A show exploring the intersection of cannabis, integrative selfcare and the arts. Hosted by Bridget Conry, an herbalist, foodie, art-lover and cannabis entrepreneur based in Burlington, VT. Tune in for quick hits on the emerging Vermont cannabis marketplace, pro tips on how to incorporate cannabis into a healthy lifestyle and engaging conversations with members of the cannabis community; no hate in this space, just High Fidelity.
Episode 35 ⎸The 2023 High Fidelity Holiday Gift Guide
Our second annual Holiday High Gift Guide, a curated list of items to gift the herbal enthusiast in your life….and maybe a little something for yourself, you deserve it. This year's picks are available on line and at our newly opened retail store, Lucky You. Happy Holidays from High Fidelity!
Links: Lucky You Frankie SmokeLuneNoire Hemson Goods Baked in Vermont Pipe Company Luxury Meets Cannabis Conference Limoges Porcelain Viking Glass Brio Coffeeworks
Notes: 0:00 Lift off 1:15 Lucky You now open 2:20 Frankie Smoke3:23 LuneNoire 4:33 Hemson Goods 5:09 Baked in Vermont Pipe Company 5:55 Vintage ashtrays at Lucky You 6:50 Modern apothecary and gourmet pantry highlights
Episode 34 | Saturate Yourself! The Plant Medicine Protocol with William Siff of Goldthread Plant Based Tonics
The Plant Medicine Protocol is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to integrating medicinal plants into your daily life. The key is Saturation + Consistency + Variety. Listen in as author, clinical herbalist, ethnobotanist and licensed acupuncturist William Siff explains how to unlock the power of plants to create optimal health and longevity.
Links: Buy the book online Goldthread Plant Based Tonics Plantventure Project Peterson Field Guides David Crow Lonny Jarrett
Notes: 0:00 Lift off 3:26 Get the Plant Medicine Protocal at 20% off 6:04 William's early obsession with medicinal plants 11:37 William's formal studies in medical anthropology and ethnobotany 12:59 Asian systems of medicine as effective frameworks for delivering plants into people 14:55 Goldthread Herbal Apothecary 17:10 The herbal apothecary as community public health institution 20:21 The Farm to Pharmacy Internship 25:50 The health care pyramid 33:39 Our connection to nature informs our health 35:16 Unrealistic expectations of what natural medicine can do39:06 Bridget's personal story with Lyme disease 43:31 The Plant Medicine Protocol 47:47 The drug model does not fit the plant medicine model 48:29 Plant saturation of our vital systems 53:48 Consuming plants as a way to get to know yourself1:00:34 Minestrone soup! William's selfcare routine
Episode 33 | Autumn Update on the Vermont Market: Show us the Data!
Show us the Data! Bridget reviews the latest licensing numbers and reflects on the wide discrepancy between actual sales and the market model forecast for year 1 of the Vermont Adult-use cannabis marketplace. Where’s the data to understand why? It doesn't exist. Three licensed growers share their stories on their first year of operation.
Links: VTCCB List of Registered Cannabis Products ISO Certification for Analytical Labs Episode 27 With Cary Giguere Vermont Medical and Adult-use Market Analysis Model VT CCB October 2021 Report to Legislature Medical Program Study Committee Clover Hill Cannabis Island Pond Cannabis Co. Sunset Lake Cannabis Seven Days Article on Federal Hemp Regulations
Notes: 0:00 Lift off 2:24 Latest licensing data 6:08 Latest product registration data 7:16 Licensed vs. utilized plant canopy data 9:05 Is supply meeting demand? 12:12 Inversion, we know it's happening, but how much? 14:13 Lack of transparency on market data 15:27 Actual vs projected sales 16:26 Medical program update 19:19 Michelle Shane of Clover Hill Cannabis 20:48 Thayer Gowdy of Island Pond Cannabis Co. 24:27 Sam Bellavance of Sunset Lake Cannabis
Episode 32 | None of this is legal advice...Cannabis Musings with Marc Hauser
SAFER, Rescheduling, the Farm bill, OH MY! Bridget and Marc discuss the cannabis policy conversations happening at the federal level right now and how they could affect both businesses and consumers.
