Let's be Blunt with Montel

Let's be Blunt with Montel

Awarded #1 Cannabis Podcast to Listen to in 2024 Welcome to "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," the space where cannabis meets conversation, science, and stories. Hosted by the legendary Montel Williams – a trailblazer in cannabis advocacy since long before it became mainstream – this podcast dives deep into the world of cannabis normalization and its therapeutic potential. Montel, whose voice has been pivotal in pushing past the stigma, brings to the table a stimulating mix of episodes exploring the scientific aspects of cannabis, its various business facets, inspiring patient narratives, and the passionate work of advocates. Whether you're a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or merely canna-curious, "Let's Be Blunt with Montel" is your weekly dose of educational discussions, groundbreaking insights, and heartfelt stories, all shedding light on the multifaceted cannabis industry. ✨ New shows drop every Thursday Night https://www.youtube.com/letsbebluntwithmontel


April 11, 2024 49 mins

In this heartening episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," we uncover the remarkable account of Adam Beltran, a stroke survivor whose path to recovery has been uniquely intertwined with cannabis therapy. After facing the harrowing trials post-stroke, Adam's quest for healing brought him to the burgeoning world of medicinal cannabis—a decision that not only facilitated his physical recuperation but also spurred a personal transform...

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Welcome to another no-holds-barred episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel". Today, we sit down with a trailblazing figure in the cannabis regulation and advocacy world — Cat Packer. Cat’s impressive body of work includes her role as the first person of color to lead a comprehensive cannabis regulatory agency in Los Angeles, as well as her current contributions to the national dialogue on drug policy and cannabis law reform.

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Join Montel on a candid exploration of cannabis safety in a must-listen episode of "Let's Be Blunt." In this eye-opening conversation, Dr. Jeff Rawson, a PhD in chemistry with postdoctoral experience from both Harvard University and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry in Germany, shares the microphone to deep-dive into the critical elements of cannabis consumption and regulation.

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Today on "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," we peer behind the green curtain of the rapidly budding cannabis industry in New Jersey with a special focus on the innovative Blue Oak dispensary. Montel Williams, celebrated advocate and talk show host, is accompanied by Danielle Wildstein, the pioneering Owner of Blue Oak, to unfold a tale of transformation, community impact, and empowerment in the world of legal cannabis.

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Join us in a special "Let's Be Blunt with Montel" episode as we light up the conversation around the inaugural Great Barrington Dispensary 420 Festival. 🌿✨ Held on April 20, 2024, from 1pm-6pm at 800 S Main St, Great Barrington, MA, this 21+ event is setting the bar high by fusing fun and philanthropy.

This episode features the inspiring Marie Fonseca, whose leap ...

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In this enlightening episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," host Montel Williams engages in a heartfelt conversation with Bob Patton, the visionary chairman of Green Meadows, a family-owned cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts. With his multifaceted experiences ranging from literature and journalism to leading a socially responsible cannabis business, Bob shares insights on how his storied family history intertwined with sustaina...

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In this watershed episode of "Let’s Be Blunt with Montel," we’re unraveling the complex threads of cannabis policy reform that are currently gripping the nation and shaking up systems from healthcare to criminal justice. No special guests – just straight talk and keen insight as we address the pivotal movements:

Modern Day Prohibition: The Rescheduling Ruckus

It's time to get candid about the controversy that could redefine our appro...

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    In this eye-opening episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," enter the world of cannabis reform in Delaware, a state grappling with the complexities of legalization and regulation. Montel Williams is joined by Zoë Patchell, the President of the Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network a tireless advocate and a key player in cannabis policy reform across various states.

    Together, they unearth the progress and roadblocks faced by reformers ...

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    On this compelling episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel", we take a deep dive into the vibrant and intricate cannabis landscape of our nation's capital. It's a story of progress, entrepreneurship, and advocacy—featuring the indomitable Lisa Scott. Since 2016, Lisa has been on the frontlines, shaping D.C.'s cannabis culture. And now, she joins Montel to shed light on the development and challenges within D.C.'s tumultuous marijuan...

