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099 – Is CBD Legal?

CBD oils and products are everywhere - but is buying, selling, and using them actually legal? Some people mistakenly thought that the 2014 Farm Bill made CBD oil legal, but a man from Lewis Center, Ohio was recently stopped with a half empty vial of CBD oil in his car that he had purchased in a shop in Columbus and was facing felony drug charges because of it. But the FDA recently approved Epidiolex, a CBD product that treats epileptic seizures. While that seems to predict eventual legal...


098 – The Vaping Special

We all know that cigarettes can cause cancer and everyone is for helping people quit smoking. We know switching to vaping has helped many people quit smoking. So why is there talk within the federal government of banning vaping, but not smoking? John Sellers and Jared Blinsky from Advanced Vapor in Westerville and Steve Palmer drop some real world knowledge and research on ‘popcorn lung’, teenagers, smoking vs. vaping, chemicals, why some vapes will have a chemical additive and others won’t,...


097 – Vaper – Vaping and Big Tobacco

What is the inside story - and the science - behind vaping? We've heard that vaping helps people quit smoking, and Jared shares his own story of going from smoking over a pack a day to quitting within three days by switching to vaping. Our guest John from the Advanced Vapor store in Westerville joins us to talk a bit about the science that makes vape work. But what is the real scoop on the pros and cons of vaping? And how deeply are Big Tobacco and the government involved in controlling the...


096 – Everybody Deserves to Go to College Hollywood Style

How do some of the rich and famous make sure their kids get into the college of their dreams? The recent college entrance bribery and conspiracy scandal sheds new light on the creative, fraudulent - should we say Shameless - ways the rich (like Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Aunt Becky) can buy preferential access for their kids - at the expense of yours. More than 50 people have been charged. How will federal criminal charges change their lives? Realities of the federal criminal...


095 – Extra Extra Hear All About It! 3-22-19

Yea Mon! After a week away in Jamaica, we are back bringing you the news. Catch up on crucial news about guns in New Zealand, criminals in cages, salsa balls, dirty Columbus Police Cop, mad cows in the Bronx, No Michigan Marijuana for you!, smuggling with T-Shirt cannons, a quick First Amendment tutorial, and lots more. Download, stream, and listen.


094 – Local Politics, Law and Old Cars with Norm Murdock of Team Blitz

Norm Murdock is a bit of what you might call a Renaissance Man - he's done a lot, he's read a lot - and he knows a lot about a lot of things. An entrepreneur who has owned his own business since high school, he has raced cars, has a journalism degree and a law degree and has also been a lobbyist for many organizations in Ohio. The guys cover a lot of ground: changes in education, social evolution, too much screen time, Alexa reading bedtime stories to kids, political systems, inside local...


093 – From Fight Boys to Journeymen – Armando Ancona, Wild Bill and G

MMA legends Armando (Mando) Ancona and Wild Bill return to update us on what they are doing now and they bring a special guest, G to share his story. The guys talk about giving back and how training, sparring and boxing can be the game-changer that can give teenagers in particular the outlet, the confidence, and the sense of purpose and belonging that can make all the difference in their lives at a pivotal time. They have all been on a journey to get where they are today, which is why Mando...


092 – Extra Extra Read All About It 3-8-19

The boys are at it again, bringing all the breaking news, this time with a full crew and a special guest. Learn about medical marijuana, then the mice got high, no Sonic burgers for now, potholes and gas taxes go together like peas and carrots. Are you retired or did you just stay at the Holiday Inn last night? News, politics, and a wee bit of politics. Download, subscribe, listen.


091 – Gun Law with Derek DeBrosse of Munitions Law Group

Is it legal to tell people you are carrying a firearm to get them to back off? If your employer doesn't allow employees to carry guns, but allows customers to bring guns into the business, what can happen if you use a gun to defend yourself in the event of a robbery? What does it take to obtain an FFL, or open a gun store? We talk with Derek DeBrosse, partner at Munitions Law Group, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing gun owners and firearms-related businesses. Derek is a...


