While marijuana has been used for centuries, discussions amongst cannabis users were largely underground; thanks to legislation that has been passed over the past few years, however, that has changed.
With the legalization of pot – both for medicinal and recreational use – throughout the United States, conversations surrounding its use have become mainstream, and one of the most popular methods that users are connecting to discuss herb and all of its amazing uses and benefits is via podcasts.
If you’re looking for cannabis-related podcasts, you’re in luck, because there are literally dozens to choose from. In this guide, we’ve assembled a list of some of the best weed-centric podcasts.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about the history of the plant, you’re curious about crimes ganja-related crimes, you want to find out more about gardening and growing or trippy edible tips, you’re interested in starting up your own cannabis business, or you’d like to discover some innovative consumption methods to add to the mix, keep on reading!
So, without further ado, here are our picks for the best cannabis-themed podcasts.
Weed + Grub – A Humorous Ganja Podcast
Hosted by comedian Mike Glazer and Mary Jane Gibson, a cannabis culture author, Weed + Grub delivers fantastic content. The hosts, who happen to also be BFFs, engage in candid conversations that are centered marijuana food, culture, and comedy.
They’re always inviting guests on the show, like celebrities Montel Williams and Roxanne Gay, the host of “Laura Ann’s Jam”, Laura Ann, and “The Doughboys”. Become a supporter on Patreon, and you’ll be able to access “Sesh” Interviews, as well as “Splainer” episodes, from past shows.
Brave New Weed – For the Cannabis Entrepreneur
Joe Dolce, the author of “Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, hosts the Brave New Weed podcast, alongside co-host Matthew Hendershot. The pair discuss a number of interesting topics that all – you guessed it – based around cannabis; primarily the cannabis industry.
Dolce and Hendershot share tips and ideas that you can use to launch your own marijuana-based business, or that you can use to secure a job in the industry, so if working with ganja is something that you’re interested in, than Brave New Weed is a podcast that you should totally check out. Some of the topics that are discussed include Weed Health, Weed Science, Weed Products, and Weed Politics, and the incredible healing power of THC and CBD.
For true crime lovers who love geeking-out while they’re high, the Weed, Wine, and True Crimes podcast will definitely catch your attention. Roll up a joint, pour yourself an adult libation, and kick back, relax, and get ready to be entertained while Anna420, the host of the show, also gets high, sips her wine, and contemplates some of the best-known – and lesser-known true – true crime stories.
As each episode goes on, Anna’s musings get a bit more laid-back (as you would expect), and with any luck, you will be, too.
If you have questions about the different ways that cannabis can be used, the various consumption methods, and the numerous weed-related products, then the Cannabis Science Podcast is totally for you. Since 2018, Dr. Ricardo Rivera, a member of the faculty at the University of British Columbia and the host of the podcast, has been providing a wealth of information, all of which he supports with proven scientific data, related to cannabis.
Dr. Rivera does a great job of explaining complex scientific jargon in a way that laymen can easily understand, making this a great educational cannabis experience. Learn about the science of weed edibles, how marijuana works to treat a variety of chronic diseases, and more.
If you’re a fan of cannabis edibles, then this is definitely the podcast for you. In the podcast In the Weeds with Chef Jordan Wagman, Chef Wagman examines food and its importance for health and wellness, as well as its connection with hospitality, and of course, cannabis edibles. You’ll get to hear conversations that Chef Wagman has with a variety of guests, including the owners, operators, and chefs at his favorite restaurants and of his favorite foods, the stars of his favorite shows, and more.
You’ll learn about countless benefits of terpenes and how they work from a cannabis sommelier, sustainability in the seafood industry with Chef Rick Moonen, and the benefits of microdosing cannabis for athletes with a former pro basketball player, as well as the impact of food-related TV shows on the world of gastronomy, with Gail Simmons.
The theme of Thinking Outside the Bud is all things that relate to business innovations in the world of cannabis. In each episode of this show, Bruce Eckfeldt, a highly regarded consultant, author, coach, and experienced cannabis entrepreneur, as well as the host of the show, talks to a variety of guests.
Some of the people who stop by the show include Jeffery Welsh, who is the co-founder of Vicente Sederberg Partner and Composite, as well as Elizabeth Kost, the co-founder and the CEO of Fog and Tree, and a number of other investors, researchers, advocates, and even policy makers who are discovering innovative and exciting ways to impact the cannabis business landscape and the positive impact it can have on the world of business, in general, as well as marijuana’s impacts on society and culture.
Broccoli Talk – For the Artistic-Inclined
Rounding out our list of the best cannabis-themed podcasts is Broccoli Talk. This podcast is hosted by Lauren Yoshiko and Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey, who are best friends who love weed. Admittedly, this is our favorite podcast and also our favorite cannabis magazine as well.
Mennlay is the author of The Art of Weed Butter and she co-founded Xula, a popular hemp brand, and Yoshiko, who is the editor of Broccoli Report, and who is well-versed about all things that are related to the business of marijuana. You’ll also have the chance to listen to informative and engaging interviews with leaders and tastemakers in the marijuana industry.
Herb CEO Summary
There is so much more to cannabis that White Castle stereotypes and afternoons wasted in dingy basements. Sure, embracing the lock of the couch is fun once and a while but the world of cannabis is so much broader, so much deeper, than just general sedation and munchies.
The above podcasts cover everything from the art of growing to the art of cooking to the art of business to the art of cannabis enjoyment. If there is a sub-genre of cannabis you can bet there is probably a podcast that covers it, if not on a regular basis than at least via a one-off episode.
We encourage you to give the above podcasts a listen to help broaden your horizons, if that’s your kind of thing of course, no pressure. Additionally, if there’s a cannabis-related podcast that you enjoy that is not on this list please let us know, we want to provide the best most relevant curation possible.