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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 Dee Dee. We are the hilarious outcome of opposing brains sharing a mutual desire to share knowledge and positivity when thinking about hemp and cannabis.

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 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.

Welcome

Dee Dee:
Hey hamsters. It is Dee and Matt here back at you with some fun, fun, uh, statistics today. Sorry, I barely passed that damn class, but you know, oh wait, I dropped it. I ain’t gonna lie. I totally dropped that class in college. Um, but we got lots of fun stuff planned today. That is a lot more facts based. So hopefully I won’t bore you this time. Um, cuz you know, it’s all about pimping and fun, right? Pimping and happiness. But thanks for listening to us today. I appreciate it. We appreciate you here. Definitely follow us like us. Leave messages. You got questions for us. Reach out. There’s something specific you wanna hear by all means. Let us know. We’re here to learn too. That’s what I like about this. Cuz when I do my little research and then I get to even learn even more to pass that along to everybody. So today Matt, we are gonna talk about the future of hemp and what that could mean even though I can’t really predict things, but there I got some gut feelings going on.

Matt:
I envision a hemp fuel DeLorean and you say that

Dee Dee:
Would be

Matt:
Awesome or like, oh we should, doc comes out and heck throws a bunch of hemp into the, oh I love it thing. And fires up the flux bass. I love it, us into the future.

Dee Dee:
I think that’d be awesome.

Matt:
It’s not marijuana.

Dee Dee:
It’s hemp, hemp, biomass, hemp biomas could be used as biofuel. I think that would be phenomenal. Yes. Phenomenal in all seriousness. I think that would be awesome. Yeah. And you know, I get this meme, I get so many people that have sent me this meme about the hemp toilet of paper. So people can wipe their ass, chill their ass out. Yeah. And calm their ass down. I love that meme. I’ve gotten it quite a few times. I mean it’s true.

Matt:
I, I only use hemp toilet paper.

Dee Dee:
Hey, if, if it was out there, I really would. Mm-hmm <affirmative> I really

Matt:
Would by the John Wayne version, <laugh> rough and tough baby.

Dee Dee:
So there, I think there’s a lot of very cool things going on with hemp that people are looking into. I mean there’s hemp Creek, so that’s right up your alley. As far as construction goes, they say it is, um,

Matt:
I’m retired, but I

Dee Dee:
Know, uh, sorta, I still put you to work every now and again when I need things fixed in the place. But um, I think hempcrete is that is fricking huge. Uh, it’s going to be, I think at some point in time, um, I like the idea of hemp bedding and hemp, um, products for animals. I think that is definitely going into the future of things. And they’ve actually talked about it in the 2023 farm bill, um, proposed some of the things that they’re wanting to talk about, but I think the number one thing, you know, even though there’s so much tense stuff going on right now in the world, um, right now, you know, there’s the whole issue with Russia and Ukraine and other things that are still very stressful in the United States. Um, the thing is, is that CBD is still thriving. I think there are more people that are using CBD products, uh, especially millennials, which I, that I think that’s fricking awesome. That was the one thing that I found out. Um, I would’ve thought it would’ve been gen X cuz you know, <laugh> we’re gen X. Um, but I found out that there’s 49% millennials are using, um, CBD products in 2022. So I thought that was pretty cool. Gen Z is next. And then all us adults is at 33 gen X is at 30%. Baby boomers are only at a 22%.

Matt:
Yeah. Yes. But I am pleasantly surprised at the, I’m gonna say 50 and overcrowd, um, that we see at our heart

Dee Dee:
Store. Absolutely

Matt:
Wait. Yeah.

Dee Dee:
We’re not over 50. Okay.

Matt:
Yeah. Yeah. I that’s why I said that. Okay. Because anyone younger than that is my category.

Dee Dee:
I know they’re gen gen

Matt:
X where, whereas you know, the, the, there, the stigma still exists in that gen in that generation, I guess that would be the boomers. Yeah. Um, but it’s not actually 56 and over would be

Dee Dee:
Boomers. I was gonna say because

Matt:
Yeah, 56 and over the

Dee Dee:
Hub, 50, 50, he just turned

Matt:

  1. Right. So, um, wait,

Dee Dee:
Is Katie

Matt:
A no she’s she’s like two years under or something. Okay. Okay. Um, yeah, the stigma still exists, but the, the, the, the results can’t be denied. No. Um, and I think that that’s, what’s inspiring a lot of older people to participate in, um, in C B D because it works. Uh, and I would not surprise me to see that statistic really, even out over time.

Dee Dee:
Oh, for sure. Yeah. Well, I, I think we have a very, um, mixed group of people that come into our store. It it’s all ages, it’s all races. It’s all, it, it, it is. It’s not male, female. It is very yeah. All over, you know, I don’t think there’s any discrimination when it comes to feeling better

Matt:
And it’s impossible

Dee Dee:
Product.

Matt:
Yeah. We we’ve had the hardest time identifying a target market, uh, because literally everyone mm-hmm, <affirmative> 21 and over is our target market. Um, exactly. Which is kind of awesome. Uh, it sucks from a traditional marketing standpoint, but from a overall state of the industry, it’s pretty cool. Mm-hmm

Dee Dee:
<affirmative> no, it’s actually, I think it’s extremely cool and interesting. The fact that, um, more and more people are trying it in general. I think once people use it and try it and especially if they use it long enough to get the value out of it and get the benefits out of it, they realize that, oh, this is a good product to keep using. Let’s keep using it. Obviously we’ve talked about quality and how that’s important and you know where to get it from and how it’s made and all that good stuff and previous podcasts. But I think, um, CBD is not going away. Uh, I definitely, definitely feel like there is a market for both CBD and THC products. Um, I think some people prefer CBD over THC, especially during the day. Um, and it still helps with some of that anxiety that we’ve talked about before, where sometimes THC can increase anxiety depending on how much you use of it. So I think that’s super important. Um, you know, they talked about in this article, which we will share this in our notes section. Um, but this article talked about the frequency of use among us adults who say that they’ve tried each of the following, you know, THC infused beverages, um, 11% that’s every day use. So that’s, I mean, that’s

Matt:
Where are they buying these? I,

Dee Dee:
Well, obviously not here in Kentucky <laugh> least not yet, but I just thought this was pretty interesting now CBD infused beverages. I’ve received notices that that’s kind of the wave of how things are going. I find that to be a little premature because one, I think the price would price point would be kind of high when it comes to CBD and beverages in general. Yeah. Um,

Matt:
We’ve not had luck with CBD beverages.

Dee Dee:
We actually haven’t, we’ve tried, I’ve tried a few things even, you know, before you came on board and

Matt:
Our cohorts as well. Yeah. You see, ’em pop up and then they go

Dee Dee:
Away. Yeah. Yeah. It’s not, it’s not been a big thing, but now, um, they did talk about in this article though, that CBD infused edibles, um, definitely people are more fascinated with things like that in food products. Right. So I think that’s pretty fun cuz I like to make chocolates. I like, I like CBD infused things. I really do. I think it’s fun. It’s an easy way to get it and it tastes good.

Matt:
Well, and it, it really kind of follows the natural, you know, human evolution mm-hmm <affirmative> of cannabinoids and the endo cannabinoid system, uh, which I’ll let, I’ll let you get in on. Um, and explain that. But um, we started using cannabis with it in our diet. Oh for sure. You know, thousands and thousands of years ago. Mm-hmm <affirmative> so tell us a little bit about how that works.

Dee Dee:
What about the endocannabinoid system

Matt:
Mm-hmm <affirmative>

Dee Dee:
Well, so our bodies, we actually have an endocannabinoid system. We don’t have an aspirin system. We don’t have an O Zoloft system. We don’t have a heroin system. We have an endocannabinoid system. So all of the cannabinoids that are in the cannabis sativa ill plant bind with the receptors in our body. We have CB one and CB two receptors, those cannabinoids bind with receptors in our body and they kind of help our body find its homeostasis. I will never tell you that C B D products will cure anything, but do I think they help certain things? Absolutely. Even though we can’t make claim to these products, right. Can’t make any claims according to the food and drug administration. Um, however, I think most people are finding the benefits of CBD products of THC products and they’re using them and I just find it absolutely fascinating who is using them and for what reasons. So, um, in this article again, that I was referring to most people, their biggest thing that they want to try is gummies.

Matt:
Yeah. Again, and they’re our biggest seller. Mm-hmm

Dee Dee:
<affirmative> they are yep. Um, gummies of all sorts. So we even have gummies with melatonin in them to help people to help sleep. And that’s also got CBN in the, in that and CBN is another cannabinoid that have, has really proven itself to help with sleep.

Matt:
Right.

Dee Dee:
Um, so the, I, I love that product. Um, and I’ve definitely used it. Um, but I think that’s kind of cool creams and topicals are the second biggest thing that people wanna try. Um, that’s usually a nice little gateway, especially for boomers because if they have been anti anti cannabis, because they’ve had that shoved down their throats for so long, I think the one thing that most the older generation are willing to try as a topical and then once it works for them, they’re like, oh, okay, well, this ain’t so bad. You know, I, I think I can use that. So I think that, I think the biggest thing that people are trying CBD products for is pain relief, but millennials they’re, um,

Matt:
I would say pain relief and sleep.

Dee Dee:
Yeah. Well, and

Matt:
I was and anxiety mental

Dee Dee:
Health. Yeah. So I think mental health is the big thing that that’s why a lot of millennials are using it. That’s what that article said too, which makes perfect sense. Considering the pandemic put a lot of people with it, it cost a lot of mental health issues

Matt:
Or it exposed a lot of mental health issues. Good word. Yeah. Um, it was, was, I’m not gonna jump, I could way jump down a rabbit. I could wage I town of rabbit I’m society and mental health in the United States today, but I’m gonna skip

Dee Dee:
That well, and you should

Matt:
<laugh> shut down

Dee Dee:
Completely. But they, so when they did these little statistics, they asked what the number one people or respondents were asked, what they believe are the benefits of CBD. And the number one thing, uh, was pain relief, reducing anxiety, improve, sleep, inhibit arthritis, symptoms, offset symptoms of depression and reduce PTSD symptoms. I will agree with that. Yeah. I will agree with that. So, um, and I think that’s, those are the major things that I think we see people that come into our store for, and I’m sure that’s across the industry. I think the number one thing that others would say that are in this industry that I know of people come in to see them because of an anxiety.

Matt:
Right.

Dee Dee:
So I think we have a lot of anxiety in the United States about so many different things. Um, but this, this article was written by Emily Quin and she is a food and beverage analyst and a global intelligence company. So it was, that was kind of interesting to me. Um, it also, I’ve also done more research about, you know, the whole stigma and being what, when I started digging into this stuff, there was like five pages on Google about how bad THC is and how horrible it is. And oh my gosh. Um, the devil’s lettuce of course. And you know, there’s that whole stigma too.

Matt:
I love that name.

Dee Dee:
You know,

Matt:
I love that. Devil’s lettuce just sounds so awesome.

Dee Dee:
Yeah. But like, you know what, though, there really is. Devil’s lettuce, that’s the kind that has salmon Manila on it and makes you sick later. Woo.

Matt:
I did not know that.

Dee Dee:
Well, lettuce can be highly contaminated.

Matt:
I, I know that I’ve grown lettuce <laugh> and I’ve used, you know, chicken poop to grow it. It grows awesome. But yes. Uh, but I do love, oh, devil’s lettuce. I know. Cause someone said, oh, tonight on the menu we have devil’s lettuce. I’d be like, fuck. Yeah, man. I want some of that. <laugh> put that album up. Like I wanna try some devils lettuce would mm. Spicy

Dee Dee:
Just a little

Matt:
Bit. You got a little kick. Just little bit is exciting. Oh y’all anyway, that’s one of those like negative terms. That’s like, oh, you tried to make that negative, but it’s actually super awesome. I know. It’s pretty funny. You messed up.

