HBP 146: Out of the Shadows


“Apparently Mark Woodward did not get the memo.”

Thanks for checking out another episode of the Hot Box. Join Mat and Kyle as they discuss the marijuana banking issue, business as usual in Colorado and Washington, Oklahoma groups speak up, the south gets their medical marijuana act somewhat together, Colorado raid updates, wikileaf, and so much more. Thanks for checking out the show. Make sure to write us a quick review in iTunes, listen through Stitcher, and follow us socially on Twitter, Facebook, and our Google+ page and discussion community.

Thank you for all the great feedback on the last episode with Master Ayahuasca & Cannabis Shaman Hamilton Souther from Blue Morpho Tours. Check out the episode here and drop a comment with your thoughts. Join the conversation.

The news that really made headlines this week is the whole marijuana banking thing. You know, the banks can’t really touch all this glorious marijuana money because federally it’s still illegal, and they don’t want to get their pee pee’s slapped for money laundering. But then again, it sure is bringing in an awful lot of money. Will the federal government give in and leave marijuana alone? Eventually I believe they have to, but it sure is going to be a long bumpy ride.

So remember the last time there was a memo issued? Yeah, that’s this again. Read one point of view written by Danielle Douglas on the Washington Post, and another by Gene Johnson on the Republic. I feel like if Kevin Spacey was president, we wouldn’t even have this problem.

If you have a business in Colorado or Washington that has to do with the weed stuffs, we would love to talk to you on the show about this whole using banks thing. Get a hold of us or leave a message at 406-204-4687.

There are a couple of groups raising up in Oklahoma, because hey, we’re Colorado’s neighbor! One is for recreational, and one is for medical, so at least they have it both covered. If one state can do it, we all might as well. Unless that state is jumping off a bridge. Then let’s not. Unless that state is Florida… Just kidding Florida. Sean Murphy wrote about it on the SF Gate.

A bunch of states in the south are getting in on this medical marijuana action. Well, they are going to try at least. Up next to hopefully add to the 20 are Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and possibly Mississippi. Let’s all wish them luck. Read about how to spend 4 million dollars on a petition drive.

We could sure learn a lot from the show House of Cards lol. Sorry, just had to add that. I literally finished season two in less than 48 hours. That’s gotta be some sort of lame internet accomplishment. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for you.

What is political capital? Because we have no fucking idea. Is that like Twitter followers?

Once the U.S. relaxed it’s stance on weed via memo’s and tweets, the rest of the world can finally take a deep comfortable breath. We sure are such trendsetters.

Remember that raid that happened in Colorado back in November of 2013? Yeah, it was pretty much all bullshit. They arrested one person, and he wasn’t even related to the dispensary. Here’s an update written by Eric Gorski and John Ingold for the Denver Post.

Are you familiar with WikiLeaf? It’s interesting that everything has to be a Wiki right now. Wiki is so hot right now. Rebecca Hiscott wrote about it over on Mashable.

If you have Netflix, check out Code of the West.  I saw this tweeted because they mentioned it on the Vice podcast, so I figured we would mention it here. You can check out the trailer here on Vimeo.

From their about page, “At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the state of Montana may now become the first to repeal its medical marijuana law.” Pretty riveting stuff.

That’s going to do it for us. Check back every week or so for a new episode of the Hot Box. Thanks for listening!

Author: Mat Lee

Dab lab rat and rap writer. Creating dope shit since the chromosome split.

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