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Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It's time to Hempresent! Our radio resident Hemposapien, Vivian McPeak will present a weekly platform for guests and listeners to Hempresent about hemp and cannabis from the legal, activist and reformist route.

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Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It's time to Hempresent! Our radio resident Hemposapien, Vivian McPeak will present a weekly platform for guests and listeners to Hempresent about hemp and cannabis from the legal, activist and reformist route.

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By Aussiewebmaster - Jun 22 2015
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When will this show be launched? Viv is a great speaker and Hempfest is THE cannabis event

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19 Ratings
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14
3
2
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yes yes yes

By Aussiewebmaster - Jun 22 2015
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When will this show be launched? Viv is a great speaker and Hempfest is THE cannabis event

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Hempresent

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Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It's time to Hempresent! Our radio resident Hemposapien, Vivian McPeak will present a weekly platform for guests and listeners to Hempresent about hemp and cannabis from the legal, activist and reformist route.

Rank #1: Harvard Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Dr. Staci Gruber

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Harvard Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Dr. Staci Gruber, notably featured on the CNN documentary Weed, speaks with Vivian McPeak.

Dec 21 2016

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Rank #2: Horticulturist and Organic Specialist Richard Freeman, Ph.D

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Vivian McPeak speaks with horticulturist and organic specialist Richard Freeman, Ph.D., aka. Dr. Rick. He is also the Planner/Designer, Consulting Partner of
Grow Ecology, LLC.

Nov 16 2016

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Rank #3: The Conflicts Between State And Federal Marijuana Law

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Today on Hempresent our host Vivian Mcpeak is joined by Amanda Chicago Lewis, cannabis writer from Rolling Stone Magazine. Amanda reports and writes stories about cannabis, as it relates to policy, politics, science, economics, culture, race, public safety, and criminal justice. She has written about the impossible dream of a marijuana breathalyzer, the $50,000 bongs that weed moguls use to launder money, and the ways that the conflicts between state and federal marijuana law have forced sick people back into the unregulated medical circumstances of the late 19th century, before the FDA, when it was entirely unclear what a jar of medicine might actually contain. Amanda is particularly interested in public health, the influence of special interests, and the ways in which the documented racial disparities of drug law enforcement are being cemented into the details of legalization. She tries to tell the stories of representative stakeholders in order to hold those in power accountable and better inform and educate citizens, legislators, and other journalists.

May 15 2018

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Rank #4: Cannabis and The Endocannabinoid System

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We're here today with Dr. Bob Melamede to talk to us about cannabis and the cannabinoid system. We talk about how cancer feeds of of different sources of fuel in your body, and how Cannabis combats this. He tells us why Doctor's are ignorant to marijuana and the cannabinoid system, by keeping their heads in old fashion medical practice books.

Mar 21 2017

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Rank #5: David Schmader Author of Weed: The User's Guide

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David Schmader is a writer who has been living and working in Seattle since 1991. Some of his works include the solo plays Straight, Letter to Axl, and A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem. Schmader served as a writer, editor, and columnist of Seattle’s Pulitzer-winning newsweekly The Stranger between 1999 and 2015.

In his spare time, he’s the world’s foremost authority on the brilliant horribleness of Paul Verhoeven’s stripper drama Showgirls, hosting annotated screenings around the country and supplying the commentary for the bestselling Showgirls DVD. More recently, he’s become a spokesmodel for marijuana, writing the book Weed: The User’s Guide, which will be released this spring by Sasquatch Books.

Sep 14 2016

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Rank #6: A Full Line Of Doctor Backed CBD Products To Patients In Need It

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Today on Hempresent our host Vivian McPeak is joined by Joie Leigh from Charm City Cannabis Connoisseurs. Charm city is dedicated to educating the community, breaking the stigma and offering a full line of Doctor backed CBD products to patients in need nationwide. Charm City Cannabis Connoisseurs is a team of activists and industry professionals in the Baltimore/DC area who passionately stay informed with Cannabis legislation, Cannabis business news, Medical findings, Product reviews, Dispensary information and more. Basically, there’s no end to their need to educate ourselves and the community about the health and industrial benefits of the amazing plant.