Dee Dee:
Well, I mean that all started back in reefer madness back in the thirties and all that stuff too. Um, yeah. We’ve talked about that.

Matt:
Reefers

Dee Dee:
Reefers. Yep. First. Yeah. But you know, still a lot of these articles, I find it was nothing but negativity on THC on marijuana, on plants. I mean the, um, the number of American adults who currently use marijuana is at 16.9%. I really think that’s

Matt:
Higher. <laugh> yeah. I’m calling bullshit on that.

Dee Dee:
I’m totally calling bullshit. Then it says the percentage of Americans who have tried marijuana at least once 45%,

Matt:
No

Dee Dee:
Way. No, no, y’all lying. It’s okay if you didn’t inhale, but I believe we’ve tried it

Matt:
Or exhale.

Dee Dee:
Right. Um, so I think some of those statistics I’m like, I don’t bother that. I think they’re downplaying it, but most of the stuff that’s still out there is still negative. It really is. And it’s a shame that it, as, as we’re moving forward in a country with marijuana products and CBD products and just with the plant in and of itself, there is still so much negativity wrapped around it. Um, I saw one statistic where billions and billions of dollars have been spent to portray this plant as detrimental to society and the, just how horrible it is. And I just find that really sad because had we ended the war on drugs a long, long time ago, or maybe it never even started. Could you imagine how much research could have been done with this plant? I mean, we probably already found cures to thi we could have already found cures to things, but we all know that, uh, big pharma doesn’t want cures. They want customers, at least that’s my opinion.

Matt:
Well, yes. And to be, to take that even a step further stockholders want don’t want cures. They want

Dee Dee:
Customers. I know, uh,

Matt:
It’s a shame because it’s very easy for a, a, a com any company to sit on their laurels. And, and this was the, you know, the claim of the biggest fast food chain in the United States was, well, what we’re doing is, is making our stockholders incredibly satisfied and they’re right with the bake food. That’s exactly what they’re doing. That’s not even food. That’s exactly what they’re doing. And, and if you invest in that company, you you’re investing in a solid stock. And, and that that’s that’s as that’s the problem, cuz that’s, as far as people look,

Dee Dee:
I know, and it’s sad. Yeah. It’s and people eat there all the time and we’re not gonna name its name on there, but I,

Matt:
Yeah. So, so you know, the negative, the negativity, first of all, you know, when you get on a search engine, you, your search is being directed. Yes. Okay. You, you’re not you’re, you’re not in control. You think you’re in control of your own search, but you’re not Nope. The, the, the algorithms created within that search engine are directing you, um, to what the, the, what, what the, essentially the powers that be controlling that Sur search engine want you to see and want you to read, well,

Dee Dee:
Apparently Google

Matt:
Don’t like it and thereby shape your opinion, um, of a, of, of a situation or product or an individual. Um, because we are in the land of character assassination and, uh, hemp and cannabis are no, are, are not excluded from that assassination. No, definitely not. Um, as soon as, as soon as the, there’s a chance for some, you know, keyboard jockey to get on there and, and, you know, whip up a, a, a colorful little statement on how something sucks they do. Um, and it’s your choice whether you accept that or not. I choose not to accept that.

Dee Dee:
Well, I think it’s just important. We’ve talked about this before you do your own homework.

Matt:
Yeah. Think for yourself,

Dee Dee:
Look, look at other sites and whatever you do, don’t believe the first blog that pops up

Matt:
Or the first statistic. Oh, right. You know, cause if that smells like DDO, if that 47, oh, you said that 47%, I smelled shit <laugh> and if it smells like shit and he looks like, shit, guess what? It’s shit. That

Dee Dee:
Might be shit. It’s yeah. Yeah. So moving forward, now we had talked in a, a previous podcast or at some point in time, you and I have talked about, um, the future in Delta nine and what’s going on there with the dry weight basis and the 0.3%. Right. So Congress, there is, um, a bill it’s called the hemp advancement act of 20, 22. Now I have no idea where this sits right now. It looks like it was introduced into the house 2, 8 22. So that was what last month? February, um,

Matt:
Or months ago. Okay.

