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The promise and potential of cannabis become clearer every day. As myth is replaced by science and folklore by evidence, everything we thought we knew about this much maligned plant is up for grabs. Brave New Weed Podcast is the voice of the post prohibitionist era. Hosted by author Joe Dolce, and co-host Matthew Hendershot, the discussions are guaranteed to be fun, fearless, and informed. This podcast follows the publication of Dolce’s Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, a book that the New York Times called “a loving rethink of all things marijuana.” Dolce has gathered the most provocative leaders, thinkers and shapers of new world weed to explore the hottest topics of the day. In addition to exploring WeedCulture, WeedScience, WeedHealth, WeedProducts, WeedPolitics, he’ll also include opponents of normalization, so that he can challenge their positions and give them a damn hard time. The primary focus of the podcast is on the uncanny natural healing power of CBD and THC, but topics and stories are expanded as appropriate to capture the cultural zeitgeist of the day. Make sure to share us with your friends and follow us on social media: Patreon.com/BraveNewWeed Facebook.com/BraveNewWeed Instagram.com/BraveNewWeed Twitter.com/BraveNewWeed

The promise and potential of cannabis become clearer every day. As myth is replaced by science and folklore by evidence, everything we thought we knew about this much maligned plant is up for grabs. Brave New Weed Podcast is the voice of the post prohibitionist era. Hosted by author Joe Dolce, and co-host Matthew Hendershot, the discussions are guaranteed to be fun, fearless, and informed. This podcast follows the publication of Dolce’s Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, a book that the New York Times called “a loving rethink of all things marijuana.” Dolce has gathered the most provocative leaders, thinkers and shapers of new world weed to explore the hottest topics of the day. In addition to exploring WeedCulture, WeedScience, WeedHealth, WeedProducts, WeedPolitics, he’ll also include opponents of normalization, so that he can challenge their positions and give them a damn hard time. The primary focus of the podcast is on the uncanny natural healing power of CBD and THC, but topics and stories are expanded as appropriate to capture the cultural zeitgeist of the day. Make sure to share us with your friends and follow us on social media: Patreon.com/BraveNewWeed Facebook.com/BraveNewWeed Instagram.com/BraveNewWeed Twitter.com/BraveNewWeed

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United States

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The promise and potential of cannabis become clearer every day. As myth is replaced by science and folklore by evidence, everything we thought we knew about this much maligned plant is up for grabs. Brave New Weed Podcast is the voice of the post prohibitionist era. Hosted by author Joe Dolce, and co-host Matthew Hendershot, the discussions are guaranteed to be fun, fearless, and informed. This podcast follows the publication of Dolce’s Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, a book that the New York Times called “a loving rethink of all things marijuana.” Dolce has gathered the most provocative leaders, thinkers and shapers of new world weed to explore the hottest topics of the day. In addition to exploring WeedCulture, WeedScience, WeedHealth, WeedProducts, WeedPolitics, he’ll also include opponents of normalization, so that he can challenge their positions and give them a damn hard time. The primary focus of the podcast is on the uncanny natural healing power of CBD and THC, but topics and stories are expanded as appropriate to capture the cultural zeitgeist of the day. Make sure to share us with your friends and follow us on social media: Patreon.com/BraveNewWeed Facebook.com/BraveNewWeed Instagram.com/BraveNewWeed Twitter.com/BraveNewWeed

Language:

English

Contact:

917-365-0950


Episodes

Episode 95 - Is Cannabis the New Chardonnay?

11/26/2020
In The New Chardonnay author Heather Cabot followed the cannabis boom and bust. It isn't pretty. Heather Cabot is a fine journalist and a mom of a certain age. She is a part of a growing cohort of women that cannabis marketers call “Chardonnay moms.” These newly minted cannabists would use cannabis but abhor going to a dispensary to get it, prefer a discreet edible to smoking a joint, and are unlikely to tell their friends about their use. I enjoyed her recent book, The New Chardonnay,...

Duration:01:14:24

Episode 94 - Can you imagine walking into a CVS or Walgreens and asking your pharmacist for a Blue Dream tincture?

11/12/2020
The fabulous Dr. Swathi Varanasi argues that switched on pharmacists should play a major role in medical cannabis and CBD. Dr. Swathi is blazing a path into the new field of Integrative Pharmacology, one that blends the science of healing plant medicines with pharmaceuticals. It makes sense, since most of us are using some combination of the two already. It would help us all if we knew which compounds work better together and which combinations to avoid. Dr. Swathi has dedicated her...

Duration:01:00:24

Episode 93 - Everyone Says They Wants Social Equity So Why Can’t Anyone Get It Right?

