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Understanding CBD with Max and Steven as heard on WCBM Radio

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Curious about CBD? Let Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max and Steven’s, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides. We’ve got an exciting line-up of special guests and experts ready to answer your questions, empower you as a consumer and entertain you at the same time.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and CBD, Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez

May 31st, 2020


Dr G, a functional medicine doctor and director of Atlantic Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring MD, served in the military for 24 years. Having earned a reputation as one of the U. S. military’s leading emergency …

Does CBD Interact With…?

January 31st, 2021


Today, Ajay Sharma RPh, MBA, a local pharmacist based in Silver Spring joins us on Understanding CBD with Max and Steven to explain how cbd, a plant-based medicine works in relation to pharmaceutical products. He talks …

Abolishing Medical Marijuana Stigmas and CBD Oil Testimonials

August 30th, 2020

0:42 has launched! Visit the site for an all access pass to every episode of our radio show, CBD information and Dr. G’s tips. For this week’s episode, we revisit the stigma of medical marijuana and CBD …

FECO/RSO and Cancer

May 30th, 2021


Special Guest: Is there a holistic, non-traditional approach for cancer treatment that works? Rebecca Mooshi shares her personal story of seeking …

Fighting The Stigma Of Cannabis

November 29th, 2020


Caitlin Orman is a prime example of how prevalent the stigma around cannabis is. Get insight into her fight between her studying choices and her new found interest in cannabis and CBD, while she helps us understand …

Hemp Foods

August 29th, 2021


Special Guest: Hemp foods is the topic of this episode so Max & Steven step in as the "special guests" because their main guest has a last minute emergency. The guys creatively weave in a hemp foods trivia question, …

Medical Cannabis Provider, Meredith Piccinini, CRNP and Chesacanna Dispensary Owner, Marc Spataro

March 29th, 2020


Max and Steven take the reins live in the studio and discuss ways to relieve anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis (including ideas for pets, too.) Meredith Piccinini, a Nurse Practitioner who certifies patients for …

Migraines and Headaches and Back Pain, Oh My!

June 28th, 2020


CBD for Migraines? For chronic acute headaches? For back pain? You better believe it! This week on Understanding CBD, Dr. Mary Ann Ley from the Achieve Wellness Center tells us how she talks to her patients about CBD …

Addiction Recovery and CBD

March 28th, 2021


Addiction, recovery and CBD. Jaanine Smith, Recovery Expert and Coach, joins Max and Steven to talk about her journey through recovery, what led her to become a recovery coach and how she uses her experiences and …

Good CBD Vibrations

February 28th, 2021


Tapping into your energetic body, getting in touch with yourself, finding your vibe… whatever you call it, it’s a practice that allows people to connect with the world at large and within. Mary Miller joins Max and …

Hoʻoponopono, Plenty of Laughter as We Reflect on 2020 and the Year Ahead

December 27th, 2020


Hoʻoponopono...try saying that 10 times in a row! On this episode of Understanding CBD, Max and Steven share their thoughts and experiences with this …

What is in CBD Oil and Who Can Use it?

September 27th, 2020


Gary Stein’s FINAL SHOW! We will miss our radio show mentor but are excited about stepping up to host the show. We invited Maggie Fauver, the Mid-Atlantic Operations Manager for @CannaCareDocsMD, as our special quest. …

How to do CBD

June 27th, 2021


Special Guest: “How to do the Pot” podcast host, Ellen Lee Scanlon, joins Max & Steven to discuss women’s health and cannabis. Ellen’s mission is to educate and give practical advice to women seeking to understand …

Pet CBD and Supplements

September 26th, 2021


Special Guest: Dietary supplements and CBD for your pet? You betcha! In this heartfelt episode, Max & Steven are joined by none other than Bill Bookout, President & Board Chairman for the National Animal …

The Hemp for Victory Act and Covid-19 Inflammation

July 26th, 2020


On July 20, 2020, Congress approved a measure allowing CBD use by U.S. military service members. We talk with Eryck Stamper, a 23-year retired Navy …

CBD For Kids: Is It Safe and Effective?