Dee Dee:
<laugh>

Matt:
Cause we’re back to the future. We frequently time travel. Okay. If you didn’t know that about us, we, we were back and forth and sideways.

Dee Dee:
Yeah. Yeah. Buddy mm-hmm <affirmative> um, but anyway, this was introduced and it talks about in this, um, agriculture, this, uh, hemp advancement act to raise the percentage of THC to 1% and the reason that they want to do that, man, I’m not sure if you are aware is because a lot of farmers are literally having their crops destroyed because they cannot get it under that 0.3%. So farmers are putting all their money into this commodity to grow this, and then they are losing everything. And they’re having a hard time finding crop insurance. Like there’s not a lot of insurance carriers that will work with hemp farmers at all. So they’re taking all the risk growing this product, wanting to expand this whole hemp program in general, in the United States. And they’re losing their asses on it. And one, it makes me sick because with, if we didn’t have farmers, we wouldn’t have anything. We, we just wouldn’t farmers are truly the backbone of our country. They grow our food. They provide so much benefit to us. And now we’re asking them to grow a plant that will possibly be destroyed if it goes over. And it’s really, really hard to keep it under that 0.3%. Now I have heard there are genetics out there, new seeds, which also makes me believe that there’s some GMO stuff going on. Yeah. That they have completely taken out the THC

Matt:
And replaced it with elephant DNA.

Dee Dee:
Well, I mean, that’s what kind of concerns me. If you start messing with something that’s natural, what’s it gonna cause, so I believe natural is best. Always have always will. At least I’ve changed all of that. Thinking back in 2014. So natural is best non GMO. Uh, leave it as is, as the plant should be. And hopefully this passes and the limit goes up now to one it’ll, it’s only gonna go up to 1%, but I still think that would give farmers the breathing room that they need in order to keep farming this plant. Um, and not having it destroyed, like just because it’s over 0.38 and they’re gonna it’s destroyed.

Matt:
Yeah. Well, and I know we’ve discussed this before, but where did that 0.3 dry weight come from? No, I mean, who, yeah. There’s who pulled that out of their ass, who was like, well, this is a good number. And, and, and what’s interesting, is it, you know, all, all other naturally occurring substances, they don’t put that kind of regulation

Dee Dee:
On it. Well, you do realize that Kentucky, the state was number one in helping to get the hemp farm bill passed. Right. Senator McConnell, Rand, Paul mm-hmm <affirmative>. I think there’s a few others that were really involved in getting the 2018 farm bill passed.

Matt:
You have to lift something up if you’re gonna body slam it to the ground.

Dee Dee:
Yes. So <affirmative>, so they look to Kentucky for that, and I’m just gonna leave that there and let people use their own imagination. But I do like the thought of it being up to 1% now, is that gonna increase the, the product level for Delta nine products? Not according to this, they’re gonna leave that part as the 0.3%. That’s fine. That’s fine. Yeah. I’m totally fine with that. Leave it as is. But then that now I don’t know again where this bill is right now. So we’ll leave that as that. And we’ll put that in our notes. So you, if y’all are interested, you can follow up with that. Now the 2018 farm bill had limits mm-hmm <affirmative> as to how long that would be in effect. So that brings us to the 2023 farm bill. Now, there has been a lot of chitter chatter cuz you know, I’m involved in all those little, I get tons of emails and uh, I read a lot of stuff.

