I am Cannabis Sativa

Mr. Sativa Interviews Doctor Weyback about Medical Marijuana for Veterans, Athletes and All Medical Marijuana Patients

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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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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
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:  https://www.reddit.com/r/bostontrees/comments/by8lbs/great_news_for_any_massachusetts_medical_patients/ 
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 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 while 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
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack Episode 4 (PT 1) – Toxic Individualism, Vidya Games and Tech Talk
Mr. Sativa spit balls about politics, and why the pathology of rugged individualism in America prevents America from making first world moves like attaining Medicare For All, Bullet Trains, and Eco-Friendly Policies. Relevant Twitter Threads:  https://twitter.com/GarbageApe/status/1126241425803358208  https://twitter.com/reaghhan/status/1129021326755323910  
May 15, 2019
A Victory for Renters and Tenants – Quebec Walks Back Ban on Public Cannabis Smoking
Cannabis should be accessible to everyone, and not just property owners. Thanks to politicians like Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante. (Shout out to Mayor Plante) When politicians go to the mat for their people in matters related to Cannabis, it pays off!  Source:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/public-consumption-cannabis-quebec-1.5134953    Support us if you can, any little bit helps:  https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/support  
May 15, 2019
Name and Shame Wednesday – Michigan State Police Look to Crack Down on Black Market Cannabis Even Though Adult Use is “LEGAL”
To quote Jodie Emery: “There are two kinds of #cannabis businesses: (1) Those that call on government & law enforcement to arrest & jail their “competition” (2) Those who support fellow cannabis businesses, including the ones government insists on excluding & punishing” Boycott those in category (1).  We are seeing some Fake Legalization and New Prohibition tactics over in Michigan as the Michigan State Police look to crack down on black market cannabis.  Source:  https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/05/15/state-police-crack-down-michigan-marijuana-black-market/1141229001/ 
May 15, 2019
Name and Shame Phil Scott and House Speaker House Speaker Mitzi Johnson of Vermont for Sinking Cannabis Legalization
Mr. Sativa names and shames these two politicians. The first one for proposing an unconstitutional roadside test to poison pill cannabis legalization, the second for not seeing it as priority and saying  "We'll be able to move quickly" next year” [Some People don’t have all day to wait as current Vermont Medical Marijuana is a JOKE and inaccessible to sick people who need it] to pass what an overwhelming majority of the population in Vermont, and the US want.  Support us if you can, any little bit helps:  https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/support  Source:  https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2019/05/13/walters-house-leaders-say-cannabis-bill-is-smoked-for-the-year  Vermont is at the near the top of the heap [Spoiler, they're #2] in Terms of Cannabis Consumption:  https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/17/  Governor Phil Scott's Fake News [and disingenuous Culture War Posturing] About Cannabis Raising Highway Fatalities:  http://metrocosm.com/10-years-of-traffic-accidents-mapped.html  A New Yorkers' Recept from a Massachusetts Dispensary: http://disq.us/p/21oavjp Adult Use Cannabis is more popular than Jeff Sessions and would pass if Alabama had citizen/activist backed ballot initiatives: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/11/jeff-sessions-home-state-of-alabama-supports-legal-weed-survey-commentary.html   Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson:  Contact Us  Office of the Speaker  115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633  (802) 828-2245  Speaker@leg.state.vt.us Governor Phil Scott’s Info:  Executive Office of Governor Phil Scott 109 State Street, Pavilion Montpelier, VT 05609 Phone: 802 828-3333 TTY: 800 649-6825 Fax: 802 828-3339
May 15, 2019
It Would Be Ironic (Don't you think?) if The Garden State Doesn’t Include Home Grow in Their Ballot Measure
If you live in New Jersey and are looking to influence the contents of the Ballot Measure to Legalize Cannabis in 2019 or 2020, now is the time that citizens and advocates have the MOST LEVERAGE TO DO THIS.  Contact: https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/05/njs-marijuana-bill-is-nearly-dead-that-means-you-may-get-to-vote-on-making-weed-legal.html Call to Action - Find your Rep/State Senator in New Jersey: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp Contact the Governor: https://nj.gov/governor/contact/all/ Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast 
May 11, 2019
The Next Stops in Lt. Governor Fetterman's Listening Tour
If you live in Pennsylvania, just a heads up about the Upcoming Listening Tour Dates and Times. Links to the Tour Dates and Locations:  https://www.governor.pa.gov/recreational-marijuana-feedback/#Dates   Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 10, 2019
Kill House Bill 5 – Call, Email, or Write to Governor DeSantis to VETO this Bill
The Florida GOP will stop at nothing to usurp the will of the people. It seems that they are metaphorically taking their ball and going home by making ballot initiatives harder to pass in the future via adding a last minute amendment to House Bill 5 doing such.  Source:  https://www.miaminewtimes.com/marijuana/governor-ron-desantis-could-kill-recreational-marijuana-11168306  Letter from Floridians for Freedom:  "We're ALL Screwed!!!! Please, Call (850-717-9337) Governor DeSantis today, tomorrow, and the day after that too ... ask, beg and or demand he VETO HB 5!!!! Our Legislators ended the 2019 Legislative Session by slipping in a real poisonous pill so deadly it will likely kill any chance for Cannabis to be on our 2020 or any ballot via Citizen Ballot initiatives. For that matter, HB 5 will end Florida's Citizen Ballot Initiative process altogether. We're screwed!!!! If HB 5 is allowed to go into law, the State of Florida will begin fining Campaigns between 50 - 250 dollars per signature whenever petitions are turned into the County Supervisors of Election offices beyond 30 days from the date of signature. And 1,000 dollars per petition when petitions aren't turned in at all. Campaigns could literally be fined millions of dollars attempting to improve our State via Citizen Ballot Initiatives. Call Governor DeSantis now, 850-717-9337, and urge him to VETO HB 5. If you're a patient, who appreciates our medical marijuana program... Or a felon who enjoys being allowed to vote again... Well, this law would've prevented both of those Citizen Ballot Initiatives from ever making it to the ballot in the first place! Please, we're asking/begging you all... Call Governor DeSantis' office right now (8 am - 4 pm) and encourage & empower our Governor to VETO HB 5. Here's the Governor's number, 850-717-9337. Full Bill Text Here...https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/5/BillText/e1/PDF" Contact Governor DeSantis:  Office of Governor Ron DeSantis State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 (850) 717-9337 https://www.flgov.com/email-the-governor/  Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 10, 2019
Cannabis for Property Owners in Arizona and the US – Prohibition for Everyone Else
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Arizona’s Medical Cannabis law doesn’t allow Smoking in Public places, and bans it even in parked cars (where the users don’t intend to­ drive). In a country with skyrocketing student debt, and expenses, more people than ever are shut out from owning property and thus possibly avoiding prosecution. Therefore it remains wicked important to fight for Cannabis descheduling, and tenant and employer protections.  Source: https://www.abc15.com/news/state/arizona-court-rules-no-medical-pot-immunity-in-parked-cars https://www.times-standard.com/2018/07/14/arcata-woman-evicted-from-subsidized-housing-for-using-medical-cannabis/ https://money.cnn.com/2015/06/15/news/companies/dish-employee-firing-marijuana-colorado-court/index.html Stories and conundrums like this were also brought up in this previous episode: https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Legalizing-the-Plant-isnt-Enough---Legalization-Has-to-Be-Legalization-for-All-Classes-of-People-e38js6  Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 10, 2019
Cannabis Legalization Prospects in New York are Looking Hazy Despite Dem’s Unified Control of Government
Chalk this up as another example as to why lawmakers and legislators can’t be trusted to legalize cannabis.  Source:  http://gothamist.com/2019/05/08/cannabis_legalization_weed_albany.php   Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 9, 2019
New Zealand Unveils Marijuana Legalization Referendum Which Includes Home Grow and Social Consumption
New Zealand voters will get to vote on a Cannabis Legalization Referendum in 2020. This plan will include Social Use, Home Cultivation and a Ban on Cannabis advertising. (But not ban on the zillions of Beer ads, but I digress….)  Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/new-zealand-government-releases-details-of-marijuana-legalization-referendum/   Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 9, 2019
Name and Shame Wednesday - Orange County Florida Police ARREST A Great Grandmother FOR BRINGING PRESCRIBED NON-INTOXICATING CBD OIL to Walt Disney World
Mr. Sativa shames the Orange County Police Department for jailing Hester Jordan Burkhalter, a 69-year-old GREAT GRANDMOTHER. Mrs. Burkhalter should be enjoying relief from arthritis and valuable time with her great grandchildren, rather than being busted for harming NO ONE.  Obligatory Call to Action  ---------------------------- Contact the Orange County Police Department: Orange County Sheriff's Office  PO BOX 1440 Orlando, FL. 32802-1440  (407) 254-7000  Support Adult Use Cannabis in the Sunshine State for 2020: https://www.regulateflorida.com/donate/  Print and Sign the Regulate Florida Petition:  https://www.regulateflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/petition.pdf  Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 8, 2019
Name and Shame Wednesday – Putting Illinois State Rep. Marty Moylan on BLAST for Attempting to STOP LEGALIZATION
Happy Hump Day! Today is as good of a day as any for a NAME AND SHAME! If you live in Illinois, particularly in Rep Marty Moylan’s district, let him know you REALLY FEEL!  With over 2/3 of people polled in Illinois wanting legalization, the public isn’t asking the politicians to do it at this point, THEY ARE TELLING THEM TO!  Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/marijuana-illinois-legalization-recreational-use-marty-moylan/ Source: https://www.marijuanatimes.org/will-illinois-legalize-adult-use-marijuana-this-year/ Contact Illinois State Rep Martin J Moylan: Springfield Office: 292-S Stratton Office Building Springfield, IL   62706 (217) 782-8007 District Office: 24 S. Des Plaines River Rd. Ste. 400 Des Plaines, IL  60016 (847) 635-6821 (847) 635-8565 FAX
May 8, 2019
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack Episode 3 – Tim Allen Will Run For Something Someday!
