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Interviews about cannabis, hemp, psychedelics and All Things Green. Host Lex Pelger sits down with experts, scientists, activists, policy-makers, underground herbalists, radical lawyers and others doing their part to make the world a greener place. Sponsored by Bluebird Botanicals, this show will not be talking about the benefits of CBD but every other topic is up for discussion. Please send your ideas, comments and feedback to greenergrasspodcast@gmail.com

Interviews about cannabis, hemp, psychedelics and All Things Green. Host Lex Pelger sits down with experts, scientists, activists, policy-makers, underground herbalists, radical lawyers and others doing their part to make the world a greener place. Sponsored by Bluebird Botanicals, this show will not be talking about the benefits of CBD but every other topic is up for discussion. Please send your ideas, comments and feedback to greenergrasspodcast@gmail.com
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Interviews about cannabis, hemp, psychedelics and All Things Green. Host Lex Pelger sits down with experts, scientists, activists, policy-makers, underground herbalists, radical lawyers and others doing their part to make the world a greener place. Sponsored by Bluebird Botanicals, this show will not be talking about the benefits of CBD but every other topic is up for discussion. Please send your ideas, comments and feedback to greenergrasspodcast@gmail.com

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Episodes

Verde Natural - An Organic Tour (ep49)

12/6/2018
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Join us for our first episode of a brand new type of storytelling show. Today we take a tour of the Verde Natural production facility - a fully organic grower of cannabis in Denver. You'll hear how to grow cannabis well, how best to harvest for the preservation of those delicate terpenes, and the various extraction techniques that can be applied to create the array of concentrates. The techniques used by modern manufacturing companies are very sophisticated but they're still based on...

Duration:01:04:59

Adam Auctor - The Bunk Police (ep48)

11/29/2018
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Sometimes drug dealers cut their product with cheaper and dirtier alternatives. That's why Adam Auctor founded The Bunk Police, and started selling test kits. Today he talks about the dangers of laced drugs, what kind of chemicals you'll find lurking in your psyhoactives, and how the establishment is still resisting something as sensible as drug-testing kits. LINKS: their site: https://bunkpolice.com/ their app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bunkpolice.bunkpolice their...

Duration:00:33:57

Dr Ingrid Walker - The Study of Drugs (ep47)

11/22/2018
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Dr. Ingrid Walker wants to change the way we talk about drugs and the people who use them. It's good that society is embracing the medical uses of psychedelics but what about so-called recreational users? Spiritual trippers? Or those who want to tweak their performance? Why do they have to hide in the shadows? Let's break out of the "criminalization vs medicalization" paradigm with this writer, professor, and cultural studies scholar. LINKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p4zw4_qgUw...

Duration:00:44:27

Dr. Ken Tupper - Entheogenic Education (ep46)

11/15/2018
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Dr. Ken Tupper explores the relationship between capitalism and psychedelic-spiritualism, the linguistics of terms like "drug" and "addict," and the educational value of altered states. Dr. Tupper is Director of Implementation & Partnerships at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. http://www.bccsu.ca/ https://www.drkennethtupper.com/ https://twitter.com/drkennethtupper from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:52:57

Lia Arnsten - Runners High (ep45)

11/8/2018
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Lia Arnsten is a professional runner who mixes cannabis and sport. She also teaches courses on how to incorporate cannabis into a self-optimization regimen. Lia and Lex talk about meditating with marijuana, the life of competitive running, the social aspect of sports, and how Lia got where she is today. https://youcannabewell.wordpress.com/ from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:24:58

Mike Tagen - Multidisciplinary Researcher (ep44)

11/1/2018
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The research scientist Dr. Mike Tagen talks about cannabis and the brain. This is a deep dive into neuroscience, the endocannabinoid system, pharmacogenetics and the effects of cannabinoids on the human body. Mike Tagen has worked in oncology, immunology, and neuroscience. from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:55:25

Lakshmi Narayan - Ibogaine vs Opioids (ep43)

10/25/2018
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Lakshmi Narayan is developing a documentary about Ibogaine as a tool against opioid addiction. This ancient entheogenic plant medicine initiates a classic inner journey which profoundly transforms the person. Lakshmi explains what it's like for an addict to embark on that journey. She also discusses the film-making process, her own experience with the Iboga plant, and why this message is so important today. GoFundMe.com/ibogasaves https://awake.net/iboga-saves-blog...

Duration:00:21:41

Kayvan Khalatbari - A Candidate for Cannabis (ep42)

10/18/2018
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Kayvan Khalatbari is running for mayor of Denver, Colorado. He helped decriminalize cannabis possession in Denver in 2005 and is a successful businessman. His campaign is all about seizing economic opportunities for the city and mobilizing those who have been trampled by the drug war and inequality. http://www.kayvanfordenver.com/ from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:33:48

Len May - Genetics, Cannabis, and You (ep41)

10/11/2018
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Len May matches the genetics of humans to the active chemicals of the cannabis plant. His research at Endocanna Health aims to help customers find the cultivars that will produce the most desired effect for each individual. Len has long been an activist and educator for the cannabis plant. He's helping to overturn the outdated dichotomy of "Indica versus Sativa" and replacing it with fine-tuned research that does justice to the complexity of our relationship with cannabis. links:...

