Amiga, Handle Your Shit


The Benefits of Cannabinoids with Carolina Vazquez Mitchell

Season 3, Ep. 99

There are a lot of misconceptions behind Cannabinoids. Most people associate them only with recreational use, putting them on the same level as other more dangerous and addictive drugs. Whereas some consumers use cannabinoids just for fun, this is far beyond the spectrum of their use and benefits. Recent scientific studies indicated that Cannabinoids are highly beneficial for our health. Not only can they help with insomnia, anxiety, and pain, but they can also be very helpful in helping people reduce the cravings for certain drug addictions, like, for instance, opioids, painkillers, and nicotine. While these are all highly addictive drugs, Cannabinoids don’t create a dependency in the brain, so people have the power to use them and stop as their own judgment. 


Today’s guest, Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, will tell us about her move to the United States to study pharmacology, her passion for chemistry and drugs, and why she decided to open her own cannabis company. 


Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, MS, is a researcher, science entrepreneur, and top cannabis scientist. She uses Chemistry, Biology, and Pharmacology to study and improve human health. Carolina developed products for Quaker, Gatorade, Taco Bell, Doritos, and Pepsi. She has served as Laboratory Director for a cannabis testing lab and Chief Scientific Officer for a larger cannabis product manufacturer. She is a co-founder of the Institute of Food Technologists’ Cannabis Section and speaks at scientific conferences around the country on cannabis science. Carolina is the founder of Ciencia Labs and has developed over 50 cannabis products, including several of the industry’s top-selling edibles. 


Some Questions I Ask:

  • In what areas do you see cannabis playing and helping people? (21.42)
  • Where can we find your product? (37.58)
  • If someone does not live in California, can they get access to these products? (42.49)


In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

  • Carolina’s career in chemistry and pharmacology(9.09)
  • The benefits of cannabis (21.47.)
  • How to buy Carolina’s products (41.31)



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