Mr. Sativa talks about Cannabis a tiny bit, and hashes out his theory that Tim Allen will run for President or something at least. (Pending a Pardon for his Felony Cocaine Charge)
May 8, 2019
Support Arizona’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Initiative in 2020 to Spite Governor Ducey!
Arizona is on the precipice of getting legalization on the 2020 Arizona General Election Ballot. The initiative to gather over 238,000 signatures (to qualify on the ballot) is slated to start this July. If you live in Arizona, please support Smart and Safe Arizona. Donate to Smart and Safe Arizona to Get Adult Use on the 2020 Ballot: https://smartandsafeaz.com/#donate Please also consider signing the Petition: Petition to Reduce MMJ Card Fee in Arizona. The Link to Lower the Medical Marijuana Fee in Arizona from $150 to $30 can be found here: https://azmarijuana.com/arizona-medical-marijuana-news/petition-to-reduce-medical-marijuana-card-fee-in-arizona/ Contact Governor Ducey: Email engage@az.gov Phone Number: Phoenix: 602.542.4331 Tucson: 520.628.6580 Address 1700 West Washington Street Phoenix, Arizona 85007
May 7, 2019
CTA Alert for Ohioans - Getting Ohio to Approve Medical Marijuana for Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety, ASD and Opioid Use Disorder
Tens of thousands of Ohioans can possibly benefit if the state decides to allow ailments like Depression and Insomnia. (A condition that drove Mr. Sativa and thousands of others to get medical marijuana cards)  I also rail against common pharmaceuticals for these mentioned conditions, and how these prescriptions fail at the very job they were designed to do! Funny how that works.  In Case You Missed It: Mr. Sativa’s Insomnia Story - https://anchor.fm/iamcannabissativapodcast/episodes/Pilot---Battling-Insomnia-with-Medical-Cannabis-e20hg6 Source:  https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/05/05/medical-marijuana-ohio-depression-insomnia-anxiety-autism/3620992002/  https://www.med.ohio.gov/Contact-Us    State Medical Board of Ohio 30 E. Broad Street, 3rd Floor Columbus, OH 43215 General Email: contact@med.ohio.gov Physician Licensure: license@med.ohio.gov Renewal Questions: license@med.ohio.gov Media Inquiries: tessie.pollock@med.ohio.gov Public Record Requests: Med-PublicRecordRequests@med.ohio.gov File a Complaint: Click here Main Phone: 614-466-3934 Fax: 614-728-5946  Please Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/icsativapodcast  
May 6, 2019
Illinois Lawmakers and Governor Pritzker Seem United in Wanting to Legalize Marijuana in Illinois
The effort to legalize marijuana in Illinois looks significantly more likely to take than states like New Jersey which had a willing governor, but a somewhat divided legislative caucus.  https://www.elections.il.gov/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx To contact the Governor's Office, please use the following information: Springfield Office of the Governor 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Phone: 217-782-6830 or 217-782-6831 Chicago Office of the Governor James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph, 16-100 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-814-2121 Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs Help Line: Phone: 217-782-0244
May 6, 2019
More Fake Legalization - The Poor, Disabled and Sick are Being Locked out of Legal Cannabis Access in Ontario and the Legal US States
Mr. Sativa laments that Cannabis thanks to BOTCHED ROLLOUTS in Ontario and the Legal States (like Mr. Sativa’s own Grassachusetts), is becoming out of reach for patients, the poor and those on disability. One Ontario man named Ken Harrower is filing a human rights complaint challenging Ontario’s regulations, arguing that disabled people like him are being locked out of access.  Source:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRxZY2ppDk4  Source:  https://www.nsnews.com/man-challenges-ontario-pot-rules-says-they-exclude-those-with-disabilities-1.23807873 
May 5, 2019
Missouri is Slated to Become a Medical Marijuana Powerhouse – Thanks to The Skillful and Through Work of New Approach Missouri
Having skilled activists will make or break Medical Marijuana and its implementation in your state. Find out How New Approach pulled this feat off of Medical Marijuana implication without much drama, or meddling from lawmakers. This may be useful for folks in Nebraska and Mississippi which are slated to legalize medical marijuana in 2020.   Source:  https://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/2019/05/02/john-payne-missouris-medical-marijuana-law-one-best/3629014002/  My Interview with John Payne of New Approach 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 New Approach Missouri: http://www.newapproachmissouri.com/
May 5, 2019
Florida is the East Coast Medical Marijuana Powerhouse – Protect Amendment 2 at ALL COSTS
Florida has become a medical marijuana powerhouse despite the Florida GOP’s best efforts to undermine the will of 71.3 percent of Floridian voters. As Florida and to a lesser extent, Pennsylvania go in the Medical Marijuana space on the East Coast, so does the rest of the East Coast Medical Marijuana market. Source: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/marijuana/florida-is-americas-fastest-growing-medical-marijuana-market-11161345
May 3, 2019
Home Grow for New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Patients Clears Senate
The 7000 patients in the Granite State might have the right to home grow as HB 364 [14 Yays -10-Nays, more on that later] cleared the Senate. The House passed a alternative version of this very measure, so the two chambers must reach an agreement before the bill heads to Governor Chris Sununu (who may or may not veto)  ================== 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) ======== Carson,   Sharon Republican Nay --- D'Allesandro,   Lou Democrat Nay --- Giuda, Bob Republican Nay ---- Gray,   James Republican Nay ---- Morse,   Chuck Republican Nay ---- Soucy,   Donna Democrat Nay ---------- Starr,   David Republican Nay ---- Ward, Ruth Republican Nay
May 3, 2019
Ray Rodrigues Tyrannical 10 Percent Cap on Smokeable Cannabis is Officially Dead – Kill It Again if Needed
Group Hug to the Florida MMJ Fam! Love you guys so much. US medical marijuana patients have earned this win! #PatientSolidarity #anattackononeisanattackonall
May 3, 2019
Name and Shame Thursday – Putting Idaho Governor Brad Little’s Ridiculous Claims about People Leaving Adult Use States to Come to Idaho, Yes Idaho On BLAST
Mr. Sativa laughs at the ridiculousness of people leaving more tolerant and diverse adult use states to move to Idaho. More Culture War Posturing by another Republican.  Source:  https://www.marijuanatimes.org/idaho-governor-claims-legalization-is-driving-people-to-his-state/  Gov Brad Little's Contact Info:  208-334-2100 | E-mail governor@gov.idaho.gov 
May 2, 2019
Name and Shame Thursday – Putting Saugus MA’s Reefer Madness Mindset and Officials On Blast ONCE MORE
Mr. Sativa Name and Shames Saugus Massachusetts for suing a neighboring town that has opted to allow dispensaries because some of its patrons may park in Saugus, which voted NOT to legalize adult use facilities in 2016.  https://www.boston25news.com/news/saugus-files-lawsuit-to-stop-proposed-marijuana-shop-on-town-line-with-lynn/945157135 
May 2, 2019
SB 188 Passes - Write or Call Your Senators and Governor DeSantis
SB 188 has passed the Senate.  SB 188 passed YEAS 76 NAYS 34. Please call Gov Ron DeSantis to Veto this Tyranny. An appeal to his pragmatic and possible presidential aspirations may help.  Contact Info: Office of Governor Ron DeSantis State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 (850) 717-9337 Sample letter to send to your lawmakers in Florida  Courtesy of /u/ traktrmia: “Points to bring up to a congressman Honorable Senator xx 1. The is no marijuana induced psychosis epidemic in Florida 2. The main problem in legal states involve recreational users eating too much THC in edibles without understanding what they are getting into. Even so, there is hardly a psychosis epidemic from edibles. And much more importantly to this law, there is NO psychosis epidemic from inhalation (vaping or smoking). 3. In Florida, patients have twice a year doctor consultations to help prevent accidental misuse of marijuana. In addition, these visits act as a safety shield requiring patients to speak directly to their doctors. Any signs of psychosis should be evident to a physician over the course of 15 minute consultation. 4. The have been no in depth studies comparing psychological effects of varying marijuana potencies. 5. The Lancet study (the one that Ray Rodrigues uses as justification for his amendment) dealt with populations that had certain markers that predisposed them to psychosis. For example, compared to the control group, a higher percentage of the test group were racial minorities, unemployed, of lower education and had higher previous usage rates of stimulants, hallucinogens and ketamine. In addition, that study was a statistical meta-analysis of many other studies all with various original purposes, none were designed to compare psychological effects of varying THC concentrations in whole flower marijuana. The conclusion of the Lancet study was that "more research is necessary" https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30048-3/fulltext30048-3/fulltext) 6. When scientist's said fracking in Florida's unusual geology could lead to problems, Ray Rodrigues supported a bill having the State pay for a study into the impact of fracking. If the State is truly concerned with 15% flower causing hypothetical problems for patients, in the absence of a current crisis, the State should commission of study or multiple studies through the psychology and psychiatry departments at State's research universities. This would be a win/win, Florida's Universities could be at the forefront of medical marijuana research and patients would gain valuable information. 7. The bill does not define how to measure 10%. There is no precise measurement of THC in flower as it can vary from plant to plant. Percentage also varies depending on moisture content. The bill does State what condition that plant must be in when it is measured. The rush to create a bill, leaves open the possibility of much manipulation... which will in turn hurt patients since they might not no how much the product has change since the time the product was measured. If such a limit is adopted by the State, growers and producers should be involved in setting up standardized processes. 8. The limit will move people out of the medical system and back into the black market. 9. The limit is an arbitrary attack on patients that use whole flower. There are no comparable limits for concentrates, oil, pill or any other form of marijuana.
May 1, 2019
Talking Cannabis and Random Smack Episode 2 – Sanitizing Cannabis and Misc Music Talk and RIP Nipsey Hussle
In the latest causal funsie episode, Mr. Sativa runs the whole gambit and talks about the Squarification of Cannabis, as well as music, and some of the contributions of Nipsey Hussle. Rest in Power Legend! 