090 – Lawyer Talk Extra Extra Hear All About It 3-1-19

More breaking news from Lawyer Talk. Hear all about Cohen, Snakes on Planes, CBD raids, liar liar house on fire, Tinder for cows (really), nude roller coasting, the Arnold Expo is germy, hello and goodbye to your Walmart greeter, drugs and girl scouting go together like pbj, there ain't no draft for men OR women, what are your change needs? and much much more. Lawyer Talk Off the Record.


089 – Emergency Preparedness and Safety Training with Nick Keisel, Ark Safety Consulting

If there is an active shooter event or other type of emergency, would your school, business or church be prepared? Would you know what to do? We talk with Nick Keisel, the owner of Ark Safety Consulting in central Ohio, who helps individuals, businesses, schools and churches stay safe by being prepared for the type of unexpected events that we unfortunately see happen too often in everyday places in the news. The guys talk threat assessment, site vulnerability assessment, cyberbullying, Ohio...


088 – Lawyer Talk Extra Extra Hear All About It 2-22-19

Back after a holiday hiatus, Lawyer Talk is here to bring the 2-22 news. Listen for the Megaton Doomsday Bombshells from Russia with love. The Cosby kids are doin' alright in the joint. Fake news on purpose. What does your girl drink? Pepsi or Coke. Washington's B-Day. Kiss the WWII goodby. Celebrate a Miracle on Ice. Do it all while pullin' tubes with the pres, who's pitching his own green deal. Phew, what a show!


087 – A.I. Took Our Jobs! Is Universal Basic Income the Answer?

Computers, A.I. and automation are in the process of making a lot of jobs obsolete. 2020 Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running on a platform of Universal Basic Income (UBI) or Freedom Dividend. UBI would provide every person in the United States a monthly cash payment, kind of like the U.S. paying everyone a dividend for the success of the technology industry and for being a member of the United States of America Club. Yang says the numbers work and that the benefits to society - and...


086 – Lawyer Talk: Let Us Know!

Calling all listeners! The crew needs your feedback. Listen up and write in with your feedback at And you may learn a thing or two about Valentine's Day, lawyer advertising, and drunk driving.


085 – Lawyer Talk Extra Extra Hear All About It News 2-8-19

It's the weekend - fun and wacky news time! Dave Chappelle, machete-wielding truckers, Megyn Kelly and inappropriate Halloween costumes, PETA and mountain lion attacks, governors gone wild and much more. Questions, comments: Check us out: Connect with us on Facebook: @OhioLegalDefense


084 – Grab Bag

Our listeners ask legal questions - and we give you answers! The guys discuss photo arrays and why eyewitness identifications are the most unreliable, pleading no contest versus pleading guilty and per se negligence, legal issues that arise especially in bad weather, and much much more. Questions, comments: Check us Connect with us on FB: @OhioLegalDefense


083 – Lawyer Talk Extra Extra Hear All About It 2-1-19

On the eve of Groundhog Day, get your weekly news fix; hear all about the latest and greatest stories from around the globe; and place your bets now with the most reliable Super Bowl predictions.


082 – The Arrest of “The Dirty Trickster” Roger Stone

"Politics is show business for ugly people." - Roger Stone Trump advisor Roger Stone was arrested by Robert Mueller's team on January 25th for making false statements to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering. But the rest of the story is perhaps the best of the story with this colorful political operative who was a force behind many presidential campaigns from Nixon to Trump. There are hundreds of news stories that will discuss Roger Stone in terms of collusion, conspiracy and...


081 – Lawyer Talk Extra Extra Hear All About It 1-25-19

Friday 1-25-19 news with the Lawyer Talk Crew. Get a close shave on your manhood with your new razor advertisement. Learn how to sue the the NFL refs. Saints and cheaters. Can the cops use your face to unlock your phone? How to pay for the wall with porn. Suck that plastic straw. And much much more. The boys give you wisdom, insight, and the news. All for nothing. Subscribe now to get this great show every week and then some. Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A.


080 – Students are People Too – Legal Rights at School

What rights do kids have at school? How does the Fourth Amendment - the protection against unreasonable search and seizure - apply in a school setting? One of our listeners asked, "Can they search my kid's backpack at school?" The lawyers at Lawyer Talk - who are actually experienced criminal defense attorneys who have handled numerous juvenile cases, some of which have garnered national attention - answer this question. And they cover a lot of related information that parents, relatives and...