Metal Meets Holistic Healing
Article by Dustin Hoxworth and Beard Bros.
One of the many reasons people all over the planet love Cannabis and the culture surrounding it is that it simply brings us all together; “Cannabis Culture Welcomes Us All”. Cannabis provides opportunities for interaction, connection, communication, and a way for us to get to know each other on a personal level.
That’s why when Jeff and Bill Levers of Beard Bros Pharms asked if I’d be interested in interviewing a highly successful musician, Cannabis advocate, and business owner, I jumped at the chance. I thought, what could be better than getting an opportunity to connect with a fellow musician and Cannabis lover on a deeper level? So, that’s exactly what I did, and what a beautiful conversation it turned out to be!
Most of us who are a part of the Cannabis community or in the industry understand just how much music encompasses our culture. For decades now, we’ve seen the intersection of art, music, and Cannabis become a much more mainstream occurrence. From Bob Marley and Peter Tosh to Willy Nelson and Snoop Dogg, and so many others, musicians have been a part of creating portions of Cannabis Culture for a very long time. And I only see that growing as legalization and normalization continue around the globe.
From Reggae to Hip Hop, to Jazz, Country, Folk, and Rock, music and Cannabis are synonymous, but what does it take to have a truly successful crossover from music into the Cannabis industry these days? Believe it or not, I found the perfect answers came from METAL.
No, I don’t mean the material; I mean Ivan Moody from the Metal band Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP). Ivan is not only the extremely powerful vocalist of one of the most successful Metal bands in the world but over the last few years; he’s pulled together an amazing team of talented and passionate Cannabis culture folks to help him create a successful Cannabis brand and company called Moody’s Medicinals, where health and wellness is THE focus.
When Ivan and I began our conversation, he immediately set the tone by allowing me to introduce myself. He was genuinely interested and curious. From that point, the questions I had ready went out the window, and we both just talked like we’d been friends for years. We learned that we have a lot in common, from family to skateboarding to music, even our age, and of course, our love for the plant. That’s what Cannabis does; it helps to break down barriers, understand, be more empathetic, and relate to each other on a deeper level. I could tell quickly that I could just sit and talk with Ivan for hours and that I was in for a special treat.
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