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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

09:45 min | 1 year ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Going on but very really do we have a chance to talk to a patient but today I am so excited to have the coals no the cold snow is the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and she's president as an executive director it's compassion patients dot com in her story is one that many of you might be able to relate to and Nicole has been one of the true pioneers of getting cannabis legal in the state of Massachusetts and her advocacy work helping so many people and so Nicole it is such a pleasure to have you with us and I I would love for you this is such a rare opportunity to have the real patient a real patient tell her story so please share with us your journey and why this is so such an intricate part of your life thank you Frankie and thank you for having me here today it's really exciting we've known each other for a really really long time and it's great to finally be on your show I am a patient now as a cannabis reform advocate I did not start out as a patient I saw the social injustice I was working at a phone company our local to Boston in in my cubicle and when we were voting on decriminalization in two thousand and eight I thought well what could possibly hurt about legalizing medical marijuana so I did what a curious mind would do I was I started reading I went up to the state house and I met other advocates that did this in their professional lives so there I learned about the medical marijuana ballot initiative Matt Allen was running the campaign for question three in twenty twelve and you know I collected signatures I did phone calls I you know I helped out as much as I could we won by sixty three percent and twenty twelve into in which by the way wasn't absolute shock to the it was a landslide and it was a shock because Massachusetts published a political beings were absolutely blown away they were not prepared or expecting this ballot the first they thought it would be it take it a second or third ballot initiative but it passed on the first ballot at such a high rate yeah and before that before that ballot initiative in twenty eleven I was in a car wreck I was stopped at a red light behind a car and another car K. came up behind me must've been going over fifty miles an hour and when it hit the rear end of my vehicle I was in my seat belt I actually hit my head on the windshield and hit my shoulder on the windshield so I have permanently next strain and pain the physicians told me that it was psychosomatic I kind of struggled with that for a little while by I realized I later on I had a second car accident in twenty thirteen and that really shocked me it made it difficult to work and concentrate and eventually I decided to leave after forty or forty hour work week to take a break I take a break from driving and look for a part time job as advised by my physician so that would be a lot less stress from my life and and getting back to work would have been beneficial so at the end of twenty fourteen Matthew Allen whose campaign manager in twenty twelve asked me if I would like to be the executive director of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and I was not looking for work at the time but I was medical marijuana advocates so I took that role very seriously I was quite honored and I definitely wanted to make the best out of the nonprofit organization that he found it and you have done just that so where are we we hear about the green rash we hear about the everybody in cannabis is making money we know you and I both know that's not true we know that it's been a struggle in the straightest specially in the state that people that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for licenses were revoked and told no you cannot have your license they didn't get their money back they lost their money it took a long time for commission to get set up and you have been involved in every part of this and I I just want people to get a flavor to how political this really is and how long this this is taken in twenty thirteen the licensing application process opened up for medical marijuana there was a diabolical and a controversy centered around that some people got their license system didn't some soup someone their licenses and then you know those businesses were hurt for a long time and you know some lives were destroyed because they took out all their savings in twenty sixteen the ballot initiative came out for legalization which the legislature had re written in twenty seventeen they created to trap the acts of twenty seventeen and they basically redid the ballot initiative they created a commission a five person commission and they created a twenty five member advisory board and when the industry an after care legislators and other stakeholders were putting in all their input in twenty seventeen the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance was right there advocating for patients and making sure that we had a voice at the table so we advocated to have an ex officio advisory board as a member of that twenty five member panel and arms and to my surprise actually after the conference committee I found out that the conference committee actually delegated me to a point register qualified patient to the advisory board so I am on there as president of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and I have just appointed again Michael was tool that are for the register qualifying patient so he can effectively represent patients and and how they're affected personally so when people hear this conversation they're saying okay what does it really mean tell me about these patients all that are struggling financially are people that want to find out more about cannabis what is the role of the organization and I know that in order to get your card you need a card in every state to get cannabis medical cannabis so there was me and I think your group got rid of that she congratulations on that but but share with us about the role of what that what the patient what U. S. patients go through and the discrimination and all of the issues that happened because there's so many rulings in cases right now in the court system where people have been fired because they tested positive but they are legally advised that they need cannabis now you wouldn't fire somebody if they walked into their office within insulin needle for their diabetes which you you would never do that so there's this double standard is it still happening I think that is related to take my car and lack of education about medical marijuana on this medical marijuana program is this state sanction programs and it is recommended by your physician so that patient physician relationship is what makes up the medical marijuana we will continue with that in just a moment how how thrilled are we to have Nicole snow with us today she is probably one of the most valuable and knowledgeable people when it comes to using medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts and of course she's the president and executive director of Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance that's compassion for patients dot com is the website I'm Frankie Boyer this is catastrophic agency in educational Odyssey we'll.

