A Kelowna-based hemp company will be featured on a new William Shatner-led television show about the science behind marijuana.
The Medical Review is a show that travels across the world to investigate “meaningful updates on the most important health and medical advances,” according to its website.
William Shatner will be hosting the show.
The show’s producer reached out to Brynn Jones, at Kelowna-based J/W Mariceuticals, to help find professionals in British Columbia who are knowledgeable about pot science.
In addition, Jones’ company, which sells hemp products in both retail and wholesale, will be featured in the show.
Jones said they chose his relatively new company to be a part of the show because of the way his website was set up.
“It was the way our website was presented and the approach that we took,” Jones said. “I’m not trying to say our products prevent cancer, or cure cancer, or any these other ridiculous things. He (the show’s producer) said when he was looking at the Canadian industry, there’s either no information on what’s going on, or people making grandiose claims. And he said we were the first one that he came to that he felt comfortable with … that seemed to be the most put together and the most diverse.”
J/W Mariceuticals is the brainchild of Brynn Jones and Jason Weber. They began the company in May 2014, and were originally hoping to set up a medical marijuana company.
As they looked into the industry, they decided because of the legal gray area it currently sits in, it would be better to get into it after the federal election once the industry’s future is better known.
Because of this, they have moved in the direction of hemp products, like protein powders and oils, that Jones says carries different health benefits.
Jones is helping the TV show investigate many of the claims of hemp and marijuana advocates through scientific research.
Jones didn't know details of when they would be filming or when the show is expected to air, as they are still in the early stages.