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With Hospitalizations Rising, Florida Governor Calls in 3,000 Nurses to Help Manage COVID-19 Cases
"Virus infections nationally is putting a strain on hospitals elsewhere in the U. S. More than 1000 people are now hospitalized with the virus in Florida. Dozens of hospitals say they're out of beds in the intensive care units. And CBS News correspondent David Beg No, says the governor there is attempting to alleviate some concern by bringing in more than 3000 nurses from other states. If you have wave after wave after wave, how long can you sustain that? That is Dr Jason Wilson. He's the associate director of emergency management at Tampa General Hospital. He says the volume of covert patients coming to the hospital is five times higher than it was a month and 1/2 ago. We've really done everything we can to try to keep patient the hospital. They don't need to be in the hospital. The situation is far more dire in South Florida. There are now just 10 icy you beds left in all of Miami Dade County. Most populated county in the state.
Heffa Farms on Hemp Farming as a Black Woman in the South
"Everybody. Jason Wilson with curious about Canada's podcast. Thanks so much for tuning in once again asset today I am delighted to be joined with pharmacy or see Stanley out of North Carolina, she's a farmer entrepreneur, many things many many things, and we've got lots and lots of talk about today. Thanks so much for everyone to come on the podcast. Absolutely I mean it makes it so that now I feel like I'm cyber stalking. You have a genuine connection now, so yeah, likewise likewise ever since ever since I discovered your your brand and your mission, which will get into all of this all the specifics and your product. There's so many things about what you're doing that. Resonate with me one. You're trying to build a not just a farm, but a learning laboratory learning center to learn about medicinal plants in agriculture, and all these things, so that's six box for me. very very interested in that as a science educator and That's where thing then to your product. You have a tea. That is a combination of two of my favorite plants, which is cannabis and Tulsi Basil. Way We check all those boxes Andrew in the south, which for me having come from the south to finding sort of a kindred spirit like this that your mission, what you're trying to do, the product that you've put out there and the way you carry yourself and present your message to the world I'm all in, so I'm so. Thank. You GotTa get you some tea. You've got try it. Yeah, I'd love to. Rent this ball? I'd love to. I've made my own sort of combinations like that before just playing around in the kitchen. But it's. It's awesome to know that there's actually a a product on the shelves that people can go to tonight I. Talk About Tulsi Basil it's come up in at least a third of my interviews I ended up talking about it just because of how. Powerful of a medicinal plant, it can be and just how good it tastes. Different varieties tastes so good establishes it really is. So, before we get too far into all that, let's backtrack a little bit. And just share with folks there listening Very spoiled a little bit, but what you're doing what your mission is and how you've to where you are now as well as where you're headed. Oh! My Gosh, well! If I tell you how I've gotten here, yeah, this will be a series not. A one time podcast, but guy here Jason the same way I think. I have a rabbit. All my destinations in life. I take a creative paths. If someone says, go right there straight ahead. I am going to go right than left than I may. Even do a circle right eventually. Get to where I'm going, but by the time I arrive. I pick up so many lessons along the way so. With the farm I actually come from a farming background only counting the voluntary farming generations but I would be considered fifth generation so on my maternal side they very much have followed and. In Life, even with my mother and her brothers all college educated, which was a tremendous accomplishment for my grandparents. My Grandmother Charity who I attribute a lot of my upbringing With her, she actually attended college, but they all moved back or found themselves back growing and. I didn't want to do it. I didn't want to have anything at all to deal with farming I wasn't getting paid. There were all these creepy crawly things. It's hot. It's hot I'm Alabama you know growing up. Really Hot yes, so I tell it out there I graduated early at seventeen was a smart kid, but i. also you know was a product of divorce eventually ended up living with my maternal grandparents. wasn't one of those kids that you know when. The adults in my life saw I was having hard time. It was a hey. Maybe we need to give some therapy or counseling. US emotional support in. Old School we're GonNa. Try To whip you into. What we need for you to be, and that did not quite work with me. I will use one of the kinder. Additives that I was called young at a young age, and that was. I was headstrong, but I was smart so. I usually could get out of most weapons, but not all of them so I left I took off and went to college and never. Never really thought about becoming a farmer per se I've always been attracted to growing I've always had a amateur interest in medicinal plants had some recollection of knowledge that my grandmother shared with me, and my mom shared with me. Of course I wasn't really that wasn't my saying so I wasn't necessarily trying to retain all of that knowledge, but some had definitely stuck with me, and so I had a little bit of a green thumb, but you know if I had to pick up and move. I was a military spouse for a while. If I had to leave the plants, I was heartbroken over now today. Totally totally totally different, but so I laughed. Start Living Live You know working on becoming an doll making those wonderful mistakes that if you can live through, you've got a great story to tell hopefully some wisdom to to go along with it and had wet. You know full while I was trying to find myself professionally. Special time being teacher of been the mental health munition actually and eventually graduated got a degree in marketing Oh, and by the way Jason I left out couple of details, I was also time teenage mom, so I'm figuring all of this out in Afghanistan. Little ones that you know while you have to provide some some stability for because apparently, if you don't they go haywire so working on figuring all of that out and ended up going into marketing. And eventually ended up becoming a fundraiser
Andrew DeAngelo on Cannabis Activism
"Everybody. This is Jason Wilson with curious about Canvas podcast. Thanks much for tuning in once again So I am beyond delighted today to be able to sit down and talk with Andrew Dangelo at you. Know there's so many ways I could introduce you. Activists you know co founder of Harbourside. You're involved with the last prisoner project now. Which I know you've been bringing lot of tension to but welcome Andrew Dangelo. Thanks so much for being willing to come on the podcast today. Thank you Jason. It's great to be with your community today. Yeah totally. I'm really stoked to see where our conversation goes. I've been following a lot of your press over the past several months. Some of the interviews you've been doing and keeping up with some your work and there's a there are a lot of milestones to go through but then I know there's a lot you've been talking about lately that I don't WanNa make you regurgitate the same stuff that you've been staying over again someone to try to go in some unique directions here but there's all sorts of stuff for us to Go into right now. One of the kind of segue into a lot of things one of the first things I wanted to ask you about. Is you recently took a trip to Barcelona didn't you? I did I was there for. Icbc Barcelona and span of this. Yes yeah and you. You didn't make it out to the hashish and hemp museum. That's out there I did. I had a great time at the museum. That's Ben drunker zones and operates that museum. He also has one in Holland. Amsterdam and Ben's been old friend of the family for decades and so it was great vehicle able to see his newest outposts there in Barcelona. It's a beautiful building. He's done all this wonderful stained glass work and yeah and if you if you haven't been Barcelona the architecture Barcelona's just every single building every single doorway window archway. is just extraordinarily well-crafted. Beautiful beautiful work and the the hemp and Marijuana Museum. There is no exception and they've ban in his team just done a stellar job with that museum. I encourage everyone to make a pilgrimage to check it out. Yeah I saw some of the photos posted on social media and I was fascinated. How beautiful some of you know the way. Everything was presented the design architecture and everything and I wasn't even really familiar with that museum. Can you describe a little bit about what that museum is like? And kind of how things are presented. And what your experience. There was sure. The museum has multiple levels. So it's two or three stories. There's elevators and stairs that you navigate through it and it's part a history lesson of the plant and and specifically Ham You know the two. The two tracks museum really talks. Most about is is as cannabis as medicine and as an intoxicant and ham has a industrial raw material so so that those are the two focuses. I would say of the museum. And Ben's just got an incredible collection of ancient hemp materials and modern hemp wears also that are represented by some of the leading can't cannabis hemp companies of today. Of course UH sense. He seeds is right next door. Okay Marijuana Museum both in Barcelona Amsterdam and and you can purchase CBD products there and genetics and a whole bunch of really cool will art and culture and Swag from both the museum and since he seats and I was just thrilled to be in Barcelona and an experience that you know we we in the United States. We don't we have cannabis with sort of the first cannabis museum or installation in Las Vegas. There we'd maps just did a big installation in Los Angeles. That was a museum. But we don't have permanent cannabis ham. You know that I'm aware of that's that's as large in a serious As bans I'm sure we have lots of small Wonsan and probably millions of small ones in people's homes. I certainly is yeah I got. I got some in mind mile in my altar of course but you know so when it. It's not easy to have a museum. You know museums don't make money. They lose money and they are about building culture and about keeping something alive for future generations to learn about an and that's hard work to do in our movement in our industry is still in the embryonic stages and I look forward to the day and I hope Stephen I get to be a part of it Where there are something like that. The Hemp Museum here in the United States a- every city should have won. Every every community has cannabis story that goes back hundreds of years and and we can all tell our own version of what's happened over the last hundred years so it's part of the cultural work that I think we're moving into sort of a cultural renaissance canvas. We've had you know we had to legalize and that was just brutal. One hundred year war you know and now we have all these little battles to get legalisation right which we have not done and and of course you know. We have a lot of work to do to get legalisation rights. So that's going to be ten thousand battles that we're GONNA have to fight for that. The cultural work is really something that I think our community is going to have a lot more fun within the political work and I I really. Creativity and culture is been one of the strengths of the cannabis movement community for forever. Going back to the jazz age you know going back to the brothels of New Orleans going back to Jamaica going back to India Longtime in this plant has inspired the creativity of men and women all over the world and so we get to come out of the shadows culturally now and into the light and Where are colors loud and proud and and talk about the plant in ways like a museum? There's millions of ways to express cannabis culture but a museum certainly one of them and you know the there's a big wide open cultural world out there that I hope your listeners will will embrace. There's also I know you know. Science on this podcast. There's a big sign this world of cannabis scientists just like just like culture. It's in the embryonic stages in Gosh. I can't I can't I can't think of something more exciting right now. Then to be working with canvas science or cannabis culture.
