“Prescription Pot?” A WBBZ-TV Special Thursday Night at 9pm Features Broadcast Legend Joey Reynolds

“Prescription Pot?” A WBBZ-TV Special Thursday Night at 9pm Features Broadcast Legend Joey Reynolds

Medical Marijuana.  Should it be used for medical purposes?  Some claim it is a cure, while others think it is criminal, a drug that leads to addiction & behavioral problems. What does WNY think?

CLARENCE, NY (wbbz.tv) WBBZ-TV Promotion and Production Director John Di Sciullo announces that Your Hometown MeTV Station is presenting a special discussion on the issue of medical marijuana, and the New York State Compassionate Care Act.  “Prescription Pot?” will air Thursday night May 28th at 9p.m.  The program was recorded earlier in April at the Eastern Hills Mall studio facility

The discussion includes Dr. Bob Whitney from the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol & Substance Abuse; Bill Wieczorek, Director of the Center for Health & Social Research SUNY Buffalo State; Matt Smith, Executive Director of Prevention Focus; and Kathryn L. Lance, Niagara County 7th District NYS Legislator (R-Wheatfield), a cancer survivor who voted to approve having medical marijuana grown at a Lewiston facility.

Joey Reynolds microphone

National radio and television personality, Buffalo Hall of Fame broadcaster Joey Reynolds, co-hosts with WBBZ-TV’s Phil Arno and John Di Sciullo.  Reynolds recently completed a video documentary titled, “i-Pot” (shot with Joey’s ipad in California, Colorado, and New York) that chronicles how his daughter Mercedes became a grower of medical marijuana. Reynolds’ former New York broadcast partner Jay Sorensen joins the discussion. The panel take questions from a studio audience, and respond to clips from doctors appearing in the Reynolds video, who claim the use of marijuana is a medical game changer.

The NY Compassionate Care Act was approved by the NYS Assembly and Senate June 20, and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 5, 2014.  More information can be found at www.compasionatecareny.org

The taping of “Prescription Pot?” was supported by Ted Shredd & Tom Ragan of 103.3FM The Edge.

Information on the “i-Pot” documentary is available at www.joeyreynolds.tv

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