Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max & Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time.
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2020 has been a hectic and uncertain year. With the upcoming election, it’s a good time to slow down and listen to our bodies. Stress, lack of sleep, injuries, illnesses, or pain can cloud our minds and stunt our healing. That’s why we invited Zachary Owen Heidemann, a Certified Herbal Medicine Specialist and owner of Wild Child Medicines, to teach us ways we can restore our bodies with quality plant medicine. Meanwhile, the new hemp farming industry lacks a gold standard for processing hemp. Dr. G’s Corner educates us on how we can choose a high quality, contaminate free, and lab tested CBD oil during a time that some farmer’s call the “wild west” of CBD production.
This week’s episode shares Erik Sauer’s story. His life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Leukemia at 36. What he didn’t know was a stranger from Germany would be his bone marrow match and save his life. Now, he’s the founder of ThereGoesMyHero.org, a non-profit that provides support to those diagnosed with Leukemia and encourages others to join the donor registry. Unfortunately, when Erik was diagnosed in 2007, medical marijuana and CBD oil did not have the support it has today in alleviating the side effects from chemotherapy. Dr. Ben Gonzalez tells us of CBD’s therapeutic potential and recent studies showing its ability to modulate cancer cells.
With all 50 states having legalized hemp cultivation, higher education institutions like Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) are taking notice and providing students with academic paths for people to enter the industry. That’s right, cannabis business courses. Professor Shad Ewart, the Academic Chair of AACC, walks us through why he believes colleges should embrace the ‘Green Rush’ and how he developed a cannabis career course that explores entrepreneurial opportunities created by the cannabis industry. Closing the show, we learn how to avoid low quality CBD scams and hear from real customer testimonials, thanks to Dr. G’s corner and Mailsaaaack.
Millions of Americans are affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that can result in devastating long-term effects – early dementia, loss of motor functions and stress disorders. In this episode, we ask two doctors, Dr. Michael Lewis from BrainCARE and author of “When Brains Collide” and Dr. Ben Gonzalez from Atlantis Medical Wellness Center and Dr. G’s Corner, if and how CBD oil could help in treating a brain injury. Plus, we discover the connection between brain health, omega 3 fish oil, exercise, and CBD oil. For anyone who is asking, “How can I keep my brain healthy?” – this episode is for you.
Gary Stein’s FINAL SHOW! We will miss our radio show mentor but are excited about stepping up to host the show. We invited Maggie Fauver, the Mid-Atlantic Operations Manager for @CannaCareDocsMD, as our special quest. She tells us about the importance of lab reports, spreading awareness to patients on the medical benefits of CBD, and how she got started in the industry. Plus, Dr. Ben Gonzalez uncovers the 3 types of CBD oil, what makes them different, and why full spectrum CBD oil is superior.
Is CBD oil an effective treatment for PTSD? To learn more, we interviewed Cherissa Jackson, the Chief Medical Executive for AMVETS and host of the AMVETS web series titled, “Who’s at the Table”. As a retired U.S. Air Force nurse who survived 4 deployments, she suffered sleepless nights caused by the flashbacks of war. She tried Ambien, Benadryl, Nyquil, any over the counter medications and nothing worked for her. Then, a fellow veteran suggested CBD oil. Listen to her story and how she uses her current role to educate Veterans on the many benefits of CBD oil. We continue the conversation with our very own U.S. Air Force veteran, Dr. Ben Gonzalez. He clarifies how CBD oil reduces PTSD episodes and decreases the need for treating pain with opioids. Plus, callers share how CBD oil helps with their shingles, PTSD, anxiety and more.
It’s the Max and Steven take-over episode! Gary Stein was off this week, leaving Max and Steven in charge (plus Zachary Walman, Steven’s son). Listen as we interview Kevin Atticks from the Maryland Hemp Coalition. This organization works hard monitoring Maryland politics to educate and inform policymakers and the citizens on the many benefits of hemp, a value-added crop. He shares what he believes are the biggest hurdles facing the Maryland hemp farming industry and how the public can help. Speaking of educating the public, Dr. G’s Corner is a vital information resource on CBD oil. How does CBD oil work to reduce anxiety and regain motivation to keep moving forward? Dr. G. explains. We close with a special caller, Dr. Alexander Dix from Kip Medical Dispensaries.
