Episodes

BTS #60 Linda Klumpers PhD on Rimonabant, CB1 Antagonists, Role of CB2

In this behind-the-scenes episode we are joined once again by Dr. Linda Klumpers, a clinical pharmacologist that has been spending her professional career understanding how cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors work in the body.

We spend this episode discussing the concept of CB1 receptor antagonists and the story of a hopeful drug from the 1990s, Rimonabant, that ended up teaching researchers a painful lesson about cannabinoid receptor pharmacology. We also discuss our limited understanding of CB2 receptors, the future of cannabinoid receptor antagonist drugs, and more!

Want to learn more about cannabinoid pharmacology? Dr. Klumpers and the team at Cannify has teamed up with Curious About Cannabis to produce a series of cannabinoid pharmacology courses and lecture videos available at the Curious About Cannabis Learning Center at www.cannabis-courses.com. Check out our Cannabinoid Pharmacology Basics course today and get 15% off with discount code “cacxcannify”

BTS #59 Tarris Batiste of Don’t Let It Smoke You on Finding a Mature Relationship with Cannabis

In this behind-the-scenes episode we sit down with Tarris Batiste, the author of “Don’t Let It Smoke You”, a book that captures Tarris’ struggle to determine whether his Cannabis use was helping him realize the best version of himself. Through a process of rigorous self-reflection, Tarris adjusted his relationship with Cannabis substantially where, rather than cutting Cannabis out of his life completely, he discovered a healthier balance.

Now Tarris is sharing his story to help promote the conversation about chronic Cannabis use and what a mature or healthy relationship with Cannabis looks like person-to-person. Tarris speaks with high school kids about Cannabis use and hopes to develop an alternative drug education program for kids that focuses on harm reduction and education rather than abstinence and prohibition.

You can learn more about Tarris and “Don’t Let It Smoke You” at www.cleverchief.org

Stay curious, and take it easy!

BTS #58 Robert Brown of Greenway DNA on Saliva Testing for Endocannabinoid System Genes

In this behind-the-scenes conversation we sit down with Robert Brown, the Director of Development for Greenway DNA, a saliva testing company that analyzes DNA for 20 different endocannabinoid system related genes to help people find the optimal cannabinoid products and dosages best suited for their biochemistry.

In this conversation, Robert breaks down their technology to explain how the test kit was developed, exactly what the test kit does, what information users can expect to receive from their tests, how to interpret those test results, the ways in which the test kit may evolve in the future, the limitations of the test results, and more.

To learn more about Greenway DNA, visit: www.greenwaydna.com

Stay curious and take it easy!

Please Note: This episode is not sponsored by Greenway DNA and we are not making an endorsement of the test kit or Greenway DNA. I have not tried the kit yet, and look forward to looking into the technology more as I have time.

BTS #57 Kristen Yoder of The Canna BS Detector Podcast on Confronting an Unhealthy Relationship with Cannabis

In this behind-the-scenes conversation we join Kristen Yoder of The Canna BS Detector Podcast and Soil to the Oil Consulting to discuss a recent journey of self-reflection that led her to recognize that she needed to end her relationship with Cannabis. In this conversation Kristen shares her story of how she discovered Cannabis, what the Cannabis industry was like when she entered it nearly 15 years ago, how her relationship with Cannabis evolved over time, her path to becoming the Cannabis industry’s BS detector, the unacknowledged stigma around discussing the negative aspects of Cannabis, the need for more discussion about Cannabis abuse and dependency, and much more.

You can find The Canna BS Detector Podcast at https://cannabspod.libsyn.com/ and learn more about Soil to the Oil at https://www.soiltotheoil.com/

Stay curious and take it easy!

BTS #56 Russell Pace of CHA (Cannabis Horticultural Association) on Ecologically Conscious Cultivation

In this behind-the-scenes episode we sit down with Russell Pace of the Cannabis Horticultural Association aka CHA to talk about ecologically conscious Cannabis cultivation. Russell has spent the past several years building an extensive educational database compiling information about ecologically conscious Cannabis cultivation strategies like companion planting, integrated pest management, water conservation, and more.

