Advocating for Marijuana Use in The State of Texas

Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by Amanda Berard. She is a mother, a University of North Texas grad student, and a veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. According...

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PDX Hempfest Expo Preview

Vivian previews the upcoming PDX Hempfest Expo being held on June 10th with the event organizer Jerry Norton. Norton is the founder of the Oregon Hemp convention who teamed up...

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Cannabis and the Soma Solution

Today Vivian is join by Chris Bennett the author Cannabis and the Soma Solution. Chris is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of cannabis, having...

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Brave New Weed

  Nearing Vivians 100th episode with cannabis radio he looks back on his involvement in the cannabis movement and touches on the plentiful uses and benefits. Joe Dolce is the...

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Healthy Living with Elise McDonough

A 15 Year veteran of High Times Magazine, Elise McDonough author of the Official High Times Cannabis Cook Book and Marijuana For Everybody. As Edibles Editor at the High Times,...

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Fixing America’s Police Through Reform

Norm Stamper activist, former Seattle police chief, and author of To Protect and Serve discusses how fixing America’s police will heal community relations. Norm currently serves as an advisory board...

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Weed The People With Bruce Barcott

Bruce Barcott, Leafly’s deputy director who is also an enviornmental Journalist, and is also an author of the book Weed The People. He talks about how he approached his kids...

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Cannabis and The Endocannabinoid System

We’re here today with Dr. Bob Melamede to talk to us about cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. We talk about how cancer feeds of of different sources of fuel in...

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Relationships: High Times and Norml

Joined by Alan St Pierre to talk about how NORML has been changing hearts and minds for over 40 years. Also discussing the long relationship between High Times and NORML....

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Helping End of Life Patients Pass Peacefully with Cannabis

We talk about how cannabis and its benefits with Dr. Sunil Aggarwal who has been on the forefront of helping end of life patients pass peacefully with the help of...

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Allowing Medical Marijuana at School

Allowing Medical Marijuana at School as Vivian McPeak is joined by John Barclay, father of River Barclay, a 7-year-old Aberdeen, Washington girl who suffers from an untraceable form of unspecified epilepsy. River...

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The Study of Cannabis and Social Policy

Dominic Corva joins us today, he’s the Founder and Co-Executive director of The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy (CASP). CASP tries to teach people more about...

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Suicide Prevention for PTSD-Stricken Veterans

  They talk about the horrible reality that 22 veterans a day commit suicide from PTSD. We’ll discuss the many different ways that we can help our veterans, such as simple...

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Hemp Foods in Australia

Paul Benhaim founded Hemp Foods Australia in 2000, which now is the largest Hemp Food Wholesaler, Production Company, Retailer, Manufacturer and Exporter in the Southern Hemisphere.   Due to Australia’s legislation...

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The Changing Perception of Cannabis

The Changing Perception of Cannabis examined as Vivian McPeak welcomes Keith Stroup,  an attorney and founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). In a recent...

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NJ Weedman Ed Forchion

Vivian speaks with Robert Edward “Ed” Forchion Jr. know best as NJ Weedman, and recognized as one of New Jersey’s best known marijuana legalization advocates. Forchion has used marijuana since he was...

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Hempocrisy Against the Kettle Falls 5; Molecular Biology of Cannabis

Federally charged patient, and Defendant in the highly publicized Kettle Falls 5 case, Rolland Gregg discuss how he and his family came to use medical marijuana to handle various medical...

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THC Advocacy and Drug Policy Revisited

THC Advocacy and Drug Policy Revisited as Vivian McPeak is joined by Amanda Reiman PhD MSW, Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance. Amanda Reiman is Manager...

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Harvard Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Dr. Staci Gruber

Harvard Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Dr. Staci Gruber,  notably featured on the CNN documentary Weed, speaks with Vivian McPeak. Staci Gruber, PhD, is the director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core...

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Heralding the Industrial Hemp Legalization Movement

Heralding the Industrial Hemp Legalization Movement as Vivian McPeak talks with Micah Nelson, who now serves on the Board of Directors for the National Hemp Association.   We learn from the son...

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Offering The Cannabis Industry Sustainability

Offering The Cannabis Industry Sustainability as Vivian McPeak speaks with Nicholas J. Murer, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Witlon, Inc. Nicholas Murer formed Witlon, Inc. in 2014 to...

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Ending Cannabis Criminal Incarceration

Ending Cannabis Criminal Incarceration by Empowering, Educating, and Disseminating Information about people incarcerated as a result of Cannabis Laws and to End Prohibition is the focus of POW420.com and Adela...

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Weighing in on Cannabis’ Unpredictable Future

Weighing in on cannabis’ unpredictable future based on the impact of a new Presidential administration as Vivian McPeak talks to the executive director of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy...

