420AC Guest: Mary Jane Oatman

As founder and executive director of the Indigenous Cannabis Coalition (ICANNC), and editor/publisher of Tribal Hemp and Cannabis magazine, Mary Jane Oatman is dedicated to helping Native American tribes nationwide break from stigmas of the past century and reclaim a heritage that for some tribes, like hers, has an oral tradition of more than 1,000 years telling of how they acquired cannabis seeds. Oatman formed the ICANNC after noting that tribes were completely left out of the 2014 Farm Bill that began the hemp legalization process. She previously had worked in the Obama Administration as part of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education and when she relocated to Idaho, she realized a need for increased advocacy.

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Sheldon Baker

Sheldon Baker, The 420 Area Code show host, possesses more than 30 years of creative and media experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and broadcasting from Columbia College in Chicago, the premier marketing, media, and arts educational institution in the U.S., and has developed and directed a wide range of corporate marketing programs, celebrity promotion, and product branding for the natural products industry. More info here.

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