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CannaBlogger's Corner

CannaBlogger's Corner

By Andy Wagner
CannaBlogger’s Corner explores the Southern California cannabis community and the culture that surrounds it. We’ll discuss legalization, social justice, and normalization as well as cannabis’s influence on pop culture.

Your host, Andy Wagner, has been writing and reporting on the cannabis industry for several years. So far, he has been published in Candid Chronicle and Yew! Online as well as served as editor-in-chief for the Confidence in Cannabiz blog.
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Forget playlists; if you really want to pour your heart out to someone, you make them a mix tape. And I made one just for you. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the amazing line of broad-spectrum Hemp CBD products from Soji Health. This women-owned health and wellness company delivers cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and more faster and more effectively than the competition. Find them at sojihealth.com.
01:12:15
October 21, 2021
We're Not From Around Here
Yani Amaya returns to the Corner to talk about aliens, higher powers, the power of music, and more. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the amazing line of broad-spectrum Hemp CBD products from Soji Health. This women-owned health and wellness company delivers cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and more faster and more effectively than the competition. Find them at sojihealth.com.
58:44
October 12, 2021
#Triggered - I Unleash 45 Years' Worth of Repressed Trauma
This past week, my wife and I went to visit my family in Pennsylvania and got a lot more than we bargained for. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com.
27:53
October 4, 2021
w0lfpack howl!'s Liz Plascencia Presents the Jane West Brand
This month's w0lfpack howl! episode features Creator Liz Plascencia (IG: @akam80) presenting the Jane West brand of modern, sophisticated, stylish, discreet cannabis accessories.
24:10
September 27, 2021
I'm Not Dead... Yet
I've been absent a few weeks, so I wanted to talk with all of you and catch you up on what's been going on in my world. I've been struggling pretty hard, but I'm not quite ready to go on the cart just yet. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the Jane West line of high-quality cannabis consumables, glass, and accessories for the sophisticated cannasseur. Find her line of modern, stylish, discreet-when-necessary travel accessories at https://janewest.com.
27:32
September 20, 2021
One App to Rule Them All - Sam Smith & Regrow
This week, I had the privilege of welcome Samantha Smith, Head of Customer Success at Regrow, to my corner. Sam is passionately advocating to bring the cannabis industry into the mainstream corporate marketplace. Eww. OK, I know I said the bad "c" word ("corporate"), but please hear me out for a minute. Sam isn't one of those corporate suits out to swallow up grows and take advantage of those who have made the cannabis industry what it is today. Quite the opposite; her goal is to empower those currently struggling to make it in the cannabis industry with the tools they need to make it to from the garage to the board room. Those tools are consolidated into a one-stop solution: Regrow. The Regrow app's goal is to take everything the side hustler has on their whiteboards and spreadsheets and put it in one easily-accessible place. Regrow's suite of apps allows the cannapreneur to control all aspects of their canna-business literally from seed to store. Most importantly, they do it all while maintaining compliance, which is the biggest challenge in our industry. Since laws and ordinances vary from town to town, it's really hard to keep up with all the changes. Regrow helps you sleep at night knowing some shady third-party company isn't dumping toxic waste in someone's back yard. Special thanks to CMW Media for bringing us together and giving me a chance to meet Sam and talk about all the ways Regrow can help canna businesses compete in the mainstream marketplace. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the Jane West line of high-quality cannabis consumables, glass, and accessories for the sophisticated cannasseur. Find her line of modern, stylish, discreet-when-necessary travel accessories at https://janewest.com.
45:16
September 6, 2021
w0lfpack h0wl!'s @Baked_Babie Introduces Bong-Aid
Welcome to another episode of CannaBlogger's Corner! Thank you so much for joining me this week for the latest installment of our w0lfpack h0wl! series. We've been introducing new w0lfpack creators and their products each month, and I'm really stoked for this month's product. Honestly, it's one of those products that's so simple, yet so fucking genius. So, what is it? This month, @Baked_Babie introduces us to Bong-Aid glass cleaner. For those of us old-school Gen-Xers and older, we're all used to putting our glass in some iso alcohol with some table salt and shaking. You young-uns have scores of glass cleaners and chemicals to choose from. Now, we all know that table salt and chemicals are harsh on glass, especially custom glass with lovely designs. Bong-Aid is simply 99.99% isopropyl alcohol. Nothing watered down, no chemicals added; just straight iso alcohol. OK, so now that we've got some pure ingredients, Bong-Aid also makes super convenient tools and dispensers to keep from wasting a drop. @Baked_Babie and I got to try out the 5.5 fl oz iso pump, which allows the user to pump some into a cloth or onto a Q-Tip to quickly clean out a banger or bowl. Did we sleep on this? Yeah, OK, a little. But once you listen a little, you'll see just how excited we get over this insanely useful product. If you don't have one in your sesh corner by the time you've finished listening to this episode, you will. Seriously, if you're driving, pull over right now and go to https://bongaid.com to order some. If you're fucking off at work, tap that link back there and order something. You'll thank us later. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about Bong-Aid, a super-convenient banger cleaner pump that delivers a quick shot of 99.99% iso alcohol straight to your cotton swab. It’s an absolute must-have in your stash box if you like to keep your bangers clean and mouthpieces sterile. You can find them at bongaid.com.
