29 episodes

On CBD Radio, David James Weale brings you inspiring conversations to help you understand and harness the power of your own mind.

Our mission is to do our part to dissolve the stigma around cannabis and CBD and help bring its many other benefits into the light.

An interview-based podcast diving into discussions about cannabis, sex, fear, performance, truth, spirituality, mindfulness and other interesting topics facing society today.

CBD Radio David James Weale

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On CBD Radio, David James Weale brings you inspiring conversations to help you understand and harness the power of your own mind.

Our mission is to do our part to dissolve the stigma around cannabis and CBD and help bring its many other benefits into the light.

An interview-based podcast diving into discussions about cannabis, sex, fear, performance, truth, spirituality, mindfulness and other interesting topics facing society today.

    Ep 28 - Brandon Pitcher

    Ep 28 - Brandon Pitcher

    Brandon Pitcher is an award-winning developer, change agent, and educator; sharing his passion for social and ecological entrepreneurship, systems thinking, and sustainability for over 15 years. Brandon is the CEO of Blue Circle Developments, one of the larger players in the hemp and cbd world in the US and the first fully certified organic hemp producer.

    In this episode of CBD radio, we dig into all sorts of things about cbd and the hemp industry in general. We talk about his background, his company, where he sees things going, what challenges they’re facing now, the legal situation of the industry, some of the other companies they’re invested in, and what he sees coming in the future for the industry.

    Show notes:

    1:45 - Background on how Brandon got involved in the industry.

    4:00 - Being the first certified organic cbd producer in the US.

    4:45 - Some of the other companies that Blue Circle developments have under their umbrella.

    8:00 - Forward thinking, research, etc.

    9:15 - What does Brandon believe?

    10:45 - Where does CBD stand legally right now in the US?

    13:00 - The industrial hemp farming act.

    15:30 - Biggest challenges in the industry right now.

    16:45 - What it took to get certified as organic.

    19:15 - What’s the difference between organic and not?

    22:00 - What the process of investing in new companies look like for you?

    25:00 - Is his company more front facing with clients or more focused on managing the parts that are?

    26:00 - What are some of the things you’re seeing people have success using CBD with?

    29:15 - Moving from anecdotal evidence to proof.

    30:15 - How the US and Canadian hemp industries interact.

    32:00 - Where you can grow hemp in the US right now.

    33:00 - Differences between cannabis and hemp as far as the law goes.

    34:15 - Using hemp flower (buds) for smoking vs producing cbd oil.

    36:00 - Where Brandon sees the industry going over the coming years.

    36:45 - Blue Circle developments goals for their own growth.

    38:30 - Advice for those thinking of getting into the industry.

    40:00 - More about Evo Hemp

    41:30 - How hemp hearts differ from hemp cbd products.

    42:30 - How can people learn more about hemp and cbd?

    43:30 - What are they excited about going forward?

    45:00 - How to connect with Brandon and his company: www.bluecircledevelopment.com

    45:45 - Acknowledging Brandon.

    46:15 - Brandon’s question for you listening.

     

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    • 47 min
    27 - Hiroko Demichelis

    27 - Hiroko Demichelis

    Hiroko Demichelis is the founder of the Vancouver Brain Lab and co-founder of Moment Meditation. I was lucky enough to sit down with her recently and chat about her story and meditation while also simultaneously doing a little test on the effect of the Grind Bar on brain function.

    We dig into all sort of interesting stuff about brain function, meditation, and how pain inspired Hiroko to learn about all of this. And, we get our first pieces of evidence about the effects of the Grind Bar on focus and anxiety in this interview. Definitely worth a listen!



    Show notes

    3:15 ~ What does Hiroko believe?

    7:00 ~ Why did she start the Vancouver Brain Lab originally?

    15:45 ~ What do you measure when looking at people’s brain waves?

    22:00 ~ Eating the Grind Bar and talking about cannabinoids.

    23:30 ~ Testing for types of people that cannabis could be not so good for.

    25:45 ~ More about Moment Meditation studio.

    31:00 ~ Do you prescribe meditation for patients at the Brain Lab?

    32:!5 ~ The benefits of meditating with a group.

    35:00 ~ Who’s benefiting most from coming to Moment?

    37:00 ~ Results from our test post Grind Bar.

    43:00 ~ Acknowledging Hiroko

    44:15 ~ Hiroko’s question for you listening.

     

    Connect with Hiroko and find out more about her work:

    http://www.vancouverbrainlab.com/

    http://momentmeditation.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/momentmeditation/

     

    CBD Radio is brought to you by the Grind Bar! The world's first performance nutrition bar infused with CBD! Check out www.thegrindbar.com to learn more about how CBD can help you and how to make your body and mind operate at their best!

    Thank you!

    • 46 min
    Ep 26 - Wade Graham

    Ep 26 - Wade Graham

    Wade Graham is one of the co-founders of Cultivated Cannabis, an online dispensary based out of Alberta. In this convo we dig into Wade’s motivation for getting into the industry, some of the hurdles he’s had to overcome being in it, some of the implications of the upcoming legalization, Wade’s love of the outdoors and travelling with his family, and much more!

