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A podcast featuring interviews with cannabis pioneers and 420 culture.

Montel Williams is the host of Let's Be Blunt with Montel. The 420 podcast aims to close the knowledge gap between general and in-depth cannabis knowledge. One of the most well-known cannabis proponents in the nation is Montel Williams. Since his diagnosis in 1999, he has used cannabis-based medicines to successfully treat the symptoms of his chronic condition.


As an Emmy Award-winning television personality whom Americans welcomed into their homes for more than 17 years, Williams attained the position of media celebrity. He has developed into an inspirational speaker, author, businessman, and global patient champion in addition to his TV career. Williams first displayed signs of MS in 1999, at the height of his TV career, manifesting as a strong, constant neuropathic pain in his legs and feet. His doctor advised him to try cannabis after finding that medicines weren't working to treat his discomfort.

Williams became a proponent of changing cannabis laws in the US early on. Williams was one of the few prominent voices on Capitol Hill fighting for their rights at the time when patients were being taken out of their homes in wheelchairs by the police for using cannabis to relieve their pain. He has fought for the passage of cannabis laws in significant states over the past 20 years and has led the charge for military veterans to have access to medical cannabis without fear of losing their benefits. He currently holds the positions of Founder of Lenitiv Scientific and the Montel by Select brand in addition to serving as the host of the "Let's Be Blunt" podcast, which disseminates knowledge and data about the cannabis industry.

Trailblazing in NJ Cannabis | TARA “Misu” SARGENTE
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Trailblazing in NJ Cannabis | TARA “Misu” SARGENTE

Welcome back to another insightful episode of “Let’s Be Blunt with Montel.” In this episode we're taking a fascinating journey into the heart of New Jersey’s burgeoning cannabis industry. Our spotlight is on a true trailblazer, Tara "Misu" Sargente, founder of Blazin’ Bakery—the first legal edibles company in New Jersey. Tara shares her incredible journey from designer and branding specialist to becoming a leading voice in the cannabis industry. We delve into the inception of Blazin’ Bakery and the innovative idea behind their DIY pot brownie mix. Tara also discusses her role in co-authoring the historic 2019 Medical Marijuana Bill, Jake Honig’s Law, and how the poignant story of Jake Honig has shaped the state's medical cannabis framework. But that's not all! Tara gives us an exclusive look at her latest venture, Alchemy Green—a new manufacturing facility set to revolutionize the market. We also touch on the importance of staying ahead in the fast-evolving cannabis industry, Tara's vision for creating a cannabis hub in South River, and the critical role trade associations play in advancing the industry. Plus, Tara shares valuable advice for those looking to enter the cannabis market in New Jersey, her preferred method of cannabis consumption, and the tunes that set the perfect vibe for her ideal session. This episode is packed with insights and inspiration for anyone interested in the cannabis industry. So, don’t miss out—tune in now! Be sure to subscribe to our channel and hit the notification bell so you never miss an episode. Tune in and join us on this enlightening journey into the world of NJ cannabis with Tara "Misu" Sargente. #CannabisIndustry #NewJerseyCannabis #BlazinBakery #MedicalMarijuana #JakeHonigsLaw #AlchemyGreen #CannabisEntrepreneur #MontelWilliams #LetsBeBlunt #NJcannabis #CannabisCommunity #Edibles #CannabisAdvocate #Trailblazer #CannabisPodcast #CannabisNews Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
The Future of Luxury Cannabis | Terrence White
49:58
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The Future of Luxury Cannabis | Terrence White

In this eye-opening episode of 'Let's Be Blunt with Montel', we sit down with Terrence White, the dynamic CEO behind Monko, a brand that's redefining luxury in the cannabis market and setting a bold standard for social equity in the industry. With a rich background in real estate and an impressive portfolio of entrepreneurial success, Terrence shares his unique journey from navigating the property market to establishing a leading name in luxury cannabis with Monko. Listeners will be treated to an insider look at what it takes to pivot careers into the burgeoning cannabis industry, the inspiration behind creating an upscale cannabis experience, and the importance of integrating social justice into the heart of the cannabis business model. Terrence dives deep into the essence of the Monko experience, shedding light on the brand's vertical integration and how it maintains its pioneering edge in a rapidly evolving industry. He doesn't shy away from discussing the challenges and rewards of advocating for social equity, his vision for the future of cannabis, and his plans for expanding Monko's luxury experience beyond DC. For those intrigued by the intersection of cannabis, luxury, and social impact, or looking to make more informed choices in the world of high-end cannabis, Terrence offers actionable advice and insights. Tune in on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 3:30pm for a compelling conversation that promises to enrich your perspective on the luxury cannabis lifestyle and the power of entrepreneurial spirit in championing social change. Don't miss out on this candid discussion that's as enlightening as it is inspiring. Remember: Innovation, integrity, and impact drive the future of cannabis. Discover how Monko is leading the way by joining us on this episode of 'Let's Be Blunt with Montel'. Stay informed, stay inspired, and, as always, keep it blunt. ``` #LuxuryCannabis #Monko #SocialEquity #CannabisIndustry #PleasantHillWellness #Entrepreneurship #CannabisLifestyle #Innovation #LetsBeBluntWithMontel #CannabisAdvocacy #HighEndCannabis #TerrenceWhite #CannabisCulture #SocialJustice Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
CANADIAN CANNABIS; ACTIVISM, LAW & ART | RUSSELL BENNETT
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CANADIAN CANNABIS; ACTIVISM, LAW & ART | RUSSELL BENNETT

In this enlightening episode of 'Let's Be Blunt with Montel,' we're crossing the borders to explore the intricate world of cannabis laws and advocacy in Canada. Join Montel Williams as he welcomes a distinguished guest from Toronto, Russell Bennett. Not just any cannabis lawyer, Russell is an author, podcaster, activist, and the driving force behind the compelling documentary project, 'Colton's Maze.' Dive deep into a conversation that bridges law, creativity, and activism. Russell shares his unique perspective on the evolution of cannabis law in Canada post-Cannabis Act, shedding light on its impact on industry dynamics and public perception. The discussion navigates through the contrasting approaches between Canada and the US, revealing the complexities of legal discord and the road towards national legalization. Russell doesn't just stop at legal analysis; he also brings creative projects into the mix, explaining how they contribute to wider cannabis reform. From the pioneering influence of his documentary 'STONED' to the personal and political narratives within 'The Reefer Man' play, discover how Russell uses art to advocate for change. Listeners will gain insights into the misunderstandings surrounding cannabis laws and learn lessons the US could take from Canada's legalization playbook. Russell also outlines his vision for the future of North American cannabis law and offers sage advice for anyone looking to enter the cannabis industry. The highlight of the episode is undoubtedly Russell's current documentary project, 'Colton's Maze,' which illuminates the critical issues surrounding medical cannabis and the story of Colton. Find out why this story matters and how you can support 'Colton's Maze' and broader legalization efforts. Wrap up the episode with ways to connect with Russell Bennett for more enlightenment on cannabis law and his innovative projects. This episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the intersection of cannabis legislation, activism, and creativity. Colton's Maze -- a documentary https://gofund.me/1a8fab38 #CannabisLaw #LegalizeCannabis #RussellBennett #LetsBeBlunt #MontelWilliams #CannabisAdvocacy #CanadaCannabis #ColtonsMaze #CannabisReform #TheReeferMan #STONEDocumentary #CannabisCommunity #CannabisCulture #MedicalCannabis Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
COMBAT BOOTS TO CANNABIS ROOTS | JASON AMBROSINO
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COMBAT BOOTS TO CANNABIS ROOTS | JASON AMBROSINO

In this episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," we're taking a deep dive into the evolving legal landscape of cannabis in New York State with our distinguished guest, Jason Ambrosino. This entrepreneur and dedicated advocate has not only made significant strides in navigating New York's complex cannabis regulations through his ventures, Veterans Holdings and Veterans Hemp Market, but his military service and unwavering commitment to supporting veterans spotlight a profound dedication to community and innovation. Join us as Jason shares insightful narratives on transitioning from military life to the forefront of the cannabis industry, overcoming regulatory hurdles in New York, and debunking common myths surrounding the market. Further, he explores the critical role of legislation in cannabis therapy for veterans and forecasts the future of cannabis regulations in New York. Through his stories, discover how military skills can uniquely prepare one for the challenges of cannabis entrepreneurship and the impact of Jason’s work on veterans' access to cannabis. We'll also get an intimate glimpse into Jason’s brands, such as New York Honey and Space Buds, and learn how giving back remains integral to his mission. With upcoming initiatives on the horizon, Jason’s vision for the cannabis industry, especially concerning veterans in New York, promises to inspire and drive change. Don’t miss this enlightening dialogue on how perseverance, advocacy, and leadership are sculpting the New York cannabis scene. Tune in to grasp the profound intersection of military service, entrepreneurship, and legalization efforts reshaping the future of therapeutic cannabis. #LetsBeBlunt #CannabisCulture #Veterans #NYCannabis #CannabisLegislation #Entrepreneurship #TherapeuticCannabis Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
CLEARING THE SMOKE ON CANNABIS MISINFORMATION | ANDREW WARD
32:49
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CLEARING THE SMOKE ON CANNABIS MISINFORMATION | ANDREW WARD