33:42
August 30, 2021
What's in a Name? Cannabist Brings "A Higher Experience" to San Diego
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2 What is in a name? Lately, more than Mr. Shakespeare would think. Our name is our identity; it's how we tell people who we are. Since 2019, Columbia Care sought to provide cannabis consumers here in San Diego with the best products to fit their needs. After a while, however, as they grew, they felt the same had to grow with them. People just weren't getting the message. So what do you do when this happens? You know you have great products and great people, and you want everyone to know it. You keep the best parts of what makes you unique, and you fix the rest to stand out from the crowd. They didn't just slap on a coat of paint and call it good; they grew their brand along with them, and thus Cannabist was born like a phoenix rising from its own ashes. OK, maybe that's a little too dramatic, but you get the idea. Cannabist held their Grand Re-opening on Saturday, August 21st, 2021, to re-introduce themselves to San Diego and show everyone how they can compete with the big dogs. I got to talk with Erick Rodriguez, Regional Manager for California, Chris Ras, West Coast VP for Columbia Care/Cannabist, and a plethora of vendors who are all about bringing the best, highest quality cannabis to the San Diego market. The budtenders aren’t just there to sell you weed and get you high; they’ve been trained to help the cannabis customer, whether medical or recreational, get the exact high they want in the way they want it. Cannabist is truly creating “A Higher Experience” in the San Diego cannabis market. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about Bong-Aid, a super-convenient banger cleaner pump that delivers a quick shot of 99.99% iso alcohol straight to your cotton swab. It’s an absolute must-have in your stash box if you like to keep your bangers clean and mouthpieces sterile. You can find them at bongaid.com.
21:37
August 23, 2021
New Brand, Who Dis?
Welcome back to another episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner! This week, I was invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at Cannabist, the dispensary formerly known as Columbia Care, in PB. They’re one of the many San Diego businesses that took the opportunity during the pandemic to reinvent themselves. I got to chat with their head of marketing and community outreach, Carolyn Kates, about their house brands (they have several), their business model, and how they plan to re-invent the term “corporate cannabis” in the best way possible. I also got to fanboy a little over meeting one of my biggest influences in the cannabis industry, Christina “The Canncierge” herself. It was great to finally meet her in person and share this experience (and discount code) with her. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about Bong-Aid, a super-convenient banger cleaner pump that delivers a quick shot of 99.99% iso alcohol straight to your cotton swab. It’s an absolute must-have in your stash box if you like to keep your bangers clean and mouthpieces sterile. You can find them at bongaid.com.
21:57
August 9, 2021
One Person's Trash is Another's "Dear 'Beast'" Letter
Welcome back to another episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner! You might remember back in March, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sara Astudillo about, among other things, her Taking the Trash Out initiative. For those of you who need to go back and listen to it again, she is taking the idea of a local community clean-up to the next level. She doesn’t just pick up trash and toss it; she and her dedicated team sort it into various recyclables before discarding whatever can’t be saved. Even CRV recyclables are cashed out and donated to Veriheal, who in turn donate re-usable burlap trash bags. I had the privilege of joining Sara and her team at their most recent clean-up, which was held at Fiesta Island on July 24th. Fiesta Island is a beautiful place to enjoy a bonfire with your family, but it’s also home to a lot of hidden trash. The clean-up itself lasted less than an hour, during which time I got to talk to some of the inspiring people, including Sara, who came out to donate their time and effort to this cause. I was particularly humbled to speak with Jeremiah, who is living proof that cannabis heals. I got to talk with him about his rare genetic condition and how cannabis helps him live from day-to-day. His story truly inspired me, and I think it will inspire you, too. You can find Jeremiah at his various social links as "KingNamedJeremiah." CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. Look for them at betterhomeswithcannabis.com. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about Bong-Aid, a super-convenient banger cleaner pump that delivers a quick shot of 99.99% iso alcohol straight to your cotton swab. It’s an absolute must-have in your stash box if you like to keep your bangers clean and mouthpieces sterile. You can find them at bongaid.com.
