What Are You Smoking? Episode 47: Ethan Russo and What’s in Your Cannabis

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What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Will Hyde and Bailey Rahn—as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry—reviewing strains, testing products, offering pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions.

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What Are You Smoking?

Episode 47: Ethan Russo and What’s In Your Cannabis



In this episode: 

Today on the show, Will and Bailey are joined by storied cannabis researcher and neurologist Dr. Ethan Russo. Dr. Russo has authored dozens of papers and books about the medical potential of cannabis, and currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute.

On the latest episode of What Are You Smoking, Dr. Russo weighs in on the many pesticides that may be lurking in cannabis throughout Washington. Learn what to look for, what’s worth avoiding, and why consumers and legislators alike should be lobbying for more stringent testing of the products on dispensary shelves.

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We’ll also talk about how cannabis legalization might actually be making contamination more widespread, and why the most important thing to know about buying cannabis is how to talk to your budtender.

To learn more about Dr. Russo’s research on pesticides and other issues in commercial cannabis, you can read his paper on the topic in the journal Frontiers of Pharmacology.

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If you’ve got questions for our hosts, guests you’d like to hear, or have anything else to say about the show, email us at whatareyousmoking@leafly.com.

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

OTTO by Banana Bros.

Live Resin by Tsunami Labs

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Meet Your Show Hosts

10859f1a857586f9ef11419f1635e517Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

Bailey-2048-copy1-240x240Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out Ghostly.com.