What Are You Smoking? Episode 47: Ethan Russo and What’s in Your Cannabis
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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.
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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Strains & Products on This Episode:
OTTO by Banana Bros.
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A uniform, fluffy grind every time. 🙌 OTTO was featured in the Los Angeles Times! “The grinder, which can be used with or without the cone-filling attachment, is the brains, heart and crown jewel of the Otto. The user manual describes it as using AI (artificial intelligence) to sense density and consistency and adjusts speed, pressure and direction accordingly. What this means for the end user is a uniform, fluffy grind every time. As an added bonus, the grinder works on a range of other materials as well.” –L.A. Times
Live Resin by Tsunami Labs
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Oaktown Crippler Live Resin Thca/terp #geode Cultivated by @8foldnevada Lots of flavors from this collaboration dropping soon… #tsunamilabs #🌊💨 #8fold #liveresin #🔥 #topshelflife #dabstagram #extracts #lvcannabiscommunity #terps #dabs #dabbersdaily #weedporn #thca #thc #fueledbythc #terpfeed #thousanddollarsmoke #wfayo #weshouldsmoke #710 #💎 #bho #dankshots420 #hightimes #cannabiscommunity #oprahsbookclub #cannabisculture *Keep out of reach from children. For use by adults only. Ages 21 and up.*
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Will 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 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.