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Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio

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Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max and Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time.

Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max and Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time.


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Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max and Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time.






Pet CBD and Supplements

Special Guest: Dietary supplements and CBD for your pet? You betcha! In this heartfelt episode, Max & Steven are joined by none other than Bill Bookout, President & Board Chairman for the National Animal Supplement Council. Bill offers a well rounded perspective on the pet supplement industry as both a loving pet owner and a professional working at the tip of the spear in the world of regulations regarding the pet supplement category at both a federal and state level. Bill’s expertise is...


Cannabis Masters Program

Special Guest: The study of medical cannabis now has its own graduate program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The first of its kind, this specialized 30 credit program offers a master’s degree in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics. Dr. Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS, is the program director. She joins Max & Steven to share her insights on the mission and vision behind the program’s creation and explains some of the challenges encountered along the way. A friend of the show and...


Hemp Promise with Joy Beckerman

Special Guest: Joy Beckerman, a living legend in the world of cannabis, is Max & Steven’s special guest. Joy has spent the last 30 years enjoying, sharing, and advocating for the plant that she believes has the power and promise to repair the world. She takes us on a journey through time to better understand how we got to where we are and offers a vision for the future. Joy also answers a few listener questions. Be prepared to run out and buy yourself some hemp because Joy certainly makes a...


Cannabis Legalization in 2022

Special Guest: Ending federal cannabis prohibition is the topic Max & Steven tackle and Morgan Fox of the National Cannabis Industry Association is just the right guy to bring us the information we need from the front lines. Morgan has dedicated 13 years lobbying for both state and federal cannabis law reform. From economic opportunity to healing the history of racial inequality, Morgan shares the inside scoop on many of the industry’s policy issues which must be tackled by the current...


Hemp Foods

Special Guest: Hemp foods is the topic of this episode so Max & Steven step in as the "special guests" because their main guest has a last minute emergency. The guys creatively weave in a hemp foods trivia question, “What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?” Listeners come to the rescue with answers and are rewarded with a Max & Steven’s CBD Roll-On! Also, our very own Doc G. jumps in early to answer some listener questions. Doc G’s Corner: Doctor Benjamin Gonzalez from Atlantis...


CBD and Gut Health

Special Guest: Dr. Stacey Kargman, board certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Diplomate of Acupuncture, joins Max and Steven on this episode of Understanding CBD to shed light on how CBD is complementary to her “5 R” approach to healing digestive issues. She explains the connection between leaky gut and both the physical and emotional signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Dr. Kargman offers reassurance that there are solutions for healing leaky gut and shares some...


American Hemp Road Trip

Special Guest: Max & Steven talk to Eric Hurlock, host and producer of The Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast, an offshoot of the Lancaster Farming Newspaper, which has been the premiere source of agricultural news for generations. Eric is fresh off his 6-week American Hemp Road Trip, which he took with his wife and 2 kids, to share and highlight the benefits of hemp as an industrial crop which has the potential to help solve some of the biggest problems globally. Eric shares his...


CBD and Stress Response

Special Guest: Recorded live on National CBD Day, Naturopathic Physician Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney returns to brilliantly and simply remind us why CBD belongs on everyone's personal list of daily supplements and explains what an absolute game changer it is for dealing with stress. She delves into how stress is perceived by the brain and creates a cascade of chemical reactions in the body in response. She exposes where this process can break down or wear out and the role CBD plays in bringing...


Medicinal Plants and CBD

Special Guest: Susan Leopold, PhD, ethnobotanist, executive director at United Plant Savers and children’s book author, joins Max & Steven to talk about medicinal plants and their endangered status. She also talks about how cannabis fits into the medicinal plant space. Susan is passionate about preserving and sustaining tribal traditions and knowledge pertaining to the power of plants for healing people and the planet. Plus: This week’s “cannabis investments” segment features Stuart Berman...


Stormy Simon and CBD

Special Guest: Stormy Simon is our special guest this week on Understanding CBD. She made herself famous by helping to drive Overstock.com from a 20 million dollar company to a 2 billion dollar e-commerce powerhouse during her 15 year tenure. In 2016, Stormy resigned from her position as president to pursue an entry-level position in the cannabis industry. Listen to learn what it was like for Stormy along the way and why she made the decisions she did. Plus: This week’s “cannabis...


