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.
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We’re talking weed again! Caroline Phillips joins us for the third time to talk about the National Cannabis Festival coming to RFK on April 20th.
This year there is more advocacy, more education, more music, more vendors, more food, and pretty much more of everything. Have a listen–there’s a chance to win tickets and a great deal for our Veterans!
We talked about medical marijuana last year and the topic is hot. This week, we head to the Owner’s Suite at the Bowie Baysox (that’s how we roll) and sit down with some experts and talk about..well, marijuana!
Caroline Phillips joins us again from the National Cannabis Festival which is happening on April 21st at RFK in the District. Tickets are still available and if you are looking to learn more about legalized marijuana (medical or recreational) this is a fantastic event along with some great entertainment!
Professor Shad Ewart, Chair of the Department of Business Management at AACC, joins us to discuss the curriculum he is hoping to develop to prepare today’s students to enter this emerging market.
And finally, Matt Kirby who is a a partner and Director of Communications for REMEDY Medical Dispensary in Columbia rounds out the panel to discuss his operation and the obstacles to bring it to fruition.
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Marijuana is coming! In fact a dispensary is about to pop up on West Street in Annapolis in a few months! We thought we should talk about it with some experts, so please welcome Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong!
Well, maybe not! But we do have Caroline Phillips and Kevin Cranford with us today. Both are advocates for the legalization of marijuana and have been VERY vocal on the national scene in lobbying for the decriminalization and legalization for medical and recreational use.
In fact, the 2nd Annual National Cannabis Festival is about to take place at RFK Stadium in Washington on April 22nd and Caroline is the Founder & CEO of it!
We sat down on the rooftop at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge to talk about the existing laws, the coming laws, misconceptions, right-conceptions, and much more.
If you are looking to go to the National Cannabis Festival, understand it is NOT a “pot fest.” It is an educational and advocacy festival. Yes, they will have music and food and it will be a good time; but expect to see cannabis related vendors, organizations, lawmakers, how to grown, and a special area where Marylanders can meet the growers, cultivators, and dispensers. Get your questions answered and basically learn more than we can cover in an hour here on The Maryland Crabs! Get your tickets at the link!
Nourishment for this episode comes by way of Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge on West Street. The rooftop is about to open and the lamb burger is as fine and tasty as it has always been!
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Next week–we are talking developers. We sit down with Jeff Jacobson who is hoping to add on to the Eastport Shopping Center in Annapolis and create a more vibrant and livable community. Can he doe it? Tune in and see.
Looking ahead–Travis Pastrana, Congressmen Anthony Brown and John Sarbanes, St. John’s College President Chris Nelson, the new developers of Crystal Spring …now knows as Providence Point, a VERY frank discussion on opioid addiction and the crisis Maryland is facing, and much more!
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If you are just joining us…. make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out! Most recently….
Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot was with us last week and pulled no punches. He explained what the hell it is he does besides collect the taxes and issue the refunds. He gave us some insight to how he is handling the increased fraud cases and explained how irritated he is with the legislature that will not allow him to do more! We also talked about his efforts to get AC in the Baltimore schools and making schools start after Labor Day statewide!
Alex Pline. OK, so you may not know the name unless you are an avid biker; but he is an Annapolitan that sits on the City’s Transportation Board and sheds some insight into what many perceive as madness with the City’s new parking contractor–SP+. We also talk about biking in Maryland and where it needs to go!
Mayoral Candidate Mike Pantelides talks about his upcoming re-election campaign. He takes off his Mayor’s hat, loosens his tie and talks about why and how he will win another 4 years in November of 2017.
Rushern Baker, III, the Prince George’s County Executive sat down with us to talk about how well the County is doing after being pretty much at the bottom of the barrel. His predecessor was indicted, arrested, and served time in prison for corruption, the murder rate was out of control, and because the FBI was still investigating people, he had to fire the entire management of the county and start fresh! Now we talk MGM Grand, Harborplace, Westphalia, and the time his mom called him to make sure he wasn’t the one in jail.
Gavin Buckley comes back to the Crabs now that his campaign is in full swing and lays out his vision for Annapolis as he looks to unseat the incumbent Mayor, Mike Pantelides in this year’s election! Can an Aussie handle an American colonial town? Put a shrimp on the barbie, grab some vegamite and have a listen!
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