Cannabis Science Podcast

Dr. Ricardo Rivera

Cannabis Science Podcast is a show dedicated entirely to answering your most salient questions about cannabis, it’s uses, preparations, products, and constituents using the most recent and proven scientific data from both industry and academic sources. Join Dr. Ricardo Rivera, a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia. Each episode takes listeners through a lighthearted, yet in-depth look into cannabis from an industry insiders’ perspective. This is the science of cannabis made simple!

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In this episode, we dive into one of the most fascinating aspects of cannabis that I had never heard of. I sit down with Dr. Alex Guenther and Dr. William Vizuete, environmental engineers that have travelled the world studying the amazing ways plants regulate the air we breathe. Plants do this in part by releasing unique blends of chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOC's). These molecules communicate the health and well-being of all plants, including Cannabis sativa. Yet, Cannabis sativa is unique within the plant kingdom due to the amount and types of VOC's it can release. With this knowledge, they now lead Byers Emissions Analysis (formerly Pacific Environmental Analytics). A company using precise emissions measurements together with powerful mathematical models to improve cannabis cultivation, processing, and employee workspaces. Visit our site for more information https://cannasciencepod.com https://byers-scientific.com/emissions-analysis/

Jun 8

48 min 51 sec

Without sounding too cliche I'm sure I can say with confidence that 2020 has been a challenging year for most. For us here at Cannabis Science Podcast it has been no exemption. Between closures, hacks, and even a few career changes, Kimit and Ricardo will be letting everyone know what we've been up to during this long and socially distanced year. Ready to face 2021 head on with a bunch of new episodes and brand new site coming soon!

Dec 2020

19 min 57 sec

Cannabis Science Podcast is deeply influenced by radio and music. What better way to blend these two things together than to have some Bonus music from our very own DJ Paperwave and Brentwoods with one of their new tracks calle Lo-Fi Juke. Enjoy! Additional resources and information http://www.cannabisconciencia.org http://www.coopradio.org Music by Brentwoods x Paperwave

Jul 2020

3 min 37 sec

For many people throughout the cannabis industry, the words hydrocarbon extraction often elicits very “polarizing” opinions. For some, it’s the ideal method for creating the best cannabis concentrates currently available. For others, it provokes images of toxic by-products and explosive outcomes. The reality of course, is somewhere in between. If done correctly hydrocarbon extraction can definitely produce some incredible products, but when performed incorrectly the results can often be disastrous both for the operators and consumers. Today we go more in-depth on the dangers associated with hydrocarbon extraction and why it gets such a bad image. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jul 2020

1 hr

As humans, we need certain temperatures and humidity levels in our environment for our bodies to be at their best, and Cannabis Sativa is no different. When conditions drift outside these ranges, bad things usually start happening. For today’s episode we wanted to invite an engineer and expert in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and dehumidification to help us better understand all this. Roberto Battiston, Chief Technology Officer for Inspire Transpiration Solutions, explains how ideal temperature, moisture, and technology interact to help plants stay healthy and thrive. Tune in to learn more one of the industry’s best kept secrets for happy and healthy plants! Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jun 2020

57 min 51 sec

For many people throughout the cannabis industry, the words hydrocarbon extraction often elicits very “polarizing” opinions. For some, it’s the ideal method for creating the best cannabis concentrates currently available. For others, it provokes images of toxic by-products and explosive outcomes. The reality of course, is somewhere in between. If done correctly hydrocarbon extraction can definitely produce some incredible products, but when performed incorrectly the results can often be disastrous both for the operators and consumers. Despite being able to use a wide range of compounds to perform this technique, most people focus on just a few molecules, namely butane, propane, pentane, and every so often hexane. Besides discussing the underlying chemistry for hydrocarbon extraction, we’ll compare the benefits and disadvantages between these molecules, the other extraction techniques, as well as tips and tricks to get the best possible products. We bet that you’ll be very surprised with our conclusions at the end of this episode. So, join us for the final section of the primary cannabis extraction suite focusing on the science of hydrocarbon extraction. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

