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WBZ's Blunt Talk Podcast with Brit Smith and Carl Stevens. Talking all about cannabis.... Show More

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June 26, 2019 21 min

Seven months after the first Rec Cannabis sales on the east coast, Brit talks to Jen Miller, Director of Operations for Cultivate Dispensary in Leicester MA, about transitioning from the retail industry to work in cannabis as a new grad.

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Harvard Cannabis Specialist Dr Jordan Tishler of InhaleMD talks to Brit about what we know about how marijuana affects Post Traumatic Stress. With a focus on veterans' health, Dr Tishler discusses his experience working as a VA emergency room doctor, a cannabis specialist, and what the studies say on the efficacy of cannabis for PTSD,

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Brit talks to Presidential Candidate/Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton, about the three veteran related medical marijuana bills he just reintroduced. Congressman Moulton talks about his own bouts with PTSD, the lack of access to MMJ for veterans across the nation, the push for more cannabis research, and the possibility of educating VA doctors on medical marijuana practices.

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Brit talks to the CEO of AmeriCann, Tim Keogh, and the CEO of Bask Medical Dispensary, Chapman Dickerson, about the newly completed 30,000 square foot cannabis greenhouse on the southern Massachusetts coast. AmeriCann is the publicly traded agricultural tech company behind the building of the million sq.ft of grow space in Freetown MA, and Bask is going to be the first cannabis company to move in and scale up.

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Brit talks to Naomi Martin, one of the newest additions to The Boston Globe's Cannabis Reporting team. Naomi discusses her background, the Globe's recent investigative report on the Hidden Titans of Pot, what her reporting might signal about the future of marijuana in MA, and best practices for other cannabis reporters to consider.

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Brit talks to the guys behind the canna-comedy shows at the Boston's Improv Asylum in the North End. Andy, Joey and Billy tell us what it takes to run Lit Night, High Hamlet, and why one audience member decided to join in by smoking some mayonnaise.

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Brit talks to Ashlyn Plunket, the Executive Director of Programs for Sira Naturals, about the early days of working for a brand new legal marijuana company, and how you can use the skills you already have and translate them into a new career in cannabis. Ashlyn also discusses Sira's Accelerator Startup Program and the upcoming Cannabiz educational event in Milford MA.

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April 23, 2019 32 min

Brit talks to George Groccia of Future Farm Technologies about the implications of the 2018 Farm Bill and its provision that federally legalized hemp across the U.S. Discussion includes hemp vs. marijuana cultivation, the hemp industry, CBD product manufacturing, and the new opportunities for farmers.

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Brit talks to Niambe McIntosh, the youngest daughter of late reggae legend Peter Tosh, the guitarist for Bob Marley and The Wailers. Niambe tells the moving story of how the War on Drugs has impacted her family, putting her brother Jawara behind bars where he suffered a brutal attack that left him in a coma. Brit and Niambe discuss prison reform, the progress of cannabis laws in Massachusetts, and opportunities for education and ac... Read more

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April 1, 2019 24 min

Brit talks to legendary cannabis activist, cultivator, author, educator, and advocate, Ed Rosenthal, about the place of cannabis in today's politics, and ideas for promoting social equity in the new cannabis industry.

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March 25, 2019 28 min

Brit talks to Ellen Brown of Sensimilla Seminars about the anatomy of a cannabis plant. Ellen breaks down the terminology of Hemp vs. Marijuana, THC vs. CBD, Indica vs. Sativa, Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Flavinoids, and the endocannabinoid system.

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March 18, 2019 40 min

Brit talks to cannabis educator Cara Crabb-Burnham about the history of humans using cannabis, dating back to ancient times, through to the prohibition of marijuana in the U.S. in the early 20th century with the War on Drugs and the DARE programs, to the current state of semi-legalization.

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March 8, 2019 47 min

Brit talks to Alternative Treatment for Veterans, a non-profit group focused on studying how veterans use cannabis in an effort to change national legislation around vets access to MMJ. ATV is made up of Dr.Marion McNabb and Randy MacCaffrie, cannabis researchers from "C3RN", Sergeant Stephen Mandile, founder of the veterans advocacy group "Veterans Alternative Healing," and PR/Comm whiz Anne Brum of "Joint Venture & Co." Veterans ... Read more

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March 1, 2019 32 min

Brit talks to Beth Waterfall about Women in Cannabis for Women's History Month. How many women are leading in the new US cannabis industry? Beth has advice for women thinking about transitioning into cannabis, and we tell our own stories of starting in cannabis journalism and marketing. Also, Brit tells the tale of Brownie Mary- a female MMJ pioneer. Beth is co-founder of Elevate NE, and the managing director of New England Cannabi... Read more

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This episode originally aired 9/11/18. Brit talks to Blunt Talk's resident Cannabis Physician Dr. Jordan Tishler of InhaleMD, about cannabis for Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease.

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February 15, 2019 30 min

Brit and Dr. Peter Grinspoon of Harvard and BU, discuss their own drugs addictions, their roads to recovery, and how cannabis played a role for each of them.

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February 8, 2019 17 min

Brit talks to Shanel Lindsay of Ardent Cannabis, and Karima Rizk of Cafe Vert. They're two prominent MA cannabis activists who are also mothers. Discussion includes talking to kids about pot use, scares at schools, stigma, juggling a growing cannabis industry alongside a family, and how parent activists can get more involved.

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February 1, 2019 16 min

Brit talks to Rob Toof, the CEO/Founder of Altatude Beverage Company. We're chatting about starting a cannabis business, licensing and advertising, the process of turning bud into a beverage, and the future of Rec bars serving pot-drinks.

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January 25, 2019 16 min

Brit talks to Peter Bernard, President of the MA Grower's Advocacy Council, and Jeremy Borjeson, Founder of the Harvest Cup, about growing cannabis at home. Topics include picking strains, growers rights, and bad edible stories.

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January 18, 2019 19 min

Brit talks to Dr. Dale Buckman of Green Nurses of America. We're discussing cannabis for depression, chronic pain, teenagers, and pot as a way to reduce pharmaceutical medication.

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