Julia Werre’s career in medical product marketing has exposed her to many pharmaceuticals that help grow her client’s medical and dental practices. However, when she added Princess, an anxiety riddled Shih Tzu, to her family, she struggled to find a solution that worked for Princess’s uncontrollable barking and pacing. Julia shares how meeting Steven of Max & Steven’s provided her with a listening ear and successful solution that helped Princess immediately. Doc G returns! Learn the top 3 ways CBD effects your brain and the difference between the terms non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating. In closing, we have a special caller during Mailsaaaack with Dr. Christos Balis who shares how CBD oil improves his life.
UnderstandingCBD.com has launched! Visit the site for an all access pass to every episode of our radio show, CBD information and Dr. G’s tips. For this week’s episode, we revisit the stigma of medical marijuana and CBD oil. It still overrides scientific evidence leaving the medical cannabis community without a voice. Thankfully, there are people like this week’s guest, Rita Montoya, J.D. After years of managing her autoimmune disease and involuntary muscular disorder with a collection of doctor prescribed medications that caused issues affecting her family life and career, she sought other options. Today, she shared what she found and how it drove her to advocate for more people like her by creating the Cannabis Patient Advocacy Association (CPAA). Finally, Mailsaaaack brought excitement as we listened to customer testimonials and the ways they use their CBD oil.
We have discussed how CBD is used for chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, sleep, PTSD, and anxiety. On this week’s show, we tackle the topic of CBD and weight loss. When our guest Ana Goldseker, owner of Soul Maté Yerba, lost 45 pounds, she discovered taking quality CBD oil helped maintain the weight loss. She shares her story and more. To explain the role CBD plays in weight loss, Dr. Ben González breaks down how our body’s reaction to stress, food cravings, injuries, anxiety, and pain lead to an imbalance in its ability to make endocannabinoids. If you are attempting to lose weight or finding it difficult managing a healthy weight, this episode is a must listen.
40% of reported Covid-19 deaths are residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Essential healthcare services are reacting swiftly to provide a safe environment for both their residents and employees. We ask Dave Pyser from a local home care service provider called Visiting Angels how Covid-19 has changed the lives of his elderly clients and if CBD oil has a future in this industry. Before we close the show with Mailsaaaack, Dr. G’s Corner covers the important distinctions between CBD and marijuana and why it is safe for use in the home healthcare setting.
Arthritis affects ~50 million Americans and is the most common cause of disability among adults. We are talking today with Patty Wessels, a 16-year certified physical therapist from Mind Body Physical Therapy. She discusses how some of her arthritic clients relieve their joint and bone pain by using CBD oil, in addition to stretching and exercise. However, if you are experiencing arthritic symptoms or have been diagnosed with one of the over 100 kinds of arthritis and relation conditions, how should you approach trying CBD? Dr. G explains the Do’s and Don’ts when choosing CBD as a treatment choice.
This week, we welcome back Eryck Stamper. Listen as we learn the reasons that led this veteran to establish a non-profit called Veterans Initiative 22 and how the non-profit works with NORML of Maryland, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), Ameri
On July 20, 2020, Congress approved a measure allowing CBD use by U.S. military service members. We talk with Eryck Stamper, a 23-year retired Navy
A Longtime CBD Skeptic Turns Major Advocate Calling CBD, “The Miracle Bottle”, And a Local College Grad Tells Us What He’s Learned About CBD Studying Under One Of The World’s Foremost Authorities On The Subject! – Episode 21
I tried putting my finger on the best part of this episode but found it impossible. I mean, too much to choose from. It must
Advantages of Taking CBD – It’s Affordable and Effective, Doesn’t Give You Bad Dreams and Works so Well You May Forget Your Knee Was There! – Episode 20
Wow – what a show this was! We ran the gamut starting with an anxious 18-year old Jacob saying how well he’s slept since committing to CBD. Lots of pressure on kids these days and the youngster had tried melatonin to get some shuteye but it gave him bad
CBD Helped Me With My Parkinson’s, What Max & Steven Say is in the Bottle…is in the Bottle & Finding a Good Corned Beef Sandwich in Baltimore! – Episode 19
You’re like, “Wait, what? Corned Beef and CBD?” Well, somehow the gang made a connection on the firecracker of a show, (see what I did there!) More on corned beef later, but first – when Max & Steven tell you what’s in the bottle, it’s in the bottle!
