The HempFest Expo is one of my favourite events. This year, we brought the Royal Ascension lounge to the expo and spent the weekend producing some shows. You can hear them all at the Royal Ascension Audio Experience.
Michael works hard to share stories and promote the cannabis industry in a positive way on his podcast the Cannabis Update. It was an honour being on the show and chatting about what we’ve been up to.
It was an honour to be featured on A Woman A Day YYC – an Instagram account celebrating women in YYC curated by Danaye of Virgin Radio. Here is a lil’ bit of my story:
Amy is the co-founder of Royal Ascension a cannabis content company, but she’s not new to the cannabis industry. Just over 3 years ago, Amy joined a startup which would quickly grow to be the largest medical cannabis clinic in Canada – serving over 100,000 patients across the country.
“It was truly a magical time. Recreational cannabis wasn’t yet legal, and the surge of medical cannabis patients was just about to happen, and when it did, it was unreal. We had a small but very hard working and compassionate team.”
Amy was head of marketing, and eventually became the VP of Patient Experience.
“If you’re working in this industry, you understand that it’s going to come with some challenges. It’s relatively new, heavily regulated, and has a strong stigma attached to it… and, I love all of it! I see it as an opportunity to get creative. Traditional media not paying attention to you? Make your own!”
Amy was the producer/director of The Cannabis Show, a weekly show focused on medical cannabis in Canada. With over 100 episodes the show also took home 3 CCA Awards in 2017 and 2018.
“Cannabis is not a ‘magic pill’ and it doesn’t always work for everyone, but I can say with certainty there’s something to this plant that goes beyond its stigma. I have been lucky enough to witness some incredible patient journeys, and I believe that soon the overwhelming anecdotal evidence will become truth – with normalization, research, and education.”
“When you’re first starting to explore cannabis, it can be a bit overwhelming. There’s a lot of (mis)information to sort through. Some people don’t know why saying ‘marijuana’ can be considered offensive, for example, or not everyone knows what a terpene is. We’re here to answer questions. Royal Ascension is a content creation company, but we’re educators first.”
When Amy isn’t creating content, she is studying for her MBA, practicing her deadlift, reading, and spending time with her lovely husband and 2 chihuahuas.
I’m just here to make Angel’s Arugula a thing… and also to produce Royal Ascension’s new podcast with these two. ❤️+🌿 Love N’ Herbs with Hart & Basil
News that we won 2 Canadian Cannabis Awards in Toronto tonight has travelled to Jamaica, and we are super pleased for our lil’ show. Thank y’all for your support and votes!! ✌🏼🌴
Basically just one fanny pack full of snacks away from being a real stage mom, I think. 🦄💜 The Cannabis Show Live at HempFest Calgary
Social West Traditions! I look forward to this conference every year. Social media learners from across Canada (and a few from the US) come to Calgary to hear a wide range of speakers. SO, so fun.
We are here for this! #SocialWest
📸 @neil_zee . Repost @socialwest
A lil’ snow can’t stop us! Our Canadian Cannabis Awards came in today! Thank you Lift✌🏼🇨🇦
Walkin’ down the purple carpet, like, ooooh shiny! The trophies were pretty pretty! #hashtagawards