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What Are You Smoking? Episode 30: Cannabis Industry Lawyer Deserae Weitmann

Published on April 6, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a medical marijuana initiative violates the state's election rules, thereby knocking it off the Nov. 3, 2020, statewide ballot. (Michał Chodyra/iStock)
What Are You Smoking? features Leafly experts Jeremiah Wilhelm, Bailey Rahn, and Will Hyde, as well as guests from all corners of the cannabis industry reviewing strains, test-firing products, offering up pro tips, and answering your toughest cannabis questions.

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What Are You Smoking?

Episode 30: Cannabis Industry Lawyer Deserae Weitmann

In this episode: 

Get ready to lawyer up as Leafly’s in-house legal counsel talks about practicing law in the constantly evolving cannabis industry.

Deserae Abed-Rabbo Weitmann joins Will to talk about why she turned her legal training to the cannabis industry, what the biggest challenges are for lawyers in the space, and what changes she thinks are on the horizon–and which she hopes are coming sooner than later.

She also rather pointedly does not give us any legal advice, so remember that today’s show, as always, is for entertainment purposes only.

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Strains & Products on This Episode:

Beauty Sleep Tincture by Green Revolution

Lemon Pina x Monkey Train Live Resin by Phantom Farms and Lunchbox Alchemy

Meet Your Show Hosts


Jeremiah Wilhelm is a strain researcher and subject matter expert at Leafly. A former budtender, Jeremiah is the site’s reigning beard champion and self-proclaimed Office Garden Gnome.

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Bailey Rahn is an editor at Leafly specializing in cannabis strains and health. When she’s not at Leafly, you’ll likely find her smoking her way up a mountain or playing dress-up with her cats.

Will Hyde is a subject matter expert, strain specialist, and digital producer at Leafly. He spends his free time traveling and exploring creative outlets as a DJ, digital artist, and film producer.

About Our Music:

Music for “What Are You Smoking” is provided by Lusine. “Ticking Hands” is from his album Sensorimotor. “Two Dots” is from A Certain DistanceFor more about Lusine, check out Ghostly.com.

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