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ITW:S1E38 – Brett Roman – California Seed Bank #HollywoodSessions

ITW:S138 – Brett Roman – California Seed Bank #HollywoodSessions

Ben, Bubba and Efrem sit with Brett Roman of the California Seed Bank and find out how he got into the weeds.

Find Brett on instagram @_californiaseedbank

Into The Weeds - Brett Roman

ITW:S1E37 – Derek Fukuhara – High Rise Media Co

Ben & Efrem find out how Derek Fukuhara, pro-skater turned Co-Founder and content creator for HighriseTV/Highrise Media Co, got into the weeds.

Find Derek on Instagram  @derekfukuhara

TW:E37  - Derek Fukuhara - Pro Skater / High Rise Media Co

Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast launches “The Hollywood Sessions” & Cannabis Infused Cooking Show, “Eat Up”

Tommy Chong, NBA All Star Al Harrington, Mellow Man Ace, Greg Hetson of Bad Religion, Hollywood Undead, Dan Jacobs of Atreyu & UFC’s Ashlee Evans Smith round out an impressive line up for Cannabis podcast’s “Hollywood Sessions”.

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Ben Rispin and Efrem Martinez Shulz, host Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds “Hollywood Sessions”, pose for a photo with Tommy Chong – (Photo By Brent Kore)

Hollywood, California

Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast has recently launched “The Hollywood Sessions”, a follow up to their acclaimed Venice Sessions, recorded in September of 2018. The Toronto / Los Angeles based podcast created by known cannabis advocate, acclaimed Canadian musician and Puff Digital Creative Director; Ben Rispin, along with co-hosts, prolific LA based punk front man Efrem Martinez Shulz (Death By Stereo, Voodoo Glow Skulls) and regulated cannabis market expert, Bubba Nicholson, debuted in October 2018 with strong numbers and quickly began building an audience. ITW’s buzz was due in large part to the well curated, eclectic nature of their guests like Money Mark of Beastie Boys, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Gianni Luminatti of Walk Off The Earth, legendary BMX Pro Rick Thorne, famed photographer Ophelia Chong, as well as the inclusion of corporate giants like Adam Garone formerly of Movember, and Clint Younge, founder of Switzerland’s Company X. A variety of guests sharing their stories in an effort to destigmatized what a cannabis user may look like, helped to build a foundation that quickly drew curious listeners.

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Puff Digital’s Into The Weed’s hosts Bubba Nicholson, Ben Rispin and Efrem Shulz with Mathew Gerson of Foria – (Photo by Patrick Coppolino)

 

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Gianni Luminati of Walk On The Earth makes Ben Ripsin laugh uncontrollably on Puff Digtial’s Into The Weeds Podcast – (Photo By Patric Coppolino)

Into The Weeds, or ITW for short, is described by Puff Digital, the creative agency behind the podcast, as “elevated cannabis content”, due to its stylistic approach and lack of visual cannabis consumption. ITW’s long form interview format extracts human, relatable stories of how it’s guests discovered cannabis no matter the scenario. The end result is legacy listening that holds a longer shelf life than topical cannabis content which can be difficult to produce in an ever evolving legislative landscape.

Ben Rispin, Efrem Schulz and Tommy Chong

Efrem Martinez Shulz, Tommy Chong and Ben Rispin during The Hollywood Sessions – (Photo By Brent Kore)

ITW’s Hollywood Sessions will have a bit of a different look from previous episodes as co-host Bubba Nicholson was forced to leave shooting early due to a recurring back injury. Ironically, Nicholson’s back issues are what re-focused him on cannabis while combating opioid withdrawal post spinal surgery in 2017.

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Greg Hetson of Circle Jerks / Bad Religion chats with Ben Rispin and Efrem Martinez Shulz – (Photo by Brent Kore)

“It was heartbreaking watching Bubbs leave only two days into the session.” Said Rispin, “His contributions will definitely be missed over the weeks to come.” he continued, “Bubbs has a big heart and it often shines through from episode to episode. Thankfully, our show is guest focused, so Efrem and I pulled off the Hollywood Sessions with just a bit of getting used to.” Rispin stated. “We found a rhythm, but Bubbs will be back in the fall. Bubbs is one of the toughest dudes I know. He’s focusing on getting healthy.”

