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Episode 20 - Five Ways to Use Pot for Spiritual Exploration

News: Kansas Attorney General shares his opinion on the legality of CBD in the state, immediately putting the state on a collision course with local CBD producers and retailers. We talk with Phoenix Wellness' proprietor about activity on the ground. Guest: Stephen Gray -- teacher, writer and explorer of sacramental medicines -- is the editor of Cannabis and Spirituality, a fine collection of 17 essays, ranging from the practical (using proper doses and strains to as spirit guides) to...


Episode 19 - Relief Without The High

News Stories: Vermont legalizes recreational cannabis, the 10th to do so in the US, but FIRST to do so via state legislature. They don't have however any plans to sell it! Guest: This podcast, which was the second of our episodes to be recorded live at The Alchemist’s Kitchen in New York City, again features Dr. Junella Chin, an integrative family physician who specializes in treating children with intractable epilepsy, cancer, autism, and mental health conditions. Dr. Chin, who is...


Episode 18 - Cannabis Can Treat Your Illness & Fix The NYC Subway System

Guests: - Joel Giambra, republican mayoral candidate, who plans to legalize marijuana to help repair the NYC subway system - Michael Backes, author, entrepreneur, strain hunter, founder of the first evidence-based medical cannabis dispensary in LA, and one of the most prescient sages in the cannabis industry News Stories: - CNN goes to POT on NYE: Everyone from Fox News to Fortune is commenting on CNN's NYE coverage which featured Randi Kaye celebrating in Colorado with many weed...


Episode 17: Confessions of a High Functioning Opioid Addict

Episode 17: Confessions of a High Functioning Opioid Addict News Stories: - Dec. 1st kicked off Maryland's Medical Program - Maryland approved its first medical marijuana law in 2013. Guest: Pamela Hadfield suffered from withering migraine attacks for most of her life. In her late 30s, when the severity of her migraines increased, she was prescribed Vicodin, the highly addictive resident in many of our medicine chests. Pamela used Vicodin but with trepidation. She went to work and...


Episode 16: Special Report: Will Cannabis Ever Be Legal in the US?

Episode 16: Special Report: Will Cannabis Ever Be Legal in the US? New Stories: - Former head of marketing at InBev goes on in on legal cannabis. - Chris Christi fear mongers, repeats ""Weed is a Gateway drug"" - Sessions says the incredible! Holder policy will go on!" Guests: - Tami Wahl and Saphira Galoob, the two top cannabis lobbyists in Washington.


Episode 15: Talking to Teens: "Just Say Know!"

News Stories - In a tip of the hat to our Patreon supporters, this lean and mean episode features a discussion with Tim Blake about the 2017 Emerald Cup in light of the recent Santa Rosa Wildfires, before getting into a serious discussion with sociologist Marsha Rosenbaum about a "Just Say Know" approach to cannabis use for teenager. Guest: - Dr. Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, mother, and author of Safety First: A Reality Based Approach to Teens and Drugs, the best primer for parents who want...


Episode 14: The Magnificent and Mesmerizing Stink of Cannabis, Explained!

Episode 14: The Magnificent and Mesmerizing Stink of Cannabis, Explained! News Stories: - California Wildfires - Northern Michigan’s program is unique because the university is offering a four-year degree addressing the science and business behind growing marijuana. - Rohrbacher-Blumenhour (formerly Farr) Guest: - Dr. Ethan Russo: A leading investigators into the effects of terpenes for health and for high. He is physician, ethnobotanist, and unimpeachable researcher. Recently, Ethan...


Episode 13 - How Cannabis Can Enhance Performance For Athletes, Coders and Creatives

Episode 13 of the Brave New Weed podcast. News Stories: - Leading Cannabis Testing Lab Says 86% of California’s Clones Are Contaminated With Pesticides - Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop Taking Traditional Medicines Guest: - Seibo Shen, founder of VapeXhale. He is also a former stuntman, an undefeated jiu-jitsu fighter and ping pong champion, a staunch advocate for Asian Americans in the cannabis community and an advocate for cannabis as a performance enhancing...


Episode 12 - Bloom Farms shows that cannabis can change the world

Episode 12 of the Brave New Weed Podcast News Stories: - Orrin Hatch introduces the MEDS Act - Leader for NJ Governership vows to legalize REC Guest: - Mike Ray, founder of Bloom Farms, is a company that sells great oils and vape pens. But the founder.


Episode 11 - Ganja Yoga: It's like peanut butter and chocolate

News Stories: Greg Gerdeman, neuroscientist and MMJ Doctor, provides insight into the mystery behind The Great Pot Monopoly, an explosive and accusatory article (if true) running in GQ; Guest: - Dee Dussault, the inventor of ganja yoga. When a book called Ganja Yoga came across my desk, I expected yet another California-sprouted excuse to get stoned. But just a few pages in I realized I got that wrong. The author, Dee Dussault,...