May 1, 2019
Bluff Called - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Blocks Cannabis Reform for Culture War Reasons
Mr. Sativa predictably comments that this law never stood too much of a chance due to the GOP’s love of perpetuation the Culture War on Cannabis’ perceived users.  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's Contact Info: By Telephone: The Texas Lieutenant Governor Message Line: (512) 463-5342 The Texas Lieutenant Governor Office Line: (512) 463-0001 Mailing Address: Office of the Lieutenant Governor P.O. Box 12068, Austin, Texas 78711 Source:   https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/04/30/lt-gov-dan-patrick-declares-marijuana-bill-dead-texas-senate?fbclid=IwAR1bTEGcYXpmfqaY6jCEJ-zI2tfwtojECSlOuq4vOf_11d5ikphjcqy1II8  https://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/contact/ 
April 30, 2019
Missouri to Boast up to 60 Different Medical Marijuana Growers and up to Over 190 Dispensaries
Missouri looks to have a very robust Medical Marijuana program thanks to skilled activists like New Approach Missouri and other effective advocates.  Source:  https://health.mo.gov/information/news/2019/mm-facilities-licensed42619 
April 30, 2019
The Fiscally Responsible GOP Case for Legalizing Marijuana for Adult Use in Pennsylvania
Mr. Sativa argues that legalizing adult use cannabis is the fiscally responsible way to fund the state of Pennsylvania's budget.   Source: https://www.delcotimes.com/opinion/editorial-legalizing-pot-may-provide-fiscal-relief-to-pa/article_6bc25ade-68d6-11e9-8f17-df6d1e3d11ee.html 
April 29, 2019
A Primer and the Rules of the Road of Medical Marijuana in Arizona
Mr. Sativa guides aspiring medical marijuana patients on how to get a medical marijuana card in Arizona.  Source: https://news.weedmaps.com/2019/04/the-beginners-guide-to-legal-medical-marijuana-in-arizona/
April 29, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - Putting Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff on BLAST
Despite 80% of Miami Beach voting to approve Medical Marijuana in the Sunshine State in 2016, the Miami Beach Commissioner Joy Malakoff believes Miami Beach should ban all dispensaries.  Source:  https://www.miaminewtimes.com/marijuana/miami-beach-should-ban-all-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-commissioner-joy-malakoff-suggests-11107185  Miami Beach Commissioner JOY MALAKOFF joymalakoff@miamibeachfl.gov Phone Number: 305.673.7125 ------------------------- Commission Aide: Gloria Salom Aide's Email: GloriaSalom@miamibeachfl.gov Aide's Phone: 305.673.7000 Ext: 6854
April 28, 2019
Name and Shame Sunday - Rep Robin Vos and Senator Scott Fitzgerald Want to Continue to BLOCK Cannabis Reform Despite Majority Buy in from Wisconsinites
Mr. Sativa puts tyrannical, culture war posturing majority leader politicians Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald on blast!  Infographic of the Overwhelming Support Wisconsinites have for Adult Use and Medical Cannabis: https://imgur.com/jUDrnZN Contact Info:  Representative Robin Vos Madison Office: Room 217 West State Capitol PO Box 8953 Madison, WI 53708 Telephone: (608) 266-9171 (888) 534-0063 Email: Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov ------------------------------- Senator Scott L. Fitzgerald Majority Leader Senate District 13 (R - Juneau) Madison Office: Room 211 South State Capitol PO Box 7882 Madison, WI 53707 Telephone: (608) 266-5660 Fax: (608) 282-3553 Email: Sen.Fitzgerald@legis.wisconsin.gov
April 28, 2019
Is Buzzfeed News Running Interference for Cops and Law Enforcement?
Mr. Sativa does a scathing takedown of Buzzfeed's faux concerns and Reefer Madness about public smoking of cannabis, despite the fact that public tobacco smoking is legal, and has been PROVEN TO BE dangerous to bystanders. (Unlike cannabis) Source: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/americans-smell-marijuana-public-streets-canada
April 27, 2019
Hands-off Approaches to Cannabis Can Self-Regulate Themselves and Meet Demand as Saskatchewan Proves
Saskatchewan hands off approach to Cannabis regulation is drawing possible envy and praise from other provinces.  Source:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/sask-pot-supply-success-1.5102145 
April 26, 2019
Name and Shame Thursday - Reefer Madness Republicans Aim to Sink Adult Use Legalization in New Hampshire Despite the State's DIRE Opioid Crisis
Today, Mr. Sativa names them just to shame them. Adult use legalization is being debated by the New Hampshire Legislature, and there many groups such as doctors, religious leaders, and GOP politicians working to torpedo cannabis reform.  Source: https://www.nhpr.org/post/marijuana-critics-seek-derail-legalization-bill-nh-senate-takes-it#stream/0 Senator Bob Giuda (R-Warren) District 2: Haverhill, Piermont, Orford, Warren, Wentworth, Ellsworth, Dorchester, Groton, Rumney, Campton, Hebron, Plymouth, Holderness, Ashland, Bridgewater, Orange, Alexandria, Bristol, Center Harbour, Danbury, Wilmot, Hill, New Hampton, Sanbornton, Meredith and Tilton Phone: 603-271-7875 Email: bob.giuda@leg.state.nh.us ------------ Representative Stephen Stepanek (R) Hillsborough - District 22 Home Address: PO Box 1015  Milford, NH  03055-1015  stephen.stepanek@leg.state.nh.us  603.673.7658  Seat #: 3089 --- Catherine M. Antley, MD 30 Farrell Street Suite 202 South Burlington,  Vermont  05403 Phone 802-658-6269 Fax 802-860-4642
April 25, 2019
Talking Random and Cannabis Smack Episode 1 - Mr. Sativa Slightly Pushes Back Against the Vaping and Edible Lobby and Other Things
This is an off the cuff, for funsies episode. We hope to do these fun, miscellaneous topic episodes once a week on Wednesday. [Hump Day] There might still be a little cannabis in future funsies episodes.
April 24, 2019
Example Number 1542 Why Texas Needs Legal Cannabis
Mr. Sativa reads a Reefer Madness story coming out of Tyler Texas that conflates K2 (fake, dangerous artificial cannabis) to genuine cannabis. Source:  https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/crime/tyler-man-accused-of-slashing-coworkers-throat-after-allegedly-smoking-synthetic-marijuana/501-b3732850-a261-4594-884e-25ac871e8159 
April 24, 2019
One Western Massachusetts Dispensary Gets Up to Half of its Business from New York
Its turns out being the first in the East Coast to allow adult use sales has YUGE advantages, despite Massachusetts' current botched roll out. Theory Wellness in  Great Barrington is said to draw half it business from New York, and many of its sales from 49 states (excluding North Dakota) https://www2.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/04/23/this-massachusetts-marijuana-store-gets-almost-half-its-business-from-new-york/HQuoDX3n9z2JaYRZI4SBAN/story.html?utm_source=BostonTrees 
April 24, 2019
Alabama's Jefferson County Looks to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Cannabis
The land of Jeff Sessions is making YUGE Cannabis moves as of late. Jefferson County, the biggest county in Alabama is looking to be a whole lot less authoritarian in its approach cannabis by decriminalizing its use.  Source: https://hightimes.com/news/alabamas-jefferson-county-will-no-longer-prosecute-marijuana-misdemeanors/
April 23, 2019
Maine Finally Publishes Draft Adult Use Rules and Regulations
After LePage's vetoes and delays of Adult Use Cannabis, it appears that things finally starting to pick up, with the Adult Use Draft Regulation being newly released.  Source: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/04/22/maine-releases-draft-recreational-marijuana-rules/
April 23, 2019
Name and Shame Monday - Putting Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai on BLAST for BLOCKING Cannabis Bills
Mr. Sativa names and shames Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai for BLOCKING and OBSTRUCING Cannabis progress in Pennsylvania.  His Contact Information: District Hon. Mike Turzai 125 Hillvue Lane, 1st Floor McCandless, PA 15237  (412) 369-2230  Fax: (412) 369-2236 Capitol Hon. Mike Turzai 139 Main Capitol PO Box 202028 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2028 (717) 772-9943  Fax: (717) 772-2470
April 22, 2019
The Failure of the Current American Medical System and Why People Ditch Doctors for Medical Marijuana
Mr. Sativa recalls his recent horror stories with the medical system after seeking treatment for a flair up of his ailments. The medical profession at large can stand to take cures from Medical Marijuana dispensaries, and learn to be more receptive and collaborative with their patients.  Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ygtX2nyexo
April 22, 2019
Upper Peninsula Tribe in Michigan Agrees to Allow Adult Use Marijuana
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians allowed and approved a resolution to legalize adult use marijuana. Like every other proposal in America and Canada, a form of #newprohibition #fakelegalization makes an appearance. See if you can spot it.  Source: https://www.michiganradio.org/post/another-upper-peninsula-tribe-says-yes-recreational-marijuana
April 21, 2019
State Court Appeals Rules in Favor of New Jersey Workers - Lets Drive This Home in NJ by Supporting Bill S10
As more and more courts are siding with medical marijuana patients, it is key that we support bills like the NJ Bill S10 to codify protections that courts are starting to make. Source:  https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/04/nj-medical-marijuana-patients-win-huge-protections-from-being-fired-for-flunking-a-drug-test.html 
April 21, 2019
Encourage Your Lawmakers to Support Statewide Hemp Legalization in Florida
A vote may happen to establish a Hemp program in the Sunshine State. If you live in Florida, contact your lawmakers to support this and get this to Governor DeSantis to sign. 
