From Testing For Chemical Weapons To Pain Relief With CBD. Andrea Holmes Shares Her Story

May 5, 2019 | Uncategorized

In this episode Andrea Holmes shares her journey from creating an app for testing for chemicals to now working with a start up delivering pain relief through CBD.

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