Dispense Magazine podcast

Dispense Magazine podcast

Dispense Magazine seeks to support and enhance the conversation that takes place between patient and physician about medical cannabis. Anything you discuss with your doctor -- that's what we'll discuss on this podcast. Although we are based in and focused on Pennsylvania's industry, much of the information is universal.... Show More

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Medical cannabis patients in Pennsylvania are experiencing a severe shortage at the state’s legal dispensaries. Many people are angry, many are quite vocal about who is to blame for these shortages. Can these shortages be fixed? And when can we see relief? 

In this episode, we'll be talking with some people passionate about their role as industry watchdogs. Doug Albert is a patient advocate and runs a popular facebook support g...

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December 13, 2019 28 min

Medical cannabis is a huge issue with veterans, as it is often the most effective treatment for both pain and PTSD. So we’re proud to bring you profiles of veterans who are making waves in the cannabis industry by helping to make things better for other veterans.

In this episode, we talk with Ron Millward, founder of Balanced Veterans, a Philadelphia based 501-3-C with new chapters sprouting across the country. Ron saw a need for ...

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November 20, 2019 53 min

For many people dealing with mental health issues, to explore using cannabis as a treatment seems overwhelming because of two stigmas. First is the stigma of their condition, and second the stigma still lingering with medical cannabis in some communities. How can we reduce these stigmas? And what do patients with mental health issues need to do to begin that exploration?   

In this episode, we bring you a panel discussion from a re...

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    There’s a huge gap in people’s understanding of cannabis. Most patients want to know why it’s illegal, while most doctors want to know why they didn’t learn about it in medical school. So says Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt, Medical Science and Patient Liaison for Vireo Health.

    Vireo Health is a physician-led company, now in ten states and Puerto Rico, that works very hard to educate patients and physicians. For that very purpose, They have j...

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    October 24, 2019 35 min

    Many cannabis growers can grow, cure and process the plant, but what does it take to make good medicine? How do you make sure it is completely safe? 

    In this episode, we’ll find out what it takes to make good and safe medicine with Dr. Corey Burchman, the Chief Medical Officer for Acreage Holdings, the parent company of Prime Wellness of PA, which has a grower/processor permit and whose products can be found in most Pennsylvania di...

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    October 24, 2019 36 min

    Sen. Daylin Leach was a co-author of Act 16, which legalized Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania. Signed into law in April 2016, the first dispensaries opened two years later in February 2018, and since then over 200,000 patients have had access to cannabis as medicine. 

    Now Leach is a co-author of SenateBill 350, which would legalize growing, processing, transporting, and consuming cannabis in the state of Pennsylvania. Many are giv...

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    October 21, 2019 67 min

    Pennsylvania now has over 60 medical cannabis dispensaries, and many more are planned. Each one must have a Pharmacist available during hours of operation. In theory, every patient should have every question answered during every visit. In practice, the success of the program - with over 200 thousand patients - has made that difficult. But on the cover of the third issue Dispense Magazine, we spotlight a dispensary that makes that ...

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    Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that he and his Lt. Governor are firmly in favor of the legalization of cannabis for adult use. 

    Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is a loud clear voice for legalization, a voice he earned by listening to over 10,000 people on his 67-county tour of the commonwealth. But how does he feel about MEDICAL cannabis? Over 200 thousand patients have already signed up and almost 12 hundred physician...

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    Medical cannabis is a huge issue with veterans, as it is often the most effective treatment for both pain and PTSD. So Dispense Magazine is proud to bring you profiles of veterans who are making waves in the cannabis industry by helping to make things better for other veterans.

    In this episode, we talk with Erik Asher, a veteran of Desert Storm, who survived the darkest night of the soul to become a fierce proponent for the only me...

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    August 29, 2019 17 min

    As of July 20, 2019, the Pennsylvania Dept of Health now includes anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for patients to be able to use medical cannabis.

    But what exactly does it mean to have anxiety? We all get anxious from time to time.

