Jessica Laycock

Our guest, Jessica Laycock, is a District woman firing a legal challenge to the ambiguous marijuana laws in the nation’s capital. As of Feb. 26, 2015 marijuana was made legal in D.C.—sort of. On April 20, an annual day of pro-pot advocacy, Laycock and seven other protesters were arrested during a demonstration in which activists gave joints to congressional staffers to push for marijuana-friendly federal laws.

Possession of marijuana is illegal on federal land, but protesters say they strategically held the event on District land, where possession of up to two ounces of pot is legal and small amounts can be given away free. The circumstances of her case highlight the clash between federal pot laws and looser local regulations in a city where small amounts of marijuana are allowed.

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Claudia Tellez

Our guest this week is the Medical Society of Northern Virginia’s Executive Director Claudia Tellez.

She develops and manages Health Information Technology (HIT) programs – Health Information Exchange (HeaLixVA) and Telemedicine (DoctorsTelemed). DoctorsTelemed is the only telemedicine network in the country initiated by physicians supported by the Medical Society of Northern Virginia Foundation. This telemedicine network of community physicians currently deliver medical care on demand for nearly the same cost of an average co-payment.

For more information see the website at Medical Society of Northern Virginia

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Jennifer Hurwitz of Blue Star Families

This Memorial Day, May 28, 2017 – learn about BLUE STAR FAMILIES! Jennifer Hurwitz, a Research and Policy Analyst at ‘Blue Star Families’, will join us! Blue Star families is a non-profit that supports military families and helps them with deal with having a member of the family in the service and provides free resources, services, and opportunities to more than 1.5 million military family members—making military life more sustainable.

Jennifer has been an Air Force spouse for 19 years, and has volunteered and worked in a variety of roles that help to support military families. Military spouse underemployment is an issue that she has experienced first-hand due to the 10 military moves she, her husband and daughter have made. After years of reinventing herself at each duty station – working as a speech-language pathologist, teacher, university professor and researcher – she joined Blue Star Families, an organization that fully understands these challenges.

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Current Events

Maria Sanchez is back from her graduation ceremony yesterday from Pepperdine University on the bluffs in Malibu, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  We’ll hear about that and the rollercoaster ride of torrent revelations regarding Trump and his administration – obstruction of justice; Trump fires Comey; his recent foreign trip – what a tumultuous week!  Much talk about impeachment from the Democrats as the Republicans struggle with the recent happenings. Join us – it’s never dull in Washington, DC!

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Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! While Maria is celebrating Mother’s Day with her family, Valencia Mohammed, a former newspaper journalist, and myself will welcome guest Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt Esq., a decorated army combat solider and disabled veteran, and the National Policy Advisor of the Weed for Warriors Project (WFWP) . Weed For Warriors Project is the largest veteran advocacy group in the world actively trying to raise awareness about cannabis and its potential use as an alternative to many of the pharmaceuticals championed by not only the VA, but by almost all research driven hospitals like Johns Hopkins.

Weed For Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuana and the fellowship of other like-minded Veterans within the cannabis community. With the help of organizations like SANTA CRUZ VETERANS ALLIANCE, Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

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