I am Cannabis Sativa

I am Cannabis Sativa

By iamcannabissativa
The Cannabis Sativa Podcast is a Indie-Populist advocacy oriented podcast that discusses Cannabis news and Politics as well as in-depth medical & scientific discussion of various ailments and diseases.

Additionally, I hold interviews with everyday people about their medical cannabis journey, as well as discussing preferred methods of ingestion and tips on how to treat specific illnesses.

The Cannabis Sativa Podcast is a peer oriented space for MMJ patients to share information and knowledge amongst each other..
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Make It Legal Florida (Yes, MILF) is a Trap! Support Regulate Florida
I talk about the latest push from the folks of Med Men to put a non-home grow adult use initiative before Floridian voters in 2020. Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-industry-backed-marijuana-legalization-measure-filed-in-florida/ Make It Legal Florida Initiative: https://www.scribd.com/document/422819433/Florida-marijuana-legalization-ballot-measure?secret_password=Y1QzD1sLMw0QsmyOhU6o#fullscreen&from_embed Regulate Florida: https://www.regulateflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/petition.pdf Donate and Support Regulate Florida: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-industry-backed-marijuana-legalization-measure-filed-in-florida/ Dr. Mike’s McKenzie’s Interview with Reefer Revolution Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2mX8sujg_Y
August 25, 2019
Talking Smack Episode 29: Outfoxed and the Tacky Decade of the Aughts (Trailer)
I give my thoughts on the aughts, and the documentary Outfoxed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P74oHhU5MDk A trailer for our Patreon-only Friday Talking Smack Episodes.  To get the full episode and get a backlog of our additional talking smack episodes, please become a Patreon at just $1 a month. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/
August 24, 2019
Talking Random Smack EP 28 – Thoughts on Sonic Youth’s Album Sister
I read a review about the last of my favorite 3 Sonic Youth Albums. This album goes great with a good sesh! Review: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/sonic-youth-sister/ Full Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgSEa3iWfEE Song at the end of the Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UAIaLr0IsE
August 23, 2019
Advocates Are Trying to Get Recreational Marijuana on the 2020 Montana Ballot
Advocates in Montana are looking to get adult use on the 2020 ballot despite’s the state’s stringent and somewhat challenging requirements. The age limit may be lower than all current legal states setting it at 18. Source: https://montanafreepress.org/2019/08/16/barriers-to-the-ballot-how-advocates-plan-to-take-recreational-marijuana-to-montana-voters/ Support Coalition 406: http://coalition406.org/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/
August 22, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington D.C
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Washington D.C along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/how-to-get-recreational-medical-marijuana-washington-dc Veriheal D.C: https://www.veriheal.com/washington-dc/ More Marijuana Doctors: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/dc/
August 22, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Delaware
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Delaware along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-delaware  Marijuana Doctors in Delaware: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/de/  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 21, 2019
Saskatoon Lowers Yearly Cannabis Business Renewal Fee Substantially
Average Janes and Joes in Saskatchewan can rejoice as a reduction (from $10,000 CAD to $85) of the renewable fee will enable more smaller and craft cannabis businesses to be established.   Source:  https://www.thegrowthop.com/news/local-news/too-high-saskatoons-10000-fee-to-renew-weed-store-licence-reviewed/wcm/75cc8d69-336a-4dcd-9735-feed062d285c?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1565707359  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 20, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Florida along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-florida Marijuana Doctors in Florida: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/fl/ Doctor Jane: https://www.doctorjane.net/ Our Interview with Dr. Weybeck: http://bit.ly/3134RVO Smokeable Marijuana Recommendation Info:  https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/07/11/smoke-medical-marijuana-this-rule-update-might-affect-you/  Saving Money as New Medical Marijuana Patient in Florida (Summer 2019 Edition): http://bit.ly/32zIpnW Support Home Grow for Florida Medical Marijuana Patients and Adding Mental Health Disorders to Qualifying Condition List: http://bit.ly/2TG8fTn ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 18, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Oklahoma
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Oklahoma along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-oklahoma Medical Marijuana Doctors: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/ok/ Ending Clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjpTkea5lUM&  Our Previous Episode on Great Dispensaries in Oklahoma: http://bit.ly/2XQE9Sp ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 16, 2019
Name and Shame Friday – Many Ohio Experts Decline to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Autism and Anxiety
I name and shame the folks who turn down helping kids with autism, and folks with anxiety getting access to medical marijuana.  Source: https://hightimes.com/news/ohio-experts-withdraw-recommendation-approve-cannabis-autism-anxiety/  Contact the Ohio Medical Board:  https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/contactus  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 16, 2019
Talking Smack Episode 27 – My Bernie Story (Why I Officially Endorse Bernie Sanders For President)
Today is a special episode as I am officially endorsing Bernie Sanders for President. 
August 16, 2019
Advocating for Better Cannabis Regulations in Your Neck of the Woods
I read my letter to my cannabis regulators that I sent today to advocate for better medical marijuana regulations. Link to the Letter: https://www.patreon.com/posts/29187163 Cold Open:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FPwj7DyyZM  -­­­­­­­­­­-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 15, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Minnesota
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Minnesota along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-minnesota Medical Marijuana Doctors in Minnesota: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/mn/ To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 15, 2019
Talking Random Smack EP 26 - Why People are Ditching Establishment Media
I read a great blog post about the failure of modern media and give my commentary to supplement the analysis. This Middle Millennial has ZERO patience for a second cold war, and privileged posturing.  Source:  https://www.ianwelsh.net/a-broken-media-is-a-broken-society/ 
August 14, 2019
New Jersey Lawmakers May Try Again to Legalize Cannabis in 2019
Although New Jersey lawmakers may be renewing the push towards legalization this year, NJ voters should still push full throatily for a more substantive ballot measure in 2020 with Home grow, craft cannabis, and auto expungement.  Source: https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/new-jersey-might-actually-legalize-marijuana-this-year/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 14, 2019
Smart and Safe Arizona's Imperfect 2020 Adult Use Ballot Measure
Arizona's Smart and Safe reveals and adult use plan that has a lot of tyranny and trap doors. Imperfect legalization is still better than continued decriminalization despite this having Fake Legalization and New Prohibition All over it. https://smartandsafeaz.com/#donate  Source: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2019/08/09/arizona-marijuana-ballot-measure-details-released/1961619001/
August 13, 2019
Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative Advocates Can Now Start Gathering Signatures for 2020 Medical Marijuana Initiative
Idaho may join the fold of legal medical marijuana states in 2020, and now they have been cleared to start gathering signatures to put in on the 2020 general election ballot in Idaho.  Source:  https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article233707142.html  Support the MMJ Legalization Effort:  https://www.facebook.com/IdahoCann/  
August 12, 2019
Talking Random Smack EP 25 – Thoughts on the Sonic Youth’s Washing Machine (Trailer)
On this Patreon only Talking Smack, I talk about why Washing Machine was one of Sonic Youths best Albums.  A trailer for our Patreon-only Friday Talking Smack Episodes.  To get the full episode and get a backlog of our additional talking smack episodes, please become a Patreon at just $1 a month.  Join for just $1 a month:  www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast AND CLICK the Become a Patreon Button!  Pitchfork Article:  https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/sonic-youth-washing-machine/  Whole Album:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqPrP5aa5eU&list=PLvH83oe-JSRuQaVHVxxpXCLtidPkr8szq  Lee  Ranaldo's Solo Work - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPBFyjmLGk8&list=PLbaKrxqOngoPfNhSNiCCkmIGhC__SwC0i 
August 11, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Michigan
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Michigan along with the resources to do so. Source: https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/03/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-michigan/ https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_79571_83746-449306--,00.html Medical Marijuana Doctors in Michigan:  https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/mi/ The Daily Dope Show Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxvUYlWd_nKboQDZbR41LqA 
August 11, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Illinois
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Illinois along with the resources to do so. Source: https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/04/how-to-get-your-medical-marijuana-card-in-illinois/ Medical Marijuana Doctors in Illinois: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/il/ To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 10, 2019
Pushing for a Free Market Medical Marijuana Approach in Mississippi
Mississippi may have a free market medical marijuana program with few onerous regulations to allow many companies and vendors to compete and offer medicine for an affordable price. This measure sadly doesn’t include home grow. Source: http://bit.ly/33r0Jjy  The Untold Story How Maine’s Awesome Robust Caregiver and Craft Medical Cannabis Scene Came into Being: http://bit.ly/2JRV6C8 Source:  https://www.medicalmarijuana2020.com/  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 9, 2019
Talking Smack Episode 24 – Playing to WIN the Game and Something You DON’T KNOW About ME (Trailer)
I  talk about something key in life that I learned at 13 years old, that applies to our current political moment.  A trailer for our Patreon-only Friday Talking Smack Episodes.  To get the full episode and get a backlog of our additional talking smack episodes, please become a Patreon at just $1 a month.  Join for just $1 a month:  www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast AND CLICK the Become a Patreon Button! 
August 9, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Missouri along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-missouri Finding a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Missouri: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/mo/ My Interview with John Payne of New Approach Missouri (Missouri’s Amendment 2): http://bit.ly/2YSxw1J Getting a Vesting Patient Card in Neighboring Arkansas (After getting your Missouri MMJ card) if Visiting the Natural State: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/id-card-apply-online -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 9, 2019
Talking Smack Episode 23 - The Fracturing of Culture and the Cliquification of Society Through the Internet
It seems that the internet is exploding over America’s Dad, Bernie Sanders going on Joe Rogan. On today’s talking smack, I talk about how the internet has dissipated universal culture, and has self-segregated us by ideological, and niche cliques. Avoiding groupthink is key.  Avoiding Group Think: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/groupthink Tweets Referenced: https://twitter.com/GarbageApe/status/1159101726244442112 https://twitter.com/GarbageApe/status/1159102430925205506 https://twitter.com/SentinelofNabu/status/1159103504398655489 https://twitter.com/darukaru/status/1159104231674171392
August 7, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Louisiana along with the resources to do so. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-in-louisiana-everything-you-need-to-know Doctor Victor H Chou, M.D, Baton Rouge, LA - https://choumd.com/ Medical Marijuana Doctors in Louisiana: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/la/
August 7, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Arkansas
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Arkansas along with the resources to do so. Source:  https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-arkansas  Medical Marijuana Doctors in Arkansas:  https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/ar/  You Ask, We Investigate: Certain professions not protected under the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment - Fox 24:   http://bit.ly/31lJChu Abilify Commercial - Side Effects:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25fGWKZFLIY  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 6, 2019
One Year of the I am Cannabis Sativa Podcast – An Overview and Reflection
Thank you, fans, for joining me for this journey. Our Humble little project is now a year old. I reflect upon this one-year anniversary, and read an article that I was featured in.  My MassLive interview (First Paragraphs): https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/08/medical-marijuana-patients-in-massachusetts-say-product-variety-dwindling-as-stores-begin-selling-to-recreational-customers.html Top Episodes in No Particular Order:  Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain – My Inteview With Robert Wiley of Living the Hustle: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Medical-Cannabis-for-Chronic-Pain---My-Interview-with-Robert-Wiley-of-Living-the-Hustle-e2shc4 An Interview with New Approach Missouri's John Payne - What Other States Looking to Legalize Medical Marijuana can Learn from Missouri:  https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/An-Interview-with-New-Approach-Missouris-John-Payne---What-Other-States-Looking-to-Legalize-Medical-Marijuana-can-Learn-from-Missouri-e3d0su Medical Marijuana is a Hit With the Elderly & Other Insights - An Interview with Anthony Kerrigan: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Medical-Marijuana-is-a-Hit-With-the-Elderly--Other-Insights---An-Interview-with-Anthony-Kerrigan-e33bh7 Mr. Sativa Interviews Doctor Weyback about Medical Marijuana for Veterans, Athletes and All Medical Marijuana Patients https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Mr--Sativa-Interviews-Doctor-Weyback-about-Medical-Marijuana-for-Veterans--Athletes-and-All-Medical-Marijuana-Patients-e4799r An Interview with Justin Somers of the P.E.I Memorial Jewelry Company Memories on Hand https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/An-Interview-with-Justin-Somers-of-the-P-E-I-Memorial-Jewelry-Company-Memories-on-Hand-e4bmk5 Bonus Material that Predates this Podcast:  http://sparechangenews.net/2018/01/bay-state-politicians-patients-react-sessions-announcement-marijuana/  ----------------------------------------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 4, 2019
GrowHealthy Pulls Shenanigans on Florida Medical Cannabis Patients Statewide Through Greedy Price Hikes (Summer 2019 Edition)
I call shenanigans on GrowHealthy in Florida for hiking up the price of products again in ways that don’t allow many patients to properly budget for an already expensive, non-insurance covered product.  ----- Source: http://bit.ly/2LY7nIC GrowHealthy’s FAQ: https://www.growhealthy.com/faq/ GrowHealthy’s New Menu: https://i.redd.it/1kc0t16mmtd31.png ---- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 2, 2019
The Rules of Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Washington State
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Washington State along with the resources to do so. Source: https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/05/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-washington/ Marijuana Doctors Near You: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/wa/
August 2, 2019
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio
For those of us with a lot on our plate, going through the process of getting a card can be intimidating. It need not be. I read an article from the Marijuana Break outlining the process.  Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-ohio Finding a Medical Marijuana Doctors After Obtaining Your Medical Records Documenting Your Condition: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/oh/ Our Previous Episode About How to Get a Card: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/How-to-Get-a-Medical-Marijuana-Card-in-a-Legal-Medical-Marijuana-State-e491mg ---------------------------- To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
August 1, 2019
Talking Smack Episode 22 - The Adult Use vs Recreational Marijuana Framing Debate
The Protestant Work Ethic rears its ugly head in the discussion of framing legalizing marijuana as Adult Use vs Recreational Marijuana.   Inspiration: http://marijuanapolitics.com/call-adult-use/ ------------   To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
July 31, 2019
Breaking News: Sensible Florida Has Exceeded the Threshold for Supreme Court Review
NORML of Florida just dropped this jem. Sensible Florida, the group behind Regulate Florida has reached 76,703 signatures, which will now trigger a supreme court review.  This is a monumental step towards getting Adult Use on the 2020 General Election ballot. Please Support Regulate Florida:  https://www.regulateflorida.com/donate/  https://www.regulateflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/petition.pdf 
July 29, 2019
Accessing Medical Cannabis in Australia - A Primer
Mr. Sativa lays out the basics of Australia’s budding program.  Source: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/medicinal-cannabis-products-australia/92595/
July 29, 2019
Cannabis Friendly Campgrounds, Cabins and Outdoor Recreation Areas in Colorado
As we head towards August, we still have a few precious weeks of summer left. For those looking to vacation in Colorado, there are quite a few cannabis friendly campground, and RV parks.  Source:  https://www.westword.com/marijuana/is-south-park-planning-to-join-the-marijuana-industry-11422697 
July 27, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting A Medical Marijuana Card in New York Easily
Despite New York having a rather restrictive program that does not allow for the use of whole flower medicine, due to New York allowing telemedicine, it can be very simple to get a medical marijuana card, such you meet New York’s qualifying conditions. Source: https://hightimes.com/sponsored/new-york-medical-marijuana-card-doctors/ A Seamless and Legal Telemedicine Service for New Yorkers: https://www.nuggmd.com/ Certified Medical Marijuana Doctors in New York: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/ny/ Learning about Medical Marijuana and How it Can Affect Your Symptoms: https://healer.com/ Friend of the Show: https://www.doctorjane.net/ Society of Cannabis Clinicians: https://www.cannabisclinicians.org/ Some Food For Thought: https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/new-yorkers-keeping-massachusetts-pot-shop-busy
July 26, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Vermont
Mr. Sativa lays out the rules of the road of getting a medical marijuana card in Vermont. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-vermont Correction: I will only reference Vermont Doctors for now as Vermont has cracked down on Out of State MMJ doctors.  Medical Marijuana Doctor in Vermont: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/vt/winooski/new-england-medicine-and-counseling-associates-pllc_1873
July 25, 2019
Regulate Florida is Close to Its Milestone to Trigger a Florida Supreme Court Review
It is crunch time to finalize the remaining 1,383 signatures needed to get the measure reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court, and hopefully approved for the next wave of signature gathering to ultimately get it on the 2020 Florida General Election ballot.  Source: http://thecapitolist.com/group-backing-recreational-marijuana-use-in-florida-in-2020-about-to-reach-milestone-in-signature-gathering/?fbclid=IwAR01Cd2nktVRcp5MCbki-qYELZ5gOQc-yh5qWNmX7nJSjaGhCR_724ONUTM Regulate Florida: https://www.regulateflorida.com/sign/
July 24, 2019
Talking Smack EP 20 - The Problem with “States Rights” and Why Defending a State’s Brand Gets in the Way of Implementing Beneficial Policies
The biggest hurdles to legalizing cannabis is ego, and protecting the state brand at all costs, rather that implementing the best policies for a given state. Legal Cannabis may be an easy sell to southern and Midwestern states by highlighting that it saves cops and state coffers resources, and it allows people to get relief without being on a list or losing gun rights. 
July 24, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Connecticut
I lay out the rules of the road of getting medical marijuana card in Connecticut along with the resources to do so. Source:  https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-connecticut How to Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor After Getting Your Records from your Current Doctor (PCP, Specialist, etc...)  https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/ct/ ------------------- Resources: https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/connecticut-medical-marijuana-strain-name-guide https://pin.it/rkdz6sczhr5ngn
July 23, 2019
Name and Shame Monday - Manheim Township Police Arrest Woman for Cannabis and Smoking Her Medicine
Mr. Sativa goes in on PA GOP for banning the smoking of medicine for grown adults, as well as the police for not using discretion and choosing the charge Ms. Nichole L. Rachor. Source:  https://fox43.com/2019/07/22/berks-county-woman-charged-with-illegal-use-of-medical-marijuana-in-lancaster-county-traffic-stop/   Manheim Township Police: https://www.manheimtownship.org/Directory.aspx?did=27  General Assembly:  https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address  State Senate:  https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address  Contact the Governor:  https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/ 
July 22, 2019
Carrol County Gets Its First Dispensary in Westminster
Folks in Carrol County Maryland can rejoice in getting their first Medical Cannabis in Westminster.  Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-carroll-herbology-opening-first-dispensary-20190715-yyyeilbavvhlfdf4tkampc5xha-story.html Find your lawmakers: https://maryland.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=177afa87a67746a4ac5496b2d0897fb7 Contact the Governor: https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-us/ https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-the-governor/
July 22, 2019
We Can’t Have Low Key Decriminalization of Cannabis in Texas as that Will Threaten our “Law and Order” Brand
More culture war posturing out of the lone star state as Government officials such as the Governor, Lieutenant governor, AG, and House Speaker sent a letter to Texas district and country attorneys saying that the hemp law does not decriminalize cannabis.  Source: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/07/18/greg-abbott-texas-leaders-hemp-marijuana-law/ ------------------------------------------------------------ To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
July 21, 2019
The Untold Story How Maine’s Awesome Robust Caregiver and Craft Medical Cannabis Scene Came into Being
State like Idaho, Nebraska, and Mississippi can prevent Big Cannabis from taking over their Medical Cannabis scene, by following Maine’s example of locally grown craft cannabis and caregivers.  Source: http://bit.ly/2JJDoC7 Cold Open - From the Marijuana Agenda (Check Out Radical Russ' New Project of Getting Medical Marijuana Legal in Idaho):   http://bit.ly/2XNNiLs https://www.facebook.com/IdahoCann/  ----------- Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws:  https://www.nebraskamarijuana.org/ Support Mississippi's Efforts to Legalize Cannabis:  https://www.medicalmarijuana2020.com/  -----------   To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
July 20, 2019
Finding the Best Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Oklahoma
With the abundance of choice that the most liberal medical cannabis program in the country provides, it can be overwhelming sorting out the best of the bunch. The folks at Respect My Region have complied a few notable dispensaries to hit up in Oklahoma.  Source:  http://bit.ly/30J5Eui To Follow Mr. Sativa on Social Media: Twitter - https://twitter.com/icsativapodcast  Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/iamcannabissativa/ 
July 19, 2019
Places to Explore in Ontario’s Cottage Country via Leafly
Mr. Sativa outlines some great places to check out for folks vacationing in Ontario.  Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/canada/leaflys-guide-cannabis-ontario-cottage-country
July 18, 2019
Wagoner Oklahoma Goes Hard in the Paint for Cannabis
Turns out, Cannabis cures, and saves Main Street. The city is betting big on medical marijuana, and will help main street a huge amount in added jobs, and city commerce.  Source:  https://ktul.com/news/local/wagoner-going-all-in-on-medical-marijuana-hope-to-be-cannabis-capital-of-the-state  
July 18, 2019
Talking Smack EP 18 - The Culture of Meanness in America
Mr. Sativa Goes over the Culture of Meanness that prevalent in The US. Source:  https://www.ianwelsh.net/the-culture-of-meanness/ 
July 17, 2019
Saving Money as a New Medical Marijuana Patient in Florida (Summer 2019 Edition)
Mr. Sativa outlines where to make best use of discounts offered to new medical marijuana patients, as well as veterans, seniors, first responders, and cannabis industry professionals in Florida. Source:  https://www.kristinarisola.com/floridas-mmtcs
July 17, 2019
The Utter Failure of Big Cannabis on the East Coast and What We Can Learn from Maine
With Maine’s current reciprocity agreement extending to over 2 dozen states, many on the East Coast are learning what a life outside big cannabis, looks like. Mr. Sativa laments that the East Coast allowed a few entities in each state thrive, while locking out smaller craft growers and caregivers.     Source: https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/marijuana-maine-new-jersey-reciprocity-medical-card-20190716.html
July 17, 2019
Cannabis Lockboxes in Michigan – A Good Stop Gap Policy to Allay the Biases of Our Current Politicians?
While we shouldn’t be regulating cannabis like plutonium, offering cannabis lock-boxes may do enough to allay the concerns of skeptical officials in legal states from inflicting more tyranny like THC potency limits, or limiting consumption lounges. 
July 16, 2019
More States Added to Maine's Visiting Patient Reciprocity Agreement
Note: This episode is intended for educational purposes. We do not encourage anyone to break state, or federal law.   It seems that more states have been recently added to Maine’s visiting Medical Marijuana patient reciprocity agreement. Source: http://bit.ly/2YNnvQ5
July 14, 2019
Boomers in Colorado are Flocking to Medical Marijuana, but are Still Conflicted About the Plant
Boomers and seniors are flocking to marijuana, but still hold decades long stigmas over the plant. For those in Colorado seeking a medical marijuana card, they should get their medical records and pill bottles, and see a Certified Medical Marijuana Doctor (Link(s) Below) who can get the process started so you can go to medical cannabis dispensaries.  Source: https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/336127 Medical Marijuana Doctors to Get a Colorado Medical Marijuana Recommendation: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/co/ 
July 13, 2019
7 Awesome Tips For Figuring Out Canada’s Medical Cannabis System
Mr. Sativa helps the time strapped navigate Canada’s Medical Cannabis system via a useful Lift & Co article.  Source: https://lift.co/magazine/7-tips-navigating-canadas-medical-cannabis-system ICYMI: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/An-Interview-with-Justin-Somers-of-the-P-E-I-Memorial-Jewelry-Company-Memories-on-Hand-e4bmk5
July 13, 2019
Medical Marijuana in Montana is About to Change Bigly
Among many things, under bill Senate Bill 265, Montana Medical marijuana taxes will go up from 2% to 4%. (Should be zero, DON’T TAX MEDICINE) They will also be doing away with Vertical Integration and wiil untether patients from using just one dispensary.  Source:  https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/montana-preps-for-big-change-in-medical-marijuana-rules/?utm_content=96315415&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-3001959082 
July 12, 2019
Pennsylvania Adds Anxiety and Tourettes Syndrome as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana
The second biggest program with over 111K patients in the Eastern United States has just added Anxiety and Tourettes as qualifying conditions to get medical marijuana.  Source: https://www.wfmz.com/news/pennsylvania/state-adds-anxiety-to-qualifying-conditions-for-medical-pot/1094238407
July 12, 2019
Talking Random and Cannabis Smack EP 16 – Public Transit and the National Cannabis Legalization Act of 2021
Mr. Sativa laments about the problems with car culture in the us, and relates how the US forced states into making the drinking age 21, can also be used by a future president to force all 50 states to legalize most cannabis activity (expungements, dispensaries, cannalounges, employee protections and tenant protections)  Cold Open: https://youtube.com/watch?v=YDjy9uJUawU Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/car-crashes-arent-always-unavoidable/592447/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Minimum_Drinking_Age_Act Source (I stand corrected, Wyoming kept it under 21 until 1988):  https://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/01/us/wyoming-finally-raises-its-drinking-age.html Mass Public Transit Woes:  https://twitter.com/MikeConnollyMA/status/1148680970884788224 
July 10, 2019
Why Cannabis Legalization Alone Isn’t Enough - BELOVED Cafeteria Worker Terminated Over OFF Duty Recreational and Medical Cannabis Use
I lament why mere legalization isn’t enough. Especially when many can STILL lose their livelihoods over it.  Source – Dan Adams, Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/07/09/beloved-cafeteria-worker-nicked-his-finger-knife-and-got-fired-for-using-marijuana-home/sJNM9v4Fd9FwMMq6bQ7H4M/story.html
July 9, 2019
More Fake Legalization at Work - Cannabis is Banned at the 2019 Calgary Stampede Event
Mr. Sativa goes in on Reefer Madness in Calgary during the 2019 Calgary Stampede Event.  Source:  https://globalnews.ca/news/5466568/calgary-stampede-cannabis-ban/ 
July 8, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting a Card in Rhode Island
I demystify the process of getting a medical marijuana card in the ocean state. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-rhode-island CannaCare Docs: https://cannacaredocs.com/ Medical Marijuana Doctors: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/ri/ For the Cash Strapped: https://www.nuggmd.com/ (Update, NuggMD no longer works for Rhode Island people, your card will still be valid if you have already gotten your card from there)
July 8, 2019
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack EP 15: On Making Adult Decisions and Getting a Medical Marijuana Card to Treat a Debilitating Condition
Mr. Sativa makes the case that folks sometimes make sacrifices, and that health and wellbeing trumps everything, because without that, what good are things like your well-paying job, or your 2nd amendment rights.  Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/health/study-finds-recreational-cannabis-consumers-using-it-medically Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-rider_problem 
July 5, 2019
Advice on Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania
Mr. Sativa shares some useful advice he got from a frustrated redditor on how to successfully complete the registration process towards getting a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana card. Certain things that seem asinine, matter, and will delay or cause issues, so it is imperative to get it all right.  Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pennsylvania/comments/a75qsu/medical_marijuana_registration_tips/
July 4, 2019
Talking Random Smack EP 14 - Why Raising the Age to 21 For Everything isn’t the Solution to America’s Problems
Raising the age for things like drinking, tobacco, and owning certain guns is just a band-aid for a major bullet wound. 
July 3, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in New Hampshire
I demystify how to get a Medical Marijuana card in such a tightly and strictly regulated program like New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program. Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-new-hampshire Find a Doctor: https://newenglandmca.com/ New Hampshire Marijuana Laws: https://norml.org/laws/item/new-hampshire-penalties-2#medical Pot Brothers At Law: http://www.potbrothersatlaw.com/ How to Access Your Medicine Should Your Designated Dispensary be Closed:  https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/How-to-Score-in-a-New-City-or-State-e3ftga
July 3, 2019
North Dakota Gets Back on the Horse that Bucked it and Pushes for Another Adult Use Measure for 2020 – This Time with Some Tyranny
North Dakota shows some persistence after their 2018 measure failed in a landslide, by fronting another one in 2020. This provision includes no homegrow.  Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/north-dakota-giving-legalization-one-more-try Our Previous Episode on Why Rejection for Marijuana Initiatives are Opportunities for Growth: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Why-Rejection-for-Marijuana-Initiatives-are-Opportunities-for-Growth-e2pleq 
July 2, 2019
“Fake Cannabis” and “Fake Cannabis Labels” are Spreading Throughout Saskatchewan
Another example of fake legalization at work. If the Canadian Government created enough stores to meet the demand nationwide, there would be less of these things happening. Don’t blame the black market for meeting demand when the government stores fail to do so.  Source:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/fake-cannabis-label-1.5188391 
July 2, 2019
Buffer Zones for Medical Marijuana in Kansas City Missouri – But Not the Same Standards for Pharmacies Which Sell Deadly OTC and Prescription Drugs
I go over the hypocrisy and double standards that Kansas City officials are putting Cannabis to, being as legal pharmacies sell much more dangerous drugs without a prescription.  Source: https://fox4kc.com/2019/06/27/not-everyone-happy-with-kcs-proposed-rules-for-medical-marijuana-dispensaries/ CTA: http://kcmo.gov/city-officials/city-council-members/
July 2, 2019
The Hemp and CBD Scare Hits Grassachusetts – Inform Your Lawmakers to Protect Massachusetts’ Nascent Local Hemp Industry
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) issued rules that outlawed CBD in food, and any CBD products that claims to have therapeutic properties, as well hemp as a dietary supplement.  Source:  https://www.wcvb.com/article/man-captured-after-fleeing-traffic-stop/28231110  CTA:  https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator  Contact the Governor:  https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-the-governor 
July 1, 2019
Former California Cops Start a Cannabis Business And Get Arrested by OTHER Police
The same cops that busted us for Cannabis seek to make money off it a second time! But the former co-workers of two cops turned Ganjapreneurs at the California Highway Patrol had other plans.  https://merryjane.com/news/two-former-cops-started-a-weed-company-then-the-police-arrested-them 
July 1, 2019
Texas Expands Its Limited CBD-only “Medical Marijuana Program” and “Tyranny List” a Bit
Shout out to Alexis Bortell! Texas’s Compassionate Use Act (Thanks to Gov. Abbott Recently signing House Bill 3703) expands its CBD only program to include qualifying conditions such as autism, terminal cancer, all forms of epilepsy, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, incurable neurodegenerative diseases to name a few.  Source:  https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/06/19/texas-patients--growers-react-to-expanding-medical-cannabis-program-  Source: https://texasoriginalcc.com/
June 30, 2019
Update - Maine WILL NOT Honor Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Cards as Part of their Reciprocity
In a sad turn of events, Maine will not offer reciprocity to visiting Massachusetts Medical Marijuana (and a huge number of states for now) patients. Please see their recent documentation on this:  Please call ahead and check with the dispensary or caregiver before making the trek from EXCLUDED states.  https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/mmmp/sites/maine.gov.dafs.bbm.mmmp/files/inline-files/Out%20of%20State%20visiting%20patients.pdf 
June 29, 2019
Cannabis Day Pot Protest This July 1st in Vancouver at Pacific Central Station
With cannabis being taxed and still expensive for Medical Marijuana Patients in Canada, Patients in Canada can meets some great folks and score some free Cannabis at the Cannabis Day Protest in Thornton Park  (Pacific Central Station) in Vancouver this July 1st.  Link:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BzSRZnDhVDt/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet  Medical Cannabis Activist:  https://twitter.com/Sarah_Colero 
June 29, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania
I help demystify how Medical Marijuana works in Pennsylvania, and how to get a card.  Source: https://www.marijuanabreak.com/medical-marijuana-card-pennsylvania Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor:  https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/pa/ A Recommended Fool Proof Medical Marijuana Doctor: https://www.veriheal.com/ Maine offers cheaper prices, offerings and most Importantly, reciprocity with all other MMJ Programs, might be worth the trek. ALWAYS CALL out of state vendors before trekking, honoring your card is at THEIR discretion.  https://www.reddit.com/r/mainetrees/comments/by86d9/per_emergency_legislation_all_maine_medical/ Other Resources:  Source:  http://bit.ly/2J44KB4 Source: http://bit.ly/2J45PZE Our Previous Episode on Places to Check out in Maine: (Call before hitting up Individual Dispensaries and Caregivers just in case) https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/With-Maine-Allowing-Reciprocity-for-All-Medical-Marijuana-Patients--Mr--Sativa-Gives-Some-Ideas-on-Places-to-Checkout-for-Surrounding-New-Englanders-e49t7a
June 29, 2019
Despite a Dearth of Legal Stores in Ontario due to Fake Legalization, Ontario Cannabis Sales see Major Boost
Despite the squares in charge of legalization in  Ontario, it turns out when you provide people with legal stores to get their cannabis, they use them! They’d use them even more if they’re was enough to cover the 14 million that live in the Provence.  Source: https://mjbizdaily.com/ontario-cannabis-sales-see-major-boost-from-physical-store-rollout-british-columbia-sales-drop/ 
June 28, 2019
The Rules of Road Towards Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in New Mexico
I help demystify how Medical Marijuana works in New Mexico, and how to get a card.  Source: https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/how-to-get-medical-marijuana-card-new-mexico Source (May Change with with pending Decrim going into effect July 1st 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNV8UmbwtUA New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Forum: https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/form/135/ Medical Marijuana Doctors: https://weedmaps.com/doctors/in/united-states/new-mexico Source: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/nm/ Source: https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/new-laws-take-effect-in-new-mexico/5389614/ Source: https://www.taosnews.com/stories/alzheimers-opioid-addiction-approved-for-medical-cannabis,57544 Source: https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2019/04/05/gov-lujan-grisham-signs-medical-cannabis-omnibus-bill/
June 28, 2019
Idaho Activists Pushes to Get Medical Marijuana on the 2020 Idaho Ballot
The Idaho Cannabis Coalition is a group that seeks to put a Medical Marijuana Initiative on the 2020 Idaho ballot. This group includes John and Russ Belville. (Shout out to his legendary podcast) Source: https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-group-aims-get-medical-marijuana-ballot#stream/0 
June 27, 2019
Shoobies Will Take Over Vacationland – For Medical Marijuana
Shout out to Rocket Power! Maine may see an influx of Out of State medical marijuana patients from Massachusetts and even as far as New Jersey thanks to its new reciprocity law as well as its robust caregiver scene, and inexpensive high-quality offerings. I know I’ve experience such through my Maine Caregiver.  Source: https://twitter.com/freedomisgreen/status/1143855970432487425 Source: https://i.imgur.com/aYNMhdM.jpg Source:  http://bit.ly/2J44KB4 Source: http://bit.ly/2J45PZE Our Previous Episode on this: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/With-Maine-Allowing-Reciprocity-for-All-Medical-Marijuana-Patients--Mr--Sativa-Gives-Some-Ideas-on-Places-to-Checkout-for-Surrounding-New-Englanders-e49t7a 
June 27, 2019
Regulate Florida's Adult Use Measure May Still be on the 2020 Ballot, Despite HB 5
Activists from Regulate Florida believe that they can still collect signatures under the pre-HB 5 rules, and the HB 5 may be arguably unconstitutional. Regulate Florida is getting close to Constitutional Review by the Florida Supreme Court. Source:  https://www.miaminewtimes.com/marijuana/governor-ron-desantis-could-kill-recreational-marijuana-11168306  Tell your Father, Mother, Aunt, Uncle, Co-worker to support Regulate Florida if you live in Florida.  Support Regulate Florida if you live in the Sunshine State:  https://regulateflorida.com 
June 26, 2019
Happy Birthday to Oklahoma’s SQ 788
Thanks to activists, and citizens voting in Medical Cannabis by a large margin this time last year, Oklahoma has one of the best medical marijuana programs with abundant dispensaries, offerings, low barriers for entry to enter the industry, and protection for gun rights. All medical marijuana states, especially in the east coast (except Maine) could stand to learn from Tokelahoma.  Source: https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/marijuana/one-year-after-sq-vote-oklahoma-near-no-for-patients/article_7ba3a964-39cb-51d1-98b3-082eaa388c74.html  Rest in Peace King of Pop, Michael Jackson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWxm6PYncIo 
June 26, 2019
Talking Random Smack Episode 12 – American Machismo and Debt Free College
I talk again about how toxic individualism prevents Americans from making first world moves like debt free college, a living wage, bullet trains, and most importantly student loan forgiveness. Source:  https://www.vox.com/first-person/2019/5/2/18527036/millennials-elizabeth-warren-student-loan-forgiveness  https://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/status/1143004475831046144  Cold Open: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m38pcOG6xw8  And RIP Eddie Guerrero!
June 26, 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis to OPPOSE Cannabis Legalization in the Sunshine State Despite Roughly Two Thirds of Voters Approving of Adult Use
According to a Quinnipiac Poll, over 65% of Floridians want Cannabis to be legal in the sunshine state. However, the Governor is disingenuously opposed for reasons of protecting the children, despite Recreation Cannabis Dispensaries carding unlike the local street pharmacist. Therefore, it is more important than ever to Support Regulate Florida. Source: https://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/gov-desantis-against-recreational-marijuana-despite-65-approval Support Regulate Florida: https://regulateflorida.com Contact the Governor: https://www.flgov.com/contact-governor/ The Myth of Higher Teen Use If Cannabis is Legalized Has Materialized: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/teen-marijuana-use-remains-lower-than-pre-legalization-levels-federally-funded-survey-finds/
June 25, 2019
Public Service Announcement for Florida Medical Marijuana Patients – Keep All Receipts and Marijuana in Dispensary Originated Containers
Shout Out to Patrice O’Neal! Disclaimer: This episode is for educational purposes. We DO NOT Encourage ANYONE to break STATE or FEDERAL law.  Because Cops and Dope don’t mix like s**t and Strawberry Shortcakes, it is best to keep all medical marijuana in their dispensary containers. Should one need to obtain medicine after operating dispensary hours, please see our previous episode. Please Support the Pod on Patreon if you're able too:  https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  Florida’s Laws and Penalties in Regards to Cannabis: https://norml.org/laws/item/florida-penalties Florida Marijuana Lawyers: https://lawyers.norml.org/florida The Marijuana Solution Podcast: https://themarijuanasolution.com/ Support Regulate Florida:  https://www.regulateflorida.com/  Our previous episode about acquiring medicine in your city and outside of it: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/How-to-Score-in-a-New-City-or-State-e3ftga
June 25, 2019
Name and Shame Monday - Is the Edmonton Police Department Possibly Pulling Shenanigans Through its Spike in Drug Impaired Driving Arrests?
I saw an alarming story from The Star about a spike in drugged driving arrested in Edmonton, Alberta.  Source: http://bit.ly/2X5XsXC Source: https://twitter.com/jbstaniforth/status/1143258807969169408 
June 24, 2019
Missouri Military Veterans Will Get Free Medical Marijuana Card Evaluations Thanks to the Company - Missouri Marijuana Card
Veterans can get free Medical Marijuana card evaluations during the month of July, thanks to Missouri Marijuana Card. I am not being encouraged or sponsored to say this, just really want to save our brave women and men some money on their medicine.  Source:  http://bit.ly/2Xy0XFz  Resource: http://bit.ly/2X2e7eK
June 24, 2019
The Rules of the Road of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland
Between stressful jobs, rearing children, getting kids to play dates, getting in the weeds of figuring out how to get a card can be quite intimidating. Have no fear! I lay out and demystify how to get a medical marijuana card in Maryland.  Source:  https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/06/how-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-maryland/  Resource:  https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/md/ 
June 24, 2019
Getting Adult Use on the Ballot in Arkansas and Florida or Other States
Many Red and Purple states GOP controlled states are seeking to make ballot measures harder to front. I mull over the prospects of legalization in Arkansas, Florida, Arizona and Montana. Don’t think lawmakers are pushing to do this in Montana and Arizona. Hurry up if you live in those states Sources  http://bit.ly/320S5b4 http://bit.ly/2XxRsWV Support these Organizations To Support Adult Use in Arkansas: https://artruegrass.wixsite.com/truegrass To Support Adult Use in Florida: https://www.regulateflorida.com/ To Support Adult Use in Arizona: https://smartandsafeaz.com/ To Support Adult Use in Montana: http://coalition406.org/
June 24, 2019
Tokelahoma Nears One Year Since Passing Medical Marijuana Initiative SQ 788
Never forget SQ 788, it's prop 215's spiritual successor. -Reefer Revolution DC420LA Source:  https://www.news9.com/story/40688568/legalized-medical-marijuana-nears-one-year-anniversary-in-oklahoma 
June 23, 2019
California Pulls Some Fake Legalization Tactics By Cracking Down on the Black Market Due To Its Own Incompetence and Overregulation
Some fake legalization shenanigans is pulled in California. The state is looking to really flex its muscle and continue raids to squash the Black Market. Sources:  https://www.instagram.com/theblacklistxyz/  Source:  http://fortune.com/2019/06/21/california-weed-pot-marijuana-cannabis/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article 
June 22, 2019
The Infamous 14 - A List of the Politicians that Sank Adult Use Hopes in Empire State For 2019
I read a great article from the Gothamist that outlines the opponents of Cannabis legalization as well as their excuses. Expansion of the state’s pathetic Medical Marijuana program did not pass in this session as well. New York did end up passing a Decrim and Expungement measure.  Source: https://moneyandmarkets.com/new-york-decriminalize-cannabis/ Source: https://gothamist.com/2019/06/21/marijuana_legalization_ny_dems.php?fbclid=IwAR16AykS5JNqGma9HS8Jli8TLH98FRfObjGI5-rQ5A64YCh0mF01jCbzxFc Link to the Names and State Senate Phone Numbers of the Officials that Voted NO https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q5aEfeH5LsEPTJYhxLWnIr2tBdyIuyqg/view?usp=sharing
June 22, 2019
Check Out the Hempfest Cannabis Expo in Saskatoon June 22nd and 23rd
I just decided to do a quick public service announcement to folks in Saskatoon June 22nd and 23rd. A Good opportunity to see great folks like Jacqui Childs and Reefer Medness,  Source: https://www.hempfestsaskatoon.com/  Source: http://www.hempfestcanada.com/single-post/2019/06/06/Saskatoon-Speaker-Series-2019 Source: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hempfest-cannabis-expo-saskatoon-tickets-53892487882#tickets
June 22, 2019
Adult Use Legalization Support Surpasses the 60 Percent Threshold Among Floridian Voters in Recent Polling
According to the Orlando Sentinel, 65% of voters in the Sunshine State support legalization. Constitutional Ammendents in Florida must pass by over 60% to win. This is Huge! This is why it is imperative to support Regulate Florida in light of DeSantis and the GOP making ballot measures harder to front.  Source: Check out Regulate Florida to Put Adult Use on the 2020 Ballot: https://www.regulateflorida.com/ https://www.regulateflorida.com/sign/  https://www.regulateflorida.com/donate/
June 21, 2019
Public Cannabis Smoking Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in Colombia
A huge victory for cannabis users globally, and can be studying and analyzed to apply to other states and countries.  Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2019/06/19/colombia-public-cannabis-consumption/#1d040f2d29e9  There is some contention like I mentioned earlier:  https://twitter.com/drpaolandmd/status/1141754193272877057 
June 20, 2019
Reefer Madness Took an L in the Merrimack Valley in Grassachusetts
Cannabis users in the Merrimack Valley of Legal Massachusetts reigned victorious. Haverhill entrepreneur, Caroline Pineau scored a major victory as her dispensary won approval to open among a few others in the Haverhill Permit meeting. The Previous Episode that  this was Referenced: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Haverhill-Cannabis-Entrepreneur-Files-Federal-Lawsuit-Alleging-Neighbors-of-Extortion-e4c8iu Source: https://anchor.fm/theyoungjurks/episodes/Haverhill-approves-permit-for-downtown-dispensary-e4bsd9 Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/1-in-3-us-adults-is-interested-in-using-legalized-cannabis-but-not-for-the-reason-youd-think-2019-06-05 Source: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Doctors-That-Get-It---A-Talk-about-Cancer-and-Cannabis-e3i50g 
June 20, 2019
Talking Smack Episode 10 – 40 Years Since Disco Demolition Night
Mr. Sativa talks about what Disco Demolition Night was, and why it was such a problematic event. 
June 19, 2019
New York on the Brink of Legalization or the Continued Drug War Status Quo
It is looking bleak, as time is running out for New York to legalize. Some Tyranny has been added to the latest bill that includes removing Home Grow and giving more resources to law enforcement. If legalization fails, the legislature may push through further decriminalization and engagement of prior cannabis conviction records.  Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-proposal-could-be-new-yorks-last-chance-to-legalize-marijuana-this-year/ 
June 18, 2019
Sask. Finance Minster Makes the Argument for Lowering Cannabis Taxes in the Province to Shrink Black Market
Donna Harpauer, Sask. Finance Minster makes the case for lowering cannabis taxes to boost revenues and shrink the black market.  Source: https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/sask-finance-minister-says-legal-weed-too-pricey El Cheapo Meme (This Episode’s Album Cover): https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Meager-Texas-police-drug-bust-roasted-on-social-13457041.php
June 18, 2019
Haverhill Cannabis Entrepreneur Files Federal Lawsuit Alleging Neighbors of Extortion
Reefer Madness is alive and well in the Merrimack Valley. Haverhill entrepreneur, Caroline Pineau is suing two business men who are allegedly extorting her aspiring business efforts.  Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/06/17/haverhill-marijuana-entrepreneur-accuses-neighbors-extortion/cNoadsGDsuHMCYyHXMSjUI/story.html
June 18, 2019
Pennsylvania Could Regulate and Cap the Prices of Medical Marijuana
I read an article from NORML Section 705 of Pa. Act 16 of PA’s medical marijuana law allows for light to be shed on consumer prices.  https://blog.norml.org/2019/06/13/pennsylvania-could-cap-prices-on-medical-marijuana/
June 17, 2019
Politely Blow up Governor’s Cuomo’s Phone to Pass Legalization
It seems that the Governor is getting cold feet over signing a legalization bill based on the social justice component.  Source: https://twitter.com/shaunking/status/1140637248515391488  Important SOURCE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2019/06/16/new-york-cannabis-legalization-urgently-needs-support/#15aec5967e73  Contact Governor Cuomo  Contact us by phone: 1-518-474-8390 Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Contact us by mail: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224
June 17, 2019
Put the Metaphorical Heat on Your Lawmakers in New York to Pass Legalization
There may be hope yet in passing legalization with the Governor and pivotal lawmakers putting the heat to pass marijuana legalization. It’s safe to say Illinois passage is influencing the pressure on the Empire State. The job is not yet done if you live in New York! https://www.civilized.life/articles/new-york-makes-one-last-push-for-legalizing-cannabis-this-spring/  https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-york-lawmakers-might-actually-vote-on-marijuana-legalization-this-week/  https://twitter.com/Cannabis_Voter/status/1140295701533986818  https://www.nysenate.gov/find-my-senator https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/ Contact Governor Cuomo  Contact us by phone: 1-518-474-8390 Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Contact us by mail: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224
June 17, 2019
How To Get a Virginia Patient Registration Certificate
The News Leader provides a pretty detail analysis on how getting a legal medical marijuana patient registration certificate works.  Source: https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/2019/06/11/marijuana-how-hard-is-it-to-get-a-medical-marijuana-card-in-virginia-medical-cannabis/1401470001/  Additional Resources:  https://www.vanorml.org/resources 
June 16, 2019
An Interview with Justin Somers of the P.E.I Memorial Jewelry Company Memories on Hand
I interviewed Justin Somers (the business mind of MOH) of the great company Memories on Hand that creates memory rings to commemorate special memories and people. We ran the gambit talking about the founding of the company, getting a medical recommendation in Canada, the black-market vs the Government Dispensaries, reefer madness, and voting out reefer madness politicians.  Memories on Hand:  https://memoriesonhand.com/  Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/memoriesonhand Twitter: https://twitter.com/memoriesonhand Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/memoriesonhand
June 15, 2019
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Law Making Hemp Production and CBD products Legal in the Lone Star State
Governor Abbott has signed HB 1325, a bill that legalizes hemp production and farming, as well as hemp derived CBD products. It remains to be seen if the CBD medical marijuana program in the state will see expansion under a new law that the Governor has until the 16th to sign or veto.  Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/06/11/gov-greg-abbott-signs-law-legalizing-hemp-production-cbd-products-texas Source: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/texas/2019/06/10/335938/will-governor-abbott-veto-medical-marijuana-bill/ Source: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB1325
June 12, 2019
Name and Shame Wednesday – Prairie Spirit School Division in Sask. Restricted Law-abiding Medical Marijuana Patient from Taking Medical Cannabis
Learners and Trustees for Life, unless you use Cannabis for medical purposes?! Happy Wednesday everyone, except for Prairie Spirit School Division in Saskatchewan. A former trustee received targeted scrutiny and harassment for revealing his responsible medical cannabis use. Source:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/school-board-cannabis-medication-trustee-1.5156906  Contact the Prairie Spirit School Division: https://www.spiritsd.ca/  121 Collins Street, Box 809 Warman SK, Canada S0K 4S0 PHONE: (306) 683-2800 FAX: (306) 934-8221 
June 12, 2019
Talking Random Smack Episode 8 - Women with BDE Volume 1
Mr. Sativa talks about BDE, gives a working definition, and talks about bad*** women who posses it.  What is Big Dick Energy:  https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/6/27/17506898/big-dick-energy-explained  Pod and The Breeders Review by  Neil Gaiman:  http://thebreedersmusic.com/bio/  Pod (Entire Album) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HC3uh-ARSo&list=PLOAvtjUU9PIwVLvqAtoHwr6W1s1Tgrb12 
June 12, 2019
Mississippi’s Effort to Put Medical Marijuana on the 2020 Ballot Nears Key Goal
Mr. Sativa congratulates, Mississippians for Compassionate Care for nearing a crucial goal for putting Medical Marijuana on the 2020 Mississippi ballot. Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/mississippi-medical-marijuana-ballot-measures-nears-initial-signature-threshold/ Support Mississippi Ballot Initiative – Medical Marijuana 2020: https://www.medicalmarijuana2020.com/
June 11, 2019
Fake Legalization in P.E.I? Many Tourists are Being Left to with Nowhere to Consume Cannabis on Prince Edward Island
Many hotels and rentals are saying no to cannabis use for tourists in their property.  Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pot-tourism-rules-pei-1.5163568?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
June 11, 2019
Name and Shame Mondays - NY Dem Chair Jay Jacobs Wants to Put the Breaks on Legalization in New York Despite Strong Majority Support
Mr. Jacobs the state party chairman warns that legalizing cannabis lacks popularity in Long Island and Upstate, despite polling belying such claims.  Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/ny-dem-chair-warns-against-passing-voter-supported-marijuana-legalization-bill/ Contact Nassau County Democratic Committee: http://www.nassaucountydems.com/contact Nassau County Democratic Committee 500 Old Country Road, Suite 103 Garden City, NY 11530 ​Tel: 516-294-3366
June 10, 2019
Brave Retired Nurse and Cancer Patient Sherry Hoover Sues Michigan’s LARA over Medical Marijuana Shortage
If more people had the balls that Ms. Sherry Hoover had, we’d have better medical marijuana programs in states that are dropping the ball on the issue.  Source: https://merryjane.com/news/cancer-patient-sues-michigan-over-states-medical-marijuana-shortage 
June 10, 2019
With Maine Allowing Reciprocity for All Medical Marijuana Patients – Mr. Sativa Gives Some Ideas on Places to Checkout for Surrounding New Englanders
Note:  Maine has put a 90 day hold on accepting all Massachusetts Medical Marijuana cards. It is up to the individual dispensary.  Please call and confirm before going to a dispensary or caregiver.  Mr. Sativa brings about great news to New Englanders and MMJ patients everywhere who seek to get medicated in the Pine Tree state. Maine will now honor Medical marijuana cards from other states with an accompanying ID card.  Source: https://i.imgur.com/aYNMhdM.jpg Source:  http://bit.ly/2J44KB4 Source: http://bit.ly/2J45PZE
June 10, 2019
Toronto Tyrannically Places Giant Cement Blocks to Keep “Illegal Cannabis Shops” from Reopening
Sounds like a headline from the Onion right?!? But it be true. Toronto Canada officials have started blocking off illegal shops with giant cement blocks.  Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cement-blocks-toronto-illegal-potshops-1.5166676?fbclid=IwAR1yxbypHnkHqpn8IVJTIzYm1COi5TI3eldWtSo_30yhG4GiGzYi1QGCUzg 
June 8, 2019
Constitutional Amendments are About to get A LOT Harder to Front in the Sunshine State Thanks to Gov DeSantis Signing HB 5
It appears that our efforts to Kill HB 5, a bill that would make putting constitutional amendments a lot harder, has failed, and the bill has been signed by Governor DeSantis. Source:  https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-desantis-petition-restriction-bill-20190607-svlnzipaibavzdvxwn4fardose-story.html  Our Previous Episode on this: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Kill-House-Bill-5--Call--Email--or-Write-to-Governor-DeSantis-to-VETO-this-Bill-e40ais
June 8, 2019
Mr. Sativa Reviews Sequoia Organics Pure CBD Isolate
Mr. Sativa reviews Sequoia Organics’ Pure, lab tested CBD Isolate powder. Source: https://www.sequoiaorganics.co/
June 7, 2019
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in a Legal Medical Marijuana State
Mr. Sativa details how to go about getting medical marijuana in most states with up and running medical marijuana programs and dispensaries. Please do your research on your state laws and covered qualifying conditions.  Source: https://www.thestreet.com/how-to/how-to-get-medical-marijuana-card-14643518 Source: https://securethoughts.com/will-medical-marijuana-card-show-background-check/ Source: https://youtu.be/AOJ241cKzME 
June 6, 2019
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maine
For those of us with a lot on our plate, going through the process of getting a card can be intimidating. It need not be. Mr. Sativa reads an article from the Press Herald outlining the process.  Source: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/05/29/medical-marijuana-in-maine-local-accessible-and-simple/ Source: https://www.safeaccessnow.org/becoming_a_patient_in_maine Source: https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/medical-marijuana-doctors/me/
June 6, 2019
Guns and Cannabis Don’t Mix – An Issue that the Pennsylvania GOP Focuses on During a Cannabis Hearing
Instead of the PA GOP correcting this conflict like states like Oklahoma have done, the PA GOP raises this as a “concern” against legalizing adult use Cannabis during a hearing on the issue.  Source: https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/in-first-ever-hearing-on-legalizing-cannabis-house-gop-focuses-on-pa-gun-owners/    Vote out Rep Jerry Knowles who voted AGAINST MEDICAL cannabis and Decrim: Contact Information District Hon. Jerry Knowles 202 E. Broad Street Tamaqua, PA 18252 (570) 668-1240 Fax: (570) 952-3374 Capitol Hon. Jerry Knowles 314C Main Capitol P O Box 202124 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2124 (717) 787-9029 Fax: (717) 782-2908
June 4, 2019
Name and Shame Monday – Saugus Passes Bylaw Banning Public Marijuana Use
Mr. Sativa goes in on his favorite Massachusetts city once more. This tyrannical statute doesn’t apply to legal Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patients.  Covered in a Previous Episode: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Massachusetts-Legal-Medical-Marijuana-Patients-Cannot-Be-Busted-for-Public-Use-of-their-Medicine-e45jhd Source:  https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter94G/Section13  Article Source:  https://www.itemlive.com/2019/05/29/saugus-passes-bylaw-amendment-barring-public-marijuana-use/ Quote from Commissioner Title: https://twitter.com/shaleentitle/status/1135283050324135937
June 3, 2019
Getting the Medical Marijuana Process Started as a Prospective Patient in Missouri
Mr. Sativa reads a long, but important article about how medical marijuana certifications will work in Missouri. Missouri MMJ patients that want cards should be seeing their doctors ASAP, so that they can be ready to register online with the system on July 4th.  Source: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/06/02/medical-marijuana-missouri-where-get-doctors-note-id-card/1134378001/
June 3, 2019
Prince Edward Island Company Memories on Hand Makes Memento Rings that can Include Cannabis
Mr. Sativa reads an interesting story from CBC.CA about a company called Memories on hand based in P.E.I Canada that makes memento rings that can include yes, Cannabis.  Source:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-rings-cannabis-sommers-gallant-memories-sea-glass-1.5143595  Memories on Hand:  https://memoriesonhand.com/ 
June 2, 2019
Please Support Montana’s 2020 State Ballot Initiative Effort to Legalize Adult Use Cannabis
Mr. Sativa learns and reads about Montana’s effort to put adult use on the ballot in 2020. Want to have a hand in making this happen?  Please support Coalition 406: http://coalition406.org/donate-now/ Source: https://kpax.com/news/montana-news/2019/04/18/group-proposes-2020-state-ballot-initiative-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana/  Check out a good companion episode if your on the Activism side of things in Montana: Why Rejection for Marijuana Initiatives are Opportunities for Growth: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Why-Rejection-for-Marijuana-Initiatives-are-Opportunities-for-Growth-e2pleq
June 2, 2019
Athletes for Care Panel at the 2017 CWCBE Boston
Mr. Sativa attended the 2017 Boston CWCBE and listened to the Athletes for Care Panel. This panel includes athletes like Eben Britton, UFC fighter Frank Shamrock Darren McCarty and Riley Cote. 
June 1, 2019
Mr. Sativa Interviews Doctor Weyback about Medical Marijuana for Veterans, Athletes and All Medical Marijuana Patients
Mr. Sativa does his most important episode yet. He interviews Doctor Luis Enrique R. Liogier-Weyback, aka Doctor Weybeck about all things cannabis, CBD, and the expansion of access to medical marijuana for athletes and veterans.
June 1, 2019
Medical Marijuana Solutions in Pittsburgh is Offering Discounted Consultations
Get a Discounted MMJ consultation in Pittsburgh this weekend!  https://www.instagram.com/p/ByDUmilh01_/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet 
May 29, 2019
Name and Shame Wednesday – Putting Reefer Madness Wisconsin Senator Alberta Darling on BLAST for OPPOSING MEDICAL CANNABIS
83% of Wisconsinites want legal medical marijuana, and 59% want full adult use. With margins that good, your citizens aren’t asking you do to something, THEY ARE TELLING YOU! Senator Darling needs to primaried and voted into retirement.  Source:  https://shepherdexpress.com/news/features/is-sen-alberta-darling-disappointing-her-constituents/#.XO6I7Au_rCx.twitter  Image Credit:  Wisconsin Potitics @WiscoPotitics  Her Contact Info:  Madison Office: Room 317 East State Capitol PO Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707 Telephone: (608) 266-5830 Fax: (608) 267-0588 Email: Sen.Darling@legis.wisconsin.gov  From the Article:  Let Your Voice Be Heard Sen. Alberta Darling offers this on her website: As always, if you have any concerns or ideas on how to improve our great state, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 608-266-5830 or by email at sen.darling@legis.wi.gov. If you are part of the majority that supports these issues as tracked by the April 2019 Marquette poll, it’s critical the co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee hears your opinion on items she has cut. These include: • Expanding Badgercare/Medicaid to care for more Wisconsinites and save money for all taxpayers. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau says not doing so has cost Wisconsin $1.1 billion thus far. Marquette’s poll shows 70% want this. • Meaningful funding boosts for schools and special education. The poll shows 74% want more for special education. • Decriminalizing marijuana for social justice and legalization for at least medicinal situations. Medical marijuana legalization showed 83% approval and full legalization 59% approval in the poll.
May 29, 2019
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack EP 6 - Don’t You (Forget About Middle Millennials)
Mr. Sativa holds the fort for his cohort of Millennials (88-92) that often get ignored or belittled, much like middle children.  He was inspired to make this episode from the very good 90’s and Millennial Analysis episode of The Antifada.  Opening:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhhQ4JlmC5g  Inspiration for This Episode: https://podtail.com/en/podcast/the-antifada/ep-50-the-dream-of-the-90s-w-katie-halper/
May 29, 2019
Victory - Arizona's Medical Marijuana Extracts Are Here to Stay
The Arizona Strong Medical Marijuana Patients can rest easy! They scored a major victory in the courts ruling in favor of Extracts and concentrates! 
May 28, 2019
Name and Shame The Florida Officials That Have Public Decided to Support THC CAP Ray Rodrigues’ Run for State Senate
Mr. Sativa names em’ just to shame ‘em. Tyrants and their enablers that get between a Doctor-Patient Relationship need to be VOTED OUT of Office! Links: https://twitter.com/florida_mmj/status/1133481974759383041 https://pastebin.com/fAZME2Nj
May 28, 2019
Shout Out Tuesday - Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Goes to the Mat for Cannabis Users in New York City
Mr. Sativa gives a shout out to Public Advocate Jumaane Williams for using his platform to pass laws favoring Cannabis users and destigmatizing this plant.  Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-lets-really-talk-about-marijuana-20190520-zvhi5chenjgtrpycgq3kpgdr24-story.html?outputType=amp&utm_source=postup-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=First%20Read%20-%20May%2020%2C%202019&recip_id=28519&list_id=2&__twitter_impression=true 
May 28, 2019
The Fight for Medical Marijuana Extracts in Arizona Amid Today’s State Court Ruling
The Arizona Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on the legality of Extracts today. If you live in Arizona please write or call your lawmakers.  Source:  https://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/arizona-supreme-court-expected-to-rule-on-cannabis-extract-on-may-28/  Testimony from /u/ArrdenGarden  Who to Contact:  Sen. Karen Fann (Senate President) Email: kfann@azleg.gov Phone: 602-926-5874 Rep. Jeff Weninger (Chandler) Email: jweninger@azleg.gov Phone: 602-926-3092 Rep. T.J. Shope – Speaker Pro Tempore Email: tshope@azleg.gov Phone: 602-926-3012 Sen. J.D. Mesnard (Chandler) Email: jmesnard@azleg.gov Phone: 602-926-4481 Sen. Sine Kerr (Yuma) Email: skerr@azleg.gov Phone: 602-926-5955 Governor Doug Ducey Email: www.azgovernor.gov Phone: 602-542-4331
May 28, 2019
Fire and Flower Set to Acquire 4 Saskatchewan Dispensaries
Shout out to Canada and Saskatchewan! Mr. Sativa shows some love to his Saskatchewan listeners by reporting on some relatively recent news about Fire and Flower acquiring 4x Saskatchewan dispensaries.  Source:  https://www.newcannabisventures.com/fire-flower-to-acquire-4-saskatchewan-cannabis-stores-for-13-million/ 
May 28, 2019
New Hampshire - A State That’s an Island of Prohibition Compared to Neighboring States and Canada Sees Adult Use Prospects Hampered
Mr. Sativa reads an article from MJ NEWS network about why New Hampshire lags behind Cannabis reform compared to its neighbors, despite 2/3s of population approving Adult Use Cannabis.  Source: https://mjnewsnetwork.com/politics/mjnews-analysis-live-free-or-not/  Find you Lawmakers in NH: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/default.aspx   http://gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/wml.aspx  Contact Governor Sununu: Office of the Governor State House 107 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301 (603) 271-2121 (603) 271-7680 (fax) Constituent Services: (800) 852-3456 (603) 271-7640 (fax)
May 27, 2019
Massachusetts Legal Medical Marijuana Patients Cannot Be Busted for Public Use of their Medicine
*Disclaimer: * I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV or elsewhere. Always double check with legal council.  Courtesy from The Young Jurks, and according to General Laws -> Part I -> Title XV -> Chapter 94G -> Section 13 (Section C) - Legal Massachusetts Medical Marijuana patients CANNOT be busted for public use of their medicine. The Clause Reads as Follows: "(c) Restrictions on public consumption of marijuana. No person shall consume marijuana in a public place or smoke marijuana where smoking tobacco is prohibited. A person who violates this subsection shall be punished by a civil penalty of not more than $100. This subsection shall not apply to a person who consumes marijuana or marijuana products in a designated area of a marijuana establishment located in a city or town that has voted to allow consumption on the premises where sold and shall not be construed to limit the medical use of marijuana." Source:  https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter94G/Section13 
May 27, 2019
Advice for Carrying Around Medical Marijuana as a Legal Arkansas Medical Marijuana Patient
Disclaimer: This episode is for educational purposes and assumes you have a LEGAL, non-expired Medical Marijuana card from the state of Arkansas. We do not condone breaking the law.  Also, Mr. Sativa IS NOT a lawyer, nor does he pretend to be one on TV and elsewhere.  ----------------------------------------------- Mr. Sativa starts the show off with pot brothers at law, as well as gives advice courtesy of @ArkansasGuardi1 on Twitter. Use Waze, follow all traffic laws, and do not speed, when carrying LEGAL medical marijuana.  Source:  http://www.potbrothersatlaw.com/  Source: https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/west-memphis-man-arrested-for-possession-of-marijuana-despite-having-medical-card/950227812
May 26, 2019
Oklahoma Rolls Out Telemedicine and ALL Medical Marijuana States Should Do the Same
Mr. Sativa reads an article about the rollout of Telemedicine in Oklahoma and highlights how important, and clears the air about his previous episode: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Jury-Nullification-and-Reinstatement-for-Dr--Tommy-Louisville-in-Florida-e42k03 Source: https://kfor.com/2019/02/27/telemedicine-clinic-expanding-access-to-medical-marijuana-consultations-across-oklahoma/
May 25, 2019
Name and Shame Thursday- Boycott Boston Calling 2019
No publicity is bad publicity, as was proved by the Boston Herald citing my tweets to further Reefer Madness. This year’s Boston Calling, will be issuing citations for public cannabis consumption, while openly allowing alcohol and beer to be used without a hitch. To their credit, they are also banning all smoking, but my money is on them not enforcing this nearly as much as cannabis use.  Twitter Thread: https://twitter.com/cannabizma/status/1131216201668091906 Source articles:  · https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/05/21/cops-will-actively-cite-pot-smokers-at-boston-calling/ · https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/05/22/use-of-edibles-at-boston-calling-slammed/
May 23, 2019
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack EP 5 - In Praise Global Struggle and Solidarity
Mr. Sativa praises social media and Web 4.0 for making instantaneous information sharing possible. Especially for cannabis activism when used responsibly. Donate to Nebraskans For Sensible Marijuana Laws: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nemj  Donate to MISSISSIPPI BALLOT INITIATIVE - Medical Marijuana 2020: https://www.medicalmarijuana2020.com/donate 
May 22, 2019
The Importance of Having a Pro-Cannabis Governance As Colorado Continues to Make Power Moves
Mr. Sativa compares and contrasts Colorado’s current Pro Cannabis Governance with Grassachusetts’ Anti-Cannabis Governance (one that barely voted in social consumption, but it is apparently a long time away….) Source: https://merryjane.com/news/colorado-governor-appoints-cannabis-industry-og-to-lead-states-pot-policy
May 22, 2019
New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Expungements, MMJ Expansion, and Decrim!
Another win by and for the advocates in New Jersey and nationwide! This is what happens when we make lawmakers bend the knee and make a stink until we get progress!  Source:  https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-jersey-lawmakers-approve-marijuana-decriminalization-expungements-and-medical-cannabis-expansion/  To Bring This Home: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/selectmun.asp
May 20, 2019
Resist the Greenwashing and Squarification of Cannabis Culture
Mr. Sativa reads and comments on a good article by Kate Robertson about how we should continue to embrace cannabis culture, and resist greenwashing.  Source: https://www.puttingitbluntly.ca/stories/kate/ Support us if you can, any little bit helps:  https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/support 
May 20, 2019
Name and Shame Saturday – West Memphis Arkansas Police Arrest LEGAL Medical Marijuana Patient
Happy Armed Forces Day to all US Veterans! Mr. Sativa goes in on the West Memphis Police department for arresting and impounding a Family man (in front of his daughter), despite being a LEGAL Arkansas medical marijuana patient.    Source:  https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/west-memphis-man-arrested-for-possession-of-marijuana-despite-having-medical-card/950227812  Contact Information Dispatch Center (870) 732-7555, In the event of an EMERGENCY, Dial 911 Offices of the Chief and Assistant Chief of Police (870) 732-7652 Patrol Division Commander (870) 732-7550 Criminal Investigative Division (870) 732-7525 Narcotics Division (870) 732-7540 Records Division (870) 732-7535 Evidence Division (870) 732-7684 I.T. Division (870) 732-7681
May 19, 2019
Jury Nullification and Reinstatement for Dr. Tommy Louisville in Florida
No victim, no crime. Why shouldn’t doctors be allowed to prescribe cannabis via Telemedicine? Some people already LEGALLY do this with Doctors and Therapists.  One Doctor gets in hot water with the Florida State Board of Medicine. Sources:  https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/doctor-caught-prescribing-pot-to-a-patient-over-the-internet https://www.nbcmiami.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Fla-Doctor-Caught-Prescribing-Marijuana-Over-Internet_Miami-509885542.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter If you’re in need of CBD: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/A-CBD-and-CBD-Isolate-Primer-e29dom
May 17, 2019
Ontario Seems to Be at the Top of the Heap in terms of Micro-License Applications
Ontario seems to be outfoxing British Columbia, despite the later province’s historical advantage of having the lion’s share of craft cannabis operations.  Source:  https://mjbizdaily.com/british-columbia-trails-ontario-in-cannabis-micro-license-applications/ 
May 16, 2019
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack Episode 4 (PT 2) – Why EVOL (Not Daydream Nation) is the BEST SONIC YOUTH ALBUM
Mr. Sativa gives a spirited defense of why EVOL is the best Sonic Youth Album.  Source: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/sonic-youth-evol/ Listen to the Full Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btw4iHtqNYY
May 16, 2019