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Dee Dee

502 Hemp Founder and CEO

Dee Dee started 502 Hemp to educate and support her community with Kentucky hemp products. Her high standard with compassion has been noticed by communities and organizations with various awards. She continues to grow and partners with local companies to cultivate a wellness atmosphere. Learn the full story of 502 Hemp and Dee Dee Taylor.

Matt

502 Hemp Business Director and Co-Owner

Matt became interested in CBD when his arthritis became so inhibiting it threatened to end his athletic career. After taking CBD he noticed a dramatic improvement, not only arthritic inflammation, but also muscle soreness and overall demeanor. The decreased inflammation allowed Matt to resume his athletic training and train longer than before. Observing these improvements, Matt knew that CBD was an industry to be involved in. He wanted to share this amazing product with as many people as possible. Once Dee Dee and Matt became acquainted they became the perfect match for a dream team operation.

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Introduction

 

Matt:

Hi, I’m Matt,

 

Dee Dee:

And I’m Dedi. We are the hilarious outcome of opposing brains, sharing a mutual desire to share knowledge and positive thinking about him and cannabis.

 

Welcome

 

Matt:

We are here to tear down the walls built by big pharma and other big companies that seek to keep the human race and fear and divided.

 

Dee Dee:

We are here to shatter the myths about hemp and cannabis and change the stigma of this amazing plant. Welcome to Hemp and Happiness with the Hemp Queen

 

Matt:

And Emperor

 

Dee Dee:

Podcast. Join us as we venture into this misunderstood and the unknown. Hey, happy hamsters. Thanks for joining us again for another fun-filled hemp and happiness podcast. Um, we are at, uh, Matt’s house and he does have two cats that live really like the attention, which I don’t mind. There’s so super cute. So if you see me reaching down, it’s because there’s a cat down there, <laugh>. Um, but today’s episode,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Or if you hear him yell, it’s not

 

Dee Dee:

Me. Yeah. It’s definitely not

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Him. I’m not ruining at the moon.

 

Dee Dee:

They might even get up there and say hi. Like he could just now drinks. Get down. Come here. Come here, buddy. Oh, grab him that. Get outta. And you know, we’re gonna leave that and not cut that out because that’s kind of cute that he was up there giving you all love. So he knew we were talking about him, or she, she,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

She trying to pr actually, it’s a they that trying to, um, probably is trying to write the preamble, the constitution on the

 

The Real Thing

 

Dee Dee:

Keyboard. <laugh>. Right. So anywho, thanks for, um, bearing with us and seeing how cute Jinx is. And, um, today’s episode is, you know, we were just set up at Gaslight this past weekend. I don’t know when you’ll see this, see this, but, um, couple weeks in ago, whatever. Let’s

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Tell ’em what

 

Dee Dee:

Gaslight is. Oh, Gaslight is a huge festival that they have in J Town, and I believe it was my fifth or sixth year of setting up there. So I kind of, it’s definitely one of my faves. I like to get out and meet the community and do kind of, and obviously, you know, educate and we have products available, but, um, it just cracked me up. And I told Matt that I wouldn’t do a podcast on this because obviously it’s not the first time I’ve heard it, but so many people walk by. Well, I like, I use the real stuff. Okay. Our stuff isn’t fake. <laugh>. Um, Yeah. Gee, what do you mean by the real stuff? I mean, Kentucky’s still illegal the last time I check. So when they’re talking about the real stuff, they’re obviously talking about marijuana. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. But CBD is real.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

CBD is real, and Delta nine THC from he plant is

 

Dee Dee:

Real. Is real.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

And it’s, and Delta eight is real,

 

Dee Dee:

And Delta eight is real as Wells. Real. It is all real. That’s the, it just cracks me up anytime. Someone’s like, I want the real stuff. And I’m like,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

You, you, you, you know, you, you know what that reminds me of? And this is, I’m gonna show my age here, but there there is, there does high times still exist? Yeah. Okay. Yeah. So the, for those of you younger people out there, there’s a magazine called High Times. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> still intense. And it, it was like, it was second only to Playboy when I was a kid. Um, and it was all, you know, pictures of all this weed,

 

Dee Dee:

Well, you were missing out on penthouse and,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

And I didn’t do the dirty stuff. I’m mean potatoes. Um, but anyway, moving along, um, there was always, uh, advertisements in the back of High Times for like legal weed and stuff like that. And, and you know, not that I ever bought that, but when people did, it was like <laugh>. It was like a mixture of like a regno and some bullshit herbs that like Yeah.

