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: 2011 Garden City Cannabis Expo (Panel)

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This is audio from the first Panel discussion speaking about current legislation and information regarding federal raids. You’ll hear Ed Docter (Kush Magazine), Chris Lindsey (Lindsey Law) Kate Cholowea, Rose Habib (CannabAnalysis Laboratories) Katrina Farnum (Garden Mother Herbs) Ed Rosenthal (Quicktrading Company) and John Masterson (Montana Norml). Then they open it up for a little question answer. This was a great time, we are really glad we are able to bring you footage and audio from this event. 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.

Ep 7: Black Market Mentality

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“I just thought of it, I was stoned and I thought of it.”

Welcome, welcome to show number seven, and our first guest Mark! Things are still going super duper well at the office, even though groups out there will have you believe that dispensaries bring crime waves. I haven’t seen one violent criminal act toward myself or anyone else, so maybe you don’t know it ALL.  On a couple lil side notes, Marc Emery is out of solitary confinement!!  He was released at the start of July after nearly four weeks in the hole. Please still write letters and do what you can to show support!! Also there is a Montana Medical Growers Association (MMGA) meeting July 20th at 6:00pm in the Kalispell library, if you’re not from Kalispell go to montanamedicalgrowers.org to see chapters in your area.  Safe Community Safe Kids is about a week away from dead line for signatures but they are just over 8,000 of the needed 25,000 so pretty sure I stand by my previous statement that this was an epic fail.  Finally, testimonials are being requested for use in Helena from Medical Marijuana patients, please send them to ed.tamarack@gmail.com.  Now ladies and gents, light em if you got em cause we’re starting the show!

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Ep 4: Cease and Desist

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“Leave weed alone just for a quick hot minute and go deal with that oil spill real quick.”

Welcome to big old show number four, we’re getting up there. It is June and even though we live in Montana it is the time to maybe try a couple outdoor plants.  Just make sure she’s in a safe place away from the street (seriously even if your legal don’t grow in your front yard right now, thanks) and protected from deer or other outdoor vermon that may attempt to tear her apart.  I really recommend a greenhouse which can be as easy as plastic stapled to wood depending on your budget.  And trust me, there is nothing sweeter then smoking your own weed. Now on with the show!

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Ep 3: Feed the Paranoia

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“The main thing we should protect our kids from is ignorance.”

Today was an election day so I hope people made an effort to get out and try to help make better laws happen.  If you’re ever curious about politicians in your state check with norml.org and look for your state voters guide. (Mat in. I tried to find it on the NORML website, but failed miserably. I did find this voter guide by Vote Hemp however, so I hope it’s useful. Mat out.) They are full of helpful information you care about. Now, it’s time for the show.

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Ep 2: Super Evil

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“This one guy, he affected how everybody is seeing it now, which is really sad.”

We’re back! Not that there was any cause for concern, but everyday that I’m still in business is a good day, and I’m thankful I can still help all my patients. The only little thing that may need to be nipped in the bud quick is certain people thinking that because I have a heart and marijuana leaf on my shirt I will just sell to you… Do you ask a pharmacist for lortab if you see him in his white jacket outside the pharmacy? I am trying to run a business here people! Also, why must you cause accident after accident in the store if you see my work shirt? Display cases, other carts, and other people’s feet are un-necessary casualties of your surprise. I have a pot leaf on my shirt with my name on it. What is this world coming to?

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