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HIGHTEA is highvibe cannabis culture for people who also like weed. All around the world there are individuals using cannabis to enhance and expand their daily lives. We’ll be confabulating on all things weed, with a thoughtful and blunt exploration of pot and its many magical benefits. We'll share stories, source trends and connect with cool people all around the world who use cannabis creatively and constructively—all in part of a full-spectrum effort take marijuana mainstream. LISTENUP. This is
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episode 27 HIGHER SELF A Psychedelics Study with Michelle Janikian


ep37 THE NOSE KNOWS: How to Buy High-Quality Cannabis with Simply Bare Organic
Get the Goods on the Good Stuff. Sniffing out the highest-quality cannabis can be difficult work for even the most seasoned cannasseur in today's legal marketplace: regulations around messaging and current restrictions can make it tough work to know what we're buying, and whether it's high-quality. What makes a high-quality cannabis experience anyway? How does one wade through the weeds of buying weed? In a special anniversary episode of we connect with one of our favourite producers out there: Simply Bare Organic by Rubicon Organics. Join host NEWTS as she chats with Rachel Goss, Director of Global Partnerships and original member of the Simply Bare team as we get a schooling on what goes into making (and maintaining) high-quality, organic cannabis products. If you've ever opened a glass jar of Simply Bare you know what we mean: the burst of scent and flavour is an experience unmatched. Those are precious terpenes - and understanding how they affect us only deepens our appreciation of the plant. In our conversation we cover: the importance of the organic experience, why weed is so much more than THC, how to sniff out the best products for you by understanding terpenes, why Bob Marley might be making your weed better, and the true science behind how Simply Bare Organic has managed to stand out at the top of the space.  Listenup, this one's a good one! It's
April 21, 2021
ep36 MAMA NEEDS SOME WEED: Cannabis + Parenthood with Keira Fae Sumimoto
Cannabis for Parenthood: one of the last remaining frontiers in dismantling stigma around the plant. Did you know: that endocannabinoids are found naturally occurring in women's breast milk? And that studies have found that prenatal cannabis exposure does not lead to cognitive or physical impairment in children? Despite the wealth of evidence we have proving the many ways the plant can support people through the pressures of parenthood, and the growing wave of legalization, many cannabis-using moms and dads still battle judgement, stigma, shame (and sometimes legal ramifications) around their choice to consume the plant. From pre-natal, to postpartum, miscarriage, breastfeeding, stress + sleep management, the plant has the power to support parents as their best selves at every stage. LISTENUP as host Jen Newton (NEWTS) connects with Keira Fae Sumimoto, founder of Cannabis + Parenthood, an education and awareness platform re-educating society about the positives of pot for parenting. Even prior to a worldwide pandemic lockdown, parents needed to hear this message. May parents around the world find the support they need. This is
April 17, 2021
ep35 MICRODOSE REALITY: Microdosing Psilocybin for Mental Health
Micro-Dosing: is on everyone's lips, but what exactly is it? What does it feel like? Does it work? Where do I start? Mental Health is arguably one of the most important topics of our time: the wellness of the collective has never more precarious - or more difficult to come by. Society is at the tipping point for change: fed-up with a system only making us less well - we are all seeking accessible and affordable tools for [mental] health that deliver lasting change. And the plant revolution continues.   LISTENUP as I dive-in to microdosing with Aaron + May, founders of Vellum Health (The Inner Mystic), an entrepreneurial couple on a mush mission to make mental health affordable, accessible, more under our personal control - and perhaps more magical too. We talk: how a microdose protocol can help manage stress and wellness, how microdosing delivers neurological benefits to mental (and overall) health, how to dose & where to start, micro vs macrodosing, the corporate MUSHRUSH, NEWTS' experience shrooming and more. Join us on the journey! It's
April 3, 2021
ep34 BREAKING THE GRASS CEILING: Mimi Lam of Superette Shop
In Canada's sea of same when it comes to legalized cannabis, Mimi Lam of Superette Shop is building a super new playground: a future-forward (retro-feeling), Clio-award winning cannabis experience on a mission to put the fun back into weed. Listenup to this next instalment of our CREATEHER series: we learn about standing out from the crowd, overcoming stigma and barriers, tokenism, future-forward communities and the importance of building women-centred businesses. Why wait for a seat at the table if you can build your own? Listenup! This is
March 11, 2021
ep33 POT FOR PLEASURE: why weed is what's missing from your bedroom
Is cannabis the spice that's missing from your bedroom repertoire? Odds are actually yes. From easing pain, to relieving stress and the effects of PTSD, to easing the achievement (and frequency) of female orgasms - there's seemingly no trick this plant can't pull off. Listen up as we connect with Antuanette Gomez, founder of Pleasure Peaks and champion of pot for sexual pleasure as we discover the full-spectrum of ways (and formats) cannabis can improve ones' sexlife. We also hit on porn culture, tantra, virtual sex, Newts' vanity and why pleasure is your birthright you Sex Pot. This is
February 28, 2021
episode32 HERBAL REFRESHMENT: Is Cannabis the Gateway to Herbalism?
