Watch as I chat with the inspirational Garyn Angel, Founder & CEO of Magical Butter. Learn how Garyn went from ordinary money manager to Cannabis Industry Superstar and get insight into the mindset that has made him so successful.
Built on a Desire to Help Others
He was just an ordinary money manger until his passion for helping others propelled him into the cannabis industry. It all started in a bid to help a friend suffering from Crohn’s Disease. That’s when Garyn realized there was no practical way to prepare cannabis edibles at home, so he invented the Magical Butter Machine.
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The Magical Butter Machine is a revolutionary appliance that has transformed the way patients prepare edibles at home. It’s is an easy to operate device; simply add cannabis and butter (or try this amazing ghee) and press the start button. In no time, patients have potent cannabutter, ready to include in gourmet edibles. Without the Magical Butter Machine, preparing edibles at home is tedious and time-consuming.
Garyn realized his invention could help others, especially cannabis patients, “As I started to create it, I realized how well it worked and how big of a problem this was on a global scale,” and thus he launched his business, Magical Butter, selling the devices around the world and building a supportive virtual community for his clients. “You don’t just get a product with us. You get an incredible team that when you need help, you can call and we’re there to answer your questions. You get the support community of all of our other loving good hearts that have combined forces around the world to be ambassadors and help other people.”
Garyn credits his success to his passion for helping others. When discussing his previous career as a money manager, he elaborates, “I was great at that career, but this is really where my passion is. I wake up in the morning every day at 4:00 AM, I can’t wait to get to work. And this is an industry where you can really help people and that’s the reward in life.”
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Garyn’s been blessed with many rewards as the result of his dedication. He’s recognized as a leader by organizations around the world, and as his bio states, “his work with medical marijuana landed him a spot on the exclusive CNBC NEXT List of global business visionaries alongside CEOs from companies like Apple, Netflix and Tesla.”
Garyn isn’t exaggerating when he says, “I live full throttle, but I think you get out of life what you put into it. So I put it all in.” In addition to serving as CEO of Magical Butter, Garyn is Founder & Director of the Shunde Polytechnic Creative Center a collaboration with the People’s Republic of China Education Department; he’s the Chief Strategy Officer at Ananda Scientific; he’s the founder of Magical Butter’s charity, Cheers to Goodness; he sits on the Cabinet of the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida; and he’s a contributor to Entrepreneur.
Despite the variety in his focus, Garyn is committed to the people he helps, and he has big plans for Magical Butter. “We’re a brand that plans to be around forever and to do that, it requires that you get depth to the relationship. These aren’t customers, these are our partners.”
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His advice to others? “For anyone who’s listening, regardless of your industry or what it is you’re about in life, that’s how you win–focus on helping people, and the fruit that falls off that tree, it’s enough to share with everyone.”
About Garyn Angel
Garyn Angel is an inventor and philanthropist
from Port Richey, Florida. He is an inspirational leader and advocate for
international cannabis law reform, and his work with medical marijuana landed
him a spot on the exclusive CNBC NEXT List of global business visionaries
alongside CEOs from companies like Apple, Netflix and Tesla.
Garyn created the first self-contained herbal
extraction appliance for at-home use: MagicalButter—a device that takes
cannabis from flower to high-quality infusions with consistency, allowing
patients of medical cannabis simple, safe and smoke-free alternatives. Garyn is
Founder & Director of the Shunde Polytechnic Creative Center a
collaboration with the People’s Republic of China Education Department. The center
combines modern science, devices, and traditional Chinese medicine. Over the
past year, MagicalButter’s charity, Cheers to Goodness, has supported patients
on multiple continents.
As Chief Strategy Officer at Ananda
Scientific, Garyn works with a team of top scientists from Hebrew University on
novel nano delivery vehicles for cannabinoids and other plant-derived
His leadership extends beyond business, he volunteers as a community mentor and is an active problem solver. Garyn sits on the Cabinet of the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and he recently began guest writing for Entrepreneur.
