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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christy oldham
About christy oldham
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. “Barracuda” is a social message film about normal professional men who are also pedophiles and rapists. She wrote, produced and directed the film 7 years before the #metoo movement. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series. “Vape Warz” is streaming on Amazon Video Direct in the UK and USA. She lives in Los Angeles.

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