Welcome to another insightful episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel" where your host, Montel Williams, takes you on a truth-seeking mission into the world of cannabis. We confront the harsh reality of misinformation and the overwhelming need for genuine, trustworthy cannabis education. Joining us is the tenacious Andrew Ward, a highly regarded journalist and author within the cannabis space, seasoned with a personal touch to his exploration of cannabis topics. Together, we venture into the misunderstood arenas of the cannabis world. In This Episode: Background & Personal Connection: Andrew kicks off the show by sharing his roots and how his own experiences with cannabis led him down a path of advocacy and enlightenment. CBD Miracle: A heartwarming account of how Andrew witnessed CBD transforming his dog's health and well-being. Dissecting Misinformation: What does 'cannabis education gap' really mean? Andrew uncovers the layers of misunderstanding and the common misconceptions encountered during his career. Roots of the Problem: We examine why misinformation perpetuates within the industry and the effects it has at the grassroots level. The Impact of the Point of Sale: The critical role of dispensaries in bridging the gap between knowledge and sales practices. Technology's Role: A look into how platforms and tools are being used to educate and spread the right message about cannabis. Legalization and Education: The influence of state legalization movements on the narrative around cannabis and the continuous battle against misinformation. Remember, "knowledge is power," and through this episode, we invite you to become a powerful advocate for cannabis truth. Understand the importance of questioning, learn to discern credible sources, and spread awareness to enrich our collective understanding. Don't just listen, act. Join the conversation, empower yourself and others through advocacy, and help us bridge the cannabis education gap. Thank you for getting "blunt" with us. Make sure to subscribe for future deep dives into cannabis culture and send us your thoughts or suggested topics. Stay curious, stay informed, and as always—stay blunt. #CannabisEducation, #Misinformation, #LetsBeBluntPodcast, #CannabisCommunity, #AndrewWard, #CannabisAdvocacy, #CBD, #Legalization, #CannabisCulture Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
A STROKE SURVIVORS JOURNEY WITH CANNABIS | ADAM BELTRAN
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A STROKE SURVIVORS JOURNEY WITH CANNABIS | ADAM BELTRAN

In this heartening episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," we uncover the remarkable account of Adam Beltran, a stroke survivor whose path to recovery has been uniquely intertwined with cannabis therapy. After facing the harrowing trials post-stroke, Adam's quest for healing brought him to the burgeoning world of medicinal cannabis—a decision that not only facilitated his physical recuperation but also spurred a personal transformation. The conversation reaches deep into the societal misconceptions and medical possibilities surrounding cannabis use. From initial reluctance to passionate advocacy, Adam's transformation offers listeners an intimate look at the powerful impact of alternative therapies. With gratitude to Dustin Hoxworth and the team at Fat Nuts magazine for spotlighting this inspiring tale, we're set to explore the intersection of adversity and the pioneering spirit. Join us as we discuss Adam’s pivot from traditional recovery methods to cannabis, the reactions of friends and family to his unconventional choice, and the founding of Cannabis Intentions. We'll also hear about his firsthand experiences working as a budtender, where he gathered insights from consumers that shaped his understanding of cannabis's diverse therapeutic roles. Adam's advice for those considering cannabis for health reasons is a testament to the potential of open-mindedness in face of personal and collective health challenges. His story isn't just about personal perseverance; it's a dialogue on progress, understanding, and the evolving landscape of cannabis in modern wellness. Remember to subscribe to "Let's Be Blunt with Montel" for the latest episodes on cannabis culture, policy, and progress. #StrokeRecovery #CannabisHeals #mmj #mmjcommunity #education #activism #cannabislife #health #healthandwellness Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
THE INTERSECTION OF RACE, POLICY & ACTIVISM IN CANNABIS | CAT PACKER
54:37
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THE INTERSECTION OF RACE, POLICY & ACTIVISM IN CANNABIS | CAT PACKER

Welcome to another no-holds-barred episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel". Today, we sit down with a trailblazing figure in the cannabis regulation and advocacy world — Cat Packer. Cat’s impressive body of work includes her role as the first person of color to lead a comprehensive cannabis regulatory agency in Los Angeles, as well as her current contributions to the national dialogue on drug policy and cannabis law reform. In this compelling episode, we'll unearth what's bubbling beneath the surface of cannabis legalization, discussing the complex layers of racial equity, legal frameworks, and the potential socio-economic impact. We’ll also explore Cat’s vision for the evolution of national cannabis policy, the role of technology in fostering ethical practices, and the necessary steps towards effective education and restorative justice for communities historically plagued by disproportionate drug laws. Cat brings immense wisdom and a dynamic perspective to this pressing issue, offering invaluable advice for those navigating or impacted by the world of cannabis. Join us as we untangle the complexities of legalization and what it means for future generations. Stay keen and enlightened by subscribing to "Let's Be Blunt with Montel". Hit that follow button for more enlightening conversations on all things cannabis, and remember — keep striving for clarity and fairness in the burgeoning age of cannabis acceptance. #LetsBeBluntWithMontel #CannabisConversations #RacialEquity #CannabisPolicy #Activism #DrugLawReform #CannabisRegulation #SocialJustice #CatPacker #CannabisAdvocacy #LegalizeIt #CannabisCommunity Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
IS YOUR CANNABIS SAFE? | JEFF RAWSON, PHD
57:48
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IS YOUR CANNABIS SAFE? | JEFF RAWSON, PHD

