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CBD and Sexual Wellness with Dr. Dmitry Loktionov & Kate Tikhomirova from Quanna




This week we’re joined by Dr. Dmitry Loktionov & Kate Tikhomirova, co-founders of Quanna – premium self-care and sexual wellness brand powered by CBD.

We explore the emergence of the sexual wellness sector and the role CBD can play within it.

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About Dr. Dmitry Loktionov, Co-Founder

Quanna’s founder Dr. Dmitry Loktionov graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the National University of Ireland in 2014. He was awarded an honours degree in MB, BCh, BAO, LRCP & SI. He later went on to train in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ireland for 4 years, during which time he published multiple research papers in national and international medical journals. Dr. Loktionov has presented in multiple national and international conferences and won prestigious awards for his research presentations.

Moving to London to pursue his interest in holistic and complementary medicines, he started researching the benefits of the Cannabis plant. Dr. Loktionov is keen on combining his knowledge of western conventional medical practices with eastern holistic approaches to diagnose and treat his patients.

About Kate Tikhomirova, Co-Founder

Quanna’s other founder Kate Tikhomirova established herself as a fashion and lifestyle influencer over the last 5 years and during her years living in Los Angeles has become accustomed to the world of CBD. Behind the scenes of fabulous posts overseas and rent-worthy outfits there is the realities of anxiety and insomnia. CBD not only helped Kate relieve her daily pressures, but it was held to the highest esteem when her mother became sick with advanced cancer that Kate really delved into the power of the plant. After seeing her mum in constant pain and agony, after numerous rigorous treatments, the best a caretaker can do is listen to any possibility that can make this better. Kate discovered that CBD helped her mum rest easier and managed her aches without the side effects of stronger sleeping drugs or pain medication. It was eye opening to say the least for it was not a gateway, but a shedding of light on the future for our bodies.


  • 0:00 Welcome to The Cannabis Conversation
  • 00:50 Introduction to Kate and life as a social media influencer
  • 01:57 Did you have any Issues around stigma attached to cannabis when you founded the brand?
  • 03:18 Introduction to Dmitry and his career as a gynecologist
  • 03:49 Quanna’s origins
  • 04:29 Are doctors becoming more interested in cannabis?
  • 05:16 About Quanna’s products and company goals
  • 06:36 Brand challenges, meta censorship, and raising awareness of sexual wellness
  • 09:45 What does sexual wellness involves?
  • 10:45 The current and historical lubricant market
  • 13:06 How CBD works within the products
  • 14:06 Does CBD help with both pleasure and pain?
  • 14:59 What other ingredients are used in your formulation?
  • 17:52 How the product works
  • 18:45 The role of THC in sexual wellness


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About Anuj

I’m Anuj Desai – a lawyer and Head of Commercial Partnerships for Knowde Group – a life sciences CRO and strategic consultancy focused on plant based therapeutics and psychedelics

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