April 21, 2019
Virginia CBD and THC-A Dispensaries are Slated to Open Possibly this Winter
Hopefully the success of these dispensaries will lead to a more comprehensive medical marijuana program as seen in neighboring regions like D.C and Maryland.  Source:  http://richmondfreepress.com/news/2019/apr/19/medical-marijuana-dispensaries-open-va/ 
April 21, 2019
Happy Four Twenty 2019 - Legalization Must Include Cannabis Access for the Most Vulnerable
Legal Cannabis is great, and it is an amazing time we live in now in 2019. But Cannabis still remains inaccessible to the disabled, mobility limited and lower income/working class Americans. We must never forget this as we celebrate and protest on 420!  Source Article: https://midnightmass.substack.com/p/busts-harm-homebound-patients Check out The Young Jurks: https://www.facebook.com/theyoungjurks/ Check out Grant's Smith Organization: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2292581941013996/
April 20, 2019
An Attempt to Decriminalize Marijuana Statewide in Missouri is Officially Up in Smoke by Voice Vote
Mr. Sativa laments about the failed attempt to decriminalize in Missouri. The direct parties responsible for the torpedoed vote are not yet known, but a Name and SHAME will happen when they are found!  Source:  https://fox2now.com/2019/04/17/bid-to-reduce-penalties-for-pot-possession-fails-in-missouri/  Also mentioned:  https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/ready-to-roll-lawmakers-will-again-consider-legalizing-cannabis-sales/Content?oid=23673982 
April 19, 2019
A Couple Major Marijuana Related Bills are Slated to Get a Vote on the Texas House Floor
Cannabis Reform might happen in Texas, but the buck stops with my Texas listeners contacting their lawmakers, governor, and lieutenant governor to push this over the finish line to hopefully become law.  
April 18, 2019
Qualifying Condition List in Pennsylvania Will Not Expand Anytime Soon - Thousands of "Unqualified" Patients Will Suffer in the Time Being
Anti-liberty Republican lawmakers, who control what gets discussed which includes expanding the qualifying list of conditions for a growing Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana program, are slated to be opposed to adding more conditions, leaving thousands of potential patients to suffer for Culture war posturing.   The Anti-Cannabis House Speaker that NEEDS to be Kicked out off Office:   Call to ACTION if you live in the House Speaker's District or Pennsylvania. Mike Turzai District 28 Republican, serving Allegheny County (Part) Hon. Mike Turzai 125 Hillvue Lane, 1st Floor McCandless, PA 15237 (412) 369-2230 Fax: (412) 369-2236 Capitol Hon. Mike Turzai 139 Main Capitol PO Box 202028 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2028 (717) 772-9943 Fax: (717) 772-2470 
April 18, 2019
Holy Smokes - Alabama Might Actually Decriminalize Cannabis
If you live in Alabama, don't celebrate just yet! Write or call your lawmakers to encourage this bill to get to the finish line and become law!
April 17, 2019
Our Elders FAILED US in their Complicity in Perpetuating Reefer Madness and the Drug War
A brave Illinois veteran chose his health and medical marijuana over his career. Mr. Sativa laments that if everyone took this principled stance and kicked Nixon's/Reagan's/Bush 1 and Clinton's Reefer Madness propaganda in the teeth from the jump, cannabis may have possibly been legalized decades ago.  Source:  https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/16/its-pretty-much-a-life-saver-man-chooses-medical-marijuana-over-his-job/#.XLdCISqi8MQ.twitter 
April 17, 2019
Do We Still Need to Have 420 Advocacy and Pride in America and Globally?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is that anyone born before 1993 (give or take a few years) grew up with D.A.R.E and reefer madness. 420 celebrations, protests and advocacy helps break down barriers, provide access to everyone in need, and normalize a great substance. 
April 16, 2019
Nebraska Could Pull an Oklahoma and Pass a Very Permissive Medical Marijuana Law in 2020
Because conservative lawmakers in Nebraska don't want to touch cannabis in any capacity, Nebraskan activists and lawmakers will put forth a permissive ballot measure in 2020 before voters that allows doctors to prescribe medical marijuana (Even smokable cannabis. This is YUGE for a red or purple state.) for any condition or reason they see fit.  Source:  https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/is-nebraska-headed-for-a-no-rules-medical-marijuana-market 
April 16, 2019
Support the Liberty Oriented Medical Marijuana Bill HB 122 in Texas
There are a number of medical marijuana reforms being pitched in Texas that may actually get past czar Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and get to Governor Abbott's desk. Mr. Sativa endorses HB 122 and feels Texas should prioritize the passage of this bill until more comprehensive and expansive one can realistically pass and be signed by the Governor. 
April 15, 2019
Name and Shame Monday - Authoritarian Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery Continues to BUST Medical Marijuana Patients
Note: Apologies for the audio quality. Still figuring out how to use new equipment and edit out my laptop fan which sullied the audio. Like Kim Davis a couple years ago, this tyrant needs to go. Source: https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/bill-montgomery-office-targeting-medical-marijuana-patients-11267081 Bill Montgomery's Contact Info: Maricopa County Attorney's Office Title: County Attorney Phone: 602-506-3411 Contact the County Attorney
April 15, 2019
Name and Shame Sunday - Voting Out the Reefer Madness Trash in New Mexico
Mr. Sativa starts his Sunday off right with a dose on naming and shaming senior reefer madness lawmakers in New Mexico. If you live in New Mexico and have these people in your district, let em know how you REALLY FEEL.  Source: https://www.abqjournal.com/1302924/moderate-nm-senate-dems-could-face-primary-foes-ex-progressive-groups-want-change-after-several-bills-lagged-in-legislature.html  Key New Mexico Politicians to Vote Out Next Year:     Senator Mary Kay Papen - (D) - President Pro Tempore District: 38 County: Doña Ana Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4733 Home Phone: (575) 524-4462 Email: marykay.papen@nmlegis.gov --------------------- Senator John Arthur Smith - (D) District: 35 County: Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Luna and Sierra Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4365 Office Phone: (575) 546-4979 Home Phone: (575) 546-8546 Email: john.smith@nmlegis.gov ------------------------------------ Senator Clemente Sanchez - (D) County: Cibola, Socorro, McKinley and Valencia Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4513 Home Phone: (505) 287-2515 Email: clemente.sanchez@nmlegis.gov ----------------------- Senator Gabriel Ramos - (D) District: 28 County: Catron, Grant and Socorro Capitol Phone: (505) 986-4863 Office Phone: (575) 388-1969 Home Phone: (575) 534-9535 Email: gabriel.ramos@nmlegis.gov
April 14, 2019
Cops and Cannabis Don't Mix in Massachusetts and America So STFU
Trouble in Legal Grassachusetts? A household of home growers calls the cops to assist in a home invasion. Instead of getting the assistance and protection needed, charges were filed on the victims for growing an unauthorized amount of plants. Mr. Sativa highlights why Cannabis and Women and Men in blue don't mix. 
April 13, 2019
Fake Legalization, Tyranny and the New Prohibition in Massachusetts - Because Whatever the Heck Officials are Smoking Ain't Cannabis
Mr. Sativa puts local tyrants on blast for this special 100th episode. Massachusetts Regulators are Proposing a bill to re-criminalize cannabis (to a degree) to crack down unlicensed "black market vendors, by the way, most of which is self inflicted through the current botched roll-out.   Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/04/09/potpresser/hstpoy8LsFHWMSGqticGLP/story.html
April 11, 2019
Maryland Edibles Bill May Soon be Heading to Governor Hogan's Desk?
It appears MD HB17 has cleared both the House and Senate and may soon be heading to the Governor to sign.
April 10, 2019
Saving Money on Your Maryland Medical Marijuana Doctor Certification
Mr. Sativa talks about how Maryland patients in the DMV area can save between $120-$200 on their MMJ Doctor Certification.
April 9, 2019
Michigan Gov Whitmer Celebrates Hash Bash 2019 with Her Citizens - Why Having Pro Cannabis Officials in Your State is Key
Mr. Sativa congratulates Michigan for having both a record 2019 Hash Bash Celebration at Ann Arbor, and for having a Pro-Cannabis Governor in their back pocket. He also delves into why that matters A LOT. Source:  https://www.marijuanamoment.net/michigan-governor-celebrates-marijuana-legalization-in-video-for-hash-bash-event/ 
April 8, 2019
The Fight for Our Cannabis Minus Tyranny in Florida
HB7117 is the bill that restricts THC on flower, and puts other tyrannical restrictions. IF a Senate does not create a companion bill to this particular bill, than the Tyrannical Bill dies. Keep fighting and contacting your officials in Florida. Source - @floridatreesnews (instagram)The fight for the sanctity of the Doctor-Patient Relationship lies in your hands in Florida! 
April 5, 2019
City and Local Regulators Want Local Tyranny over Banning Home Delivery in Cities in California
It not enough for some prohibitionist to ban cannabis business in their localities. They must also ban Delivery to CONSENTING ADULTS OVER 21.  Source:  https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-sued-pot-deliveries-20190405-story.html 
April 5, 2019
Legal Cannabis to Fund Universal Basic Income in Maryland? Meet this Lawmaker's Idea to Marry the Two Causes
Mr. Sativa names and shames reefer madness politicians. But he also praises savvy pro-cannabis lawmakers too! Maryland Congressmen Gabriel Acevero (D) wants to use cannabis revenue to help fund UBI in Maryland.  
April 5, 2019
Deana Martin Helped Meet the Cannabis Demand of Bay Staters via Northern Herb despite Government Footdragging - She WON'T BE Forgotten
It took over 2 years after voters in Massachusetts voted for recreational cannabis to get their first dispensaries. In the time being while voters very patiently waited for stores to open up (both MMJ Patients for more MMJ dispensaries near them, and Adult Use consumers), an MVP by the name of Deana Martin operated a delivery cannabis service called Northern Herb and helped get medicine to numerous MMJ patients and Adult use folks, despite rampant government delays in opening dispensaries that the population can access. 
April 4, 2019
Name and Shame Thursday - Apparently 12 Tyrannical Florida Republicans Know Better than Actual Doctors
Mr. Sativa names and shames the 12 Republicans who voted in favor of capping the THC levels of Flower.  Chair Ray Rodrigues (R) (850) 717-5076-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4572&SessionId=87 Vice Chair Cary Pigman (R) (850) 717-5055-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4551&SessionId=87 Colleen Burton (R) (850) 717-5040-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4616&SessionId=80 Nick DiCeglie (R) (850) 717-5066-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4735&SessionId=87 Michael Grant (R) (850) 717-5075-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4349&SessionId=87 Thomas J. "Tom" Leek (R) (850) 717-5025-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4662&SessionId=87 MaryLynn "ML" Magar (R) (850) 717-5082-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4575&SessionId=87 Scott Plakon (R) (850) 717-5029-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4430&SessionId=87 Mel Ponder (R) (850) 717-5004-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4641&SessionId=87 Spencer Roach (R) (850) 717-5079-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4729&SessionId=87 Cyndi Stevenson (R) (850) 717-5017-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4620&SessionId=87 Clay Yarborough (R) (850) 717-5012-https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4633&SessionId=87
April 4, 2019
The Cross-Pollinating of Medical Marijuana Brands in Massachusetts and Across the US - And Lower MA Medical Marijuana Prices in 2019?
Mr. Sativa follows many brands, activists, and cannabis related folks on his various social media feeds. And through that, he has come to notice that certain Medical marijuana establishments that he knows and loves in Massachusetts also happen to exist in other states. 
April 3, 2019
Name and Shame Wednesday - Congressman Ray Rodrigues Pushes Tyrannical THC cap on Medical Marijuana Flower
Black market dealers are going to love this new tyrannical THC cap on Medical marijuana. Florida House Health Committee Members and their contact info: Chair Ray Rodrigues (R) (850) 717-5076 Vice Chair Cary Pigman (R) (850) 717-5055 Democratic Ranking Member Nicholas X. Duran (D) (850) 717-5112 Kamia L. Brown (D) (850) 717-5045 Colleen Burton (R) (850) 717-5040 John Cortes (D) (850) 717-5043 Nick DiCeglie (R) (850) 717-5066 Joy Goff-Marcil (D) (850) 717-5030 Michael Grant (R) (850) 717-5075 Shevrin D. "Shev" Jones (D) (850) 717-5101 Thomas J. "Tom" Leek (R) (850) 717-5025 MaryLynn "ML" Magar (R) (850) 717-5082 Scott Plakon (R) (850) 717-5029 Mel Ponder (R) (850) 717-5004 Spencer Roach (R) (850) 717-5079 Emily Slosberg (D) (850) 717-5091 Cyndi Stevenson (R) (850) 717-5017 Clay Yarborough (R) (850) 717-5012
April 3, 2019
Her Name Was B13 - Mr. Sativa Reviews the Rare and Elusive B13 from Apothca via Arlington MA
Mr. Sativa reviews the elusive and rare indica called B13 in Apothca. This rare strain may never be produced again for a while. And it totally worth the gamble and chance I took on it!
March 31, 2019
Cannabis on a Budget for Now - Crash the Price of Cannabis LATER
Mr. Sativa talks about how to save money as a medical marijuana patient. Much of how sales are heard is through word of mouth and a mix of social media and Leafly menus. One should also subscribe to dispensary newsletters and text alterts. This is largely because of prohibitions' effect on the cannabis industry's inability to advertise through conventional channels.
March 30, 2019
Texas May Decriminalize Cannabis This Year, But Texas Cops [Unsurprisingly] Warn Not So Fast
Note: I accidentally recorded using the Laptop mic, so apologies for the Janky Audio. Didn't wanna redo my passionate sermons.  Cops often say that that don't make the laws, they only enforce them. Well Texas Cops must have missed the memo, as they are attempting to kick modest decriminalization in the Lone Star State.  Source:  https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Police-groups-decry-Texas-push-for-marijuana-13718810.php 
March 28, 2019
A Final Word (For Now) About New Jersey's Torched Chances at Cannabis Legalization
Mr. Sativa talks about New Jersey's disappointing defeat of Adult-Use legislation due to not enough support. We need not give up, but elect better, more receptive lawmakers.  Sources:   https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/435640-new-jersey-cancels-vote-to-legalize-recreational-marijuana   https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-legalization-vote-cancelled-due-to-lack-of-support-in-new-jersey-senate/ 
March 26, 2019
How to Get Smokable Flower Added to Your Doctor's Recommendation in Florida
It appears that Trulieve has predictably wasted no time in making smokable flower available to Florida Patients. In order to get Flower, one must go back to their recommending medical marijuana doctor to add smokable flower to their recommendation. 
March 21, 2019
Name and Shame Tuesday - Rep Jeff Pouge Uncompassionately Wants to Repeal Compassionate Medical Marijuana in Missouri
Although the horse has left the barn when it comes to medical marijuana reform in Missouri, this hasn't stopped Rep Jeff Pouge's futile attempt to put the brakes on Missouri's nascent medical marijuana program.  Source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/missouri-lawmaker-wants-voters-to-repeal-medical-marijuana-in-next-election/ Representative Jeff Pogue - District 143 - Republican  Contact Info:   MO House of Representatives  201 West Capitol Avenue Room 411-A  Jefferson City MO 65101  Phone: 573-751-2264  E-Mail: Jeff.Pogue@house.mo.gov
March 21, 2019
Mr. Sativa Reviews LA Confidential from Liberty Somerville MA
Mr. Sativa reviews the classic indica, LA confidential from Liberty in Somerville, MA. 
March 20, 2019
No Smoke Was a Joke - Governor Ron DeSantis Signs SB 182 Effectively Ending the Flower Ban
Governor DeSantis signs the bill repealing the Flower ban. Sources: https://floridamedicalcannabis.home.blog/2019/03/18/florida-medical-cannabis-collective-03-18-2019-update-governor-desantis-signs-sb-182-into-law-changes-to-florida-medical-marijuana-industry/ https://floridamedicalcannabis.home.blog/2019/03/13/florida-medical-cannabis-collective-03-13-2019-update-sb182-passes-florida-house-floridas-faulted-15/ 15 congressmen voted against repealing the ban. Below are their names: Senate Keith Perry, R – Gainesville Doug Broxson, R – Gulf Breeze  George Gainer, R – Panama City Ed Hooper, R – Clearwater House Thad Altman, R – Rockledge Mike Belran, R – Lithia Chuck Clemons, R – Newberry Jason Fischer, R – Jacksonville Clay Yarborough, R – Jacksonville Erin Grall, R – Vero Beach Mike Hill, R – Pensacola Mel Ponder, R – Destin Ardian Zika, R – Land o’ Lakes Jackie Toledo, R – Tampa James Bush III, D – Miami
March 19, 2019
GOP Officials in Pennsylvania Want to Continue to BLOCK Cannabis Reform Despite Majority Buy-in from Fetterman's Listening Tours
Mr. Sativa highlights the hypocrisy of GOP leaders in Pennsylvania who want to block progress with adult use in Pennsylvania despite a STRONG majority support AND BUY-IN from Listening Sessions in 2019.  Source: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2019/02/28/Fetterman-marijuana-listening-tour-legalization-cannabis-medical-pennsylvania-legislature/stories/201902280243
March 17, 2019
The Buck Stops with Lt Governor Dan Patrick of Texas with Regards to Cannabis Reform
Mr. Sativa talks about how unfortunate it is that a handful of people, who head the right committees throughout the United States, as well as city councils, unilaterally determine the fate of thousands and even, millions of people. If you live in Texas, LT. Governor Dan Patrick will determine how far cannabis decriminalization will go in the state legislature.  Leafly Article:  https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/republicans-are-the-key-to-cannabis-legalization-in-texas His website:  https://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/contact/ Lt. Gov Patrick's Phone numbers: Message Line: (512) 463-5342 Office:  (512) 463-0001
March 15, 2019
Slowly Undermining the Sanctity of SQ 788 - Tokelahoma Sends "Unity Bill" to Governor
Mr. Sativa talks our favorite subject, lawmaker meddling! Today, Mr. Sativa tackles discussion about the Oklahoma's Unity Bill and other attempts at undermining SQ 788. Bill OK HB2288 should also be looked at with suspicion as it will ban public smoking which disproportionately affects renters and those in federally-subsided housing. Source Article: http://bit.ly/2Y2hgbk https://legiscan.com/OK/bill/HB2288/2019
March 13, 2019
Mr. Sativa Reviews Mother of All Berries (M.O.B) from Apothca Dispensary - Arlington, MA
Mr. Sativa does the first strain review of the I Am Cannabis Sativa podcast. More to come! You will love this Maine originated Indica!
March 11, 2019
Footdragging in Ohio Makes CRIMINALS out of Legal Medical Marijuana Patients
Mr. Sativa goes in on tyrannical government laws and officials willing to bust out-of-state sick, legal medical marijuana patients. 
March 9, 2019
Name and Shame Thursday - Fixed - 4 Florida Congressmen Vote Against Compassionately Allowing Patients to Have Flower
*Edit It appears Four Florida Congressmen know better than doctors, nurses and medical professionals! Edit- (Shout out to  @FLMCCollective for spotting my error.  Four congressmen voted against the legislative fix to allow the patients of Florida to have access to flower like 71.3 % of the population VOTED FOR. Below is their contact information if you live in their district: Senator Doug Broxson  (850) 595-1036 (District Office) Senate VOIP: 40100 --- Tallahassee Office (850) 487-5001 Senate VOIP: 5001 http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s1?pref=full Senator Keith Perry (352) 264-4040 (District Office) Senate VOIP: 40800 ----- Tallahassee Office (850) 487-5008 Senate VOIP: 5008 http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s8?pref=full Senator George B. Gainer (850) 747-5454 (District Office) Senate VOIP: 40200 --------- Tallahassee Office (850) 487-5002 Senate VOIP: 5002 http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s2?pref=full Ed Hooper ------ District Office (727) 771-2102 Senate VOIP: 41600 Tallahassee Office (850) 487-5016 Senate VOIP: 5016
March 7, 2019
An Interview with New Approach Missouri's John Payne - What Other States Looking to Legalize Medical Marijuana can Learn from Missouri
Mr. Sativa speaks with activist, John Payne from New Approach Missouri. New Approach has always been very sharp and on point with interactions I've had with them, and I really wanted to pick his brain on how we can get other red states, particularly Mississippi, and Nebraska to get medical legal in their neck of the woods in 2020. 
