In the season and spirit of love, we present our Chief Cannabis Officer Wendy Bronfein of Curio Wellness to discuss the power of the “Oh” for Valentine’s Day love as the terpenes and cannabinoids take effect to produce a different sensation this spring.
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Wendy Bronfein, Nestor J. Aparicio
Nestor J. Aparicio 00:01
Welcome home we are wn s t. I am 5070, Towson Baltimore and we’re Baltimore positive.com We’re doing some really cool stuff next week what a week it’s been I mean from the heartbreak of the Ravens lose into this Oriole ownership news and we’re doing this amazing thing next week we hope to participate in all of our sponsors, all of our friends are participating. The Maryland lottery is given to scratch offs to give away we’re when donation Jiffy Lube, and our friends at curio and foreign data and cold brew. Everybody’s in next week. It’s for the Maryland Food Bank. We’re calling it crabcake row, a couple of Super Bowl many of you been listening. I’ve been doing this for 32 years. It’s our 25th anniversary. We did radio row with the Super Bowl for many, many years all over the continent. We will instead instead of going to Las Vegas. We’re going downtown to Lexington market on Monday will be fade these on Tuesday will be a cost this Wednesday at Coco’s and laurelville on Thursday will be a State Fair in Catonsville on Frederick road, and then on Friday at Pappas in Cockeysville. And come on out. Do it for the Maryland Food Bank. It’s very simple. A cup of soup or bowl I may just say it it’s like the Barenaked Ladies on a cup of Super Bowl will give you a free cup or bowl of Maryland crabs, super creamy crab soup and the newfangled thing that’s going to become the conversation piece next week. Like a Thanksgiving whether it’s apple and pumpkin or pecan, do you like a half and half or not and most people did not grow up with half and half some people a little weirded out by the tomato and the cream and whatever. I find it to be delightful. But it is sort of a new Gucci shishi thing to do. With the brand find is our friend. She’s our chief cannabis officer here, Chief Brand Officer at curio wellness, we foreign daata eak find them up on York Road. Yes, they have cannabis. Yes, they will educate you. We’re going to educate you right now. But more than that, not only she rock and roll queen as we’ve learned during the gogos era, and I’m going to be having some rock stars on here. But she’s also like a Baltimore sports fan. And like when this thing began, I said hello, you sent a low back but we’re taping this after the baseball announcement. I did some radio before the before the rate oh my god, we lost what are you gonna do? And now the baseball thing like so I can go either way with this. It’s been a crazy week. It’s been a week here that I’ve needed to ask you this because I was thinking What clever cannabis related thing. Am I going to say to Wendy to make her giggle and say, Is there a champagne of cannabis? It because if there is, you know, I need a champagne cannabis, that a celebratory strain, or whatever this is, if we’re really going to have new baseball ownership with.
Wendy Bronfein 02:30
So I think if you’d like to smoke, I’m going to say blissful wizard. I knew Oh, always a good time. I think I think a mango or an orange Terps shoe. We’ll get you all happy too. Great way to celebrate. Yeah, no, I when I saw that come through last night, I was pretty psyched. So, you know, hopefully a new era is upon us. And I and it’s very nice to hear that cow is involved in that that just feels like the right move. You know,
Nestor J. Aparicio 03:02
I think you’re the first one to mention Cal because I mean, I think I mentioned in passing with Luke and where it is. I tell me what sports means to you and your family. Because you want to talk at length about CFG bank and your sponsorship. And you thinking that the city’s important in the same way that you know, I’ve had the Delaune and we’ve talked about raising the city because at the end of the day, yeah, you can be in business and sell cannabis or sell sports radio or sell all the products that I sell, right? We’re crabcakes next week, all of that stuff, but raising the boat for the city. And I think we can all agree whether whatever this is with the baseball thing, we feel like it can be better. And we had gone through divisions last year baseball one football one, I don’t know how many games you went through or used to go to or we’re going to go to, but to feel like we’re rising again in some way that isn’t just the standings that were really matters to the city and sports has been one of those things. Whether you’re a girl or a boy, whether you’re West Side East. I mean, sports has been something that’s a real glue for this community, not just in this century. But you know, back when your dad was doing pharmacy work and building Neighbor Care, Right?
