If you’re interested in a primer about the health benefits and risks of cannabis, this is a podcast not to be missed (there's also a video on the Alternative Food Network website). Host Tanya Allen interviews Dr. Danial Schecter, MD, a practicing family physician and co-founder of the Canabo Medical Clinic, and Stephanie Karasick, Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Strainprint Technologies. To help you navigate this informative podcast, here’s a breakdown: -What’s the evidence? (0:03:30) -Stephanie’s personal journey (0:5:40) -Cannabis for the over 50 demographic (0:12:30) -What physicians can learn (0:14:15) -Alternatives to smoking cannabis (vaporizers, edibles, oils) & what is decarboxylation? (0:19:47) -Risks of edibles (0:26:12) -How to find the optimal dose and avoid unwanted side effects – “Start low, go slow” (28:00) -Different reasons people use cannabis (0:35:05) -About the cannabis plant, our endocannabinoid system and homeostasis (0:35:28) -The difference between THC and CBD (0:38:20) -Treatment resistant epilepsy in children and CBD oil (0:42:00) -The stigma (0:42:35) -Studies looking at cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain, anxiety, cancer symptoms, PTSD, multiple sclerosis (0:45:00) -Cannabis as an opioid replacement (0:49:00) -The high risk youth population (0:51:55) -Cannabis education (0:54:45) -More on the edibles market (1:00:00)
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