About This Episode
We spend a lot of time talking about the medical advantages of cannabis and rarely talk about the downside of marijuana – mainly because we’d run out of things to say. Aside from the fact that it is still federally illegal, there are just a few problems that new patients encounter and at least one that even the most seasoned users must overcome.
First of all, the knowledge base. There is a lot of information available online, but how many new patients know what to look for? By now most people know the difference between THC and CBD. But how many know how many cannabinoids there are, or which work best for certain conditions?
Unlike conventional medicine prescribed by doctors drawing from well-documented pharmacopeia with precise dosing instructions, few medical professionals are equipped to tell patients how to dose cannabis, much less which compound of molecules, flavanoids or terpenes should be used to relieve specific health conditions. Expert social users have learned which flower, oil or edible works best for them. But how many of them could tell you why?
Another downside of marijuana is this: Not everyone wants or enjoys the euphoria that social users love. New patients can find themselves in a stuper if they over-consume an edible with a high concentration of THC. Even seasoned users can overdo it, which is a real problem if they suddenly get called in to work, need to care for a child or simply don’t want to be high.
Lucky for us, our guests are here to give us a run-down on cannabinoids and the lesser-known upsides of each. They also offer a solution for those who think getting high is a downside of marijuana — right after Dr. Bryan Doner’s Medical Marijuana Minute.
About Our Guests
James Carberry is a 30-year Glaucoma patient, cannabis advocate, formulation expert and educator. In the late 1990s, he helped to open the first legal dispensaries in California and created the concept of medical style dispensaries to better serve patients and address their medical needs. Since then, he has trained over 350 people to be professional dispensary technicians and shared his vast knowledge about the many formulations and remedies derived from the cannabis plant. Today, he is the CEO of a company called Undoo and holds the patent for a revolutionary treatment to reverse intense euphoria of marijuana, which can be taken daily or as needed. He is also the host of a sister program produced here at Star Worldwide Networks called “Jimmy’s Joints.”
Sarara Corva is a consultant, caregiver, and educator who teaches professionals, patients and industry leaders on the applications of marijuana as therapeutic medicine. While her main focus is educating Senior citizens, she regularly teaches courses designed for new patients and their families and trains new sales technicians in dispensaries. As a cancer survivor who found healing through cannabis, she works with cancer patients, who struggle with choosing the right formulas and treatments. Sarara has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events and was the conference coordinator for the 2014 Marijuana for Medical Professionals and the 2016 MJ for MD’s conferences, both of which were highly acclaimed academic successes in Denver.
If not for the generosity of our supporters, we wouldn’t be here! We’d first like to thank our sponsors at Hemp Meds and Healthtera. We’d also like to shout out to our producer, Windy West at Star Worldwide Networks, Erik Godal, the composer of our theme “Evergreen,” Dr. Bryan Doner, who has our Medical Marijuana Minute and Compassionate Certification Centers for helping us spread the word. We are grateful!