49 episodes

Great Moments in Weed History delves deep into humanity's 10,000+ year relationship with cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) to find the humor, heart, and historical importance of this very special plant. In each episode, co-hosts Abdullah and Bean blaze joints, crack jokes, and explore everything from the night Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the White House and Maya Angelou's life-changing first time getting stoned to how cannabis influenced ancient cultures..

Great Moments in Weed History Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock

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    • 4.9 • 504 Ratings

Great Moments in Weed History delves deep into humanity's 10,000+ year relationship with cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) to find the humor, heart, and historical importance of this very special plant. In each episode, co-hosts Abdullah and Bean blaze joints, crack jokes, and explore everything from the night Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the roof of the White House and Maya Angelou's life-changing first time getting stoned to how cannabis influenced ancient cultures..

    Weed vs. The Olympics w/ Ross Rebagliati

    Weed vs. The Olympics w/ Ross Rebagliati

    Ross Rebagliati won the first ever Olympic gold medal in snowboarding, only to have it stripped away when officials reported he’d tested positive for marijuana on a post-race drug test. Ross soon found himself in a Japanese police station, under heavy interrogation for hours and potentially facing a long prison sentence simply for having a few nanograms of THC metabolite in his urine.
    He tells Abdullah and Bean his entire epic Olympic story, from being fifteen and one of the first serious ski racers to switch to snowboarding, to smoking weed on the chairlift while training for World Cup events, to everything he went through at the 1998 Olympics and its aftermath, and his new career as the founder of Ross’s Gold, a Canadian cannabis company. 
    He also offers words of comfort and encouragement to sprinting sensation Sha'Carri Richardson, who was disqualified from this year’s Tokyo games after testing positive for THC.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    7/10 SPECIAL: Celebrating Hash's High Holiday w/ an IRL Sesh

    7/10 SPECIAL: Celebrating Hash's High Holiday w/ an IRL Sesh

    July 10th (7/10) is the 4/20 of hashish, a day to celebrate cannabis concentrates and culture in all forms—from the traditional sieve and hand-rub methods used in places like India, Morocco and Nepal for millennia to the modern world of BHO extracted dabs, with its many oils, waxes, shatters, crumbles, resins, and rosins.
    Sound confusing? Don't fret, because Abdullah, Bean and special guest expert Ry Prichard (Bong Appetit) will demystify and explain the fascinating history of cannabis concentrates, including how they're made, how they're consumed, and how to get the most out of this incredible way to inhale your weed without greening out.
    Best of all, after a long, long time recording over Zoom, we're back to blazing together IRL and so happy to share our first official sesh back on such an auspicious occasion.
    Program note: Bean gets really, really high in this episode!
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    This episode is brought to you by Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower, concentrates, vapes, edibles and topicals.
    Use promo code “greatmoments” for 20% off your next order shipped anywhere in the United States.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Little Old Lady's Weed Brownies Changed The World

    A Little Old Lady's Weed Brownies Changed The World

    Brownie Mary's "magically delicious marijuana brownies" brought healing and joy to thousands of AIDS and cancer patients in San Francisco, even as she shouted down the police and took on City Hall. As this self-described "little old lady" once declared, shortly after being released from lock-up:
    "If the narcs think I'm gonna stop baking brownies for my kids with AIDS, they can go f**k themselves in Macy's window,"
    We're proudly re-posting this episode from Season 1 of Great Moments in Weed History as the conclusion of our month-long Pride celebration.
    Special thanks to our sponsor Tweedle Farms for supporting this podcast, including this special Pride series of episodes!
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    Sign up for our Great Moments in Weed History Patreon for special bonuses and fun surprises
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    This episode is brought to you by Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower.
    Use promo code “greatmoments” for 20% off your next order shipped anywhere in the United States.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How Medical Weed Healed The World