Wendy Bronfein 04:05
Oh, absolutely. I mean, I love the ravens, but I feel like the Orioles are like, you know, it’s who we all are right. They’ve been here forever. And I think we are a baseball town. And I grew up going to games at Memorial Stadium. We used to all pile into my uncle’s like big Buick wagon. You know, kids in the you know, the reverse backseat where you looked out the window. I love that Brady Bunch, Harrigan. Yeah, yeah,
Nestor J. Aparicio 04:34
my first car was a 77 caprice classic. It was puke green. And it had the wood paneling. I’m not kidding. It was rusted out in the back. I bought it for 700 bucks and ran for a while and then the tires fell off.
Wendy Bronfein 04:47
It was like, my cousins, me my parents, my aunt and uncle. I mean that was a I mean, you know, I think about remember remember when Kyle and Eddie and and they’d come out on the field, they would do like Little Rock Band interstitial at the seventh inning stretch like there was just like folksiness and fun. And, you know, obviously Camden Yards is an incredible stadium. Hopefully with new ownership. Some of there’ll be some upgrades around that are long overdue, but the team is doing great. And the team was always felt like a really great team through my childhood. So these more recent years of kind of being in the slumps has always made me feel like like, let’s, let’s move on, right, we can
Nestor J. Aparicio 05:40
be better we can do better. You know, right. Here we are on the football thing. I mean, I look, I know we’re gonna do love potions, and it’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re gonna talk about cannabis and different things we can do. But the football thing. Yeah, I mean, it was a little bit of a downer, right? So, you know, in the pick me up way. Let’s talk about the holidays. Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. Because next week, you’re bringing James Bond out for Liberty classroom foundation, I plugged that earlier, he’s gonna be with us. And I had coach Billick on this week. And Coach Pollack and I did a lot in regard to James and in regards to the city and stuff like that. But it’s Valentine’s Day, and I know we’re gonna get a chance to really talk about this next week. But part of the whole science of cannabinoids and terpenes and the things you do lead to potential erogenous zone things here that we should be talking about here on the on the eve of balance. Everybody deserves love in their life, right? Absolutely.
Wendy Bronfein 06:34
Yes. So we have a product line. Oh, you can see it behind me in places. If you’re watching. The black and pink it’s called Oh,
Nestor J. Aparicio 06:45
Wendy Bronfein 06:47
that oh, oh, with oh, you know. So this line comes, there’s three different products in it. Or I should say four products. There’s prerolls. There’s vape. There’s choose, and there’s intimacy oil. And so on the smokeable side, you’re talking about products that relate directly to our golden strawberry flower. Right? That is, that’s where this all starts from it told me
Nestor J. Aparicio 07:17
a couple of weeks ago that you had a couple that was coming in and trying this product. And like all of this is so new in the sciences news, founded five years ago to figure out whether it’s TV indicate the and all that scientific part of it. But what about that strain specifically? And you said that there was was some non scientific evidence about it as well. You mentioned it a couple of weeks ago. I just want you to talk about that in case people didn’t hear it a few weeks ago.
Wendy Bronfein 07:44
Yes. So So it all started with the strain that we grow called Golden strawberry. And it seemed to be that we were getting this started with men. We were getting feedback that it had a Viagra like effect. And what you were talking about was there was this older problem when I say older I’m talking about like 70 plus
Nestor J. Aparicio 08:04
55 like me, they were
Wendy Bronfein 08:15
seven they were they were coming into Yeah, oh, sorry. They were coming into the dispensary. And to get the to get the golden strawberry. And and they would also be have no problem sharing why they liked it, and how and they were there to get more and they just had a little frisky little nature. And it was it was kind of wonderful. Because you know, at that age, it’s good to know that it’s still working for you. And so at any age, and so we ended up kind of looking more into the strain and understanding it and then created this line off of it called Oh, for its purposes of giving you a good Oh. And so you can you can smoke via pre rolls or use vape cartridges. You can do choose because part of what’s making this effective is the terpene profile. It’s not just the fact that there is THC in it. And so that terpene profile shows up in these tos. And then the intimacy oil is a different product that’s more of would be like a sexual lubricant type product. And here it’s using a blend of oils that are safe and appropriate for use on general areas of your body as well as the infusion of the terpenes and key herbs that are stimulating that are analgesic that are moisturizing. The creation of that product really started with an eye towards women who were in the menopausal window and what can impact you there. But the the viscosity and the quality The oil is good for anyone to use. And so you know, you can smoke something, you take a chew, you can take a couple of drops of oil and you know, mix and match and get your Valentine’s Day on.
