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Mindset

The mindset around cannabis is changing. Bridget Conry discusses medicine’s past, present, and future, focusing on natural medicine’s role in all three. Additionally:    Bridget Conry goes over the history of plant-based medicine and how that has morphed into pharmaceuticals. Particularly, Western medicine has all but abandoned the holistic approach to health. Conry defines allopathic […]

Woman Owned

I started Sweet Grass Kitchen in 2009, and I still own 100% of my business. There seem to be more women in leadership positions within the cannabis space than in most other industries. It’s difficult for me personally to say what variances there are—if any—between working for a man and working for a woman, because […]

Efficacy of Cannabinoids in a Pre-Clinical Drug-Screening Platform for Alzheimer’s Disease

Penicillin celebrated its 90th anniversary last year. The story of the mold extract’s accidental discovery is legendary, taught in schools and touted in labs. In 1890, acetylsalicylic acid, commonly known as Aspirin, was synthetically modeled after its naturally occurring counterpart found in such common plants as birch, wintergreen, and willow. Medicine has benefited from nature […]

Rock Climbing

I have a stressful life. I know I’m not the only one, and I advocate strongly for anyone whose lives are heaped with stress to take care of themselves. Charlotte’s first five years were hellish for us all. She was so sick. As a parent, it was sometimes necessary to put myself second for the […]

Backstory: Part I

I have three different ways I introduce myself. When I’m at work, I am the chief development officer of Subway. When I’m at an AA meeting, I am an alcoholic. And when I’m speaking in forums about my recovery outside of AA, I am a person in long-term recovery. For many people, cannabis and alcohol […]

Ep. 459: Dr. Ethan Russo

Dr. Ethan Russo, Research Director of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI), discusses ways to create a better, safer cannabis. Russo points out the dissonance that exists between public opinion and regulators – while 80-90% of the public already believes that cannabis is a medicine, the medical community must conduct clinical trials in order […]

Ep. 453: Don Fertman

Another great conversation with Don Fertman as he shares stories about his past struggles with alcohol addiction, providing a framework to talk about cannabis, addiction, and moderation: “I got myself together and got myself to work, but now I felt like even more of a failure. My self-loathing, my self-hatred, my sense of disgust with […]

Ep. 446: Paige Figi

Paige Figi joins us and shares her views on the shifting perspectives in the cannabis industry: “People are wanting that supply and complaining that there isn’t enough and trying to get it, it’s those big guys taking control and doing that. So, while we’re complaining about it, we’re also complaining about the solution. It all […]

Ep. 438: Kyle Kingsley, Vireo

Kyle Kinglsey of Vireo joins us and shares the upside to giving access to Cannabis for those who really need it: “If you give this to a population of 2000 people with PTSD, what are the outcomes? I can tell you there are a lot of people who claimed benefit with cannabis in the setting of PTSD, they should have access independent of the evidence across populations. Unless we’re doing a lot of harm, that’s a different thing. In my mind, the harm just doesn’t seem to be there.”

Condition Report: Chronic Pain

Cannabis’ current regulation in the United States, as well as around the world, limits the vast research needed to educate the public about its advantages.