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The Vine

73 EpisodesProduced by Plant Media ProjectWebsite

An insightful look into the world of plant medicine. Exploring the changing landscape around cannabis and psychedelics, and ending the stigma through educational discussions.

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Episode #73 featuring Cesar Marin, owner of Cultivating Wisdom

February 27th, 2023


On episode #73 of The Vine, PMP speaks to Cesar Marin, owner of Cultivating Wisdom, a lifestyle and apparel company dedicated to educating and …

Episode #72 featuring Sandra Strats, Founder + CEO of A.P. CHEM

January 27th, 2023


On episode #72 of The Vine, PMP speaks to Sandra Statz, Founder + CEO of A.P. CHEM®, a science-forward, age-decelerating, skincare brand recently …

Episode #71 the final PMP Founders Chat of 2022

January 4th, 2023


To wrap up the year, PMP co-founders Elizabeth Sheldon and Gina Vensel host the final Founders Chat of 2022 on The Vine. Tune in for psychedelic and …

Episode #70 featuring Victor Cabral, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Fluence Training

August 2nd, 2022


On episode #70 of The Vine, PMP speaks to Victor Cabral, a licensed social worker and practicing psychotherapist who serves as the Director of Policy …

Episode #69 featuring Ross Sullivan and Doug Finkelstein from EntheoCon 2022

July 20th, 2022


On Episode #69 of The Vine, PMP discusses our upcoming event "EntheoCon: An Exploration of Psychedelics" taking place on Saturday, August 20th at The Union Project in Pittsburgh, PA. Our partners from EntheoCon event …

Episode #68 of The Vine featuring Abi Wright of Women of CHAMPS

June 3rd, 2022


PMP welcomes Abi Wright to The Vine, a fellow plant medicine enthusiast and a powerhouse in the cannabis industry. Abi is an award-winning cannabis leader with 24 years of advocacy and entrepreneurship in cannabis. She …

Episode #67 featuring Reason for Hope Co-Founders Brett Waters, Esq. and Dr. Lynnette Averill

May 24th, 2022


In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, PMP invites Reason for Hope Co-Founders, Brett Waters, Esq. and Dr. Lynnette Averill to the Vine to share with us their work with psychedelic medicines and how they are …

Episode #66 featuring Mark Haden from Clearmind Medicine

April 8th, 2022


On episode #66 of The Vine, PMP chats with Mark Haden, the Vice President of Business Development at Clearmind Medicine, a company creating breakthrough treatments using psychedelics for binge behavior and mental …

Episode #65 The Vine featuring Will Bowden from Grasshopper Farms

April 1st, 2022


Will Bowden, a Navy veteran, and former law enforcement officer turned sun-grown cannabis farmer joins PMP for a chat on The Vine. As the owner …

Episode #64 featuring Shannon Starr from Floresta

March 25th, 2022


On Episode #64 of The Vine, PMP speaks with Shannon Starr, Founder of Floresta, a Psychedelic & Indigenous Medicine Retreat that works with …

Episode #63 featuring Daniel Muessig

March 11th, 2022


PMP speaks with cannabis prisoner Daniel Muessig, a former attorney from Pittsburgh, PA. Daniel is on his way to federal prison for a non-violent …

Episode #62 featuring Debbie Churgai from Americans for Safe Access

March 4th, 2022


In this episode of The Vine, PMP chats with Debbie Churgai, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access. This year marks the 20th anniversary of …

Episode #61 featuring Native Nations Cannabis

February 18th, 2022


PMP discusses cannabis cultivation on tribal lands on The Vine with Seth Pearman, Attorney General to the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. Seth, a …

Episode #60 featuring Pat Murphy, Filmmaker, Psychedelia Documentary

January 21st, 2022


In Episode 60 of The Vine, PMP chats with Pat Murphy, filmmaker of the new documentary, Psychedelia, that examines the history and science of the mystical experience. The film explores the rich past of psychedelic …

