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  • After attending the NYC Cannabis Parade, Steve gives his report on the changes happening now that the state has rolled out the most progressive form of cannabis legalization. Hear the latest global reports from India, Ireland, UK and Steve's home town of Oakland CA.

  • Steve returns from Mexico after their landmark progress towards legalization and brings a boots on the ground report from the Indigenous community of La Pe in the state of Oaxaca. RFC also brings two correspondent reports from newly legal cannabis states; New Mexico and New York. Hear about the latest news reports from around the world on the UK's challenge for common sense cannabis reform, prohibitionists attempts to impose THC cap limits and the San Francisco social equity program.

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    Cannabis Correspondents:

    Doug Fine

    IG:@organiccowboy

    https://www.dougfine.com/

    Bill Weinberg

    https://globalganjareport.com

    @Billydub420

    Greg Gerdeman

    IG:@ganjanesh

    https://www.projectcbd.org/wellness/endocannabinoid-system-biology-wellness-video

    Simpa Carter

    IG:@thesimpalife

    http://www.thesimpalife.com

    Dale Sky Jones

    @daleskyjones

    https://oaksterdamuniversity.com

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  • Steve tells of the recent death of Martin D. Scott and the termination of White House staffers for their past use of cannabis in his global headlines. This week we introduce three new cannabis correspondents reporting on Swaziland, Florida and Québec. If you would like to be one of our cannabis correspondents, send an email and tell us a bit about yourself and the specific news you would like to report. Also, send us your comments and feedback!

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    Jordan Curl

    IG:@growers_without_borders

    FB:@growerswithoutborders

    http://swaziscan.com/

    Greg Gerdeman

    IG:@ganjanesh

    https://www.projectcbd.org/wellness/endocannabinoid-system-biology-wellness-video

    Luc Prévost

    IG:@topolepodcast

    mbe.io/toPotLePotcast

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  • Radio Free Cannabis is back on air after a short break and ready to deliver you more worldwide cannabis news. Steve begins with a special report on the latest round of cannabis prisoner releases secured by the Last Prisoner Project. We have two new additions to our global network of cannabis activist correspondents with a report from Japan and Mendocino County.

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    Naoko Miki

    IG: @greenzonejapan

    Twitter: @greenzonejapan

    Change.org Petition

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    Swami Chaitanya

    IG: @swamiselect

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  • This week we bring to you cannabis reports from the United States, France, Malawi and a follow up report on the recent passing of the MORE Act. If you would like to be one of our cannabis correspondents, send an email and tell us a bit about yourself and the specific news you would like to report. Also, send us your comments and feedback!

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    Bill Weinberg

    https://globalganjareport.com

    @Billydub420

    Jean-pierre Ceccaldi

    https://lecannibiste.com

    @lecannibiste

    Natalie Papillion

    Instagram:

    @napapillion

    Twitter: @npapillion

    https://www.lastprisonerproject.org

    Sibusiso Xaba

    https://www.aca-g.com/

    @Sibusiso

    Info on Albert Tio:

    http://www.fedcac.org/

    Facebook: @fedcac

    Instagram: @alberttiorodriguez

    Petition: https://www.change.org/p/gobierno-de-espa%C3%B1a-indulto-para-la-junta-de-una-asociaci%C3%B3n-cann%C3%A1bica-por-una-regulaci%C3%B3n-de-consumo-y-cultivo Crowdfunding: https://www.gofundme.com/f/recurso-europeo-a-prision-de-activistas-cannabicos?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

    Mailing Address:

    C.P. Lledoners Carretera

    C-55 de Manresa a Solsona km 37

    08250 Sant Joan de Vilatorrada (Barcelona)

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  • This week we bring to you cannabis reports from Mexico, Israel, Argentina and a special report on political activist, Albert Tió. If you would like to be one of our cannabis correspondents, send an email and tell us a bit about yourself and the specific news you would like to report. Also, send us your comments and feedback! ****

    Caitlin Donohue

    https://radionopal.com

    @byrdwatch | @cronicacdmx

    Saul Kaye

    https://Israel-Cannabis.com

    @saul.kaye

    Bill Weinberg

    https://globalganjareport.com

    @Billydub420

    Oscar Parés

    www.iceers.org

    Info on Albert Tio:

    http://www.fedcac.org/

    Facebook: @fedcac

    Instagram: @alberttiorodriguez

    Petition: https://www.change.org/p/gobierno-de-espa%C3%B1a-indulto-para-la-junta-de-una-asociaci%C3%B3n-cann%C3%A1bica-por-una-regulaci%C3%B3n-de-consumo-y-cultivo

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    Mailing Address:

    C.P. Lledoners

    Carretera C-55 de Manresa a Solsona km 37

    08250 Sant Joan de Vilatorrada (Barcelona)

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  • This week we bring to you cannabis reports from Nepal, India, Ireland and California. If you would like to be one of our cannabis correspondents, send an email and tell us a bit about yourself and the specific news you would like to report. Also, send us your comments and feedback!

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    Bill Weinberg https://globalganjareport.com

    @Billydub420

    Priya Mishra https://virapattra.com

    @hempvati

    Nicole Lonergan

    @corkcan

    Sister Kate https://sistersofthevalley.org

    @sistersofthevalley

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  • This week we bring to you cannabis reports from Lebanon, Vietnam and Sweden. If you would like to be one of our global cannabis activist correspondents please send us an email and tell us about yourself. Also, send us your comments and feedback! ****

    Bill Weinberg

    https://globalganjareport.com

    @Billydub420

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    Clydeen McDonald

    https://clydeenmcdonald.com

    @clydeenmcdonald

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    Clara Norell https://www.nohak.se @ClaraCecilian

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  • From the beginning I've hoped Radio Free Cannabis would become a gathering place for the international cannabis tribe. Our introduction of a brand new format today with multiple activist-correspondents from our global network sharing their news and opinions take us several steps closer to that goal. Please be sure to let us know how you like it!

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    Bill Weinberg https://globalganjareport.com

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    Caitlin Donohue https://radionopal.com

    @byrdwatch | @cronicacdmx

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    Pedro Nicoletti https://cannativa.net

    @nicomalazartes | @cannativa_

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  • The spark of freedom that was lit in California in the 1990s has now spread to other states and countries, each legalizing cannabis in their own way. In this episode, we’ll discuss the trends and patterns in the data emerging from these new legal markets--and the lessons those trends and patterns have to teach us--with one of the world’s most knowledgable cannabis market analysts. Tom Adams is co-founder and president of Adams Cannabis Research, provider of custom research and strategic planning services to the cannabis industry. ACR develops financial models and market projections, publishes analytical reports and news analysis, and assesses new business opportunities for companies and investors in the worldwide legal cannabis market.

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  • In this episode we feature an inside look at the role cannabis has played in the life and work of one of today's most popular stars, Eric Rachmany of the also very popular California based band Rebelution. Eric shares his views on cannabis, new forms of reggae, and social justice; we kick around some thorny questions about race and authenticity; dig deep into a few of his songs; and seek to better understand the connection between cannabis and activism.

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    https://rebelutionmusic.com

    @ericrachmany

    @rebelutionmusic

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  • CJ Wallace, philanthropist and social justice advocate, is the son of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and Faith Evans. Through conversations with his father’s family members and friends, CJ learned that his dad had used cannabis as a tool to unlock creativity and his signature flow, but also to self-medicate from the traumas of growing up in 80’s Brooklyn. CJ instinctively used cannabis to fuel his creativity while making music and acting but he also saw the same plant help his younger brother, Ryder, in his struggles with autism. Think BIG was born out of CJ’s belief in the potential of cannabis to empower, heal, and inspire. In addition to his work with Think BIG, CJ is an accomplished actor and performer. Co-Founder and CEO of Think BIG, Willie leads the company's executive management, creative and strategic vision. With his extensive background in social entrepreneurship, executive leadership, global brand marketing, and storytelling, Willie is endlessly inspired by the collaborative process and understands firsthand the power of art, technology, and cannabis to stimulate both creativity and community on a global scale. For 20 years, Willie oversaw award-winning marketing campaigns for clients including Absolut Vodka, Bionic Yarn, Estée Lauder, GQ, Jayden’s Juice, Montblanc, Persol, Ray-Ban, TED, the Obama Administration, Vanity Fair, and Wired Magazine. In 2018, Willie served as Chief Marketing Officer for Starling Brands and in 2015 founded Flint Studio, a cannabis branding studio, where he first met CJ Wallace and Todd Russaw.

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    @cjordanwallace

    @themackster

    @frankwhiteco

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  • Paul Rosen played a key role at the very beginning of the birth of the Canadian cannabis industry. He was a founder of Pharma Can Capital, which is now known as the Cronos Group, one of the earliest huge successes in Canada. Since then he has been one of the most active investors in global cannabis, and a trusted advisor to some of the most powerful companies. Paul’s other cannabis ventures include Tidal Royalty, BreakWater Venture Capital, and Global Go. Unlike a lot of the new suits, Paul has a personal relationship with the plant and has a wealth of knowledge to offer any aspiring cannabis-conscious corporate executive.

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    Email: paulrosen44@gmail.com

    https://globalgo.consulting

    https://arcviewgroup.com

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  • Natalie Papillion is a strategist, organizer and policy wonk with nearly a decade of experience building momentum behind brands, causes and candidates. Natalie has worked in both the social and business sectors, including various strategy, marketing and operations leadership roles at Google, Rent the Runway and The Future of Storytelling. Natalie has also worked as a writer, researcher and curator for both academic and mass-market publications, including her forthcoming  history “Reefer Madness: The Roots of Drug Prohibition in America”. Natalie is a graduate of Yale University, where she concentrated in the social, cultural and political history of Black communities in the US. Most recently, Natalie has joined the Last Prisoner Project as our Policy Adviser/Director and as a board member. Her most recent work paper, "Criminal Injustice: Cannabis & The Rise of the Carceral State", dives into the sordid history behind America's marijuana laws, and details the staggering human and economic cost of this unjust and ineffective crusade.

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    Instagram: @napapillion

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    https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/criminal-injustice

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  • Peter Grinspoon M.D. is a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. He's the son of the great cannabis advocate and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Lester Grinspoon. His exposure to cannabis and the loss of his brother at an early age motivated him to pursue a path of activism with Greenpeace and eventually following his father's footsteps; becoming a doctor and an author of the book, Free Re-Fills. Hear the lessons that the cannabis plant has taught him in his own life journey. Medical professionals of all types will find this episode to be inspiring and thought-provoking.

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    http://www.petergrinspoon.com/

    Twitter: @Peter_Grinspoon

    https://dfcr.org/

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  • A new generation of academic researchers with a focus on cannabis are breaking ground in our understanding of the origins and migration of cannabis across the globe. Experts in the fields of history, geography, anthropology, and archaeology are uncovering new findings on how people of all cultures integrated cannabis in their societies. Chris Duvall is a professor of Geography at the University of New Mexico and he is the author of, The African Roots of Marijuana. His research is opening a new perspective on how cannabis comes to Africa and spreads across the continent. Centuries of lost history are coming to light because of Chris's diligent research. Aspiring academics with a passion for cannabis will not want to miss this episode.

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    The African Roots of Marijuana by Chris Duvall

    https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-african-roots-of-marijuana

    Duvall@unm.edu

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  • Founder and President of 4 Front, Kris Krane is more than just a successful cannabis industry businessman; he is an activist at heart. There is much to learn from Kris's journey of cannabis activism to a cannabis business career. He has played an invaluable role in helping push cannabis reform forward, which makes him uniquely qualified in sharing his insights with the global tribe. An episode not to be missed for all the young activists listening to this show who are also considering a career in the legal industry.

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    4 Front

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  • Sue Taylor is the CEO of The Farmacy, an innovative dispensary in Berkeley, CA with a focus on serving the senior community, but if you would have told her that one day she would be a powerhouse in the cannabis industry, she would be the first one to laugh at the idea. Hear her incredible journey and how her perception towards cannabis shifted in the most unexpected way; saving her life. It’s a story that every young person contemplating a career in cannabis should know. Be divinely inspired by her words of wisdom and spiritual guidance.

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  • Every time I get together with my next guest, no matter what part of the world, there is always loads of fun and laughter. Jim Belushi, the great comedic actor, storyteller, musician and now cannabis farmer joins me for the next hour. Since ancient times, people have always imbibed in visionary substances with the aim to induce joyous laughter and creativity; two things that Jim has achieved great success in his professional career. Now Jim is channeling his passions into his new upcoming TV series, Growing Belushi on Discovery Channel, which centers around Belushi's Farm. You can't appreciate the laughter of life without going through some pain, and both Jim and I, share with one another about the loss of our own brothers and the impact it had on our lives. What was the path of experiences that led Jim down a road to devoting his life to growing cannabis in Oregon and what does he hope to achieve with his newfound mission? In this episode, get an intimate and personal look into the life of Jim Belushi from the lens of cannabis.

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    Check out Jim's upcoming tv series on Discovery, Growing Belushi.

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  • Join me for the next hour as we journey into the wild world of hemp from one of my dearest friends, who believes that planting as much hemp as possible is the best way to fight climate change. Doug Fine has cultivated hemp for food, farm-to-table products and seed-building in four U.S. states, served as a hemp researcher with the University of Hawaii and teaches a hemp course with AcresUSA. His cannabis books include American Hemp Farmer, Too High to Fail, Hemp Bound and Farwell, My Subaru. Listen to his own personal relationship as a cannabis consumer and how it influenced his work with industrial hemp? By the end of the episode, you to, may believe planting hemp can help save the planet!

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    Doug's latest book, American Hemp Farmer is now available everywhere.

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