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Emma Chasen - All Star Players In The Plant World

Emma Chasen - All Star Players In The Plant World

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Guest Background

Plant Medicine Educator & Industry Consultant at Eminent Consulting Firm

Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind plant medicine, so that they may take charge of their own healing. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR.

She found her way to Farma, the popular Portland dispensary that takes a more scientific approach to cannabis; rejecting the Indica/Sativa binary and instead focusing on chemotypes to determine effect. She began her career at Farma as a budtender and was quickly promoted to General Manager and eventually to Director of Education. In this role she was able to focus on educational efforts and create a robust training curriculum that focused on cannabis science, product knowledge and empathetic patient care.

Emma now co-owns and operates Eminent Consulting, a cannabis consulting business that offers educational training and craft industry development for cannabis industry professionals and businesses. She helps brands develop educational marketing collateral and ongoing educational programs to further elevate their brand presence in a competitive industry. She also helps struggling and newly emerging cannabis businesses with business organization, and sets them up for success in both the competitive medical and adult use markets.

YouTube Clips

Show Notes

2:03 - Getting a Degree in Medicinal Plant Research

8:05 - Budtending 101

10:10 - The Indica / Sativa Myth

15:57 - How Cannabis and Psychedelics Interact with Serotonin and Dopamine Receptors

18:01 - How Indigenous People Use Psychedelics

20:12 - Emma's experience with Plant Ceremonies

23:24 - Balancing Capitalism with Respect for Indigenous Culture

29:46 - Governing bodies in Cannabis and Psychedelics

32:51 - How Regulations May Change in the Next 10 Years

37:44 - What Emma Would Do With an Unlimited Research Budget

40:17 - Emma's Go-To Plant Medicines


Eminent Consulting Firms

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