Dee Dee:
Um, but there’s a lot of chitter chatter about completely regulating, uh, Delta eight products. And this is federal Delta, eight Delta nine, the Delta 10, th C O any designer cannabinoids is some of them are calling them. They are some hemp enthusiasts are wanting to completely do away with all of that because they truly feel that hemp is only meant for fiber and seed products. So to that I disagree 150000000000%. Um, because as we’ve stated, we have a wonderful CBD business and we help a lot of people with our products that includes all of the cannabinoids. So obviously I’m going to disagree with that. And um, I believe that if we’re moving forward as a country, hemp and marijuana products can coexist. And I will say that again, hemp and marijuana products can coexist. Yes, it’s the same plant. We didn’t distinguish the percentage amount.

Dee Dee:
So we will go with that. But in this new 20, 23 farm bill, they list some of the things that they’re talking about. Um, they talk about food safety, um, and that kind of falls in with the, uh, the hemp as hemp stuff as well. You know, they, um, I think in the state of Kentucky, they couldn’t do something with bedding. Like they couldn’t even use the spent hemp for bedding, for animal feed or animal feed. And you know, there’s still a lot of nutrients in that even after they run it through the extraction machine, there extraction machine, there is still like protein in it. There’s still omega threes, omega sixes, even though I’m not making claims, um, there’s still good stuff in that hemp that can be used for other things instead of going to landfill. Why not use the entire everything that that plant has to offer?

Matt:
Yeah.

Dee Dee:
I mean, it makes sense to me. So I think there’s some good things coming up for the 20, 23 farm bill. I also think there’s some things to be worried about if you’re in this industry, we’ll see, we’ll see. I mean, we’ve, you know, they’re working on it behind the scenes. Um, so we’ll

Matt:
See, you know, and, and again, I know I’ve said this to death, but I wish they would put this stuff to a vote. And these decisions are meaning made by senators and congressmen who we do vote for. Yes. Uh, but then they make the, the, their decisions are clearly based on who’s writing them the checks, um, not the popular opinion. I think that, you know, if this, if, if some of these things were put to a popular vote, the decision would be very different.

Dee Dee:
Exactly. I think it would be too. And there’s a lot of lobbyists working, um, pro hemp, uh, and more about the, you know, hemp and marijuana working together can coexist. There are a lot of lobbyists working on that. I was actually invited to a big to-do up in Chicago, which, um, pretty honored. Um, so yes, interesting. Um, being invited up to Chicago for hemp Alliance, um, conference. So that was pretty interesting. Um, you know, there’s a lot of positivity that is coming out of all of this and I hope and pray that people use common sense and not destroy an entire industry. So that, that is my takeaway on all of this stuff. We just gotta use common sense, common sense, common sense, and ulcer again, common sense. Um, it does still exist. A lot of people still have it. We just need to use it when we’re writing these bills and think about everyone.

Matt:
Yeah, absolutely. And, and I, I do think that, you know, change is happening. Mm-hmm <affirmative> we have, you know, Elon Musks who I’m I’m, I’m not gonna advocate Elon Musk, but his, his, his dedication to, uh, revolutionize, you know, electric, uh, uh, vehicles and can, and get us off fo fossil fuels and you know, what hack, I’m the guy, all you will cuz I do. Um, and then I feel bad about myself because it’s way off my path. Yeah. But he’s doing it it’s happening. He might do it. Yeah.

Dee Dee:
But do you know those batteries? I mean,

Matt:
The batteries are bad, but it’s, it’s progress. We’re making progress. We’re moving in the right direction. He we’re getting

Dee Dee:
Biofuel hemp biofuel

Matt:
Here, but here’s the problem and yes, yes. But here’s the problem. Hemp, biofuel emissions are just as bad as a fossil fuel emission and sure. They click that up. It takes yeah. Yes. But it takes as much fuel to generate that fuel currently as, as would with the fuel itself. So essentially you’re doubling you’re, you’re doubling,

Dee Dee:
You know, it would be great in this country. If we had a rail

Matt:
System, I can’t fit the flux capacitor on my bike. Never can’t nuclear. We’re going nuclear.

