HBP 106: Marijuana Killed Him

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“What if he was out there slinging rocks?”

Welcome to another fun filled educational episode of everyone’s favorite cannabis podcast, The Hot Box! We work hard to bring you informative marijuana information that you care about each and every week. There’s so many things wrong with how people who smoke marijuana are treated, and with how the plant itself is treated. Keep reading after the break for our good friend Denton Ramsey from the CannaTruths podcast writing about how hemp and cannabis can change the world. Keep reading after the column for show notes and links on what we talked about in the show. Over to you Denton.

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Ep 103: Flip Flopping

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“Here, smoke this, and it’ll be interesting.”

Do you smoke? Are you tired of fighting this ridiculous war? Yeah, we are too. It gets old saying the same things to the same people over and over again. We know, you get it, but you still aren’t off the hook. Tell a friend, help support the shows you love, whether that’s us or another, as long as you support something. For once in your life, be a part of something great. I kid, I kid. But seriously, let’s make a concerted effort to try and preach, not so much to the choir all the time, but to all humans in general. It sucks, I know. Trust me I know. But it simply needs to be done. Keep reading after the break for show notes. You know you love it.

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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 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 99: Great Representation

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“A politician doesn’t know anything but their issue, and nobody wants to make medical marijuana their issue.”

The Hot Box proudly presents to you, episode 99 of our medical marijuana talk show. We started this show back in May of 2010 intent on educating the people and spreading the good word of marijuana. We’ve met a lot of cool people in the process who are fighting tooth and nail, pouring their every waking moment to help the medical marijuana industry move forward. It’s great to see so many smart, well motivated people focused on fixing the massively ugly, waste of money and resources mistake that is the war on drugs. One of those people on the forefront each and every day is the MTCIA’s own Ed Docter. Ed is a man of vision and drive, putting thousands of miles on his own personal vehicle to visit every single medical marijuana business in the great state of Montana. Between him, and the rest of the team that makes up the MTCIA, and all of the patients, providers, and common people such as myself in this great industry, we are getting things done. It’s a slow and steady process, but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Although Caesar was murdered towards the end of one. The government should take great care in how they continue to address the people involved in this industry.

We are not second class citizens. We are not criminals. We are hard working honest every day people that keep this great country of ours going. If you continue to treat us like criminals and put us in jail, or break into our businesses during normal hours of operation just to steal money and cannabis, you are going to start a civil war you will not win. No body will win. Every life lost, every family member incarcerated, every dollar that gets spent on fighting this legal battle, takes away money and able bodies from the community it lives and thrives in. You cannot win, because we have the truth on our side. You have lied, but now we control the flow of information. It’s better to stop now, apologize, reschedule, and end this silly war on drugs before things go too far. Though some of us would say things are far passed that point. It’s up to you. Get links on how you can help support the movement after the break.

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