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  1. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with Lisa Quarrell, a mother who lives in East Kilbride, Scotland, who has been tirelessly campaigning for a National Health Service-funded prescription that her son desperately needs. Her 8-year-old son, Cole, was diagnosed with a rare form of severe epilepsy as a baby and suffered up to 20 seizures a day. He had undergone brain surgery and tried 20 different anti-epileptic drugs before before he was prescribed a life-saving cannabis oil which has helped him tremendously. The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for her to afford the medic
  2. Imagine your child is sick…and then you discover that there is something that can bring them relief…BUT you must break the law in order to access that it, and risk the wrath of law enforcement, and worse yet, the threat of Child Protective Services knocking on your door one day and taking your child from you. Would you take the risk to help your child? The new documentary “Weediatrics”, explores stories of families at the heart of this issue. These brave parents went on camera to tell their stories, in hope of creating a greater understanding and empathy for desperate families across the count
  3. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with Gina Vensel and Elizabeth Sheldon, the Co-Founders of the Plant Media Project, a boutique marketing company specializing in services for plant medicine and wellness businesses and co-hosts of the Vine podcast, aimed at providing an insightful look into the world of plant medicine. They discuss everything from their personal experiences with cannabis as patients to regulatory advocacy to business practices. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Reg5Jgj0SKw
  4. On this Let’s Be Blunt Short, Montel Williams sits down with George Hodgin, a former US Navy Seal with an MBA from Stanford University. He is the founder and CEO of Biopharmaceutical Research Company which is based out of Monterey, California. In their informative exchange, George expresses his frustration with the lack of evolution of the US federal cannabis industry since the early 1960s and explains that 92% of veterans feel that the federal government should be looking at cannabis as a potential alternative for healthcare treatment.
  5. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with Adam Eidinger, a Washington D.C. businessman and cannabis rights activist, known for his role in spearheading Initiative 71, which legalized cannabis in the District of Columbia in 2015. His activism extends to a wide range of efforts; key among his causes have been the marijuana and hemp politics, GMO labeling, anti-war, and social justice. He has been featured in The Washington Post and The New York Times for his work. He is the Social Action Director for Dr. Bronner’s body care company and the founder of DC Marijuana Justice which recentl
  6. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel speaks with Moriah Barnhart. Moriah founded CannaMoms in 2013 after her daughter Dahlia was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer and she discovered that cannabis provided much needed relief in her daughters care. She is a strong proponent of taking rights to one’s body and health and putting it back into the hands and homes of the patients and their caregivers, and she fights diligently alongside those with the same mission and message for legislative changes on a federal and state level. In 2015, Moriah helped launch Women Grow Tampa Bay, serving as
  7. Jessica Gonzalez, like millions of others, was suffering from anxiety and depression. When she decided to trade in alcohol and prescription medication for medical cannabis, not only did she feel better and become more productive, it helped her to lose100 lbs. She is a mother, a wife and a full time cannabis influencer and educator. Also known as The Mommy Jane, Jessica talks with Montel on this episode of Let’s be Blunt about giving up alcohol and medicating solely with cannabis. The outcome was remarkable. Cannabis high in THCv combined with conscious consumption (micro-dosing) and an active
  8. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel chats with Katie Stem, CEO and Founder of Peak Extracts in Oregon. Katie is a graduate of Carleton College where she majored in pre-med and literature. While working for Washington State University and Oregon Health & Science University, she experimented in the fields of physiology, pharmacology and neurology using natural products and pharmaceutical interventions for human diseases. In 2010, she completed her degree in traditional Chinese medicine and became a licensed herbalist and acupuncturist.
  9. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with cannabis sommelier, Max Montrose. Max is the Co-founder and President of the Trichome Institute, a cannabis education company that among other things, teaches the method of “interpening”, which he defines as the art and science of the cannabis sommelier; evaluating flower for total quality control, psychotropic effects, and a variety type designation. Max is also an expert on psychoactive cacti types from around the world and a lover of all things Mother Nature has to offer.
  10. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel chats with Emma Chasen of Eminent Consulting. Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind Cannabis so that they may take charge of their own healing. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a Cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR. She found her way to Farma, the popular
  11. On this Let’s Be Blunt Short, Montel Williams chats with Karson Humiston, the Founder and CEO of Vangst, the world’s largest recruiting platform focused specifically on the cannabis industry. The marijuana industry is projected to top more than $30 billion in legal sales by 2025, and with this projection comes increasing job opportunities. Montel asks Karson to talk about Vangst and explain the opportunities they provide. She explains that Vangst not only helps hire people who are trying to break into the cannabis industry to find the job that’s right for them, but also partners with their cli
  12. Montel talks with Peter Huson, Ph.d. on this episode of Let’s be Blunt. Peter earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, has a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Structural Engineering from UC San Diego. He co-authored CA Bill AB2020 allowing the Northern Nights Music Festival which he co-founded, to be the first legal cannabis sales and consumption event and paving the way for future events in California. He is the Co-Founder and COO at One Log Cannabis Business Park, the Compliance Officer at Mesh Ventures and serves as the Chief of O
  13. In this Special Edition episode of Let's Be Blunt, Montel Williams and fellow veterans speak out in support of medical cannabis in a virtual press conference organized by MPP in hopes of furthering the Compassionate Cares Act introduced by lawmakers earlier this year in South Carolina. According to the Veterans Affairs National website, veterans will not lose access to benefits if they use medical cannabis through a state sanctioned program, but they cannot allow use or possession at any VA facility due to federal laws, “Veteran participation in state marijuana programs does not affect eligibi
  14. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with Chris Kilham who has conducted medicinal research in more than 45 countries across 5 continents and the South Pacific and has taught yoga, meditation, and natural health for over four decades. He is Known as the Medicine Hunter on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN Health, the New York Times, and many other media outlets and has authored fifteen books. His latest book, The Lotus and the Bud, examines the role of cannabis within the ancient yogic traditions of India and the Himalayas and includes an illustrated guide for the practice of his very own system
  15. Montel’s guest on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Michael Sanicola, was a preacher once adamantly opposed to cannabis. His world was flipped upside-down when his three sons were diagnosed with PANDAS which eventually led to a cancer diagnosis in his son Michael. He did a complete 180 with his beliefs in cannabis and became a strong advocate for it once he saw what an incredible impact on him and his sons lives. Now, he works to spread his gospel about the medical benefits of cannabis and is writing his memoir, The Pot Preacher.
  16. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel chats with Brooke Burgstahler, the founder of Budding Mind, a cannabis and wellness blog [cannabis education] that showcases the high quality educational and entertaining content she specializes in. In 2018, she was awarded a Golden Telly for her Docu-Series, Prisoners of Prohibition [cannabis incarceration] that she wrote, produced, and helped direct for Merry Jane Media
  17. The war on drugs has disproportionately devastated minority communities for decades. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with Tucky Blunt, who went from getting arrested for selling weed to owning the first equity owned dispensary in the world, Blunts and Moore Dispensary in Oakland, CA. This incredible man is a true testament to walking your own path. He is the owner of Proud Papas Clothing and Proud Papas Detailing. He worked as a detail trainer at Tesla and has over 30 years of auto detailing experience. He graduated from Oaksterdam University in 2008 with a degree in Cannabis a
  18. Despite 2020 being one of the worst years in recent history for most businesses, and with unemployment rates skyrocketing, 2020 was a good year for the cannabis industry, which enjoyed a spike in both revenue and job growth. On this Let’s Be Blunt episode Montel is joined by Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott, and Leafly Cutlure Editor, Janessa Bailey to review the Leafly 2020 Cannabis Job Report
  19. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel chats with Mike Glazer, a talented actor, Emmy nominated comedian and host at GLAZED, his routinely sold-out live show in LA. He also co-hosts Weed + Grub, an acclaimed podcast with actress and cannabis cultural voice, Mary Jane Gibson. He stars in the 420-friendly comedy shows: High Tech on PRØHBTD, High Guys on Buzzfeed, and First High on Civilized. To date, his work has garnered over 300 million online views. https://youtube.com/watch?v=DMKw6iEPFkc
  20. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with sibling cannabis entrepreneurs Marie Montmarquet and Allen Hackett. They are co-founders of MD Numbers, Inc., a family of vertically integrated cannabis brands — MD Farms, Marie’s Deliverables, and Legacy Coterie — that provide a range of goods and services to the California supply chain. MD Numbers mission is simple: to educate and to grow. MD Numbers, Inc. looks to continue to create successful sustainable companies which will give back to the communities. Sustainability means several things to MD Numbers, Inc., the first is to be equitabl
  21. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with Jake is a former UFC welterweight championship contender and was a professional fighter for 20 years. He fought for the Professional Fighters League, Strikeforce, and the UFC. He calls his fighting style “American Jiu Jitsu” which is a fluid mix of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. He is now teaching Jiu Jitsu, fighting pro Jiu Jitsu matches, and training pro fighters. He has witnessed first-hand the positive impact that cannabis can have on lives.
  22. On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt Montel is joined by Shelby Hartman, Editor-in-Chief and the co-founder of DoubleBlind, a biannual print magazine and digital media company at the forefront of the rapidly growing psychedelic movement. She is also a reporter and editor specializing in psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and mental health. Her work has appeared in VICE, the Huffington Post, Rolling Stone and more. https://youtube.com/watch?v=B1uwd0P4BRQ
  23. Montel talks with Abigail Peck on this episode of Let’s be Blunt about employment discrimination for medical cannabis use. Abigail is a music teacher who has three kids between her and her partner. She has been using medicinal cannabis since 2016 to treat an autoimmune disease which she was diagnosed with in 2011. She shares her story of being terminated from her teaching position after following procedure for disclosing her medical cannabis use.
  24. On this episode of Let’s be Blunt with Montel, Dr. Keisha Gibson breaks down the facts, addresses common mis-perceptions and answers questions many people still have about the COVID-19 vaccines available. Dr Gibson is a pediatric nephrologist at the University of North Carolina and the Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion at the UNC Department of Medicine.
  25. RESEARCHING CANNABIS | GEORGE HODGIN On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with George Hodgin, a former US Navy SEAL who earned his MBA from Stanford University. He is the founder and CEO of Biopharmaceutical Research Company which is based out of Monterey, California. BRC is a a federally compliant specialty cannabis research company that holds several Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) licenses that allow it to engage in legal cannabis activities federally. BRC imported the first ever legal cannabis (containing THC) into the USA under DEA permit from the European Union and
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