Archives for medical marijuana

Maine Currents 9/28/16

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Studio Engineer: John Greenman

In November Mainers will have an opportunity to vote to legalize marijuana in the state– but the details of the ballot question are raising concerns for some folks who are otherwise pro-legalization. Today we continue the conversation about this topic from our Sept 7th show. We again hear from both sides and then take calls from listeners.

Hillary Lister, advocate/activist, patient & caregiver
Don Christen, Founder of the Maine Vocals
Paul McCarrier, President of Legalize Maine


Healthy Options 5/4/16

Producer/Host: Andree Bella
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Alternative health

Program Topic: Using Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Opiate Dependence

Key Discussion Points:
a) the current status of medical marijuana in Maine
b) how medical marijuana has been used sucessfully to treat opiate addiction
c) present and proposed conditions allowed for use of medical marijuana

Guest: Catherine Lewis, board chair and educational director of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, co-owner of Home Grown Health Care of Maine

Healthy Options 4/2/14

Host and Producer: Cynthia Swan
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Medical Cannabis

Key Discussion Points:

a) What is medical cannabis?
B What is guest Megan’s story as she’s a mom giving medical cannabis under an M.D.’s supervision to her 17 month old daughter?
c) How can you ensure accurate dosing with this plant material?s
d) What are the ways that this “medicine” can be delivered to the body?
e) Is one form of delivery better than another? How does one choose?


Alex Liebster, Director of Research & Product Development at Thomas C. Slater Center, Providence, RI and owner of Triple Helix Extract Sciences

Megan Patrick, 3rd grade teacher at Carl J. Lamb Elementary School in Sanford, ME and mom of Addelyn. On Facebook: Maine Epilepsy Families United,

RadioActive 5/12/11

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco

Segment 1: Supporters of Maine-certified medical marijuana user Jeffrey Barnard plan to gather at the Federal Courthouse in Bangor Tuesday morning to ask Judge Woodcock to release Barnard, and to let him resume using marijuana. They say he has been a victim of a conflict between Maine’s medical marijuana law, and federal probation policies prohibiting use. We spoke with his wife, Vicki Barnard, and a family friend, Jeff Black, earlier today:

Segment 2: Last week on RadioActive we brought you part 1 of a talk about nuclear weapons that was held at Unity College last month. Today we bring you another of the speakers at that event. This is Colonel Richard Klass (USAF, retired) of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation speaking at Unity College on April 19th, as part of the College’s Lapping Lecture Series Our thanks to Roger Fenn of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maine Chapter, and to Unity College for making this talk available to WERU