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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

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 He's helping to overturn the outdated dichotomy of "Indica versus Sativa" and replacing it with fine-tuned research that does justice to the complexity of our relationship with cannabis.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

Laurie Wolf - Cooking Cannabis (ep29)

7/19/2018
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Laurie Wolf is a chef, author, and entrepreneur. She makes edibles as well as recipes to help you cook with cannabis at home. She tells Lex about her journey in the culinary world and why she chose to focus on marijuana as her primary ingredient. http://recipes.laurieandmaryjane.com/ https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/the-martha-stewart-of-marijuana-edibles from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:26:53

Impello BioSciences - Biostimulants for Growers (ep28)

7/12/2018
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Lex speaks with the founders of Impello Biosciences. They're a startup in Fort Collins, CO that harness the power of bio-organisms to nurture growing plants such as cannabis. They explain how healthy bacteria added to the roots of plants can be used instead of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to help plants stay healthy and grow strong. https://www.impellobio.com/ Bacillus: A Biological Tool for Crop Improvement through Bio-Molecular Changes in Adverse Environments....

Duration:00:36:04

Alice O'Leary Randall - First Lady of Medical Marijuana (ep27)

7/5/2018
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Alice O'Leary-Randall was part of the driving force behind legalizing medical marijuana. When her husband used marijuana for his glaucoma it got him in legal trouble, launching Alice's crusade to bring medicinal marijuana into the public consciousness and the law. https://aliceolearyrandall.wordpress.com/ http://aliceolearyrandall.com/ https://aliceswanderland.com/ www.maryspubs.com from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:31:36

Dr Di Marzo - Endocannabinoid Science (ep26)

6/28/2018
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Lex nerds out with Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo, one of the world's leading chemists and an expert on the endocannabinoid system. He's the Research Director at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry in Naples and writes some of the most poetic reviews you'll ever see in peer-reviewed research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604172/ from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // Birdsong from Lang Elliott

Duration:00:35:49

Dr Joseph DiVerdi - Chemical Intelligence (ep25)

6/21/2018
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Dr Joseph DiVerdi is a chemist and the founder of XTR Labs - a company that provides 'chemical intelligence' to the hemp and cannabis industries. Today he explores his heretical views on the effect of terpenes and more about the rich chemistry behind the smell of cannabis. http://sites.chem.colostate.edu/diverdi/index.html http://xtrsystems.com/ http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0192247. https://www.nature.com/news/2006/061127/full/news0061127-7.html and...

Duration:00:41:58

Leia Friedman - Psychedologist (ep24)

6/14/2018
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Leia Friedman hosts "The Psychedologist" podcast, she cofounded the Boston Entheogenic Network, and is a writer and community organizer. She tells Lex about her work and her psychedelic journey. www.thepsychedologist.com www.Cosmicsister.com www.medicinehunter.com/ templeofthewayoflight.org/ https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/cosmic-sister-zoe-helene-eco-feminism-psychedelics/ https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/psychedelics-sexual-healing-a-talk-with-dee-dee-goldpaugh/...

Duration:00:40:34

Dr Avery Gilbert - Weed Smell Science (ep23)

6/7/2018
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Dr Avery Gilbert studies the sweet smells of weed, from earthy to fruity, diesel to cheese. He tells Lex about how he got his start studying the scent of animal urine, then moved on to more pleasant things like perfume and finally cannabis. He also talks about how this burgeoning industry could capitalize on one of marijuana's most memorable sensory experiences: Aroma. Avery's book https://www.amazon.com/What-Nose-Knows-Science-Everyday-ebook/dp/B00QHF6KFG/ Headspace Sensory LLC...

Duration:00:39:14

Sister Kate - Sisters of the Valley (ep22)

5/31/2018
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Sister Kate is bringing spirituality back, but this isn't Catholicism. Her Sisters of the Valley produce their cannabis-based products (and other goods) during moon cycles, using their own rituals and practices. Kate is also an activist who seeks to empower women to take up the cause for a new spirituality based on the ancient power of nature. It's all about healing and integration with the Earth. https://www.racked.com/2016/4/20/11459612/sisters-of-the-valley-weed-nuns...

Duration:00:35:50