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Welcome to CLTVTD media group Audio Journal, a startup cannabis indoor nursery in Sacramento, CA. Follow us through this amazing journey as we navigate the rough seas of the legal cannabis market in arguably, the epicenter of this booming industry. ~ This show captures the insight of CEO & Co-Founder, Sergio Picazo, along with interviews from industry professionals along the way. Interested in being a guest on the show? Send me an email! Sergio@cltvtdmg.com #CannabisStartup #CannabisNursery ...
 
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Voting is a constitutional right for an overwhelming majority of Americans, but the reality is people with disabilities, racial minorities and economically challenged individuals face far more obstacles to voting than most voters. Unsubstantiated allegations of mass voter fraud were circulated and amplified after the 2020 presidential election and …
 
In this new book, Tracee offers you the tips she remembers, stories of adversity and success, to document her personal battles with self and others in a position to grant or deny life-saving tools, equipment, and the access to freedom we all hold dear but often take for granted. The author encourages all of us to use the Field Notes daily to meet s…
 
If you set out to climb the Himalayas it would be wise to hire a sherpa. Why, you ask? Because the climb may be treacherous and your mistakes very costly! A sherpa has been on the path many times and knows how to climb to the top with positive results. How much do you want to leave to chance? The same may be said about navigating the challenges and…
 
Affordable, accessible housing, transportation and internet availability are serious issues for people with disabilities in just about every state in the USA. It is especially problematic in rural areas. As if these challenges weren't enough, the crew of the Disability Resource Network in Huntsville Alabama opened for business during the early days…
 
Steve Moon, breeder & founder of Full Moon Genetics, joins Sergio Picazo, CLTVTD Genetics, to discuss the recent first-generation clone release of the HFCS “high fructose corn syrup” which is GMO x OZ Kush BX2. This pheno #8 was selected by Node Labs & Compound Genetics during their largest ever pheno hunt which landed on the keepers list amongst a…
 
Imagine engaging an architect to create plans for the perfect house to fill all your needs.... You are excited about turning this dream into a reality…but then discovering there is no one to do the excavation for the foundation. Also, there is only one carpenter to work on the frame...and that craftsman can only work 12 hours a week on your project…
 
Episode 3 - Life together and Changing the World Most movements for social change are identified with a few prominent and well-known leaders. For instance, people like Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy, among others, are associated with the Civil Rights movement in the USA. Nelson Mandela is a name synonymous with the abolition…
 
Episode 2 - Love and the Audacity of Change Most movements for social change are identified with a few prominent and well-known leaders. For instance, people like Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy, among others, are associated with the Civil Rights movement in the USA. Nelson Mandela is a name synonymous with the abolition of a…
 
Family, Faith, and the Seed of Self Advocacy Most movements for social change are identified with a few prominent and well-known leaders. For instance, people like Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy, among others, are associated with the Civil Rights movement in the USA. Nelson Mandela is a name synonymous with the abolition of …
 
It is not ever comfortable discussion what happens after someone dies. But when it comes to the death of care providing parents conversations need to happen and plans must be made. Legal, financial and Medicaid Planning are important, of course, but living a full life is more than providing these core necessities. Life as we know it (and aspire to …
 
When you have a child with a developmental or intellectual disability your life gets complex. Often it becomes overwhelming. Navigating a path to find the right resources is essential. Today's episode is about two Medicaid Waivers that provide valuable supports, The Michigan Waiver for Children and the Michigan Waiver for Children with Serious Emot…
 
Imagine yourself on a vacation to a country where your native language is not spoken. Let's say Portugal. You do not know how to speak or read Portuguese, but you are given a map to help you get around.... but the map (of course) is printed in Portuguese. You can see the roads and have a vague idea of where you are going, but the map does not tell …
 
Our show today is “The Different Flavors of Medicaid Waivers” …. but you are also going to hear a lot of discussion about person-centered-planning (PCP) and the proper use of two assessment tools associated with person centered planning process... the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and the Psycho-Social Assessment (PSA). Why?? Because assessment to…
 
Growing up can be hard. Especially the teenage years. And even more so if the teenager in question has social skill deficits. As humans we are all "hard wired" for relationships with other humans. Individuals living with autism often want to develop skills necessary to make and keep friends. They need to learn the skills necessary to navigate vario…
 
I'm probably showing my age...but some of you might remember the routine of "defragging" your computer to allow it to work more quickly and efficiently. It was once described to be as allowing your computer to take some time to put files away and "clean up" it's desk. This was it was able to work better. Well, wouldn't it be nice to defrag your min…
 