Episode #59 featuring Neil Gehani, Founder of Mindlumen

January 14th, 2022


The 2022 kick-off episode of The Vine features tech-industry veteran turned psychedelic entrepreneur Neil Gehani, Founder of Mindlumen, a digital psychedelic platform that offers support through vetted …

Episode #58 featuring an End of Year PMP Founders Chat

December 23rd, 2021


To conclude the 2021 season of podcast episodes, Plant Media Project Co-Founders, Gina Vensel, and Elizabeth Sheldon host a Founders Chat to share gratitude, insights from the Horizons Conference in New York City in …

Episode #57 featuring Sarah Rose Siskind from Drug Test

November 29th, 2021


On Episode #57 of The Vine, PMP chats with Sara Rose Siskind, Founder, and Producer of Drug Test, a psychedelic show that takes on different drugs with experts weighing in on what’s going on in the brain on each …

Episode #56 featuring Jerry Whiting of LeBlanc CNE

November 19th, 2021


On Episode #56 of The Vine, PMP speaks with Jerry Whiting, Co-Founder, and President of the Seattle-based company LeBlanc CNE specializing in hemp and cannabis genetics, product development, research, and education. …

Episode #55 of The Vine featuring Ron Millward from Balanced Veterans

November 10th, 2021


On Episode #55 of the Vine, PMP hosts a special Veterans Day show featuring Ron Millward, Founder and President of Balanced Veterans Network. A nonprofit organization with a mission to create a safe space for education, …

Episode #54 featuring Palo Santo

October 29th, 2021


On episode #54 of The Vine, PMP talks to Daniel Goldberg, a Founder of Palo Santo, an investment fund that is supporting startup psychedelic …

Episode #53 featuring Dr. Mintz

October 22nd, 2021


On Episode #53 of The Vine, PMP talks to Dr. Mathew Mintz  a Board-certified internist MD, FACP about his Ketamine clinic in Maryland. Dr. Mintz discusses the difference between Spravato and Ketamine and how both can be …

Episode #52 featuring Chad Hartman from Psycheceutical

October 16th, 2021


On episode #52 of The Vine, PMP talks  to Chad Harman, CEO of Psycheceutical, a company that provides a next-generation patented delivery technology …

Episode #51 featuring Tobi Lebowitz from Jushi Holdings

October 8th, 2021


On episode #51 of The Vine, PMP chats with Tobi Lebowitz Executive Vice President & Co-Head of Legal Affairs at Jushi Holdings, a public, …

Episode #50 featuring Laura Dawn from Psychedelic Leadership Podcast

October 1st, 2021


On episode #50 of The Vine, PMP features Laura Dawn, a Psychedelic advocate, author, international speaker and host of the Psychedelic Leadership Podcast.

Tune in as Laura Dawn discusses how she has led transformational …

Episode #49 featuring a PMP Founders Chat

September 24th, 2021


Episode #49 of The Vine features a Founders Chat with Elizabeth Sheldon and Gina Vensel discussing Sarah Rose Siskind’s Drug Test show featuring Clinical Ketamine, Global Magic Mushroom Day on 9/20, The Fantastic Fungi …

Episode #48 of featuring Rachel Clark from Dance Safe

September 17th, 2021


PMP chats with Rachel Clark, drug educator and reform advocate who serves as the Programs & Communications Coordinator for Dance Safe, a 501c3 public health organization promoting health and safety within the …

Episode #47 featuring Mac Haddow from the American Kratom Association

September 3rd, 2021


On episode #47 of The Vine, PMP features Mac Haddow, Senior Fellow on Public Policy with the American Kratom Association, a consumer advocacy …

Episode #45 featuring Jenna Pollard and Brittney Portes with Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, (WWOOF-USA)

August 20th, 2021


On episode #45 of The Vine, PMP features Jenna Pollard, Membership Program Manager for Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF-USA), and …

Episode #44 featuring Rebecca Zaccard Gibson from PENN'S CHOICE

August 13th, 2021


On episode #44 of The Vine, PMP welcomes Rebecca Zaccard Gibson, Co-Owner & Chief Operations Officer of PENN'S CHOICE, a fully integrated …

