S1E6 - The Advocates


Episode Description

You've decided to try medicinal cannabis.  Now what?  If only there was some support out there.  We talk to Ashleigh Brown, the founder of SheCann, a Facebook Community of medical cannabis advocates.  Then, you track your steps and sleep with a FitBit.  You track you calories with a diet app.  What if you could track your medicinal cannabis use?  We talk to Stephanie Karasick the founder of Strainprint.  Yup.  There is an app for that.  And we think it is pretty cool.

 Music Melisa Stefaniw


SheCann is a Facebook Community.  It is a closed group.  But if you search "shecann: empowering canadian women" in Facebook, you can be admitted.  You will just have to be respectful and agree to their community rules.  But the group shares lots of useful information and is very supportive.

Strainprint is a free app that lets you track all thing cannabis.  Check it out at




S1E5 - The Scientist

Episode Description

What does cannabis do to the brain?  What is the "entourage" effect?  Does having no receptors in the medulla make cannabinoids safer than opioids?  Dr. Mike Namaka schools Trevor and Kirk about the neuroscience behind cannabis.  What do we know?  What do we not know?  Where is the science taking us?

Music: Kayla Luky
Canadian Family Physician - The official Journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada
-Simplified guideline for prescribing medical cannabinoids in primary care 
Canadian Medical Association Position on Medical Marijuana
CanniMed Announces Pre-Clinical Research Study of Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)-Induced Neuropathic Pain
-this was the study Dr. Namaka couldn't tell us about in his interview. 
Dr. Mike Namaka

S1E4 - Pharm Phacts

Episode Description

Should cannabis be sold in pharmacies? Is there a difference between recreational and medicinal cannabis?  Should an ER Doc have a record if a patient is using medicinal cannabis?  Trevor the Pharmacist thinks medicinal cannabis belongs in a pharmacy.  What do you think?

Music: Chris Barker Band




Improving Medical Marijuana Management in Canada

Cannabis for Medical Purposes Evidence Guide

S1E3 - The Lawyer

Episode Description

Do your old cannabis possession charges go away when pot is legalized in Canada?  How will the police know if you are driving while impaired by Cannabis?  How will US Border security deal with Canadians after pot is legalized?  Kirk and Trevor talk to lawyer Aaron Beddome about the upcoming changes in Canada's Cannabis laws.

Music Desiree Dorion




The Canadian Nurses Association paper speaks to public health related issue with Cannabis legislation " legalization is often seen as the best option for addressing the harms of cannabis. It allows for the regulation of quality, dose and potency. Legalization can also minimize social harms and eliminate the costs of prohibition (as part of the law enforcement approach), which could then be used for prevention, education, health and social programs." 




S1E2 - The Patient

Episode Description

Do people take cannabis products for their ailments now?  We have three: Kevin, Keijo and Dawn who will share with Trevor and Kirk if and how cannabis has improved their lives.


Marc Clement




Leafly is the world’s largest cannabis information resource. We make the process of finding the right strains and products for you fast, simple, and comfortable. Whether you’re new to cannabis, a medical marijuana patient, or a seasoned consumer, Leafly is the perfect destination for you!


The CCIC is a federally registered Canadian nonprofit organization of basic and clinical researchers and health care professionals established to promote evidence-based research and education concerning the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of endocannabinoid and cannabinoid agents.


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