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What Are You Smoking Episode 73: Live from SXSW

We're taking the show on the road for our first live recording of What Are You Smoking from SXSW from beautiful—but cannabis unfriendly—Austin, Texas. This week's episode sees What Are You Smoking all stars Amanda Reiman (VP of community relations for FlowKana), J.J. O'Brien (VP of PAX Era) and Sarah Hanlon (co-host of Leafly's The High Life podcast) join Will for a conversation about the fractured nature of the current cannabis industry and how it is shaping the future of legal cannabis...


What Are You Smoking Episode 72: Edibles on a Plane

This week on the show, Will and Dante are joined by Fweedom budtender Baylee Potter for a conversation about the hottest products currently on dispensary shelves, what to tell your budtender to have the best experience, and why edibles before a flight always seem like a good idea, but so rarely are. We'll also learn what's in Baylee's personal stash and enjoy some tasty dabs in the studio.


What Are You Smoking Episode 71: Smoke and Tell

What Are you Smoking takes the show on the road to taste test some of each other’s favorite products. Leafly’s in-house bud tending expert Maria Sharp joins Will and Dante to sample some of Washington’s finest cannabis. The gang touches on topics from cannabis budgets and the ideal price of an eighth to buying joints at Barney’s and a blue Will Smith. And we'll also discuss what trends we expect to shape the world of cannabis in 2019.


What Are You Smoking Episode 70: Puffco CEO Roger Volodarsky

This week, Puffco CEO Roger Volodarsky joins the show. We'll talk about the history of the company, the development of it's flagship Peak electronic rig, and how technology is helping to destigmatize dabbing. And of course, we'll find out what Roger is dabbing on these days, where he thinks the best concentrates are coming from, and what the future holds for Puffco.


Episode 69: PBud and Chemdog

This week, Will and Dante are joined by PBud and Chemdog, the minds behind the storied Chemdog cannabis strain. We got these two storied growers to walk us through the checkered past of a strain famous for its fuely funk and rocket powered potency, and hear about how the strain made it from a parking lot in the midwest to the lineage of iconic strains like OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Listen in to learn about the role Grateful Dead shows played in cannabis cultivation, hear which NFL offensive...


What Are You Smoking Episode 68: Talking Medical Cannabis with Montel Williams

This week on What Are You Smoking, TV personality and cannabis patient Montel Williams joins Will and Emily to talk about how cannabis has changed his life and turned him into an advocate. We also learned about Williams' new line of cannabis capsules and vapes, and how he worked with the team at Cura Cannabis to develop a suite of different formulations to meet the needs of patients and consumers of all stripes. And don't worry, you know we'll find out what Montel is smoking before the...


Episode 67: Talking Expungement with Cage-Free Cannabis

This week on What Are You Smoking, Will chats with Adam Vine of Cage-Free Cannabis, a hybrid of brand and non-profit entity aiming to make it easier to expunge cannabis charges from people's criminal records. We'll learn about how Cage-Free Cannabis is working to help people access the information and resources they need to get their records clear, from partnering with brands to staging community events and developing toolkits that let people take the process in their own hands. We'll talk...


What Are you Smoking Episode 66: What 2019 Holds for Cannabis

Bruce and Ben from our sister podcast, The Roll-Up, join the show to talk about the biggest developments last year brought to the cannabis space, and what to watch for in 2019. We'll look back at what 2018 meant for cannabis around North America. We'll explore what the "Massachusetts effect" has meant for legalization efforts in the northeastern United States, and what changes may be coming to Mexico following a decision from the nation's highest court. We'll also delve into why cannabis...


Episode 65: Emerald Cup Recap

Host Will Hyde invites David Downs, Leafly’s California Editor, back on the show to recap their experience together at the Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, California.


Episode 64: Sky High Gardens' Phil Seda

This week, Will and Bailey are joined by Phil Seda, CEO of the Seattle-based craft cannabis cultivator Sky High Gardens. We’ll learn about Sky High’s growing techniques and practices, get some insight on how they develop strains—and into what it takes for one of those strains actually make it to dispensary shelves— and how they balance art and science in their efforts. We’ll also hear thoughts from Will on what to smoke in Europe and learn what everyone is smoking in the run-up to the...


Episode 63: The Gift of Cannabis

This week on the show, Emily and Dante are joined by Leafly's lifestyle editor Hannah Meadows to talk about giving cannabis and its accoutrement for the holiday season. We'll talk about what strains make good gifts and what to keep in mind if you're gifting cannabis this holiday season. We'll also chat about some of our favorite cannabis accessories of the year, including pieces from Leafly's Holiday Gift Guide, and discuss what you can expect if you're taking a tolerance break this holiday...


Episode 62: A Very Leafly Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving Week, so let the season of overeating begin! This week, Will, Dante, and Emily share their thoughts on how cannabis can help keep your holiday mellow. We'll share some of our favorite strains to make sure your appetite is feast-ready, chat about which classic recipes benefit the most from a little cannabis infusion, discuss the strains and products we're thankful for this year, and much more!


Episode 61: System of a Down's Shavo Introduces 22Red Cannabis

Shavo Odadjian is best known as the bassist for System of a Down, but he's also an avid smoker and cannabis connoisseur. This weekend, Shavo makes his entry to the industry with the launch of 22Red, a new line that's part fashion brand, part music label, and part cannabis brand. We talked about System of a Down's first visit to Amsterdam, which was blessed by an impromptu smoke session with famed strain hunter Arjan Roskam. We also learned what strains Shavo is excited to share with...


Episode 60: Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein Talk Weed the People

In their new documentary Weed the People, executive producer Ricki Lake and director Abby Epstein explore the impact that medical cannabis is having on pediatric cancers, as well as the difficulties parents, doctors, and caregivers face in putting these treatments into action. We talked with Lake and Epstein about their experience making the film, what it's taught them about the potential of medical cannabis, and how that potential squares with the booming recreational cannabis market and...


Episode 59: Gold Leaf Gardens' Nate Gibbs

Nate Gibbs, co-founder of Gold Leaf Gardens, joins Will and Emily to talk about how the ethics of island life have shaped his team's organic growing practices. We'll discuss Clean Green certification and what changes could come to that regulation, chat about solvent-free extraction methods, and learn the finer points of blending cannabis and concentrates when crafting an infused preroll. And of course we'll talk about what we're smoking this week, from vibrating vape cartridges to Gold...


Episode 58: Skinner Talks Cannabis and Art

This week on the show, celebrated artist Skinner joins Will and Bailey for a conversation about cannabis, art, creativity, and their worst experiences with edibles. We'll talk about Skinner's work with Saints Cannabis, what else he'd like to do in the industry, and the opportunities and obstacles in cannabis advertising he sees as an artist and designer. We also get a little deep, exploring how the simple act making time in the day to be creative, read a book, or partake in a little...


Episode 57: Ed Rosenthal and Greg Zeman Go Beyond Buds

Cannabis legend Ed Rosenthal joins the show again, and he's got company! Ed and Cannabis Now's Greg Zeman join the show to talk about their latest book, Beyond Buds, which explores the world of cannabis concentrates. We'll discuss what the growing popularity of vape pens means for cannabis culture, how nanotechnology could lead to precision-tailored cannabis extracts, and the surprising role that yeast could one day play in producing cannabinoids, terpenes, and other cannabis constituents.


Episode 56: Ricky Williams on Cannabis, Wellness, and Astrology

Heisman Trophy winner. NFL Pro Bowler. Healer. Astrologer. Cannabis entrepreneur. Ricky Williams has been a lot of things in his life, and this week, he's our guest on the What Are You Smoking? podcast. Williams talks with our hosts, Will Hyde and Dante Jordan, about what his relationship with cannabis has looked like over the course of his life, and how it has evolved alongside his personal journey. You'll hear how Williams' training as a healer and herbalist has informed the development...


Episode 55: Talking Terpenes [Reprise]

It's Terpene Week at Leafly, and that means we're taking a deep dive into the volatile compounds that give cannabis it's flavor, its smell, and influence its effects. This week on What Are You Smoking, we're dusting off an episode from the vaults and revisiting our conversation with Leafly's staff scientist Nick Jikomes for a primer on what terpenes are and what research is teaching us about them. We'll be back with a new episode featuring football legend and cannabis entrepreneur Ricky...


Episode 54: Cooking on High's Ngaio Bealum

Comedian and cannabis activist Ngaio Bealum visits the show! The host of the Netflix show Cooking on High chats with Dante and Emily, about the past, present, and future of Hempfest, why people who live in states where cannabis is legal can't forget their fellows living under prohibition, and how you too can make a living as a professional juggler. We'll also talk about the state of diversity in cannabis industry boardrooms and why you should play Cooking on High for your cats while you're...