51:06
August 2, 2021
w0lfpack h0wl! with Will & Shayna - DotLeaf V1.5 Dry Herb Vaporizer
Welcome back to CannaBlogger’s Corner! Glad you could join me in my corner this week for our monthly w0lfpack special review episode. This month, I’m h0wling with Will and Shayna from the pack about the DotLeaf V1.5 Dry Herb Vaporizer. Full disclosure: I never tried a vaporizer before, so I was coming into this feeling like a real newb. Fortunately, I got to compare notes with Will and Shayna to see if I was doing it right. Was I? You’ll have to listen to find out. The DotLeaf Dry Herb Vaporizer is a convenient device that allows the consumer a discreet way to get their medicine on the go, especially in markets where vaping cannabis oil is not allowed. We talk about all the DotLeaf’s neat features, learn a few things we didn’t know before, and discuss some areas we feel could be improved. Did we give it a thumbs up or thumbs down? Hit that Play button and find out. Make sure you check out w0lfpack Creators Will and Shayna online and follow them on Instagram for detailed and informative product reviews on even more great products. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the dotLeaf V1.5 dry herb vaporizer. This local San Diego company is making cannabis flower consumption easy, fun, and discreet. Just pack your herb, heat it up, and enjoy; it really is that easy. Get yours now at dotLeafofficial.com.
01:01:17
July 26, 2021
Legendary Animator Scott Shaw!
Welcome to a special Comic-Con edition of CannaBlogger's Corner! This week, San Diego Comic-Con International co-founder and legendary animator/cartoonist Scott Shaw joins me to talk about Comic-Con, his epic career, and some obscure movies I haven't thought about in a long time.  If you're not familiar with Shaw's name, don't sweat it; most people aren't. But you have seen his work if you ever watched Saturday morning cartoons or walked down the cereal aisle. Shaw has contributed to The Flintstones, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, The Simpsons, Sonic: The Hedgehog, and many more. Scott also has his own Oddball Comics series as well as other characters he created with some heavy "inspiration" from his years with Hanna-Barbera, like my personal favorite, Flynt Stoner. As if he weren't busy enough, Scott's commissions are open, so you can order an original, custom piece straight from the legend himself (like I did). Contact Shaw at shawcartoons@gmail.com, and he will go over his rates with you. It's more than worth it.  CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the dotLeaf V1.5 dry herb vaporizer. This local San Diego company is making cannabis flower consumption easy, fun, and discreet. Just pack your herb, heat it up, and enjoy; it really is that easy. Get yours now at dotLeafofficial.com.
01:06:40
July 19, 2021
You Better UNFK Yourself
Welcome to another episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner! This week, Jeni Griffith is back in the corner to talk about her latest veterans’ support group she helped found, the UNFK Yourself Club (or just UNFK if you’re into the whole brevity thing), a “cannabis-friendly veteran-to-veteran support group.” Believe it or not, the 4th of July is not easy for a lot of veterans struggling with PTSD; we don’t tend to do well with sudden explosions or loud noises. The members of this group are able to lean on each other during these triggering events and help each other get through them in a safe, healthy way. And yes, they smoke weed. These men and women have each tried to manage their symptoms with pharmaceuticals and other toxic substances with little to no help. They rely on cannabis and each other to keep themselves grounded in the moment and not allow these triggers to make them lose their shit on every poor bastard that happens to be around them. Sit back, relax, and get ready to meet the UNFK Yourself Club. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product each month. This month, the pack is howling about the dotLeaf V1.5 dry herb vaporizer. This local San Diego company is making cannabis flower consumption easy, fun, and discreet. Just pack your herb, heat it up, and enjoy; it really is that easy. Get yours now at dotLeafofficial.com.
