Who We Are

The Greenest is a collective of doctors, pharmacists, ex-and-current budtenders and CBD and hemp experts. The Greenest was launched to help those curious about the intersection of health, wellness and CBD. We want to answer (in laymen’s terms) all the questions you have around living a better life. Our CBD product reviews are always independent and honest because we strive to be the most trusted brand in this emerging space. (Think of us as your best, most informed friend on all things CBD.) And our content is backed by scientific research and reviewed and approved by our medical advisors. Come on in and say hello.


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Cory Jones
Cory Jones has been in the media and publishing space for over 20 years. He’s launched brands for AOL and WhaleRock, as well as run Playboy and cannabis media brand Civilized. He is a huge fan of Rancho Gordo beans and tries to workout more than he actually works out. Having seen the stigma around cannabis and CBD first hand, he launched The Greenest to provide real, trusted information about all things plant-based.

Medical Advisors, Reviewers and Contributors

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Dr. Neil Shah, MD
Dr. Neil Shah is a licensed physician practicing in Southern California. A prolific research scientist committed to both academic medicine and clinic medicine communities, Dr. Shah has received several awards from the start of his medical career including a full-ride merit scholarship to cover his tuition in medical school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he graduated in 2018.
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Anthony Fanucci, Pharm.D.
Anthony is a licensed pharmacist and freelance medical writer. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is also a JD candidate at Penn State Dickinson Law school. Anthony’s clients rely on him for accurate information that will ultimately benefit patients and consumers.
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Dr. Nicole Wanner, DVM
Dr. Nicole Wanner is a veterinarian and published scientific researcher. She currently studies the effects of CBD on human and animal health as a Ph.D. candidate and writes articles to help pet parents stay up to date on the latest veterinary research. She shares her home with Sylvie and Nemo, a brother and sister pair of former barn kittens she adopted with her partner Evan in 2014.
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Kelsey Lorencz, RDN
Kelsey is a Registered Dietitian, freelance writer, and plant focused food blogger. She’s passionate about making plant focused eating accessible, fun, and delicious. In addition to geeking out over nutrition science, Kelsey is an herbal enthusiast and loves to experiment with homemade and natural alternatives in the home and spending time with her two small kiddos and husband.
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Kaelyn Johnson, MPH, RD
Kaelyn Johnson is a Registered Dietitian from Southern California who has worked as a clinical dietitian and is now a freelance writer. She has written for WebMD, produced an e-book, and written case studies for healthcare practitioners.
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Christine Morgan, RD, LDN
Christine Morgan is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who currently practices in dialysis. Her experience includes renal nutrition, food service, and geriatrics. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and she completed her Dietetic Internship with the University of Delaware. She is also a member of the Tri-State Renal Dietitians Association.

Writers, Product Reviewers and CBD Experts

Willy Christie writer and reviewer for The Greenest
Willy Christie
Willy Christie is the Jack Herer of a lot of trades, and the Master Kush of a few. From budtending to breeding, and cultivating to consulting, he has been a passionate student of the cannabis and hemp plants for 10+ years.
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Janelle Lasalle
Janelle is a writer and content creator who is also an insanely passionate advocate and expert in all things CBD. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications such as Healthline, Huffpo, Leafly.
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Sian Ferguson
Sian Ferguson is a freelance writer based in Cape Town, South Africa and she has written for publications such as Healthline, Paste Magazine and Headspace.com to name a few.
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Ben Ramirez
As the founder of Opia Coffee, Ben is combining two of his favorite passions (cannabis and coffee.) In addition to Opia, he also founded Gorilla Arm Coffee, which provided free cups of coffee to essential workers during the pandemic — all delivered by a very long gorilla arm. Oh, and he’s also a fantastic designer who designed The Greenest.
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Adrienne Santos-Longhurst
Adrienne Santos-Longhurst is a freelance health and lifestyle writer that has written for Healthline, Medical News Today and Verily Magazine just to name a few.