In our conversation we talked about what it means to cultivate in an ecologically conscious manner, preferred companion plants for Cannabis, important issues to consider when utilizing predatory insects, the unique challenges of ecologically conscious Cannabis cultivation at scale, and much more.

Learn more about CHA at www.cha.education

Stay curious and take it easy!

BTS #55 Nikki Lawley on Cannabis for Traumatic Brain Injury

In this behind-the-scenes conversation we sit down with Nikki Lawley a nurse that was forced into retirement after a traumatic brain injury sustained after a patient pushed her against a wall while refusing an immunization. Although Nikki had sustained a couple of mild brain injuries in the past, this one changed her life forever.

In this conversation Nikki shares her story and how Cannabis has turned out to be a very effective tool in helping her regain quality of life. Nikki is now a passionate medical Cannabis advocate and works to educate others about how Cannabis and cannabinoids can be used as tools to help limit the devastating long-term effects of brain injury or even possibly prevent long-term damage in the first place.

You can learn more about Nikki and her story at www.nikkiandtheplant.org

Stay curious and take it easy!

BTS #54 Jonathan Mintle aka Botanichemist on Solventless Hash and Rosin Making

In this behind-the-scenes conversation we join Jonathan Mintle, aka Botanichemist, to talk about solventless Cannabis extracts. We spent nearly 3 hours going over every bit of nuance that someone might need to understand if they intend on getting into solventless hash or rosin production. We discuss important considerations that affect final product quality, how to evaluate Cannabis resin trichomes in the context of hashmaking, why different sized micron filters matter in hash production, what it takes to make high quality rosin, and a lot more!

This 3 hour conversation was cut for time. Hear the whole conversation at www.patreon.com/CuriousAboutCannabis

Learn more about Botanichemist Consulting at http://botanichemist.com

Hope you enjoy! Stay curious and take it easy!

BTS #52 Bryant Mason of Soil Doctor Consulting on Soil Considerations for Cannabis Cultivation

In this behind-the-scenes conversation we chat with Bryant Mason of Soil Doctor Consulting about the nuances of soil science in the context of Cannabis cultivation. We discussed his background in agriculture and edible landscaping, early lessons learned from cultivating Cannabis, common misconceptions about soil and soil science, unique considerations for soil mixes and amendment applications for Cannabis, and more!

Learn more about Soil Doctor Consulting at: www.soildoctorconsulting.com

Stay curious and take it easy!

BTS #50 Notes from Raphael Mechoulam + 50th Episode 3 Hour Celebration!

We are halfway to 100 behind-the-scenes episodes! In this episode we celebrate our 50th episode by sharing notes from an email exchange that I had with Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (The Godfather of Cannabis) from late 2020 along with a clip from our 3 Hour 50th Episode Celebration available at our Patreon at patreon.com/CuriousAboutCannabis

Thanks for supporting the podcast and helping us get to 50 episodes! We look forward to bringing you 50 more over the next year.

Stay curious, and take it easy!

BTS #49 David Heldreth Jr. on Cannabis Regulations, The Future of Commercial Cannabinoids, Hunter S Thompson

In this behind-the-scenes conversation we sit down with David Heldreth Jr. of Panacea Plant Sciences and Ziese Farms, based out of Washington, USA. Our conversation covered a lot of ground including the past, present and potential future of Cannabis and cannabinoid regulations, what people often misunderstand about rules regarding cannabinoids and other chemical constituents in foods, supplements, and cosmetics, how hemp companies should be preparing for the future of FDA, USDA, and DEA crackdowns, why regulations may be a thing to be celebrated rather than dismissed, what Hunter S. Thompson might have to say about the Cannabis industry, and much more!

This conversation was a long time coming, as David and I have been following each other’s work and talking via social media for several years. To learn more about David’s work, visit:

http://panaceaplantsciences.net/

https://ziesefarms.com/

Stay curious, and take it easy!

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