Linda Klumpers PhD on Cannify, Cannabinoid Pharmacology, Cannabis for Pain
"My name is Linda Columbus and I am a clinical pharmacologist. I have a PhD in clinical pharmacology of Cabinets. And I've been studying cannabinoid since two thousand six. You're listening to the curious about Canada's podcasts. Everybody's Jason Wilson with. The curious about cannabis podcast. Thanks so much for tuning in once again so today. I'm really really excited to talk to Dr. Linda. Trumpers clinical pharmacologist. That's been studying can have an AIDS cannabis for quite a while and then we also have a shared interest in education as well So this'll be I think a great conversation. Thanks so much Linda for being willing to take the time to come on the podcast today. Thank you for having me. Jason is really great to talk to you too. Yeah thank you. Yeah so For those that may not be So familiar with your work. I mean one thing. I'll point out is that you are the brain behind. Kfi which which is an online Quiz and also kind of data gathering tool to help point people into The direction of research around certain things related to cannabis in can avenue to try to help steer people away from all the hype and sort of hearsay Which I I like a lot but Beyond that do you mind just describing a little bit about your background and kind of what got you into studying pharmacology. And then specifically what got you into cannabis. Oh sure so. I've always been very interested in so many things. And one of those things is the brain and that's why studied neuroscience and sometimes you make decisions in life based on the things you like And sometimes she choose things based on the things. She don't like and one of the things I did not like about studying neuroscience and it's really a personal thing. I'm not trying to judge but I had a very very hard time. Working with animals The mice rats were were so cute and I said yeah a big problem with working with them. Playing with them whistle fine with mice. 'cause they bite you but rats crawl into your sleeve and stuff so so. I found it so hard to to work with them that I thought I I want to do something else. That is still euroscience related and that is actually how I got into because if you study drugs in you months actually gift consent right. Yeah exactly yes. He don't meet to decapitate them after they're done. So that was a more friendly way of Still being able to study what happens in those brain of braids hours While yeah Leaving the animals alone so that it's always a combination of things and this is just one of the of the. Yeah the topic says really important to me not working with animals and science pharmacology biology medicine. It's also interesting and with pharmacology. Newman says will come together. And Yeah exactly. Yeah and now regarding cannabis in particular. I must honestly say. There are a lot of people in in cannabis that really do this. Because of their passion for the plan their passion for cannabis. And I'm very interested in plums. I'm very interested in a pharmacology of cannabis but there. There is a lot of interesting blondes out there. A lot of interesting compounds in cannabis is one of them. There are a lot of interesting geological systems in the body. The Endo cannabinoid system is one of them. And how I how? I got to work with Cannabis actually was because In amid nolte's pharmaceutical companies were racing against each other to get the first avenue bounds on the market which was actually notes a agonised like Dat for example because that has been in the markets incident one thousand nine hundred eighty s but wasn't antagonised so a impounded binds the same places state seed us for example T T. Sta compounded cannabis. It makes you feel high but then it does the opposite effect and the whole idea behind those compound classes whilst to a fight obesity to treat addiction. And those were to go bounce it. I start working with and if you onto dusty school bugs in healthy volunteer. She will not measure anything. You will only measure something if you I activate the system and then try to block system. It's just WANNA give one single-dose and see what happens. So we activate the system giving THC and is one of the ways. I got involved in cannabis research giving t t innovations later trying to study what? Thc does on your brain how you measure that with Marai. Studying various administration methods with with cannabis so in relation five eight sub lingual oral. That is how I got into cannabis research. Yeah that's so exciting. Pharmacology is such an exciting field. Because it's like this giant puzzle to work out all of these interconnected systems that are working together to produce effects on the body. It's something that has always interested me and on different levels and have you always had a passion for that kind of thing of trying to understand what's going on in the body and I know you said you started out with neurosciences. Trying to understand what's going on with the brain but is that kind of where that comes from like even as a little kid where you kind of interested in trying to understand and. Yeah Oh yes oh definitely I love this question because yeah it is just amazing to me. I see the brain as part of the body. So if something happens in the body changes you can also find it in the brain. A very ex- yeah Good examples for example menstruate menstrual cycle in the in the period before menstruation. People feel different. Why is that now? There's this whole discussion about the the Gut. Brain Axis said the microbial. Yeah exactly so that your intestines have influence on your brain as well. So that's all interconnected behaviors ferry ferry important and interesting to me at high school. I was always fascinated by peer pressure. People also give me if I wanted to do something because everyone did it and I did and do it and they were just surprised but everyone does it now but I don't want to. Why why would I have to do that? Why I also smoke arrived. I also use Moscow our GUT my hair and and and the children for Mike loss would not always listen to me but if someone from a higher lawsuits and I was fascinated by why. Why do you care? What do people are already so influenced by peer pressure by group pressure and I think that a lot of that now has to do with the brains as well and drug skin influence your behavior. A lot of people use L. Goal to socialize because it takes away there a threshold. I do not drink alcohol personally and I've never really had a fear of talking to strangers but I recognize it is very very important in society and therefore brains behavior drugs bodies. It's always fascinated me.
"jason wilson" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"Effects that has on your mind It creates problems that take an extremely long time to To sort out and to understand what you actually believe if that makes sense I well. I've had friends that have been there are are are there yeah It's hard for me to talk about this stuff in the sense that there are some people that can't handle it or don't handle it But I also think to myself that there's nothing. Tell me give me an example of life where there's something that's been really beneficial but yet on the flipside potentially beneficial or south so I think that life in general presents us that framework that if we're going to benefit from it we can also be detrimental with him and so it comes with psychedelics. If you WANNA learn something you also have the tragedy of falling victim to whatever those danger. Your own desires your own delusion. Yes you know whatever. I think one of the biggest lessons that I learned from my own psychedelic use. Which is that. Our experience of reality comes through a several filters one is. What is your body capable of experiencing you know like we know that out of all the reality that exists we're experiencing a narrow range you know we can only see certain waves of light does something. We're already narrowed already limited. So you've got that filter of like what's even possible for your body to experience experience. Then you've got. What pre existing beliefs do you have? That information is gonNA come filter through and And then you know other than that you know you've got Different things related to your own biochemistry at the time. What's your Diet like you know? What's your health like? In general that you know basically is your body sort of Wall his best position to interpret all the information coming in but when it gets down to like what do you believe in or exactly so? That's one of the final filters is before you actually have. The experience. Information is passing through that filter that you have set up of. What is your belief system and and then you have an experience. And then it's a feedback loop because then you reflect on that experience and then how you act as a reflection on what you experienced which was filtered through out of all these things Your your belief systems and so I think one of the things that psychedelic experiences has taught me to be more aware of those filters be aware of what is in in. It's impossible to do this perfectly so I don't WanNa give the impression that I'm like always aware of how my brain is what but to have that. Mindfulness of like what belief systems have I built up. And why and you know is my reaction to something. That's happening to me a result of A bad filter essentially in my perceptual framework. And the thing that psychedelics really Change is that perceptual filter And in multiple ways because psychedelics affect your your beliefs and perceptions but also they do affect how your brain even like receives information to so it's affecting these filters on multiple levels will in your your vulnerable so right psychedelics. Don't psychedelics don't have a propaganda they don't they don't care if you're white or black right so when you're dealing with that shit inside when you're taking psychedelics there is no preconceived ideas you know what I mean. Yeah so it makes you very vulnerable to all those ideas. I have a problem thinking that most religions haven't been developed from psychedelics. Because most people that have been talked to you now probably were on psychedelics. Or Meditating depending on how you think of psychedelics. And that's the thing. Is that breathing meditation? You can induce these states. You can go into cold water sensory deprivation tanks since we depth tanks cold cryogenics you can go what about the. What's his name Wim Hof? I'll debriefing the Wim Hof method. Yeah I'm not as familiar with that one but I'm familiar. I don't know if it's the same but I'm familiar with tropic breathing and that sort of stuff yes so basically the Wim. Hof Method is you can go in in a extreme cold or extreme hot environment or whatever environment and you can breathe your way through it because of your chemistry. And he's shown that yeah. Yeah exactly and like as a as a culture we we. We stopped playing with these ideas as a group exercise. And so it's all about science. We think that if you don't prove it right not a pill right. You can't engage it until proven which is like a weird thing because it will. How do you prove if you don't engage it? You know it's like chicken and the egg sort of thing but no absolutely in there. You know I think one of the big things about all of this is that there are aspects of our human experience that are Threat Way to put it. They're just. They're very different than our sort of day to day. Interactions and sometimes these experiences are some of the things that have the most profound effects on The way we behave in and what we believe and how we treat people and everything and so we need to be talking about these inner experiences more and I don't think it's Inherently a bad thing to experiment with inexperienced to try to learn from it and to try to figure out how we can Navigate our states of consciousness towards a more desirable realm. And I think that a lot of Cultures some that still exist and some that you know if they do still exist. They're in very tiny fragments. But there's been other cultures in the past that valued this pursuit so strongly that like they would laugh at this discussion right now because they say of course You know but you know the fact that it was part of their population like we looked at older tribes where psychedelics were involved with the kids. Yeah the kids didn't abuse it. The kids didn't go out and just never trained on how to respect and a half and the the compounds and and even churches right now in South America where congregations get together they. will either eat mushrooms or drink. Wasco Ska whatever and they sit in silence for several hours and then people start to get up and talk about what they've experienced in sort of in this safe community forum Start to process You know what they experienced and what it means