64 episodes

The secret to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine is through understanding our plant science and backing it up with evidence.

Each week we will learn from the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally. If you work with, treat with or simply appreciate essential oils, plants and herbs you can’t miss a Tuesday episode with Colleen as she takes us on a journey into the brightest minds in our industry.

Get inspired, grow empowered with knowledge in an ecosphere you love.

Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the LabAroma Podcast? Go to labaroma.com and reach out to us. I can’t wait to hear from you.

The LabAroma Podcast by Colleen Quinn Colleen

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

The secret to truly effective therapeutic plant medicine is through understanding our plant science and backing it up with evidence.

Each week we will learn from the greatest aromatherapists, cultivators, scientists, researchers and boots on the ground plant workers in our medicinal plant world globally. If you work with, treat with or simply appreciate essential oils, plants and herbs you can’t miss a Tuesday episode with Colleen as she takes us on a journey into the brightest minds in our industry.

Get inspired, grow empowered with knowledge in an ecosphere you love.

Have a question or topic you’d like to see covered on the LabAroma Podcast? Go to labaroma.com and reach out to us. I can’t wait to hear from you.

    065 Jess Caming - It all starts with genetics

    065 Jess Caming - It all starts with genetics

    Jess Caming, is Director of Operations for Node Labs, explains the necessity for clean, stable genetics and why tissue culture, an established agricultural tool, is the future for plant medicine and cannabis in particular for the foreseeable future.

    Node labs has a diverse range of clients looking to clean, restore, and safely store their beloved strains. They work with partner breeders like Compound Genetics on pheno hunting the best new strains of tomorrow, supplying these genetics from TC, and increasing capacity with a first-generation clonarium that supplies growers with the cleanest and most vivacious production material possible. Node is now exploring partnerships in other states to bring their patented TC process to new emerging markets across the country.

    Before joining Node Labs, Jess was the General Manager of Organa Brands' California manufacturing facility in Berkeley, overseeing the production and distribution of all O.Pen vape cartridges, the Dabaratus, and District Edibles. She got her start in the regulated cannabis market with Elefante Inc, a vegan edible manufacturer in San Francisco. Before that, she was producing international television commercials and corporate media in Los Angeles.


    Useful links
    Node web: www.nodelabsca.com
    Node IG: www.instagram.com/nodelabs/
    Compound web: www.compound-genetics.com
    Compound IG: www.instagram.com/compound_genetics/

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 32 min
    064 Greg Gerdeman - Changing the narrative of our health

    064 Greg Gerdeman - Changing the narrative of our health

    Dr. Greg Gerdeman, PhD, is a pioneer in researching the endocannabinoid system's physiology. In this episode, he describes cannabinoids as the 'first responders' of herbal medicine. Greg researched the ECS for over 20 years, and talks about cannabis as a gateway to understanding the roots of our biological evolution and how we can learn to change our health's narrative with this knowledge. He clears up over-simplifications of the ECS, which he sees as a complex conductor of a ‘symphony of biological interaction.’ Common misinformation is spread unwittingly through popular demand for sound-byte explanations.

    As a Ph.D. student, he discovered that endocannabinoids act as "retrograde messengers" to regulate synaptic plasticity in the brain, findings that have become foundational to a modern understanding of the ECS and the neuroprotective actions of cannabinoids. He later co-directed research on exercise-mediated endocannabinoid signaling, revealing new insights into the "runner's high" and its evolutionary roles in exercise's neurological benefits.

    As a college professor, his lab focused on the ancient evolutionary origins of cannabinoid receptors. Upon co-founding a medical cannabis company in Florida, he directed scientific activities at every level of the supply chain, ranging from integrative pest management to product development to physician education. He is Chief Scientific Officer of UCANN and a voluntary Assistant Professor at the USF College of Pharmacy.

    Instagram quotes:
    "The endocannabinoid system has liberated cannabis from the drug abuse paradigm into the wellness paradigm. "

    Cannabis Voices Cannabis Voices, May 2020 Greg Gerdeman ECS
    Min 103:12. Personalized medicine and testing to help targeted approaches.

    Useful links
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrGerdeman/
    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ganjanesh/

    Research, articles and books as referenced within this podcast.
    https://www.projectcbd.org/science/brain-science-endocannabinoid-system-greg-gerdeman
    projectcbd.org/science/endocannabinoid-system-and-biology-wellness
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gregory_Gerdeman
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226385957_The_Endocannabinoid_System_in_the_Physiology_and_Pathology_of_the_Basal_Ganglia
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227031210_Endocannabinoids_at_the_Synapse_Retrograde_Signaling_and_Presynaptic_Plasticity_in_the_Brain
    https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Cannabis-Evolution-Endocannabinoid-Cannabinoids/dp/1510751866

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    063 J Jaye Gold - Opening our spiritual selves

    063 J Jaye Gold - Opening our spiritual selves

    J Jaye Gold (Justin Gold), author and philosopher, talks about the psychological, spiritual, and contemporary cultural aspects of cannabis and other mind-altering plants. A New York native with a Seinfeld-like sense of humor, J Jaye Gold has been dissecting human behavior’s micro-moments, as a scientist would, for decades.