59:58
July 12, 2021
w0lfpack Howl! Janae and the Dotsero Pocket Pouch
Welcome to another episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner here on the YEW! Podcast Network. This week’s episode is the first in my collaboration with the super talented w0lfpack team of Creator’s. The first Creator to chill in my corner with me is Janae, who will be telling us all about the Stashlogix Dotsero Pocket Pouch (#PutAPocketInIt). Thoughtful, secure, and discreet, this is the perfect pocket-sized pouch that keeps your cannabis loud while also keeping everyone else from hearing it. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product. This month, Stashlogix presents the Dotsero perfectly pocket-sized smell-proof pouch. About the size of a smartphone, the active charcoal filter keeps you mobile and discreet, and the included toker poker will help keep your piece from getting clogged. Check out all their thoughtful, secure, and discreet products at Stashlogix.co. Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
50:01
June 28, 2021
"Cannabitch" Jackie Bryant
My guest this week, Jackie Bryant, is one of my biggest influences. Her resume is extensive and impressive, with bylines in everything from SD City Beat to Playboy and everything in between. Look for Jackie’s work on UPROXX as well, where she recently became a staff contributor. I was thrilled to spend some time with Jackie in my corner talking about her newsletter, Cannabitch, her podcast of the same name (also on the YEW! Podcast Network), our mutual admiration for gonzo journalism, and some of the weird but exciting stories that have come her way. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product. This month, Stashlogix presents the Dotsero perfectly pocket-sized smell-proof pouch. About the size of a smartphone, the active charcoal filter keeps you mobile and discreet, and the included toker poker will help keep your piece from getting clogged. Check out all their thoughtful, secure, and discreet products at Stashlogix.co. Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
49:40
June 21, 2021
The Arlo Show
You might recognize my guest’s voice if you ever turned on a radio in San Diego; from his days at 91X all the way to killing it as 100.7FM’s morning show host, Chris Cantore has been one of the most distinct voices to come across the airwaves. Unfortunately, he and his co-host, Meryl, were victims of what I like to call the Great San Diego Radio Station Purge of 2019. For those of you not familiar, about 98% of San Diego’s local radio talent lost their shows when stations shifted to nationally syndicated shows that offered the same canned bullshit catering to the lowest common denominator we’ve been subjected to for decades. Of course, we all know what happened at the end of 2019/beginning of 2020, so he had some time on his hands. For us creatives, idle hands are the devil’s toys, so he looked for alternative outlets for his creative energies. One of those outlets is the animated short, The Arlo Show. It follows the adventures of Arlo (voiced by Cantore), who takes a bad acid trip in 1971 and winds up waking up in 2021. Harassed by local beat cop, Officer Mahoney (voiced by SoCal legend Chris Coté), Arlo must now learn how to navigate 2021 after his 50-year Ichabod Crane. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by: Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. w0lfpack LLC and their super talented Creators are featuring a different product. This month, Stashlogix presents the Dotsero perfectly pocket-sized smell-proof pouch. About the size of a smartphone, the active charcoal filter keeps you mobile and discreet, and the included toker poker will help keep your piece from getting clogged. Check out all their thoughtful, secure, and discreet products at Stashlogix.co. Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
39:28
June 14, 2021
A Big Announcement and a Soapbox
I am really excited about this week’s episode! CannaBlogger’s Corner and w0lfpack have teamed up to take over the cannabis industry. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but I’ve got Baylee Chapo (the “el Chapo” of the w0lfpack) back with me to help explain how we’ll be working together to bring you awesome content featuring w0lfpack creators from all over the U.S. We also get on our soapbox a little about corporate cannabis and federal legalization (we’re looking at you, Bezos). Get ready for a wild ride, because when Baylee and I get to talking, we usually have a lot to say. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. CannaBlogger's Corner, in conjunction with w0lfpack, LLC, is proud to present the Stashlogix smell-proof Dotsera travel pouch. This discreet, pocket-sized pouch comes with activated charcoal in the fabric as well as a poker pocket complete with poker! Visit Stashlogix.co to find out more. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
42:34
June 7, 2021
Siskel and Ebert and a Sneak Preview
This week’s episode is a two-fer. First, Alexia Bullard (@Booklexia on Instagram) and I are starting a monthly review segment. Each month, she and I are going to compare notes on some cannabis products. Sometimes, we might try the same thing; others, like this week, we each try something a little different. Think of us as the “Siskel and Ebert of cannabis.” This week, Alexia tried some Super Silver Haze from High Garden, while I mixed some GMO from CRU Cannabis and Blueberry Kush, also from High Garden. Did we give them a bongs up or bongs down? You’ll have to listen to find out. Next, I have a really cool treat for you. Yani @hazeylioness and Becky @bakedwithbecky_ have joined their wacky forces to create their own podcast, Baked and Hazey. I got to hang with these crazy canna queens and get a taste of the shenanigans to come on their upcoming show. Make sure you’re following their podcast’s Instagram page, not to mention their individual Instagram pages, and turn on those notifications! You won’t want to miss a second! CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
