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Great Moments in Weed History

Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock



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The Fight to Save Mom & Pop Weed Farms

Whenever cannabis and capitalism collide, legacy weed farmers find themselves caught in the crossfire—trapped between hyper-capitalized mega-grows with corporate lobbyists and the corrupt government bureaucrats who do their bidding. In a just-published article for Rolling Stone, ace cannabis reporter and longtime friend of the podcast Mary Jane Gibson details how a shady backroom deal pulled the nug out from under California's old-school weed growers. As a result, a confluence of extinction-level-events now threatens to bring down the state's entire legal weed system via an impending market crash. But fret not—the Hempire has only begun to strike back. Mary Jane Gibson joins us for this episode of Moment in Weed, which includes a ceremonial smoke sesh. Here's a link to Mary Jane's original article in Rolling Stone. Find Mary Jane on Instagram here. And connect with Weed + Grub, her podcast with brilliantly blazed stand up comedian Mike Glazer. PATREON Please support Great Moments in Weed HIstory on Patreon. Supporters get exclusive access to video versions of this podcast and private seshes, plus cool rewards like a signed book or signature lighter. And it truly helps us make the best show possible. 

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