We've all heard of cutting a joint with tobacco, but rose petals? Peppermint? Tell me more. Using herbs to enhance the smoke experience is an ancient practice back on-trend - but why are smokeable herbs suddenly taking off in popularity, and how can you add herbs to your herb to enhance your ganja experience (and your health & wellness)? Listenup as I connect with Lian Bruno, clinical herbalist, ethnobotanist and founder of Puff Herbal Smokes as we learn about the role of smoke in human rituals, the effects of smoking some of the world's most popular herbs, and how you can start to incorporate herbs into your smoke today. This is
February 7, 2021
SZN3 TEASER: Solo Sesh
And we are back cannabishes - with just a lil taste of what's coming Season 3! It's been a wild year - time to come together, connect more deeply, and learn from each other so we can all grow higher. This season will offer episodes and experiences made to inspire us all to use our HIGH a little more mindfully - tapping into the magic of our moments with maryjane so we can keep that light burning bright. Listenup! This Cannabish Community is growing and you're gonna want to be a part of it. Episodes drop every other Tuesday. Ándele! This is 
January 31, 2021
episode 31 PHILOSOPHER'S STONED: Cannabis & the Stars
there's a lot of buzz linking cannabis & astrology -  but the connection between the plant and the stars goes far beyond which strain is right for your sign.  many growers link their crops with the cycles of the sky - because life on this earth mirrors the living sky (as above, so below). plants are the universe's alchemists; experts at transforming water, soil and sunlight into an array of precious substances, many of them beyond the ability of humans to conceive, much less manufacture. today we connect with one of my favorite astrologers, Stevie Medina of Starry Alignment for a reading from the heavens about the state of things, insight on the ancient wisdom of the plant,  and how using cannabis with insight on the stars can help us to survive and thrive in this time. listen up! it's 
May 16, 2020
episode 30 LOVE POTION 69: Cannabis for Sex, with Clinical Sexologist Dr. Carlen Costa
cannabis + sex is a pair that's on everybody's lips - but inviting weed into the bedroom is about much more than deepening the connection between partners.  did you know: the more estrogen in our body, the less THC we need (so one's tolerance can change throughout a month)? how bout that our p*ssies can get high - and they can get cotton mouth. or that choosing CBD-rich sexperiences can be known to help alleviate sexual health issues like pain and discomfort - while toking a strain higher in THC helps more with pleasure elevation? we are spilling all of tea on latest catchup with Dr. Carlen Costa, clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, cannabis sexpert, and author of best-selling book LOVE: a woman's guide to not f*cking settling.  no need to cough to get off just LISTENUP! as we GO DEEP into the role(s) cannabis can play in our sex lives, sexual health & the mission of self-love. oh my goddess! this is 
April 30, 2020
episode 29 PASS THAT TORCH with Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Rebagliati
everyone remembers his name, his smile & his story: winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal for snowboarding - only to have it rescinded for weed - and then reinstated all over again. those extreme highs and lows that Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati experienced at Nagano 98 have set the tone for a lifetime of thoughtful, inspired risk-taking as he parlayed the buzz around his name (being synonymous with great ganj) into a breakthrough business opportunity: Ross' Gold.  LISTENUP as we have an insightful sesh with OG cannabis crusader Ross Rebagliati as he shares his sage advice for riding life's highs and lows. it's the latest
April 19, 2020
episode 28 THE GRASS CEILING: CANNABUSINESS with Alison Gordon (One Year Later)
in the early days of cannabusiness, cannabis was tracking to be the first multi-billion dollar industry led by women; at the time the media around the industry celebrated it's progressive ways for paving a new way forward. but just a few years later, our reality has hardly caught up to those high expectations. in this episode we catch up with our most-popular guest yet, Alison Gordon (founder & former-CEO of 48NORTH) in her first interview since the recent news of the company's reorganization. Let's catchup almost one-year later around whether the industry bloomed like we'd expected it would, and what's next for women-led businesses within the world of weed. LISTENUP! this is
