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.
Marlo Richardson: Tremendo and Just Mary
Marlo Richardson is a black entrepreneur who is making a huge name for herself in California’s cannabis industry. Marlo did not start her career in the cannabis industry. Her successes have abounded in different industries since leaving her previous profession. She has been profitable in real estate, crypto, insurance, production businesses, and more. Her portfolio of experience has led her to become very informed about developing profitable companies. Richardson’s significant accolades as a businesswoman in the cannabis industry all started with her mother. Cannabis as Medicine Marlo Richardson’s mother had a challenging year in 2018. Richardson recalls her mother being in a lot of pain before having surgery for a full hip replacement. Physicians prescribed narcotic pain medication for her mother’s discomfort. However, Marlo Richardson noticed that her mother only found pain relief after using strong doses. A friend of Richardson recommended the use of ointments and creams made with CBD. Richardson’s friend indicated that her mother may experience some pain relief without the negative impact of prescribed narcotics. Richardson began educating herself on how cannabis may have promised natural elements to help others after that moment.
Perfect Blends With Michael Backes
Perfect Blends know everybody’s idea of perfect is different. They believe those differences are perfect. In fact, it’s the differences in cannabis strains and their compounds that - when blended together - deliver a new kind of perfection they're excited about. At Perfect, they simplify the cannabis “buying and trying” experience by intentionally designing unique, premium products that are named to clearly communicate what’s inside. Each blend has been formulated from multiple strains of 100% cannabis and cannabis oil and informed by over a decade of research on how terpenes and monoterpenes work together to create distinct effects. The end result is a new type of infused flower product that has a consistently fresh from harvest taste and full entourage effect. Perfect hopes you’ll love and come to rely on their blends to help you create your perfect moments when you feel the way you want to feel.
Eco Growtech With CEO Shawn Piernitzki
Eco Growtech With CEO Shawn Piernitzki today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Shawn has a broad spectrum of experience from residential and commercial construction to his technical training and his experience as an instrumentation technician. Growing up in the Slocan Valley nestled in the heart of the Kootenays, Shawn grew up immersed in the legacy cannabis world. The valley was a hotspot for black market craft BC bud and as Shawn grew up he began gaining more exposure to friends and friends parents who grew. This is when Shawn started to become more aware of the processes and how things worked within the industry including growing methodology, growing systems, and growing equipment. Looking back now that Shawn has years of industry experience, and has witnessed the equipment & technology evolve, it has been very clear to see the inefficiencies and “cave man-nature” of growing processes and the different types of equipment used.
Joy Beckerman Of Hemp Ace International
Joy Beckerman, Hemp Ace International, has been involved in the hemp movement for over thirty years, and her extraordinary knowledge and passion for this versatile, valuable crop are contagious! Joy is the Principal at Hemp Ace International, a Seattle-based consulting, legal support, and expert witness firm serving the global community; as well as a host of the popular podcast Hemp Barons; and Advisory Board Member of Hemp Grower Magazine, the National Hemp Growers Cooperative, Environmental Living Industries and Colorado Hemp Works, America's first post-prohibition hemp grain processing facility. Joy has contributed thousands of hours to the hemp and cannabis movements across decades, using her grassroots advocacy, organizing, and professional legal skills to advance legalization and to educate the public, farmers, business owners, academia, lawmakers, and regulators. A representative list of her historic body of non-profit leadership roles is to the right. After many years of service to the Center for the Study of Cannabis & Social Policy (CASP), Joy's volunteer energy focuses on CASP for which she now serves as President of the Board of Directors; and she takes great pride and pleasure in being a part of the Cannabis Museum’s editorial and production team.
John Roulac, Founder of Nutiva
John Roulac, Founder of Nutiva, Co-Founder Agroforestry Regeneration Communities. John W. Roulac is the founder and CEO of Nutiva, the world’s leading organic superfoods brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm. Founded in 1999 and dedicated to nourishing people and the planet, Nutiva has been named one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies in America for seven years in a row. A longtime advocate for healthy people and ecosystems, with expertise ranging from home composting and natural healing to forestry and hemp agriculture, John has authored four books on environmental topics, with combined sales of more than one million copies. He helped jumpstart the modern home-composting movement in the early 1990s and successfully sued the US DEA to keep hemp foods legal in 2001. He has founded four nonprofit ecological groups, including GMOInside.org. John speaks on environmental issues at various conferences, including but not limited to Soil Not Oil, EcoFarm, Provender Alliance, and Bioneers.
Patrick Byas, Actor, Producer, Director and Writer
Patrick Byas is a man of many talents. He is an actor, producer, director, and writer. He was born and raised in the South Bronx before moving to New Jersey to attend high school. After graduating from Hightstown High School he continued his studies at Rutgers University where he obtained his B.A. in Theatre Arts. Recently Patrick appeared in the highly anticipated, up-and-coming Spike Lee-produced feature film, Mania Days. In this Paul Dalio-directed film, Byas plays the role of Demonic and shares a pivotal scene with the lead character. He also appeared in several popular TV shows like Law and Order SVU and Celebrity Close Calls (Lou Gossett Jr. Story). Byas also played a lead role in Sammy Gets Mugged, a play featured in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival for which he won the “Best Performance” award. He also toured playing the role of Chad Deity in a Pulitzer Prize finalist play titled, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which was produced by the Curious Theatre Company and Theatre Works. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was also nominated in 2012 for “Best Comedy” for the True West Award and “Outstanding Production of a Play” for the 2013 Henry Awards. Patrick Byas was also nominated for “Best Actor in a Play” for the 2013 Broadway World Denver Awards for his performance in The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. With his production company ThirteenE., Patrick shot film projects for influential people in the industry such as NBA star Shaquille O’Neil, rappers Rick Ross, Rockie Fresh & Wale, and singer Ed Sheeran. Byas was the executive producer and assistant director for a feature film/web series titled Bad to the Jones, an action/comedy zombie film that has over 500,000 views on YouTube.
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This show is fantastic! We owe a lot to the cannabis activist and advocate and Vivian does a great job showcasing them.
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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!