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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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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

26. Oh, legal Canada!

7/8/2018
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This week Alex speaks with WeedWeek Canada writer Jesse Staniforth about on the newly legal Canadian market. Also, Courtney Eldrige, Portland salon keeper, rants about a business partnership in the industry. Plus, news from two red states: Oklahoma has legalized MED! And, charges were dropped against parents of a Georgia teen who let him smoke weed to treat seizures. Follow Jesse on Twitter @jbstaniforth WeedWeek Canada is the best way for professionals to keep up with the Canadian green...

Duration:00:29:35

25. Are patents bad for weed?

7/1/2018
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This week Alex and Hayley talk with Beth Schechter, from the Open Cannabis Project, about preserving the genetic diversity of cannabis from agricultural patents. Plus, the FDA approves the first marijuana derived drug. And cannabis a CEO resigns after she threatened to call the cops on a little girl. Find out more about the Open Cannabis Project at https://opencannabisproject.org/ The FDA approves Epidiolex, the first drug derived from marijuana:...

Duration:00:28:16

24. For sustainable cannabis: fish poop!

6/24/2018
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This week Hayley and Alex speak with Ryan Jenneman, head cultivator at THC Design, on sustainability (including an aquaponics system), and the economic issues facing growers in California. Also, Canada legalizes recreational weed! And, pot tourists in Colorado get fined. To learn more about THC Design: www.thcdesign.com Undercover police led a sting operation in Colorado:...

Duration:00:28:37

23. A visit to Mister Green, lifestyle store

6/17/2018
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This week Hayley and Alex visit Mister Green Life Store in Los Angeles and talk to owner, Ariel Stark-Benz, on his curated collection of marijuana paraphernalia (a pipe you light with a magnifying glass!), social justice and his shop philosophy. Also, new CA regulations kick in July 1, and Congress introduced the bipartisan STATES Act to protect legal weed. Watch a video on the Sun Token: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcTrbLUKgKc Purchase the Sun Token from Mister Green:...

Duration:00:35:12

22. Crypto and cannabis

6/10/2018
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This week Hayley and Alex talk to Ken Ramirez, CEO of Alt Thirty Six, on blockchain technology and using cryptocurrencies to buy weed. Also, why Michigan put legalization on the ballot, and Trump's right-to-try bill. Learn more about Alt Thirty Six's mobile purchasing (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ut85g8sd0bq6lle/Mobile%20Purchase.m4v?dl=0) and eCommerce (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xan7ku14odq4d68/eCommerce.m4v?dl=0), the bills Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper vetoed...

Duration:00:21:21

21. The CBD episode!

6/3/2018
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This week Hayley and Alex talk all things CBD. After going through some of the basics, they speak with Julie Winter, founder of CBD for Life, on the topical benefits of CBD. Then, they speak with Dr. Jordan Tishler, of Inhale MD, on his day-to-day as a cannabis doctor, and his skepticism about the CBD craze. Check out what we wrote this week: CBD craze hits LA's high end juice bars By Hayley Fox Leafly https://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/cbd-craze-hits-las-high-end-juice-bars What is...

Duration:00:34:20

20. Mistress Matisse on canna-lube and sex work

5/27/2018
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Dominatrix, activist, and cannabis entrepreneur Mistress Matisse joins Hayley and Alex to talk the politics of sex work and her weed lube, Velvet Swing. Also, a product claiming to contain CBD made a bunch of people sick— a good reminder to always buy from vetted companies. *This episode contains ADULT themes. Earmuffs for the kiddos.

Duration:00:24:53

19. Real talk about regulation

5/20/2018
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Alex and Hayley speak with Ktown Collective owner Janice Hardoon about running a Los Angeles dispensary before and after legalization. Also, budtenders have a lot to say about using weed while pregnant, but should we really listen to them? And CBD is majorly trending.

Duration:00:26:40

18. Investing in Pot

5/13/2018
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Alan Brochstein, financial analyst and the go-to expert on marijuana stocks, joins Hayley and Alex to talk investment opportunities in commercial cannabis. And, California's cannabis tax under-delivers while the FBI raids a small desert town.

Duration:00:32:58

16. Weed for good

4/29/2018
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What can the weed industry do to give back to the broader community? Jennifer Lujan, director of Social Impact at the marijuana delivery company Eaze, joins Alex and Hayley to talk about how the industry compares to others when it comes to corporate social responsibility. Plus, a new weed documentary from CNN and why Facebook still considers cannabis content illicit. Note: Apologies for the audio this week, we'll be back next week with a clearer sound!

Duration:00:27:58

14. How to cook with cannabis

4/15/2018
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Chef Holden Jagger joins Alex and Hayley to talk about his cannabis catering company Altered Plates, infusion cooking, and how to use terpenes. Plus, former House Speaker John Boehner is getting into the weed biz and should marijuana money fund public housing?

Duration:00:35:16

13. Inside Jeff Sessions' head

4/7/2018
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Time Magazine political correspondent Molly Ball joins Hayley and Alex to discuss her recent cover story on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Ball explains the roots of Sessions' hardline views, why he hates weed, and whether he's ever smoked. Plus, cannabis beer and new science on addiction.

Duration:00:26:24

12. 100 days, 100 nights

4/1/2018
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California is about to hit the 100-day mark on its recreational weed market. Alex and Hayley check in with Kevin Jodrey, a Humboldt County grower, and Hilary Bricken, lawyer and author of the Canna Law Blog, to see how things are going. Plus, Senator Mitch McConnell backs hemp, even though he doesn't seem to know quite what it is.

Duration:00:31:25

10. Can legal weed advance racial justice?

3/18/2018
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The war on drugs disproportionately targeted Black and Latino communities in the United States. Now, as the legal market gets up and running, some cities are working to make sure those groups share in the wealth. Lukas Lucas, cannabis social equity activist and entrepreneur, joins Alex and Hayley to talk about his own history with drug enforcement, discrimination in the weed business, and what Los Angeles is doing to right past wrongs. Plus, Weedmaps goes up against California.

Duration:00:31:40

9. Making a living, not a killing

3/11/2018
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Veteran cannabis journalist and author of the book “How to Smoke Pot Properly” David Bienenstock joins Alex and Hayley to discuss how the weed beat has changed over the years. Plus, he takes us back in time with stories about some notable figures in weed history, including Jesus and Willie Nelson. And, as always, an update on the latest in marijuana news.

Duration:00:29:42

8. The boomers are coming

3/4/2018
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Baby boomers who once dabbled with weed during their younger years are returning to the plant now that its legal - and some are trying it for the first time. It's a huge market opportunity for those in the industry...if they can cater to an older crowd. Jackie Fox, aka Hayley’s mom, joins us for a special conversation on what it's like to discover marijuana later in life. Plus, the first weed company goes public on NASDAQ.

Duration:00:32:31

6. High art and redefining marijuana's image

2/18/2018
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We love a good psychedelic, glow-in-the-dark weed poster as the next person, but there's a whole lot more to cannabis than just cliche images. On this week's episode, Anja Charbonneau joins Alex and Hayley to talk about her weed magazine, "Broccoli," how she's creating a new aesthetic for the plant, and why she's putting women front and center. Plus, the latest stats on cannabis jobs and a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Duration:00:22:17

5. Sex and weed with Dan Savage

2/11/2018
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Sex and relationship writer and podcaster Dan Savage joins Hayley and Alex to discuss how weed can improve your sex life, what legalization advocates can learn from the gay rights movement, and how getting high can make you a better parent. Plus, just how risky is traveling with marijuana? Note: This episode contains adult themes.

Duration:00:33:10