Power of the Flower

Power of the Flower

Our mission: To heal the Commonwealth of Virginia through cannabis education.


March 31, 2023 29 mins

Are you ready to take the front seat in your own healthcare? Join J and Cherissa Jackson, CEO & Founder of WE DECODE Cannabis and Genetics, discuss DNA Cannabinoid Matching.  In this episode learn how you can empower yourself to make optimal health decisions based on comprehensive genomics screenings that successfully predict, inform and then match you to optimal cannabis products based on their genetic makeup.  This is plant w...

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This episode brings J and Dharsh together to discuss their deep love of cannabis. Learn how Dharsh shifted from a thriving corporate career to her true calling in this lifetime: to help others have a relationship with the plant.

Join J and her favorite Instagram cannabis entrepreneur @cannadharsh for another fun, educational podcast episode on the Power of the Flower! 

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February 11, 2023 62 mins

This informative, personal episode features James Schwartz, CEO of Cascade High. J and James openly share stories of how mushroom therapy can dramatically improve our mental and emotional health. Tune in Cannabis Warriors and learn how this natural growing fungus is working its magic to heal our trauma and depression.

Read Mr. Schwartz's article mentioned in this episode "Psilocybin Therapy for PTSD and Depressi...

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It's November Cannabis Warriors! Power of the Flower is proud to honor all women in cannabis this Thankful November season. J is kicking off the month with Tara Eveland from the Richmond-based hemp retail store, Kultivate Wellness.  Join J and Tara as they discuss what it's like being a woman in the Virginia cannabis industry.  

J opens up to start the episode with how she first met Tara, and the impact she made ...

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Tune in to join J and CannabizMD's Chief Revenue Officer Steve Landuyt this harvest HIGH-loween! Steven shares a mission to educate, build, and engage an ecosystem supporting the cannabis industry’s growth and sustainability via an exchange of ideas and innovation. CannabizMD is an international resource to help fill the void of quality medical cannabis science and policy education. This episode J gets on her soapbox about Vir...

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CannatherapyNY, LLC is a black owned and women led organization that seeks to connect open minded people to the cannabis community - Collectively learning to achieve balance of self. Join J and Cannatherapy founder, Beatrix, on this Power of the Flower episode where they discuss cannabis, meditation, intention, and being proud "cannamoms".  Beatrix shares a quick, effective breathing exercise for listeners that you will g...

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August 1, 2022 28 mins

Did you know that black people are 3.73 times more likely than white people to be arrested for cannabis? Cannabis prohibition and mass incarceration has wrecked havoc on our urban communities and completely ruined and destroyed so many lives and families.  Join J and the resilient, inspiring Free My Weedman founder Kristal Bush in this episode where they discuss the important message to remember the forgotten stories of the women a...

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July 2022, marks one full year of cannabis adult-use legalization in our great Commonwealth and the fight to #freecannabis continues. Join J and Attorney Daniel Bounds on this anniversary episode as they share how they feel the year went and how our cannabis community needs to band together in this forward fight to end cannabis prohibition. 

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May 15, 2022 22 mins

Stretch your mind, body and spirit in this episode. Jessica Holmes talks about her Puff & Pilates class, held in downtown in Richmond, Va. She shares how cannabis actually helps you heal while you stretch your body. She also plugs her new app, Mimea, which aims to explain the benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp plant.

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April 1, 2022 36 mins

Bevon Findley joins the podcast to talk about his partnership with Choices RVA, which aims to educate our community through providing transparent and unbiased information. Bevon gives details about the classes Choices RVA offers and how the African-American population has been affected by the cannabis industry.

Listeners: Get 10% off classes and subscriptions by using code powerflower at checkout. Visit  www.choicesrva.com to take a...

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J + D welcome Eben Sumner on the podcast to discuss his cannabis business, Casco Bay Hemp, which  has been offering CBD and hemp-based wellness products since 2018. Sumner talks about Maine's medical and recreational programs, the extreme importance of spreading cannabis education and what part of the cannabis industry he thinks is the most lucrative.

Learn more about Casco Bay Hemp online. Get 15% when you sign up f...

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J + D hook up with Joe Kusterbeck and Rae Pickett, members of the Brandermill Cannabis Association, a cannabis co-op in their neighborhood. They tell us how the association works, the top three reasons for starting a personal grow, and why other communities should follow a similar path. They also share how cannabis has assisted in their mental health. 

Follow the Brandermill Cannabis Association on Facebook. 

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- This episode contains some background noise. Pardon the disruptions, but trust us, it's easy to ignore because our guest is fascinating and educational. 
- This episode was pre-recorded before the death of J's son, Justice. 

In this episode, Doug, owner of  First Republic Seeds in Vermont, provides some serious cannabis growing advice. He explains why genetics are so important, discusses th...

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December 15, 2021 24 mins

J + D talk to Emily Oyer, a chef specializing in cannabis cuisine and the winner of Episode 2 of Chopped 420 on Discovery+. Emily talks about her experience on the food competition show, how to balance cannabis in recipes and what inspired her to become a cannabis chef. She also gives our listeners a special gift - one of her favorite recipes. Happy Holidays!

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D gets very personal and tells J about her struggle with spasmodic dysphonia (S.D.), a voice disorder that causes involuntary spasms in the muscles of D's voice box.  D invites her Otolaryngologist, Dr. John Sinacori, on to discuss what S.D. is,  the treatment for the disorder and how cannabis can alleviate the tremors in an S.D. patient's voice. D also performs a CBD experiment! Dr. Sinacori evaluates her voice after she...

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In this episode, we pay tribute to two amazing men who founded cannabis-related organizations to serve veterans, EMTs and others suffering from PTSD.

Jeff DeMond shares how cannabis changed his life and how his own transformation led to the establishment of Grateful Veteran,  a non-profit designed to aid service members financially with their doctor visits and fees.

Dan Jensen, founder of Code 3 Outreach, tells ...

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J + D welcome Tamara Netzel, founder of Cruel Consequences: Portraits of Misguided Law.  Tamara shares what the mission of Cruel Consequences is, how she combines her passion for photography to tell the stories of individuals who were victimized by a cannabis conviction,  and why she chooses to say "marijuana" instead of "cannabis." 

Our guest reviewer, Jocelyn, tells J + D how cannabis has made a huge ...

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Find out what happened when J and D took a field trip to D.C. for the National Cannabis Festival last month. They share a little bit about the people they met, the smoke they smelled, the booths they visited and the music they heard. Nothing compared to the love they felt from the second they stepped onto cannabis festival grounds. ❤️✌️

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September 1, 2021 44 mins

J and D talk to Codi Peterson, owner of PharmD Approved, about the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) -- the physiological system in our bodies that responds to cannabis.  He shares what products are available to pediatric patients suffering from seizures and cancer. Codi also gets D to make a big confession and crushes the myth about cannabis and our memory.

Our guest reviewer, G, tells listeners about the surprising efficacy ...

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August 1, 2021 51 mins

Daniel Bounds, a cannabis attorney from Warrenton, Virginia, joins the podcast to provide some free cannabis-related legal advice, discuss cannabis regulations in our Commonwealth, and give a great message about raising our voices to remove the stigma around cannabis. 

Barbara, a retired Army Sgt. Major and medical cannabis patient, also joins us to share her experience about the first time she visited a dispensary with he...

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