April 26th, 2020


Linda Levy Rabinovich, certified reading specialist, brain-based-learning advocate, super mom, and Steven’s girlfriend, joins the show to talk about whether or not it’s appropriate to provide kids with CBD. Can CBD help …

Importance of Quality in Plant Medicine

October 25th, 2020


2020 has been a hectic and uncertain year. With the upcoming election, it’s a good time to slow down and listen to our bodies. Stress, lack of sleep, injuries, illnesses, or pain can cloud our minds and stunt our …

Stormy Simon and CBD

July 25th, 2021


Special Guest: Stormy Simon is our special guest this week on Understanding CBD. She made herself famous by helping to drive from a 20 …

Cannabis Industry: Adding Value

April 25th, 2021


Did you grow up dreaming about a career in the cannabis business? Well, it’s a growing industry with many opportunities for those who are interested …

Memorial Day Tales of Epic CBD Success

May 24th, 2020


In this lucky, 13th episode, Max and Steven hear from callers who faced tremendous hardships because of debilitating physical or psychological …

Does CBD Work?

January 24th, 2021


Chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, sexual dysfunction, immunity, migraines- can cbd help? Yes- our very own Dr. Ben González takes questions from listeners and explains how cbd and the endocannabinoid system work …

Weight Loss Management with CBD

August 23rd, 2020


We have discussed how CBD is used for chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, sleep, PTSD, and anxiety. On this week’s show, we tackle the topic of CBD …

Regenerative Farming and Cannabis

May 23rd, 2021


Special Guest: Dr. Allen Williams, a 6th generation family farmer, founder of, professor, researcher, speaker, and regenerative farming expert talks to us about farming, soil quality, how our food …

Gut Microbiome and CBD

November 22nd, 2020


Gut health is one of the most important aspects of human health and yet no one talks about it. Listen in to our conversation with Dr. Anthony Capasso, one of the few doctors that does wellness care and testing beyond …

CBD and Gut Health

August 22nd, 2021


Special Guest: Dr. Stacey Kargman, board certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Diplomate of Acupuncture, joins Max and Steven on this episode of Understanding CBD to shed light on how CBD is complementary to …

The Happy Coronavirus Show! Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G); Orioles Exec TJ Brightman and Legendary Local Sports Guru, Stan “The Fan” Charles

March 22nd, 2020


Be calm and don’t hoard the TP! If you have anxiety and confusion about the novel coronavirus, Dr. G provides valuable sources of real information …

CBD Entering the Mainstream Medical Conversation

June 21st, 2020


A special “Father’s Day” edition of “Understanding CBD”, gets off to a raucous start when Darlene from Essex, MD divulges that her doctor said the …

Demystifying Medical Cannabis

March 21st, 2021


Inspired by her belief in holistic healing, Melony Burman, encountered a treasure trove of benefits in the cannabis plant when she began her personal …

CBD and the Emcee

February 21st, 2021


MC Bravado joins Max and Steven to talk all things CBD, his personal growth journey from an anxious young man to a confident educator, singer/songwriter and cat dad. MC Bravado shares his compelling and inspirational …

The Over-Prescription of Pharmaceuticals

December 20th, 2020


With an average of 22 veteran suicide’s a day, our conversation with Steve Ellmore about the over-prescription of drugs to veterans is long overdue. Listen in as we talk to Steve Ellmore about his first feature-length …

A Veteran’s Story: Using CBD Oil to Treat PTSD

September 20th, 2020


Is CBD oil an effective treatment for PTSD? To learn more, we interviewed Cherissa Jackson, the Chief Medical Executive for AMVETS and host of the AMVETS web series titled, “Who’s at the Table”. As a retired U.S. Air …

Hemp CBD and Horses

June 20th, 2021


Special Guest: Dr. Joyce Harman, naturopathic horse veterinarian joins Max & Steven to talk about hemp CBD and horses. From acupuncture, herbs, hemp seed and flowers to CBD oil and beyond, Dr. Harman explains the …

Cannabis Masters Program

September 19th, 2021


Special Guest: The study of medical cannabis now has its own graduate program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The first of its …

A Longtime CBD Skeptic Turns Major Advocate Calling CBD, “The Miracle Bottle”, And a Local College Grad Tells Us What He’s Learned About CBD Studying Under One Of The World’s Foremost Authorities On The Subject!

