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 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

TBR 131 | Toxins in Marijuana Smoke May Harm Health, Study Finds | Kron Burgundy & Zetti Carnell

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Kron Burgundy & Zetti Carnell. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Toxins in Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful to Health, Study Finds. Award-winning actor, talk show host, comedian and public speaker, Russ T. Nailz, takes a semi-serious look at the current state of the cannabis

TBR 130 | Biden Taps Marijuana Legalization Supporter To Lead DemNational Committee | Sumit Mehta

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Sumit Mehta. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Biden Taps Marijuana Legalization Supporter To Lead Democratic National Committee. Sumit is a cannabis strategist, an internationally recognized speaker and the author of the MAZAKALI GreenPaper®, an authoritative voice on deep industry trends – now in its

TBR 129 | Edibles outperform cannabis industry growth in 2020 | Marvin Washington & Will Carr

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Marvin Washington & Will Carr. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Edibles outperform cannabis industry growth in 2020 on COVID-spurred sales surge. Marvin Washington played for 11 years in the N.F.L. and was a member of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl championship team in 1998.

TBR 128 | CBD & THC on Driving Performance | Jessica Chandler, Denise Mahaffey and Graham Magee

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Jessica Chandler, Denise Mahaffey, and Graham Magee. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Effect of Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol on Driving Performance. Raised in a family of property developers, Jessica Chandler’s career in real estate began in her 20s. Her passion is buying and holding real

TBR 127 | Announcement to Continue Marijuana Mfg Monopoly | Leslie Bocskor & Thomas Schnakenberg

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Leslie Bocskor & Thomas Schnakenberg. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Feds Announce Plan to Continue Marijuana Manufacturing Monopoly, At Least For Now. Most folks in the cannabis industry for any length of time know Bocskor by face, name and for his exuberant laugh and

TBR 126 | 5 Republicans Vote on Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana | Danny Murr-Sloat & Andrew Serafini

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Danny Murr-Sloat & Andrew Serafini. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss Five Republicans Vote for Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana. Danny Murr-Sloat inspires many as the famed owner of AlpinStash who credits consuming and growing cannabis with losing 70 pounds, transitioning off over 19 prescriptions including

TBR125 | How One of the Reddest States Became the USA’s Best Weed Market | Chris Day & Charles Vest

On this week’s episode of The Budding Report, we are joined by Chris Day & Charles Vest. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits, Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, and Chris Perri as we discuss How One of the Reddest States Became the Nation’s Hottest Weed Market. Chris has a long track record of inspiring businesses to think differently, grow faster, and achieve more than they thought they could.