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Author: Danny Danko

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Growing your own marijuana can be both a liberating and political act. In this pot-cast former HIGH TIMES Magazine Senior Cultivation Editor and author of the book "Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana" Danny Danko and co-host former HT Editor-in-Chief Mike Gianakos provide news, activism reports and cannabis cultivation tips for connoisseurs, aficionados and medical patients alike. Bonus: Interviews with expert growers and professional seed breeders, 'Strain of the Week' and ganja growing questions & answers.

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Episode 26 kicks off with a chat with comedian and friend of the show Rob Cantrell. Rob talks about doing stand-up during the coronavirus pandemic, performing high and his new podcast (The Cannabis Coffee Hour). Plus, he shares some stories from touring with comedy legends Tracy Morgan and Mitch Hedberg. (1:58)Next, Danny and Mike bust some marijuana myths with the Stoner Fact Check. You might be surprised to learn what staples of cannabis culture are actually fiction. (20:05)Finally, in the cultivation segment, Danny breaks down the proper distance to keep lights above your crop and we answer listeners' grow questions. (33:15)Episode 25 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-Infused Pain Relief Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 25 of Grow Bud Yourself harvests a cornucopia of cured cannabis content! First, Danny and Mike chat with psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine about pot and psychosis, gender bias in cannabis assessment and savoring weed. (Starting at 2:30) The interview is with attorney, activist and businesswoman Shanel Lindsay. The CEO of Ardent Cannabis discusses proper decarboxylation for edibles, social equity in the cannabis industry, legalization in Massachusetts and more. (Starting at 18:55)The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, Danny's harvesting timeline and answers to grow questions from listeners. (Starting at 44:55)Episode 25 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-Infused Pain Relief Rub. cOVza1RyuyaUx0E28YcD See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 24

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 24

2020-10-0901:20:501

Episode 24 of Grow Bud Yourself goes up in smoke for some nice dreams! Things are tough all over but we are still smokin'...Our special guest this week is the legendary Tommy Chong! Tommy talks comedy, Covid and cannabis and much, much more. The interview even features a special guest interruption by another legendary comedian, so stick around until the end of the chat! (55:53)This week's cultivation segment includes Danny's tips for getting more out of your trimmed cannabis leaves. Plus, answers to listener grow questions from around the world. (58:10) Episode 24 is brought to you by BC Northern Lights Grow Boxes and Excelsior Extracts THC-Infused Pain Relief Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 23

