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Meet Sasha and TS of The Cool Nerd Weed Show in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sasha and TS.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sasha and TS. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
TS and I worked together at a dispensary for a couple of years together, I had just started in the cannabis industry myself. TS had been in the business for over ten years and knew I used to be on the radio so he asked if I wanted to join him in doing a weed podcast. Cannabis and broadcasting are the two things that make up my entire existence so I, of course, gave him a hard yes! We just did our 52nd show and each week gets more and more fun. We have bands in, cannabis industry professionals and people who we know can nerd out on cannabis, not just sit around and get high. The social aspect of cannabis is definitely cool, but the Nerds are really about education and de-stigmatizing the plant we love so much, in an entertaining and goofy way.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been mostly smooth, especially with the support of idobi Radio. There are so many podcasts out there, especially cannabis podcasts, it’s really nice to have a place to call home to premiere each episode. It doesn’t hurt that idobi is a super supportive and open-minded space for music and creativity, we are really grateful for their support. The biggest obstacle we’ve come across is with the stigma that still follows cannabis around. It’s difficult to get advertising sometimes because companies don’t want to be associated with weed or “stoner” culture, even though that’s the exact stigma we are trying to combat! With cannabis culture really coming to the forefront of science, not just popular culture, we’re hoping we can completely squash any negative associations the public might have regarding weed! The stigma is still very alive and well, and we want to help guide the hands of history to write the correct story about cannabis. We are here to help people feel better about consuming cannabis, and the more support in our corner the better.

Please tell us about The Cool Nerd Weed Show.
We are really proud of being Weed Nerds and bringing cannabis news unfiltered to the world in a way that is a little more educational than most. Sure, we fit the stereotype of the stoner, we both consume a whole lot of weed and we’ve worked in the music industry and yes, maybe we get really really high during the show, we do draw a lot of inspiration from actually being stoners! But our mission from the jump was always to take cannabis and cannabis culture seriously so that the listeners will too. It’s definitely really fun to laugh along with us when we have a stoner moment (which happens often!), but we want it to be just as fun when we go into geek level detail on how Italy’s legal and illegal weed market works or how dabbing Delta 8 will make you feel.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
We went into the podcast pretty aware of what trials we’d be facing since we’ve worked in the weed industry for so long, so nothing really surprises us. We’ve really tried to be careful in differentiating ourselves as a more educational show that focuses on the science of weed while making everyone laugh at our shenanigans. We’d maybe do more to focus on that aspect of the show, and drive that point home a bit more on social media, but we are happy with how we got to where we are!

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