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Ecological Designer and Organic Specialist Richard Freeman, Ph.D

Vivian McPeak speaks with Ecological Designer and organic specialist Richard Freeman, Ph.D., aka. Dr. Rick. He is also the Planner/Designer, Consulting Partner of Grow Ecology, LLC. Recently, he has created a comprehensive, proactive...

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Surviving Hospice with Cannabis

Vivian speaks with Meagan Holt, a Parent of cannabis patient child named Maddie, and the her story of her daughter ended up Surviving Hospice with the help of Cannabis Oil. Last...

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Dope Magazine Visionary David Tran

Dope Magazine Visionary David Tran talks to Vivian McPeak . David  is the ‎Co-Founder/CEO Dope Media, Co Owner Cowgirls Inc and ‎Dope Magazine. According to recent profile published in Marijuana Venture,...

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No On California Prop 64 Argument with Dragonfly De La Luz

Vivian McPeak explores the No On California Prop 64 Argument with Renowned Ganja Critic Dragonfly De La Luz. In a recent article, De La Luz explains, “Contrary to popular assumption,...

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Supporting California Prop 64 and The Push to Advance Cannabis Legalization

Supporting California Prop 64 and The Push to Advance Cannabis Legalization as Court-qualified cannabis expert witness / consultant Chris Conrad joins Vivian McPeak. The proposed Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)-Prop...

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Teri Heede: Medical Marijuana From the Aloha State

Medical Marijuana Talk From the Aloha State as Vivian speaks with Teri Heede, a medical marijuana patient with multiple sclerosis living on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Teri is...

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CBD Therapeutic Healing and Herbal Treatment

CBD Therapeutic Healing and Herbal Treatment as Vivian McPeak speaks with Jerry Whiting of LeBlanc CNE. Jerry works in cooperation with ProjectCBD to develop and distribute specialty CBD strains to patients. Jerry lectures, teaches,...

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Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas Hiatt

Seattle criminal defense attorney Douglas Hiatt talks to Vivian McPeak about a recent lawsuit victory he had in th e 9th circuit United States Court of Appeals  against the feds. Douglas Hiatt has...

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Whole-plant Cannabis Synergy

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak discusses Whole-plant Cannabis Synergy with AC Braddock, CEO of Eden Labs. AC Braddock is the CEO of the industry’s most innovative and respected extraction technology company and a...

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David Schmader Author of Weed: The User’s Guide

David Schmader is a writer who has been living and working in Seattle since 1991. Some of his works include the solo plays Straight, Letter to Axl, and A Short-Term Solution to a...

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NWMJ Law Attorney Aaron Pelley

Aaron Pelley has been an active part of Cannabis Law for over a decade and partnered with attorneys and experts that have been practicing “Cannabis Law” for over 20 years....

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Medical Marijuana Patient Jessamyn Way

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by medical marijuana patient and mother of 5 Jessamyn Way. During the pregnancy of the fourth child, she developed a brain tumor which led her to...

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Seattle Hempfest General Manager Sharon Whitson

Sharon Whitson, General Manager & Treasurer of Seattle Hempfest, joined the organization in 2004. She loves saying that a soccer PTSA mom runs Hempfest as family is a huge focus...

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Dr. Ostrow on Medical Cannabis and HIV

For his entire career, Dr. Ostrow has dedicated his work to ending health disparities and finding innovative solutions to the most challenging problems in public health. Trained at the University...

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Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML

Paul Armentano is the Deputy Director of NORML and the NORML Foundation. Mr. Armentano is an expert in the field of marijuana policy, health, and pharmacology, and has served as a...

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Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home

Vivian McPeak is joined by Joshua Sheets, Author of Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home. With marijuana laws changing rapidly, millions of gardeners with an interest...

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John Vergados Editor of SKUNK Magazine

John Vergados is the omnipresent editor of SKUNK Magazine, Canada’s premier marijuana cultivation publication. Vergados, fluent in three languages and an avid baseball fan and player with the broken bones...

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Sean J. Major: Injured Veteran Seeking Cannabis

U.S. Marine Sean J. Major is making a national push for approval to be the first active duty service member to use medical marijuana. Major has received a position to...

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Renee Gagnon On Choosing Gender and Cannabis

Choosing Gender and Cannabis as Vivian McPeak welcomes Renee Gagnon, one of the first transgendered cannabis entrepreneurs. Renee Gagnon is the co-founder and CEO of International Cannabis Centres Inc. a...

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Cannabis Women’s Alliance Founder Morgan Kristine

Morgan Kristine is the Founder of the Cannabis Women’s Alliance, and the former President of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), working closely with businesses in the early days of legalization. Prior to...

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Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes

Vivian McPeak welcomes Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes to discuss the city’s ongoing cannabis policy issues. Previous to his election, Holmes served as an original member of the Seattle Police...

