25 episodes

The cannabis industry is expanding more rapidly than ever before. Hot on its heels is the emerging psychedelics industry. What comes next? Our podcast brings listeners entertaining and insightful discussions with leaders in science, medicine, and health along with their pioneering business counterparts to discuss research and current events.

How to Launch an Industry Marcu & Arora

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The cannabis industry is expanding more rapidly than ever before. Hot on its heels is the emerging psychedelics industry. What comes next? Our podcast brings listeners entertaining and insightful discussions with leaders in science, medicine, and health along with their pioneering business counterparts to discuss research and current events.

    Boundless ESG

    Boundless ESG

    Today’s discussion features Jahan Marcu, PhD, Nigam B. Arora, PhD, David Vaillencourt, MSc., with special guests Kim Napoli, JD, and Marc Ross, JD from the law offices of Vicente Sederberg. We start off by discussing news around the FDA and CBD. Then Marc Ross shares insights into his article “Environmental, Social, & Governance: The Perfect Storm for the Cannabis Industry.” This leads to a social equity discussion that casts a wide net and Kim Napoli offers advice for companies about getting educated and competent about social equity. Our two research articles focus on cannabis oceanic boundlessness and pediatric use of cannabis in oncology. Be sure to check out our game, testing your knowledge about blunt smoking user characteristics from a study supported by NIDA.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sporting Deuterium

    Sporting Deuterium

    Marcu & Arora are joined by Anna Symonds, former professional athlete, and the renowned cannabis chemist Dr. Amber Wise. The group discussion focuses on two main topics for this episode. Each are interwoven throughout, starting with public perceptions of psychedelic research, and the factors that influence those perceptions. The other main topic is the use of cannabis in sports. This episode’s game will test your knowledge about THC-O-Acetate.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    From Indigenous to FDA

    From Indigenous to FDA

    A global episode, with Dr. Jahan Marcu in NYC, Dr. Nigam B Arora in the San Francisco, Sarah Russo in Spain, Sara Jane Ward in Philadelphia, and Joseph Mays in Washington DC. The group discusses our modern myths about the ancient use of psychedelics. Followed by discussions about the implications of a former FDA official joining a major psychedelics company, and water use research on cannabis. For the peer reviewed section of the show the group discusses the psilocybin research pipeline and the impact of cannabis use on male sexual function.Today’s game is a classic psychedelic whodunit, called Name that Drug, where we describe a case report and guess which substance is the culprit. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Sensing Psychedelics

    Sensing Psychedelics

    Join us for a great trip centered around regulatory and scientific decision making. The discussions focus on data vs opinion, in our exploration of the latest news and research. Our big story for this episode is about technology that allows researchers to develop psychedelic medicines, and we host two expert guests to speak on the topic. Dr. Jackie von Salm was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal utilizing a technology platform for psychedelic drug development and Dr. Franklin King who serves as Director of Education and Therapist Training at the Center for Neuroscience of Psychedelics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  To close out the episode we’re joined by Sarah Russo to play the game, “Guess that Herb”!  

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The IP of Consciousness

    The IP of Consciousness

    Get lost in thought as we discuss patents on psychedelics, and IP issues related to drug combinations. But first we dive into the pros and cons of legalizing magic mushrooms in Canada, the psychological risks of meditation, and an uncertain future for smokable CBD products. For our peer reviewed research discussion, we review data regarding “fickle federal policy” and neural correlates of the shamanic state. This episode features Graham Pechenik, JD, a cannabis and psychedelics patent attorney along with regular cast members Jahan Marcu, PhD, Nigam Arora, PhD, and Sara Jane Ward, PhD.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Psychedelic Quality of Life

    Psychedelic Quality of Life

    The group is joined by Etienne Fontan and Sabrina Fendrick of Berkeley Patients Group (BPG) where they serve as the Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer (and part time miracle worker) respectively. We discuss cannabidiol (CBD) and the liver, Vice’s coverage of the drug PCP, and a commentary article about trends in psychedelics use between women and men. Highlights of the episode include our lively discussion about Delta-8-THC, and a published study exploring physical health and lifetime psychedelic use. Be sure to stick around for the game at the end of the show, and test your cannabis trivia, with “guess which politician was high when they said this”.

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Vemisery ,

Forward Thinking

I really enjoyed your most recent episode regarding the untapped potential within DMT and Ketamine. Your guest Jocelyn was well informed, and I appreciated her perspectives on the topics that you guys covered. Likely very few people out there have the data-insight within the cannabis industry that she does, and it seems even fewer out there are having discussions on how to use that privilege for a good cause. It’s great to finally hear conversations that may contribute to actually moving the needle when it comes to battling genetic defects, the opiate epidemic and other long-standing human/ego conditions around stigmatized topics like psychedelics as a medicine.

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