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ByMieko Perez

Business Ventures on the Horizon ft. former NFL player, Turk Mcbride

 February 22, 2021 | By Mieko Hester-Perez

photo courtesy of Turk McBride

Turk Mcbride recently sat down with Mieko Perez to discuss how he is pioneering change in the cannabis industry.

Turk Mcbride is a former NFL defensive end who started his football career playing at the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his seven year NFL career, Turk played for the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Bears before retiring in 2013. He later attended the University of Miami and received his MBA.

Upon retiring from the league, Turk made the permanent move to California where he became exposed to the medicinal cannabis industry and studied the medical benefits of the whole plant, including cannabidiol (CBD).

As Turk saw many of his NFL heroes diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), he correlated the benefits of cannabis, specifically, CBD in assisting those diagnosed. He not only began advocating for the use of CBD in retired players, but he sought opportunities to become part of the solution. Turk explored intricacies of the medicinal cannabis market in California. He partnered with experts and immersed himself in learning every aspect of the industry.

In 2016, Mcbride founded Global Research Ventures (GRV) with a mission to provide industry leading genetics, cultivation, formulation and research for the advancement of responsible and therapeutic cannabis use.

1. As a former professional athlete, what inspired you to enter the California cannabis business sector?

Lack of representation in the cannabis industry inspired me to enter this sector. I did one year of due diligence trying to find a mentor in the industry. It was extremely difficult to find any minorities and anyone under the age of 40. The opportunity of being a pioneer in a new emerging industry also propelled me to enter.

2. In the next 5 years, where do you see Global Research Ventures making an impact? And why?

In 5 years, GRV will be making a global impact by assisting minorities and disenfranchised people to gain an opportunity to get in the cannabis space. The resources and blessings from my previous career in the NFL enabled me to experience the opportunities in cannabis I have today. In the same manner, I will use any opportunity I have to facilitate any mentorship or job creation and pass along the blessings I’ve received.

3. If you were able to tour a cannabis analytics lab, what are some of your interest and why?

If I had the opportunity to tour a lab I would love to see the process of uncovering the terpenoid profiles. These molecules are the most important parts of the plant’s biology. They determine the taste, smell and high. As a cultivator, this feedback is crucial in helping us optimize the plant’s performance.

Website: GRV Global Research Ventures

Instagram: @turkmcbride @GRV (Global Research Ventures)

ByMieko Perez

High Jinx Host Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti sat down with Ricky Williams professional NFL player and got to hear how cannabis impacted his life.

High Jinx Episode 2 Hosted by Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti
High Jinx Episode 2 Hosted by Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti

February 19, 2021   |   Executive Producer of Cannabis Content, Infused Digital Mieko Hester-Perez

At Infused Digital, you never know who you will run into at the studio, as we continue to enforce covid mask polices, the soft spoken voices of giants can’t stay hidden in our hallways. If, you have ever wanted to “feel” the true definition of being “high off of life” Mr. Williams, will not disappoint you. His aura is felt as soon as he walks in the door and his humbleness right down to his Vans footwear will let you know – he’s either going to be “spot on” with your astrology chart or challenge you on a gaming console of his choice…or both.

It was a pleasure to meet Ricky Williams, the man behind RW Wellness Herbal.

Let’s talk about High Jinx, meeting Mr. Williams

High Jinx was filmed at Cannabis Capitol, a division of Infused Digital with host Adam Ill and Co-Host Angela Mazzanti both sat down with Ricky Williams ( @williams ) professional NFL player and got to hear how cannabis impacted his life. We saw clips from the #CannabisCommunityand the #NFLand learned how he went from being the best running back in history, to losing over $10million at the height of his career for smoking weed. Check out what #RickyWilliamshad to share on Episode 2 of #HighJinx​.

Cannabis Capitol is a division of Infused Digital a full-service marketing and content creation agency headquartered in Los Alamitos, California specializing in crafting and implementing marketing communication programs, producing original video and digital content, developing social media presence and delivering lifestyle channel programming. Since its founding in 2007, Infused has developed successful campaigns for a variety of industries, including: cannabis and CBD, art and culture, entertainment, festivals and events, real estate, and small businesses. Currently, the company has achieved more than 67 million unique views of its digital content and counting. For more information, visit https://infuseddigital.com.

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Special thanks to @angela_mazzanti @gethigheverywhere