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

07:56 min | 1 year ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Dot com and does every state that has legal cannabis have a advocacy group Nicole not every state I go to a conference once a year in Washington DC with Americans for safe access to call the unity conference not every state has an advocacy group are they might have some local advocates they might have a cannabis advocacy group but what I'm hearing I I do get a lot of questions and phone calls and emails from across the United States asking about our organization and how we formed in our youth I did explain that the only other segment how I did come into our the mass patient advocacy alliance and the leadership role that I have but you know we have just been team players you know we come together regularly we support each other and we just keep it going keep the messaging going for patients what is some of the big pick falls that when you're first starting out as a patient what are some of the why are some of the patients using medical marijuana medical marijuana sometimes he is a last resort sometimes it could be our first option in the physician's office but I think what is really controlling the fear these days check mark and you know whether or not raising the subject with their primary care physician would be you know advisable are some people can get very nervous I know that I was when I first spoke to my primary care I didn't know if I would be charged right then and there for my quote drug use you know because of the time it wasn't open and accepted the way it's seemingly is now but there is still that fear and judgement from families like this might be your personal choice but are there is judgement there some folks don't take it seriously they might think it's a joke but a lot of times medical cannabis can be a godsend when none of the other pharmaceuticals provided any differently if so you know we find that a lot of people use this for many different reasons but a lot of folks kind of don't just rush into it because they might be charged for their medical cannabis use so you know this much is really strong and you know I love there is a poster on the website that that two people are holding and it says we did a girl here it is it says a medical cannabis patients are not criminals and that's really sad that that even has to be sad because you know there are many people that cannot survive without their medical marijuana and it is not you know taken lightly in their lives so share a little bit about that well I'll tell you medical patients are not criminals are they still are treated like criminals in the state of Massachusetts I know folks might not believe that but we had a situation and you know there regularly come up but the mass patient advocacy alliance actually intercepted an arrest and got involved right when a patient was in the process of being arrested and we became a knowledgeable resource for that patient's legal counsel in terms of we wound up helping not just that patient but many other patients to follow because the courts understanding was that the sixty day supply was not codified in a plant count and that can be very confusing the plant can't we don't have a plate count in Massachusetts so when alarm for spent officer comes up upon a grow that might seem a little much they tend to interpret it as six plants only or twelve plants per household which is the adult consumer but patients have a sixty day supply and the reason for that is because we really don't know how much cannabis you actually do need for any particular situation for any particular person and what kind of application they might be using so it's really between the patient and the doctor we're probably going to be discussing that at the canvas control commission the regulatory adjustment coming up next year it's going to be centered around medical marijuana on but we want to earn those things out because we do still see it continuing happening where people might get arrested are wrongfully for being in the possession of cannabis or a multitude of cannabis plants sooner so would you say that as we wind down our conversation with you today and it's been on a wonderful insight talking with Nicole would you say that this has been a very successful program right now in the state and are we and balance yet or do we still have a few more you know and and and where are we in comparison to other states that have legal medical marijuana as far as the regulatory process we are on the way out once we have all of our regulations in place will begin implementing all of the dispensaries the business as well see all that so twenty twenty is going to be around the last regulatory adjustment and and what we need to do to get things tied up and done on at the canvas control commission but this year in particular twenty nineteen was an amazing year for patients we got instant access certification which means that you can go from your doctor's office to the dispensary and you know longer have to wait for a card you can get it right at the doctor's office it'll be temporary you have to go sign up online later but at least for now you can go right from the doctors to that which is like any other pharmaceutical medicine we remove the fifty dollar fee that was a vote made by the commissioners and we just recently got the vaporization situation handled yeah we're gonna have to call back to talk about that fiasco because that was just a nightmare Nicole this is been so wonderful I'm so glad we finally got you one and engine was was able to just talk about all the things that the Massachusetts Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance has John it's compassion for patients dot com thank you Nicole you know president and executive director I am thank.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:12 min | 1 year ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"So for your welcome to help you with this right here on cannabis talk agency an educational Odyssey and you know I have been doing the show for over three years now many changes have happened many many changes and this field in this industry is exploding in so many ways so much going on but very rarely do we have a chance to talk to a patient but today I am so excited to have the cold snow the cold snow is the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and she's president as an executive director it's compassion patients dot com in her story is one that many of you might be able to relate to and Nicole has been one of the true pioneers of getting cannabis legal in the state of Massachusetts and her advocacy work helping so many people and so Nicole it is such a pleasure to have you with us and I I would love for you because it's such a rare opportunity to have the real patient a real patient tell her story so please share with us your journey and why this is so such an intricate part of your life thank you Frankie and thank you for having me here today it's really exciting we've known each other for a really really long time and it's great to finally be on your show I am a patient now as a cannabis reform advocate I did not start out as a patient I saw the social injustice I was working at a phone company our local to Boston in in my cubicle and when we were voting on decriminalization in two thousand and eight I thought whoa what could possibly hurt about legalizing medical marijuana so I did what a curious mind would do I wished I started reading and went up to the state house and I met other advocates that did this in their professional lives so they are I learned about the medical marijuana ballot initiative Matt Allen was running the campaign for question three in twenty twelve and you know I collected signatures I did phone calls ari you know I helped out as much as I could we won by sixty three percent and twenty twelve in which by the way wasn't absolute shock to the it was a landslide and it was a shock because Massachusetts published a political beings were absolutely blown away they were not prepared or expecting this ballot the first they thought it would be it taking a second or third ballot initiative but it passed on the first ballot at such a high rate yeah and before that before that ballot initiative in twenty eleven I was in a car wreck I was stopped at a red light behind a car and another car came came up behind me must've been going over fifty miles an hour and when it hit the rear end of my vehicle I was in my seat belt I actually hit my head on the windshield and hit my shoulder on the windshield so I have permanently next strain and pain the physicians told me that it was psychosomatic I kind of struggled with that for a little while but I realized I later on I have a second car accident in twenty thirteen and that really struck me it made it difficult to work and concentrate and eventually I decided to leave after forty or forty hour work week to take a break I take a break from driving and look for a part time job as advised by my physician so that would be a lot less stress from my life and and getting back to work would have been beneficial so at the end of twenty fourteen Matthew Allen who was the campaign manager in twenty twelve asked me if I would like to be the executive director of the Massachusetts patient Avenue and I was not looking for work at the time but I was medical marijuana advocates so I took that role very seriously I was quite honored and I definitely wanted to make the best out of the nonprofit organization that he found it and you have done just that so where are we we hear about the green rash we hear about the everybody in cannabis is making money we know you and I both know that's not true we know that it's been a struggle in the straightest specially in the state that people that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for licenses were revoked and told no you cannot have your license they didn't get their money back they lost their money it took a long time for commission to get set up and you have been involved in every part of this and I I just want people to get a flavor to how political this really is and how long is this taken in twenty thirteen the licensing application process opened up for medical marijuana there was a to buckle and a controversy centered around that some people got their license to some did and some soup someone their licenses and then you know those businesses were hurt for a long time and you know some lives were destroyed because they took out all their savings in twenty sixteen the ballot initiative came out for legalization which the legislature had re written in twenty seventeen they created chop the acts of took twenty seventeen and they basically reject the ballot initiative they created a commission a five person commission and they created a twenty five member advisory board and when the industry and advocates legislators and other stakeholders were putting in all their input in twenty seventeen the master just patient advocacy alliance was right there advocating for patients and making sure that we have a voice at the table so we advocated to have an ex officio advisory board seat as a member of that twenty five member panel and to my surprise actually after the conference committee I found out that the conference committee actually delegated me to a point register qualified patient to the advisory board so I am on there as president of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and I have just appointed again Michael was tool that for the register qualifying patients see I so he can effectively represent patients and and how they're affected personally so when people hear this conversation they're saying okay what does it really mean tell me about these patients all that are struggling financially of people that want to find out more about cannabis on what is the role of the organization and I know that in order to get your card you need a card in every state to get cannabis medical cannabis so there was me and I think your group got rid of that she congratulations on that but but surely this about the role of what that what the patient what you as patients go through and the discrimination and all of the issues that happened because there are so many rulings in cases right now in the court system where people have been fired because they tested positive but they are legally advise that they need cannabis now you wouldn't fire somebody if they walked into their office within insulin needle for their diabetes which you you would never do that so there's this double standard is it still happening I think that is related to state law and lack of education about medical marijuana on this medical marijuana program is the state sanction programs and it is recommended by your physician so that patient physician relationship is what it makes up the medical marijuana we will continue with that in just a moment how how thrills are we to have Nicole snow with us today she is probably one of the most valuable and knowledgeable people when it comes to using medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts and of course she's the president and executive director of Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance that's compassion for patients dot com is the website I'm Frankie Boyer this is catastrophic eight to see an educational Odyssey.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:57 min | 1 year ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"A show about living in today's world right thanks something is happening thank you yes to going brings an amazing eclectic mix their way out right one of the reasons she's of loyal fans when just never know what's going to happen is so for breaking board welcome to help you with this right here on catastrophic agency an educational Odyssey and you know I have been doing the show for over three years now many changes have happened many many changes and this field in this industry is exploding in so many ways so much going on but very rarely do we have a chance to talk to a patient but today I am so excited to have the coals no the cold snow is the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and she's president as an executive director it's compassion patients dot com in her story is one that many of you might be able to relate to and Nicole has been one of the true pioneers of getting cannabis legal in the state of Massachusetts and her advocacy work helping so many people and so Nicole it is such a pleasure to have you with us and I I would love for you this is such a rare opportunity to have the real patient a real patient tell her story so please share with us your journey and why this is so such an intricate part of your life thank you Frankie and thank you for having me here today it's really exciting we've known each other for a really really long time and it's great to finally be on your show I am a patient now as a cannabis reform advocate I did not start out as a patient I saw the social injustice I was working at a home phone company our local to Boston in in my cubicle and when we were voting on decriminalization in two thousand and eight I thought well what could possibly hurt about legalizing medical marijuana so I did what a curious mind would do I wished I started reading I went up to the state house and I met other advocates that do this in their professional lives so there I learned about the medical marijuana ballot initiative Matt Allen was running the campaign for question three in twenty twelve and you know I collected signatures I did phone calls I you know I helped out as much as I could we won by sixty three percent and twenty twelve in which by the way was in absolute shock to the it was a landslide and it was a shock because Massachusetts pollution political beings were absolutely blown away they were not prepared or expecting this ballot the first they thought it would be it taking a second or third ballot initiative but it passed on the first ballot at such a high rate yeah and before that before that ballot initiative in twenty eleven I was in a car wreck I was stopped at a red light behind a car and another car came came up behind me must've been going over fifty miles an hour and when it hit the rear end of my vehicle I was in my