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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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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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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The cheese stands alone this week as Don discusses some recent cannabis news from around the world, including the U.S. drug czar's comments on rethinking cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance, Cannabis Cup categories and what we can learn from Colombia!

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June 22, 2022 46 min

Two-time Stanley Cup winner and Founder of Wesana Health, Daniel Carcillo shares his amazing story of recovering from a traumatic brain injury brought on by his pro hockey career, the discovery that saved his life and how he's sharing it with the world!

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June 15, 2022 31 min

Don is joined by Brent Addleman of The Center Square (https://www.thecentersquare.com/) who explains how cannabis is creating lots of new cash in New England. Germany wants to make recreational cannabis use legal and is considering unique limitations.

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June 8, 2022 39 min

Can medical cannabis help solve the opioid crisis in America? That is one of many questions that Don asks Dr. Ari Greis, Director of Medical Cannabis at the Rothman Orthopedic Institute and Pain Management Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles. Enjoy!

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June 1, 2022 31 min

This week Don is joined by Jason Brown, Founder/Publisher of Illinois News Joint (https://illinoisnewsjoint.com/) who talks about his own journey of cannabis discovery, caretaker laws, medical cannabis in Illinois and more! Rate, Review & Share the show!

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May 25, 2022 31 min

Don is joined by Reese Xavier of HT23 Growers who talks about his own journey as a grower, Illinois' medical cannabis laws & how to start your own home grow! Rate, Review and Share!

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May 18, 2022 30 min

Don chats with Kristen Thomson, Director of New Mexico's Cannabis Control Division about the new market, the first month's sales, licensing, desert growing and more!

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Don speaks with Illinois 58th District Representative Bob Morgan! Rep. Morgan has a bill heading to the state Senate which would protect Illinois employees from punitive action if they test positive for cannabis. Plus check harvest dates before you buy!

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