Cannabis-focused artistic company Puff Digital introduced this week that it’s releasing The Hollywood Sessions, a brand new season of its podcast “Into The Weeds.” The new episodes are a follow-up to final yr’s debut season of the present, The Venice Sessions, which featured visitors together with Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark.
The new Hollywood Sessions additionally function a lineup of massive names within the hashish world, together with pot icon Tommy Chong, NBA All-Star Al Harrington, Mellow Man Ace, Greg Hetson of Bad Religion, Jon Cappetta, the vice chairman of content material at High Times, and Ashlee Evans Smith of the UFC.
Puff Digital stated in a press launch on Tuesday that the primary season of “Into The Weeds,” that includes eclectic visitors sharing their tales in an effort to destigmatize hashish, attracted curious listeners and constructed a loyal following. The company describes the podcast’s stylistic strategy and lack of photographs of hashish consumption as “elevated cannabis content” that makes an attempt to inform relatable tales of visitors’ preliminary expertise with hashish in an prolonged interview format.
The present was created final yr by Ben Rispin, a Canadian musician and the artistic director at Puff Digital, L.A. punk frontman Efrem Martinez Shulz of Death by Stereo and the Voodoo Glow Skulls, and hashish business skilled Bubba Nicholson. The second season may have a brand new really feel, nevertheless, because of Nicholson being pressured to go away the present early in manufacturing as a consequence of a recurring again damage. Nicholson determined to concentrate on hashish after affected by opioid withdrawal following again surgical procedure in 2017.
“It was heartbreaking watching Bubbs leave only two days into the session,” stated Rispin. “His contributions will definitely be missed over the weeks to come. Bubbs has a big heart and it often shines through from episode to episode.”
Rispin stated that the format of the present allowed he and Shulz to shortly adapt to Nicholson’s absence.
“Thankfully, our show is guest focused, so Efrem and I pulled off the Hollywood Sessions with just a bit of getting used to,” he stated. “We found a rhythm, but Bubbs will be back in the fall. Bubbs is one of the toughest dudes I know. He’s focusing on getting healthy.”
New Cannabis Cooking Show Also Launching
Nicholson’s followers don’t have to worry, nevertheless. He also can now be discovered on a brand new manufacturing from Puff Digital and Up Cannabis entitled “Eat Up,” a cannabis-infused cooking tv present hosted by Toronto chef Chris Brown. The pilot episode of “Eat Up” options hip-hop artist Michie Mee, Walk Off The Earth’s Gianni Luminatti, and road performer TK Entertainer. The program is obtainable to stream solely on a brand new subscription-based media platform with a hashish theme, The UPside.
New episodes of “Into The Weeds” are launched on widespread streaming platforms each Monday morning and are additionally out there on-line.