Alternative Talk

Alternative Talk

Alternative Talk focuses on real life every people who are positively affected by cannabis. Host Bear Syavong speaks to patients, advocates, and professionals keeping you informed on all the latests trends and advancements in the medical cannabis industry, bringing Quality of Living to Life. Alternative Talk offers real stories from real people spreading the real truth about cannabis.... Show More

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January 31, 2018 33 min
Today on Alternative Talk our host Bear Syvong is joined by Ryan Jennemann. Ryan is an entrepreneur, self-taught master cultivator and breeder of award-winning cannabis strains, and the co-founder of THC Design, the leading breeder and cultivator of premium, safe, organic, estate-grown cannabis in California. Jennemann studied at Oklahoma State. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Finance, he immediately began honing ...
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Today on Alternative Talk our host Bear Syvong is joined by Dr. Michael Mann. Dr. Mann is a cardiothoracic surgeon with particular interest in coronary bypass, valve disease, aortic reconstruction, surgery for heart failure and thoracic cancer. His research interests include the development of molecular therapies for cardiothoracic disorders. While on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, he designed and directed the first clinica...
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January 10, 2018 34 min
Today on Alternative Talk Bear Sayvong is joined by Olivia Clements, a mother, and advocate in the state of Arizona. Olivia's main goal is to bring more attention and funding to treating Autism without pharmaceuticals. Treating common disorders such as ADHD without pharmaceuticals has been something many different outlets have tried to fund with not much luck.Olivia's son's experience with psychiatric drug treatment and...
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Today on Alternative Talk our host is joined by Vilmarie Narloch. Vilmarie is the Drug Education Manager at Students for Sensible Drug Policy. In this role, Vilmarie oversees the development and implementation of the SSDP Peer Education program, which is a training program for SSDP Members to become certified to deliver our drug education program, Just Say Know, to their peers. Vilmarie is passionate about reforming drug education ...
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Today on Alternative Talk our host is joined by Corey Loew. Corey is a wife & mother to three children, a grandma. And a bonus mom to now two adult “children”. And when the opportunity arose for her to help take custody of a relative who would later become a foster child, she attended IMPACT classes, so she and her husband could legally raise their nephew, as foster parents. Corey’s story truly began on September 11, 2001, whe...
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Today on Alternative Talk our host Bear Syvong is joined by Socrates Rosenfeld. From his service as an Apache helicopter commander in the U.S. Army, to developing the cannabis industry’s first complete end-to-end marketplace helping local dispensaries compete on a level playing field, to advocating for safer alternatives to opioids for treatment of post traumatic stress Socrates Rosenfeld had always wanted to do two things – help p...
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Today on Alternative Talk our host Bear Syvong is joined by Jacob Plowden & Nelson Guerrero. Guerrero, Kamani Jefferson, Jacob Plowden and Sonia Espinosa launched the Cannabis Cultural Association in 2016, after finding that people of color comprise only 1% of the current cannabis industry. The group plans to host instructional seminars for aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs and create partnerships with key players in the busines...
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Today on Alternative Talk our host Bear Sayvong is joined by James Meissner from #OnePlant. #OnePlant's goal is to bring new and innovative American Grown and American Made Hemp Products to markets across America and the world! With over half of our country growing American Hemp again they are almost there. If we truly want to be a Great Nation again then we must lead the world in a new Industrial Revolution! Cannabis/Hemp c...
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Today on Alternative Talk Bear Sayvong is joined by Adela Falk. Adela served as prison outreach coordinator for POW420. She represents our brothers and sisters, children, parents, grandparents...everyone wrongly incarcerated for unjust cannabis laws. Adela urged for judicial reform or at best a harm reduction approach to this war on cannabis. Falks foundation POW 420 advocates for people to write to pot prisoners, to pick your sta...
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Today on Alternative Talk we are joined by D. Anthony Evans. Evans outward appearance does not suggest that he suffered from aggressive cancer. At age 6, D was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a rare inherited condition where tumors grow on nerve tissue. He's had 11 surgeries, 9 were 9 hour-long operations and approx 385 tumors removed to date. Evans said, "Without his plant-based lifestyle, intense fitness regimen and pos...
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Ali Nagib has been working as a cannabis activist and organizer for over six years and has helped support the growth of Illinois NORML and its mission to change cannabis policy on the local and state level in Illinois, including passing the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (HB1). He has been interviewed by numerous TV, radio, print and internet media outlets in Illinois, including appearances on Chicago Toni...
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Today on Alternative Talk Bear Syavong is joined by Tom McCain. Tom is a retired Air Force Veteran. He is also a retired Georgia Peace Officer, holding a Senior Deputy Certification. He is the CEO of Georgia Hemp Industries Association, Inc., the Executive Director of Spartacus Legal Foundation, and a member of the Board of Advisors of Peachtree NORML. Tom actively advocates for the reform of Georgia's Criminal Justice System a...
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Kristi Hartzheim, the mother of an autistic son, talks to host Bear Syavong about About the Positive Effects of CBD and how CBD had changed her family's life forever.
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Kristen has an in-depth knowledge of Cannabis in regard to its medical capabilities, scientific research, history and legal status. With honesty and integrity, backed by verified data, she deconstructs the stigma attached to cannabis by utilizing an ever-expanding wave of accurate information to rebuild the perception of cannabis, aka marijuana. Knowledge, ethics and communication skills combined with empathy, intuition and compass...
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Jennifer Conforti has over 25 years of experience as a dental business consultant, dental hygienist, and dental practice manager. She was the President of Pathway Consulting, Inc., a national practice management consulting firm and has consulted in offices across the nation. In November, 2013, Jennifer was asked to direct Southside Support, Inc., a nonprofit organiztion whose mission is to link families with special needs to each...
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