Interview With Manny Jay: Maryland Sales Associate
Greetings fellow Connoisseurs, we are chatting with Manny Jay... He is a Sales Associate for Green Thumb and in that capacity we have run into Manny many times both doing "Community Work". the first time was @ Chesacanna in Cockeysville @ a Dogwalkers event - seeing the passion of those fans created an itch for me to know more, and we were educated and enlightened by getting to know Manny and GTI in general.
Manny please tell us a bit about your job and Green Thumb in general, what are some of the
challenges and opportunities in your position?
I am a Sales Associate with Green Thumb in Maryland. Green Thumb, a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retail, promotes well-being through the power of cannabis while giving back to the communities in which they serve.
My primary responsibility is to connect the medication we make at our facility to the individual dispensaries here in Maryland, including the Rise stores operated by Green Thumb. I perform a series of tasks to ensure the smooth distribution of those products to each of the dispensaries in our state. I love to connect with the Maryland Cannabis Community and experience how much our products improve the quality of life for so many throughout the state.
What is Dogwalkers all about? I have seen some pretty intense brand / fan interest in
this brand in particular @ the Dog Walking Events... People love their pets and
cannabis which can equal cult-like brand loyalty... in a good way.
These pre-rolls were inspired by the strolls we take with our loyal four-legged friends.
Dogwalkers come in to two very intentional sizes.
Mini-Dogs, perfect for those short walks, (5).35g pre-rolls (1.75g), in a convenient tin and packed with premium flower.
Big Dogs, perfect for those longer strolls, (1).75g pre-roll(.75g), in a glass tube and packed with premium flower.
We use full buds, no trim or shake for our Dogwalkers.
"Rythm Terp Sap is my go-to for concentrates. Rythm Terp Sap contains highly
concentrated, terpene-rich cannabis oil...."
Fun Fact: We really practice what we preach. We included a “Dog Kennel” in our build
design for our lab and cultivation.
Dogwalkers is committed to helping animals in need. Dogwalkers partnered with Maryland
Pet Connect Rescue, where they donate part of the proceeds from its sales of Dogwalkers
to this great organization.
Rythm is now selling Cannabis Flower in Maryland, this is exciting news, please tell
our readers more about this.
We provide individualized care for every plant ensures optimal potency and peak purity
across every grow cycle. Rythm premium flower offers a variety of expertly cultivated and
meticulously cured strains with optimal potencies, lush aromas, and rich flavors. 100% pure
We have heard a lot about the industry and the job, tell us a bit about your personal
faves... what strain and concentrates do it for you?
I love flower with amazing Terpene profiles. I do not make my decision based on THC
content; I look at the terpenes first. I like healthy amounts of limonene, myrcene and
caryophyllene in my flower. I am enjoying a batch of RYTHM Black Afghan right now.
Rythm Terp Sap is my go-to for concentrates. Rythm Terp Sap contains highly
concentrated, terpene-rich cannabis oil. These strain specific full spectrum concentrates
offer high potency and full flavor in a convenient dropper. It’s so versatile, I make edibles
with it, I dab it and love to use it as a “flower topper” to stack on top of a bowl of flower. I
am currently enjoying RYTHM Banana Cookies Terp Sap.
Lastly... Music you are currently into?
Ahh Man! I listen to all genres of music. I was born in Sri Lanka, so sometimes it is funny, I
hear a song that is a classic, but sounds brand new to me. There are some days, I listen to
Pink Floyd, Guns n’ Roses and some days, I listen to Hip-Hop from J Cole, Drake, Logic
However, Juice by Chance the Rapper is my Favorite since 2013!
Interview With LaWann Stribling - Founder Of STRIB'ble Treats
+ Interview With Manny Jay - GTI MD Sales Associate
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LaWann Stribling - STRIB'ble Treats
Bakery Of Bliss...
I am LaWann Stribling of STRIB'ble Treats by STRIB'ble District, LLC. My journey in cannabis began in 1994 after I was told I couldn't return home, essentially being kicked out the house on my 17th birthday. After house hoping I found a family willing to allow me to stay for the winter months so I wouldn't be outside. That family endulged in a plant like substance I was not familiar with. All I know is they were always happy, smiling and laughing.
One day I asked if I could join in, after a few weeks of asking I was finally given a shotgun. To me that feeling was everything, it took away the depression I was feeling, helped me sleep and allowed me to smile. I endulged when it was available to me. For 13 years I partook and at some point I felt like I was abusing the plant to keep me numb.
I decided I would quit and needed to focus on getting my mental right. At this time I had an 11 years old, had him just before my 19th birthday. I sought out therapy and learned how to love myself.
Years later, married with 5 more kids I realized that was suffering from severe anxiety and insomnia. My husband and I talked about it and decided to give this plant a try again. 11 years had passed by and I knew I couldn't handle flower so I spoke with a family friend and was able to acquire edibles. The edibles were wonderful yet I didn't like the fact that I had to eat things I didn't care for.
At that time I decided to go back into my research and learn more about the plant. I bought and read 3 books about cannabis. From there I began creating my own ghee cannabutter, delicious desserts and even a beast pain cream. I love the fact that these infused desserts have brought joy to many elders. They appreciate having a delicious treat after dinner that helps alleviate pain and allowed for great sleep. I look at myself as a healer for our community. I've hosted CannaWomen info sesh to bring the knowledge and awareness to our community to end the stigma.
"From there I began creating my own ghee cannabutter, delicious desserts and even a beast pain cream. I love the fact that these infused desserts have brought joy to many elders. They appreciate having a delicious treat after dinner that helps alleviate pain and allowed for great sleep. I look at myself as a healer for our community. I've hosted CannaWomen info sesh to bring the knowledge and awareness to our community to end the stigma."