10/29/2020
Brian Vicente is one of the leading architects of Colorado’s groundbreaking adult use laws. On this podcast he weighs in on the challenges and opportunities of helping those who’ve been unfairly targeted by the War on Drugs.

Duration:00:41:49

Episode 92 - The Plant Powered Penis and Prostate

10/15/2020
Authors and fitness professionals Bruce and Mindy Mylrea go deep about plants, penises, prostate cancer, and how to be married for decades and still have great sex. Use code BRAVE20 for 20% Off & Free Shipping on any order at TryMicrodose.com. By now you all know that I’ve been having a tough time sleeping. The election, the burning planet, the Supreme Court, are all disrupting my sacred dream states. Thankfully, the fine people at Lumi Labs heard my plight and sent me a bottle of their...

Duration:00:58:27

Episode 91 - How To Change Minds That Change Laws -- Graham Boyd

10/1/2020
Five US states are voting to legalize this November. In this exclusive interview, Graham Boyd -- lawyer, strategist, and brilliant behind-the-scenes progressive operative -- tells us how he convinced voters in 12 previous ballot initiatives to vote YES. (Hint: Not by telling them that marijuana is great!) In 1996 California voters defied conventional wisdom by legalizing cannabis for medical conditions. Few people thought this ballot initiative would succeed -- it was opposed by almost...

Duration:01:16:00

Episode 90 - The Problem With Edibles Solved?

9/17/2020
It took someone with the culinary skills of Anthony Bourdain and the persistence of a mad scientist to attack the edible dilemma. Meet Ron Silver. This episode is sponsored by Azuca. Go to AZUCA.CO and type in in BNW30. 5% of all sales go to the Last Prisoner Project. This code is good for two months. Back when we started this podcast we interviewed Ron Silver, then Chef and Owner of the NYC restaurant Bubby’s for nearly three decades. The title of “chef” isn’t really an accurate way to...

Duration:01:10:37

Episode 89 - Cannabis Super Close Up + The DEA’s Latest Strike Against The Hemp Industry

9/3/2020
Be sure to listen to the main interview with photographer Ted Kinsman as you view the link from this post. And be sure to listen to the new way the DEA is trying to kill the hemp industry in its infancy. This episode pairs best with a laptop! It includes a portfolio of remarkable scanning electron microscopic (SEM) photos of the cannabis plant, which is rarely seen at this level of detail. These images will blow your mind—and you don’t need to be stoned to appreciate them. They were shot by...

Duration:01:19:31

Episode 88 (Special) - Could Cannabis Legalization be the Unspoken Issue that Turns the Tide of this Election?

8/24/2020
Former governor and vice presidential candidate, William Weld, says that when he and Gary Johnson ran for president on a platform to "delist cannabis on Day One," they won 4.5 million votes. Would Biden-Harris like those 4.5 million votes in this election? There’s no question about who I’m voting for in November given the gravity of climate change, the pandemic, income inequality and the damage Republicans have heaped on the country. But I remain confused about the Biden/Harris fuzzy stance...

Duration:00:40:01

Episode 87 - CBD & Cannabis, The "People's Medicine."

8/20/2020
“I look at this herb as part of my diet. We have an ECS and we can become deficient and we can supplement it with these phytocannabinoids.” Tom Stacey, host of the Kannaboom podcast, on how and why he became a cannabis advocate and podcaster. People aren’t waiting for researchers to validate the benefits of cannabis and CBD. Tom Stacey is one of those people. After his brother had a car accident that left him with epilepsy, Tom watched his brother’s health decline, a decline he attributed...

Duration:00:54:40

Episode 86 - Can CBD or Cannabis Help My Pets?

8/6/2020
In a word: Yes, according to Dr. Tim Shu, the Pet Vet. A while ago when I was visiting my sister I got an urgent call one evening. Her very gorgeous and naughty labradoodle, Spencer, was wobbling around the house and then fell into a deep sleep. A little investigation showed that he had climbed on to my bed, sniffed around my luggage and somehow managed to open (!) and down a tin of Kiva chocolate covered cannabis coffee beans. We estimated he ate about 50mg of THC . What should we do? Her...

Duration:00:45:16

Episode 85 - For 60 years the DEA has blocked cannabis research in the US...

7/23/2020
The US government owns Patent #6,630,507 on cannabinoids that protect the brain from injury but the DEA still blocks anyone except a small farm in Mississippi from growing cannabis for medical research. What are the drug enforcers so afraid of?