Nestor J. Aparicio 10:13
Well, you know, we can laugh and giggle about it one way or another. And there’s all sorts of products and problems and Ed and real issues that are going on. I certainly don’t want to belabor that. But I would just say for you jumping into this space, and I always go back to the entrepreneur side, and I call you Chief cannabis officer, but you are the Chief Brand Officer, your father’s Come on, you talked about your business here, people can go out and listen or come meet you or stop by and, and learn a little bit more about curio and foreign daughter. But when you started this whole thing that you’ve realized, I mean, it’s sort of an open ended thing, this cannabinoid system for what the product can be, and new things and new ideas that literally somebody comes into your place and says, This is doing this to me, is it supposed to or is it not? And I like it. Can we make more of it? Can we bottle that literally right? Can we bottle that? Did you realize years ago that you that such things would be on the menu, you know that for lack of that you could create these things and put them on a menu in such a specific way?
Wendy Bronfein 11:13
Well, that’s how we came to it. Right. We wanted to kind of we felt like you could normalize the conversation around cannabis, if it became useful in a more kind of mainstreamed way. And all
Nestor J. Aparicio 11:28
my putting on my back that’s really helping me that helped me cry for hours on the West Coast. Like literally, my wife was pissed because I took it with me to put on me. And it wasn’t here and she had the run over to the store. I got away with it by saying I don’t think there’s a whole lot left in the bomb. And then she came back and she showed me like, there’s a ton of it left. You took it all away. So like literally we’re fighting over the ball. I swear to God, that’s true. That’s fact. Yeah,
Wendy Bronfein 11:53
no, wait, my husband, I do have his and hers as well, because we use it so much. We just have like reserves. But no, that’s how we came to this. It was all about like, we can normalize the conversation if we can make the products more solution oriented. And we sometimes call that condition specific, right? Because somebody’s looking for to treat a sport specific thing to deal with certain symptoms to get certain effects wherever you are on the medical to lifestyle spectrum of use, right? It’s easier to shop if you say what you’re looking for. And there’s a named product that does that, right? Because what’s what’s typical in our space and we make these products as well, is to just have things that are more universal right? Flour, vapes chews that are a potency of cannabinoids, you know, 10 milligram, 25 milligrams, five milligrams, right. But here, we’re kind of we’re not only considering the active ingredients, but we’re considering the dosage form in terms of how does that best suit what you’re looking for, right? Like the body pain and inflammation is really nicely dealt with with a topical, you don’t necessarily need to feel any psychoactivity you know, and if you consume something, you might get that effect. If you rub it on your body, you’re not getting that effect, but you just took your pain and inflammation away. So that’s that’s really kind of the core of what we are about. Well,
Nestor J. Aparicio 13:18
I’m actually rubbing this on my ankle because my ankle has been like a little screwed up from my back and it’s like a little inflamed and it’s it’s really helped me and so the product I use is called move you can find it over far and God or carrier wellness and by the way, you know medical card. different dosages for folks who do not have a medical card, but but very available for adult use. You could find them over and York Road in Timonium father and daughter and curio wellness.com. Wendy brown find is our guest I’m wearing my I’m a blunt person shirt here. So other things that you’re working on and things that are happening here. I know you’re doing daily specials and different things like that. But I think the Valentine’s Day thing, given the product, how do you keep us on the shelves if Valentine’s Day? You know, I’m thinking like people get it? They find it says oh on it, you’ve got it marketing put together real nice. Is this the first year for this? Or is this? Is this a couple years old now?