Mar 13 2018

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Rank #7: Heralding the Industrial Hemp Legalization Movement

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Heralding the Industrial Hemp Legalization Movement as Vivian McPeak talks with Micah Nelson, who now serves on the Board of Directors for the National Hemp Association.

Dec 14 2016

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Rank #8: Healthy Living

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A 15 Year veteran of High Times Magazine, Elise McDonough author of the Official High Times Cannabis Cook Book and Marijuana For Everybody. As Edibles Editor at the High Times, She has Judged over 500 different marijuana infused edibles from all over the world. After Leaving High Times, She has decided to start her own consulting company called ... We talk about healthy living and how it doesn't have to be more expensive buying organic. We go into how cannabis' roommate, The hippy stoner, is now being frowned upon and being kicked out of the line of sight, to embrace a more professional and proper.

Apr 06 2017

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Rank #9: A Less Addictive Remedy For Pain

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Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by Army veteran Steven Passmore. Passmore is part of an internship for veterans at THC Design in Los Angeles. THC Design is a cannabis grow that focuses on environmentally conscious growing practices in order to reduce their carbon footprint using various methods. It’s estimated that 3 percent of all electricity consumption in California is from indoor grows. In addition to difficulties making ends meet after serving in iraq, Passmore faced another, perhaps graver concern. The former soldier was in severe pain after breaking his clavicle in Iraq, and was prescribed “a bunch of pills”, including opiates, as a solution. Seeking a less addictive remedy for pain, Passmore decided to try medical marijuana

Jan 23 2018

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Rank #10: No On California Prop 64 Argument with Dragonfly De La Cruz

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Vivian McPeak explores the No On California Prop 64 Argument with Renowned Ganja Critic Dragonfly De La Cruz.

Oct 26 2016

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Rank #11: The Changing Perception of Cannabis

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The Changing Perception of Cannabis examined as Vivian McPeak welcomes Keith Stroup, an attorney and founder of NORML.

Jan 18 2017

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Rank #12: A Pioneer In The Industrial Hemp Industry

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Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by Eric Streenstra the president of VoteHemp.com. Eric is the former U.S. Hemp Industries Association Executive Director and pioneer in the hemp industry. He also co-founds Ecolution INC producing over 100 consumer hemp items with his partner Steve DeAngelo. He launched one of the very first websites showing and explaining the industry of Industrial Hemp. Now he is the president of VoteHemp.com. Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop. Our ultimate goal is having hemp grown on a commercial scale in the U.S. once again and for the crop to be able to be processed here as well. We educate people on the issues surrounding hemp, register voters, and build coalitions to fulfill our mission. Vote Hemp is working to shift federal regulation of industrial hemp farming out of the hands of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and get hemp farming regulated on the state level.

Oct 17 2017

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Rank #13: The Changes In Public Perception Regarding Hemp

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Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by the curator of The Dublin Hemp Museum Brian Houlihan. The Museum located at The Hemp Company of Dublin is Ireland’s first ever cannabis museum! The Hemp Company of Dublin is a company that specializes in cannabis products and the museum is a complement to their storefront. Established in the early days of 1999, a time when Hemp meant drugs to most people, The Hemp Company of Dublin has seen many changes in public perception regarding hemp. Passionate to the point of evangelism, the Hemp Company are opening a juice bar in its basement Hemp Museum this month to further promote the benefits of the wonder weed. At The Hemp Company of Dublin, they especially concentrate on educating people about the potential benefits of nutritional supplements extracted from species of Cannabis which are high in the chemical compound CBD. Ongoing scientific research suggests CBD oil, a dietary supplement, made by extracting CBD from hemp, may be helpful for dealing with a range of health issues, such as chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety.

May 08 2018

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Rank #14: Rick Simpson and Phoenix Tears: Nature's Answer For Cancer

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We learn about Phoenix Tears hemp oil medicine, as Vivian McPeak speaks to the man behind the development of that is being deemed Nature's Answer For Cancer, Rick Simpson

Oct 13 2015

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Rank #15: Brave New Weed

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Nearing Vivians 100th episode with cannabis radio he looks back on his involvement in the cannabis movement and touches on the plentiful uses and benefits. Joe Dolce is the author of brave new weed in the uncharted world of cannabis. He joins vivian as they discuss the process of writing the book, and what surpised him most about his journey to gather infromation. Spending 12 years as a non-user gives joe an interesting perspective into the blooming and budding world this is the current state of cannabis. Last but not least vivian leaves you with quote of the week which this week si from Sir Terry Pratchett.

Apr 11 2017

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Rank #16: Concerns Over The Use of Chemicals To Process The Marijuana Sold In Dispensaries

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Today on Hempresent our host Vivian McPeak is joined by John Inman. John walked out of the Clay County jail exhausted but determined. In a soft-spoken voice, he explained why he was arrested on marijuana charges and why he believes it was a wrongful arrest. The Clay County Sheriff's arrest report shows he had bags of marijuana, vials of oil, bongs and more. Both Inman and his daughter, Shae, are Medical Marijuana card holders. He said he prefers the organic form of the drug because the marijuana from the state-licensed dispensaries makes him sick. He was arrested on charges of intent to distribute or sell, a charge he denies. Cellphone pictures of his home shows how investigators went in and how the condition they left it. Shae, 20, was read her rights and arrested, but she was released. Ethan Dowdy is a neighbor and a friend of the family. Inman said he decided to buy his marijuana from the streets, he prefers the raw form of his prescribed medicine. He said his preference is driven by his concerns over the use of chemicals to process the marijuana sold in dispensaries. Inman said he's expressed his concerns to the Florida Department of Health before. He said he will fight the charges against him. Christopher Padgett with the Clay County Sheriff's office said Florida's medical marijuana laws are very clear. And according to the office of Medical Marijuana Florida law makes it illegal to buy your prescribed medicine from the streets.

Mar 27 2018

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Rank #17: From The Advocates And Activists To The Patients That Desperately Needing Cannabis

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Today on Hempresent our host ios joined by Dale Schaefer. The cannabis industry is one of many facets. From the advocates and activists speaking up for cannabis, to the patients that desperately need it, to the recreational smoker, to the lawyers defending or prosecuting, to those serving jail sentences from using or selling cannabis, to illegal drug dealers, to legitimate investors and entrepreneurs; there’s a lot of people involved in the cannabis industry. But few have seen it from more than one angle. And, certainly, no one has seen in it is as many as Dale Schafer.

Schafer, a lawyer based in California, went from running a well-established law firm and being a small-time recreational user in his off hours to being arrested and serving time for over five years due to a cannabis collective he made to gather medicine for his former wife who was diagnosed with cancer. Labeled a saint by many and an outright drug dealer by others, Schafer has experienced every facet of the cannabis industry. Now, once again a licensed lawyer, Schafer uses his expertise to defend cannabis users from criminal prosecution, help fight unjust drug laws, help create literature like California’s recreational cannabis bill Prop. 67 and much, much more.

May 15 2018

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Rank #18: Morgan Fox and the Marijuana Policy Project

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Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Morgan Fox. Morgan Fox is Communications Manager of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). He handles the day-to-day media needs of MPP’s reform efforts on the state and federal levels. In addition to interviews and providing information to reporters, Morgan is a frequent contributor to the MPP blog and has authored articles that have been published in news outlets nationwide.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Morgan has been working at MPP since moving to the District of Columbia in 2008. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University.

Dec 07 2016

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Rank #19: Music Distribution Through Marijuana

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Today on Hempresent Vivian Mcpeak is joined by Co-founder of Hi-Tunes Scott Mckinley. Hi-Tunes is music distribution through marijuana. They are giving artists their own branded marijuana lines to push. If they do well with joints and participate with stores in our Washington market, they will put out more products on that artist’s line, and they can get really creative and fun. McKinley started Hi-Tunes after finding success with his record label, Cavigold Records, and noticing how seamlessly cannabis and music blend together. The label was co-founded by Mike Brunson, owner of the premium cannabis line Caviar Gold. After several years promoting shows throughout North America and Europe, McKinley realized that legal weed was a perfect way to promote up and coming artists—offer a song and a joint that will work together to bring your high to the next level.

Dec 19 2017

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Rank #20: Advocating for Marijuana Use in The State of Texas

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Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by Amanda Berard. She is a mother, a University of North Texas grad student, and a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 23 of every 100 women that use the VA say they have been a victim of sexual assault. She advocates with the Texas chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). They talk about her story and the reason why she is advocating for marijuana use in the state of Texas.

May 16 2017

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