CBD for Migraines? For chronic acute headaches? For back pain? You better believe it! This week on Understanding CBD, Dr. Mary Ann Ley from the Achieve Wellness Center tells us how she talks to her patients about CBD and even sees results within minutes
A special “Father’s Day” edition of “Understanding CBD”, gets off to a raucous start when Darlene from Essex, MD divulges that her doctor said the reason why CBD worked for her severe arthritis was because it made her high! Oh doc, please be better than
Nancy Peterson, a satisfied customer of Max & Steven’s, and a puppy breeder from Pennsylvania, reveals two great ways to give dogs CBD. Chris Burke, a triathlete from Colorado, and Director of Operations from Storehouse dispensary in Mt. Washin
Two cancer survivors are featured, including Steven’s mother, Janet Walman, who discusses how CBD has helped her overcome sleep difficulties post-diagnosis. Frequent guest of the show, Dr Ben Gonzalez, affectionately known as “Dr G” is himself a bone can
Dr G, a functional medicine doctor and director of Atlantic Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring MD, served in the military for 24 years. Having earned a reputation as one of the U. S. military’s leading emergency medicine and trauma physicians, Dr G
In this lucky, 13th episode, Max and Steven hear from callers who faced tremendous hardships because of debilitating physical or psychological conditions. Tune in to hear how a breast cancer survivor with early-onset menopause, induced by a hysterectomy, successfully uses CBD to prevent hot flashes.
Who doesn’t have anxiety these days? But for the people who suffer with schizophrenia, depression, social anxiety and other diagnosed psychiatric disorders—with or without a pandemic—can CBD be a safe and effective treatment? Max and Steven introduce Vicci Sobol, Max’s wife and a psychiatric nurse of 20 years to weigh in on the issue. Having worked at Sheppard Pratt for many years, and more recently for the State of Maryland, Vicci reveals the truth about using CBD for mental health. Plus, Dr G explains how CBD can help boost serotonin levels. Tune in to learn how CBD can benefit the mind—without the psychoactive effects.
Max and Steven are live in studio on Mother’s Day and introduce Victoria, of Chanhassen, MN. Victoria describes how cannabis sativa miraculously helped her son recover from debilitating autoimmune encephalitis. After several doctors could not pinpoint why her son transformed overnight from a sweet, affectionate child into an aggressive, alarmingly self-harming teenager, Victoria took it upon herself to “get her son back.” Do yourself a favor and listen to this ultimately uplifting and inspiring story about one doggedly-determined mom’s attempt to find relief for her son. Plus, Dr G discusses CBD and pregnancy, and Megan from K & S Chiropractic (Owings Mills and Eldersburg) shares her own inspiring CBD stories.
Dr Kevin E. Crutchfield, MD, is a neurologist who consults for the Ravens, Orioles, and DC United (MLS), and is one of the leading authorities on traumatic brain injury. He offers his perspective on CBD’s potential in easing chronic inflammation associated with head injuries, and how CBD contributes to the placebo effect. Dr Ben Gonzales joins the conversation, advocating for early CBD intervention after an injury. Plus, Max and Steven discuss how they use CBD for a good night’s sleep. Chock-full of practical info yet loaded with plenty of laughs from the usual cast of misfits.
Linda Levy Rabinovich, certified reading specialist, brain-based-learning advocate, super mom, and Steven’s girlfriend, joins the show to talk about whether or not it’s appropriate to provide kids with CBD. Can CBD help kids with ADHD and anxiety? Can CBD be a surrogate for your child’s medication? At what age can kids start using CBD? What dose should be administered to children? Should parents worry that CBD can get their child high? Plus, Max does his best Rodney Dangerfield impression, and Steven’s birthday is celebrated in the studio.
