Cannabis Man

42 - Miranda May

By Don Kleppin/Fri, 17 Mar 2023 05:00

Have you ever communed with the dead? This weeks guest says anyone can be a medium, they just need to be taught the skill. Miranda May lost someone very close to her and like many others, she relied heav

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41 - Robert Lund, Studio TBD

By Don Kleppin/Thu, 09 Mar 2023 05:00

Is legal cannabis trending in an unsafe direction? In light of recent studies underscoring the potential dangers of products with high rates of THC, its a fair question to ask. More evidence is showing that CBD can protect our brains from th

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40 - Aaron Edelheit

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 22 Feb 2023 05:00

Question or CommentCannabis may already be a 100 billion dollar-a-year industry, even with the patchwork state-by-state legalization in the U.S. right now. The "

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Episode 39 - Matt Ross and Ethan Stockton, Deep Space Creations

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 15 Feb 2023 05:00

Question or CommentCannabis may grow like a weed, but it doesnt mean that weed is worth smoking. There is a wide spectrum between shwag headac

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Episode 40 - Matt Ross and Ethan Stockton, Deep Space Creations

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 15 Feb 2023 05:00

Question or CommentCannabis may grow like a weed, but it doesnt mean that weed is worth smoking. There is a wide spectrum between shwag headac

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Episode 38 - Viktor Karpenko

By Don Kleppin/Fri, 20 Jan 2023 05:00

We live in a browser-based generation. When people want to know something, they ask a search engine. As the cannabis industry expands and refines, people are creating new products and businesses looking for ways to stand out in the growing crowd a

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Episode 37 - Yesenia Roman

By Don Kleppin/Fri, 13 Jan 2023 05:00

Anyone who uses cannabis and has been on a first date knows how awkward it can be to broach the topic. The lingering stigma of reefer madness can ruin a potential relationship in a heartbeat. Yesenia Roman knew this firsthand and decided

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Episode 36 - Olive Harvey College President Dr. Kimberly Hollingsworth and Dean Akilah Easter

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 04 Jan 2023 05:00

What better way to start the new year than exploring an exciting opportunity to learn much more about cannabis? Something unique is growing at Olive Harvey College on Chica

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Episode 35 - Fred Sanders

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 28 Dec 2022 09:00

In the final episode of 2022, Fred Sanders shares with Don his journey to create a business within a business. Working in The Apple House in Terre Haute, Indiana, right on the border with Illinois where cannabis had just become legal, Fred knew th

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Episode 34 - Stoner Nataly

By Don Kleppin/Mon, 19 Dec 2022 05:00

Stoner Nat knew cannabis was powerful and positive before taking a break from it to serve in the U.S. Navy. Upon her separation in California she reconnected with the plant and set out for Chicago. Eventually she was inspired to create Listen/Read More

Episode 33 - President Biden signs Cannabis Research Bill

By Don Kleppin/Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:00

An episode to mark an historic day in the United States as President Joe Biden signs the first ever standalone piece of fed

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Episode 32 - Anna Rose and Vi Herring

By Don Kleppin/Fri, 25 Nov 2022 11:00

There has been much ballyhooing and celebrating of the social equity component of Illinois legal cannabis market. How equitable has it really been, though? Anna Rose and Vi Herring of Listen/Read More

Episode 31 - Cory Getz "The CBD Surfer"

By Don Kleppin/Thu, 17 Nov 2022 05:00

What does a brain stem stroke feel like? Cory Getz, aka The CBD Surfer, tells Don exactly what it felt like on this weeks episode. Cory shares his experience of waking up with half of

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Episode 30 - Kala Sanmartin

By Don Kleppin/Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:00

Like many people around the world, Kala Sanmartin struggled to get to sleep. She was prescribed sleeping pills which helped but also hurt in different ways. She decided to seek a more sustainable solution and found that cannabis helped in major wa

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Episode 29 - Katarina Francesca and Rozzi Gonzalez of Bedford Grow

By Don Kleppin/Thu, 03 Nov 2022 05:00

Strap in for double the action as Don interviews two guests at once on this weeks episode! Katarina Francesca and Rozzi Gonzalez both work at Bedford Grow, an Illinois company making high q

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Episode 28 - Irene Donohue

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 26 Oct 2022 05:00

When arthritic aches and body pain made it so Irene Donohue needed 15 minutes just to get out of bed, she started seeking a solution. After finding cannabis made a world of difference in quality of life for her and her mother, Irene registered as

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Episode 27 - Nicholas Thomas

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 19 Oct 2022 05:00

Things could have gone a very different way for Nicholas Thomas. On this weeks episode Nick tells Don his story of growing up in a small Illinois town and how discovering cannabis turned his life upside down. After a journey of growth he cre

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Episode 26 - Joe Mazza

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 12 Oct 2022 05:00

What if the best medicine for you has been the cannabis plant all along? Thats the question that led Joe Mazza to explore cannabis personally and eventually to create Compassionate Clinics of Amer

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Episode 25 - Derek "Kronic" Larose

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 05 Oct 2022 05:00

Twice the host for the price of one, as Derek Kronic LaRose joins Don on this weeks episode! Kronic hosts the Grow Weed at

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Episode 24 - George Breiwa

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 28 Sep 2022 05:00

Cannabis connoisseurs gather round to hear from George Breiwa, creator of DynaVap vaporizers! He talks about his introduction to cannabis and his realization that combustion ruined it for him. Vaporizers changed his ability to appreciate the plant

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Episode 23 - Dr. Jose Leme

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:00

Considering a career in cannabis? Southern Illinois University is offering some unique certificates to start your journey. Plus they have the Cannabis Science Center which Dr. Jose Leme discusses on this episode! He talks about the different field

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Episode 22 - Brendaly Beltran

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 14 Sep 2022 05:00

Dubstep on over to your favorite tree and embrace it! Then listen to this episode in which Don speaks with Founder and CEO of Tree Huggers, Brendaly Beltran. She talks about what led her to creating a holistic healing network that brings people to

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Episode 21 - Kimberly Hooks

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 07 Sep 2022 12:00

A Hashish dream in the waking hours on this episode! Cannabis activist Kimberly Hooks joins the show to talk about her late husband, renowned hash-maker and teacher Frenchy Cannoli, and how she and the Frenchy Cannoli Foundation are continuing his

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Episode 20 - THC Inflation Shorty

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 31 Aug 2022 11:00

Don tries something new and rolls up a shorty this week! On the Illinois News Joint Wrap some free beginner grow classes are being offered at Aroma Grow, free tickets to Cannabis Camp and highlighting the Lounge and Smokeasy at Green Thumb Industr

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Episode 19 - Miss Mary Puffins

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 24 Aug 2022 13:00

A spoon full of Maple Syrup helps the medicine go down says Miss Mary Puffins! She tells Don about her journey to become a cannabis entrepreneur which took her from LA to the Emerald Triangle to the Midwest. Her pre-rolled, designer and vegan cone

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Episode 18 - Professor Steve Fix

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 17 Aug 2022 12:00

Class is in session with Professor Steve Fix! He tells Don about the Cannabis Certificate programs at Oakton Community College including the exciting new Oakton PharmaCann Cannabis Cultivation Laboratory! Plus 93 Boyz launches a new brand in style

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Episode 17 - Jason Knight

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:00

This week Don is joined by Jason Knight, Founder of Jane and Marys Cannabis Infused Ice Cream! Jason shares how he became educated about the plant, his passion for sweets and how cannabis developments helped make his infused treats better th

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Episode 16 - Is Public Consumption Legal?

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:00

Lollapalooza showed how confusing cannabis consumption laws are in adult use states, so New York changed theirs. Plus the Illinois News Joint Wrap and a new study compared risks of moderate use of cannabis, tobacco and alcohol with surprising resu

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Episode 15 - Matt Wall

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 27 Jul 2022 10:00

Don is joined by Matt Wall who just authored a study examining the effects of THC and CBD on the human brain. Does higher THC mean more addictions? Can CBD protect the brains functions from boosted THC? Find out! Plus the News Joint Wrap &am

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Episode 14 - CAOA Bunga!

