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Episode #73: Distributed Consensus on Cannabis Genetics

Published on August 2nd, 2015 by johnbarrett

On today's show I interview Kevin McKernan the Chief Scientist at Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Lifesciences. Kevin talks to us about everything from the Human genome project gone bad to free market regulations and testing in the Cannabis field, families moving to Colorado to help their children get relief from epileptic seizures, the opiate crisis in America and how Bitcoin blockchain technology is helping us move toward personalized medicine and away from the dangers inherent in one size fits all herd medicine. Could this be a bright moment in pharmaceutical history?


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Cover Photo: Sequencing of Australian Bastard (A potentially novel cannabis species discussed in the ICRS talk)

To Learn more about Kannapedia

Kannapedia credits
Christian Saucier
David MacFadzean
Medicinal Genomics Team

To learn more about Cannabis Microbiomes and the ICRS (International Cannabinoid Research Society)

John Goodmans Book: Priceless


FDAReview.com at the Independent Institute

Courtagen Life Sciences

Variants associated with Chronic Pain

Videos about Genetic testing in Chronic Pain

Methods to weaken Gene Patents

Two papers that highlight how whole plant therapies are inherently better and different than single molecule drugs from the FDA.

BCP is the most common terpene in Cannabis and it tickles the Cannabinoid 2 receptor like Cannabidiol (CBD).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452214007210 cbdresearchinstitute.com/app/download/7452625/Whole+Plant+vs.+Epid...


I spend a lot of time on the Medicinal Genomics Facebook page

For Memorial Day, our Team etched something into the blockchain that will never be forgotten. This is Kannapedia at its most nascent alpha state. The QR-Codes are links to websites that contain the sequencing data and the proof of existence SHA-256 hash digest of the sequencing file. An editorial wiki can be built around this for community commenting and support and anyone can redraw the phylogenetic tree as they see fit from the open source data. The blockchain transaction however is immutable.


Ode To Satoshi

Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John Barrett
Copyright 2014 RJM Publishing - BMI Nashville.

Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John Barrett
Harmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij Shaw
Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Bass Guitar: Michael Rinne

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN. All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don "The Don" Bates
Produced by John Barrett & Elijah "Lij" Shaw

Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that's some pickin man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.

Theme song "Gravy" by the band, Eleanor Roosevelt with Elijah "Lij" Shaw on fiddle.

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