50:48
May 31, 2021
Episode 26: Season Finale
Hey, everybody! Welcome to Episode 26 of CannaBlogger’s Corner. This week’s episode is going to be a little different. I’ve planned a season finale of sorts to celebrate my first half-year of producing and hosting this podcast. First, I’d like to start with a review of CRU Cannabis’s GMO Cookies, which is already one of my favorite strains. The folks at CRU really knocked it out of the park, and I’ll tell you why in a bit. After I do that, I’d like to indulge in a moment of gratitude, if you’ll allow me. I’ve come so much further in these first 6 months than I ever thought I would, and I thought I’d take a minute to shout out some people who helped me get this far. There are some who have been particularly helpful and inspirational to me, and I’d like to mention them, if I may. First, I want to thank Chris Cantore for all his invaluable advice and direction. I never would have been able to start the way I did without his help and guidance. I’m proud to be part of his YEW! Podcast Network. Speaking of, another member of the YEW! Podcast Network whose advice helped me was Jackie Bryant. I’ve admired her written work for a long time, and to be in the same podcast network is, well, humbling. She’s broken some great stories lately and evolved her own Cannabitch podcast. Go check out her work. For some reason, Yani Amaya thinks CannaBlogger’s Corner is worth something, so she decided to become my very first sponsor. I will always appreciate the amount of faith and encouragement she’s shown me. She’s investing time and money in me; I really hope I don’t let her down. Finally, I want to thank everyone who has been on the show, from Laura and her Canna Mom Gang in Episode 1 to Bryan Buckley and HVGC this past week in Episode 25 and everyone in between. Of course, thank you for listening and tagging along with me. Remember all those season finale cliffhangers we grew up with? How they ended the season finale right in the middle of something to make sure you tuned in for the next season? Crazy, huh? Well, until next week, and next season, stay… -- CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
10:52
May 24, 2021
Episode 25: Helmand Valley Growers Company
This week, I’m getting Pennsylvania White with Bryan Buckley from Helmand Valley Growers Company (or HVGC, if you’re into that whole brevity thing). We talk about how HVGC grew out of the Battle Brothers Foundation to produce their line of vape carts, whose profits go toward veterans’ cannabis research. I get to try one of their yummy new live resin carts, and it’s… well, just listen and find out. We compare experiences with Navy medicine, the VA, and post-military adjustment. Most of all, we show mad appreciation for our spouses, without whose support we would be in a much worse place in our respective lives. -- CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
48:52
May 17, 2021
Episode 24: The Lit Hippie Co.
On this week’s episode, I have the super talented Erica Eddy from the Canna Mom Gang chilling with me in the corner. You’ll get to hear about her hand-made cannabis accessory line, The Lit Hippie Co., and just how much love she puts into each piece she creates. She also opens up about how much the Canna Mom Gang supports and uplifts each other, her wild and artistic family, and how much that family has been supporting her side, now main, hustle. For more information about CHIEFAH’s upcoming event, visit her Instagram or go directly to her Events site. CannaBlogger’s Corner is sponsored by Better Homes with Cannabis. Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
49:58
May 10, 2021
Episode 23: Booklexia Content Marketing
This week, I’m switching things up a little. First, I did a solo review of Seth Rogen’s cannabis line, Houseplant, which he recently started selling in the U.S. I tried their Banana Belt, a cross between Banana OG and GMO, and I was… well, I guess you’ll have to listen to find out. Next, I get to fanboy a little over my guest, fellow cannablogger Alexia Bullard. We chat about her Booklexia Content Marketing brand, her reviewing style, and get nerdy over cannabis. Oh, and cats. Finally, I have a sponsor! Yani Amaya, the Hazey Lioness, has taken her cannabis photography to another level by using it in a stylish home décor design that would look fabulous in any home. This isn’t a Marley poster in your dorm room; Better Homes with Cannabis is tasteful home décor with a cannabis theme. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
50:22
May 3, 2021
Episode 22: 4/20 VIP Farmer's Cup Judges Sesh
