KOWS 9/28, noon-1 interview with Dr. Shepherd Bliss

Every once in a while Wise Woman Storytime puts the spotlight on a wise elder man and we get to hear a personal story from his life.  Such is the case this week. Local activist, farmer, and teacher Shepherd Bliss, a supporter of medical marijuana recently was part of a neighborhood action when it was discovered that 2 illegal industrial sized cannabis farms had sprung up overnight in his community defying environmental regulations, ignoring code requirements and just plain common decency and respect for all. The two farms were shut down by county officials within a few days.

These events have taken Shepherd on a path towards unraveling the complexities of how this now legal and potential billion dollar crop will be managed and enforced by government. It has motivated him to explore the environmental, political and cultural impact on the quality of life in rural communities and the ramifications of this industry for longtime small local growers as large corporations and rogue growers  buy up land, begin large scale production and may process and  distribute the cannabis in local neighborhoods as well.

While Shepherd’s story begins in a small rural neighborhood in west county, this is an issue that potentially affects our water safety and supply, our environment and the quality of life for everyone. 

You can listen to the show live on KOWS radio this Thursday, September 28  from 12- 1pm  at http://kows92-5.org/  and on Tunein Radio at http://tunein.com/.

As always, all shows will be posted on http://robertatellerblog.com/ a few days after the show airs.

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