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Seattle-Based Attorney Hilary Bricken

Seen on Al Jazeera America, CNN, and Fox News – Hilary was Named 2013 Top Deal Maker by the Puget Sound Business Journal,  one of the 100 most influential people...

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Blogger and Publisher Mark Taylor-Canfield

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Mark Taylor-Canfield, media activist. Mark Taylor-Canfield has blogged and published articles at HuffingtonPost.com, DailyKos.com, Truthout.org, Alternet.org, etc. His articles and news reports have been published...

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Paper and Leaf Co-Founder Brendan Hill

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Brendan Hill, Paper and Leaf Co-Founder and drummer of the Grammy Award-winning rock and blues band Blues Traveler. Paper and Leaf is the only...

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High Times Magazine Editor-in-Chief Dan Skye

Today on Hempresent Vivian Mcpeak is joined by Dan Skye Dan Skye is editor-in-chief of High Times Magazine and a cannabis expert. He has been a staff member of High...

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Michael Brewer of Brewer & Shipley

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Michael Brewer, of Brewer & Shipley. “Michael Brewer & Tom Shipley are truly two who work as one.  Still as passionate as ever, they continue...

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Court-Qualified Cannabis Expert Witness and Consultant Chris Conrad

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Chris Conrad, Court-qualified cannabis expert witness and consultant.   “Chris Conrad is a well known author, consultant, public speaker, cannabis expert witness, museum...

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Legal Update with Douglas Hiatt

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Douglas Hiatt, a return guest, for a legal update. Douglas Hiatt has spent the majority of his career serving as a public defender. Most...

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Utah Pain Patient Enedina Stanger

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Enedina Stanger, Utah pain patient in the news.  Enedina Stanger stayed behind in the parking lot while her two young daughters were shopping with...

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Marijuana Law and Policy with Amanda Reiman

Marijuana Law and Policy Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Amanda Reiman PhD MSW, Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy at the Drug Policy Alliance. Amanda Reiman is Manager of Marijuana...

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Chasing the Scream with Johann Hari

Today on Hempresent Vivian Mcpeak is joined by Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream.  Johann Hari has written for many top newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian,...

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Bobby Black Blazin’ on Hempresent

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Bobby Black!  Bobby Black is the former Senior Editor of High Times Magazine.  During his 21 years at the company, Bobby edited/starred in...

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Cannabis and Satire with Paul Krassner

Discussing cannabis and satire as Vivian McPeak is joined by legendary American satirist and marijuana advocate Paul Krassner. Paul Krassner, who was a child violin prodigy and was the youngest person ever...

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Learn from the real deal: The THC Foundation

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Paul Stanford, Founder of the THC Foundation. Paul Stanford directs a nonprofit organization comprising THCF Medical Clinics/Presto Quality Care, THCF Medical Gardens, the weekly TV...

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Mike McGinn Former Seattle Mayor

Today in Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Mike McGinn. Michael McGinn is the former mayor of Seattle, as well as a lawyer, Greenwood neighborhood activist, and a former Sierra Club state chair. McGinn differentiated...

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Shilo Jama of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance

Vivian McPeak is joined by Shilo Jama, the director of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance. The People’s Harm Reduction Alliance is one of the most daring and innovative needle exchanges in...

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Nick Licata Former Seattle City Council President

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Nick Licata, Former Seattle City Council President. Licata left office in 2016 after serving four terms. His eduacation consists of a BA...

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Cannabis Can Help the Homeless

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Nick DiCenzo from Cannabis Can. Cannabis Can is a non-profit organization that addresses the issue of homelessness in America with a completely...

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Marc Emery of Cannabis Culture

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Marc Emery founder of Cannabis Culture and ex prisoner. Marc is a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Emery is a notable...

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Morgan Fox of the Marijuana Policy Project

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Morgan Fox.  Morgan Fox is Communications Manager of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). He handles the day-to-day media needs of MPP’s reform...

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Veterans Outreach for Texas NORML

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by David Bass, Director of Veterans Outreach for Texas NORML.  David Bass is a retired U.S. Army Veteran after twenty-one years of service....

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Project CBD with Martin Lee

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Martin Lee, author and Director of Project CBD. Project CBD is an educational news service reporting on cannabidiol, other components of the...

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Mowgli Holmes from Phylos Bioscience

Vivian McPeak is joined by Mowgli Holmes the Co-Founder of Phylos Bioscience. They discuss the molecular biology of cannabis, as well as the debate for patent protection for cannabis strains. Mowgli...

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The Human Solution International

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Joe Grumbine, Founder of The Human Solution International. The Human Solution International is a grassroots network of people that began in Southern...

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Jack Cole from LEAP

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Jack Cole from LEAP. They discuss Jack’s thoughts on topics inclusion the legalization process thus far, as well as how much of...