     

    Show Notes

    2:45 ~ What does Wade believe?

    5:15 ~ What inspired him to get into the cannabis industry?

    8:45 ~ What sets Cultivated Cannabis apart from other online dispensaries?

    12:30 ~ What inspired him to focus on education and canna-tourism rather than the LP path?

    16:15 ~ About the industry is moving from the darkness into the light.

    17:00 ~ Does Cultivated Cannabis have a specific niche market?

    19:45 ~ Discussing driving while using cannabis.

    24:00 ~ Why I love doing this podcast and being in the cannabis industry.

    27:15 ~ The hypocrisy of what we allow people to do and not to do in our society.

    30:00 ~ Spreading awareness about CBD.

    32:45 ~ What’s it like navigating the grey legality of running a cannabis business?

    37:00 ~ Protesting and f**k you government vs trying to work together.

    42:00 ~ Why is spending time in nature a priority for Wade?

    47:30 ~ Travel.

    49:30 ~ Favourite podcasts.
    Joe Rogan Podcast (http://podcasts.joerogan.net/)

    53:15 ~ Favourite books
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (http://amzn.to/2sIJI5h)

    55:15 ~ What is Wade most excited about coming up?
    Summer travel with the family!

    57:00 ~ How can people find out more and connect online?
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultivatedCan/
    https://www.cultivatedcannabis.ca/

    1:00:00 ~ Wade’s question for all of you listening!

     

    CBD Radio is brought to you by the Grind Bar! The world's first performance nutrition bar infused with CBD! Check out www.thegrindbar.com to learn more about how CBD can help you and how to make your body and mind operate at their best!

    Thank you!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    025: Tim JP Collins ~ Understanding anxiety

    025: Tim JP Collins ~ Understanding anxiety

    “If you weren’t afraid and you weren’t anxious, what would you do differently in your life?”

    Tim JP Collins is the host of the Anxiety Podcast and does 1 on 1 coaching and workshops all around this topic. In this episode Tim shares his story of his own life collapsing under the weight of his anxiety, and how he’s rebuilt himself and how he now helps people all over the world learn about and deal with their own struggles with anxiety.

    We dig into how learning to love himself more, and take care of himself and his health played a huge role in this, how meditation has helped him out, and much more!

     

    Show Notes

     

    2:15 ~ What does Tim believe?

    5:30 ~ What does Tim do in the world?

    8:30 ~ More about his story and what lead to him snapping and the anxiety taking over.

    10:00 ~ The blow up.

    16:00 ~ Being an anxiety detective.

    18:00 ~ What comes after finding out about people’s anxiety?

    20:00 ~ What were the shifts Tim made once he decided to make a change?

    29:45 ~ What does it actually feel like to have anxiety?

    32:30 ~ The 3 Cs of dealing with anxiety.
    Curiosity
    Courage
    Compassion

    42:45 ~ Meditation and anxiety.

    44:45 ~ Minute meditation exercise.

    47:00 ~ How has meditation helped with your anxiety?

    49:00 ~ Free guided meditation on Tim’s website: http://www.timjpcollins.com/podcast/

    50:00 ~ Fav podcasts:
    James Altucher: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/category/the-james-altucher-show/
    Tim Ferriss: http://tim.blog/podcast/
    Lewis Howes: https://lewishowes.com/blog/
    Bulletproof radio: https://blog.bulletproof.com/category/podcasts/
    ManTalks: http://mantalks.com/podcast/  

    52:00 ~ Transformational books:
    Rich on paper, poor on life: http://amzn.to/2qv5eWM
    The power of now: http://amzn.to/2rdH0RL
    The four hour work week: http://amzn.to/2rdGwv0

    53:45 ~ Reading now:
    Anxiety and teenagers: http://amzn.to/2qAePL2
    Anatomy of an epidemic: http://amzn.to/2ry8Zi6

    55:15 ~ What is Tim excited about right now?

    56:30 ~ Connect with Tim: www.anxietypodcast.com

    58:30 ~ Acknowledgement.

    59:15 ~ Tim’s question for you listening!

     

    “If you weren’t afraid and you weren’t anxious, what would you do differently in your life?”

     

    CBD Radio is brought to you by the Grind Bar! The world's first performance nutrition bar infused with CBD! Check out www.thegrindbar.com to learn more about how CBD can help you and how to make your body and mind operate at their best!

    Thank you!

    • 1 hr
    024: Tom Hatsis - The Psychedelic Witch

    024: Tom Hatsis - The Psychedelic Witch

    What an interesting journey down the rabbit hole this interview was. Thomas Hatsis is a psychedelic researcher and explorer that I was lucky enough to connect with at the recent Cannabis Hemp Conference here in Vancouver.

    We dig into Thomas’s book, the Witches’ Ointment, his history with psychedelics, some interesting history about cannabis that I hadn’t heard before, how cannabis improves his creativity and sex life, and loads more. I could’ve kept going for a while with this guy. Such a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of psychedelics and entheogens.

    If you’re at all into this world, definitely check this one out. It’s dope.

