https://triad-city-beat.com/that-sticky-icky-maya-gilliam-of-hempress-farms-reclaims-the-cannabis-plant/?fbclid=IwAR3X2KMBbFC6cHGKe6xgBYGr8Sjz76tivs3f-RnPZ0ryZaJ6v7ca-B2hfrs You really can’t tell the difference. Maya Gilliam weaves in and out of the rows of potted plants with the star-shaped leaves, carefully picking out the yellowing ones as she goes. The afternoon sun beats oppressively down on her, but she doesn’t seem to mind. Occasionally, she runs her fingers on a tower of flowering buds, collecting the pungent sap on her fingertips. “You gotta smell this one,” she says as she sniffs the plant. “That smells like some sticky icky.”
https://journalnow.com/business/winston-salem-business-woman-has-repurposed-her-spa-enters-hemp-industry-amid-covid-19/article_440b50af-3f7a-5ecb-9e2b-dbec4aa1e7bd.html Despite the chance to reopen Ma’ati Spa in downtown Winston-Salem as North Carolina shifts into Phase Two of reopening, owner Maya Gilliam is already pivoting to a new business model because of the impacts she has experienced from COVID-19. She has run her spa business since opening in 2011 at 707 N. Main St. Gilliam has estimated her Ma’ati Spa sales will be down at least 40 percent from this time last year if she doesn’t change her business model. “People have really cut back on any unnecessary expenses — luxury items like massages, facials and body scrubs,” Gilliam...