In this behind-the-scenes episode we join Cannabis culture icon Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson. In the mid 1990s, he was one of the first to receive an industrial hemp license in Canada and began performing research and development with hemp varieties of Cannabis very early in his career. Marcus is also the producer of “bubble bags” and … Continue reading BTS #37 Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson on Bubble Hash, Legacy in Cannabis, Defense of Isolates →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we join Anna Schwabe, PhD, a geneticist and plant scientist that spent her PhD work examining how and why Cannabis plants exhibit different chemical profiles, smells, and effects. In our conversation we dive into many of these nuances and talk about whether people can distinguish Cannabis varieties consistently by smell, how … Continue reading BTS #36 Anna Schwabe PhD on Sources of Variation in Cannabis Plants, Hope for Indica/Sativa? →
In this episode, we dive into the world of Cannabis extraction science and technology to understand how Cannabis extracts are made, why there are so many different types of extracts, the science behind extraction, and how to make sense of marketing terms like “full spectrum”, “broad spectrum”, or “whole plant”. Featuring excerpts from our behind-the-scenes … Continue reading S2E1 An Introduction to Extraction Science and Technology →
What do you really know about Cannabis extracts? In episode one of season two, we dive into the world of Cannabis extraction science and technology to understand how Cannabis extracts are made, why there are so many different types of extracts, the science behind extraction, and how to make sense of marketing terms like “full … Continue reading S2E1 Promo: “Extraction Jackson, What’s That Fraction?” →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we join renowned endocannabinoid researcher Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo, who has been studying endocannabinoids since their discovery in the late 1980s and 1990s. Dr. Di Marzo, along with his colleagues, originally proposed the concept of the endocannabinoid system, the entourage effect, and the endocannabinoidome. Currently Dr. Di Marzo is working on … Continue reading BTS #35 Vincenzo Di Marzo, PhD on the Endocannabinoid System and the Endocannabinoidome →
In this behind-the-scenes interview we sit down with Sher Ali Butt, the co-founder of CB Therapeutics, a company focused on biosynthesizing cannabinoids and psychedelics using fermentation with fungi. We talk about the science behind biosynthetic technology, why they have chosen to focus on psychedelics and cannabinoids, how biosynthesis compares to chemical synthesis techniques for producing … Continue reading BTS #34 Sher Ali Butt of CB Therapeutics on Biosynthesizing Cannabinoids and...
It’s a plant that goes by many names. Some call it hemp. Some call it marijuana. Call it what you will – it’s Cannabis, and it’s got a lot of people curious. Join scientist and educator Jason Wilson on a journey to explore critical questions about the world’s most controversial plant. Featuring contributions from leading … Continue reading Welcome to The Curious About Cannabis Podcast (Trailer) →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we are joined with Alice Moon, a PR professional working in the Cannabis industry and diagnosed cannabinoid hyperemesis patient. In our conversation we discuss her entrepreneurial journey within the Cannabis industry that led to her work in public relations, issues facing Cannabis brands, her experience with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, what she … Continue reading BTS #33 Alice Moon on Cannabinoid Hyperemesis, Cannabis Branding, Social Equity →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we sit down with Mark Scialdone PhD, a chemist responsible for inventing hydrogenated cannabinoid acids, semi-synthetic cannabinoids that could be effective at battling certain types of cancer. We discuss the history of cannabinoid science, controversy around cannabinoid boiling points, how Mark learned from his research with catnip essential oil hydrogenation and … Continue reading BTS #32 Mark Scialdone PhD on Cannabis Chemistry History, Hydrogenated...
