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"Understanding CBD with Max & Steven" as heard on WCBM Radio

Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max & Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time.
Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max & Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time. << Show Less
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Free Marijuana in Maryland – Episode 47 Now that we have your attention, we didn’t mean free as in no cost. We mean free as in liberated. Listen to our guest Luke Jones talk about legislative updates regarding liberating marijuana from nearly a hundred years of prohibition. Luke has 30 years of experience fighting the good fight, in the trenches, advising the government on environmental and public affairs and working to free cannabis from the stigmas attached to it. He brings us his perspectives on how people can make their collective voices heard to bring cannabis out of the age of darkness and into the light. We also hear from Kevin Atticks from Hempmaryland.org regarding 2 farm bills in Maryland. Listen, learn and act. Your voice matters.
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Pet CBD and Supplements Special Guest: Dietary supplements and CBD for your pet? You betcha! In this heartfelt episode, Max & Steven are joined by none other than Bill Bookout, President & Board Chairman for the National Animal Supplement Council. Bill offers a well rounded perspective on the pet supplement industry as both a loving pet owner and a professional working at the tip of the spear in the world of regulations regarding the pet supplement category at both a federal and state level. Bill’s expertise is invaluable, as are his answers to our listener’s questions.



Doc G’s Corner: Doctor Benjamin Gonzalez from Atlantis Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring Maryland shares his “Top 5 Tips for Healthy Aging” and maintaining your highest quality of life. Listen to learn how to prevent disease, maximize your health according to your DNA and live your life to the fullest.



Plus: Mrs. Mailsack, Vicci Sobol, joins Max & Steven on this episode to make some very special announcements from the show’s sponsors: Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extracts. You’ll just have to tune in to find out!
Cannabis Masters Program Special Guest: The study of medical cannabis now has its own graduate program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The first of its kind, this specialized 30 credit program offers a master’s degree in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics. Dr. Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS, is the program director. She joins Max & Steven to share her insights on the mission and vision behind the program’s creation and explains some of the challenges encountered along the way. A friend of the show and a recent graduate of the program, Jacquie Cohen Roth, calls to share her testimonial of the program and its tremendous impact on her businesses.



Doc G’s Corner: Diabetes is the #7 killer in the U.S. and contributes directly to many other leading causes of death. Dr. Benjamin Gonzales, MD talks about how he helps his patients get the diabetes monkey off their back through his understanding of the endocannabinoid system and offers 4 easy steps to get started with a full spectrum hemp extract today. Listen and learn.
Hemp Promise with Joy Beckerman Special Guest: Joy Beckerman, a living legend in the world of cannabis, is Max & Steven’s special guest. Joy has spent the last 30 years enjoying, sharing, and advocating for the plant that she believes has the power and promise to repair the world. She takes us on a journey through time to better understand how we got to where we are and offers a vision for the future. Joy also answers a few listener questions. Be prepared to run out and buy yourself some hemp because Joy certainly makes a strong case for it!
Cannabis Legalization in 2022 Special Guest: Ending federal cannabis prohibition is the topic Max & Steven tackle and Morgan Fox of the National Cannabis Industry Association is just the right guy to bring us the information we need from the front lines. Morgan has dedicated 13 years lobbying for both state and federal cannabis law reform. From economic opportunity to healing the history of racial inequality, Morgan shares the inside scoop on many of the industry’s policy issues which must be tackled by the current administration. He offers his perspective on the hot topics around cannabis descheduling as well as legalization opportunities on the horizon.



Doc G’s Corner: Doctor Benjamin Gonzalez from Atlantis Medical Wellness Center talks about how prohibition of the cannabis plant has impacted research needed to move the industry forward. Plus, he answers a few more questions from Max & Steven on this special Doc G’s corner.
Hemp Foods Special Guest: Hemp foods is the topic of this episode so Max & Steven step in as the "special guests" because their main guest has a last minute emergency. The guys creatively weave in a hemp foods trivia question, “What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?” Listeners come to the rescue with answers and are rewarded with a Max & Steven’s CBD Roll-On! Also, our very own Doc G. jumps in early to answer some listener questions.



Doc G’s Corner: Doctor Benjamin Gonzalez from Atlantis Medical Wellness Center talks about the powerful combination of hemp foods, CBD and how your body's own cannabinoid system responds to these synergistic relationships. He also answers a must-hear listener question about arthritis and CBD.



Plus: Kehrt Rehyer from HempToday.net joins Max & Steven to update us on some top issues in the world of hemp. He discusses the challenges with state regulators in California and shares some news from the FDA that will require action from the US Congress to move CBD forward. Listen in for the details!
CBD and Gut Health Special Guest: Dr. Stacey Kargman, board certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Diplomate of Acupuncture, joins Max and Steven on this episode of Understanding CBD to shed light on how CBD is complementary to her “5 R” approach to healing digestive issues. She explains the connection between leaky gut and both the physical and emotional signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Dr. Kargman offers reassurance that there are solutions for healing leaky gut and shares some insight on how to identify whether your poops are healthy.

Plus: This week on “Meet the Farmer”, we are joined by Katharine Dubansky from Backbone Farm in Garrett County, Maryland. She shares her opinion on a recent article appearing on HempToday.net urging Maryland farmers to hold off on growing hemp for the time being. Listen to find out if she agrees!
American Hemp Road Trip Special Guest: Max & Steven talk to Eric Hurlock, host and producer of The Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast, an offshoot of the Lancaster Farming Newspaper, which has been the premiere source of agricultural news for generations. Eric is fresh off his 6-week American Hemp Road Trip, which he took with his wife and 2 kids, to share and highlight the benefits of hemp as an industrial crop which has the potential to help solve some of the biggest problems globally. Eric shares his stories from the road and offers critical insights into what it’s going to take to move the hemp grain and fiber industry forward. Plus, he speaks candidly about why he has a bone to pick with the CBD market. Listen to learn more.

Doc G’s Corner: Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez joins Max & Steven to answer a few questions and clear up the confusion about turning non-intoxicating HEMP CBD into the intoxicating Delta 8 THC. Fascinating information from Doc G.!
CBD and Stress Response Special Guest: Recorded live on National CBD Day, Naturopathic Physician Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney returns to brilliantly and simply remind us why CBD belongs on everyone's personal list of daily supplements and explains what an absolute game changer it is for dealing with stress. She delves into how stress is perceived by the brain and creates a cascade of chemical reactions in the body in response. She exposes where this process can break down or wear out and the role CBD plays in bringing your endocannabinoid system back to proper tone and balance.

Plus: Max & Steven share some exciting announcements about new media partner relationships Understanding CBD has formed. One is with Hemptoday.net and the other is with the Cannabis Science Conference. Listen to hear about exclusive listener savings.
Medicinal Plants and CBD Special Guest: Susan Leopold, PhD, ethnobotanist, executive director at United Plant Savers and children’s book author, joins Max & Steven to talk about medicinal plants and their endangered status. She also talks about how cannabis fits into the medicinal plant space. Susan is passionate about preserving and sustaining tribal traditions and knowledge pertaining to the power of plants for healing people and the planet.

Plus: This week’s “cannabis investments” segment features Stuart Berman of Blve Zipper, an apparel wear with a purpose company. He aims to create environmentally friendly and sustainable clothing from fabrics that are free of harmful materials. Stuart’s “fabric with benefits” eco-chic yoga pants are available for presale on his website and he’s looking for investors. Listen to find out more!
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