Links: Marc Hauser Subscribe to Cannabis Musings Hauser Advisory SAFER Banking Act Reuters Article on Rescheduling The UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs NCIA White Paper on Tax Code 280E Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act 2018 Farm Bill loophole
Show Notes: 0:00 Lift off 1:53 Marc’s Bio 6:46 Cannabis Musings, the newsletter 8:36 Hauser Advisory 9:43 SAFER Banking Act explained 14:21 Cannabis banking in Vermont20:47 The credit card problem 27:31 Rescheduling Cannabis 32:10 The UN Single Convention 34:10 280E Tax Code 41:20 De-scheduling vs. Rescheduling 45:10 FDA oversight of cannabis 49:22 Interstate commerce of THC 52:10 Farm Bill loophole 57:00 Marc’s selfcare routine
Episode 31 | Cannabis Talk and Mushroom Walks with the Women of Gossamer
What does it actually mean to be "high" and how do we get to that sought after place? Bridget breaks it down with Verena von Pfetten and Dr. Alex Capano, the women behind Gossamer’s line up of fabulous cannabinoid products. From Dawn to Dusk they’ve got you covered and their insights are sure to delight.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized guidance regarding your specific medical condition.
Links: Gossamer Magazine Ananda Professional Verena von Pfetten Dr. Alex Capano Gossamer Co-Founder David Weiner Subscribe to High Fidelity Newsletter Subscribe to Gossamer Newsletter Claire Mazur Rose Los Angeles Sonoma Hills Farm Aaron Keefer
0:00 Lift off 2:01 What does it actually mean to be "high"? 5:18 Verena's background and the creation of Gossamer 11:00 Verena & Alex meet through Claire Mazur 13:08 Alex's background in comprehensive cannabinoid science 17:00 Dusk - Why the first product addressed sleep issues 19:03 CBD, CBN & THC - the sleep trio 23:14 Native ratios vs. formulated ratios 24:57 300mg vs 3000mg 28:04 The entourage effect 29:17 Finding your minimum effective dose 30:15 Gossamer's less is more approach 32:52 Knowing where to start with CBD 34:07 Consistency matters 40:33 The Dawn formula - energy for your day 42:02 Introduction to THCV 47:13 What to expect with sublingual oils 50:23 Happy Hour Pre-rolls - sungrown CBG flower55:35 Smoking herbs as a ritual 58:41 Mushroom walks - Verena's favorite selfcare routine 1:01 Alex's selfcare routine - pilates for strength and mobility
Episode 30 | Revisiting Rebel Grown, a Conversation with Dan Pomerantz
We are super busy preparing to open our retail store, so this week we are taking a little break and re-introducing you to Dan Pomerantz of Rebel Grown. Dan was our first guest on the show in Season 1 and our conversation continues to be one of our most downloaded episodes. We caught up with him recently to learn how things are going as he heads into his second outdoor harvest here in Vermont and where things stand with his social equity application. We’ll also give a sneak peek into our new retail experience coming soon to downtown Burlington.
Links: Rebel GrownBrio Coffeeworks High TimesRebel Grown feature in Grow Magazine The Winter Breeding Project in Skunk Magazine Vermont Cannabis Control Board social equity definitions Jorge Cervantes California Proposition 215 California Proposition 64
Show Notes: 0:00 Lift off 1:33 Our retail store update 3:00 We're hiring! 3:46 Dan's media and advocacy cred 5:43 Update on Rebel's upcoming harvest and Dan's social equity status 11:29 Intro to Episode 7 revisted 12:57 "Legacy" defined 14:29 An early relationship to cannabis17:41 Dan's first trip to Vermont21:36 Dan moves to Humboldt County 24:21 The origins of the Emerald Triangle 29:00 The birth of Rebel Grown 35:05 The draw back to Vermont 38:11 Rebel Grown's Tier Five license in Vermont 40:38 Dan's take on the application process in Vermont 43:05 Dan denied social equity status in Vermont 46:32 Rebel Grown's first offerings in Vermont 48:56 Dan's love for sharing genetics 51:06 Dan's vision for Rebel Grown as a lifestyle brand 55:48 Cannabis as the "connector"
Great way to learn more about cannabis
I am so excited about this podcast! Love the host and all the wealth of experience she brings to each conversation. As a healthcare professional, I like the idea of exploring the field with someone who understands it deeply and inspires others to ask the best questions.
Nicely done and useful
This podcast provides excellent information about Vermont's emerging cannabis market and is extremely beginner friendly. If you’re canna-curious you will get supportive and helpful tips. If you’re interested in the industry you’ll get some useful updates and insights. The shoe has an excellent host and good sound quality.
Insightful and fun!!
Great show with useful information and an excellent host. Looking forward to thew next episode!