18 episodes

Paxton Quigley looks at the whole plant as well as the whole cannabis culture through the eyes of its innovators and influencers who are knee deep in this dynamic space. Listen to High Society for the whole story.

High Society with Paxton Quigley Cannabis Radio

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Paxton Quigley looks at the whole plant as well as the whole cannabis culture through the eyes of its innovators and influencers who are knee deep in this dynamic space. Listen to High Society for the whole story.

    What Do UFOs and Cannabis Have in Common?

    What Do UFOs and Cannabis Have in Common?

    What Do UFOs and Cannabis Have in Common? They Both Need More Research! Paxton Quigley decided to step out of the world of cannabis and right into outer space!  Her guest, Dr. Ravi Kopparapu, a planetary research scientist at NASA, tells listeners that star-gazing has increased lately as many of us, in these strange times, find ourselves staring up at the night sky. As such, sightings of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) – or  UFOs – have exponentially increased. The National UFO Reporting Center reported that this year - 2020 - sightings are up 51% from last year, with at least 5,000 recorded sightings. One-fifth of those sightings occurred in April alone. Dr. Kopparapu co-authored an article in Scientific American on July 27, 2020, in which he called for more research into UAP, calling them a “scientifically interesting problem.” He also talked about three videos released by the Pentagon recently that show "unidentified aerial phenomena," which had been reported earlier and have prompted the Navy to establish a UFO task force. In a discussion about why so many scientists have shunned the idea of UFOs and the existence of life in other parts of the universe, Dr. Ravi told High Society with Paxton Quigley that it’s all about the science and expanding research. 

    • 28 min
    National Expungement Week: Co-founder Tells Us How to Get Involved

    National Expungement Week: Co-founder Tells Us How to Get Involved

    National Expungement Week: Co-founder Tells Us How to Get Involved with Torie Marshall. Torie is the cofounder of National Expungement Week, Sept. 19-26, 2020, talks about exactly how and where individuals can find legal assistance to manage the complicated process of clearing and sealing past convictions from their permanent records. Marijuana possession arrests comprise the vast majority of all drug busts and a conviction can follow a person around for their entire lives, blocking them from getting a good job, housing, student loans, and in some cases, preventing them from voting. Therefore, expungement is crucial.  And automatic expungement is the key, Ms. Marshall said, as a way of righting the wrongs of the racially biased War on Drugs, which decimated communities of color. Marshall specifically mentioned the work of tech company, Code for America’s Clear My Record, which expunged thousands of cannabis conviction records in California in minutes.

    • 45 min
    Sex, Coronavirus and Cannabis…Do They Mix?

    Sex, Coronavirus and Cannabis…Do They Mix?

    While most of the media, and our own attention, is naturally focused on the coronavirus and the widespread chaos it is wreaking on our country, our economy, and ourselves, we’d like to examine how the pandemic, social distancing, and general anxiety are affecting people’s sex lives. According to a series of studies we consulted, it seems that forced togetherness for many couples has not necessarily resulted in increased intimacy in the bedroom. So we decided to ask an expert: Dr. Sarah Mann, M.D. is a critical care physician, who has expanded into disease prevention and the use of medical cannabis to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions. To that end, Dr. Mann who is also a professor at De Paul University founded the Mindful Medicine Clinic, which is based in Barrington, Illinois.


    Dr. Mann told High Society with Paxton Quigley that cannabis can indeed help with the unavoidable stress and anxiety that seem to be on the rise as we all face numerous pandemic-related issues. She also explains the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how it regulates sexual function, indeed all of our organisms.
    Our interview with Dr. Mann is informative for both men and women, and full of some great advice!

    • 33 min
    Instagram Sensation Courtney Trop Launches CBD Brand

    Instagram Sensation Courtney Trop Launches CBD Brand

    Instagram Sensation Courtney Trop Launches CBD Brand in playboy Interview and Tells Us All About It today on High Society. Courtney Trop, one of the country’s biggest fashion influencers and bloggers, whose popular Instagram site, “Always Judging,” has over 340,000 followers, is now using some of that expansive influence to introduce another popular trend: CBD. Courtney tells High Society with Paxton Quigley how and why she happens to be very familiar with the benefits of cannabis: her father is “quite a stoner.” Now Courtney has come out with her own CBD product (“Stevie” after Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks). The idea of Trop’s CBD product is to share with her friends in the fashion industry whose lives are fast-paced and stressful. And to share with the rest of us too!

    • 30 min
    How Masks Help Slow The Spread Of The Coronavirus With Dr. Tod Cooperman

    How Masks Help Slow The Spread Of The Coronavirus With Dr. Tod Cooperman

    The coronavirus continues to surge across the United States at a shocking rate with little to no federal plan of action to protect citizens during this unprecedented health crisis.  A concerning and controversial expression of that fact is that the U.S. still has no federal policy around the universal use of masks, which have been proven to slow the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. To help clear up some of the confusion and misinformation around masks and the coronavirus, Paxton Quigley spoke with an expert who gave us some tips on how to protect ourselves in some very practical ways. Dr. Tod Cooperman is the CEO and founder of Consumerlab.com, which is an independent website that tests, evaluates, and objectively rates thousands of dietary supplements, as well as other healthcare products.

    • 35 min
    Nurses Talk Cannabis And The Need for More Marijuana Education

    Nurses Talk Cannabis And The Need for More Marijuana Education

    Nurses Talk Cannabis And The Need for More Marijuana Education with Heather Manus and Sandra Guynes. As the coronavirus continues to rage throughout the United States, Paxton Quigley decided to look at some of the challenges facing the first-line healthcare providers who are giving their all during these tragic days. Some 600 health care providers in the United States have died from COVID-19 and as many as 116,000 have fallen ill.  The dire shortage of medical equipment for medical workers as well as patients was, and still is, devastating. Having said all that, High Society spoke with two amazing nurses who specialize in medical cannabis and who are trying to educate their colleagues on how to integrate the plant and its endless benefits into the medical profession, clearly where it belongs. 

    • 34 min

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