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The Cannabis Podcast: Election and Cannabis

The Cannabis Podcast

Ian Beckles:
Hello everybody. This is Ian Beckles, And welcome back to The Cannabis Podcast. Hope everybody is having a wonderful week. I’m here with my cohost, Mr. Spencer. Hello, sir.

Spencer:
What’s up, brother man?

Ian Beckles:
You doing all right these days?

Spencer:
I’m living, bro.

Ian Beckles:
Yeah?

Spencer:
I’m living, yep.

Ian Beckles:
You’re living well, man. I mean, you just gave me a little bit of that pen. What’d you have in that pen?

Spencer:
This is Delta-8.

Ian Beckles:
Delta-8?

Spencer:
Yeah, so the Drip pen that we talked about.

Ian Beckles:
Yeah, yeah absolutely.

Spencer:
In the other episode, yeah. So I’ve been hitting this a couple of times throughout the day and it’s nice, man. I like it.

Ian Beckles:
I like, I mean, I have my little Delta-8 pen from Drip that I have beside my little La-Z-Boy chair over there in the lounge. And I did a little investigative journalism the other day and just, I didn’t have any other marijuana in me. So I said, let me see what this Delta-8 is all about. So I just took about four good hits of it, sitting there watching TV.

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
It clears your mind real well.

Spencer:
It does.

Ian Beckles:
It just, I don’t find it gives me a body buzz. I feel like it kind of …

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
It’s a brain thing.

Spencer:
Yeah, it’s kind of like, I mean to me, I compare it to kind of like micro dosing. It’s not like a heavy THC hit, obviously it’s not the same thing as real THC. But it kind of, it gives me a nice, it takes the edge off a little bit.

Ian Beckles:
Absolutely. So Delta-8 is something of the future, and I don’t know if a lot of people know about it. There’s still a lot of people who are kind of leery about it.

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
And the government has all their sanctions, you know how that goes. They want to regulate everything, the FDA and all those kinds of things. So Delta-8 I think is something of the future, although there’s some resistance going on.

Spencer:
Yeah, they’re trying to take it into a schedule 1 drug.

Ian Beckles:
Exactly.

Spencer:
Now I know that’s going to take a little bit. And then not only that, I have a feeling that at some point they’re going to regulate Delta-8 and it’s going to be something on the market continuously.

Ian Beckles:
Absolutely. Now, our world’s a funny place right now due to the COVID-19, and it’s smashing our world in a lot of ways. And when you talk about companies that are flourishing, and there’s a lot of companies that are ailing as well. The cannabis industry is kicking ass, okay? Because everybody has more downtime, everybody has a lot more stress.

Spencer:
Right. Anxiety.

Ian Beckles:
Well, and that’s [crosstalk 00:02:31].

Spencer:
Sleep. I mean, it’s all correlated.

Ian Beckles:
All of it is correlated. I mean, that’s what is fucking people up right now. Nobody’s sleeping well. The money ain’t right, it’s hard to sleep. When the money ain’t right, here comes the stress and anxiety. That’s why marijuana is your friend. What they need to do is just legalize it. Now, we will not get into politics in this podcast. I have another podcast, it’s Flava’ In Ya Ear, it comes out Friday. I get into it plenty. And I talk about my love for Donald Trump, and I’m laughing.

Ian Beckles:
So the election is going to be important, okay? Because for me, if it’s Donald Trump, then I think we’re all in trouble. But as far as if it’s somebody else, which would be Biden, I don’t know who else it would be. To me, the first thing he needs to do is legalize cannabis. And I’m talking about countrywide. I mean literally, just think of the amount of money and the amount of jobs you’re creating by all of a sudden legalizing cannabis throughout the country. Does that not make sense to you?

Spencer:
No, absolutely. I mean, it’s something that could take a country out of a recession.

Ian Beckles:
Correct.

Spencer:
You know what I mean? Just by, like you said, opening up jobs and creating more of an economy in these places that are struggling.

Ian Beckles:
Now, I’m talking about serious, I’m talking about billions of dollars. They’re talking about it’s a $16 billion market and they’re talking about down the way it’s going to be exponentially higher than that.

Spencer:
Yeah, and I was doing some reading and a lot of people are saying it’s going to be federally legal and federally regulated before it is statewide. You know what I mean?

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
Because states have their individual right to govern, I guess, that separately.

Ian Beckles:
Sure, sure. Well, it’s just like, the unfortunate part right now is we’ll even go back to the COVID. The COVID, it depends where you are the way people are reacting to it. Some states you got to wear a mask, some states you don’t have to wear a mask. You can step over a line and the rule gets different. It should be everywhere should be the same.

Spencer:
I’m flying to Connecticut this Thursday, and I have to go get like three days, 72 hours before, you got to get a COVID test to be able to enter the state.

Ian Beckles:
Sure.

Spencer:
So yeah, I mean, I didn’t have to do that in Denver.

Ian Beckles:
Correct. So everybody, it should be a nationwide rule.

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
And cannabis should be the same damn thing. It’s the same country.

Spencer:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Ian Beckles:
It’s the same country. And then you talk about criminalizing cannabis socially, what it does. It’s messing us up. It’s messing us up because we have good citizens going to jail for cannabis still in 2020, which is absolutely ridiculous. And this whole war on drugs thing, I don’t know how many documentaries I’ve seen on the war on drugs. And they’re all funny. They’re like a joke.

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
The war on drugs was the biggest joke the government’s ever been part of.

Spencer:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Ian Beckles:
And I don’t even, I still to this day, don’t know what they’re trying to get accomplished. Other than putting a lot of black people in jail.

Spencer:
I mean, man, it makes for a good documentary on Netflix.

Ian Beckles:
That’s what I’m saying though. Put war on drugs and it’ll be about 50 different documentaries pulled up unfortunately. But like I said, not to get political, but being black man who drives a nice vehicle. I mean, how many black men driving nice vehicles get arrested for having a joint?

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
A lot.

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
Okay? It just kind of gives them an out, unfortunately. So get rid of that. Now, the lovely Tracy always gives us a bunch of different notes to talk about on the podcast, and Hong Kong just opened its first CBD cafe. Then I was thinking to myself, do we have a CBD cafe in the Tampa Bay area?

Spencer:
We do, man.

Ian Beckles:
What is it?

Spencer:
So, there’s actually a bunch of them and you probably recognize them as kava bars?

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
So the kava bars and the [inaudible 00:06:25] bars, they pretty much do the same exact thing. They’ll have CBD, they’ll have an array of products. It’ll be essentially like a hookah lounge type of vibe. Most places have been within inside of a smoke shop. So it gives off that kind of vibe.

Ian Beckles:
That vibe, yeah.

Spencer:
There hasn’t been, that I’ve seen, a very I guess professional looking and …

Ian Beckles:
We’re going to be the first.

Spencer:
Yeah, right. Exactly.

Ian Beckles:
We’re going to be the first, I’m telling you.

Spencer:
So they came out with a couple of places like out in Vegas and out in LA that are like THC and cannabis inspired, or CBD inspired bars.

Ian Beckles:
Sure, yeah, yeah.

Spencer:
Where you can get liquor, you can hang out, you can get CBDs.

Ian Beckles:
Makes sense.

Ian Beckles:
But I want to open a place that has the CBD coffee, the CBD cookies, the CBD teas.

Spencer:
Yep.

Ian Beckles:
All the different products.

Spencer:
That’s my kind of place.

Ian Beckles:
I know it is. Listen, I’m running into all these cats now, young hustling cats like yourself. I ran into Spencer and since I’ve met Spencer, I’ve run into 50 other people who know Spencer. If you don’t know Spencer than you’re nobody. But Spencer’s a guy that hustles, he has his own product, a product that we want to be pushing. I ran into James Wilder jr. Yesterday. If you don’t know the name, his father is the all time rushing leader for the Buccaneers. One of the best high school football players I’ve ever seen.

Spencer:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Ian Beckles:
And then had a little stint in Cincinnati and he was playing in the CFL and this whole COVID thing happened.

Spencer:
[inaudible 00:07:48] too, right?

Ian Beckles:
He might have for a little bit. He’s still not done, he’s 28 years old and he’s still a specimen. So I talked to him and I asked him, I said, “Are you part of that cannabis world?” And he looked at me and I go, oh, I guess he’s not. And he goes, “That’s funny you say that.” He goes, “I just started smoking about a month and a half ago and I’m starting to do edibles now at night, which is good, blah, blah, blah.” And he also created a product he’s going to call Wilder Sports Drink or something, that has CBD in it.

Spencer:
Nice.

Ian Beckles:
So he’s already in that world.

Spencer:
Cool, he’s getting into it.

Ian Beckles:
He’s getting into that world. And listen, we’re …

Spencer:
Welcome.

Ian Beckles:
Yeah. We’re a small community here, I want to help out as many small entrepreneurs as I can so we can all get big. And this building here we have on Gandy and West Shore is going to be the key to the whole thing. So keep your eyes and ears open because I want to do it a little different, I want to do it classy. I want people to walk in and feel welcome and just not have that head shop feel, you know what I mean?

Spencer:
Yeah, yeah.

Ian Beckles:
Some people don’t like that feel, they don’t like it.

Spencer:
Especially, those are the people that aren’t going to be wearing like, cartoon shirts and stuff like that.

Ian Beckles:
Exactly, exactly.

Spencer:
They’re going to be wearing like, suits, they’re going to be looking a little more professional. I think that’s where we’re gearing towards, is the professional, the classy, the motivated stoner.

Ian Beckles:
Sure. Don’t hate people that were at cartoon shirts because I wear the hell out of some cartoons shirts, that’s real.

Spencer:
But you know what I mean?

Ian Beckles:
I know what you’re talking about.

Spencer:
That stoner vibe has a certain look and it’s more like that. Which is completely cool, but you’re not always going to walk into like a business meeting, you know what I mean? Like work wearing that.

Ian Beckles:
Absolutely. I’m talking about the coffees and the teas, and now these days they’re doing, I mean, they do everything. They do beer, oils, butters, we’ll get magical butter in here to some extent

Spencer:
Man, they got CBD sex lube, they got some crazy products.

Ian Beckles:
I’ve never heard of that.

Spencer:
Yeah, man.

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
Yeah. They got CBD sex lube. They got some freaky shit coming out.

Ian Beckles:
Okay, well I’m freaky so we can adopt some of that, no doubt about that. So, what do you know about growing marijuana? Have you ever grown it?

Spencer:
I’ve never personally grown it. I have tons of friends that have grown it. I know somewhat of the growing process. I guess you need the female seeds, and I know sativa I guess takes a little longer to grow. That’s why not a lot of people carry sativa. Even though I’m a huge sativa fan, it takes like, what? Damn near seven to 10 months to really fully grow.

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
Whereas an indica, I think might be …

Ian Beckles:
It’s quicker?

Spencer:
Yeah, it’s like two to three months.

Ian Beckles:
I didn’t know that.

Spencer:
Yeah, something like that. So that’s why a lot of people carry hybrids versus your full on, pure sativa.

Ian Beckles:
Sure, absolutely. Well, there’s a new initiative of growing methods. Once again, I don’t know much about growing methods. I’ve heard people are talking about gels and upside down and all kinds of crazy stuff, but it’s an indoor thing where the roots suspend in mid air and the water and the other nutrients are injected directly into them. So, everybody’s getting scientific with this darn thing.

Spencer:
Oh yeah.

Ian Beckles:
Once again, I’d let everybody else grow my stuff, I’ve never done it. But I have a good friend of mine who I played ball with, he showed me a couple of pictures of some beautiful nugs and I go, “Where’d you get that from, Truelieve?” And he said, “Nah, I grew it myself.” And he was quite proud, like a father.

Spencer:
Right? Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
He was like, holding on to it like a little baby.

Spencer:
It’s like hunting your food, man. That’s like going out and shooting that deer and eating that deer, man. It’s like …

Ian Beckles:
I know I won’t shoot the deer, but I’ll eat the deer.

Spencer:
Yeah. Yeah, yeah.

Ian Beckles:
So I’m the same way. I don’t know if I need to grow anything, I just need to smoke.

Spencer:
It just gives you, it’s like cooking your own meal. I mean, you’re a food guy, you know what I mean? Like you appreciate that shit a little more.

Ian Beckles:
Absolutely. And you appreciate other people appreciating it as well.

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
So what we’re going to do with this podcast, we’re going to definitely expand our horizons and we’re going to turn it into a webcast as well. We’re going to start introducing you guys to a couple of different strains every day, or every time you guys listen in, and we’ll get a video aspect of this as well. But we’re going to keep on expanding as we go, and this is all about education and that we are looking for a dispensary out there for a title sponsor. And we’re going after Truelieve first, and then there’s a lot of them other ones out there.

Spencer:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Ian Beckles:
Curaleaf and Surterra and all those different ones out there. So be ware. Be ware we’re coming after you guys. Spencer’s very active on social media, how do people get you, brother?

Spencer:
You’ll find me on Instagram, @SuspenceFitness, S-U-S-P-E-N-C-E fitness.

Ian Beckles:
Beautiful. And I mean, we’re going to start doing things through Dignitary Cafe and tell you guys what’s happening with this podcast. You can also hit me up on Instagram @Ian_Beckles. We always appreciate you guys listening in. I know you guys are all about the education as we are, and we’re going to try to keep you guys on top of it because we’re learning every single week. Every single day, actually. And that’s what it’s all about. Thank you, brother.

Spencer:
Thank you.

Ian Beckles:
All right, let’s go smoke something. Everybody have a great week out there and get out there and smoke or eat something delicious and infuse it a little bit. That always helps. And be safe. Peace out.

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