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Shaping Fir‪e‬ Shango Los

    • Alternative Health
    • 4.9 • 185 Ratings

Shaping Fire is the leading podcast about cannabis health, cultivation and preparations. Subscribe now so you don't miss a single episode.

    Tissue Culture and Micropropagation with guest Ryan Lee

    Tissue Culture and Micropropagation with guest Ryan Lee

    The phrase "tissue culture" can get cannabis folks excited and yet not many have a good idea of what it is or how the cannabis plant can benefit from its opportunities. In this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los welcomes back cannabis geneticist Ryan Lee to discuss what tissue culture is, the opportunities found in micropropagation, how to remove viruses and other impediments from important cannabis cultivars, and the wide range of other scientific possibilities that tissue culture holds.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    A History of Autoflower Breeding with guest Dan Jimmie

    A History of Autoflower Breeding with guest Dan Jimmie

    Autoflowering cannabis cultivars have come a long way in the last decade. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with autoflower breeder and co-founder of Autoflower.net Dan Jimmie aka Mandalorian Genetics about the early days of autoflowers, the genetic breakthroughs since 2008, the establishment of a forum dedicated to the autoflower community and the basics of why breeding autoflowers is trickier than photosensitive varieties.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Detangling Cannabis and Schizophrenia with guest Greg Gerdeman PhD

    Detangling Cannabis and Schizophrenia with guest Greg Gerdeman PhD

    Prohibitionists often argue that cannabis causes psychotic breaks and schizophrenia. And while the science does not support that position, schizophrenia is not entirely unrelated to cannabis use either. In this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with neuroscientist Greg Gerdeman PhD about the nature of schizophrenia and the relationship between psychosis and cannabis.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Cannabis Pollen Collection and Preservation with guest Daniel Morford

    Cannabis Pollen Collection and Preservation with guest Daniel Morford

    Cannabis pollen is both feared and sacred. It can ruin a crop of sinsemilla, while at the same time create a new cultivar than can bring health and joy to many, and fame to the breeder. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Daniel Morford of Heartrock Mountain Farm in Mendocino County about his best practices for the collection and preservation of pollen.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Cannabis, Mushrooms and Terpenes with panelists Dr. Ethan Russo, Tony Verzura, Jeff Chilton and Berner

    Cannabis, Mushrooms and Terpenes with panelists Dr. Ethan Russo, Tony Verzura, Jeff Chilton and Berner

    Today's episode is different. Shaping Fire host Shango Los was invited to moderate a private webcast entitled, "Cannabis, Mushrooms and Terpenes for Optimum Health." Shango didn't choose the topic or speakers but the quality of answers by this experienced panel are so good that we want to share them with you. Dr. Ethan Russo, Tony Verzura, Jeff Chilton, and Berner discuss how best to blend a variety of alternative medicines to reach healing goals often unattainable by pharmaceuticals.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Integrating Cannabis into End-of-Life Care with guest Dr. Sunil Aggarwal

    Integrating Cannabis into End-of-Life Care with guest Dr. Sunil Aggarwal

    None of the stylish cannabis advertising is directed at folks soon to die. And yet, humans at the end of their days often wish for the relief and perspective that comes from cannabis. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los welcomes back Dr. Sunil Aggarwal to talk about integrating cannabis into end-of-life care, dosing protocols, and how to address objections from family and institutions.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Educational, engaging, and fun 🙏

Whether you’re a canna-sseur or just canna-curious - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Shango is an excellent host and does a fantastic job leading conversations with thought leaders, scientists, and other experts in the cannabis space. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

X.x<(Techno)>x.X ,

Educational and fun

Are used to grow two years ago and I may get back into it and this podcast has taught me so many things it keeps me thinking if educational shango has a great voice and is a great host

babymilo68 ,

Cannabis Mushrooms and Terpenes

I listen to Shaping Fire and I get excited, I feel love and motivated to learn. I work as a bud tender in Denver and we tend to sell by highest THC potency. Dr Russo is my scientist hero. CU Bolder, Kent E. Hutchison, PhD published a study on stronger marijuana doesn’t lead to higher levels of intoxication, comparing concentrates vs flower. Blood was drawn and impairment test reveals not that much differences.

JAMA Psychiatry. 2020;77(8):787–796. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0927

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