22 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Twenty 4:20 #15 | Nano-emulsion Technology
What if your cannabis medicine acted faster and went further? That's what nano-emulsion enables. Tiny molecules of THC and other cannabinoids are coming in a wave of cannabis beverages, dissolvable strips, nasal sprays and other edibles and topicals. Is it a fad? No says Curt Robbins — there's real science and real benefits behind the nano-emulsion trend in cannabis products. Listen and learn, then check out Curt's breakdown of nan-emulsion technology at MJ News Network. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
82 | Guy Rocourt, Papa & Barkley
Papa & Barkley has established a niche as a provider of high-quality CBD- and THC-based products. Co-founder, President and Chief Product Officer Guy Rocourt has been a driving force in this emergence. While he has a hand in many aspects of the business, his greatest passion may be as an advocate for the plant. Listen to this episode for insights from Guy into how: Cannabis is personalized medicine, with pretty much with zero downside compared to pharma. There's so much misinformation due to the artificial separation of "hemp CBD" versus "cannabis CBD" All cannabis is about wellness. Papa & Barkley is not in the topicals category, or the edibles category or the tincture category. They are in the cannabis category. Before the late 1800s we actually had much more cannabis in our diet simply because as a weed, it was mixed into foodstuffs. It was available and used as medicine. Papa & Barley make solventless medicines as close to a whole plant thing as possible. Guy's chance meeting with Montel Williams set him on the road to becoming a cannabis grower and entrepreneur See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
81 | Josh Kirby, Chief Product Officer, Kin Slips
Humans have been using cannabis for thousands of years, but there's still room for innovation. Like Kin Slips. These dissolvable strips are an under-the-tongue delivery system that contain 10 milligrams of cannabis each. Seniors, young moms, and creative professionals are among those who love this form factor, which quickly delivers a reliable dose, anytime, anywhere, says Kin Slips Chief Product Officer Josh Kirby. If you're interested in innovation in the cannabis space, listen and learn how: Kin Slips offer an attractive alternative to more traditional edibles. The pandemic led to a steeper adoption curve for Kin Slips. Sublinguals bypass the digestion system and take effect in about 10 minutes. Kin Slips supports several charities, including the Last Prisoner Project. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | May 18, 2021
Twenty 4:20 #14 | Combatting Cannabis Myths
A recent study of claims about cannabis made on the internet found that 80% of the 'information' being presented about cannabis online is false. When you're trying to get good information for your health and wellness, this is downright dangerous. Curt Robbins has been down the rabbit hole and knows where to look for good-quality info about cannabinoids, terpenes and other aspects of cannabis that can affect your health. In this segment we talk about: The March 2021 study "Internet Claims on the Health Benefits of Cannabis Use" from the Journal of General Internal Medicine The importance of clinical studies How reefer madness myths from the prohibition era have morphed into new misinformation about the medicinal capabilities of cannabis. Where to look for solid information about cannabis. How to distinguish between scientific findings and marketing claims See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | May 4, 2021
80 | Cy Scott, CEO, Headset
Market intelligence matters, for manufacturers, and ultimately for consumers, When companies understand what consumers want, they can offer better options. This idea is the basis of Headset, a cannabis market intelligence firm serving product producers and retailers across North America. Cofounder and CEO Cy Scott is our guest, and he shares insights into how: Headset gathers and analyzes sales data from dispensaries that in turn can help businesses optimize customer retention. Cannabis is not just a recession-proof product, it's pandemic proof. Banks, hedge funds, venture firms use this data in deciding what products and companies to back financially. Cannabis beverages are a product category that is gaining popularity. Federal decriminalization is coming sooner, rather than later. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
79 | Dee Dussault, Ganja Yoga
Yoga and cannabis are like peanut butter and chocolate, says Dee Dussault, author of Ganga Yoga. Since 2012 she's been teaching people how to enhance their yoga practice with the help of cannabis, through her book, in-person classes and training, and over the last year, via Zoom and other online tools. There are a lot of benefits to more mindful stretching. In this episode Dee shares how: Yoga and cannabis can both help reduce inflammation. She's integrating some of the more spiritual aspects of yoga, as well as the physical discipline. Tantra yoga can help you get in touch with your sexuality. Being politically responsible is part of cannabis use. She prefers dabbing rosins before she does yoga. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
78 | Creative Bath Design