Episode #43 featuring Author and Journalist Marc Gunther

August 6th, 2021


On episode #43 of The Vine, PMP features Marc Gunther, a veteran journalist, author, and speaker, who has written a variety of books and articles in FORTUNE, The Guardian, The New York Times, Washington Post covering a …

Episode #42 featuring Daniel Simmonds from Georgetown Hemp

July 30th, 2021


On episode #42 of The Vine, PMP welcomes Daniel Simmonds the Founder and Co-owner of Georgetown Hemp, a wholesaler and retailer of certified hemp raw …

Episode #41 featuring Brielle Brown from Anxiety Cosmetics

July 23rd, 2021


In this episode, PMP chats with Brielle Brown, Founder and CEO of Anxiety Cosmetics, a CBD-infused beauty brand. Her cosmetics line is dedicated to creating conversations around beauty, and positive self-image. Anxiety …

Episode #40 featuring Greg Jelden from Canna Management Group

June 4th, 2021


In this episode of The Vine, PMP Co-Founders speak with cannabis industry leader Greg Jelden, Managing Partner at Canna Management Group. Greg has …

Episode #39 featuring Douglas Finkelstein from Empathic Health

May 28th, 2021


In this episode, PMP chats with Douglas Finkelstein, Founder and Community Executive Officer for Empathic Health, a community for those who use psychedelics with intention to come together to learn and grow.  Douglas …

Episode #38 featuring a PMP Founders Chat with Elizabeth + Gina

May 21st, 2021


Plant Media Project Co-Founders Elizabeth Sheldon and Gina Vensel host a springtime PMP Founders Chat discussing the latest news in cannabis and psychedelics. Including a discussion on the recent Republican authored …

Episode #37 featuring Dr. Lola Ohanba from WCI Health

May 14th, 2021


In this episode, PMP talks with Dr. Lola Ohonba, the founder of WCI Health, an alternative health and wellness company with a focus on helping …

Episode #36 featuring James McConchie from Haight Street Shroom Shop

May 4th, 2021


In this episode of The Vine, PMP chats with James McConchie, owner of the Haight Street Shroom Shop, an educational retail space dedicated to …

Episode #35 featuring Sean Hocking from Cannabis Law Report

April 27th, 2021


On this episode of The Vine, PMP features the show's first international guest from Australia, Sean Hocking, Co-Founder and Head of News at Cannabis Law Report and Cannabis Law Journal. The discussion includes …

Episode #34 featuring Niambe McIntosh from Peter Tosh Foundation

April 20th, 2021


On this special 4/20 episode of The Vine, PMP speaks to Niambe McIntosh, daughter of Peter Tosh, the Grammy-Award winning artist and original member of The Wailers. Niambe sits on the Board for Minorities for Medical …

Episode #33 with Santino Martinez from Design Kush

April 12th, 2021


In this episode, PMP chats with Santino Martinez, a vibrant young entrepreneur and independent hip hop artist using his knowledge and skills in the cannabis industry. He is a Brand Ambassador with Design Kush, offering …

Episode #32 featuring Carlos Tanner from Ayahuasca Foundation

April 2nd, 2021


In episode #32, PMP chats with Carlos Tanner, the Founder of the Ayahuasca Foundation, a plant medicine retreat center located in Iquitos, Peru.  He …

Episode #31 featuring Allison Feduccia from Psychedelic.Support

March 29th, 2021


In episode #31, PMP chats with Allison Feduccia, a neuropharmacologist and psychedelic researcher who worked as a Senior Clinical Data Scientist for …

Episode #30 featuring Jacquie Cohen Roth from CannabizMD and Tea Pad

March 17th, 2021


On episode #30 of The Vine, PMP talks with Jacquie Cohen Roth, pioneer in the East Coast cannabis industry and Founder of CannabizMD and Tea Pad. She is an inaugural member of the graduating class from The University of …

