Dr. Adie Poe is doing big things to help our country and the cannabis industry! In October, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer championed medical cannabis’ ability to end the opioid crisis in a testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health. Then, he distributed a pamphlet prepared by Dr. Poe to the subcommittee entitled, “Physician Guide to Cannabis-Assisted Opioid Reduction.” It cites specific studies that show how cannabis can help win this war.
A neuroscientist and global leader in opioid and cannabis research, Dr. Poe has been studying the addictive and pain-relieving properties of these drugs for the last 13 years. Her work has been consistently funded by the National Institute on Drug abuse, and she has received numerous awards for her cutting-edge work. Dr. Poe’s commitment to understanding and treating debilitating diseases like chronic pain is unfaltering.
In addition to her academic work, Dr. Poe is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of habu health, a research group committed to instilling consumer confidence in cannabis purchases by harnessing scientific rigor. MAGNETIC discovered that the talented scientist used to DJ back in the day, which means we had to tap her to curate this week’s Weedsday Playlist.
See past Weedsday playlists here.
“Screen in Motion” by Luca
Two of my favorite things in one track: ganjasana and drum & bass. Yoga has played a huge part in my life, and I love dark and spacey tracks like this or Massive Attack during a sweaty vinyasa practice. Moving your body after a session is just divine. Liquid drum and bass is so versatile, it’s always been a go-to for so many activities, writing and studying especially.
“Come Back to You” by Crooked Colours
I have been listening to this record NON-STOP since its release. There’s definitely a distinctly Aussie sound here. It brings back very fond memories of stoney days at the beach during my postdoc years in Sydney. I supported myself throughout grad school by DJing, and this track would have fit in so nicely in those vibey sets. These days, it's more suited to dancing around in my kitchen with the Pax after I put the kiddo to bed.
“Get Up Say What (DFA mix)” by Pixeltan
DiscoFunkPunk (a genre of my own concoction) is my JAM. James Murphy is a legend, and I probably own 70 percent of the DFA discography. This track is so effing groovy, perfect to put on immediately after a safety meeting in the trees. Every time I listen to this track I envision throwing up a big rooster tail of glittery powder. Is it winter yet?
“Journey Into the Champagne Sea” by Champagne Drip
My buddy Sam has got to be one of the most prolific producers alive. His productivity is insane. I’m honestly dumbfounded how he can come up with so much new music all the time. This is my hands-down favorite track of his, but his Soundcloud is chock-full of spacey bass-y jams. Break out the big cabinets and stand RIGHT in front of them, folks.
“All Those Moments” by Mooryc
I’m a big believer in catharsis. I think it’s incredibly therapeutic to embrace and release pain in a safe environment, and music is a very common way of doing this. There is a beauty in the heart-wrenching sadness in songs like this that I’ve always been attracted to since I was a kid listening to The Jesus and Mary Chain and Joy Division. Unlike anesthetics like alcohol, I think cannabis has the capacity to aid us in our healing; allowing us to acknowledge our pain and “tune in" rather than putting our lives on hold while we mentally and emotionally “check out.”