Connect with Garyn
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Jessie Gill, RN: 00:23 Hi, I’m Jessie, a Cannabis
Nurse and the founder of Marijuana Mommy and you’re watching Patients are the
Proof, where we talk about the real health benefits of cannabis. Today I’m
talking with Garyn Angel. Garyn is an inventor and philanthropist from Port
Richey, Florida. He’s an inspirational leader and advocate for international cannabis
law reform and his work with medical marijuana landed him a spot on the
exclusive CNBC Next list of global business visionaries alongside CEOs from
companies like apple, Netflix, and Tesla. Garyn created the first self
contained herbal extraction appliance for at home use, Magical Butter, a device
that takes cannabis from flower to high-quality infusions with consistency,
allowing patients of medical cannabis, simple, safe and smoke free
alternatives. Garyn is the founder and director of the Shunde Polytechnic
Creative Center, a collaboration with the People’s Republic of China Education
Department. The center combines modern science, devices, and traditional
Chinese medicine. Over the past year. Magical Butter’s charity, Cheers to
Goodness, has supported patients on multiple continents. As chief strategy
officer at Annada Scientific, Garyn, works with a team of top scientists from
Hebrew University on novel nanodelivery vehicles for cannabinoids and other
plant drive compounds. His leadership extends beyond business. He volunteers as
a community mentor and is an active problem solver. Garyn sits on the cabinet
of the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and he recently
began guest writing for entrepreneur. Garyn, you are busy!
Garyn Angel: 02:10 I live full throttle but I
think you get out of life, what you put into it. So I put it all in.
Jessie Gill, RN: 02:16 Ah, that’s beautiful. I
love that. Thank you so much for making time for me today. I truly appreciate
it cause I know you are going nonstop.
Garyn Angel: 02:24 Thanks for having me. I
love your message, your community, what you do. So it’s nice. It’s nice to join
Jessie Gill, RN: 02:30 Thank you. Um, so gosh, I
don’t even know where to start. I’d love to hear a little bit about the
beginning and how you–I read that you were a financial planner, right? Before
your cannabis magical empire. You were a financial planner?
Garyn Angel: 02:45 I was a money manager and I
thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great space. I learned a lot about life and
capital, the capital markets. I was great at that career, but this is really
where my passion is. I wake up in the morning every day at 4:00 AM, I can’t
wait to get to work. And this is an industry where you can really help people
and that’s the reward in life. Capitol rewards are, are kind of empty after
you’ve had them. And if you can in life, as soon as you’ve had enough of a capital
reward, start to go towards the reward of goodness, where everything you do is
just a beautiful ripple in life.
Jessie Gill, RN: 03:28 I love that. And you know,
you’re one of my favorite people to follow on social media because, I mean you
are so positive. You’re so inspirational. Like, not only are you a leader in
the community in the cannabis industry, but I mean you really, really inspire.
I love your #TogetherWeWin Hashtag. But how did it start? How did you invent
the Magical Butter Machine? Cause it’s, it’s one of the most phenomenal
inventions for patients who are at home, especially here in New Jersey. We
don’t have access to ready-made edibles. We have flower only and we have to
make it at home. What inspired you? How did you come up with it?
Garyn Angel: 04:08 It was out of necessity. I
had a friend who had Crohn’s disease. He was looking for a way to ingest
cannabinoids as a dietary essential to help combat his inflammation and there
was no turnkey push button way to do this and that’s what inspired the process.
As I started to create it and realize how well it worked and how big of a
problem this was on a global scale, like you just mentioned, the New Jersey
market place, there’s a lack of edibles. You have entire countries now like
Canada where cannabis is legal and there is no edibles. There is a challenge
for people who really want these dietary essential in their daily consumption.
A) it’s expensive at a dispensary. B) a lot of times you’re limited for how
many milligrams you can put in for dose. And C) there’s just a lack of access
and regulatory affairs clarity. So as you can have your own plant that’s a
tested material and you can make your own oils and butters and tinctures and
skincare products. In reality, it stretches your, your imagination from
brownies and cookies, which probably aren’t the healthiest thing to consume
every day, to soups, sauces and salad dressings. And that’s, that’s where my
Jessie Gill, RN: 05:25 That’s amazing. I mean
it’s, it’s just so beneficial to so many people. And I think, you touched on
having the tested and also people are able to do strain specific edibles as
well with this. They can just use whatever specific product works for them,
whatever specific flower, they can turn it into, whatever they want it to be.
