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  • 00:30

    JC2701 Radio (S.2, ep.04): Jamaican Theatre

    in Education

    Group 4 will be discussing: 


    1. The early beginnings of the theatre movement in Jamaica and what it represented

    2. The deliberate attempt to exclude certain classes of persons both from the stage and from the audience of theatres and how this eventually got rectified

    3. The proliferation of Jamaican theatre houses and films and the kinds of local criticisms and controversies about Jamaican theatre in the late 20th century and beyond

  • 01:06

    The Marijuana Odyssey of Cheri Sicard

    in News

    Had someone told Cheri Sicard back in back in 1996, when California’s Prop 215 first legalized marijuana for medicinal use, that she would become entrenched in the cannabis movement and become a well known marijuana activist, she would not have believed them.  Other than the rare toke at a party, Cheri didn’t use marijuana.  It wasn’t until she was in her late 30’s when her doctor suggested she try cannabis to help with a chronic medical problem, that the herb became a permanent fixture in her life.

    In the course of about 6 months Cheri went from the typical closeted American marijuana smoker to an outspoken cannabis advocate, and she hasn’t looked back since.  She works with numerous marijuana reform groups and can frequently be found organizing rallies, speaking at city council meetings, and giving classes on various aspects of marijuana, as well as advocating for clemency efforts for prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenses. 

    Cheri’s Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media) is one of the most popular and well reviewed books of its kind.  Her new book, Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (Seal Press) has been garnering great reviews in the world of cannabis and in the mainstream press as well.

    Prior to entering the world of cannabis, Cheri worked as a professional writer, recipe developer, and internet entrepreneur.  Her passions for patriotism and country can be found in her earlier books  The Great American Handbook (2002 Berkley Trade Editions); U.S. Citizenship for Dummies (2003 Wiley); and Everyday American (2008 Bookspan).

    Going back even further, Cheri spent her childhood and early adult years as a professional circus performer, magician and mentalist, jobs that allowed her to travel extensively around the country and the world.

  • 00:10

    Where is the placebo effect in medical marijuana?

    in Education

    The true believers in medical marijuana think it can cure any disease or at least make it a lot better.  Total skeptics say the effects are all simply a result of the placebo effect. What is the middle ground?

    There needs to be a way or recording when it does not work or when it causes serious side effects. We're not there yet. Until the ##*%$@ schedule 1 listing is removed, we will have to replly on anecdotes.

  • 00:25

    update on life with the White Jamaican Healer

    in Spirituality

    update on life with the White Jamaican Healer

  • update on life with the White Jamaican Healer

    in Spirituality

    update on life with the White Jamaican Healer

  • 00:31

    Luke de Noronha

    in Culture

    Luke is a PhD student in the anthropology department at Oxford University and his doctorate explores the deportation of ex-offenders from the UK to Jamaica. Contact:  luke.denoronha@gtc.ox.ac.uk


  • 00:04

    Cliff Schecter • Legalizing Marijuana on the Ohio Ballot

    in Current Events

    Cliff Schecter discusses the politics and potential impact of two proposed ballot measures to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio.

  • 01:01

    CBD Farm and Marijuana for Women

    in News

    Constance Pure Botanical Extracts is a medical cannabis collective that specializes in the production of artisan cannabis extracts rich in both CBD and THC as well as other cannabinoids. Their extracts are made from multiple strains of the cannabis plant in varying potencies. Constance Finley and Kyle Demedio will discuss how they came to specialize in producing CBD cannabis, how it is done and present case histories of people who have been helped by cannabis oil preparations.


    Celebrated cannabis author Cheri Sicard will be releasing her newest book MaryJane - The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women at a celebratory book release party on April 8. Cheri gives us all the low-down on this fabulous new book as well as extending an invitation for everyone to attend the launch party which features a festive reception, presentation, book signing, innovative snacks and screening of the acclaimed film – 420 – The Documentary.

  • 01:01

    Telling Your Doc & California's Avalanche of Marijuana Bills

    in News

    Talking about marijuana with your doctor and an update on the multiple marijuana bills making their way through California’ state legislature are the topics of conversation with the guests on this podcast of Marijuana Compassion and Common at blogtalkradio.com/marijuananews.


    Many patients want to let their doctor’s know about their marijuana use but are nervous about doing so, but it is important that your doctor’s know all the medications you are taking. Our first guest, Dr. Larry Bedard, an Emergency Room Physician and former President of both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Marin Medical Society, realizes that this can be a touchy subject, but gives some tips on how best to broach the subject with your doctor.


    There is a virtual avalanche of marijuana bills in the California State Legislature, the vast majority of them dealing with medical marijuana. As one of a handful of lobbyists in Sacramento for medical marijuana patients, Don Duncan, board member and co-founder of Americans for Safe Access, is one of the most knowledgeable persons on just what is going on in the state legislature and will give us an insider view.

  • 01:02

    Project CBD & Martin Lee plus Medical Marijuana Pioneer Alice O'Leary Randall

    in News

    Project CBD exists to defend and promote whole-plant cannabis treatments. The Director and Co-Founder of Project CBD is Martin Lee, the celebrated author of Smoke Signals - The Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific.


    As this shows first guest, Mr. Lee will explain how Project CBD goes about promoting and publicizing research about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and the rest of the phytocannabinoids and their program to connect with doctors, researchers and patients concerning developments in cannabinoid science. Mr. Lee will also delve into the lawsuit Project CBD has filed to strike down Medical Marijuana Inc.’s $100 million lawsuit.


    Alice O’Leary-Randall is a senior spokesperson for the medical marijuana movement. In 1976 her late husband, Robert C. Randall, became the first person in the U.S. to legally receive medical marijuana. In 1978 Alice and her husband Robert were instrumental in the passage of the first ever medical marijuana law when New Mexico legislature passed a law recognizing marijuana’s medical value and establishing a statewide program of controlled, legal access to the drug for patients with glaucoma and cancer chemotherapy.


    As the show’s second guest, Ms. O’Leary Randal will discuss how New Mexico’s law came into being, why it faltered and the beginnings of the modern day medical marijuana movement which began when they co-founded the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics (ACT), the first non-profit organization dedicated solely to resolving the medical marijuana issue and drafted national legislation that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • 01:02

    Legalization Threatens Medical Marijuana & How to Win an Initiative

    in News

    The consequence of marijuana legalization can be a disaster for medical marijuana patients and the power of targeted voter contact as a mechanism to win elections for marijuana initiatives are the subjects of this episode of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense.

    Washington passed a marijuana legalization measure in 2012 with provisions protecting medical marijuana patients but legislators are folding patients into the legalization with such possible negative consequences of no longer being able to grow their own medicine and being forced to pay the same exorbitant taxes as recreational users. Kari Boiter, Washington State Coordinator for Americans for Safe Access explains how the marijuana legalization initiative has impacted medical marijuana patients and how patients are fighting back to preserve their rights under Washington's exisiting medical marijuana laws.

    Yucca Valley. a small California desert town in San Bernardino County, is vying to become the first muncipality in what is the largest county in the United States to allow for the sale of medical marijuana. Jim Stewart, Campaign Coordinator for Measure X, reveals their plans for getting voters to pass their initiative using volunteers to undertake a program of target voter contact.