‘The Bachelor’s Tayshia Adams Explains How CBD Has Helped Her Deal With The Anxiety Of Fame

The reality TV star talks about how she got into CBD and why she’s become an advocate as she launches her own beauty line. January 17, 2020 11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tayshia Adams may have made a name for herself on the hit reality show The Bachelor, but she’s far from being the type of person seeking fame. In fact, although she got plenty of face time on the dating competition for the world to see, Tayshia was ill-prepared when it came to dealing with millions of people knowing who she was, judging her every move and, generally speaking, being in the spotlight.  As one might expect, that kind of exposure brings lots of anxiety, which is part of the reason why Tayshia began using CBD regularly — which she’s become a serious advocate of. From using CBD oil in things like smoothies […]

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Megan Rapinoe Joins The CBD Craze

She’s teaming up with her sister on a CBD brand that’s helping athletes focus on what matters. December 23, 2019 7 min read This story appears in the December 2019 issue of Green Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Megan Rapinoe scored absolute superstardom in 2019, with her epic performance during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The summer of Rapinoe ended with her named FIFA Women’s Player of the Year, making her the first U.S. women’s player to get the award since Carli Lloyd in 2016. While Rapinoe’s on-field efforts have been legendary and inspirational, she and her twin sister, Rachael, are hoping to leave their mark in a different field, CBD. They’re teaming up at Mendi, a new CBD brand that offers edibles, gel capsules, and topicals designed to help athletes recover. Rachael is the company’s cofounder, and Megan serves as a sponsored Mendi athlete and brand ambassador. Both sisters have played […]

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12 Celebrities Who Have Jumped Into The CBD Industry

Some of the most famous and recognizable celebrities are all in on CBD, and here’s who has gotten in on the trend. November 27, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Celebrities are just like us. They brush their teeth each morning and before they go to sleep. They put their pants on one leg at a time. They are interested in this whole CBD and cannabis space, too, wondering what the effects are from the variety of products on the market — as well as the return on investment from being part of a CBD brand. When it comes to the CBD craze, many celebrities aren’t just using the products, but they’re putting their money where their interest is, becoming investors, spokespeople and advocates for an industry that’s ripe for the taking. Many of us may not be able to do that, but celebs can be a […]

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California Cannabis Awards Hand Out Top Honors To Industry Leaders And Brands For 2019

From top dispensary to top brand, and more, the annual awards identify the innovators in the cannabis industry. November 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The California Cannabis Awards, an annual event that recognizes the top companies, entrepreneurs and advocates in the marijuana industry, released its winners for 2019 today. The CCAs is produced by WebJoint, a cannabis an all-in-one cannabis software company for retailers and brands. Featuring 18 award categories that range from top brand, to top dispensary, to top activist, among others, the CCA’s focus on the various segments that make up the ever-changing industry. RELATED: 6 Essential Items To Include On Your Cannabis Label Many of the nominees and winners included recognizable names that have left a major impact on the cannabis industry this year, with the CCAs honoring their influence and advocacy efforts in 2019 and using votes from the public to […]

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Kiva Confections’ Fast-Acting, Cannabis-Infused Turkey Gravy Will Make Thanksgiving Even More Relaxing

Dinner conversation with family and friends just got a lot more entertaining. November 22, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We’ve talked before about the weird CBD products on the market, but Kiva Confections is taking things to a whole new level that offers a new way to survive Thanksgiving this year: A fast-acting, cannabis-infused gravy that’ll be perfect to douse your turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing with this holiday season. Available in California only for a limited time, Kiva is bringing a cheeky addition to Thanksgiving dinner, with the cannabinoids absorbed into the soft tissue and stomach, bringing effects in a groundbreaking 2 to 15 minutes, versus traditional edibles’ typical onset of 90 minutes or longer. The resulting experience is predictable, precisely dosed and controllable, every time. RELATED: Why Marijuana-Infused Edibles Are A Huge Opportunity For Entrepreneurs We caught up with Kiva Confections to get more info behind the […]

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8 CBD Creams And Salves Worth Trying To Rid Yourself Of Muscle Pain

Stop dealing with the aches of activities and see suggested CBD creams to help yourself heal. November 15, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are tons of products on the market that promise pain relief, but many people are turning to the CBD industry for an answer to the aches they experience in daily activity. Whether it’s sore muscles from a workout, or dealing with neck pain from a bad night’s rest, CBD creams and salves are helping people recover faster — and all-naturally. From pro athletes like Paul Pierce, to a number of celebrities, to the weekend warrior, people are swearing by the effectiveness that CBD brings when it comes to healing faster. But which CBD creams and salves are the ones we think should be on your radar? We gathered some of our favorites as recommendations to help treat those aches […]

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CDC Identifies Vitamin E Acetate As Common Factor In Vape-Related Illnesses And Deaths

For the first time, the CDC has directly traced Vitamin E with the vaping crisis in new study. November 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The vaping crisis is a major concern within the cannabis industry, and as news of more illnesses and unfortunate deaths continue to make headlines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally released a study detailing what might be causing all the problems. And it’s what many in the cannabis industry have been saying all along. RELATED: What’s Really Going On With the Vaping Crisis According to a breaking report from the CDC, vitamin E acetate has been identified as the most commonly linked issue with vaping devices, with samples from 29 patients showing traces of the additive in their lungs. Recent CDC laboratory testing of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples (or samples of fluid collected from the lungs) […]

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The 12 Weirdest CBD Products

November 1, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If it seems like CBD is everywhere you look, it is because it is. With entrepreneurs looking to get in early on the popular trend, CBD has become all the rage in a still unknown industry, allowing businesses to experiment with a variety of different topicals, edibles and other products that promise well-being for consumers. But not every CBD product is created equal. For every 10mg CBD gummy out there, there is a CBD snack like smoothies or potato chips, or, even wilder, toothpicks and toilet paper. Like a growing infant, CBD is still young and curious. And because there are still so many things to figure out about CBD products and the future of the industry, brands will seemingly produce nearly anything that they think consumers want and need — and we found 12 of the wildest […]

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8 Cannabis-Infused Treats To Try For Halloween

On the spookiest day of the year, we give you some sweet cannabis treats to try at an adult trick or treat. October 23, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Halloween is about a week away, meaning we’re all on the hunt for a few treats that can satisfy our sweet tooth. And while we may not be young enough to partake in trick or treating anymore, that doesn’t mean we should rid ourselves from all the fun in the spooky holiday. Instead of all those pieces of candy we got marching from house to house in our costumes years ago, we have some alternative options to consider — cannabis-infused treats — which are sure to make you just as happy now as coming home with a bag of candy as a kid on Halloween back when. Just remember to keep these away from the […]

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This FinTech Company Sets an Internal Goal for 100 Percent Growth Each Year. Here’s Why.

Failing at ambitious goals is often better than succeeding at small ones, according to the company’s founder and CEO. September 25, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. TouchSuite caters to restaurants, food trucks, salons, spas, retail establishments, festivals and businesses on-the-go, all through one thing: point-of-sale systems that are fully integrated with affordable payment processing services. According to Sam Zietz, the fintech company’s founder and CEO, the brand’s success lies in empowering employees to think like entrepreneurs and a constant push for creative ideas. Entrepreneur spoke with Zietz about his definition of success and company culture.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do? We are a financial technology company focused on the payment space. At our core, we enable businesses to accept credit cards for payment, then provide the technology to facilitate it. Recently we acquired a company called Grubber, which […]

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Why a GPS Security App for Families Scrapped Side Projects to Maintain a ‘Ruthless Focus’ on Its Core Offering

‘Don’t be afraid to frequently disrupt yourself and your offerings to stay one step ahead of your competitors.’ September 24, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Life360 is a GPS tracking and safety app that aims to bring families closer together with smart features like location-sharing for security and private “circles” for organization. Entrepreneur spoke with Sara Sutyak, public relations and brand partnerships manager at Life360, to see how the new technology aims to provide families less stress and more security via a constant connection.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do? Life360 is a safety and coordination service for families that brings them closer with smart features designed to protect and connect those that matter most. How do you define success? Success is creating a service that solves the various core needs of families worldwide. For example, parents contact […]

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This Creative Production Company Launched Almost 25 Years Ago. Its Ability to Evolve With the Market Kept It in Business.