seat belt I actually hit my head on the windshield and hit my shoulder on the windshield so I have permanently next strain and pain the physicians told me that it was psychosomatic I kind of struggled with that for a little while but I realized I later on I have a second car accident in twenty thirteen and that really shocked me it made it difficult to work and concentrate and eventually I decided to leave after forty or forty hour work week to take a break I took a break from driving and look for a part time job as advised by my physician so that would be a lot less stress from my life and and getting back to work when it's been beneficial so at the end of twenty fourteen Matthew Allen whose campaign manager in twenty twelve asked me if I would like to be the executive director of the Massachusetts patient advocates and I was not looking for work at the time but I was medical marijuana advocates so I took that role very seriously I was quite honored and I definitely wanted to make the best out of the nonprofit organization that he found it and you have done just that so where are we we hear about the green rash we hear about the everybody in cannabis is making money we know you and I both know that's not true we know that it's been a struggle in this state especially in the state that people that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for licenses were revoked and told no you cannot have your license they didn't get their money back they lost their money it took a long time for commission to get set up and you have been involved in every part of this and I I just want people to get a flavor to how political this really is and how long this this is taken in twenty thirteen the licensing application process opened up for medical marijuana there was a diabolical and a controversy centered around that some people got their license system didn't some soon someone their licenses and then you know those businesses were hurt for a long time and you know some lives were destroyed because they took out all their savings in twenty sixteen the ballot initiative came out for legalization which the legislature had re written in twenty seventeen they created to check the acts of twenty seventeen and they basically region the ballot initiative they created a commission a five person commission and they created a twenty five member advisory board and when the industry an after care legislators and other stakeholders were putting in all the important twenty seventeen the message is patient advocacy alliance was right there advocating for patients and making sure that we have a voice at the table so we advocated to have an ex officio advisory board as a member of that twenty five member panel and to my surprise actually after the conference committee I found out that the conference committee actually delegated me to a point register qualified patient to the advisory board so I am on there as president of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and I have just appointed again Michael was tool that are for the register qualifying patient so he can effectively represent patients and and how they're affected personally so when people hear this conversation they're saying okay what does it really mean tell me about these patients people that are struggling financially are people that want to find out more about cannabis what is the role of the organization and I know that in order to get your card you need a card in every state to get cannabis as medical cannabis so there was me and I think your group got rid of that she congratulations on that but but surely this about the role of what that what the patient what U. S. patients go through and the discrimination and all of the issues that happened because there's so many rulings in cases right now in the court system where people have been fired because they tested positive but they are legally advised that they need cannabis now you wouldn't fire somebody if they walked into their office within insulin needle for their diabetes which you you would never do that so there's this double standard is it still happening I think that is related to take my car and lack of education about medical marijuana on this medical marijuana program is this state sanction programs and it is recommended by your physician so that patient physician relationship is what makes up the medical marijuana what will continue without a just a moment how how thrilled are we to have Nicole snow with us today she is probably one of the most valuable and knowledgeable people when it comes to using medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts and of course she's the president and executive director of Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance that's compassion for patients dot com is the website I'm Frankie Boyer this is a catastrophic agency an educational Odyssey we'll be right back message and data rates may apply please do not text and drive Superbowl doc do you or just someone you know do you.

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:04 min | 1 year ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Talk agency an educational Odyssey and you know I have been doing the show for over three years now many changes have happened many many changes and this field in this industry is exploding in so many ways so much going on but very really do we have a chance to talk to a patient but today I am so excited to have the coals no the cold snow is the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and she's president as an executive director it's compassion patients dot com and her story is one that many of you might be able to relate to and Nicole has been one of the true pioneers of getting cannabis legal in the state of Massachusetts and her advocacy work helping so many people and show in a call it is such a pleasure to have you with us and I I would love for you this is such a rare opportunity to have the real patient a real patient tell her story so please share with us your journey and why this is so such an intricate part of your life thank you Frankie and thank you for having me here today it's really exciting we've known each other for a really really long time and it's great to finally be on your show I am a patient now as a cannabis reform advocate I did not start out as a patient I saw the social injustice I was working at a home phone company our local to Boston in in my cubicle and when we were voting on decriminalization in two thousand and eight I thought well what could possibly hurt about legalizing medical marijuana so I did what a curious mind would do I would I started reading I went up to the state house and I met other advocates that did this in their professional lives so there I learned about the medical marijuana ballot initiative Matt Allen was running the campaign for question three in twenty twelve and you know I collected signatures I did phone calls ari you know I helped out as much as I could we won by sixty three percent and twenty twelve in which by the way wasn't absolute shock to the it was a landslide and it was a shock because Massachusetts Alicia political beings were absolutely blown away they were not prepared or expecting this ballot the first they thought it would be it take it a second or third ballot initiative but it passed on the first ballot at such a high rate yeah and before that before that ballot initiative in twenty eleven I was in a car wreck I was stopped at a red light behind a car and another car K. came up behind me must've been going over fifty miles an hour and when it hit the rear end of my vehicle I was in my seat belt I actually hit my head on the windshield and hit my shoulder on the windshield so I have permanently next strain and pain the physicians told me that it was psychosomatic I kind of struggled with that for a little while but I realized I later on I have a second car accident in twenty thirteen and that really struck me it made it difficult to work and concentrate and eventually I decided to leave after forty or forty hour work week to take a break I take a break from driving and look for a part time job as advised by my