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The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show
About The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show:
Cannabis is arguably one of the most useful, sustainable and healing plant resources on earth. Safer than alcohol and healthier than most pharmaceuticals on the market today, more and more people are now in favor of ending the 80-year prohibition. However, legalization on a federal level continues to face opposition of powerful lobbies in Washington despite the growing number of states benefitting from regulation. Conceived to raise awareness, erase the stigma of prohibition and engender widespread acceptance for greater social good, The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show is an extension of The Cannabis Reporter, a new online publication that provides feature articles, news and resources. Host Snowden Bishop presents provocative, entertaining and newsworthy topics that bring her editorial vision to life. Each week, The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show will feature candid interviews and lively conversations with pioneers, experts, policy makers, medical practitioners, patients and other amazing individuals with compelling stories to tell. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or cannabis newcomer, an advocate or starkly opposed, you’ll likely find The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show both informative and thoroughly engaging.
About The Cannabis Reporter Host, Snowden Bishop:
Snowden Bishop is a seasoned author, journalist, photographer and producer with works published worldwide. Her career began in the fast-paced environment of broadcast journalism. She “cut her teeth” in FM radio stations in her hometown, Aspen, Colorado and college town, Columbia, Missouri. While in Journalism school, she hosted popular radio shows as a drive-time disc jockey and wrote, produced and anchored nightly news at a progressive rock radio station KWWC in Columbia. She transitioned into television news after being recruited by a San Diego NBC affiliate, KCST-TV, where she worked as an evening news assignment reporter. She later returned to Missouri to accept a new position as the anchor of the “Today Show” cut-ins and morning news at NBC affiliate, KCBJ-TV. CBS Television transported her to Los Angeles to co-host a national youth-oriented talk show. Days before the show premiered, the network cut budgets on all new programming in order to stave off a hostile takeover. The cancellation prompted her to explore other options, and thus began her new career behind-the-scenes in television and film production.
Snowden has since held a myriad of positions ranging from production staff to executive in talent relations, programming and production for major media companies including CastleRock, HBO, Warner Bros. and EMI/Capitol. She has worked with legendary icons in music, television, film and theater. Independent production opportunities she could not refuse lead her to form her own media company, Bishop Arts & Media (a.k.a. BAM Productions) in 1998. As principal of BAM, Snowden became an award-winning producer and author of films, documentaries and live theatrical projects ranging in budget from $5,000 to $6,000,000 stemming from relationships with HBO and Warner Bros. In industry circles, she became known for innovative campaigns she created to promote her productions as well as her masterful storytelling and editorial skills, which garnered a following of high-profile clients for ghostwriting, marketing and editorial services.
In 2009, she relocated to Arizona and founded BEAM Global Media to pursue projects aligned with her personal mission to enlighten the world, one word at a time. Since then, she has served as editor-in-chief and co-publisher of several niche publications. In 2014, she produced the worldwide streaming presentation of a major three-day festival live from Las Vegas. A passion for compassionate care and a burning desire to raise awareness about the cannabis movement led to the 2016 launch of The Cannabis Reporter, a new online publication. The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show marks Snowden’s return to broadcasting. Her weekly podcasts give voice to her extraordinary editorial vision.
Exceptionally knowledgeable about sustainability, environmental issues and wildlife conservation, Snowden is frequently invited to speak at events and occasionally co-host radio shows. She is a juried member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Climate Reality Project’s esteemed Climate Leadership Corps – one of only four featured Climate Leaders to represent the organization in South African media after intensive training there with former Vice-President Al Gore. She dedicates countless hours of pro bono service advocating for environmental, animal welfare and humanitarian causes. For more than a decade, she served as documentarian and legislative lobbyist for The Paw Project and, since 2009, she has served on the Board of Directors of Friends of Africa International where, as its current Vice Chairman, she oversees conservation, development and humanitarian projects.
What excites you about having a worldwide radio show? What can your listeners expect?
The marijuana movement has gained steam in recent years. And yet, most people aren’t aware that our bodies have an endo-cannabinoid system, which naturally makes cannabis vital to our emotional, mental and physical health. Despite mounting evidence that marijuana has multiple medical uses, it is still classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic, alongside LSD, meth, heroin and other narcotics that have no known medical use. Most people don’t realize that industrial hemp, the non-psychotropic cousin of marijuana, is a carbon-consuming plant that can be harvested to sustainably make paper, motor oil, fuel, plastic, building materials, carbon fiber, canvas, fine textiles, CBD medicine and foods rich in Omega-3 and other healing nutrients. Americans buy billions of dollars in imported products made of hemp, but American farmers have been prohibited from growing it since the 1930s. Despite the fact that hemp can’t get anyone high, it is also considered a Schedule 1 narcotic here in the U.S., something advocates have tried to change for decades.
The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show was created to raise awareness and engender support of the movement to make cannabis available for medical, industrial and responsible adult use.
Each week, show host, Snowden Bishop, interviews cannabis industry pioneers, marijuana experts, policy makers, medical practitioners, patients and other amazing individuals with compelling stories to share. Topics include miracles of medical marijuana, prohibition and legalization, policy updates and state elections, cannabis economics, industrial hemp uses, societal implications, celebrity and sports figure endorsements, agriculture, criminal justice and many more thought provoking subjects.