Wendy Bronfein 14:11
No, no, it was it’s been around since a medical program. But I think what’s gonna be really interesting is to see that the the freedom of conversation on this topic, right? It’s very interesting that in the medical space, we found that while patients had no problem coming in and talking about any number of ailments they could have people got a little prudish on the sex conversation, right, which is like, I mean, you just told me about irritable bowel and all the things that are happening about that which is can be graphic and personal. But you don’t want to talk about this like so it was a little odd and we were trying to overcome that. It’ll use it’ll be interesting to see if it’s a little bit more relaxed and people are like, Oh, that sounds good. Friday night, you know, Valentine’s Day plans, whatever it is, let me Get some of that, well, it’d be a try
Nestor J. Aparicio 15:01
it and you’ll like it kind of thing in the same way that I guess anybody that has ever tried Viagra or any of those products if you’re, um, you know, my audience tends to skew male and sporty here, especially this week, but females online as well but but from a male perspective, because that’s what I identify as a Jiminy that you either find it, whoa, I don’t like that, or I like that, or, Hey, that gave me a headache. If I had that with a glass of wine, which I firsthand experience, I felt like my head was gonna explode at various points from taking these other things. So a lighter version of that and you know, Horny Goat Weed oil and all that. Oysters right oysters we’re gonna do like all of these mythical fallacy things. I’ll tell you what, the blue pill is not a fallacy. But it’s a different kind of ride for some people than it is for and side effects. And waking up the next day feeling like you’re hung over just all sorts of different things that are possible with that, I would think this would be a little kinder and gentler, because let’s be honest, I mean, for my own use, cannabis is kinder and gentler than alcohol, or than all sorts of opioids, and all sorts of hard drugs, that we have narcotics that we’ve all had, when we’ve had a toothache, or we’ve had an operation or had those kinds of things. There isn’t, it’s always felt a little safer to me. But it’s also a different conversation that led to your point to say, well, I want the green flower stuff from the guy on the corner, then coming out to you where we are right now. And I talked about gambling all the time, that it was always a strange thing. Now, it’s very specific. And I’m getting it’s only up and up, and I’m getting exactly what I want. And people can come into your place and, and be specific about what they want and know that it’s safe and know that it’s tested. And know that they might try it in the product of Oh, and say, Oh, this Oh, that but but they but trying it might be a better ride for them than other things they’ve tried in that space for sex or for irritable bowel or for my wife trying to just get a good night of sleep.
Wendy Bronfein 16:59
Yes. And well, I think the other thing with so the O line kind of has two offerings to it, if you want to call it that, like one is this I probably more male skewing this Viagra like effect. But there’s also like an a heightened sensitivity effect, which is like an A, and A mental relaxation, which can be both good for both genders. But I think it’s probably more useful on the female side. So kind of quieting your mind, relax, relaxing, and having a
Nestor J. Aparicio 17:34
drink and loosen up is what right? I mean, right? That would be right. That would be
Wendy Bronfein 17:39
from the 60s, right? Yeah. But also that all of the tactile engagement has a more arousing feel,
Nestor J. Aparicio 17:50
even more so than champagne, which is where this whole thing started with the Oreo celebration, and maybe a little bit of you know, wine to mellow out after the Raven thing. But you can go see Wendy see the good folks, every carrier wellness and foreign daughter. I always say this to folks, just because you know, people that have a car and they know what it’s about, they may be going somewhere else. And they’re looking for a different experience or looking for more quality products, quite frankly, with you. But if people come in first, and I think that having broadcasts from your place, and it faces York Road, everybody knows across them to Jiffy Lube where I got my oil change last week and anonymous diner, that pull and pull in the back walk in, they come in. If they’ve never done anything, I find it to be a good educational resource. They could come in the front door and talk to people. And it doesn’t feel like for lack of a better expression, a headshot it feels like a serious place where people want to help you.
Wendy Bronfein 18:41
Absolutely. I mean, the front of house is general retail as well as a space where you can consult with someone get some insight you don’t have to go into the dispensary to get that much information. You can do it in that first level of engagement. And then if you do go in the dispensary, there is highly trained staff and they’re very much educated on understanding the endocannabinoid system, the products that we carry the products that we make, and listening to what you’re trying to achieve, and then placing the right product with you. And we always say like, if that doesn’t work, you should come back because we don’t want you to have the wrong thing. Right. So I
Nestor J. Aparicio 19:21
feel like I could put anybody in there on the radio with me for 10 minutes and talk and say I have a headache. I want to sleep you all have the issue, you know have sex, whatever it is, and I anytime I’ve ever talked to anybody in your place, it almost feels like you’re going to college for this. You know, and I’m like are going to college. Right, literally right.
