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As a nurse and pharmacist we focus our stories on people’s use and perception of cannabis as Reefer Madness, Reefer Medicine, Reefer Mellow. We are exploring how society is changing its understanding of cannabis.

Reefer MEDness Trevor Shewfelt and Kirk Nyquist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

As a nurse and pharmacist we focus our stories on people’s use and perception of cannabis as Reefer Madness, Reefer Medicine, Reefer Mellow. We are exploring how society is changing its understanding of cannabis.

    E61 - One Less Nurse - Paul Martin (Re-Hash)

    E61 - One Less Nurse - Paul Martin (Re-Hash)

    In this episode we explore a series of unfortunate events started when a Registered Nurse decided to illegally grow cannabis as medicine. Society may consider nurses one of our most trustworthy groups however, employers and professional colleges have policies and procedures suggesting otherwise because the profession is plagued with addiction issues. This episode explores what happens when a nurse self-medicates using cannabis and is seen as having an addiction issue. There is a mismatch in understanding needs and medicine. Kirk and Trevor wonder if this is one of those stories where Cannabis is misunderstood and due to this lack of understanding, we are left with one less nurse.Music by:Music by: The Doors - Peace Frog -YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22GEvDupWGo)Additional Music:Desiree Dorion desireedorion.com (http://desireedorion.com/)Marc Clement - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarcClementMusic)Transcripts, papers and so much more at: reefermed.ca (https://reefermed.ca/)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    E127 Lazslo Mechtler - Dementia

    E127 Lazslo Mechtler - Dementia

    Do you know anyone with dementia? If you don’t, you will. We humans are living longer and healthier lives. There are more healthy 75 year old people alive now than there ever have been. However, the number of people with dementia is sky rocketing as well. Enter Dr. Mechtler…Dr. Lazslo Mechtler is the Medical Director of Dent Neurologic Institute, the Chief of Neuro-Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and is also the Director of the DENT Headache Center, Neuro-Oncology Center, and Cannabis Clinic.Dr. Mechtler gives us a fantastic review of dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Then he talks about the work they are doing at the DENT Institute to treat dementia with cannabinoids.DENT Neurologic Institute - Cannabis Clinic - Website (https://www.dentinstitute.com/cannabis-clinic/)Lazlo Mechtler - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/laszlo-mechtler-m-d-faan-fean-faan-fahs-895b658/)Lazlo Mechtler - DENT-website profile (https://www.dentinstitute.com/laszlo-l-mechtler/)Music by:Christopher Cros - Sailing -YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnXcP8ZI7M)Additional Music:Desiree Dorion desireedorion.com (http://desireedorion.com/)Marc Clement - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarcClementMusic)Transcripts, papers and so much more at: reefermed.ca (https://reefermed.ca/)

    • 33 min
    E82 - Manitoba’s Loud Advocate - Steven Stairs (Re-Hash)

    E82 - Manitoba’s Loud Advocate - Steven Stairs (Re-Hash)

    In this episode, Kirk and Trevor bring forward the importance of Cannabis advocacy. With the legalization of recreational cannabis, some may see the need for Cannabis Advocacy as being dispensable. Stephen Stairs, a medical cannabis consumer is a leader within the Winnipeg green culture. He explains how the many interpretations of regulations, from all level of governments, requires his continuous attention. Self described as Manitoba’s Loud Advocate, Stairs shares his back story, passion for the cannabis industry, and confronts the controversy he faced as the leader of Winnipeg 420 movement. The My Cannabis Story for this episode is from Neil Linton at the Calgary Cannabis Club adding further insights to the need for Cannabis advocacy.Steven Stairs - Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/steven.stairs/?hl=en)- Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/steven.stairs/)Calgary Cannabis Club - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/help710/)-Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thecalgarycannabisclub/)Music by:Music by: Damian Marley - Medication -YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b17TJolR3U)Additional Music:Desiree Dorion desireedorion.com (http://desireedorion.com/)Marc Clement - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarcClementMusic)Transcripts, papers and so much more at: reefermed.ca (https://reefermed.ca/)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    E126 - Greencraft Tour - Step into the Golden Light

    E126 - Greencraft Tour - Step into the Golden Light

    One sunny evening in the summer of 2020, Kirk and Trevor had a meeting on Kirk's driveway. Even though all all indoor meetings were taboo, they met someone bursting with excitement. Eric Greening's face lit up as he described the cannabis growing facility he envisioned building north east of Dauphin.Four years, a pandemic, spiraling inflation and all the other unknown unknowns of building a facility and starting a business are now behind the persistent Mr. Greening. As proud Dauphinites, we are excited to say Greencraft Cannabis is now selling product! And.... after much pestering, we got a peek inside!Come with us on an audio tour of the facility. There is a cannabis "tree" whose trunk Trevor can't wrap his hand around, a sunset room with alien-looking golden light, the secrets of how you control tiny invaders when you can't use any pesticides, and so much more!Greencraft Cannabis - website (https://www.greencraftcannabis.ca/)Music by:Reggae Cowboys - Tell the Truth -YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKgdQmqtvCU)Additional Music:Desiree Dorion desireedorion.com (http://desireedorion.com/)Marc Clement - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarcClementMusic)Transcripts, papers and so much more at: reefermed.ca (https://reefermed.ca/)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    E46 - Bif Naked and Mona Lisa Healing (Re-Hash)

