassFed, who specialize in pop-up cannabis social dining experiences, featuring culinary master chef Gladys Nyoth, who infuses her African influence with farm- to-table style cooking with cannabis to create the ultimate elevated pallet enhancing experience.

Cannabliss Retreats have partnered with a solid roster of sponsors who are excited to co-create this experience with their guests.  Sponsors currently include: Esoteric Edibles, Redefining Cannabis, Synergy Health, FlowKana, Medicine Box, hmbldt, Marley Natural, Bloomfield, Fiddlers’ Greens, B-Edibles, Buz Meraki, Babinka, Redwoods Farms and many more sponsors are jumping on board rapidly.

As a spin off of the retreat a give-back initiative will also be launching called Set Free Soldier.  This upcoming day event will be sponsored by Cannabliss Retreats and Soul Line Solutions to create a platform of resources, offering people and primarily VETS who suffer from PTSD to gain alternative healing through experiential education, industry experts, and plant medicine products and information.

“If we aren’t focusing on healing the ones who need it the most then we are not working hard enough to change the stigma” Says Lane Carlson - Co-Founder of Set Free Soldier


Founded by Sari Gabbay aka Mizz Cannabiz, with the intention of creating an experience that awakens consciousness and educates the masses about the benefits of cannabis and plant medicines. Sari Gabbay has had over 14 years experience in building brands for lifestyle companies two years ago transitioned her business into a cannabis creative agency called Redefining Cannabis.  Through her passion for awakened consciousness, wellness and cultivating her connections she created the brand Cannabliss Retreats.  Sari partnered with Dr. Ira Price who developed the KARE certification program, to create the ultimate educational platform, through experience, enjoyment and complete and total wellness. Their vision is to expand this into a retreat center that offer education and integrated methods to understand the most beneficial, personalized use of cannabis.  


“This is growing into its own entity, it has now become an experience that is co-created by industry leaders and influencers who believe in the mission and are a big part of curating conscious community with cannabis. We are bringing education, conscious awareness, excitement and ceremony to the masses and showing the world how precious and healing cannabis is.  Everyday is an opportunity to wake up” - Sari Gabbay



Retreat Location:
Joshua Tree Sept 28 - Oct 2