Episode #29 of The Vine featuring Montel Williams

March 12th, 2021


This episode of The Vine features Montel Williams. He is an Emmy Award winning television personality, inspirational speaker, author, entrepreneur, and cannabis advocate, who served in both the Marine Corps and Navy. …

Episode #28 featuring Ben Holt from Connect and Evolve

March 5th, 2021


In this episode, PMP chats with Ben Holt, an internationally acclaimed Breathwork Facilitator, a transformational retreat leader, a psychedelic …

Episode #27 featuring Melissa Lavasani from Plant Medicine Coalition

February 26th, 2021


In this episode PMP chats with Melissa Lavasani, Founder of the Plant Medicine Coalition. Melissa shares her intimate story of postpartum depression and her search for healing through plant medicine. She led the …

Episode #26 AWAKENING: An Exploration of Higher Medicines Vol. 2

February 19th, 2021


AWAKENING is a free online educational series produced by Plant Media Project. PMP Co-Founders Elizabeth Sheldon and Gina VEnsel host "Awakening: An …

Episode #25 featuring Daniel Shankin from Mt. Tam Psychedelic Integration

February 12th, 2021


In Episode #25 of The Vine, PMP chats with Daniel Shankin, Founder of Mt. Tam Psychedelic Integration, an organization serving individuals who are …

Episode #24 featuring PMP Founders Elizabeth Sheldon and Gina Vensel

February 5th, 2021


This episode features a special "PMP Founders Chat" with Elizabeth Sheldon and Gina Vensel diving into their own personal experiences with plant meds as well as info on the upcoming online AWAKENING event.

Episode #23 featuring Jason Fellows and Elisabeth White from Tribal Detox

January 29th, 2021


In this episode, PMP talks with Founder Jason Fellows and Practitioner Elisabeth White from Tribal Detox, a school that teaches practitioners how to …

Episode #22 featuring Michael "Zappy" Zapolin

January 22nd, 2021


In this episode, PMP chats with Zappy Zapolin, a well-known psychonaut, entrepreneur, director of the documentary film "Reality of Truth," and …

Episode #21 featuring Dr. Elizbeth Rodgers from Healthy Transformations With Heart

January 15th, 2021


In Episode #21 on The Vine, PMP talks with Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers, an epidemiologist and holistic healer. She is a graduate of the Disparities …

Episode #20 featuring Tommy Chong

January 8th, 2021


In this episode, PMP talks with Cannabis and Comedy Icon Tommy Chong about cannabis advocacy, experiencing the "senior high," his legacy in …

Episode #19 featuring Otha Smith III, Founder of Tetragram App

December 29th, 2020


In this episode, PMP talks with Otha Smith III, Founder and CEO of Tetragram. Tetragram is a new App that helps patients track their medical cannabis experiences by virtual journaling cannabinoid and terpene profiles to …

Episode #18 featuring Russ Cersosimo from Hemp Synergistics

December 19th, 2020


In this episode PMP dives in with Russ Cersosimo, Co-Founder of Hemp Synergistics, Chairman of the Board of the Medical Cannabis Society, and Author …

Episode #17 AWAKENING featuring talks by Dr. Mintz and Dr. Sa'ed

December 12th, 2020


In this episode, PMP reflects on "AWAKENING: An Exploration of Higher Medicine" held virtually on December 9th, 2020. The event features talks shared by Dr. Matthew Mintz, doctor of Internal Medicine with a private …

Episode #16 featuring Jesse Gould from Heroic Hearts Project

December 5th, 2020


In Episode #16, PMP talks with Jesse Gould, Founder and President of the Heroic Hearts Project, a 501c3 nonprofit pioneering psychedelic therapies …

Episode #15 featuring Charley Wininger, Author of Listening to Ecstasy: the Transformative Power of MDMA

November 27th, 2020


In this episode, PMP has the chance to speak with Charley Wininger, the author of Listening to Ecstasy: the Transformative Power of MDMA. Charlie has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1989. He has been a …

