Picking Pot Over Pills with Medical Marijuana Expert Dr. Rachna Patel

Picking Pot Over Pills with Medical Marijuana Expert Dr. Rachna Patel

Ayurveda is a planet-human consciousness art and science. Ayurveda is as connected to plants as plants are to humans. Where does marijuana fit into all this? What about alcohol? And what about the explosion of the medical marijuana industry and accessibility?

This is our topic of conversation on today’s show.


I rap with Dr. Rachna Patel about Picking Pot (Marijuana) Over Pills

  • Why marijuana works for pain relief
  • Alcohol vs. Pot for stress release
  • The future of marijuana
  • Marijuana from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Entheogens for insights

What you’ll get out of tuning in   

  • Cate’s Granola Recipe
  • Cate’s simple tips on a high prana morning practice

Recipe of the Week: Raw Amaranth Pecan Coconut Granola             

From Cate + Indy + Winston                                              

Punta Mita Granola

  • 4 cups whole oats
  • 2 cups dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 cups popped amaranth
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped raisins
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Toss together. Bake at 300’ for an hour, stirring once or twice. Cool. Store in airtight con



Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana since 2012.

She step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high off of it, without getting addicted to it, without building a tolerance to it, and without smoking it.

She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having read research study upon research study on marijuana. She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University.

You can learn more about the work she does at www.DrRachnaPatel.com

Favorite Quotes

David Wolfe : “The danger of alcohol is hundreds of times greater than the danger of al the power plants combined.”

“It’s estimated that 0.7% of the planet is drunk at any one time. Alcohol, especially distilled or hard alcohol, is the most dangerous of the recreational drugs. Alcohol exacerbates control issues in people. Alcohol inhibits proper judgement, creates erratic behavior, increases meat consumption, causes dehydration, elevates anger, clouds one from seeing the consequences of one’s actions, and invites one to forget. Alcohol abuse seems to symbolize everything that is wrong with civilized humanity.” (p. 93)


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