36: What you need to know about CBD, and what it's like to start a business in cannabis with Amy Duncan of Mowellens

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We dive into all things CBD in today’s episode, where I chat with Amy Duncan, Founder and CEO of Mowellens. Amy launched Mowellens last year after her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer, and we talk about her journey with her husband, launching the company, and deep dive into the world of CBD. Is it the cure-all it’s being touted as? And so much more.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Amy’s career path

  • How her husband discovered he had a brain tumor

  • Why Amy decided to launch Mowellens

  • What it’s like to make your personal story your business

  • Amy’s experience with being a caregiver, and her advice for caregivers

  • What is CBD?

  • Why the CBD industry has exploded

  • Is CBD a cure-all?

  • How CBD is the movement of our generation

  • Why low-quality CBD can be dangerous, and how to find a good brand

  • How to evaluate CBD lab tests

  • The best ways to take CBD

  • Who should not take CBD and why some people have adverse reactions

  • How CBD can become more accessible

  • What Amy does for fun

  • How to do your own research on wellness trends

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