     

    Show notes

    2:00 ~ What does Thomas believe?

    3:00 ~ How did he get into the world of psychedelics and entheogens?

    5:45 ~ When did he start writing the book?

    7:30 ~ More about his book, The Witches’ Ointment (http://amzn.to/2q7WyoI)

    11:00 ~ What is the Witches’ Ointment?

    13:30 ~ How does this ointment compare to a psychedelic like ayahuasca or dmt?

    16:45 ~ Experience with this ointment vs a regular lucid dream.

    18:45 ~ How did you first get into experimenting with these herbs?

    21:30 ~ Why would someone want to use this witches’ ointment?

    24:45 ~ Brief history of psychedelics.

    26:45 ~ Thomas’ description of a bit of the history of cannabis.

    30:45 ~ His personal experience with cannabis.

    34:00 ~ How cannabis can help enhance sex.

    36:15 ~ What is mandrake?

    38:15 ~ What does mandrake feel like?

    39:00 ~ What about henbane?

    40:00 ~ Thomas’ strong potion (mandrake, henbane, cannabis, and psilocybin) and why he uses it.

    43:45 ~ Microdosing psychedelics for performance.

    45:30 ~ Cannabis, meditation and creativity.

    51:00 ~ How cannabis can help improve / deepen your meditation.

    54:00 ~ Talking about religion.

    55:30 ~ Changing your mind.

    58:45 ~ “Stop complaining and start doing magic and you can do whatever you want.”

    1:00:00 ~ Why now is the psychedelic renaissance.

    1:01:30 ~ About PEERS - Portland Entheogenic Exploration and Research Society

    1:03:00 ~ What are you reading now?
    The psychedelic gospels (http://amzn.to/2q8gKXK)
    Dionysus and Thrace (http://amzn.to/2q83uCv)

    1:05:15 ~ Transformational books
    Acid Dreams (http://amzn.to/2r7E1gF)

    1:06:30 ~ Talking about CBD and the medicines we need.

    1:09:00 ~ Connecting with Tom
    http://psychedelicwitch.com/

    1:10:30 ~ What Thomas is excited about right now.

    1:17:30 ~ Acknowledgment

    1:18:30 ~ Thomas’ question for you listening.

     

    As always, CBD Radio is brought to you by the Grind Bar! The world's first performance nutrition bar infused with CBD! Check out www.thegrindbar.com to learn more about how CBD can help you and how to make your body and mind operate at their best!

    Thank you!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    023: Dan Harrison

    023: Dan Harrison

    Mindsets for abundance, why giving first can work, cannabis, and advice from another of the Grind Bar’s new advisors. We dig into lots of great stuff in this interview with Dan Harrison from Harrison Financial Group.

    Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of someone who makes lots of income? Or how you can shift your own life to bring in more abundance? According to Dan, looks like one of the best ways is to give more away! This may sound odd, but in this episode, he explains why this works and how he’s creating life the way he wants it to be.

     

    Show notes:

    3:00 ~ A little about Dan’s business Harrison Financial Group.

    5:30 ~ What does Dan believe?

    9:30 ~ Dan’s financial goal now - Giving $10,000 a month to multiple charities.

    11:15 ~ Why giving first?

    13:00 ~ Why Dan has a goat on his vision board.

    15:45 ~ Why break off and work for yourself?

    19:00 ~ Thought patterns and money.

    19:30 ~ Everyone’s got a different story.

    21:15 ~ Mental patterns of successful people.

    24:30 ~ Dan’s story of overcoming massive debt without going bankrupt.

    30:00 ~ Dan’s upcoming workshop For Love and Money.

    33:00 ~ How cannabis has played a part in Dan’s life.

    34:00 ~ Reading over 100 books in one year.

    39:00 ~ Cannabis and relationships

    40:00 ~ Raising vibrations

    43:00 ~ Thinking outside the box

    44:30 ~ CBD, staying grounded and getting stuff done.

    46:15 ~ Advice on the Grind Bar from Dan.

    52:00 ~ Focusing on giving value and on the other person.

    53:15 ~ Transformative books
    Power of Intention - Wayne Dyer - http://amzn.to/2qkP2JW
    A Course in Miracles - http://amzn.to/2pPzZEq
    The Essentials - The Minimalists - http://amzn.to/2r9EzlD
    Think and Grow Rich - http://amzn.to/2rjhaM5

    54:00 ~ Reading now?
    The Big Leap - Gay Hendricks - http://amzn.to/2r9vGbR

    55:00 ~ Non Negotiables
    Meditation
    Setting intentions for the day

    57:00 ~ What is Dan most excited about now?

    1:00:00 ~ Connect with Dan
    www.danharrisonconsulting.com
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/emoneycoach/

    1:01:00 ~ Acknowledgment for Dan

    1:01:45 ~ Dan’s question for you listening.

     

    As always, CBD Radio is brought to you by the Grind Bar! The world's first performance nutrition bar infused with CBD! Check out www.thegrindbar.com to learn more about how CBD can help you and how to make your body and mind operate at their best!

     

    Thank you!

    • 1 hr 3 min

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