Join Montel on a candid exploration of cannabis safety in a must-listen episode of "Let's Be Blunt." In this eye-opening conversation, Dr. Jeff Rawson, a PhD in chemistry with postdoctoral experience from both Harvard University and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry in Germany, shares the microphone to deep-dive into the critical elements of cannabis consumption and regulation. With Dr. Rawson's experience as the President of the Institute of Cannabis Science and as a vanguard in cannabis research and policy advocacy, he brings a wealth of knowledge to these discussions. Together, they tackle the intricate details of cannabis-related safety concerns, from vaping incidents to pesticide usage in cultivation. Get ready to be enlightened and engaged as Montel and Dr. Rawson cover these pressing issues with the nuance and transparency you've come to expect from "Let's Be Blunt." Tune in for a conversation that’s not just about being blunt—it's about being informed, responsible, and proactive in the world of cannabis. #CannabisSafety #LetsBeBlunt #MontelWilliams #DrJeffRawson #CannabisScience #BeInformed #CannabisResearch #VapingSafety #PesticideFree #CannabisRegulation #StayEnlightened Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
PIONEERING CANNABIS RETAIL IN NJ | DANIELLE WILDSTEIN
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PIONEERING CANNABIS RETAIL IN NJ | DANIELLE WILDSTEIN

Today on "Let's Be Blunt with Montel," we peer behind the green curtain of the rapidly budding cannabis industry in New Jersey with a special focus on the innovative Blue Oak dispensary. Montel Williams, celebrated advocate and talk show host, is accompanied by Danielle Wildstein, the pioneering Owner of Blue Oak, to unfold a tale of transformation, community impact, and empowerment in the world of legal cannabis. In this episode, we explore: Danielle's Impressive Pivot: From consulting and pharma to leading a cannabis venture – unraveling the motivation behind her career evolution. Blue Oak's Grand Opening: A sneak peek into the objectives and expectations for their highly anticipated launch in Bloomfield. "Naturally Refined" Philosophy: Delving into Blue Oak's unique approach and how it embodies its commitment to quality and natural processes. Regulation Navigation: Strategies on how Blue Oak steers through New Jersey's intricate regulatory landscape. Social Impact: Examining the ripple effect of cannabis legalization on local communities and Blue Oak's role in this context. Elevation through Education: Why spreading knowledge is a foundational tenet at Blue Oak and its significance for consumer empowerment. Female Leadership in Cannabis: Insight into Danielle’s unique perspectives as a female CEO in the traditionally male-dominated industry. Visions of Growth: Prospects and aspirations for Blue Oak and New Jersey's cannabis culture at large. Challenges on the Path: Reflecting on the hurdles encountered while bringing Blue Oak to life and strategies for overcoming them. Technology Integration: An inside look at how Blue Oak employs tech innovations to enhance customer journeys. Commitment to Sustainability: How environmental concerns are intricately woven into Blue Oak’s operations. Join us as Danielle provides an invaluable glimpse into New Jersey's greening landscape. Her expertise sheds light on how informed leadership and a steadfast commitment to quality and education are shaping a more sustainable future in cannabis retail. Don't miss this enlightening dialogue on the latest episode of "Let's Be Blunt with Montel". If you're interested in the intersection of entrepreneurship, cannabis culture, and societal growth, this conversation with Danielle Wildstein is a must-listen! Stream now and become part of the movement redefining wellness and business in New Jersey. Subscribe to "Let's Be Blunt with Montel" for more insightful discussions with industry trailblazers, advocates, and thought leaders. #LetsBeBlunt #CannabisConversation #BlueOakNJ #NewJerseyCannabis #CannabisCommunity #WomenInCannabis #SustainableCannabis #CannabisEducation #CannabisRegulation #LegalizeIt #CannabisInnovation #CannabisCulture #CannabisEntrepreneur Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGyFAMo_k-0Q7Ui9DXCCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Montel Williams and his show: https://letsbebluntmontel.com/ FOLLOW MONTEL • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MontelWilliamsFan/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams?s=20 • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letsbebluntmontel/?hl=en For Montel's FREE THINKING Channel GoTo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPA9h9AFaYoFrC-45MS2IQ
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