NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 22 – Advocating marijuana legalization with the NEPA Cannabis Rally organizers
Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.
Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and nepascene.com.
On 4/20, just one day after the NEPA Cannabis Rally at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, organizers Jeff Zick and Mandy McCarthy sit down with us in Episode 22 to talk about the success of their peaceful event, changing attitudes and growing support for cannabis legalization in the area and across the United States, the many reasons why it should be legal, what it’s like in Colorado, and the country’s storied history with cannabis. Their friend Chewie (not the Wookiee, sorry), who they picked up on the way to the podcast, also offers some insight into being arrested for marijuana possession and how his life was altered forever for harmless and nonviolent offenses, which leads into a discussion about decriminalization and backing current legislation that could change these laws.
Sign the petition mentioned during the podcast here.
In The Last Word, we read and react to a few varied comments we received from readers about cannabis legalization.
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