I have a group of friends that loves to chat politics and debate various cultural topics. We decided to record a podcast that captured our conversations, so the Let’s Hash It Out podcast was born.
Each podcast begins with my co-hosts trying some amazing Oregon cannabis, describing the effects, taste and smell. Cannabis comes from medical, recreational and personal garden cultivators. Sometimes, products such as hash or oil may be consumed. Since someone has to keep the podcast on track, I remain sober and do my best to keep the show on the rails. After the initial toke session of my co-hosts, we usually delve into the latest scandals regarding Donald Trump. We have also done a few movie reviews, with our Black Panther recap our most popular podcast. We are so excited to now be featured on Weed News.
We’ve only conducted two interview-type podcasts, but they’ve both been with some esteemed folks in the cannabis community. Our first interview was with author and hemp farmer, Doug Fine, who has published books such as Farewell, My Subaru as well as Too High to Fail. Doug travels the world proclaiming the benefits of hemp and he’s helped several hemp farms get off the ground. You can keep up with Fine’s adventures on his website and Twitter feed.
Our second interview was with the Weed News’ own Johnny Green. Those that have been involved with the online cannabis community for any amount of time knows that Johnny is one of the most prolific and important bloggers in our community. Johnny, and his partner in website creation, Jeff AKA Ninja Smoker, have built two prominent marijuana websites, with Weed News being their newest venture. Weed News, according to the Alexa website that ranks online traffic, now far exceeds their previous venture (since they left for greener pastures).
One thing that separates Johnny, Jeff, and Weed News from other cannabis websites, in my opinion, is the all-around coverage of the cannabis movement, never losing sight of the need for effective activism, but also the need to have fun. Johnny and Jeff’s work to create an online activist movement to defeat anti-cannabis attorney general candidate Dwight Holton in his attempt to become Oregon’s AG in 2012, is one of the most important political efforts in Oregon cannabis history. Ellen Rosenblum, who defeated Holton, was largely convinced by the late Jim Greig to support sensible cannabis laws. Rosenblum eventually went on to support legalization and join other attorneys general in combatting Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, from targeting states that regulate cannabis.
You can check out our podcasts below, on Soundcloud, iTunes and our permanent link on Weed News at www.weednews.co/lets-hash-it-out-podcast/. You can stay engaged with our podcast via Facebook and Twitter and if if you like it, please spread the word.