On August 1st we will finally be releasing the second edition of the Curious About Cannabis book! Revised and expanded with over 450 pages of content covering nearly all areas of Cannabis and cannabinoid science, the Curious About Cannabis book is sure to be an important resource for both self-taught enthusiasts and Cannabis educators. Dive … Continue reading The Curious About Cannabis Book (Second Edition) is Almost Here! →
In this behind-the-scenes conversation we speak with The Doctors Knox, aka The Knox Docs, including Drs. Janice, David, Rachel, and Jessica Knox to talk all about the endocannabinoid system and how our understanding of the endocannabinoid system and the endocannabinoidome is revolutionizing healthcare. This was our first interview with four people at the same time, … Continue reading BTS #31 The Doctors Knox on the Endocannabinoid System and Revolutionizing Healthcare →
In this behind-the-scenes interview we talk with Morris Beegle of We Are For Better Alternatives (Colorado Hemp Company, NoCo Hemp Expo, Let’s Talk Hemp, and others). In this conversation we talked about the many different uses of the Cannabis plant besides cannabinoid-rich resin production, the challenges of getting hemp alternatives accepted in the market, the … Continue reading BTS #30 Morris Beegle of WAFBA on Industrial Uses of Hemp and Mushrooms →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we sit down with Kyle Boyar, vice chair and scholarship chair for the Cannabis Chemistry subdivision of the American Chemical Society and Director of Product Science at TagLeaf. We talked about the ways Cannabis testing labs test Cannabis samples for microbiological contaminants, how microbiological testing can go wrong, other issues facing … Continue reading BTS #29 Kyle Boyar on Microbiological Testing, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, LIMS →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we sit down with organic chemist Jackie von Salm PhD (@terp_queen_phd on Instagram), who was a recent winner of the ElSohly award given to outstanding researchers in the Cannabis space. Her team recently discovered the presence of a terpene common only among certain varieties of Cannabis, which is not tested for … Continue reading BTS #28 Jacqueline von Salm PhD on Cannabis Terpenes, Drugs From Nature, Chemical Ecology →
In this behind-the-scenes episode, we talk with Austin Flohrschutz, the Science Director for TruPotency.com, a CBD retailer that performs extensive third party testing on CBD products to screen for fraudulent or mislabeled products. At the time that we spoke, Austin informed me that they had tested 400 products, and 30% of those products passed testing. … Continue reading BTS #27 Austin Flohrschutz MS of TruPotency on CBD Product Fraud, Safety Testing, Salvia Research →
In this behind-the-scenes episode we talk with Dr. Genester Wilson-King, a board certified OB/GYN, Cannabis clinician, and hormone expert. Our conversation spanned many topics including how cannabinoids and hormones interact with one another, how Cannabis affects women differently than men, how Cannabis affects women after menopause differently than women experiencing cyclical hormones, how Cannabis affects … Continue reading BTS #26 Dr. Genester Wilson-King on Cannabis and Hormones, Women’s...
In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we talk with Clarenda (daughter of Clarence and Brenda) “Farmer Cee” Stanley of Green Heffa Farms! Green Heffa Farms is a medicinal plant farm and learning laboratory that is dedicated to teaching community members, with a focus on women of color, about food production, resource management, gardening, and medicinal plants. … Continue reading BTS #25 Cee of Green Heffa Farms on Hemp Farming as a Black Woman in the South →
In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) interview we join Angus of The Real Seed Company once again to discuss a recently published paper entitled “A Classification of Endangered High-THC Cannabis Domesticates and Their Wild Relatives” by John McPartland and Ernest Small. We discussed some of our basic thoughts about the paper, how the new taxonomy will influence … Continue reading BTS #24 Angus of The Real Seed Co. on The New Taxonomy for Landrace Cultivars (EDITED) →
In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) interview we sit down with Cannabis activist, entrepreneur and actor Andrew DeAngelo, best known for being the co-founder of Harborside Dispensary in California. In our conversation we dive into the psychology and sociology of the Cannabis culture, exploring the role stigma plays in a Cannabis user’s life, strategies for healing from … Continue reading BTS #23 Andrew DeAngelo on Cannabis Activism, Healing From Stigma, Social Equity →
In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) interview we talk with Charles McElroy, the founder of Goldleaf, a science-forward Cannabis focused print company that has become famous for its journals, like The Patient Journal, as well as their science posters and educational materials. In this conversation we talk about how Charles came to start Goldleaf, the work that … Continue reading BTS #22 Charles McElroy of Goldleaf on Cannabis Science Education, The Patient Journal, Changing Stigma →