Episodes of Season 1 (2016-17) of the public access television program Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding, Live Streaming on Cable Comcast Channel 57 through Denver Open Media

Episode 36. Cannabis and Non-Profit Organizations. Cannabis Panel Presentation, Doing Good Week, Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado, Tuesday 9 August 2017. Kevin White (moderator), Doing Good Foundation. Panelists: Michele Rose, IMPACT Network; Ken Boiarsky, Hoban Law Group; Todd Mitchem, The Green Solution, and Bobby Reginelli, Euflora

 

Episode 35. Opiate Use and Cannabis Therapy Options. Presenters Dr. Perry Solomon, HelloMD; Dr. Malik Hasan, NuVue Pharma, and Dr. Kent Crowley, Palliative Care Corp, at the CBD4/Opiods Conference: Examining Cannabis Therapy Options, Denver, 18 October 2017. Conference organized by Dr. Lloyd Covens, medmjdenver@gmail.com. Producer, Marty Otañez, Watch more episodes of Getting High on Anthropology.

 

Episode 34. Cush AMor and the Sacred Smoke Sanctuary.

 

Episode 33. Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business. Ashley Picillo, founder of Point Seven and Author of Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed and Business. Marty Otañez, Producer and Host. Technical assistance provided by Chuck Fiorella

 

Episode 32. Cannabis and Criminal Justice Reform. Art Way with the Drug Policy Alliance discusses links between cannabis and criminal justice reform. Marty Otañez, Producer and Host. Technical assistance provided by Cush AMor. Facebook: www.facebook.com/otanezm

 

Episode 31. Gentrification and the Cannabis Industry. Guests Gey Gallegos and Candi CdeBaca discuss the social and health costs of cannabis-related gentrification in Denver, Colorado. Gey is an advocate with the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea Coalition Organizing for Health and Housing Justice (info@gescoalition.com). Candi is the Executive Director of Project VOYCE, a youth leadership group in Denver. Marty Otañez, Producer; Co-Producers are Alicia Gerken and Sydney Huckabey, who completed the project as part of their work in the course Cannabis Culture, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver, Maymester 2017.

 

Episode 30. NORML's Project 22. Guests include Jody Hendrix, Josh Lee, Jamie Kacz and George Biswell. Interviews recorded at the First Annual Institute of Cannabis Research Conference, Pueblo, Colorado, April 2017. A national mental health crises exists among veterans. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide every day according to a 2012 report from the Veterans Health Administration. PTSD is the leading cause of suicidal tendencies and cannabinoid therapy is emerging as an effective medical counter measure to alleviate the symptoms of this post-combat mental illness as well as other issues such as chronic pain. Guests discuss issues such as PTSD, Project 22, New Approach Missouri and engagement in cannabis-related policy advocacy and public education. 

NORML is the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable. 

Marty Otañez, Producer
Evan Hundhausen, Technical Assistance
David Stewart, Technical Assistance

Episode 29. Michael Kilman: Anthropology in 10 Minutes or Less. Guest Michael Kilman, M.A. Anthropology, Portland State University and Producer of Anthropology in 10 Minutes or Less.

Episode 28. Dan Banks, Next Generation IPM. Dan is a horticultural scientist with expertise in cannabis agriculture and integrated pest management. Daniel couples years of industry experience with a robust education in Horticulture and Entomology, and a lifelong passion for Cannabis to apply a unique skill set to Cannabis pest management. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requires a deep understanding of your crop, along with the biology and life history of the pests and diseases that damage it. This knowledge forms the foundation of a multi-pronged approach to pest control that includes active pest monitoring, cultural practices tailored to prevent infestations, use of mechanical barriers, environmental manipulation, the targeted application of biological controls, and the use of compliant pesticides. 

Episode 27. Rachel Knox: Cannabis Specialist. Rachel Knox, M.D. and M.B.A, is an endocannabinologist. Dr. Knox provides consultative services in the fields of Family, Integrative and Natural Medicine, bridging the gap between western medicine and Lifestyle Medicine through applicable direction in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, toxin avoidance and removal, stress and relationship management, natural remedies and more. Episode includes a digital cannabis story produced by a student in the Maymester 2017 Cannabis Culture course, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver (Marty Otañez, instructor), and music videos of the Denver-based Latin Ska band Roka Hueka

Episode 26: 420 Philanthropy. Guest Kevin White with the Doing Good Foundation and CannaMakeADifference.org. 

 

Episode 25. Left Hand Hemp. Guests Alli Cloyd, Vice-President of Operations, Left Hand Hemp, and Kelly Thornton, Founder and CEO, Left Hand Hemp. To learn more about Left Hand Hemp: Tel: 970 433 0414; LearnHempCrete.com; LeftHandHemp@gmail.com. The episode includes a digital cannabis story created by a student in the Maymester 2016 course Cannabis Culture, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver (Marty Otañez, instructor).

 

Episode 24. Green Lung and Other Occupational Concerns, with guest Scott Bertus, consultant and former cannabis trimmer. Green lung is an occupational hazard that workers in cannabis cultivation facilities face. It refers to potential respiratory problems workers face through exposure to mold spores and powdery mildew. Learn more about Scott by searching 'Nola Dabs' on Facebook and YouTube. The episode includes a digital cannabis story produced by a student in the Maymester 2016 course Cannabis Culture, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver (Marty Otañez, Instructor). 

 

Episode 23. Four Years of Marijuana: Colorado's Legalization Effect. Organized by Denver City Forum in Littleton, Colorado, 15 March 2017. Presenters: Ron Kammerzell (0:00-17:50 mins.), Senior Director of Enforcement, Colorado Department of Revenue; Dr. Chris Thurstone (17:50-31:30 mins.), Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, CU Anschutz Medical Campus; Marty Otañez (31:30-45:20 mins.), Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, CU Denver; and Dave Morlan (45:20-58:25 mins), Teaching Pastor, Fellowship Church Denver. For additional information on Denver City Forum contact Brandon Addison, Brandon.Addison@gmail.com

 

Episode 22. Industrial Hemp in Malawi. Guest Tanya Clarke, Director with Invegrow discusses industrial hemp in Malawi. Invegrow's mission is to make industrial hemp a leading cash crop in Malawi and Africa producing quality world renown products. Invegrow is the first and only company in Malawi to be trialling Industrial hemp with the Government in order to establish a budding hemp industry in the region. The company is working hand in hand to introduce this crop with the upmost integrity and partner with them to ensure the success of the project. Invegrow is committed to seeing Industrial hemp expand through Africa and want Malawi to be one of the pioneers. In a country that is very poor, being innovative, inclusive and responsible in business is important.

 

Episode 21. The Positive Potential of the Cannabis High. Guest: Sebastián Marincolo, cannabis researcher and freelance photographer, discusses the positive potential of the cannabis high.

 

Episode 20. Shawna: Cannabis Workers' Health Study. Shawna, an operations supervisor in a cannabis production facility in Colorado, discusses powdery mildew (PM) and other occupational safety concerns. Interview with Shawna is part of a CU Denver study called 'Air Monitoring By Settle Plate in Mold-Filled Occupational Environments.' The purpose of this exploratory and evidence-based pilot study is to conduct research to determine prevalence and magnitude of mold exposures (e.g. powdery mildew) and other occupational concerns for individuals who work in cannabis cultivation facilities and subsequent impact on health outcomes. The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board at the University of Colorado Denver approved the study (#15-2444). Funds for the study provided by CU Denver Office of Research Services

Concerned about powdery mildew and other cannabis workplace hazards? Call the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 1 800 321 OSHA, or Complete OSHA's Online Complaint Form. For additional information, contact Cannabis Workers Rising, A Voice for Medical Marijuana and Hemp Workers

Episode 19. Jessica: Cannabis Workers' Health Study. Jessica, a cannabis worker in Colorado, discusses powdery mildew (PM) and other occupational safety concerns. Interview with Jessica is part of a CU Denver study called 'Air Monitoring By Settle Plate in Mold-Filled Occupational Environments.' The purpose of this exploratory and evidence-based pilot study is to conduct research to determine prevalence and magnitude of mold exposures (e.g. powdery mildew) and other occupational concerns for individuals who work in cannabis cultivation facilities and subsequent impact on health outcomes. The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board at the University of Colorado Denver approved the study (#15-2444). Funds for the study provided by CU Denver Office of Research Services

Concerned about powdery mildew and other cannabis workplace hazards? Call the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 1 800 321 OSHA, or Complete OSHA's Online Complaint Form. For additional information, contact Cannabis Workers Rising, A Voice for Medical Marijuana and Hemp Workers

Episode 18. Daniel: Cannabis Workers' Health Study. Daniel, a cannabis worker in Colorado, discusses powdery mildew (PM) and other occupational safety concerns. Episode includes four digital stories produced by CU Denver students in the course Cannabis Cultures, May 2016. Interview with Daniel is part of a CU Denver study called 'Air Monitoring By Settle Plate in Mold-Filled Occupational Environments.' The purpose of this exploratory and evidence-based pilot study is to conduct research to determine prevalence and magnitude of mold exposures (e.g. powdery mildew) and other occupational concerns for individuals who work in cannabis cultivation facilities and subsequent impact on health outcomes. The Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board at the University of Colorado Denver approved the study (#15-2444). Funds for the study provided by CU Denver Office of Research Services

Concerned about powdery mildew and other cannabis workplace hazards? Call the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 1 800 321 OSHA, or Complete OSHA's Online Complaint Form. For additional information, contact Cannabis Workers Rising, A Voice for Medical Marijuana and Hemp Workers

Episode 11. Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building with John Patterson (Tiny Hemp Houses).
Presentation “Industrial Hemp: The Future of Green Building” for the Northwestern Lumber Association
Denver, Colorado, 29 September 2016. And, excerpts from John Patterson’s Tiny Houses Workshop
at the Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo, Loveland, Colorado, 11 September 2016.

 

Episode 16. Segment on Hempcrete. I created the piece as a Design Anthropologist and Guest Artist with M12 Studio in Byers, Colorado, in 2016. Funds by M12 "Action on the Plains: Future Rural Archive," National Endowment for the Arts and Gates Family Foundation. Music: 'Thrusting Expression,' Craig Levy, 2013, FreePlayMusic.com.

Episode 16. Segment on Dabbing as a Research Method (29 September 2016). Guest: Leo Dunaev, Manager, Botanico. Videotaped at Cultivated Synergy, Denver, Colorado. Marty Otañez, Host and Producer; Jeff Gee, Technical Director, and Jeremiah Zentz, Camera.

 

Episode 16. Dabbing as a Research Method (29 September 2016). Guests Evan Hundhausen, Freelance writer and DJ; and Leo Dunaev, Manager, Botanico. Videotaped at Cultivated Synergy, Denver, Colorado. Marty Otañez, Host and Producer; Jeff Gee, Technical Director, and Jeremiah Zentz, Camera.

 

Episode 17. UNCUT: Amanda Reiman Talks Cannabis (27 October 2016). Guest Amanda Reiman with the Drug Policy Alliance. Music

 

Episode 16. Dabbing As A Research Method (coming soon); Watch the promo video below.

 

Episode 15. Cannabis Trifecta (2 June 2016) Special Edition of Getting High on Anthropology, with Three Guests: Guests are Rosemary Evetts, Special Collections Librarian, Auraria Library; Jolene Donahue with The Osha Connection, and Joel Warner, Cannabis Journalist. Music excerpts by Mono Verde

 

Episode 14. A Workers' Rights Based Approach to Cannabis (26 May 2016) Joe Santiago, former cannabis worker in the Denver Metro Area and former activist with Denver Homeless Outloud, discusses labor-related experiences in cannabis cultivations. Music excerpts by Mono Verde

 

Episode 13. Resurgence in Industrial Hemp (26 May 2016) Guest on the show is Samantha Walsh with the National Hemp Association, who speaks about recent developments in the industrial hemp sector. Music excerpts by Mono Verde

 

Episode 12: Cannabis-Infused Weddings (26 May 2016) features Bec Koop, Buds and Blossoms, who discusses experiences and opportunities to integrate cannabis in your wedding. Music excerpts by Mono Verde.

 

Episode 11. Coming soon.

 

Episode 10. Cannabis Maven and Cultivating Spirits (5 May 2016) Guests Susan Squibb, the Cannabis Maven, and Phil Wolf with Cultivating Spirits, and Phil Wolf, Cultivating Spirits

 

Episode 9: Cannabis The Card Game, and a Cannabis Trimmer (28 April 2016) Guests Dina DelRusso, Weed Games, and Daniel, A Cannabis Trimmer, Colorado, Denver

 

Episode 8: CannaEssence (21 April 2016): Guest Jamie Lynn Thomas, CEO and Creator, CannaEssence

 

Episode 7: Hemp and More (14 April 2016) Guests James Douglas, hemp researcher, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and Susan Squibb, Cannabis Maven and 'Ask the Cannabist' The Denver Post

 

 

Episode 7: Hemp and More (teaser video)

 

Episode 6: HEMP (Thursday 31 March 2016) on the public access television program Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding, www.FSandGreen.org

Guest: Dr. Bradley J. Borougerdi, Assistant Professor of History, Department of Global Studies
Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington, Texas. And, short video story INDUSTRIAL HEMP: COLORADO'S GREEN GOLD  with Zev Paiss, Executive Director, National Hemp Association, http://nationalhempassociation.org

Short video story INDUSTRIAL HEMP: COLORADO'S GREEN GOLD with Zev Paiss, Executive Director with the National Hemp Association (http://nationalhempassociation.org) for Episode 6: Hemp on Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding, www.FSandGreen.org

 

Episode 5: Seed to Shelf (Thursday 10 March 2016) on the public access television program Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding, www.FSandGreen.org

'Seed to Shelf: Getting High on Anthropology' showcases the innovative activities along the cannabis commodity chain at Botanico (http://www.botanicommj.com), a Denver-based grow house, extraction lab and dispensary. 

 

Episode 4: Trimming and Predatory Journals in Cannabis Studies (Thursday 3 March 2016) on the public access television program Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding, www.FSandGreen.org

Guests:

Susan Chicovsky, Owner, Green Mountain Harvest
www.greenmountainharvest.com

Jeffrey Beall, Associate Professor, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Auraria LibraryUniversity of Colorado Denver, https://scholarlyoa.com

 

Video Announcement (30 secs) for Episode 5: SEED TO SHELF, featuring activities in the grow house, extraction lab and dispensary at Denver-based Botanico. SEED TO SHELF is part of the community television program Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding. SEED TO SHELF airs on Comcast Cable Channel 57 from 6:30-7pm, Thursday, March 10, 2016. Marty Otañez, Producer


Episode 3: Cannabis Workers’ Issues. Guest Lia Berman, graduate student in applied anthropology at the University of South Florida. This episode features the short video ‘Cannabis Commodity Chain’ by Lily created in the course ‘Cannabis Cultures,’ Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver fall 2015 (Marty Otañez, course instructor), and the video ’Two for Tuesdays, Two Pre-Rolls for the Price of One’ with Bridgette, former budtender in Colorado. The episode is designed to increase awareness among anthropologists, social scientists, public health professionals and community members on evidence-based research and creative work in cannabis studies. 

 

'Cannabis Commodity Chain' short video created by Lily in the course Cannabis Cultures, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver, fall 2015. Marty Otañez, Instructor. The video is included in Episode 3: Cannabis Workers' Issues.

 

Episode 2: Panel on Cannabis Production at an event with experts and community members engaged to varying degrees in cannabis studies at Green Labs, Denver, Colorado, 7:30-11pm Thursday 19 November 2015 (www.fsandgreen.org). The event was designed to increase awareness among anthropologists, social scientists, public health professionals and community members on evidence-based research and creative work in cannabis studies. Show organized as part of 'Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding,' an educational side-event during the national conference of anthropologists in Denver, November 2015.  

 

Episode 1: Pre-Show at Green Labs- an educational event with experts and community members engaged to varying degrees in cannabis studies, 7:30-11pm Thursday 19 November 2015 (www.fsandgreen.org). The event at Green Labs was designed to increase awareness among anthropologists, social scientists, public health professionals and community members on evidence-based research and creative work in cannabis studies. Show organized as part of 'Getting High on Anthropology: A Story-Based Approach to Cannabis Research, Education and Funding.'