Listen in as we engage in an enlightening discussion with Sysamone Phaphon from Savanh Wellness about the rich tradition of plant medicine within her family. Hear how his refugee immigrant parents incorporated healing plants like cannabis, lemongrass, and Thai eggplants into their daily lives, using them both for food and as remedies for basic health ailments. Listen as Sysamone shares how the war on drugs and the subsequent stigma impacted her family’s relationship with plant medicine, and how they were able to re-embrace their roots as attitudes and laws began to shift.
In our conversation, we also explore the crucial role of education in breaking barriers and debunking stereotypes around cannabis. Discover how Sysamone and her family helped translate MODERN CANNABIS:A Beginner's Guide to Conscious Consumption, a comprehensive guide about hempic cannabis, into 11 different Asian languages, aiming to educate the older generation and non-English speaking population. Finally, hear about Ciesemmon's new D9 organic gummy pomegranate flavor, and how you can support his family's journey in the cannabis and CBD space. A must-listen episode for anyone interested in the intersection of culture, family traditions, and plant medicine.
(0:00:00) - Plant Medicine Intersecting with Family Traditions
(0:15:05) - AAPI Translation Resources