June 04, 2018

Hey, hey, Boss!  

Happy new week! We've got Dr. Junella Chin on the pod, France's Health Minister wants to bring on the ganja, study links cannabis to GI Inflammation and hemp milk liqueur is officially a thing.

Shine like the superstar you are! - Jac

On the podcast:

This week I'm talking to Dr. Junella Chin, Founder of MedLeafRX. For over a decade, Dr. Chin lived and practiced medicine in California, a state with legalized medical marijuana since 1996. In California, her integrative family practice clinic focused on children with intractable epilepsy, cancer, and autism. She has seen firsthand just how much medical marijuana can benefit patients. A Bronx native, who moved back to New York two years ago, Dr. Chin is now registered with the New York State Medical Marijuana Program. She is currently treating both children and adults in New York. As a result of her experience as a chronic pain survivor, Dr. Chin has dedicated her medical career to finding effective, integrative and holistic approaches to patient care. Dr. Chin is a frequent keynote speaker on the science and medicine of cannabis and has spoken at hospitals, conferences, and events all over the world.

In this episode, we chat about how cannabis helped relieve her chronic pain, starting a medical marijuana practice, her work educating colleagues about the science and medicine of cannabis, how a physician in New York gets certified with the medical marijuana program, the vast array of ailments she’s seen cannabis be helpful for and why it works so well, how her practice works and why it’s so important to maintain meticulous note taking, reporting and medical records, and where she sees cannabis fitting into the broader medical model. Click below to tune in!


Her Headliners:

All in your head. Can hypnosis give you the same high as marijuana? Hypnosis practitioner, Jen Wilding, seems to think so. She's created The Mental Marijuana albums, spoken-word guided hypnosis audio tracks available for download. "...it is possible to use a hypnosis process for both deep relaxation and to generate that beautiful feeling of positive elation (or high) many people seek with medicinal plant use." Business Insider

Been there. Serial entrepreneur, Jill Ellsworth, knows starting a new business isn't easy. Add cannabis to the mix and you're in for a whole new set of challenges. Lucky for us, she's sharing some of the things she's learned along the way. Entrepreneur

Quenched. Montana hemp farmer, Kim Phillips's year long fight with federal regulators is finally over. With contract in hand, she can now irrigate her crop with federally controlled water. “It really is an extraordinary day for hemp and the hemp industry. It shouldn’t take this long to get water for your hemp, it just shouldn’t.” Seattle Times

Winning. Last week we covered quite a few topics about the cannabis industry's gender gap. We know it's there and there's much work to be done, but in comparison to other industries, we are waaay ahead. Five female business leaders share why they think the cannabis industry stands above the rest. Entrepreneur

Kettle ready. Jennifer Jones and Amanda Chapin, founders of Kikoko, a cannabis tea brand, have six unbreakable rules of doing business. The first is no assholes and the second is equality for women. Heck yessss! Need we say more? Now, if only we could score an invitation to one of their High Teas. LAmag
Out of order. Janessa Lea AKA Fit Cannabis girl was thrilled to get national publicity for her Break the Stigma Experience, but the celebration was short lived. Unfortunately, she was shut down soon after by the city. Always get stuff in writing. Westword

With open arms. Medical marijuana has been legal in France for five years, but patients still don't have access. Agnes Buzyn, France's Health Minister, is supportive of cannabis coming to France and she's pushing the conversation forward within government. “I asked the various institutions that evaluate drugs to bring me back the state of knowledge on the subject. Because there is no reason to exclude, on the pretext that it is cannabis, a molecule that may be interesting for the treatment of some very debilitating pains.”  Marijuanacom

Spread the word. Cynthia Salarizadeh, formerly the CEO of Salar Media Group (acquired by KCSA Strategic Communications) has founded a new company, AxisWire, a platform to help cannabis businesses grow their brand and gain media coverage. "You can have the best product in the world but if no one knows about it, it is useless. AxisWire streamlines connections between brands and business owners, giving cannabis entrepreneurs a leg-up in what is quickly becoming a crowded space." Civilized



Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” ~ Chien-Shiung Wu, Particle Physics Pioneer


In case you missed it:

Check out last week's episode with Andrea Burnett, founder of the4twenty Group and a 25-year veteran of the lifestyle PR and marketing industry. We chat about why publicity matters, the importance of PR for cannabis startups, the dos and don'ts of networking, how to “show up” in the best possible way, strategies for getting buzz around your product/brand, why you should be an ally to other women in the industry, and our mutual love for squishy animals.Don't miss it. It's a super fun listen with a lot of helpful tips!


So you know:

Senate to finally vote on legalizing recreational weed in CanadaTorontoSun

Use of federal lands for illegal pot a growing concern, California officials say CNN

Pot for all: How congress is trying to make weed legal Rollingstone

Cannabis entrepreneurs specialize way beyond buds and brownies Forbes

California Senate advances bill to form bank for cannabis businessesDailyJournal

One of the hedge funders behind the 'big short' says betting on marijuana is the 'big long' Business Insider

Virtual Reality: The Alternative To Marijuana And Opioids For Pain Management Forbes

New numbers reveal the marijuana industry boom has only just begun Entrepreneur

Trust medical marijuana, N.J.'s top health official asks doctors and medical students NJcom

This is the world’s first hemp milk liqueur Supercall

Banned from Wall Street, US cannabis companies go north CNN

Future of medical weed is all about insurance, says union-backed cannabis company Financial Post

Cannabis tax leads to 563 scholarships for Pueblo students ABC

Hemp, Inc. announces creation of proprietary industrial hemp strains as U.S. Senate supports cannabis seed bank NASDAQ

Le Herbe opens cannabis beverage tasting rooms BevNet

Cannabis & sport: NBA winner Matt Barnes 'smoked before games' BBC and NFL's Mike James asks for permission to use cannabis BBC

Cannabis biotech companies see new opportunities to raise capital CRAIN'S

Around the research way:

Medical cannabis shows promise in treating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis NeurologyAdvisor

Unlocking the power of Lebanese cannabis: LAU introduces initiative to establish medicinal cannabis research center LAU

Study links marijuana to increased death risk among young MI sufferers CardiologyBusiness

Legalizing cannabis could help fund NHS and earn UK £3.5billion a year, study claims Independent

Cannabis use linked to increased GI inflammation, abnormal studies HealioGastroenterology

Local dispensary, manufacturers show support for medical cannabis research at UNM UNM News

NYS health dept. completes study into legalization of marijuana NY1



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