As many of you know, I do an IGTV interview for ‘Backdoor Marketing with Jessica’ every Friday at 4:20 on https://www.instagram.com/nuglofficial.
December 4th was quickly approaching when I was told we would be replacing my scheduled interviewee with a woman by the name of ‘Nicole Aniston’.
“Hmmm sounds familiar…” I thought to myself, but I couldn’t quite place her. A couple of taps on the keyboard and the “ah-ha!’ moment happened. I was scheduled to interview a legendary adult entertainer, who just so happens to be a CBD and Cannabis advocate. Obviously, I’m in. I immediately picked up the phone and dialed the number listed on our introductory group chat thread, eager and inquisitive, and admittedly a bit skeptical. So many celebrity types have jumped into the cannabis space hoping to ride the train to additional fame, I wondered what I should expect.
Nicole answered the phone, with a notably comfortable and friendly tone. I introduced myself and asked a couple of questions to gauge her interest in the industry. Almost immediately, and the longer I listened, I heard a genuine passion for not only CBD & Cannabis, but overall health and wellness. She became more enveloped in the conversation with each question I asked, and soon it felt like I was talking to someone I had known for years. This girl was sharp as a tack. Then it happened; the conversation that made me think to myself, “We’re going to get along juuuuuust fine.” Psychedelic Mushrooms. Not only are we both wildly interested in their benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing, we’re both on the same track to micro-dosing.
Friday has finally arrived and its 4:20. I was camping in the middle of Washington at the time, and with the lake view behind me, I go live waiting for Nicole to join. Nicole jumps in; I see that she’s in her car, and wonder I how this is going to go, but I’m pleasantly surprised when I realize that her attention to the conversation is all in. She’s an open book and easy to talk to. She tells us that she has been working on a multitude of products under the working label ‘Atana Wellness’, and as she describes the line, I want everything. She tells me it’s going to be a full spectrum CBD proprietary blend for morning, evening and an immunity formula, and as she lists the ingredients, my supplement obsessed brain begins to light up. This sounds amazing to say he least. At this point, I decide to go out on a limb, and ask her live on air if she would be willing to be my first guest for an all new podcast series I will be doing for NUGL, beginning in January. Moreover: “Nicole Aniston… will you micro-dose with me?” She replies a resounding “Yes!”
I have a feeling this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Atana Wellness IG: https://instagram.com/atanawellness
Nicole Aniston https://instagram.com/realnicoleaniston