Charles Horton

Charles Horton is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for mentoring others. An expert on both personal finance and personal development, Charles has pursued business endeavors from an early age and built several multi-million-dollar companies.

As a young man, he created SmartCheck, a check guarantee company, which grew to be the eighth largest business of its kind in the country. At age 30, he sold that business, wanting to retire early as a young millionaire. But he quickly realized that he missed the excitement of the business world.

Charles began yet another foray into the financial sector with FastBucks. As he grew the company, he focused on developing not a team of employees, but of empowered owners, who shared a sense of pride about the business. His employee development programs also equipped each individual to achieve their personal and professional goals, which fostered the company’s success.

Upon selling FastBucks and retiring a second time as a multi-millionaire in 2019, Charles already had his sights set on continuing his passion for empowering others. As former owner of the Firewalking Institute of Research and Education (F.I.R.E.), a transformative program for personal and professional development, Charles is committed to helping people live life to the fullest. He found himself drawn to the nascent cannabis industry, because of the wealth of knowledge and opportunity it offered, and he has since started multiple cannabis-related businesses that focus on healing, wellness, and lifestyle improvement.

TBR 141 | U.S. House Approves Banking Bill For Fourth Time | Isaac Montanya & Lilach Mazor Power

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Isaac Montanya & Lilach Mazor Power. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD as we discuss U.S. House Approves Marijuana Banking Bill For Fourth Time, Setting Up Senate Consideration. Mr. Montanya has distinguished himself as an innovator with start-up companies based on new and developing technologies. Possessing a high degree of

TBR 140 | 4 More States Could Still Legalize Marijuana This Year | Nick Warrender & Nathaniel Gurien

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Nick Warrender & Nathaniel Gurien. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, Jessica Chandler & Denise Mahaffey and as we discuss Four More States Could Still Legalize Marijuana This Year After New Mexico, New York And Virginia. Nicholas Warrender started Lifted Made with just $900 out of his parent’s warehouse manufacturing and distributing premium

TBR 139 | Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal | Lisa Tollner & Ari Raptis

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Lisa Tollner & Ari Raptis. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Case Report: Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal. Lisa Tollner, Sensi Signature Products Co-Founder and CMO • 30+ years in global branding and new product development • Fortune 500 marketing expertise •

TBR 138 | Q&A: What’s in the NY Marijuana Deal? | Becca Williams RDN, CCN & Elana Cohen

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Becca Williams RDN, CCN, and Elana Cohen. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Q&A: What’s in the Marijuana Deal? Becca Williams RDN CCN, Cannabis-assisted emotional recovery. Becca Williams blends Western Medicine with Eastern traditions to help people heal from emotional trauma. A board member of

TBR 137 | Women Increasingly Turn to CBD, With or Without Doc’s Blessing | Daniel Hayden, PhD

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Daniel Hayden. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Women Increasingly Turn to CBD, With or Without Doc’s Blessing. Daniel Maida Hayden, Ph.D. received his B.S. in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Physiology from the University of Hawaii at

TBR 136 | Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are | CBD Chef Mary, The Open Dør

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by CBD Chef Mary, Kathryn Blackwell & Chelsea Mulligan. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are. Although she has a Culinary Degree from LeCordonBleu Mary’s passion for cooking began long ago in the kitchen cooking beside her grandmother

TBR 135 | This Drug Gets You High, Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country | Matt Carr & Shayda Torabi

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Matt Carr & Shayda Torabi. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss This Drug Gets You High, and Is Legal (Maybe) Across the Country. Matt Carr has several years’ experience in the cannabis industry. He is a successful entrepreneur and consultant. Matt is currently the CEO

TBR 134 | How long will THC remain in your system? | Shelby Stanley and Brian Holler

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Shelby Stanley and Brian Holler. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss How long will THC remain in your system? Debate continues as more states legalize recreational pot. Shelby Stanley has a commitment to doing anything she can to help growers, producers, retailers, distribution, and any

TBR 133 | Opioid Deaths Lower in Counties with Dispensaries | Leslie Bocskor & Dr. Rob Streisfeld

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Leslie Bocskor & Dr.Rob Streisfeld, NMD. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Opioid-related deaths lower in counties with active cannabis dispensaries. Most folks in the cannabis industry for any length of time know Bocskor by face, name and for his exuberant laugh and immaculate three-piece

TBR 132 | Under Joe Biden Cannabis Stocks Will Have A ‘GME Moment’ | Debbie Churgai & Shanel Lindsay

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Debbie Churgai & Shanel Lindsay. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Under Joe Biden, Cannabis Stocks Will Have A ‘GameStop Moment’ – Just Like They Have Before. Debbie is the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical cannabis patient advocacy non-profit whose