March 7, 2019
GrowHeathy Responds to the Florida Medical Cannabis Community's Backlash by Walking Back the Price Hike
Mr. Sativa shows that when the masses get on message and make a stink about an injustice, they tend to get a lot further than not righteously doing so. 
March 3, 2019
GrowHeathy Pulls Shenanigans on Florida Medical Cannabis Patients Statewide Through Greedy Price Hikes
Mr. Sativa calls shenanigans on GrowHeathy in Florida for suddenly hiking up the price of products (in ways that make Pharma Bro blush) in an already expensive, no smoke state. 
March 2, 2019
Name and Shame Monday - A Vigilante Petitioner Goes on a Quixotic Quest to Repeal Cannabis Legalization in Massachusetts
Mr. Sativa talks about the vigilante petitioner, Mark A. Thomas, who put forth a bill to repeal legalization in Mass. Mr. Sativa assures listeners that with 9-10 adult use stores open (as of the time of the release of this episode) in Massachusetts, the train isn't stopping despite Thomas' wishes.  MA Legislature Bill: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/SD1558 Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/15/new-poll-mass-residents-still-down-with-legalization/CVJjd60vB5z2UUhY7C1OLI/story.html
February 25, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's Disingenuous Posturing AGAINST Hemp Legalization
For Culture War reasons, South Dakota Governor bashes hemp legalization in South Dakota because it can "supposedly" open the door to marijuana legalization. *gasps  Source: https://www.civilized.life/articles/south-dakota-governor-legal-hemp-open-door-legal-marijuana/
February 24, 2019
New York Medical Cannabis Facilities Petition Gov Cuomo to Ban Home Grow in Pending NY Adult Use Legislation
Note: I forgot to tell Audacity to use my dedicated mic, so this week's audio was recorded from my laptop mic, so the audio quality isn't perfect, but you should be able to make out what's being said. Apologies.  If you haven't checked out Mr. Sativa's previous episode about New York's Legalization plans, we encourage you to do so! It turns out that Medical Marijuana facilities in New York have been pushing Cuomo to not allow homegrow under the false guise of safety; rather than admitting that the real reasons for banning home grow is to maximize profit.  Name and Shame - List of corps that lobbied for this: Columbia Care Etain MedMen PharmaCann The Botanist and Acreage NY Vireo Health Sources: https://reason.com/blog/2019/02/22/will-new-yorks-recreational-marijuana-po https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-companies-urged-governor-to-ban-cannabis-home-cultivation-document-shows/
February 23, 2019
Only Dispensary in Eastern Massachusetts Runs Out of Flower - Things to Take Away From This
Mr. Sativa gives his thoughts on Salem, Massachusetts' Alternative Therapy Group Running out of Flower.  Sources:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/02/19/salem-marijuana-store-temporarily-out-flower-citing-technical-glitch/8Jyzsx2I6L4Chyi4QzUX6O/story.html?event=event25 https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/02/salem-marijuana-store-suspends-sales-to-recreational-customers.html
February 20, 2019
Legalizing the Plant isn't Enough - Legalization Has to Be Legalization for All Classes of People
Kudos to Mayor Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante for protecting Montrealers renters' right to consume! Mr. Sativa highlights why providing places for people to consume cannabis is so important!  Intro: Marijuana Agenda via Russ Belville - An Excerpt from the episode: "Legalization Has to Include The Things Marijuana Users Are Doing" Source: https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/new-cannabis-rules-arent-fair-to-montrealers-mayor-valerie-plante-says
February 19, 2019
Legalization is Back in Play in NJ - New Jersey Lawmakers and Gov Murphy Reach an Agreement on Adult Use Taxation
New Jersey is finally ready to soon bring an adult use bill to a full state congress vote. Officials have come to an agreement to tax cannabis by weight, so that tax income would be guaranteed as prices fall in the adult use market. Though this is a very imperfect no-homegrow bill for the Garden State (ironic, don't cha think, but there is a rhyme and reason to this as explained later in the episode) this marks some momentous progress for cannabis access in the state and social justice/expungement.   Source: https://mjbizdaily.com/new-jersey-edges-closer-to-legalizing-recreational-marijuana-after-breakthrough-on-taxing/ https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/02/he-pushed-for-marijuana-legalization-for-nearly-20-years-now-the-weedman-feels-sidelined.html
February 19, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - New York State Officials are Looking to Delay & Derail Inevitable Legalization in New York
Although momentum to legalize marijuana has been picking up steam under a unified government, and a willing Governor, the usual suspects (cops, reefer madness citizens, NIMBY & think of the children types, skittish lawmakers and "doctors") want to put the brakes on Cuomo plans to legalize marijuana this year. 
February 17, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - Former Cops in Massachusetts are Getting Dispensary Licenses
Looks like the states are continuing to take cues from Canada on marijuana legalization, but not in a good way. A former prosecutor is getting a crack at a dispensary license in Grassachusetts, and Mr. Sativa lays out why this regulatory capture is so problematic. 
February 17, 2019
How Arkansas Medical Marijuana Patients Can Get Their Medicine in Oklahoma
Note: This episode is intended for educational purposes. We do not encourage anyone to break state, or federal law.  Although Arkansas is starting to dispense medical registry cards to qualifying patients in Arkansas, for the time being while patients in Arkansas wait for dispensaries to open in their neck of the woods, AR patients can visit neighboring Oklahoma after obtaining an Oklahoma visiting patient card.  Intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqo5RYOp4nQ Resources:  http://omma.ok.gov/temporary-adult-patient-application-information1 https://www.waze.com/ http://www.potbrothersatlaw.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/armmj/
February 16, 2019
Name and Shame Sunday - Regulating Cannabis in Massachusetts Shouldn't be like Regulating Plutonium
Mr. Sativa talks about the amount of red tape that dispensaries have to go to set up shop in Massachusetts. They act as if they are regulating plutonium or nuclear waste. Much of Grasschusetts woes with logistics and communities stem from the state not opening a lot of dispensaries, thus, bottle-necking the fulfillment of demand, and "crowding" communities. 
February 10, 2019
Name and Shame Sunday - The Problem with Canada and The World Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol
Mr. Sativa reads a story from vice about a woman named Michelle Gray, who got her car impounded over cannabis, despite the fact that she was sober. Although we don't want people driving impaired, modern tests are not yet able to test for momentary cannabis impairment. And thus, it would be unjust to equate body levels of marijuana (which stay in the system for weeks and months) with current impairment. This is why regulating like alcohol has drawbacks, and can often lead to false positives.  Source: https://bit.ly/2MVPqs5
February 10, 2019
Killing No Smoke Again FULLY and other Lawmaker Overregulation - An Interview with Noah Smith
Mr. Sativa interviews another fellow traveler and medical marijuana patient, Noah Smith, and talks about topics like vertical integration, activism, the consequences of the drug war, and Florida's prospects of legalizing adult use cannabis. 
February 9, 2019
Mom and Pop Store Makes it Through Massachusetts' Pay to Play Scheme
Mr. Sativa rejoices as a Mom and Pop store, Caroline's Cannabis, gets approval from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Board.
February 8, 2019
Nebraska Could Put a Medical Marijuana Constitutional Amendment Before Voters in 2020
Nebraska, like a number of red states is coming around to medical marijuana legalization and will likely put a medical cannabis measure on the ballot before voters in November 2020.  Spoiler: A no "public consumption" clause makes an appearance. :(
February 6, 2019
Skin in The Game - NO Patience for Wallflowers
As we are growing at an exponential clip, Mr. Sativa lays out the mission statement and values for the I am Cannabis Sativa podcast, and talks about how important it is to advocate for the normalization of cannabis and justice and freedom surrounding what people are doing with the plant, and why just being a consumer, or complacent about the progress of legalization WON'T be tolerated.  Intro Credit: https://youtu.be/EQXYF8uocUw
February 4, 2019
Name and Shame and Sundays - Primary and SHAME Tobacco Jose Oliva in Florida
Mr. Sativa goes in on Jose Oliva, a Tobacco company CEO, and Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, who wants to continue to block smokable cannabis under the guise of preventing recreational marijuana and protecting the children. If you live in his district, contact him and let him know he will be on the UNEMPLOYMENT line if he doesn't fall in line! Mr Oliva's contact info: https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/contactmember.aspx?MemberId=4534&SessionId=87
February 4, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - Cops' Last Stand in Grassachusetts - Impaired Driving Hand Wringing
Mr. Sativa GOES IN on Massachusetts Governor Baker's attempt to continue to sabotage marijuana legalization by giving an olive branch to cops to bust cannabis users over unscientific and arguably unconstitutional impaired driving schemes.  Source: https://midnightmass.substack.com/p/impaired-lawmaking
February 3, 2019
Medical Marijuana is a Hit With the Elderly & Other Insights - An Interview with Anthony Kerrigan
Mr. Sativa interviews Anthony Kerrigan, a musician, and CannaYoutuber with dope and informative strain reviews as well as insights about all things Florida MMJ. We had a very fun, productive and concise, but substantive conversation which I hope all of you enjoy.  Anthony Kerrigan YouTube and Socials: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTEYsPoEfkcXMfap-9xOcZQ  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/anthonyxdrew/  Music:  https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/anthonydrew/diNF 
February 2, 2019
Ten Year Challenge - The Beginning of Mr. Sativa's Cannabis Activism Career
Mr. Sativa does the 10 year challenge and reads a college essay he wrote over ten years ago about the failure of America's drug laws. 
January 31, 2019
Name & Shame Sunday - Live Free or Die in NH, but Please Leave my State Cannabis Free
Mr. Sativa goes over why the politically divided state of New Hampshire continues to vote for prohibitionists, despite being pro freedom and libertarian.  Source:    http://bit.ly/2WjJk9f
January 27, 2019
Name & Shame Sundays - Marijuana Busts in Massachusetts & Bombing for Peace
Over-regulating the adult-use market and expecting the black market to go away is like bombing for peace, it just doesn't work. Today's name and shame segment goes into why people seek the black market in the first place, because oftentimes the adult-use or medical market just ain't cutting it in terms of pricing, potency, options, and freedom.  And most importantly, when you over-regulate and make it too cost-prohibitive to join the adult-use market, you make it so only the richest can pay to play, squeezing out cannabis pioneers whose sacrifices got us to where we are now.  Sources:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/01/24/illegal-marijuana-growing-operation-dismantled-least-one-arrested/h5O4n8VMXS0ixEjVvYGeLN/story.html https://www.masslive.com/business/2019/01/police-150-customers-attended-illegal-marijuana-vendor-party-at-mardi-gras-strip-club.html
January 27, 2019
Medical Marijuana for Nausea
After a long while away from medical and health talk, Mr. Sativa goes back to basics and talks about nausea, as well as some strains that can help treat it.  Sources: https://www.verywellhealth.com/chronic-nausea-causes-and-treatment-4159468 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPzd-zROi7g https://www.coloradopotguide.com/colorado-marijuana-blog/article/the-8-best-cannabis-strains-for-nausea-relief/
January 26, 2019
Name And Shame Sundays - Michigan Towns Opting Out of Recreational Marijuana
Mr. Sativa having seen the roll out of recreational marijuana in his home state of legal grassachusetts wanted to use what he saw to forewarn Michigan folks, who are already seeing towns and cities opt out of adult use stores.   Source:  http://bit.ly/2FKjBkp
January 21, 2019
Name and Shame Sunday - Putting Saugus MA City Officials on Blast
Mr. Sativa keeps it local on this snowy Sunday and talks about latest in reefer madness in Saugus MA. If you live in Saugus, please contact your local city officials and tell them that you DISAPPROVE of their feet dragging and obstruction on the issue. Source: http://bit.ly/2AQA9nh
January 20, 2019
Medical Marijuana Out of State Reciprocity &You - Which States Accept Out of State Recommendations
Mr. Sativa discusses reciprocity and talks about which states accept out of state medical marijuana cards. Caution: Always call dispensaries in the states you're travelling, never assume (because when you assume, you make an ass out of you, not me! *sorry, not sorry, couldn't help it) any dispensary in a given state will accept your card. Reciprocity is often at the discretion of individual dispensaries. Note-Hawaii is also said to be looking into this, but when specifically is still up in the air.  Sources: http://bit.ly/2RBvShX http://bit.ly/2ASq1e6
January 19, 2019
No Smoke is Officially Dead in Florida, Kill it Again if Needed
Breaking: No more Trulieve Flower jail! Florida Governor Elect Ron DeSantis is officially dropping the ban on smokable cannabis for patients.  Correction: The Governor elect is giving the legislature up until a couple of weeks into March to come up with a fix to the Medical Marijuana amendment, and if they don't, DeSantis will drop the Smoke-ban appeal case. This does not mean that smokeable flower will be available by Mid March. My bad.  Source:  http://bit.ly/2FBP2Om
January 17, 2019
The Weeds of New York's Legalization Plan
Mr. Sativa talks about New York State's legalization plan, and celebrates Ohio finally opening up medical marijuana dispensaries after a two and a half year long wait.  Sources: http://bit.ly/2FFtFLi http://bit.ly/2SVphf3
January 17, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - Putting WV and South Dakota Lawmakers on Blast
Mr. Sativa goes in on reefer madness lawmakers in South Dakota seeking to go in on epilepsy folks by banning CBD. He also goes in on West Virginia lawmakers falsely & wrongly claiming it can't act on medical marijuana due to federal prohibition.  
January 13, 2019
Rhode Island Governor Supports Restricting and Regulating Marijuana
Rhode Islanders and New Englanders should very cautiously rejoice. Rhode Island is looking to have recreational marijuana up and running in the Ocean State by this time in 2020. Concentrates and dabs will be off the table, and edibles will be restricted to 5MG servings for adult use. Homegrow will be restricted only to qualifying patients much like Washington state.  Source: https://bit.ly/2FqoHTg Source: https://bit.ly/2Ci3W8E
January 13, 2019
They are Doin What with My ID?! - What are Dispensary Staff Doing with My Info
Because Mr. Sativa hears this concern pop up quite frequently among concerned tourists and future dispensary patrons, Mr. Sativa finally talks about what gets done with IDs in legal states.  Source: https://www.wikileaf.com/thestash/government-tracking-your-pot-purchases/
January 13, 2019
Unlearning from South Dakota's Failed Medical Marijuana Measures
Mr. Sativa interviewed lobbyist of 20+ years, Bob Newland about Medical Marijuana measures in South Dakota. Sativa reached him when he was away from the country, but Mr. Newland was a good sport, and answered the questions to us via email.  
January 12, 2019
Name and Shame Sundays - Indiana Governor NOT WILLING to Look into Legalization in Indiana
Indiana governor, Eric Holcomb remains opposed to legalization despite neighboring states like Michigan recently legalizing, and Illinois seriously looking into it in 2019.  Here's where to contact the Indiana Governor if you are an Indiana resident:  https://www.in.gov/gov/2752.htm
January 6, 2019
Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain - My Interview with Robert Wiley of Living the Hustle
Mr. Sativa interviews Robert Wiley, a fellow medical marijuana patient from Illinois. Sativa talks about Robert's journey with cannabis for both recreational and medical use. We talked about his workplace injury which eventually led him on the road of becoming a medical cannabis user to treat his lingering L5S1 disc injury and pain.  Please check out my appearance on his podcast: https://bit.ly/2SBeE0O His Twitter:  @BobbyWiley77 Outro - Run: Ross Bugden - Music 
January 5, 2019
Saving Money as a New Medical Marijuana Patient in Florida
Mr. Sativa outlines where to make best use of discounts offered to new Medical marijuana patients in Florida. Source: https://bit.ly/2scKUfe
January 4, 2019
Getting New Hampshire's Government on Board with Marijuana Legalization
Mr. Sativa unveils a new segment before the New Year called Name and Shame Sundays. He lays out the past and current landscape for legalizing Cannabis in New Hampshire, and lays out the obstacles standing in the way of New Hampshire legalizing marijuana.  Sources: https://bit.ly/2SuD0Jp https://bit.ly/2EVGWPw
December 30, 2018
Advocating for an Ideal Medical Marijuana Program
Mr. Sativa talks about how listeners can advocate for an ideal medical marijuana program in their own backyards. He also emphasizes why advocates should push for whole plant medical programs.
December 29, 2018
Wisconsin GOP Poised to OPPOSE Medical Marijuana Reform
Despite 13 county and municipal referendums on marijuana reform in Wisconsin PASSING by overwhelming margins, the State GOP still remains opposed to working on medical marijuana reform and sending a bill to Governor-Elect Tony Evers' desk.  Source: https://bit.ly/2rSM92L
December 25, 2018
Learning from Oklahoma's State Question 788 Journey
Mr. Sativa discusses the journey of Oklahoma's bid to legalize medical marijuana. Oklahoma, with the help of activists, voters and voters standing up to lawmakers passed one of the most liberal medical marijuana laws in the US. He talks about valuable lessons that activists and citizens in other southern and Midwest states can learn from Oklahoma's lawmakers failed attempts to meddle and sabotage a measure that over 57% percent of voters supported last June. 
December 25, 2018
Advice for Florida Medical Marijuana Patients
Mr. Sativa courtesy of YouTube offers some educational advice for patients living in Florida. Note his advice is offered for educational purposes, and he does NOT encourage anyone to break the law in their state, country or locality.  Sourced clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo4JXW9tC8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkPY56tyKQ& https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOjDmAORDR0
December 22, 2018
Alaska Likely to Become the First State to Allow On-site Cannabis Consumption and Why it Matters
Alaska as of the time of this podcast just became the first state on a statewide basis to allow on premise consumption.  Mr. Sativa lays out why this is so important, and hint, it's not just because tourists and young people will have a place to legally consume. 
December 21, 2018
Why Rejection for Marijuana Initiatives are Opportunities for Growth
Mr. Sativa through his penchant for knowledge and facts led him into reading Ballotpedia's history of marijuana ballot measures. He learns that many leading recreational and medical marijuana states had ballot measures that failed on the first and even second go. Failed measures are opportunities to bounce back and grow support enormously. Mr. Sativa finishes off with audio from a Policy and Activism Panel from 2017 CWCBE Boston conference on How to Front Successful Ballot Campaigns.
December 18, 2018
New York Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2019
New York Governor Andrew wants to Legalize Recreational Marijuana to address Social and Economic Justice in the state. Sativa highlights how New York state's size and influence makes this a huge deal.
December 17, 2018
Medical Cannabis for Migraines and Headaches
Mr. Sativa talks migraines and headaches with listeners today. He talks about what migraines are, and their causes. He features a clip from the cannabis doctor, Dr. Rachna Patel, and talks about strains that can be used to treat migraines in the second half of the episode. Mr. Sativa also gets personal and talks about his bout with migraines/tension headaches back in his high school days. Today's Recipe: https://bit.ly/2SPFUZb Dr. Patel's Thoughts on Medical Cannabis for Migraines: https://bit.ly/2BgKFne Strains for Migraines https://bit.ly/2PDOCaS https://bit.ly/2ExG9Fl
December 15, 2018
Advice for Getting Medical Marijuana on a Budget
Mr. Sativa discusses how to purchase medical marijuana on budget using various deals and discounts that many eligible patients can use. Missouri's new Medical Marijuana amendment has gone into effect, and Mr. Sativa discusses the program's planned timeline for implementation.
