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Craving for a cannabis treat for the holiday season, but don’t want to wait until edible products can be purchased in store? You can make your own at home. We are here to teach you how with cannabis cooking legend, The Wellness Soldier.
Who is The Wellness Soldier?
Cody Lindsay, also known as The Wellness Soldier, is Canada’s leading cannabis cooking educator with a focus on helping veterans. He has been featured on Bong Appetit, Leafly, Lift&Co., CLN, CBC, CTV and more.
Cody has been a chef for 20 years. He learned to be a cook while serving in the Canadian military. As part of his service, he was deployed on two tours in 2001 and 2005. Cody started using cannabis for medicinal purposes to treat his anxiety upon returning home from his deployment. Since exiting the military, he has earned his Red Seal chef certification and has worked in a variety of fine dining establishments.
Ultimately, he was dismissed from the military in 2007 for his cannabis use. Shortly after his dismissal, he noticed that Veterans Affairs Canada covered medical cannabis through their insurance program. He started researching the medical benefits of cannabis and eventually created “The Wellness Soldier” to spread his newfound knowledge. He quickly received an outpour of support and interest from the veteran community about cooking with cannabis. Cody, with the help of his wife, then began to develop cookbooks, courses and digital content to educate and inform his niche audience of canna-curious veterans.
The Wellness Soldier is an organization that teaches veterans how to cook with and consume cannabis. Cody and his team help raise awareness for a variety of cannabis brands and organizations while informing and educating the veteran community.
Cody travels across Canada to spread his knowledge by performing on-stage demonstrations at a variety of cannabis and culinary expositions. Cody performed his first cannabis infused cooking demonstration at the very first Lift expo in Toronto. Since then, he has built a following, brand and reputation on teaching people how to cook with the plant.
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