Some of us smoke weed and “use” its effects for eating too many snacks or watching too much TV. And then there are some who use cannabis to be constructive. Like, contribute to the growing cannabis media landscape. And those who do that, swear by cannabis podcasts.
The 10 Best Cannabis Podcasts
Podcasts are a great medium for cannabis-related media. And they’re practically free to make. Literally, anyone with a microphone and internet connection can make one. As a result, there are hundreds of cannabis podcasts to choose from. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best ones for you, all featured on iTunes.
10. The Cannabist Show
Denver Post’s marijuana editor Ricardo Baca runs The Cannabist Show. This podcast delivers news mixed with humor.
Sometimes, Baca riffs off his producers. And at others, he interviews Colorado’s chief medical officer. As a result, the cannabis podcast becomes a great mix of journalism and comedy.
9. Cannabis Economy
Cannabis Economy is a real-time history of legal cannabis. Seth Adler hosts the podcast.
The podcast discusses ingenuity, inspiration, leadership and legislation. It also interviews industry experts from operators to activists to advocates.
8. Northwest Cannacast
Northwest Cannacast has open conversations about cannabis and its different uses. Since credible information about cannabis isn’t easy to come by, they try to help.
In their first season, they took video cameras to legal stores. Also, they spent a lot of time getting to know the laws. The idea was to learn and discover more about the cannabis industry.
Their second season focuses on productive conversation. In their podcasts, they keep the listener updated about current events. And they also go to a panel of experts for more perspective on these stories. They release new episodes every Tuesday.
7. The Weed Show
The Weed Show, apart from being an info podcast for the cannabis community, is also a comedy show. It was founded in 2012 when Amendment 64 legalized Cannabis for recreational use in Colorado.
The Weed Show is hosted by comedian/actor and veteran radio host Chris Iacono. It is broadcast multiple times a week. Apart from cannabis podcasts, they do audio & video, news, live broadcasts, music, comedy, reviews, giveaways etc.
Where exactly Hempresent records their cannabis podcasts is a mystery. But we do hear it’s an undisclosed location somewhere in the “rumbling bowels of underground Seattle”.
Hempresent is a podcast hosted by Hempfest founder Vivian McPeak. It focuses mainly on news and lifestyle and has a loose, rock show vibe. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer great educational info. There are in-depth interviews with cannabis luminaries with all sorts of backgrounds. However, they serve everything on the podcast with laughs.
McPeak has been an advocate of cannabis for decades. Quite loudly and consistently. This dedication is what has won him an elite selection of guests.
5. Marijuana Today
Focussing on business and politics of marijuana, Marijuana Today is an hour-long weekly podcast. They feature some of the brightest minds in the world of cannabis business and activism. So it’s kinda nerdy — very in-depth and informational.
Marijuana Today podcast is hosted by Kris Lotlikar and produced by Shea Gunther. It features episodes that talk about the legislative race to legalize and the drug war in the Philippines. Another great one is about Colorado Governor Hickenlooper fearing Trump.
4. Cannabis Confidential With Dr. Dina
Women are big players in the cannabis scene too. Dr. Dina is a popular medical marijuana pioneer, and the host of her own show Cannabis Confidential With Dr. Dina. Also, she is the inspiration for the TV series Weeds.
On her show, Dr. Dina shares her insight on the industry. She also has conversations with her celebrity friends. Talking to cannabis industry insiders, Dr. Dina (who’s not a real doctor, fyi) explores current events in the industry.
Most recently, she interviewed 2 Chainz about hip hop and high-grade cannabis. Her interview with Whoopi Goldberg is about cannabis and menstrual cramps. Also great — the one with Lil Debbie about her new edible and strain line Cakes.
3. The Marijuana Agenda
“Radical” Russ Belville, the host of The Marijuana Agenda, began podcasting in 2008 with NORML’s Daily Audio Stash. He is the winner of The Search for the Next Great Progressive Talk Radio Star.
Belville definitely injects a heavy dose of personality into each podcast. Furthermore, he talks about current events and relevant developments.
He said in an interview, “Eight years and 1,750-plus episodes later, I keep producing my podcast so the tokers in red states can learn from our legalization successes and mistakes, and so the tokers in green states don’t rest on our laurels and forget the suffering of the rest of the country.”
PotCast is tailored for enthusiasts interested in cannabis culture. But also, people who are looking for some variety and personality.
The hosts Adamacadocious and Manny Blunts they do long-form interviews. Also, they invite people from a variety of fields of work — doctors, lawyer, even politicians — to discuss cannabis culture.
One of the most popular cannabis podcasts at the moment is CannaInsider. They interview the leading voices of the cannabis industry. Investors, CEOs, business leaders — you name it.
The show is hosted by Matthew Kind. He talks to the most influential voices in the industry. Each week, he takes listeners behind the scenes, offering first-hand access to the industry.
CannaInsider recently did an Interview with CEO of Cannabis-Infused Beverage Maker, Mirth Provisions. Another interesting one is about The Royalty Investing Model is Heating Up in The Cannabis Industry.