    For those curious about the phenomenon of widespread acceptance of cannabis as a mind-body medicine and its possible impact on all levels of human life, his perspectives are fascinating and relevant.

    Dedicated to understanding contemporary human behavior theoretically and firsthand, he works extensively with small groups over volunteer projects. He supports the intentional use of cannabis for exploring subtlety, humor, and perspective on what it means to be human, particularly in our fast-paced, technology-filled culture. He has been assisting people in their search for inner meaning for 40 years.

    He is the founder of the Center for Cultural & Naturalist Studies, a California non-profit organization that works with underprivileged children and offers disaster relief worldwide.

    “The best birthday gift I ever received was the one I got the day I was born, a human body. I’m still unwrapping it, trying to figure how all this sophisticated high-tech equipment is supposed to be used.” J Jaye Gold .

    USEFUL LINKS
    http://ccns-inc.org/

    http://justingold.net/

    justin@justingold.net


    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 51 min
    062 Colleen King - Sourcing kindly

    062 Colleen King - Sourcing kindly

    Colleen King is a supply chain specialist and farmer advocate. In this conversation, she talks to us about ethics and fairness in the healing plant marketplace. She has worked extensively in global trade, specializing in import and export relations in seven countries.

    By creating clear criteria for purchasing protocols, in tandem with a commitment to farmers through personal relationships, she has helped to successfully scale food, beverage, and cannabis CPG startups.

    Her podcast, Sourceress, launched in 2019 and features guests who source ingredients worldwide, exploring the immense amount of effort it takes to source outside of commodity trading.

    Her greatest joy is celebrating the equity, quality, and flavor differences possible when we source differently.

    Useful links
    https://www.sourceresshq.com/

    colleen@sourceresshq.com

    Sourceress Episodes: Meet the Sourceresses
    Hemp/ CBD Tonic CBD & Tricolla Farm
    Cannabis compassion programs/ Sweetleaf Collective
    Cannabis: 48 North, Canadian cannabis

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 28 min
    061 Soren Darr - A passion for hemp essential oil

    061 Soren Darr - A passion for hemp essential oil

    Soren Darr, a pioneer in the cannabis terpene space, explains the hidden and untapped value of terpenes from this fast-growing production plant with versatile terpenoids. When many people were focusing on high THC flower and cannabinoid extracts, Soren perfected premium cannabis and hemp essential oils. He was among the first to harvest his entire cannabis crop solely for extracting terpenes.

    Dissatisfied with the distillation equipment commonly available. He designed and built his own line of distillers, specifically for the hemp and cannabis industry. He now sells his strain-specific hemp and cannabis terpenes, manufactured on-site at farms in California and Oregon, B2B through his company Essenciere to various companies looking to enhance their products' flavors, therapeutic effects, and viscosity.

    Soren managed commercial construction before moving to California, where he cultivated cannabis for years. A 'Eureka moment' happened when a friend stopped by the farm one day and showed him an essential oil he had made from cannabis with steam distillation.

    Instagram @Essenciere
    Soren@essenciere.com

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 31 min
    060 Timothy Byars - When clinicians embrace cannabis

    060 Timothy Byars - When clinicians embrace cannabis

    Timothy Byars, researcher, writer, and curriculum developer, gives us the straight talk on the need for putting cannabis therapeutics back into the hands of healthcare professionals. We are at a tipping point, as curriculums and dosing guidelines- based on a combination of research and clinical evidence are becoming available. Clinicians will find it easier to educate themselves and embrace cannabis as a viable medicine in order to meet a growing patient demand.
    He is the president and Chief Education officer for Radicle Health, which provides cannabis education and training to healthcare professionals, advocates, and educators. Before Radicle Health, Timothy co-founded The Agathist Collective, a consulting and delivery service that helped members—most seniors—use cannabis to treat chronic and age-related illnesses. Before working in cannabis, Timothy worked for 15 years for Oracle and PeopleSoft as an information architect, technical writer, and curriculum developer.
    He is currently enrolled in the nation's first Master's program in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

    Useful links
    www.radiclehealth.thinkific.com
    www.radiclehealthcare.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-byars/

    Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

    • 40 min

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