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    February 16, 2024 47 mins

    Get ready to be enlightened as we explore uncharted territories in the thriving cannabis landscape on "Let's be Blunt with Montel." 🌿 In this insightful episode, we're joined by a visionary of natural wellness and cannabis entrepreneurship - Carlos “Los" Arias, co-founder and CEO of Green Horizons.

    Los Arias isn't just a title-holder; he is a story of resilience and a testament to the healing powers of plant medicine. As a Southwes...

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    February 9, 2024 49 mins

    In this illuminating episode of "Let's Be Blunt," we dive deep into the ever-evolving world of cannabis policy and its profound impact on social justice. Our guest, the illustrious Jason Starr, a leading attorney, educator, and strategist, shares his invaluable wisdom gleaned from over 15 years in the trenches of human rights work. Jason's unique blend of legal expertise and his role as Chief Impact Officer at On The Revel has posi...

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    Join us on Let's be Blunt with Montel as we spark up an enlightening conversation with Jesse Channon, the transformational leader at the forefront of the cannabis revolution. As President of Cannabist, formerly known as Columbia Care, Jesse brings to the table over a decade of experience in mastering digital marketing, consumer targeting, and innovative social media strategies. His remarkable journey has seen him work alongside pow...

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    January 26, 2024 52 mins

    Montel talks with Tim Sultan on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Tim was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003 and is one of Arizona’s 200,000+ cardholding medical cannabis patients. He ran for Congress in his home state in 2004, and has served as the executive Director of the Arizona Cannabis Association and as the Director of Government Relations for MITA, the Arizona Marijuana Industry Trade Association. Tim shares how he man...

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    On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel brings you an update on cannabis legalization efforts worldwide, from the East to the West, beginning with the progress made overseas before catching up with what's happening back home in the United States. There are currently over 40 countries that have legalized medical cannabis in some form, while around 20 countries have legalized recreational use. So what's causing this global shift to...

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    Montel speaks with Dr Joe Goldstrich on tis episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Dr Goldstrich is a board-certified doctor in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical lipidology. He has held academic and teaching appointments at three medical schools and authored four books on nutrition and heart disease prevention. He served as the former National Director of Education and Community Programs for the American Heart Association and is a mem...

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    Montel speaks with Charles Lazarus on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Charles is a Jamaican native who has dedicated his entire adult life to farming and exporting agricultural goods, amassing vast knowledge and expertise in the process. In 2015, he boldly ventured into the uncharted territory of psilocybin mushroom cultivation, which led to commercial sales in 2018. Boasting over 16 years of experience in genetic development, cult...

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    December 29, 2023 35 mins

    Montel talks with Sage Winn on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Sage has an interesting background, from being selected to the US Rugby Union at the young age of 14, to running kitchens at Michelin Star restaurants, to real estate sales to cannabis entrepreneur. He has been working as an executive advisor in the cannabis industry since 2012, specializing in cultivation, manufacturing and product development.  To date, he’s built fif...

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    December 22, 2023 73 mins

    Montel is on location at Apex Noire in Boston talking with the CEO and Owner, Tito Jackson. Apex Noire is Boston’s first black owned dispensary, and the nation’s first 7- floor experiential cannabis destination. Tito is s a former Boston City Councilor for district 7 where he was the chairman of the education committee and vice chairman of the government operations committee. He ran for mayor of Boston 2017 advocating for change in...

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    December 15, 2023 40 mins

    Montel speaks with cannabis regulatory expert Katie Neer on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. New York legalized adult use cannabis in March of 2021. Now two years later, the program is plagued with lawsuits and holdups in licenses, inadvertently leading to the proliferation of the illicit market. Katie Neer specializes as a cannabis regulatory attorney and the go-to expert for cannabis industry players who need help navigating the l...

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    December 8, 2023 44 mins

    Montel talks with Gary Long on this episode of Let’s be Blunt. Gary transitioned from an extensive career in traditional healthcare to the cannabis industry. He held leadership roles at numerous public companies and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role as the CEO of Botanical Sciences, Georgia’s first physician owned vertically integrated cannabis company.

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