“With cannabis, we are creating a safe space for people to choose their medicine and enhancing their quality of life.” – Sasha Kalcheff-Korn
Have you ever wondered about what led to the criminalization of cannabis and its stigma in society today?
There is still a great deal of resistance to cannabis, given the concerns over addiction and the longstanding gateway drug theory. That’s why we have Sasha Kalcheff-Korn, who is heavily involved in the cannabis industry and cannabinoid therapy, to give you food for thought as we tap into a rather controversial but increasingly important area of wellness, the realm of cannabis. Her introduction to cannabinoid therapy came after moving to Colorado and working with a child using cannabis for seizure control. Ever since then, Sasha has been a fierce advocate for health access and cannabis de-stigmatization.
In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “Challenging Cannabis Stigmas with Sasha Kalcheff-Korn” so you can learn about the dramatic benefits of cannabis and how it has improved the quality of life of many. If you’re ready to ditch what the mainstream media tells you about cannabis and see how it could help you, then this episode is a must listen!
Tune in to hear:
- Sasha’s collaboration with Johns Hopkins University to study cannabis use in naturalistic settings
- The expanding role of cannabis in medical treatments and its value in mental health
- How creating a safe and accessible environment for cannabis use can decrease stigma
- Demystifying parent’s concerns associated with cannabis
Challenging Cannabis Stigmas with Sasha Kalcheff-Korn
Cannabis’ Long-Standing Relationship with Medicine
Records and historical texts from around the world highlight the early medicinal use of cannabis. Yet, due to racism and political influence, cannabis became illegal, resulting in a societal stigma that continues today. Despite this history, a shift is underway. People are recognizing the plant’s therapeutic potential and look to cannabis as a primary option rather than a last resort for medical treatment.
For Sasha, the journey with cannabinoid therapy began when she moved to Colorado. Working with a child who benefitted from cannabis-driven seizure treatment, she realized the plant’s immense potential. This led to her joining the nonprofit organization Realm of Caring in 2019, offering her the chance to transform lives while advocating for families fighting for healthcare access.
The Role of Education in Destigmatizing
Sasha strongly believes in the importance of education in destigmatizing cannabis. Addressing parents concerns about addiction and the ‘gateway drug’ theory is paramount to changing perceptions. Sasha encourages having open conversations about cannabis and normalizing it as essential steps towards understanding.
The Potentials of Cannabis
Research collaborations, like Sasha’s with Johns Hopkins University, are studying cannabis use in real-life scenarios, intending to publish findings on various ailments and conditions. There are already indications of cannabis improving quality of life and sleep, and even THC cannabis being used therapeutically without causing addiction or withdrawal symptoms.
Challenging Cannabis Stigmas with Sasha Kalcheff-Korn
[03:26] How Sasha started her journey with nonprofit work and found her job at Realm of Caring.
[09:23] Shifting the societal mindset to cannabis as medicine, not a drug.
[10:18] The value of plant medicine and the challenges faced in promoting its healing properties while battling against pharmaceuticals.
[20:00] How to have open discussions in your family about cannabis and help parents educate their kids.
[24:00] Ways to empower yourselves about cannabis through education and advocacy.
[26:34] Sasha’s collaboration with Johns Hopkins, enrolling 10k people to observe cannabis use.
[36:43] How the lack of empathy among lawmakers hinders progress in the cannabis legalization process providing access to options for patients.
Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts
“I want more wisdom from Brit & Chris!” <— If this sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing our show! This helps us elevate even more people — just like you — to discover their purpose and live the life they dream of. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!
We don’t want you to miss a thing so if you’re not subscribed yet, make sure to now so you’re the first to know when the wisdom drops. Follow now!
SUBSCRIBE TO THE ELEVATED LIFE® PODCAST
Been looking to start your meditation practice or need help staying consistent? Join us for 14 days of meditation delivered straight to your inbox – totally free! Start relaxing in less than 15 minutes a day.
INSIDE THE ELEVATED LIFE CLUB
Are you tired of feeling run down, stressed out, and disconnected from your own well-being?
In today’s fast-paced, convenience driven world, it’s all too easy to neglect our health in the pursuit of productivity and success. But at what cost?
The wellness industry is booming for a reason – people are waking up to the fact that natural solutions offer a more sustainable path to vibrant health and inner balance. By prioritizing practices like healthy eating, mindfulness, and natural therapies, we can address the root causes of imbalances in our body and mind.
That’s why we’re thrilled to invite you to join us for the Natural Health Masterclass inside The Elevated Life Club.
This is an opportunity for you to unlock the healthiest version of yourself by diving deep into powerful tools and knowledge that will help you create a more balanced, healthy, and joyful life.
- The simple practice scientifically proven to reduce inflammation, improve sleep quality, and boost overall well-being
- Easy yet effective ways to get rid of environmental toxins that are affecting your health
- The incredible benefits of fasting for natural detoxification and weight loss
- How to stop falling prey to fitness gimmicks and magic pill scams
- A deeper understanding of the gut-brain connection and how it impacts your mental health and mood
- How to create a personalized wellness plan tailored to your unique needs
- Plus 3 powerful, guided meditations to integrate all the training
Join us inside The Elevated Life Club to access this training plus live monthly group coaching, yoga and meditation practice, plus access over 60+ on demand trainings to help you in your personal development. Get started for only $7!