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  1. Montel talks with Jesce Horton on this epsiode of Lets Be Blunt. Jesce is a visionary leader in the cannabis industry with a background in engineering, energy management and automation, and a passion for horticulture. In 2016, he was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to the Task Force for Cannabis Environmental Best Practice and continues this work today through the Resource Innovation Institute, an organization building the central platform for creating energy efficiency solutions and standards for the global cannabis industry. He is also on the board of directors for the Oregon Cannabi
  2. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel speaks with MEGA Entrepreneur Smoke Wallin. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University. He serves on the board of the publicly traded cannabis investment firm, Vencanna, is Chairman of Taliera, a company he founded in 2006 to incubate and celebrate iconic brands, and is a Senior Advisor to STS Capital. He has founded and built multiple companies and brands, including National Wine & Spirits, which is now one of the largest distributors of beer, wine and spirit
  3. Could cannabis be made legal in the US under President Biden? The signs are mixed. Most Americans want it, but the federal politics of cannabis remain unclear. In a surprise move, conservative Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas recently called into question the constitutionality of federal bans on cannabis. Montel gets the latest updates on state and federal legalization progress on this epsiode of Let’s Be Blunt from Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. She manages MPP’s grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in state legislatures, is responsible for
  4. On this epsiode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel chats with Margo Vesely about being a cannabis entrereneur. Margo is a passionate cannabis advocate, researcher, and entrepreneur with almost two decades of cannabis experience. She is the Executive Director of the IL Chapter of NORML and the Founder of Margo-juana, a blog and brand that provides digestible cannabis education. Through the blog she shares her wellness journey along with tips on how to build a self-empowering mindset and how to be an entrepreneur in the cannabis landscape.
  5. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Hemp is the health, wealth and security of this country”. During World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had a “hemp for victory” campaign to encourage farmers to grow the plant. Yet illogical fears about the dangers of marijuana led to the passage of laws such as the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 and the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 that severely discouraged farmers from growing hemp. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with Matthew Harmon, the author of “Marijuana Hater’s Guide to Making a Billion Dollars From Hemp”. Matthew is a seasoned real es
  6. Sophie Ryan has been battling a low-grade, Optic Pathway Glioma brain tumor since she was 8 1/2 months old and she is now 8 1/2 years old. After years of chemotherapy and clinical trials, 3 major brain surgeries and one minor one brain surgery she is left with almost complete vision loss and is now disabled on her left side from a major brain surgery this past February. Unfortunately, her tumor and multiple cysts are growing AGAIN!!! The good news is that there is hope! Her treating hospital, CHLA, doesn't have any good therapies available for her that she's not either extremely allergic to or
  7. We’re all blind in some ways—blind to our biases, blind to our needs, blind to our habits. That’s what good journalism is for—not for reaffirming our beliefs, but for challenging us to consider new ones that are based on facts. That is the mission statement behind the magazine Double Blind. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with the Editor in Chief of DoubleBlind Magazine, Shelby Hartman.
  8. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with the founder of the hardware brands Myster & Octave. Davis talks about his home and business being raiding for selling only CBD products and the legal threats that came with it when he was in his early 20’s. He has been a lifelong advocate for cannabis, and has been working to change the stigma that comes with being a cannabis enthusiast.
  9. Montel talks with Dr Leslie Apgar and Gina Dubbe on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. They are the co-authors of the bestselling book, High Heals: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry, which chronicles their personal, medical, and entrepreneurial journey from best friends and suburban moms to vocal advocates for shifting the narrative on medical cannabis. They are the owners of Greenhouse Wellness dispensary in Maryland.
  10. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel speaks with Dr. Jordan Tishler about the importance of patient safety not being lost in the process of adult use legalization. Dr Tishler graduated from both Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, trained at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is currently faculty at both the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has spent many years working with the underserved, particularly providing care for veterans. Having treated countless patients harmed by alcohol and drugs, his observation that he had never seen a cannabis overdose
  11. Montel talks with Michael Thompson on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Michael never committed a violent crime, but yet he is the longest serving non-violent offender in Michigan State history. He was sentenced for 40 to 60 years and has spent the last 26 years in a Michigan prison for a cannabis-related charge even though recreational cannabis was legalized in Michigan in 2018. By the end of 2021 recreational weed is projected to be a $1.5 billion industry in Michigan. He has spent almost half of his life in prison for selling weed. It cost the state of Michigan over a million dollars to keep
  12. Montel chats with Jessica Kent on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Jessica is a prison reform, addiction and recovery advocate. She is a recovering addict who has been sober for over 9 years! She served time in New York and Arkansas penitentiaries and stepped out of prison for the last time in 2013. Jessica has become a full-time YouTuber with 445k subscribers, and she received her bachelor’s degree in correctional program support services. She uses her platform to help people better understand addiction and the US prison system. She recently revealed on her YouTube Channel that she uses medica
  13. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with Catharine Dockery, a founding partner at Vice Ventures, a venture capital fund investIng in early-stage vice companies. She founded Vice Ventures at just 26 years old after repeatedly brushing against vice clauses at investment pitches which prohibited investments in traditionally “bad for you” sectors such as cannabis, alcohol, sex-tech, CBD, and more, culminatIng in the idea for the fund which exclusively invests in these sectors. Formerly an investment banker and a chief of staff for Bonobo’s co-founder Andy Dunn, she has raised $25 milli
  14. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with entrepreneur, investment banking and strategic business development executive Darin Hickman. Having decades of experience doing business in Africa, Darin is on a mission to build the foremost vertically integrated cannabis company on the African Continent. His company, AphriHelios Global, was awarded its initial license in 2019 from the Kingdom of Lesotho’s Ministry of Health to cultivate, process, package and export cannabis products from the capital Maseru. Africa has the ideal climate for cannabis cultivation and is poised to become the l
  15. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with the Chief Medical Executive for AMVETS, Cherissa Jackson. AMVETS is one of the oldest and largest VSO’s (Veteran Service Organization) in the US, and the only one to pass a resolution stating their support for veterans access medical cannabis. Cherissa is a combat nurse veteran who served a total of 23 years in the Air Force, 10 of those as an Air Force nurse. She is a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, having served a total of 3 combat deployments. She is on a mission to help address the needs of our veterans thro
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