July 19th, 2020


I tried putting my finger on the best part of this episode but found it impossible. I mean, too much to choose from. It must have been Dana from Ft Lauderdale, right? A longtime CBD skeptic now calling CBD, “The Miracle …

CBD and Neurological Conditions With Rona Rosenbaum of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS)

April 19th, 2020


A trio of CBD successes during home quarantine: Host Gary Stein successfully treats a nagging back injury; Max keeps anxiety at bay while Steven uses …

Cancer, Bone Marrow Registry, and CBD’s Therapeutic Potential

October 18th, 2020


This week’s episode shares Erik Sauer’s story. His life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Leukemia at 36. What he didn’t know was a …

CBD and Bugs

July 18th, 2021


Special Guest: This episode of Understanding CBD Max and Steven interview Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, a horticultural entomologist specializing in …

CBD Consumer Safety

April 18th, 2021


Mechanical engineer Darwin Millard, AKA the “Spock of Cannabis” joins Max and Steven to dive deep into consumer safety in the cannabis industry. …

Enhancing Mental Health & Wellness With CBD

May 17th, 2020


Who doesn’t have anxiety these days? But for the people who suffer with schizophrenia, depression, social anxiety and other diagnosed psychiatric disorders—with or without a pandemic—can CBD be a safe and effective …

Free Marijuana in Maryland

January 17th, 2021


Now that we have your attention, we didn’t mean free as in no cost. We mean free as in liberated. Listen to our guest Luke Jones talk about legislative updates regarding liberating marijuana from nearly a hundred years …

Nursing Home Patients During Covid-19 and CBD vs. Marijuana

August 16th, 2020


40% of reported Covid-19 deaths are residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Essential healthcare services are reacting swiftly to provide a safe environment for both their residents and employees. We …

CBD and Mindset

May 16th, 2021


CBD, mindset, decision making, manifesting your dreams? What’s the secret? The secret is the law of attraction. Creating your own reality through yourself and working towards your personal transformation. We are joined …

Dealing With Seasonal Depression With CBD

November 15th, 2020


Listen in as we dive into the conversation about seasonal depression with our special guest Doctor Alexander Dix, a clinical medical director over at Kip dispensary who will give you practical tips on combating the …

American Hemp Road Trip

August 15th, 2021


Special Guest: Max & Steven talk to Eric Hurlock, host and producer of The Lancaster Farming Industrial Hemp Podcast, an offshoot of the Lancaster Farming Newspaper, which has been the premiere source of …

Dr Tara Kern, DC, CCSP Reveals How CBD Has Helped Dozens of Her Patients and Her Dog

March 15th, 2020


Chiropractic services and hemp CBD are two complementary pathways to treat joint and muscle pain. Dr Tara describes how CBD promotes a healing environment for the body, and how CBD has even helped calm her dog’s …

CBD For Puppies, Triathletes, Hospice Care Patients & Well, Everyone

June 14th, 2020


Nancy Peterson, a satisfied customer of Max & Steven’s, and a puppy breeder from Pennsylvania, reveals two great ways to give dogs CBD. Chris …

Treating Your Pets Holistically

March 14th, 2021


Holistic veterinary medicine may be new to most of us but it’s actually been in existence for well over 200 years and is beginning to grow in …

CBD for Love and Romance

February 14th, 2021


Love, romance, fun and CBD. Max and Steven are joined by Janelle Lassalle, writer, researcher, adventurer and CBD expert to talk all things relationships and how the endocannabinoid system is connected to every aspect …

CBD and Dosing for Pets

December 13th, 2020


A study shows that 85 million homes have pets in America. With that statistic in mind, countless pets also deal with anxiety, separation issues, and general health complications. These are a few of the many ailments …

Maryland Hemp Farms and How CBD Oil Reduces Anxiety

September 13th, 2020


It’s the Max and Steven take-over episode! Gary Stein was off this week, leaving Max and Steven in charge (plus Zachary Walman, Steven’s son). Listen as we interview Kevin Atticks from the Maryland Hemp Coalition. This …

CBD Product Manufacturing

June 13th, 2021


Special Guest: Hemp CBD product manufacturing is Barry Pritchard’s area of expertise. How did an Analytical Chemist get into formulating everything …

Hemp Promise with Joy Beckerman

September 12th, 2021


Special Guest: Joy Beckerman, a living legend in the world of cannabis, is Max & Steven’s special guest. Joy has spent the last 30 years enjoying, sharing, and advocating for the plant that she believes has the …

Advantages of Taking CBD – It’s Affordable and Effective, Doesn’t Give You Bad Dreams and Works so Well You May Forget Your Knee Was There!

July 12th, 2020


Wow – what a show this was! We ran the gamut starting with an anxious 18-year old Jacob saying how well he’s slept since committing to CBD. Lots of …

An Easter and “Zeder” CBD Celebration With Dr Alexander Dix of Kip Medical Dispensary

April 12th, 2020


Alexander Dix, Doctor of Pharmacy and Medical Director at Kip Medical Dispensary in Cockeysville, discusses “The Entourage Effect” of full-spectrum …

The Green Rush: Cannabis Career Opportunities

October 11th, 2020


With all 50 states having legalized hemp cultivation, higher education institutions like Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) are taking notice and …

CBD and Psychedelics

July 11th, 2021


Special Guest: Pamela Hadfield, a successful entrepreneur in the cannabis industry with her company, HelloMD, joins Max & Steven to share how CBD …

Pets in Need and CBD

April 11th, 2021


CBD for pets- yes, for pets! Pets have endocannabinoid systems just like people and happen to have some of the same issues…aches and pains, anxiety, arthritis, joint issues, tooth pain. Basically, pets are just like us …

An Absolutely Amazing Miraculous Minnesota Mom’s Mitzvah!

May 10th, 2020


Max and Steven are live in studio on Mother’s Day and introduce Victoria, of Chanhassen, MN. Victoria describes how cannabis sativa miraculously …

Cannabis as a Treatment

January 10th, 2021


Industry thought leader, Jacquie Cohen Roth, proprietor of CannabizMD and Tea Pad joined Max & Steven to talk about her passion for educating physicians about medical cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. 97% of …

Mild to Severe Arthritis Pain: Can CBD oil help?

August 9th, 2020


Arthritis affects ~50 million Americans and is the most common cause of disability among adults. We are talking today with Patty Wessels, a 16-year …

Why CBD is for Moms

May 9th, 2021


Anxiety, stress, insomnia, motherhood…and cbd? Moms can use a little help these days- the usual stressors have only been amplified during pandemic times. How’s a mom to cope? And how can one go from coping to thriving? …

The Misinformation About CBD in the Medical Field

November 8th, 2020


Listen in as we have an in depth conversation about the misinformation around CBD amongst physicians and the medical field in general with Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt, an incredible physician who is well educated on cannabis …

CBD and Stress Response

August 8th, 2021


Special Guest: Recorded live on National CBD Day, Naturopathic Physician Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney returns to brilliantly and simply remind us why CBD …

Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G) and CBD Scientist, Kaylah Burson: CBD, Doctors and Hemp Industry Testing Standards

March 8th, 2020


Max & Steven are joined in studio by Dr G, a functional medicine doctor and director of Atlantic Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring. Dr G explains how to address your primary care doctor about using CBD, …

Celebrating Life On National Cancer Survivors Day

June 7th, 2020


Two cancer survivors are featured, including Steven’s mother, Janet Walman, who discusses how CBD has helped her overcome sleep difficulties …

Creating Equity in Cannabis

March 7th, 2021


Women in cannaBIZ... In honor of International Women’s Month, we are bringing you in-depth interviews with women trailblazers in the cannabis industry. We are joined by Venus Hemachandra, a Maryland dispensary owner …

CBD Causes Healing

February 7th, 2021


The dynamic and always informative Jacquie Cohen Roth joins us on Understanding CBD to talk all things cannabis in Maryland. From current legislative issues to cbd and drug interaction to upcoming cannabis industry …

Testing Standards of CBD

December 6th, 2020


With the purchasing and manufacturing of CBD products increasing each day, understanding exactly what it is that you’re buying is growing in importance. Our guest on the show is Steven Perez who is a scientist and CEO …

