Mon, 2 April 2012
On this week's epsiode of the Web's Favourite Cannabis Podcast, the Dopefiend is enjoying the spring sunshine in Panorama Park, where he talks about the recent events in the ongoing saga of Peter Reynolds and CLEAR, and how this week saw a stand-off develop between Reynolds and CLEAR's former executive committee. The Dopefiend talks to former CLEAR press officer Chris Bovey about how he got involved in CLEAR and his dealings with Reynolds. Moving on to the emails, the Dopefiend reads an account from listener Dreckli about how he managed to make it through the Dopefast, then talks about how he avoids anxiety or a "bad trip" when taking psychoactive drugs, whether people who suffer from anxiety should undergo psychedelic experiences, and how the different quality of the vaporizer high may be too much for some people, which leads the Dopefiend to talk about his first psychedelic experience and how best to prepare for such a journey. Following a few sips on some Amnesia Haze in his Magic Flight Launch Box, the Dopefiend talks about the campaign to free cannabis legalisation campaigner and former Legalise Cannabis Alliance stalwart Winston Matthews and plays the excellent campaign song by Midi, before returning to the emails and some more support for the Magic Flight Launch Box portable vaporizer, some talk about whether cannabis use increases the chance of cardiac illness. Next, Samwise breaks his seven week dopefast by firing up his WISPR vaporizer, talking about what he gets out of his mindful use of cannabis, and attempting high speed beatboxing with a vapour-dried throat. Finally, Shock and Stoo bring us the cannabis News, including the latest on the Dutch government's war on coffeeshops, the British cannabis factories selling weed to Amsterdam, more on Winston Matthews, how Richard Branson asked President Obama to share a spliff in the White House, Willie Nelson endorses decriminalization in Oregon, and how San Francisco's DA is continuing to give medical marijuana the green light. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, send us a voicemail, follow @dopefiend and the new Virtual VaporLounge on twitter, and check out the forum.