September 18, 2018
Never having the opportunity, I don’t know what it’s like to be in command of 75 tons of cannabis. Our guest, Brian O’Dea, does. He was caught with that much and paid a heavy price for it: in a maximum security federal penitentiary in California.
Live and in the studio, Brian refreshes us with his perspective on cannabis scene now, of course and a lot of the wild stories and from his early days.
One thing is clear: demons are at the governing helm. Official policies are non-watertight baskets of fictions and lies and designed to punish. We dissect the artificial concerns of health and care that are dangled as shiny baubles to prevent us from accessing our birthright.
Read more about Brian and get his book HIGH: Confessions of a Pot Smuggler at http://www.brianodea.com/
September 11, 2018
Always up for knowledge infusion, experts weigh in about the science of plant medicine, its social uses. its upcoming distribution and enforcement, its medicinal applications… And on and on, and this is all coming from one expert - Siobhan McCarthy.
Initially using cannabis as her only workable pain relief, Siobhan was able to move beyond the tragedy of a car accident that snuffed out her competitive skating career. 20 years on, she is knowledgeable in multiple fields of this wonderful gift, the plant. Siobhan currently consults and works with CannaReps, Cannalife Botanicals, Fashionably High and Creating Better Days.
Decades-long researcher and former UN mole, Sydney White has a new book of poetry for the “politically incontinent”. These musings a result of her take on the criminally unfolding governmental spread about which she’s held lectures for the last 19 years
September 5, 2018
Across the globe across the map, Australia is laying down some crap. Return guest and crusher Jenny Hallam explains her legal predicament, a result of helping people eliminate pain, for near no cost.
The saga this woman has gone through is nowhere near over, and she faces 18 years in prison for nothing more than revealing facts and helping people benefit from them.
Please consider donating for legal fees to keep Jenny out of jail!
Book-ending the episode is another run through some of the top fallacies in today’s media regarding Cannabis.
August 28, 2018
Paul Hartmann has too much science in his brain so we needed to help him pull some of it out. Enjoy the results, and use common sense to benefit from it.
Emma Boniface was a 14-year-old with the idea of using cannabis for pain relief from scoliosis. Her failed attempts at multiple pharmaceuticals left her in a horrible condition. She’s now a 15-year-old cannabis advocate and her organization - Pot for Teens - was the topic of her speech this morning at an assembly held in a Canadian Parliament building. Watch a clip of her speech at: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalNews/videos/234915023790124
This episode could be entitled, Pledge Drive. More than a year we’ve been doing our best bringing the truth, now we ask for some help from our audience, to help us grow our audience. Thanks for listening and support at: https://patron.podbean.com/greencrushpod
August 21, 2018
All the way up to this many episodes and back to the beginning of the purpose: to give a special thanks that I am still here.
Our guest, Joanna Baker a.k.a. Puff Mama – was the first person outside of my immediate family, with whom I shared my terminal diagnosis. Knowing nothing of Cannabis I trusted her help in locating a supply of quality medicine.
Purveyor of the ‘Comedy Underground’ on Toronto’s Queen St. East, Joanna has been running a successful room for comedy shows and cannabis lovers for 12 years.
Check out recipes, comedy and more at puffmama.ca
August 14, 2018
Catching up on some more Drug Testing Equipment news precedes our interview with Bruce Margolin, a Cannabis attorney with accolades from Los Angeles, California.
The 15 year veteran shines some light on our rights surrounding the bud. Be sure to go to his website and download some helpful handy guides at brucemargolin.com
Oh and there’s a new government in Ontario, so the former Ontario Premier’s ridiculous cannabis distribution system will also not be enjoying a further political career. A small piece of good news.
August 8, 2018
After a couple weeks off, we return with someone who understands the deep dark history of cannabis - our guest, Shane Pulak, chooses not to keep it a secret.
A farmer from a family of farmers, Shane shares much about his indigenous-founded and run Blackfeet Nation cannabis company- to bring cannabis and its relief into his community, thereby leading it away from opioids and addiction.
With the uptake in the medical awareness of cannabinoids and advancements, it’s fun to read about the changes in the world – except for Canadian medical doctors who, as soon as recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, want nothing to do with the medical stuff. A-mazing.
July 17, 2018
Today we are joined by Henah Ji and Ken Proude of The Veterans Channel to discuss their Veteran docu-series about Medical Cannabis. With so many military members suffering from PTSD, Cannabis has proven to be of help where prescription drugs have left members suffering from side effects and addiction.
The goal of our guests today is to educate Veterans in North America about the benefits of Cannabis through the stories of those that are using it first hand. Stay tuned to Green Crush for updates on the series release, of which Alan will be a part of.
Also, visit The Veterans Channel at http://www.veteranstelevision.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheVeteransChannel/
July 10, 2018
It’s like taking candy from a baby, but it’s always fun to knock down the brainwashing concept that a life filled with cannabis is a useless one.
So it is this episode, speaking with a legendary promoter within the music industry. Over the last 50+ years, our guest John Hartmann has dealt with some of the most iconic and talented musicians ever captured on vinyl, like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Canned Heat, Sonny and Cher, and the King himself Elvis . His plan for music creation in the future is also brilliant and generous.
Reminder: synthetic cannabis is terrible. John points out that he had some amazing synth-weed – but that was 50 years ago, not today’s current crap which can and has caused people’s eyes to bleed, among other harsh side effects.
Check out John's current project Holodigm at http://www.holodigmmusic.com/index-save.html
July 3, 2018
Our guests are professionals at Global Public Affairs. And we just met! Rod Elliot, Senior Vice President, and Alanna Sokic, a Research Analyst out of their Toronto division, have the attention of the ears of some politicians and provide guided expertise through Cannabis Connect for organizations navigating their way through Canada’s legalization and regulation processes.
These folks know how to scramble to get a point of order together, to lobby governments, and to have it absorbed into social policy.
Luckily for me, their look down the road of Canadian cannabis legalization is not as dark as mine. I hope they prove me wrong across the board. We sure did turn over a lot of questions to get to some good resolution.
Visit them online at www.globalpublicaffairs.ca and on Twitter @GPAinsights and @cannabisCNCT