Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It's time to Hempresent! Our radio resident Hemposapien, Vivian McPeak (Founder of Seattle Hempfest) presents a weekly platform for guests and listeners to Hempresent about hemp and cannabis from the legal, activist and reformist route.
Angel Thrasher - Medical Marijuana Mom
Angel Thrasher (Salter) is the mother of Dylan Moon, a 22-year-old who was born a micro-preemie or born very prematurely, at just 26 weeks. Dylan was born with hydrocephalus resulting in brain damage and initial frontal lobe damage, which caused him to have intractable epilepsy. He suffers grand mal seizures which damage his brain, killing neurons and further worsening his condition. Not surprisingly, cannabis significantly lessons Dylan’s suffering, but the iron curtain of federal cannabis prohibition creates arbitrary obstacles to Dylan’s quest for relief, as well as thousands of other Americans seeking to lessen their suffering.
The Life of Tom Forcade with Colleen Manley
The life of Tom Forcade with Colleen Manley today on Hempresent. Ms. Manley has an Executive MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management with a specialty in the business organization, sustainability, and succession planning and has earned her Doctor of Law and Master of Law degrees from the University of Arizona. She has also served as the lead Legacy Advisor for Shelterwood (now Pitcairn, multi-family office), whose clients include members of the founding American families. Colleen has extensive transactional experience regarding complex tax, legal and financial matters including business planning and transactions; mergers and acquisitions; contract negotiations; and financial, estate, and business succession planning. So it might be counter-intuitive to some that Colleen’s “other life” has been her journey as a Shareholder and a Director of Trans High Corporation AKA High Times. Colleen is the cousin of Thomas King Forcade, the founder of High Times Magazine, and a counter-culture icon. Currently, Colleen is working on producing a feature film with Academy Award Winning Professionals on the life of Thom Forcade. And she is also planning on creating a branding company featuring Tom which will be “rolled out” along with a biography on the mythic and controversial entrepreneur.
Cannabis Basics with Ah Warner
Cannabis Basics with founder Ah Warner today on Hempresent. In 1994, newly pregnant Ah Warner knew that life would never be the same after she walked into the Fremont Hemp Company, realizing the possibilities for creation and production were limitless. 1995 saw the birth of her daughter, Darienne Zoa, along with an overly ambitious catalog of hemp products she called Cannabis Creations, which included candles, stationery, hand-dyed yarns, fabrics, handcrafted pillows, and even a line of hempseed goodies called Incredible Edibles. Meanwhile, she rolled up her sleeves and began researching the therapeutic benefits of blending hempseed oil with healing botanicals and essential oils. As her first potion, Ah made a Lavender and Tangerine Love Yourself Massage oil, still prominent in the now Cannabis Basics line-up. That same year, Ah put together a team of mentors, (Sandi and Mary from Brookside Soap and Lisa from Full Moon Rising), to help with the expansion of her hemp body care line. Also in 2015, the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) issued Cannabis Basics the first-ever trademark registration for a brand logo with both the cannabis leaf and the word “cannabis” that actually protects a product with cannabis in it.
VAYA with Salvador Santana
VAYA with the founder Salvador Santana. VAYA (IG) is a socially-conscious lifestyle cannabis flower brand, marketed as an all-natural, spiritual feminist tone, driven from African and Mexican indigenous roots. Salvador’s vision aims to embody folks ready to escape current narratives and harness an alternative route to elevated freedom. The initiative also engages and collaborates with community advocacy initiatives from a social justice & ecologically rooted consciousness, and voices issues plaguing disenfranchised peoples. As a renowned producer, songwriter, and musician, Salvador has attained global acclaim for founding multiple bands and headlining events. He has graced stages from the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival, the High Sierra Festival, South by Southwest, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and has participated in projects outside of his own solo aspirations, such as the Hymns for Peace DVD released in 2004 as well as his father, Carlos Santana’s 2013 Corazón, Live in Guadalajara, DVD.
Sisters of The Valley
Sisters of The Valley are on a mission to heal the world through plant-based medicine. Like their Beguine ancestors, they are scholars who work together, pray together, and are dressed to identify their enclave. Nestled in the impoverished but agriculturally rich Central Valley, their order makes honorable jobs to support their community through organic health products. All products are hand-made by women; saged to the moon cycles, set on the new moon, and bottled under the full moon. The Sisters Of The Valley's medicine-making is guided by ancient tradition, with care and respect for the Earth’s plants. Their mission is to find new ways of helping people get the treatment that they need through plant-based medicine.
Singer-Songwriter Shyan Selah
Singer-Songwriter Shyan Selah. Today’s guest on Hempresent is Shyan Selah, a Kentucky-born/Seattle-raised Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Genre Music Artist with over 15 years of producing, recording, and performing Rock & Roll, Hip Hop, Soul, Blues, and Jazz music in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Shyan has shared the stage and worked with many world-famous talents from all genres of music such as Robin Thicke, Seal, Ludacris, and more. Shyan is also the founder and CEO of Brave New World, where he’s built a boutique entertainment firm combining a record label, music and film production, marketing, and management divisions. Having recently completed a TV pilot for a new docu-series based on his life and career, Shyan is also working on a variety of TV, Film, and Multi-media projects. His taste and range in music began in early childhood with the help of his two older brothers, a soul and gospel songstress for a mother, and a record collector for a father. Shyan was influenced by a wide variety of legendary artists including Michael Jackson, Run DMC, Prince, Sting, LL Cool J, and James Brown. As such, his music style reflects the roots of his upbringing and the essence of these legends while authentically standing on its own.
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One of my favorites
I'm going to give this 5 stars because Vivian is a great host, has great guests, and I have loved every episode of this podcasts that I've listened to. The host Vivian has a great attitude, a great radio voice/personality, and is a pleasure to listen to. Hearing him interact with his guests is always very enjoyable.
Now, I'm going to complain about it a little bit, and make you wonder what's wrong with me. Why am I rating this podcasts 5 stars and saying it's one of my favorites, and then dedicated a paragraph to complaining about it? Well, read on, I suppose: my main gripe with the show has nothing to do with the host or the content in general, but the way it's run like a radio show of the olden days. The commercials come up a little too often, and sometimes, the guests have to be cut off to "take a break." To me, that's one of the aspects of radio that podcasts has done away with, and it's unfortunate to see a podcast still run like a radio show.
All in all, though, I love this podcast, and I think it needs to be heard by more people. You'll always have the theme song stuck in your head after you listen to it like me!
yes yes yes
When will this show be launched? Viv is a great speaker and Hempfest is THE cannabis event