December 12, 2018
Marijuana Legalization Goes Live in Michigan While Utah Lawmakers GUT Prop 2
Legalization has officially gone live in Michigan, and Mr. Sativa outlines what's legal until retail dispensaries open in the state in 2020. He also talks about Utah's special session which GUTTTED the voter approved proposition. He outlines and compares the special session bill that was signed versus proposition 2, which voters approved of last November. Mr. Sativa also addresses the unique conundrum that many renters find themselves in despite living in states that have legalized cannabis. Solutions for Renters: https://bit.ly/2BYTkfN https://bit.ly/2Uq3flW Utah's Medical Marijuana Changes Venn Diagram: https://bit.ly/2PpXznW
December 9, 2018
The Road Ahead for New Legal Recreational Marijuana States
Today's episode is a special episode as it is our 21st episode. If this podcast was human, it would be old enough to buy recreational marijuana in a legal US state. I kid. But today's episode is a special one as we have Lucy and Jarrod from the Lit and Lucid podcast. If you haven't checked out their work already, what the heck are you waiting for, it's really good stuff. They have excellent interviews from Cannabis industry professionals, and I come away learning a bunch about the cannabis industry as a whole. We all chalked up some good game on today's episode, we talk about Colorado's legalization journey, and talk about what things other legal states may encounter in their journey with ending Cannabis Prohibition. We also dispel some myths from alarmists prohibitionists about legalization having a negative impact. We also wrap up the episode with advice on how folks can break into the cannabis industry in a legal recreational or medical marijuana state. Check out Lit and Lucid's Podcast: https://bit.ly/2SwDAWC
December 7, 2018
Medical Cannabis for Depression
Mr. Sativa talks about depression on this week's episode and also talks about what strains can be used to treat depression in lieu of pharmaceutical drugs, as long as your doctor is on board and informed. Mr. Sativa also talks a little about a lesser known cannabis archetype which may prove useful for treating things like depression and seasonal affective disorder.
December 2, 2018
New Jersey Votes to Send Recreational Marijuana Bill to a Full State Congress Vote
Mr. Sativa does a wrap up courtesy of watching the New Jersey Joint Committee Hearings on Recreational Marijuana and Marijuana Moment. He also did a Twitch stream today on it.
November 26, 2018
Danksgiving Episode and Legal Recreational Sales Begin in Massachusetts
Mr. Sativa goes over how to medically and recreationally have a discreet session with family during the Thanksgiving Holidays. He also talks about the first retail sales east of the Mississippi in his home state of legal Massachusetts that occurred recently.
November 20, 2018
Making Simple THC Capsules with AVB, Shake, Flower and Cannaoil
Mr. Sativa talks about how to discreetly medicate by creating your very own THC capsules. One can use trimmings (shake), AVB (already vaped bud), and ground up flower. Sativa also encloses a clip from the folks at Weed In A Pot via YouTube on how to make Cannaoil based capsules. Mr. Sativa features a new segment in this episode! Please feel free check out our newly minted Official Twitter account for the podcast at @icsativapodcast Sources: https://bit.ly/2PtnfFf https://bit.ly/2FqqSY6 https://bit.ly/2RSYS0v
November 17, 2018
2018 Midterms Wrap-up and a Vaping Primer
Mr. Sativa breaks down the good and the bad news from the 2018 Midterms regarding Cannabis reform in the United States. He additionally provides a primer on vaporizing, how it works, how it saves money, and how to do it on a budget. Enclosed are additional resources for listeners to do so: https://www.reddit.com/r/vaporents/wiki/new-vapers-guide#wiki_does_vaping_smell.3F https://www.reddit.com/r/vaporents/wiki/vape-consensus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNPa_JshbpE Find me on Twitter at: @icsativapodcast Find me on instagram at: iamcannabissativa
November 10, 2018
Strains for Addiction and the 2018 Midterms
Mr. Sativa talks about THC strains that can be used to fight alcohol and opioid addiction. He also references a clip from Dr. Rachna Patel on how to get CBD from reputable sources, which builds on last week's theme on the efficacy of CBD for addiction. Additionally, Mr. Sativa gives his sermon driving home the importance of voting in favor of these Medical Cannabis, Recreational Cannabis and non-binding pro-cannabis questions in various states. He also highlights how important it is to vote in favor of these measures despite pressure from opposing lawmakers and other advocacy groups to do otherwise. Please rate and review the Pod on iTunes! Follow me on twitter at: @corvidae89 #Votemout Sourced clips: https://www.facebook.com/lex18/videos/339784783493632/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STE62JqNDKw https://soundcloud.com/user-885684383/david-crosby-yes-on-measure-3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssVO5qnyQss
November 3, 2018
Cannabis Lobbying from the 2017 Boston CWCBE (Vote in the 2018 Midterms!)
As the 2018 Midterms are approaching, Mr. Sativa decided to upload useful audio about lobbying lawmakers and government from the 2017 CWCBE in Boston. The panel was titled: Federal Legislative Update and the Need for More Cannabis Lobbying by panelists Josh Sanderlin, ESQ. and Adrian Snead, ESQ. This clip contains useful info about the Federal landscape of Cannabis in the United States, as well as how folks can lobby their lawmakers. Yours truly makes an appearance at about 23:48. Remember to vote in favor of pro-cannabis candidates and issues this 2018 Midterms!
October 30, 2018
Cannabis for Addiction (And a 2018 Cannabis Midterm Push)
Mr. Sativa follows up the CBD primer episode with an episode about how CBD can be used to treat addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and opiates. He also talks about key Midterm election (Medical and Recreational) Cannabis votes and what is in it for our non-cannabis affiliated peers to vote in favor of this issue. Referenced Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKh9i_G_PTg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxNiGHPz9vI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTnsfFbSaf0
October 27, 2018
2018 Boston CWCBE: Convincing our Skeptical Peers Regarding Cannabis Acceptance
Mr. Sativa attended the 2018 Boston CWCBE, and got some very useful and constructive knowledge from panelists on how to advocate and convince marijuana skeptics in local and state politics. Yours truly makes an appearance at about 51:40 asking the panelists about how folks can combat skepticism from lawmakers regarding smokeable flower cannabis.
October 20, 2018
No Smoke Medical Marijuana is a SHAM and Wicked Expensive
Since election season is coming in few weeks, Mr. Sativa brings it and GOES DEEP on paternalistic and contemptuous lawmakers seeking to ban smokable flower cannabis. Mr. Sativa also breaks down the economics of marijuana. Voters voting on Medical and Recreational marijuana should stay vigilant! He also talks about how to make edibles from tinctures, as well as how to tinctures from flower. Sourced Clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fWfip8_nkA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z2W8dcSTKE
October 14, 2018
Treating Anxiety with Medical Marijuana
Mr. Sativa talks about what Anxiety is, and how it affects people. This episode features an excerpt from Dr. Rachna Patel talking about the efficacy of using medical cannabis to treat Anxiety. As usual we talk about the latest in Red State news, featuring exciting news about medical marijuana in Utah! Then we wrap up with a cannamilk recipe courtesy of Munchies via Vice.
October 7, 2018
Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Medical Cannabis
Mr. Sativa delves into what Multiple Sclerosis is via info from ASAP Science. He also talks about strains that can be used to help treat and manage Multiple Sclerosis symptoms as well an edible recipe (from the Cannabist) that can be made with such strains.
September 29, 2018
A CBD and CBD Isolate Primer
Mr. Sativa talks about what CBD does, what it can be used for and discusses options for people that are subject to career drug tests. Edit (9/25/18)- The Dr. OZ clip doesn't mention anything about CBD. I apologize.
September 23, 2018
I live in a Flowerless MMJ state, what do I do?
Mr. Sativa gives advice to listeners in legal MMJ states that don't allow medical cannabis flower to be sold for vaporization, smoking and edible creation. MMJ patients can often use concentrates or tinctures (not mentioned in the episode, but edibles CAN be made with tinctures) in lieu of smokeable flower to create edibles.
September 16, 2018
Treating Fibromyalgia with Medical Cannabis
Today's episode is going to delve into what Fibromyalgia is, what the symptoms, are, and what causes it. As usual, we will we'll have our Red State Cannabis News Roundup, and wrap up the show with strains that help Fibromyalgia courtesy of Leafly, as well as a helpful Chewy Granola Bars edible recipe that can be made with these strains! Now let's get to it!
September 9, 2018
Treating Glaucoma with Medical Cannabis
Mr. Sativa talks about what Glaucoma is, and how it affects people. He talks about the two main types of Glaucoma, as well as how Cannabis can be used to alleviate Glaucoma. The end of the episode features an easy recipe for Nutella Firecrackers that can be crafted from the strains mentioned in the episode.
September 3, 2018
Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain
Mr. Sativa talks about what Chronic Pain is, and how it affects people. He also talks about the three types of chronic pain, and lays out the strains courtesy of Leafly that can be useful for alleviating chronic pain. The end of the episode features a nice recipe for a cannasmoothie edible.
August 26, 2018
Cannabis vs. Prescription Stimulants Pt 2
Episode 3 of the Cannabis Sativa podcast continues to build on Episode 2's foundation of what ADHD is, and why medical cannabis can be a great medicine for this condition. This episode features info from Dr. Claudia Jensen and testimony from Kristen Holman about her brother's struggles with Opioids and ADHD.
August 19, 2018
Cannabis vs Prescription Stimulants
Episode 2 of the Cannabis Sativa podcast plans to take a deep dive into what ADHD is, why prescription meth is prescribed for such a condition, and how Cannabis could prove to be a viable alternative.
August 11, 2018
Pilot - Battling Insomnia with Medical Cannabis
This is the inaugural episode of the I am Cannabis Sativa podcast. I talk about what Insomnia is as well as my journey from using traditional pharmaceuticals to treat my chronic insomnia to later deciding to use medical cannabis instead. I also give a vinaigrette recipe I got from the Weedist.com, as well as where you can find us on social media! #staymedicated.
August 4, 2018
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