CBD and Bugs

Special Guest: This episode of Understanding CBD Max and Steven interview Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, a horticultural entomologist specializing in integrated pest management. Suzanne shares her passion for bugs and how to effectively use the tools available to benefit plants, bugs, people and the environment. Listen to a fascinating discussion about bugs eating bugs and bug reproduction that will blow your mind. Doc G’s Corner: Dr. Ben Gonzalez sparks a relevant discussion about the impact of...


CBD and Psychedelics

Special Guest: Pamela Hadfield, a successful entrepreneur in the cannabis industry with her company, HelloMD, joins Max & Steven to share how CBD has helped her. She’s also the founder of Eastra Health, the world’s first female-focused biotech company dedicated to developing psychedelic-derived medicines for women’s health concerns. Pamela kicks off our new segment, Cannabis Investments. She shares information about investing in her company. Wellness Tip: Laughter is the best...


Hemp CBD Tarot Reading

Special Guest: Janine Morigeau, a tarot card reader, accomplished astrologer and a spiritual life coach, joins Max & Steven for a fun and lighthearted Independence Day episode! Listen as Janine performs live tarot card readings for our audience members and enjoy as Max & Steven get in on the fun with questions of their own!


How to do CBD

Special Guest: “How to do the Pot” podcast host, Ellen Lee Scanlon, joins Max & Steven to discuss women’s health and cannabis. Ellen’s mission is to educate and give practical advice to women seeking to understand the benefits of cannabis. Her podcast takes a modern approach to demystifying the plant, exploring its medical benefits, and empowering women to be more confident consumers of cannabis. Doc G's Corner: Gender bias in medicine exists today despite our modern medical system being...


Hemp CBD and Horses

Special Guest: Dr. Joyce Harman, naturopathic horse veterinarian joins Max & Steven to talk about hemp CBD and horses. From acupuncture, herbs, hemp seed and flowers to CBD oil and beyond, Dr. Harman explains the various modalities for treating conditions in horses and explains the role of the endocannabinoid system in horses (and humans) in healing various conditions. From improving quality of life and aging gracefully to being an excellent source of non-gmo nutrition, CBD and hemp is the...


CBD Product Manufacturing

Special Guest: Hemp CBD product manufacturing is Barry Pritchard’s area of expertise. How did an Analytical Chemist get into formulating everything from face creams to CBD tinctures? Listen and learn as Max & Steven interview the man who works with farmers, hemp brands, and retailers to create products that bring the healing power of hemp and CBD to the people. Doc G’s Corner: Dr. Ben Gonzalez talks about aging gracefully and the role of CBD in minimizing oxidative stress. A healthy diet...


CBD and Vitamins

Special Guest: Dr. Earl Mindell, international best-selling author of over 60 books including The New Vitamin Bible and Healing With Hemp CBD Oil joins Max & Steven on Understanding CBD to talk all things nutrition, vitamins, supplements, CBD and healthy living. Dr. Mindell shares his expertise on the role of supplements, including CBD, in healing, longevity, stress management, improved sleep and general wellness. He also discusses CBD for dogs, which he wrote the book on! Listen and...


FECO/RSO and Cancer

Special Guest: Is there a holistic, non-traditional approach for cancer treatment that works? Rebecca Mooshi shares her personal story of seeking alternative options when her breast cancer recurred, including a foray into DIY FECO (Fully Extracted Cannabis Oil). Rebecca discovered improved quality of life through better sleep and appetite, which supported her healing process, and began to share her FECO with her community in an effort to support others on their path. Doc G’s Corner: Dr. Ben...


FECO/RSO and Cancer – Episode 66

Cannabis, FECO, CBD and cancer treatment- is there a holistic, non-traditional approach that works? Rebecca Mooshi joins Max and Steven on Understanding CBD to share her story. After first being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33, Rebecca found herself following the traditional prescribed treatment of chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstructive surgery only to have her cancer come back a few years later. At this point Rebecca began to seek alternative options. Listen to Rebecca...


Regenerative Farming and Cannabis

Special Guest: Dr. Allen Williams, a 6th generation family farmer, founder of understandingag.com, professor, researcher, speaker, and regenerative farming expert talks to us about farming, soil quality, how our food and health is affected and what the future holds. Doc G’s Corner: Dr. Ben Gonzalez on the obesity epidemic, food addiction, cravings and how CBD is helpful in making good food choices and supporting a healthy lifestyle. Plus: Hemp oil vs cbd oil; how to determine potency; and...