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The Here Weed Go! podcast aims to educate the canna-curious, informing the unfamiliar about the culture surrounding cannabis, while still engaging the initiated with the latest news surrounding this exciting industry, all while fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and spotlighting those who have laid the groundwork for the cannabis community we know today.

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    • 4.5 • 22 Ratings

The Here Weed Go! podcast aims to educate the canna-curious, informing the unfamiliar about the culture surrounding cannabis, while still engaging the initiated with the latest news surrounding this exciting industry, all while fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and spotlighting those who have laid the groundwork for the cannabis community we know today.

    It's the Last Here Weed Go! Ever

    It's the Last Here Weed Go! Ever

    I want to thank my very last Here Weed Go! (At least when it comes to the Arizona Daily Star edition) guest Sean Williams for coming onto the show. Read his story Purple Haze in Harper's Magazine too!

    We actually spent most of October and the beginning of November trying to figure out how to make our interview work, because Sean lives full-time down in Australia, and of course, on top of walking around upside down, the Aussies are like 18 hours ahead in the future, or something like that.

    But it was great to finally get to sit down and talk with Sean, and hear about what it takes to really get into reporting there, on the spot, on the scene. Not to make a direct comparison to what Sean does, because he has to travel to far away lands into literal war zones or occupied territories, but I’ll be doing a lot of on the spot reporting in my new job.

    To start, beginning on January 16, I'll begin my new broadcast television career as a multimedia reporter for KGUN9 here in Tucson. That means pre-recorded stories and live-on-camera look-ins for me. I'll be making my living off the evening news, as Don Henley might say.

    So, if you live in the Tucson area and have cable television, you'll actually be seeing a lot more of me. It just won't be all weed, all the time.

    And I am OK with that. But I will miss this job, this role, forever. There won't be a day that I won't have some memory of this magical one year and eight months jogged. 

    My move to TV of course means that, as of 11:01 p.m. on January 11, 2024 I am no longer an employee of Lee Enterprises or the Arizona Daily Star, and thus no longer the host of Here Weed Go! and curator of TucsonMarijuanaGuide.com.

    At least, for now, anyways.

    While the name "Here Weed Go!" and all the episodes, content and stories I created under that name will forever be the property of Lee Enterprises, I haven't completely closed the door to producing, hosting, editing and distributing an interview-based podcast focused on the cannabis industry on my own.

    In fact, I have a few episodes saved I will eventually release, perhaps here under the Here Weed Go! banner or under a new, spiritually related banner.

    When I’m ready to establish that new show back in the cannabis space, you’ll know about it. Especially if you follow me on Instagram at @ReporterEddieTravels.

    In the meantime, for the next few months, I just need to commit myself to some other moving parts in my new role on television, reporting live and making mini-news-documentaries 3-to-5 nights a week before taking on the podcast mantle again, though I love it dearly.

    But to all my friends out there in the Tucson and Phoenix cannabis community, don't worry: I'll still be out at all the AZCannafriends events and vendor fairs that I can, and I will still be looking for a great story to let Tucson know about.

    Before I close this out, I want to give a shout out to a few people, the ones who really made this crazy experiment possible.

    To my mother (and first real guest!), Samantha Longenbaugh, thank you so much for always being a fan of the show and everything I do. There were many phone calls you told me to keep my head up and spirit high, and they all paid off with, what is up to now, the best job I've ever had. And you were the best guest I ever ended up interviewing.

    To Yvanna Cancela, I owe you so much for introducing me to the Las Vegas cannabis community before MJBiz in 2022. You were the first person to really give me the idea to mix my weed and travel stories, and I will forever be grateful for that.

    To Chris Law and Pascal Albright, your efforts to edit my rambling question/answer sessions into coherent, cogent interviews will always be appreciated. Especially now that I do all that editing of said rambling myself! The industry is small, so here's to working together again sometime in the future.

    And finally, my biggest thanks are reserved for my former editor-in-chief and biggest professional advocate: Jill Jorden Spitz.

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    It's Online Optimization with Rank Really High

    It's Online Optimization with Rank Really High

    How's it growing folks?! Welcome to yet another pre-holiday episode of Here Weed Go! I'm your host Eddie Celaya, cannabis reporter, for now, with the Arizona Daily Star and TucsonMarijuanaGuide.com.

    Before I introduce my guest for this episode, I want to remind you all to follow Here Weed Go! on all the social media pages, which I've left links for in this episode's description, found anywhere you stream or download Here Weed Go! from.

    I've also included some links to some of my personal pages and content, which will make more sense in two weeks when I make my big announcement.

    Anyway, back to this episode: A few months ago (yes, this is another of my interviews from my "lost summer") when Twitter (or 'X' as it's known now) was making a bit of a splash by allowing cannabis and cannabis-adjacent companies advertise on the platform.

    Well, after finding out what set Twitter apart at the time, I figured I might as well dive into the outrageous online world of cannabis advertising.

    To help me get a toke of what's up, I turned to Brendan Duane, co-founder and chief technology officer of Rank Really High.

    Rank Really High bills itself as the number one Cannabis Dispensary Ecommerce Website and Digital Marketing provider, and it helps companies and brands with everything from building out their websites to optimizing their search engine optimization presence.

    In our conversation, Duane and I touch on how he got into the cannabis industry, where the idea for Rank Really High came from, and just what needs to happen in order for weed to truly make it online...
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    • 17 min
    It's Lab Safety and Accuracy with Tyler Williams of ASI Food Safety

    It's Lab Safety and Accuracy with Tyler Williams of ASI Food Safety

    How's it growing folks?! Welcome to another of my MJBizCon2024 Here Weed Go! episodes. I'm your host of this crazy cannabis podcast, Eddie Celaya.

