In this episode of The Feels, Jeff talks with Dr. Pratistha Strong of Kathmandu Clinic about traditional uses of cannabis in the Hindu tradition and Ayurvedic medicine. Dr. Strong explains how bhang is created and used in Holi and Maha Shivaratri celebrations, how she introduces new patients to cannabis medicine, and even shares how she’s seen patient lives change for the better.
Here’s an outline of what Dr. Strong and Jeff discuss during this episode:
- 0:00 Welcome and Introduction
- 0:17 Who is Teal Cannabis?
- 1:17 How is a DO different from an MD?
- 2:15 What is Ayurvedic medicine?
- 3:09 How does cannabis fit into Ayurvedic medicine?
- 3:58 What forms of cannabis could be found in Nepal?
- 5:35 Do you incorporate cannabis into your own routine?
- 6:15 What is bhang?
- 8:44 Do you think flower is a good option for medical patients?
- 11:27 Why do you prefer flower over concentrates?
- 13:23 What’s a good starting dose of cannabis?
- 14:33 Are there concerns with combining cannabis and pharmaceuticals?
- 15:42 How often do you discuss cannabis science with patients?
- 17:06 How have you seen cannabis change patients’ lives?
- 19:03 How do you recommend patients use cannabis other than smoking?
- 21:44 What kind of edibles do you want to see on the market?
- 23:48 What do you think of the sativa, indica, hybrid paradigm?
- 25:17 What do you think of synthetic cannabinoids like Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC?
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