for. Not just themselves. But they're tried their you know their group of family and community and everything and that's really fascinating to me to see examples of that in other cultures and You know to to see these examples of where these subsidies psychedelic substances can be respected. Used in a very intentional way with with very profound positive impacts on not just a person but a community tribe and You know and so you know we need to look at that more and when it comes to drug education in general I mean we have to stop compartmentalizing things until like these are drugs. These are medicines and these are foods and every year and start really being honest about the fact that like these are all things influencing us things were interacting with us. Senator driving our decisions and how we interact with people and that we need to be much more holistic and are thinking about how we're interacting with with these things and and in general one thing. I really like about Church I haven't been to church and really longtime because now. I have panic attacks anytime I get near a church but One thing I like about it is the shared pursuit of trying to understand someone idea. Yeah and I think we do need that. Yeah and going back to something. We said curve really early on in our in our conversation but it's kind of like our society is trying to figure out what that looks like for the future because the old models of church don't really work so well anymore and And it won't work. I mean yeah I'd failing yeah I don't think they're serving the purpose that they initially were supposed to serve. And so it's GonNa be really interesting to see what that looks like But I think it's very valuable to have that community where everyone is pursuing better understanding of of whatever you WANNA call it. There's their spiritual life you know their inner workings and everything and are working through those thoughts in a supportive environment and you know. Yeah I mean I've ranted before about drug education. And how we how? We talk about cannabis and another things but we have a long way to go but it. It seems like we're finding our way but we're sort of like infants rediscovering all of the stuff sure in drug education. I'm GonNa sum this up. Drug Education is not this. Don't do drugs right. Say No right. Yeah that's not drug education and kids recognize when you're being real and you know they know when you're telling them like hey you know there are some very serious things to be aware of here. There's also you know some positives to some of the stuff too. And Hey you're going to be around the stuff. So here's how you know you could Think about it. And here's where you know something serious and you might need to get help or something. And here's rated. Here's what's normal. You know that most people experience when they go through this. And you know there's if I've learned this just from being an Oregon and being around cannabis and being around you know friends of mine. That have kids that use cannabis and seeing how their kids react to the concept of cannabis that now so where I come from Mississippi. There's this terrifying notion that if we you know start decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis. That'll all these kids are going to start using Internet. They're all going to start smoking weed. And then you know. What are they going to do? And what I've experienced coming to Oregon. Is that the absolute opposite thing. Happens that when cannabis is no longer stigmatized and kids grow up around it. Seeing you know around their parents and stuff and it's talked about openly and not just openly. But you know that there's a whole industry around it shing. And Yeah and they learn they see how to grow it and they see they see like people that do abuse it and they have negative outcomes and they see people that use it a lot and don't have negative outcomes and stuff and so. They're they're Conception of like what it means to use cannabis is very different out here than than I've experienced in Mississippi and a lot of my friends that have kids that are getting into their teenage years. They don't really want to have anything. Do with cannabis. They don't view it as like. You know something that's particularly interesting or like you know it doesn't have this. Ara rounded of being this. Like naughty thing you can do in like it's not even a thing to do to like no protest the government thing anymore though it's just there it's just it is what it is and there's not coffee you drink coffee no. I don't like coffee okay. Great right and so you know is really reassuring and I think that if we can be more real about talking about substances and The very real therapeutic applications and risks and And help people understand The landscape of all the stuff I mean. That's I think that's the way it would play out that people would just adopt these things as part of culture in reality that wouldn't view them as like these big monsters monster or flipside. My kids know about our use with cannabis. I'm going to tell everybody and everybody already knows. Our kids know about cannabis. Not only is it not a big deal? But they've seen us and understand that It's just something. Yeah so for instance. My daughter doesn't like cannabis because she's seen the bugs on it. Yeah.
Murphy Murri on Cannabis Extraction, Hydrocarbon Safety, Aquatek, Standardized Extracts
"Hey everybody this is Jason Wilson with the curious about cannabis podcast. Thanks so much for tuning in once again so today. I'm joined with Murphy. Murray a fellow cannabis educator and also a cannabis extraction consultant. And today. We're going to be talking about Oh let's see what we get into primarily cannabis extraction. Thanks much murphy for being willing to come on the podcast. Yeah absolutely thank you for having me. Yeah Really Soak. Our paths hadn't crossed Before now So this is kind of been long awaited for me as far as I followed some of your work and senior classes like from a distance. So it's cool to finally connect and and Talk about common interests for those. That aren't familiar with some of your work and your background is kind of diverse Do you mind kind of sharing just a little bit about some of that background. What led you into getting into specifically like the cannabis chemistry and extraction. And all the work that you're kind of focusing on now yes sure. I started in the canvas industry When it was fledgling in Colorado so we had the caregiver structure in two thousand nine and we started seeing retail dispensaries. Open up but there wasn't licensing for it and It still kind of mimicked. What California has going on in at the time in a lot of ways and so You know I got involved on the retail end. I lived in the Vail Valley and we wanted to sell high end cannabis products do those high end medical patients and in two thousand ten licensing started and in Colorado that meant vertical integration so being from a marketing background and working on the retail side of things. I had no preparation for an extraction lab and certainly no preparation for large-scale consult a cultivation and so It was all just something that was kind of thrown us and we had to get involved. I did my best delegate where I could but the lab was one of the hardest ones to To delegate out because they're you know a lot of people had grown for decades but there wasn't much for extraction historically You know like a lot of people were doing bubble ash but that is not even in the same department especially at the time. We were We were just starting to see things like amber glass which was shattered made for methanol. We're starting to see the butane honey oil and we were still really just calling it honey oil at the time and not even really referencing how it was being made because everything was still a big secret for a really long time which is part of the reason why education so important to me because the first three to four years of. I can't miss career especially in the extraction world. There was no where to get good information. There was a couple of hard to navigate forums with a lot of code words and screen and it was really difficult to use that information in a practical way and not having that. Chemistry background was certainly a disadvantage. But at that time we were doing chemistry. We were barely extracting material. We were cannabinoid behind. We are not purifying anything and we have no analytical testing to support it so you know the concentrates that we made we had no potency data on. We had pesticide data. We had no heavy metal testing. We you know I couldn't tell you. How many milligrams of THC or anything else? It was all anecdotal. It was all descriptive and you know I look back that and just get anxious about all of the products that I made and sold that I wouldn't do today because we just didn't have the tools so fast forward a few more years and the Internet makes things a lot easier. You know. Ten years is a long time in terms of Internet development and so more information became accessible which is good and bad. A lot of bad information became accessible. But what is more relevant is that we have the social media aspect of it and so now I could actually network with real humans. Ange as more states became legalized. People were less afraid to actually share what they were doing and Like real consultant jobs started becoming a thing and so we started to talk a lot more and develop methods. And that's where I kind of got into the extraction space You know in a very much more serious way. Because we started to actually have real standards to pursue and I started to meet the type of people who were doing things that I wanted to emulate and from there I got involved on the equipment and things in two thousand fourteen. I started working for extraction tech solutions. Which was one of the only hydrocarbon equipment manufacturers at the time and I started doing private consulting from there. I just became fully immersed in in the world of extractions so from You know just straight up cannabis extraction to also the burgeoning hemp industry. And we've just kind of gone all the way from black oil to white powder right. Yeah the last few years yeah. That's it'd be fascinating to kind of see that laid out on an image timeline. Memories can be scary sometimes. What is it that Particularly about extraction? Now that's really driving your passion to kind of continue that focus in that arm of things I think one of my favorite things about extraction has always been that You know it's it's very objective you know. Once we started bringing out a little testing into it and started actually doing chemistry labs. It was really rewarding because I could perform a process could get results than I could repeat those results Compare that to like cultivation. Where the you know every step you take today. You say the results of that weeks months ahead of Point so there's no instant gratification and cultivation whereas extraction is instant gratification every thirty minutes I get to see the results of what I've achieved and so It feels very productive and it also gives me a lot of room for error which is very exciting for me because I love the experimentation of it with cultivation even just having a table that you try out new nutrients on can affect literally the rest of the garden whereas with extraction. I can have a new idea. I can try new piece of equipment. I can tweak a process I can make these changes. You know minute to minute. Day to day and get to evaluate the efficiency and so the potential for growth is phenomenal Because it's exponential every day. Try something new and you know. Every new test result gives me ten more questions to go chase down the rabbit hole so it is constant change in very fast moving which I find personally rewarding. I'm the type of person that rearranges my furniture. Often extraction is nothing but change. Yeah Yeah I could see that. That'd be really exciting. To be caught up in that accelerated process of refinement. Refinement technologies and process and everything. You really get to see it unfold. In a way that that's unique when you were learning about extraction. What were some of the resources that you found most valuable to kind of understand what you needed to do to take things to that that next level I know skunk farm is obviously one resource that we all probably know pretty well. That's a huge one Or some others that you those online forums were enormous but through those online forums. I actually got to meet really competent people. I think both ten years ago and even today the mentorship for finding someone smarter and better than you is the most valuable lake. I look back on my career to some specific individuals who brought me in and were willing to share. What at the time was like trade secrets? You know The things that we didn't discuss Out Loud in part because it was a legal but also in part to keep our brands. Unique and those people were enormous for me I had a couple of chemists who were involved early on that were really helpful in explaining some of like the basic safety issues that I would never have even thought to ask questions about probably without their help Not to mention just some. You Know Industry Pioneers people like Nick Tana of essential extracts. Who you know was willing to teach me how to make bubble Harrison is kitchen and get involved in this industry when it was still barely an industry. We were barely for profit at the
