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It is always an amazing feeling when you can connect, near or far, with someone that is a positive, kind soul. I had the pleasure of doing so when I spoke with Oscar Pena, otherwise known as “Super O”. Oscar is the CEO of Super O MGMT – a New York City boutique management firm that specializes in consulting, marketing, and production for the entertainment field. Not only is he a marketing genius, but he has over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry.
Video Credit - 1st Lady Of The West Coast With the most recent passing of laws regarding Cannabis legalization, we can expect to see another huge increase in cannabis business, cannabis dispensaries, cannabis farms, and more- span across the United States. Being a business owner in the industry myself, I know how vital it is to stay informed and educated but cannot always find a reliable resource to turn to. One area I needed schooling in was insurance for a cannabis business.
We all have our favorite strain of Cannabis and even a favorite way of ingesting it. Some of us are just too busy during the day to take the time to rest our minds and medicate properly. We, as consumers need options, and with so many products on the market today, how do we know what really works for us before spending our hard-earned dough to find out?
Some people find it extremely easy to talk about themselves. From what they do for a living, to what their dreams and aspirations are. I am not one of those people. In fact, writing this was difficult for me, but was also very therapeutic. To fully learn oneself and truly grow as a person, being open and honest about who you are and where you came from are vital elements of the journey.
When we think of musicians that consume and advocate for Cannabis, the few, most obvious always come to mind: Bob Marley, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Willie Nelson and so on. While they did/do consume cannabis and did/do advocate “highly” for it, there are many, not so obvious musicians that have joined the forces.
Prohibition In the United States, from 1850 – 1937, Cannabis was widely used for medicinal purposes and could easily be purchased in any local general store. Cannabis was federally prohibited in 1937, although some started taking action to regulate it as early as 1920. After hearing of the conviction of a musician that had forged a doctor’s signature on a prescription for Cannabis, the president of Louisiana’s State Board of Health, Dr. Oscar Dowling, urged the governor as well as the U.S. surgeon general, to take control nationally in August of 1920.