Sometimes in a crisis small acts of individual courage or kindness can help change our culture’s narrative -- or at least I'm hoping they can. This week I’m continuing to ask cannabis professionals how they are coping professionally and personally with the ways COVID is changing their lives ~Joe Dolce
Listen in on Brave New Weed Episode 77 here: https://www.bravenewweed.com/all-episodes/ep77
Dr. Sunil Aggarwal is a medical geographer (a profession that has major significance when tracking the spread of infectious diseases) and an integrative physician in Seattle, WA, specializing in palliative care with patients near end of life. He has been an outspoken advocate of cannabis throughout his career and in this interview speaks movingly on the power of using cannabis (and other substances) in this difficult and powerful work.
Michael Monarch owns Green Valley Wellness, a small dispensary in Talent, OR. He joins me to talk about how COVID is changing dispensary life now and perhaps forever. Think about it: One time-tested way of guiding patients/customers to the right variety is by educating them about terpenes and smells – “the nose knows,.” But no one's nostrils are getting anywhere near a bud these days. So what’s to follow? Michael shares his organization’s approach (including painting yellow dots on the sidewalk to guide people to proper social distancing) as they institute universal precautions.