Wendy Bronfein 19:40
Absolutely. I mean yeah, I think that this look when you go into a dispensary, the menu can be very large, right? The dispensaries carrying products from people from brands all around the state. Everyone’s making lots of different offerings. There’s so many choices, it can definitely be overwhelming. That’s one of the Reasons Why on our site, I’ve been kind of very vigilant on what we call our product pages to have as much information as possible. So if you want to go online and learn before you shop and read about products and know what they are, and feel a little bit more informed, that’s a great resource to have. But once you walk into a store, you really should be able to work with someone who can listen to what you need, and then address that with the right product. Right? If you’re telling someone that you need long lasting, long lasting effects, like you shouldn’t be buying something to smoke. Because while that has a fast onset, it’s not going to last as long as something that you either through a liquid that you drink through something that you eat through a tablet that you swallow all that method of administration is going to have a longer duration for you. And so we want to pay attention to what it is you’re trying to achieve.
Nestor J. Aparicio 20:51
Always helping us with the science and the education. She’s our chief cannabis officer. Wendy Brown, fine is here from curio wellness and Farr and daughter. I you know, better days ahead on the football side, and certainly better days ahead on the baseball side. When the Odyssey This is the sports guy here all of these years, there was so much and you would ask me how I was doing after the Ravens lost and you know, it’s different when Cundiff and 10 years ago and Joe Flacco and all that who came on the show last week, we had a great visit with him by the way traffic something’s been crazy around here. But the the notion that we have this baseball thing, and there is some hope and promise and last year, we didn’t have that forever and that they football ended. It’s like oh man, once football started again. And it felt like it was an eight month off period. I’m hoping as a sports guy and for our city and for downtown where baseball thrives and CFT Bank Arena thrives and I saw Justin Timberlake come and get me in on that contest. And that that we don’t have that anymore that we become a year long thing if that’s the fun. That’s the hope for me.
Wendy Bronfein 21:51
I agree. So it’s really funny that that news came out the other night because trying to teach my four year old to understand like sportsmanship so when we lost he’d had a little bit of a meltdown. And then he he I it was kind of legitimate when he said to me right? He was like six, they’ve been to the Superbowl before. That’s not fair. Someone else should get a turn that I had to like explain to him how certain franchises just kind of exist in a different sector sometimes. And but then I would then I said to him, that’s okay, because baseball is coming soon. And we’re on to the Orioles. And that was like literally like 36 hours ago and then this came out. I was like yes, here we go. Oh, New Energy.
Nestor J. Aparicio 22:34
I’m trying to think of how my pop taught me you know, because like that would have been like 1972 345 Right. My dad was so pissed at the Colts because they traded Johnny you it. We came Bert. We had a couple of good years with bird. But my dad didn’t like that baseball thing. I learned to really disliked the Oakland A’s because they had beaten the Orioles every year and I’m sure I cried and 73 or 74. And on the football side you know was the Steelers from the beginning in the dolphins were really good. So like the bad guys, you know, like you have to learn the bad guys to know the good guy. So your kid’s gonna hate the Chiefs forever. That’s okay. You know, that’s fine. I mean, you know, it’s like, that’s where it’s at. Wendy brown finds here she sporty. She’s our chief cannabis officer and the Chief Brand Officer for all things security of wellness with our daughter. We hope you go out shop responsibly. Stop by say hello to the folks there. They don’t bite and they can help you with all sorts of things including my aching back with this, this fantastic miraculous mood product that I’ve been using. See you next week and I will see you on Monday as we get out. I’m going to promote this right now. Wendy will be with us on Monday at fatally standard Lexington market they just opened a new place. Poor Damian has been running crazy all month trying to get it open. We’ll be there on Monday all day nine of the five Tuesday cost. It’s Wednesday at Coco’s Thursday at State Fair and Catonsville then on Friday up at Pappas, so I brought to you by the Maryland lottery have raised our lottery scratch offs to give away I will not have ravens scratch I do have a handful of those left and they still work, but I’m trying to keep the mood upbeat. And then we’re our friends at weathernation as well as our friends at Jiffy Lube multi care. I’m gonna get out here before I make a mess. I’m Nestor we are wn St. am 5070, Towson Baltimore. We never stop talking Baltimore positive