Episode 111

July 02, 2020


TMP 111 Brant Reiter: Cannabis Pioneer

Hosted by

Manny Chevrolet René Coman
TMP 111 Brant Reiter: Cannabis Pioneer
Troubled Men Podcast
TMP 111 Brant Reiter: Cannabis Pioneer

Show Notes

The cannabis entrepreneur behind [Velobar CBD](https://velobarcbd.com) and former TV and film producer grew up on a West Virginia commune as the Aquarian Age was waking up with a massive hangover from drugs and free love. His family’s escape to L.A. landed him in a rundown Venice apartment as a feral child attending University High with the upper crust on the brink of the punk explosion. Brant has been fending for himself since he’s 7 years old. After dealing with all those dirty hippies, the Troubled Men should be no problem. Topics include pool parties, weight gain, Fathers Day, shaking hands, dating, a self-diagnosis, garbage pickup, a radical childhood, a new commune, rural schooling, gurus, Ghost Town, an attack, Dick Rude, KROQ, Pettibon flyers, a first Clash show, Suburban Lawns, film work, Alex Cox, “Leather Rubbernecks,” “Repo Man,” Zander Schloss, “Walker,” Brown University, tripping, straight life, the TV biz, interpreting, Cannabis Frontier, a new venture, Bridge City Collective, drug laws, a new product, edibles, CBD, and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Music: Styler/Coman

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