At long last, we bring you Terpenes & Testing: The Podcast! This broadcast is hosted by Terpenes & Testing's editor-in-chief, Dr. Jason S. Lupoi. Dr. Lupoi's chats with thought-leaders, scientists, policymakers, physicians, cultivators, and many other industry leaders will take you on an audible journey across the cannabis and psychedelics science frontier.
Two core mantras underlining this podcast as a whole are to highlight how botanical plants can help humankind in therapeutic ways and empower us to reach better qualities of life, and to always have Mother Earth in mind as we cultivate the plants and manufacture the medicinal products. We'll be bringing you all of the same types of content that you have become accustomed to as a T&T reader, but now you can listen to these conversations while you're on the go!
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Nigam Arora (EP16)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Dr. Nigam Arora, co-founder of the boutique consulting firm Marcu and Arora. Their conversation regards both cannabis and psychedelics, with discussion points including the Pennsylvania product recall, how we can best educate non-scientists on cannabis and psychedelics science and medicine, and whether psychedelic molecules really have the power to change humankind quickly and for the betterment of the planet.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Jeff Raber, Ph.D. (EP15)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi chats with Dr. Jeff Raber of The Werc Shop. Dr. Raber provides an excellent discourse on how he got involved in cannabis, how The Werc Shop evolved from a cannabis testing lab to become a leading product design/formulation company, how a product is designed and standardized, and what problems may exist when scaling a novel formulation.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with John Roelke (EP14)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with John Roelke, Brand Ambassador for Extracts Consultants. The conversation revolves around the importance of terpenes in not only cannabis formulations, but increasingly so in beer and other spirits. John discusses some of the burgeoning products being designed by Extract Consultants, how his clients have traditionally utilized terpene formulations, and what his favorite terpenes are and why.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Bryant Jones (EP13)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Bryant Jones, an herbalist out of the University of Minnesota. Their conversation regards the specifics on how degrees based in herbalism differ from horticulture or botany, Bryant's main goals as a cultivator in the cannabis industry and where he sees some farmers going wrong, as well as his advice to smaller grows looking to survive in an industry increasingly being dominated by corporate cultivators.
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Brad Douglass, Ph.D. (EP12)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Dr. Brad Douglass of The Werc Shop and Spoke Sciences, Inc. Dr. Douglass provides a commentary on the safety of flavor additives in cannabis products as well as on GRAS substances, postulates the idea for a defined prohibited and permitted ingredient list such as the list for additives in cigarettes, and weighs in on the synthetic cannabinoid craze. Drs Lupoi and Douglass also delve into the Pennsylvania product recall (which has since been reversed!).
Terpenes and Testing: The Podcast with Kevin Koby (EP11)
On this episode, Dr. Lupoi speaks with Kevin Koby of ABSTRAX about how Kevin got involved in the cannabis industry, why ABSTRAX has chosen to focus on terpenes, how they have utilized two-dimensional gas chromatography to identify molecules comprising a specific cultivar's essential oil, how this data has served to recreate a given cultivar's terpene profile, and the recent publication that ABSTRAX collaborated on that delved into the volatile sulfur compounds in cannabis.