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Even if you don’t use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. On Something is a podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX about how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization efforts across the United States.

Join journalist Ann Marie Awad as she explores the personal stories behind the political, legal and cultural effects of legalization.

On Something Colorado Public Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 249 Ratings

Even if you don’t use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. On Something is a podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX about how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization efforts across the United States.

Join journalist Ann Marie Awad as she explores the personal stories behind the political, legal and cultural effects of legalization.

    Willie Nelson: America's Favorite Pot Smoker

    Willie Nelson: America's Favorite Pot Smoker

    Country music legend Willie Nelson is known for a lot of things, including his unabashed love for marijuana and his advocacy for legalization. Ann Marie sat down with Willie to talk about his decades of activism, and his hopes for the future.

    We’re back for Season 2 and we’ll be releasing new episodes through October! Subscribe so you don’t miss them.

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    • 24 min
    Trailer: We're Back For Season 2!

    Trailer: We're Back For Season 2!

    We’re back! It’s 2020 and cannabis is somehow legal in more states than it’s not. With a view from Colorado -- an early state to legalize in 2012 -- On Something tells stories about the people caught up in America’s state-by-state approach to drug policy. Stories that detail the unexpected ways that legal cannabis intersects with our healthcare system, our immigration laws or our modern LGBTQ rights movement. Stories that are thought-provoking, controversial and human, with a host who can make it all make sense.

    Season 2 begins July 14. Subscribe so you won’t miss an episode!

    • 2 min
    Got Cannabis Questions? Dial-A-Nurse

    Got Cannabis Questions? Dial-A-Nurse

    It’s hard to get good medical advice when it comes to cannabis, even in states where it’s been legal for a long time. That’s why Katherine Golden, an RN of more than 20 years, founded Leaf411. The hotline, staffed by six other working nurses like herself, launched last fall -- before the pandemic. Now, one of Katherine's nurses sees herself as a different kind of "essential worker."

    By the way, Season 2 begins on July 14. Hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode!

    • 20 min
    Edible For Your Thoughts? A Pandemic Check-In

    Edible For Your Thoughts? A Pandemic Check-In

    On Something is back for another bonus episode! How are you doing? We're checking in with a dealer in NYC who says a cooped up city has been good for business. An anxious listener who says weed helps to untie the knot in her stomach. And another listener who says cannabis is helping him grieve a loved one lost to COVID-19. Join us for another quick visit, we're just checking in.

    Is there a substance -- legal or not -- that's helping you manage your mental health right now? Maybe it's marijuana, or maybe it's micro-dosing something else. Leave us a voicemail at [720-420-6587 ](tel:7204206587)and tell us: What are you using? Why? How does it help you? You may hear your voice in a future episode of On Something.

    • 15 min
    Pot for Panic in a Pandemic

    Pot for Panic in a Pandemic

    Ann's got anxiety. So On Something has come out of hibernation on 4/20, the most auspicious of drug-related holidays, to talk about self-medicating. During this pandemic, it's okay to feel like your mental state is a bit more fragile than normal. Join Ann as she delves into the complicated feelings and the science of using weed to cope.

    And then, it's your turn to tell us your story. Is there a substance -- legal or not -- that's helping you manage your mental health right now? Maybe it's marijuana, or maybe it's micro-dosing something else. Leave us a voicemail at [720-420-6587 ](tel:7204206587)and tell us: What are you using? Why? How does it help you? You may hear your voice in a future episode of On Something.

    • 19 min
    Live From Boston

    Live From Boston

    It was a night to remember: The On Something team recently headed to Massachusetts for our first-ever live episode. Ann traded notes on legalization with three reporters from the Boston Globe’s cannabis team. The Globe’s Naomi Martin, Dan Adams and Felicia Gans want to know about dispensaries and youth use in Colorado, and Ann asks why it’s taking so long to open more than a handful of dispensaries in Boston.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

skydicke ,

Love this podcast!

I love listening to this podcast! I lived in Denver when cannabis was legalized and now live in a stare where only medical is legal. I love the episode about the history of legalization. I really enjoy the topics you cover. Keep them coming!

Lola Elle ,

Great Podcast!!

I love how informative this podcast is! I appreciate the hosts for keeping the world in the loop of how he industry has impacted CO.

Crafton in Colorado ,

Offended

Your approach to cannabis that it is something deviant that normal people should be embarrassed of or distant from is alienating to those who find wholesome benefits from Cannabis. Shame on you

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