Shanel Lindsay joins us and shares her personal journey. A lawyer she was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst but her treatment wasn’t solving the issue. Enter cannabis. Shanel began experimenting with decarboxylation. Over weeks and months she improved her process. And when medical cannabis was passed in Massachusetts a lab opened up close to home so Shanel worked with them to continue to improve her process eventually leading to her manufacturing a device. Her thought for others was you shouldn’t have to know how to process Willow Bark to get Aspirin- it’s the same thing with cannabis, you should just be able to push a button and get what you need. So she’s now got the device and it’s been 16 years of no issues with her cyst thanks to cannabis.


Speaker 2: A lawyer. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, but her treatment wasn't solving the issue. Enter cannabis. Shanel began experimenting with decarboxylation over weeks and months. She improved her process and when medical cannabis was passed in Massachusetts, Ilab opened up close to home, so chanelle worked with them to continue to improve our process. Eventually leading to her manufacturing a device, her thought for others was you shouldn't have to know how to process, will have arc to get aspirin. It's the same thing with cannabis. You should just be able to push a button and get what you need. So she's now got the device and it's been 16 years, have no issues with her system. Thanks to cannabis. Welcome to cannabis economy. I'm your host Seth Adler. Check us out on social with the hand mechanic economy. That's two ends of the word economy. Chanel, Lindsay, we have. I've been

Speaker 1: on a journey together on email. We have to get this conversation recorded, but we're here and here we are doing it. Look at that. So I want to talk. You basically have two different jobs in this space, right? A couple of different hats, right? One's legalization ones. Dr. Box. Am I even saying that right? Decarboxylation, but you could just say dekalb for short, D car. Well that's easier. Certainly. Which one do you want to do first? We can. Let's talk about legalization first. Do that. Alright. So you're in Massachusetts. Yep. And how would you, how would you say it's going? We're in May of 2017 because podcast land. So who knows when we're talking. Yep. That's when we're talking. How's it going there as we speak? Well, it was a historic November last year became the first state on the East Coast to legalize and from December 15th on, people in Massachusetts have now had the right to cannabis

Speaker 3: to use cannabis. They can have 10 ounces in their home. They can grow six plants each. So on the freedom side and on the personal liberty side, you know where their people are. Have that ability can now. Awesome, right. The second piece though, which is the implementation of the industry, that's the part where we are still battling our state legislature right now. So even though we, as the people and citizens past this initiative, the legislature has decided that they'd like to tinker with it a little bit. So how much of this is the same thing all over again? Right? Because we had a little bit of a hesitation the first time with medical. Oh yeah, yeah. Perfect. So when we were drafting this initiative, um, we really look at medical and all of the things that didn't go right there and try to position this new law to be implemented quickly to have a really good governing agency.

Speaker 3: So we changed the governing agency on medical. It's our department of public health now it's this new commission. Um, so I still do have a lot of faith that we are going to be implemented quickly. There are some timelines within our bill that have already been pushed back about six months, but our state reps and the governor and the senators are saying that they're committed to getting it up and running pretty quickly. But you're not gonna see anything open as far as um, adult use sales until the end of mid to end of 2018. So that's when people can expect to be able to come. So this is now going to be after California. This will be after Canada, you know what I mean? But we'll get there, you know. And so you're fine going this slow because we're doing it right? Is that, you know what, within the initiative, it already was January of 2018 so it got pushed back to July at this point.

Speaker 3: And if it's, if it happens within that time frame, um, I, I would be happy with that. Well we don't want is to be pushed another year. So do you feel that that could happen, but I feel like, you know, they're probably going to be some other little delays just as part of the process. But I really do think we'll see things something open by the end of 2018. Absolutely. All right, so we've got that goal and we will check back in then and see how accurate we weren't. Exactly. So you sound like a lawyer know. Thanks. I think I am a lawyer. Right? So is that what brought you into cannabis? Let's understand. Let's make sure we know why you are so well versed on what's happening as far as legalization in Massachusetts. Yeah. So, um, having that skillset of a lawyer definitely was what got me invited to the table to come and draft in addition to my experience with cannabis and I in my business experience with cannabis.

Speaker 3: So, um, back when I was in college, which was at University of Pennsylvania. Where are you from? I'm from Boston, originally, born in, born and raised Massachusetts. Born in Boston. I've lived all over the state and all types of different communities and um, I left only for four years to live in Philadelphia when I went to law school and then for Undergrad and then I came back for law school at Northeastern and when I was at Penn I had, my son was born and um, he's 16 years old right now, which is remarkable. I'm looking at your face, which doesn't make sense that the math doesn't, but I guess it does. Yes. And, uh, and I appreciate that, but after he was born I got an ovarian cyst and um, it's very painful and um, it's something that kind of grows over time and you have to have it surgically removed and it, uh, it's a lot of pain and inflammation and my doctors at that time, they wanted to put me on really high doses of painkillers including Acetaminophen.

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