Episode Number: 807
Episode Guest: Gino and AJ from SpeedWeed
Original Airdate: June 7, 2016
Episode Sponsors: Blue Apron, Stamps.com, ZipRecruiter, Caveman Coffee
Guest Bio: Gino and AJ are the owners of SpeedWeed, “California’s best, most highly rated medical marijuana delivery service”.
Topics Discussed: Joe talks about their business SpeedWeed; talk about how they won’t be able to deliver marijuana anymore due to zoning ordinances; talk about having marijuana seized by the police; Joe talks about how William Randolph Hearst created propaganda to make marijuana illegal in the United States; hemp is illegal despite it not being psychoactive; the many uses for marijuana; talk about how AJ got into marijuana; nicotine has benefits but smoking is bad; AJ visiting the doctor to get a medicinal marijuana card; talk about California’s “prop D” which will negatively affect their SpeedWeed business; universal basic income could reduce crime; Switzerland rejects universal basic income; Canada and universal health care; Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau; Canadian comic forced to pay $15,000 for making fun of lesbians; talk about hecklers; Canadian comic Mike Ward faced with legal issues after making fun of disabled boy; people not familiar with comedians can be easily offended; comedians are artists; people should leave a comedy show if offended; California’s proposition 65; talk about SpeedWeed being sued; our society is too litigious; more marijuana taxes in California; talk about Colorado’s success with taxing marijuana; there should be an age limit on marijuana; comparing weed to alcohol; pot has never killed anyone; caffeine addiction; Redline energy drink; caffeine in Starbucks drinks; recovering alcoholics love cigarettes and coffee; you can get addicted to anything; Alcoholics Anonymous founder believes LSD could cure alcoholism; psychedelics provide a reset for the brain; we need to do research on psychedelics for their medicinal benefits; Brian has done LSD over 200 times and doesn’t think it’s helped him; Brian thinks marijuana has made him more paranoid and scared; Joe thinks marijuana has helped him and made him more introspective; marijuana is useful for creative purposes; different types of marijuana will affect you differently; you can only take one hit of marijuana if that’s all you want; marijuana and mood regulation; marijuana laws will get worse before they get better; talk about Chris Christie; talk about Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump; career politicians don’t make things better; SpeedWeed just laid off 40 people due to California’s new laws; Geno and AJ expand on their business, how the laws are fucking with them, and what they plan to do in the future; SpeedWeed sells to actors; actors get high and do scenes; pot places are everywhere in Denver; California weed compared to weed from other states; Denver’s higher altitude gets you drunker and higher; marijuana is a freedom of consciousness issue; Nixon’s war on drugs targeted blacks and hippies; double lung transplant patient prefers edibles over taking 45 pills per day; SpeedWeed started as an edibles company; they had to buy bugs to combat spiders who were ruining their marijuana grow op; you can buy ladybugs on Amazon; talk about extracting THC from marijuana; ayahuasca and cigarettes; marijuana doesn’t cure cancer; CBD oil and cancer; seizures and cannabis; Joe thought pot was for idiots until he was in his 30s; Graham Hancock and marijuana; talk about ancient civilizations; Chariots of the Gods movie; talk about the future, technology, and aliens; ancient batteries; supervolcanos; Mount St. Helens; Yellowstone caldera; Old Faithful; Brian thinks California is the most dangerous state for natural disasters; Saddam Hussein statue destruction; Christopher Columbus was a piece of shit; what would happen if we were bombed; electromagnetic pulses; solar flares; solar cycles; hypernovas; more talk about how SpeedWeed delivers marijuana; more talk about California marijuana laws; what Californians can do to help fight the unfair marijuana laws; Willie Nelson busted for drug possession; marijuana DUI’s in California; marijuana doesn’t effect motor skills; you can’t tell when or test for when someone is high on marijuana; marijuana only affects memory while you’re high; DEA agent won’t say that heroin is worse than marijuana video; talk about marijuana compared to other drugs.
My Thoughts: Talk about marijuana and California’s laws before turning towards comedy, ancient civilizations, natural disasters, and astronomy. Turns back towards weed near the end. Brian doesn’t talk much at all.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #807 available for streaming via YouTube.