    Before I introduce my guest for this episode, I want to remind you all to follow the Here Weed Go! social media pages for a ton of upcoming exclusive content. I also want to let you sign up for the Here Weed Go! (now weekly, again) newsletter.

    And I'll even add some links to my personal social media if you're interested in seeing my traveling antics around the globe, with my next stops being Mexico City, Cincinnati, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona.

    Now, for this episode, I wanted to get a little update on the cannabis testing and regulation industry, and how the year has gone for the sector as a whole.

    To do that, I got in touch with Tyler Williams, the CEO of ASI Food Safety and founder of Cannabis Safety and Quality.

    In our conversation, Williams and I talk about the niche that he developed Cannabis Quality and Safety in, what the company looks at when auditing a lab or cannabis grow and how his background in food safety, pharmaceuticals and other industries has helped him in looking at the fast developing cannabis world.
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    • 12 min
    It's Livestock to Lit with Nick Guarino of Naturae

    It's Livestock to Lit with Nick Guarino of Naturae

    How's it growing folks?! Welcome to another one of my podcast-episode-a-day editions of Here Weed Go!

    I'm your host Eddie Celaya, the cannabis, marijuana and hemp reporter out here at TucsonMarijuanaGuide.com and the Arizona Daily Star.

    Tonight my guest is Nick Guarino, the CEO of Naturae, a brand that's beginning to make waves out in the New York market.

    In our conversation, Guarino and I touch on a wide range of topics, from New York's less than ideal rollout of its recreational cannabis program, to the potential pitfalls and positives of federal legalization, to how Guarino's family's background in managing livestock has helped him in the cannabis industry.

    MORE INFO

    More on Nick Guarino: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolas-guarino-43939b103/

    More on Naturae: https://naturaenewyork.com/

    More Here Weed Go! podcasts: https://omny.fm/shows/here-weed-go

    More Here Weed Go! and Tucson Marijuana Guide content: https://linktr.ee/hereweedgo

     
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    • 27 min
    It's Strategic HR with Red Clover

    It's Strategic HR with Red Clover

    How's it growing folks?! Welcome to what's about to be a whirlwind of Here Weed Go! episodes before the New Year. I've set an early resolution to get this backlog of episodes out, and the goal is one episode released a day from now until January 11.

    The significance of that date will make sense as I get closer and closer to it, and there will be a few announcement's made before the New Year, if all goes to plan.

    To meet that goal, many of these new episodes will have minimal guest introductions and outros, with the focus being back on the interviews themselves.  

    Anyway, before I get into this episode, I want to let you know you can keep following me, your host Eddie Celaya, on Instagram and keep following Here Weed Go! and it's page there as well. Any big announcements about the future of the podcast, newsletter and my career will be posted there first.

    Oh, and don't forget to like, share and subscribe to Here Weed Go! wherever it is you stream it from. 

    I've provided links to everything Here Weed Go! related, so be sure to click it and subscribe!

    This episode features my interview with Red Clover managing director Jen L'Estrange. 

    As a veteran of large, corporate human resource firms, L'Estrange decided to go another route and now works with small-to-medium sized companies in rapidly developing industries.

    "Rapidly developing" is certainly one way to characterize the cannabis industry, and Red Clover specializes in helping businesses within the space become more nimble and ready for employment in an increasingly regulated environment.

    Our conversation begins with with L'Estrange explaining just what Red Clover is and does...
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    • 18 min
    It's Xzibit and Tammy the Cannabis Cutie from Lasagna Ganja

    It's Xzibit and Tammy the Cannabis Cutie from Lasagna Ganja

    How's it growing folks!? Welcome to the first of many MJBizCon2023 Here Weed Go! episodes! 

    MJBizCon is billed as the world's largest cannabis conference, and it's a perfect opportunity to network, check out the latest technology and score some of the best interviews of the industry's biggest movers and shakers.

    But, in order to get the very best sound quality for my first interview, I decided to record this one over zoom a few days before the event.

    And since I wanted to go big for Las Vegas, I figured starting with a celebrity interview would be best.

    So I reached out to the PR agency connected to two of the biggest names in cannabis podcasting right now: Xzibit and Tammy the Cannabis Cutie.

    If you grew up with 90s and 2000s hip-hop or were a fan of Pimp My Ride, you are probably familiar with Mr. X to the Z, and if you’re active on social media and wanting to stay up to date on just about anything cannabis related, you’ve definitely crossed Tammy’s digital path as well.

    Along with both being prominent within the cannabis community individually, the two are the hosts of the new cannabis-infused podcast “Lasagna Ganja.” The show highlights and explores the growing industry that is cannabis along with owners/operators, growers, celebrities/influencers, and lawmakers who shape the world within the cannabis space.

    Our wide ranging conversation touches on both X's and Tammy's love for cannabis, why Tammy believes decriminalization of cannabis is preferable to re-scheduling, Xzibit's cannabis line Napalm, and what listeners can expect from a show like Lasagna Ganja.

    The interview begins with both recounting their first time trying cannabis...

    MORE INFO

    For more about the Lasagna Ganja podcast: https://www.dcpofficial.com/lasagnaganja

    For more episodes of Here Weed Go!, newsletter content, TucsonMarijuanaGuide.com content and social media sites: https://linktr.ee/hereweedgo

     

     
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

GrandmaPasc ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is perfect for finding information, great interviews and the host has a great personality! #1 podcast for marijuana and news about the industry!

Shmemmm ,

So excited to see what this becomes!

Love the first episode, clean recording, such an important topic as this area grows. The personal story is so captivating and compelling, can’t wait to see what comes of it. Love the phrase canna-curious.

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