Duration:00:48:53

Emma Chasen - Herbal Wisdom (ep40)

10/4/2018
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Emma Chasen comes from a long line of herbal witches. Her background is in biology and budtending and now she teaches businesses the science of cannabis so that they can serve their customers effectively. She talks to Lex about dispelling marijuana myths, the effects of different compounds, and the continuing resistance to cannabis in some circles of the medical community. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-cannabis/id1411470326...

Duration:00:38:32

Kim Hewitt - Psychedelic Feminism (ep39)

9/27/2018
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Dr. Kim Hewitt is a professor of American Culture and represents that rare pinnacle of an academic researcher who knows how to listen to people. She talks to Lex about psychedelic feminism, body modification as a rite of passage, and the history of psychedelic culture. Dr. Hewitt studies American culture, consciousness, psychiatric history, body studies, and drug policy. She is the author of numerous research articles including 'Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink' and her most...

Duration:01:10:37

Sam D'Arcangelo - Voting for Cannabis (ep38)

9/20/2018
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Sam D'Arcangelo quit his job as a music journalist to focus on cannabis activism. He's the director of the Cannabis Voter Project and has worked with the SSDP. Today he tells Lex how voting really can change public policy, and how his organization draws in the youth. https://www.cannabisvoter.info/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/katieshapiro/2018/09/07/exclusive-grateful-dead-drummer-mickey-hart-wants-you-to-vote-green-for-cannabis/ from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel //...

Duration:00:30:05

Heather Thompson and Indra Lusero - Birth Justice (ep37)

9/13/2018
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Today's interview is about the rights of women during pregnancy, and whether new mothers should be persecuted for having substances like cannabis in their bloodstream during pregnancy. Lex speaks with molecular biologist Heather Thompson, and attorney Indra Lusero. They run a birth justice organization called Elephant Circle. They tell Lex about their work, their values, and the experiences that brought them to activism. http://www.elephantcircle.nettheir upcoming art show:...

Duration:01:11:01

Arnaud Dumas de Rauly (ep36)

9/6/2018
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Arnaud Dumas de Rauly is a vape expert. His company The Blinc Group is an incubator for vape and cannabis brands. He talks to Lex about history of vaping, the state of the business and the importance of self-regulation and standards. Arnaud is also the Chairman of the ISO (International) Standards Committee TC126/SC3 on Vapor Products & Chairman of the CEN (European) Standards Committee (TC427) on Vapor Products. http://www.theblincgroup.comhttp://www.puffmen.com IG: @puffmen Twitter:...

Duration:00:44:03

Jeffrey Raber - Werc Shop Science (ep35)

8/30/2018
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Dr. Jeffry Raber co-founded the Werc Shop, an independent cannabis-testing laboratory in Los Angeles. He has published papers on dabbing, cannabinoid testing, pesticides and terpene profiles. He's also a businessman and an advocate for cannabis science and safety. https://thewercshop.com/ https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=N_maLzsAAAAJ&hl=en from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:44:06

Rafael Lancelotta - Ketamine and 5-MeO-DMT (ep34)

8/23/2018
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Rafael Lancelotta is a psychedelic therapist who has worked with ketamine and cannabis. He talks to Lex about his passion for helping people, the healing power of ketamine, and the ethics of sacrificing toads for the divine trips of 5MeO-DMT. The Knowing Body Center (formerly known as Innate Path): https://knowingbody.org/ 5 Hive - 5-MeO-DMT Forum: 5meodmt.org Source Research Foundation: sourceresearchfoundation.org Innate Path: Innatepath.org 5-MeO-DMT publication:...

Duration:00:52:44

Donna Shields - Cannabis Nutritionist (ep33)

8/16/2018
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Donna Shields is a nutritionist who has worked in the US military and at Campbell Foods. She also co-founded the Holistic Cannabis Academy to help spread information about the nutritional and health benefits of cannabis. She talks to Lex about her entrepreneurship and her relationship with cannabis. https://holisticcannabisacademy.com/ Twitter: @holisticannabis...

Duration:00:34:37

Adam Strauss - Cured by Mushrooms (ep32)

8/9/2018
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Adam Strauss is a comedian and performer with a psychedelic edge and a voice as smooth as chocolate. His stage show "The Mushroom Cure" is the powerful and funny story of using psilocybin to heal his debilitating OCD. He talks to Lex about what comedy means to him, the relationship between mushrooms and mental health, and his plans for the future. https://www.themushroomcure.com/ http://adamstrauss.com/ Twitter: @atomstrauss from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong...

Duration:00:31:15

Kimberly Jung and Katie Thompson - Double Episode (ep31)

8/2/2018
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This double-whammy episode features military engineer turned spice trader Kimberly Jung, and culinary cannabis connoisseur Katie Thompson. In the first interview Kimberly talks about serving in Afghanistan where she learned entrepreneurial skills and discovered the opportunities of selling saffron. She witnessed trade and alliances knocking down cultural and national barriers. Then Bluebird's own Katie Thompson discusses her career in culinary research, communications, and cannabis. She...

Duration:00:41:28

Daniel Greig - The Neurobiology of Prophetic Visions (ep30)

7/26/2018
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Daniel Greig talks about cognitive science and mystical systems. Greig studies cognitive science and philosophy in Toronto, and psychedelics are a major part of his research. If you're into the Kabbalah, Jungian archetypes, or biblical prophecy, this episode is for you. Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmGNhDUe19M Papers: http://utoronto.academia.edu/DanielGreig from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:36:03