Explained (2018– )


Marijuana experts discuss the rise of potent "sexually frustrated" cannabis plants, the quest for consistency in weed strains and the history of hemp.


Joe Posner (created by)


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Episode credited cast:
Kevin Smith ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Michael Pollan ... Himself - Author, The Botany of Desire
Tommy Chong ... Himself - America's Sweetheart of Cannabis
Carl Hart ... Himself - Neuroscientist, Columbia University
Kyle Kushman ... Himself - Cannabis Cultivator
Mark Kleiman ... Himself - Professor of Public Policy, NYU
Rosalie Pacula ... Herself - Senior Economist, Rand Corporation
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)


Explained looks at Marijuana and examines its use throughout history from the use of the drug in Ancient China to modern day. It looks at how the domestication of hemp led to selection for strong fiber but also for strong psychoactive potency. It looks at the biology of the plant and how female plant produce stronger doses of cannabinoids. It also looks at wide variety of cannabis strains that have been produced through selective breeding and how there is lack of consistency in labeling of marijuana varieties. It looks at legalization and how heavy users are influencing the market. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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25 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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