On this episode, Sergio Picazo, CEO of CLTVTD Genetics / SMLZ, is joined by Joe Cimino, founder & cultivator, Good Greens. Hosts Tyreece & Alex discussed consumer education around "fire & gas" flower in the recreational cannabis market in California. Respectfully, the status quo is challenged with a lack of awareness due to the consumer not knowing…
 
"There's no place like home!" In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy said these words and clicked the heels of her ruby slippers three times. Instantly she was transported back to her farm home in Kansas. This makes for an enduring story...but getting into the right home presents a little more of a challenge today. Especially if you live with an intellectual …
 
Everyone has heard the phrase "forgive and forget." That isn't always possible, or even advisable. It is important to remember. To recall emotional pain that has played a destructive role in the course of your life and in your relationships. With these memories it becomes even more important to forgive, or to ask forgiveness, so you may convert the…
 
Remember Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz? She had an impossible task. First retrieve the broom stick of the Wicked Witch and deliver it to the Wizard of Oz who would grant her wish to return to her home in Kansas. Doesn't life feel like that sometimes? Impossible task? Improbable goals? Flying Monkeys all around you? Attempting to find and secure affo…
 
It's hard to let go of things...and I have a garage filled with items I should have let go of years ago. But I keep thinking, maybe I'll find a use for this "thing." But I hardly if ever do. It is much different letting go of people, but it is natural and necessary when raising children to "let them go" in order to "let them grow." We learn by faci…
 
Bridges create opportunities for connection. They empower travel to visit people and places that might otherwise be inaccessible. And they often unite people together to pursue common goals. Some are span enormous distances while others are measured in feet and inches. Today’s show is about one of the world’s smallest bridges. But it may be one of …
 
The Space Shuttle, with over 2.5 million parts, 230 miles of wire and 1,060 plumbing valves was once described as the most complex "machine" ever made by man. For successful results it's mission requirements complex systems and a flawless degree of accountability were essential. Flaws in those complex systems resulted in the disasters of Columbia a…
 
Most of us at one time or another have driven down a dark road and found ahead of us a deer transfixed, staring into our headlights? Have you ever felt like you have something in common with the deer? In the disability community we face a labyrinth of rules, regulations, benefit levels, service options, waivers, forms and...well you get the picture…
 
"You can't age out of being in a family" according to Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle in Bloomfield Michigan. Over the past 27 years as children within the Friendship Circle have grown so has the capacity of Friendship Circle to meet their employment needs and enhance the quality of their lives. The Soul Cafe and Sou…
 
Today’s episode is an interview with Annette Downey, the Executive Director of Community Living Services, an organization that provides Independent Support Coordinators, (abbreviated as ISCs) for Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Kent Counties in Michigan. And as of July 2021, CLS has expanded their services to Ottawa County. For non-Michiganders tuning …
 
We're back and we've got a new trick! NLAWKI Returns a couple weeks ahead of our OFFICIAL SEASON 2 START DATE with a special release about a new way to learn conversation skills - CHAT CHAINS! Check out the links below and make sure you tune in to our official Season 2 startup on the 28th of July! Most neurotypical individuals learn to communicate …
 
Imagine growing older...but never growing up. Never being allowed to make decisions or choices that influence your future, or bring you happiness. Never being able to "grab the brass ring" because the person(s) who make decisions on your behalf think it's either too risky, or beyond your ability to achieve. What a small and lonely world to live in!…
 
We all seek advice from time to time. Especially when confronted with a challenge that is unique to us. Sometimes that trusted advisor is a friend who has expertise in solving the problem we face, or a professional who can help us navigate our way to a desired outcome. And if all else fails, today we have YouTube tutorials in just about everything …
 
Sergio is welcomed back to Terp Talks with Sarah Tokes (@TerpQueen_) to discuss some exciting topics with CLTVTD. The #SMLZ 1/2 oz flower packs, powered by CLTVTD, is a way to ensure the supply chain is getting recognized on the package. Breeder > Nursery > Cultivator is the way to focus on the consumer recognizing where their flower came from for …
 
Community (Cambridge Dictionary) “all the people who live in a particular area, or a group of people who are considered as a unit because of their shared interests or background.” Vision (Cambridge Dictionary) “the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. could develop in the future and to plan for this.” Everything starts with a V…
 
Everyone benefits when all are included! Many of us have experienced challenges obtaining employment. If you have a developmental or intellectual disability those challenges take on a whole new dimension. You have skills. You have abilities and interests. You want to “give back” to your community and be accepted for who you are. But too often the w…
 
