57 episodes

This is the Cannabis Science Podcast, a show dedicated entirely to answering your most salient questions about cannabis, it’s uses, preparations, products, and constituents using the most recent and proven scientific data from both industry and academic sources. Join Dr. Ricardo Rivera, a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Macarena Cataldo, a chemical engineer and activist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Together they will be the nexus between science and the curious cannabis enthusiast. Taking listeners through a lighthearted, yet in-depth look into cannabis from an industry insiders’ perspective. Hear for yourself, join us at Cannabis Science Podcast. The science of cannabis made simple!

Cannabis Science Podcast Dr. Ricardo Rivera

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    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

This is the Cannabis Science Podcast, a show dedicated entirely to answering your most salient questions about cannabis, it’s uses, preparations, products, and constituents using the most recent and proven scientific data from both industry and academic sources. Join Dr. Ricardo Rivera, a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Macarena Cataldo, a chemical engineer and activist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Together they will be the nexus between science and the curious cannabis enthusiast. Taking listeners through a lighthearted, yet in-depth look into cannabis from an industry insiders’ perspective. Hear for yourself, join us at Cannabis Science Podcast. The science of cannabis made simple!

    Unlocking the Secrets of Cannabis with the Science of Environmental Analytics

    Unlocking the Secrets of Cannabis with the Science of Environmental Analytics

    In this episode we take a deep dive into some of the most fascinating aspects of cannabis that not even I had heard of before. We sit down with Dr. Alex Guenther and Dr. William Vizuete of Pacific Environmetal Analytics, to explore the increadible role plants play within our complex atmosphere. But most importantly, how within the entire plant kingdom Cannabis stands out as a particulalry unique and valuable species.

    • 48 min
    Cannabis Science Podcast Back and Better Than Ever!

    Cannabis Science Podcast Back and Better Than Ever!

    • 19 min
    BONUS: Lo-Fi Juke by Brentwoods x Paperwave

    BONUS: Lo-Fi Juke by Brentwoods x Paperwave

    Cannabis Science Podcast is deeply influenced by radio and music. What better way to blend these two things together than to have some Bonus music from our very own DJ Paperwave and Brentwoods with one of their new tracks calle Lo-Fi Juke. Enjoy!
    Additional resources and information
    http://www.cannabisconciencia.org
    http://www.coopradio.org
    Music by Brentwoods x Paperwave

    • 3 min
    The Dangers of Hydrocarbon Extraction

    The Dangers of Hydrocarbon Extraction

    For many people throughout the cannabis industry, the words hydrocarbon extraction often elicits very “polarizing” opinions. For some, it’s the ideal method for creating the best cannabis concentrates currently available. For others, it provokes images of toxic by-products and explosive outcomes. The reality of course, is somewhere in between. If done correctly hydrocarbon extraction can definitely produce some incredible products, but when performed incorrectly the results can often be disastrous both for the operators and consumers. Today we go more in-depth on the dangers associated with hydrocarbon extraction and why it gets such a bad image.
    Additional information and references:
    https://cannabisconciencia.org/
    http://www.coopradio.org/

    • 1 hr
    The Science of Environmental Engineering for Cannabis Cultivation

    The Science of Environmental Engineering for Cannabis Cultivation

    As humans, we need certain temperatures and humidity levels in our environment for our bodies to be at their best, and Cannabis Sativa is no different. When conditions drift outside these ranges, bad things usually start happening. For today’s episode we wanted to invite an engineer and expert in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and dehumidification to help us better understand all this. Roberto Battiston, Chief Technology Officer for Inspire Transpiration Solutions, explains how ideal temperature, moisture, and technology interact to help plants stay healthy and thrive. Tune in to learn more one of the industry’s best kept secrets for happy and healthy plants!
    Additional information and references:
    https://cannabisconciencia.org/
    http://www.coopradio.org/

    • 57 min
    The Science of Hydrocarbon Cannabis Extraction

    The Science of Hydrocarbon Cannabis Extraction

    For many people throughout the cannabis industry, the words hydrocarbon extraction often elicits very “polarizing” opinions. For some, it’s the ideal method for creating the best cannabis concentrates currently available. For others, it provokes images of toxic by-products and explosive outcomes. The reality of course, is somewhere in between. If done correctly hydrocarbon extraction can definitely produce some incredible products, but when performed incorrectly the results can often be disastrous both for the operators and consumers. Despite being able to use a wide range of compounds to perform this technique, most people focus on just a few molecules, namely butane, propane, pentane, and every so often hexane. Besides discussing the underlying chemistry for hydrocarbon extraction, we’ll compare the benefits and disadvantages between these molecules, the other extraction techniques, as well as tips and tricks to get the best possible products. We bet that you’ll be very surprised with our conclusions at the end of this episode. So, join us for the final section of the primary cannabis extraction suite focusing on the science of hydrocarbon extraction.
    Additional information and references:
    https://cannabisconciencia.org/
    http://www.coopradio.org/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

serg818canna ,

The Dangers of Carbon Extraction

This is hands down one of my favorite episodes.
So much great information,
I’m big into dabbing and this now open my eyes a bit more.
One question I had was do these same toxins apply of your dabbing Live resin.
Keep up the great work!

jajm_pr ,

Fun and informative

Great podcast! Lots of great info on cannabis science, business and culture. Two thumbs up!

Doris Juanita ,

COL (Ret)

Very scientific and accurate good information.

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