I hope everyone enjoyed their highest of holidays last week. Welcome to a special edition, special edish, if you will, episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner. I’m going to guess you’re like me in that you celebrate 4/20 the whole week, or at least again on 4/22 (because 4/22 is 4/20, too). That’s what I did this year when I was asked to attend The Gentleman Gorilla’s VIP Farmer’s Cup Judges Sesh on April 22. Some of the SoCal Cannabis Industry’s finest were on hand, and I got to chat with some of them. Our host and prior guest on CannaBlogger’s Corner, Greg, The Gentleman Gorilla, gives us a perspective on his event and how it came together. Bestselling author and founder of Cannabis Synergy JM Balbuena talks about what she’s been up to lately as well as which was the best ride at Hershey Park (the Sooper Dooper Looper, obv). Duane from Boycott Shitty Weed was tending the dab bar, where we got to sample the five concentrate entries in this year’s Farmer’s Cup. I can’t tell you what brands we sampled (because we don’t know), but there was some fire on hand. We all loved #5 from the gate, but #2 was a sleeper hit, giving us a stronger high than we were expecting. And it was very citrusy. Finally, I got to chat with Ashley about her Luna Wild clothing line. Her India-inspired jackets and robes explode with color. Each item is beautifully and carefully hand-made by former victims of sex trafficking in Mumbai. I also got to run into Amy and Seth (The Nugget Nerds), Janet from Chingona Cakes, Yani, the Hazey Lioness, and so many other good friends from the industry but didn’t get the chance to sit down and record with them (this time). Thanks once again to The Gentleman Gorilla for hosting an amazing event. I’m very much looking forward to the next one. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
17:09
April 26, 2021
Episode 21: TittyToker's Birthday Bash Beach Cleanup
Happy 4/20 week, Canna Fam! As we prepare to recognize our highest of holidays, Brittany Matthews (a.k.a.: @tittytoker on Instagram) wants to get people together to do something special. Since this week is also Earth Day (4/22), which also happens to be her birthday, Brittany decided to hold a Birthday Bash Beach Cleanup. Each participant will go home with a goodie bag filled with some great products (some medicated, yes), and there will be prizes (yes, medicated) for the most trash picked up. But all work and no play makes TittyToker a bad girl. After the work, the fun begins with a ganja yoga sesh (so bring a mat or towel) followed by DJ VeeV, The Cannabis DJ, setting the perfect birthday bash vibe. Come ready to sesh, work, and party hard for TittyToker's birthday. You can RSVP at her EventHi link here. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
42:15
April 19, 2021
Episode 20: High Art Studios
I love art. Apart from cannabis, I can’t think of anything more therapeutic for me. That being said, this week’s episode is near and dear to my stoney little heart. This week, I had a virtual sesh with Doug Mau, the man behind the cannabis-themed pop art at High Art Studios. He and his six insanely talented artists take retro styles, like travel posters and mid-century modern Mad Men-styled ads and use them to describe how a particular strain makes someone feel. No cliches in his artwork; just a unique experience for the cannabis enthusiast. This is the kind of artwork you would see hanging in someone’s home, not just a dorm room. Make sure you're following High Art Studios on Instagram. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
01:01:18
April 12, 2021
Episode 19: Sara Astudillo & Taking the Trash Out
On this week’s episode, I’m seshing with the brilliant mind behind the Taking the Trash Out initiative you heard about in one of our last episodes, Sara Astudillo (@seaweed710). She’s making it her mission to not only clean up the communities around us in San Diego but also change the way in which we do it. Her “zero footprint” clean-up concept shines a light on how we dispose of our trash and garbage to reduce the amount of plastic and toxic waste infecting our planet. She’s collaborating with some amazing folks in the cannabis industry, such as Friendly Farms and Chingona Cakes, to help spread Taking the Trash Out to communities around the world. You can RSVP here for their next event located in Spring Valley on April 25, 2021. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
40:45
March 29, 2021
Episode 18: Scarlett Dream's Trixie Ray Gun
On this week’s episode, I’m having fun on a Sunday talking with Scarlett Dream about her new single, Trixie Ray Gun. Scarlett’s newest single, once again produced by the super-talented Beatsumishi, introduces us to Trixie and her thirst for out-of-this-world adventures. You’ll hear about how the single grew from a throw-away idea into a Dream Pop thrill ride with the help of lyricist Noah Chen. We also took some time to chat about our musical interests, what we grew up listening to, and how modern technology has impacted social dynamics. Yeah, we got deep. Look for Trixie Ray Gun at these music outlets: Spotify YouTube Apple Music Amazon Music Lyrics: She got a Lincoln named Desiree She smiles when she says get in She spends a lotta my monay Turnin wheels into rocket fins Ooooooooh Ooooooooh Ooooooooh (Chorus) Oh, Trixie Ray Gun! What have you done? You astronaut where has the moon gone Trixie Ray Gun! Always too young I saw you run an do something wrooooong Gravity won't keep her down Lotta smoke on her breath Through a hole, I peeped her frown Her ray gun was set to death We spent the night with Tanqueray It's all dark there anyways We were flying round shootin' rays Never knew it got so late Chorus✨ Trixie baby come back girl Give me back the world Howl howl at the moon I really wanna go there soon Trixie, you’re an odd friend A psychotropic alien Sampling our planet's men To never feel alone again Chorus ✨ Lyrics printed with permission. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
52:04
March 22, 2021
Episode 17: Veterans Walk and Talk's Cuqui and Colin
On this week’s episode, I appear to be continuing the series of seshing with longtime IG friends. This week, I’m seshing and chatting with Cuqui Huerta and her partner, Colin Wells. Cuqui is the host of “The Cuqui Show” on Instagram Live along with her co-host and former CannaBlogger’s Corner guest, Rhiannon “Maybee.” Colin is the founder of Veterans Walk and Talk, a veterans’ support program with a holistic approach to providing veterans with a sense of community and camaraderie. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
01:04:05
March 15, 2021
Episode 16: Yani Amaya "Hazey Lioness"
On this week’s episode, I get to chat with Yani Amaya, the "Hazey Lioness." We found each other at the beginning of our journeys in the cannabis industry and community and have been good friends since. With her camera always in-hand, she’s building a name for herself. Her Lioness Visuals portfolio shows her keen eye for cannabis photography, and her Better Homes with Cannabis line of merch brings cannabis into serious home décor territory. She also finds time to be the Marketing Director for Boycott Shitty Weed, curating all their online content from scratch. As usual when dealing with me, our conversation takes a massive nerdy turn at the end. Enjoy! Click here to RSVP for the Take Out the Trash event happening Sunday, March 14. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
48:06
March 8, 2021
Episode 15: Rhiannon "Maybee"
On this week’s episode, I finally get to have a (virtual) sesh with one of my longtime IG friends, Rhiannon “Maybee.” She was one of the first people I connected with when I dipped my toes into the SoCal cannabis community, and she was just a nose and a chin. Now, she’s come out from behind the curtain to advocate for canna moms everywhere. We discussed how each of us evolved in the cannabis community and just how daunting it is to expose your true self on social media. Does anonymity create more stress, or does it provide a blanket of protection? -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
51:54
March 1, 2021
Episode 14: Rock and Rouge Bodywork Venue
On this week’s episode, I’m talking to Karen, the brilliant mind behind Rock and Rouge Bodywork Venue. She takes us on her journey of how she learned to infuse (see what I did there?) cannabis into her therapy treatments to give her clients an added element of pain relief and relaxation. You’ll hear just how much her business means to her and how challenging this past year has been for her and her clients. Things get emotional, some tears are shed, and we open up to each other. See just how much love and dedication Karen and her sister pour into Rock and Rouge and their clients. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
01:10:31
February 22, 2021
Episode 13: The Smoke Deck with Amber & Andy
On this week’s episode, I’m talking to one of my dearest friends, Amber Natasha. Amber and I both served together in the early 2000's onboard the U.S.S. BENFOLD (DDG-65). She was always someone I knew I could confide in - one of the few people I trusted. She and I would hang out on the ship's smoke deck and open up to each other. Now, she and I have both turned to cannabis (and a dark sense of humor) to help us manage the trauma we experienced. Buckle up, cuz Amber and I are about to talk about some weird shit on the first special episode of CannaBlogger's Corner: The Smoke Deck with Andy & Amber.
01:17:17
February 15, 2021
Episode 12: Ganja Chica
On this week’s episode, I’m talking to Linda Aguilar, the fashion stylist/Reiki Master behind Ganja Chica. Named one of MerryJane.com’s Cannabis Industry 2020 Power Players, her super fun fashion designs are intended to promote cannabis awareness and spiritualism. She’s channeled the laid-back Bohemian SoCal vibe of the 90’s into her 420-friendly fashion design. Linda also regularly hosts Spiritual Soul Check-Ins on her Instagram page, where she checks in on some of us who may be struggling with loneliness and isolation to remind us that we’re not really alone. Her fun fashions combined with her spiritual approach have made Ganja Chica a bright light during these dark times. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
49:13
February 8, 2021
Episode 11: The Gentleman Gorilla
This week, Andy sits down with cannapreneur Greg Chapman (a.k.a.: The Gentleman Gorilla). Greg and I take a few tokes and chat about his marketing company, which supports local San Diego talent, his epic bong building competition (which was derailed by COVID restrictions), and his pending projects with Mother Earth Mushrooms and Bulk Wholesale Mushrooms. Look for The Gentleman Gorilla on the ‘Gram to see what he and his talented team can do for your business. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
53:32
February 1, 2021
Episode 10: Canna Boss Babes, Part II
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Aliens. Superman II (1980). These are all sequels that overshadowed their originals like Bernie Sanders and his mittens. This week, Jeni Green Leaves was gracious enough to invite me onto the Canna Boss Babes' Instagram Live. We chatted about how rude it was for people to invade the Capitol during the week our episode was released, veterans' issues, Comic-Con, and a lot more. Let your geek flag fly and learn some more about the Canna Boss Babes. -- Huge thanks to Chris Cantore and the YEW! Podcast Network! Check out the rest of the YEW! podcast fam at https://www.yewonline.com/.
01:03:03
January 25, 2021
Episode 09: Sarai Mora
This week, Andy sits down with cannapreneur/philanthropist Sarai Mora. Her woman-owned, made-to-order clothing brand features her favorite terpene, you guessed it, myrcene! She also donates 5% of her sales to social justice causes (most recently, the Last Prisoner Project). When she’s not working on her clothing line, Sarai is busy creating some amazing artwork (that really needs to get showcased soon) including oil-on-canvas and photography. Finally, we let our geek flags fly when we start talking San Diego Comic-Con. You can find her Myr.cene line on Instagram and Facebook as well as her online store. Check out her Sativa Media, Feminist Portrait Gallery, and Creatress Art to see her brilliant artwork.
