Xzibit and The Cannabis Cutie are shaking up the cannabis podcast scene – find out how

Lasagna Ganja cannabis podcast

Peel back the layers of the nuanced cannabis industry with the latest podcast offering in the space. Cannabis educator Tammy “The Cannabis Cutie” Pettigrew is hosting “Lasagna Ganja” alongside rapper, television host, actor, and entrepreneur Xzibit. The weekly show centers on cannabis culture and premieres on Thursday, October 5th.

Pettigrew and Xzibit spoke with GreenState about their goals in hosting the pod, which guests they’re excited about, and more.

“Our goal is to educate as many people as possible from all the different aspects of the industry so people can kind of wrap their head around it,” Pettigrew said. “It’s so complex and so new, and there’s a lot of information that people don’t even know where to find it, and I’m hoping that we’re able to bridge that gap.”

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What is “Lasagna Ganja” all about?

The duo made it clear that the show will have teaching moments. Those who listen are promised insight into the plant and the legal market, but what it adds to the cannabis podcast sphere is a whole mess of silly fun. The name itself, “Lasagna Ganja,” exists somewhat for the sake of a giggle.

Like the Italian casserole dish, the podcast has layers. There are jokes sprinkled on top with a guide to navigating the ever-changing space, the laws that shape it, the business that fuels it, and how it applies to a person’s day-to-day life nestled below. These tiers make up the podcast lasagna, but it is also just a bit of fun.

“I have a long history of naming things,” Xzibit explained, “When I called it the Lasagna Ganja podcast, it was about the layers, and I thought it was something that stuck. When you hear it once, when you hear it again, you’re going to recognize it. The staying power was good to me, I liked the oddness of it.”

Don’t misread the situation, though, these hosts take the pod seriously and plan to bring fresh, exciting guests to the mic. The first episode features Jerry Krecicki, owner of Quickies Wraps, who speaks on personal consumption experience from the legacy days to now.

The second episode brings outspoken Catalyst Farms CEO Elliot Lewis, who talks candidly about his legal battle with Glass House Brands. The hosts are excited for people to hear these interviews and continue sharing conversations with plant pundits.

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Gaining wisdom and having a laugh

“Lasagna Ganja” listeners should expect to be entertained first and foremost, but Pettigrew and Xzibit are also introducing new concepts and applications for the plant. This means covering the whole spectrum of cannabis, from the business to influencers, those who make laws, and more.

Pettigrew is looking forward to providing a platform for the less heard.

“I’m excited for the sleepers, the people who should have the attention and notoriety in the space, and maybe they just haven’t made a lot of noise. I’m excited to bring on some very powerful people that deserve the recognition.”

Co-host Xzibit echoed this.

“We want to speak with everyone that has anything to do with culture and cannabis.”

Whether someone wants to work in the industry, learn more about which products might fit their daily life, or just wants to hear the charming banter between Xzibit and Pettigrew, “Lasagna Ganja” could provide. They’re here to banish misinformation and share the truth about the plant but in a fun way.

“Just prepare yourself to have your mind blown and walk away from each episode with something that you’ve gained,” Pettigrew concluded.

Listen to “Lasagna Ganja” starting October 5th in all the usual podcast spots. Watch videos of each episode on YouTube and Spotify.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.