Hosted by the well-known criminal defense attorney and cannabis advocate Joseph A. Bondy, Esq., the show focuses on today’s ever-evolving cannabis revolution.
IN THE KNOW 420
The Cannabis Broadcast Network Presents: In the Know 420 with Joseph Bondy.
Hosted by well-known criminal defense attorney and cannabis advocate Joseph A. Bondy, Esq., the show focuses on today’s ever evolving cannabis revolution. Each episode addresses a different aspect of cannabis history, from early medical uses, to wide-scale criminalization, federal mandatory minimum sentencing, and current state-enacted medical and recreational regimes, to an outlook for tomorrow’s cannabis law and policy.
In his inaugural season, Mr. Bondy marshals the law and facts through interviews with a colorful cast of guests, including cannabis doctors and lawyers, entertainers, advocates, entrepreneurs, mandatory minimum sentencing victims, and former federal law enforcement officials now working in the cannabis industry.
Joseph A. Bondy is a private criminal defense attorney, located in Manhattan. A graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Bondy is admitted to practice law in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.
A life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the legal committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Mr. Bondy has lectured on a variety of federal criminal law topics throughout the country. Over the past twenty-two years, Mr. Bondy has represented literally hundreds of people at every stage of criminal litigation, winning numerous dismissals, acquittals, reduced sentences, and appellate reversals. An avid gardener and Shaolin kung fu practitioner, Mr. Bondy lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.
Join us for this week’s In the Know 420, with my special guest Dr. Aseem Sappal, the Dean and Provost of Oaksterdam University. Dr. Sappal represents Oaksterdam University internationally as an expert to local and state government agencies, health care professionals, business leaders, politicians and the media while promoting education and improving public awareness.
Dr. Sappal holds a Medical Degree from India. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Health Research Institute, which works with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, is on the board of the Public Education Program Fund, and is an advisor for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR) and ReformCA. Dr. Sappal consults as an expert advisor and evaluator for medical marijuana licensee applications for state governments throughout the United States. He also consults with local, state and international governments regarding cannabis regulations and protocol.
Dr. Sappal is a frequent lecturer at cannabis business conferences, often appears on media discussions as an expert, and writes for numerous publications on the subjects of business, dispensary operations, security and compliance. He is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners, government officials, business executives, managers and investors on issues of compliance and best business practices. Dr. Sappal also works with current and retired law enforcement officers regarding industry security principles and procedures. Under his leadership, Oaksterdam University courses have begun to be offered internationally, and the school has commenced it’s first international research and development program. Dr. Sappal oversees all of OU’s marketing and media, produces and directs the school’s video content and commercials, and is the creator of Oaksterdam TV.
We’ll be discussing the cannabis revolution, cutting-edge cultivation training, and what the future of cannabis may bring.
This week on In The Know 420, we first discuss the news.
First off, Nevada, is running out of marijuana so fast that the governor declared a state of emergency.
Ever since starting their new recreational program, dispensaries were not well equipped to deal with demand for legal weed.
Next, we talk about an area in South Boston, where a billboard from Weedmaps was put up with a statistic about how states that have legalized recreational marijuana have had fewer opioid induced deaths.
There is large backlash against the billboard, especially seeing that it is near neighborhoods dealing with opioid overdoses.
Finally, we talk about the “Hood Incubator”, a California based group that supports and educates people of color to transition to legal marijuana businesses instead of staying trapped in the illicit market.
“This is another example of young people being really motivated” says Joe.
Finally, we talk with special guest Gia Morón, founder/CEO of GVM Communications and the National Director of Communications for Women Grow.
She has also worked on Wall Street and has been a major media influencer in the marijuana world.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, she went to Columbus State University in Georgia where she majored in business.
After her time in Georgia she came back to New York, and continued to go to school, build here career and even started to do make art/jewelry.
Later in her life, she started working in the media sector for companies Goldman Sachs and The Fremantle Corporation.
She transitioned her skillset to start her own company GVM Communications, and continues to thrive today as a multifaceted media maven coordinating many events within the canna-space.
Joe’s guest is NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano.