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ADHD and Cannabis with Green Flower CEO Max Simon

by Faster Than Normal

Can cannabis actually improve your focus when you are ADD or ADHD; what does the research say? Is it only misinformation and perception that keeps cannabis a Schedule 1 drug? Will we see more research in the US? What can cannabis possibly do for your community? Today we examine all of these questions with leading expert in the field, Max Simon. A bit more about our guest today is below. Enjoy!  

Max Simon, Founder/CEO Green Flower Media, Inc.  With the vision of building a media company that would change the world’s perception of cannabis, Max Simon co-founded Green Flower in 2014. Green Flower has since become the industry leader in cannabis education, producing thousands of hours of premium content; bolstering a network of over 700 top cannabis experts; and building the largest library of cannabis education content in the world. Today, Max leads an incredible 30-person team united around the mission of becoming the global leaders in cannabis education.  Max’s mission to educate people about cannabis and discredit misinformation reflects his work in bringing meditation and mind-body wellness out of the shadows in the early 2000’s, when he served as Director of Consumer Products ​for the Chopra Center. For seven years, Max built and ran world-renowned self-help guru Deepak Chopra’s products business; there, he rebranded the company; developed and launched 49 signature products; created their digital marketing strategy; and impacted hundreds of millions of people on- and offline.  Green Flower is also a personal mission for Max, who has successfully used cannabis for over two decades as an integral part of his wellness regime—and to aid in the treatment of his ADD.


In this episode Peter & Max discuss:

1:11-  Intro & welcome Max Simon

3:00-  So why cannabis? How did you get into studying?

4:04-  What differences have you noticed in your ADHD and just in general by using cannabis?

6:40-  So can Cannabis actually improve your focus if you are ADHD? Ref: What is an endocannabinoid (EC) system?

8:30-  How long has this been your area of study?

8:45-  Tell us what you’ve head about other formal studies of cannabis and ADHD.

10:22-  What do you think it’s going to take to remove the Schedule 1 label in the US?

10:35-  What’s the difference between restrictions in individual States versus on the Federal level?

11:26-  Do you think the reason it remains a Schedule 1 is because of perceptions/ignorance?

13:15-  On the progress of the cannabis movement  Ref:  NORML’s “Smoke The Vote” campaign. 

14:56-  Cannabis’ affect on alcohol sales in most areas

15:34-  The story and evidence provided by the chief of Police after their city of Port Hueneme, CA legalized cannabis.  Ref: Municipal code

16:50-  How do you change the conversation on ADHD, kids and general perceptions?

18:50-  How can people find out more?  Via and Max Simon on LinkedIN. @GreenFlwrMedia on Twitter

19:38-  Thank you Max for joining us! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.

STAY HEALTHY – STAY SAFE – STAY HOME.. until next time!

20:09-  Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits

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