May 2020

49 min 48 sec

Throughout North America’s heartland, farmers are once again turning to hemp cultivation as a cash crop. To improve overall crop quality and yields, farmers have begun relying on enterprising start-ups like Dewey Scientific to help them achieve the best results. With state-of-the-art genomic analysis, Dr. Jordan Zager and Dr. Mark Lange, can peer much deeper into the inner workings of cannabis plants than ever before. This work has also led to fascinating discoveries within the field of cannabis physiology, biochemistry, and genomics that are invaluable to the future of this industry. So, for this episode I decided to sit down with both of them to discuss their ground-breaking research on the inner workings of cannabis trichomes, how this affects cannabinoid and terpene synthesis, and how their new company aims to use all this in overcoming current industry challenges. Get ready to put your science helmet on for this one because it’s going to get intense. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Apr 2020

34 min 20 sec

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge worldwide, there’s been a lot of interest in exploring natural alternatives that could help us manage this and many other infections. One of the alternatives that some people have suggested are cannabis and cannabis-derived products, such as CBD. To do this topic justice, I invited Curt Robbins to join me and share his knowledge. Together, we make sense of all the data compiled from in vitro, pre-clinical, and clinical studies in order to answer an important question. What are the facts about cannabis and the immune system? Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Apr 2020

1 hr 10 min

From coast to coast and all across the world there are two things that consumers have been focusing on extensively during this crisis, toilet paper and cannabis. As COVID-19 cases soar worldwide, so are cannabis sales in places where this is legal. Today we’re going to cover one of the bright spots in our current economy that hasn’t slowed down due to the virus. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Mar 2020

41 min 14 sec

As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Dr. Debra Kimless, renowned physician and Chief Medical Officer for Pure Green gives us her take on the best ways to live a long and healthy life. Dr. Kimless is the person whom colleagues trust to help heal the patients with the direst of prognoses. In the process, she’s transformed the lives of countless people helping them to not only survive but thrive. In this episode I sit down with Dr. Kimless to discuss some of her secrets. We talk about the role cannabis and the endocannabinoid system play in managing complex diseases. As well as examine how certain specific lifestyle changes can greatly improve our health into old age and our ability to combat diseases. I found Dr. Kimless’s trailblazing work incredibly illuminating and I think you will too! Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Mar 2020

48 min 33 sec

Ever wondered what would happen if you used cannabis before a run, lifting weights, or playing a sport? Does cannabis help or hinder performance? As an athlete myself, I have been very curious about these exact questions as well as many others. Today we’ll be taking a look at what the science has to says about cannabis use in sports and fitness. If you are an elite athlete or just a physically active person who enjoys cannabis, this episode is for you. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Mar 2020

32 min 50 sec

With all the focus on THC and CBD, we often forget that it all started with CBN. Discovered long before any of the other more famous cannabinoids, cannabinol (aka CBN), has had a long and fascinating history. Despite this, only recently has CBN garnered the spotlight as a valuable therapeutic alternative to THC. The team takes a really deep dive in one of our most researched episodes yet. Join us as we reveal the often-untold scientific story of cannabinol. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Feb 2020

34 min 50 sec

The Canadian Government in the last few years has been on the global vanguard of cannabis industry regulations. A critical job within this new Canadian cannabis industry is that of Quality Assurance Person (or QAP). This science focused position forms the foundation for the operations of all licensed producers and cannabis processing facilities, but what does it actually entail? Today we speak with Dr. Cris Alves, CSP member and long-time QAP for various companies. We discuss requirements to become QAP, what the job entails, and both the good and bad of the position in our current cannabis industry. Join us in the first episode of our ongoing series exploring Cannabis Science Jobs. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Feb 2020