    And how does one go about getting a diagnosis to be able to get certified? 

    In this podcast, mental health professional Sara Makin will outline just what it means to have anxiety, some of th...

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    The legal Medical Cannabis produced in Pennsylvania is getting great reviews, and the medicine produced at Prime Wellness of PA is getting some of the highest marks. What does it take to create the best quality medicine and keep that quality consistent over time? 

    In this podcast, we talk with two of the team members who are responsible for just that. Director of Production Brandon Miller and Extraction Manager Trevin George will t...

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    June 18, 2019 43 min

    The rapid growth of the cannabis industry in America today is causing concerns about the impact on our economy, our health, and our wallet. So who is out there working to keep the medical cannabis industry a healthy one?

    Soulful Cannabis is a Philadelphia based organization working to keep all aspects of the industry focused on the right things. They call themselves a collective to make a good industry better. Using thought-provoki...

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    June 12, 2019 35 min

    Rather than a Gateway Drug, Cannabis is quickly becoming the Exit drug as more people like Felicia Greenfield-Blau encourage patients to use it along with well established holistic therapies. She’s part of a natural convergence of the holistic and cannabis worlds, which is why she's on the cover of our Spring Issue!

    In this interview she explains her therapies and philosophies, and how cannabis has been such an important part o...

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    In this episode, we continue our discussion about what happens to the medical program when the recreational adult use of cannabis is legalized. We talk to PA State Senator Shariff Street, author of SB-350, an adult use bill currently being debated in the State Senate. How will legalization affect the medical industry? Can current patients be assured that their medicine will still be available? These questions and more are answered ...

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    Right now, the Lt Governor of PA is on a listening tour to every county in the state -- all 67 of them -- to hear what people think about legalizing the recreational adult use of cannabis. In this episode, we get to hear from his wife, the Second Lady of PA Gisele Fetterman, about her thoughts on the subject.

    She's part of an All-Star panel that came together recently to discuss what happens to the medical cannabis program in P...

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    This podcast series is focused on what you and your doctor might talk about, and in this episode, we talk with just such a doctor. Dr. Stephen Dahmer is a practicing physician and also happens to be the Chief Medical Officer of Vireo Health. 

    During this wide-ranging interview, we cover the Entourage Effect, or as he prefers to call it the Ensemble Effect, along with why cannabis and holistic therapies work so well together, and wh...

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    February 18, 2019 49 min

    The International Research Center on Cannabis and Mental Health (IRCCMH), along with the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the American Chemical Society, recently released a report about the safety of unregulated CBD vape products commonly found in gas stations and health food stores. Dispense Magazine publisher Sven Hosford talked to the report’s authors, Jahan Marcu and Jan Roberts, to get all the details.

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    December 27, 2018 59 min

    On Oct 6, 2018, the Mind Body Spirit Healing Expo in Monroeville, PA. was host to a panel discussion on Integrating Cannabis and Holistic Health. Featured were three luminaries of the medical cannabis industry in the Pittsburgh area:

  • Dr. Monika Juszczyk: a pioneering functional medicine physician who brings together nutrition, energy, movement, and breathing, as well as medical cannabis.
  • Dr. John Metcalf, a certifying physician and ...
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    December 7, 2018 66 min

    Solevo Wellness, Pittsburgh’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and Dispense Magazine team up for this series of podcasts called Cannabis Conversations. Recorded live in front of an audience every month, these conversations discuss various aspects of medical marijuana with a panel of medical professionals and Solevo Wellness staff. 

    In this episode, we'll talk to a mental health professional, a combat Veteran, and two members...

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    Solevo Wellness, Pittsburgh’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and Dispense Magazine team up for this series of podcasts called Cannabis Conversations. Recorded live in front of an audience every month, these conversations discuss various aspects of medical marijuana with a panel of medical professionals and Solevo Wellness staff. 

    In this episode, we'll talk to:

    Annie Corbin - the Solevo Wellness Director of Pediatric Care ...

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