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Chronic Pain

Cannabis’ current regulation in the United States, as well as around the world, limits the vast research needed to educate the public about its advantages.

Ep. 435: Bridget Conry, Champlain Valley Dispensary

At root, Bridget Conry is an herbalist with a steadfast faith in the power of plants. Besides believing that everyone should be able to grow their own medicine, Conry also discusses the importance and efficacy of educating people about cannabis in a patient and professional manner. She also notes that communities will likely gain more […]

Human-made Marijuana

Human interest in cannabis began thousands of years ago. The origin of cannabis is not entirely certain. The earlier records for this species…

Ep. 432: Dr. Michael Segal, Shaar Menashe Hospital

For eleven years, Dr. Michael Segal has been treating PTSD patients – mainly IDF veterans – with medical cannabis. Segal describes the incredible improvements he has seen in his patients: “If you see a post-traumatic patient before and after cannabis, you see two different persons.” Segal compares this type of success in Israel to the […]

EP. 431: Dr. Silviu Brill, Tel Aviv Medical Center

Dr. Silviu Brill, of the Pain Institute of Tel Aviv Medical Center, is passionate about the need for personalized medicine in Israel and around the world. Although he believes that some standardization is necessary, it is indisputable that each person and condition requires a unique ratio of THC and CBD. As Honorary Secretary of the […]

Ep. 429: Professor Gil Bar Sela, Rambam Academic Hospital

Professor Gil Bar-Sela joins us and explains how cannabis is used to treat different illnesses and conditions: “For example, if we want to bring cannabis as cancer treatment, then of course, we need to do a specific study trying to answer this indication like every medicine that goes into the market. If you are dealing […]

Ep. 428: Haleli Sharir, Cannabis Pharmeceuticals

Most of us know that cannabis can be used for things like pain relief, but what most of us certainly don’t know is that it can also be used to kill cancer cells. Dr. Haleli Sharir discusses the use of cannabis as an alternative to chemotherapy when done in the context of personalized medicine (as […]

Endogenous Cannabinoid System

Humans have an endocannabinoid system. Mammals have an endocannabinoid system. Reptiles and birds have an endocannabinoid…

Ep. 418: Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs

Charlie Bachtell joins us to talk about the cannabis space outside of the more classic states of California, Oregon, and Colorado. He has been part of a growing geographical footprint in Illinois, with the mission of normalizing and professionalizing cannabis. In Illinois, safety has been the main concern over other aspects like revenue, and the […]

Biography

Growing up in Norway, in the only Jewish family in the neighborhood, in a country where only 2,000 Jews live, I was used to looking at things…