Casual Conversations

Welcome to Casual Conversations, where we welcome ACS members and guests to get together and talk about the role of cannabis in modern medicine.

 

 

Casual Conversations is a round table discussion with the Association of Cannabinoid Specialists and our special guests. Discussions are based around topics such as cannabis use, how to talk to your patients, contraindications, and more.


 

 

This is a conversation in which we discuss the approach to dosing of cannabis medicines for patient care. This episode features host John Malanca and Dr. Jordan Tishler.


 

 

In this conversation we discuss the value and reasons for patients to see knowledgeable and caring cannabinoid specialists instead of winging it on their own or succumbing to tainted industry guidance. Featured in this episode are Dr. Adam Abodeely, Dr. Jordan Tishler, Dr. Jahan Marcu, and John Malanca.


 

 

In this conversation we discuss the value of cannabis and cannabinoids for pain management and the ability to reduce use of and risk from opioids by instituting cannabinoid treatment. Featured in this episode are Dr. Jahan Marcu, Dr. Jordan Tishler, and John Malanca.


 

 

This conversation looks at drug interactions with cannabis and pharmaceuticals. Featured in this episode are Dr. Jordan Tishler, John Malanca, Dr. Adam Abodeely, Dr. Jahan Marcu, and Dr. Minh Han.


 

 

This conversation focuses on mood disorders and how cannabis relates to them.  Anxiety and depression, as well as other disorders, are discussed in detail.  Featured in this episode are Dr. Adam Abodeely, Dr. Jordan Tishler, John Malanca, and Dr. Jahan Marcu.


 

 

This episode focuses on cannabis use disorder, featuring John Malanca, Dr. Jordan Tishler, Dr. Adam Abodeely, and Dr. Jahan Marcu.


 

 

This episode of Casual Conversations covers how to speak to your doctor about cannabis, featuring Dr. Suraj Tandon, Dr. Adam Abodeely, Dr. Jordan Tishler, and John Malanca.


 

 

This episode of Casual Conversations focuses on contraindications in cannabis use. Featuring Dr. Jordan Tishler, Dr. Sandra Carrillo, Dr. Suraj Tandon, John Malanca, and Dr. Jahan Marcu.


 

 

This episode of casual conversations focuses on pulmonary considerations and cannabis. Featured are John Malanca, Dr. Jordan Tishler, Dr. Sandra Carrillo, and Dr. Jahan Marcu.


 

 

This episode revolves around the cannabinoid CBD, what we know, and dispelling myths around it. Featuring Dr. Suraj Tandon, Dr. Jordan Tishler, and John Malanca.


 

This episode of Casual Conversations focuses on CHS, or cannabis hyperemesis syndrome. Featuring Dr. Jordan Tishler, Dr. Adam Abodeely, and John Malanca.


 

In this conversation we discuss the risks posed by cannabis or various cannabinoids to cardiac health and ways to reduce that risk while benefitting from the medication. Featured in this video are Dr. Adam Abodeely, Dr. Jordan Tishler, Dr. Sandra Carrillo, John Malanca, and Dr. Suraj Tandon.

Ironically, this well-done, but still retrospective study was published the day after we recorded this episode. It shows no significant risk over non-users. Caution is advised in leaping to the conclusion that cannabis poses no cardiac risk. Read the study here.