55:14
January 18, 2021
Episode 08: SoCal Veterans Coalition
Last week's events shook me to my core. As a veteran, I watched the very halls I vowed to defend vandalized by false patriots. A true patriot respects the institutions of our government. When one house is defiled, every house is defiled along with it. I have wept more in the past week than I have in the past decade. And I'm not alone. Daryl Miller, founder of the Southern California Veterans Coalition sat down and had a very raw, real conversation with me about how this insurrection affected us, and how cannabis is helping us keep our triggers in check. Listen as two veterans who swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States try to wrap their heads around seeing get metaphorically shit on.
01:10:12
January 11, 2021
Episode 07: Jeni Green Leaves
This week, Andy sits down with Jennifer Griffith (a.k.a. Jeni Green Leaves) about, well, a lot. Jeni keeps herself insanely busy as one of the founding members of the Canna Boss Babes, “a powerful network of cannabis leaders, entrepreneurs and consumers to share stories, provide brand awareness, and educate on a variety of topics related to not only cannabis but empowerment and life skills.” Jeni is also one of the founders of the Long Beach Peer Education Community Center, “a safe space that welcomes all to enrich their lives through the power of education and community.” If that’s not enough, she provides support to veterans on a pro bono basis. I don’t know how she found time to fit me into her packed schedule, but I’m really glad she did.
55:24
January 11, 2021
Episode 06: Scarlett Dream
Welcome to 2021! On the first episode of the new year, Andy chats with talented up-and-coming artist Scarlett Dream about her latest singles, influences, and a whole lot more. If you’re part of the SoCal cannabis community, you should definitely add her songs to your sesh playlist. Her chill vibe is contagious and will make you feel like you’re floating on a cloud. Don’t believe me? Listen for yourself. You can find Scarlett on: Instagram Spotify Apple Music Her Blog Smoking Together on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YSXSIrVHQ7A
41:11
January 4, 2021
Episode 05: Complement Cannabis
On this week’s episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner, Andy talks to Jignasha Bhakta from Complement Cannabis, whose fun line of cannabis edibles are geared strictly toward microdosing. Listen along as we talk about what microdosing is, why it’s useful, and a lot more. After the show, if you’d like to learn more about their products, you can visit their website or Facebook page for lots of great info.
32:00
December 21, 2020
Episode 04: Elizabeth Rori
On this week’s episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner, Andy talks to Elizabeth Rori, the insanely talented graphic designer behind CannaBlogger’s Corner’s own logo. Listen along as we talk about the SoCal Art Scene, the resurrection of her graphic design business, and a lot more. After the show, if you’d like to learn more about commissioning some work, visit her Instagram page to let her know you’re interested.
47:25
December 14, 2020
Episode 03: Baylee Chapo
On this week’s episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner, Andy talks to El Chapo. No, not that one. Baylee Chapo, the brilliant cannapreneur behind the w0lfpack influencer marketing agency. Listen along as we talk about cannabis marketing, its unique challenges, social media censorship, and a lot more. After the show, if you’d like to learn more about becoming a content creator for the w0lfpack, and you will, e-mail w0lfpack@yahoo.com to let them know you’re interested.
50:07
December 7, 2020
Episode 02: Stoned Ninja Comics
On this week’s episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner, Andy lets his geek flag fly when he talks to writer Gabe DeRanzo and artist Greg Cravens from Stoned Ninja Comics. This New Strain of Superhero is not only shattering stereotypes in the comic book community but the cannabis community as well. This isn’t a “lazy stoner” comic book; it explores the issues surrounding the legal market, adds a mystical backstory, and lots of comic book action. This is the superhero 2020 needs.
50:55
November 30, 2020
Episode 01: Canna Mom Gang
On the premier episode of CannaBlogger’s Corner, Andy sits down with Laura and the Canna Mom Gang to talk about cannabis, stigma, and motherhood. These aren’t chardonnay-sipping mean girl moms; these moms are providing a safe space where women can enjoy their cannabis and not be judged for it. They may not agree on everything, but their shared love of cannabis and its natural benefits has created a unique and unbreakable bond among these women.
32:49
November 23, 2020
CannaBlogger's Corner 30-second Trailer
Thirty-second trailer clip for CannaBlogger's Corner.
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November 16, 2020
CannaBlogger's Corner Promo Clip
Promo Clip for CannaBlogger's Corner on the YEW! Podcast Network.
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November 16, 2020