Episode 10 - The Healing Power of CBD (Dr. Junella Chin)

- News Stories - Guest This podcast, which was recorded live at The Alchemist’s Kitchen in New York City, features Dr. Junella Chin, an integrative family physician who specializes in treating children with intractable epilepsy, cancer, autism, and mental health conditions. Dr. Chin, who is also a chronic pain survivor, studied at Cornell, Columbia and Harvard universities. She received her medical cannabis training in California, where she treated an estimated 12,000 patients...


Episode 9 - The Secrets to High-Fidelity Vaporization

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 9. News Stories: - Lawmakers halt bill to let VA doctors prescribe pot for pain - US Senator Cory Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide - Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional - Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions's Hands on Medical Marijuana Guest: Mark Williams - The Firefly 2 has been called" the iPhone of vaporizers," an easy analogy since Mark Williams, one of...


Episode 8 - If You Have Pain, Insomnia, or Stress, Listen Up!

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 8. News Stories: - We talk Nevada and the state of emergency over lack of marijuana - Interview with Braly Joy of Silver Sage Wellness out of Nevada Guest: - Jesse Stanley, one of the founders of CW Hemp, Colorado’s largest hemp-CBD producer. He and his family shot to fame when Dr. Sanjay Gupta featured their high-potency hemp CBD oil on his 2013 documentary, "Why I Changed My Mind on Weed," and showed it cutting the number of epileptic seizures that...


Episode 7 - Do Cannabis and Cocktails Make a Good Match?

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 7. News Stories: - Weed is legal in Las Vegas. No one in the gaming industry happy about this. - Washington State working on new regs designed to protect the legal market from Jeff Beauregard Sessions - Chris Chrisite quashed any hopes of REC in his state for as long as he's in office. Guest: - Warren Bobrow (Cannabis Cocktail Whisperer), author of "Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics" He is a mixologist, chef, and writer known as the Cocktail...


Episode 6 - Why Does the NFL Allow Their Players’ Brains To Go To Mush?

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 6. News Stories: - Congress Set to Revive CARERS Act Bipartisan Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Reintroduced in US Senate. U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced a bill Thursday that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana. NYState Assembly adds PTSD to the list of approved medical marijuana conditions Guest: - Ex-New York Jet, Marvin Washington, on...


Episode 5 - Can Cannabis Cure Cancer?

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 5. News Stories: - Tobacco Wants in on Mass. Marijuana If the tobacco companies get their way, those “dispensaries would have to sell the product they grew as a cultivator to these distributors, and then buy it back from them as a retailer on the other end,” Luzier said. “I don’t see any sound public policy reason why it’s important to do that, other than to benefit the tobacco industry.” Guest(s): - Mara Gordon Mara Gordon, our guest this week, has...


Episode 4 - Why Is The Cannabis Industry So Damn White?

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 4. News Stories: - Cannabis Entrepreneurs Introduce 'Rapid-Delivery' Edibles That Are 'More Like Alchohol' Drugs. - "People use food stamps to buy marijuana," "cocaine," and "whatever the hell else people use to get high" Guest(s): Jacob Plowden & Molly Adams It may be called the green rush but 90% of the cannabis industry is another color, and that color is white. And male. And probably straight. That’s less a criticism than an observation. Our...


Episode 3 - A "Sweet", New Way to Get High

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 3. News Stories: - Top trail lawyer, Joe Bondy, joins us via telephone to discuss the Sessions Memorandum and its impacts and implications for marijuana and the larger War on Drugs. Guest(s): Ron Silver is a chef, owner of several landmark restaurants, and entrepreneurial inventor in the world of cannabis ingestables. Through a revolutionary process, Ron has created a canna-cane sugar with a myriad of benefits and applications.


Episode 2 - You're Pregnant, Should You Smoke?

Welcome to the second episode of the Brave New Weed podcast! News Stories: - Legalization hits Mexico and Argentina - Yahoo Poll on Marijuana produces interesting results Guest(s): Dr. Julie Holland is a psychiatrist, researcher, author of 4 books and an outspoken advocate of the smart uses of substances, including marijuana, medical and otherwise. She's unafraid of standing out from the pack and if I needed someone to fine tune my brain, she'd be the first person I'd call.


Episode 1 - What Trump/Sessions Means for the Future of Weed

Welcome to the first ever episode of the Brave New Weed podcast! News Stories: - Also launching the Whole Weed Catalogue - Jeff Sessions announces research into drug policy Guest(s): Ethan Nadelmann is the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City-based non-profit organization working to end the War on Drugs.