The Marijuana Show Season 3 Contestant – Mark Restelli
Hwy Brands and CannTrade
Mark is a former professional football player who sustained a career ending foot injury while playing for the Miami Dolphins. It took a total of 4 surgeries over a 3 year period to get his foot back into functional shape. Realizing cannabis was the only medication that could safely relieve the pain from 20 years of football injuries, he dove headlong into the cannabis industry at the close of his professional athletic career.
He soon discovered that cannabis would be his lifelong passion. Mark earned a degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Viticulture from California Polytechnic State University. Mark spent the last 5 years working in the medical cannabis industry. He started growing cannabis in his garage and used his skills in design and marking to develop medical cannabis products for several shops and brands. In 2014, Mark founded Plant 2 Products, a collective that is now in the final stages of building and licensing its edible production facility.
Most recently, Mark co-founded Hwy Brands, “The Cliff Bar” of the Cannabis Industry in a CBD and THC version, and CannTrade, a software company whose focus is to connect cannabis business and provide them with resources and services to get their products out across the state. CannTrade is currently operating in California and Arizona.
From the Web Site,
“Join The Edible REvolution
HWY Bars are humble and transparent, yet flavorful and stimulating. We wanted to create a Paleo edible line to provide the Cannabis Community with all the pleasures of traditional edibles, without any of the guilt. Our ingredients are whole, our extracts are clean, and our mission is Adventure. Join our edible revolution and find your HWY.
HWY Bars are Naturally Paleo, which means that they do not contain any highly processed ingredients, grains, gluten, soy, refined sugars, or preservatives. The bars are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, as they do contain honey, and are composed of simple, nutritious, superfood ingredients. Within the edible space of the Cannabis Industry, we noticed that the majority of edibles were simply vessels for cannabinoids, and the quality of the vessel was generally overlooked because ultimately, consumers wanted the end result effects of the cannabinoids. With the HWY Bars, we envisioned creating a healthy, delicious food product that just so happened to have cannabinoids in it, rather than yet another unhealthy, overly processed, sugary vessel. Now consumers can enjoy an edible product that not only contains ingredients that help strengthen our own Endocannabinoid System, they are able to consume a healthy, satiating edible product that has amazing cannabinoids at the same time.”