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 23

2020-10-0201:05:521

Episode 23 soars through the air and emphatically dunks on pot prohibitionists.First, Danny and Mike talk terps and discuss some cannabis news.The interview is with Helene and Caitlin, the women behind Hembra Genetics, a carefully curated, boutique cannabis seed bank for growers of all kinds.The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight and Danny’s seven tips for growing sustainable weed. Plus, answers to listeners' grow questions.Episode 23 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Relief Rub. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 22 of Grow Bud Yourself blossoms with bountiful bud nuggets!  First, Danny and Mike discuss some of the cannabis news of the day. Then, like a butterfly, the show takes flight as we unveil an expanded cultivation section featuring Danny's tips on diagnosing and treating problems caused by caterpillars, plus answers to a plethora of grow questions from listeners like you. Episode 22 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-Infused Pain Rub. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 21 of Grow Bud Yourself ripens on the vine as the kindest of the kind. First, Danny and Mike introduce the new logo designs for the podcast by BK2LA Studio.The Interview is with Danny Murr-Sloat, founder of AlpinStash, a successful "mom n' pop" grow-op in Colorado that competes with larger corporate cannabis companies by providing clean, sustainable and potent pot for patients and connoisseurs.  The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, tips for pH & PPM and answers to grow questions from listeners like you. Episode 21 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 20 of Grow Bud Yourself blossoms with advice on how to improve the quality and quantity of your cannabis! Danny and Mike discuss the epic first issue of Northeast Leaf magazine and then introduce a new segment, High Praise, which features enthusiastic recommendations from Danny. A supersized cultivation segment includes Danny's tips on how to choose the right grow tent size for your crop and answers to listeners' cultivation questions. Episode 20 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-Infused Pain Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 19 of Grow Bud Yourself slides into your grow tent with positive pot plant energy. First, Mike & Danny chat with adult film actress and AVN Hall of Famer Sara Jay about the stigmas surrounding porn and pot. Plus, Sara reveals her new CBD Self Care Collection product line, including an infused lube! The interview is with Michael Steinmetz from Flow Kana, California’s largest seller of sun-grown cannabis. Mikey talks about working with independent craft family farms, transforming cannabis into the world’s first fully sustainable agricultural product and his latest project, Flow Cannabis Co. In the cultivation segment, we feature our "Strain of the Fortnight," tips for emulsifying and spraying Neem Oil, and grow Q&A. Episode 19 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 18 of Grow Bud Yourself! takes root and bears fruit as harvest time approaches. First, Danny and Mike chat with psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine about cannabis and depression, coping with Covid and pot's effects on the heart (2:45). The interview is with Dennis Hunter of CannaCraft, who talks about serving time in prison for growing weed, pivoting into legal marijuana cultivation and his new flower brand, Farmer and the Felon (18:05).  In the cultivation segment, Danny breaks down the do's and don'ts of plant transplanting and answers listeners' grow questions (43:55). Episode 18 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 17 of Grow Bud Yourself seeps into thirsty soil with fertile thoughts of heavy harvests. First, Danny and Mike talk about cannabis law reform and legalization expanding further into the Northeast US. The interview is with edibles expert Elise McDonough, author of the Bong Appétit cookbook from Vice, The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook and Marijuana for Everybody! The cultivation segment features our Strain of the Fortnight, tips on when and how to water your plants and answers to listener grow questions. Episode 17 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-infused Pain Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 16 keeps the home-grow fires burning with info on how to be a self-sustaining weed farmer. First, Danny and Mike respond to listener feedback and provide some recommendations for stoned and enlightened entertainment. (5:00)The interview is from the Hawaii Cannabis Expo when Danny spoke with Swerve, breeder for the multiple award-winning Cali Connection Seed Company. Swerve and Cali Connection are responsible for many of the Kush-related strains in the marketplace and much more. (13:50)  Finally, in the cannabis cultivation segment, Danny breaks down Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and answers listener grow questions. (28:00) Episode 16 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts THC-Infused Pain Rub. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 15 of Grow Bud Yourself provides free weed to anyone willing to plant seeds! First, Danny and Mike discuss some news nuggets, including banking for cannabis businesses and the success of the legal and traditional markets. (1:45)  The interview features special guest Milo from Big Buddha Seeds, expert breeder of the Cannabis Cup-winning Cheese strain. Milo discusses his career in ganja genetics, which has spanned nearly 20 years, as well as the future for his company and up-and-coming UK pot producers. (17:10)The cultivation segment includes our "Strain of the Fortnight" and Danny's ultimate beginner grower shopping list to help get you started growing cannabis indoors. (48:35) Episode 15 is brought to you by Excelsior Extracts and their THC-Infused Pain Rub.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 14 of Grow Bud Yourself features as much cannabis and hashish creation information as we can fit into an hour! First, Danny and Mike talk to NORML's Paul Armentano about marijuana politics and policy, descheduling vs. rescheduling cannabis, and drug testing in the weed business (3:40).  The interview is with internationally renowned hash-maker The Dank Duchess, who outlines her extraction process for dry sift and fresh frozen full melt hashish and describes her judging procedures to select the world's best cannabis concentrates (18:30). During the cultivation segment, Danny details the different types of cannabis seeds that are available including regular, feminized and auto-flowering seeds, and we answer grow questions from listeners (49:00). Episode 14 is brought to you by Vapor.com. Use code "GBY" for 15% off everything on the site.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 13 of Grow Bud Yourself erupts onto the scene with weed growing info from experts in the field. First, Danny and Mike give some of their recommendations for stoney entertainment and talk about the response to our Northeast Leaf Magazine announcement. The guest is Aaron from DNA Genetics, one half of a bud breeding team that's won over 200 different awards for their groundbreaking strains. The cultivation segment starts with the Strain of the Fortnight. Then, Danny dials in the optimal temperature and humidity levels for different stages of pot plant growth and the fellas play a game of "Jay-pardy."  Episode 13 is brought to you by BC Northern Lights grow-boxes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 12

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 12

2020-07-1701:06:461

Episode 12 of Grow Bud Yourself takes root with cannabis growing info for true connoisseurs and aficionados. First, Danny and Mike talk about their new free magazine called Northeast Leaf! Then, we talk to psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine about driving while high, cannabis for depression and consuming weed during the Covid pandemic. Our guest is Colin Bell, co-founder of Mammoth Microbes and Ph.D. in Soil Microbial Ecology. Colin discusses the benefits of microbial bacteria and inoculants to maximize crop productivity and resistance to pests and disease.  The cultivation segment features Danny's take on Screen of Green (ScrOG) style growing as well as answers to questions from listeners. Use promo-code GBY at Vapor.com for 15% off all products.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 11

