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The most interesting thing about weed is what happens before you smoke it. WeedWeek is a podcast about, yes, weed — the business of it, the culture around it, health, science, criminal justice, and everything in between. Journalists Alex Halperin and Hayley Fox will update you each week on the latest in the world of cannabis and bring you conversations with people who are shaping the industry. Coming January 2018.

The most interesting thing about weed is what happens before you smoke it. WeedWeek is a podcast about, yes, weed — the business of it, the culture around it, health, science, criminal justice, and everything in between. Journalists Alex Halperin and Hayley Fox will update you each week on the latest in the world of cannabis and bring you conversations with people who are shaping the industry. Coming January 2018.
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The most interesting thing about weed is what happens before you smoke it. WeedWeek is a podcast about, yes, weed — the business of it, the culture around it, health, science, criminal justice, and everything in between. Journalists Alex Halperin and Hayley Fox will update you each week on the latest in the world of cannabis and bring you conversations with people who are shaping the industry. Coming January 2018.

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45. One Woman's SacTown Business Adventure, with Kimberly Cargile

2/25/2019
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At the end of 2018 Donnell spoke with dispensary owner and cannabis advocate Kimberly Cargile about how Sacramento found success in the wake of legalization, her unique business model with A Therapeutic Alternative, and her activism work over the past 15 years. Plus, cannabis makes it's way to the Oscars. A Therapeutic Alternative - http://atherapeuticalternative.com/ Oscar gift bags are full of THC and CBD - https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/18/18229393/oscars-2019-gift-bags-swag Sign up...

Duration:00:29:15

44. Does Weed Cause Violence? A Debate with Alex Berenson

2/18/2019
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This week Alex and Donnell speak with Alex Berenson about his controversial book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Donnell and Alex (Halperin) push back on Alex Berenson's premise that marijuana use is linked to mental illness and an epidemic of violence. Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence: https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Your-Children-Marijuana-Violence/dp/1982103663 Responses to Tell Your Children: Alex...

Duration:00:32:16

43. Love in the Time of Legalization with Highly Devoted's Molly Peckler

2/11/2019
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For our Valentine's Day episode, we sit down with Molly Peckler, founder of Highly Devoted, a cannabis-friendly matchmaking service. We discuss finding someone to share life (and a joint) with, dating around the stigma of weed, and how cannabis can help you find love. Plus, legalization is creating well-paying jobs. Highly Devoted - https://highlydevoted.com Cannabis jobs pay 11% more than the US median salary, and demand is up 76% -...

Duration:00:23:46

42. Mike Tyson: Cannabis Entrepreneur

2/4/2019
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This week we talk with former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, about his second career: pot entrepreneur. He tells us about being too famous for his own good, how weed has impacted his life for the better, and all about his upcoming cannabis-friendly music festival. Also, vape pens are failing safety tests in California. The Kind Music Festival - https://kindmusicfestival.com/ Mike Tyson and Robin Givens on Barbara Walters in 1988 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAcuDk4ovsw&t=9s...

Duration:00:21:54

41. The Republican Case for Legalization with Clint Olivier

1/28/2019
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This week we bring you an interview with former Fresno councilman Clint Olivier. Donnell sat down with Olivier at the end of 2018, days before he left office. Olivier talks us through his strategy for legalizing medical in a conservative city that was very anti-marijuana. Follow Clint Olivier on Twitter: https://twitter.com/clintolivier Alex Halperin's response to Alex Berenson's anti-marijuana book:...

Duration:00:31:26

40. Of Coke and Contras, with "Freeway" Rick Ross

1/21/2019
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This week Alex and Donnell talk with "Freeway" Rick Ross on the illegal drug empire he built in L.A. in the 1980's and the importance of expungement for marijuana-related crimes. Plus, NFL fans light up in L.A. and we respond to a tweet about social equity. The Crack King is Back: Writer Jesse Katz On Hustling With Freeway Rick - https://www.lamag.com/thejump/the-crack-king-is-back-writer-jesse-katz-on-hustling-with-freeway-rick/ Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography -...

Duration:00:35:38

39. Opening the World’s Biggest Market, with Cat Packer

1/14/2019
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This week Alex and Donnell talk with Cat Packer, the head regulator for Los Angeles (the world's largest cannabis market) on creating a cannabis department from scratch, the origin of her interest in drug policy, her comprehensive perspective on cannabis equity and what she sees for the future of cannabis regulation. Plus, a new marijuana bill is proposed in Congress: "HR 420" cannabis.lacity.org/ Los Angeles vs. Legal Weed - www.curbed.com/a/texas-californi…istory-california Sign up for the...

Duration:00:40:06

38. Talking Shop with Pot Journalist Amanda Chicago Lewis

1/6/2019
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This week Alex and Donnell speak with cannabis journalist Amanda Chicago Lewis about her work on cannabis patents, social equity programs and predictions for the industry in 2019. Plus, Donny and Alex discuss the testing facility fiasco in Sacramento and what it means for the industry. Recall deals blow to California’s marijuana industry: https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Recall-deals-blow-to-California-s-marijuana-13487748.php Check out Amanda Chicago Lewis' GQ article "The Great Pot...

Duration:00:34:56

37. Cannabis for Sobriety with Dr. Sherry Yafai

12/24/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell speak with Dr. Sherry Yafai, an emergency room physician and consultant for High Sobriety, an organization that uses marijuana to help people get sober. Plus, rapper Smokepurpp has a new THC product to help people kick lean (a codeine-based syrup) addiction. Learn more about High Sobriety at https://highsobriety.com The Releaf Institute: https://thereleafinstitute.com/ Smokepurpp Combats Lean Addiction By Announcing THC Syrup "Purppavis" -...

