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Living Soil: Revolutionary or BS?

Chip talks with Colin Bell from Mammoth Microbes to get to the bottom of living soil and if it really meets the hype, plus the story behind Mammoth Microbes and Mammoth P.


The Culture and Business of Ganja in Jamaica

We've all wondered it. We've all wanted to try it. But the real question we all have is, is Jamaican ganja any good? In this week's episode of The Real Dirt, Chip and Travis talk about Jamaican ganja. How to get it, how it looks, how it smells, how it tastes, and more. Plus in a special feature, listen to Jessica Baker interview Dr. Lakisha Jenkins, an expert on Jamaica's medical cannabis industry. Get both sides of the Jamaican cannabis industry, from the black market to the medical market...


Toklahoma: Growing cannabis in Oklahoma

Growing cannabis. A lot of us wish we could do it, a lot of try to do it and fail. Well, now Oklahoma can join our ranks. With its booming medical marijuana industry, Oklahoma is drawing natives and cannabis industry transplants alike to its fresh new marketplace. But cannabis is new to many in the state, and that means growing cannabis is new too. Whether you're in Oklahoma or not, this episode covers some key tips for growing successfully indoors, from the lights you should use, best...


The Problems with Planting Clones Outside

It's a stacked lineup in this week's episode of The Real Dirt Podcast! Jason of Kiskanu, Chris of Cultivate OKC, Brian of Yumboldt Farms and Jeff from Little Hill Cultivators get a surprise phone call from Chip Baker to talk about clones and the problems with planting clones outdoors. You might not know it if you're new, but cannabis is an extremely photosensitive plant. You can't get clones started in a controlled indoor environment and then move them outside and expect great results....


The Story Behind The Real Dirt Podcast

The Real Dirt has come a long way since the first episode of Tony Don't Smoke OG was recorded in 2016. Dozens of incredible guests and 70+ episodes later, The Real Dirt is making a move. We've been in the same studio in Denver, CO for over two years and with so many new cannabis hubs popping up, it's time to make The Real Dirt a little more mobile. As the podcast starts its transition to the new studio, Chip Baker looks back and how The Real Dirt began, where it has been and where it is...


Everything You Need to Know About Coco Coir

This week's episode of The Real Dirt is a full deep dive into the growing medium coco. Growers around the country have heard a lot of different stories about coco, not all of it true. Coco is an exceptional, renewable medium that can increase your yields, and make you feel better about your environmental impact. Hear from Darren Erasmus, CEO of Growers Soil (@growerscoco) and his opinions on coco, why he loves it, and why you should be adding it to your soil mix, or growing straight out of...


Top Tips for Growing Hemp

Please SUBSCRIBE! Growing hemp on a large scale isn't like growing other field crops, and it's also different from growing regular cannabis. From how you plant to when and what (seeds or clones, feminized or not), there are a lot of factors that go into growing quality hemp. In this week's episode of The Real Dirt Chip hangs out with Jacob, Head of Sales for Cultivate Colorado and an avid cannabis/hemp grower. Hear how their experiences have been growing hemp so far and tips they have for...


Hemp Laws Explained with Vicente Sederberg LLC

These new hemp laws can get a little hazy. There's little coordinated regulation across the country, and when it comes to CBD there's almost none at all. In this week's "Hempisode", Chip and Justin talk with Shaun Hauser and Andrew Livingston from Vicente Sederberg LLC, the leading cannabis law firm in the country. From the basics of the new hemp laws, to the complications and intricacies of a regulated hemp and CBD market, this episode covers it all, with exclusive, insider information from...


Inside The Alabama Hemp Industry

In this week's episode of The Real Dirt Podcast, Chip and his Co-Host Justin Jones (Dank Dispensary, Kush Bottles) call up Brett Terry. Brett works with Front Range Biosciences in Boulder, CO. he has already obtained his permit to grow industrial hemp in Alabama, and coming from a growing background, he's seen some issues already. Sit back, roll one up, and hear how Alabama is dealing with their new hemp industry, who's getting involved and why on this week's episode of The Real Dirt...


