You can never learn enough about marijuana, from every angle. If you are anything like me, you need to keep up with what’s going on the in cannabis space, pretty much all the time. There is no easier way to gain great new information and insights from cannabis industry professionals than by listening to or watching podcasts. Podcasting has become a staple of modern entertainment, accessible by anyone with an internet connection. Here are our picks for the top five marijuana related podcasts.
The CannaInsider Podcast is one of the more well-known podcasts centered on marijuana. It is hosted by Matthew Kind, who interviews cannabis industry leaders from around the world. He has interviewed the heads of companies like cannabis soda and edible manufacturer Dixie Elixers, and marijuana media giant Leafly. CannaInsider has even been featured in major financial publication Forbes Magazine. For anyone wanting to hear what it’s like running a major cannabis company or wanting to hear the opinions of professionals who are in the know, check out the CannaInsider podcast.
Produced by Shea Gunther and hosted by Kris Kotlikar, two long time cannabis business strategists, Marijuana Today focuses on issues that affect the cannabis industry as well as public policy. They describe it as a “nerdy and in-depth discussion” for enthusiasts who want a “behind the scenes look” at the goings on of the cannabis world. The two discuss the impact of marijuana on society and culture, and ponder the fall of marijuana prohibition.
The Cannabis Economy Podcast boasts one of the most impressive line-up of guests, from agent provocateur Roger Stone to the Lt. Governor of Vermont, David Zuckerman. Hosted by Seth Adler, cannabis entrepreneur, the show highlights the opinions of some of the most powerful people in the industry as well as lawyers, financiers, and politicians. Cannabis Economy borders on being a mainstream news show, a hard feat for a marijuana related show to achieve.
If you want to laugh while you learn, check out The Weed Show. The Weed Show is one part marijuana and two parts comedy. Hosted by comedian and actor Chris Iacono, The Weed Show takes a look at cannabis and pop culture through the eyes of a very funny host. Chris does strain reviews, contest giveaways, and always has funny and exciting content for his fans. The Weed Show is one of the best podcasts on cannabis if you’re looking for something lighter than the other shows on this list.
Chip Baker has been a part of both the Humboldt County and Denver cannabis scenes and has made quite a name for himself. Chip runs Colorado’s biggest grow supply store and knows everyone there is to know in the business. The Real Dirt focuses on growers, horticulture and the latest techniques to grow fat buds. If you want to learn how to grow from the best, The Real Dirt is the place to go.
Cory Hughes is a former police officer turned cannabis cultivator and writer. After years of being on the wrong side of the law, Cory decided to hang up his badge and gun and move into an industry that truly has the potential of bringing people together. He has been an active part of the Colorado cannabis culture and has worked as a horticulturist in dozens of licensed grow operations. Cory now looks to share his knowledge of cultivation and horticulture with the world.