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nuEra 5 Podcast 5 The Evolving Landscape of Cannabis: From Stigma to Science

The Evolving Landscape of Cannabis: From Stigma to Science

by | May 25, 2023

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Disclaimer: This blog post is inspired by a recent episode of “Cannabis Talk A to Z, an Educational Odyssey.” In the episode, nuEra’s leaders, including Laura Jaramillo Bernal, shared their insights and experiences from the dynamic world of cannabis. While the post captures the essence of the discussion, we encourage listeners to tune into the podcast for a comprehensive understanding and to hear firsthand accounts from the experts.

As the cannabis industry continues to grow and evolve, it’s essential to stay informed about the latest research, societal implications, and personal experiences surrounding this ancient plant. Recently, Laura and Divina from nuEra had the opportunity to share their insights on the “Cannabis Talk A to Z” podcast, shedding light on some of the most pressing topics in the world of cannabis.

Understanding Cannabinoids

Beyond the well-known THC and CBD, the cannabis plant boasts over 100 different cannabinoids, each with its unique properties. Compounds like CBN are gaining attention for their potential sleep-inducing effects, while CBG is being studied for its anti-inflammatory properties.

As research progresses, we’re beginning to understand the synergistic effects of these compounds, often referred to as the “entourage effect.” This synergy means that the whole plant’s benefits might exceed the sum of its individual parts.

Personalizing Your Cannabis Experience

Every individual’s endocannabinoid system is unique, which means there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to cannabis. It’s crucial for consumers to experiment and find their “sweet spot” when it comes to dosage and strain selection.

With the guidance of knowledgeable dispensary staff, like those at nuEra, individuals can navigate the vast world of cannabis products and find what works best for their needs. Furthermore, advancements in technology are leading to more personalized cannabis experiences, with apps and devices that help track and optimize one’s consumption.

Addressing the Stigma

Despite its growing acceptance, cannabis still faces societal stigmas. Many individuals remain hesitant to discuss their consumption openly. As industry leaders, it’s our responsibility to foster a culture of understanding and acceptance, emphasizing the plant’s therapeutic potential and debunking long-held myths.

Educational campaigns and community outreach can play a pivotal role in changing perceptions and normalizing cannabis use.

Cannabis and Social Justice

The criminalization of cannabis has disproportionately affected minority communities. As the industry moves forward, it’s essential to address these injustices and support initiatives that promote equity and inclusion.

Organizations like the Last Prisoner Project are making significant strides in this area, highlighting the stories of those affected by cannabis-related convictions. Additionally, many states are implementing social equity programs as part of their cannabis legalization efforts, aiming to repair the harms caused by the War on Drugs.

A Deeper Dive with “Waiting to Inhale”

For those looking to delve deeper into the societal implications of cannabis, “Waiting to Inhale” by Tahira Rehmatullah offers a comprehensive look at the intersections of race, crime, and criminal justice in the context of cannabis.

This book serves as a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand the broader implications of cannabis legalization and its impact on society. It’s essential reading for those who wish to be informed advocates for a just and equitable cannabis industry.


The world of cannabis is vast and ever-evolving. As we continue to learn more about this incredible plant, it’s essential to approach the topic with an open mind, a thirst for knowledge, and a commitment to social justice.

At nuEra, we’re proud to be at the forefront of this movement, providing our community with quality products, education, and a dedication to making a positive impact.