Episode #14 featuring Tiffany Watkins Founder and CEO of Vanguard Media

November 21st, 2020


PMP was honored to talk with Tiffany Watkins a.k.a. LadyCanna, Founder and CEO of Vanguard Media, a cannabis magazine centered around women in the industry. Vanguard celebrates the authentic stories of women in the …

Episode #13 featuring Graham Pechenik, Founder of Calyx Law

November 14th, 2020


This week, PMP had the opportunity to speak with Graham Pechenik, Founder of Calyx Law, a Cannabis & Psychedelics Firm, the first patent law boutique in California to focus on the cannabis industry, and among the …

Episode #12 featuring Hadas Alterman and Adriana Kertzer from Plant Medicine Law Group

November 7th, 2020


In this episode, PMP talks with Hadas Alterman and Adriana Kertzer 2 of the 3 partners of the recently launched women-owned Plant Medicine Law Group, one of the first law firms of its kind serving the psychedelic and …

Episode #11 featuring Linda Mercado Greene from Anacostia Organics

November 1st, 2020


In this episode PMP features Linda Mercado Greene the Co-Founder, Board Chair, and CEO/Owner of Anacostia Organics, a minority woman-owned medical …

Episode #10 featuring Michelle Jun from Green Mill Supercritical

October 17th, 2020


This episode of the Vine features Michelle Jun, Head of Sales for Green Mill Supercritical. Green Mill is a company that designs, engineers and manufactures extraction equipment for the cannabis and hemp industries. PMP …

Episode #9 featuring Michael Correia from National Cannabis Industry Association

October 9th, 2020


In this episode PMP dives into cannabis policy with Michael Correia, the Director of Government Affairs at the NCIA. We discuss updates on safe …

Episode #8 featuring Eben Britton former NFL Player and Cannabis Advocate

October 3rd, 2020


A fascinating conversation with Eben Britton former NFL football offensive tackle and cannabis advocate, a member of the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, …

Episode #7 featuring Patrick Nightingale from PKN Law

September 26th, 2020


Tune into Episode #7 of The Vine for a resourceful conversation with Patrick Nightingale, Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter of NORML, a former …

Episode #6 featuring Christopher Takemoto-Gentile from International Cannabis Bar Association

September 18th, 2020


In this episode PMP chats with Christopher Takemoto-Gentile from the International Cannabis Bar Association about The 2020 Cannabis Law Institute coming up in October as well as discussions around engaging law students, …

Episode #5 featuring Joshua Crossney from Cannabis Science Conference and jCanna

September 12th, 2020


In this episode we feature Joshua Crossney, the President, CEO & Founder of CSC Events, LLC., which hosts and operates the world’s largest scientific and medical cannabis event, the Cannabis Science Conference on …

Episode #4 featuring Greta Gaines from Love Plus Hemp

September 5th, 2020


This episode features Greta Gaines, CEO and Co-Founder of Love Plus Help. Tune in for an insightful conversation with Greta, a World Champion Extreme …

Episode #3 featuring Debbie Churgai from Americans for Safe Access

August 29th, 2020


Meet Debbie Churgai, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA has over 100,000 active members in all 50 states. Debbie …

Episode #2 featuring Charles Warner of Cannabis & Tech Today

August 21st, 2020


This episode features Charles Warner, CEO of Innovative Properties Worldwide and Editor In Chief of Cannabis & Tech Today with a mission to lift the veil on the budding cannabis industry, celebrate its innovations, …

Episode #1 featuring Doug Distaso from Veterans Cannabis Project

August 12th, 2020


This episode features veterans using medical cannabis to address addiction, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD. Join PMP for a conversation with Doug Distaso, the Executive Director of the Veterans Cannabis Project.

He is …

Trailer: The Vine: A Plant Media Project Podcast

July 22nd, 2020


The Vine is a Plant Media Project Podcast that features educational discussions and insightful looks into the world of plant medicine. Subscribe on …

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