After a long career in the Music Industry and the corporate world, Matt became an RN at the age of 38 years old. In the last 20 years, this Kansas City native has been involved in various areas of nursing ranging from the OR, Telemetry, Case Management, pre-op and just recently left the Oncology field to pursue his passions in the Cannabis Industry.
A child of the sixties, Matt has always had an awareness of Cannabis and in 2014 he was introduced to CBD. It was then that he began his educational journey on CBD, and the Cannabis plant and all of its amazing medicinal benefits. Matt is also a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association as well as the Cannabis Nurses network. He also stays current on new educational topics and all the many changes taking place in the Industry.
At Hemp Haven, Matt is our Cannabis Nurse Educator and spends time not only educating our customers, but most importantly, our whole organization from storeowners to their staff as well. Our mission is to make sure we are providing the proper education to our customers regarding which one of our products will be best suited for their specific needs as well as dosing instructions and any other information they may need answers too.
Just like many Americans, Jay Humfeld and Danielle Friedrich were stuck in their day jobs, unhappy. Danielle was in the medical field, managing multiple practices. Jay worked in sales and training management for Corporate America. At 29, Danielle lost her sister and suffered from severe anxiety and depression and before long started having panic attacks. Jay was very active playing sports, diving, and practicing martial arts but suffered from severe back pain. After two back surgeries, he still wasn’t able to find full relief and get back doing the things he loved. Then they both found CBD and it changed their lives.
After using CBD for some time and seeing the benefits, they decided to start their own website to sell CBD. They soon realized that people wanted to talk to someone, ask questions, touch the product, simple things that a website couldn’t offer. So after many late nights of deep discussions, they decides to roll the dice and give up their full time jobs and open Hemp Haven. Less than 30 days after opening their doors, they had sold 2 additional franchises. Franchising was never really a consideration, but just like they learned from the website, people wanted more in person interaction. Fast forward to present day after being open only 10 months, they now have 12 stores and are looking for more franchises. Their goal is to be the largest CBD franchise in the country. They have streamlined the process for new owners, and offer support and guidance allowing new locations to start out successful.