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:00

Don shares cannabis headlines from around the U.S. including which states will have cannabis initiatives on the ballots in November, the very exciting Cannabis Administration Opportunity Act and a Colombian smoke-out. Plus the News Joint Wrap and

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Episode 13 - Michael Ejbeh

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 13 Jul 2022 06:00

This week Don is joined by Michael Ejbeh who co-founded the cannabis packaging company Packagewea! Plus the debut of the News Joint Wrap showcasing cannabis news and events around Illinois, and Don answers some of your questions about cannabis! Listen/Read More

Episode 12 - CannaBits and a Marijuanalogue

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:00

The cheese stands alone this week as Don discusses some recent cannabis news from around the world, including the U.S. drug czars comments on rethinking cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance, Cannabis Cup categories and what we can learn from C

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Episode 11 - Daniel Carcillo

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:00

Two-time Stanley Cup winner and Founder of Wesana Health, Daniel Carcillo shares his amazing story of recovering from a traumatic brain injury brought on by his pro hockey career, the discovery that saved his life and how hes sharing it with

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Episode 10 - Brent Addleman

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:00

Don is joined by Brent Addleman of The Center Square ( who explains how cannabis is creating lots of new cash in New England. Germany wants to make recreational cannabis use legal and is considering unique limitati

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Episode 9 - Dr. Ari Greis

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 08 Jun 2022 10:00

Can medical cannabis help solve the opioid crisis in America? That is one of many questions that Don asks Dr. Ari Greis, Director of Medical Cannabis at the Rothman Orthopedic Institute and Pain Management Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles. En

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Episode 8 - Jason Brown

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 01 Jun 2022 06:00

This week Don is joined by Jason Brown, Founder/Publisher of Illinois News Joint ( who talks about his own journey of cannabis discovery, caretaker laws, medical cannabis in Illinois and more! Rate, Review Shar

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Episode 7 - Reese Xavier

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 25 May 2022 06:00

Don is joined by Reese Xavier of HT23 Growers who talks about his own journey as a grower, Illinois medical cannabis laws how to start your own home grow! Rate, Review and Share! Listen/Read More

Episode 6 - Kristen Thomson

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 18 May 2022 06:00

Don chats with Kristen Thomson, Director of New Mexicos Cannabis Control Division about the new market, the first months sales, licensing, desert growing and more! Listen/Read More

Episode 5 - Representative Bob Morgan

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 11 May 2022 09:00

Don speaks with Illinois 58th District Representative Bob Morgan! Rep. Morgan has a bill heading to the state Senate which would protect Illinois employees from punitive action if they test positive for cannabis. Plus check harvest dates before yo

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Episode 4 - Dr. LaTrice Montgomery

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 04 May 2022 06:00

Episode 4 is out on May the Fourth! This week Don is joined by University of Cincinnati Professor Dr. LaTrice Montgomery who talks about her research on cannabis, why combining cannabis and tobacco is so problematic, and her new Twitter interventi

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Episode 3 - Mike Fourcher

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:00

Don speaks with Mike Fourcher, Editor and Co-Founder of the GrownIn newsletter. The conversation moves from names to licensing, comparing states cannabis markets and how far will federal cannabis legislation go? Plus a pizza plug and how tol

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Episode 2 - Pamela Althoff

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 20 Apr 2022 12:00

A 4/20 miracle, episode 2 is out now! Don tries to find out when exactly 420 became affiliated with cannabis. Executive Director of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois Pam Althoff stops by to talk about licensing in Illinois and cannabis

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Episode 1 - Matt Ross

By Don Kleppin/Wed, 20 Apr 2022 06:00

Chicago broadcast journalist Don Kleppin takes a look at all things cannabis in his new podcast, Cannabis Man! In the inaugural episode, Don is joined by Deep Space Creations Founder Matt Ross who created the beloved Chem de la Chem strain. Enjoy!

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Cannabis Man Trailer

By Don Kleppin/Fri, 04 Feb 2022 12:00

A trailer for an upcoming podcast exploring the history of cannabis, the legalization debate and new products and businesses rising up in states that have given weed the green light. Coming soon!Listen/Read More