The Keys to Your Heart - S1:E6

"Each one of the different products we have on the shelf at the dispensary I look at as a different collection of keys and each of our bodies as a different collection of locks." Meet growers/processors in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program! The Healing Center chats with Marisa Liuzzi of Ilera Healthcare and Eric Miller of Vireo Health about providing medicine grown exclusively in Pennsylvania for patients.

SHOW OUTLINE

Intro
  • Opening Quote: 
"Each one of the different products we have on the shelf at the dispensary I look at as a different collection of keys and each of our bodies as a different collection of locks."

"That's a good analogy."

"This collection of keys is going to unlock some in Mike Butler that is not in Chris Kohan and not unlocked in Mike Flick. That's why some things seem to work better for some people than others."
  • "Welcome to Healing Hearts, a podcast created by The Healing Center, voted 'Pittsburgh's Best Dispensary.'"
  • Host Mike Flick introduces the episode and starts the conversation.

Body

Host Mike Flick, The Healing Center Co-Founder Chris Kohan, General Manager Michael Butler and guests Eric Miller (Vireo Health - Scranton, PA) and Marisa Liuzzi (Ilera Healthcare) chat about different products available from local growers in PA.

Segment 1 - Mike Flick, Chris Kohan and Michael Butler
  • Mike Flick starts the discussion with some of the scientific sides of medical cannabis, discussing cannabinoids and terpenes with former traditional pharmacist and current Healing Center pharmacist, Michael Butler.
Segment 2 -  Mike Flick, Chris Kohan, Michael Butler and Eric Miller (Via Zoom)
  • Mike talks to Eric about being a Phase One grower/processor and starting from scratch in Pennsylvania.
  • Michael Butler gives Eric a shout out for Vireo Health being physician founded as Miller talks about current products.
  • The group briefly discusses terpenes and how the ones in medical cannabis are the same as the compound it smells like. I.E. Lemons.
  • Eric talks about the multiple refinement processes that Vireo Health uses to infuse terpenes, adding consistency to the product.
  • Miller talks about a new product known as soft gels that you can chew to take medical cannabis.
  • Mike asks Eric "If a patient was here right now, what is your message to them?"
Segment 3 - Mike Flick, Chris Kohan, Michael Butler and Marisa Liuzzi (Via Zoom)
  • Mike Flick introduces Marisa and talks about how in the recent whitepaper by Compassionate Certification Centers it lists Ilera as the brand most liked by patients.
  • Liuzzi then talks about her journey to growing in Pennsylvania.
  • She mentions an anecdote where their labeler broke and all of the employees had to stay up all night labeling product.
  • Liuzzi talks about having an all-indoor grow as the business expands; Mike prompts her to talk about the Ilera products.
  • Flick asks Marisa what keeps her going every day.
  • Mike asks Liuzzi "If a patient was here right now, what is your message to them?"
  • The group then asks her, "If you could be a strain, what strain would you be?"

Close

  • Host Mike Flick and the group summarize the past two episodes of grower/processors and tosses to the outro, thanking the listeners for joining them.
  • "Healing Hearts is presented by The Healing Center, voted 'Pittsburgh's Best Dispensary.' Healing Hearts is recorded at the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University. More information is available at thehealingcenterusa.com."

Credits

Host: Mike Flick, The Healing Center
Guests: Chris Kohan, Co-Founder - The Healing Center; Michael Butler, General Manager - The Healing Center; Eric Miller, Vireo Health; Marisa Liuzzi, Ilera Healthcare
Executive Producer: Lisa Craig, Marketing Director - The Healing Center
Editor: Nicholas Ruffolo, Center for Media Innovation

Intro Song:
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Outro Song:
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