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#129 Treating First Responders’ PTSD with Cannabis with Firefighter and CBD Entrepreneur, Gary Roberts
Gary’s CBD discovery started out as a selfish journey looking to help his CrossFit Master Competition career but then discovered that his daughter had a dependency on opiates that lead her down a path of using heroin. He realized that this plant could help her overcome her addiction but , sadly the law and legislation were not on his side, and before he could get a cannabis product that was safe and viable, she lost her battle, losing her life.
She was on life support until her 27th birthday. That day Gary and his wife decided to let her go. His daughter was someone who always wanted to help others, which showed even after her death. To their surprise, his daughter was an organ donor, and she saved someone else’s life with her own.
At that point, Gary’s relationship with CBD and Cannabis changed to one of helping others in addiction with a particular focus on providing help to his fellow brothers and sisters in the fire department, many of whom face problems with PTSD and associated depression.
Gary’s background and personal story and his connection with CBDHow Gary used CBD to help improve his Crossfit performance Daughter’s opiates addiction and the potential for CBD to helpMission to help first responders get access to CBDPTSD and Depression - the unique stress faced by firefighters and first respondersHow CBD has helped has first responders cope with the stress of the jobHow Gary is helping promote the benefits with first respondersGary’s own company, Pure Body Zen and podcast (Good Dudes Grow Podcast)Links of Interest
Good Dudes Grow Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-dudes-grow/id1546666698Pure Body Zen https://pbzcbd.com/Dealing with the emotional trauma caused by mass disasters https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/emotional-trauma-caused-by-mass-disasters/Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment of Traumatic Stress in First Responders: A Review of Critical Issues https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6624844/New Research Reveals Why Cannabis Helps PTSD Sufferers https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilyearlenbaugh/2020/09/17/new-research-reveals-why-cannabis-helps-ptsd-sufferers/?sh=3b12d7b5179aCBD for Veterans https://www.cbdschool.com/cbd-for-veterans/
#128 Developing a unique patented method of producing pharmaceutical-grade, rare cannabinoids with Dennis O’Neill
Dennis O’Neill is the President of BioMediCan, a biotech startup company that has developed a unique patented method of producing pharmaceutical-grade, 100% organic, non-GMO rare cannabinoids, including CBG, CBGA, THCV, THCVA, CBN, CBNA and high-value compounds using a proprietary organic biosynthesis platform at 70-90% lower cost than conventional methods.
The Cannabinoids 'CBD" Market is experiencing astronomical grow rates expecting the market to be $146 billion by 2026. There are over 200 known Cannabinoids many that are significantly more effective for treating multiple medical conditions than CBD's. The problem is it takes a significant amount of time to produce, is very expensive and there is a limited amounts that can be produced. BioMediCan has developed a bio-synthesized process where they can produce significant quantities that are free from Pesticide's/Contaminants"safer" at a fraction of the cost. We believe that this creates a significant opportunity to develop and sell mass quantities of these rare cannabinoids that are free of THC to the Global Market. BioMedican has a world-class scientific management team and 4 patents pending
How BioMediCan was founded and it’s unique value propositionProducing high-quality, low-cost non-THC products that circumvent FDA regulationsProducing rare cannabinoids Health benefits of CBG, THCV, CBN Links of Interest
Biomedican https://biomedican.com/Dennis O’Neill on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/oneillcapital/CBG and THCV: Beneficial Cannabinoids https://www.cbdschool.com/cbg-thcv-cannabinoids/
#127 – Researching CBD Bioavailability and Absorption with Tiffany Weir of Colorado State University
Dr. Tiffany Weir was part of a team of researchers at Colorado State University who recently conducted a groundbreaking study on the bioavailability and absorption rates of CBD in water and oil-soluble forms. We discuss the results of the study, and its implications for further research into CBD's potential to positively impact the human gut microbiome and reduce symptoms of inflammatory gut diseases.
Phytochemical and plant-based medicinesImpact on absorption of water-soluble vs oil-soluble formsPotential impacts of research resultsCBD's initial promise as a anti-inflammatoryLinks of Interest
Connect with Dr. Tiffany Weir on ResearchGateDr. Tiffany Weir's Bio Page at Colorado State UniversityThe Caliper CBD pilot study: Evaluation of Pharmacokinetics and Acute Anti‐Inflammatory Potential of Two Oral Cannabidiol Preparations in Healthy AdultsSummary of Caliper CBD Bioavailability Study
#126: Intellectual Property Protection in the Cannabis Industry with Dr. Dale Hunt of Breeder's Best
Why would someone copyright a cannabis strain? CBD School's Jenn Procacci talks with Dr. Dale Hunt, founder of Breeder's Best, plant scientist, and patent attorney, about intellectual property protection for independent cannabis breeders.
Breeder's Best is the first cannabis company to focus on developing intellectual property, otherwise known as IP protection, for independent cannabis plant breeders. Establishing intellectual property protection enables licensing opportunities and a whole new business model for cannabis scientists.
Breeder's Best Website: https://breedersbest.com/Podcast Transcript: https://www.cbdschool.com/126-intellectual-property-protection-in-the-cannabis-industry
#125: How to Navigate the Complex CBD Regulatory Landscape with Jonathan Havens, Attorney and Former FDA Lawyer
In this episode, we speak with Jonathan Havens, an attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein and Lehr, based in Baltimore, Maryland. Jonathan has a unique background, he started his legal career with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and now specializes in providing legal advice to companies on how to navigate the complex and ever-changing cannabis, hemp, and CBD regulatory environment.
In this episode, we explore current regulations, how the FDA and FTC are enforcing them, and how companies can avoid the regulatory agencies’ crosshairs. We also discuss how the industry can push the Federal Government for change to make operating conditions more business-friendly.
Current Federal regulations, why they exist, and the importance of ingestible vs non-ingestible CBD productsThe roles of the FDA and FTC in enforcing current regulationsHow these agencies are currently enforcing regulations and how to avoid their warning letters and finesHow Delta-8 is likely to be viewed by the regulatory agencies The 0.3% THC limit and how this is regulated by the FDALinks of Interest:
Jonathan Havens on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-havens-9237831 Delta-8: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol H.R.841 - legalization of CBD for use as an ingestible supplement: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/841 H.R.1595 - Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1595/text
#124: Mental health and Cannabis with Dr. Jacob Vigil
Many use cannabis to help manage their mental health. Dr. Jacob Vigil, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico and Director of the Medical Cannabis Research Fund, has dedicated his career to studying the intersection of cannabis and mental health. Learn how cannabis can help replace psychotropic medications.
Medical Cannabis Research Fund of the University of New Mexico https://mcrf.unm.edu/Cannabis Connection University YouTube channel https://bit.ly/3dPH4Bs