The cannabis industry has come a long way in a short time, but old prejudices toward marijuana linger worse than a whiff of skunk weed, according to Zane Witzel - Founder and CEO of Cannador, which manufactures high-end storage products and accessories for the cannabis lifestyle market.
"The biggest misconception is that marijuana is an addictive substance," Witzel told Civilized recently. "I still have conversations with people outside of the industry discussing the health benefits of cannabis in an effort to debunk false and misleading information about addiction," he added.
Witzel also told us about the perfect way to vape, his go-to fix for the munchies, his advice for Donald Trump and more in the Q-and-A posted below.
What is one change you'd like to see happen in the cannabis industry?
I would like to see cultivators bank with FDIC insured banks, but that will require descheduling. Perhaps a more feasible short-term change would be to allow more studies accepted by the DEA and FDA because that will catalyze legislation.
What is your go-to munchie?
Dim sum and tea. I could live on that snack.
What's your favorite way to consume cannabis?
I love to vape and keep the temperature somewhat low, so I can taste the flavors. I used to enjoy water-pipes when I was younger, but now I prefer something more subtle.
Do you have a message for Donald Trump or Jeff Sessions? What would that message be?
I would say to President Trump, “Keep your promise on letting states decide their future and not the federal government.” I would say to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “Surround yourself with more people who are well informed on cannabis. Seek out opposing viewpoints, compared to those currently held by your closest colleagues.”
About Cannador: Cannador, uniquely designed airtight cannabis storage boxes for short and long-term storage, preserves your top shelf cannabis by controlling humidity at the perfect ratio to maintain and enhance freshness and taste. Cannador’s mission is to develop and build high end, innovative storage products that keep your contents safe and fresh. Cannador plants one tree for every purchase via Plant-It 2020.