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I Will Always Love the Diary?

What's the connection between The Bodyguard, BestBuds Dispensary, and Mari's diary?

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Episode Summary

In the 1990s, it felt like the whole world had Rachel Marron fever. Whitney’s voice was everyone. During this episode, which happens to fall on an important cannabis holiday, Brandon and Angela are joined by Amanda Terpstra, owner of BestBuds, a dispensary located in Woodbury, NJ, to explore an entry from July 14, 1993. The movie The Bodyguard has taken the world by storm and Mari had a lot to say about how this movie has influenced how people see her and the fam. Amanda, Brandon, and Angela cover Frankenstein arms at middle school dances, navigating the realities of stigma as a parent, and the origin of the word stoned. Mari’s entry helps them consider just how much subtle messaging about cannabis shapes what people associate with the plant and the people who consume it. Mari reinforced the lesson: how we talk about cannabis, the actual words, very much matters.

About Amanda Terpstra

Amanda Terpstra is the Co-Founder and CEO of BestBuds, a Women and Hispanic owned adult-use dispensary in Woodbury, NJ. She is an experienced business professional with 15 years in Private Wealth Management and 5 years in the Cannabis industry. As a wife and mother, her passion for cannabis extends beyond business; Amanda is committed to empowering women in cannabis and advocating for work-life balance, leveraging the supportive qualities of cannabis as a holistic approach to well-being.

About BestBuds

BestBuds is a Women and Hispanic owned adult-use dispensary opening in Woodbury, NJ this Summer. As the winners of several social equity awards, BestBuds is committed to supporting the underrepresented community of Women and Hispanics in the cannabis space while focusing on eliminating the stigma around cannabis through a multi-disciplinary approach. Our core values of customer service, care, and community shine through in all that we do. After all, What’s Life Without Your BestBud!


Podcast Overview for “Use This As You See Fit: The Diary of Mari” 

When Angela received an old diary in the mail, she had no idea who sent it or why it was delivered to her. She enlisted the help of her friend Brandon to solve the mystery.  From there, the pair set out to explore the intriguing entries in an attempt to discover the identity of the anonymous sender and figure out what they should do with the thick, leather-bound book filled with stories that all seem to have one thing in common...cannabis. Each episode features a fun and interesting investigation of a different entry.  In Season 2, a variety of passionate cannabis professionals join the duo to talk history, mystery, and all things marijuana to get some answers about the diary. One thing that Angela and Brandon now know for certain - through each discussion they discover a little more about the mysterious diary author, Ms. Mari Juana.  New episodes drop on the 4th and the 20th of each month, April to September.  

Interested in staying connected? Follow Mari on IG @diaryofmari.

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