I reconnected with Dana Shierstone at my 21st high school reunion and I’m glad I did because this is a conversation with a delightful surprise around every corner. When Dana and I started talking, I knew she worked in the cannabis space, but I had no idea she had a background as chemical engineer for a NASA contractor, became a geochemist that modeled complex groundwater systems, or has gone to Burning Man multiple times. Dana and I have shared experiences doing work pertaining to Superfund sites, work supporting Environmental Impact Statements, supporting rulemaking hearings on new public policy issues, and a lot more we never would have known had we not reconnected.
And oh yeah, we also talk about marijuana. She is a co-founder and co-owner of Mind Body + Soul Medicinals, which “integrates modern science with traditional eastern medicine, western folk medicine, and the age-old but newly rediscovered and vast benefits of cannabis.” Their website continues: “As a company, our mission is to support the integrated health of the whole human being. We believe that the full experience of life incorporates mind, body and soul, and that all elements must be considered and treated equally. “
Dana is also the creator of Pink Leopard Innovation, “a boutique cannabinoid and herbal products manufacturer.” In their retail line they take silly seriously, fun innovative niche products you will love that offer natural plant medicine in a variety of self-care supportive ways. That one is still in its nascent stages, but will be one to keep an eye on for sure.
This conversation is a delight and covers a remarkable amount of ground. I guarantee you will find something you like in here, and Dana is so warm and enthusiastic about each stop in her journey, you’ll get sucked right in.