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Baby boomers looking for CBD ‘brake pedal’—podcast

In this podcast, a naturopathic doctor, Colorado lobbyist and VP of a wholesale ingredient manufacturer discuss the hottest ingredient in the natural products industry—CBD.

Josh Long

March 1, 2019

In this podcast narrated by INSIDER's Josh Long, three experts explore science and policy issues around CBD, including:

  • The attractiveness of the compound to Baby Boomers; 

  • Setting testing standards; 

  • The potential role of Colorado in serving as a model for legislation in other states; and 

  • Issues around the effectiveness and safety of CBD.

All three experts will be speaking March 5 during a CBD summit at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Don't miss hearing from naturopathic doctor Rob ("Doc Rob") Streisfeld, Colorado lobbyist Cindy Sovine of Sovine Consulting and Austin Stevenson of Nanogen Labs.


About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long directs the online news, feature and op-ed coverage at Natural Products Insider, which targets the health and wellness industry. He has been reporting on developments in the dietary supplement industry for over a decade, with a focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has moderated and/or presented at industry trade shows, including SupplySide East, SupplySide West, Natural Products Expo West, NBJ Summit and the annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit.

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn and ping him with story ideas at [email protected]

Education and previous experience

Josh majored in journalism and graduated from Arizona State University the same year "Jake the Snake" Plummer led the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, was admitted in 2008 to practice law in the state of Colorado and spent a year clerking for a state district court judge.

Over more than a quarter century, he’s written on various topics for newspapers and business-to-business publications – from the Yavapai in Arizona and a controversial plan for a nuclear-waste incinerator in Idaho to nuanced issues, including FDA enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Since the late 1990s, his articles have been published in a variety of media, including but not limited to, the Cape Cod Times (in Massachusetts), Sedona Red Rock News (in Arizona), Denver Post (in Colorado), Casper Star-Tribune (in Wyoming), now-defunct Jackson Hole Guide (in Wyoming), Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.

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