Ep 102: The New Middle Finger

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“You took the Christ out of Christmas.”

Are we the enemy? Nah, we’re here to help educate and entertain. How are we doing so far? We encourage you to let us know. Follow us on all our social networks, located on the right hand menu. Now I’d like to welcome back our good friend from Texas, Denton Ramsey. He started a new site called CannaTruths, Facts About the Plant. You can find Denton’s marijuana / cannabis related writings there, and on the Jamhole / Hot Box forums in the cannabis fact box section. If we expect anything to change or get better, we MUST get educated. If you are already educated, then it is your duty to help educate others. We need to use these great tools and this amazing infrastructure we’ve created to our benefit. There is no better more efficient way to share information than on the Internet. Without further ado, I give you Denton Ramsey, and his piece entitled, “Cannabis in America: Mixed Messages, or Laced Lies?”

We hope you all have a merry Christmas, a festive Festivus, a holy Hanukkah, and a cool capitalism filled consumer day. We’ll see you next week. Keep in touch with us in between episodes on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To get an email every time the show is live, follow us on Justin.tv. We also have discussions on the forums. IF you have a minute and an iTunes account, subscribe to the show and give us a review. The reviews help us get more listeners!

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Ep 73: The Party Party

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“No one should go to jail for pot.”

Coming to you live from the 2011 Garden City Cannabis Expo in Missoula Montana at the university. We had such a great time, met a ton of really super cool people, and saw some seriously awesome stuff. Oh yea, and my prediction that this weekend long party of “pot heads” would come and go with ZERO problems. Problems you might expect to deal with when a group of people start getting wasted on the “Devil Plant.” Yeppers, not one single stabbing, rape, or gun shot the whole weekend, not by us anyways. We should be proud. Anyways, do you see how silly that sounds? Yes, now stop lying to the people who make our laws. You know how easily they can be swayed. Just takes the right kind of green, if you know what I mean. If you want more audio from the Garden City Cannabis Expo, check out the two special episodes we released. There is the group discussion and the panel talk.

We do a short 15 minute or so episode of the Hot Box due to some scheduling interference, but no worries, because we have enough interviews to turn this 15 minute episode into almost two hours worth of words YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO! You’re welcome, just trying to do our part in clearing up all the dangerous misinformation out there. So after the show, stick around and catch our interviews with such amazing humans as:

John Masterson – Montana NORML
Ed Docter – Kush Magazine
Noel – Montana Botanical Analysis
Chris Lindsey – Lindsey Law Firm
Rose Habib – CannabAnalysis
Dennis – Veterans Rep for Montanan’s for Responsible Legislation
Mimi – Montanan’s for Responsible Legislation
Doug Chayette – Montanan’s for Responsible Legislation

And of course make sure you stick around till the very end, to hear a very awesome, very special interview with Oaksterdamn professor, cannabotanist extraordinaire, the Big Book of Buds and Ask Ed man himself, Ed Rosenthal! Check out Daily Buds, Quick Trading Company, and his blog. If you were at the expo in person, you could have done this! Honestly, that was one of the coolest sessions I’ve ever had the pleasure to partake in.

Overall, this should be a great episode, so sit back, and blaze one for the nation. She sure could use it. Did I mention Senator Dave Wanzenried was there? I’m rendering his talk along with the question and answer as I type this, so keep checking back on the Hot Box YouTube page to watch it. Also, make sure you show some support to our friends, they are all doing great things in the field of Cannabis. Make sure you catch our Tuesday episode as we bring you a wrap up of the whole weekend, and show you some really cool stuff we found while wandering the expo. If you want to have more discussions with us about anything, join us on the Hot Box forums.

Special: 2011 Garden City Cannabis Expo (Group Discussion)

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This is audio from the group discussion speaking about moving forward. What can we do as supporters of cannabis? Listen to this and find out. You’ll hear John Masterson (Montana Norml), Katrina Farnum (Garden Mother Herbs), Chris Lindsey (Lindsey Law) Mat Lee (The Hot Box) and many more. If you are in this discussion and I didn’t get your name on here, email info@hotboxpodcast.com and let me know. This was a fantastic group discussion, I’m super happy we were able to bring this to you. If you want to see the Facebook event page, it’s right here.

A huge thanks to everyone who wasn’t afraid to show their face, and their support for cannabis in Montana. We’ll have more content from the Garden City cannabis expo as I get it put together, cleaned up, and rendered. Look forward to more audio discussions, a special Hot Box episode LIVE from the cannabis expo with all of the interviews we did, video of Senator Dave Wanzenried’s talk, product reviews from some of the cool people who were selling goods, Ed Rosenthal the master botanist himself, and of course, lots of pictures. If you appreciate all the time and work we put into the Hot Box, you can contribute monetarily, or send us something cool to the P.O. Box. We also take items for review. Note, any items we review will be considered gifts, and will not be returned. But you already knew that.

Special: MMGA Cannabis Conference Part 7

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Here is part 7 of the audio from the Helena Montana Medical Growers Assocation Cannabis Symposium that I went to back in September. This is the last talk of the series.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the countless hours spent up late nights when I should have been well in bed for work the next morning, feel free to contribute some motivation in the form of a pay pal donation. At the very least, spread the word about the Hot Box and the MMGA. We’re doing great things for medical cannabis!

This part you will first hear from Talyn Lang, the Missoula chapter head of the MMGA speaking about customer service. With him speaking also is Pam Bouchard. After that we hear from Grant Redfield, who speaks about grow room safety and business operations. Then at the end you briefly hear from J.B. who is the man with Green Point Insurance. This is great stuff, so listen and learn, and I hope you all can gain something from this. I apologize for the quality of the audio, I actually spent an hour or so cleaning it up. You should have heard it before I fixed it. Anyways, this is the last talk from room 2 at the 2010 Helena MMGA Cannabis Conference. The camera ran out of tape so I apologize for not having the rest of the room 2 talks. You’ll just have to try and make it next year, or write to the MMGA head, Jim Gingery, and tell him you want the Hot Box at the conference.