physician so that would be a lot less stress from my life and and getting back to work would have been beneficial so at the end of twenty four two Matthew Allen who was the campaign manager in twenty twelve asked me if I would like to be the executive director of the Massachusetts patient advocates and I was not looking for work at the time but I was medical marijuana advocates so I took that role very seriously I was quite honored and I definitely wanted to make the best out of the nonprofit organization that he found it and you have done just that so where are we we hear about the green rash we hear about the everybody in cannabis is making money we know you and I both know that's not true we know that it's been a struggle in the straightest specially in the state that people that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for licenses were revoked and told no you cannot have your license they didn't get their money back they lost their money it took a long time for commission to get set up and you have been involved in every part of this and I I just want people to get a flavor to how political this really is and how long this this is taken in twenty thirteen the licensing application process opened up for medical marijuana there was a diabolical and a controversy centered around that some people got their licenses some did and some soup someone their licenses and then you know those businesses were hurt for a long time and you know some lives were destroyed because they took out all their savings in twenty sixteen the ballot initiative came out for legalization which the legislature had re written in twenty seventeen they created to trap the acts of twenty seventeen and they basically region the ballot initiative they created a commission a five person commission and they created a twenty five member advisory board and when dean industry an after care legislators and other stakeholders were putting in all the important twenty seventeen the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance was right there advocating for patients and making sure that we have a voice at the table so we advocated to have an ex officio advisory board seat as a member of that twenty five member panel and to my surprise actually after the conference committee I found out that the conference committee actually delegated me to a point register qualified patient to the advisory board so I am on there as president of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and I have just appointed again Michael was tool that are for the rich a qualifying patient see I so he can effectively represent patients and and how they're affected personally so when people hear this conversation they're saying okay what does it really mean tell me about these patients all that are struggling financially are people that want to find out more about cannabis on what is the role of the organization and I know that in order to get your card you need a card in every state to get cannabis medical cannabis so there was me and I think your group got rid of that she congratulations on that but but surely this about the role of what that what the patient what you as patients go through and the discrimination and all of the issues that happened because there's so many rulings in cases right now in the court system where people have been fired because they tested positive but they are legally advised that they need cannabis now you wouldn't fire somebody if they walked into their office within insulin needle for their diabetes which you you would never do that so there's this double standard is it still happening I think that is related to state Mar and lack of education about medical marijuana on this medical marijuana program is state sanction programs and it is armed recommended by your physician so that patient physician relationship is what makes up the medical marijuana we will continue with that in just a moment how how thrilled are we to have Nicole snow with us today she is probably one of the most valuable and knowledgeable people when it comes to using medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts and of course she's the president and executive director of Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance that's compassion for patients dot com is the website I'm Frankie Boyer this is a catastrophic agency in educational Odyssey we'll.

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

10:08 min | 1 year ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Welcome to help you with this right here on cannabis talk agency an educational Odyssey and you know I have been doing the show for over three years now many changes have happened many many changes and this field in this industry is exploding in so many ways so much going on but very rarely do we have a chance to talk to a patient but today I am so excited to have the coals no the cold snow is the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and she's president as an executive director it's compassion patients dot com and her story is one that many of you might be able to relate to and Nicole has been one of the true pioneers of getting cannabis legal in the state of Massachusetts and her advocacy work helping so many people and so Nicole it is such a pleasure to have you with us and I I would love for you this is such a rare opportunity to have the real patient a real patient tell her story so please share with us your journey and why this is so it's such an intricate part of your life thank you Frankie and thank you for having me here today it's really exciting we've known each other for a really really long time and it's great to finally be on your show I am a patient now as a cannabis reform advocate I did not start out as a patient I saw the social injustice I was working at a home phone company our local to Boston in in my cubicle and when we were voting on decriminalization in two thousand and eight I thought whoa what could possibly hurt about legalizing medical marijuana so I did what a curious mind would do I wished I started reading I went up to the state house and I met other advocates that do this in their professional lives so there I learned about the medical marijuana ballot initiative Matt Allen was running the campaign for question three in twenty twelve and you know I collected signatures I did phone calls I you know I helped out as much as I could we won by sixty three percent and twenty twelve in which by the way wasn't absolute shock to the it was a landslide and it was a shock because Massachusetts published a political beings were absolutely blown away they were not prepared or expecting this ballot the first they thought it would be it taking a second or third ballot initiative but it passed on the first ballot at such a high rate yeah and before that before that ballot initiative in twenty eleven I was in a car wreck I was stopped at a red light behind a car and another car came came up behind me must've been going over fifty miles an hour and when it hit the rear end of my vehicle I was in my seat belt I actually hit my head on the windshield and hit my shoulder on the windshield so I have permanently next strain and pain the physicians told me that it was psychosomatic I kind of struggled with that for a little while but I realized I later on I have a second car accident in twenty thirteen and that really struck me it made it difficult to work and concentrate and eventually I decided to leave after forty or forty hour work week to take a break I take a break from driving and look for a part time job as advised by my physician so that would be a lot less stress from my life and and getting back to work would have been beneficial so at the end of twenty four two Matthew Allen whose campaign manager in twenty twelve asked me if I would like to be the executive director of the Massachusetts patient advocates and I was not looking for work at the time but I was medical marijuana advocates so I took that role very seriously I was quite honored and I definitely wanted to make the best out of the nonprofit organization that he found it and you have done just that so where are we we hear about the green rash we hear about the everybody in cannabis is making money we know you and I both know that's not true we know that it's been a struggle in this state especially in the state that people that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for licenses were revoked and told no you cannot have your license they didn't get their money back they lost their money it took a long time for commission to get set up and you have been involved in every part of this and I I just want people to get a flavor to how political this really is and how long is this taken in twenty thirteen the licensing application process opened up for medical marijuana there was a diabolical and a controversy centered around that some people got their licenses some did and some soup someone their licenses and then you know those businesses were hurt for a long time and you know some lives were destroyed because they took out all their savings in twenty sixteen the ballot initiative came out for legalization which the legislature had re written in twenty seventeen they created to trap the acts of twenty seventeen and they basically region the ballot initiative they created a commission a five person commission and they created a twenty five member advisory board and when the industry an after care legislators and other stakeholders were putting in all the important twenty seventeen the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance was right there advocating for patients and making sure that we have a voice at the table so we advocated to have an ex officio advisory board as a member of that twenty five member panel and to my surprise actually after the conference committee I found out that the conference committee actually delegated me to a point register qualified patient to the advisory board so I am on there as president of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance and I have just appointed again Michael was tool that are for the register qualifying patients he so he can effectively represent patients and and how they're affected personally so when people hear this conversation they're saying okay what does it really mean tell me about these patients all that are struggling financially are people that want to find out more about cannabis on what is the role of the organization and I know that in order to get your card you need a card in every state to get cannabis as medical cannabis so there was me and I think your group got rid of that she congratulations on that but but surely this about the role of what that what the patient what you as patients go through and the discrimination and all of the issues that happened because there are so many rulings in cases right now in the court system where people have been fired because they tested positive but they are legally advised that they need cannabis now you wouldn't fire somebody if they walked into their office within insulin needle for their diabetes which you you would never do that so there's this double standard is it still happening I think that is related to stigma and lack of education about medical marijuana on this medical marijuana program is the state sanction programs and it is recommended by your physician so that patient physician relationship is what it makes up the medical marijuana what will continue without a just a moment how how thrills are we to have Nicole snow with us today she is probably one of the most valuable and knowledgeable people when it comes to using medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts and of course she's the president and executive director of Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance that's compassion for patients dot com is the website I'm Frankie Boyer this is catastrophic agency an educational Odyssey we'll be right.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Instead of their current plans for one sided platforms Kevin Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston's newsradio of privacy advocates concerned about a proposal right now that's being considered by the cannabis control commission it would require any future marijuana delivery drivers to wear a body camera the panels listening session got heated last night over the draft rules for delivery president of the Massachusetts patient advocacy alliance McCall snow saying since federal and state laws are in conflict right now some cannabis consumers might be fearful about being recorded while buying marijuana and having that video available to law enforcement commissioner chairman Stephen Hoffman said they will have one more listening session the five o'clock tonight in Springfield and they're gonna be reading every single comment they receive on the body camp proposal sell it in thirty eight on WBZ it's time for business we go live to Bloomberg where we join Tracy junkie Jim retail spending everywhere by everyone jumped in July by the most in four months the seven tenths percent sales growth of top all economists estimates so Americans at least are still spending a welcome sign is the trade war with China what is on the global economic outlook but it to while the US is delaying new tariffs on Chinese made computers smartphones and toys others still go into effect September first China today says it will retaliate no details yet so we have this back and forth on Wall Street to douse up now by fifty points a few minutes ago it was lower nasdaq still lower by four points the S. and P. is up six I'm Tracy junkie Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's news radiology in thirty nine on WBZ well checks sports on the way next WBZ newsradio ten thirty invites.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

02:43 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"And welcome back it is frankie boyer this is cannabis talk atoz and educational artsy so i have to tell you that we are so fortunate in massachusetts to have this man as an advocate because when you are diagnosed and iino doctor salman was just talking about the benefits of hemp extract there are more severe cases with pain we're a combination of of the entire plant will be helpful but how do you know we're we're what are the guidelines in how do you find a group to help you so there is an organization in massachusetts that it's it's called compassion four patients and michael is michael helping out with the last name michael tulip that's right it's an in massachusetts patient advocacy alliance so it's a mouthful it's a mouthful michael and and but give us an example of what you do in an and how you help patients in massachusetts and maybe this could be the model for the country as well yes no personal i have you know i am a patient myself i am one of the patients who can get up in the morning i can actually go to the dispensary i take that into account everything that i do when i advocate and that ideas i quit the message of what the patient's voice is and i bring it to local level state level and also federal level know you know people essentially trying to them the situation fat patients face stigma they face around medical marijuana difficulties they have in a team in the medicine they need and kind of you know go ahead and ensure that was hurt at all levels of government and practice elections the registered patient admirers well to the cannabis control commission and so i've been taking that voice and bringing it to the commission and.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"And welcome back it is frankie boyer this is cannabis talk in educational odyssey so i have to tell you that we are so fortunate in massachusetts to have this man as an advocate because when you are diagnosed and you know doctor salman was just talking about the benefits of hemp extract there are more severe cases with pain we're a combination of of the entire plant will be helpful but how do you know and we're we're what are the guidelines and how do you find a group to help you so there is an organization in massachusetts that it's it's called compassion for patients michael is michael help me out with the last name it's yeah it's michael tulip that's right it's an in massachusetts patient advocacy alliance so it's a mouthful it's a mouthful michael and and but give us an example of what you do and how you help patients in massachusetts and and maybe this could be the model for the country as well yeah oh personally i have you know i am a patient myself i am one of the patients who can get up in the morning i can actually go to the dispensary i take that into account everything that i do when i advocate and essentially what i do is i quit the message of what the patient's voice is and i bring it to local level state level and also federal level you know people in the central and try and explain to them the situation that patients face stigma they face around medical marijuana the difficulties they have in a team in the medicine that they need and kind of you know go ahead and ensure that the was hurting hurt at all levels of government and this process action the registered pension by as well to the cannabis control commission and so i've been taking that voice and bringing it to the commission and.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"Welcome back it is frankie boyer this is cannabis truck atoz odyssey so i have to tell you that we are so fortunate in massachusetts to have this man as an advocate because when you are diagnosed and you know dr salman was just talking about the benefits of hemp extract there are more severe cases with pain we're a combination of of the entire plant will be helpful but how do you know in we're we're what are the guidelines in how do you find a group to help you so there is an organization in massachusetts that it's called compassion for patients and michael is michael with the last name it's yeah it's michael tulip in in massachusetts patient advocacy alliance so it's a mouthful it's a mouthful michael and and but give us an example of what you do in and and how you help patients in massachusetts and maybe this could be the model for the country as well yes so personally i have you know i am a patient myself but i am one of the patients who can get up in the morning i can actually go to the dispensary so i take that into account everything that i do but when i advocate and essentially what i do is i take the message of what the patient's belief is and i bring it to local levels state level and also federal levels you know people essentially try and explain to them the situation that patients face to state mothers they face around medical marijuana the difficulties they have in a team in the medicine that they need and kind of you know go ahead and ensure that their voices heard at all levels of government and in this process i was actually a playmate is the registered patient advisor as well to the candidates control commission since i've been taking that voice and bringing it to the commission and trial to express to them to protect the medical program as adults loose coming online so my advocacy kind of varies you know i go around but my general focus has always been trying to bring the patients police to these public officials michael you host a lot of events as well all over.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"In santa barbara county the massachusetts patient advocacy alliance is about to hold a rally in protest outside the federal courthouse that protest scheduled to begin at nine am the mineral on marijuana advocate group is upset after attorney general jeff sessions rescinded protections for cannabis businesses and us attorney andrew lulling confirmed the possibility of federal prosecution for people in the marijuana industry while the celtics and the sixers will tip it off at three o'clock from london today season's six with playing at london's o2 arena we begin had a boffin now for a preview monitor good morning josh well looks like the nba struggled sending these two teams overseas because seized they won six straight said a half game beyond the warriors for the best record in the nba and 33 intend the sixers have won their last four to move to five hundred plus allstar power on both sides we know about of course career having al horford jason tatum jaylen brown but then on the other side to get your whelan beed ben simmons among others celtics have done this before to a certain degree played a regular season game outside the us when they were in mexico city in december two thousand fifteen but then a little while couple years celts have played overseas in the preseason in the past so the regular season test in london that's be new more coming up in sports armagh friend we'll see in just a few minutes wbz news time eight thirty three time for traffic and weather together on this thursday morning the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic on.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The hour i'm andrew o'day bloomberg business on wbz news radio 1030 wbz news time seven forty medical marijuana patients this morning will rally outside the boston federal courthouse protesting the federal government's new position concerning the possible prosecution of those engaged in marijuana activity that is legal under state law cross stevens joins with a preview good morning good morning josh all of a sudden there is confusion for medical marijuana patients weren't sure what's going to happen in the weeks and months to come after us attorney general jeff sessions said the fed might seek charges against people engaged in marijuana business is legal under state law that is the reason for this morning's rally what are we are rally will repair work of worker cow end up profession clamper matter that is michael the tula peace with the massachusetts patient advocacy alliance there are already seen in effect josh should medical marijuana dispensaries as a major debitcard provider stop processing transactions they're carl stevens wbz newsradio 1030 carl thank you bbc news time seven forty one well good news on the music front slow hand is back the in the lobby fading away is actually gonna be returning to the stage playing hyde park in london this summer seventy two year old guitar legend is cut back on his schedule in recent years suffering from deafness and other ailments in a new interview with the bbc clapping says he's anxious about playing again but confident that and still work you're right there'll be certainly do vc news time seven forty two time for us to head to the asic at com.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The massachusetts patient advocacy alliance will hold a rally and protest outside the federal courthouse itself boston beginning at nine o'clock medical and recreational marijuana advocates are upset after attorney general jeff sessions rescinded protections for cannabis businesses us attorney andrew lulling has also confirmed the possibility of federal prosecution for people in the marijuana industry while sports fans heading off the london the clash goodness that it better for celtics in sixers tip off at three o'clock this afternoon from london's oh to arena we bring in adam coffin for a preview here's a really digging deep here at all sorts of music this morning yeah drama holds having a little too much fun out there looks like the nba struggled josh sending the celtics and sixers overseas because both are surging sees of one six straight said a half game behind the warriors for the best record in the nba at thirty three and ten sixers have won their last four to mood 500 but there's of course starpower on both sides between cairo irving l horford jaylen brown jason tatum that's all for boston philadelphia dwell in beed and of course ben simmons among others celts played regularseason game outside the us when they were in mexico city in december of two thousand fifteen more on this coming up in sports art van will see in a few minutes here bbc news time 633 time for traffic and weather together on this thursday morning the wbz subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic on.