By: Christy Oldham
14, Feb 2017
Former Marine, Emmy Award-winning TV personality, radio talk show host and actor, Montel Williams has used cannabis products to effectively manage his symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) since his diagnosis with the disease in 1999.
Williams has been instrumental in helping build awareness for the benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of chronic illnesses for almost two decades and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the signature CannaCool Lounge event at Casa Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles on February 9th, 2017.
Hosted by NFL Super Bowl champ Marvin Washington and presented by Women Abuv Ground (WAG), The CannaCool Lounge is a distinguished, upscale celebrity-driven event, giving cannabis connoisseurs an opportunity to enjoy the various offerings of the healing herb. Many celebrities and cannabis professionals were in attendance to support Montel and to explore products from new brands as leading authorities in the cannabis-infused sectors of health, lifestyle, beauty and food. Guests enjoyed cannabis-infused edibles and drinks, as well as live entertainment and a Canna-Catwalk fashion show, presented by Fusion Event Designs.
For the 420-friendly community, this signature, lifestyle lounge offers cannabis connoisseurs a chance to explore new brands as well as cannabis-infused food and drinks. Chef Andrea Drummond of Elevation VIP and Chef Millie Fernandez aka Rock StarChefz showcase innovative menus, infusing flavorful foods with cannabis, and offering attendees an enjoyable and delicious cuisine experience. Cannabis lovers enjoyed handcrafted, infused edibles by the award-winning brand, incredibles, founded by Bob Eschino. Plus, the CannaCool Lounge featured signature drinks by Dama Tequila as well as a wine bar, hosted by Know Label Wine, founded by Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. A CannaCatwalk runway show, presented by Fusion Event Designs topped the exciting evening of delicious beguilement off!
ABOUT THE CANNACOOL LOUNGE
The CannaCool Lounge is the official launch of Women Abuv Ground (WAG), founded by cannapreneur Bonita “Bo” Money. WAG is a professional cannabis networking organization, dedicated to educating and empowering people in the emerging cannabis industry. As a “purveyor of pot,” Money is thrilled to present this event on the heels of passage of Prop 64, which legalizes recreational cannabis in California for adults 21 and over.
The CannaCool Lounge is sponsored by LenitivLabs, founded by Montel Williams, Isodiol, headed by Marvin Washington, and CannaClear Extracts. Big shout out to social media influencer Olivia Alexander and cannapreneur Sailene Ossman (a.k.a. Mama Sailene of “Smoke in the Kitchen With Mama Sailene” on MERRY JANE’s YouTube channel), BlazeNow app and To Whom It May cannabis chocolates.
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