HBP 145: Transcendent Experiences

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“When people are healed positively like that, they want to shout it from the mountain tops.”

Welcome back to the Hot Box. Join Kyle and I as we talk to Master Ayahuasca & Cannabis Shaman Hamilton Souther from Blue Morpho Tours. Who is this Shaman we speak of? I’m glad you asked. From the Blue Morpho Tours site, Hamilton Souther is a:

Master Ayahuasca & Cannabis Shaman. He focuses his work on authentic traditional and modern disciplines of shamanism. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he has a Bachelors degree in Anthropology, and has practiced shamanism worldwide. Legendary Master Shamans Alberto Torres Davila and Julio Llerena Pinedo gave Hamilton the title of Master Shaman after completing an apprenticeship under the tutelage of the two. Over the last 12 years, he has guided thousands of participants into shamanic states of consciousness and has transformed shamanism into an accessible spiritual modality for westerners. Within that development Hamilton has been able to heal westerners of depression, anxiety, drug addiction and PTSD. His ceremonies also help people find their deepest purposes and goals in life.

Thanks for sticking with the show, we’ll try to be more regular about putting out new episodes. Check out the links and commentary in the show notes.

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HBP 133: The Sexualization of Medical Marijuana

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“The war on drugs is over.”

Welcome to another episode of your favorite marijuana / cannabis talk show, the Hot Box. Mat Lee here with some show notes for episode 133. We recorded on Saturday so we could interview another member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) on the show. Let’s welcome Diane Goldstein to the Hot Box. Join us as we discuss changing drug policy, Obama VS Biden, some international drug policy, states rights, and the newly passed marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. This is a great conversation so keep reading for links to more information on Diane Goldstein, LEAP, and the articles we discussed. Thanks for listening, and help spread the word by clicking the share buttons. Interact with us throughout the week on the big three. Find the Hot Box on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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Ep 105: Devil Weed

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“We need the states and the attorney generals of the states to stand up for their rights as sovereign states.”

Welcome to episode 105 of the Hot Box marijuana podcast. Each week we discuss recent cannabis news, interesting marijuana related topics, and answer general questions about society. Join us each week live on Hot Box TV to participate in the live recording via our chat room. In this episode we would like to welcome distnguished LEAP member, Stephen Downing. The topic at hand is from this LEAP article about how YouTube ignored a question advocating marijuana legalization from a retired LAPD deputy chief of police that won twice as many votes as any other video question in the White House’s “Your Interview with the President” competition on the Google-owned site.

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Ep 102.5: Dope and Dog Food

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“I mean, if the CIA can sell crack right?”

From the great state of Texas to big sky country Montana, listen as we welcome Denton Ramsey and Professor Bluntston to the Hot Box. These guys do some great work down in Texas, and have started a couple of interesting cannabis talk shows. If you are sick of all the negative propaganda and lies about cannabis, just like we are, then check out and subscribe to CannaTruths and the Reefer Rhetoric shows. For now, sit back, blaze one for the nation, and enjoy this special half episode where we really get to know the people behind these great educational marijuana and cannabis focused shows. Do you know what the difference between marijuana and cannabis is? If you are shaking your head right now, take a listen.

Ep 101: Treatment and Education

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“Drug prohibition from every aspect has been a complete catastrophe.”

The problem with the war on drugs, is the war on drugs. Why are you starting fights with people like that? Why are you treating things that should be health related, like criminal offenses? That’s the most appalling thing of all, for now at least. I’m sure if we give them time they will blow us away with something even worse. Listen, if people have drug problems, they are treated like criminals, rather than the alternative. What’s the alternative? Hmm, some sort of empathy and humanity for someone going through a hard time in their life perhaps? It’s maybe a bit hard to understand unless you’ve gone through it yourself, but still. Jail? Really? Sure, if they keep doing it over and over again after you’ve helped, or they’ve helped themselves over and over, then OK, but is it criminal? Not hardly.

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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.