25 min 8 sec

Back from a well-earned vacation, Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he discusses an in-depth article from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the causes behind vaping associated lung injuries in North America. We will continue to provide accurate updates on this very serious phenomenon as they become available. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jan 2020

6 min 17 sec

I’m sure many people have heard about the “Entourage Effect”, also known as synergism between cannabinoids and other compound in cannabis. But is that actually true? Can the compounds in cannabis really come together to create a significantly different effect or is it just that these compounds are each beneficial and are able to coexist together. Each one having a specific beneficial effect that is simply present or not depending whether you have the compounds there or not. In essence, is the saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” an old stoner folktale or scientific fact? In this listener requested episode we’ve decided to bring in to the studio Dr. Cris Alves to help us properly answer this fascinating question. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Dec 2019

32 min 31 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a paper from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. The paper titled; Pathogens and Molds Affecting Production and Quality of Cannabis sativa L., was published in the journal FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. Punja Z, et al. Pathogens and Molds Affecting Production and Quality of Cannabis sativa L. FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2019 Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Dec 2019

4 min 45 sec

Stephen “Steve” Goldner was a pharma wunderkind. At age 22 he and his mentor created the modern formulation for methadone used as standard treatment for opioid dependence worldwide. Since then, he and his team have gotten 100’s of drugs and medical devices approved for sale around the world. Yet, as a child of the 60’s Steve saw first-hand the lasting horrors of the the Vietnam War on many of his closest friends and school mates. Driven to act by their unending suffering, Steven wanted to find a way to help his buddy’s and many others like them. His research led him to focus on cannabis as a viable option for the debilitating PTSD and chronic pain affecting many of these aging veterans. With his extensive drug development background Steve founded Pure Green, a company dedicated to creating novel clinically tested pharmaceutical-grade cannabis-based medicines. Join Steve and myself as we discuss some of the ground-breaking work being performed at the intersections of the cannabis and pharmaceutical industries! Steve is always searching for talented young scientists to join him in this mission. If this sounds like you, go to https://cannabisconciencia.org/ to learn more.

Dec 2019

44 min 26 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a paper from the Institute of Plant Sciences in Bet Dagan, Israel which focuses on furthering our understanding of synergism found within cannabis. The paper titled; Terpenoids and phytocannabinoids co-produced in Cannabis Sativa strains show specific interaction for cell cytotoxic activity, was published in the journal MOLECULES. Namdar D, et al. Terpenoids and phytocannabinoids co-produced in Cannabis Sativa strains show specific interaction for cell cytotoxic activity. MOLECULES. 2019 Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Dec 2019

7 min 28 sec

The cannabinoids created within cannabis flowers in their raw form are inactive. It is only when they are “activated” that they become therapeutically useful to us. This process is commonly known as decarboxylation. In this episode we take a look at the chemistry of cannabinoid decarboxylation. We cover the best methods to decarboxylate your cannabis at home, as well as those used by large cannabis companies to produce there medicinal products. It’s a deep dive into a critical, yet often underappreciated aspect of the cannabis world. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Nov 2019

34 min 12 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a fascinating paper from a collaboration between Steep Hill Labs and Medicinal Genomics. Focusing on identifying the complete genomic sequences of the terpene synthase family of Cannabis directly involved in the synthesis of terpene molecules within the plant and how they vary between plant subtypes. The paper titled; Genomic characterization of the complete terpene synthase gene family from Cannabis sativa, published in the journal PLOSone. Allen KD, et al. Genomic characterization of the complete terpene synthase gene family from Cannabis sativa. PLOSone. 2019 Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Nov 2019

7 min 6 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews an amazing paper from various universities around the US. Focusing on the coal producing areas of the Eastern States. The paper titled; Enhanced tolerance of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) plants on abandoned mine land soil leads to overexpression of cannabinoids, published in the journal PLOSONE. Husain R, et al. Enhanced tolerance of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) plants on abandoned mine land soil leads to overexpression of cannabinoids. PLOSONE. 2019 Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Nov 2019

