Doctors, patients, scientists, and families talk medical cannabis. Cutting through the smoke to have intelligent conversations about medical marijuana, what it can treat, human stories, and the questions we’re all thinking about but never had anyone to ask.Hosted by Elana Goldberg and Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. Brought to you by The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access.
Season Finale: Best Of The Cannabis Enigma
The Cannabis Enigma Podcast is wrapping up its first season. After 39 interviews with frontline doctors, researchers, patients, caregivers, practitioners, and expert storytellers, we are taking a summer break as we prepare for season two.
For the season finale, hosts Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man and Elana Goldberg each choose three of their favorite interviews that they aired in the first season, discuss why those conversations are important to them, and play a short clip from each one.
Listen to each of the full interviews here:
No Time for Clinical Trials, with Catherine JacobsonDr. Ethan Russo Says Cannabis Can Be Better YetCBD Nation: Cannabis Science for the Masses, With David JakubovicA Rural Canadian Doctor Prescribes Cannabis for the First Time, With Dr. Tiffany KeenanUsing Cannabis to Treat Autism, With Dr. Orit StolarSo You Think You Know About Cannabis, With Dr. Codi Peterson, PharmDWe hope you enjoyed the first season and we can’t wait to start popping back into your feed in a few months!
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The Cannabis Enigma podcast is a co-production of The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access. Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man is the executive producer, editor, and co-host. Elana Goldberg is co-producer and co-host. Music by Desca.
ADD & Cannabis, with Max Simon
Max Simon was a closeted cannabis user since his teen years. But it wasn’t until years later, when he got into the cannabis education business, that he understood the reason he had been so drawn to it all those years was because it was helping his ADHD.
“It’s an interesting thing to realize that you’ve tried and experimented with all the ‘accepted therapies’ and they’ve been damaging,” Simon said on The Cannabis Enigma podcast, “and the one that’s been most effective and supportive has been the most demonized.”
Simon discusses how that process played out, how he found the dose and regimen that works for him, and what exactly cannabis does for him as someone with ADHD.
Today, Max Simon is the founder and CEO of Green Flower, a cannabis education company that offers training programs for employees for some of the biggest companies in the industry, online courses for people who want to work in cannabis, and programs in partnerships with 10 colleges and universities across the United States.
In this episode, Simon and host Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man discuss how to ensure that medical and adult-use patients have access to the best and latest information out there, how to get them that information in dispensaries, and the role that companies like Green Flower can play.
The Cannabis Enigma is a co-production of The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access. Executive producer, Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. Music by Desca.
Is Europe Falling Behind?
When it comes to regulating and producing medicalized cannabis products, different countries have a variety of approaches. The American field of medicalized cannabis has followed a very different path to Europe.
In today’s episode, we speak with Stephen Murphy, co-founder and CEO of Prohibition Partners, a cannabis-focused business intelligence and consultancy company. Prohibition Partners LIVE, its flagship conference, will be taking place later this month.
In our conversation, we discuss the ways that Europe and North America differ when it comes to cannabis and what we can learn from those differences.
In Europe, Murphy explains, cannabis products are held to the same standards of accountability and repeatability as other pharmaceuticals. While these high standards are certainly good practice, it doesn’t adequately consider that cannabis is a plant, which means it does not have the same stability as chemical compounds.
We discuss the lack of access this results in for patients, the differences between hemp and cannabis with higher levels of THC, and the tremendous proven environmental benefits of growing cannabis and producing hemp that could play a big role in the fight against global warming, which Stephen is eager to discuss in the upcoming Prohibition Partners LIVE conference.
Executive producer, Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. The Cannabis Enigma podcast is a co-production of The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access. Music by Desca.
The Marijuana Conspiracy
What happens when you lock 20 women in a hospital for nearly 100 days and make them smoke two joints each night? Well, if it were up to the Canadian researchers responsible for the experiment, we’d never know.
Nearly half a century later, the story of the at times cruel experiment is being told in a new film — ”The Marijuana Conspiracy.”
Speaking with The Cannabis Enigma podcast this week are director and producer Craig Pryce and one of the original women who took part in the cannabis-fueled experiment, Doreen Brown.
What started out as a fun escape, as Doreen tells it, became anything but after a while. And when she set out to discover what conclusions had been drawn from her participation, she was stonewalled by the researchers and the foundation funding the study.
“It was like no one even admitted that that experiment happened,” Brown said.
Links to images of endocannabinoid receptors: The ribbons (and more ribbons)
Produced by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man. The Cannabis Enigma is a co-production of The Cannigma and Americans for Safe Access. Music by Desca.
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