Getting Started in Legal Hemp

On this Real Dirt Hempisode, Chip and his Co-Host Justin Jones (Dank Dispensary, Kush Bottles) talk with Mike Leago from the International Hemp Exchange. The three talk about the rising amount of farmers getting into the legal hemp industry, the problems they are facing and how iHempX is helping hundreds of hemp sellers and buyers connect through their online platform. Roll one up and hear about the rising trends in hemp, the explosion of CBD and where the industry is headed on this week's...


Investing in Cannabis with Louis Han

Getting outside financing in the cannabis industry has never been easier. It's also never been more competitive. Louis Han is the Director of Deal Flow for The Arcview Group, an investment firm that has put over $240 million into more than 200 different cannabis ventures. But before any new cannabis business can get a meeting with Arcview, Louis needs to approve. In this episode of The Real Dirt, Chip calls up Louis to talk about the rising business of investing in cannabis, his tips for...


The Future of The Legal Hemp Industry

It's the first Real Dirt Hempisode! The legal hemp industry is taking off faster than some entrepreneurs can handle. While some are already struggling to stay afloat, many are capitalizing on the new legal industry, establishing the ground work for a new, multi-billion dollar industry. In the first Hmepisode, Chip talks with Graham Carlson, Mike Leago and Hollis Carter. Graham is one of the originators of Charlotte's Web CBD, one of the first CBD companies in the United States. Mike Leago...


Inside Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Maryland's medical marijuana industry is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing and most prevalent industries on the East Coast. In the first episode of Season 3 of The Real Dirt Podcast, Chip hangs out with Jay and David of Culta in Baltimore. In this episode, Chip, Jay and David talk about building out Culta's 400 light facility, how they sourced their genetics, and their predictions for the future of the medical marijuana industry in Maryland. Roll one up, sit back, and enjoy Episode...


Breaking the Stoner Stereotype

Envision a "stoner" in your head. Do you see a tie-dye shirt, or a suit and tie? The industry is changing, and so are the people working in it. Some people see this as the death of a culture. Others see it as the birth of a new one. Tune into the Final episode of Tony Don't Smoke OG Season 1, where Chip, Tony and Collin talk about stereotypes, whether or not cannabis is the next designer drug, and more!


Connecting to Your Cannabis: Tony Don’t Smoke OG

You can tell when your cannabis is sad. What if your cannabis can tell when you're sad too? Find out in Tony Don't Smoke OG Ep. 109.


Getting Cannabis Industry Jobs: Industry Employment Guide

It seems like a new state is legalizing cannabis every few months! And you know what the means...a ton of cannabis industry jobs! But if you don't know where to look, how to apply, and what the requirements are where you're looking, you'll fall behind the competition. In this week's episode of The Real Dirt, Chip talks about some of the biggest legal states and how to get a job in each market. He also sits down with The Real Dirt Content Manager Travis Crane. Travis left his life in rural...


The New Taxonomy of Cannabis

The taxonomy of cannabis is changing. That is, the definition of what makes cannabis cannabis is changing. What we know as indica and sativa is not the full truth. It's been diluted a lot through pop culture and a lack of scientific information regarding the origins of cannabis and how it has been bred through the generations. In this week's episode of The Real Dirt, Chip sits down with Jessica Baker to talk about the new science coming out about the origins of cannabis. It turns out, that...


Is Hemp Constitutional in Colorado? Harvest Special Pt. 5

Amendment X could bring a big change to the Colorado hemp industry. In the final Harvest Special episode of The Real Dirt, Chip dives into Amendment X, what it means for Colorado, and how it could put the state ahead or behind, depending on how you look at it. Hear all the details now on The Real Dirt!


Seed Breeding: luck or skill?

Every grower dreams of seed breeding. The reality is anybody can plant a seed and get results. They just might not be the results you want. In this weeks installment of Tony Don't Smoke OG, the gang puffs on some OG and Cookies as they talk seed hunting and breeding, and how big of a pain in the ass it can be. Roll up a shorty and enjoy this week's Tony Don't Smoke OG!


Maintaining Cannabis Quality: Tony Don’t Smoke OG Ep. 107

Cannabis quality isn't everything when it comes to growing, but it's definitely at the top of the list. In this week's episode of Tony Don't Smoke OG, Chip, Tony and i225 talk quality and how to maintain consistency in your grow. Roll up a shorty and enjoy this episode of mild weed snobbery!