Ellen Parkin MS on Cannabis Testing, Trouble with Edibles, Working with Labs
"Everybody. This is Jason Wilson with the curious about canvas podcast. Thanks so much for tuning in once again Today I'm sitting down with a friend of mine and fellow Quality Nerd and Analytical Scientist Ellen. Parkyn Ellen thanks so much for being willing to sit down with me today yeah. I'm very excited about this. This is great. Yeah totally So for some of you. That might not know Ellen. Ellen's been working for the past. I don't know how many years now working in the canvas testing space like five years or four years or so four now yeah and We have somewhat similar experiences in the cannabis testing fields. In that. We've done a little bit of everything as far as we've been the the analytical technicians the analyst quality director we've done every every piece of it So we have a lot in common in that regard worn many Uma exactly Ellen de mind just to get US started here. Kinda describe a little bit about your background and Kind of how? You came to work in the canvas testing space specifically and then where some of your work is Kinda focused as of lately. Yeah of course I actually I started out In the beer industry I have my master's degree in doing science and I was seeing a lot of work on hot chemistry and Started working in the beer industry And just some life changes Hadn't he turned towards cannabis? I found myself working As a lab technician and a little startup laboratory here in Oregon and Ever since it's been a great Change in my career There's so much more opportunity for Research and Career Development and growth and the industry is just so fascinating until news that I think it's been really great Just as a part of my career I've we're kind of looking for what I wanted to do And as I worked my way up from being allowed tech And then doing more call you work and then into a bigger space of Laboratory director and Quality Assurance Officer. I kind of found my niche. I'm really enjoy doing. Also quality specialist where and Kind of helping people understand the regulations and helping people understand what is and what kind of computer people And so that's kind of been a really big part for me as well as trying to with the part of the community as well. The industry that I came from before that your industry had a lot of connections and a lot of Immunity ORIENTED EVENTS AND WITH CANVAS. That wasn't as prevalent and so with the nonprofit profit that I work with Cafe Canvas Association We do a lot of work to bring everybody together Both for like social events like we recently had Nfl where Several local breweries donated. Fear we got together there were trucks. It was super finds And then like next month. We're going to be having like an educational so I think that I think really been Been great for for the face. Yeah answer you doing Some Educational Work. Through that nonprofit. Yeah Yeah so We try to do at least one educational event year Just trying to get people are more interested in the aspect right now but I think as people who are not growers producers get involved in the kind of things They're gonNA want to know more about like. What is this plant? What do what are what is going to have to test for fifty nine pesticides? What are these things So in our attempts to you educational things We try to have like one event a year and Hugh It's Kinda like Ted talks to get different people me and we kinda talk about similar subjects And try to get people involved in that and Get people talking about it. Yeah that's cool trying to spark good conversations and drive The sort of consciousness industry a little further sounds great walkway. Yeah And in some and I know we're sort of taking attention from the camps testing stuff but I'm as an educator also really interested in this too In some of the educational work that you're doing now you said right now it's primarily a lot of industry folks that are involved so do they have was sort of questions are they kind of wanting answers to That you're kind of getting confronted with a lot of data about the regulatory face at Mike. What's allowed yeah? That's always like why do we have this regulation? Could we change it? And so yeah we're political aspects to it right now and I think With with him coming into play as much as it has in the past year I think a lot of people are going to be a lot more interested in Understanding US MINOR CANAVERAL. What we're seeing some and holiday interact with the body and how they can help people As well as You know a lot of people are still just really interested in like. How do I get into the industry and so I hear yeah? Yeah so We're taking with this. Next educational event were taking a deep dive and Talking about genetic. Wow Oh it should be really great. We're going to have a panel. We're GONNA have a couple of cool And actually one of the people that I'm most excited about. He's actually a lawyer here in town and she's GonNa talk about Intellectual Property and genetics. And how those interact but very cool. Yeah that's that's something that's been on my mind a lot lately especially with all the controversy around. Filo in all the different stuff that's been going on as a lot of people hit me with questions about that. That's just a realm of things. I just don't know much about as far as what you can patent which you can't what. The implications are for sharing genetics. All this sort of stuff and it's beyond me. Yeah this is GonNa be interesting to see how all of this plays out. Because I think people are going to try to patent for Internet exchange and then it's like how you as number one of state governing body kind of fat intake and then number like as the person who has that patent or a person who want those medic. How do you interact in that space without being like US remind? You can't have them And I think he's GonNa get a little wild. I think I don't know how to say but it's GONNA be Very different and especially with like how everything else with cannabis industry is Kinda come about. It's like it's a lot of trial and error of like right right. And if they don't then let's go back and figure out what's the next step so there's GonNa be a lot of that I just hope that you know people. Don't get hurt people on you know it's Kinda thing.
Steve Albarran CEO of Confident Cannabis on Transparency, Lessons from Big Data, Chemotypes, Market Trends
"Everybody this. This is Jason Wilson with the curious about cannabis podcast. Thanks so much for tuning in once again. Today I'm joined with my friend and CEO of confident cannabis. Steve Auberon Ron. Thanks Steve for being willing to chat with me today. Thank you good to be on. Yeah totally so I know by now. There's probably a lot a lot of people in the canvas industry. That are familiar with confident cannabis. But there's still plenty of people out there that are maybe just now starting to hear about the platform and some of the worked. You're trying to do so. Do you mind just briefly. Going into what confident canvases and why he started. And we'll spinoff from there. Sure so we started the company somebody about four years ago to try to help solve what we think. Is the biggest problem in the cannabis industry. which is that businesses? Have a hard time doing business with one another so. Cultivators and retailers have a hard time finding each other assessing each other quality of inventory and actually fulfilling transactions so that the problem is what we set out Saul we started by building a lab testing platform that we gave to labs for free or very cheap to acquire the supply side site of the market And once the inventory information is available we make that available to the buyers on the platform who are licensed retailers distributors or manufacturers. Good analogy might be auto trader plus Carfax for cannabis cool. Okay yeah that's A. That's a really good analogy and and basically what your platform is doing is essentially Bringing a lot more transparency to the industry itself as as well yeah yes the mission or vision that we that we set out to achieve the real reason why it's hard for businesses to trade trade with one another because there's a lack of transparency. There's a lack of information about the inventory quality. What's out there who's making it what it's made up And so bringing green conspiracy to cannabis's sort of our tagline because Without knowing what's being made who makes it and what it's made of nationwide in real time and businesses can transact in operate in transparency. Yeah and what got you interested in trying to provide the service to the industry. Yeah Yeah so When when my co founder Tony and I were thinking about starting a company of the cannabis industry together together? We basically just asked operators what problems they had so rather than rather than come up with an idea and go see if it works We had the opposite. We said we'RE NOT GONNA come up with an idea yet. We're just GONNA ask a lot of questions and find a problem and then we'll solve that problem in if we're successful doing on a business will come out of it and so we basically spent nine months Getting on planes going into retailers cultivation facilities saying what's hard for you. When was the last time that there there was a problem that you wish you could saw? You don't know how And we kind of collect it all that feedback and you know the common things came up. You know payments and banking A- access things like that that we didn't think that we are best suited to solve the other bill. The other problem that came up over and over was that it's really hard to stop my shelves with consistent insistent high-quality supply or it's really hard for me to stand out from the crowd when selling my inventory or as a as a patient. I'm looking for a very specific chemo. Typer you know chemical composition to to address my insomnia anxiety. My pain whatever they might be and I don't know how to find it. I found something that I like once but I can't find it again how I do. I do that so All that together. Let us the realization. While you know cannabis is highly complex. It's highly opaque And it's highly variable all right. It's not a commodity where flowers the same as the other flower. It's very much not a commodity. And so to bring that information to the forefront front. We needed to partner with with testing labs and we saw that you know. There are a handful of labs in the in the country's Info at the time there were about fifty David out two hundred good labs and which is a relatively small market and they're completely underserved. Nobody's building software for them so opportunity to help them out and tapis of software for free and they start using it and then that's what allows us to You know reveal that information to the market Nice. Yeah Yeah Yeah what. What year was it that that all started because I remember when I was in the candidates testing space? We're one of the first labs to try to really the early iterations of of canvas. What year was that? Those two thousand fifteen. Yeah so we we. We formed a company inmate that the team. And then we. We launched our first customer in Oregon in October. And I think I think you are probably customer number five something like wow yeah. Yeah we've come a long way since then. Yeah I know I noticed the very recently You you launched a marketplace feature For confident cannabis. So when I was using confident cannabis it really was just Primarily lab service stuff stuff and trying to figure out how to get consistent data. I think you know into that database and figuring out what to do with it and and now it looks like you're actually connecting buyers and sellers together partnered with that data. So it's been really cool to watch that evolution four years we haven't we haven't committed or or you know it's not sort of a new idea. We kind to be as open about our plans as possible from the very beginning But you know tickets a good solid three years to get to step two of the vision. which is the marketplace side of things And it's because we were talking about. Hey we're in this lab thing because we're going to marketplace one day and three years people didn't believe us but it feels good to finally do what we said we're GONNA do.
