Jeannette Ward formerly of a few Fortune 500 companies, now of the Minority Cannabis Business Association joins us for a frank and candid conversation. After discussing personal and professional fulfillment through work, we discuss personal dealings with race and religion which leads to a discussion on how the War on Drugs set the stage for the MCBA's mission of providing equal access in cannabis. Our second MCBA Spotlight Episode.
We first spoke with the Drug Policy Alliance head of marijuana reform and cat enthusiast Amanda Reiman, in Episode 49. Amanda returns to share what's happening with cannabis regulations in California. While a tremendous amount of work has been done, there's still more to do to cross the finish line. If this is your introduction, you should know that Amanda's PhD dissertation, "Cannabis Care," was the first study focusing on how medical marijuana dispensaries operate as health service providers.
Dr. Michelle Ross of The Impact Network is a neuroscientist, bringing her knowledge to the Cannabis industry. Michele has had some battles along the way including a raid of her home. Speaking of home, for reality tv fans, you might remember Michele from Big Brother Season 2. Having said that, she really knew what she was getting herself into- and has used that show as a platform for doing good.
Late last week, February 17th, Senator's Nelson's efforts to pass legislation on the regulation of legal cannabis in the US Virgin Islands were set back. He's vowed to continue the fight. This interview was recorded just before the setback. Senator Nelson has officially changed his name to Positive- and he explains why. He shares how the infrastructure of the legislation he's working on is based on learnings from legal states. Finally, TA Positive Nelson explains how he became a Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Rastafarian Senator.
Charlotte’s Web is an extract, shorthand for a set of laws- and is shorthand in general for CBD. Charlotte’s Web is named after now 9 year old Charlotte Figi who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. One of our guests is her mother Paige Figi who runs the Coalition for Access Now which is focused on a Federal Bill to deschedule cbd & hemp. Our other guest, Heather Jackson runs Realm of Caring - The Roc in Colorado Springs, working on Research, Education, and Advocacy. The two form a perfect pair helping and educating families with anything from epilepsy to chrones to find the research and solutions they need to heal their children.
To donate to the Realm of Caring, please go to http://www.theroc.us
To donate to the Coalition for Access Now go to http://www.coalitionforaccessnow.org/