On this episode of The Well Way with American Spa podcast, we sit down with Jeffrey Chen, M.D., executive director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, one of the first university programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis and advancing scientific understanding of how it impacts the body, brain, and society. Chen has spent the past few years working at the intersection of academia, industry, nonprofit sector, and government to accelerate research into the health effects of cannabis.
In this podcast, Chen discusses the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, how it started, and why it’s important. He also explains why there is a certain allure built around cannabis today, and offers tips and advice for spa directors on how they can best explain CBD treatments and products to clients, what they need to know about offering ingestible CBD and the risks that come along with it, helpful resources for information on CBD and its benefits to the skin, and what he believes is the next big thing when it comes to CBD and skincare.
Listen to The Well Way with American Spa podcast featuring Jeffrey Chen, M.D., below.