April 11, 2020
episode 27 HIGHER SELF A Psychedelics Study with Michelle Janikian
As the world sits in quarantine, our collective mental health has rarely been more precious- or in bigger jeopardy.  In this episode we connect with psychedelics author and cannabis culture expert Michelle Janikian on how cannabis, psilocybin and other psychedelic medicines may be just what the collective needs to thrive through this time. Author of Your Psilocybin Mushroom Companion: An Easy-to-Use Guide to Understanding Magic Mushrooms, we go deep into the discussion of plant psychedelics transitioning from drugs to medicine, discuss a future-picture where plants sit at the center of our wellness, and talk practically about what kind of high might be right for such a high-stress time. Any human curious about the power the plant holds to heal (and maybe save) us - it's time to LISTENUP! This is
April 3, 2020
episode 26 ATHLETE'S HIGH with MMA Fighter Elias Theodorou
in part2 of our episode on Cannabis & Sports we dig deeper on the role the goodstuff plays in the lives of some of the worlds' most elite athletes with Elias Theodorou- MMA champion and crusader for the cannabis cause . listenup as we learn the story of the athletes' own illuminative journey into plant medicine - and receive an enlightening perspective on why WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) is still lagging behind. 
November 17, 2019
episode 25: CANNABIS & SPORT - A HAPPY HYBRID with Angelina Blessed (Part1)
In the 1st of a 2-part series on the happy hybrid between Cannabis & Sport, talks to two professional fighters both in the ring & for the crusade of legalizing cannabis in the realm of professional sports. We explore the real benefits of the plant for athletes both budding & more seasoned, and learn some practical tips on how one might incorporate pot into their fitness routine to level-up with high-end Blessed Edibles founder & Muay Thai fighter Angelina. Our conversation enlightens us even further into the wonders of weed for the world's top performers - and inspires the upcoming Part2 where we do deeper why professional sports associations are lagging behind. Listen up!
November 10, 2019
episode 24: IS CANNABIS THE NEW KALE w Dr. Mike Hart
we chat with Dr. Mike Hart, one of the world's foremost experts on medical cannabis - and Joe Rogan fave - about everything and anything we've all wanted to know about cannabis' role in our health & wellness, including:  how does society manage a medicine that are so dang fun, why doctors don't  learn about our endocannabinoid systems in med-school, and what a doctor uses for a good high. listen up as NEWTS asks the burning question keeping us all up at night: is cannabis the new kale?
October 27, 2019
episode 23: THE BUSINESS OF CANNABIS with 48NORTH's Alison Gordon
the second instalment of our CREATEHER series features 48NORTH's Founder & CEO Alison Gordon,  a true Canadian trailblazer. #LISTENUP as we delve into the  business of cannabis, exploring the story of one of Canada's most innovative, women-led LP's. we talk building a brand in the age of legalization (and its limits), parenting in the face of pot, grass ceiling lessons for female entrepreneurs in this space, and why your fave strain is actually a 'cultivar'.  CREATEHER ii, comin in hot. 
June 3, 2019
episode 22: CANNASEXUAL with Clinical Sexologist Dr Carlen Costa
Did you know that estrogen levels directly determine your high?  We get this tea and sooo much more with Carlen Costa, Doctor of Clinical Sexology, Cannabis Educator and Creator of The Everyday Goddess on the latest We're talking Sexual Health, Relationship Health and all kindsa Self-Love - and how the Cannabis Revolution & the Female Empowerment Revolution are so intimately intertwined. We're goin long & deep on this one cannabishes, a first birthday treat.  Listenup as we go in, with NEWTS and
April 19, 2019
ep 21 CREATEHER Series: VANDERPOP Founder April Pride
in this first drop of an ongoing CREATEHER story series, we chat with April Pride, founder of VANDERPOP - one of the country's first high-end cannabis accessories brands. listenup as we chat  April's story and path to success, some cues on navigating the waves of weed as culture and cannabis co-mingle, and a bit about responsible usage in love, life and stoner circles.  