A CBD bath bomb and a hemp CBD joint? Who would have thought? Brother-and-sister team Sarah Easton and Michael Easton, that's who. They've made the end-of-day bath ritual — something we all need these days — even better. The Soak and Toke is their inspired creation, and that's what we're talking about in this episode. It's a step up for self-care from the Creative Bath Design team. Listen and learn: How the idea of a CBD-infused was born The challenges of bringing a CBD product to market Sarah and Michael's advice for other hemp entrepreneurs What else is on the drawing board for the founders of Creative Bath Design See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
77 | Roy Lipski, CEO, Creo
Biosynthetic compounds — including cannabinoids — present the 'last great domestication' says Roy Lipski, CEO of Creo. His company is at the forefront of bringing lab-produced cannabinoids to market, at scale. Cosmetics and creams will be among the first products to take advantage of this technology and we can look for these products on store shelves in the not-too-distant future. Tune in to hear how: Microorganisms can produce bio-identical compounds, without the waste that comes with plant-produced cannabinoids. A lab can produce a year's crop worth of cannabinoids in 48 hours. We can now produce 'rare' cannabinoids, at scale. Creo is working with consumer packaged goods providers to integrate cannabinoids into products we use every day — like skincare products — and we can expect to see them on store shelves starting in 2022. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
76 | Bill Hill, Smoke Out a Republican
We're politically polarized, and a meme never changed anyone's mind. That's why former Republican Bill Hill has launched Smoke Out A Republican (SOAR), a national effort to connect with Republicans, one at a time, with the mind-altering help of cannabis. Listen and learn why: Racism has become a plank in the Republican Party platform. Questioning the beliefs you were raised on can be uncomfortable, but cannabis can make it easier to be honest with yourself. There are varying levels of getting high, and why, to really see things differently, you need to get four-bananas high. Bill favors sativas and sativa hybrids like Wedding Cake, Bruce Banner and Lamb's Breath What you can do to help Republicans see the light. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
75 | Tahir Johnson, National Cannabis Industry Association
As we head toward federal decriminalization and eventual legalization of cannabis, there are some important questions: What about all the people who were arrested and incarcerated during the war on drugs? What about the communities that suffered, economically and otherwise, over almost 90 years of prohibition? The National Cannabis Industry Association is taking a stand, and Tahir Johnson is leading that effort. Listen to this episode and learn: Why it's important to have a diverse cannabis industry that brings prosperity to all, black, white. men,women, veterans, disabled, etc. Which cannabis companies are stepping up with social inclusion programs. Why Tahir prefers old-school combustion. Check out Tahir's podcast, the Cannabis Diversity Report. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
74 | Cameron Clarke, Sunderstorm
Have you been eating THC gummies? You're not alone, gummies are practically the new glass of wine now. For many people, Kanha gummies from Sunderstorm have been the go-to brand over the last year. In this episode we catch up with Sunderstorm co-founder Cameron Clarke about: The challenges of developing a consistent cannabis product How nanotechnology works, and how it increases bioavailability of cannabinoid medicine Why Sunderstorm has never made a distinction between recreational and medicinal cannabis What to expect as the cannabis industry enters an era of explosive growth See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Twenty 4:20 #12 | Delta 8
What if you could get in the zone, without getting really stoned? Get the good parts of a cannabis high — mood enhancement, relaxation etc. — without the downside, which sometimes show up as panic or paranoia? Scientists have found that removing one carbon molecule from delta 9 THC can result in a less intense psychoactive effect. This is delta 8, and companies have begun making delta 8 products (gummies, tinctures and vapes) for cannabis consumers who don't want to get super-high. Cannabis educator Curt Robbins explains the science in this segment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Twenty 4:20 #11 | Varins
Cannabis is a complex plant, with many different compounds and cannabinoids. In this episode, Curt Robbins delves into varins, the acidic precursors of other well-known cannabinoids, including THC, CBD and CBG. We discuss how: The varin THCV differs from THC, and the effects it has on those who consume it. Under current law, varin-based products have a different legal status than THC products; they are considered hemp. We can expect to see cannabis varins in consumer products in the future. Read Curt's piece on varins in Vegas Cannabis Magazine here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
73 | Antonio Frazier, CannaSafe
