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On Something

12 EpisodesProduced by Colorado Public RadioWebsite

Even if you don’t use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. On Something is a podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX about how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization efforts across the United States. Join journalist Ann Marie Awad as she explores t… read more

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Live From Boston

January 23rd, 2020


It was a night to remember: The On Something team recently headed to Massachusetts for our first-ever live episode. Ann traded notes on legalization with three reporters from the Boston Globe’s cannabis team. The …

Medical Marijuana's Vanishing Act

October 22nd, 2019


There's an unexpected side effect to Colorado's billion-dollar recreational weed industry: It's no longer very profitable to sell medical marijuana. …

Legal Weed As Reparations?

October 8th, 2019


The war on drugs is still alive and well, and the people most often caught in the crossfire are black and brown. Now that weed is legal in many states, most of the people making money off weed are white. With help from …

CBD: The Hype And The Reality

September 24th, 2019


CBD is everywhere these days, but a decade ago it was largely unknown. Martin Lee, one of the founders of the California nonprofit Project CBD, helps us unpack how the CBD craze got started, what makes CBD promising and …

Legal Weed Is Gay

September 10th, 2019


Meet Buck Angel, trans porn star and recent cannabis entrepreneur. His story helps explain why marijuana legalization has special meaning to the LGBTQ community and how AIDS activist and pot dealer Dennis Peron and the …

Neal & Paola: A Love Story

August 27th, 2019


Two star-crossed lovers from different countries hit a major roadblock in their plans to spend their lives together after a brief encounter with weed becomes an issue.

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Puff, Puff, Pray

August 13th, 2019


What does it mean to have a spiritual experience with marijuana? We visit a cannabis church and talk with a psychedelic therapist, and explore how more Americans are seeking enlightenment in surprising new places.

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Shrinking Pot's Carbon Footprint

July 30th, 2019


Up on a Colorado mountainside, Rob Trotter grows marijuana with a goal of producing as little waste as possible. It’s not easy. Cannabis cultivation …

Neal Pollack's Addiction

July 16th, 2019


Texas-based satirist Neal Pollack -- who’s written plenty of pot jokes over the years -- reveals how he became addicted to marijuana, and what he'd …

Weed's Legal Hangover

July 2nd, 2019


Expungement is an issue many states grapple with when they consider legalizing. Two people -- a white woman and a black man -- reflect on their own arrests for marijuana charges when they were 19, and walk us through …

Why Was Weed Illegal Anyway?

June 18th, 2019


Marijuana's history in the U.S. is complicated. Colorado Public Radio reporter Ann Marie Awad explains how cannabis became illegal -- and how we got …

Introducing On Something

June 4th, 2019


It might seem like marijuana legalization only matters if you smoke pot. But more than half of states have legalized in some form, and more are considering it every year. And each state that legalizes seems to discover …

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