Garyn Angel: 05:45 When people start ingesting
cannabinoids, it has a profound impact on their overall well-being. Many
different facets of it. Look in reality when you ingest, cannabinoids, and
specifically THC, the molecule converts from Delta 9 THC to 11 Hydroxy THC whch
is a more potent cannabinoid and you’re going to going to have a much longer
experience with it, and sometimes a lot more intense. So walk into the process
of eating edibles. But when you do and, and you’re able to find the dosage that
works for you, the mental clarity that you get and the energy, it really does
wonders for the human body. Just feeding your endocannabinoid system improves
your immune system. And if we can just get people to start to think along the
lines of “we’re eating things, but why are we eating them?” What are
the molecules within the food groups? Look past your simple nutrition and
really get into the molecular response. You know, trigger an uptake of
anandamide and really get your body functioning in bliss.
Jessie Gill, RN: 07:00 I love that. I think, you
know, one of the biggest challenges that we face when we approach this as a
medicine is that people have no idea what the endocannabinoid system is or that
it even exists. And as a nurse in nursing school, they don’t teach that. They
don’t talk about it, they don’t talk about it in medical school. So I love that
you mentioned that and how important it is because it is the system that all
other systems are built on. And when it goes out of balance, you have a lot of
issue. Eating cannabinoids, or ingesting cannabinoids can kind of help bring it
back into balance. But you mentioned that it creates clarity. And I think
that’s really important too because you know, cannabis isn’t just like an
entertainment thing. It’s something–it’s a tool that helps you expand your
life and expand your health
Garyn Angel: 07:50 Without question. These are
all tools. Caffeine is a tool. All of these are our compounds and they help
you, and they help you in different ways, but understand how your body reacts
to it. Also make sure that you abstain from these compounds for weeks
throughout the year. I think it’s important that at least, you know, and for me
it’s about two months of the year where I don’t use cannabis, I don’t use
coffee, I don’t use alcohol. And I go through these different spots where it’s
all about just focusing on connecting with the earth, running, getting my lungs
and everything, going. Making sure there’s complete mental clarity. When you’re
using these different stimulants to help give you an edge in life, right?
Whether it’s making you happier or more energy or improving your microbiome,
whatever the KPI is for you, whatever it is you’re really focused on, it’s also
important, I think that you come back to ground zero, let the body find a new
equilibrium and then titrate back into a diet. So it’s, it’s kind of like
fasting from cannabinoids, if you will. I think that that’s not discussed
enough and people don’t take breaks and then they flood their system with
cannabinoids all the time, their cellular receptors start to pull in and
they’re not getting that same desirable effect. It’s important to kind of keep
your body guessing, but keep it with the right nutrients in the right
molecules. Know where you’re at, and take your foot off the gas pedal and then
put it on. Take your foot off the gas pedal and then put it on. Just like, when
you’re working out, you know, if you, if you do biceps all day, it’s obvious
you skipped leg day. So it’s important to let the body function on its own. You
know, let it do biceps, then legs and then take a break.
Jessie Gill, RN: 09:49 That’s great. You know, you
don’t hear people talk about that at all, especially in the industry. You know,
and right along with that, and you mentioned this earlier about dosing, I
imagine you in the world of edibles encounter this a lot. Patients who, you
know, the first time or, or even maybe not the first time, they eat too much
and then they have a bad experience. Like what is your words of warning for new
people who are just starting to approach edibles.
Garyn Angel: 10:19 I mean, I hate to use the
alcohol comparison cause it’s such a bad comparison. One is in an inflammatory;
ones an anti-inflammatory. One seems to have tremendous health benefits for
you, while one has limited-if any-health benefits for you. But in reality, the
experience that many people have had with edibles is parallel to what they did
on alcohol. The first in adolescence when they drank 15 beers and threw up into
a fire, they do the same thing with brownies. They eat too many brownies and
then they’re sick. It’s really about no FOMO, right. If you didn’t get the
experience you expected, don’t eat more; wait until tomorrow. And that’s where
the challenge becomes. It’s titrating up, knowing that we’re adults and we’re
approaching this for a longevity, not to get high. And getting high as great.
