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Episode 61
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Cannabis Industry: Adding Value
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Did you grow up dreaming about a career in the cannabis business? Well, it’s a growing industry with many opportunities for those who are interested in following a dream or are looking for a career change. From the history of cannabis to its unlimited potential, Professor Shad Ewart explains his course at Anne Arundel Community College. His students study various aspects of cannabis~ learning through research projects, interviewing medical patients and from experts in the field. They explore topics ranging from social equity, opportunities for entrepreneurs and the burgeoning cannabis sector in general. From teaching to networking, Shad is a thought leader, cannabis expert and master teacher offering his students endless opportunities to learn and grow. Doc G tells a story about his dad’s journey through life, his battle with kidney disease and struggle with severe pain towards the end. We hear a personal story about how CBD was helpful in easing pain. Mailsack’s story was about a new customer who sought out Max & Steven for their advice.
Episode 60
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
CBD Consumer Safety
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Mechanical engineer Darwin Millard, AKA the “Spock of Cannabis” joins Max and Steven to dive deep into consumer safety in the cannabis industry. Darwin explains how cannabis is currently regulated from growth to finished product. We learn about the ASTM International standards committee for cannabis standards- known as D37. The committee was created to insure product quality for public health and safety. Darwin shares his deep knowledge and explains what consumers should look for when buying cbd products. He even breaks down common but confusing cbd terminology. If you’ve ever wanted to know the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate or wondered about cannabinoids, terpenes and phytochemicals or asked yourself if hemp seeds are the same as hemp cbd oil, this is the episode for you. In Doc G’s corner, Dr. Ben Gonzalez tackles the topic of functional medicine, how the body’s systems all work together and the concept of healing disease via the endocannabinoid system rather than continuously medicating one condition in isolation from other diseases concurrently existing in the body. The latter approach results in patients finding themselves on multiple prescriptions while still being sick. He explains the power of our endocannabinoid receptors for harnessing the healing benefits of cbd oil for holistic, multi-systemic healing and improving overall health by feeding the endocannabinoid system which for most people is deficient. And in the mail sack section, we hear from a customer in Colorado who was curious about cbd for pain. He asks about drug testing, topical and sublingual use of cbd oil and asks about how to assure product quality. Be sure to listen to learn more!
Episode 59
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Pets in Need and CBD
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CBD for pets- yes, for pets! Pets have endocannabinoid systems just like people and happen to have some of the same issues…aches and pains, anxiety, arthritis, joint issues, tooth pain. Basically, pets are just like us and cbd helps them just like it helps people. We talk all things pets with Kate Pika from the Baltimore Humane Society. She shares her personal story and her passion for pets. Kate sheds light on all the services the Humane Society offers and details the processes of various services. From pet adoption to finding a home for pets that need to be re-housed- Kate tells all. Also, we get updates on volunteer opportunities at the Baltimore Humane Society. You can check out bmorehumane.com to learn more. In Doc G’s corner, we hear about 2 patients who are dealing with addictive behaviors but only one tried cbd. We hear about outcomes from both patients- a must listen if you’ve ever wondered if cbd is truly an effective tool in treating addictive behaviors ranging from smoking, eating unhealthy foods, or whatever you may be struggling with. The Mail Sack segment includes news about Shorty Rossi’s dog rescue and we hear from our friend Frank who shares how cbd works to help his granddaughter feel calm. Cbd for pets and people, people and pets.
Episode 58
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
CBD Q&A with a Physician
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CBD for sleep, anxiety, weight management, headaches, arthritis, working out, gut health… Is CBD the cure for everything? No. Is it a tool in the toolbox for better health? Yes. Dr. Ben González joins Max and Steven for a Q&A session to answer all the questions including his insights on how physicians view CBD as a treatment modality and the current views and opinions about CBD by the medical establishment. Doc G explains the evidence based research surrounding the adjunct functions of CBD in supporting healing. He takes questions, gives advice and shares some pro-tips for using cbd topically to assist in treating skin conditions ranging from pimples to rashes to burns. Doc G answers questions from callers about treating chronic pain, using cbd with other natural herbs and explains how cbd interacts with the endocannabinoid system to bring calm and equilibrium to the body. From headaches to joint pain and everything in between, Doc G shares his expertise with our listeners.
Episode 57
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Addiction Recovery and CBD
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Addiction, recovery and CBD. Jaanine Smith, Recovery Expert and Coach, joins Max and Steven to talk about her journey through recovery, what led her to become a recovery coach and how she uses her experiences and perspective to help others through their own personal journeys to recovery from drugs and alcohol. Jaanine shares her insights on addictive behaviors, the effects of addiction on individuals and families as well her views on how recovery is different from sobriety. She tells of gaining increased quality of life when letting go of addiction and of the gratitude she feels in her daily life. Jaanine’s genuine and open personality shines through as she opens up about her past, the present and her future outlook. Dr. Ben Gonzalez takes the baton from Jaanine to explain the medical perspective on addiction. He explains that addiction is not a moral shortcoming but rather a disease with neurological and psychological attributes. He explains how CBD can help soothe the anxiety that triggers addictive behaviors. A body and mind in balance is one on the path to healing. In the mailsack segment, we hear from Stacy, a woman struggling with stress-induced insomnia whose doctor prescribed a medication she’d prefer not to take. Max and Steven talk about CBD for sleep and how to support transitioning through challenging issues which may cause insomnia or other physiological problems.
Episode 56
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio
Demystifying Medical Cannabis
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Inspired by her belief in holistic healing, Melony Burman, encountered a treasure trove of benefits in the cannabis plant when she began her personal quest for natural solutions. Not only did she discover a natural medicine to heal her injuries, Melony found her artistic creativity sparked. She eventually embarked upon a career which allows her to advise and educate others on the potential of cannabis to improve their lives. Melony is the General Manager at Storehouse Dispensary in Baltimore. She is positively passionate about providing patients with every imaginable option and tool for healing with cannabis in all its forms, from flower to lotion to cbd products. It’s her goal to help each patient find exactly what works best for them. Guiding patients through the process with personalized attention, empathy and understanding, Melony is the go-to expert in the world of cannabis- for people and pets! She shares her insights, vast experience and lots of excellent advice. In our Mailsack segment, cbd gummies versus cbd oil used sublingually- how do you know what’s best?
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