April 7, 2019
ep 20 EDIBLE REARRANGEMENT: Change My Mind On Eddies with MOM JEANS Provisions
HIGH-end baker, recipe-maker and MOM to all Michelle Rabin of @momjeansprovisions changes NEWTS' mind on edibles with her smash-hit line of lifted treats. Listenup as NEWTS goes all-in on the best-tasting cookie of her life, and we talk to MOM about all things edibles: taste, dosing, how to get a good vibing high through the goodness of tasty treats. This one's a goodie!! #listenup #callyourmom
March 5, 2019
episode 19 VETERAN'S WAY: Cannabis for the Side-Effects of Service
Our most powerful and most important episode yet, NEWTS in conversation with Fabian Henry, founder of Veterans for Healing: a holistic cannabis organization and methodology helping heal our Canadian brothers, sisters and their families from the traumas of having served. Listen up as Fabian shares his own story, his message from the spirit molecule and his life mission from maryjane: helping veterans source their spirits again.  Humans who've risked life and liberty for their country, only to be left abandoned by it when they return home are coming back to (many) plants to be healed: a reminder for us all that our true home is this Earth, not the borders we've carved on it. This episode dedicated to every human every where who's served - we humbly thank you. We have no idea. If you are a veteran in need of support you can contact Fabian, or a toll-free crisis line: CAN 800-268-7708 // US 800-273-8255
February 17, 2019
episode 18 GROW ON: Come Together & See What Grows (Part 2: Indoor)
it's 420pm. do you know where your weed's coming from? more and more cannabis lovers are exploring their own grows - the planting, tending and growing process somehow just as therapeutic for mind/body/soul as the flower medicine itself. LISTENUP as NEWTS meets Miss NEWTY (we know -  weird right?) as we learn how to grow your own ganj indoors. we'll learn the process of a new, indoor and female grower first-hand, including where to learn more and who to seek out in the cannabis community.  part two of our GROWN ON eps, comin atcha. Listenup cannabishes.
January 18, 2019
episode 17 GROW ON: Let's Grow Our Own Cannabis (Part One OUTDOOR)
Pot provides the power to heal in our own hands - but do you know where your weed is coming from? The next revolution in the Cannabis wave is about going back to our roots; to the earth, as we grow and nurture our own maryjane medicine. Planting a seed and tending to its growth teaches us to live in Earth time - it's time to get ourselves back to the garden. GROW AND GIVE the ultimate revolutionary act. Listen up as NEWTS dives into Part One of our two-part GROW episode: with an outdoor hobby grower who cultivates with the phases of the moon. Let's come together and see what grows.
January 8, 2019
episode 16 FLOWER FOR FLOWERS: Cannabis & Women's Sexual Health
Is there a connection between cannabis and women's sexual health? Is weed why women are blooming - with the power to heal our selves? LISTENUP as NEWTS explores the power of the plant to heal our pussies and our persons, as we go deep with Pleasure Peaks' founder Antuanette Gomez - and then even deeper with The Womb Warrior. This one's for the girls.
December 9, 2018
episode 15: POPCULTURE to POTCULTURE sesh with Sarah Hanlon
NEWTS connects with cannabish, cannabis advocate and Big Brother Canada winner Sarah Hanlon @flatshanlon for a proper sesh on popculture, potculture and everything in between. Listen up as these two talk love, life (a touch of jazz) and the latest in cannabis culture in a post-legalization Canada.
November 20, 2018
episode 14: CANNABULLYING + CENSORSHIP with Bess Byers
Surprise Drop! NEWTS talks to cannabis activist and creator Bess Byers about the ongoing censorship she's been experiencing with the Instagram / Social community and the importance of women's voices now more than ever. Bess provides HIGHTEA listeners with all kindsa tips on how to engage in social (media) via this wild world of weed - and we get deep when we talk about the skankification of the cannabis category via Bilzerean's brand IMPACT. Listen up as we talk bullying and censorship in the cannabis space - and let's all join Bess in an effort of free speech this coming Sat Oct6th with an Instagram Blackout. It's a revolution cannabishes!