How do you know your cannabis is safe to consume? You could look for the CannaSafe logo — they help cannabis and CBD companies assure the quality of their products through lab testing. As the industry innovates, their work is expanding. CannaSafe president Antonio Frazier talks about how: Some vape cartridge producers took shortcuts that ended up making vapers sick Solvents and pesticides can contaminate cannabis products As decriminalization approaches, we can take steps to insure social equity His background as a Division 1 football player prepared him for his current role Consumers can protect themselves by buying legal products that have been tested and proven safe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
72 | Max Simon, Green Flower Media
The boom is upon us: Cannabis is exploding onto the scene in multiple sectors, including medicine, business, cultivation and processing, and policy. There's lots to learn in the post-prohibition era, and Green Flower Media is helping people and companies acquire the skills and knowledge they need. Co-founder Max Simon joins us and shares why: The need for training in the cannabis industry is so huge. Green Flower put more than 8,000 hours into the curriculum and systematic assessment protocol of its new Ganjier certification. Apart from medicine and recreational, the primary reason so many people are coming to cannabis is for wellness. If a scientist discovered the cannabis plant today, it would immediately make the cover of Time Magazine and it would be the most celebrated plant in history. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Twenty 4:20 #11 | Higher Learning LV is Coming
We desperately need a common vocabulary about cannabis — and one that's not based on myth and misinformation. Cannabis educator Curt Robbins is doing something about this, with a new project called Higher Learning LV, a much-needed online course for cannabis professionals, as well as consumers. In this episode of our ongoing series of 20-minute segments, we discuss: Data from Oasis Intelligence showing a need for cannabis education The general state of confusion and ignorance around cannabis science The need for a common understanding among scientists, regulators and the public The fundamentals of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids How to learn more about the science of cannabis Curt's LinkedIn profile. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
71 | Alex Milligan, Nugg
The team at Nugg is building out a consumer-focused cannabis company with a national footprint, even before federal legalization. NuggMD offers a quick and easy way to get a medical cannabis cards; NuggMarket partners with dispensaries for delivery; and NuggClub offers a monthly subscription of premium cannabis. Alex Milligan heads up marketing for all three, and he's our guest. Listen and learn why: The wellness market differs from the medicinal market. Startups like Nugg have an edge on bigger consumer-packaged goods companies right now. Cannabis consumers in California have a different focus than those in New York. Nugg hasn't yet engaged with a celebrity spokesperson. He admires Amazon, but Uber not so much. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
70 | Troy Redington, 420VapeZone.com
Inhaling smoke — cannabis or tobacco — is not a healthy habit. Yet smoking is the preferred method for many cannabis consumers, as it's immediate and you can control your dose, puff by puff. But there is another way. It requires a dry herb vaporizer device, and to learn more about those, we turned to Troy Redington, who runs 420VapeZone.com, a website and one of the leading vape channels on YouTube. Listen to this episode and learn how dry herb vaping can: Reduce the harm you're exposed to when you smoke cannabis Enable you to stretch your cannabis budget Give you more control over your high, with less sedation and more focus Learn more at 420VapeZone.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
69 | Peter Vogel, CEO, Leafwire
Linkedin delivers the value of a Rolodex, plus the Yellow Pages, on steroids. What if you could do that for the exploding cannabis / hemp business? That's the idea behind Leafwire, an online meeting place for people and companies focused on cannabis. CEO Peter Vogel joins us to share his vision, and explain how: Leafwire has grown to nearly 40,000 members in under two years. People reticent to show an interest in cannabis on LinkedIn can feel comfortable at Leafwire. Current federal law makes it so hard for big brands to go national with cannabis products, More states could soon be making cannabis legal in order to drive much-needed tax revenues. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
68 | Bonni Goldstein, M.D., Author of "Cannabis is Medicine"
It's now medically legal in 36 states, yet many people don't understand the medicinal power of cannabis. So Bonni Goldstein, M.D. wrote a second book: "Cannabis is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD Are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain." Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Goldstein saw how cannabis could help young patients with epilepsy, and has since become an advocate for cannabis use for a variety of conditions. Listen to learn how: Cannabis has been held to a different standard compared to other medicines. Your endocannabinoid system can get out of balance, and cannabis can help you reestablish that balance. Research into the therapeutic use of cannabis is finally starting to progress. Steps you can take to find the right dose and form of cannabis or CBD for you. Speak with your doctor about whether cannabis might have a role in your health care. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.