About Us

               The Holistic Connection was founded with the mission of delivering hemp-based alternative health and wellness solutions to our community and beyond.  As a licensed medical cannabis grower for over 7 years in California, we’ve gained invaluable knowledge in producing products that meet the stringent regulatory provisions set out by the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”).  Moving back to our home base in Tennessee, we were inspired to utilize this experience and knowledge to offer pure and vetted products in a young and completely unregulated market.  We’ve created a retail experience around quality over quantity, where all our products are cultivated and manufactured following the safety and quality guidelines set out in MAUCRSA.  While it’s not yet required by law and is more expensive and time intensive, we believe it’s the right thing to do.  We believe it makes a difference in our products and customers’ well-being.

               We currently have 7 locations around Middle Tennessee in Cool Springs, 8th South, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Clarksville and Cookeville.  Come by any of our stores and feel free to browse our selection and ask questions.  Our people are passionate about our products and our goal is to help you find what will suit you best.  If you prefer to purchase from the comfort of your home, our online store is coming soon!  Thank you for your interest and consideration, we greatly appreciate it.

Mike Solomon, Owner

Mike is an ambitious entrepreneur and Nashvillian. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Mike embarked on a career in logistics and general contracting, which ultimately led him to California. While there, he served as the director of operations for an industry-leading logistics company and became a fully licensed and compliant medical cannabis grower. Mike moved back to Tennessee, where he has found entrepreneurial success starting multiple companies, including Tri-Star Medical, The Holistic Connection’s flagship brand. Mike has been a licensed hemp grower and extractor in Tennessee since 2017 and continues to enjoy learning new ways to help people through the powerful benefits of the hemp plant.

Seed-to-Shelf

Our partner and flagship brand, Tri-Star Medical, follows a unique and particular growing method to ensure quality and consistency.  In a rapidly growing and ever-evolving industry, their chain of custody management and proprietary formulations are second to none.  Check out Tri-Star Medical’s process below and see why we stand behind their methodology:

Seed:

It all starts with our farms in rural Tennessee where our master growers cultivate high-potency hemp strains, free from pesticides and contaminants.  We derive exceptional hemp flower for our extraction process from sustainable practices and horticulture expertise, not by using pesticides or GMOs.  It’s our core belief that healthy plants grown naturally produce the most beneficial compounds for health and wellness.  Our plants and dedication to sustainability are the foundation of our entire process.

To:

Once we have a premium harvest, it goes to the lab for testing and extraction.  Our lab technicians have PhDs in organic chemistry and take extra special care to preserve beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes during the extraction process.  The end products range from CBD isolates with 0% Delta-9 THC to full-spectrum blends including as much of the original plant compounds as possible.

Shelf:

Tri-Star product formulations are crafted by our renowned chef, Jay Mitchell, who has been recognized locally and nationally on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise. Our formulations highlight the natural taste and aroma of our hemp flower, instead of using oils or flavoring.  Vegan, all-natural ingredients are infused with our extracts and proprietary terpene blends to create products that are both delicious and healthy.

Our Why

Heal [heel] verb: to make healthy, whole, or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.

The Holistic Connection is committed to whole-plant medicine as an alternative approach to wellness.

We feel called to heal.  To heal all things — earth, people and animals — through nature.  We believe nature gives you what you need, and that philosophy is at the core of everything we do.

With the current opioid crisis and reports of clinical depression at an all-time high, we felt called to create a space for people to learn about natural remedies for modern illness. Let us be your holistic connection!