 

Dee Dee:

But that’s real.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Oh, yeah. Um, no, the only thing that’s not real in my opinion is, is the dangerous stuff. Like the

 

Dee Dee:

Synthetics Yeah. That we’ve definitely talked about. Which is the scary stuff. Yeah. Yeah. And, and don’t get me wrong, I mean, they’re finding new cannabinoid every day and once they find those and they’re legitimate, then we may carry them. But until that happens, we don’t carry the bullshit. Yeah. We only carry the quality stuff. So when people walk by and they’re like, Oh, I want the real stuff. I’m like, We have the real stuff. We have gummies. You don’t have to drive to Michigan or Illinois or any other legal state or even Colorado hemp and marijuana is the same plant. A lot of people are under this misconception that their cousins, Right. No, it’s the same species. It’s the same species as cannabis Sativa, L or L Sativa,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Whatever. Yeah. Cannabis sativa. You said it right the first time.

 

Dee Dee:

Yeah. Yeah. And it’s the same fricking plant people. The only thing that’s truly fake about it is the way our government split this plant and they split it by splitting the cannabinoids. So they made marijuana anything over 0.3% thc, anything under that is considered hemp. That’s how we’ve managed to make it legal here. So you can get legal federally and state legal Delta nine THC gummies from the hemp plant at local stores, especially at ours.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

<laugh>. <laugh>, particularly ours

 

Dee Dee:

Particularly. We got some really good, we got some new ones. I’m so excited about them, which I might talk about, but that’s okay. No,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Talk

 

Dee Dee:

About ’em. I mean Yeah, they’re great. They’re great. Blue raspberry. Yeah.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Mm-hmm. Well, and, and what I, what I’ve particularly liked personally mm-hmm. <affirmative>, um, is the blending of cannabinoids. Yes. That, that, you know, we’re now capable of because now that, you know, and, and as increasingly so as more studies are done, right. Well, yeah. And, um, published, we, we, we get a better understanding of how these individual cannabinoids respond to your body. We can isolate them mm-hmm. <affirmative> easily, um, and control how much, uh, you know, like any type of supplement, um, what the concentrations are and how, and, and that there then thereby impacts how it affects you. Right, Right. And some of these mixtures are really cool.

 

Dee Dee:

Oh yeah. We’ve got, so we’ve got our own line coming out and it’ll probably be out by the time you kind of see this, but it’s a THC and a THC B blend, so it’s much more uplifting. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> less of the sleepiness that usually comes with the Delta nine THC products.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. And we have those at the store now. We

 

Dee Dee:

Do, Yeah. We do just a different brand. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. But, um, and then we’ve also got the THC and CBN and CBN is one of those cannabinoids, it’s been around forever because it is literally like to put it in layman’s term old thc. So it literally takes the, the sleep qualities of THC and just exacerbates it. So you are really gonna get a great night’s sleep using the THC and the CBN formula and, and they taste great too. Yeah. But those have been phenomenal. And they’re pretty big gummies. I mean, in order to get those milligrams and those gummies, the gummy on that dry weight basis has to be pretty big. So gotta

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Work the

 

Dee Dee:

Math. Right. You kind of get Exactly <laugh> Exactly. To be, to be compliant, you gotta be below that. Um, yes. But yeah, these are, these are really good gummies. I’ve been quite impressed. Um, we found a phenomenal gummy maker and, um, Yeah, definitely no, um, no complaints. Yeah. They’ve been really good. And we’ve even got another, um, Delta eight brand of flavor. Um, we’ve got a peach flavor at a lower milligram, so people tend to like the little bit lower milligram on those. So I think those are gonna be a big hit too. Well, and I, but they’re not fake people. Yeah. None of this stuff is fake. So it just cracks me up that people would think that CBD products are fake products.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Right. Well, and don’t forget about the ultra spectrum.

 

Dee Dee:

Oh gosh, Yeah. Our ultra spectrum, the Maria brand, which is named after my niece, she’s so cute. She just celebrated her five year anniversary or anniversary birthday. Her birthday. Oh boy. She’s a cute long, She’s a cute little kid. Um, well, I was just thinking it five years at the gas light, so that, that was where my head went. But anyway, um,

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

She’s such ing Dr. Freud.

 

Dee Dee:

Right? Shut up <laugh>. But she’s such a little doll and she looks a little bit like me and plus one of her middle names is my, well, my middle name. So she might just be spoiled by her auntie. Um, but, uh, those gummies anyway, those gummies <laugh> have, so they are, we, we call them ultra spectrum because they have fi almost 57 truly, um, CBD milligrams in there. Then you’ve got about 20, 25 milligrams of all of the other cannabinoids, and then you’re looking at about eight and a half milligrams of thc. So these are really hitting home for people like with pain and fibromyalgia and just really needing that good quality night sleep. I think these are really proven themself. Yeah. Yeah. And they’re blood orange flavors, so they taste good too.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Yeah. And it’s a, you know, it’s really the proprietary blend that, that makes the difference. So Right. Um, you know, so for those of you needing the real thing, Yeah. The real, the real thing is just gonna be the same thing but harvested from the marijuana plant, but I don’t,

 

Dee Dee:

Again, it’s the same

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Plant. I don’t, I don’t see dispensaries that are supposed to be on the medical side of the wellness thing. No. Really, really advocating these proprietary blends. Right.