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Be that message. Be free. Be hillman. Express yourself live from the love that you feel and not the fear. Be free. Be hillman. That's what I would tell them because every man feels it. We're human beings. Stop allowing masculinity. Stop misconstruing masculinity with humanity. Live from your heart. Love and watch. How much freer you'll become? That's what I would tell me. That's good. Only knowledge you for a moment Jason for for just being these ample being the father that the world needs because I know that you didn't have the relationship with your father, or the example that you wanted and you're creating that for so many young boys men myself, and you're being an example of what's possible for us in this generation in this time of mental confusion, emotional confusion, sexual confusion stress anxiety. So I just want to acknowledge you for your heart your kindness, your love your generosity to humanity. It's very powerful. And you're sending a great example for me as well. So I appreciate that is of course, man, where can we connect with you online. And my handle is at Mr. Jason a Wilson and for the cable, but element they wanted to know more. But actually, just go to cry like a man.
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"But they're always you meet some that are so at peace and our motion free and are able to cry with their families. They're able to express their feelings. Finally. And there are men who are in the outside world who are prisoners in their hearts and their minds. And you know, there's nothing worse than being free physically. But emotionally trapped. You know, we cry just looks. Yeah. We may not be physical tears. It's one of these. Alcoholism, spousal abuse. Dress going is going to come up. So why not allowed to come out the healthy? MS was happening. I mean, he knows we saw the study on like like mass murderers and violent crimes, and it was interesting. The only the few times we saw women is very rare UC your woman mass murder. We started noticing was in tandems. It was a man woman. Right. And this is so interesting stuff. And so could you imagine? If may learn how to process these emotions before they go grab a gun and go shoot up a place. They probably wanna shoot up a place. He's just need a way to process. It was a guy who I'd only want to name him. He killed the elderly man Facebook live. And he says because I teach about it in my workshops. He says man, I noticed our Facebook alive and he killed the guy. My gosh, she's called the Easter massacre something like. But he said he's he's deceased now. But he said this is some punks of men and in the video he's ranting that people would listen to him. Girl, just ignores me, and that's what I'm going on his killing spree. He literally says. So I'm not saying, that's why are mass murderers. Do what they do. But in those cases and need an outlet to if you don't let your create an you're going to create one. Now, look at you, you know. And so that's like I say quiet like a man is about sitting tunes about releasing name, ocean pain and trauma. We've held her heart and mind setting yourself free. You've got some amazing chapters in here, I really enjoyed going through it. I'm gonna finish the rest of it soon. But powerful stuff makes you guys get it cry like a man final few questions for you. This one's called the three truce, which would imagine. It's your final day here on this physical earth. You get to pick the day many years from now, okay? Could be thousand years could be whatever we wanted to be. But you get to leave the world with three final truce or lessons that you've learned no one has access to your work anymore. Your videos your content. You've gotta take that with you. But she gets to write down on a piece of paper three things, you know, to be true. That would be the only thing you had to leave behind. What would you say? Your three trips a one. There was a clear number two. This is really good, man. When you love yourself for who you are. Instead of what you do there. You'll find peace because peace is not an environment pieces with NU. That's number two and number three families a blessing. I never had it growing up. So a cry now because. Coin go. Oh, you go to someone's violence. You lose a loved wants to gunshots. Good violence too. Now, having a home, which are Lee stable home everything in adventure. And to have that for my case and expanse love from a woman. Who? Plus, and I don't want to miss it. Because of the hurt in her pain and securities. It is the greatest blessing man could ever have everyone wants to be wealthy was a great generational wealth. But you can't create one without a family. It's the greatest blessing. God has given us. Great under powerful. If there was a. There was a microphone in front of me right now. And. Every man in the world and got to put on headphones and listen to you say something to all the men of the world. A message one message. Switch turned on. They can hear you won't.
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"So many. What I feel like I've adopted many things from him. Even like, my vision statement to something that I have it say, let's just be off into gli. If I can't be Alexis been black like is we don't mean to be in relation. Yeah. Yeah. So much that I think the time thing I admire is his ability to genuinely be. In feel like that place while everything I do shop. Ask me. It's not. Yeah. That's cool. You do a great job at that showed up as me. But as well as well when you get to know, you more because I see other things, you know, see smile, but I see her. Yeah. I have heard this. Well, the key is being able to process it. Yeah. Keep processing can keep what he's never go the way. I mean it goes away. It's always there. And it's a reminder, and it could come back as pain if you don't if you don't release it so pretending to release it when it comes up or again, like a break, I could grieve I'm really grieving for me losing my mother two years ago that really over a six month relationship, but it's compounded because I haven't had time to really release. Yeah. So as helpful as you are millions of people. I can tell you wake up. Let me I gotta say something to inspire. Somebody. You're wired that way. My thing for us, your friend is to make sure my friend Lewis as saying, hey, say, let's sit down as one of some things out in. That's what I will want. Yeah. That's admire that you wanna be a change agent for this world. But I wanna make sure you attain tainted Lewis. Absolutely. And that's that's major man. I apprec- if sure yeah. And I the awareness to have really good coaches, and friends, and spiritual mentor is and that I lean on a lot, and and can talk with and process a lot with because I know that if I hold it in then I'm gonna suffer. And I know that I don't have all the answers and people are much wiser and more experienced than me. So I'm always reaching out to them. And you know, I'm the same way. I listen to child, you know, I don't know it all, and I don't really wanna know it. I just want to learn keep growing and. As it is attorney, and but. I said this in the video about suicide just because something is wrong with doesn't mean something is wrong with you. So just because I'm sad today on depressed, many people shun those emotions because the let's going to stop me from attaining my goal. I gotta follow the seven steps to happening out. That's not a book. I'm just doing because the average. Is just saying in general what if that sad, and it's all being depressed in that moment is to get you out of a bad relationship. But if you keep faking it gives you to wake up and learn. Yeah. But if I gotta keep stay happy. It's all good. You're gonna miss that blessing that could come from you sitting steel and that sadness, say, wait a minute. Why am I sad? Oh, he said this was offensive or she did that was offensive or this happened with this person transaction, I shouldn't do that anymore or speaker away where they were know if the happens again, we're going to have to cut negotiation. Yeah. So I love this, man. I'm actually guys get this book just came out recently are it's preorder right now. It's pretty what? I'm sorry is available Barnes and nobles that they go it's called cry like a man fighting for freedom from motion incarceration, and it's funny because I've spoken out of prison in a few times. I've actually visited the prison many times, my brother who you'll meet he's actually here he was imprisoned for four years, and you saw him perform, I think. And so I would visit him every weekend for four years when I was a child eight years to twelve years old. And so I would go to prison, and I've been to prison here in California in the last year if you times to do some workshops on the mask masculinity, and it was always fascinating the being a prison because sometimes there are men behind bars who are emotionally free not all of them..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"What's your biggest insecurity as a father? Now, your daughter is moved away. Yeah. Big city not being able to get to her in twenty minutes and. As I wrote my book, I should try to be God in her life. You know, you should try to basically controlling her destiny making you can't, you know? I was so religious man that she would have a visual idea. If it wasn't in the buyer to wasn't forgotten of it wasn't in the bible. It wasn't from God. That's why so many kids run away from God and churches because it's like, this is condemning it doesn't really judge mantles condemning this like you gotta do this. And then typically the person who charge us that way. Don't even live that way. So here it is. I'm that way trying to be controlling worrying like I can control my daughter does and and had apologize and get out of God's way to hey, we created us all to be individuals. And it was very tough for me to even resolve my spirit that she's going to be in LA. But. I had to learn at every stage in life. We have to learn to let go so when she was going into high school had to learn let go when she went to college. I broke down crying packing truck had to learn to let go now, I got a beautiful daughter who's intelligent. And I mean, she when I mention your name sheeting. He's on what they it. Because I may not agree with it doesn't mean it's not just opposed to you. Don't agree with her me on a vision. More. Just being here. It's like I. So what does it agree? What I need to let her know ways. I get you back if it doesn't go. Well, I get your ticket today. You could have course, just give them opportunity. I'm a dad, man. What protected you know? I want to wall for my, you know, but it's not good for my house. So I've learned how to express it cry that can love 'cause behold that in C, a call me like don't wanna talk to she not listening to me all that stuff. But when I can cry and release the stress hormones from out of my body. I'm able to reset emotionally and say, okay, let me look at this again. So, and that's how we were to have a good relationship that we have. Now, how often do you think mentioned cry? Well, I tell you this. And this is interesting so women now that the book is selling pretty words release their messaging me saying what can we do to help man work through this? I say get a lot of tissue listen with compassion and don't respond with kind of nation is this going to be a lot of cry. So I'm forty eight. I must have crying. Just thinking of something that her mother just past two years. We still is in a long time. Think about my brothers not being here. Like, man. He would be proud that's worthy of teams. Yeah. Because it hurts. Dr William phrase said that he discovered the tears contain stress hormones tunes that are due to emotional stress. That's why when we cry from emotional pain, we feel better typically afterward, so many men I say we need an emotional enema because we're back And was. so once we had that enema as women, you know, and this is as you said earlier, it's unfortunate. Seems like a women always have to be there for us. You know what? I mean. It's just like here..