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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.

Each episode, Bobby will choose a different item from the museum's collection of 500 antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcome on a different guest to discuss it's unique significance and place in cannabis history.

Want to carry our content on your website or sponsor this podcast? Please email us at cannthropology@gmail.com.

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In the latest episode of Cannthropology, we delve deep into the musky, gooey, spicy, savory history of hashish...or “HASHistory,” if you will. What exactly is hashish, how do we define it? When and where was it first invented or discovered? How was it popularized and spread across the world? How has it evolved over the centuries, and what role has it played in cannabis culture? To help us sort through the myths and mysteries, and separate the fact from fiction, host Bobby Black speaks one of the world’s foremost authorities on the topic, master hashishin Frenchy Cannoli. Originally from Nice, France, Frenchy Cannoli is an artisan hash maker and connoisseur who’s traveled the globe for decades in search of the world’s best hash. An internationally renowned expert and educator, he teaches old-school hash-making techniques to the next generation with his Lost Art of the Hashishin workshop series, and his signature brand of high-end traditional hashish can be found in fine dispensaries all across California. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. 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 Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In our new episode of Cannthropology, we explore the origins of how Amsterdam became the cannabis capital of Europe, from the perspective of one of the Netherlands’ most pivotal cannabis pioneers–Wernard Bruining. He’s known as “The Potfather,” and with good reason: in 1973, he opened Amsterdam’s very first coffeeshop, the Mellow Yellow; in 1980, he started the world’s first commercial cannabis seed company (Lowland Seed Company), and five years later he opened Europe’s first cannabis grow shop, Positronics; a decade later in 1995, he founded Europe’s first medical marijuana foundation—Stichting Mediwiet. Host Bobby Black speaks with Wernard about how the Provo movement helped instigate the Netherlands’ policy of cannabis tolerance, how the coffeeshop industry first began, how his “Green Team” of legendary growers/breeders helped turn the world on to sinsemilla, and how learning about Rick Simpson inspired him to switch his focus to the medical side of marijuana. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. 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 Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In the latest installment of Cannthropology, we look back at the Youth International Party, aka the Yippies—the anarchistic activist group from the 1960s founded by Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Once referred to as “Groucho Marxists,” the Yippies employed absurdist pranks and satirical street theater as a means to embarrass the establishment and call attention to their liberal causes, such as ending the Vietnam War and legalizing marijuana. Among the many prominent activists associated with the Yippie movement was a man personally recruited by Hoffman and Rubin early on named Dana Beal. Beal was one of the group’s driving forces—organizing most of their “smoke-in” protests throughout the 1970s and 80s and eventually becoming the Yippies’ de facto leader and historian. In this interview, Beal discusses his lifelong crusade for cannabis, his friendship with High Times founder Tom Forcade, how the first smoke-in in Washington D.C. may have instigated Watergate, and how Mayor Giuliani’s attempted crackdown on NYC’s “May Day” pot parade helped transform it into the worldwide Million Marijuana March. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. 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 Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In our first episode of 2021, host Bobby Black speaks with one of the glass industry’s first and foremost bong makers, Jerome Baker Designs founder Jason Harris. Harris talks about his apprenticeship with legendary glassblower Bob Snodgrass in the 1990s, losing everything during the government’s Operation Pipe Dreams raids in 2003 and how his brand was able to rebound, as well as his latest projects—including his new glassblower competition show Operation Pipe Dreamers featuring Tommy Chong. Once the largest glass manufacturing company in the world, Jerome Baker Designs is one of the oldest and most successful producers of functional glass. At their headquarters “The Dream Factory” in Las Vegas, they’ve produced custom glass pieces for numerous celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Santana, George Clinton, The Grateful Dead, Rita Marley, Phish, and Slayer. In 2018, they created the world’s largest bong (dubbed “Bongzilla”) for the Cannabition Museum. They’ve won numerous Cannabis Cups and other awards going as far back as 1996 and were named among the top 100 cannabis influencers of all time as part of the Cannabis Business Awards’ 420 Icons event on April 20, 2020. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. 