In the Weeds

    Episode 57: Get Re-Leaf with Uncle Pete-Master Maine Caregiver, Advocate, and on his 4th lease on life!

    Maine, the way life should be, Vacationland, it's a special place in New England. Uncle Pete Tranchemontagne calls Sanford Maine his home...


    Maine, the way life should be, Vacationland, it’s a special place in New England. Uncle Pete Tranchemontagne calls Sanford Maine his home. He’s been a caregiver in the medical cannabis space in his home state for as long as they existed. He helped change a law that banned weed smokers from receiving organs from donors,

    His organs were ready to be harvested when he fell into a coma for 4 months in 1986, lost a little liver, a part of his pancreas, but he survived that. Until a relapse of that internal chemical explosion caused a staph infection, and then…he fell off a forklift while working and broke his neck and spine. He’s a miracle man, giving his knowledge of the cannabis he grows and sells legally out of his house with his family at Uncle Pete’s Re-Leaf. This is special In The Weeds with Jimmy Young and a Maine legend Uncle Pete Tranchemontagne.

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    Jimmy Young

    Jimmy Young is the host of In the Weeds as well as the founder of the Pro Cannabis Media, the voice of cannabis at procannabismedia.com. PCM produces and distributes cannabis-themed podcasts, videocasts, live streams, and branded content from a diverse array of talented journalists and storytellers, anchored by its industry news and trend reporting. PCM's original podcasts include In The Weeds with Jimmy Young, Weed Talk Now, and Weed Talk News! A native New Englander, Jimmy is a product of the Newton, MA public schools. In 1979 he graduated from Tufts University where he started his 40 year career as sports producer at WBZ TV4 at the age 20. Hired by the CBS affiliate in Portland Maine in 1981 as a sports anchor/reporter, Jimmy worked at WGME TV13 for 11 years hosting shows, reporting from major sports events, and doing play by play for area colleges and high schools. In 1992, he returned to his hometown of Newton, MA where he joined the original team of New England Cable News. He hosted "Jimmy Young's Sports World" at NECN from 1992-98. He also won a regional Emmy Award for the nation's first TV sports talk show for kids, Kid Company's Sportworld with Drew Bledsoe as special guest. He currently lives in Needham, MA.