Cannabis Man

Cannabis Man

A thorough look at all things cannabis from America's complicated past to the present efforts to federally decriminalize it. Plus new industries, companies and products exploding in states that have legalized weed.

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November 25, 2022 57 min

There has been much ballyhooing and celebrating of the social equity component of Illinois' legal cannabis market. How equitable has it really been, though? Anna Rose and Vi Herring of True Social Equity in Cannabis and Weed Tha Ppl, argue there has been no equity to be found. The two share their journeys with cannabis and how their group has led protests and demonstrations calling out Illinois and other states for false promis...

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What does a brain stem stroke feel like? Cory Getz, aka The CBD Surfer, tells Don exactly what it felt like on this week's episode. Cory shares his experience of waking up with half of his body paralyzed along with many other changes. With a focused dedication on recovery, and the help of CBD, Cory was surfing 108 days later and recently placed in a surfing competition! Now he's helping others with Traumatic Brain Injury by...

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November 10, 2022 46 min

Like many people around the world, Kala Sanmartin struggled to get to sleep. She was prescribed sleeping pills which helped but also hurt in different ways. She decided to seek a more sustainable solution and found that cannabis helped in major ways. As a registered nurse she wanted to learn all she could about the plant's health effects and history. She wanted to share what she learned, so she founded the Cannabis Nurses and t...

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Strap in for double the action as Don interviews two guests at once on this week's episode! Katarina Francesca and Rozzi Gonzalez both work at Bedford Grow, an Illinois company making high quality cannabis products on a consistent basis. They share their respective journeys of discovering cannabis and what's going on behind the scenes in each of their departments at Bedford that keeps the company's products so fresh. Pl...

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October 26, 2022 28 min

When arthritic aches and body pain made it so Irene Donohue needed 15 minutes just to get out of bed, she started seeking a solution. After finding cannabis made a world of difference in quality of life for her and her mother, Irene registered as a medical cannabis patient in Canada's MMPR in 2014. She began growing her medicine and eventually founded Medical Cannabis Health Services to help others navigate the barriers and dif...

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October 19, 2022 50 min

Things could have gone a very different way for Nicholas Thomas. On this week's episode Nick tells Don his story of growing up in a small Illinois town and how discovering cannabis turned his life upside down. After a journey of growth he created 420pipes.com, an online marketplace offering items on sale for four dollars and twenty cents every day. Nick has a vision of making it into a hub connecting local headshops with glassb...

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October 12, 2022 46 min

What if the best medicine for you has been the cannabis plant all along? That's the question that led Joe Mazza to explore cannabis personally and eventually to create Compassionate Clinics of America, a health and wellness company helping people get their medical cannabis cards! Joe shares some of his thoughts on cannabis, quality of life and how his company is helping people across the United States. Plus the Strain of the We...

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October 5, 2022 50 min

Twice the host for the price of one, as Derek "Kronic" LaRose joins Don on this week's episode! Kronic hosts the Grow Weed at Home with Homegrown Cannabis Co. podcast and shares his story of growing up on a variety of pharmaceuticals which negatively affected his quality of life. Cannabis allowed him to get free of those and with CBD and psilocybin he was able to heal his brain of damage from old injuries. Plus the News...

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September 28, 2022 58 min

Cannabis connoisseurs gather round to hear from George Breiwa, creator of DynaVap vaporizers! He talks about his introduction to cannabis and his realization that combustion ruined it for him. Vaporizers changed his ability to appreciate the plant. Now his company's products are making vaporizing simpler and more accessible so everyone can preserve the taste and terpene profile of their favorite cannabis strains! Plus the News ...

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September 21, 2022 43 min

Considering a career in cannabis? Southern Illinois University is offering some unique certificates to start your journey. Plus they have the Cannabis Science Center which Dr. Jose Leme discusses on this episode! He talks about the different fields of study that overlap in the Center and some exciting prospects for the future. Plus the High Times Cannabis Cup 2022 winners in the News Joint Wrap and the brand new National Craft Cann...

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September 14, 2022 34 min

Dubstep on over to your favorite tree and embrace it! Then listen to this episode in which Don speaks with Founder and CEO of Tree Huggers, Brendaly Beltran. She talks about what led her to creating a holistic healing network that brings people together in nature with the goal of improving their quality of life and throwing great parties! Plus other upcoming cannabis events on the News Joint Wrap, the Strain of the Week and the Cat...

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September 7, 2022 44 min

A Hashish dream in the waking hours on this episode! Cannabis activist Kimberly Hooks joins the show to talk about her late husband, renowned hash-maker and teacher Frenchy Cannoli, and how she and the Frenchy Cannoli Foundation are continuing his great work today! She discusses the documentary film "Frenchy Dreams of Hashish" which is coming to Chicago later this month, along with a hash-making workshop! Details in the New...

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August 31, 2022 7 min

Don tries something new and rolls up a shorty this week! On the Illinois News Joint Wrap some free beginner grow classes are being offered at Aroma Grow, free tickets to Cannabis Camp and highlighting the Lounge and Smokeasy at Green Thumb Industries' Rise in Mundelein. Plus the Strain of the Week and THC inflation is starting to reek! 

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August 24, 2022 50 min

A spoon full of Maple Syrup helps the medicine go down says Miss Mary Puffins! She tells Don about her journey to become a cannabis entrepreneur which took her from LA to the Emerald Triangle to the Midwest. Her pre-rolled, designer and vegan cones are guaranteed to spice up your smoke! Don's Strain of the Week is Slurricrasher and a disturbing trend in cannabis arrests on the Marijuanalogues. Plus the Illinois News Joint Wrap ...

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August 17, 2022 47 min

Class is in session with Professor Steve Fix! He tells Don about the Cannabis Certificate programs at Oakton Community College including the exciting new Oakton PharmaCann Cannabis Cultivation Laboratory! Plus 93 Boyz launches a new brand in style, Grape Stomper is Don's Strain of the Week and the massive financial potential expected in sales of home growing supplies as this decade rolls on. Enjoy!

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August 10, 2022 43 min

This week Don is joined by Jason Knight, Founder of Jane and Mary's Cannabis Infused Ice Cream! Jason shares how he became educated about the plant, his passion for sweets and how cannabis developments helped make his infused treats better than ever!

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Lollapalooza showed how confusing cannabis consumption laws are in adult use states, so New York changed theirs. Plus the Illinois News Joint Wrap and a new study compared risks of moderate use of cannabis, tobacco and alcohol with surprising results!

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July 27, 2022 43 min

Don is joined by Matt Wall who just authored a study examining the effects of THC and CBD on the human brain. Does higher THC mean more addictions? Can CBD protect the brain's functions from boosted THC? Find out! Plus the News Joint Wrap & more!

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July 20, 2022 33 min

Don shares cannabis headlines from around the U.S. including which states will have cannabis initiatives on the ballots in November,  the very exciting Cannabis Administration Opportunity Act and a Colombian smoke-out. Plus the News Joint Wrap and more!

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July 13, 2022 42 min

This week Don is joined by Michael Ejbeh who co-founded the cannabis packaging company Packagewea! Plus the debut of the News Joint Wrap showcasing cannabis news and events around Illinois, and Don answers some of your questions about cannabis!

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