CBD and Neurological Conditions With Rona Rosenbaum of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS) – Episode 8
A trio of CBD successes during home quarantine: Host Gary Stein successfully treats a nagging back injury; Max keeps anxiety at bay while Steven uses CBD to curb his appetite. Rona Rosenbaum, President and Board Chair of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS) discusses the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, and how caregivers for patients have shown much interest in using CBD to manage restless leg syndrome, improve sleep quality, reduce involuntary movements and help patients feel more calm. Plus, learn what the endocannabinoid system is, what it does, and what the best CBD is for nourishing it.
Alexander Dix, Doctor of Pharmacy and Medical Director at Kip Medical Dispensary in Cockeysville, discusses “The Entourage Effect” of full-spectrum CBD. Learn the difference between Max & Steven’s hemp extract vs CBD isolate. What’s the difference between a 10 mg dose of full-spectrum CBD vs 10 mg of CBD isolate? When should you choose CBD vs THC? If you medicate with THC, learn how CBD can balance the psychoactive effect; how to best use CBD if you take medication, and if CBD is safe if you’re pregnant. Our most info-packed episode yet!
Max and Steven introduce Michael J Soler. A Marine Corp veteran, author of a puppy training book and owner of Blue Line K-9 Training in Joppa. Soler discusses how CBD won him over, despite his initial skepticism as a law-enforcement officer. If you’ve got a four-legged best friend, you’ll learn some amazing benefits of CBD for pets, including the natural compound’s ability to wean dogs with behavioral problems off medication. Soler reveals the four different scenarios when you should address your pet by its name, whether or not you should use treats for training, and lots more useful doggy-training tips. If you’ve adopted a puppy lately or you’re a pet owner stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis, you’ll definitely want to tune in.
Medical Cannabis Provider, Meredith Piccinini, CRNP and Chesacanna Dispensary Owner, Marc Spataro – Episode 5
Max and Steven take the reins live in the studio and discuss ways to relieve anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis (including ideas for pets, too.)
The Happy Coronavirus Show! Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G); Orioles Exec TJ Brightman and Legendary Local Sports Guru, Stan “The Fan” Charles – Episode 4
Be calm and don’t hoard the TP! If you have anxiety and confusion about the novel coronavirus, Dr. G provides valuable sources of real information and advice for folks wanting to separate the facts from the fiction. O’s CFO, TJ Brightman, discusses the Birds’ role in helping ballpark employees affected by the delay of opening day, and Stan “The Fan” Charles waxes nostalgic about how sports can combat coronavirus anxiety just like CBD can.
Dr Tara Kern, DC, CCSP Reveals How CBD Has Helped Dozens of Her Patients and Her Dog – Episode 3
Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G) and CBD Scientist, Kaylah Burson: CBD, Doctors and Hemp Industry Testing Standards – Episode 2
Max & Steven are joined in studio by Dr. G, a functional medicine doctor and director of Atlantic Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring. Dr. G explains how to address your primary care doctor about using CBD, especially if you’re taking medication. Scientist Kaylah Burson discusses the characteristics of a high-quality hemp product that consumers can trust for efficacy and safety.
Legendary local radio host Gary Stein interviews Max & Steven on radio WCBM AM 680 in Baltimore, for the premier episode of “Understanding CBD with Max & Steven.” Learn the basics like what’s the difference between hemp, CBD and THC; what conditions CBD might help with and if it’s safe for kids and pets. Will CBD show up on a drug test? Find out the answer to this and lots more useful info for the CBD-curious in this exciting first episode!
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Co-founder Max Sobol discusses why Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extract tincture is the safest and most effective way to use CBD for people and pets, as well as what this business means to him on a personal level.
Have no clue what the best way to use hemp-based CBD is? Co-founder Steven Walman shows you the way and reveals why he uses it—and how you can get the most out of your CBD experience.
Max & Steven explain what makes their CBD product the highest-quality and most-trusted 100% pure hemp oil product people can find in the Baltimore area. Hemp oil is now legal in Maryland. But buyer beware! With no FDA regulations and a lack of industry-wide standards, it’s up to you to know if a CBD product is premium or junk. Join Max & Steven on WCBM radio AM 680 Sundays from 2-3PM Eastern to empower yourself before buying CBD products.