October 2, 2018
episode 13: HEMPFUL HEALING with Former NHL'er Riley Cote
NEWTS reconnects with cannabis advocate, truth-teller, and one of our favourite guests ever Riley Cote on the high spirit of cannabis plant-healing, our current cultural hypnosis and a straight-up schooling on hemp v cannabis - and how both will heal the world. Riley is a former NHL-player and founder of Athletes 4 Care, an organizing normalizing cannabis through sports. Coolest dude truly changing minds. #Listenup!
September 30, 2018
episode 12: MAMAJUANA our sesh with the rebel mamas
Newts & Michelle host Aleks & Nikita from The Rebel Mama, the mom blog & community that tells it like it is. All the ladies dive into what cannabis and motherhood look like, as well as touching on sex, stigma and more. Listen up!
August 30, 2018
episode 11: sesh with OG cannabish Natasha Raey
OG cannnabish Natasha Raey sits down with Newts and Michelle over a cup of Fleurs tea to discuss everything from medicinal marijuana to empowering women by helping to break stigmas surrounding sex and cannabis.
August 17, 2018
episode 10: sesh
NEWTS & Michelle celebrate their 10th episode with a proper cannabis catchup sesh: dishing on all things life, love & legalization. listen up as we talk what's latest — including unveiling our new event series — and what's coming up in this next wave of cannabis! hit us up -
August 3, 2018
episode 9: Third Eye High: cannabis & spirit 2
Part two of our exploration into humans’ sacred connection to cannabis is here! Jen & Michelle talk to the amazing Sister Kate, founder of Sisters of the Valley, a coven of women who grow according to the moon cycle. Listen up!
July 22, 2018
episode 9: Holy Smoke: cannabis & spirituality part 1
In the first part of our spirituality episode, Jen and Michelle call on cannabis alchemist Scarlet Ravin to enlighten them on how flower can heal not just the body, but the mind and soul as well. part 2, coming soon!
July 14, 2018
episode 8: canna beauty
In this week's episode, HIGHTEA dives into the world of beauty, and its new buzz-worthy ingredient: Cannabis. We talk to two women-on-the-rise who are creating go-to brands (Evio Cosmetics and Power Plant Apothecary!), each with their own fresh perspective. #ThatsDope
June 29, 2018
episode 7: WOMEN x WEED: branding, marketing, trending
we hit up #LIFTexpo in Toronto, to confabulate on how and why brands should connect with women in this new mega category, and we laid it all out for you! *special guest Carly Stojsic also breaks down where the trend's in cannabis will lead us in the future. The future is #CannaFeminism!
June 19, 2018
episode 6: sex & sensuali-THC
newts, michelle & guest ho Elli talk pussy power, and we connect with LA-based sensuality coach Carli Jo on bringing cannabis into the bedroom.
June 7, 2018
episode 5: hey, budtender
a weed is just a plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered. in this episode, newts & michelle talk to two budtenders about everything THC, CBD, et al, and one of them goes in for their first dab
May 31, 2018
episode 4: athlete's high
we're talking weed & working out! everything you wanted to know about cannabis and fitness — from training to recovery — and we check in with former NHL player and founder of @athletes4care, Riley Cote, on how those behind Canada's favourite game feel about its players using cannabis
May 17, 2018
episode 3: we'ediquette
co-hosts Michelle and Newts sit down to discuss weed etiquette. do you really pass the dutchie to left? who gets to spark that shit? and how do you deal with having a cold and wanting to partake? we break it down.
May 10, 2018
episode 2: princess of pot
take us to school. long-time pot advocate Jodie Emery dives into a blunt conversation on cannabis culture, how women can lead the conversation and how her arrest is shaping her and husband Marc Emery's future in the industry.
April 27, 2018
episode 1: say high
welcome to HIGHTEA! your co-hosts Newts and Michelle discuss why they smoke cannabis, and how this blessed plant plays a role in their relationships and sex life.
April 18, 2018