Duration:00:30:24

36. WeedYear

12/17/2018
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Alex and Donnell spend the episode recapping 2018, a landmark year for marijuana. We bring you the big moments from this past year: 280E, the debut of social equity, the still thriving illegal market, rec legalization, and more! Revisit Donnell's article for Fast Company on California's social equity programs: https://www.fastcompany.com/40562309/highs-and-lows-can-californias-legal-marijuana-industry-repair-the-damage-of-the-drug-wars Sign up for the WeedWeek newsletter, WeedWeek Canada,...

Duration:00:33:31

35. Can Weed Cure Cancer? With Cannabics Pharmaceutical Co-Founder Eyal Barad

12/9/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell sit down with Cannabics Pharmaceuticals co-founder Eyal Barad. Barad tells us about their latest research using cannabinoids to combat certain kinds of cancer. Plus, Canadians are mixing curling and cannabis. Find out more about Cannabics at https://cannabics.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cannabics1 First-Ever Cannabis-themed Curling "Bongspiel" Sells Out in 24 Hours -...

Duration:00:24:58

34. Canada Legalization Update With WeedWeek Canada's Jesse Staniforth

12/2/2018
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This week we bring you an interview that we taped last month at MJBizCon. Alex and Donnell talk with Jesse Staniforth, editor of WeedWeek Canada, to find out how Canada is doing one month into legalization. Plus, we bring you a story with a new twist on this time-tested pairing: getting stoned and playing video games. Follow Jesse on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jbstaniforth and sign up for the WeedWeek Canada newsletter at https://www.weedweek.net/newsletter/ Stoned Gamer League:...

Duration:00:25:52

33. The Drug War Past and Present with Attorney Allison Margolin

11/24/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell talk with Allison Margolin, a cannabis lawyer known as "LA's Dopest Attorney." Margolin tells us about the latest developments in cannabis law in CA, the legacy of activism that she inherited from her father, and about her forthcoming book about the drug war. Plus, we bring you harvest themed cannabis news to kick off the holiday season. Find out more from Allison Margolin at https://margolinlawrence.com on Twitter at https://twitter.com/allisonmargolin...

Duration:00:33:47

32. Würk Wants Cannabis to be a Normal Industry with Keegan Peterson

11/18/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell talk with Keegan Peterson, founder and CEO of Würk, about reinventing HR in the cannabis space. Also, we recap MJBizCon in La Vegas and WeedWeek has a party. For more from Würk, go to https://www.enjoywurk.com or follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EnjoyWurk Sign up for the WeedWeek newsletters to get weekly info on America’s most interesting industry delivered to your inbox. www.weedweek.net/newsletter WeedWeek Canada is the best way for professionals to...

Duration:00:29:36

31. Michigan's Grassroots Victory with Jeffrey Hank of MI Legalize

11/11/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell talk with Jeffrey Hank, Executive Director of Michigan Legalize, on Michigan's progressive cannabis law that just passed on Nov 6th. Plus, we take a deep dive into the most significant election results and how they will shape the future of the industry. Keep up to date with Michigan Legalize's work by visiting www.milegalize.com Utah Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Ahead Of Compromise Deal:...

Duration:00:30:58

30. The Small Grower's Dilemma with Bryant Mitchell

11/4/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell talk to Bryant Mitchell, founder of Blaqstar Farms, on his history as a consultant and how that lead him into the cannabis world. Plus, we discuss a lawsuit brought against a Colorado dispensary, and is Paul Ryan looking for a job? You can buy Blaqstar product at California Cannabis dispensary on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. Visit their website at https://www.blaqstarfarms.com or follow them on Instagram @blaqstarfarms...

Duration:00:29:56

29. Big Green Data with Giadha De Carcer and Elizabeth Stahura

10/28/2018
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This week Alex and Donnell come to you from the cannabis tech conference, New West Summit. We talk with two big players in the business of cannabis data: Giadha De Carcer, founder and CEO of New Frontier Data, and Elizabeth Stahura, president and co-founder of BDS Analytics. We also discuss the effect of the Marriott strike on the conference and the industry as a whole. Find out more about New Frontier Data at https://newfrontierdata.com. You can follow Giadha De Carcer on Twitter at...

Duration:00:34:16

28. The Business of Race in Cannabis with Bonita Money

10/22/2018
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We’re back! And we have a new co-host, Donnell Alexander! This week Alex and Donnell talk with Bonita “Bo” Money. She is the founder of Women Abuv Ground and NDICA, two organizations dedicated to paving a way for people of color in the cannabis industry. You can follow Bonita Money on Instagram at bomoney27 (https://www.instagram.com/bomoney27/?hl=en) Find out more about Women Abuv Ground at www.womenabuvground.com and NDICA at www.thendica.org or in Instagram at thendica18...

Duration:00:28:22

Update

7/22/2018
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We are taking a break for a few weeks to make some changes to the podcast. We hope you have a great summer and will be back with you soon! In the mean time, keep up with your weed news at weedweek.net. Do you want to be WeedWeek's new co-host? Email alexhalperin@gmail.com and tell us why you would be a great co-host! WeedWeek Canada is the best way for professionals to keep up with the Canadian green rush. For a free one-month trial subscription sign up here:...

Duration:00:00:48

27. Yes We Cannabis!

7/15/2018
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This week Alex talks with Adam Eidinger, founder of DCMJ, the cannabis activist group in D.C., on his work legalizing recreational cannabis and the nature of activism. Also, your Uber driver can report you for consuming weed. Join the DCMJ email listerv here: http://dcmj.org/ Follow the DCMJ on Twitter @DCMJ2014 Uber drivers can narc on passengers: https://mashable.com/2018/07/09/uber-drug-use-narc-in-app/#MRgWPpT9VmqU Canadian cannabis professionals banned from U.S. for life:...

Duration:00:26:34