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Brave New Weed is the voice of the post prohibitionist era. Hosted by author Joe Dolce, and co-host Matthew Hendershot, the high-minded conversations are guaranteed to be fun, fearless, and informed.

Episodes

July 22, 2021 - 84 MIN

Ep112 - Eric Goodman: Posture, Breath, Heat & Cannabis: A New Approach to Pain Relief

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Dr. Eric Goodman, the creator of Foundation Training, has developed a system of pain relief that integrates movement and posture, heat, breath and our favorite plant. PS: Be a mensch and share this podcast with anyone you know over .. Read More
Dr. Eric Goodman, the creator of Foundation Training, has developed a system of pain relief that integrates movement and posture, heat, breath and our favorite plant. PS: Be a mensch and share this podcast with anyone you know over 40.  This episode is sponsored by Zippz, personalized CBD medicines for sleep and calm created for your body and your condition. Use promo code BRAVE to get your (almost) free sample pack. Happy Zzzzz's. I’ve devoted a lot of air space to the topic of cannabis and sleep in the last months, and now I want to turn to pain, the #1 condition for which people use cannabis, and introduce you to Dr. Eric Goodman. A former athlete who is no stranger to injury, surgery and rehab, Eric trained as a chiropractor, where he learned anatomy, physiology and treatment. But over time, and as his own pain continued to plague him, he realized that much of what he was taught was insufficient. “We look to the wrong places for solutions—which keeps us from finding immediate relief. “he writes in his upcoming book, tentatively titled Foundations of Health: Harnessing The Restorative Power of Movement, Heat and the Endocannabinoid System To Actively Adapt for a Healthy Life. “Ultimately, it hampers us from living healthy lives…” These realizations set him on a road to create Foundation Training, a method that strengthens the areas around what goes wrong in our bodies so we can find relief and prevent injuries from occurring in the future. Eric and I share the same publisher, Karen Rinaldi at Harper Wave, who a few weeks ago slipped me a pre-publication manuscript of Foundations of Health. The book integrates a decade of research, clinical evidence and patient results into something that goes beyond biomechanics and standard adjustments – it’s an integrative approach to pain, especially chronic pain, that makes sense. I gobbled it up. Instead of treating the area where pain occurs, Foundations identifies four factors that contribute to pain alleviation: posture and movement, breath, heat and, you guessed it, cannabis and how it affects the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). It offers practical methods of optimizing each of these factors, while also parsing common myths and facts: heat vs. cold for injury, rest vs. small amounts (“microdoses”) of physical stress, and how cannabis, properly used, can increase awareness of balance and movement. This enhanced  somatosensory perception neatly fits his explanation of “couchlock,” in which you feel the weight of your limbs more than you typically do. This interview also marks Eric’s coming out as a cannabis user and advocate. Like many, he harbored concerns that open advocacy could jeopardize his practice, but I predict that it will put him in the excellent company of the growing number of maverick health practitioners who use cannabis can be an excellent adjunct to pain relief with fewer side effects than NSAIDs (Advil, Aleve, Motrin) and opioids. Welcome to the fold, Dr. Goodman!Foundations of Health (tentative title) will be out January 2022.  Learn more about ithere.Learn more about Foundation Training hereOr get the Foundation training app, which has all sorts of programs including: weekend workouts; FT for surfers, runners, golfers, office workers, FT and Pregnancy, and a complimentary “Independence from Pain” workout.
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July 08, 2021 - 54 MIN

Ep111 - Scott Eagle: Finally, A Personalized CBD Sleep Formula that Works!

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Not all sleeplessness is created equally. Zippz is the first CBD sleep formula tailored to your body and to your particular condition. I think it's a game changer (and life saver)!  One of the missions of our podcast is to o.. Read More
Not all sleeplessness is created equally. Zippz is the first CBD sleep formula tailored to your body and to your particular condition. I think it's a game changer (and life saver)!  One of the missions of our podcast is to occasionally vet great cannabis and CBD products in this crowded, confusing market where claims are tossed about with very little evidence backing them up. (This problem plagues the entire CBD market due to lack of regulation). I’m happy to report that I finally found a CBD sleep product that has given me many nights of uninterrupted Zzzzz's without the morning fog or side effects of sleeping pills. Zippz is the first “personalized” CBD product to market. Their 225 formulas blend CBD with a half dozen botanical compounds (ashwagandha, melatonin, kava, for example) and terpenes that are tailored to individual conditions. Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? Is it related to pain, anxiety or neither? Are you male or female, young or old? Do you exercise? All of these factors are considered when matching you to your formula. Here's how it works: You fill out a brief assessment which identifies your particular form of sleep disturbance and physical condition. Zippz analyzes it and sends you a report and two different soft gel cap formulas for you to sample. You determine which works best and let them know. If you order, the money you spent on the trial pack is deducted from your first purchase. If your condition changes, the formula is easily adjusted. Zippz was created when California entrepreneur (and fellow insomniac), Scott Eagle, went to a dispensary in search of help. A 20-something person handed him a few products and told him to “start low and go slow,” advise he found it woefully inadequate and far too random. So he raised some seed money and worked with doctors and formulators to create Zippz Disclosure: This episode is unusual because Zippz approached to sponsor four episodes. When a sponsor purchases four episodes we offer them a short promotional interview. In this case, I found the product impressive that I offered Scott a full interview in hopes of helping my fellow insomniacs. If you use the promo code BRAVE you can get the samples for a 50% discount. If you take advantage of this offer, please let me know if these formulas work for you as well as they are working for me. Sweet dreams!
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June 29, 2021 - 9 MIN

Brave Enough To Ask: I Heard About Vapegate. Is it Safe to Vape?