“Even during the good times, don’t take your foot off the gas pedal. Keep pushing. Keep driving.” September 20, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tool of North America doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to describing its business. The company aims to produce award-winning content with a purpose, helping brands and agencies with ideation, content and experience production that generate buzz. Entrepreneur spoke with managing partner Dustin Califf about the company’s strategy for driving awareness for their clients.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do? We call ourselves a creative production partner; and there’s a good reason for that. Almost 25 years ago, we were born as a production company, and we have evolved over the past 10 years to offer services beyond solely production, such as creative strategy and ideation.  The reason we call […]

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Mitch McConnell Urges FDA To Ease CBD Regulations ‘Within 120 Days’

The Kentucky Senator drafted a proposal that would clear a path for the lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. September 18, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (R), a chief proponent of a hemp legalization provision in the 2018 Farm Bill, has put the pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the path for lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. It’s the latest push by the Senator to get CBD products more funding to educate consumers and to utilize the benefits in food items or dietary supplements. Prior to today’s movement from McConnell, the FDA has said that allowing CBD to be sold as food items or dietary supplements would require it to develop alternative regulations that could take years to complete if no congressional action was used.  McConnell’s plan is to insert language into a congressional spending report that is asking the […]

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This Healthcare Startup Grew to 450 Employees in 5 Years. Its Founder Has 3 Key Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs.

It’s about more than coming up with a good product or service, says the founder and co-CEO of PatientPop. September 18, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. PatientPop believes in people, process and technology. Utilizing all three of these facets, the company empowers small healthcare practices grow, focusing on helping these providers succeed by improving the overall patient experience. After talking with the company’s founder and current co-CEO Travis Schneider, it’s clear what the company’s vision for the future is. Here’s how the company plans to adapt and disrupt the healthcare industry.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do?  PatientPop helps healthcare providers adapt to the drastic shift in how people choose doctors and medical care today. Patients no longer rely solely on word-of-mouth. The majority now look online before selecting a doctor, similar to the way they manage other […]

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Trump Is Considering Banning Flavored Vapes. Here’s The Cannabis Industry’s Response

In the wake of the President’s proposed ban, the NCIA puts the onus on Congress to end Prohibition. September 12, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As information continues to surface about the unfortunate incidents related to e-cigarettes and vaping — with more than 500 people falling ill and six reported deaths — President Donald Trump stepped in to try and monitor the use of flavored e-cigarettes, announcing a proposal to ban thousands of flavors used in nicotine vaping products. Related: Mysterious Vaping Illnesses Have Industry On Edge Addressing the media today, President Trump had this to say about the proposed ban: “It’s very new and potentially very bad. There have been deaths and there have been a lot of other problems. People think it’s an easy solution to cigarettes, but turns out that it has its own difficulties. Not only is it a problem overall, but really specifically […]

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After Heroin Nearly Killed Him, Brandon Stump Got Sober and Founded a Company With More Than $21 Million in Sales

The CEO of Charlie’s Chalk Dust gives an unflinching look at the horrors of heroin addiction, and how he was able to turn his life around. June 17, 2019 11 min read This story originally appeared on shutupnhustle.com Unlike other startup founders, Brandon Stump, CEO of Charlie’s Chalk Dust, a pioneering brand in the vapor market, didn’t work his way through normal 9-to-5 jobs before, one day, proclaiming that he had had enough with corporate America. That’s because, for Stump, rather than being addicted to an office, he was addicted to heroin, injecting himself daily to get a high that he couldn’t get elsewhere. Somewhere along the way, Stump found himself at a crossroads: continue to live a life that would, ultimately, kill him — which, technically, it did, as he clinically died an incredible 15 times — or go down a different path and find something deep in himself to turn his […]

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