Xzibit is pursuing a new venture: podcasting. The rapper, along with cannabis advocate Tammy Pettigrew (aka The Cannabis Cutie), is launching Lasagna Ganja, in which the duo will unpack the worlds of cannabis and culture today.
In the show’s visual trailer, exclusive to Blavity, Pettigrew starts by sharing a fun fact about cannabis.
She asked, “Did you know that your body makes weed?”
Later in the clip, she explains the phenomenon in detail.
“In fact, we call it a runner’s high, and for whatever reason we believed endorphins to be responsible, but endorphins are too big of a molecule to cross the blood-brain barrier,” she said.
Pettigrew continued, “Your body is releasing anandamide, and it’s very structurally similar to THC, which is why you feel high after a very good run.”
Xzibit then cracked a few jokes about Pettigrew’s cannabis fact.
He asked with a chuckle, “Who’s running? This is L.A. We don’t walk or run anywhere.”
Here’s an official description of the podcast:
The weekly podcast delves into all the layers of the multifaceted cannabis world, from the complicated history and misconceptions of cannabis and the plant’s influence and impact on culture, music, entertainment and more, to the latest trends, scientific breakthroughs, and political issues. The hosts and their guests will take a thoughtful approach to sensitive and controversial topics while also sharing hilarious anecdotes from their own experiences with cannabis. Additionally, episodes will feature reviews of select products, which hosts and guests introduce and enjoy during the show and on which provide their personal ratings and reviews at the end.
“Cannabis has been a major part of my life, in my professional pursuits and my personal consumption. This series is a powerful platform to educate listeners and unpack the many misconceptions about cannabis, and also a way to share my personal journey into the cannabis industry,” said Xzibit in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing on some of my closest friends and experts to discuss how cannabis has shaped their lives, reflect on the industry’s progress, and enjoy some good laughs along the way.”
Pettigrew, an educator, athlete, mom, business consultant, MBA graduate and cannabis advocate also known as the Cannabis Cutie, added, “Many are quick to dismiss the use of cannabis in everyday life, but I have dedicated my career to exploring this fascinating plant, and am here to show through an informed lens just how much of an asset it can be. Hosting the Lasagna Ganja podcast is another way I can educate audiences on its social and adult-use advantages, as well as explore how it can be a catalyst for entrepreneurship.”
Lasagna Ganja launches Thursday.
Watch the trailer below: