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Oct 21, 2012

On this week's episode of the Web's Favourite Cannabis Podcast, the Dopefiend talks about the pervasive culture that has grown around cannabis, and how it is this rather than the plant's effects that draws so many of us into habitual use. With this in mind, the Dopefiend talks to Martin A. Lee, the author of the fascinating new social history of cannabis, Smoke Signals, about the heroes and villains of the story of cannabis, why the War on Drugs has always been a racial issue and a civil rights issue, how the biphasic, seemingly contradictory effects of cannabis are borne out in the story of cannabis itself, the astonishing medicinal properties of cannabinoids, including the often forgotten CBD, about which Martin works hard to educate, and why it is that cannabis has such a mindblowing variety of medical applications, and whether our body politic is capable of healing itself of the pathology of prohibition. Heading into the VaporLounge, the Dopefiend heads into the VaporLounge to sample a little bit of DopeCave Cup winner TopMonkeyBoy's latest Great White Shark. After a musican interlude, Homer brings us the latest Cannabis News from his sickbed, including the growers busted after growing a six-foot cannabis plant, the unwitting elderly couple shocked by the monstrous growth of their own cannabis plant, the increasing popularity of cannabis growing in Afghanistan, and yet another advisory committee recommends that the British government should decriminalise drug use, while another report suggests alcohol-related hospital admissions are an unnecessary burden on the health service. Email, send us a voicemail, follow @dopefiend and the new Virtual VaporLounge on twitter, and check out the forum.

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Playlist: Mohn - M.O.H.N. (Original Mix); Three20 - Sensation (Original); Samilla Roberts - Techno Groove; Nanda - Amazing Grace; Klake - You; Tatsuro Kojima - 423 fredricson mix; Charlie Mars - How I Roll; Isso é Samba de Rainha - Reclama; Tibless - Menina das Candeia

"M.O.H.N." (mp3)
from "M.O.H.N. - Single"
(Clubstream Green)

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"Sensation" (mp3)
from "Spend My Days"
(Urban Chemistry)

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Samilla Roberts
"Techno Groove" (mp3)
from "Techno Party"

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"Amazing Grace" (mp3)
from "Cry Of The Ages"
(Muti Music)

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"You" (mp3)
from "Chasing Silence"

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Tatsuro Kojima
"423 fredricson mix" (mp3)
from "16g"
(Audiobulb Records)

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Samba de Rainha
"Reclama" (mp3)
from "Isso é Samba de Rainha"

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"Menina das Candeia" (mp3)

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