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Alice O’Leary Randall – First Lady of Medical Marijuana

Alice O’Leary-Randall was part of the driving force behind legalizing medical marijuana. When her husband used marijuana for his glaucoma it got him in legal trouble, launching Alice’s crusade to bring medicinal marijuana into the public consciousness and the law. https://aliceolearyrandall.wordpress.com/ http://aliceolearyrandall.com/ https://aliceswanderland.com/ www.maryspubs.com   from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from Brett Van Donsel // […] Read more


Dr Di Marzo – Endocannabinoid Science

Lex nerds out with Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo, one of the world’s leading chemists and an expert on the endocannabinoid system. He’s the Research Director at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry in Naples and writes some of the most poetic reviews you’ll ever see in peer-reviewed research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604172/   from BlueBird Botanicals // Music from […] Read more


Dr Joseph DiVerdi – Chemical Intelligence

Dr Joseph DiVerdi is a chemist and the founder of XTR Labs – a company that provides ‘chemical intelligence’ to the hemp and cannabis industries. Today he explores his heretical views on the effect of terpenes and more about the rich chemistry behind the smell of cannabis. http://sites.chem.colostate.edu/diverdi/index.html http://xtrsystems.com/ http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0192247. https://www.nature.com/news/2006/061127/full/news0061127-7.html and https://www.nature.com/articles/444565a. from BlueBird […] Read more


Dr Avery Gilbert – Cannabis Smell Science

Dr Avery Gilbert studies the sweet smells of cannabis, from earthy to fruity, diesel to cheese. He tells Lex about how he got his start studying the scent of animal urine, then moved on to more pleasant things like perfume and finally cannabis. He also talks about how this burgeoning industry could capitalize on one […] Read more


Sister Kate – Sisters of the Valley

Sister Kate is bringing spirituality back, but this isn’t Catholicism. Her Sisters of the Valley produce their cannabis-based products (and other goods) during moon cycles, using their own rituals and practices. Kate is also an activist who seeks to empower women to take up the cause for a new spirituality based on the ancient power […] Read more


Joshua Laterman – Self-Regulating Weed

Joshua Laterman believes the marijuana industry has no choice but to regulate itself. He founded the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) to address this issue. He tells Lex what led him to form this group, what is the purpose of a self regulating industry body and what he hopes to see for the future […] Read more


Cinnamon Bidwell – The CannaVan

Dr. Cinnamon Bidwell studies cannabis with the CannaVan. She also does translational research connecting the biochemistry to the effects in people. Dr. Bidwell’s page https://www.colorado.edu/changelab/cinnamon-bidwell CU REACH: https://www.colorado.edu/center/reach/ Publications: Compromised External Validity: Federally Produced Cannabis Does Not Reflect Legal Markets https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46528 A Novel Observational Method for Assessing Acute Responses to Cannabis: Preliminary Validation Using Legal […] Read more


Tony Budden – Hemporium

Tony Budden immerses his life in hemp. From the food he eats, the clothes he wears, the famous hempcrete house he lives in and up to the co-founding of the Hemporium – South Africa’s premier business for hemp products. Tony loves talking about all the advantages from one of nature’s most dynamic plants. In this […] Read more


Dr Linda Klumpers – Cannabinoid Chemist

Dr. Linda Klumpers studies cannabinoids, watches the changes in human brains using MRI machines and educates about the importance of the lipids from the old hemp plant. She tells Lex what drew her into this research, why now is such an exciting time for the study of psychoactive drugs, and the challenges that face today’s […] Read more


Myrtle Clark – The Dagga Couple

Myrtle Clark has been fighting a court battle in South Africa since 2010, after she and her husband were arrested for growing and smoking cannabis. Since then this mild, middle-aged couple has become a powerhouse of activism. Myrtle talks to Lex about the move toward legalization in her country, the legacy of apartheid, and what […] Read more