From being weird to handling a homeless crisis, helping each other through tough times to exclusive interviews with local newsmakers, this podcast is dedicated to the people, issues, places and history that make Portland, Oregon one of America's most-unique cities and desirable destinations.
Mainstream Weedia: A Southern Oregon Tradition
Southern Oregon has provided much of the cannabis for adult and medicinal use for years. CEO and co-owner of East Fork Cultivators, Mason Walker is here to talk about being a good neighbor, a good steward of the land, and dealing with cartel-driven grow operations in Josephine County.
Mainstream Weedia: From Heisman to ’Highsman’
Heisman Trophy Winner and all-pro running back Ricky Williams has a history with cannabis. Since running afoul of the NFL’s substance abuse policies and retiring from the league, Williams has become a cannabis connoisseur with his brand, appropriately called “Highsman.” He stops by the show to talk about finding balance in life and how cannabis can accentuate a life of achieving greatness.
Mainstream Weedia: Dispensary Shopping 101
For many people who are inexperienced with cannabis, visiting a dispensary can be very intimidating. This week, a "budtender" stops by to help people understand the products and find one to suit whatever experience they are looking for.
Mainstream Weedia: Study the Research
A headline from a recent press release from Oregon Health Science University caught MSW Host Travis Box's attention: 'Cannabis products demonstrate short-term reduction in chronic pain, little else.' The press release was for a systematic review of global cannabis research, and Travis was fascinated by their findings. In this episode, Travis speak with Dr. Devan Kansagara, a professor of medicine at OHSU, a staff physician at the VA Portland healthcare system, and one of the co-authors of the study. They will talk about how the study was conducted, the conclusion on chronic pain and the surprising lack of medical research available on cannabis.
Mainstream Weedia: From Medicine to Business
How did a profound experience with medical cannabis change one woman’s life forever. This week, Marianne Cursetjee stops by to talk about being a woman in leadership in a male dominated industry and having honest conversations with your kids.
Mainstream Weedia: The Industrial Issue, Part 2
Cannabis Economist Beau Whitney returns to the show for the second part of an in-depth look at industrial hemp and the potentially mind-boggling good hemp could do, if we could only get out of our own way.
Really helps me prepare for the week while simultaneously educating me on local weather phenomena. Keep up the good work!
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Since I know this story intimately. I’m interested to see how detailed this will get. Will they go through the different theories? I also wrote a fiction novel based on interviews I had with Walter Graven I. The 80’s