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World of Cannabis presents: Cannthropology—a new syndicated column, podcast & video series exploring the history of cannabis culture. Written/hosted by marijuana media icon and World of Cannabis Museum executive director Bobby Black.

Cannthropology Cannabis Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

World of Cannabis presents: Cannthropology—a new syndicated column, podcast & video series exploring the history of cannabis culture. Written/hosted by marijuana media icon and World of Cannabis Museum executive director Bobby Black.

    ​​THE ORIGIN OF 420

    ​​THE ORIGIN OF 420

    ​​THE ORIGIN OF 420 - featuring Steve Capper & Dave Reddix of THE WALDOS (Episode 22). This month, stoners around the world will be celebrating our high holiday—April 20th, or 4/20. But how exactly did 420 become the official number of cannabis? Over the years, there have been several myths circulated about it: that it was some police code related to weed, or that it’s the number of chemical compounds in the plant … but believe it or not, the ultimate marijuana meme was actually started over 50 years ago by a group of teenagers in Marin County, California known as The Waldos. How it evolved from an inside joke amongst a handful of high schoolers into the worldwide phenomenon it is today is a truly remarkable story—one that you’re about to hear from some of the the founding fathers of 420 themselves. 

    In this episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with two of the five original Waldos—Steve Capper and Dave Reddix, aka Waldo Steve and Waldo Dave, who explain the origins behind their groups’ name, how 420 became their secret code for weed, and how two counterculture institutions—The Grateful Dead and High Times —helped spread the 420 phenomenon around the world.  

    The World of Cannabis Museum Project presents: Cannthropology—the potcast that explores the history of cannabis culture one artifact and interview at a time. Hosted by World of Cannabis executive director and marijuana media icon Bobby Black. 

    Read our Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and in our official media partner Leaf Magazine. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. 

    SHOW LINKS
    Website: worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology, leafmagazines.com/features/learn/history
    Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420
    Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420
    Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack
    YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack
    Hashtags: #Cannthropology #worldofcannabismuseum #worldofcannabis #leafmagazines

    GUEST LINKS
    Website: 420waldos.com
    Facebook: 420 Waldos
    Instagram: @420waldos
    Hashtags: #420 #420waldos #thewaldos

    The World of Cannabis Museum will showcase the influence of cannabis in art, music, film, news, medicine, and politics throughout the past century. From the early days of prohibition and "reefer madness," to its modern-day mainstream momentum and everything in between: from the legendary growers and breeders who created and propagated all of the iconic strains, to the smugglers who distributed them across the globe; from the activists who have fought for legalization, to the celebrities who have embraced it; from America’s headshops to Amsterdam’s coffeeshops; from the counterculture of the 1960s, the excesses of the '70s, and the Drug War hysteria of the '80s, to the rise of medical marijuana in the '90s and the march toward legalization and mainstream acceptance in the new millennium—all of this and more we plan to explore in this unprecedented exhibition. 

    © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. 

    • 52 min
    The Pot Prince Of Bel-Air —Todd McCormick (Episode 19)

    The Pot Prince Of Bel-Air —Todd McCormick (Episode 19)

    THE POT PRINCE OF BEL-AIR - featuring legendary cannabis activist and author TODD MCCORMICK (Episode 19). In the latest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with legendary cannabis activist, author, cultivator, collector—and fellow cannthropologist—Todd McCormick. McCormick reflects back on his lifelong legal battle for medical marijuana, his time in prison, his many books and film projects, his new seed company Authentic Genetics, and his friendships with OG cannabis activists and cultivation icons (such as Jack Herer, Dr. Tod Mikuriya, Brownie Mary, and Dennis Peron), as well as pro-pot celebrities like Bill Maher, Woody Harrelson, Larry Flynt, Hugh Hefner, Timothy Leary, and Tommy Chong.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    STILL SMOKIN’ - featuring CHEECH MARIN (Episode 18)

    STILL SMOKIN’ - featuring CHEECH MARIN (Episode 18)

    STILL SMOKIN’ - featuring counterculture entertainment icon CHEECH MARIN (Episode 18). In our latest episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black Zooms in with cannabis comedy legend Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong fame to discuss his amazing career, his relationship with Tommy, his signature cannabis brands, and his feelings about dabbing, as well as the grand opening of his new Chicano art museum in California.  

    • 43 min
    Legalizing The Last Frontier With Bailey Stuart (Episode 17)

    Legalizing The Last Frontier With Bailey Stuart (Episode 17)

    LEGALIZING THE LAST FRONTIER - featuring COO of Wasilla’s Green Jar Dispensary Bailey Stuart (Episode 17). In this special installment of Cannthropology recorded live in November 2021 at the Alaska Leaf Bowl event in Anchorage, host Bobby Black delves into the history of cannabis in Alaska with the COO of Wasilla’s Green Jar dispensary Bailey Stuart. The topics discussed include: how Alaska became the second state to decriminalize cannabis, how the grandfather of Alaskan legalization Irwin Ravin got the state’s Supreme Court to establish a constitutional right to privacy regarding marijuana, the evolution of the state’s cannabis laws, the origins of the state’s legendary Matanuska Thunderfuck strain, and the infamous on-air resignation of Alaskan TV news anchor turned cannabis activist/entrepreneur Charlo Greene. 

    • 54 min
    SINSEMILLA STORY - featuring Tom Alexander (Episode 16)

    SINSEMILLA STORY - featuring Tom Alexander (Episode 16)

    SINSEMILLA STORY - featuring founder/publisher of Sinsemilla Tips magazine Tom Alexander (Episode 16). In our latest episode of Cannthropology, we welcome to the show Tom Alexander—founder and publisher of the legendary cannabis cultivation publication Sinsemilla Tips whose magazine and grow shop in Oregon were among the primary targets of a massive DEA sting operation in 1989 intended to shut down cannabis cultivation in the US known as Operation Green Merchant. Alexander opens up to host Bobby Black about how Sinsemilla Tips got started and rose to prominence, how the government raided and shut down his businesses, and what happened in the fallout of those raids.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    ROLL WITH IT - featuring rolling paper mogul/historian Josh Kesselman (Episode 15).

    ROLL WITH IT - featuring rolling paper mogul/historian Josh Kesselman (Episode 15).

    ROLL WITH IT - featuring rolling paper mogul/historian Josh Kesselman (Episode 15). In the latest installment of Cannthropology, we explore the history of rolling papers—from their origins in Alcoy, Spain in the 1600s, to their expansion into France in 1800, and the market shift toward cannabis and the counterculture during the 1960s and 70s, we’ll touch on the various pioneers, innovations, and brands (including Bambu, Pay-Pay, OCB, Rizla+, Zig-Zag, E-Z Wider and more) that have driven the industry forward throughout the centuries. Joining host Bobby Black in this discussion is RAW Rolling Papers founder/CEO (and rolling paper collector/historian) Josh Kesselman, who explains how seeing a magic trick by his dad at age five developed into a lifelong obsession with rolling papers, and how he’s transformed that passion into a multi-million dollar paraphernalia empire that continues to honor the long, proud tradition from which it evolved.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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