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The Vine featuring an End of Year Founders Chat

By: Elizabeth Sheldon

Thursday, December 23rd

On Episode #58 of The Vine, PMP ends the year with a Founders Chat. Gina and I discussed our trip to New York City for the 14th Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics, the longest-running and most prestigious psychedelic conference in the US as well as end-of-the-year cannabis news.

One memorable moment at Horizon’s included listening to William Leonard Pickard’s story. Recently released from prison, Leonard was convicted in the largest lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) manufacturing case in history. His chilling encounter of living in a maximum-security prison for 20 years was an overwhelming reminder of why we continue to fight again the failed war on drugs.
The best after-dark event at Horizons was the Drug Test by Sarah Rose Siskind. Her Psychedelic Comedy Show sold-out performance made us laugh, cry and give thanks to those that have paved the way for the psychedelic renaissance. Leonard Pickard was there too and read from his memoir while a stunning artist did an emotional interpretive dance to his words. You can catch the entire show on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Our most favorite part of our travels was gathering with our wonderful friends from coast to coast. We enjoyed the multi-generational group that is indicative of the psychedelic community.
In cannabis news, we discuss the urgent need for safe banking and the upcoming release of Americans for Safe Access State of the States report to see where your state ranks in the cannabis industry. We encourage our listeners to please be careful using cashless ATMs to purchase your cannabis because Visa is prepared to shut down these illegal transactions considered money laundering, and we are unsure how this could impact the patient or consumer. 

Most of all thank you for being a listener and supporting us through another year. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Grateful + Thankful,
Elizabeth and gina