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Teen at thirty nine degrees in boston good morning i'm deb lawler top stories now the january thaw islam with temperatures climbing into the 40s today 50s tomorrow but rain and flooding are in the forecast for friday into saturday the state fire marshall confirms one person is dead after a fire at a westward home yesterday investigators are looking into what started the blaze this is a third fire death so far in massachusetts this year and the massachusetts patient advocacy alliance will hold a protest rally this morning outside the federal courthouse in south boston marijuana advocates are upset after attorney general jeff sessions rescinded protections for cannabis businesses in other news now a state senator is making a stink on beacon hill over the issue of untreated waste water dumped into rivers and streams the problem is especially concerning of the merrimac valley where annually millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the merrimac river wbz's kim tunnicliff spoke with an environmental group about the issue antiquated an inefficient wastewater treatment systems around the state or causing billions of gallons of raw sewage to pour into waterways every year during heavy rains the head of the meramec river watershed council rusty russell says he supports proposed legislation that would create a warning system alerting residents in real time when raw sewage spills and to any waterway russell says the health of state residence is at risk ross who hit two full of deadly viruses bacteria can cause serious illness generally the gastrointestinal kind but for people who have compromised immune systems the elderly summit the young the effects can be worse than that kim tunnicliff wbz.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Budget for december freddie mac reports on this week's us average mortgage rates and delta airlines will report its quarterly financials before the markets opened today taking a look briefly at the futures everybody seems to be in the green the dow is up five the sp up almost one point and the nasdaq is flat at this particular time bc news time five thirty nine anita mother will be laid to rest today after dying from the flu wbz's carl stevens has a story josh a gofundme page has been started to help the family fifty one year old jenny cheng of needham who leaves behind husband and two young sons she was diagnosed with the flu and that led to an ammonia cases of the flu have been increasing across the country dr brian shaw from tough medical spinner spoke to wbz tv we do know that hospitalization rates for life related to influenza are rising across massachusetts he says this particular strain of the flu josh can be very dangerous for children the elderly anybody with the compromised immune system he recommends that everybody get the vaccine carl stephens wbz newsradio 1030 wbz news time five forty the massachusetts patient advocacy alliance will hold a rally and protests today of 90 m outside the federal courthouse in south boston medical and recreational marijuana advocates are upset after attorney general jeff sessions rescinded protections for cannibus businesses us attorney andrew lulling has also confirmed the possibility of federal prosecution for people in the marijuana industry the state of war oregon says is disappointed after a number of marijuana retailers sold to minors during a recent sting corresponding chris brown says licences could be suspended at of seven portland area locations four sold the people under the age of twenty one poor are minor decoys who ranged in age from eighteen to twenty to be able to get in to a licensed premises and then to purchase product that's that's not acceptable mark patent or with the state's liquor control commission says those businesses could face a suspension of their path license and fines of up to sixty eight hundred fifty.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Information on thousands of patients accu weather mostly sunny this afternoon temperatures perking up to near forty and on wall street stocks adding to all time highs before the start of earning season the dow up 105 the bloomberg business report is coming up wbz news time twelve oon and we begin the new now with the latest developments pertaining to the scheduled implementation of the state's recreational marijuana law the cannabis control commissioners have been meeting on beacon hill today chairman steve hoffman delivering a statement at the opening reiterating the panel support the mission in the work of the care of his control commission has not changed we remain committed to fulfilling the will of the voters with commonwealth which is to implement to administer regulatory process to the safe equitable and efficient the meeting is taking up a recent statements from attorney general jeff sessions and the newlyinstalled us attorney for massachusetts and allowing both indicating participants in the burgeoning pot industry would not be immune to federal regulations meantime the federal government's new stance is having an effect on medical marijuana patients wbz these carl stevens has that after the us attorney for massachusetts indicated that people in the marijuana business in massachusetts are not immune to federal prosecution all of a sudden medical marijuana patients were not able to use a debit card in some locations across water processors apparently no have basically decided at they are going to no longer offer these services to acquire want it to spencer michael the tulip with the massachusetts patient advocacy alliance says medical marijuana patients and others will hold a rally thursday morning at the boston federal courthouse carl stephens wbz newsradio 1030 on hearing last week storm many coastal communities dealt with unusually high tides and flooding forecasters say more precipitation is headed our way and that means something else for many of us to worry about according wbz's ben parker what high tide struck around midday during thursday storm nuba port fire chief chris two for leclair says there was flooding at about three feet of water in the city's cashman park but he considers the city fortunate it was only one tied cycle via the.

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"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

02:12 min | 4 years ago

"massachusetts patient advocacy alliance" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"In you have been advocates of four patients for several years now trying to get information and get patients care and tell us a little bit about the work that you you're dealing at mass patient advocacy alliance yes so the massachusetts patient advocacy alliance was founded in two thousand thirteen following the passage of the ballot question here legalize medical marijuana in the commonwealth in originally it was actually a committee called the committee for combat compassionate madison during which was formed in two thousand nine right you know which led up to the ballot question are being put on the ballot and actually the founding members of the app pa all were like the drafters of the law that passed 2012 so we had an integral part of uh you know not only developing the law but also implementing no law with the department of public health and currently at of the you know the mass patient have so i i'm the development director her so i you know obviously i developed the organization i offer maintain you know we do regular ig occasional event the materials and that kind of thing i help us develop and uh also you know help develop pummeled the regulation some of the uh like amendments that i were included in the recent compromise bill on marijuana so i'm also involved on that end of it as well were wow you know we actually developed the regulation and just to note i was recently appointed by the president of the mpaa to the advisory board to the cannibus control commission's tall michael king rachid relations he actually actually one of the twenty five uh advisory board members and i represent the registered patients on the advisory board so i'm good mp really advocating four patient uh during the whole process ours adult use becomes legal her baths choose of you know we've we've had a rough rough go and i think that when you look at the the.

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