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Dancing is one. I want a day. I want to like I was a DJ now how can these? But these are just has to mix up here. I'm good. I saw the footwork footwork. Okay. Wait a minute. These have to to you know. So this insecurity of being laughed at even the most to be let in martial arts. The biggest issue with not executing the technique, isn't that is really complicated. Is the fact that you don't wanna look nasty doing every man wants to look good doing the certain technique. But that's the problem you're leaving ego outside. And so our say just. Being you know, the dancing piece, but I don't know if that's the insecurity percentage me see, don't you dance and martial arts says it is the same, you know, me and my wife were messing around maybe a couple of nights ago. I try to little something, you know, just that's something I'm going to work through. So that's a prime example. Do I let that fear? Stop me. I can't because it plays on other areas of my life. Let me think what is insecurity, honestly, meant still affirmation man, just to be transparent with you. What do you mean? By that receiving affirmation just put us whistle trade the martial arts for over twenty two years. Never attained. My black Billy any of my disciplines stills still to this day on because my basis was trained in a system where they taught us. We're bills before it was never about the Bill. It was about the knowledge of training yourself to become better. And then but everyone wants that's like getting into corre-. Right. It's like going to college for twenty years, but never finishing. Yeah. So I didn't understand until now like will this hard ciga-. Why why have you denied me, but I could have fought through these things in stayed with different ours. But it was a blessing that I learned a lot and became comprehensive. Yes. Comprehensive in my approachable more. So. Now that I'm here. Why him no one can take credit for what I do accept. And and although it hurts me and even to this day. I find myself filing go back. The love was just that's my favorite now. But a mother told me this one day, she says, you gotta get yourself out of the way those boys where she was telling me is you living in the pass on you have more than enough to do what you need to do. Another one of my Marshall, our friends who was a black Bill into this station. You don't need another built rank you need four walls. And when I listened to him, what do you mean for wall anymore space start teaching gift from underneath this system? If how you going to create something for now, if you're training with dinosaurs, you have to evolve that's another reason. I love Brazilian jujitsu because it evolves damps, and I love the commodity and being well-meaning struggle to grapple, but I'm not called to be. The master of any art is always say, I'm not a martial artist on a man with the Marshall heart a man who can love without them. A man won't allow the fear of being hurt to stop me from helping those who are hurting. You know? And so I, you know, I didn't grow up with a father mental. Yeah. Affirmation piece. I think we'll always be there. But I'm thankful for brothers. Like you. You know? Who messages, you know, when you DEA me is very encouraging, man. Even though is just something light. You say check this out or whatever. But just you to reach out to me as a firm me, you know, just so you know, that and and that's that's what I need. You know, you need it we on the so, and so I can action you Ness. I would say that's still a sore spot. It interesting..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Yeah. The ritual very powerful. What is what does that ceremony? Can you explain initiation process? So wasting the we we teach train and transform uninitiated boys into comprehensive me. So I don't know if you've been initiated into manhood majority of us have it. And that's why so many grow men stuck doing child things. And so we'll take them to a series of basic training. They have to learn things about quizzes faith-based for us. They learn things about God the bible, how will you emotions on that level as well as well as in the world. But then also we challenge. Physically because I used the ours physical training to break them down. So the emotions can arrive Nass what I really want and the beauty pieces that when they pass their part. They still have not completed test until their father come man, it's crazy as the push ups with them. And so the fathers are really motion because they desire that they wish they would have their fathers take them through this. So a symbolic and saying that no matter what you go through son. I'm going to be here with you throughout the journey pushing you just like your dad. You know? And so that's basically what initiation is. And then once they pass their they go through another by phases. And then they go to a final test where they honor by community as being was the final test seeking to share it. Yeah. Well. The physical or emotional test is comprehensive in this. So the trade on etiquette, grooming. Basic construction skills, of course, martial arts a combination of jitsu Keitel judo boxing, just to test the motions because. You can fake in intellectual intellectually based right of passage program. You can do all the answers as well. The questions. Look, the part you're strong. You're ready to go and send you off not in the cable Padilla. We're going to test you, we're going to see if you really know what you know, we want to see if you really can grow that emotion. And so we challenge them in that way. And so they leave their. Tested. Meaning we have a saying everyone has a moment on the mat everyone will face their greatest fears, everyone will face securities, you cannot escape it. So my whole thing is a give you the test. Now before you go in lighting take the final exam. And so could you imagine as you go to all of these phases? The final test. Is you go to your tested on all of these phases? It's a two day training. And then you cross with your father's in front. So us power is very powerful him. So while something I always desired in the reason people say, well, actually, my son said this he said on dad, how you how did you become a great dad when your father wasn't us Asana simply gave me when alone. So as men broken men, you know. Instead of living for my broken. Stop practicing living what you long from what you've long here. A in Frederick Douglass says is easy to build up. Children raise children in it is repair broken man, something like that. And I love that quote. The problem is I'm sure he didn't mean that we should leave men broke in an S. What's happened in society? We're focused on the boys and children in the menus have to make fake it to you make it to your grade. And that's what men are doing. What would you say is your biggest insecurity still?.
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Off waiting and grain. And now, let's get back to this episode. One of my pet peas was when go with my family to a nice restaurant, and I get bad service. And so how many times do we leave a restaurant? Angry didn't experience the night that we desired, and we didn't really articulate how we feel as men we've mad. We eat. This are never come back. Again. Let's get out of here. And we're talking about even all the way home. What I do. Now is when I see the waitress or waiter come over, and I can tell they're not here. They're not present. With me there either something happened with the last table or they may be having a bad day. High skews me, I'm with my family, and I'm really paying to have a great experience in the seems like you have a lot on your mind. Could you please get someone else to help us because I really want my money's worth. And I really wanna enjoy my daughter can tell you. My wife can tell you every time. I do that. This is something you can see it on me. I'm like, yes. The talk to me. My daughter is not doing well in school, and I had to shake it off and come here and help, you know, serve people. That's a hard job, man. You have to put everything aside. Your tips are based on your promptness and your attitude, but you have problems as well. So when I give them an opportunity to express it by me being able to express myself without being irate. Wrong or this one guy was just troubled about paying for school. And I say, look, man, you know, I don't want to infringe on what you believe I say, but what's your faith? He says I'm a Christian. That's okay. Cool. I said me, and my wife we're going to act like we're ordering, but we're gonna pray. So we're praying the we'll act like we're ordering food. We had the best experience of. And he says man, thank you so much. I needed that. My day is one hundred percent better. But that's all because I learned how to express the emotion and the same like, so many men wanna be the best lovers to their wives. Right. Hey, my daughter's hair shit here. Always considered you know, every man considers themselves a great lover. Right. Okay. But when you get married, okay. You know, you make love to your wife, the same woman over and over and over again, what takes it to another level..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"I no I get angry when things like that happen. But I quickly stop processing. It's like a computer is this worth got other lines is processor emotions. Are you feeling this accurate? Why would you go here? And before I even say anything. I can pull off. And so I would tell mantis learn the system will and express how you feel express the pain to save your married and your wife says something to your earlier work. I always say it's a memento always go to before you go to in arm talking to the scriptures. Do not let sun go down on your wrath. You know, basically don't hold onto angered along another proverb by love is like anger is like hot coals and lab of a fool only, he gets burned. And so I would tell me I sit still in process how you doing. How you feel? Why you feel that way write it down, and we visited so you can see start tracing what triggered you. And that's the that's the beginning steps when I started the process, all my all my hurt and pain. It was the first time I was able to go to sleep like within a few minutes my whole life. It would take me like an hour two hours to go to bed. I would. Go to bed early. It. Didn't matter how hard I worked out or how tired it was. It was rare. If I fell asleep within ten minutes and then about five years ago when I started the process at all and then at night, I would sit down and either to myself right down when I was grateful for from the day. Four express it to my girlfriend at the time and say what I was grateful for like I could complete the day in peace and go to sleep as opposed to pain or fearing Zayed's or anger, which is what I was living in for twenty five years. Every time I come home lay down my bag. My legs folded and allow myself just to release everything this happened. I'm okay, I've given my best for the day. I'm not staying up late because I had to get up early. And I'm done is finished. And so that's the benefit of being able to not be a slave to your emotions. Another one Marshall obstructors told me emotions are great servants before masters quote here. So I tell my students they. Come on tire feel h wait in this. I don't wanna be either, you know, a simple when is the best time to be tired. They were like at home when I'm laying down. I say exactly so you need to do that emotion right now because it can injure you if you're acting. We'd be applying emotional stability throughout a days. Hey guys want to take a quick break. From this episode to talk about something that I love to help optimize my health at all times. And that's organic by now, I'm an active person.