5 min 7 sec

In humans, cannabis has long been known to be effective at relieving a variety of different conditions. But what happens in the case of our animal companions, does it work for them as well? The team takes a look at a few studies that try to answer this question. Including whether veterinarians in the US and Canada recommend giving cannabis or cannabis products as medication to our furry friends. Can canines use cannabis! Tune in to find out! Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Nov 2019

28 min 16 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a paper from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. The paper titled; Lettuce Chlorosis Virus Disease: A New Threat to Cannabis Production published in the journal VIRUSES. Hadad L, et al. Lettuce Chlorosis Virus Disease: A New Threat to Cannabis Production. VIRUSES. 2019 Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Oct 2019

4 min 8 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a very interesting paper from McGill University in Montreal. The paper titled; Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria for Cannabis Production: Yield, Cannabinoid Profile and Disease Resistance published in the journal FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Oct 2019

6 min 7 sec

As more countries begin to open their markets to cannabis, a group of products stand to become the next multi-billion-dollar segment of this industry. Topical cannabis is big business in the modern era, but its uses go at least as far back as 2000 BCE and likely much earlier. Salves, creams, ointments, and bars are just a few of the cannabis-infused products being created by prestige skincare and cosmetic brands. Besides the money being made, the potential benefits are very promising. Yet one question seems to be on everyone’s mind…do these products really work? In this episode the team explores the science to answer these questions and more. Are these products really the “crème de la crème”? Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Oct 2019

31 min 20 sec

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently submitted a special report due to the alarming increase in severe lung disease caused by the use of e-cigarettes. It appears that what is today commonly known as vaping, may not be as innocuous as once thought. Dr. Cris Alves discusses Part 2 of the report from the CDC and the Pathology of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury in NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. October 2, 2019. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1913069?query=featured_home Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Oct 2019

4 min 16 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a very interesting paper from Harvard Medical School. The paper titled; Flavonoid Derivative of Cannabis Demonstrates Therapeutic Potential in Preclinical Models of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer published in the journal FRONTIERS IN ONCOLOGY. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Oct 2019

5 min 46 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a paper from the Netherlands, at the Utrecht Brain Center. The paper titled, The Potential of Cannabidiol as a Treatment for Psychosis and Addiction: Who Benefits Most? A Systematic Review was published in the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Sep 2019

5 min 5 sec

Have you ever heard of kief, charas, or rosin? Ever wondered how these extracts are made? In this episode we talk about these extraction processes which do not involve any chemical solvents. We give special attention to rosin, which has become incredibly popular the last few years. Join us on this trip through the world of solventless cannabis extraction. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Sep 2019

40 min 25 sec

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently submitted a special report due to the alarming increase in severe lung disease caused by the use of e-cigarettes. It appears that what is today commonly known as vaping, may not be as innocuous as once thought. Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest report from the CDC, Schier et al. Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Electronic-Cigarette–Product Use—Interim Guidance. MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT. September 13, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6836e2.htm Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Sep 2019

4 min 16 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a very interesting paper from a renowned Brazilian cannabis lab at the University of Sao Paolo. The paper titled, Biological bases for a possible effect of cannabidiol in Parkinson’s disease was published in the BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Sep 2019

4 min 13 sec

Alcohol (aka ethanol) is one of the most popular recreational drugs on the planet. Ethanol is also widely used as an industrial solvent in a huge amount of processes, including cannabis extraction. In the second part of our cannabis extraction suite, the team looks at the science of cannabis extraction with ethanol. We cover the benefits, disadvantages, and principals that make this a useful method for both large industrial and small artisanal operations. Tune in, to learn more about one of the oldest and simplest cannabis extraction methods around! Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Sep 2019

40 min 11 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews a very interesting paper from a lab at the University of Guelph, that characterises two unique flavonoids in Cannabis Sativa L. The paper called Biosynthesis of cannflavins A and B from Cannabis sativa L published in PHYTOCHEMISTRY. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Sep 2019

