BTS #19 Dr. Junella Chin on Medical Uses of Cannabis, Pediatric Use, Women’s Health



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we talk with Dr. Junella Chin, a physician that has specialized in Cannabis and cannabinoid medicine. Our conversation spanned a variety of topics including pediatric Cannabis use, how Cannabis interacts with sexual hormones like estrogen and testosterone, how people of different ethnicities respond differently to Cannabis, the state of cannabinoid education in the modern healthcare system, and more!

You can learn more about Dr. Junella Chin by visiting www.DrJuneChin.com


BTS #18 Kevin McKernan of Medicinal Genomics on Cannabis Genetics, GMO Cannabis, Pest Resistance



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we sit down with Kevin McKernan, the founder of Medicinal Genomics, who has been working for years on mapping and understanding the Cannabis genome. Our 2 hour conversation spanned many topics including basic misunderstandings about genetics, the genes responsible for cannabinoid production in Cannabis, how genes sometimes do unexpected things, how Cannabis genes are related to pest resistance, philosophical and ethical issues related to genetic modification of organisms and much more.

The pre-print research article referenced in this conversation can be found here: https://www.medicinalgenomics.com/breakthrough-cannabis-genomics-study/

Medicinal Genomics: www.medicinalgenomics.com

Kannapedia: www.kannapedia.net


BTS #17 Murphy Murri on Cannabis Extraction, Hydrocarbon Safety, Aquatek, Standardized Extracts



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we sit down with Cannabis educator Murphy Murri to talk all about Cannabis extracts and extraction technology. Our conversation covered a wide range of topics including the value of mentorship, how to stay safe while working with hydrocarbon solvents, how to produce standardized extracts using chromatography, the variables that influence an extract’s texture and consistency, and much more.

I hope you enjoy! Stay curious, and take it easy.

 

Murphy Murri’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/murphymurri

Sano Gardens: https://sanogardens.com/

Future 4200: www.future4200.com

Good Life Gang: www.goodlifegang.tech


BTS #16 Wendy Nguyen on Surviving Abuse and Foster Care, Discovering CBD, Opening a CBD Shop in NYC



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we talk with Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Lookbook and Artemis – a premiere CBD shop in New York City. Wendy has a fascinating story of surviving trauma, navigating the foster care system, dodging homelessness to later become a famous YouTube content creator, fashion blogger, and social media influencer. While battling several medical issues, Wendy discovered Cannabis and CBD, going on to focus her work on opening and operating New York City’s only minority woman-run CBD shop. Artemis focuses on science and education and is supported by science and medical advisors to provide patrons with a unique introduction to legal hemp products.

Wendy’s Lookbook: www.wendyslookbook.com

Wendy’s Lookbook on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wendyslookbook


#08 The Strain Game: What’s In a Name?



What’s in a name? In our final episode for Season One, we explore the ways in which Cannabis is named and represented in the market place – by strain name and indica/sativa designation. How do strain names and indica/sativa designations relate to genetic lineage and chemical profiles? Where did the indica vs. sativa model come from? How should confused consumers navigate the strain game?

Contributions from: Angus of The Real Seed Company; Steve Albarran and Brad Bogus of Confident Cannabis

The Real Seed Company: www.therealseedcompany.com

Confident Cannabis: www.confidentcannabis.com

Connect by Confident Cannabis: connect.confidentcannabis.com

Phylos Galaxy: https://phylos.bio/galaxy/

Kannapedia by Medicinal Genomics: http://www.kannapedia.net/


BTS #15: Daniel Hayden PhD of Extractioneering on Carbonated Extracts, Spectral Fingerprinting, and the Vilification of THC



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) interview we sit down with Dr. Daniel Hayden of Extractioneering to talk all about extraction and Cannabis extract quality. In this conversation we discuss misconceptions about hydrocarbon extraction techniques, the meaning of the term “full spectrum”, how Extractioneering makes its carbonated extracts, using spectral fingerprinting to identify the quality of extracts, and much more.

This interview has an accompanying video available on the Curious About Cannabis YouTube Channel.

Learn more about Extractioneering at www.extractioneering.com


BTS #14 Oregon Rooted’s Higher Peaks on Cannabis Culture, Changes After Legalization, Stigma, Reflections on the Industry



Coronavirus got you down?

This behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode is a bit lighter than our typical episodes. Jokes and reflections abound when I’m joined by my friend and fellow podcast host, Higher Peaks, co-host and co-producer of the Cannabis culture podcast Oregon Rooted. Our 2.5 hour conversation covers a number of different topics related to Cannabis culture including how the Oregon cannabis industry has evolved since the early days of medical marijuana, ongoing issues related to the stigmatization of Cannabis use, the history of Cannabis extracts from a user’s perspective, wading through the hype in the Cannabis industry and much much more.

Come sit in on the conversation and take your mind off of the pandemic for a couple of hours! Have fun, and stay curious!

Learn more about OregonRooted at www.OregonRooted.com


BTS #13 Ellen Parkin MS on Cannabis Testing, Trouble with Edibles, Working with Labs



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode, we speak with Ellen Parkin, MS, a quality manager at a Cannabis testing laboratory in Oregon. Ellen has been involved in Cannabis testing since the early years of regulated Cannabis testing in Oregon and has worked as a laboratory technician, a laboratory director, and a quality manager. Over the years her work has gravitated towards identifying quality control issues related to testing Cannabis infused edibles. In this conversation we discuss some of the issues she has run into regarding testing edibles, what laboratories do to understand whether their data is accurate, how to work with a lab to troubleshoot unforeseen test results, and more.

I hope you enjoy! Stay curious, and take it easy.


BTS #12 Peggy Anderson of Canna Help You? on Cannabis for Seniors



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we sit down with Peggy Anderson, the founder of Canna Help You?, a company that provides education to seniors about Cannabis. In this conversation we discuss common reasons why seniors are turning to Cannabis, how to minimize the chance of an uncomfortable Cannabis experience, what to do if a Cannabis experience becomes overwhelming, and much more.

Enjoy, and stay curious!


BTS #11 Jason Miller DACM on Chinese Medicine, Cannabis, Cancer



In this behind-the-scenes (BTS) episode we speak with Dr. Jason Miller, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine with a focus on the treatment of cancer. In this conversation we explore how Dr. Miller conceptualizes Cannabis in relation to other medicinal plants, historical uses of Cannabis in Chinese medicine, the promise and limitations of Cannabis as a medicine, his experience with Cannabis as a cancer treatment, bridging the worlds of eastern and western medicine, and much more!

Enjoy, and stay curious!