New Highs Plant Podium: Christina de Giovanni

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New Highs’ Plant Podium features women from all walks of life, taking us to places we are yet to experience, teaching us new activities, and talking through rough patches, these women all encompass facets of being a true leader.

From plant medicine and mind, body, lifestyle, to music and small business ownership – the women of our Plant Podium are all navigating this world in notable ways.

Christina de Giovanni is a woman pioneering in both journalism and cannabis. She is CEO of Emerald Media Group, publisher of The Emerald Magazine, where she works to bring normalization and social equity to the industry. We got to chat with Christina and learn more about why her work is important to her and how she accomplishes her goals each day!

Christina

What’s your craft?
A journalist by trade, but multi-media publisher by nature.

What’s your favorite part of the day?
I’m a nightcrawler. I get my best ideas late at night when I have peace and my pipe.

What or who inspires you or brings you out of creative fatigue?
I’m a people-watcher. I enjoy looking at all the creatives in my industry and discovering ways we can work together.

How do you think the hemp trend has affected wellness?
I appreciate hemp for all that it can produce, and for bringing our industry into a more socially accepted light. Now that hemp/cannabis isn’t viewed as the “Devils Lettuce” anymore, people (including my mother and grandmother) are much more open and willing to try it. With the public now realizing the detrimental effects of opioids, hemp has arrived not a moment too late!

What’s one tip on how to best integrate CBD into your routine?
I enjoy my nightly CBD facial cream routine. I’ve tried quite a few products over the years and love how I can wash the day off with my favorite industry products.

How do you stay balanced?
I enjoy THC as well as CBD, so I consume both. Everything in moderation, though!

What’s one app you couldn’t live without that’s not social media?
Monday.com is a great resource and work tool for keeping track of business and what needs to get delivered to our audience. I also use the Google Voice app a lot for recording podcasts and interviews.

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We’re so inspired by Christina’s efforts to create inclusive spaces and generate new ideas in the industry. People like her and our other Plant Podium features are truly the future of hemp! Tune in again soon for more women discovering their roots and turning over new leaves.

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