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Shulz, transgender adult film star Nikki Vicious, Nicholson and Rispin during The Hollywood Sessions  (Episode available now) – (Photo By Brent Kore)

Fans missing Nicholson can see him hosting a new ITW / Up Cannabis spin off series titled, “Eat Up”, a cannabis infused cooking show co-hosted by sought after Toronto based Chef, Chris Brown. The show will also feature Shulz and Rispin joining in, helping to curate interesting dinner company with each course of the meal focusing on a different guest. Eat Up’s pilot episode, featuring legendary hip-hop pioneer Michie Mee, Walk Off The Earth’s Gianni Luminatti, and inspirational street performer TK Entertainer, was produced by Canadian Licensed Producer Up Cannabis, whose strategic partners and shareholders include Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip. Those interested can find Eat Up exclusively on The UPside a brand new subscription based media platform celebrating Canadian Cannabis culture launching May 2019. You can find more by visiting www.exploretheupside.ca

 

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Eat Up hosts Chef Chris Brown and Bubba Nicholson are quick to problem solve on Eat Up – (Still courtesy of Up Cannabis)

 

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Efrem Martinez Shulz, Hip-Hop Legend Michi Mee and Bubba Nicholson on Eat Up – (Photo courtesy of Up Cannabis)

For now, Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast continues uninterrupted having accumulated a whopping 18 episodes exploring cannabis culture in Southern California. Guests of ITW’s Hollywood Sessions include Tommy Chong, NBA All Star Al Harrington, legendary Hip Hop Artist Mellow Man Ace, UFC fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith, legendary cannabis advocate Eddy Lepp, J-Dog & Funny Man of Hollywood Undead, Dan Jacobs of Atreyu, Greg Hetson of Bad Religion, Comedian Ally Beardsley of College Humor, adult film star Aaron Smallhands, Pro-Skater Derek Fukuhara, Jon Cappetta of High Times Magazine Opie Ortiz of Long Beach Dub All Stars and more.

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Ben Rispin and Efrem Martinez Shulz host The Hollywood Sessions on Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast – (Photo By Brent Kore)

Puff Digital’s Into The Weeds Podcast can be heard on all major platforms or by visiting www.getintotheweeds.com where new episodes are posted every Monday morning.

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ITW:S1E36 – Greg Hetson – Circle Jerks/Bad Religion/Marky Ramone #HollywoodSessions

ITW:S1E36 – Greg Hetson – Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, Marky Ramone

Ben & Efrem chat with prolific punk guitarist Greg Hetson ( Circle Jerks, Bad Religion, Red Kross, Punk Rock Karaoke, Marky Ramone ) and get a sober perspective on cannabis.

Find Greg online @greghetson

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ITW:S1E35 – Jon Cappetta – High Times Magazine #HollywoodSessions

Ben & Efrem find out how Jon Cappetta, VP of content at High Times Magazine got into the weeds

Find Jon online @Joncappetta

Jon Cappetta - High Times Magazine

ITW:S1E34 – Nikki Vicious – Adult Film Star – #HollywoodSessions

ITW:S1E34 – Nikki Vicious – Adult Film Star

Ben, Bubba and Efrem, find out how transgender adult film star Nikki Vicious got into the weeds.

Find Nikki on instagram @nihillest

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ITW:S1E33 – Eddie & Jorge Casillas – Voodoo Glow Skulls

ITW:S1E33 – Eddie & Jorge Casillas – Voodoo Glow Skulls

Ben & Efrem find out how Eddie & Jorge from Voodoo Glow Skulls got into the weeds.

Follow @voodooglowskulls

ITW:S1E32 – Nick Blagona – Producer – Saturday Night Fever

ITW:S1E32 – Nick Blagona – Producer – Saturday Night Fever Legendary producer and sound engineer Nick Blagona (Deep Purple, Bee Gees, Alexisonfire) tells Ben, Bubba and Efrem how he got into the weeds.

Nick Blagona

ITW:S1E31 – Tyson Cramer – Thrive Cannabis

Tyson Cramer is an explorer, surfer, snowboarder, rock climber, and family man who also happens to be a sought after grower of cannabis and the Chief Technical Officer at Thrive Cannabis, a highly respected Licensed Producer based out of Ontario, Canada. Ben, Bubba and Efrem find out how a small town kid from Pensilvania ended up as a surfer growing weed in Humboldt California, then how he ended up helping to build a huge cannabis company in Canada, and then, of course, how Tyson got into the weeds.

Follow Tyson online at @tysurfing

Tyson Cramer-Into The Weeds

ITW:S1E30: Stephen Verbeek – Hello Cannabis

ITW:S1E30: Stephen Verbeek, hubristic CEO of Hello Cannabis tells Ben, Bubba and Efrem how he got into the weeds

Stephen Verbeek