Jenny Kane, who covers marijuana for the USA TODAY Network, examines America's shift toward legalizing marijuana by telling the stories of the people who are living it: pot farmers, rural sheriffs, a professional mountain biker, a Cordon Bleu cannabis chef. In each episode, Jenny talks to them about how their jobs, lives and dreams have changed as more of America is legalizing the country's most controversial herb. You don't have to be a stoner to listen. We're not. We're just interested in having a front-row seat at this historic moment when America unravels a century of marijuana prohibition.
Jenny has covered all-things marijuana for the Reno Gazette Journal, which is part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, since the Silver State legalized recreational ganja in 2017. The show is edited by RGJ Executive Editor Kelly Ann Scott and RGJ data/investigations editor Brian Duggan.
Inside the silent culture of marijuana farms in California's Emerald Triangle
California’s Emerald Triangle for decades has been an underground powerhouse for West Coast weed, but as the state goes online with recreational marijuana, the lifestyle of many old school farmers is in danger.
Meet the King of Cannabis, the Nevada senator who 'loves pot'
The self-proclaimed "King of Cannabis" rules Nevada's pot policy and uses another kind of green — cash money — to get the Wild West on the cannabis caboose. The sneaker-wearing senator even has his own strain dedicated to his legacy.
How one pro-mountain biker is paving the path for weed-loving athletes
Risk is professional mountain biker Teal Stetson Lee’s passion. So, when a marijuana company wanted to sponsor her, she said "hell yes" — despite the possible consequences. Potcast host Jenny Kane explores how athletes and cannabis don’t always go together.
Old sheriff in town: A drug war veteran’s struggle with new pot laws
How does marijuana legalization change dog searches, evidence handling, and DUI testing for the police? Here's the story of a rural county sheriff as he reckons his own values with the increasingly progressive, pot-friendly policies of our time.
Chef for Higher: Inside the secret world of a cannabis kitchen
In the first episodie of the Potcast, host Jenny Kane talks to Los Angeles-based chef Andrea Drummer, who used to be a youth drug counselor touting the ubiquitous motto, "Just say no" to at-risk children. Not anymore.
Before 420: The true story behind pot's biggest day
We’re going back to 1971, to find out the true story of how 420 — the universal code for pot — began. This story starts with a treasure map, a rogue California coast Guardsman and five adventurous stoners who are fortuitous enough to hang out with the Grateful Dead.
Love this show!
I’m 44. Single male, Steadicam Operator in Louisville, KY. Started smoking for my back pain and insomnia 3 years ago. Lost 60 lbs because I stopped using beer to sleep. Your podcast informs me on all the up and up. I never say up and up. Anywho. And I never say anywho!!!!
Love the podcast.
Thanks for giving US that
I don’t normally do reviews but i have so greatly enjoyed listening to this podcast. If you’re at all interested in this journey America is on with the legalization of marijuana you will enjoy this.