Clearing The Haze Virtual Summit Speaker Profile with Ben Cort _035
Clearing The Haze
On this week's episode our interview is with our Clearing The Haze Virtual Summit: Unmasking the Marijuana Camouflauge speaker Ben Cort. Ben’s passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since 6/15/96, Ben has been a part of the recovery movement in almost every way imaginable and is now CEO of the Foundry Steamboat Springs. Ben Cort https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-cort-1495361/ https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_cort_what_commercialization_is_doing_to_cannabis?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare Clearing The Haze Virtual Summit: Unmasking The Marijuana Camouflage: https://coloradomobiledrugtesting.com/clearing-the-haze-virtual-summit/
Lessons Learned from Colorado The Good Bad and Ugly of Marijuana and Mental Health Ben Cort Ep 37
Hope Illuminated Podcast
A recent Scientific American article entitled is “Cannabis Good or Bad for Mental Health?” suggested that if you think you understand cannabis and its impact on our well-being, you probably don’t. With over 500 chemical constituents, interacting at different doses and ingested by different means, there are endless permutations of complexity for the ways cannabis can impact our emotional health. We can’t slap one label on it as either “all helpful” or “all harmful” when it comes to the impact on depression, anxiety, trauma and psychosis. Cannabis and all of the spin-off substances continue to evolve faster than rigorous science can keep up. The truth is — at the level of randomized control trials — we know very little. Weed Inc.jpgGenerally speaking, the psychoactive agent THC can produce anxiety and psychotic features like paranoia at high doses, and CBD tends to counteract these. On one hand, addiction to cannabis does happen, but only to a minority (1 in 10) of users (still, a lot of people). On the other hand, cannabis is being used to help people with opioid addiction with their withdrawal and cravings. For the causal adult user — just like with alcohol — there are few issues. In this episode, I interview Ben Cort — a man who literally wrote the book on weed (Weed Inc, Health Communications Inc 2018). We cover the evolution of marijuana and what has happened since Colorado Amendment 64, which was passed by voters on November 6, 2012 and led to legalization in January 2014. We talk about the factors that lead to addiction, what we are learning about youth use, and the risks of overdose and THC facilitated mortality (e.g, drugged driving). Finally, we discuss the social justice issues and community well-being when profit is king in the marijuana industry.We also discuss the “responsible use” guidelines for cannabis use: Use before the brain is fully myelinated (age 25 for males, 23 for females) is not recommended.Less than 10% THC (better 8% THC) WITH 4% CBD will often get people the experience they are hoping for — stronger than that and it might be very intense for the user without tolerance. Buy local or grow it yourself. Corporate weed comes with many social justice issues.Don’t get high and drive or engage in behavior that requires swift reactions for safety.Don’t use in front of kids.If weed is your go-to solution for problems, you probably have a problem. As Ben reminds us, “Even Snoop takes reset no-use periods to adjust tolerance.” If the idea of a 60-day abstinence period makes you squirm, consider 30 days. Try stopping and see what comes up. About Ben CortBen Cort headshot.jpgSober since 6/15/96 Ben Cort has walked the road of addiction and recovery. A co-founder of the non-profit Phoenix Multisport, a “sober active” community that provides peer-based athletic and adventure activities to hep people sustain their recovery.He worked on public policy related to Colorado’s Amendment 64, the constitutional amendment that would ultimately allow for the commercialization of marijuana in Colorado and is the founder of Addiction Treatment Marketers Organization (ATMO), an organization that educates marketers and admissions professionals working in the field with a strong foundation of ethics.His first book, Weed, Inc published in 2017 and his TEDx Talk “What Commercialization is Doing to Cannabis” has over 2 million views. for more information on this and other Hope Illuminated episodes go to https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/hope-illuminated-podcast/37
O que a comercialização está fazendo com o cannabis | Ben Cort
Em 2012, o estado do Colorado legalizou o cannabis, somando-se ao que rapidamente se tornou uma indústria global multimilionária para tudo que é relacionado à maconha: de cigarros eletrônicos a brownies e muito mais. Mas dizer que a maconha está liberada é ligeiramente enganoso. O que realmente fazemos é comercializar o THC, diz o educador Ben Cort, e isso levou a produtos artificialmente potentes. Em uma palestra esclarecedora, Cort examina os impactos normalmente não vistos da indústria comercial do cannabis, e apela para que questionemos quem está enriquecendo com ela.
Lo que la comercialización le está haciendo al cannabis | Ben Cort
En el 2012, Colorado legalizó el cannabis, impulsando lo que rápidamente se ha convertido en un industria mundial de miles de millones de dólares con todo tipo productos derivados de la marihuana, tales como cigarrillos electrónicos, brownies y mucho más. Pero decir que hemos legalizado la marihuana es engañoso... Lo que realmente se hizo es comercializar el THC, según nos dice el educador Ben Cort, porque hemos creado productos extremadamente potentes que no son naturales. En una charla que nos abrirá los ojos, Cort examina los impactos con frecuencia poco vistos de la industria de la comercialización del cannabis, y nos llama a cuestionar a aquellos que se están enriqueciendo con ella.
What commercialization is doing to cannabis | Ben Cort
In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and added to what has fast become a multibillion-dollar global industry for all things weed-related: from vape pens to brownies and beyond. But to say that we've legalized marijuana is subtly misleading -- what we've really done is commercialized THC, says educator Ben Cort, and that's led to products that are unnaturally potent. In an eye-opening talk, Cort examines the often unseen impacts of the commercial cannabis industry -- and calls on us to question those who are getting rich off of it.
2012년, 콜로라도는 대마초를 합법화하고, 전자 담배부터 브라우니까지 다양한 대마 관련 제품으로 수십억 달러 규모의 국제적 산업을 급속도로 형성합니다. 하지만 대마초의 합법화가 미묘하게 잘못된 방향으로 가고 있고, 정작 THC의 상업화로 인해 비정상적으로 강한 제품들이 나오고 있다고 교육자 벤 코트(Ben Cort)는 말합니다. 그는 이 놀라운 강연을 통해, 종종 잘 드러나지 않는 상업 대마초 산업의 영향에 대해 살펴보며, 대마초로 부를 쌓는 이들에게 질문할 것을 요구합니다.
Ben Cort, author of Weed, Inc. joins your host, Aaron Huey, founder of Firemountain Residential Treatment Center for a discussion about the pot lobby and corporate Marijuana. During this episode they reveal the Big Money behind the MJ Madness.Ben Cort spent a decade inside the drug and alcohol treatment field and is now a consultant to the industry. Ben joined the drug policy conversation at the national level in 2012. He was part of the “No on 64” campaign and following the amendments passage, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) as well as NALGAP (The National Gay, and Transgender Treatment Providers). Ben’s passion about the intersection of recovery and public policy makes him a frequent guest in the media.www.cortconsult.comListen to Ben's talk about the MJ industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmqtPaMMVuY