238 episodes

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.

Hempresent Cannabis Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 28 Ratings

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.

    David Gans: Author, Artist, and Musician

    David Gans: Author, Artist, and Musician

    David Gans: Author, Artist, and Musician today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. David Gans is an American musician, songwriter, and music journalist. He is a guitarist and is known for incisive, literate songwriting. He is also noted for his music loop work, often creating spontaneous compositions in performance. Gans has authored or co-authored several books, including Conversations With The Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book, and Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, and he is the host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour. He currently co-hosts a radio show with Gary Lambert on Sirius XM's The Grateful Dead Channel called Tales from the Golden Road, a call-in show about the Grateful Dead, and I am honored to have him in the virtual studio with me today.

    • 27 min
    Medical Marijuana Mom And Heather Manus (Best Of)

    Medical Marijuana Mom And Heather Manus (Best Of)

    Medical Marijuana Mom And Heather Manus on this Best Of episode of Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio.

    • 24 min
    HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project with Sam D'Arcangelo

    HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project with Sam D'Arcangelo

    HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project with Sam D'Arcangelo today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Since 2018, D’Arcangelo has been the Director for HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project, an initiative that aims to get people to the polls by educating them about the ways their vote can influence cannabis policy. Prior to working with HeadCount, Sam was a writer and online editor for Relix Magazine and OffBeat Magazine, and a Staff Writer for the Marijuana Policy Project. He interned with HeadCount during his senior year at the New School, where he received his B.A. in History in 2012. Sam received his Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. A native of New Orleans, Sam is a fan of funk music, Mardi Gras, and Saints football.

    • 20 min
    Michael “Buffalo “ Mazzetti

    Michael “Buffalo “ Mazzetti

    Michael “Buffalo “ Mazzetti today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Today’s guest on Hempresent is Michael “Buffalo “ Mazzetti. Hailing from the Okanogan Highlands of Washington state since 1975, Mazzetti is a Vietnam-Era veteran and received a Bachelor’s of food science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He has been an advocate for the medical and recreational use of cannabis since the 1970s. His views were originally influenced by books such as The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer, and “Back to Eden” by Jethro Kloss’. While helping his mother battle lung cancer in 1982, Mazzetti recognized the benefits of using cannabis to help her maintain a quality of life as she died with dignity.

    • 27 min
    CBD Helps Athletes Heal with Rachael Rapinoe

    CBD Helps Athletes Heal with Rachael Rapinoe

    CBD Helps Athletes Heal with Rachael Rapinoe today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Rachel, twin sister to Megan Rapinoe and also an accomplished soccer player, always saw CBD as a stoner thing. Now, as the Co-Founder of Mendi, a brand that formulates hemp-derived CBD products for athletes, she is convinced the compound is a wonder drug for athletes who need to recover from injury. Rapinoe, the former NCAA soccer champ, and captain of the Portland Pilots, the women’s soccer team at the University of Portland, found her true calling five years ago when another athlete introduced her to the health and wellness benefits of cannabis (CBD and THC). “It was the first time I had seen people use these products outside of stoner culture or a party,” she says. “It was being used as a recovery tool.” After she started to use cannabis for health benefits, she saw an opportunity to create a trusted CBD brand for athletes, and Mendi was born.

    • 25 min
    Scarlet Fire Grateful Dead Dispensary

    Scarlet Fire Grateful Dead Dispensary

    Scarlet Fire Grateful Dead Dispensary with David Ellison and Moe Berghaus today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. David Ellison is the founder of Scarlet Fire, an independent cannabis dispensary located in Toronto, Canada. Ellison left his career as a lawyer to pursue his passion for the rapidly growing cannabis industry, as well as to form a tribute to his favorite band, The Grateful Dead. His goal has been to embody the psychedelic experience of attending a Dead performance, elevating the consumer to an altered plane of consciousness. Hence, Scarlet Fire. Moe Berghaus is Scarlet Fire’s general manager and head cannabis curator, maintaining relationships with Cannabis craft growers. Before cultivators can become suppliers for the cannabis retail store Berghaus vets both the company and product extensively to ensure that they can maintain the highest standards of quality.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

B-No Good ,

Hemp!

This show is fantastic! We owe a lot to the cannabis activist and advocate and Vivian does a great job showcasing them.

oliviabaker13 ,

Informative, engaging, and educational 🙏

Whether you’re a canna-sseur or just canna-curious - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Vivian is an excellent host and does a fantastic job leading conversations with thought leaders in the cannabis space. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

saidinjest ,

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!

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