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"And so we're tired of being just a barber shops on even safe because everyone there is wearing the mask of masculinity. So for front making fun of each other, whatever. Documentary man, you did a great job because you allow yourself to be vulnerable. You didn't host in you you being tough you show. What really happens when you're not really taking care of yourself and living from what you really want to live from the heart within. Yeah. Thanks, man. So how do we if someone of listen to this? And they feel like I'm tired. I miss suffering for too long. Maybe I've got some past traumas. Maybe I've been heard maybe I've heard other people. Maybe I've done things I'm not proud of how can men start to process. What's the first couple of steps to? That's a lot of stuff that that men have gone through and been holding onto for a long time. He says how do we just thought that used to be like, okay? I'm just gonna like that's true. I can easily say, you know, my best advice would be to get a counselor that you can trust that would be number one. But we're not going to do that right off the bat. And so what I had to learn how to do allow myself time to sit still and to allow myself to feel you know, why? Why did it hurt you so much earlier when someone to say cut you off on a freeway and? If I don't process that at night is curious open to the next day so familiar with three years, and then the next situation, you may wanna pull over in this fight because you didn't allow your time, right? Got on a here in LA before. I started like processing all this stuff. You gotta fight a lot and says something. One time I was in draft. And I literally chase someone down like you serious. This happened was this maybe five and a half years ago. This is when I knew like my life was like something was wrong with me because I was driving like a few blocks away. I got told this story was driving. And when you stop at a stop sign, you typically look left right to see was coming and I pulled too far forward. And I guess there was a runner coming by on the right? So I turn he's like coming up, and he like stopped then he punched the car, right? Because he was like why didn't you see me type of like action not? That was that was like a abusive pass. So he starts running is screech out of there and chases guy down in my car, right? This route is. I chasing down. He's Dutch running away Jason down and started screaming out of like stop. Let's talk man to man. Right. And then I finally like pull over and co after him, and he starts going the other way. And I'll just like it's a good thing to come out to me 'cause I'm probably wouldn't have had that control to like not wanna fight him. You probably wouldn't be here right now. Maybe this might be. So with that says so imagine starting at home sitting steel processing it there and then being able to walk with it. So a lot in this country a lot of training been forest meditation. A lot of people in this country thinks meditation is concentration, and it's not you should be able to be in that same state seated laying down standing and fighting and people say, you just you just unique..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"So what should a man do if he expresses a her side of himself and his female partner? Doesn't accept it or make some wrong or is scared of it. Or you know, whatever it may be how do you get through that for me you have to find the peace within yourself? So if I cry I remember one time, I was in invent, and I was moved by something that happened on stage. And I started crying, and there's a lot of guys did a strong. You know, I think it was at a weight lifting competition or something guy demonstration. I was comfortable in my humanity and M A in all caps because I'm comprehensive. So if you're not comfortable with who you are you always wanna to be performance base. And so I've got tested before. When I was a client one time at another event was helping us and a guy thought he could just come and just try to body slam in I'm going to. I saw your man just want to give his life to God. And it moved me I had to grab this boy. Before I knew it and put him in control, you try to body slam you because you're crying. Yes. Just because we thought it was week allow this is a great moment. It take me seriously just because you're crying. Yes. And this was the first time I cried in front of a group of this was years ago before I could control them Louis before I knew it. I tossed them over my head because of the judo techniques. Oh, oh, no. And before get down grabbing the put them in a naked choke. Now. The thing is that I said, wait a minute. There's nothing wrong with me crying. But my reaction was wrong. Okay. So even though I wasn't a fear of my life. I was more embarrassed that he was trying to be a pump pretty much. Yes. Of course. And so but she try to make him upon. Yeah. I do. But as a group. Now, when I cry in front of my students fathers, I give them the freedom across and so funny, you have to cry on cameras it doesn't matter anymore because I'm a Freeman. I'm I don't live from what I do any more. I was performance base. Well, we're twelve hours in the studio China make the hit records all of this stuff..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Family. We're running gunfire jump by helicopters. We do everything but expressing how we feel without balling up a fisa punching holes in the wall. We don't want to us that why why is that because we've been in doctrine into this form of manhood is not really being a man, we're human. You can't tell a minute that he can only be strong a warrior physically Hyder in it. He's cut off half as you manage. I mean, it's like having a dog or something and you only want him to be an attack mode all day, you it. It's not a fun dog. And he won't he probably won't even live that long. He had a dog has to have the love the care. He has to have family where he can show a different side to my brother was veterenarian. That's why most dogs were fighting dogs. They don't live that long not only because of the type of abuse that they go through. But the lack of love around you sit in some of the video that they share before where you adopt a pit. And you can literally see this dog his emotions being thankful to the owner because he's not meant to live as a fighting pit bull. I think anger really virtuous a lot is it does support our though, it's a great power. If you allow the process, I love the scripture says be angry, but do not saying so angers great powers would think about what you're doing. Okay. For instance, why are you so much you refuse to allow what has happened to you the things that you've went through to affect others. That's anger. So some anger now. I don't want to see that happen. I hear it when you speak you speak in power, and this okay to process things with anger, but don't allow it to rule you don't act like is that well, you can't. But you can't allow it to make you do something that can hurt someone detrimental to why you're angry that the the writers thing that you should do Rosa Parks was angry wants to king was angry. And but it was more from a place of love, basically the treatment of oh people. Then when a love most call my brothers and sisters from another mother they joined in the movement as well because they were angry. So you can see how angry could be used in a beautiful way. If we allow to process, and that's what I do. With a lot of my boys in the video, you just share with my son boxing. I said why are you calling not gonna yell at you? Why are you crying this go down this rabbit trail? Let's see. And if this legit Louis either gonna keep it was legit. If it's not cast it and this. Move on. And that's what men want meaning just want to be in a safe space where we can say, I'm hurting and not be condemned. So hard though. So hard because we feel condemned when we express that were hurting we don't get rewarded for expressing hurt. We get made fun of picked on bullied sometimes again, not saying all women. But sometimes the women are alive for say man up. I need you to be strong right now. They don't understand what you say man, you're insinuating that he's not doing something. Right. So I don't even like the word, man. But like the word man down, basically shit this. Masculinity just living out of masculine. It's time to be masculine again. But I won't meant to operate and being comprehensive human. So you're right. It's like with my wife. Could you imagine how I feel even yesterday, you know, but that was a process to say you that hurt me. I rather say that in punch holes in the walls like I used to. And I gotta go back and repair. But it's amazing. You know, I find that women. Good one. Okay. That'd be real specific this same thing with saying Goodman that they appreciate when a man expresses that side of himself..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"You see all of us as humans in this society. We have to get up and keep going you can't grieve longer than a week. And then if you have a real time that time is actually spent planning the funeral. So we really never have time agreement, and we wonder why we're more said, we're always in a performance base mold, you know, instead of just saying I wanna live from who. I am not what I do this very important. I'm hoping my mission is to let people identify their trauma and emotional pain. So that we can release get hill from an instead of living in it you've been through a lot of trauma, you write about in your book. When did you realize that your life was filled with trauma, and how'd you learn to start processing pain? As a very good question. Because I grew up expecting trauma was just a part of the black experience in. It's not you know, when I was in eighth grade a good friend of mine again gun shot in the head. You know, an eighth grader. Yes. Always the first school shooting in Detroit history and classmate was passing a gun around small-calibre automatic, which is hard to really discharge if you don't know what you're doing. And the bullet went off and shot in the head. And you know, I didn't even cry. We were close I didn't revisit that man until I wrote about in chapter, and it's hitting me now because a guy says I need you to go back. You didn't grieve that? I literally went my backyard and started doing ninja stars because I didn't know how to process stores in our communities the black communities. We don't have an abundance of counselors. So when it tries to have this may be two social workers for four hundred kids. So how do you help us process that? So you go from there to go prior to my grandfather's lynching and beating and seeing it affect my mom, her anger and depression than my brother being murdered. And then on my other brother being murdered them. My best friend, dropping of a heart attack and great shape. Beautiful forty year old you. Man. He was one of maybe five guys in the gym could bench press two hundred pound dumbbells, beautiful guy drop did because of the stress and all he was holding emotional let anyone know and even I'm his best friend. He couldn't tell me because he was big he was strong. And so I really didn't realize that this was playing a role until my marriage is in jeopardy really us away minute. This is me. I caught myself. I mean, literally when I could experience joy, I would be on a couch. Folded up not in a fetal position. But like, I don't wanna talk to you a mad into stay there. And there's a beautiful day. My wife will take my kids out. I didn't like what's going on with you. And I didn't realize into one day. I pray forgot to break me because I'm a strong willed person. And I know he needs to use me to help people and people are so tired of religion. And all this other stuff. Can you just show me? Like Gandhi says I love you. Oh christ. But I don't like your Christians because they're not like your Christ. And so a guy can you please gracefully break me because I'm tired of fighting this war. What's going on? In me. This stopping me from really living powerful life, and that process started with me almost dying from shoulder surgery mile when was this two thousand nine and I knew something was gonna happen so much. So that I had my beard died is when I sit down my beard had my beer died in shade. And my son's hair was cut. Just in case. I didn't make it out the surgery, the mortician would mess me up. And so a made it to the surgery thank God for my wife being near because my lungs started filling up with fluid once they took of the IV, and I think the trick for the season. And after that, my mother was diagnosed with dementia, and as a man you wanna be strong..