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 Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In the latest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with one of our nation’s most beloved and beleaguered medical marijuana growers and activists, OG Eddy Lepp. In the late 1990s-early 2000s, he ran the largest medical cannabis grow in history, Eddy’s Medicinal Garden. Lepp opens up about his Rastafari religious ministry, the raid of his farm (the largest individual bust in DEA history), his friendships with fellow legalization icons like Jack Herer and Dennis Peron, and his current battle with cancer. Charles “Eddy” Lepp is one of the most famous and revered pot POWs in America. As an activist, he traveled the world with his best friend Jack Herer and worked closely with Dennis Peron to help get Proposition 215 passed. He was the first person to be arrested and charged for operating a medical cannabis collective under Prop 215 and spent over eight years in prison. In 2004, he was named High Times’ Freedom Fighter of the Year, and in 2017 was awarded their Lester Grinspoon Award for Lifetime Achievement. To make a donation to Eddy’s medical fund, please visit www.gofundme.com/eddyleppneedsyou 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. 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 Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this epic, double-sized episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with quite possibly the most notorious hash smuggler in US history, one of the founding members of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Travis Ashbrook. Travis opens up about the Brotherhood’s origins and history, his lifetime of smuggling weed and hash, his friendship with famed acid guru Timothy Leary and how the Brotherhood helped break him out of prison, getting high with Jimi Hendrix in Hawaii, creating the mythical Maui Wowie strain, and his decades of living on the run and in prison. Notoriously nicknamed “The Hippie Mafia,” The Brotherhood of Eternal Love was the world’s largest producer and distributors of LSD, as well as the biggest smugglers of hashish & marijuana during the 1960s and early 1970s. Founded in Laguna Beach, California in 1966, the Brotherhood’s mission was to “turn on” the world to psychedelics, and to finance that dream they smuggled tons and tons of hashish into the US from Afghanistan before eventually being brought down by the Feds in 1973. Their incredible misadventures are chronicled in a 2010 book and 2016 documentary film, both entitled Orange Sunshine after the type of acid that made them famous. The surviving members of the original Brotherhood were inducted into the High Times Counterculture Hall of Fame at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam in 2011. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. 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 Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this extended episode, we tackle an important topic: racism and its relationship to cannabis prohibition. Host Bobby Black welcomes on the founder and executive director of The Equity Organization Natalie Papillion to talk about the history of racism and cannabis. From the fear of black jazz musicians and Mexican immigrants in the 1920s and 30s to Nixon’s targeting of black and Jewish activists in the early 1970s; from the mandatory minimum sentences of the 1980s to stop and frisk in the 1990s; from mass incarceration and asset forfeiture to voter disenfranchisement and the inequities of the burgeoning cannabis industry—we lay out all of the racist rhetoric and sobering statistics, and discuss what might be done to remedy the systemic issues we face. Natalie Papillion is a writer, researcher, and Yale graduate who contributed to the 2014 American Book Award-winning Jim Crow Freedom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 and author of the upcoming book Reefer Madness: The Roots of Marijuana Prohibition in America. She’s also the Founder and Executive Director of The Equity Organization, a nonprofit organization working to advance fair, effective, and equitable criminal justice and drug policy reforms. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, Greenleaf Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. SHOW LINKS Website: worldofcannabis.museum Facebook: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, BobbyBlack420 Instagram: Cannthropology, worldofcannabis.museum, BobbyBlack420 Twitter: Cannthropology, WOCMuseum, @bobbyblack YouTube: WorldofCannabis, TheInfamousBobbyBlack Hashtags: #Cannthropology, #worldofcannabismuseum, #worldofcannabis #wocmuseum --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this special archive edition of Cannthropology: Amsterdam Sessions recorded live in Amsterdam in early December of last year, host Bobby Black sits down with OG Michigan cannabis activist Adam Brook. During a hazy hashish smoking session, the two discuss a number of topics, including the history of Michigan’s cannabis laws; Ann Arbor’s famous Hash Bash event and how it was inspired by legendary activist John Sinclair; how laws and attitudes regarding cannabis have changed over the decades; the early days of the High Times Cannabis Cup; their mutual affinity for the city of Amsterdam; and some of the rare items he’s donated to the museum collection. Adam Brook is the longtime organizer & emcee of the annual Hash Bash rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s also the organizer of the Hash Bash Cup and personal manager of cannabis culture legend John Sinclair. Brook was named High Times Freedom Fighter of the year in 1994, which provided him the opportunity to attend the first Cannabis Cup event in Amsterdam that was open to the public that year. Photo credit: Malcolm Mackinnon. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, Greenleaf Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this special extended episode of Cannthropology, we honor the passing of the “Godfather of Medical Marijuana” Dr. Lester Grinspoon. To memorialize his life and legacy, host Bobby Black welcomes on some of those who were closest to the good doctor: his son, astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon; NORML founder Keith Stroup, former NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre, WAMM co-founder Valerie Leveroni Corral, and former High Times associate publisher Rick Cusick, who all share some of their favorite memories, anecdotes, and insights into one of the consequential advocates in the cannabis community. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest(s) to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, Greenleaf Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black converses with the “High Priest of Cannabis Americana,” renowned counterculture artist (and World of Cannabis Museum advisory board member) Pat Ryan, who discusses his life as a counterculture artist in California throughout the 1960s and 70s, his relationships with other legendary artists like Dave Sheridan, Rick Griffin, and Stanley Mouse, and his own 40-year body of work, including hundreds of paintings, comics, and event posters. 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, Greenleaf Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with the founder of cannabis advocacy group NORML Keith Stroup about the organization’s 50-year history, his rediscovery and revival of pot propaganda film Reefer Madness, and his personal relationships with other counterculture icons like Hunter S. Thompson, Hugh Hefner, Willie Nelson, and High Times founder Tom Forcade. Keith Stroup is the founder, former executive director & current legal counsel for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, better known as NORML, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. He’s the author of the autobiography It's NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40-Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers' Rights (High Times Books). He’s also the recipient of the 1992 Richard J. Dennis Drugpeace Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Drug Policy Reform from the Drug Policy Alliance, and the 2012 Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from High Times, and on April 20th, 2020 was named a 420 Icon (one of top 100 cannabis influencers of all time) by the Cannabis Business Awards (in collaboration with World of Cannabis). 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. In each episode, Bobby chooses a different item(s) from the museum's collection of around 500 rare antiques, artifacts, and artworks, and welcomes a different guest to help him explore the item’s significance and place in cannabis history. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, Greenleaf Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In episode #2 of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black welcomes World of Cannabis Museum Advisory Board member Rick Cusick to discuss a publication with a prominent piece of prohibitionist propaganda: the July 1937 issue of The American Magazine, featuring the article “Marijuana—Assassin of Youth” co-authored by infamous anti-cannabis crusader Harry J. Anslinger. Rick Cusick is the former editor, ad director, and associate publisher of High Times Magazine. He is also a founding partner of Whoopi Goldberg’s medical marijuana company Whoopi and Maya, a member of the Board of Directors at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and Cannabis Business Awards Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He is currently nearing completion on several books and writes a regular column on the website the drugtestnews.com. Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, NUGL Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com. © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
In this inaugural episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black interviews the founder and curator of the World of Cannabis Museum project Jair Velleman at his home in Amsterdam in November 2019. The two discuss how the project came together, how Bobby became involved, what it's all about and all of the exciting plans they have in store for World of Cannabis in the coming year.   Check out our syndicated Cannthropology blog at worldofcannabis.museum/cannthropology and via our media partners: Leaf Magazine, Skunk Magazine, Cannasseur Magazine, NUGL Magazine & Cannapolitan Magazine. If you would like to carry our content in your cannabis publication or website, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of this podcast, please contact us at cannthropology@gmail.com.  © World of Cannabis and Cannthropology are registered trademarks of Velleman Beheer B.V. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cannthropology/support
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