Photo: Joints from a flower tasting organized by Flor Kana. (Abbie Fentress Swanson)
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One of the most eagerly awaited and controversial items on California's ballot is Proposition 64. We're all dying to know how the measure will change things here, beyond making recreational use of the herb legal. Will we soon see pot-smoking party buses in LA? Will hotel minibars be stocked with vape pens and edibles? Will cannabeer flow from bar taps? Krishna Andavolou, host of the Viceland documentary series, Weediquette, weighs in on how the legalization of marijuana could change California's weed culture.
Music: "Reefer Man" by Cab Calloway and "The Weed Song" by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
After a friend's mother was diagnosed with cancer, a guy named Jeff — he declined to reveal his last name so we'll just call him "The 420 Chef" — started making edibles. Jeff The 420 Chef has published a whole cookbook of cannabis-infused recipes called "The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine." Learn more about the book and find a recipe for his Hazy Thai Wings on the Good Food blog.
Music: "Let's Go Get Stoned" by Ray Charles and "Mary Jane" by Rick James
We don't want to make sweeping generalizations but we think it's probably safe to say that most of you listening to the show have been high at least once or know someone who has inhaled. In that spirit, we dispatched our producer Joseph Stone to Venice Beach to find out what people reach for when they get the munchies.
Music: "Bomb Intro/Pass That Dutch" by Missy Elliott and "Legalize It" by Peter Tosh
Our former supervising producer Gillian Ferguson, now a freelance food writer and producer in Los Angeles, recently attended a very special dinner that featured food and wine paired with joints. Ferguson joins us to discuss her first "flower tasting," and shares some of the banter at the dinner table, which involved terpines, THC and dry hitting. The tasting was organized by small batch marijuana company Flow Kana, which hired Outstanding in the Field to help with the food and wine.
Music: "How High" by Redman & Method Man
If Proposition 64 is passed, it will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the agricultural industry in California. Will growers start putting some of their acreage in marijuana and hemp instead of carrots and grapes? How much water will be required to grow all that marijuana and hemp? Could hemp be planted as a cover crop all over the state? We called Craig McNamara, a walnut farmer and the president of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, to get our questions answered.
Music: "Stoned Soul" by Artie Christopher and "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" by Arctic Monkeys
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