S2E6 - The Chemist and The Pharmacist
My cannabis is labeled 17% THC. What dose that mean? Emily Kirkham, an analytical chemist, talks to Kirk and Trevor about cannabis potency testing, cannabinoids and terpenes. She also gets into pesticide testing and micro-contaminants like lead.
Ever wondered about the alphabet soup of regulations like the MMAR, ACMPR and how they came to be? Mike Boivin, pharmacist and designer of cannabis continuing education programs, gives us a great history lesson on the lawsuits that got us from 2001 to 2018. He talks about how proper use of medical cannabis can reduce polypharmacy and clinical pearls like if a medical patient feels high all the time on their cannabis try something different like a new strain or dose.
As an extra bonus, if you live in the Winnipeg area....go see Reefer Madness the Musical Dec 6-16, 2018! They provided us with the music this episode, and it will be a very fun and educational show!