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Ezra Parzybok: Cannabis Consultant Investigated for Drug Charges

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Ezra Parzybok, recent defendant. Vivian and Ezra discuss the police raid of his home, his community support during his arraignment for cannabis...

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How the 60s Counter Culture Affected the World

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Steve Hager former High Times Editor.  Vivian and Steve discuss his view on the state of the cannabis cause and its advancements,...

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Jorge Cervantes: The Cannabis Encyclopedia

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Jorge Cervantes, author of The Cannabis Encyclopedia. They discuss how Jorge was introduced to cannabis, his transition from underground to publicly growing,...

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Ah Warner of Cannabis Basics

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Ah Warner of Cannabis Basics. Vivian and Ah discuss hemp oil, as well as her initial introduction to cannabis and how her...

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Rick Simpson and Phoenix Tears: Nature’s Answer For Cancer

We learn about Phoenix Tears hemp oil medicine, as Vivian McPeak speaks to the man behind the development of that which is being deemed Nature’s Answer For Cancer, Rick Simpson.

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Debby Goldsberry: Cannabis Freedom Fighter

Today on Hempresent Vivian McPeak is joined by Debby Goldsberry of Berkley Patient’s Group.  They discuss Debby’s start-up in cannabis which has led her to receive several award in her...

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David Rheins: Ambassador for Marijuana Businesses

David Rheins from the Marijuana Business Association or MJBA talks to Vivian McPeak about his work being an Ambassador for Marijuana Businesses and his work with helping cannabusiness entrepreneurs around various...

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Let’s Hempresent the Good News

On this special episode of Hempresent, Vivian McPeak chats with CanabisRadio’s own Nurse Heather. Vivian asks Nurse Heather a little bit about her influence in the Cannabis Nurse Association, as...

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Roger Barbour: Devoted Father Fights For Cannabis

Vivian McPeak chats with Roger Barbour about his determination to fight for her daughters right to be able to use her cannabis oils on school grounds. She uses cannabis oils...

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Hemp Ace International Joy Beckerman Talks Industrial Hemp

Vivian McPeak chats with Joy Beckerman, President of Hemp Ace International and Industrial Hemp Professional & Public Relations Specialist, about how she became inspired to become dedicated to the cannabis...

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Michelle Sexton: Cannabis as a Gateway to Natural Medicine

Vivian McPeak talks with Dr. Michelle Sexton M.D., the technical adviser and editor on the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph, about why medical marijuana is effective for humans. Dr. Sexton...

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Drug War Facts and Common Sense For Drug Policy

Vivian McPeak talks with Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts, about cannabis legalization and common sense for drug policy. Doug tells where to find current facts on drug policy...

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Graphic Designing Guru Art Chantry

Vivian McPeak is joined by Art Chantry, graphic designer often associated with the posters and album covers he did for bands like Mono Man and The Sonics. Art takes us...

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Effectiveness and Economics of Medical Marijuana

Vivian McPeak interviews Dr. Michelle Sexton N.D., the technical adviser and editor on the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph. Tune in as they discuss why medical marijuana is effective for...

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Tackling Marijuana Myths, Cannabis Vaporization Research and Other Burning Cannabis Issues

Tackling Marijuana Myths, Cannabis Vaporization Research and Other Burning Cannabis Issues, Vivian McPeak talks with Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training  at the State University of...

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Endocannabinoids and Their Cannabis Healing Properties

Vivian McPeak speaks with Clint Werner, the Author of  Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. They uncover some amazing facts about cannabis. The book...

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Washington State Cannabis Legalization and Its Regulatory Hurdles

Discussing Washington State Cannabis Legalization and Its Regulatory Hurdles as Vivian McPeak speaks with Medical-Marijuana entrepreneur John Davis, the CEO of the NWRPC (Northwest Patient Resource Network).

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The Case Against Naturopathic Doctor Kathleen Naughton

Seattle-based attorney Nicole Li who represents naturopathic doctor Kathleen Naughton, accused by the Department of Health for giving a patient a temporary marijuana authorization and suggesting she use a non-intoxicating...

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Rolland Gregg and the Hypocrisy (or “Hemp”ocrisy) Against the Kettle Falls 5

Federally charged patient, and Defendant in the highly publicized Kettle Falls 5 case, Rolland Gregg discuss how he and his family came to use medical marijuana to handle various medical...

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Cannabis Advocacy, Legal Practice and Defending the Kettle Falls 5

Seattle, Washington-based criminal defense attorney Douglas Hiatt joins Vivian McPeak in his inaugural voyage of Hempresent. He gives us his back story of advocacy and legal practice and how he would focus...

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Vivian McPeak Hempresents – A Hemptastic Preview

Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It’s time to Hempresent! Our radio resident Hemposapien, Vivian McPeak will present a weekly platform for guests...

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