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Medical Cannabis as an Aide for What Ails You
Sara’s Podcast Appearances
Michael Steele – Cannabis and Social Inequity: With Sara Payan
Michael speaks with cannabis educator Sara Payan about developing enlightened policies, equity and legislation surrounding cannabis. The pair discuss addressing discrimination, stigma and miseducation of cannabis use, as well as the economic and health benefits that it provides.
Getting Well In America, Episode 12:
Certainly one of the most interesting of all the roadmaps to getting better that we’ve done on the show. Meet SaraPayan, Sara is an award-winning educator specializing in cancer related symptom management, Public Education Officer at the Apothecarium (San Francisco), writer, patient advocate and host of the podcast, Planted. She is a stage-three colon cancer survivor who was introduced to the medical marijuana program during her treatment. Cannabis is what got her through her initial illness, surgery and chemo. So when you wonder about the role of cannabis in getting well here you go.
The Cannabis Corner Season 3, Episode 1:
Q&A with Live Audience, with guest experts Sara Payan and Danielle Schumacher
Cannabis Corner Co-hosts Joshua Braff, Head Grower Adam Titelbaum, Just Cannabis Co., Sara Payan, Head of Education SF Apothecarium and Danielle Schumacher, THC Staffing Group, right-hand person to Dr. Frank Lucido of Berkeley, all answer questions from a live audience at the Lafayette Library in Lafayette, CA. Each tells their story of how they came to lifestyles that involve cannabis. Questions from the audience cover: sleep, anxiety, specific illnesses, migraines, Chrone’s, cancer, kids, laws and more.
The Cannabis Corner Episode 11:
Veterans Show & Cancer Remedies
On Episode 11 we are joined by two marines to talk about Veterans’ relief with cannabis, and we also reconvene with Sara Payan and Dr Patel about cancer. Marine Ryan Miller is the founder of Operation EVAC, Educating Veterans About Cannabis, and is a veterans’ support group leader at the Apothecarium, a health-care driven dispensary that focuses on cannabis remedies from migraines to a slew of severe diseases. Ryan’s advocacy for veterans is dedicated to overall wellness for all soldiers and their ailments, including PTSD, depression, sleep issues, pain relief and migraines. Scottie, a Marine from Fort Collins CO, discusses ailments he accrued as a soldier and his experience with prescribed pharmaceuticals and their ensuing side effects. His regimen with cannabis as medicine has been a life changer. Sara Payan and Dr. Rachna Patel join us to discuss cancer, dosing and how cannabis as medicine has strong promise in early cancer studies, while further research stays distant. Sara is a stage three colon cancer survivor that utilized cannabis in important ways during her experience with the illness. She is the vice chair of the San Francisco State Legalization Task Force and the Director of Education at the Apothecarium in San Francisco. Dr. Rachna Patel is a physician out of Walnut Creek, CA. and an expert on new research and medical advances in cannabis as medicine.
The Cannabis Corner Episode 10:
Workplace Drug Testing & Cancer Studies
Episode 10 brings back Sara Payan, the Director of Education at the Apothecarium in San Francisco, a health-care driven dispensary that focuses on cannabis remedies from migraines to a slew of severe diseases. Host Joshua Braff and Farmer Adam Titelbaum ask about drug testing in the workplace and how the stigma is lifting in Arkansas. Sara explains that most of her patients are first looking for non-euphoric remedies, emphasizing the usage of CBDs and CBGs. Also, Dr. Rachna Patel joins us again to discuss cancer and how cannabis classified still as a Schedule 1 drug impedes research with humans. We look at the remarkable findings of cancer studies with animals, and discuss the future of these studies for humans.
The Cannabis Corner Episode 9:
Cancer + Cannabis Education; Freedom Grow
This week we speak with Sara Payan, a stage three cancer survivor who utilized cannabis in important ways during her successful battle. Sara is now the vice chair of the San Francisco State Legalization Task Force and the Director of Education at the Apothecarium in San Francisco, a health-care driven dispensary that focuses on cannabis remedies from migraines to a slew of severe diseases. Sara’s knowledge and language and ability to educate is invaluable for a patient looking for help in states that don’t recognize cannabis as medicine. We also continue our discussion with Stephanie Landa and learn how her charity Freedom Grow is helping inmates of nonviolent cannabis crimes pay for everyday items like toothbrushes and phone calls. Stephanie is eager to help those in need, and provides her contact information.