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A Pharmacist’s Guide to Using Cannabis

Enhance Your Life Podcast

Release Date: 02/02/2022

Why This Pediatrician Prescribes Cannabis as Medicine show art Why This Pediatrician Prescribes Cannabis as Medicine

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The health community is constantly finding new use cases for medical cannabis, and Dr. Ann-Marie Wong has certainly found that to be true in her work. After practicing pediatric medicine for nearly 20 years, Dr. Wong started getting involved in the medical cannabis field and now specializes in pediatric medical cannabis at Miami-based Medverde. On the pod, Dr. Wong shares her experience prescribing cannabis to children with autism and other special needs. She breaks down when parents should bring their child to a pediatric medical cannabis doctor, as well as what happens when patients and...

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As a lifelong athlete, Cory Getz was in perfectly good health—until his near-fatal brain stem stroke. When the life-altering event occurred, Cory completely lost the use of the right side of his body and was told he may never walk again. But with the help of CBD and physical therapy, the surfer managed to make a full recovery and is now helping others heal with cannabis. This week, Corey recounts his incredible story and shares how CBD helped his body recover from the traumatic event. He also talks about how he's helping others suffering from brain injuries, and how changes in the law are...

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How to Find Your Perfect THC and CBD Ratio show art How to Find Your Perfect THC and CBD Ratio

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A crucial part of finding the right cannabis product is the dosage, but it can also be a confusing topic to grasp. This week, Dr. Uwe Blesching joins the pod to share some helpful information for your next trip to the dispensary. Dr. Blesching is a medical writer, speaker, and author who has written books that include Your Cannabis CBD: THC Ratio and Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction. On the pod, Dr. Blesching talks about how THC works with CBD and how to find the perfect ratio between the two in cannabis products you come across. Blesching also differentiates between the three different...

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What Cannabis Can Do for Your Creativity show art What Cannabis Can Do for Your Creativity

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Cannabis is a well-known creative agent—but how do you harness that creativity to the fullest? This week, Shawn Gold joins the podcast to give some advice and know-how as to using cannabis for creativity and innovation. Shawn is the CEO of Pilgrim Soul, a cannabis company that sells products and merchandise focused on using the plant for creativity. In this episode, Shawn talks about how cannabis has been used through his creative career, and why creative guardrails like his best-selling Creative Thinking Journals can spark new ways of thinking. He also talks about why you lose that sense of...

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Your Guide to the Endocannabinoid System show art Your Guide to the Endocannabinoid System

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The endocannabinoid system has mystified the cannabis and health community until recently, but this system has kept the human body in balance for millions of years. This week, Dr, Rachel Knox joins the podcast to break down this essential network and its importance. Rachel holds an MD and MBA in addition to being a cannabinoid medicine specialist and clinical endocannabinoligist. On the pod, she talks about the components of the endocannabinoid system, as well as how cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with it. She also talks about how the system can be stimulated beyond cannabis, and how...

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Solving the Cannabis Illiteracy Problem show art Solving the Cannabis Illiteracy Problem

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Because society shut the door on cannabis for so many years, consumers don’t know how to navigate the new and exciting products hitting the market. This week, Yoko Miyashita joins the podcast to talk about solving this problem as the CEO of Leafly, a publicly traded online destination that helps millions of people learn about, find, and order cannabis. In this episode, Yoko talks about her policy work prior to becoming CEO and how Leafly is helping uneducated consumers learn about the cannabis ecosystem. She also shares what it’s like being a female CEO in a male-dominated industry and...

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How to Be a Cannaseur show art How to Be a Cannaseur

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Coming from the professional world, not many people would peg Ryan Chavez and Jack Stone as cannabis advocates. But the duo is breaking that stereotype and other stigmas as hosts of the podcast Cannabis Connoisseurs, a show dedicated to utilizing cannabis in daily life. In this episode, they talk about discovering the many benefits of cannabis and using that as inspiration for the podcast, as well as the behind-the-scenes work that goes into bringing their show to life. They also share some interesting facts they’ve learned from their research on the topic—from the history of cannabis to...

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Great Moments in Weed History show art Great Moments in Weed History

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People usually trace cannabis history to the hippies of the 1960s, but the plant’s rich roots can be traced back thousands of years. This week, veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock joins the pod to talk about important moments in cannabis history and why it’s so important to preserve it. Besides his work as a journalist, David is the author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High and co-hosts the podcast Great Moments in Weed History. In this episode, David talks about how his experience in cannabis journalism has changed throughout his career, and why...

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With so much to know about cannabis, how can podcasts help people understand it—even in communities that aren’t particularly weed friendly? This week, Utahns Jesse Angeles and Brandon Elder join the pod to share what it’s like helping others gain knowledge of the plant. Jesse and Brandon are hosts of Cannabis School, an entertaining and educational podcast promoting responsible conversations about personal consumption. In this episode, the duo talk about the beginnings of their podcast and how they make the show understandable for every listener. They discuss how some in the Mormon...

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Many artists in the music industry have appreciated cannabis long before it became the norm, including legendary rap group Cypress Hill, which has advocated for the legalization and normalization of cannabis use throughout their career. This week, Cypress Hill member B-Real joins the podcast to talk about the plant and its many roles in his life and the music world. B talks about his involvement in the cannabis industry through his high-end dispensary chain Dr. Greenthumb’s, and shares the exciting products and developments that are coming in the future. He also talks about the role of...

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