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24 EpisodesProduced by Bobby BlackWebsite

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 speaks with a different expert or … read more

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EP. 24 - RAINBOW FARM REMEMBERED (with guest Boss Crosslin Jr.)

September 2nd, 2023


On Labor Day weekend 2001, two gay cannabis activists were gunned down by police on their farm in Vandalia, Michigan, after a five-day siege that …

EP. 23 - THE CONFESSIONS OF CANADIAN BILL (with guest William Surgeoner)

June 15th, 2023


Cannthropology is proud to present the first edition of our new series Unsung Outlaws—shining a light on some of the more obscure OGs of the …

EP. 22 - THE ORIGIN OF 420 (with guests Steve Capper & Dave Reddix of The Waldos)

April 1st, 2023


This month, stoners around the world will be celebrating our high holiday—April 20th, or 4/20. But how exactly did 420 become the official number of …

EP. 21 - THE GURU OF GANJA (with guest Ed Rosenthal)

November 30th, 2022


In our latest installment of Cannthropology, we welcome to the show legendary cannabis cultivator, activist, and author, Ed Rosenthal—a.k.a. The Guru …

EP. 20 - WOLF IN THE GARDEN (with guest Michael Wolf Segal)

October 26th, 2022


In this special double-sized episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black marks the 33rd anniversary of the launch of Operation Green Merchant—the …

EP. 19 - THE POT PRINCE OF BEL-AIR (with guest Todd McCormick)

August 31st, 2022


In the latest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with legendary cannabis activist, author, cultivator, collector—and fellow …

EP. 18 - STILL SMOKIN' (with guest Cheech Marin)

June 8th, 2022


In our latest episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black Zooms in with cannabis comedy legend Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong fame to discuss his …

EP. 17 - LEGALIZING THE LAST FRONTIER (with guest Bailey Stuart)

December 1st, 2021


In this special installment of Cannthropology recorded live in November 2021 at the Alaska Leaf Bowl event in Anchorage, host Bobby Black delves into …

EP. 16 - SINSEMILLA STORY (with guest Tom Alexander)

October 26th, 2021


In our latest episode of Cannthropology, we welcome to the show Tom Alexander—founder and publisher of the legendary cannabis cultivation publication

EP. 15 - ROLL WITH IT (with guest Josh Kesselman)

September 27th, 2021


In the latest installment of Cannthropology, we explore the history of rolling papers—from their origins in Alcoy, Spain in the 1600s, to their …

EP. 14 - RADICAL LAW (with guest Eleanora Kennedy)

June 25th, 2021


In the newest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with Eleanora Kennedy, the widow of legendary civil rights lawyer Michael Kennedy. …

EP. 13 - HASHISTORY (with guest Frenchy Cannoli)

May 26th, 2021


In the latest episode of Cannthropology, we delve deep into the musky, gooey, spicy, savory history of hashish...or “HASHistory,” if you will. What …

EP. 12 - AMSTERDAM'S CANNABIS REVOLUTION (with guest Wernard Bruining)

April 19th, 2021


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 …

EP. 11 - YIPPIE HIGH-YAY! (with guest Dana Beal)

March 22nd, 2021


In the latest installment of Cannthropology, we look back at the Youth International Party, aka the Yippies—the anarchistic activist group from the …

EP. 10 - AMERICAN PIPE DREAMS (with guest Jason Harris/Jerome Baker)

January 29th, 2021


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 …

EP. 9 - REVERENCE FOR THE REVEREND (with guest OG Eddy Lepp)

December 17th, 2020


In the latest edition of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with one of our nation’s most beloved and beleaguered medical marijuana growers and …

EP. 8 - HASHISH, HAWAII & THE HIPPIE MAFIA (with guest Travis Ashbrook)

October 27th, 2020


In this epic, double-sized episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with quite possibly the most notorious hash smuggler in US history, one …

EP. 7 - CANNABIS PROHIBITION’S RACIST ROOTS (with guest Natalie Papillion)

September 30th, 2020


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

EP. 6 - FROM ANN ARBOR TO AMSTERDAM (with guest Adam Brook)

August 31st, 2020


In this special archive edition of Cannthropology: Amsterdam Sessions recorded live in Amsterdam in early December of last year, host Bobby Black

EP. 5 - TRIBUTE TO DR. GRINSPOON (with guests David Grinspoon, Keith Stroup, Allen St. Pierre, Valerie Corral & Rick Cusick)

July 31st, 2020


In this special extended episode of Cannthropology, we honor the passing of the “Godfather of

Medical Marijuana” Dr. Lester Grinspoon. To memorialize …

EP. 4 - CANNABIS AMERICANA (with guest Pat Ryan)

June 26th, 2020


In this episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black converses with the “High Priest of Cannabis Americana,” renowned counterculture artist (and World …

EP. 3 - BACK TO NORML (with guest Keith Stroup)

May 22nd, 2020


In this episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black speaks with the founder of cannabis advocacy group NORML Keith Stroup about the organization’s …

EP. 2 - ASSASSINS OF TRUTH (with guest Rick Cusick)

April 24th, 2020


In episode #2 of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black welcomes World of Cannabis Museum Advisory Board member Rick Cusick to discuss a publication with a …

EP. 1 - HISTORY IN THE MAKING (with guest Jair Velleman)

April 1st, 2020


In this inaugural episode of Cannthropology, host Bobby Black interviews the founder and curator of the World of Cannabis Museum project Jair Velleman

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