The 2020 National Cannabis Festival

We’re talking weed again!  Caroline Phillips joins us for the fourth time (even though we said third when recording) to talk about the National Cannabis Festival coming to RFK on April 18th.

Now in it’s 5th year, the festival has grown from a single day with 5,000 attendees to a two day affair with a FREE policy summit on the Friday April 17th to the festival on the 18th expected to draw more than 25,000 advocates, educators, legislators, and those just looking to learn a lot more.

Yes it is a fun time, but as the push for legal cannabis moves across the US, there are more and more questions and a greater need for education!

We also hop on the phone with two industry experts….Lucas Hale from Curaleaf, a national company that is involved with every step of marijuana from growing to dispensing to distributing.  And also, Warren Lemley from Peake Releaf which is a locally owned dispensary in Rockville, MD.  Both were a wealth of information and both will be at the festival on April 18th!

As to the festival, this year you can expect more advocacy, more education, more music, more vendors, more food, and pretty much more of everything.

Have a listen and get all of your information on the National Cannabis Festival website!

Note to self: The cannabis industry is very punny!


A preview of the 8th Annual Annapolis Film Festival

The Annapolis Film Festival is coming! The Annapolis Film Festival is coming!  Ask for some days off or call out sick, but clear your calendar for March 26-29, 2020.

This year, more than 70 films will be screened over four days all over walkable Annapolis. If you are a film buff (or want to be one) make sure you get your passes or tickets now! If you plan to see more than a single film, a day pass or a festival pass is the best way to go!

Today, we talk with Lee Anderson and Patti White who are the Festival Directors about what is new this year and their theme of Focus Forward!  We get some inside scoop on the festival itself as well as some honest talk about what it costs to put on!

Have a listen.


Annapolis Film Festival (Tickets and Passes)

Lisa Consiglio Ryan of Whole Health Designs

It’s hard to live a healthy life when you are a working parent. But you have to learn to make yourself a priority without feeling guilty about it. Lisa Consiglio Ryan, owner of RASA Juice Shop in Annapolis, is also the mastermind behind Whole Health Designs, a company designed to help women transition to the “clean life”.

On March 7-8, Whole Health Designs is throwing a Winter Healing Slumber Party at Westin Annapolis. Part wellness conference, part retreat, this is an event for the ultimate wellness-seeker, featuring healthy food, wellness support and, most of all, healing. Sponsored by Sadona Salon + Spa, and a portion of proceeds will go to the YWCA – Weinberg Residence, Domestic Violence Safe House.


So, John Lodge from The Moody Blues is on his way to Annapolis

John Lodge, Rock and Roll HOF member, bassist, frontman, and lyricist for The Moody Blues is coming to Annapolis on March 3rd. No, not Maryland Hall, but Rams Head On Stage for one intimate show of all the Moodies best!

We caught up with John on the phone. I was in Annapolis…he was in Barbados (it’s good to be John Lodge) to hear his thoughts on the show, his career, how he kept his marriage and family so strong while living the rock and roll lifestyle!

Have a listen!



A few minutes with Gaelic Storm

Today, we hopped on the phone with Ryan Lacey the drummer with the Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm who will be at the Rams Head On Stage on February 11th and 12th.

Did you know the band got a boost when they appeared in an Academy Award winning movie? About their grueling touring schedule? Or when that next album is coming out (spoiler–this summer).

Have a listen as we welcome one of the best live bands to see to Annapolis– Gaelic Storm!

Have a listen!