SERIOUS CANNABIS INFORMATION A cannabis lifestyle and interview show, "Let's Be Blunt" explores the intersection of cannabis, activism, health, and wellness. Hosted by Montel Williams, the podcast works to bridge the gap between common cannabis knowledge and in-depth research, while also giving high-profile guests a chance to “be blunt” about their lives, what they’re passionate about, and what they believe in.. New Episodes every Thursday Also on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/letsbebluntwithmontel
CANNABIS CBGa & AUTISM | MIKE ROBINSON
On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel welcomes Mike Robinson back to the show to discuss how CBGa has helped his daughter who suffers with Autism. Mike is the founder of the Global Cannabinoid Research Center and a three time cancer surviver who has utilized cannabis to treat cancer, as well as his epilepsy, PTSD and Chronic Lyme disease. He is the former Director of Consumer Affairs at the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, a journalist and former civil rights lobbyist.
CHICAGO CRAFT CANNABIS | AKELE PARNELL
Montel talks with Chicago cannabis entrepreneur Akele Parnell on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Akele earned his masters degree in public health and doctorate of law degree from Washington University. He served as in-house counsel at Green Thumb Industries Inc., one of the largest publicly traded cannabis companies in the U.S. There, he worked across finance, securities, corporate governance, commercial transactions, real estate, M&A, corporate transactions and social equity to assist the company's market expansion and business development activities. Today he is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ÜMI Farms, a Chicago-born craft cannabis company. He is the recipient of the Clio Award for the Community Benefits Agreement with Nature’s Care Dispensary West Loop and BCB Mastermind’s Trailblazer in Social Equity He is also a member of the board of directors of Chicago NORML, and the Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition where he co-led the negotiation and implementation of the cannabis industry’s first community benefits agreement.
OHIO CANNABIS SUMMIT | MARCIA PLEDGER
Montel talks with Marcia Pledger on this episode of Let’s Be Blunt. Marcia is the co-founder of the Ohio Cannabis Health & Business Summit, an annual educational event in Cleveland aimed at both the general public and people in the cannabis industry. She is a freelance business journalist, content creator and author with 30 years-experience covering local and national stories on topics as diverse as cannabis and technology, to opinion pieces and small business challenges and she covers various aspects of the cannabis industry in her “Blunt Talk” blog.
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CANNABIS, CROHNS & 5 STAR EDIBLES | DAVID YUSEFZADEH
On this episode of Let’s Be Blunt, Montel talks with Michelin Star Chef David Yusefzadeh. David was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2011 and has been utilizing cannabis to allow him to function in his everyday life. He is a Michelin Star Chef and food designer who spent the majority of his career working eighty hours a week in fine dining restaurants and hotels around the world. Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mario Batali and Richard Ekkebus are just a few of the chefs that he has spent time with professionally. He is currently the CEO and Founder of Plant Jam, a cannabis edibles company based in Massachusetts.
A GOLDEN STATE | NISHANT REDDY
On this episode of Let’s be Blunt, Montel talks with Nishant Reddy, a CEO and Founder who is widely recognized as an expert within the cannabis sector.
Leveraging a successful career in institutional finance with a focus on investment banking and private equity, he has built one of the most respected and financially successful cannabis enterprises in the US, Satya Capital. He is regularly featured as a thought leader in Forbes, Business Insider and Bloomberg, and is considered an outspoken advocate of social justice and sustainability.
AGGRESIVE AUTISM & CANNABIS | JENNIFER CONFORTI
Montel speaks with Jennifer Conforti on this episode of Let’s be Blunt. Jennifer thought she would never have children, and then was blessed with a surprise pregnancy at age 42. Shortly after the birth of their beautiful baby girl, they learned she had a congenital brain defect and she was later given a secondary diagnosis of severe autism. When her behavior developed into self harm, no doctors or therapists had the answers that would help their child. They tried thirty different pharmaceuticals and none of them worked. That’s when they learned about medical cannabis, and everything changed.
Making CBD / Cannabis Personalized — Genius!
Fantastic episode with Len May! As a naturopathic doctor, I’m grateful to be able to educate people on EndoDNA and his book, Cannabis is Personal is such a great read! I agree with Montel, it's one you want to share with people. Looking forward to another episode with the two of you!
One Veteran to another—AMAZING
Montel, thank you so much for informing and educating our community about cannabis and it’s many benefits. As a Veteran myself I’m honored to call you a brother in arms not only from a military standpoint but from an advocacy standpoint for cannabis. Someday, maybe you and I can lead the charge together to force the VA to allow recommendations from VA physicians to our Veterans and require that cannabis medicine be grown and produced by Veterans and not BIG PHARMA. All my best, and maybe we could get you as a guest on the Veterans For Cannabis podcast someday too. V/R, Joshua Littrell CEO Veterans For Cannabis
Educator and Advocate
The guests and information on Montel's show are pioneers and educators in the cannabis space. There is emerging research on how cannabis is indeed medicine but it is muddled by laws and red tape. Montel and the guests he has are on a mission to cut through the buracracy and misinformation out there. I continue to learn more and more about this plant medicine daily. Excellent structured discussions.