5 min 13 sec

Cannabis is an incredibly dynamic plant with hundreds of chemical compounds within it. Despite the well-known THC and CBD molecules everyone talks about, few people really know or understand what composes the rest of the cannabinoid soup. In this episode, Dr. Ricardo Rivera explains what cannabinoids we should know about, how much of them there are, and how they are presented throughout the different types of cannabis. Tune in to find out more and hear Kimit’s head explode. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Aug 2019

41 min 5 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news. Today he reviews two papers on a topic that is not commonly discussed, which is the potential side effects for cannabidiol (CBD). The first is, Potential Adverse Drug Events and Drug–Drug Interactions with Medical and Consumer Cannabidiol (CBD) Use published in the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. The second paper is, An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies published in CANNABIS AND CANNABINOID RESEARCH.

Aug 2019

5 min 7 sec

Today our resident prosumer, Kimit Sekhon, lends us some of his direct hands-on expertise together with Dr. Ricardo Rivera in order to help make sense of the economics of retail cannabis prices as well as trends within the industry. We cover the top ten cities with the most and least expensive cannabis prices around the world and the reasons that affect this. We also discuss what affects cannabis prices locally throughout the Canadian provinces and even down to the dispensary level. So, tune in to learn more about the complex factors that affect cannabis economics in this episode of Cannabis Science Podcast. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Aug 2019

34 min 40 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news for the week of Aug 12, 2019. Today he reviews another paper by an Israeli group, this time from the lab of Dr. David Meiri at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Baram L, et al. The heterogeneity and complexity of Cannabis extracts as antitumor agents. ONCOTARGET 2019. Additional information and references: @cannasciencepod https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Aug 2019

4 min 37 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news for the week of Aug 5 2019. Today he reviews a paper by the Israeli group led by Sraya Koch. Impact of N, P, K, and Humic Acid Supplementation on the Chemical Profile of Medical Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L). Published June 17, 2019 in Frontiers in Plant Science. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Aug 2019

5 min 5 sec

There is an ever-growing list of names for all these seemingly specific strains and plant varieties. But if I asked you to tell me what the chemical profile, type, and origin for OG Kush bought in my neighborhood dispensary was, would you be able to tell me? Cannabis enthusiasts often suggests that there are different plant sub-species, the most common being Sativa, Indica, and Hemp. But is this true or are they simply varieties of the same species? Thanks to recent advances in genetic testing Dr. Rivera and crew get to the bottom of the truth behind this often-misunderstood topic. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jul 2019

30 min 47 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news for the week of July 29, 2019. Today he reviews a paper by Judith K Booth and Jorg Bohlmann. Terpenes in Cannabis sativa – From plant genome to humans, in the journal Plant Science. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/

Jul 2019

4 min 37 sec

Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news for the week of July 19, 2019. Today he reviews a paper by Ren et al. The origins of cannabis smoking: chemical residue evidence from the first millennium BCE in the Pamirs, in the journal Science Advances. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jul 2019

4 min 31 sec

Many people have been talking about the importance of landraces long before the rise of the modern cannabis industry. Yet, it seems very few people actually know what this term really means. In this episode, we take a look at what a landrace is, it’s origins, uses, and global importance. So, if you’ve ever been curious about the fascinating world of cannabis landraces tune in to find out! Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jul 2019

37 min 18 sec

Supercritical CO2 extraction is one of the most ubiquitous methods for industrial cannabis extraction. But why is that? In the first part of our extraction suite, Dr. Ricardo Rivera, with the help of chemical engineer and producer Dr. Macarena Cataldo, look at the science behind CO2 extraction systems. The benefits, disadvantages, and principals that make this technique so popular. We also have a bit of a surprise at the end, thanks to our resident DJ Kemit Sekhon. Tune in to the end of the show to find out! Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