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Because if you're a man looking to attract the right partner attract, you know, a great partner, my friend, Matthew Hus, he was like a dating relationship expert and coach to women. He's always talking about how for men like it's not that you're strong. That's attractive is that you're strong and your sensitive. You know, it's not that your lifeless eight, right? Yes. It's not that. You're funny all the time. And you're able to make me laugh is that you're funny, and you can be grounded. Yes. It's both. And that's the contrast that makes you even more interesting and more unique in the world as opposed to always strong always a provider like that gets boring. You can't be strong all the time. Anyway. And so was amazing. I was talking with a friend of mine who desire to get married, and I did a video, and it was hilarious. We were just talking. He says man, she has to always see Batman. She could never see Bruce Wayne. And I said, what do you mean, he says, well, I can't let her know that I lack confidence on depressed some time in the mornings or long day at work. I may need to drink to reset myself. I will what do you? What do you think? She's there for you know. And so with my wife, we got it together together. You know, we got our first house together. We of course, you get the children together. But everything our nonprofit without my wife. It couldn't happen. And so said to see so many men miss what they could have base. On what they don't have. You know, another friend of mine, he says, I want to wait 'til have my dogs lined in a row, and I laughed at that. I said what is the last time you seen ducks in a row here? I write the, you know within a matter matter month, he married he got engaged to the woman of his dreams. And now they're all starting their own business together and everything because he felt he had have everything together. And how a certain amount of income is if that was the case that means everyone who has will or is rich their marriage is a great. And we know that's not true. It's misleading mantras are leading in straight. You know, like the class when no pain, no gain and always say, sometimes pain is not meant for us to push through it sometime this meant for slow down and think through it and so me being trained in martial arts for years, and to weight train, this will I can't tell you how many injuries I have to this day because the pain is motivational tactics is actually hurting us as men the Wiseman listens to his body. And this was motions and knows when to stop. Yes, sir. Go ahead and check their ego at the door. I learned this over the last five years the hard way. But because when I started doing cross fit five six years ago. I was just like keep pushing the competitor, you know, and then my bag goes out for two months, and I can't work out. The wise human is the one who listens and checks their ego. Still be competitive he can still strive to succeed in chief, and Wayne or whatever. But when you feel something off if you're going to get injured, stop, you know, you can deal with the pain, that's one thing. But creating injuries and other that we talk about this injury and football career ending injury. Like with traumas the same way, you know. It's like if you had an all-star when your basketball team say he fractured his ankle. You're not gonna throw him right back out there. Unfortunately, in society, when we experienced a motion fracture, we expect that we just go back out and start date right over and go again, then we wonder why that broken heart never really heals. Why the next relationship fails just like the previous one because we haven't allowed time they get ourselves time really heal, you know, and so that's the same also with women as well. You know, it's like is hard when you've been let down by so many men, and you have the right one coming and you can trust..
"jason wilson" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
"Welcome back. Everyone of the school of greatness podcast. We have a very inspiring human today. Jason Wilson in the house. Mrs really exciting. Glad you're here. And this is I think I learned about maybe two years ago on social media, probably from one of the videos that went viral or something started falling you your work of shared a bunch of your videos over the past couple days ago. Actually, the did really well, and I think what you're doing is so needed in the world, and you're just a massive inspiration. So I for that. And I appreciate you. Because so many men are suffering and are hurting and are hurting others because of it, and we're in a time right now, we're saying that men are suffering is probably like the thing that women don't want to hear. That's true. They don't want to hear that they want to hear women have been suffering for much longer. And so I think there's a fine line of having a conversation about this. But in Utah. About the other day the statistics are that men are committing more suicide than women men feel like they're prisoners emotionally more than women and many other things. And because of those reasons I think men in general suffer worse, and they cause harm on other people and themselves because of statistics show that is getting more than women, and I like to say that we're both hurting. And so you're right. If we focus on one gender, not the other, you know, medically one side will become defensive, but the reality is that we're both hurting especially in my community African American community. It's we were trauma like a badge of honor because of all that we've gone through. And we'll be go through now. So because of that if you stay at a traumatize mind, you really can't enjoy the blessing of the president. And so your threshold is always here soon as the slightest thing at you snap or you have a traumatic experience will break up. Like, we were just talking about is compounded because you. Haven't released will have been ten to twenty years ago..
"jason wilson" Discussed on In The Gate
"Too well with equa based president and chief operating officer. Jason Wilson who later told the thoroughbred daily news that it's a tough balancing act trying to protect its proprietary data while still making some available for free as customer touch points of course. But what does this whole development mean for the future of the racing industry, Robin, how it is. Sort of making the media rounds these days to talk about his idea and the execution literally perhaps of it. And he shares a few minutes with us here on the gate. So what was your goal when you came up with a handicap? Arap. My goal was, I guess, primarily I wanted to build it for myself that I had come to the United States, but eight years ago and was already a racing fan, but was quite unfamiliar with American racing. And in particular, my my local track was arapahoe park, very small minor track and on a visit there. I, I really just didn't feel like I was understanding a lot of the information I was seeing be, you know, the trainers jockeys owners like who they were, how were they, you know, small in terms of this market or were they dominant? And then in terms of the horses themselves reading the PP's looking at the results, I, I didn't feel very comfortable that I got a sense of where these horses or these racists fit in the larger scheme of things. So my first idea was, I think a lot of engineers you want to collect the data and and examine what are the. Natural kind of models and networks that existed. So I did ask for quote from Michael base to give me all of the data out there for the past few years. So I could these understand, you know how many local track was working, and I would sit in with you the region or or the nation, and and the figure they quoted was was considerably large and it didn't take long to discover that that market was was really market not really priced for, you know, just some kind of expiration or discovery activity. It was for you know, Syria source players. People who wanna start a commercial product or something like that. So I get involved with just being racing fan and in particular, was on social media just exchanging ideas and commentary with friends, and and a lot of us really just were struggling with the same idea which was we really would like to some, you know, explore and create and come up with new experiences or at least country be it to the content that was out there. And a big part of that was obviously the racing data and being able to to work with it to extent that you could create or these educate yourself more about it. So I tried to see, you know, the charts were really the one piece of information that was kind of out there and and public and free to to examine and after downloading it one day and and experimenting with some software. I realized that the way the PDF was put together meant that I could probably figure out a way to extract a lot of the the data within it. And my goal at I was simply, okay, could I do this? This is this. The tricky way to do it needs some interesting problem solving skills, but it was just a fun kind of challenge to have them the side once they had competed that aspect of it. I, I wanted to kinda share and my work with my online friends and my network, but I knew that they weren't engineers like me and they would struggle with this idea of, you know, piece of code to read this data and then we do what with it. So I set my mind on a project called handicapper. I wonder if the kinda showcase what horseracing could do if it wanted to embrace and engage with people who just wanted to see where the data would lead them. So handicapper then in essence, was a product that was designed to be very easy to use, but have kind of various levels of of complexity that it would allow somebody kind of engaged with the data at a basic level if actually taking it to you integrating that data with maybe new tools or new pieces of software that like it just..
"jason wilson" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Allegedly made nude explosive claims about attorney general jefferson sessions jason wilson a computer engineer who lives in chicago recognize popadopoulos and his wife at the hydrate nightclub where he sat down at their table introduced himself popadopoulos according to wilson said that sessions was well aware of the contact between himself and joseph masud in academic from malta with high level connections in russia who i informed popadopoulos about hacked democratic emails wilson told think progress quote popadopoulos said during their conversation that sessions encouraged me to find anything he could about the hack tillery clinton emails that move sued had mentioned whether that's true or not we do not know popadopoulos his wife denies any discussion about sessions took place though she did admit they spoke to wilson at the club and that rut the rush investigation was discussed embassy is not independently confirmed the progress report but the allegation comes as the attorney general is already under fire for inconsistencies in his testimony regarding his contacts with papa coppola's specifically the attorney general's claims that he quote shut down popadopoulos at eight march twenty sixteen meeting when the adviser broached the idea of trying to arrange a meeting between the candidate and flat amir putin there are ports that you shut george down in unquote when he proposed that meeting with putin is this correct yes or no yes push back i push back against his suggestion that i thought may have been improper that is what sessions told congress in november but that now seems to be in some doubt two weeks ago reuters reported that three people at that march twenty sixteen meeting have since contradicted the attorney general's account in interviews with robert muller and congress his sessions really did encourage popadopoulos to find hacked emails that obviously that will be a major development now again we don't know but we do know the popadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi in his currently cooperating what information he might give up as part of that plea deal has yet to surface publicly we also know that his cooperation continues as his sentencing date has been pushed back to april twenty third at the earliest and will likely be delayed even further another cooperating written.