Ep. 9 CBD: It’s Time To Believe The Hype

In This Episode

Today, Neal is joined by author and co-founder of Project CBD, Martin Lee.

CBD is the latest drug craze and with good reason. It has applications from lowering anxiety, to pain relief, to calming neurological disorders.

However, as a derivative of hemp, its research and distribution can be stymied by narcotic laws.

Martin explains to us a bit of its history including prohibition; the science of how it interacts with the other compounds of hemp, especially THC; the research being put into finding the right dosages and cannabinoid combinations for various ailments; regulation; and what he hopes will become of the medical cannabis industry.

Topics Discussed

  • CBD’s popularity
  • Why he doesn’t want corporations involved in the manufacturing
  • Regulation
  • Prohibition and legalization
  • The interaction with THC
  • Effects on Epilepsy
  • Other compounds in hemp
  • Optimal ratios of CBD and THC for different conditions
  • Clear labeling
  • Edibles

All About Martin Lee

Martin A. Lee is the co-founder and director of Project CBD and the author of several books, including Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana–Medical, Recreational and Scientific, which received the American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature. Named by High Times as one of the 100 most influential people in cannabis, he is the 2016 winner of the Emerald Cup’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Lee is also co-founder of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) and the author of Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD–The CIA, the Sixties and Beyond.


Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”


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