“Understanding CBD with Max & Steven” hosted by Gary Stein as heard on WCBM Radio

Curious about CBD? Let Max & Steven, two home-grown Baltimore boys and CBD experts, be your guides.

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Episodes

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and CBD, Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez – Episode 14

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and CBD, Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez – Episode 14
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Dr G, a functional medicine doctor and director of Atlantic Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring MD, served in the military for 24 years. Having earned a reputation as one of the U. S. military’s leading emergency medicine and trauma physicians, Dr G’s numerous overseas deployments include a one-year stint at one of the busiest trauma centers during the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr G brings his expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder—and using CBD to manage its symptoms—to the show. Plus, inspiring calls from listeners who have successfully battled long-term ailments with CBD oil.

Memorial Day Tales of Epic CBD Success – Episode 13

Memorial Day Tales of Epic CBD Success – Episode 13
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In this lucky, 13th episode, Max and Steven hear from callers who faced tremendous hardships because of debilitating physical or psychological conditions. Tune in to hear how a breast cancer survivor with early-onset menopause, induced by a hysterectomy, successfully uses CBD to prevent hot flashes. Another caller describes the amazing results CBD produced with his two adult siblings, both of which have mental disorders. “Dad, nothing the doctors have ever given me has made me feel this well … it feels good in my mind and it feels good to be able to think!” Plus more incredible stories and Dr G’s corner. Max and Steven and host Gary Stein honor Dr G for his many years in the service, including overseeing the trauma center in the Green Zone in Iraq.

Enhancing Mental Health & Wellness With CBD – Episode 12

Enhancing Mental Health & Wellness With CBD – Episode 12
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Who doesn’t have anxiety these days? But for the people who suffer with schizophrenia, depression, social anxiety and other diagnosed psychiatric disorders—with or without a pandemic—can CBD be a safe and effective treatment? Max and Steven introduce Vicci Sobol, Max’s wife and a psychiatric nurse of 20 years to weigh in on the issue. Having worked at Sheppard Pratt for many years, and more recently for the State of Maryland, Vicci reveals the truth about using CBD for mental health. Plus, Dr G explains how CBD can help boost serotonin levels. Tune in to learn how CBD can benefit the mind—without the psychoactive effects.

An Absolutely Amazing Miraculous Minnesota Mom’s Mitzvah! – Episode 11

An Absolutely Amazing Miraculous Minnesota Mom’s Mitzvah! – Episode 11
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Max and Steven are live in studio on Mother’s Day and introduce Victoria, of Chanhassen, MN. Victoria describes how cannabis sativa miraculously helped her son recover from debilitating autoimmune encephalitis. After several doctors could not pinpoint why her son transformed overnight from a sweet, affectionate child into an aggressive, alarmingly self-harming teenager, Victoria took it upon herself to “get her son back.” Do yourself a favor and listen to this ultimately uplifting and inspiring story about one doggedly-determined mom’s attempt to find relief for her son. Plus, Dr G discusses CBD and pregnancy, and Megan from K & S Chiropractic (Owings Mills and Eldersburg) shares her own inspiring CBD stories.

CBD For Traumatic Brain Injury & Pain Management – Episode 10

CBD For Traumatic Brain Injury & Pain Management – Episode 10
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Dr Kevin E. Crutchfield, MD, is a neurologist who consults for the Ravens, Orioles, and DC United (MLS), and is one of the leading authorities on traumatic brain injury. He offers his perspective on CBD’s potential in easing chronic inflammation associated with head injuries, and how CBD contributes to the placebo effect. Dr Ben Gonzales joins the conversation, advocating for early CBD intervention after an injury. Plus, Max and Steven discuss how they use CBD for a good night’s sleep. Chock-full of practical info yet loaded with plenty of laughs from the usual cast of misfits.

CBD For Kids: Is It Safe and Effective? – Episode 9

CBD For Kids: Is It Safe and Effective? – Episode 9
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Linda Levy Rabinovich, certified reading specialist, brain-based-learning advocate, super mom, and Steven’s girlfriend, joins the show to talk about whether or not it’s appropriate to provide kids with CBD. Can CBD help kids with ADHD and anxiety? Can CBD be a surrogate for your child’s medication? At what age can kids start using CBD? What dose should be administered to children? Should parents worry that CBD can get their child high? Plus, Max does his best Rodney Dangerfield impression, and Steven’s birthday is celebrated in the studio.

CBD and Neurological Conditions With Rona Rosenbaum of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS) – Episode 8

CBD and Neurological Conditions With Rona Rosenbaum of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS) – Episode 8
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A trio of CBD successes during home quarantine: Host Gary Stein successfully treats a nagging back injury; Max keeps anxiety at bay while Steven uses CBD to curb his appetite. Rona Rosenbaum, President and Board Chair of the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS) discusses the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, and how caregivers for patients have shown much interest in using CBD to manage restless leg syndrome, improve sleep quality, reduce involuntary movements and help patients feel more calm. Plus, learn what the endocannabinoid system is, what it does, and what the best CBD is for nourishing it.