I’m all for it. Like people should have their mental release go dance all
weekend long. I love it. It’s great. It’s beautiful, right? The food’s better.
Sex is great. All of that’s tremendous and I think that’s important. But if
you’re really trying to find this for a medical application, you scale into it,
you titrate into it, it starts small. And also I do think try to stay away from
the brownies and the cookies. Try to go to soups, sauces, and salad dressings.
It’s much better for you to consume your nutrients in a good caloric intake
where you’re eating wholesome foods and you’re feeding your microbiome. This is
a chance to get ahead and promote longevity. If you, if you use your mind right
and you approach this, instead of having a beer and chicken wings because that’s
your release, you can have a soup and a sauce and a salad dressing and really
eat well and get that same effect of having a couple or three beers. But
internally you build your body up instead of breaking it down.
Jessie Gill, RN: 12:27 Yeah, absolutely. And I
think another good way to take it as just, you know, you can make oils in the
Magical Butter Machine and just take them directly or insert them into
capsules. It’s amazing. Like the versatility.
Garyn Angel: 12:40 Topicals, they’re
incredible. And let’s also be realistic. I think that it’s important that
people understand suppositories, play an important role and in the health of
the body, and I know it’s a bad subject because people crack jokes. To me,
healthcare isn’t a joke. I, if somebody is suffering, I don’t care where they
put their medicine, I care that they feel better and that they’re able to be
happy and find relief. I think that’s sad because a lot of people feel shunned
and don’t want to do that because they’re embarrassed. I personally think that
you do whatever you have to do to feel good in life.
Jessie Gill, RN: 13:22 I agree. And for people who
are suffering from like lower digestive disorders like Crohn’s disease and
ulcerative colitis, it can be amazing and offer remarkable relief. Same with
like endometriosis pain, vaginal suppositories can just be like a game changer
for so many people So I love you for bringing that up because you’re right,
people don’t talk about it or people laugh when you mention it. And prostate
cancer, oh my gosh, ovarian cancer, so many that lower digestive issues, the
best way to access it is through those, um, those mucus membranes in the
vaginal and anal area. It’s really a remarkable delivery system and you can
make them using the Magical Butter Machine
Garyn Angel: 14:06 In any potency you’d like.
And you know the raw ingredients. So it’s important that you know, the origins
story of everything you’re doing. That’s where I feel like we’re headed to as a
society, whether that’s the whole foods model, you saw that, now it’s more
local and local and local. I love that. We need to be connected to our food. We
need to know those stories. I think that’s the positivity that our bodies are
thriving for. It’s so much better to tell a story about your fruits and
vegetables then to discuss a Netflix series, right? Like you can really educate
people about the benefits of good nutrition and farming and all of these, all
of these connected things where we’re just sharing good energy with people with
the earth, with plants, connecting to our bodies, our minds, the atmosphere.
We’ve went so far away from that in this digital world. And I like to inspire a
little bit back into that. And for us it starts in the kitchen.
Jessie Gill, RN: 15:08 And it’s, it’s so
important. Like you said, I mean, focusing on nutrition and health and you
know, moving their bodies and I always tell people that cannabis is not a magic
bullet, but it’s something that helps you, you know, get your life back and get
your life together and get it in order. It helps you facilitate meditation or
yoga or just mindful movement, whatever it is that boosts your wellness. So I
love that you guys teach towards the health aspects because you’re right, a lot
of people are just, you know, eating cookies and brownies and calling it
medicine and that’s not necessarily a path to wellness.
Garyn Angel: 15:43 Yeah. And I’m not mad at
it. Bring me a good brownie and cookie. I love it. It’s great. It’s terrific.
