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
June 26, 2018
It’s the Green Crush Conspiracy Queries episode number… Comedy!
We spend hours and hours weekly talking about really heavy things. So now it’s time to do that with a comedian, a real one, who uses cannabis.
Andy Kindler is generous with his insights, as we spend nearly 90 minutes learning and sharing about so many aspects of the Green. Enjoy.
Catch Andy at Just for Laughs Montreal https://www.hahaha.com/en
And tune in to his podcast “Thought Spiral” with J. Elvis Weinstein at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thought-spiral/id1236787765?mt=2
June 19, 2018
After a long hard day, most people just want to get home and have a couple of cold, stiff, hard drinks. Our guest, Warren Bobrow, knows a lot about that, being a master mixologist.
Over time, his focus turned more to infusing beverages with cannabis, and building his empire from that. An author of several books and a constant traveler, Warren, also known as the "Cocktail Whisperer" is a fascinating man to listen to.
Plus, in Media Mulch, "critical mass of the critical ass" through the presentation of the new Canadian cannabis laws, is seconded and thirded and so forth, throughout.
Check out Warren's online blog at http://cocktailwhisperer.com/ and buy his book "Cannabis, Cocktails, Mocktails and Tonics now at https://www.amazon.ca/Cannabis-Cocktails-Mocktails-Tonics-Buzz-Worthy/dp/1592337341
June 12, 2018
Cannabis is as much about art as anything else. Free-thinking people understand that it is a tool and can be helpful in creating a long lasting image.
Our guest is the president of King Klone Brand and rock ‘n’ roll album art artist extraordinaire, Ernie Cefalu Ernie rolls out just some of his cognizant thoughtful and important stories of creativity in music, and advertising.
Of course we do a quick crush of cannabis news, focussing on the criminality of the British government denying one of their young sons a quality-of-life restoring medication. Dark, dark people, they’ll have to learn sometime.
Visit Ernie online at www.kingklonebrand.com and https://pacificeyeandear.com/
June 5, 2018
Sometimes ‘regular’ people in your life don’t know about the laws that will eventually affect you and them personally. They believe everything is great because cannabis will soon be “legalized“, and so goes the government trope.
Marijane Baker, a host and advocate on The 420 Radio Show, joins us to discuss what the future of cannabis will actually look like from both a legal and medicinal perspective.
It’s conversations such as this - loaded with canna-aware talking points - that need to take up conscious real estate in our lives. Establishing rights for everyone, as we all have just put behind us decades of punitive cannabis laws. There is no time to further extend the rule against democratic will.
Check out Marijane and friends on the Lifestyle Radio Network’s 420 Radio Show Friday eves at http://www.420radio.ca/
May 29, 2018
Off to a cranky start after some bastard cancer back spasms, I was able to regain my noble pursuit of the Truth, with Noble Extracts’, CEO Cam Noble.
Plus, a beneficial surprise! We are also joined by Next Leaf Solutions’ ‘Alex the Chemist, which is a great name for an alchemist, which he most certainly is.
Cam’s father suffering from prostate cancer drastically altered Cam’s original career plans, driving him instead to research cannabis for his health. Our spirited discussion detailed political positions on cannabis, its social and ethical values, as well as the science of health. Thank you for reading the most boring introduction to one of the most intriguing and heartwarming episodes to date. I didn’t want to give away the ending.
Visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nobleextract/ and https://www.facebook.com/nextleafsolutions/
May 22, 2018
Followers and fans of cannabis legalization and/or decriminalization are rarely in sync with the ‘police officer mindset’.
Our guest today, Dominick Izzo, would completely agree - and he is a non-cannabis using police officer… well, he was a police officer.
After witnessing up-close corrupt policing, one of his most powerful conclusions is that no one should be arrested for cannabis possession or consumption. Izzo brings near 20 years of experiential police knowledge, and his best ideas on how to repair the damage it does, to his campaign for the sheriff of Cook County, Illinois.
Check out Dominick on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/izzotacticalcombat
May 15, 2018
Legalization, decriminalization and re-criminalization of cannabis laws can get very confusing with all the jurisdictions of the world differing and bickering over what is best.
One of the most radical of those law-changing lands, is Portugal. They keep a relatively low profile internationally and it’s often difficult to find out what’s going on there with their drug policies – surprise… They are much more free and supportive than almost anywhere on the planet.
Returning guest, Author of the incredibly informative book, “Vitamin Weed”, Dr. Michelle Ross, has recently returned from Portugal to give Green Crush an expert, inside and birdseye view of the differences. These are improvements over Western societies views regarding cannabis, and other “Drugs“.
Get Michele's Book and more info on her work at https://www.tryvitaminweed.com/
May 8, 2018
Saskatchewan is where they groom every one of Canada’s finest Royal Canadian mounted cops, who can create a world of trouble for people using cannabis - simply by choosing to remain ignorant on how that stuff works. Alicia Yashcheshen has personal experience on how the devastation of car accidents and subsequent pain/drug remedies can damage ones physical constitution.
Alicia recounts how she dropped into, and later self-rescued from, “allopathic medicinal hell“. These same knowledge tools are available for everyone, who bothers to look for them.
Listen to Alicia on P.A.C.E. Radio at http://pace-online.ca/ and check out Saskatchewan Medical Cannabis Association on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaskMed/ where Alicia is Developmental Director.
Alan also offers a further personal medical update on his current cancer situation. Completely free of any medicine for several months now, troublesome cancer numbers have recently risen some, and he will take those on solely with the help of the green leaf.
May 1, 2018
How very often our governments will tell us cannabis is dangerous, is reflected in their seeming policy - denying it to war veterans - because - "it's dangerous". Somehow figuring with their sober minds, that Iraqi or Afghani invasive combat etc., is less dangerous than a plant, that is effective in pain and PTSD reduction, if not elimination.
Sgt. Joshua Lee and his wife Julia - a counsellor, and mental health therapist in trauma - relay Josh's story of experiencing much anguish from his post-war, 27 different daily medications. This was a result of his time overseas in the military. Fascinating and insightful, the two founded Veteran's Alliance for Compassionate Access, and they have done their homework - for sure, it's a fascinating listen.
The full story behind Joshua's viral photo that started it all here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article144140984.html
Visit VAC on Twitter and IG @veterans4access and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/veteransforaccess
Bill Blair is confused about his confusing pending legislation, Zimbabwe is going legal weed, there's a surplus in Oregon so it's cheap - and Lester Grinspoon at 89 years old, MIGHT be getting the recognition he much deserves - Hey Lester, we certainly recognize you - please come on our show!
Plus! Attend the Toronto Global Marijuana March, this Tuesday May 5th at High Noon https://www.facebook.com/Official-Toronto-Global-Marijuana-March-177954625648982/ or search "Global Marijuana March" online for events in your area.