Puppy Anxiety, CBD Oil’s Effect on the Brain, and Testimonials

September 6th, 2020


Julia Werre’s career in medical product marketing has exposed her to many pharmaceuticals that help grow her client’s medical and dental practices. …

CBD and Vitamins

June 6th, 2021


Special Guest: Dr. Earl Mindell, international best-selling author of over 60 books including The New Vitamin Bible and Healing With Hemp CBD Oil joins Max & Steven on Understanding CBD to talk all things nutrition, …

Cannabis Legalization in 2022

September 5th, 2021


Special Guest: Ending federal cannabis prohibition is the topic Max & Steven tackle and Morgan Fox of the National Cannabis Industry Association is just the right guy to bring us the information we need from the …

CBD Helped Me With My Parkinson’s, What Max & Steven Say is in the Bottle…is in the Bottle & Finding a Good Corned Beef Sandwich in Baltimore!

July 5th, 2020


You’re like, “Wait, what? Corned Beef and CBD?” Well, somehow the gang made a connection on the firecracker of a show, (see what I did there!) More on corned beef later, but first – when Max & Steven tell you what’s …

CBD, Doggy Style! Master Dog Trainer and Police K-9 Officer, Michael J Soler

April 5th, 2020


Max and Steven introduce Michael J Soler. A Marine Corp veteran, author of a puppy training book and owner of Blue Line K-9 Training in Joppa. Soler …

Brain Injury and Recovery: The CBD and Omega 3 Connection

October 4th, 2020


Millions of Americans are affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that can result in devastating long-term effects – early dementia, loss of motor …

Hemp CBD Tarot Reading

July 4th, 2021


Special Guest: Janine Morigeau, a tarot card reader, accomplished astrologer and a spiritual life coach, joins Max & Steven for a fun and …

CBD Q&A with a Physician

April 4th, 2021


CBD for sleep, anxiety, weight management, headaches, arthritis, working out, gut health… Is CBD the cure for everything? No. Is it a tool in the …

CBD For Traumatic Brain Injury & Pain Management

May 3rd, 2020


Dr Kevin E. Crutchfield, MD, is a neurologist who consults for the Ravens, Orioles, and DC United (MLS), and is one of the leading authorities on …

Terpenes Matter

January 3rd, 2021


On this week’s episode of Understanding CBD, listen to Max & Steven open up about their thoughts on new year’s traditions around the world, …

A Veteran’s Journey as a CBD Advocate and CBD as a Supplement

August 2nd, 2020


This week, we welcome back Eryck Stamper. Listen as we learn the reasons that led this veteran to establish a non-profit called Veterans Initiative 22 and how the non-profit works with NORML of Maryland, Maryland …

Fibroids and CBD

May 2nd, 2021


CBD, women’s health and sharing her personal journey of natural healing are Suzy Ohannessian’s passions and mission. Suzy joins Max and Steven to talk about her experiences suffering from uterine fibroids which led to …

The Stigma of Cannabis and Insomnia

November 1st, 2020


The stigmas of CBD are common, but what if we told you they are misconceptions. Those who are more familiar with CBD understand that CBD is safe to …

Medicinal Plants and CBD

August 1st, 2021


Special Guest: Susan Leopold, PhD, ethnobotanist, executive director at United Plant Savers and children’s book author, joins Max & Steven to …

Meet Steven Walman of Walman’s Apothecary

March 1st, 2020


Have no clue what the best way to use hemp-based CBD is? Co-founder Steven Walman shows you the way and reveals why he uses it—and how you can get the most out of your CBD experience.

Meet Max Sobol of Walman’s Apothecary

March 1st, 2020


Co-founder Max Sobol discusses why Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extract tincture is the safest and most effective way to use CBD for people and …

CBD Basics and How to Find Quality Hemp CBD

March 1st, 2020


Legendary local radio host Gary Stein interviews Max & Steven on radio WCBM AM 680 in Baltimore, for the premier episode of “Understanding CBD with Max & Steven.” Learn the basics like what’s the difference …

Meet The Founders: Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Walman’s Apothecary

March 1st, 2020


Max & Steven explain what makes their CBD product the highest-quality and most-trusted 100% pure hemp oil product people can find in the Baltimore area. Hemp oil is now legal in Maryland. But buyer beware! With no …

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