But for sustainability and to have a regenerative life, I’d just as soon have
have an incredible salad and I feel good eating the salad because I know I’m
going to get the equivalent of two glasses of wine, or a couple beers. So I’m
going to get that break. And then when you get that break, if you just, if you
take that opportunity really to do a few things, listen to books, like Blinkist
is a great resource for you to go on and give yourbrain good brain food while
it’s open and connected. Another good one is just write poems. Just let
yourself start to connect to your artistic side. There’s a reason why so many
artists use cannabis and then perform. It allows them to have a stage presence
and in a social environment like we live today, I would much rather you
socially make yourself relevant because you’re passing people great information
and happiness and art. I’ve used cannabis that way to be very self reflective
and to try to improve on a daily basis, almost to if you will, psychoanalyze my
life and say, what am I doing when I look at the mirror that I like, and how do
I make that more reflective on the world. And if you’re able to get to that
spot by using cannabis, I think it’s a true medicine. Whether you have a health
ailment or not, because you’re getting your mind right and this is the most
important vehicle to drive you through life. Once you have this right, and
you’re able to give that reflective core where you’re spreading that good
energy, you’re getting connectivity, you’re improving your life and those
around you, you’re creating community. That’s what plant derived compounds do
for us. And when you start to use them as dietary essentials and you have
something talk to about people, like, case in point, we’ve been friends for
many years and we, we share many different things in common, but our largest
passion is really–your background is you’re a brilliant nurse and now you’re
educating the world on cannabinoids. I’m a finance geek who found his passion
in plant derived compounds. It doesn’t matter where you started in life, it
matters where you finish. Find the passion, go all in and create great
Jessie Gill, RN: 18:23 I love that so much. And
you know that’s amazing. You know so many people who are ill, they’re still
isolated. Just like you said, they’re not in their healthiest mind. You know,
they’re isolated, they’re ill, they’re sick and cannabis can really, really
help bring that out and bring them back into reality and you know, get out of
the drudgery and the funk of being chronically ill.
Garyn Angel: 18:54 Getting out of bed is part
of the process. And I think that’s a lot of the challenge. When your body is
really sick, when you’re not feeling well, you don’t want to get up. I can say
that one thing that cannabis does for me. It makes me want to get outside and
do fun things. Whether that’s, you know, kicking soccer balls or throwing
frisbees, or rollerblading, whatever it is. I want to get outside and enjoy
the, I think plants is really what I’m trying to get around. I’m connected to a
plant, I’m trying to get around plants and I don’t know what it is for you. And
if you don’t have something, it’s okay to just make it up and buy into it. Make
up something positive and passionate that you want to do when you’re connected
to cannabis. And go with it. Just make sure it’s a positive ripple and go all
in on it. Say, when I use cannabis, this is what I’m going to do. And then go
do that. I would say make it recreational and if it becomes a business thing,
let that develop. But as an entrepreneur in the space, I do feel a lot of
people are trying to push their entrepreneurial spirit and they haven’t linked
it with a passion. And I think until you’ve combined those two, you probably
don’t belong doing because you’re just going to get back into another job that
you’re not happy in. So find the thing that you really love and then connect
that. That’s, that’s one thing I would say. For me, magical butter I saw was a
way to help people and it’s done that all over the world at this point. It’s
been tremendous. But without that passion to help people, which was the whole goal
as it started, I never would have went through all of the challenges and
persevered like I did. And my advice to people that are getting ready to open
their checkbook or quit their job and join the space. Make sure you’ve first
aligned what you really love doing. Make sure you’re so passionate about it
that you’re willing to persevere regardless of what you have to come against.
And then try to make it a career.
Jessie Gill, RN: 21:09 This is the career is the
second part, the passion is the first. I definitely agree with that, because
it’s hard. The cannabis industry, a lot of people looking to jump in and it’s
an amazing opportunity, but it’s not an easy industry to succeed in.
