On Something Even if you don't use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. This new podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX explores how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization across the United States. Journalist Ann Marie Awad shares the personal stories behind the political, legal and cultural effects of legalization.
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Even if you don't use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. This new podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX explores how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization across the United States. Journalist Ann Marie Awad shares the personal stories behind the political, legal and cultural effects of legalization.

Most Recent Episodes

Trailer: We're Back For Season 2!

We're back! It's 2020 and cannabis is somehow legal in more states than it's not. With a view from Colorado — an early state to legalize in 2012 — On Something tells stories about the people caught up in America's state-by-state approach to drug policy. Stories that detail the unexpected ways that legal cannabis intersects with our healthcare system, our immigration laws or our modern LGBTQ rights movement. Stories that are thought-provoking, controversial and human, with a host who can make it all make sense. Season 2 begins July 14. Subscribe so you won't miss an episode!

Got Cannabis Questions? Dial-A-Nurse

It's hard to get good medical advice when it comes to cannabis, even in states where it's been legal for a long time. That's why Katherine Golden, an RN of more than 20 years, founded Leaf411. The hotline, staffed by six other working nurses like herself, launched last fall — before the pandemic. Now, one of Katherine's nurses sees herself as a different kind of "essential worker." By the way, Season 2 begins on July 14. Hit that subscribe button so you don't miss an episode!

Edible For Your Thoughts? A Pandemic Check-In

On Something is back for another bonus episode! How are you doing? We're checking in with a dealer in NYC who says a cooped up city has been good for business. An anxious listener who says weed helps to untie the knot in her stomach. And another listener who says cannabis is helping him grieve a loved one lost to COVID-19. Join us for another quick visit, we're just checking in. Is there a substance — legal or not — that's helping you manage your mental health right now? Maybe it's marijuana, or maybe it's micro-dosing something else. Leave us a voicemail at [720-420-6587 ](tel:7204206587)and tell us: What are you using? Why? How does it help you? You may hear your voice in a future episode of On Something.

Pot for Panic in a Pandemic

Ann's got anxiety. So On Something has come out of hibernation on 4/20, the most auspicious of drug-related holidays, to talk about self-medicating. During this pandemic, it's okay to feel like your mental state is a bit more fragile than normal. Join Ann as she delves into the complicated feelings and the science of using weed to cope. And then, it's your turn to tell us your story. Is there a substance — legal or not — that's helping you manage your mental health right now? Maybe it's marijuana, or maybe it's micro-dosing something else. Leave us a voicemail at [720-420-6587 ](tel:7204206587)and tell us: What are you using? Why? How does it help you? You may hear your voice in a future episode of On Something.

Live From Boston

It was a night to remember: The On Something team recently headed to Massachusetts for our first-ever live episode. Ann traded notes on legalization with three reporters from the Boston Globe's cannabis team. The Globe's Naomi Martin, Dan Adams and Felicia Gans want to know about dispensaries and youth use in Colorado, and Ann asks why it's taking so long to open more than a handful of dispensaries in Boston.

Medical Marijuana's Vanishing Act

There's an unexpected side effect to Colorado's billion-dollar recreational weed industry: It's no longer very profitable to sell medical marijuana. Other states have similarly seen their medical markets shrink after legalizing recreational weed. Where does that leave medical marijuana patients like 11-year-old Vincent, who uses it to treat seizures and severe autism? Sign up for our newsletter: onsomething.org

Legal Weed As Reparations?

The war on drugs is still alive and well, and the people most often caught in the crossfire are black and brown. Now that weed is legal in many states, most of the people making money off weed are white. With help from WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore in Chicago, we look at how legalization might benefit communities of color and repair harm caused by the war on drugs.

CBD: The Hype And The Reality

CBD is everywhere these days, but a decade ago it was largely unknown. Martin Lee, one of the founders of the California nonprofit Project CBD, helps us unpack how the CBD craze got started, what makes CBD promising and whether the hype is justified. We want to hear from you! Email us at humans@OnSomething.org or call us at 720-420-6587 to let us know what you think of the show. Sign up for our newsletter: onsomething.org Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @OnSomethingPod.

Legal Weed Is Gay

Meet Buck Angel, trans porn star and recent cannabis entrepreneur. His story helps explain why marijuana legalization has special meaning to the LGBTQ community and how AIDS activist and pot dealer Dennis Peron and the Compassionate Use Act paved the way to legalization in the country. We want to hear from you! Email us at humans@OnSomething.org or call us at 720-420-6587 to let us know what you think of the show. Sign up for our newsletter: onsomething.org Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @OnSomethingPod.

Neal & Paola: A Love Story

Two star-crossed lovers from different countries hit a major roadblock in their plans to spend their lives together after a brief encounter with weed becomes an issue. We'd love to hear from you! If you like what you hear, have feedback for us or have a cannabis or legalization story you want to share, please leave us a voicemail at 720-420-6587 or email us at humans@onsomething.org Sign up for our newsletter at OnSomething.org Twitter: OnSomethingPod Instagram: OnSomethingPod Facebook.com: /Onsomethingpod

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