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The MaxLove Project Podcast: Episode 2 w/ Bonni Goldstein, MD – Cannabis Medicine & Pediatric Cancer [Video]

Pediatric Cancer

The MaxLove Project Podcast: Episode 2 w/ Bonni Goldstein, MD – Cannabis Medicine & Pediatric Cancer

The second episode of The MaxLove Project is with cannabis expert, Dr. Bonni Goldstein!

This episode coincides with the launch of our NEW Medical Cannabis and Cancer course in The MaxLove Project Connect app for childhood cancer families! Check it out here –

The course focuses in on up to date science, and literature, around cannabis use in relation to pediatric cancer including clinical applications, drug interactions, cautions, products, and more.

In conversation today, we expand on some topics discussed in the coursework and dive into commonly asked questions by pediatric cancer families.

0:00 Intro to Bonnie Goldstein, MD, her Bio, and current studies with cannabis and kids with various conditions (i.e. autism, epilepsy, cancer)
13:35 Discussion on benefits of using cannabis medicine for children with cancer and are there differences between diagnosis? Example – a leukemia diagnosis and brain tumor?
25:50 Is Cannabis curative? Talking about the invalidated ‘promises’ of Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) as a way to ‘cure’ cancer
33:45 The importance of sourcing the cannabis – knowing the company, the product, and what is in the product
35:50 What is the difference between a hemp and a cannabis product?
47:05 What are the more isolated cannabinoid products? Ex. CBD/THC/CBG/CBN
52:00 What are the possible symptoms in using cannabis medicine for a child?
56:55 Discussion on the quality of life importance cannabis can bring to pediatric cancer
1:02:45 The importance of monitoring how your child responds – cannabis will require a bio-individual approach
1:03:30 Brief snapshot into The Endocannabinoid System
1:12:05 Education is key. Resources to work through to see if cannabis could benefit your child

Bonni Goldstein, MD is the Medical Director of Canna-Centers Wellness & Education, a medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she also served as chief resident. After years of working in the specialty of Pediatric Emergency medicine, she developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis after witnessing its beneficial effects in an ill friend.

Over the last 15 years she has evaluated thousands of patients for use of medical cannabis and is recognized as an expert in the clinical application of cannabis therapeutics. She has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, cancer and other conditions. Dr. Goldstein’s latest book, “Cannabis is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain” was published in September 2020 by Little, Brown Spark. Dr. Goldstein recently co-authored two peer-reviewed articles researching the use of Cannabis- Responsive biomarkers to document cannabis treatment efficacy, guide clinical decision-making and improve outcomes in children with autism.

Dr Goldstein is a board member for the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine, a board member of Autism Safe Haven and is Medical Advisor to Cannformatics as well as Medical Advisor to Weedmaps.

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