Brave New Weed Podcast is the voice of the post prohibitionist era. Hosted by author Joe Dolce, and co-host Matthew Hendershot, the discussions are guaranteed to be fun, fearless, and informed.
Following the critical success of Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, Joe Dolce is is producing The Brave New Weed Podcast. The show features fearless and informed discussions with pioneers in every area of cannabis today: technology, health, entertainment, medical treatment, food, plant and medical science, research, and culture.
“The cannabis renaissance is in full force and it’s powered by the same creative energy as the tech boom of the 1980s,” says Dolce. “Science is leading the way to new advances and products. The image of the spacey stoner is fading away. Seniors are using the plant for healing and relief, and 29 US states and countries including Canada, Israel, Uruguay, Holland, Jamaica allow some legal access to cannabis. It’s time to end the 80-year prohibition and set the record straight about the real benefits and risks.”
Initial broadcasts featured:
Ethan Nadelmann, Founder; Drug Policy Alliance, on the brave new landscape of cannabis in Trumpland
Dr. Julie Holland, psychiatrist and author of The Pot Book, on cannabis and mental illness, spirituality and the importance of fun for mental health
Michael Backes, author of Cannabis Pharmacy, on dosing, micro-dosing, strain hunting, design your ideal high
Dr. Lester Grinspoon, psychiatrist, author of the groundbreaking 1972 classic Marihuana Reconsidered, and great friend of fellow cannabists Carl Sagan and Stephen Jay Gould.
Joseph Bondy, one of the top 10 trial lawyers in the US who has spent his career defending drug offenders
Mara Gordon, founder Zelda’s collective, on treating certain forms of cancer with cannabis.
About the Host
Host Name: Joe Dolce & Matthew Hendershot
Joe Dolce (Host and Co-creator) is the author of Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, which the New York Times called “a loving rethink of all things marijuana” and “a trusted hitchhiker’s guide to this new universe.” He is the former editor-in-chief of Details and Star magazines and has written for the New York Times, Gourmet, Travel + Leisure, and many of the world’s leading publications.
Matthew Hendershot (Co-host, Producer, and Co-creator) is a 3-time Emmy nominated Director, Producer, and Creator of multimedia properties including Songcraft Presents, Songs of the Road, and Dubway Days. A Brooklyn resident for more than a decade and cannabist for even longer, Hendershot brings an informed and intelligent insider-passion to the Brave New Weed Media Project, all with a healthy dose of NYC attitude.
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The Brave New Weed Podcast is a niche audience but with a wide breadth of interests including technology, health, entertainment, medical treatment, food, plant and medical science, research, and culture all within the Cannabis space.