Summer of the Cans

Summer of the Cans

Update: 2020-04-092
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When 22 tons of weed washed up on Brazil's beaches one magical summer, the locals interpreted it as a gift from Yemoja, a sea goddess deity with African roots that was adopted into Brazilian Catholicism. 


In celebration they threw some of the most incredible cannabis-fueled parties in history, where they sampled and shared the countless cans of incredibly potent "Thai stick" that improbably came in on those unforgettable "green tides."


One minute cannabis was expensive, shwaggy, and hard to find in Brazil. The next it was suddenly free, dank, and everywhere.


So naturally, it will be forever remembered as The Summer of the Cans!


Special thanks to Tocha Alves, a Brazilian director who made an incredible documentary film called The Summer of the Cans and supplied us with a version with English subtitles so we could tell this story.


Very special thanks to weed legend Danny Danko, host of the OG cannabis podcast Free Weed, for suggesting this story!


And a HUGE THANKS to Savage Henry Comedy Club for hosting us as part of their incredible annual comedy festival in the heart of Humboldt County, California, and to Alec Cole for his help with the recording.


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Summer of the Cans

Summer of the Cans

Abdullah Saeed and David Bienenstock