In this episode of The Feels, Dr. Jamila Owens-Todd shares how her love of being in a lab has led her to consulting on cannabis science for countless companies — both her own and others. Dr. Owens-Todd started the Meridian Institute for Naturopathic Therapies to meld her passions for plant medicine and chemistry while encouraging people to get involved in their own healing, right in their very own kitchens. Now, she is also an Adjunct Professor at SLU’s Cannabis and Science Operations programs, plus is the Chief Science Officer at MiDose.
0:00 Welcome and Introduction
0:36 Where does your love of chemistry come from?
2:10 What is naturopathic medicine?
3:20 Starting the Meridian Institute for Naturopathic Therapies
3:47 Formulating natural products
4:51 When did you start working with cannabis?
7:00 What terpene profiles work best for you?
7:41 We’ve been using terpenes for eons
9:02 What are your thoughts on Sativa vs Indica?
10:21 Strain vs Cultivar vs Chemovar vs Chemotype
13:40 Teaching Cannabis Pharmacology at University
14:40 Full vs Broad Spectrum Products
17:19 What’s the difference between a Chief Science Operator and Lab Manager?
19:30 What’s a good starting dose of cannabis for a new patient?
21:21 What’s the best dosing method for new patients?
22:01 What’s your preferred method of cannabis extraction?
25:05 Closing and Thanks
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