Different Leaf: the Podcast

Different Leaf: the Podcast

Different Leaf: the Podcast, hosted by Brit Smith, provides a roadmap to an evolving landscape for new as well as experienced cannabis consumers in Massachusetts. Episodes come out every other Friday.

Episodes

April 30, 2021 21 min
In this episode, host Brit Smith takes a field trip to Liberty Dispensary in Easthampton, Massachusetts, for the East Coast launch of Garcia Hand Picked, a cannabis collaboration between Holistic Industries and Jerry Garcia's family. (That's right, a LIVE event, people!) Brit chats with Jerry's daughter Trixie Garcia, as well as Holistic Industries marketing director Rachel Genderson, - and of course, samples some premi...
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Happy 4/20 to one and all! It's year two celebrating the High Holiday in lockdown, so instead of planning to pass the joint, this episode we're exploring some of the luxurious new ways we can enjoy cannabis this summer without sharing, and without the hangover.

Host Brit Smith speaks with David Yusefzadeh, CEO and Founder of Cloud Creamery in Framingham, Mass., which will be selling infused ice-cream at select dispensaries s...
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Most people born from 1945-1965 grew up believing that marijuana was the Devil’s Lettuce. The so-called Baby Boomer generation has since seen decades of major changes around cannabis culture, law, and science. Now, they're the fastest growing demographic of new legal marijuana consumers. So how can the older generations learn about including cannabis in their lives? And how can the cannabis industry better connect with them?

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There are so many decisions to make when purchasing weed at a dispensary, or buying seeds to grow at home. Is it a strain you're familiar with? Does it look gorgeous or scrappy? Smell like diesel or grape-flavored candy? Is it an indica, sativa, or a hybrid? What percentage is THC? CBD? CBG??? As you'll hear from our guest, grower Reginald Stanfield II, factors consumers may not even think of, like time of harvest or lighti...
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It's already been a busy year for marijuana-related bills in several states, including South Carolina, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Alabama. Chances are, you either live in a state that already has medical marijuana laws, or soon will. There's a lot to know about what legal medical cannabis could mean for you. So this episode, our friendly neighborhood cannabis specialist Dr. Peter Grinspoon is answering some of our listener’s qu...
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February 19, 2021 32 min
This episode, Brit gets a roadmap to her body's reactions to marijuana...in the form of a report from GreenWay DNA, a consumer genetic testing company that uses your DNA to make CBD and THC dosage recommendations specific to you. GreenWay DNA geneticist and co-founder Ry Wagner and Chief Development Officer Robert Brown join us to break down the science of human genetics and cannabis, and Brit faces some hard truths in her chro...
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Investing in cannabis companies may seem daunting, but it's undoubtedly becoming more popular. Funding for marijuana companies spiked big-time in January 2021 after President Biden was sworn into office and Democrats won control of the Senate. For anyone interested in investing in weed, experts says this is the time to get in on the game. This episode, host Brit Smith talks to the leaders of the ArcView Group, the world’s first...
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A lot has changed over the past four years; we didn’t have adult-use pot shops in Massachusetts for the 2016 inauguration! In fact just a decade ago, recreational weed shops weren’t even a thing in the U.S. Over the span of just a few years, marijuana has gone from a taboo topic and a seedy underground gateway drug, to a luxurious experience developed by top scientists and promoted by our most trusted celebrities. How did it happen...
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January 8, 2021 34 min
With the new year off to a rocky start, we could all do with some tips on how to relax more in 2021. This episode, author and sex coach Ashely Manta joins Brit to talk about her new book with Merry Jane; "The CBD Solution: Sex." Ashley's book is all about how cannabis can enhance our sex lives, whether that's solo or partnered, how it can help us reframe our thoughts about our bodies and shame, and how it can help u...
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Newsflash; 2020 has been a heck of a year! Since Different Leaf the Podcast started just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began, we've been here to track exactly how this year impacted the world of weed.

For our End Of The Year episode, we're checking back in with some amazing guests from our earlier episodes.

In episode 4, when the recreational pot shops first closed down in Massachusetts, host Brit Smith talked to ...
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December 11, 2020 26 min
Just in time for the holidays Different Leaf's "pot product guru" John Arvanitis joins Brit to talk about some of the goodies he sampled for the Fall 2020 issue (out in stores right now)! Budding novice to OG toker, we've got something for everyone on your list.

Find out more about Different Leaf the magazine at DifferentLeaf.com follow us on social media @DifferetLeaf, @Different_Leaf, and @BritTheBriti...
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The teenagers of 2020 are growing up in a very different world of weed than any generation that came before. Today, young people who want to try marijuana can get ahold of much higher-potency bud than ever had before. They can buy ready-made infused brownies or gummies, they can dab 90% THC concentrates, and they can take a few sublingual drops without anyone knowing. In the coming years, they will be the youngest customers at lega...
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The election is finally over! The people have spoken, and with every single cannabis ballot initiative approved across the nation, there seems to be a least one thing we can all agree on; we should definitely be allowed to toke some good bud at the end of a long, hard day. We may now have medical marijuana in 35 states plus D.C., and recreational weed in 15 states plus D.C., but at the same time, there are also around 40,000 people...
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Unsurprisingly, legal marijuana sales have been rising all over the map ever since May. Several states have reported month after month of record breaking sales numbers for adult-use and medical, including Illinois, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington state.

This week, Brit talks to Dr. Marion McNabb from the Cannabis Center of Excellence, who has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to do an anonymous research stud...
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October 16, 2020 15 min
This Election Day, voters in Mississippi and South Dakota will get to choose whether or not to legalize medical marijuana, and voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will get to say yay or nay to legalizing recreational marijuana. In Oregon, where the weed already flows like wine, voters will see a ballot question on legalizing the use of psilocybin; the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms. Oregon also has a m...
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October 2, 2020 24 min
From the devastating wildfires on the west coast, to the unexpected early snow days in Colorado, the effects of climate change are only just starting to impact marijuana industry supply chains. While outdoor cannabis cultivators are trying to figure out the best way to navigate the ever-changing elements, many are resigning themselves to the idea that moving their operations inside may be best for their bottom line.

But as you can r...
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Levels of anxiety and depression have been increasing dramatically during COVID-19. On top of the pandemic, the west coast is on fire, there's a major social justice movement, and the U.S. has an incredibly contentious general election about 40 days away. Needless to say, we could all do with a safe and healthy way to chill out. Enter: Cannabis!

This episode Dr. Peter Grinspoon gives us a little medical guidance on how to proper...
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Here at Different Leaf, we're missing the days of passing the dutch, plus opportunities for learning, connecting, and sharing the love at cannabis events. Lucky for us, this week's guest is here to help us stay engaged with the cannabis community online and get us psyched for the return of live events to come. Ann Brum is the entrepreneur behind Joint Venture and Co, a business development agency that works with companies i...
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From the people you’d expect like Snoop Dogg or Cheech and Chong, to the more surprising names like Martha Stewart or the famously-sober Gene Simmons, there are a lot of famous people trying to sell us cannabis-related products right now. But is there actually any substance to that star-power? How do we know who is promoting good products, and who is just in it for the money? And are social media channels really a sustainable way t...
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American canna-food culture has gone way beyond the pot brownies of the past; now we can wake up to sinsemilla-syrup on our pancakes, dress our salads with pot-infused oil, and even sprinkle a little THC on our ice cream sundaes. Not to mention the option of attending three-course marijuana-infused meals. Making marijuana edibles is no longer about melting your stash in some butter and hoping for the best!

In this tasty episode, hos...
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