Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network
We caught up with Craig Ex, the host of Expert Joints LIVE!, as season 3 comes to a close, and we talked about his recent surgery, the big plans in store for the Season 3 finale, and what he’s cooking up for us for Season 4.
Cannabis Life Network: Season 3 of Expert Joints LIVE! is coming to an end pretty soon, isn’t it?
Yes. June 21 is the Season 3 finale we’re wrapping up a little bit early this year. We’re going to try and take a little bit of summer to enjoy as well as get ready for season 4 and continue the development of Studio 710.
Do you have anything special planned for the Season 3 finale on June 21?
We’re going to do a little party up at Studio 710.
Outside on the rooftop we’ll probably do a barbecue and we’ve invited 40-50 of the previous show guests, some friends, and industry insiders, and rather than just be posted up in the couch in the studio where we usually shoot, we’re going to do a show from all over the studio from one room to the next and we’ll be interviewing people along the way.
We’re also planning on having some musical performances too. It should be fun!
I heard you might have an audience contest in the works?
We talked about that but we didn’t really have a chance to follow up, what with me being sick and out of it for a few days. We’re going to see if we can maybe salvage that at the last minute but I’m not 100% sure if that will happen or not.
We’d like to see if we could invite a few loyal viewers but due to the medical issues I had this week I lost a little time so it might not happen.
Can you tell me a little about your surgery and how you’re healing up?
As people who have watched the show regularly know, over the last few years I’ve been battling some ear issues and it’s been rather difficult.
I’ve been pretty much chasing every possible solution and after five or six ENT’s (ear, nose and throat) specialists and a bunch of doctors, and every other procedure I could try, I had sinus surgery last Monday to clear out some impacted sinus cavities to hopefully alleviate some of the pressure in my head which will hopefully begin to improve my ears.
Honestly, the surgery kicked my ass a lot harder than I thought it was going to- I thought I’d be stuffy for a couple days and then be able to continue but it didn’t go so well.
The surgery went fine but recovery was a little harder than I thought. I ended up getting a bit of an infection and I had a fever for a few days which means I’ve had a lot of drugs! I’m just now being able to breathe through my nose and I’m starting to feel slightly human again and it definitely took a bit more time to get me back to where I probably should be.