Garyn Angel: 21:23 And you’re working with a
lot of people who aren’t feeling great. So as you said earlier, you know, not
everybody is in the right mental mindset. You’ve got people who are really
struggling. But that’s where the arbitrage is, that’s where the unique
opportunity is. When you’re able to help people who are really struggling. When
you’re able to take someone who’s had 20 pills a day and their just stuck, and
their body’s just flooded and they don’t, they’re lost mentally, physically,
emotionally. They just don’t have,–they’re not getting it. Right and then they
start to understand that, “okay, I can do this just with plant derived
compounds. I don’t, I don’t need all of these medicines.” And 20 becomes
16. 16 becomes 12. 12 become 7. 7 becomes 2. And 2 becomes zero. Now you’ve got
a friend for life, regardless of what else you had in common. Because you were
able to help them and you shared that commonality. There’s a bond there that
can never be broken. That’s the passion that I want people to really… And
there’s not enough ambassadors in the world right now. There’s a lot of people
that need this knowledge and as you said, it’s not taught in med school. So
there’s an opportunity for you to go all in and learn about cannabinoids and
inflammation. I could drop all the medical terms here, but I think we just lose
a lot of people. I won’t go too deep into the medical side, but the when you
just focus on helping people, it works. And right now there’s an opportunity
for you to have a passion towards helping people. And I can’t think of anything
more rewarding in life than that. For anyone who’s listening, regardless of
your industry or what it is you’re about in life, that’s how you win. Focus on
helping people and the fruit that falls off that tree, it’s enough to share
with everyone. That’s what it really is. Cause it’s not a monetary
consideration. It’s about feeding communities and you feed communities with
Jessie Gill, RN: 23:41 And you do that. You
mentioned earlier about your community. You know, you’re doing so much more
than just building this incredible machine that that solves a problem for so
many people and creates medicine for so many people. But beyond that, you’ve
built a remarkable community around magical butter and an incredible team of
people. I mean, your Facebook group is just like an incredible support group
for people and on your YouTube channel, you have videos, you have how to use.
It’s really, really remarkable, everything you guys have put together.
Garyn Angel: 24:16 Yeah. You have to build a
community and magical butter is a brand. We’re a brand that plans to be around
forever and to do that, it requires that you get depth to the relationship.
These aren’t customers. These are our partners. There are people who open their
wallet, trusted our brand, and anytime that you ask them, I feel they would say
that we delivered them more value than any of the products cost. And it’s not
about a product exchange for dollars. It’s about everything that comes with it.
You don’t just get a product with us. You get an incredible team that when you
need help, you can call and we’re there to answer your questions. You get the
support community of all of our other loving good hearts that have combined
forces around the world to be ambassadors and help other people. That ecosystem
for me, that’s why I sleep good at night. As an entrepreneur, in the beginning,
I got to tell you, there were a lot of nights where I went to bed and it was
uneasy. But as it built itself out in the foundation, because the brand was so
authentic to just helping people, as it built itself out and the company
continued to layer up, I sleep very well at night. Actually, my dad’s here
behind the scenes, and we were talking earlier, regardless of anything else in
life, I won. Everybody who’s on team MB, we won. And we won simply because we
helped each other and we helped other people grow, all over the world. And you
can never take that from us. That’s, that’s the beauty of perseverance. So when
you set out to do nothing but good, and then you succeed, there’s nobody that
can take that story from you. And that’s what we plan on building the brand around.
The fact that we did it for all the right reasons, before anybody else even
thought this was a need. We identified it, we filled the void, and we continue
to do it just right out of here–right out of the heart. And to this day,
that’s what we do, we succeed not over dollars and cents–it’s over pulses and
vibrations. It’s a real easy equation for us. Connect with people and make them
Jessie Gill, RN: 26:35 Amazing. You’re so
positive. And like I said at the start of this conversation, you truly inspire
me and I think a great place to wrap up. For everybody watching, where can they
Garyn Angel: 26:49 We make it very easy at
MagicalButter.com by ust making our namesake it. So MagicalButter.com, check it
out. We love you guys and I’ll give you a little, uh, a little marketing. We
love you guys, let’s put a promo code out there. For anybody who wants to buy
through your podcasts, let’s give them #Jessie, that’s 30 bucks off. We love
Jessie Gill, RN: 27:24 Awesome. Love you! Thank
you Garyn, so much. Thank you guys all.
Garyn Angel: 27:27 Thank you guys.