 

Dee Dee:

They mostly just advocate the flour.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Yeah. How much flour can we get? How strong can we make the thc? Right. Which I don’t think is a huge medical benefit. If you need more than 20 milligrams of, of Delta I THC in your system, man, you, you, you probably have a serious problem. Right.

 

Dee Dee:

And yeah, that’s, that’s a bit much. I, I am a lightweight, I’m like five milligrams, I’m good.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Yeah. Unless you’re, you know, and don’t get me wrong, if you’re a regular user and need it for appetite stimulation, cuz you’re undergoing cancer therapy. Okay, I totally agree. Totally get

 

Dee Dee:

It. Yep. Totally agree

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

With that. Um, but just for the everyday, um, user, you know, you, if you watch your talent tolerance and don’t just live your life as, as a stoner, which for those of you who didn’t hear the podcast, we, we did do a podcast on that mm-hmm. <affirmative>, um, you can do pretty well on, on on the low on not that many milligrams. Right. Um, not only that, but you get, get the advantage of a price knock on wood that currently doesn’t suffer the taxes. Uh Right. That, that are, they

 

Dee Dee:

Are

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Filling the cannabis industry. Yeah. Yeah. Killing the cannabis industry. Yep. Um, it’s basically like the, like the cannabis, the equivalent of shadow banning to the cannabis

 

Dee Dee:

Industry Yeah.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Pretty much that’s taxed so high that, that no money can

 

Dee Dee:

Be banned. Now, and don’t get me wrong, I am, I am more worried more so now about the 2023 farm bill than I have been in the past. Mostly because there are some key players that are wanting to band Delta eight and completely disallow it. And one of those key players is running for the next governor of Kentucky. And it is a shame that they would even try to eliminate that commerce and how the farmers can make money off of this out of the hemp plant. But then again, you’ve got that cannabis companies, they are against it because people are coming to stores like ours, they can get the same damn product at a cheaper price without all the taxes to it. So you’ve

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Got this and without having to drive to a different state

 

Dee Dee:

Exactly. Or get a medical license

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

And break the law when you drive it back in. Exactly. All, all it, all it needs is that little marijuana sticker. Yeah. Which by the way, if you’re at a shop that’s not ours, you might wanna look for that. Yeah. Because I saw that at a store the other day mm-hmm. <affirmative>, I didn’t say anything to the proprietor, but if it has that little hemp, or I’m sorry, that little marijuana leaf with the exclamation point on it, it’s from marijuana. And if you’re not in a marijuana legal state, as stupid as that is Yeah. You can get in trouble for that. Yeah.

 

Dee Dee:

Um, I think there are some hemp people that will still use that sticker because they’re selling it in legal cannabis states and those states absolutely require it. Right, Right, right, right. So I don’t wanna say totally just go out on a limb on there. Um, but yeah, it, it does le it does make you want to question

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Things. Well it it also says, it also says blow it that this is a marijuana product in that case

 

Dee Dee:

Some do. Yeah. They absolutely

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Do. So, so if it has that mm-hmm. <affirmative> says below, this is a marijuana product. Yep. If you’re not in a marijuana legal state, you get pulled over with that, you’re, you’re gonna have a problem. Yeah,

 

Dee Dee:

For

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Sure. If nothing else, you’re gonna lose it. Well, is gonna be taken.

 

Dee Dee:

Yep. And, and you run such a risk of going to other states and bringing stuff back. You crossing that line into a, into a state that’s completely made all of it illegal. Like you’re coming from Illinois and you’re going into Indiana, you get in trouble in Indiana. You are seriously getting in trouble in Indiana. They are very, very anti there. They really are. Um, at one point in time you couldn’t even have marijuana seeds on you. You’d be in big, big trouble. So you just gotta be careful of that kind of stuff. I mean, it, it’s, but again, going back to it, it is still the real stuff. Yeah. Hemp and marijuana is the same plant. Yeah. The government is the one that divided it. So Please, because whenever someone says that to me, I just look at them and I think to myself, you’re ignorant and I would be happy to educate you, but you are ignorant on the topic and nothing that you say to me, I will just think you’re ignorant, <laugh>.