An Easter and “Zeder” CBD Celebration With Dr Alexander Dix of Kip Medical Dispensary – Episode 7

An Easter and “Zeder” CBD Celebration With Dr Alexander Dix of Kip Medical Dispensary – Episode 7
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Alexander Dix, Doctor of Pharmacy and Medical Director at Kip Medical Dispensary in Cockeysville, discusses “The Entourage Effect” of full-spectrum CBD. Learn the difference between Max & Steven’s hemp extract vs CBD isolate. What’s the difference between a 10 mg dose of full-spectrum CBD vs 10 mg of CBD isolate? When should you choose CBD vs THC? If you medicate with THC, learn how CBD can balance the psychoactive effect; how to best use CBD if you take medication, and if CBD is safe if you’re pregnant. Our most info-packed episode yet!

CBD, Doggy Style! Master Dog Trainer and Police K-9 Officer, Michael J Soler – Episode 6

CBD, Doggy Style! Master Dog Trainer and Police K-9 Officer, Michael J Soler – Episode 6
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Max and Steven introduce Michael J Soler. A Marine Corp veteran, author of a puppy training book and owner of Blue Line K-9 Training in Joppa. Soler discusses how CBD won him over, despite his initial skepticism as a law-enforcement officer. If you’ve got a four-legged best friend, you’ll learn some amazing benefits of CBD for pets, including the natural compound’s ability to wean dogs with behavioral problems off medication. Soler reveals the four different scenarios when you should address your pet by its name, whether or not you should use treats for training, and lots more useful doggy-training tips. If you’ve adopted a puppy lately or you’re a pet owner stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis, you’ll definitely want to tune in.

Medical Cannabis Provider, Meredith Piccinini, CRNP and Chesacanna Dispensary Owner, Marc Spataro – Episode 5

Medical Cannabis Provider, Meredith Piccinini, CRNP and Chesacanna Dispensary Owner, Marc Spataro – Episode 5
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Max and Steven take the reins live in the studio and discuss ways to relieve anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis (including ideas for pets, too.) Meredith Piccinini, a Nurse Practitioner who certifies patients for medical marijuana, discusses qualifying conditions for receiving a medical marijuana card. Meredith also reveals who should choose CBD versus medical marijuana (and vice versa); the steps in the medical marijuana card registration process; the one product that puts you at risk for developing coronavirus symptoms, and lots of other useful facts. Marc Spataro discusses how his Cockeysville-based cannabis dispensary has adjusted operations during the lockdown.

The Happy Coronavirus Show! Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G); Orioles Exec TJ Brightman and Legendary Local Sports Guru, Stan “The Fan” Charles – Episode 4

The Happy Coronavirus Show! Featuring Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G); Orioles Exec TJ Brightman and Legendary Local Sports Guru, Stan “The Fan” Charles – Episode 4
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Be calm and don’t hoard the TP! If you have anxiety and confusion about the novel coronavirus, Dr. G provides valuable sources of real information and advice for folks wanting to separate the facts from the fiction. O’s CFO, TJ Brightman, discusses the Birds’ role in helping ballpark employees affected by the delay of opening day, and Stan “The Fan” Charles waxes nostalgic about how sports can combat coronavirus anxiety just like CBD can.

Dr Tara Kern, DC, CCSP Reveals How CBD Has Helped Dozens of Her Patients and Her Dog – Episode 3

Dr Tara Kern, DC, CCSP Reveals How CBD Has Helped Dozens of Her Patients and Her Dog – Episode 3
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Chiropractic services and hemp CBD are two complementary pathways to treat joint and muscle pain. Dr Tara describes how CBD promotes a healing environment for the body, and how CBD has even helped calm her dog’s anxiety. Max & Steven warn listeners why not all CBD products are created equal, and wrap up the Home and Garden show with a call from an appreciative listener.

Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G) and CBD Scientist, Kaylah Burson: CBD, Doctors and Hemp Industry Testing Standards – Episode 2

Dr Ben Gonzalez, MD (Dr G) and CBD Scientist, Kaylah Burson: CBD, Doctors and Hemp Industry Testing Standards – Episode 2
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Max & Steven are joined in studio by Dr. G, a functional medicine doctor and director of Atlantic Medical Wellness Center in Silver Spring. Dr. G explains how to address your primary care doctor about using CBD, especially if you’re taking medication. Scientist Kaylah Burson discusses the characteristics of a high-quality hemp product that consumers can trust for efficacy and safety.

CBD Basics and How to Find Quality Hemp CBD – Episode 1

CBD Basics and How to Find Quality Hemp CBD – Episode 1
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Legendary local radio host Gary Stein interviews Max & Steven on radio WCBM AM 680 in Baltimore, for the premier episode of “Understanding CBD with Max & Steven.” Learn the basics like what’s the difference between hemp, CBD and THC; what conditions CBD might help with and if it’s safe for kids and pets. Will CBD show up on a drug test? Find out the answer to this and lots more useful info for the CBD-curious in this exciting first episode!

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Meet Max Sobol of Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extracts

Meet Max Sobol of Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extracts
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Co-founder Max Sobol discusses why Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extract tincture is the safest and most effective way to use CBD for people and pets, as well as what this business means to him on a personal level.

Meet Steven Walman of Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extracts

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

Meet The Founders: Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extracts

Meet The Founders: Max Sobol and Steven Walman of Max & Steven’s Premium Hemp Extracts
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Max & Steven explain what makes their CBD product the highest-quality and most-trusted 100% pure hemp oil product people can find in the Baltimore area. Hemp oil is now legal in Maryland. But buyer beware! With no FDA regulations and a lack of industry-wide standards, it’s up to you to know if a CBD product is premium or junk. Join Max & Steven on WCBM radio AM 680 Sundays from 2-3PM Eastern to empower yourself before buying CBD products.