Dee Dee:
I still want the hover board man. I’m a mile and a half to my store if I can. That’s awesome. Just do the hover board. That’d be so much fun, but no, I think, I mean, as far as advancements, I think there’s a CBDs. Not dead. No. Um, hip products are not dead. They’re not going anywhere. And hopefully the future reflects that. And I hope our farmers are taken care of. I hope our processors are taken care of. I hope that we can continue to move forward with this plant.

Matt:
I feel good about it because things are changing and people are changing and uh, uh, people are becoming more aware mm-hmm <affirmative> because it, it it’s gotten to the point where the whole machine has become so wrong, that it can’t be ignored. And you know, you can’t be a sh it’s hard to be a sheep will now, uh, it, it, it’s difficult because it’s so bad. Is it? I mean, it’s not impossible cuz there’s a ton of them out there. Uh, but you’re seeing people, I’m seeing people wake up. I’m seeing people that I would have five years ago thought, nah, they’re just a, they’re just a cog in the wheel. Um, saying, Hey, this is wrong and this needs to be changed. And I think that,

Dee Dee:
Well you have to stand up.

Matt:
Right.

Dee Dee:
Right. And there is a wrongdoing you have to stand up. I mean I’ve Ooh, apparently I’m a big hemp advocate now. And um, I get glitter bombs sent to me. <laugh>

Matt:
Whoever did that.

Dee Dee:
That was awesome.

Matt:
You’re awesome.

Dee Dee:
I freaking loved it.

Matt:
You’re awesome. I wish that there was a bigger explosion and that I could have more witnessed. I mean, not like, you know, tragic explosion,

Dee Dee:
But yeah. I love you

Matt:
Too. I wish that it was bigger and I wish I could have, I only witnessed the aftermath, uh, but well done. Whoever glitter, bombed, uh, Didi.

Dee Dee:
I still thought

Matt:
It was you. That was very no wish. I wish I was that creative.

Dee Dee:
Oh, I just got such

Matt:
A and now that it’s done, I can’t do it. Cause now I’m just repetitive and

Dee Dee:
Well, yeah, you can’t do it now then I’ll know for sure. Was you, you

Matt:
Yeah. I’ll come up with something.

Dee Dee:
Yeah. I bet you will. No, I’ll get you back. Um, but no, you know, so apparently I’m loved for my advocacy and I’m okay with that. Yeah. So glitter me glitter me. <laugh> it was funny. It was so funny and you know, it was meant to ruin my day and I just, I totally got the biggest kick out of it cuz I’m like, man, somebody spent $20 on me to send me that I am, I am loved. Maybe not in a truly positive way, but that’s okay. Cuz I freaking loved it and yes, GLI went everywhere and I, I still see it and I just, I just chuckle, I don’t mind mm-hmm <affirmative> color’s beautiful.

Matt:
Mm-hmm <affirmative> I

Dee Dee:
Love that. I did too. So anyway, I mean, other than that, I think that was about all I had. Do you got anything further to add?

Matt:
No, I think you did a great job. I

Dee Dee:
Always do.

Matt:
You know? And I think when you, let me talk that the sum up is <laugh> like you talk all you wanna talk <laugh> I’m just gonna stop talking.

Dee Dee:
Yeah. Right.

Matt:
Anyway, I’m only gonna speak Spanish.

Dee Dee:
Oh please. Thank you guys for listening. Uh, definitely keep it hippy out there and let us know if you guys have any questions or comments, any of that good stuff. Make sure you, uh, like and listen to all of our podcasts. Cuz we always have fun. Even if it is statistic based.

Matt:
See GRA Gras, uh, if you’re gonna new aro podcast.

Dee Dee:
Oh, okay. Oh, I said that correctly. You

Matt:
Said it correctly. Oh I did.

Dee Dee:
I only I’m

Matt:
Pretty took friends, correct me if I’m wrong, correct us if we’re ever wrong.

Dee Dee:
Oh, you can always correct Matt. I do all the time. <laugh> thanks guys for listening. Thanks for joining us for another episode of hemp and happiness with the hemp

Matt:
Queen and emperor.

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

Matt:
And keep it. He out there.