Jul 2019

50 min 3 sec

Description: In this episode Kimit, Maca and Ricardo revisit the long-standing controversy that exists between the term’s marijuana and cannabis. We take a much deeper dive revealing the complex web of social, cultural, and political battles that have been at the heart of the struggle to legitimize this plant and the role Mexico plays in all this. Despite the creation of legitimate medical and recreational industries the words cannabis and marijuana continue to be used, almost interchangeably. We dare ask, is there a right or wrong way to call this plant? Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/ Music by KV - Bongo

Jun 2019

31 min 50 sec

Dr. Carlos J. Calaf-Garcia gives us his first-hand accounts about what it’s like working with and treating patients using medical cannabis. As an Emergency Physician at NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Dr. Calaf-Garcia is on the frontlines of patient focused healthcare. With extensive medical expertise both in NYC and across the world, he has seen things few of us can imagine. From these experiences, Dr. Calaf-Garcia has begun working with medical cannabis to successfully treat many of his gravely or chronically ill patients. Often turning to cannabis when conventional pharmaceuticals have failed to improve their quality of life. In this episode we are very excited to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Calaf-Garcia. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/ Music by KV - Bongo and Kimit Sekhon - Am7

May 2019

31 min 34 sec

Ever wondered how your cannabis vape-pen cartridge, shatter, or balm was made? Join Dr. Ricardo Rivera as he covers part two of the four most popular industrial cannabis extraction methods and there uses. Demystifying the four most popular extraction techniques: solventless (rosin), hydrocarbon (butane/pentane), supercritical CO2, and ethanol extraction. We continue on this this journey with our producer and resident chemical engineer, Dr. Macarena Cataldo, and visual artists and overall renaissance man, Kimit Sekhon, accompanying the listener on this fascinating dive into the way most consumer cannabis extracts are made today. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

May 2019

22 min 43 sec

Ever wondered how your cannabis vape-pen cartridge, shatter, or balm was made? Join Dr. Ricardo Rivera as he covers the four most popular industrial cannabis extraction methods and there uses. Demystifying the four most popular extraction techniques: solventless (rosin), hydrocarbon (butane/pentane), supercritical CO2, and ethanol extraction. On this journey is our producer and resident chemical engineer, Dr. Macarena Cataldo, and visual artists and overall renaissance man, Kimit Sekhon, accompanying the listener on this fascinating dive into the way most consumer cannabis extracts are made today. Additional information and references: https://cannabisconciencia.org/ http://www.coopradio.org/

May 2019

29 min 14 sec

In this pilot episode, part of the Cannabis Science Podcast, Dr. Cris Alves discusses the latest in cannabis science and industry news for the week of Apr 20, 2019.

Apr 2019

8 min 47 sec

Ever wondered what happens to you after eating an edible? Dr. Ricardo Rivera, along with Dr. Macarena Cataldo, and Kimit Sehkon (renowned voice of 100.5 FM CFRO) explore the science of cannabis edibles. We breakdown the different effects edible products have on the body, and the body’s response to the edible’s compounds. It’s everything you need to know about the freshest research on oral cannabis consumption. Additional resources and information http://www.cannabisconciencia.org Become a member at Vancouver Coop-Radio 100.5 FM CFRO http://www.coopradio.org/

Apr 2019

48 min 22 sec

In today’s episode, Dr. Rivera, Dr. Cataldo, and Dr. Alves explore the actual therapeutic efficacy of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. A relatively common neurodegenerative condition, affecting millions of people worldwide, Parkinson’s remains a poorly treated condition with conventional medications. Does cannabis actually help people with Parkinson’s disease or is it all smoke? Tune in to find out what the most up-to-date scientific research has to say about this. Additional resources and information http://www.cannabisconciencia.org Become a member at Vancouver Coop-Radio 100.5 FM CFRO http://www.coopradio.org/

Apr 2019

31 min 39 sec