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 11

2020-07-1001:05:381

Episode 11 of Grow Bud Yourself soars to new heights with cannabis cultivation information for the masses. This week, Mike and Danny discuss the most recent idiotic Federal public service announcement about the dangers of getting high. The interview is with legendary grow guru, author and activist Ed Rosenthal, who discusses his early experiences with weed, his lifelong fight for the flower and tips & tricks for cultivation success. Plus, we reveal our Strain of the Fortnight and Danny speaks about VPD (Vapor Pressure Deficit), a vital aspect of successful pot farming. And we answer grow questions from listeners like you.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 10 of Grow Bud Yourself flourishes forth with pot cultivation information for weed growers and connoisseurs like you! First, former associate publisher of High Times magazine, Rick Cusick, talks about the recent passing of cannabis icon and friend Dr. Lester Grinspoon.The interview is with Chris Ball of Ball Family Farms, a vertically-integrated California cultivation facility. Chris describes his journey from a federal penitentiary to owning one of the biggest legal weed production footprints in Los Angeles. He discusses the importance of social equity programs, scaling up a cannabis grow, pheno-hunting and more.The cultivation segment takes on safety, security and odor control. Plus we play a game of Fill in the Blank. Epsiode 10 is brought to you by Suite Leaf Nutrients. Use promo-code "Danko15" for 15% off all grow equipment, nutrients and more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 9

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 9

2020-06-2601:09:541

Episode 9 of Grow Bud Yourself bubbles up with marijuana growing tips and tricks from the pros. First, Danny and Mike talk weed news of the day including Attorney General Barr's interference in legal cannabis business mergers. The interview is with Chemdog, the legendary grower and glass blower who discovered the Chem family of strains almost 30 years ago at a Grateful Dead show. The cultivation segment features Strain of the Fortnight, Danny's thoughts on hydroponic cannabis growing and answers to questions from listeners. #RIPDrLesterGrinspoonEpisode 9 is brought to you by Suiteleaf Nutrients. Use promo-code DANKO15 for 15% off nutrients, grow tents, LED lighting systems and much more at suiteleaf.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 8

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 8

2020-06-1901:06:09

Episode 8 of Grow Bud Yourself! transforms light into energy to form buds of cannabis cultivation knowledge.  First, we speak with psychology professor Dr. Mitch Earleywine about cannabis and eating disorders, savoring marijuana and ayahuasca for depression (4:05).Then, we sit down with Adam Dunn, co-founder of T.H.Seeds and host of The Adam Dunn Show, who discusses pioneering the Amsterdam seed and hemp market, and relocating to Colorado to follow the cannabis "true believers" (19:30).  In the cultivation segment, we detail photosynthesis and the cannabis life cycle and answers grow questions from listeners (45:55).  *Use promo-code "GBY" at vapor.com for 15% off anything on the site. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grow Bud Yourself Episode 7

Grow Bud Yourself Episode 7

2020-06-1201:07:131

Episode 7 of Grow Bud Yourself! harvests a cornucopia of cannabis cultivation tips for discerning ganja growers. First, we interview Kelly and Josh from Dragonfly Earth Medicine -- a family-owned business and farm dedicated to the regeneration and health of the earth and its humans. The cultivation segment features the Strain of the Fortnight, tips on proper weed harvesting and the Growroom Time Machine.Use promo-code "Danko" at dragonflyearthmedicine.com for 15% off and free shipping on all productsUse promo-code "GBY" at vapor.com for 15% off anything on the site See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (19)

Chris

yea this shit is broken.

Oct 9th
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Chris metivier

so I guess this episode is on a 10 min loop.. repeats the same convo every ten min

Oct 9th
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ian alexander

Great podcast. Highly recommend.

Sep 15th
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Chris

free gold

Aug 7th
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Chris

love hash. Wish they talked a little longer to the guests though.

Jul 31st
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Chris

awesome

Jul 29th
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Chris

really like this podcast

Jul 17th
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Chris

free gold post

Jul 8th
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007

Always wondered if the Geisel was super skunk x chem d or chem d x super skunk. Thanks for clearing it up.

Jun 27th
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Brooke Dilldine

how can you distinguish a female plant from a male plant before it's to late to separate them?

Mar 29th
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Bryan Fields

Bros and bruvettes, don't leave the good sirs hanging here. High Times is bringing you a solid show here for free. Show some love in the comments. Making me feel like a stalker here. - Prince Goon

Nov 27th
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Bryan Fields

Damn, amazing episode. You guys are killing it! Love all of TGAs varieties. The Roger Stephens interview was incredible, please have him back to talk about The Clash and raggae's influence on punk rock. Big ups, one love amigos.

Nov 27th
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John O'Malley

I can grow 4 good plants with a 200 w led.

Nov 27th
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Bryan Fields

Love the panel audio. I would love to see special episodes where audio is presented in whole from panels and seminars. Keep up the good work gents.

Nov 26th
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Bryan Fields

Excellent panel, excellent episode. Big ups Mike and Danny!

Nov 7th
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