    How Medical Weed Healed The World

    Dennis Peron first tried cannabis in Vietnam. After smuggling two pounds of high-grade herb home from the front, he became a charismatic and defiant leader of San Francisco's medical cannabis and gay rights movements. A fiery street-fighting optimist, Dennis suffered multiple stints in prison and even took a bullet in a police raid—all without ever giving up or backing down.
    As part of our ongoing Pride Month celebration, we're proudly re-posting this Season 1 episode that gets at the root of how the LGBTQ+ movement played a central role in not just changing the laws in California (and subsequently around the world), but in subverting a propaganda campaign against weed engineered by the government, law enforcement, and the medical establishment.
    Our Pride programming will conclude next week with our episode about Brownie Mary, another indomitable activist who fought for medical cannabis during the height of the AIDs crisis.
    Special thanks to our sponsor Tweedle Farms for supporting this podcast, including this special Pride series of episodes!
    JOIN US ON PATREON
    Sign up for our Great Moments in Weed History Patreon for special bonuses and fun surprises
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    This episode is brought to you by Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower. Use promo code “greatmoments” for 20% off your next order shipped anywhere in the United States.
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    • 1 hr
    Cannabis Pride and Prejudice

    Cannabis Pride and Prejudice

    Whether living in legal states or under prohibition, weed smokers continue to face stigmas and prejudices of all kinds. So to kick off our official Pride Month programming, we sat down for a smoky sesh with Jessamyn Stanley, a self-described “fat black queer woman" who's been breaking down barriers in American yoga since she began posting about her personal practice on Instagram in 2012.
    Jessamyn's the author of Every Body Yoga, has a new book Yoke: My Yoga of Self Acceptance out this month, hosts the podcast Jessamyn Explains It All, and has created the yoga app The Underbelly.
    She founded the activist organization We Go High North Carolina to push for an end to cannabis arrests and a social justice based approach to legalization.
    And she's a Great Moments in Weed History fan, who says her own cannabis activism was in part inspired by our episode on activist Dennis Peron.
    Our Pride programming will continue the next two weeks with re-releases of episodes about Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary, two indomitable activists who fought for medical cannabis during the height of the AIDs crisis.
    Special thanks to our sponsor Tweedle Farms for supporting this podcast, including our special Pride series of episodes!
    JOIN US ON PATREON
    Sign up for our Great Moments in Weed History Patreon for special bonuses and fun surprises
    PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS!
    This episode is brought to you by Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower. Use promo code “greatmoments” for 20% off your next order shipped anywhere in the United States.
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    • 46 min
    Making "Dazed and Confused" w/ Jason London (aka Randall "Pink" Floyd)

    Making "Dazed and Confused" w/ Jason London (aka Randall "Pink" Floyd)

    From blazing a joint at his audition, to smoking Austin, TX completely out of marijuana during the shoot, Dazed and 'Confused star Jason London tells Abdullah and Bean that the greatest weed moments on set all happened between takes, and behind the scenes.
    So journey with us back to the magical summer of 1993, when a cast and crew of talented unknowns that included Matthew McConaughy, Ben Affleck, Renee Zellweger, Anthony Rapp, Mila Jovovich, Parker Posey and writer/director Richard Linklater all adopted a method-acting approach to portraying 1970s stoners, with plenty of high-jinx and high times ensuing on the way to making one of the most iconic stoner films of all time..
    Warning: You don't need to have a joint to enjoy this episode, but it would be a lot cooler if you did.
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    Sign up for our Great Moments in Weed History Patreon for special bonuses and fun surprises
    PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS!
    This episode is brought to you by Tweedle Farms, Northwest Oregon's premier, family owned hemp farm, specializing in farm-to-table, terpene rich, high CBD hemp flower. Use promo code “greatmoments” for 20% off your next order shipped anywhere in the United States.
    GREAT MOMENTS IN WEED HISTORY MERCH
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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504 Ratings

504 Ratings

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Essential Cannabis Learning Made Fun

I am hooked! Great Moments in Weed History kept me gripped. So much precious untold information is beautifully narrated and detailedly collected in the most fun way possible. You want to invite these guys over and become their best friends instantly.

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I don’t know how I fell so hard for these guys but if not for their minds on cannabis, probably wouldn’t have happened. It’s serious political history astonishment at its best and hardcore inspiration at its worst!
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If I could give this podcast 420 stars I would! Super awesome, funny and informative. Love you guys keep up the good work!

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