    E46 - Bif Naked and Mona Lisa Healing (Re-Hash)

    Trevor and Kirk continue their CBD exploration with a Canadian Icon. Bif Naked, one of Canada’s best selling musicians shares her “my Cannabis story” sharing how she watched CBD help various members of her family, peer group, and eventually how she too benefited from daily dosing. Bif Naked discusses her formative years in Dauphin, her experiences with cancer, volunteerism, and how she hopes to change the world with her new ethically centred CBD business called Mona Lisa Healing. Settle back and enjoy this wonderful women’s exploits and wait for the surprise ending to this epic episode.Mona Lisa Healing - Webpage (https://monalisahealing.com/)Music by:Music by: Bif Naked- Jim -YouTube (https://youtu.be/t0SKqhAKQy0)Additional Music:Desiree Dorion desireedorion.com (http://desireedorion.com/)Marc Clement - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarcClementMusic)Transcripts, papers and so much more at: reefermed.ca (https://reefermed.ca/)

    • 56 min
    E125 - CannMed 24 – These are the People in Your Neighbourhood Part 2

    E125 - CannMed 24 – These are the People in Your Neighbourhood Part 2

    So many amazing Canna-people, so little time. CannMed 24 was sublime! Here are the another batch of clips we got!Ben Cameransi – Mingowood Pharmacal, LLC - Dr. Benjamin Cameransi, MD, DABA is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, with a extensive background in pain management. He has started four Biotech Companies. He was involved in the development of Ryanodex™, a treatment for Malignant Hyperthermia. But wait, there’s more… Acidic cannabinoids aren’t very stable when they are extracted and purified. Dr. Camersani’s team at Mingowood Pharmacal has a way to fix that.Taz Turner -CordovaCann Corp - Taz has the top three attributes we look for in a guest. He knows where Manitoba is located. He’s a finance guy who spoke intelligently during his Capital Markets Panel. He is fun to chat to at a breakfast information session. Taz tells us how it is surprisingly difficult to get investment into the cannabis space in 2024. But, numbers and valuation guys like him (who also speak cannabis) are slowly convincing others that opportunities abound.Melissa Moore - Professor, Cannabis Horticulture & Biology, SUNY Niagara Community College. Melissa Moore developed some of her horticultural chops in Northern California, but now passes on her knowledge in Buffalo, NY. She was very helpful getting pics of Trevor during his Capital Markets Panel and then she sparked some intense Aspergillus discussions. Professor Moore tells us why cleanliness is next to godliness in your grow room and, hear why Kirk is frothing at the mouth to pick her brain about how to grow plants better.Ben Cameransi - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamincameransi/)Mingowood Pharmacal, LLC - Website (https://mingowoodpharmacal.com/)Taz Turner -LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tazturner/)CordovaCann Corp. - website (https://cordovacann.com/)Melissa Moore - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/707melissa-moore/)SUNY Niagara Horticultural Cannabis Classes - website (https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/copy-of-cannabis-classes/)Music by:Stills-Young Band - Midnight on the Bay -YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llQuiWfU5OE)Additional Music:Desiree Dorion desireedorion.com (http://desireedorion.com/)Marc Clement - Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarcClementMusic)Transcripts, papers and so much more at: reefermed.ca (https://reefermed.ca/)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Manitobahhhh ,

Reefer MEDness Easy Listening

This retired nurse starts her day at the gym with earbuds in listening to Trevor & Kirk. Appreciate their professional credentials as pharmacist and RN. They have a pragmatic well informed platform that leaves the listener looking forward to each new episode. Also noteworthy Kirk’s great radio voice makes for easy listening.

DIR 78 ,

I love learning about Cannabis

I have been listening to the podcasts on my walks, which is supposedly to help my arthritic knee. I am exploring alternative measures as the orthopaedic surgeon said my condition is not bad enough, as I am wakened each night in excruciating pain. Yesterday I listened to the last two while I was taping and washing walls. I am really enjoying them because I am learning. The pharmacist and nurse practitioner compliment each other. I have been looking at getting some CBD oil but honestly have not found evidence to say which is the best to use on my knee and IT band. Look forward to the next one.

heathbellchick ,

Best for straight up information

I love this show! These guys are the best out there for providing content free of the general malarkey you find in other shows. This is straight up information, they don’t sugarcoat anything. And they always look for alternate points of views and experiences. The best ingredients for an awesome conversation.

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