So, I mean, and that was really, I, this was might be a shorter podcast, the normal, but that’s really about all I had. I’m just like, it’s just time to get educated people. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, we’ve been doing this for such a long time and we’re still chasing and trying to change and eliminate that stigma that is on the cannabis plant in general. Yeah. And it just, it just sucks that there’s still so many people that believe, Oh, we’re selling snake oil or selling fake shit and then others, Oh, I only get it from Colorado or I only get it from Michigan. It’s the same stuff. Yeah. Same stuff. So

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

I only get my gasoline from the Middle East. <laugh>, I don’t mess with that Texas stuff.

 

Dee Dee:

Crap. Right, right. Exa, I mean Exactly. Exactly. So just think about that next time you’re like, oh, CBD is not the real stuff. Well, yeah, it is. And so is the Delta nine that comes from, and so is the Delta eight that comes from hemp. So just keep that in mind next time. Most it does. Yeah. Well, what we sell do what we

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Sell.

 

Dee Dee:

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You gotta be careful of that <laugh>. Oh, and ar gummy tastes phenomenal by the way. I’m just gonna throw that out there. They are not terpene laden with ichi’s tastes. Ours actually taste really good. So I’m very happy about that. Of course, we had to sample everything. You

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Know what though? I no, I just realized this. We need to do a podcast on terpenes. We did. Oh, we did. Yeah.

 

Dee Dee:

We’ve done one <laugh>. We’ve done one. Oh, but we have done

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

One. I remember that

 

Dee Dee:

<laugh>. Yeah. Right. Getting old. But again, what are terpenes? There’s scents and flavors, right?

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Yeah.

 

Dee Dee:

Right. I mean, some may have some medicinal properties.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

We haven’t done one exclusively on

 

Dee Dee:

Terpenes because there’s not that much to talk about it all. Right. I mean, some may if they are truly from the cannabis plant, but that’s what gives the plant its scent. The hemp plant, the cannabis plant gives the scent. And there may be some medicinal properties, I’m not gonna knock it, but when you are getting hemp products, you are not getting true cannabis terpenes because those cannabis terpenes are extremely hard to extract. Right.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

So Right. It’s a blend of,

 

Dee Dee:

It is a blend. Artificial of artificial flavorings. Yeah. And scs. Yeah. So just keep that in mind. Um, if you’re out there and somebody’s trying to push that

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

On you. Fun fact. Did you know that the olfactory senses are the most, uh, provoking of memories? Yes.

 

Dee Dee:

Yes. That crazy. And we did have that conversation

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

In the podcast. Yes. Oh, okay. Well this is just, just a repeat <laugh>,

 

Dee Dee:

But we did. Yeah. But just, I mean, just keep all that in mind. We’re always here to help educate you and guide you. And whenever someone says That’s the fake stuff, I want the real stuff. Tell them to come listen. Yeah. Yeah. <laugh>, and that was about all I all I had, Matt. I mean, I just want people to know that, you know, we’re not selling fake products.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

No, no, no. Yep. The hemp hemp is legit. Yes, it is. And has a lot of benefits. Yes,

 

Dee Dee:

It does.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Um, including even

 

Dee Dee:

Though we can’t make it

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Federally legal. Yeah, no, that’s a benefit. It’s federally legal.

 

Dee Dee:

Very true.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Uh, and it’s not tax to death. Yeah.

 

Dee Dee:

Um, exactly Right.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

I’m knocking on my wood head.

 

Dee Dee:

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Yep.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

So anyway. Yeah. Uh, yeah. And good think for yourselves out there hamsters, if someone tells you it’s not the real stuff, uh, decide for yourself. Exactly. Cause I’ll take the Pepsi challenge to that shit any day.

 

Dee Dee:

Same.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Um, same. Yep. And that’s all, all I got as well, so

 

Dee Dee:

Me too. So thanks for listening. As always. Follow us on Facebook at 502 Wellness Center because they, you know, they deleted our 502 Hemp Wellness Center page. Uh, follow us on Instagram. I know. I am very bitter. I worked really hard to get that. I mean, we had almost 3,200 people and now we’re down to 500.

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

You know, you know what you remind me of? Do you remember that scene in a fight club when, uh, the Ed Norton character is speaking to Tyler Din about how respectable his wardrobe was and I don’t remember how great his was. And Tyler Din says, Polish and Brass on the Titanic Band. <laugh>. So Deda, you’re polishing brass on the Titanic. True,

 

Dee Dee:

True. Anywho, thanks for listening to us. As always, send emails if you’d like, info at 502 hemp.com. And, uh, you know, as always, keep it hempy out there because it’s the real stuff. <laugh>. Peace. Thanks. Thanks for joining us for another episode of Hemp and Happiness with the hemp

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

Queen and emperor.

 

Dee Dee:

Keep your mind ever open and expanding, like, subscribe, review, follow us, all the good stuff

 

Matt and Dee Dee:

And keep it hippy out there.