Duration:00:53:13

Episode 84 - Matthew Zachary, The Howard Stern of Cancer and Cannabis Advocacy

7/9/2020
This episode features Matt Zachary, the founder of OffScrip Media. Matt is 1) an amazing human on a mission and 2) a loudmouth who is unafraid of calling bullshit. Those two qualities combined are his superpower. At age 21 Matt was diagnosed with brain cancer. His medical treatment was successful but the way the system treated him left him indignant. “When you’re 8 or 80 you’re treated age appropriately. When you’re not 8 or 80, no one cares about your quality of life. Survival rates for...

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 83 - From Reagan White House Lawyer to Cannabis Business Owner: Ed Weidenfeld's Amazing Journey

6/25/2020
An insider's view of Reagan's War on Drugs and how the Trump administration continues to keep that war going in very different ways. This may be the most painful podcast I’ve done, not because Ed Weidenfeld isn’t a compelling guest, but because he suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, which makes speaking enormously challenging. But I urge you to stick with it -- you may have to wait a few seconds for Ed’s responses, but the words and insight that come from his mouth is worth the wait. Also,...

Duration:00:54:49

Episode 82 - An interview with WeedWeek's founder and editor-in-chief, Alex Halperin

6/11/2020
Plus, some gentle ranting on the George Floyd murder/protest and how the cannabis industry can meaningfully respond. Preamble: The firestorm of the last two weeks has been smoldering for decades. I haven’t watched and cannot stomach the 9-minute George Floyd snuff film, but the shock of the it has finally awakened the country. I, like many millions, hope that the protests can amend the broken policing and justice systems and finally rid the country of the corruption and malfeasance...

Duration:01:00:28

Episode 81 - Here's How Cannabis Can Save Higher Education (pun intended)

5/28/2020
Colleges of all levels are being ravaged by COVID. Students are leaving and not coming back, some are thinking of taking a gap year, and still others are taking courses closer to home. Rob Mejia, professor of cannabis studies, says this may be the time that higher learning institutions finally embrace cannabis studies. When I first met Rob Mejia, around January BC (Before COVID), his role as a professor of pot studies at Stockton University made him a rare bird. Today, however, state and...

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 80 - Power Up Your Cannabis Meds (And Your Immune System) With These Herbal Supplements

5/14/2020
Not many of us think of adding 1mg of melatonin with THC to ensure a deeper, longer night’s sleep… or blending ashwagandha with CBD to better cope with stress…or mixing St. John’s Wort with cannabinoids to better cope with pain. But Dr. Kevin Spelman is a molecular biologist, industry consultant and a clinician who has observed that a mix of plant medicines can be more healing than just one individual plant on its own. Spelman is that rare breed of scientist whose worldview integrates the...

Duration:01:04:37

Episode 79: “Plant medicines can help us through COVID and after it.”

4/30/2020
If you’re like me, you’re using more cannabis these days. Dr. Julie Holland, psychiatrist and author of the upcoming Good Chemistry, talks about how to use plant substances to encourage connection and heal our heads and hearts in these challenging times. There aren’t many psychiatrists who comfortably use the word “soul” in their work or who speak openly about the extraordinary states of connectedness that substances like cannabis, MDMA, and psilocybin offer -- connection with ourselves,...

Duration:01:05:04

Episode 78 - Dan Herer Shares Very Personal and Little Known Stories About His Dad, Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes.

4/16/2020
And check out the all new digital version of The Emperor is out now, with dozens of links to original articles, historical documents and movies! To our dear listeners: Happy 420 in advance! This is going be a strange one for most of us who are used to celebrating and sharing joints, pipes, bongs in the company of friends. These days NOT SHARING IS CARING and though it’s necessary and crucial (despite what some Republican governors are still insisting), it can feel so damn difficult at...

Duration:01:06:44

Episode 77 - How the Cannabis World is Dealing with COVID Personally, Economically & Spiritually

4/9/2020
Dr. Sunil Aggarwal on using cannabis in palliative care and Michael Monarch on how the pandemic is changing the way his small dispensary does business. Sometimes in a crisis small acts of individual courage or kindness can help change our culture’s narrative -- or at least I'm hoping they can. This week I’m continuing to ask cannabis professionals how they are coping professionally and personally with the ways COVID is changing their lives. Dr. Sunil Aggarwal is a medical geographer (a...

Duration:01:06:48

Episode 76 - We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...

4/2/2020
...to keep abreast of cannabis in the age of COVID. To keep this podcast relevant we'll be doing a series of shorter interviews with colleagues around the world, who speak personally and professionally about the challenges they're facing. In this episode we take you to Tel Aviv and Denver, where life has taken dramatic turns. In the last weeks COVID has had me on the run, physically and mentally. I know I’m no different than most of you. Some days I find myself glued to my screens -- going...

Duration:01:03:57