Cannabis Community Honors MONTEL WILLIAMS for Medical Cannabis Advocacy

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Montel Williams and Bonita "Bo" Money. PHOTO CREDIT: Donna Dymally Photography
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By: Christy Oldham

14, Feb 2017

Los Angeles-

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.

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Montel Williams

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.

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Montel Williams and Bonita “Bo”Money, Founder of Women Abuv Ground. PHOTO CREDIT: Photos by Donna Dymally Photography

Every hour, someone in the world is diagnosed with MS, a life-threatening chronic disease that attacks the nervous system. Other celebrities who have been diagnosed with MS include Jack Osbourne, Walter Williams, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ann Romney, Teri Garr and the iconic comedian Richard Pryor.
Here are some of the highlights from the CannaCool Lounge:
Former NFL player Boo Williams. PHOTO CREDIT: Donna Dymally Photography

Former NFL player Boo Williams. PHOTO CREDIT: Donna Dymally Photography

Collective Collection Founder Aja Fonseca. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Collective Collection Founder Aja Fonseca-Arnold. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Cannabis Talk 101 did live interviews during the event. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Cannabis Talk 101 did live interviews during the event. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

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Civil Rights Attorney Lisa Bloom, TV Host Rolonda Watts and retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey. PHOTO CREDIT: Donna Dymally Photography

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Actress Vanessa Williams. PHOTO CREDIT: Donna Dymally Photography

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Lisa Molyneux, founder of Know Label. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Entertainer Chuy Bravo and friend. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Entertainer Chuy Bravo and friend. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

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!

incredibles staff Rich Gracial, Yvonne Pena and Theresa Ramirez. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

incredibles staff Rich Gracial, Yvonne Pena and Theresa Ramirez. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

DankTank's Jumane Redway. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

DankTank’s Jumane Redway. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Founder of Queenie Vanessa Colonna with assistant Melissa. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Founder of Queenie Vanessa Colonna with assistant Melissa. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Celebrity photographer Clinton H. Wallace & actress Tanjareen Martin Thomas. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Celebrity photographer Clinton H. Wallace & actress Tanjareen Martin Thomas were spotted on the red carpet. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Canna clear rep Isabel Garcia. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Canna clear rep Isabel Garcia. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

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.

WAG rep Donna Todd: WAG empowers cannapreneurs to reach their dreams in the Cannabis industry. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

WAG rep Donna Todd: WAG empowers cannapreneurs to reach their dreams in the Cannabis industry. Photo by: DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

For more information about WAG, click HERE

 “Write down three things that you’ve done good every day”, Montel Williams told Kathie Lee Gifford on the Today show recently.  Know the signs and symptoms of MS! Click HERE for more info.   

 

 

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About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer, actress and published author and a serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of Demi Goddess Pictures, a Los Angeles based Independent American film production company and its subsidiary media company Demi Goddess Chronicle and the e-liquid vapor alternative Demigoddess Vape and CEO of the pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service which provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She wrote, produced, directed and starred in the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. An animal activist and champion of woman empowerment, she penned and self-published the book Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog and donates proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. Finley is currently in development as a movie. An avid storyteller, she just completed her latest project "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series that she wrote, produced and directed. "Vape Warz" will be streaming on YouTube, Amazon and Vimeo in the summer of 2017.

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