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Brave Enough To Ask is our new exclusive series for Patreon supporters! Visit patreon.com/bravenewweed to listen to all of these past and future bonus episodes. In this segment, we revisit the scary "vapegate" news cycle from a few .. Read More
Brave Enough To Ask is our new exclusive series for Patreon supporters! Visit patreon.com/bravenewweed to listen to all of these past and future bonus episodes. In this segment, we revisit the scary "vapegate" news cycle from a few months ago, and explain what to actually look for if vaping is your thing. We want your questions for upcoming episodes! Send us an email at show@bravenewweed.com and if you're Brave Enough To Ask, we'll answer those burning questions!
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June 24, 2021 - 68 MIN

Ep110 - Henri Sant Cassia: Can Capitalism and Consciousness Coexist?

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A spirited discussion with the co-founder of The Conscious Fund, which invests in psychedelic research and therapies. My question: Can psychedelics and profits happily coexist? My guest this week is Henri Sant-Cassia, co-founder of .. Read More
A spirited discussion with the co-founder of The Conscious Fund, which invests in psychedelic research and therapies. My question: Can psychedelics and profits happily coexist? My guest this week is Henri Sant-Cassia, co-founder of The Conscious Fund, a $60 million venture capital fund that has backed 14 companies in the fledgling psychedelic research and therapy space. Every day there is more frothy media surrounding the possibilities of psychedelic therapy to successfully treat depression, PTSD, end of life despair -- problems that modern medicine and pharma companies have not yet conquered. There is early evidence that psychedelics can really change the game and optimists are hoping that legalization and increased funding can create better solutions and, at the same time, a more compassionate world. But anyone who has watched cannabis legalization knows that it is difficult, if not impossible, to protect those who risked their lives, reputations, and often freedom advocating for these euphoria-inducing substances from the euphoria-inducing rush of large sums of investment capital.  To wit: Some early stage psychedelic startups are following the pharma model of changing a few molecules in the natural plant structures and attempting to patent them. They're claiming to have “invented” entirely new substances. One such company, the UK/US-based Compass Pathways, which is backed by free market evangelists Peter Thiel and Rebekah Mercer (both Trump supporters) has been trying to patent psilocybin for years. While Compass's filings are unlikely to succeed, there are many other ways they can gum up the works for companies (both for-profit and nonprofit) that have been fighting for decades to liberate these substances from Schedule 1 restrictions and make them available to those in need. Henri and I discuss this and other thorny conflicts that inevitably arise in the tricky marriage of psychedelics and profits. The more I look into this the more ethical, financial and therapeutic issues arise. For one: Can psychedelics be successfully delivered without therapy and if so, what role with pharmaceutical companies that only make medicines play. I’ll be delving into them over the next few months as the rush toward psychedelic medicines -- or what I’m blithely calling “The ShroomBoom” -- takes off. Watch this space!
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June 10, 2021 - 63 MIN

Ep109 - Diane Goldstein: Will the Cops Ever Get Behind Legalization?

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“Defund the police? We should defund the drug war first!” This episode is sponsored by Zippz, state-of-the-art personalized CBD medicines for sleep and stress Most cops have never been fans of legalization. Diane Goldstein, Exe.. Read More
“Defund the police? We should defund the drug war first!” This episode is sponsored by Zippz, state-of-the-art personalized CBD medicines for sleep and stress Most cops have never been fans of legalization. Diane Goldstein, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Project, explains why and how she's working to change hardened minds.  An extensive 2020 survey of 3615 law enforcement officers revealed that a large chasm that still exists between changing our out of date drug laws and changing the minds of the people who enforce those laws. While 37 US states have some form of medical or adult use laws, the police are still being trained to associate the devil’s lettuce with criminality, a designation that was created by drug laws themselves.  Here 's a sampling of the study’s findings: 75% of cops surveyed had never used cannabis or used it less than four times.Two thirds agree that “marijuana is less dangerous than other Schedule 1 drugs” but over 75% still believe it is a gateway drug and that legalization leads to use of harder drugs.Over half of the cops surveyed in illegal states still believe that enforcing misdemeanor possession charges is a worthwhile use of their time. These statistics explain why I invited Diane Goldstein on to the podcast. Diane was a cop for 20 years and today she heads LEAP, the  Enforcement Action Partnership. She is a cop who saw the failures of the Drug War from a professional and personal point of view and now works to educate and change hardened minds within the law enforcement hierarchy. We’ve all heard cops say, “We don’t make the law, we only enforce it,” but the truth is that cops have a vested interest in and receive massive amounts of state and federal funding to maintain the prohibition status quo. “Cops often repress reform because it doesn’t support their agenda,” is how Diane expresses it in this interview. It’s no secret that Diane’s task is Herculean, but she is optimistic that change is afoot. “Yes,” she says, “we must change laws but we also have to show Law Enforcement that they’ll still have plenty of tools they need to do their jobs effectively.” In other words, reward them with the same funds they would have used to investigate marijuana crimes. “Before talking about defunding the police [a misleading and dreadful phrase to explain reapportioning funds in my humble opinion], we should defund the drug war first. Drug law enforcement is a bludgeon that drives racial disparities in policing across the country.” ALSO...Be sure to check out the “Trusted Brands'' tab on the Brave New Weed website. We recently launched in response to frequent questions from listeners about products. Alas, we are not able to test every product that comes our way our catches our interest, but those that we’ve been able to vet are on this small, growing list. Keep checking it as we’ll be updating it regularly.
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Joe Dolce