[dropcap class=”kp-dropcap”]T[/dropcap]he landscape of entertainment is changing. People are ditching expensive cable bills in favor of video services like Netflix and Hulu, live television like YouTube Live and Twitch and weekly radio in the form of podcasts. The nature of podcasts is to provide stimulating conversation on topics of all sorts, and there is no shortage of podcasts on cannabis. From business to news and everything in between, cannabis podcasts are rising up rapidly with the near-endless flow of news. Needless to say, there are quite a few cannabis-themed podcasts that inspire and inform. Podcasts make up a vibrant tapestry, and there is something for everyone in the cannabis landscape.
Looking to get the edge on the best cannabis business practices? Business Outlaws, hosted by Jayme Foxx, Chris Collins and “BigMike” Straumietis of Advanced Nutrients have a never-ending fountain of advice on the subject. The show tackles a new issue every week, such as a previous episode called “How to turn your side hustle into your reality,” where all three hosts discussed their failures and setbacks but provided a mountain of useful advice and insight into how their minds operate. The combined knowledge and personalities of these three really make for an incredibly informative and enjoyable show.
Looking for more industry acumen? If knowledge into the cannabis industry is what you seek, then Matthew Kind from CannaInsider has the podcast for you. Every week, this podcast dives into different topics about the industry at large, from cannabis tourism to manufacturing of products and everything in between. Through interviews with industry experts who uncover the hottest trends and newest technology shaping the industry, this podcast will keep you in-the-know and maybe even ahead of the game. Recent topics include “How Bitcoin and Blockchain are Impacting Cannabis” and “How Terpenes Radically Change your Experience of Cannabis” featuring neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher Dr. Ethan Russo.
Getting Doug with High
Looking for a laugh? Comedian and former CULTURE Magazine cover celebrity Doug Benson has a simple premise with his podcast—invite funny and entertaining people over to his studio, get high with them and proceed to tell hilarious anecdotes. Past guests include other CULTURE cover alumni Kevin Smith, Tommy Chong and Jack Black, along with a lengthy rogue’s gallery of comedians. Guests will frequently share stories about the first time they consumed cannabis and answer various cannabis trivia. Benson also spotlights cannabis strains, types of cannabis and cannabis accessories. If you are looking to sit back and be entertained, this show will deliver in spades.
Maria & Jane Podcast
Looking for a female-centric podcast? The goal of Maria & Jane Podcast is to inspire women who are looking to enter the cannabis business world. This podcast is a great tool for busy women who are on-the-go. This casual, yet highly informative show consists of cannabis news and in-depth interviews with influencers in the cannabis world. The show is also supplemented by Maria and Jane’s weekly newsletter that is another great resource for anyone wanting more information on the confusing and complicated world of cannabis. If you are looking for something that is equal parts fun and informative, with a female spin, this show is just what the doctor ordered.
The Marijuana Agenda with Russ Belville
Looking to throw on your armor and join the battle to end cannabis prohibition? Radical Russ Belville’s podcast is dedicated to covering the fight to legalize cannabis globally. The Marijuana Agenda with Russ Belville airs live every Wednesday on YouTube and features a combination of new material and highlights from his previous podcasts, including shows recorded during his time working for NORML. He later publishes the podcast episodes on his website. Belville’s passion for cannabis legalization, a subject he has dedicated over a decade to, really comes through. His show is often political, with United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump being regular targets of his tirades. So, if you’re a big supporter of 45, you might want to pass on this one. However, if you’re looking to find out where the battle for cannabis is currently residing, you should enlist in the Russ army, and subscribe to the show.