Our culture places great emphasis on rugged individualism. Our heroes and role models are risk takers who face overwhelming odds and obstacles but, in the end, through grit and determination come out on top. They prevail! (with considerable help from those working behind the scenes) But behind every great and lasting accomplishment is a group of in…
 
Head of Cultivation, Wes Brooks of Envy Cannabis, leads an indoor cannabis operation in Shasta Lake, CA. Sergio Picazo, CLTVTD Genetics, discussed how Wes got into the industry and how he is producing some of California’s top shelf bulk cannabis with quality output behind many brands you may never have realized that was grown under his care. Wes is…
 
Everyone wants to live a beautiful life, but in every life we are faced with challenges. Many of those challenges involve processing grief over the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or the loss of the dreams we had set for our lives. For parents providing care for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities there exists…
 
Sergio Picazo, CEO of CLTVTD Genetics visits with Sarah Tokes (@TerpQueen_ , cannabis show host of Terp Talks at Haze Radio Network. Listen to the startup journey of how Sergio came into the cannabis industry and teamed up with his co-founders to build the CLTVTD Genetics familia that is quickly showcasing how they are contributing towards setting …
 
Crop Steering in Cannabis has become the discussion which many commercial & home growers are raving about. Sure, crop steering has been around for a while with traditional agriculture, but the simplified solution that Aroya has provided through the masterminds of Josh Nuelinger & Ramsey Nubani is showcasing how cultivators can truly unleash the mos…
 
Legal planning is intimidating, but nobody wants to leave others on shaky ground. The key is a Well Laid Foundation, and friend of the show Dan Blauw is here to help us understand some of the important parts of that foundation building. Please stop by this episode's BLOG for further information. Take a look at some of the other episodes from DANIEL…
 
Part 4 of our Exploring Autism Series digs into what happens after 10 years old? As usual our friends at Brains give us plenty of amazing information, and there is a followup powerpoint ON OUR BLOG so stop on by and follow along! This is our last interview with Brains for Season 1, but if there is something you'd like us to investigate, send us an …
 
In this episode of Curators Cut, we are joined by Pacific Northwest cultivator & breeder, Rich "One Eye" Crommelin, who is known for breeding the illusive Dog Walker OG (Albert Walker X Chem 4), Scooby Snacks (Dog Walker OG X GSC-forum cut) and Snooki to name a few. Rich and Sergio Picazo, CEO of CLTVTD Genetics, discuss the history of how the Dog …
 
Tax Season is here and at the request of a listener we've reached out to the ARC of Oakland County's Executive Director Tom Kendziorski Esq. to go over their incredibly helpful tax guide! Find the resources mentioned in this episode HERE Special Thanks to The Arc of Oakland County for promoting this guide and Tom Kendziorski for taking the time to …
 
Today's episode provides some tips on how to effectively reduce stress and improve communications within families living with ASD and other developmental disabilities. This podcast is based upon the Effective Parenting Series "Putting the Pieces Together" workshop presented by BRAINS Potential in Grand Rapids, MI. LEARN - ENJOY - SHARE and subscrib…
 
Few people enjoy walking on a tightrope, but that is what working while depending on SSI for benefits feels, lose your balance and everything falls to the floor. We continue our episode with Hillary Hatch, helping us to understand the work incentives offered through SSI. Resources mentioned in this episode can be found ON OUR WEBSITE Support the sh…
 
Most government benefit programs are infused with a level of complexity that is inappropriate for the faint of heart. Social Security is no exception., This episode is part 1 of a 2 part interview with Hillary Hatch a specialist in disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. I thought I knew all about SSI, SSDI and disability work …
 
Today, Navigating Life As We Know It explores how Disability Rights Michigan (DRM) advocates and DRM lawyers advise individuals with disabilities of their rights and responsibilities while they advocate for their human, civil and legal rights within the state of Michigan. DRM has broad access authority to monitor institutions and advocate for peopl…
 
Today we're back with our friends at BRAINS to discuss autism between ages 0 and 10 as part of their workshop program. This is the 20th Episode of NLAWKI and the 2nd out of 4 episodes with BRAINS. If you'd like to see us focus on any specific content please reach out to us on Facebook and let us know! Support the show…
 
Therapeutic Riding can be incredibly helpful for many individuals, but we've always wanted to know more about why horseback riding can be so helpful. Thankfully we have a riding center here in West Michigan that was more than willing to sit down and chat with us. Take a look at our friends at RENEW! Support the show…
 
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